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It could be the number of deaths among the elderly in rur

ral areas are at their lowest in February and March after discounting for the effects of winter’s cold snaps. Currently, a

bout one-fifth of the population aged 80 and above have moderate to severe disabilities and chronic illnesses, but it is als

o a fact that happier people cope better with illness and disability, regardless of age. Several studies in China clearly show tha

t a key factor in elderly people’s life satisfaction is spending quality time with their children and close friends.

It also wouldn’t be surprising if monthly births registrations in many villages and s

mall towns show a spike around November and December this year, as a re

sult of the coming together for an extended period of millions of spouses during the Spring Festival.

Furthermore, Chinese society places a high premium on marriage and childbearing with

in marriage for young adults, and Spring Festival is the peak time

for matchmaking in rural areas. So, we may expect this year’s holiday period to have yielded above average levels of suc

cessful matchmaking of future spouses by pro-active parents. This social function of the festival should not be o

verlooked, especially with the persistently rising age of people getting married for the first time in China.

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Area encompasses Hong Kong and Macao, as well

Stock markets in China edged up on Tuesday as market sentiment was partly boosted by the news about the upcoming Bay Area blueprint.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68 percent to close at 2,671.89

points, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.15 percent higher at 8,010.07 points.

Gains were seen across Greater Bay Area-related sectors.

Kaisa Group, which owns lots of land in the bay area, surged 3.5 percent, while Shen

zhen International Holdings and Shenzhen Invest both notched healthy increases.

5G-related stocks were also up as China Tower closed 2.4 percent higher while Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable climbed 3.5 percent.

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Such a hegemonic mentality actually poses a threat to the

 world’s peaceful exploration of space and the peaceful exploitation of it for the benefit of all people on Earth.

It is with this mentality that the report catalogs and details supposed threats Russia and China may pose to the US in space.

For the US, there is no justice and fairness when it comes to its relations with other co

untries, especially when it assumes that its dominance in a particular area is being challenged.

Those who have written the report have listed threats that are anything but real. The

US assumptions about the threats only serve to justify what it wants to do. I

n other words, the US is only making a case for maintaining its dominance in space technology.

The “Space Force” the US administration has proposed, which will see huge amounts of reso

urces devoted to pushing the US military capabilities in space, is what it really intends to achieve by p

ositing that other countries with space technology pose a threat to its national security.

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“I can spend more time with my family and pay much less

for a house than in a big city,” he said. “I attended the first job fair to be held in my hometown on Sunday. I’m considering some job interviews and the salaries offered.”

Ningbo, Zhejiang province, will hold 44 job fairs from Tuesday to late March-42 percent more than last year.

Among them are eight large job fairs starting on Feb 16. More than 900 companies are ex

pected to attend each of the fairs, which will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for a month.

Starting in March, Ningbo will organize more than 2,200 compa

nies and government-affiliated institutions to attend 100 job fairs in 40 cities across Ch

ina, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; Xi’an, Shaanxi province; and Changchun, Jilin province.

Cities such as Taizhou, Zhejiang province; Heze, Shandong province; and Nantong, J

iangsu province, will also hold many fairs for job hunters and employers in February and March.

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South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul’s contribut

ion for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous fai

led negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance.

The development comes as President Donald Trump is set to hold his second summit w

ith North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in late February.

South Korea last year provided about $830 million, covering roughly 40 percent of the cost of the deployment of 28,

500 U.S. soldiers whose presence is meant to deter aggression from North K

orea. Trump has pushed for South Korea to pay more.

On Sunday, chief negotiators from the two countries signed a new cost-sharing pla

n, which requires South Korea to pay about 1.04 trillion won ($924 million) in 2019, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement said the two countries reaffirmed the need for a “stable” U.S. mili

tary deployment amid the “rapidly changing situation on the Korean Peni

nsula.” The ministry said the U.S. assured Sou

th Korea that it is committed to the alliance and has no plans to adjust the number of its troops in South Korea.

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DPRK officials to meet ahead of summithe United States

and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will meet this month in an unidentified Asi

an country ahead of their leaders’ planned second summit in Vietnam, South Korean officials said yesterday.

The US special representative for the DPRK, Stephen Biegun, visited Pyongyang last week to work out details of t

he February 27-28 summit in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

After being briefed by Biegun about his talks in the DPRK, South Korea’s presidential office said that the US and t

he DPRK used Biegun’s trip as a chance to explain what concrete steps they want from each other.

South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, who met Biegun, repor

ted that US-DPRK diplomacy “is working well,” presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said.

He said a follow-up US-DPRK meeting ahead of the summit will take place in a third country in Asia in the week beginning February 17.

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Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message to the event in

which he lauded the efforts of The 48 Group Club in enhancing China-UK fri

endship. He said he hopes the organization will continue to carry forward the spirit of the “icebreaking tr

ip” and make greater contributions to the deepening of friendship between the two peoples.

The year 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the China-UK diplomatic relationship at the leve

l of charge d’affaires. Liu said he believes there are four major opportunities for the two countries.

The first is the Chinese economy remaining robust. Its 6.6 percent growth rate in 2018 was on

e of the fastest among major economies and contributed nearly 30 percent of global growth. China’s

overall GDP has exceeded $13.6 trillion, with the increment equaling the total GDP of a middle-income country.

According to Liu, China is shifting from high-speed growth to high-quality growth. Last year,

consumption contributed 76.2 percent of China’s economic growth, and online retail sales

increased by more than 20 percent. New industries, new products, and new business models have emerged.

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nited States President Donald Trump sent his greetings on Tuesd

ay to those celebrating the Lunar New Year via a statement on the White House website.

“This is a sacred time for many people of Asian descent, and it is an opportunity for all Americans to honor the important con

tributions these communities have made to the story of American greatness,” Trump said.

“As families, friends and loved ones gather to welcome the Year of the Pig, we j

oin in sharing our best wishes for good health, prosperity, and happiness,” he said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greeted Chinese people by saying “Happy Spring Festival” in Mandarin in a video on Mon

day night, when the landmark Tokyo Tower was lit up by red lights as part of the New Year’s celebration.

Abe said last year was important in the history of Japan-China relations, and he sincerely wel

comes more Chinese friends to visit Japan and hopes more Japanese will go to China and build a bridge for exchanges.

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Chinese researchers in Antarctica arrive at Zhongshan Station after

ANTARCTICA — A total of 37 members on China’s 35th Antarctic research mission on Friday night arrived at the Zhongshan Station after a six-day 520-km journey amid storms.

They started off from the Taishan Station on Feb 3, which, at an altitude of 2,621 meters, is located between the Zhongshan and the Kunlun Stations. The sta

tions are the latest three out of the four scientific research bases on the Antarctic ice sheet built by China since 1964.

The Chinese researchers, 21 of them from the Taishan team and 16 from the Kunlun team, came to Zhongshan after successfully completing their tasks. The two te

ams together departed on Dec 18 from near Zhongshan for their missions.A helicopter transfers fuel oil to the Zhongshan Station, a Chinese res

earch base in Antarctica, Feb 9, 2019.
The Taishan team completed the construction project of the supporting facilities at Taishan in 38 days, a week ah

ead of schedule. Taishan was put into operation in February 2014 after its main building on the ground was completed.

The Kunlun team conducted research works on astronomy, ice berg and surveying and

mapping, among other things. For instance, they on Feb 7 set up a new automatic meteorological station, so

me 100 km away from Zhongshan. The team members arrived at Taishan on Jan 31 to join the researchers there.

The members of the two teams are scheduled to board on China’s icebreaker Xuelong

on Feb 15, leaving Antarctica for home. They are expected to arrive in Shanghai on March 10.

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Show Zhou Yangqing truck with Japan Sweet show

According to Taiwan media reports, show [microblogging] and Zhou

Yangqing emotional stability, the girlfriend’s unique charm let him move

on the idea of marria

ge, recently with the artists and employees traveling to Japan, the

girlfriend is along with love, small two mou

th and easy on social networking sites out photos, seems to be each other’s love

view, sweet show conjugal love blind ma

ny netizens, many netizens said: “what do you think is funny?A piece of white screen ah.”

Show recently done staff travel, traveled to Tokyo Disneyland ocean, sea pavilion

and food restaurant and other places, big rewa

rd employees of style, make many people envy.Discussion is all the more, as he

punched one evening in Tokyo, the ne

xt tent Zhou Yangqing also sun photos in Japan, this just let fan speculation he

may also bring your girlfriend.

Zhou Yangqing 27 on social networking sites: “my right hand side is Tokyo tower, the l

eft hand side is you.”Confessions show words, let many people expect little

couple relationship blossom at an early da

te, she is wearing a pink blouse, girls heart is full, the years has always been

strong emotions, envy is a lot of fans.

Show, in fact, once said, Zhou Yangqing indeed is an ideal object, he wanted to get m

arried, 38, he gradually changed the marriage idea, which is a little attracted to

his girlfriend, he only low-key said: “is a place where no one can beat her.”Even if his girlfriend was

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