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A famous cultural landmark in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Grand Tang Mall is designed along the theme of Tang Dynasty culture. Its modern elements make it a one-stop consumer hotspot that brings together shopping, dining, entertainment, leisure and simply gorgeous light shows. But what you absolutely cannot miss here is the real-life tumbler toy performance. Its sheer beauty makes time stand still.


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Liu Ning, Wang Jiashu, Zhang Ruohan


The City Wall of Xi’an (People’s Daily Online/Yuan Meng)

The fortifications of Xi’an, also known as the Xi’an City Walls, are somre of the oldest, largest and best preserved city walls in China. Built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor as a military defence system, the wall has been renovated several times since it was built in the 14th century, and encloses an area of about 14 square kilometres. It is situated at the end of the ancient Silk Road, and its history can be traced back to the Sui and Tang dynasties. Today, the Xi’an City Wall is on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, showcasing the pride and magnificence of Xi’an, the ancient Chinese capital of 13 dynasties.

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China always holds that the protection of human rights will only ring hollow unless human lives are valued, and social stability and security guaranteed. That principle has seen growing global consensus in today's crisis-stricken world.

At the just concluded 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), China has won broad endorsement of its tangible progress on the human rights cause despite some Western countries' persistence to smear Beijing's efforts to promote general stability and security in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

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 The National Maritime Museum of China reopened to visitors on Tuesday, nearly half a year after its closure amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

According to the requirements of epidemic control, the museum in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, now sets a daily visitor cap at 5,000.

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President Donald Trump is responsible for America’s unfolding coronavirus disaster, according to an opinion piece published by The Washington Post on July 6.

Columnist Michael Gerson said in the article that the US is entering dangerous, uncharted territory, urging Trump to fulfill his role in response to the pandemic.

With a little more than 4 percent of the world’s population, the US now has about 25 percent of coronavirus infections. Over the past five months, more Americans have lost their lives to this disease (137,000 and counting) than died in World War I (116,516).

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More politicians may be targeted if US continues to smear

 "Symbolic" US sanctions against several Chinese officials over Xinjiang-related issues may be harmless, but China's countermeasures directed at some of the US' most "rancorous" China hawk senators will "rain pain" upon them, Chinese experts said after China announced sanctions against certain US officials, including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and warned that more US officials may be targeted by further countermeasures if the wrestle continues.

As Washington has now descended into a "morbid and bottomless" struggle to contain a rising China, Chinese observers noted that the targeted sanctions China announced signals Beijing is fully prepared for the further floundering of China-US ties; and although China hopes for the best that bilateral ties will evolve, China is still preparing for the worst to come.

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It was not rational for anyone to believe that China was complicit in the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. security magazine has said.

"Lost amid all this finger-pointing is a basic logic of agency; what would China hope to gain from using a viral weapon?" political scientist Erik Gartzke was quoted as saying in an opinion piece run by The National Interest on Wednesday.

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President pledges regional cooperation in talks with Singaporean, Thai leaders

China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with the international community, including Singapore and Thailand, in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic and jointly promoting global public health security, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.

Xi also vowed to work with the two Southeast Asian nations to safeguard peace and stability in the region when he held separate telephone conversations with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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Prevention is the most economical and effective health strategy. To build a strong public health system, the key is to put disease prevention first, reform and improve the disease prevention and control system, and stay prepared for health emergencies.

“Only by developing a strong public health system, improving the early warning and response mechanisms, comprehensively enhancing the capacity for prevention, control and treatment, weaving a tight prevention and control network, and consolidating the wall of quarantine, can we provide a strong guarantee for safeguarding the people’s health,” Chinese President Xi Jinping made the remarks when presiding over a symposium attended by experts and scholars on June 2.

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Washington recently betrayed its public promises, imposing unreasonable visa restriction on Chinese students and researchers.

To force the implementation of the policy that has been widely criticized by Americans, the White House groundlessly accused Chinese students and researchers, relating them with technology theft, spying, and security risks.

Such a practice is purely political persecution and racial discrimination, and seriously violates the legitimate rights and interests of the Chinese students and researchers in the U.S., placing extremely negative impacts on the normal people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the U.S.

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