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ojie, an associate professor with China Executive Leadership Academy in Yan’an.
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Zhang Yangang is the Party secretary of Xinhu village, Shaanxi province. The grassroots official knew about Zhang Sid
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Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
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A project launched by Beijing Normal University invites foreign filmmakers to visit the country
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Shen Jiru, a researcher with the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Acade
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No breakthrough was expected on the INF Treaty at the Geneva meeting on Wednesday, Reuters quoted US officials as say
ing. In addition, the US is not planning to discuss renewal of New START, they said.
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arter of 2019, driving global gold demand growth, according to a report issued by the World Gold Council (WGC).
During the last four quarters, central banks’ gold buying reached a record high of 715.7 tonnes.
In Q1 of 2019, global gold demand stood at 1,053.3 tonnes, up 7 percent year-on-year, according to the report.
Economic uncertainty continued to weigh heavy on reserve managers’ minds. Diversifica
tion and a desire for safe, liquid assets were the main drivers of gold buying, the WGC report said.
As of April 2019, the global official gold reserves totaled 34,023.87 tonnes, of which the eur
ozone (including the European Central Bank) held 10,778.5 tonnes. The central banks of the emerg
ing market continued to maintain a steady pace to accumulate gold reserves, the report said.