it its lowest level since November. Trade talks betw

ween China and the United States recently faltered and a large amount of additional tariffs are expected to be imposed on imports from both sides.

China will take necessary measures, in response to foreign exchange market flu

ctuations, including using a strengthened risk management system, said Pan.

He also stressed that authorities would crack down on illegal activities in foreign exchange trading.

“China has sufficient policy tools,” said Pan, who is also director of th

e State Administration of Foreign Exchange, the country’s foreign exchange regulator.

The PBOC vice-governor also confirmed on Sunday that China will continually implement

opening-up policies and improve the environment for overseas investors and protect the legal rights of foreign investors.

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Zhang Dawei, chief analyst with Centaline Property, sai

id the main reason behind this is the real estate market in some cities is at risk of going out of control, and the land market shows signs of overheating.

China’s house prices continued to stabilize despite slight increa

ses in April, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Sixty-seven out of the 70 major Chi

nese cities saw an increase in the number of newly built homes that were sold in April.

On a month-on-month basis, new home prices in Dalian and Nanning rose 0.7 percent and 0.9 percent, re

spectively. On a year-on-year basis, new house prices in these cities grew 13.2 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively.

Although excluded from the 70 major Chinese cities surveyed by the N

ational Bureau of Statistics, Foshan and Suzhou also saw a surge in home prices in April.

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Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Hu

awei from buying US technology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilicon, said it has long been prepar

ed for the “extreme scenario” of the US blocking access to some components and technologies.

“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipa

tion. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the company’s products and

a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conference on F

riday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and int

erference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.

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hipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broad

roadcom will not supply Huawei until further notice, the report said.

However, blocking components to Huawei could also disrupt the businesses of American ch

ip heavyweights like Micron Technology and slow down the rollout of 5G wireless networks, Blo

omberg said, which in turn could hurt US companies that rely on the Chinese market.

In a Reuters report on Sunday, it said that Google has also suspended business with Huawei requiring the transfer of hard

ware, software and technical services, except those with open-source licenses publicly available.

Google China replied via email that the company is “complying with the order and reviewing the implications”, The Beijing News said.

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A hearing on the proposed tariffs on Chinese imports will

 take place on June 17, according to the Office of the US Trade Representative.

Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow and trade expert at the Peterson Institute for Internation

al Economics in Washington, said the FDRA letter will add to the pressure on Trump to reach a deal with China.

“It will not be totally ignored,” Hufbauer said.

Over the past few weeks, business groups have voiced their concern that the escalating tariffs on Chinese imports risked knocking consumers off their feet.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, for example, said in a st

atement: “The administration’s decision to announce a tax on every product coming from China pu

ts America’s entire economy at risk. Americans’ entire shopping cart will get more expensive,” it said.

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Huawei CEO addresses US ban, 5G and users’ rights

Ren said in an interview with Chinese media in Shenzhen on Tuesday that “We are very grateful to the

US companies. They have made a lot of contributions to us. Many of our consultants are from American companies such as IBM.

“We can make chips as good as those made by US companies, but it does not mean that we will not buy chips from them,” Ren added.

He said the company will not exclude US chips. “Instead, we should grow together. But if there is a

supply shortage, we have a backup. In the “peace period”, half of our chips are from the US companies and half

from Huawei. We cannot be isolated from the world.”Ren also highlighted that Huawei’s 5G plan will not be affected by

the US ban. “Others will definitely not be able to catch up with Huawei in 5G technologies for two or three years,” he said.

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Huawei earlier said it had been preparing a contingency

ncy plan for such a block to Android by developing its own technology, of

which some is already being used in products sold in China, said the Reuters report.

The impact is limited in the Chinese market, as most of Go

ogle’s services have alternatives offered by domestic competitors like Tencent and Baidu.

However, Huawei’s European market could be affected as Huawei licenses these serv

ices from Google in Europe.A radio telescope in Shanghai that has made significant contributions to ast

ronomy for nearly a decade and participated in long-term observations used to confirm data in the first image of a b

ack hole in deep space, won the top prize on Wednesday at the 2018 Shanghai Science and Technology Awards.

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Huawei launched its 5G smartphone in London on Thu

rsday as mobile network operators prepare to switch on 5G network in parts of the United Kingdom, Xinhua reported.

Also in Saturday’s call, Wang Yi urged the US to observe the one-China policy and the three joi

nt communiques between the two countries, and handle Taiwan-related issues carefully and properly.

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution reaffirmin

g the US commitment to Taiwan and the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 earlier this month.

Wang noted that China has expressed its firm opposition to the US recent negative remarks and actions related to Taiwan.

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one right now. It’s the source of a lot of discussion in

Museums are not only there for enjoyment; they are education, and as such should be free.

While I can appreciate the enormous costs involved in maintainin

g and obtaining collections, let the wealthiest 1 percent of the country pay for it.

The Met in NYC is technically free; they ask you to give what you can afford. But the ide

a of a person or child interested in art not being able to view it because of cost is morally wrong.

Free entrance does not attract people, nor does it encourage them to appreciate it.

Sure, there are exceptions to this, but by and large human beings tend to look up to things that are difficult or costly to access.

A better option is to charge fees for regular visitors but provide free ti

ckets as prizes for high-achieving students and others who are likely to appreciate the reward.

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International Museum Day celebrated at Palace M

Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a platfo

rm for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural back

grounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.

The latest figures from the National Cultural Heritage Administration show China had 5,354 mu

seums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 26,000 exhibitions in 2018 and

received 1.126 billion people, an increase of 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

The International Council of Museums organized the annual Inte

rnational Museum Day in 1977 to address the changing roles of museums.

Museums across the world are reinventing their roles to become more interact

ive, audience focused and active in delivering creativity and knowledge to their communities.

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