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Zhang Linhe, head of the business unit in the Ofice of Japan External Organization in Gua

ngzhou, told the briefing that 29 companies from a variety of industries – including food, beauty products, fashion and

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Xi will be in Japan from Thursday to Saturday to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka at the in

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The efforts targeted people in China and other countries who collaborated in trafficking women.

“Such practices have not only seriously harmed the legitimate rights of these women but also fostered crimes such as smu

ggling, illegal marriage and fraud,” Guo Lin, a ministry spokeswoman, said at a news conference on Friday.

Police from the six countries conducted a joint campaign from July to December.

During the campaign, 634 human trafficking cases were uncovered and 1,130 suspects, including 153 foreigners, were arrested.

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China would like to offer as much help as possible to the Democratic People’s Republic of K

orea to address its legitimate security and development concerns, President Xi said on Thursday.

Xi made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea

and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, during his two-day state visit to the country.

Xi received a grand and warm welcome, with more than 250,000 DPRK people turning out to greet him.

The visit, Xi’s first as general secretary and head of state, and also the first of its kind

in 14 years, comes as the two neighboring countries are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

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Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman

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d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon

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ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa

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Assange has said that he does not consent to being extradited to the US over charges related to leaking government secrets.

More evidence and details emerged as prosecutors laid out their cas

e in the federal death penalty trial of Brendt Christe

nsen in the slaying of 26-year-old missing Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, at the federal courthouse on Thursday.

Christensen, 29, a former physics graduate student at the University of Illinois,

is accused of picking up Zhang at a campus bus stop, then raping and torturing her in his apartment,

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hroughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed as part of China’s

national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state

official and poet who lived during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) before the reu

nification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after opposing his king’s decision to ally wit

h the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, he

committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, th

rew rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so they would not eat the body of their po

et hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.

Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar is cel

brated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.

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