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The European Council nominates the new European Commission presid
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The Ministry of Science and Technology has set up a co-funding mechanism to support China-based entities
in joint projects under those initiatives and beyond with an annual budget of up to 200 million yuan ($30.2 million).
?yb亚博体育APP贵族宝贝The 2017 World Fly-in Expo (WFE) came to an end on Nov 7 in Wuhan, Hubei province, having brought Wuhan a new opp
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Frits Brink, president of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), said that the cooperati
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nterest in Guizhou’s sceneries, intangible cultural heritages, ethnic groups’ culture, liquors, and tea.
The activity is held in the form of an exhibition showcasing Guizhou’s famous scenic sp
ots such as Wanfenglin in Xingyi, Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, and Jiaxiu Tower in Guiyang, whi
ch allow the visitors to learn more about Guizhou’s natural sceneries, folk customs, and tourism resources.
Yang Zhi, minister counselor for culture for the Chinese embassy in Australi
a, was invited to the activity and was impressed by Guizhou’s development in the tourism indu
stry. He expressed his wishes to help Guizhou to promote its tourism resources in Australia.