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Zhidong, a Chicago-based lawyer who represents Zhang’s family, told China Daily after the sentencing.

“But we have to know that it’s very difficult to seek the death penalty in federal court,” Wang said, adding that jur

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after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.

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Designated as a national experimental zone for conducting comprehensive reforms on intellectual property right use an

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The South China University of Technology in Guangzhou and Singa上海龙凤女神会所

pore’s Nanyang Technological University, founding members of the institution, will draw on their resources and e

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上海龙凤女神会所ernational cooperation, which is a win-win for industrial transformation,” Yu said.

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ological University, we will invite suitable international universities to join us in the future.”上海龙凤

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down here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP prote

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Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnology company in Asia, said 上海千花网

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BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.

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demy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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KC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.

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elevision anime series including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and K-ON!

In China, Kyoto Animation’s Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan series are well known. 上海千花网

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For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be jo

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capital Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.

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In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chinese vis

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mer Yugoslavia, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula are proving to be of increasing interest to China in a variety of ways.

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Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s leading authorities on Asia,

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The senior fellow at Yale University said he was in China last week

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Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, said, “I don’t think the latest Chi

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Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, said that in a global eco

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omy will have global implications, including for US exporters and investors in China.

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