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after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.
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Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s leading authorities on Asia,
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d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.
success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h
as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.
Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he
released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.
Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th
at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri
tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.
orwomen “friendly, meaningful talks. Both agreed: trade war is bad! (For Trish, that’s a change of hea
rt, since she had tried to justify the US trade war against China.)”, it said on its Twitter account.
A Twitter user, Ryan Bryant @RayCaiYan, said in a reply to Regan’s tweet, “That was not even a DEBATE, more like a Q&A session
. I thought Trish could leverage some of Liu’s answers to discuss the issues further, but sadly she couldn’t.”
FionaXu tweeted: The American hostess is talking about free market. Tell me how American
market is “free” under Trump’s government? You mean protectionism equals free market???”
Jon Taylor, a professor of political science of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, said that while they pretty muc
h disagreed on everything, it offered US viewers the chance to actually hear the Chinese side of the issues.