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Former president Hu Jintao, who was not in Beijing at the time, sent a wreath and his condolences.

Li, aged 91, passed away due to illness in Beijing on July 22.

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soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, statesman and leader of the Party and the State”.

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ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.

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Since the reform and opening-up, China’s foreign exchange reserves have show

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the end of 2006, China’s foreign reserves surpassed $1 trillion and become the world’s largest. The figure w

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Industrial structure continued optimization and upgrade over the past 70 yea

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h lower grain output. Since the reform and opening-up, the agricultural economy witnessed rapid development. In

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They said Xi’s upcoming meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the

sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bilateral trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

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

vitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Sunday.

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