n the case before Mehta, Trump and his business orga

anization sued to block the subpoena issued in April to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Orga

nization. Trump’s lawyers accused Democrats of harassing Trump and said the subpoena “has no legitimate legislative purpose.”

Trump’s lawyers, in suing in both Washington and New York in attempt to beat back congressiona

l subpoenas, said congressional investigations are legitimate only if there is legislation that might result from them.

In the New York case, Trump, his business and family have sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent the fi

nancial companies from complying with subpoenas from the House Financial Services Committee and the House I

ntelligence Committee for banking and financial records. A Wednesday hearing is planned in that case.

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A recent report by the Beijing Municipal Education

 Commission said that more than 231,000 college students graduated from universities in

Beijing last year, but 37.5 percent of employed graduates chose to work outside the capital.

A female college student surnamed Zhang said that she chose to w

ork in Wuhan, Hubei province, after graduating from Tsinghua University in June, 2018.

“The biggest reason driving me away from Beijing was the living cost,” she said. “Tho

ugh I can earn 8,000 ($1,160) or even 10,000 yuan a month in Beijing, the rent may cost me 3,000 yuan or more ea

ch month, let alone other expenses such as meals, transportation and getting together with friends.”

In contrast, some so-called new first-tier cities like Chengdu, Sichua

n province; Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; and Wuhan have sprung up as new at

tractions to college graduates for their cheaper living costs and preferential policies to newcomers.

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employment, especially for college students, is of great

importance for economic development and social stability.

To better secure the employment of

graduates, government at all levels issued policies to redu

ce discriminatory practices these new

graduates may encounter when hunting for a job.

For example, the Ministry of Human

Resource and Social Security said in February that employees are not allowed to def

ine positions based on gender or to ask for a female job-seekers’ marital status, to protect women’ rights in the job market.

Also, the Ministry of Education required colleges to reinforce campus recruitment activ

ities, prohibiting discriminatory information concerning gender, nationality and college levels.

According to the ministry, the number of college graduates is projected to reach a record high of 8.34 million this year, up by 140,000 from 2018.

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DJI allays security fears after US issues warningployee holds t

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI said safety is at the core of everything the company does, and the security of its techn

ology has been independently verified by the United States government and leading US businesses.

The company’s statement came in response to an alert warning issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“We provide all our customers full and complete control over how thei

r data is collected, stored and transmitted. For government and critical infrastructure cust

omers that require additional assurances, we provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the inte

rnet, and our customers can enable all the security steps DHS recommends,” the Shenzhen-based company said.

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In 2015, World Animal Protection developed an initiati

ive, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in

the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, mo

re than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides.

Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly tra

vel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted.

Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beiji

ng Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection before such a tour is important.

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winners will represent them at the European Parliam

ament for the next five years. Each country gets certain seats based on proportional representation and chooses lawmakers based on its own rules.

Tian Dewen, a researcher in European Studies at the Chines

e Academy of Social Sciences, said that the coming elections are important barometers that reflect Eur

opean people’s attitudes toward their own governments as well as EU integration.

He is certain that nationalist and far-right parties will gain ground, but it is still possible that the mainstream groups, which a

re mainly politically center-left and center-right, will be able to effectively control the parliament. “If the current rul

ing parties lose many seats in the election, it indicates that they will face similar difficult situations in the followin

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Faced with deep-rooted structural weakness, several large

eral large developing countries are struggling to recover from recessions or remain trapped on a low growth path.

The report highlights that per capita income growth in several parts of Africa, western Asia, L

atin America and the Caribbean is expected to remain very weak in the outlook period. That poses ad

ditional challenges for the Sustainable Development Goals, including the goal to universally eradicate poverty by 2030.

The report further notes that while poverty remains predominantly

rural, further progress on poverty-reduction also hinges on the effective management of o

ngoing urbanization. That is particularly relevant for Africa and South Asia, the two regions with the highest num

ber of people in poverty, which are expected to experience the most rapid pace of urbanization in the next two decades.

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Hong Kong has agreements on extradition arrangem

angements with 20 jurisdictions. The Chinese mainland, Macao and Taiwan are not among them.

The revision was triggered by a murder case in which a Hong Kong ma

n, Chan Tong-kai, allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan and then fled back to the c

ty. The Taiwan authorities are unable to prosecute him as the two sides have no fugitive transfer arrangements.

During the meeting, Han also hailed the contribution of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations in pro

moting exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland, as well as its efforts in maintaining Hong Kong’s

prosperity and stability. He hoped that the organization can continue to firmly safeguard national sovereignty.

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Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committ

mittee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, laid a floral basket at a monument on Monday marking the departure of the Long March.

At a museum marking the start of the Long March, Xi spoke with nine representati

ves of descendants of Red Army soldiers and relatives of revolutionary martyrs.

The People’s Republic of China was founded at the cost of the blood of numerous revoluti

onary martyrs, Xi said, adding that the CPC and the Red Army, upholding lofty revolutionary id

eals, had brought about incredible achievements after repeatedly surviving desperate situations during the Long March.

Xi called for staying true to the revolutionary martyrs, the P

arty’s original aspiration and mission, its revolutionary ideals and principles, and the

people living near revolutionary sites. Xi’s inspection tour took place a week after the Political Bureau of the CPC

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Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in US stock debut

Shares of Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, rose 20 percent in their US stock market debut Friday.

The Chinese company, which opened its first store in Beijing less than two years ago, has

2,370 locations and plans to surpass the 3,700 stores Starbucks has in China by the end of the year.

But unlike Starbucks, Luckin is losing money.

It brought in $125 million in revenue last year, but spent much more th

an that on coffee beans, store rent and other costs. Last year, it lost $475 million.

Most of Luckin’s stores are small, have few seats and are used mainly as a place to pick up mobile orders.

It also offers delivery in 30 minutes and promises a refund for delays or spilled drinks.

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