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Liang Jiajun, a former pilot in Beijing, cringed at the idea of faux meat.

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flavoring,” she said. “Not even the benefit of reducing cholesterol levels appeals to me.”

Liu Xinyi, 27, said she ordered a veggie burger with a pl 上海千花坊

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Even her friends with vegetarian dietary habits rarely buy fake meat products.

“It appears to me that they don’t bother to cheat their palates with thes

e meat alternatives. They just eat a ton of salad to keep up their energy,” Liu said.

Despite doubts and complaints, research efforts into better-tasting 上海千花坊

meat alternatives are intensifying, and the sector has attracted major investments.

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Vegetable-based meat is more expensive than real meat in some We

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t in biodiversity protection and green development who declined to be named for this story.

In the Chinese market, fake meat products are expected to first emerge as high-en

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“In the future, maybe more attention will be paid

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Aug 20 after blasting Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, accusing him of en 上海千花坊女神会所

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th rates in the past three decades. The eurozone’s third-largest economy is am

ong the most sluggish performers in the European Union’s 19-nation currency bloc.

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y is poised to reap the benefits by enriching the practice of “one country, two systems.”

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s Ca

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gion, in building a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Under the guideline, Shenzhen is vying to become a modern, inter

national and innovative city by 2035 through boosting efficient flow

s of personnel, capital, technology and information between Shenzhen, Hong Kong and

Macao, thus helping to better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area blueprint.

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Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un

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rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.

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largest such pieces of machinery in the world-to build super oil tankers. They still stand today as tourist attr

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The rally started at 5 pm, when people from all walks of l

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Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤

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By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing

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The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo

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The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.

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rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.

Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i

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sit to Hong Kong of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp after Washington approved a $上海会所

330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan and sanctioned the Chinese military over a Russian arms deal.

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he US criticized China’s activities in the South China Sea. China also denied similar visits by US warships in 2014 and 2007.

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hat require special permission by the central government in Beijing, according to the Basic

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to Hong Kong given its strategic location, and requests for such visits must be submitted in advance.

“Hong Kong has been in turmoil for months now. Coincidence or n

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spicious and does not take the feelings of the Chinese people into consideration,” Li said.

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The liaison office pledged that it will continue to stand behind relevant authoritie

s to safeguard the personal safety and legitimate rights of mainland residents in Hong Kong.

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