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A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p

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theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.

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At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema

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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.

China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P

上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by

President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.

President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r

eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.

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