Although the US is far from the Belt and Road region, American companies, with their advantages in international operation, global resources, cutting-edge technologies and high-level legal standards, are welcome to bid for the Belt and Road projects or to cooperate with other companies, said Luo, adding that California Governor Jerry Brown had openly expressed that California is willing to join the initiative.
After the first stage, I ask them some questions about a picture with no words. They are nervous, shy and some freeze and need to be crank started or come back later. Maybe some have not talked to a foreigner and are very shy. Most didn't know the answers because they learn by rote. And they are amazing as to what they can memorise. In that confusion of question time we have to say "that's all" and some knew they were finished. But for most we had to say "bye bye" with matching hand waving for them to realise they could go. Many long goodbyes were had.
"Our policy on this subject is very clear. We are leaving the Customs Union and will establish a new and ambitious customs arrangement with the EU while forging new trade relationships with our partners around the world."
当然，在我们这个局里（地级市的处级局），班子有一干人，能得一人器重有时候是好事，有时候又不见得是好事。譬如像“不是官话 ”推文《当领导难在一个“斗 ”字上，斗谁呢 ？逗谁呢 ？》里讲的，如果是一群斗的班子，跟错对象，可能会得不偿失。朱科长深谙此道，所以一心还想攀上主要领导。听局里坊间传说，就在朱副科长闻风其部门要提拔一个正科长时，连夜提着大包小包去敲局长家的门。没想到，局长是一个拒腐蚀、“不粘锅 ”的人，连门都未开，朱副科长只能悻悻而归。幸亏夜色苍茫，应该没人见到朱副科长那时候是什么样的表情。
"National reunification is the aspiration of people on both sides and follows modern trends," said Liu Jieyi, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, at a forum on intelligent equipment manufacturing.
这都不过是能够感知的显在痕迹，那些涉及民生大计的项目和关乎发展项目的人际关系是否中断，很多都不得而知了。大家都在刻意回避他们的名字和存在，他们成了那些自我检查材料中必须“划清界限、深刻认识 ”的反面素材，不光他们的执政痕迹被否定了，连他们整个人(包括执政历程)都否定了。如此一刀切的态度，更像是一种逃避的态度，以对人的直接否定而闪避对其他方面的反思，无助于我们从根本上思考和解决贪腐等诸多问题。尤其在现行体制下，主政官员个人对地方的影响不可忽视，如果因为个人的沉浮而决定措施的取舍，就罔顾客观事实和常识规律，势必会造成很多不必要的损失。如此“对人不对事 ”，究竟于谁有益的呢 ？
First they give a speech about themselves, their town, school and their family. The girls say they are beautiful (which they are) and the boys say they are handsome (which some are). Then they sing a song or recite a poem or story like how the sun is stronger than the wind because it can make people take off their coat. One girl sang ten green bottles. She didn't have a good voice and the Chinese judge next to me says "this song counts down from 10 to 1, doesn't it?" Mercifully the little girl stopped after 7 so we beamed our approval and she probably thought she did great, which is all true really. One nine year old even played the guitar for her song. Unfortunately that meant she turned her head away while she nailed the finger movements so I'm not sure what song she was singing.