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BEIJING ECCO Irving Fisherman Sandals Black UK , Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-five new small and medium-sized enterprises debuted on China's National Equities
Exchange and Quotation (NEEQ), also known as the "new third board," last week.

The newcomers brought the total number of companies on the board to 11,640, according to the NEEQ data.

Weekly turnover on the board stood at 6.58 billion yuan (about 100 million U.S. dollars), up from 4.16 billion yuan the previous week.

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MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Moscow is preparing a response to a new set of U.S. sanctions, the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned Russia's Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and four other people for human rights violations under a 2012
law known as the Magnitsky Act.

"It is highly likely that reciprocity principle will be implemented," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

He declined to name possible targets of the countermeasures.

"Unfortunately, we are again forced to confirm our position, which boils down to the fact that these steps will be followed by retaliatory measures Ecco Boots UK Sale ," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a weekly briefing.

It is said that a number of U.S. political groups still have a desire to follow the path of destroying relations with Russia, Zakharova added.

She said that currently around 200 Russian citizens and 402 legal entities are under various U.S. sanctions.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Magnitsky Act, which was named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, in December 2012, imposing sanctions on
Russian officials allegedly responsible for the 37-year-old lawyer's death in a
Moscow prison in 2009.

Russia fought back by passing a law in January 2013, barring U.S. citizens from adopting Russian orphans and banning Americans suspected of human rights
violations from entering Russia.

In 2016 Ecco Sandals UK Sale , U.S. Congress enacted the Global Magnitsky Act, which allows the U.S. government to sanction foreign government officials implicated in human
rights abuses anywhere in the world.

ISTANBUL, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- As German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would propose to stop Turkey's accession talks at an upcoming EU summit,
Turkish analysts are divided over whether the 28-nation bloc would end Turkey's
membership negotiations, a prospect that would cost Ankara dearly economically.

Some feel that Merkel would not be able to convince all her EU partners to officially halt negotiations with Turkey.

"I don't think Merkel would be able to get all the 28 EU countries to accept her proposal," Can Baydarol Ecco Sneakers UK Sale , deputy chairman of the European Union and Global Research Association based in Ankara, told Xinhua.

Conceding that Germany is a heavy weight in the union, he added "there are countries and political groups in the EU which do not hold with Merkel's

Criticizing Ankara for moving away from the rule of law, Merkel said last Sunday that Turkey should not become a full member of the EU.

The German leader called for a joint stance in the EU, as the bloc needs a consensus to officially stop the accession talks.

Ankara applied to join the EU in 1987 and started in 2005 the negotiations for full membership, which have already been stalled over the past couple of

Turkey's relations with the EU have turned for the worse particularly after a coup attempt jolted Turkey in July last year Ecco Dress UK Sale , following which the Turkish government imposed a state of emergency.

Brussels has frequently criticized Ankara over what it called crackdown on dissidents, growing authoritarianism and violations of the rule of law.

"Merkel may have her way at the EU summit considering that over 40 percent of the EU budget is provided by Germany," Faruk Sen, president of the Turkish
European Foundation for Education and Scientific Studies (TAVAK), told Xinhua.

France and Denmark have offered support to Merkel's proposal, arguing Turkey is moving away from democracy.

French government spokesperson Christophe Castaner said it is impossible to expect boosted integration with Turkey given the political situation in the
country ECCO Casual Shoes UK Sale , while Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said it is meaningless to continue membership talks with Ankara as it is swiftly drifting
away from European values.

Both countries also underlined that dialogue with Turkey should continue.

A statement by EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini suggested, however, that the EU may not fully agree with Merkel on the issue.

A day after Merkel's remarks, the EU's top diplomat said the union is continuing to be in dialogue with Turkey, a candidate country.

Accession talks have their own specific criteria, she added.

"Even if Germany presses hard Ecco Cool 2.0 UK Sale , there will be many in the EU that will oppose a formal break with Turkey," Faruk Logoglu, a former senior diplomat of Turkey, told Xinhua.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also claimed on Wednesday that some EU countries had started to raise their voices against Merkel's call, saying
Germany cannot determine EU policy as it requires a consensus by member states.

Despite Mogherini's remarks, Sen Ecco Biom UK Sale , who previously headed the Essen-based Turkish Research Center when he lived in Germany for years, feels that Berlin could manage at
least to have the accession talk freeze.

It is widely argued that Merkel's discourse may well be aimed at getting more votes in the elections to be held in Germany on Sept. 24.

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