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, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued on Sunday a strong-worded statement condemning the latest UN resolution to impose more sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, calling it ""an act of war.""
It reiterated the DPRK's nuclear weapons are intended for self-defensive deterrence in order ""to put an end to the hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail of the U.S.""
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, put a lid on its crude oil imports, ask UN member states to repatriate DPRK nationals earning incomes abroad, and crack down on ships illegally transferring oil to or smuggling banned items from the country.
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, said Friday's resolution reflects the unanimous position of the international community in opposing the DPRK's development of nuclear weapon and ballistic missile capabilities and in maintaining the international non-proliferation regime.
Donald Trump celebrated a ""historic"" victory Wednesday as the US Congress passed a massive Republican tax cut plan, handing the president his first major legislative achievement since taking office nearly a year ago.
The House of Representatives voted along party lines to greenlight a $1.5 trillion overhaul that will impact every corner of the US economy through dramatic tax cuts for corporations and temporary reductions for individuals.
Opposition Democrats branded the tax plan a giveaway to the wealthiest that risks blowing a hole in the national debt, but the revamp reflects a core Trump campaign pledge to redirect money from government coffers into the pockets of working Americans.
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, thanking them for driving through ""the largest tax cut in the history of our country.""
""We are making America great again,"" he declared, in a melee of smiles and handshakes with lawmakers - who took turns to sing the president's praises.
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, something this profound could not have been done without exquisite presidential leadership,"" gushed House Speaker Paul Ryan as fellow lawmakers applauded.
The most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code in decades, the bill represents Trump's most important legislative victory in the 11 months since his inauguration, until now marked by the stinging failure to repeal his predecessor's healthcare law.
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, Trump and his Republicans hope their success in passing tax cuts plays to the party's advantage in next year's midterm elections.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act also takes a major step toward crippling Obamacare by scrapping the individual mandate that requires nearly all Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine.
""With this bill... we have essentially repealed Obamacare and we will come up with something that's much better,"" Trump declared.
Trump earlier gathered his cabinet members for a meeting where he discussed the tax accomplishment, and that gave way to an extraordinary scene as the president invited those present to join in prayer.
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BEIJING — The most successful of China's entrepreneurs have created some of the world's biggest companies and amassed stunning fortunes. Often they are little known outside of China, but that is changing as they expand abroad and sell shares on Wall Street. Some of their counterparts in China's massive government-owned companies are making a mark as they try to instil innovation and efficiency in lumbering state giants. A look at key figures in Chinese business.
E-commerce leader: Jack Ma, co-founder and chairman of Alibaba Group.
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