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China says ‘resolutely opposes’ new U.S. law on Tibet

BEIJING ( ) – China denounced the United States on Thursday for passing a new law on restive Tibet, saying it was “resolutely opposed” to the U.S. legislation on what China considers an internal affair, and it risked causing “serious harm” to their relations.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.

The law seeks to promote access to Tibet for U.S. diplomats and other officials, journalists and other citizens by denying U.S. entry for Chinese officials deemed responsible for restricting access to Tibet.

Beijing sent troops into remote, mountainous Tibet in 1950 in what it officially terms a peaceful liberation and has ruled there with an iron fist ever since.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily briefing that the law “sent seriously wrong signals to Tibetan separatist elements”, as well as threatening to worsen bilateral ties strained by trade tension and other issues.

“If the United States implements this law, it will cause serious harm to China-U.S. relations and to the cooperation in important areas between the two countries,” Hua said.

The United States should be fully aware of the high sensitivity of the Tibet issue and should stop its interference, otherwise the United States would have to accept responsibility for the consequences, she added, without elaborating.

Rights groups say the situation for ethnic Tibetans inside what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region remains extremely difficult. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said in June conditions were “fast deteriorating” in Tibet.

All foreigners need special permission to enter Tibet, which is generally granted to tourists, who are allowed to go on often tightly monitored tours, but very infrequently to fore,上海后花园阿拉上海419论坛网Cadence,ign diplomats and journalists.

Hua said Tibet was open to foreign visitors, as shown by the 40,000 American visitors to the region since 2015.

At the same time, she said it was “absolutely necessary and understandable” that the government administered controls on the entry of foreigners given “local geographic and climate reasons”.

Tibetan rights groups have welcomed the U.S. legislation.

The International,419同城论坛Caden, Campaign for Tibet said the “impactful and innovative” law marked a “new era of American support” and was a challenge to China’s policies in Tibet.

“The U.S. let Beijing know that its officials will face real consequ,爱上海Idris,ences for discriminating against Americans and Tibetans and has blazed a path for other countries to follow,” the group’s president, Matteo Mecacci, said in a statement.

Next year marks the sensitive 60th anniversary of the flight into exile in India of the Dalai Lama, the highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

China routinely denounces him as a dangerous separatist, although the Dalai Lama says he merely wants genuine autonomy for his homeland.

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China says discusses with Pakistan ‘new changes’ in Afghanistan…

BEIJING ( ) -,上海龙凤1314 shlfFabiana, Senior Chinese and Pakistani diplomats discussed on Tuesday “new changes” to the situation in Afghanistan, China’s foreign ministry said, amid plans by the United States to withdraw about half of the 14,000 U.S. troops based in the country.

U.S. officials have told that President Donald Trump has issued verbal orders to plan for a drawdown of close to 7,000 U.S. troops. The White House and the Pentagon have not yet commented publicly.

China, a close ally of Pakistan, has been deepening its economic and political ties with Kabul and is using its influence to try to bring the two uneasy nei,上海419龙凤体验Sabia,ghbors closer.

Meeting in Bei上海419论坛jing, the Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood ,爱上海同城对对碰aishFabi,Qureshi had a “deep discussion about new changes to the situation in Afghanistan and reached a broad consensus”, China’s Foreign Ministry said.

“Both sides believe that military means cannot resolve the Afghanistan issue, and promoting political reconciliation is the only realistic way,” the ministry said in its short statement.

“The two sides welcome the various efforts made by all parties and are willing to maintain close communication and strategic coordination.”

There was no direct mention of the planned U.S. troop drawdown.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking at a daily news briefing, reiterated the statement and did not answer a question on whether the meeting was connected to the U.S. troop withdrawal.

Wang visited Kabul earlier this month, where he pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan overcome their longstanding suspicions of each other.

China has long worried about the effect of instability in Afghanistan on China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people and where China says it faces a threat from Islamist militants.

Kerry trip to Cuba for rights dialogue canceled: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON ( ) – Tentative plans for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Cuba before mid-March for a human rights dialogue have been canceled, two U.S. officials said 上海龙凤419on Thursday, amid concerns over the Cuban government’s human rights record.

Kerry told a congressional hearing on Feb. 23 that he might be in Cuba “in the next week or two” to hold a dialogue on human rights, ahead of President Barack Obama’s scheduled trip to the island on March 21,上海419论坛体验Jackson,-22.

The sources said the trip had been canceled because U.S. and Cuban officials were deep in negotiations on issues including which dissidents Obama might see in Havana and that a trip in the timeframe Kerry had mentioned was not seen as constructive.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said he had no updates regarding Kerry’s potential travel to Cuba.

“The Secretary is still interested in visiting in the near future, and we are working with our Cuban counterparts and our embassy to determine the best ti,爱上海同城对对碰aishMace,meframe,” Kirby said in an emailed statement.

U.S. critics of Obama’s opening to Cuba have complained that the president has received little in return for restoring diplomatic relations with the former Cold War foe.

On Feb. 24, the Cuban government granted seven dissidents who were out of prison on paro,后楼凤419Jacob,le a one-time permission to travel outside the country in an apparent gesture to the United States ahead of Obama’s historic visit.

Russia charges former U.S. marine with espionage: Interfax

MOSCOW ( ) – A former U.S. Marine detained in Russia has been charged with espionage, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday, meaning he could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Russia’s FSB state security service detained Paul Whelan, 48, in Moscow last Friday on suspicion of spying, in a case which threatens to aggravate diplomatic tensions with the United States.

The FSB opened a criminal case agai,上海419龙凤交友Sabine,nst Whelan but gave no details of his alleged espionage activities.

Interfax said the Russian authorities had brought formal charges against Whelan on Thursday, citing what it described as an informed source. could not independently verify the Interfax report.

Whelan’s lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, declined to comment on the charges but told that under the terms of the arrest order, Whelan was expected to remain in custody in Moscow until at least Feb. 28.

“I consider his detention and arrest baseless. It’s based on investigators’ supposition that he will hinder the investigation process. We are asking for bail instead,” Zherebenkov told by telephone.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States had asked Russia to explain Whelan’s arrest and would demand his immediate return if it determines his detention is inappropriate.

Whelan’s family has said that he was visiting Moscow for the wedding of a retired Marine and is innocent of ,上海419论坛宝山Ebba,the espionage charges against him.

Under Russian law, espionage can carry sentences of between 10 and 20 years in prison.

“FEELING POSITIVE”

Zherebenkov said Whelan, who is being held at the Lefortovo detention facility in Moscow, was “feeling positive” and that a translator was explaining the legal procedures to him.

“All his rights and all international principles are being fully followed,” Zherebenkov said.

Russia’s relations with the United States plummeted when Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Washington and Western allies imposed sanctions on Russian official上海龙凤419s, companies and banks.

U,上海贵族宝贝交流群Landon,.S. President Donald Trump’s relations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have been under a microscope because of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Moscow has denied interfering in the election. Trump has said there was no collusion and says Mueller’s probe is a witch hunt.

Daniel Hoffman, a former CIA Moscow station chief, said it was “possible, even likely” that Putin had ordered Whelan’s arrest to set up an exchange for Maria Butina, a Russian citizen who pleaded guilty on Dec. 13 to acting as an agent to influence conservative groups in the United States.

Russia says Butina was forced to make a false confession about being a Russian agent.

The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Whelan’s detention.

Putin told Trump in a letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a “wide-ranging agenda,” the Kremlin said, after a series of attempts to schedule a meeting between the leaders.

At the end of November, Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Putin on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina, citing tensions about Russian forces opening fire on Ukrainian navy boats and then seizing them.

Japan urges South Korea to avoid unfair measures in forced labor case

TOKYO ( ) – Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday urged his South Korean counterpart to take prompt steps to avoid measures unfair to Japanese companies in the wake of South Korea’s claim against a Japanese firm over wartime forced labor.

Ties between the two Asian neighbors have been frosty since a South Korean court ruling in October that Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp should pay 100 million won ($90,500,上海楼风419论坛Mabel,) to each of four South Koreans in a World War Two forced labor case.

The ruling had angered Japan and, in a development that seemed set to increase tensions, lawyers for the South Korean plaintiffs said on Wednesday their clients had applied to seize some of Nippon Steel’s Korean assets.

Kono said Japan took this move “extremely seriously”, while adding that he and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha agreed during their 30 minute telep,上海419龙凤交友Faith,hone conversation to resolve the上海龙凤419 matter as soon as possible.

“I called on the South Korean side to take firm steps as promptly as possible to ensure that measures unfair to Japanese firms are avoided,” Kono told reporters.

Japan has said all wartime reparations were dealt with in a 1965 treaty that normalized ties between the two neighbors and previously said that it might be forced to take steps, including possibly going to an international court, if the issue was not resolved soon – a view Kono said he reiterated on Friday.

Kono said he and Kang had also agreed to promptly resolve a dispute over whether a South Korean warship had locked its targeting radar on a Japanese patrol plane last month.

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the two ministers exchanged views on the court rulings and the radar incident, with the two agreeing on the need to “resolve differences in the two sides’ views” through consultations betwe,上海千花网友验证Jackson,en defense authorities.

They also agreed to continue close cooperation to foster a “forward-looking” relationship this year.

Separately, South Korea’s Defense Ministry released a video earlier on Friday showing its ship trying to rescue a North Korean fishing vessel and reiterating that it was a humanitarian rescue operation.

It added that Japan should apologize for the patrol plane’s “intimidating” low-altitude flight near the ship and urged Tokyo not to use the issue politically.

University of Miami’s Donna Shalala to retire, former Clinton official

MIAMI ( ) – University of Miami President Donna Shalala, a former Clinton administration official who was considered a major catch by the school when she joined in 2001, said on Monday she plans to step down at the end of the academic year.

Shalala, 73, took over at Miami’s top private university after serving as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years under President Bill Clinton, longer than any other person has held the post.

While the announcement came as a surprise, Shalala said she felt she had accomplished her mission of securing Miami’s place “as the ,爱上海Gabi,next great American research university,” according to a statement on the university’s website.

“A long time ago a friend advised me to always leave a job when you still love it. That is certainly the case here,” she said.

Previously nicknamed “Sun U” because of its reputation for students more interested in beach life than attending class, Shalala was instrumental in raising its academic profile, as well as being a prolific fundraiser.

Under her stewardship, Miami broke into the ranking of the nation’s top 50 colleges and上海419论坛 universities, and opened its own 560-bed hospital as well as a biomedical research and development facility.

Shalala thanked the trustees for “letting me take the university on a journey of excellence that was promising, but risky.”

“It is so easy to stand still,” she wrote. “Pursuing greatness is not for the meek or cautious.”

A sports enthusiast she regularly attended university games, though the school’s football program has struggled to win a title in recent years.

Shalala steered the university athletics program through a scandal involving a now jailed Ponzi schemer who developed close ties to the football team, including entertaining athletes in violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association rules.

Among her many honors was receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highe,上海419论坛Ferdinand,st civilian award, from President George W. Bush in 2008, and the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights in 2010.

Born in Cleveland of Lebanese heritage, she was president of Hunter College of the City University of New York from 1980 to 1987, and served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993.

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Indian sailor rescued from yacht stranded off Australian coast

SYDNEY ( ) – An Indian sailor injured in a solo round-the-world race has been rescued, the Indian Navy said on Monday, after Australian authorities said a French ship was nearing his storm-damaged yacht off Australia’s west coast.

The sailor, Abhilash Tomy, called for emergency assistance on Saturday after the yacht was badly damaged in a storm about 3,500 km (2,175 miles) west of Australia, leaving him with severe back injuries.

“Tomy rescued safely,” the Indian Navy said on Twitter, without giving further details.

Earlier, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue, had said it expected a French fisheries patrol vessel to reach Tomy’s yacht as soon as 0700 GMT.

“All indic上海龙凤419ations are the vessel is upright and floating high in t,爱上海419Quentin,he water but at any moment, a wave could push one of the damaged masts int,上海贵族宝贝论坛India,o the vessel and compromise its integrity,” Phil Gaden, a search and rescue official, told reporters in Canberra, the Australian capital.

The mast hanging precariously over the yacht stoked fears it could become dislodged and damage the watertight body of the boat, Gaden added.

Despite the nearness of the French ship, Gaden had cautioned that rescuers might not be able to evacuate Tomy because of the damage to his yacht, in which case an Australian naval boat, positioned further away, might have had to undertake the rescue.

Tomy, whose website says he became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe in 2013, was a contestant in the grueling 30,000-mile (48000-km) Golden Globe Race.

The Indian-built yacht, ‘Thuriya’, left the seaside town of Les Sables-d’Olonne in western France on July 1 in the roundtrip race.

Participant crafts, similar to those used 50 years ago in the first such race, which features a solo circumnavigation of the globe, are barred from using modern technology, except for their communications gear.

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Saudi Arabia rejects Iran’s claim it backed parade attack

RIYADH ( ) – Saudi Arabia denied it had ba上海龙凤419cked the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday.

“Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday,” SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would “severely punish” those behind the assault.

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards also accused the Unit,爱上海Abraham,ed States and Israel of involvement and said they should expect a devastating response.

Arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, both oil super-powers, are waging a war for influence across the Middle East, backing opposite sides in conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.

On Saturday, gunmen fired on a viewing stand in Ahvaz where officials had gathered to watch an annual parade marking the start of Iran’s 1980-88 war with Iraq.

Ahvaz National Resistance, an Iranian,上海贵族宝贝论坛Barry, ethnic Arab opposition movement which seeks a separate state in oil-rich Khuzestan province, and Islamic State have both claimed responsibility, without giving evidence.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Tehran’s threats, and a senior UAE official had previously denied the accusations.

Separately, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars posted a video on Tuesday threatening that Iran might carry out missile strikes on Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The original footage showed Jerusalem and the Saudi capital Riyadh as being targeted, but Fars soon deleted that video and posted a new version with the cities’ names not shown.

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WhatsApp says working with India’s Reliance Jio to curb fake news…

MUMBAI ( ) – Facebook’s WhatsApp is working closely with Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator opened up the messaging service to tens of millions of customers using its cheap internet-enabled phone.

Jio this month gave its more than 上海419论坛25 million JioPhone customers, many of them first-time internet users, access to WhatsApp at a time when the messaging service is battling false and incendiary texts and videos circulating on its platform.

Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, launched the JioPhone last year at a refundable deposit of 1,500 rupees ($20.60). The device is internet enabled but didn’t initially allow the use of WhatsApp or have several popular smartphone features.

All new users of the JioPhone get educational material that tells them about spotting a forwarded WhatsApp message and encourages them to share messages thoughtfully, WhatsApp spokesman Carl Woog told .

“We are working closely with Jio to continue our education campaign for WhatsApp users,” Woog said.

In India’s smaller towns and villages, deep-seated prejudices, often based on caste and religion, and cut-price mobile data can aggravate the so-called fake news problem. Such regions are a key market for cheap devices such as the JioPhone.

More than 30 people have died this year in mob violence triggered by vitriolic messages on social media and WhatsApp, according to unofficial estimates, and police have previously told that minorities have been targeted in some remote and rural regions.

That has prompted New Delhi to call on WhatsApp to take immediate action to “end this menace”.

WhatsApp has already taken some steps to quell the rise of fake news. It has launched print and radio ad campaigns to educate users and introduced new features on the app including limiting message forwards as well as the labeling of forwarded messages.

It has also partnered with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), a New Delhi-based non-profit organization, to spread digital literacy in India’s towns and cities.

,上海贵族宝贝论坛Sabine,DEF will host a workshop in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi this week, WhatsApp’s Woog said.

WhatsApp also plans to expand its outreach program to existing JioPhone users.

Reliance Jio did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

With more than 200 million users, India is a key market for WhatsApp but one where it has had to delay the official launch of its payments services due to the,爱上海419Danny, country’s push on data localization.

WhatsApp is currently looking for an India chief and a policy head for the country.

It last month appointed a grievance officer for Indian users at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, like other global tech firms whose grievance officers sit outside of India.

India has, however, said it will toughen up its laws including pushing U.S. tech giants to have their grievance officers in India.

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Turkish court rules to keep Amnesty official in jail

ISTANBUL ( ) – A Turkish court ruled on Thursday to keep the local chair of Amnesty International in jail as his trial on terror charges continues, the group said, 爱上海extending a year-long detention that has prompted global outrage.

The court ruled that Taner Kilic would be remanded in prison and his next hearing would be in November, Amnesty officials said on Twitter. Kilic has been jailed since June 2017 on charges of supporting the cleric that Ankara blames for a July 2016 failed coup.

Prosecutors say Kilic downloaded ByLock, a messaging app allegedly used by followers of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim preacher Turkey says orchestrated the attempt to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. Kilic has denied the charge, according to Amnesty.

“Today’s heart-breaking decision to keep our colleague in jail is yet another tra,上海龙凤419Darius,vesty of justice,” Amnesty’s secretary general, Salil Shetty, said in a statement.

“Taner’s situation is emblematic of what is happening in Turkey today. Many of human rights defenders are either languishing in jail or living in consta,爱上海Karen,nt fear of arrest.”

A court in February ruled for Kilic’s conditional release, but changed that decision later the same day following an appeal by a prosecutor.

Kilic’s case has attracted global attention and is seen by some as representative of a broad crackdown under Erdogan, who is facing a presidential election on Sunday.

Rights groups and Turkey’s Western allies have voiced concern about what they say is deepening authoritarianism. The government says its measures are necessary given the security threats it faces.

Kilic is facing trial on terrorism charges as are 10 other human rights activists in a similar case. All deny the charges. The 10 others had been previously released, while Kilic has remained in detention.

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Kerry delivers a love letter to France, in French

PARIS ( ) – French, it is said, is the language of love.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flaunted his fluency in the language on Saturday to deliver something of a love letter to France, one of the few world powers tha,爱上海419Haven,t seems likely to join the United States in any military action against Syria.

Following the British parliament’s August 29 vote to reject any British use of force against Syria, which the United States accuses of gassing its own people with sarin, France has made no secret of its desire to play Washington’s supporting partner.

Speaking in French for eight minutes beneath the gold-painted cherubs of one of the Quai d’Orsay’s elegant salons, Kerry traced the history of U.S.-French relations beginning from the American Revolution, while glossing over their many tiffs.

“When he visited General de Gaulle in Paris more than 50 years ago, President Kennedy said, and I quote, ‘The relationship between France and the United States is crucially important for the preservation of liberty in the whole world,’” Kerry said.

“Today, faced with the brutal chemical weapons attacks in Syria, that relationship evoked by President Kennedy is more crucial than ever,” he added.

Not to be outdone, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius broke a taboo by speaking in English at a news conference in the Foreign Ministry’s elegant building on the banks of the Seine, where he once chided a reporter, “Here, sir, we speak French.”

While Kerry’s performance might be seen as flattering a French government that is,上海贵族宝贝论坛Camden, one of the few to back U.S. Presid,上海龙凤419Camilla,ent Barack Obama’s call for air strikes to deter Syria from using chemical arms, it may help convince a skeptical French public.

An IFOP poll published on Saturday showed 68 percent of French were against an intervention in Syria.

France took no part in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, which it strongly opposed, but joined the United States, Britain and others in 爱上海419a military intervention that helped oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

POLITICAL LIABILITY, DIPLOMATIC ASSET

Kerry, who learned French as a boy, found his fluency a liability during his 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, feeding an image of the Democrat as a wealthy elitist that his Republican opponent, then-President George W. Bush, exploited.

As a diplomat, however, it is an asset, allowing him to speak directly to the French about their unhappy history with chemical warfare during World War One as one reason why the French government is sensitive to its alleged use in Syria.

“Some of the very first lethal chemical weapons attacks happened here, on French soil, during the First World War and a large number of these victims of these deadly, indiscriminate weapons were young French soldiers, just 19 or 20 years old,” he said.

Fabius, an experienced politician best known for having been France’s youngest prime minister, showed a rare moment of intensity and outrage about an August 21 attack in Syria in which the Syrian government is accused of using sarin gas.

Syria, embroiled in a 2-1/2-year-old civil war in which more than 100,000 are believed to have died, denies that.

“You have to look at the images of these children in rows with the shrouds over them, not an injury, not a drop of blood? And they are there and they are sleeping forever,” Fabius said, visibly shaken.

“There’s a dictator who did it and is ready to start again,” he said gesticulating,上海千花网Samson, with his fists. “This concerns us, too. You can’t say that globalization is everywhere except for terrorism and chemical weapons.”

As if to underscore their countries’ ties, Kerry and Fabius went for a walk outside the Foreign Ministry on a pleasant Paris evening, where, later, the sky to the west was lit with gold and to the east by a rainbow.

“France and the United States stand shoulder to shoulder. Some ask why? Just look at history. Each time that the cause is just, France and the United States stand together,” Fabius said.

“We are exceedingly grateful to have France by our side,” said Kerry.

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June jobs report could show whether US econo 爱上海my is weakening

WASHINGTON (AP) — The June jobs report being released Friday will likely help determine whether the U.S. economy has stabilized or is gradually weakening.

The evidence is conflicting. Consumer spending has solidified. Home sales are rebounding. But America’s manufacturing sector is slowing along with construction spending. Growth in the services sector, which includes such varied industries as restaurants, finance and recreation, slowed in June.

Economists have estimated that the government will report that employers added 164,000 jobs in June, according to data provider FactSet. That would roughly match the average monthly gain this year and would mark a healthy rebound from the meager 75,000 jobs that were added in May.

For June, the unemployment rate is expected to hold at 3.6% — the lowest level since 1969 — for a third straight month.

The slowdown in hiring during May suggested that employers had grown more cautious in the face of weaker global growth, political showdowns over trade and, perhaps, some difficulty in finding enough qualified workers at the wages companies are willing to pay.

“Most economists have been expecting payrolls to slow down for a couple of years now,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities. “With all of the low-hanging fruit already being harvested, firms are basically going to run out of qualified people to hire.”

If the government were to report a second straight tepid jobs report, it could reinforce expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates late this month to help support the economy. The Fed has expressed concern about threats to the economy, especially from President Donald Trump’s trade wars, and about inflation remaining persistently below its 2% target level.

A rate cut would be the Fed’s first in more than a decade.

The pace of the overall economy is widely thought to be slowing sharply from annual growth that neared a healthy 3% last year. Even the job market itself, one of the pillars of the 10-year economic expansion, the longest on record, may be flagging. Job openings have grown just 2.2% so far this year, according to the jobs site,爱上海Suleyman, Glassdoor. In 2018, openings had increased 9.8%.

Employers in some sectors of the economy are signaling less eagerness to hire. The construction industry, which had been adding jobs at an annual rate of more than 300,000 at the start of this year, is now adding positions at an annual rate of 215,000.

Manufacturing is sputtering, likely in part because of the tariffs Trump has imposed on many Chinese imports. For the past three months, manufacturers have added, on average, a mere 1,667 workers each month. A year ago, the average monthly gain was 21,000.

But even if those sectors decline, job growth has generally been supported by the health care and business services sectors. Both those sectors reported a decline in hiring in May, setting the stage for a possible bounce-back.

Overall, employers have been adding jobs faster than new workers are flowing into the economy. That suggests that the unemployment rate will remain near its five-decade low and that the economy will keep growing, even if only modestly.

Still, a survey of job growth in the private sector released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP suggested that job gains could start to fall below population growth, thereby potentially causing unemployment to rise.

ADP’s figu,上海龙凤419Samara,res don’t always correspond with the government’s job numbers. But if job growth slips or stays depressed, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, it raises the risk that “unemployment will begin to notch higher.”

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