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Most awaited UP State Kung Fu Championship has begun in Lucknow

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Lucknow: UP State Kung Fu Championship has begun in Lucknow. The program started with lightening the lamp by Gyan Prakash, secretary of the Kung Fu Association, General Secretary Bhartiya Kung fu Sangh Manju Tripathi, Vice President of Kung fu Chandrasen Verma and Chief Guest Kamal Kant Gautam started the program at the KD Singh Babu Stadium in Lucknow.

The program started, with enthusiastic performances by the players from 22 districts of the state. Everyone was stunned after their performance. Speaking on the occasion, Vice President of the Indian Kung Fu Association, Chandrasen Verma said that we have all gathered here from 22 districts it is not necessary that we win or lose here but it is important that we spread the art throughout the country. Adding to his point he further said that Kung Fu is an art in where no weapons are used, rather the player have to protect themselves by using their bodies as weapons.

On this occasion, Chief Guest Kamal Kant Gautam also said that Kung-fu has its own distinct identity and is respected around the world. We all should bring this art in our daily life. This is very important for all of us. Congratulations to the Kung Fu Association for this event.

Kung-fu started in India when weapons were not in practice. He said that kung fu games promote self defense.

The chief guest was presented with a memento at the end of the program

 

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Without a China trade deal, the U.S. will hike tariffs

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Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would raise tariffs on imports of Chinese goods if no trade deal is reached with Beijing to end a tit-for-tat trade war that has roiled markets and damaged growth worldwide.

“China is going to have to make a deal that I like. If they don’t, that’s it,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.”

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was more measured in his comments, saying that the White House remains “optimistic” that an agreement can be reached.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that he still expects a deal to be reached, but he also anticipated an additional 15 per cent tariff to be placed on about US$156 billion of Chinese imports on December 15 if there is no agreement.

“I have every expectation if there’s not a deal, those tariffs would go in place. But I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin

Predictions of a resolution have come and gone repeatedly as Trump veers from hints of imminent deals to declaring his satisfaction with the current standoff, because the United States is pulling in billions of dollars in trade tariffs.

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