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    More than 20 million yuan (3.24 million U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses have been retrieved in the crackdown on 19 pyramid selling dens in Hengyang City this year, said Zhou Xuenong, head of the municipal public security bureau.

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    BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday encouraged the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to safeguard multilateral trade and jointly build an open global economy.

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    SYDNEY, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Sydneysiders woke up to a thick fog of smoke blanketing the harbour city on Monday as teams of firefighters began hazard reduction burns in preparation for the upcoming wildfire season in Australia.

    South Westerly winds drew smoke from a controlled burn in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales State (NSW), 130 km outside of Sydney. But NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Inspector Ben Shephard told Xinhua on Monday that there have also been hazard reduction burns underway in the North and West of the city as well.

    ""We know that we are down on rainfall totals in and around Sydney,"" Shephard said.

    ""And the forested areas this year are starting to firm up as having a potential for a fire season.""

    Shepherds admitted that a lack of moisture over the winter months are ""really concerning"" for fire authorities in NSW and the window to execute more tactical burn-offs is continuing to narrow.

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