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Cloud providers said swapping out previously installed Intel chips for rivals’ would be too complex, but moving forward they could expand their networks using alternatives.

File photo: U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson makes his second address to all Department employees in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, May 3, 2017. (XinhuaBao Dandan)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- The United States Cheap Cody Parkey Jersey , while maintaining "a poor relationship" with Russia, still needs to work with Russia in areas of mutual interests including Syria, said U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Thursday.

Washington and Moscow remained widely confrontational this year amid the ongoing investigation of Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election, the diplomatic row and the disagreements over issues including the eastern Ukraine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has denied evidence exists of any Russian interference in the U.S. elections in 2016. The statement came after charges were filed in the U.S. against former aides of the Trump campaign.

"The United States today has a poor relationship with a resurgent Russia," wrote Tillerson in a commentary published in the New York Times.

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In the article reviewing the U.S. foreign policy, Tillerson also noted that the United States still needs to work with Russia where mutual interests intersect, and "nowhere is that more evident than in Syria."

Tillerson acknowledged Russia's commitment to the United Nations-backed Geneva political process to achieve peace in Syria.

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A picture of the "dragon" seal of approval from China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Photo: Li JingjingGT

Every Thursday afternoon at 1:30, Liu Huizhong arrives at room 301 in the China Film Archive in Beijing. One day at the end of 2015 Cheap Jordan Phillips Jersey , he was reviewing the digital versions of two old films with two other censors.

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"I let it pass," he shouted to his colleague a meter away.

After being converted to digital formats, old films usually have technical issues such as black spots and light balance. Part of Liu's job is to ensure these have been taken care of. Of course this is only part of his job as a film censor working at the Film Bureau at China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio Cheap DeVante Parker Jersey , Film and Television (SAPPRFT). On two other days of the week, he is responsible for reviewing new films.

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