Carmen Reinhart, a上海千花网d University economist w

hose focus is international finance, said that “one shock that is concerning me a great deal

at the moment is the turmoil in Hong Kong”, which could affect growth in China and Asia generally.上海千花网

“These are not segmented regional effects, these have really gl

obal consequences,” she said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday, a

上海千花网ding that this “could be a tipping point that could trigger a very significant global slowdown, or even recession”.

Jia Jinjing, assistant dean of the Chongyang Institute for Finan

cial Studies, said the escalated riots in Hong Kong pose an increasing hazard to the city上海千花网女神会所

‘s prosperity and are “dealing irreversible harm to Hong Kong’s ability to build up and shape its credibility”.

Hong Kong’s role as a bridge in channeling foreign dir上海千花网

ect investment to the Chinese mainland is “faced with risks of being diminished”, Jia warned.

Lam, the Hong Kong chief executive, urged people from all walks of life on Tuesday to bring back order and tran

上海千花网女神会所quility, saying the SAR government will continue “zero tolerance” toward all violent behavior.

China took the top spot at the 45th WorldSkills Competition held in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday.

China finished the competition with 16 gold medals, 14 silver and 5 medals in total, putting China at the top of the m上海千花网

edal rankings, according to the final tally announced at the closing ceremony on Tuesday night.

Launched on Aug 22, the week-long event saw over 1,300 competitors from 63 countries and regions.上海千花网女神会所

China participated in the competition for the fifth time since becoming a member country of WorldSkills International in 2010.

The biennial competition, dubbed as the Olympic Games for skilled workers, will be held next in Shanghai in 2021.

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Though no evidence上海夜生活olitical influence” w

was found by the review, it said the Confucius Institute established within the depa

rtment “is or could be facilitating inappropriate foreign influence in the department”.上海夜生活女神会所

The department said it had decided to end its cooperation with the Confucius Institute p

上海夜生活rogram at the end of the 2019 school year, which would terminate the Confucius Classroo

m program in 13 public schools across Sydney and on NSW’s mid-north coast.

Instead, the NSW Department of Education will invest A$1.2 million ($810,000) to con上海夜生活

tinue teaching the Chinese language in the 13 schools, it said, adding that 15 per

cent of the pupils learning Chinese in NSW public schools were doing so in Confucius Classrooms.

上海夜生活女神会所The Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is bas

ed in Beijing, said the program was established in the spirit of m

utual respect, friendly consultation, equality and reciprocity. It also said the cooper

ation involved was open and transparent and adhered to laws and regulations.上海夜生活

The program had made an important contribution to bilat

eral cultural and educational exchanges and the promotion of mutua

l understanding and friendship, which had been welcomed by local residents, it said.上海夜生活

“We noticed that the NSW Education Department

上海夜生活said it will continue to strengthen Chinese-language education, and we ho

pe the NSW side will take a more objective view of the Confucius Institute,” it said.上海夜生活女神会所

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday that the NSW side had not consult

ed the Chinese side before making the decision to end the program, which was disrespectful an上海夜生活

d unfair to local students and not conducive to bilateral people-to-people exchanges.

The Confucius Institute program was established by the NSW Department of Education and Jiang上海夜生活女神会所

su Provincial Education Department in 2012 at the request by the NSW side, Geng said.

“We hope the Australian side will respect their Chinese partn

er and do more things to strengthen mutual trust,” he said.

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According to market 上海千花网cy iiMedia Research

 percent of consumption in China occurs at night. In the past three years

, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.上海千花网女神会所

Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after dusk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled

上海千花网out last month to encourage after-dusk economic activities, including extending the oper

ating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and later closi

ng hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.Longer hours上海千花网女神会所

This month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour routes, with 10

5 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending their

上海千花网business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.

Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Dece

mber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.上海千花网

Zhou Zhou, director of the company’s daily distribution operation

s, said nighttime consumption has great potential, and all Bianlifeng outlets have

上海千花网女神会所performed well after dusk. He cited a store near the Third North Ring Road in Bei

jing, whose post-10 pm sales account for about 30 percent of those for the entire day.

“In areas such as Zhongguancun, where there are many internet enterprises, convenie上海千花网

nce stores act as late-night canteens for company employees who frequently work late,”

he said. “In some stores, the number of consumers at about midnight will account for 25上海千花网女神会所

percent of the peak in the daytime. A majority of them are born after the 1990s.”

However, Zhou said that while nighttime consumption in the bustling business district is strong, in s上海千花网

ome communities, people are still not aware of the benefits of buying after dark.

Jiang said China has obvious advantages in developing it上海千花网女神会所

s nighttime economy, with high security levels in cities at nig

ht and a large number of consumers. But such development is still in the early stages.

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Washington blasted fo上海419osing an unworkable

China won’t give in to extreme pressure by the United States on tariffs and will firml

y defend its core interests, as it has sufficient countermeasures available, experts said.上海419品茶微信

The reaction came after the Ministry of Commerce expressed strong opposition on Saturday

上海419to a new threat of additional tariffs by the US on about $550 billion worth of Chinese imports. The ministry urge

d Washington to reverse course immediately or be prepared to “bear all the consequences”.

The fresh retaliatory threat by the US violates the consensus reached between the count上海419品茶微信

ries’ top leaders and severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal international trade o

rder, the ministry said, adding that Washington will eat the bitter fruit of its own actions.

上海419Gu Xueming, head of the ministry’s Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said none of the ex

treme pressure tactics and intimidation by the US will work with China, which will unswervingly protect itself.

In the future, the country’s countermeasures will be more rational, firmer and more powerful, Gu said at a seminar in Beijing on Sunday.上海419品茶微信

Noting that cooperation is the only correct choice, Gu said he hoped the US will see the situation clearly, give up its illu

sions and resolve its differences with China under the principle of mu上海419

tual benefit and respect. Any agreement must be acceptable to both sides, Gu said.

Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad

上海419emy, said China has sufficient tools in its toolbox to use to counter the US adm

inistration’s unilateral tariff actions. The “quality” of the tools matters most, he said.

On Friday, the US administration said it will hike duties on $250 billion worth of Chinese上海419

goods from the current 25 percent to 30 percent beginning on Oct 1, and the re

maining imports of $300 billion from the previously planned 10 percent to 15 percent on Sept 1.

The move followed Beijing’s plan on Thursday to raise上海419品茶微信

tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods in a response to the US side’s planned levies on a

n additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, announced earlier this month.

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The most shocking 上海会所a of deterioration was th

 starboard side of the officer’s quarters, where the captain’s quarters were,” he said. “The captain’s

bathtub is a favorite image among Titanic enthusiasts, and that’s now gone. That whole deck hole on that上海会所品茶微信

side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms, and the deterioration is going to continue advancing.”

He said the sloping lounge roof of the bow section would probably be the next part to be

上海会所lost, obscuring views of the ship’s interior. “The Titanic is returning to nature,” he added.

The Titanic, built by Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, sank after hitting an iceberg on her maide

n voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people.上海会所品茶微信

The team of experts and scientists captured the first ultra-high definition 4K quality images using specially adapted cam

eras, and their research will help assess the wreck’s current condition and project its future, as well as making it pos

sible to visualize the wreck using augmented reality and virtual reality technology.上海会所

Lori Johnson, a scientist on the project, said: “The future of the wreck is going to continue to deteriorate over time, it’s a natural

process. These are natural types of bacteria, so the reason that the deterioration process ends up being quite a bit

上海会所品茶微信faster, is a group of bacteria, a community working symbiotically to eat, if you will the iron and the sulfur.”

Vescovo, a submersible pilot, said: “It’s a big wreck, I wasn’t quite prepared for how large it was. It was extraordinary to see it all, an

d the most amazing moment came when I was going along the side of the Titanic and the bright lights of the submers上海会所

ible reflected off a portal and came right back, it was like the ship was winking at me. It was amazing.”

he Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual celebration of togetherness when the moon is at its fullest, is right around the corner, on

Sept 13, which means shop shelves will soon be teeming with a dazzling array of mooncakes.上海会所品茶微信

This year, a new offering of the traditional pastry

will make its debut and test how Chinese consumers react to the faux meat craze that has overtaken some countries.

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The civilian rescue te上海夜生活rther mobilized

ed to help these underdeveloped areas fight natural disasters, he added.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, natural disasters have forced ne上海夜生活女神会所

arly 4.4 million people to evacuate and have left 627 people dead or missing since June.

上海夜生活Without comparing the number of people who evacuated, the ministry said the death toll is 23.2 percent lower compared with t

he average of the past five years for the same period. The country also saw the direct economic loss from these disa

sters go down by 2.3 percent from the past five years’ average to 215.3 billion yuan ($30.4 billion).上海夜生活女神会所

To fight these disasters, more than 14,400 members from fire and rescue teams across the co

上海夜生活女神会所untry were involved in over 13,000 tasks for flood control. Over 4.6 billion yuan earmarked for d

isaster relief was dispatched to the five worst-hit regions, including Jiangxi and Hunan pr

ovinces. Materials sent to flood-plagued areas included 18,000 tents and 66,000 folding beds, according to the ministry.上海夜生活

Ye Jianchun, the vice-minister of water resources and emergency manage

ment, said 549 major rivers stricken by floods nationwide have seen their water levels inc上海夜生活

rease above the warning line since June, which is more than the average every year since 1998.

上海夜生活女神会所He said typhoons may continue to wreak havoc in the near future, with Typhoon Bailu ex

pected to land in Taiwan on Friday or Saturday and then in Fujian province on Sunday.

S urged to cancel $8 billion sale that would net the island 66 fighter jets上海夜生活

Taiwan buying United States ‘fighter jets will not make its military strong enough to resist reunification by the People’s Lib

eration Army, and the exorbitant “protection fee” used to procure US weapons should ha上海夜生活女神会所

ve been spent on improving the island’s economy and people’s livelihoods, military experts said on Thursday.

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Ahead of the second上海千花网f the bill in the Legis

 the Legislative Council, the protests escalated.

On June 15, Hong Kong leader Lam suspended the bill. The next da上海千花网

y, Lam apologized and offered to “accept all criticism” and “serve the public”.

But the demonstrations did not stop.

上海千花网女神会所Paul Yeung, a Hong Kong-based researcher and commentator on public policy, said the protests against the extradi

tion bill have morphed into demonstrations against the local government’s manner of responding to pub

lic opinion. Thus the protests are continuing, though the bill has been declared “dead”, he said.

Some observers say many y上海千花网oung people who took to the streets were merely affected b

y peer influence, instigated by a small number of radicals, and lost their critical thinking and simply followed.

Yeung said another factor leading to the situation in Hong Kong is that the government上海千花网女神会所

has failed to respond in a timely manner to young people’s aspirations and sentiments throughout the process.

上海千花网He said channels that the Hong Kong government is to establ

ish to communicate with local people can help break the city’s current deadlock.

But he said it will be a difficult task, given the tense social atmosphere. “It is imperative to restore peace and r上海千花网

ationality to society, with both sides showing a willingness to compromise before dialogue,” he added.

Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years, and p上海千花网女神会所

art of it, Hong Kong Island, was ceded to the United Kingdom after a war in 18

42. In 1898, China also leased the rest of Hong Kong-the New Territories-to the British for 99 years.

上海千花网Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country

, two systems”, which means Hong Kong is part of China and enjoys a high degree of a

utonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs, as stipulated by Hong Kong’s Basic Law.上海千花网女神会所

Hong Kong’s leader, the chief executive, is currently elected by a 1,200-member election committee.

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he behind-the-seque 上海楼凤tories of Dust to Dust

Before the symposium, Xi visited the grottoes and inspected the w

ork of cultural relics protection and research. During his visit, Xi spoke with tourists. 上海楼凤

Digging of the Mogao Grottoes began in 366. They symbolize the great achievement

 上海楼凤女神会所s of China’s Buddhist art from the fourth century to the 14th century. They also showcase the cultural int

egration and mutual learning among the diverse civilizations along the ancient Silk Road.

Fan Jinshi, an archaeologist who began working in Dunhuang in 1963 at the age of 25 and is now hon 上海楼凤

orary president of the Dun­huang Academy, said she attended the symposium and was excited at Xi’

s placing so much importance on the protection of cultural relics, China Central Television reported. 上海楼凤

Xi mentioned many times in his remarks the need to increase support for the protection o

 上海楼凤女神会所f cultural relics, Fan said, adding that he also suggested employing high technology in protecting cultural relics.

In a written instruction to a national meeting on cultural relics protection in April 2016, Xi called cultural relics “a val

uable legacy from our ancestors”, and stressed that conservation will benefit future generations. 上海楼凤

On Tuesday, Xi laid a floral basket at a monument in memory of the revolutionary martyrs of the West Route Ar

my of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army in Gaotai county, and paid t 上海楼凤

ribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the battles against the Kuo­mintang from 1936 to 1937.

 上海楼凤女神会所He also visited Jiayu Pass, the first frontier fortress at the wes

t end of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He listened to an introd

uction of the Great Wall and the passes in Hexi Corridor, part of the ancient Silk Road.

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Tourism planning for上海楼凤an New Area completed

The Chinese government has completed the compilation of a plan for tourism developme

nt up until 2035 in north China’s Xiongan New Area, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.上海楼凤

The plan has been submitted to the Publicity Department of the Central Com

上海楼凤mittee of the Communist Party of China for approval, the ministry said in a statement.

China announced plans in 2017 to establish the Xiongan New Area, a mi

llennium green city in Hebei Province located about 100 km southwest of Beijing.上海楼凤

The tourism industry will serve Xiongan in carrying out its task

s of relieving functions nonessential to Beijing’s role as the capital and helping coo

上海楼凤女神会所rdinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, according to the plan.

The government aims to build the Xiongan New Area into a model fo

r high-quality development of Chinese tourism, an international tourism destination with gre上海楼凤

at influence in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and a world-famous tourism city.

Xiongan should be developed into a pilot zone to promote effective integration of culture and tourism, the reform of the tour上海楼凤女神会所

ism management system, and the innovative development of eco-tourism, the statement read.

Olympic Forest Park offers range of activities, abundant wildlife

The most crowded place in Beijing on a typical weekend morning is not the Sanyu上海楼凤

anli Market or the Sanlitun shopping area, but a park near the North Fifth Ring Road.

Entering through the park’s south gate, you’ll typically see a group of people to the left warming up for exercises, cha

tting about their fitness levels, while to the right you may see teams of runners pass, sweating heavily.上海楼凤女神会所

A vacant area just 14 years ago, Olympic Forest Park was built ahead of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics as a leisure area for athlet

es and coaches away from intense competition at National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest.

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Many young people i上海千花网isunderstood US

 citizens. Even many Americans disagree strongly with US politicians. The v

iolence part of Hong Kong protesters is what an average American would frown upon.上海千花网

There was a “China is not an enemy” open letter to the US president recently in The Wa

上海千花网shington Post by a group from the academic, foreign policy, military and business communities, overwhelmingly from

the US, including a former US ambassador to China and professors from Yale, MIT and Harvard.

The letter reads in part: “US opposition will not prevent the continued expansion of the Chinese economy, a greater global mar上海千花网女神会所

ket share for Chinese companies and an increase in China’s role in world affairs…. We do not believe Beijing is an ec

nomic enemy or an existential national security threat that must be confronted in every sphere.”上海千花网

It is imperative for the protesters to heal the wound now and clearly stay

away from the rioters. Identify the right crowd and recognize one incontrovertible fact-t

hat Hong Kong is part of China. Upholding the “one country, two systems” principle is the first step toward上海千花网女神会所

restoring the rule of law in Hong Kong. Please do not become the ones you hated most. If Hong Kong becomes hell, you are

contributing to it, for, as the open letter mentioned earlier also says, “Efforts to isolate

China will simply weaken those Chinese intent on developing a more humane and tolerant society.”上海千花网

The wrong crowd cannot represent you, and you are the most unique if you avoid the crowd and turn back now.

The auction of a prominent dragon-shaped building in Pangu Plaza in Beijing bega

上海千花网n with a starting price of more than 5.18 billion yuan ($734 million) on Monday.

The auction, organized by the Beijing No 3 Intermediate People’s Court, is fo

r the 44-story No 5 building of the plaza near the National Stadium-also known as the B上海千花网女神会所

ird’s Nest-on the capital’s north-south axis in Chaoyang district. It will end at 10 am on Tuesday.

Since the court put the building-related information on e-commer

ce platform Taobao in July, the auction has been viewed about 120,000 times.上海千花网女神会所

But as of press time, just two people have registered to participate in the bidding.

According to the auction rules disclosed by the court, every participant should pay 1 billion yuan as a security deposit, a

nd the price will increase by 5 million yuan each time another participant joins.

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