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e Mechanism of Nature Reserve Areas with National Parks as a M
ajor Component”, opened on Monday in Xining, capital of Qinghai province.上海乌托邦女神会所
In 2017, China devised a national park system aimed at protecting more of the country’s areas of outstanding natural bea
uty. The country’s first pilot national park in the Sanjiangyuan area of Qinghai is set to open in 2020.
上海乌托邦女神会所Xi said the purpose of establishing the national park system is to pr
otect the authenticity and integrity of natural ecosystems, preserve biological diversity, pr
otect ecological buffer zones and leave behind precious natural assets for future generations.上海乌托邦
The system is an important measure taken by China to promote ecological prote
ction, build a beautiful country and pursue harmony between humans and nature, he said.
上海乌托邦女神会所Building China’s ecological civilization should draw on the successful experience of other countr
ies while meeting China’s national conditions, the president said, encouraging the participants of the foru
m to conduct in-depth discussions and brainstorm for a better future for world ecological civilization.上海乌托邦
About 450 representatives from central governmental departments, national park sy
stem pilot provinces, research institutions and international organizations attended.上海乌托邦
The United States should immediately revoke its planned sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan
上海乌托邦女神会所or accept the possible consequences, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after US President Donald T
rump was quoted in reports as saying he had given a green light to the $8 billion deal.
Trump said he had approved the deal in New Jersey late last week, Taipei-based Central News Agency reported on Monday.上海乌托邦
Speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Sh
uang said he was aware of the reports, and repeated China’s firm opposition to the planned sale.
上海乌托邦女神会所China has lodged solemn representations several times to the US over the sale, which gravely violat
es the one-China principle and the stipulations in the three China-US joint communiques, Geng said.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam; Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political C
上海乌托邦女神会所onsultative Conference National Committee; Wang Zhimin, director of the Liaison Office of
the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Xie Feng, commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P
e上海乌托邦ople’s Republic of China in the HKSAR; and Cai Yongzhong, political commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the nation’s t
上海乌托邦女神会所op Hong Kong affairs authority, stressed Hong Kong’s priority is to punish those engaged in violent acts. He appealed to
people from all walks of life in Hong Kong to reject violence and stand firm in defense of the rule of law.
US Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis,上海乌托邦女神会所
amid rising concerns over trade tensions, a slowing global economy and muted inflation pressures.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s rate-setting body,
上海乌托邦trimmed the target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 2 perc
ent to 2.25 percent after concluding its two-day policy meeting, in line with market expectation.
“Through the course of the year, weak global growth, trade policy uncertai
nty, and muted inflation have prompted the FOMC to adjust its assessment of the app上海乌托邦女神会所
ropriate path of interest rates,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Despite strong job growth and solid consumer spending, the cen
上海乌托邦女神会所tral bank chief pointed out that manufacturing output has declined for two consecutive qua
rters, business fixed investment fell in the second quarter, and domestic inflation shortfall has continued.
“The Committee moved from expecting rate increases this year, to a上海乌托邦
patient stance about any changes, and then to today’s action,” Powell said.
“It’s primarily about risk management and a recalibration in response to rising ri
上海乌托邦女神会所sks associated with global growth and trade tensions,” Tim Duy, professor at the Uni
versity of Oregon and a Fed expert, wrote in a Bloomberg opinion piece earlier this week.
said another cut in the reserve requirement ratio — which wi
上海乌托邦ll reduce funds banks keep in vaults and boost lending — may be conducted later this year.
“As the United States Federal Reserve will probably gradually cut interest r
ates and domestic inflationary pressure may ease, China’s monetary policy options are exp上海乌托邦品茶微信
ected to further broaden,” said Cheng Shi, chief economist of ICBC International.
上海乌托邦To support financial reforms, the People’s Bank of China — the cent
ral bank — may refrain from broad-based easing but adopt more structural tools in the
coming months, such as targeted reserve cuts to boost lending to small businesses, Cheng said.上海乌托邦品茶微信
On the fiscal side, policies facilitating debt financing of infrastructure projects may be stepped up, he added.
The country has set a 2.15-trillion-yuan ($312.4 billion) spe
cial local government bond issuance quota to help finance infrastructure projects.
Iris Pang, director of ING in China, said policymakers may even
上海乌托邦roughly double the fiscal stimulus for infrastructure projects to 4 trillion yuan.
This will offset the expected reduction in exports and related supply-chain reloc上海乌托邦
ation activities, securing the GDP growth rate for the second half at 6.3 percent.
JPMorgan’s Zhu said the economy may slow a bit in the second half but ma
nage to grow by 6.2 percent for the full year, as increased infrastructure investment and stab上海乌托邦
le consumption will counter the drag from exports and manufacturing investment.
Xue Yi, a finance professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing
, said the debut of the Nasdaq-style tech-heavy STAR Market will also lend support to the economy.
On Monday, the first 25 companies are due to debut on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR Market.上海乌托邦
“In the second half, the much-anticipated new board is expected to raise public interest i
n the whole capital market and usher in more funds, thus reducing financing costs for listed firms,” Xue
said, adding that much more of the new board’s boost to the economy will unfold in the long run.
ccidentally discovered that baijiu from his hometown, a small village in
Lichuan city, Hubei province, was popular with some consumers in first-tier cities.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Fu Lei, product manager at Yefu Academy Cultural and Creative Industries Co, said: “Yefu’s mother used to work in a baijiu distillery, so he has a s
上海乌托邦品茶微信pecial interest in baijiu and likes drinking and collecting baijiu products. He misses products from his childhood a
nd has mentioned many of them in his stories, including the local vegetables, tea and alcohol.”上海乌托邦
The baijiu brand Wuximan was first presented as a gift to people who bought other local products, but the
上海乌托邦品茶微信number of repeat purchases of the drink rose unexpectedly. The company then started sell
ing it online or through Yefu’s personal social media platforms to his followers at 99 yuan a bottle.上海乌托邦
With artistic packaging featuring his poetry and lyrics on a terrazzo bottle, the brand was produced by a small workshop in Yefu’
上海乌托邦品茶微信s village from mountain spring water and pure red sorghum. On good days, more than 100 bottles a day are sold.
Fu said: “Baijiu is a niche market and consumers mainly come from big cities, where there are either
expensive high-end brands or low-end ones. It is not easy for people to obtain pure-grain baijiu,上海乌托邦
and we try to sell them good-quality original products that are reasonably priced.”
上海乌托邦Ardoin, from Alltech Beverage Division China, said the Chinese ma品茶微信
rket is evolving much faster than elsewhere, and innovation is the key to survival.
“Chinese consumers like completely different flavors to those in Euro上海乌托邦
pe or the US, and they are far more open-minded about trying something new,” he said.
Vice-Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury S上海乌托邦品茶微信
ecretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday.
上海乌托邦Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Comm
ittee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.
They exchanged views on implementing the consensus reac上海乌托邦品茶微信
hed by the two heads of state in Osaka, as well as the next round of trade talks.
Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan attended the call.
grams of scientific payloads back to Earth. The new model will be able to carry up to 600 kg,” the designer said.
Officials from the academy previously said the new satellite series will weigh 3.5 metric tons and will be launched by China 上海乌托邦品茶微信
‘s Long March 2D carrier rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
上海乌托邦The first of them will be tasked with assessing overall design and reliability in space, they said.
China launched its first recoverable satellite in 1975, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and the for
mer Soviet Union. China has sent 25 such satellites comprising seven types into space since then. These satellites 上海乌托邦品茶微信
enabled Chinese scientists to carry out hundreds of space-based tests and experiments.
The most recent mission by a Chinese recoverable satellite took place in April 2016 when the
上海乌托邦Shijian 10 carried out scientific experiments during a 12-day space journey before returning to Earth.
In another development, i-Space, a private rocket maker in Beijing, announced on F 上海乌托邦
riday that it had recently conducted a successful ignition test of its JD-1, a reusable liquid-propelled rocket engine.
The company called the 200-second test a milestone in the development of JD-1, which is set to lift i-Space’s SQX-2 carrier rocket. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
SQX-2 is at the research and design stage and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, i-Space said.
While teaching children－girls in most cases－to better protect themselves against sexual assault, more efforts should be m
ade by society to tell boys to respect and care for the opposite sex, according to experts. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Lin Zi, a psychologist, suggested that “readable” teaching materi
al be introduced for boys to tell them to better respect and protect girls and to unders
上海乌托邦tand that there is a “sense of personal space” regarding contact between the two genders.
She said some boys are confused about this situation, as their family members rarely discuss this with them.
Lin, vice-chairwoman of the Shanghai Psychological Counseling Association and founder 上海乌托邦品茶微信
of a psychological consultancy, is helping with the review of a sex educat
ion manual for children ages 10 to 14 launched by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund.
not repeat its mistakes or even “play with fire” over the is
sues, Wang said, warning it against attempts to create new trouble for Sino-US ties.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, sa
上海乌托邦id the transit is an attempt by Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party to use fore
ign forces to challenge the one-China principle and disrupt cross-Straits peace and stability for political purposes.上海乌托邦品茶微信
No forces should underestimate China’s determination and ability to s
afeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ma said in a news release.
上海乌托邦The Democratic Progressive Party has ignored the safety and wellbeing of
the people of Taiwan and has misjudged the situation by courting foreign support and s
erving as a pawn for foreign intervention in China’s domestic affairs, Ma said.上海乌托邦
China has sufficient policy tools and new measures to further optimize its fo
上海乌托邦品茶微信reign trade structure and deepen ties with new markets, especially those involved in the Be
lt and Road Initiative, in the second half of the year, a senior customs official said on Friday.
“We face a series of challenges in achieving stable foreign trade growth,” said Li K上海乌托邦
uiwen, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, at a news briefing.
He made the comment after customs released the country’s trade dat上海乌托邦
a for the first half of the year. Foreign trade increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year, tot
上海乌托邦品茶微信aling 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.16 trillion), with exports growing by 6.1 percent year-on-year. Imports rose 1.4 pe
rcent, and the country’s trade surplus widened by 41.6 percent year-on-year to hit 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.
Last year, foreign trade in the first half grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year, with exports rising 4.9 percent and imports up 11.5 percent.上海乌托邦
“The sector remains quite resilient” against the headwinds of Sino-US trade disputes and slowing global economic growth, he said.
Li also said that Sino-US trade frictions have had some impact on t上海乌托邦
he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who
le continued to expand as the world remains optimistic about the potential of the Chinese market,” he said.
it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor
ted the separatist “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” in China through political and financial hel 上海乌托邦品茶微信
p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an
上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se
paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.
President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信
me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea
ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail
上海乌托邦ed, not least because the United States administration mistook China’s conciliatory attitude for weakness.
Whether the US administration makes the same mistake this time remains to be seen. In any case, it is worth considering how t 上海乌托邦品茶微信
he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.
US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier
上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es
calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll
owing through on its threat to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. But it did nothing to re 上海乌托邦品茶微信
verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p
roducts that the US implemented after the 11th round of talks broke down in May. 上海乌托邦
While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc
上海乌托邦品茶微信es for China’s economy, their effects are likely to deepen over time. But China may succeed in per
suading the US to remove them – or, at least, not raise them further – if it refrains from retaliating with tariffs of its own 上海乌托邦
on US goods. Instead, China should focus on reducing its bilateral trade surplus with the US on its own terms. It is incr
easingly clear that the US tariffs have done more damage to American businesses and consumers than to China’s. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt
s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and
thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim
the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex
pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the
recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl
ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is getting
bolder in its reforms and experimentation, following an official upgrade centering on its ambitio上海乌托邦女神会所
ns to be a world-class knowledge city, an outstanding source of innovation in the region and a global talent magnet.
According to a framework agreement signed by the Chinese and Singaporean governments on Mo上海乌托邦
nday, the iconic Sino-Singaporean collaboration project based in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s
上海乌托邦Guangdong province, was officially elevated to the status of a State-level bilateral project.
Both governments pledged in the agreement that they will use the project to deepen coopera上海乌托邦
tion in the fields of technological innovation, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, int
上海乌托邦女神会所ellectual property protection, smart city construction and urban management.
According to official figures, 1,216 companies have registered with SSGKC since 2010, with an
aggregate registered capital of 125.8 billion yuan ($18.1 billion) and about 91 billion yuan in fixed assets.上海乌托邦
Industry insiders said companies registered with SSGKC, especially those in the sector of biomedic
ines – including General Electric, BeiGene and Innocare – will see explosive growth once they are p上海乌托邦女神会所
ut into operation in the next two years and will make the community a global rising star in its field.
上海乌托邦Shortly after the agreement, the Guangzhou government said in a press release that as a model for a city’s
knowledge economy, SSGKC will undertake more innovative reforms and measures to make itself Guangzhou’s top in
vestment destination for global enterprises and an ideal place for them to develop.上海乌托邦女神会所
Companies in the knowledge city will also enjoy incentive policies that the c
ountry has gradually rolled out for the pilot free trade zones and will work together to cre
ate a model for the integration of advanced manufacturing with free trade, according to the local government.
The knowledge city is seeking approval from higher-level authorities
to launch 18 innovation policies, across the fields of intellectual property, financial services, foo
d and medicine supervision, and for the construction of key platforms, the press release said.
mmunist Party 上海乌托邦女神会所of China (CPC) and Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan, accompanied by Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party
of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and his wife Ri Sol-ju, watch a lar
ge group callisthenics and art performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, DPRK, Jun
he two sides should enhance strategic communications and exchange views on major issues in a ti
mely manner to build a good environment for the development of bilateral ties, Xi said, and the two co
untries should expand practical cooperation to bring more benefits to the people of both sides.
In their talks, Xi also stressed the importance of deepening
mutual learning on the experience of governance, enhancing training of each other’s off
icials and boosting exchanges in such areas as education, health, sports, media, youth and local government.
On behalf of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the government and the peopl
of the DPRK, Kim expressed a warm welcome to Xi, saying that the general secretary’s visit, a
mid his tight schedule, is a great encouragement and shows political support for his party, government and people.
fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr
eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no
t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va
ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc
tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su