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sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
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But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
China remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. While pessimists focus on the diffi
culties, optimists see the silver lining of the Chinese economy’s remarkable resilience given the headwinds it faces.上海419
For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
上海419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an
d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
Actually, once last month’s much-better-than-expected gains in retail上海419女神会所
sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U
niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol
上海乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.
This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te
chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.
“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w 上海乌托邦品茶微信
ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve
上海乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.
“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta
ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.
As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t 上海乌托邦品茶微信
han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro
上海乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.
In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug
on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup
ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally. 上海乌托邦
The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b
y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo
上海乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiaojiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked
at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.
“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte 上海乌托邦
rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.
“Over the past 5,000 years, history has recorded the rise and fall of kingd
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failed to conquer the hearts of Chinese. Now, Uncle Sam is seeking unilateralism by abandoning world ord
娱乐地图女神会所ers since World War II, but they encountered resistance all over the world, especially from China,” said Wang Yao
heng, one of 12 contestants in the annual English Speech Contest held by the College of Liberal Arts & Law of Da
lian Minzu University on June 28. He made no secret of his admiration of Chinese culture. 娱乐地图女神会所
“After being informed of the speech contest, I was very excited about it. As a Chinese youth, I long for
an opportunity to express my love for the culture of our motherland. In addition, this is also a figh 娱乐地图
t back to those who turn a deaf ear to both affairs at home and abroad. I want to tell them that we college students are no
t a “spoiled generation, we are not the kind of know-nothing-but-pleasure” generation, Wang said. 娱乐地图女神会所
The contestants were ethnically diverse, and expressed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride
娱乐地图for the social and economic achievements made by Chinese people in the past several decades. The recognition o
f Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic groups reache
d a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US. 娱乐地图
However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.
Some believe that Chinese culture is still as vibrant as it used t 娱乐地图女神会所
o be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.
Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue 娱乐地图
l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lo
nger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age. 娱乐地图女神会所
Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era an
d appealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke
ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.
Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western attitude in C
hina. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and digest
their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.
rt Museum, Peking Opera became popular in Yantai back in the 19th century after some famous Peking Opera maste
rs performed there, including Tan Xinpei (1847-1917), the founder of Tan-style performance.上海千花网品茶微信
Tan, who gave three shows in Yantai in 1868, was the first Peking Opera master who performed in Yantai.
上海千花网Peking Opera master Zhou Xinfang (1895-1975) made his debut performance in Yantai in 1907 when he was 12 years old.
After that he performed in Yantai six times from 1907 to 1931, which made him a household name in the city.
“Then, Peking Opera troupes which toured the country stopped by the docks at the上海千花网品茶微信
port in Yantai. as the city was regarded as a place which could test the popularity of the artists,” says Zhang.
During the summer camp, the Yantai Art Museum will also hold Peking O
上海千花网pera exhibitions, displaying artworks based on the old art form, including paper-cutting, in
k paintings, sculptures and facial makeup, which introduce the history and characters of Peking Opera.
On Aug 7, the exhibition will move to Beijing.上海千花网
Meanwhile, according to Zhang Zuling, the director of Yantai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Yantai has 10 pr
上海千花网品茶微信ofessional Peking Opera troupes, which give over 1,000 shows each year in the city.
In 2018, a project was launched by the government to promote Peking Opera in Yantai, especially among the young generation.
An original Peking Opera production Liberation of Yantai, which chronicles Yantai’s上海千花网品茶微信
liberation during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), was premiered by Yantai Pekin
上海千花网g Opera Company, and was also staged at the eighth China Peking Opera Art Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
Speaking about the project, Zhang Zuling says: “In 2018, over 80 million tourists came to Y上海千花网品茶微信
antai. It’s a great platform to revitalize the old art form among the young students.”
that the monetary authority needs to keep the RMB stable, as well as advance the count
ry’s exchange rate reform to reflect the actual demand and supply of RMB in the market.
The central bank’s data is largely in line with the market’s expectations, said Ming Ming, a上海后花园品茶微信
n economist with CITIC Securities. “In terms of future monetary policy, the central bank’s move will be infl
上海后花园uenced by multiple factors. It is likely to maintain a neutral stand and we should not expect substantial monetary easing.”
Shen Jianguang, vice-president and chief economist at JD Digits, said moderate inflation
in China will leave more room for monetary policy adjustments, if necessary, in the third quarter.上海后花园
China’s consumer price index stood at 2.7 percent for June, unchanged from May, and wa
上海后花园品茶微信s 2.2 percent for the first half of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
Apart from monetary easing, further tax cuts and policy to encourage consumption are also in the policy toolb
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niffer Dog Open Day” activity held at the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city, East China’s Shandong provin
It’s not just narcotics officers and lawmakers who need to keep up with the rapid development of new types of illegal recr上海后花园品茶微信
eational drugs, but also sniffer dogs at the General Administration of Customs’ canine training center in Beijing.
上海后花园With dozens of suitcases lined up in two rows on the center’s training ground, Fun, a
3-year-old Labrador sniffer dog, takes just 10 seconds to find the one containing drugs.
Fun sits obediently in front of the suitcase while his handler, customs officer Yu Xiaodong, crouches and pats him上海后花园品茶微信
on the head as encouragement. Yu then uses a rolled-up towel to play a tug-of-war game with Fun.
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Yu said the dogs rely on their acute sense of smell. “Without unpacking the luggage, the sniffer dogs are faster and more accurate than manual inspections.
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New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P
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rry drugs with them but use the internet to purchase, sell and deliver their inventory.
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ms are mainly divided into six types, aside from detecting drugs,” said Li Siwen, an anti-sm
uggling officer with Beijing customs. “Some are trained to find explosives, tobacco, bank notes and ivory. Our s
niffer dogs are capable of identifying more than seven kinds of drugs and their derivatives.”
Yu said Fun had been working for more than a year and can distinguish five different types of drugs.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m上海千花坊
ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
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rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.上海千花坊
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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w
hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und上海千花坊品茶微信
erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using
mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re上海千花坊品茶微信
gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.上海千花坊品茶微信
Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信
emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t
he FDA－Epidiolex－which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.
上海会所品茶微信”There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a
neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said
the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.上海会所品茶微信
The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency
上海会所held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.
But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc
ing its regulations. “We’ll continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to con上海会所
They need to develop their empathy with China by putting themselves in C
hinese people’s shoes. If their sympathy always goes to those willing to take innocent p
上海会所品茶微信eople’s lives, we have more than enough reason to tell them that their sympathy is misplaced.
hinese PC manufacturer Lenovo topped the global PC market share in the second qua上海会所
rter of this year, according to research and advisory firm Gartner on Thursday.
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nits, followed by 22.2 percent for HP, 16.9 percent for Dell and 5.9 percent for Apple.
Lenovo also recorded the fastest year-over-year growth of 15.9 pe
rcent and the largest share gain among the top vendors, said the report.上海会所
The worldwide PC market saw a 1.5 percent growth in the secon
d quarter of 2019 after two quarters of decline, according Gartner, and PC shipments tota
上海会所品茶微信led 63 million units at the same time, up from 62 million units compared with a year earlier.
The demand from the Windows 10 operating system replacements in the business market, improved condition for Intel CPU
shortage, all contributed the shipments growth, according to Mikako Kitagawa, a senior principal analyst at Gartner.
l cars, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and fuel-cell commercial cars.
Since 2018, with an updated policy, the authorities have been rolling out lists of specific上海千花坊
NEVs and small engine vehicles regularly for them to get tax cuts or exemptions.
上海千花坊Cui said the extended tax exemption to more NEVs this time will especi
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Qiu Kaijun, an industry observer and founder of Evobserver, an influential social med上海千花坊女神会所
ia platform in the NEV industry, said the vehicle and vessel tax cut measures are part of the authorities’ bro
ader efforts to boost the development of the NEV industry, as they aim to encourage purchases of NEVs, although t上海千花坊
he effects are not as influential as other incentives including financial subsidies and rebates of purchase tax.
The NEV industry in China has been developing very fast in recent years, as the co上海千花坊
untry pushes forward with efforts to build a globally competitive automobile industry.
上海千花坊女神会所There are two main points that Chinese audiences are unhappy with. First, in the trailer there are shots of Fujian, which is ab
out 3,000 kilometers away from historical home of Mulan in history. Second, the heroine Mulan, starring Cr
ystal Liu, wears heavy makeup that is appealing to Westerners’ eyes, not Chinese eyes.上海千花坊
Perhaps the criticism is unfair as Disney has designed the movie to please Western audiences, who c
上海千花坊女神会所are more about the story than the historical facts. That’s why Chinese audiences should not expect the f
ilm to have accurate Chinese elements even though the story is Chinese and almost all the leading actors are Chinese or
at least ethnic Chinese. It shows Chinese elements through the eyes of Westerners.
In 2018, NEV sales in China maintained robust growth of 61.7 percent
year-on-year, although the broader auto market sales contracted 2.8 percent year-on-y
ear, according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
For the January-May period this year, China’s NEV production and s
ales reached 480,000 units and 464,000 units, up 46 percent and 41.5 percent y
ear-on-year, respectively, according to Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology.
China had 340 million motor vehicles by the end of June this year, while the number of NEVs had reached 3.44 mi
llion, according to figures released by the Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday.
iwan, the sales of arms send the wrong message to the secessionis
ts, encouraging them to go further on the road of seeking independence. As a res上海后花园女神会所
ult, the arms sales are anything but a move to stabilize the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
With the current trade frictions between the US and China, what is badly n上海后花园
eeded is more political trust between the two economic heavyweights. Arms sales to t
he island are not only incompatible with the spirit of the three joint communiqués Beijing and Washington signed for the esta
上海后花园女神会所blishment of diplomatic relations, but also set new stumbling blocks in the way of building mutual political trust.
More tension and worsening relations across the Taiwan Straits are not in the interests of the US. Its meddling in the internal af上海后花园
fairs of China in whatever form will only increase the possibility of the mainland resorting to whatever m
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The US should not hope to see and will not be able to do anything to prevent that scenario from becoming a reality.
上海后花园The best choice for the US is to stay away from Taiwan affairs.
Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with M
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In his speech, Ouyang mentioned that one of the main purposes of the
probe is to determine if the planet is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit it.上海后花园
For some, his words may sound like science fiction. It remains a fact t
hat only about 400 people in the whole of human history have ever ventured into space. Of th
em, only 12 astronauts have left their steps on the moon, the nearest celestial body to our Earth.
No human has been to Mars yet. SpaceX has an ambitious plan to set up a human colony on the Red Planet, but NASA’s ex
isting plan to get humans to the planet seems to have been kiboshed by funding constraints.
China has now thrown its hat into the ring.
While it might be some time in the future, the good news is, once humankind inh
abits Mars and starts to terraform it, the planet’s potential can be fully exploited and its rich supply of resources can p
rovide ample support for human kind’s further development and exploration of the planet.
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he extradition law amendment to advance their own agenda, as they have don
上海千花网e with other social issues before. They should be shunned by those who have Hong Kong’s best interests at heart.
Now that the SAR government has called time on the amendment bill, it can turn its attention to the most important mat
ters at hand — economic development and improving people’s livelihoods. Those who really want the bes上海千花网品茶微信
t for Hong Kong should be willing to work with the SAR government to tackle the deep-seated problems the SAR faces.
上海千花网Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and other secessionists on the island ma
y feel exhilarated about the US State Department on Monday approving the pot
ential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, considering the move to be a sign that they will be able to count on the U上海千花网品茶微信
nited States for help should there be a military confrontation with the Chinese mainland.
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in its competition with China, the sale of arms represents not only a profitable deal, but also
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Tsai and her followers should know that their exhilaration is nothing but whistling past the
graveyard. The more arms the island buys from the US, the less safe the island becomes as efforts to bu上海千花网
ild up the island’s military capabilities only serve to send a clear message of secessionism to the mainland.
Tsai and her followers should not underestimate the mainland’s resolve to defend the nation’s sovereignty and territ
orial integrity. The farther the island moves away from the possible peaceful reunion w
ith its motherland, the more resolute the mainland will become to take the island back by force.
By building up its military defense, Tsai is playing a game of brinkmanship.