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It should not come as a surprise that more than 300,000 Hong Kong residents, from all w
alks of life and from different nationalities, participated in a rally convened by over 70 civic leaders on Saturday.上海楼凤品茶微信
That the organizers represented the business sector, student groups, civic organizati
上海楼凤品茶微信ons and police associations shows they’ve had enough of the radical youths, who for weeks have made hea
dlines for resorting to violence supposedly to oppose an amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition law.上海楼凤
These radical youths have attacked police officers, stormed the legislature, and laid sie
ge to the police headquarters, all carried out in illegal and violent fashion, which th
上海楼凤品茶微信e silent majority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region could no longer remain mute spectators to.
This silent majority gathered together with one purpose in mind: to defend the SAR, its residents, its business and its values上海楼凤
by demanding an immediate end to the violence. The message “end divisions, defend Hong Kong” was read out
loud and clear by a young student at the rally held in Hong Kong’s central administrative and business center.
上海楼凤The silent majority of the SAR would have preferred to live a peaceful life and strive to achieve their dreams rather than rack t
heir brains over politics were it not for the danger their city is facing. Hong Kong’s social order and reputation as one of t
he world’s safest cities are not the only things at risk. The rule of law－which H上海楼凤
ong Kong residents cherish most and is crucial for the SAR’s long-term stability and prosperity－is also under threat.上海楼凤品茶微信
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social stability and economic prosperity. Not to mention people’s livelihoods and well being.
building a credit-based market regulation system. The bankruptcy mechanis
上海龙凤419品茶微信m is one part of the whole system. Besides local government, individuals and enterprises will also be regulated.
Companies with bad credit records will receive serious punishment, said Lian Weiliang, deputy head of the National Develo上海龙凤419
pment and Reform Commission. “For the worst scenario, the companies could be prohibited from the market.”
The measures for rating companies’ credit are being drafted, and market-oriented third-part上海龙凤419品茶微信
y institutions and industry associations will be involved in the rating process, according to Lian.
上海龙凤419According to the State Council’s guideline, individuals’ and co
mpanies’ credit performance will be recorded in a timely, accurate and comprehensive ma
nner, while targeted regulatory measures will be taken on market entities with different credit levels.上海龙凤419品茶微信
Credit defaulters will be held accountable in line with specific
regulations and laws and urged to rectify their irregular practices, it said.
上海龙凤419More efforts will be made to enhance credit regulation information disclosure and impro
ve regulatory efficiency by leveraging big data and other technologies, according to the guideline.上海龙凤419
The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, is also buildin
上海龙凤419品茶微信g the country’s nationwide credit information system, which is composed of a national fin
ancial credit information database and market-oriented credit information institutions.上海龙凤419
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illion companies and 970 million individuals, becoming the world’s largest.上海龙凤419品茶微信
Including internet finance and peer-to-peer lending information in the national sys
tem is the next step in the top financial regulators’plan. The system will also in上海龙凤419
clude data from securities and insurance companies in the future, Wan said at an earlier conference.
“Information leakage and hacking could potentially be major threats to the credit information sy上海龙凤419品茶微信
stem’s security,” he said. “So far, the system is generally stable, and has not displayed any serious leakage risks.”
Constitution Day on May 3, doubts over constitutional revision have increased.
On the one hand, a large majority of the respondents said they don‘t see any upsu上海夜网
rge in the call for constitutional amendment despite Abe’s desperate efforts.
上海夜网女神会所On the other hand, when asked if Article 9 should be amended, 64 percent of the respondents
said “no”, up from 63 percent last year, while only 28 percent said “yes”, down from 32 percent last year.
And Yomiuri Shimbun’s nationwide opinion poll in July showed people are more concerne上海夜网
d about “social security matters” such as pensions than constitutional amendment. In fact, 37 perce
上海夜网女神会所nt of the respondents, the biggest group, said they vote for the party which promises to provide the best possible socia
l security for citizens, with only 7 percent saying constitutional amendment is the most important issue for them.
Moreover, apart from heeding the call of a majority of Japanese citizens, Abe and the LDP sh上海夜网
ould also take into consideration the opinions of Japan’s neighbors such as China, the Republic of Kor
上海夜网ean and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where the invading Japanese troops committed many atroc
ities before and during World War II, before venturing to amend the Constitution.
If the LDP tries to amend the pacifist Constitution without resolving the historic上海夜网
上海夜网女神会所al issues with the neighboring countries and without understanding the true sentiments of Japanese citizens, it will
face opposition from the Japanese people as well as the international community.
The author is head of the Institute of International Politics at and deputy director of North上海夜网
east Asia Research Center, Jilin University. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
上海夜网女神会所ith the European Parliament election in May producing unexpected results, cho
osing new leaders for European Union institutions became a tough exercise for EU officials.上海夜网
On July 2, Ursula von der Leyen, German defense minister, was nominated as the new president of the European Com
mission, and Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director, was nominated to head the Eu
上海夜网女神会所ropean Central Bank. While outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was nominated to lead the European Cou
ncil, former EP president Josep Borrell’s name was proposed as the new EU foreign policy chief.
center in Guangzhou aims to become a high-tech hub for South China, by attracting world-class companies
Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City in Guangzhou – a sm上海楼凤品茶微信
art eco technology center being developed to showcase the latest in sustainable devel
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These will aim at developing the facility, a 123-square-kilometer green-field township in Guangzhou, into a high-tech hub in South China.上海楼凤品茶微信
The knowledge city was selected as one of the core platforms that sup
上海楼凤port the Guangzhou-Shenzhen science and technology innovation corridor con
struction in Guangdong province, which involves the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan.
“As a core platform for constructing the corridor, SSGKC will enhance infrastructure construction and continue to e上海楼凤
xpand its transportation network,” said Xu Hui, deputy director of the development and construction office of SSGKC.上海楼凤品茶微信
An extension of subway line 14, connecting SSGKC and other parts of Guangzhou, will go into operation by the end this month.
上海楼凤Cutting-edge knowledge city takes shape
Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway and another three subway lines are under construction, layi
ng foundations as a strategic node of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.上海楼凤
“SSGKC will make efforts to build public facilities with international sta
ndards to create a good living and working environment for businesses and re
sidents,” said Tan Minghe, director of the development and construction office of SSGKC.上海楼凤品茶微信
The construction of sports venues and ecological footpaths have started. Hospita
上海楼凤ls, schools, an international conference center, a museum and a library will be built soon.
More than 900 companies, with combined registered capital of 100 billion yua
n ($15.4 billion), had committed to being in the new knowledge city as of the end of November.上海楼凤品茶微信
The city is home to leading companies such as BeiGene and US giant General Electric.
he re-weightings and consequent portfolio rebalancing should not be viewed in isolation. In particular, the inve
上海千花坊女神会所stment index changes will be phased in over many months, which will allow investor
s to gradually and smoothly re-allocate their investments, thus mitigating the impact on volatility; and the c上海千花坊
ontinuing inflows of new AUM across constituent markets, which should help to further smooth capital flows.
上海千花坊女神会所The author is a financial sector specialist with the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Resear
ch Office (AMRO), a regional macroeconomic surveillance organization. This is an excerpt from the organ
ization’s latest report. The views don’t necessarily represent those of AMRO or China Daily.上海千花坊
In an international conference on religious freedom he hosted in Washington
上海千花坊女神会所from Tuesday to Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again showed how freely his tongue can wag in an ef
fort to portray the United States as a beacon of freedom in a world that he painted as pitch-black.
Alleging that “83 percent of the world’s population live in countries where religious freedom is either threatened or deni上海千花坊
ed entirely”, the evangelical Christian even helpfully proffered a list of those countries he considers culpable.
上海千花坊女神会所Not surprisingly, given his past lambastings of it, China came in for a tongue-lash
ing with Pompeo asserting it is “home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time”.
This is not the first time he has pointed an accusing finger at China’s policies in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Bu上海千花坊
t this time he took his rhetoric up a notch describing it as “the stain of the century”.
上海千花坊女神会所He might want to look closer to home for that, as the detention centers on the US southe
rn border are more fitting of that description, having been described by some as “concentration camps”.
Even the US president has admitted, “they’re very crowded, in many cases”. 上海千花坊
But Pompeo carefully avoided overstretching his tongue when presenting h
is examples of China’s human rights abuses. He failed to mention that the many illegal religions and s上海千花坊女神会所
ocial organizations in China and elsewhere in the world are funded by his government for its own political purpos
上海千花坊女神会所es; and that many separatist organizations are on the payroll of Washington under the name of freedom fighters.
US President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-bo
rn Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infest上海龙凤1314品茶微信
ed places from which they came,” a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist.
上海龙凤1314品茶微信”So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose govern
ments are a complete and total catastrophe… viciously telling the people of the United
States… how our government is to be run,” Trump said in a series of three comments on Twitter.上海龙凤1314品茶微信
While he did not mention names, Trump appeared to be referring to first-y
ear Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Min
上海龙凤1314nesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – a group known as “the squad” that
has been very critical of Trump and also of the current Democratic leadership of the House.
Only Omar, whose family left Somalia as refugees and arrived in Minneapolis in 1997, was born outside the United States.上海龙凤1314品茶微信
“Mr President, the country I ‘come from,’ and the country we all swear to, is the United St上海龙凤1314
ates,” Ocasio-Cortez, like Trump a native of New York City, responded on Twitter. “You are angry becau
se you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.”
上海龙凤1314″Let’s be clear about what this vile comment is: A racist and xenophobic attack on De
mocratic congresswomen,” tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate.
Another 2020 contender, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, tweeted at the president: “This is racist. These congre上海龙凤1314品茶微信
sswomen are every bit as American as you — and represent our values better than you ever will.”
months this year was from non-CISA members, whose clean capacity cannot be guaranteed, he emphasized.
Liu Bingjiang, head of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s air quality management department, said at the same fo上海千花坊品茶微信
rum that it is unfair for companies with high operational costs on environmental protection to compete und
上海千花坊er the same market conditions against those investing little into environmental protection.
The authorities will bring in industrial associations to tighten emissions assess
ment on steel producers when granting exemptions from production restrictions, he said.上海千花坊
Those with poor environmental protection records or that scheme to cheat the assessment will be severely punished, he said.
上海千花坊品茶微信Currently, China enforces steel production restrictions in key areas on days forecast to have heavy air pollution, and
roducers with ultra-low carbon emissions are allowed to have lower or no production cuts.
More than 60 steel producers in key areas, with a total crude steel capacity of 260 million上海千花坊
tons, have upgraded to meet ultra-low carbon emission standards, according to Liu.
上海千花坊品茶微信China expects 60 percent (340 million tons) of existing crude steel capacity in key areas
to be made with ultra-low carbon emissions by 2020, according to a ministry guideline released this year.
Li Xinchuang, president of the China Metallurgical Industry Planni
g and Research Institute, said that to achieve low-carbon emissions involves upgrades in上海千花坊
the whole process of steel production, and more attention should be paid to procedures such as raw materials tra
上海千花坊品茶微信nsportation and storage, which often generate emissions that are difficult to contain.
China’s oil and gas industry saw steady growth in 2018, with expansion reported in both pr上海千花坊
oven reserves and annual output, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday.
In 2018, national exploration of oil and gas saw a total investment of 63.66 billio
n yuan (about $9.26 billion), up 8.9 percent year on year, the ministry said in a report on its website.上海千花坊品茶微信
Investment in oil and gas exploitation rose 24.7 percent to reach 203.11 billion yuan, according to the ministry.
pital Land signed strategic cooperation agreements with a host of traditional art workshops, guilds and institutes of higher learning.
The Beijing company also aims to integrate investment, technological research and retail facilities to further pro上海419论坛
mote Chinese intangible cultural heritage as well as investing in a 5 billion yuan cultural foundation.
上海419论坛女神会所The goal is to help every link in the intangible culture industry chain-from designers and inheritors to producers-to solve their
problems and convert intangible culture into marketable products with a practical value, Li says.
When a product is created, the Beijing company will invest in its production, increase its added value and help it to gain market presence.上海419论坛
Li says Beijing Capital Land will also use its outlet shops a
cross the country to promote products bearing elements of intangible culture.
上海419论坛To date, the company has also reached strategic agreements with several o
nline retail giants, including Alibaba, JD and Vipshop, to boost sales of these products.
The goal is to enable customers to better appreciate the beauty of Chinese culture and to build uniquely Chinese cultural brand, Li says.上海419论坛
Authorities expect the park to become a testing ground for national efforts in intangible cultural heritage protection.
上海419论坛女神会所ang Chenyang, an official at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s int
angible cultural heritage division, says that he hopes the park will provide opportunities to co
mbine exciting cultural heritage products from all over China, and promote the upgrading of the traditional arts上海419论坛
and facilitate in-depth cooperation between those involved in art creation, design and marketing.
Beijing currently has more than 12,000 municipal-level intangible cultural heritage prac上海419论坛女神会所
tices, according to Li Yang, a senior official with the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.
“We hope Yongyuan will become a new name in the capital’s ‘national cultural center’ development in the future,” Li Yang says.上海419论坛
The Beijing government issued guidance in June to support the development of platfor
ms for cooperation in the fields of intangible cultural heritage, culture creation and health.上海419论坛女神会所
The guidance pushes for rational utilization of the city’s historical build
ings and former industrial sites, turning them into intangible cultural heritage hal
ls for protection, research, publicity and academic exchange purposes, according to Li Yang.
erce said it would issue licenses to US companies seeking to sell products to Huawei when there is no threat to national security.上海楼凤
上海楼凤品茶微信Huawei was put on the US Entity List in May, which banned it from
buying technologies originating in the US without special government approval.
Liang said despite the US government “crackdown”, Huawei has achieved growth上海楼凤
in the first half of this year and specific financial data will be released by month’s end.
The senior executive also explained that the company’s self-developed operating system Hong-Me上海楼凤
ng is designed to power internet of things applications such as self-driving vehicles and remote medical services.
上海楼凤品茶微信”When it comes to operating systems for smartphones, Android and its open ecosystem is
still the top choice. It is undecided yet whether to use HongMeng for smartphones,” Liang said.
According to Huawei, the company will step up investments to ensure cybersecurity and protect users’ privacy.
In 2018, Huawei has evaluated 2,778 of its mainstream suppliers
for cybersecurity risks, and verified the progress of related corrective action plans上海楼凤
. It also signed a data protection agreement with 582 suppliers for privacy protection, and performed due diligence on
上海楼凤品茶微信these suppliers, said the 2018 Sustainability Report which Huawei unveiled on Friday.
Lyu Tingjie, a professor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommun
ications, said Huawei has demonstrated strong resilience toward all the geopolitical pressure, and its c
onsistent research and development input will help it overcome all the challenges.上海楼凤
“But the US government has become the biggest source of uncertainty for the global electronics industry. It constantly chang
上海楼凤品茶微信es its attitude and failed to clarify what products can be resumed to sell to Huawei,” Lyu said.
On Friday, Liang also highlighted Huawei’s determination to pursue green devel
opment by achieving innovation in the course of its 5G research, product development, and engineering.
Huawei has managed to reduce the 上海楼凤power consumption per 5G site to 20 percent less than the
industry average. This has been made possible by the new Huawei chipsets, system software, pr
ofessional services, and advanced hardware and heat dissipation technologies.上海楼凤品茶微信
“These innovative technologies have made Huawei’s 5G more energy-efficient. With the right solutions, Huawei’s 5G will be a green technology,” Liang said.
Two beluga whal上海会所品茶微信es have landed safely in Iceland, where they will live out their days in a whale sanctuary.
上海会所品茶微信The pair, Little Grey and Little White, who had spent years in captivity as performers at the Changfeng Ocean World in Shangh
ai, were flown to the other side of the world in specially made slings and containers that were designed to their exact physical requirements.
The two 12-year-old female whales journeyed 9,223 kilometers,上海会所
including the flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik
上海会所International Airport and trips by truck and ferry, to end up at their new home in a natural bay on Heimaey, one of the
Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. They arrived on Wednesday.
Andy Bool, head of Sea Life Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Littl上海会所品茶微信
e Grey and Little White have safely touched down in Iceland. This is a complex but insp
上海会所iring project and we’ve been working with the whales for months, helping to prepare them for traveling to their new home.”
“For the next step, Hangzhou is going to establish an integrated transportation service system bot
h online and offline, providing a series of mature solutions that will help relieve the pressure of car p上海会所
arking in the city,” said Zhu Yunfu, chief executive of Hangzhou CBD Investment Group.
上海会所品茶微信Construction of Beijing’s new Fengtai Railway Station started in the first half of this year, and the sta
tion, reputed to be one of the largest in Asia, is expected to open at the end of 2020, local officials said on Tuesday.
The new Fengtai Railway Station, which is aiming to handle 14,000 passengers simultaneously when in operation, is desi上海会所
gned to have 12 platforms and 22 rail lines, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.
Some main high-speed rail routes, including lines from the capital to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong, will pass through the new railway station.
The project plans to ease pressure on Beijing West Railway Station, which reached it上海会所品茶微信
s capacity of 180,000 passengers a day in 2016, according to the Beijing Railway Bureau.
It is expected that some railways in the station will open at the end of 2020 and the station will fully
complete construction at the end of 2021, said Li Xiaotao, director of the investment department of the commission.
上海会所Once completed, the Fengtai station buildings will cover 400,000 square meters, 78,
000 square meters larger than Beijing South Railway Station, currently one of Asia’s largest.
Beijing South served about 20,000 passengers per day in its first days of operation, but it reached its maximum capa上海会所品茶微信
city of 210,000 passengers during the May Day holiday in 2018, according to station authorities.