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n the first half of 2019, a total of 6.86 million used cars

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n yuan, according to the latest data from the China Automobile Dealers Association.上海夜网品茶微信

Luo Lei, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Dealers Association, said earlier that the booming market is tha

nks to the central government’s decision to remove limits on the flow of used vehicles across regions.

上海夜网Since last year, China has ramped up efforts to scrap limits on cross-region flow of used

cars, as part of the country’s broader push to make the automobile industry globally competitive.

“This will encourage consumers to switch cars more frequently and

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China has about 240 million cars on the road, data from CADA showed, yet about 78 percent are from first-and second-tier cities.

“But demand for used vehicles chiefly comes from consumers in small cities, resulting in huge dema

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To tap into the demand, major car dealers including Renrenche, Youxin and CA

RS are all gearing up to enter more cities and provinces to boost market share.上海夜网

Major ride-hailing firm Didi is also entering the mar

ket by buying used vehicles directly from Renrenche in a bid to lower costs.

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2 million vehicles in three years,” said Renrenche in an earlier statement.

Major internet behemoths are also joining the fray.

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In addition to househol 上海夜网ojects, PV poverty allevia

tion projects and others, the construction of PV power generati

on projects this year will be about 50 million kilowatts, said the NEA statement. 上海夜网品茶微信

 上海夜网About 40 million to 45 million kilowatts of projects will be com

pleted and connected into the electricity grid within this year, it said.

As the construction period of PV projects is short, there will be a sig

nificant demand for products in sectors like PV glass and silicon materials, Liu said. 上海夜网品茶微信

By the end of 2018, the installed capacity of PV power generation reach

 上海夜网ed 174 million kW and the annual power generation capacity reached 177.5 billion kW

-hours, ranking first in the world, which played a key role in energy transformation.

On the other hand, the rapid growth of PV power generation also brings about an exp 上海夜网品茶微信

ansion of subsidies and other issues, which need to be addressed to promo

te the transformation of PV power generation from high-speed growth to high-quality development.

 上海夜网According to the Ministry of Finance, the total subsidy budget for new PV projects will be 3 billion y

uan in 2019, of which 750 million yuan will be used for household PV (equivalent to 3.5 million kW 上海夜网品茶微信

 上海夜网) and 2.25 billion yuan will be used for subsidized bidding projects (excluding PV poverty alleviation).

The purpose of this year’s 3 billion yuan subsidy is to support “this year’s” new PV power generat

on projects, ensure that PV power generation and upstream manufacturing industry maintain an app

ropriate development speed, according to a statement of the NEA released in May this year. 上海夜网品茶微信

Industry insiders believe China’s solar industry will become subsidy-free in a few years as the country tries to revitalize its PV

sector after the government announced a plan to scale back its central subsidy system last year.

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According to Asahi Shi上海夜网 annual survey ahead of

 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.

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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

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ities before and during World War II, before venturing to amend the Constitution.

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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.

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east Asia Research Center, Jilin University. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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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.

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African safari inspires L上海夜网 director Favreau

For most of us, it is just a daydream to quit our job, pull up stakes and travel around the world.

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the biggest project in his filmmaking career, after a six-month sabbatical to Africa earned him

上海夜网品茶微信the director’s chair on Disney’s $250 million live-action remake of its 1994 animation, The Lion King.

As one of the most anticipated blockbusters this summer, the new Lion King fi

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According to the producers, Favreau went on a safari to Africa six months befor

上海夜网品茶微信e even entering into talks with the Hollywood giant about taking the helm of the remake.

During his trip, the original film was used as frame of reference several times-first, when Favreau and other travelers saw a wart上海夜网

hog run past the safari vehicle and a member of the tour party started singing Hakuna Matata, a song from the mo

vie. The film was mentioned again later, when they saw several lions standing majestically on a rock.

上海夜网品茶微信In an introductory news release from Disney, Favreau says the Lion King story “pops up in music, on T

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like there was a tremendous opportunity to build on that and to retell the story in a different medium.”

上海夜网品茶微信Widely regarded as a classic, the 1994 animated film won two Academy Awards-Best Original Song for Can You Feel the Love To

night, composed by Elton John and Tim Rice, and Best Score, thanks to composer Hans Zimmer.

In 1997, a stage production inspired by the film debuted on Broadw上海夜网品茶微信

ay, subsequently winning six Tony Awards. Now, more than 20 years later, the mus

ical has remained as one of Broadway’s biggest hits, recently staging its 9,000th show.

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Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief

of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, said in an afternoon media bri

efing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Liberation Army appreciates the US’ will

ingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

However, Shao said Shanahan also made some inaccurate claims on China’s military de

velopment and strategic intentions in his speech, “and the PLA resolutely opposes these accusations”.

Regarding the Taiwan question, the US side has reiterated its military

 

 

efing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Liberation Army appreciates the US’ will

ingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

support to the island based on the so-called Taiwan Relation Act.

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursda

that enterprises in any country will not disregard their own interests and blindly follow other countries’ “political command”.

“Most countries have always been highly alert to US government acts of

resorting to state power to crack down on companies in other countries, disrupt m

arkets and obstruct mutually beneficial cooperation between other countries,” Lu said.

But the positive development is also accompanied by some concerns. A string of Japanese

carriers, including NTT Docomo, said they were also considering delaying the launch of Huawei’s new sma

rtphones. Their hesitance is due to uncertainty about Google’s previous announcement that it would restrict H

uawei’s access to updates of the Android operating system in compliance with a US ban.

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Some Chinese car companies are State-owned, usually

by provincial governments, but the car business in China is very highly competitive and foreign brands are very successful.

In any case, the continuing growth of an already large private sec

tor should alleviate foreign concerns about competing with State-owned companies.

During the George W. Bush administration, the US imposed tarif

fs on Chinese steel, arguing that State-owned companies had an unfair advantage. But, US st

eel companies also face higher costs because of increased environmental protection. China’s current emphasis on buil

ding an “ecological civilization” means that that kind of polluting heavy industry will be less viable.

China has also recently announced a strengthened regime of intelle

ctual property rights protection. Again, this is what foreign negotiators are seeking, but al

so is important for China’s own economy as it transitions to being a technology leader.

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fornia synagogue shooting suspect identified as

 The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C

alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.

The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.

Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking

into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.

“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch

abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the

arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.

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Giant panda to leave for Austria in 4-year research project

 A giant panda will leave for Austria for a four-year collaborative research project, a

panda research base in Southwest China’s Sichuan province said Monday.

Yuanyuan, a 20-year-old male, will leave Chengdu at 4:45 am Tuesday for it

s new home at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, according to the China Conservation and Res

earch Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) based in the Wolong National Nature Reserve.

A farewell party for the panda was held at the base Monday afternoon.

The research on Yuanyuan in Austria will enhance China’s cooperation

with Austria in areas such as breeding, disease control and prevention as well as the rep

roduction of the giant panda, said Zhang Zhizhong, an official with the CCRCGP.

The base has launched giant panda research programs in cooperat

ion with 15 zoos in 13 countries and regions so far, according to Zhang.

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Eleven people dead in Shenzhen floodsmissing in a floo

Eleven people were killed in floods triggered by a sudden rainstorm in the southern Chin

ese city of Shenzhen Thursday night, local authorities confirmed Saturday.

The last missing person was found dead Saturday afternoon, said a source with the city’s emergency management bureau.

At around 9 pm Thursday, the rainstorm pounded Shenzhen, leading to floods that flushed aw

ay dredging workers at different river sections in the districts of Luohu and Futian.

The average precipitation in three hours Thursday night reached 65 mil

limeters in Luohu district, data from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau showed.

Provincial authorities of Guangdong province in charge of workpl

ace safety and emergency management on Friday issued a circular on strengthening safety and prevent

ing deadly risks during flood season, demanding all projects be halted and workers be evacuated to safe grou

nds during heavy rainfall to prevent loss of life. Shenzhen falls under jurisdiction of Guangdong.

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