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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 academ
ic, 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 th
reat 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.
The Xiangzhou district government of Zhuhai special economic zone in S
上海千花网outh China’s Guangdong province publis
hed a special notice recently, requiring all gove rnment departments, organizations and units in the district to establish no more than one WeChat working group.上海千花网
Furthermore, “no work assignments and work related content are allowed to be pub
or forwarded on the WeChat working group after work,” the notice said. “The move aims to help reduce the daily work burden on grassroots level officials and employees,” it said.上海千花网女神会所
u district has taken the lead in Guangdong, the window of China’s reform a nd opening-up, to have issued such a notice that requires “one unit, one WeChat group” in its district.
ve has drawn much attention from the pu blic, and the district has quickly hit the media spotlight at home and abroad.
Chen Hongqiang, a local grassroots official, said he is in favor of the notice.上海千花网
“One WeChat group in one unit, and no work assignments and related content are allowed to be published in the
WeChat group after work – that is good news for the mass grassroots officials,” he said.上海千花网女神会所
“That would certainly help reduce the burden of the grassroots officials who have to frequently work overtime,” he said.
上海千花网Chen said he was really frustrated in previous years when he was sometimes called back to his unit to work overtime or d
uring weekends.Xiangzhou is not alone. The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central C上海千花网女神会所
ommittee released a circular in March, requiring more effort be made to solve problems
arising from too much formality in order to reduce the burdens on grassroots-level officials.
continue weighing on industrial profits, but the tax and fee cuts starting from April will offset part of the negative effects, Wang said.
上海千花网女神会所Monetary policy may lend further supp
ort by cutting the reserve requirement ratio of financial i nstitutions and directing more credit resources into small－and medium-sized enterprises, according to Wang.
s facilitating the financing of small businesses, policies to boost infrastructure investment, which will in t urn spur demand for industrial products, are also expected to be rolled out, said Zhang Wenhui, a researcher
上海千花网with the Industrial Economy Institute at the China
Center for Information Industry Development. “In addition, more provincial and municipal governments are expe
cted to set out plans to improve industrial profits,”
Zhang said, citing that local gov上海千花网女神会所 ernments had stepped up efforts to improve business environment and clear arrears owed to SMEs in the first half.
上海千花网As policy support takes effect and eases the burden of costs and expenses faced by industrial fir
ms, growth in industrial production and profit may stabilize in the second half, Zhang said.
New animated film based on a mythological figure smashes box-office records, Xu Fan reports.上海千花网
Smashing box-office records in animation, the film
Ne Zha has proved to be a dark horse, tipp 上海千花网ed to lift up the Chinese film industry, which has experienced a slowdown in the past five months.
The film, which topped the mainland’s ticket-revenue charts for four consecutive days, has grossed more than 800 mill上海千花网女神会所
ion yuan ($116 million) since it hit domestic theaters on Friday, according to live box-office tracker Maoyan.
上海千花网女神会所Ne Zha‘s takings totaled over 100 million yuan in the first day itself, surpassing the threshold figure faster than any other Chinese animated film. The film has also broken two other box-office records.
Well, we were showing in Paris, London and New York, but three years
ago we went into the mainland. We luckily fo
und a showroom that could help us. The mainla上海千花网女神会所 nd’s market is hard, because stores are very new; brands might not have a website
, just WeChat. But sales have 上海千花网grown from our first season to now and it has been significant. The mainland has overtaken my orders from Europe. And of cour
se, the scale is different. We have around 25 points
of sale there now. So yes, we’re focusing more and more on the mainland.上海千花网女神会所 Do you design especially for the mainland market?
We do tailor some of our designs, yes. I sometimes follow trends, but we c上海千花网
are more about ourselves and our feedback
from the buyers, who will tell us what sol d well last season. We take that and move forward. But if the buyer says a particular fit works, or a certain color, we上海千花网
will expand on those things. So we take about 50% of outside advice and add 50% of our own ideas.
The media seems to portray the brand as being for fashionistas, yet Cynthia & Xiao doesn’t feel entirely that way. Would you agree?
上海千花网女神会所Yes. It’s for fun kinds of girls who feel comfortable with themselves. We
do get some cool fashionistas who might wear our stuff and some Hong Kong KOLs [key opin
ion leaders]. But I don’t see our brand as a KOL thing. I’d rather have more people wearing and touching the prod上海千花网
uct than a KOL endorsement. I also don’t have a massive inventory of stuff, so I don’t need some super high-profile K
上海千花网OL. It’s about the right balance.Hongkongers don’t really seem to support their local designers – or their artist
s for that matter, either. But isn’t the current digital age meant to be all about disruption, inclusion and youth?
The mainland is also such a different kind of vibe from Hong Kong. They like that “girl-next-door” look, which is very relatable. These上海千花网
influencers are really successful, but you don’t know who they are. It’s a different type of visibility.
We find color just works. When we started out, the palette was more muted, with navy and grey – the idea being that pieces
上海千花网女神会所could be mixed and matched. But as we’ve grown, we’ve incorporated more color – lots of it! [laughs] – like yellow, r
ed, orange, neon green… stuff that’s really in-your-face. And they sell really well for us. The consumers seem to love it.
What’s your best-selling piece?上海千花网女神会所
Our favorite shape is something we call “oversize”. For some girls, it could literally be a dress,
but you would have to wear something underneath. Let’s just say it covers the bottoms and is our best-sel
ling shape no matter what we do. Then again, they also don’t want something too long. They like above the knee. If you co上海千花网
ver the knee, you look short. And of course, the aim is to look both short and thin. In Sha上海千花网女神会所
nghai, we always go shorter – a more fitted shape. Sometimes we make longer pieces, too.
I spent over three hours a day practicing, but to be a clapper talk artist, per
formers must first memorize the lines, talk with
rhythm, and gradually increase speed,” he上海千花网 says. To fully understand the lines, foreign performers have to learn a lot about Chinese culture.
上海千花网女神会所After graduating from the university in 2016, Ko
matsu first tried his han d at business but failed. So, he worked as a Japanese teacher in a language training school.
Despite the pressure of work and life, Komatsu
performs clapper talk with his teacher a上海千花网女神会所 nd fellow senior apprentices in theaters, communities, campuses and parks, though most of the performances are free.
Now, in his team, there are performers from Jap
an, Germany, Sweden and Britain. 上海千花网In August 2018, Komatsu decided to go back to Japan. However, he returned to Beijing half a year later.
Explaining why he came back, he says: “I missed my f
riends, Chinese culture and food too much, and life would be boring without them.”上海千花网女神会所
Komatsu has now decided to spend the rest of his life in China and continue with his hobby.
上海千花网He says: “I hope more Japanese will visit and learn more about China, so as to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.”
What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he b上海千花网
roke with his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.
Picasso’s innovations in perspective and technique dazzled the art world for d上海千花网女神会所
ecades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.
As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picass上海千花网
o’s poetry and other written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.
The artist did not begin to write until the age of 53. His literary endeavors r上海千花网女神会所
esulted in hundreds of poems with a unique fusion of words and visual imagery.
Making use of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become a hub
With its modern industrial system, Tianhe di
strict in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, is seizing the oppo上海千花网品茶微信 rtunities brought about by the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Ma
cao Greater Bay Area to become an international first-class central business district, an international core area for innovation in science and t
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ong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation. Its solid industrial foundation and favorable business environment, as well as the gove
rnment’s strong policy support, attract large numbers of enterprises to the district.上海千花网品茶微信
By the end of November, 162 out of the Fortune
Global 500 enterprises had invested in 228 proj 上海千花网ects in finance, science and technology, trade and commercial services in Tianhe. It is the city
‘s center for headquarters, with 104, or 29 percent of the total across Guangzhou, making Tianhe’s business dis
trict one of the three largest world-class central business districts in China. Among these, 95 percent of the h上海千花网
eadquarters in Tianhe are in the service sector and 25 headquarters are foreign-funded ventures.
上海千花网In the first three quarters of 2017, Tianhe’s GDP hit 304 billion yuan ($46 billion), up 9.5 percen
t year-on-year. Its GDP has been the highest among all the districts in Guangzhou for 10 years consecutively.
More importantly, experts said innovation, high-tech and service上海千花网
sectors have become the driving force of the district’s economic growth. The district go
上海千花网品茶微信vernment focuses more on quality rather than quantity when it comes to the economy.
With 53 innovation platforms and 51 startup incubators above city level, the district government is carrying out what it c
alls its “super incubator” strategy. It is making use of old industrial parks, factory workshops and public sites co上海千花网品茶微信
llectively owned by villagers to provide a platform for startups and to foster local economic growth. So far, Tianhe has cr
eated 29 of this kind of incubators for startups and innovation, covering a total area of 1.11 million square meters. The di
strict is also implementing a convenient “five-in-one” new business registration system.上海千花网品茶微信
As a center of finance and technology industries, Tianhe has 215 registered financial agencie
s and 33 enterprises listed on the stock market. It boasts 378 research and development institutes set u
p by enterprises, 86 institutes affiliated to universities and governments, and 239 engineering technology research centers.上海千花网品茶微信
Last year, 4,312 patent applications were submitted in Tianhe, 32 percent
of the city’s total and a rise of 45 percent year-on-year. Among these 1,158 patents were granted.
By the end of last year, Tianhe had 1,403 high and new-technology ent
erprises, as well as more than 50,000 science and technology enterprises.
signed and engi上海千花网neered in California and includes components from several countries in
cluding the United States”, and “final asse
mbly is only one part of the manufacturing process”.上海千花网 Apple has been expanding its R&D push in China, one of the world’s largest consumer
上海千花网electronics markets. Since 2017, it has establi
shed four R&D centers in the country – one each in Beijing, Sh enzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 million) and em
ployment for over 1,000 people dedicated to inno
vation in hardware, software and services.上海千花网 More efforts are needed from Chinese companies to explore the potential of massive data as mounting firms globally own “d
上海千花网女神会所ark data” and very few know how to use it, an in
dustry insider said during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Ch ampions 2019, also known as Summer Davos, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province.
“Many companies or organizations didn’t fully realize the potential of “da
rk data”, which refers to all the unknown and untapped data generated by an org上海千花网女神会所
anization’s systems, devices and interactions”, said Song Haiyan, senior vice-president and general manager of se
上海千花网curity markets of Splunk, a US company leveraging software to search and analyze data.
“The chaos of being unable to deal with such data creates tremendous opportu
nities for motivated companies to learn, as well as for Splunk to empower them to use it,” she said.上海千花网女神会所
Another challenge for companies using data is that they tend to simply collect d
ata but do not use it to predict something that they don’t even know, she added.
上海千花网女神会所In the wake of such problems, Song said Splunk has integrated some premium solutions, including artificial int
elligence, across the platform to help companies better use “dark data”, as well as predict future outcomes.
Splunk, founded in 2003, is a Nasdaq-listed company. Its total revenues hit $425 mil上海千花网女神会所
lion for its fiscal first quarter ending April 30 this year, which was a 36 percent increase year-on-year.
“I am glad to see that here in China, companies are putting the use of AI into a higher-than-ever role in their b
usinesses,” she said, adding that she was confident about business growth in the country.
The Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum was held in the city-state at the Four Seasons Ho
tel on Friday, when officials and top executi
ves from both sides signed numerous agreements.上海千花网 It was the first time that the annual event has been held in Singapore. Previously, it had been hosted in Guangzhou, Guangdon
g province for the past five years. 上海千花网品茶微信As a flagship project of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, an example of bilateral cooperation, the SSK
F is currently the only high-level forum that is n
ow taking turns to be held in China and Singapore, its organizers said. Themed “forging new frontiers – all-round opening-up and innovation-driven development”, this year’s f上海千花网
orum was designed to tap the collective intelligence of think tanks, experts and business leaders from China and Singapore.
At the e
vent, trending topics were explored during panel discussions regar 上海千花网品茶微信ding future cooperation and development between the two countries, the organizers said.
An estimated 250 guests from Singapore and China attended, following the Singa
pore-Guangdong Collaboration Council’s ninth meeting, which was held the morning of the same day.上海千花网品茶微信
A series of agreements were signed during the meeting.
Among them was a memorandum of understanding for the development of an international artificial intelligence innov
上海千花网品茶微信ation center funded by TUS Financial Group from China and Ascendas-Singbridge Group from Singapore.
In response to the Chinese government’s drive to create an international in
dustry innovation hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the center is pl上海千花网
anned to be built at the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and leverage its research and de
velopment resources to achieve breakthroughs in core chip technologies, local officials said.上海千花网品茶微信
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is located in the Guangzhou Development District.
Using maximum pressure to achieve its goals is a trick frequently used by some in the United States for international negotiations cal
上海千花网led “the art of trading”. Its main feature is using the means of multifaceted attacks
and unlimited requirements while at the same time gaming against its opponent in m ultiple issues that cross different fields, and then resorting to selected compromising moves to achieve the goals of core interests, to maintain hegemony through power, and to defeat the opponent t上海千花网
hrough bullying and deception. Some people in the US think that “maximum pressu
re” is extremely powerful, and decidedly useful when dealing with China.上海千花网 Is the “maximum pressure” measure really effective? In dealing with some small and weak countries, the US government has arbitrarily waved the big stick of sanctions and relied on its power and maximum pressure to impose its own interests. Some countries, shadowed by the po
werful economic and political pressur上海千花网 e from the US, either because of a lack of overall strength or because of long-term dependence on the US, have been forced by the US to make compromises in accordance with the require
上海千花网ments of the US in negotiations, and they have to quiet down and let the US get what it wants. This is a situation that hap
pens often and inevitably leads some people in the US to form the opi nion that all countries, including China, will be afraid of the maximum pressure strategy and will certainly yield and surrender under their powerful pressure.
• Can trade protection make the “return of the manufacturing industry” to the US possible? 上海千花网女神会所Since the Trump administration came to power, it has put forward the proposal of “buying US goods and hiring US workers”, emphasizing the “return of the manufacturing industry”. Some people in the US
offered preferential policies to enterprises that came back to the US to set up factories. For those enterprises that moved their factories abroad, they were threatened with tariffs, forcing ente
rprises to return to the US for production. Can these trade protectionist practices really enable the US to achieve a return of the manufacturing industry?上海千花网女神会所
Whether the return of the manufacturing industry can be achieved depends first on the reasons behind the outflow of manufacturing from the US.
From the perspective of the US domestic economy, its manufacturing outflow is determined by how the local economy works.上海千花网女神会所
In the process of economic globalization, US multinational companies have transferred more and more industries to developing countries to a
chieve maximum profitability. Through industrial transfer, they reduce costs, expand markets, divert pollution, and i
ncrease the profitability of capital. At the same time, more and more capital has left the real economic sector with lo
wer profit margins, and turned to the financial sector to engage in financial speculation, leading to the hollowing out and virtualization of the US economy.
• Can economic and trade friction promote US economic prosperity? Since 2019, the employment rate and the market value of the US stock market have remained high. In the first quarter, the actual GDP annualized quarter-on-quarter
preliminary value was 3.2 percent. Since the introduction of economic and trade friction by the US against China, the US economy seems to be
doing well. This has made some people in the US confident about constantly escalating trade friction with China. But to o
bjectively evaluate the so-called prosperity of the US economy requires a comprehensive and rational analysis.
Based on some indicators, the US economy is prospering. However, whether it will continue to prosper depends on the
state of capital accumulation. In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted fixed-capita
l investment growth rate of the US private sector was only 1 percent, significantly lower than growth rates in 20
17 and 2018. According to US official data, US durable goods orders fell 2.1 percent from the previous month in April 2019, surp
assing the expected 2 percent decline. Shipments of core capital goods – a leading indicator of economic expansion – fell by 0.9 percent in April. Fr
om the perspective of development trends, economists are unsure about the prospects of the US economy. According to a recent survey released by the Na
tional Association for Business Economics, many economists predicted that the possibility of a recession in the US ec
onomy by the end of 2020 will almost double, mainly due to the US government’s trade protectionist policies.
e small and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are family businesses and contribute the greater part of the country’s GDP.
“上海千花网Poland is known worldwide for the q
uality of its food, such as apples and milk, w
hich are already available on the Chinese m arket. We believe that Chinese consumers will be more open for new tastes of Polish food in the near future,” Skoczek said.
He said the CISMEF is an international event which features the highest level, largest scale and most wid
e-ranging influence in the Asia-Pacific region and speciall
y serves SMEs. Over the past 13 years, 16 countries and international organizations in Asia, Europe, Oceania, America (North上海千花网 America and South America) and Africa have been invited to host the exhibition, with its international influence growing year by year.
The 14th CISMEF will feature South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNI
DO). With an exhibition area of more than 1,000 squ
are meters, South Africa will appear with more than 70 characteristic enterpris上海千花网女神会所 es in industries such as agriculture, and services, to promote and present distinctive local products, industrial investment environment and cultural customs. UNIDO will set up
a special promotion area in the International Hall to popularize the knowledge of industry, and provide technical support and projects needed by SMEs.上海千花网
Currently, 31 countries, regions and organizati
ons have confirmed their participation and booked 1,028 booths, including South Africa, UNIDO, Egypt (first time), Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Greece, the UAE, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, Japan, Poland, Sri Lanka, Russia, Sou
th Korea, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Iran, Nigeria, Germany, Indonesia, the USA, Spain, Australia, Qatar, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
上海千花网女神会所Responding to the national strategy of opening up, the f
air will host several international pavilions featuring the Belt and R oad; China-Africa Cooperation Mechanism and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Africa pavilion; Central and Eastern Euro
pe pavilion; Middle East pavilion and Hong Kong; and the Macao & Taiwan pavilion will be set up to present distinctive products and 上海千花网女神会所quality services.
A wide range of practical events, such as the second Asia-Europe SME Financing Seminar, SME Cross-border M
atchmaking Seminar and Business Promotion of Overseas Exhibition Groups and Purchase Presentation, will be held conc
urrently to build a capital, technology and intelligence networking platform for Chinese and foreign SMEs.
With 6,000 standard booths and an exhibition area of 150,000 square meters, the 14th CISMEF is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Info
rmation Technology of the People's Republic of China, the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, the People
's Government of Guangdong Province, the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa and UNIDO.