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The Lancet report predicts that China will surpass the United States in alc
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ers annually on average and per capita consumption of alcohol in the US to drop to 9.5 liters. By then, about 77 percent of pe
ople in China are forecast to drink alcohol at least occasionally, compared with 73 percent in the US.
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l rose greatly last year. Wine was the most popular choice, followed by spirits and beer.
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e 20 million couples marrying in China from 2010 to last year. Baijiu is more popular in lower-tier cities than in me
tropolises. The greatest demand is for bottles priced from 100 to 300 yuan ($15 to $44), the Suning report said.
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lity or niche products such as imported wine and craft beer. Chinese women prefer fruit
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US beer and spirits producer Alltech Beverage shipped its first Kentucky bourbon brand Town Branch to China in 2011.
上海419论坛品茶微信Jonathan Ardoin, head of Alltech Beverage Division China, said middle-class Chinese are now ready
to try spirits or beer from overseas, which wasn’t the case when the company first arrived in the count
ry. It now sells a range of imported drinks in China, and has also set up a factory in Hebei province.上海419论坛
“People are still drinking, but are willing to get out of their comfort zone,” Ardoin said.
He added that alcohol is a good “palliative solution” to relieve pr
essure for people who are constantly under stress, and Chinese consumers are foll上海419论坛品茶微信
owing a global trend that has led to increased demand for imported alcoholic beverages.
Sales of Scotch whisky are falling in Europe and the US, while Irish w
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hina and began importing a range of Irish whiskey into the country this year, he said.
of departures” of foreign companies to other countries, adding that reworking their supply chains in China or exiting is costly.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday that the US allegation tha 上海会所品茶微信
t China wants to make a deal because of an economic slowdown is “entirely misleading”.
上海会所”China is not the only one that wants to conclude a trade deal. The US wants it, too,
” Geng said at a regular news conference. “American people, especially consum
ers, strongly oppose the trade war and the additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Their voice speaks volumes.” 上海会所品茶微信
Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s leading authorities on Asia,
上海会所suggested in an interview that China is in no rush to cut a trade deal with the US.
“I think they’re going to stay cautious on moving aggressively to cut a deal out of the fear of a weak e
conomy, as President Trump would like us to believe,” he said Monday on CNBC’s Trading Nation. 上海会所
The senior fellow at Yale University said he was in China last week
上海会所品茶微信 and the general sense was that the economy was slowing in the manufacturing sector.
“The larger, more rapidly growing services sector was likely to provide a source of resilience,” he said.
China’s services sector, which contributed 54.9 percent to the country’s total GDP, rose 7 percent in the first half, surpa 上海会所
ssing a 3 percent increase in primary industry and a 5.8 percent rise in secondary industry, officials said on Mon
day. Primary industries extract raw materials, while secondary industries make products from those materials.
上海会所品茶微信Simon Lester, associate director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for
Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, said, “I don’t think the latest Chi
na GDP numbers have changed the calculation for either side in how to approach the current trade war.” 上海会所
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, said that in a global eco
nomy where nations are interconnected, any slowdown in China’s econ 上海会所品茶微信
omy will have global implications, including for US exporters and investors in China.
ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to
copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信
p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.
上海千花网At the China Development Forum in March, Vice-Premier Han Zheng emphasized: “We w
ill step up our efforts for IPR protection as well as law enforcement in various aspects, and establish a sy上海千花网
stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”
上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio
n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网
Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in
上海千花网to joint ventures should alleviate any fears about mandatory technology transfers.
Financial market reforms
Reform of the financial sector is moving especially rapidly. China will allow full foreign ownershi上海千花网
p of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies by 2020, a year earlier than was s
上海千花网品茶微信cheduled, Premier Li Keqiang told the Summer Davos Forum. Foreign institutions will be offered treatment e
qual to that of domestic companies in credit references, credit ratings and payments, he said.
Li emphasized that this reform is part of a broader push to force domestic上海千花网
firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no
上海千花网品茶微信t just providing them with opportunities to enter the Chinese market. We are also providing opportu
nities for the financial sector to upgrade and to improve its quality on a level playing field,” Li said.
Measures to boost private sectorThe Chinese government has also recently announced mea上海千花网品茶微信
sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.
In a discussion with foreign CEOs at the Summer Davos meeting, Li noted that small and medium-sized companies and private e上海千花网
nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.
ers on one charge would earn 5 credits for its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be redu
ced to 2.5, according to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.上海千花网
He added that the proposed policy encourages better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
上海千花网女神会所Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, es
pecially international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy envi上海千花网
ronment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will
上海千花网女神会所be made in China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 units上海千花网
during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
上海千花网女神会所The draft proposal is expected to help boost hybrids as well, to which Japanese carmakers have devoted much time and money.
They would still be considered fossil-fueled but re-classified as “low fuel consu
mption passenger vehicles” and thus will incur less negative points than traditional vehicles.
Under the current system, automakers in China are obliged to make up for a portion of the negative points they incur whe上海千花网女神会所
n they produce internal combustion engine vehicles with points won for producing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the revision could see more traditional vehicles replaced with hybrids, because when automakers prod
uce hybrids. The proposed change came as a surprise, some experts and industry officials said, because the gove上海千花网女神会所
rnment has never before given any preferential treatment for hybrid technology.
“The new proposed policy is a roundabout way to promote hybrid cars,” said Cui in a social media post.
ority will continue to come up with measures to grow the construction of facilities t
hat protect intangible cultural heritage and offer better conditions for cultural inheritors.上海乌托邦品茶微信
So far, several masters of intangible culture have moved in, and the park is talking
上海乌托邦with more than 30 inheritors nationwide about some form of cooperation.
The park offers more than 30 spaces for traditional artists to meet guests and show their work.
For example, many artists will make bracelets because they are currently popular,” Zhang says.上海乌托邦品茶微信
“But jade, after all, is non-renewable. If we all cut good material to make quick consumables, it would be pointless,” he adds.
上海乌托邦Zhang believes joining Yongyuan will allow for more thorough, long-term learning am
ong artisans in his field and collaboration with designers who are more familiar with the market.
The ultimate goal is to better combine the art of jade sculpture with tasteful design and then h上海乌托邦
elp the public to gain a better appreciation for the beauty of this traditional art, Zhang says.
上海乌托邦The China National Textile and Apparel Council has also settled in the park.
Handbags and clothes bearing elements of intangible culture are neatly placed at the co上海乌托邦品茶微信
uncil’s workshop for visitors to appreciate and, if it tickles their fancy, purchase.
上海乌托邦”We will mainly showcase products deriving from intangible cultural heritage i
nnovation in the field of textiles,” says Xia Jingjing, an employee with the textile council.
These products are selected from art masters working in the industry nationwide.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The council will also invite textile art masters to mee
t with designers and develop new products for the future, according to Xia.
“The Yongyuan office will also be a good platform to test the wate上海乌托邦
r and see what kinds of textile products appeal to consumer tastes,” Xia says.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Zhang Tiecheng, a Chinese arts and crafts master, is one of the first to move into Yongyuan.
His workshop at the park now presents a range of delicate jade items on sale to the public.
Zhang has engaged in the art of jade sculp
ting-an art form once practiced by ancient royal houses-for more than three decades.
He says that people are increasingly interested in the field because of its growi
ng returns, but that has unfortunately led many inheritors of art to make items purely for money.
kes it the ideal environment for the development of intangible cultural heritage.
The plant covers an area of 14,000 square meters and sits right next to the South Central Axis.上海419论坛品茶微信
It’s about 800 meters away from the iconic Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Te
上海419论坛mple of Heaven. To the north of the plant’s location, there even stands a century-old church.
Remodeling began in September.
After months of constru上海419论坛ction, Yongyuan opened in late June.
The southern building which used to be Sanlu Plant’s production area now serves a space for the high-end customization and in
上海419论坛品茶微信novation of intangible cultural heritage, while the eastern facility offers immersive exhibition experiences.
The building in the north has been transformed into a retail sp
ace, where visitors can buy products such as handmade bags and traditionally created art.上海419论坛
Yongyuan park will focus on the development of intangible cultural heritage. It was set up to
allow inheritors to work with designers and find ways to blend the traditional arts more seamlessly into public life.
上海419论坛品茶微信So far, many inheritors are confined to limited development space, says Li.
The cultural product concept falls behind the times and is separated from modern design and sales, he adds.
“We need to bring together good designers and intangible culture inheritors for product innovation,” Li says.上海419论坛品茶微信
“We conducted protective reinforcement of the original architecture, ensu
ring everything from a piece of wood to a stalk of grass remained the way it was 100 year
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All of those old buildings have undergone exterior remodeling and interior refits, but vi
sitors can still touch the old red bricks that are exposed on its surface here and there.上海419论坛品茶微信
A traditional tile structure was applied to the partitions in the park.
Trump, a Republican who has made cracking down on illegal imm
igration a centerpiece of his administration, is trying to deal with a surge of mostly Cen上海夜生活品茶微信
tral American families crossing the US-Mexico border. Many families are approaching border officials to seek asylum.
上海夜生活品茶微信The latest planned arrests would follow widespread criticism of the crowded, unsanitary conditions in which immigr
ants are being detained along the southwestern borde
r and concerns about children being separated from adults by border officials.上海夜生活
In a hearing on the subject on Friday at the US House of Representatives, some Democra
ts said they feared the forthcoming arrests could result in more immigrant children being separated from their families.上海夜生活品茶微信
Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, asked a fed
上海夜生活eral watchdog about its recently issued report saying detention conditions were below standards.
Jennifer Costello, the acting inspector general for the Departm
ent of Homeland Security, told the congressional hearing that the government was falling short in term上海夜生活品茶微信
s of “crowding, the prolonged detention, some of the hygiene that the children are supposed to have.”
Costello said it would be “impossible” to meet required standards under “the conditions that we saw there.”
Trump sent Vice President Mike Pence to visit some of the criticized detention facilities in Mc上海夜生活
Allen, Texas, on Friday along with journalists, who have generally been denied access to detained immigrants.
上海夜生活品茶微信Reporters who joined the tour saw immigrants, including children, lying on mats on the flo
or covered with thin aluminum blankets. A few toys lay about, and some watched television.
The Trump administration has increased pressure on the govern上海夜生活
ments of Mexico and several Central American countries to stem the flow of migrants reaching the US border.
Trump is to meet with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales at the White House on Monday for talks on immigrati
上海夜生活品茶微信on and security. Morales may sign an agreement with Trump declaring Guatemala a safe destination for asylum seekers, wh
ich could prevent many from applying in the United States, according to officials in both governments.
Alongside these international efforts, Trump has sought to deter border crossings with highly publicized crackdowns in the United States.上海夜生活
The operation that Trump said would start on Sunday is an example. ICE is expected to t
arget families whose immigration cases were handled through an expedited court process that began in 2018.
上海夜生活品茶微信The agency has notified about 2,000 of those people that they fa
ce deportation because they failed to appear in court, acting ICE Director Mark Morgan said last month.
Immigration rights activists have complained that in many cases immigrants, espe上海夜生活
cially those involved in expedited hearings, do not receive proper notice of their court dates.
ICE has declined to discuss the weekend’s operation, including whether those families are among those being targeted.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups sue上海夜生活品茶微信
d this week to stop the arrests going ahead, asking a court to prevent the deportation of
asylum-seeking families who missed their court dates until they at least get a hearing.
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
ox for the authorities to boost the economy, said Shen.A sniffer dog senses drugs hidden in a room during the “S上海后花园
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.
“Tug-of-war is the biggest motivation for these dogs to work,” he said. “By dragging the towel, the excitability of the dogs can be cultivated.”上海后花园
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.
“上海后花园品茶微信With the emergence of new kinds of drugs, these sniffer dogs need to update their sensibilities to detect the new stuff.”
New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P
rocuratorate. Detecting them has also become more difficult, because a large number of drug dealers no longer ca上海后花园
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.
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
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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.
Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kennet上海419论坛h Kang, summarized that “China can play an important role and wou
ld benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”上海419论坛女神会所
The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, desp
上海419论坛ite the recent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy ea
sing is needed, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”
Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threatChina’s Dragon Boat Fes
tival, or Duanwu, is just around the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the hol上海419论坛女神会所
iday, which falls on June 7 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.en economic and
上海419论坛financial stability, additional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.
This is great news for us. While we are at the beginning of 5G’s commercial deployment, the Chinese government’s open
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ao Juntao, president of Ericsson China, as the negative lists ease market access to value-added telecom services.
上海419论坛女神会所One of the highlights of the revised negative lists is further opening-up in the exploration and development of petroleum and natural gas.
“I’m pleased to witness that China is pushing forward its opening-up policy. The continuo
us improvement of the business environment for foreign investors gives us more confidence in the f上海419论坛
uture development of the Chinese economy,” said William Zhao, Total China country chair.
上海419论坛女神会所The French energy giant is the first international energy company to conduct offshore
oil and gas exploration in China. “As our business has a presence across the entire value chain of China’s energy in
dustry, I believe, the company will have access to more opportunities in a fairer business environment,” Zhao said.
China bucked a global trend of foreign direct investment slide by attracting $138.3 billion last year. In the first five mon上海419论坛
ths of this year, the country saw an FDI inflow of $54.6 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said last Tuesday at the Summer Davos Forum that China will
remain firmly committed to opening-up and building an open economy of higher standards.上海419论坛女神会所
The country will become more open, transparent and predictable for foreign inves
tment, and its business environment will further improve, according to Li.