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The inclusion factor dictat上海乌托邦eighting of stock co

onstituents in MSCI benchmarks widely used by global investors, as the figure refe

上海乌托邦rs to how much of a stock’s free-float market capitalization is included in the indexes.

The move is expected to elevate the A-share market’s weighting in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index from the cur

rent 1.76 percent to more than 2.1 percent, according to earlier disclosures from MSCI.上海乌托邦女神会所

This is also part of the index provider’s plan to increase A shares’ weighting i

n its benchmarks in three steps, with the first step of doubling the inclusion factor to 10 per

上海乌托邦cent having been implemented in May and the final step of raising it to 20 percent due to take place in November.

According to estimates from China International Capital Corp Ltd, the weighti

ng increase in August may trigger capital inflows of $22.7 billion into the A-share constituents.上海乌托邦女神会所

Zhang Xia, chief strategist with Shenzhen-based China Merchants Securities, said $3.6 billion in passively-ma

上海乌托邦naged overseas funds tracking the index-or worldwide portfolios whose allocations synchronize with every c

hange in MSCI indexes-is expected to flow into the A-share market during trading on Aug 27.

The inflow amount of actively managed funds, which use MSCI indexes as i上海乌托邦女神会所

nvestment benchmarks, however, may be dampened by the recent depreciation of th

e Chinese yuan and recent escalations in trade tensions that hurt global risk appetite, Zhang said.上海乌托邦

Ben Luk, senior multi asset strategist at State Street Global Markets, said the amoun

t of passive fund inflow triggered by the index adjustment may be too little to cause an

上海乌托邦女神会所y market rally, but policies to stabilize the Chinese economy will lend substantive support to the A-share market.

“We believe more trade uncertainty should lead to more stimulus certainty, all of whic

h should benefit domestic equities,” Luk said, adding that there is a growing probability that China’s central上海乌托邦

bank will lower funding costs across the real economy via a combination of rate tools.

Cuts in the reserve requirement ratio and shorter-term liquidi

ty rates, as well as additional bill issuance, may be in the tool kit of the Peopl上海乌托邦

e’s Bank of China to help keep a stable rate in the banking system, according to Luk.

“The Chinese economy is faced with greater uncertainty, but proper credit allocat上海乌托邦女神会所

ion and monetary stimulus could help lift growth and stabilize A shares in the second half of the year,” Luk said.

On Wednesday, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.3 percent to 2768.68 points, wh

ile the smaller Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.5 percent lower at 8814.74 points.

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We have decided to fo上海会所hinese custom and

 create a grave site here in America to honor Yingying’s memory,” said Zhang Ron

ggao, who had begged his daughter’s killer to reveal what he did with his daughter’s body.上海会所

The news conference came days after the family’s lawyer, Steve Beckett, announced that he had learned from Brendt Christensen’s defense team that Zha

上海会所ng’s dismembered body was somewhere in a landfill, giving the family a sliver of hope that it could be found.

But Beckett explained in gruesome detail on Wednesday why that might never hap

pen, even suggesting that any remains “could be smaller than a cellphone.”上海会所品茶微信

Christensen, 30, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last month in the June 2017 kidnap

ping and killing of Zhang Yingying, a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois.上海会所

Beckett explained that, after Christensen was convicted, prosecutors explained to the Zhan

g family and their lawyers what Christensen’s attorneys said he told them about what he had done.上海会所品茶微信

“He told them after killing her, he placed her remains in three separate garbage bags,” Beckett said.

He said Christensen told his attorneys that he tossed the bags i上海会所

nto a dumpster near his apartment before he disposed of her clothes, cellphone and other of her pers

onal items in dumpsters around the area, which is about 120 miles (195 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

上海会所品茶微信Sanitation workers emptied the dumpster that purportedly contained the victim’s

remains a few days later and took the contents to a landfill in the Danville area, where they were co

mpacted “at least twice” before being taken to a private landfill and covered with least 30 feet (9 meters) of trash.上海会所

He said that although authorities have a general idea of

where the remains might be, recovering them would be expensive and difficult. 上海会所品茶微信

Such an effort would also be complicated by environmental rules regarding digging at landf

ills and the fact that the remains have certainly decomposed and are believed to be “very small in size.”

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i calls for villagers to a 上海419chieve rural vitalization

President Xi Jinping has encouraged residents of a mountainous township in Fujian provi

 上海419nce to continue their unrelenting efforts to consolidate poverty reduction outcomes and achieve rural vitalization.

Xi, who also is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Co 上海419

mmission, made the remark in a letter replying to residents of the township of Xiadang, in the province’s Shou­ning county.

 上海419In a letter to Xi, the villagers wrote they had shaken off poverty and e

xpressed their gratitude to the CPC Central Committee and the general secretary.

Xi’s letter, published on Tuesday, recalled the three arduous

journeys he made to the township, saying he still has vivid memories of the area. 上海419品茶微信

Xi worked in Fujian between 1985 and 2002. He made his first trip to the township to lea

rn about poverty alleviation and provide instructions on the work on July 19, 1989, when he was Par

ty secretary of Ningde. The township was once among the most remote and poorest areas in Ningde. 上海419

It took him a three-hour car ride and a two-hour walk in scorching sum

mer heat to reach the township, which had no paved roads at the time, according to

Xinhua News Agency. He made another two trips to township, later that year and in 1996. 上海419品茶微信

Xi expressed his delight after learning that the township had shaken off poverty, and he offered hearty congratulations to villagers.

After 30 years of unremitting efforts, Xiadang has shifted from being almost inaccessible to being easily reached and has 上海419

been transformed inside and out, with residents having an increasing sense of gains and happiness, Xi said.

It has been a vivid example of the truth of such sayings as, “A slow sp

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Xi said he hopes the villagers will forge ahead with a persistent spirit, enhance their confi

dence and make sustained and arduous efforts to consolidate the outcomes of poverty reduction.

He also encouraged them to explore a path of rural vitalization with the characteristics of eastern Fujian during the process. 上海419品茶微信

The letter to Xi was written by six Party members on behalf of all villagers in the township.

Xinhua contributed to this story.

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Nuclear power efforts 上海楼凤edchnicians check da

Third-generation technologies set to keep industry on even keel in nation, say experts

上海楼凤品茶微信China’s growing clean power demand has boosted the rapid development of nuclear power in the c

ountry, making it among the few in the world to have independently developed third-g

eneration nuclear power technology, with a complete industry chain, industry experts said.上海楼凤

The first two reactor units using China’s homegrown third-generation nuclear reactor techn

ology Hualong One, or the No 5 and 6 reactors in Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fuzhou, Fujian province, are ex

上海楼凤品茶微信pected to avoid time overruns, creating a record in the construction of the first reactor in a nuclear power project.

Currently, key goals in the construction of the No 5 reactor have all been fulfilled on or ahead of sch

edule, while devices necessary for the No 6 reactor have been prepared as per schedule, said Zhou Sai上海楼凤

jun, deputy chief engineer of the power plant affiliated to China National Nuclear Corp, or CNNC.

Hualong One technology, jointly designed by CNNC and China General Nucl上海楼凤品茶微信

ear Power Group, adopts a double-layered containment system that can withstand la

rge aircraft attacks, and has a water tank above the reactor that can be gravity-fed to keep the reactor cool.

Fuqing’s No 5 reactor will start hot functional tests before Oct 16

and is expected to go into commer上海楼凤品茶微信cial operation in July next year. The No 6 reactor is sc

heduled to start cold functional tests next April and slated to commence commercial operations in 2021, Zhou said.

上海楼凤Cold functional tests are carried out to confirm whether the circuit system and i

ts supporting facilities are properly installed and ready to operate under high-pre

上海楼凤ssure conditions. A hot functional test is a critical pre-operational test that simulates the tempera

tures and pressures the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation.

The No 2 and 3 nuclear reactors in Karachi, Pakistan, using H上海楼凤品茶微信

ualong One technology, are also making construction progress as per schedule.

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ariffs fully demonstrate上海后花园de war will be a dou

ble-edged sword hurting both sides. We hope that the US will adhere to the basic principles of the

上海后花园market economy, and take more measures that benefit others as well as itself,” Cong added.

Hong Junjie, a professor of international trade at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, said tha

t while China was looking for reasonably priced agricultural products from the US, it was also making targeted adjust上海后花园女神会所

ments to its supply chain of agricultural imports, largely motivated by the ongoing Sino-US trade dispute.

“This move will not only enhance its food security, but may also further improve the quality of ag

ricultural products, bringing its people more options of farm goods across the world,” Hong added.上海后花园女神会所

“The US must be aware that China’s purchase of agricultural product

s is only based on reasonable market prices and good quality, and the country certainly

上海后花园has many choices in global markets,” said Huo Jianguo, vice-chairman of the China Society for WTO Studies.

Huo said it is time for the US to help its farmers sell their products in overseas markets with more policy guarantees.

上海后花园女神会所”Moreover, the impact has affected to the whole industrial chain. The growing trade tension can only hold back

purchases in the market and cause price competition that damages the market environment,” he said.

On Thursday, the day after the 12th round of trade talks concluded on a “constructive” note, according to US neg

otiators, the US leader threatened to levy 10 percent additional duties on another $300 billion of Chinese goods st上海后花园

arting Sept 1, breaking the promise that it would not impose further tariffs on Chinese imports.

Not being content with that, the White House also had issued a memorandu

m to the United States trade representative demanding it “use all available means to上海后花园女神会所

secure changes at the WTO that would prevent self-declared developing countries from

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All who participated in violent and criminal activities that have recently plagued the Hong Kong Special Ad

上海419ministrative Region will be brought to justice, including behind-the-scenes masterminds and organizers, Yang Gu

ang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, said Tuesday.上海419

The spokesman for the country’s top Hong Kong affairs authority said in a news co

nference in Beijing that the nearly two-month demonstrations in Hong Kong have escalated to being ex

上海419tremely violent and shocking, with a total of 461 people being injured, including 139 police officers.

The increased intensity and destructiveness of the protests were eviden

t in the weapons and methods chosen by the small number of radicals, who had used lethal weapons such as sm上海419品茶微信

oke and petrol bombs, bows and arrows at police, as well as committing crimes such as arson.

“These actions have severely undermined the personal and property safety of police officers and residents of Hong Kong,” Ya

上海419ng said. “They have severely impacted Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, pushing it into a dangerous abyss.”

Hong Kong’s GDP in the second quarter saw only a 0.6 percent year-on-year increase, with retail and tourism bearing th

e blunt of the downward economic pressure, according to the HKSAR government.上海419品茶微信

On Monday, Hong Kong protesters staged a strike to paralyze Hong Kong by clogging public transportation, resulting in

上海419some 250 flights being canceled, and eight metro lines suspended for over five hours, he said. A total of 18 countries and r

egions have issued travel safety reminders against visiting Hong Kong due to the current situation.

Protesters also removed the Chinese national flag from a flagpole in Tsim Sha Tsui上海419品茶微信

and threw it into the sea, the second incident of its kind in two days. The flags have since been recovered and raised.

In July, protesters tore up copies of the Basic Law of the HKSAR and smeared Chi

上海419品茶微信na’s national emblem. They also broke into and vandalized Hong Kong’s Legislative C

ouncil building, spraying graffiti on the walls and raising the former colonial flag.

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China doesn’t want to fig上海千花网not afraid to do so

because China has sufficient resources to counter the challenge, said Zhang Yansheng, forme

上海千花网r secretary-general of the academic committee of the National Development and Reform Commission.

To protect its interests, China vowed last week that it will take necessary countermeasures if the US tariffs come into force.上海千花网品茶微信

Zhang warned that China should prepare to deal with an uneasy relationship with the US over the long term, as he thinks the co

nfrontation will persist until 2035, after which they will enter a phase of strategic cooperation and conversation.

“To fight a strong opponent, the key for China is to build a

上海千花网品茶微信sound environment for innovation, world-class companies and universities,” he said.

Unlike previous rounds of taxing Chinese imports, the US administratio

n is targeting a wide swath of consumer goods, thereby using US families as a ho上海千花网

stage in trade negotiations, according to Matt Priest, president of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.

Wei Jianguo, former vice-minister of commerce, agreed that additiona

l tariffs on Chinese imports will be passed on to US workers, consumers and companies.

上海千花网品茶微信Capriciousness will not help the US government improve its position in trade talks with China, but wi

ll harm its reputation, Wei said. He said the US approach of placing extreme pressure on its

trade counterpart won’t work, and China’s core concerns must be addressed during consultations.上海千花网

China saw encouraging economic growth in the first half, especially in attrac

上海千花网品茶微信ting foreign direct investment and foreign trade. With its fast-growing ma

nufacturing and service sectors, as well as massive domestic market, the country is capable of withstanding any pr

essure if no deal is reached, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海千花网

上海千花网品茶微信He said Washington should drop its fantasy of pressing Beijing with its same old tricks of maximum pressure. If it tr

uly wants a deal, then it will need to show both real sincerity and actions to prove it can keep its word.

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I had mixed feelings: I 上海夜网ed by our win yet co

ouldn’t help but hoping that this was also my win,” said Cheng, who was also partly credited f

上海夜网or China’s many wins at the 37th, 38th and 39th world championships.

Kampar was not the only one whom Cheng had studied and mimick

ed. Another player was the legendary Jan-Ove Waldner, whose multiple encounters with上海夜网品茶微信

top Chinese ping-pong players over a career spanning three decades made him a household name in China.

上海夜网Cheng met the then-15-year-old Waldner for the first time in China during an invitation m

atch. The last time the two played against each other was at the 1995 World Team Table Tennis Ch上海夜网品茶微信

ampionships in Atlanta, Georgia, when Cheng, representing the US, won by a narrow margin.

In between the two matches was Cheng’s 1985 visit to the US, to participate in the US Open representing China.

上海夜网Having witnessed the defeat of his teammate Jiang Jialiang, then ranked the

world’s No 1, at the hands of Wu Wenjia of Chinese Taipei. Cheng, mobilizing his varie

d techniques gained as a training partner, routed his opponent while dazzling the audience.上海夜网品茶微信

One of those in attendance was Larry Hodges, a wannabe-j

ournalist-turned ping-pong coach for junior players. “When I saw Cheng winning men’s sing

上海夜网les, doubles and teams at the 1985 US Open, I had no idea that our futures would be together,” he said.

In 1988, table tennis became an Olympic sport. That year, Cheng was invited by the US Table

Tennis Association to join a resident training program and coach some of the country’s top players and ju上海夜网品茶微信

niors at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs – his previous performance had clearly been marked down.

上海夜网”At the time I was the program’s manager and coach, and w

ould later become its director. Cheng and I shared one dorm and he discovered ea

rly on that I liked kung pao chicken,” said Hodges, referring to the spicy dish上海夜网品茶微信

that ranked among China’s most popular exports. “So he made it for us about once a week!”

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A Deutsche Bank repo上海千花坊d the market fluctuati

ation will continue in the second half of the year, affected by slowing economic growth, falling corpo

上海千花坊rate profits and China-US trade negotiations. It will take time for China and the US to reach an agreement, it said.

Hua Changchun, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities, said the biggest impact of the US planned ne上海千花坊女神会所

w tariffs on the US will be inflation, and it will cause urgent need for the US to find new sources of good suppliers.

The tariff plan’s biggest influence on China is that the country’s participation in th

上海千花坊e global industrial chain will be further disrupted, Hua said in a research study on Friday.

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Ex-legislator targets US, ‘pro-Taiwan independence’ forces and liberal studies上海千花坊女神会所

The United States and “pro-Taiwan independence” forces are to blame for recent tu

rmoil in Hong Kong, according to a former Hong Kong member of the Standing Committee of the National P

上海千花坊eople’s Congress, who said links between the violent vandals and external forces have surfaced.

The observation by Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who served in the nation’s top legislature, cam

e after repeated protests over a now-suspended extradition bill in the past two months.上海千花坊女神会所

The ulterior motive is to throw Hong Kong into major turmoil, the former pr

esident of the Legislative Council told China Daily in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

上海千花坊”When Hong Kong is in a chaotic state, the US can unsettle China, while people from Taiwan in favor of independence

will say ‘one country, two systems’ is not applicable to Taiwan because it is a failure in Hong Kong,” Fan said.

“Due to the rapid rise of China, the US always sees China as a big threat.上海千花坊

If Hong Kong is unsettled, the city will lose its functions of contributing to the nation’s

development, with the trade dispute being one of the US tactics to unsettle China.

上海千花坊女神会所”In addition, the US and other Western powers can criticize China for not doing well e

nough to maintain implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ unchanged for 50 years,” she said.

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President urges mil上海419sh forward reforms

President Xi Jinping meets with foreign leaders invited to multinational naval events ma

上海419品茶微信rking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Ap

Forces asked to prioritize work related to troops’ combat readiness, welfare

President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military to continue reforming its policy system, saying this is crucial to building a world-class force.上海419

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and

上海419品茶微信chairman of the Central Military Commission, said at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Co

mmittee on Tuesday in Beijing that reforms of the military policy system are intended to resolve institutional hin

drances to allow the armed forces to better fit into their new roles and fulfill their new missions.上海419

He said the military must make all-out efforts to push forward reforms of its policy syste

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Xi called for the military to integrate policy system reforms with other parts of the ong上海419品茶微信

oing military overhaul that have been ongoing for nearly four years. He also asked fo

上海419rces to prioritize work during reforms that concerns troops’ combat readiness and welfare.

The military should use new ideas and try new methods in reforms

and should also enhance research and appraisal work to facilitate reforms, he said.上海419品茶微信

Xi said the Party and central government must spare no efforts in supporting reforms a

nd that the military must update the central departments about the reforms’ development.

上海419The president also extended greetings at the meeting, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Com

mission, to all members of the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force as well as militiam

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In another development, Xi promoted 10 senior officers of the armed forces to the rank of general or a

上海419品茶微信dmiral at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Central Military Commission’s headquarters in Beijing.

In addition, the president recently gave citations and honorary titles to several military units and service members.

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