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To bring an end to the protests sparked by the proposed amendments to the special administrative region’s extradit
ion law, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Tuesday her ad上海千花网
ministration’s decision not to restart the suspended legislative process for the amendments, saying the “bill is dead”.
上海千花网女神会所The demonstrations, some of them violent, have threatened the health of the city’s economy and thus the well-being of its resi
dents, and Lam also unveiled a raft of practical initiatives aimed at strengthening communication between th
e SAR government and the public, with the ultimate objective of improving governance in the SAR.上海千花网女神会所
It might be demanding too much of those leading the protests to have the kind of vision and political courage exhibited by the chief exec
上海千花网utive in her willingness to make compromises in policymaking in the face of public opposition. But they sh
ould have the wisdom to realize that persistent political conflict and unrest do not bode well for the city and residents, es
pecially at a time when the local economy is still licking its wounds from the ongoing Sino-US trade row.上海千花网女神会所
Hong Kong’s economy has slowed significantly over recent months, with the yea
上海千花网r-on-year GDP growth having eased to 0.6 percent in the first quarter of this year — the
slowest expansion in a decade — as both foreign trade and domestic consumption have been hard hit by the tra
de conflict between the Chinese mainland and the United States, the city’s two largest trading partners. Any es上海千花网女神会所
calation of the social conflict witnessed recently will only further harm Hong Kong’s economy and people’s livelihoods.
上海千花网Yet, the organizers of some of the mass rallies have said they will announce
more protests in the coming days until the bill is officially withdrawn from the legi
slative agenda. But more social unrest will only hinder efforts to tackle the fundamental problems that have a ta上海千花网
ngible effect on the lives of Hong Kong residents, particularly the younger generation — such as the severe housing s上海千花网女神会所
hortage, lack of social upward mobility and the widening wealth gap, which have fueled the social discontent.
war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu
上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.
The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment
. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所
rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as
Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for
上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i
ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所
Essential to improve investment environment
上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u
p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi
ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所
roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.
But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count
上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co
mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r
emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm
artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所
China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain
committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所
panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d
上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo
rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.
The China-skeptics in the United States are at it again. This time they are using the pretext of huma
n rights violation to criticize China’s policy of combating terrorism and separatism in the Xinjiang Uygu上海419论坛
r autonomous region and improving the livelihoods of the people there. But by so doing, they have exposed their ulterior motives,
上海419论坛女神会所not least because they have no evidence to prove their allegations, and thus become the target of both ridicule and anger.
This group of people has always claimed it wants to “help” China furth
er the human rights cause while, ironically, not paying any attention to the US’ horrible hu上海419论坛
man rights record. Which makes people wonder whether the American people
上海419论坛女神会所elected those “patriots” to “make America great again”, or just to poke their nose into other countries’ internal affairs.
As we Chinese say, seeing is believing and ignorance spreads rumor. The US is thousands of kilometers away from Xinji
ang, and few of those finger-in-every-pie China-skeptics have actually visited this part of the world. Yet they ac上海419论坛女神会所
cept as true rumors about Xinjiang that some people have made it their job to spread.
vespite repeated invitations from the central and local governments to foreign dignitaries, envoys and journalists to visit Xin
jiang, the publication of ample reports, data, photographs and videos showcasing Xinjiang’s development, and the issu上海419论坛女神会所
ance of a white paper on Xinjiang’s human rights condition, those China-skeptics turn a blind eye to the facts.
上海419论坛女神会所The authors who have penned a book on the region – Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland – did visi
t Xinjiang, but what they came up with are distorted versions of the situation, twisted history and pre
judice. Thus, for those who have a political agenda to serve, facts are the first thing to ignore, twist or play with.上海419论坛
Some say this is a result of differences in cultures and values. Yet since the white color is a symbol of purity in one culture and of
supremacism in another, bullying others to attribute just one meaning to a color is nothing but hegemony.上海419论坛
There is little doubt that some politicians in the US and other Western countries have an ulterior motive
behind their seeming concern for Xinjiang residents. And not surprisingly, the motive is directly li
nked with the US’ politics, ideology and global strategy. Showing a sudden interest in Xinjiang after the end of th
e Cold War, the US devised a so-called Xinjiang policy to boost its Central Asia strategy and new global strategy, one
of whose major objectives is to weaken, contain and attempt to disintegrate China.
zation strategy and will lead a team of teachers to make the univers
ity as international as possible, with the target of ensuring that international students and sc上海后花园
holars do not encounter language or cultural barriers at the university as of next year, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
上海后花园Zupko was quoted as saying a world-class university should be inclusive of different cultures, which was key to Tsinghua hiring him.
He illustrates the university’s continued internationalization efforts
. This strategy at many universities on the Chinese mainland has helped them to achieve better上海后花园女神会所
standings globally, as internationalization is an important factor in university rankings.
上海后花园In the latest QS World University Rankings published by higher education analyst QS Qu
acquarelli Symonds in London, six mainland universities made it into the world’s top 100.
Tsinghua is China’s highest-ranked university on the list, rising from 17th place last year to 16th. Peking University ros上海后花园
e eight places to 22nd, with both achieving the best rankings since the list was first published in 2004.
Fudan University in Shanghai ranked third among mainland 女神会所universities, up four place上海后花园
s year-on-year and 31 places since 2015. Zhejiang University’s rankings rose 14 places to 54th.
QS ranked 1,000 universities from 82 countries and regions. They are measured on academic standing, grad
上海后花园女神会所uate employability, student-to-staff ratio, research impact and internationalization.
Last year, more than 16,000 faculty and students went abroad for visits and exchanges, and
over 3,700 international students from 128 countries were studying at Tsinghua, he said.上海后花园
It is not the only university pursuing a more globalized education, with neighboring Peking University also rec
ently announcing its Global Excellence Strategy, which aims to enhance international exchanges and co
o上海后花园女神会所peration, overcome development barriers, gather high-quality resources and stimulate collegial progress.
The strategy features six development concepts: creativity, leade
rship, openness, uniqueness, diversity and shaping, the university said.
In his speech to celebrate Tsinghua’s 108th anniversary, Qiu Yon上海后花园
g, the institution’s president, said it is embracing the vision of being a global uni
versity, as well as promoting and representing the development of higher education in China.
上海后花园女神会所The university continues to further implement its global strategy, which strives to
enhance the competence of its students worldwide, conduct high-end research for the benefit of both China an
d the world, promote international exchanges and cooperation, and strengthen its global impact, he said.
A more open Tsinghua will embrace the world, and the university has signed cooperatio上海后花园女神会所
n agreements with 285 universities and research institutes in 50 countries, Qiu added.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
, local herdsmen have returned their lands to nature and resettled in county urban areas. 上海419
In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
上海419品茶微信ation of up to 300,000 yuan ($43,600), covering injuries and accidents,” said Mou Yonghong, an o
fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.
A mechanism for livestock compensation has also been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age. 上海419品茶微信
To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
上海419cological conservators” for every registered family, paying each family a monthly subsidy of 1,800 yuan ($260). The co
nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the 上海419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives. 上海419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
上海419品茶微信ore the season for picking chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte
r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
“When people’s awareness of the environment improves, my work becomes 上海419
much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin 上海419品茶微信
g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
To address such concerns, Sanj 上海419iangyuan National Park’s managem
ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
tock cause damage to the land,” recalled 50-year-old Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan herd 上海419品茶微信
sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat
erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Shanghai and provinces of the Yangtze River Delta region, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, will work together to strengt
hen intellectual property protection, according to the press conference on intellectual property de上海419
velopment and protection in the Yangtze River Delta held on April 19 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
上海419品茶微信The three provinces and Shanghai signed a letter of intent on optimizing the intellectua
l property business environment in the Yangtze River Delta region. Together they will set up an in上海419
tellectual property protection and cooperation mechanism and an intellectual property service system for th
上海419品茶微信e Yangtze River Delta region to bolster its overseas resource sharing of intellectual property.
“Strengthening intellectual property protection is a prominent task in intellectual property work and a common need f上海419
or economic and social development in the Yangtze River Delta region, as well as a significant topic to discuss for S
hanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces,” said Yang Hui, member of the Party Leadership Group of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Ad
上海419品茶微信ministration. She added that the next step is to further strengthen cooperation between the intellectual property ad
ministrative departments of Shanghai, Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces, transforming cooperation intentions into s上海419品茶微信
pecific measures, cooperation mechanisms and operational cooperation projects.
Shanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces also released their white
上海419papers on the intellectual property development in 2018 at the press conference.
The pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of the State Intellectual Property Operation Public Ser
vice Platform (SIPOP) passed the inspection by the National Intellectual Property Administration on April 22 and b上海419品茶微信
ecame operational, according to the municipal government press conference on April 23.
An integrated trading platform website, Zhong Zhi Lu (www.sinoip.net), has also上海419
been built for the international operation platform for online purchase of intellectual property projects.
The pilot platform in Shanghai is an important department of the state intellectual property rights (IPR) op
eration public service system, as well as a significant infrastructure of the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center,
said Rui Wenbiao, director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration.
The platform is located in Zhangjiang International Talent Hub in Pudong New Area. It will realize IPR trading services, fin
ancial innovation, overseas layout and rights protection, as well as key industry operations and basic services.
mpire Damien Dumusois, complaining about all sorts of things, includ
ing how long Nadal took between points and whether the official was seeking too muc上海后花园
h attention. During the match, Kyrgios earned a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct after calling Du
musois a “disgrace.” At his news conference, Kyrgios’ insults of choice were “horrendous” and “terrible.”
上海后花园Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the replacement for Maurizio Sarri as the new coach for Chelsea after agreeing a three-year contract.
“I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea. Everyone knows my lov
e for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in ha上海后花园女神会所
nd and preparing for the season ahead. I cannot wait to get started,” said Lampard on the Chelsea website.
The 41-year-old leaves Championship side Derby County, where he spent last year in charge to retu
上海后花园rn to the south-London outfit where he spent 13 seasons, making a total of 648 appearances and scoring 211 goals.
During that period he helped Chelsea win three Premier League titles, the FA
Cup on four occasions, the 2012 Champions League and the 2013 Europa League.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said “It gives us great pleasure to welcome Fr上海后花园女神会所
ank back to Chelsea as head coach. Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and
last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game.”
上海后花园女神会所”After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goal-scorer, we b
elieve this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so. We will do everything we c
an to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success,” she added.上海后花园
In the third set, there was that “dangerous” ball — Nadal’s word — he sent towa
rd the Spaniard, who blocked it with his racket at the last second. Perhaps startled, Nadal double-faulted on t
上海后花园女神会所he next point. But he wound up holding serve, then celebrating like he’d won the match, leaping and yelling and pu
nching the air. When he eventually did seal the victory, Nadal wagged a finger and shouted and fist-pumped some more.上海后花园
Asked by a reporter why he didn’t say sorry at the time, Kyrgios re
plied: “I didn’t hit him. Hit his racket, no? Why would I apologize? I won the point. … I m上海后花园女神会所
ean, the dude has got how many Slams, how much money in the bank account? I think he can take a ball to the chest, bro.”
ade has a special place in Chinese culture. Ancient bone and bronze inscriptions tell us that jade was offered as trib
ute to the gods. The Liangzhu site has yielded more than forty various types of jade vessels. But items bearing the an上海千花网
imal-god image have only been found in the finest tombs. Perhaps it was priests who were buried there.
上海千花网女神会所The god is wearing a distinctive headdress with lines radiating outwards. Similar symbol
ism is also evident in the seven-thousand-year-old Hemudu culture. Are the two somehow connected?
England — Rafael Nadal was up near the Centre Court net when Nick Kyrgios smacked a booming forehand directly at the上海千花网
guy’s midsection — right at him, on purpose — and earned a lengthy staredown in return.
上海千花网Kyrgios didn’t apologize, at the time or at his news conference — for that or for be
rating the chair umpire or for spending time at a local pub the night before the match.
Rarely does Kyrgios offer regrets, for much of anything. Instead, h
e tends to double down. He is nothing if not fascinating. He is talented, too. And yet it wa上海千花网女神会所
s Nadal who emerged from all of the tumult Thursday at Wimbledon to beat Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) in a sec
上海千花网ond-round match boasting plenty of dramatics, a dose of animosity and delightful play by both men.
“I’m always willing to go out there and try and put on a show. I know peo
ple that bought a ticket today probably had a great day,” said Kyrgios, a 24-year-old Au上海千花网
stralian who is ranked 43rd. “At times today, I was looking around: This is Wimbledon, playing Rafa. … But I’ll p
上海千花网女神会所robably wake up tomorrow (and) there will be something negative about it, for sure.”
Kyrgios is capable of being as entertaining and befuddling a pl
ayer as there is and showed why throughout this 3-hour-plus contest that overshadowed ev上海千花网
erything else going on around the grass-court Grand Slam tournament on Day 4.
Defending champion Angelique Kerber was upset by Lauren Davis, a
上海千花网女神会所n American who lost in qualifying but got into the main draw when someone else withdrew. Se
ven-time champion Serena Williams needed a comeback to win in three sets against an 18-year-old qualifier.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented Fujian province to the world at an event on上海千花网女神会所
Friday in Beijing co-organized by the ministry and the People’s Government of Fujian province.
The event was held in the ministry’s South Building and was the
med China in the New Era: Eco-friendly Fujian, Gateway for the Maritime Silk Road.
Fujian province, birthplace of ancient Maritime Silk Road, bears an important role as the core of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
The symbols inscribed on the Cong also appear on other Neolithic relics. This raises the quest
ion of how, at the dawn of history, ancient cultures interacted with one another across China’s vast territory.
Gazing at us from 5,000 years ago, these eyes seem to be summoning us back to the ancient past.
Liangzhu Museum in East China’s Hangzhou reopened to the public Monday after 10 months of closure.
It is often said that Chinese civilization extends back 5,000 years. Now,上海419女神会所
after 15 years of intense research as part of a nationwide project to explore the origins of
上海419女神会所that civilization, archaeologists are able to back up that statement with solid physical evidence.
The results were disclosed at a news conference on Monday at the State Council Information Office.
The project has proved with physical evidence that Chinese civ上海419
ilization exhibited a multifaceted unity, said Guan Qiang, deputy director of the State Ad
上海419女神会所ministration of Cultural Heritage. “It was inclusive, and its succession has never stopped.”
Previously, some overseas scholars expressed doubts about the length of Chinese civilization due “to a lack of physical evidence”.上海419
After several years’ preparation, the project was launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the heritage administration in 2004.
上海419女神会所Nearly 70 research institutions and universities have participated in the program, which is led
by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology and Peking University’s School of Archaeology and Museology.上海419
Over 900 academic papers have been published on the proje
上海419女神会所ct, including nearly 400 released in foreign languages or in overseas journals, Guan said.
“We have done large archaeological investigations in several key, capital city-level
sites from 5,500 to 3,500 years ago,” said Wang Wei, a leader of the program from the CASS.上海419品茶微信
New discoveries kept appearing with the help of new research technologies.
Visitors now can see the latest archaeological exhibit – the ruins of the ancien
t Liangzhu city and large water projects dating back about 5,000 years in Zhejiang province.
More than 600 cultural relics are on display at the museum, which covers an area o
f 40,000 square meters, nearly double the number of previously shown cultural relics.
The use of high-tech is the highlight of the reopening. Nineteen digital multi-media projects will vividly display the cult
ure of Liangzhu, including the climate change in the Taihu Lake area, the history of rice planting, and the s
ymbols and characters carved on the pottery and stonewares produced in the region.
In January, the archaeological site was officially submitted to UNE
SCO to compete for recognition as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2019.
Warkentin, says: “Gershwin’s music is full of pictures, romantic and
sensory. And it takes the audience back to the city in 1945, at the end of World War II.”上海乌托邦女神会所
Sean Kelly, resident director of the musical, in Beijing, who spent two decades
上海乌托邦as principal dancer with Houston Ballet, had taught at the Beijing Dance Academy for a year in the early 1990s.
“Compared with the movie, the musical is more dramatic. And we worked hard on the casting to make
the dance dynamics come alive onstage,” Kelly says. “Chinese audiences enjoy musicals. But what e
xcites me more is that they like discussing the stories and characters with us after the shows.”上海乌托邦女神会所
A new musical marking the 70th anniversary of New China’s founding will premiere at the China National Theater for Children on July 6.
上海乌托邦Stars in the Flame tells the story of children who lost their parents during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).
It centers on the Battle of Songhu, also known as the Battle of Shanghai, which was one of the bloodiest conflicts during the war.
The work directed by Zhao Yu and composed by Wang
Gang is the opening play of the ninth China Children’s Theater Festival.上海乌托邦女神会所
“We went to Shanghai and Wuhan to learn about the history,” Zhao says.
“It was an unforgettable experience since we’ve learned many lesser-known sto
ries, especially those about the orphans who fought alongside our soldiers.”
Another children’s play, based on Danish author Hans Christian Anderse上海乌托邦
n’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, will also open the festival on July 6. The Chinese-Dan
ish joint production is directed by Torkild Lindebjerg and composed by Dane Jens Tolsgaard.上海乌托邦女神会所
The festival is staged annually during the summer vacation under the theme, “art changes lives”.
From July 6 to Aug 11, 57 theatrical productions from 14 countries, including the United
States, Japan and Russia, will stage 191 performances at the China National Theater for Children.