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criminal actions of the demonstrators that are denying democracy and freedom to law-abiding Hong Kong residents.
And although Washington has repeatedly denied playing any role in the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the ill-inten上海后花园
tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited
上海后花园Hong Kong residents to engage in confrontation with both the SAR government and the central government.
If the increasing violent acts employed by the Hong Kong demonstrators are still being categorized as p上海后花园女神会所
eaceful calls for democracy by these US politicians and others, what happened in Hong Kong in the pa
st weeks has shown people around the world the ugly and violent side of Western-style democracy.
Here is what rioters have done in Hong Kong in the name of upholding democracy上海后花园
They have repeatedly occupied public spaces to stage illegal demonstrations, they have blocked roads and h
ijacked subway carriages so that people cannot go to work, they have attacked police officers, police stations and pol
上海后花园女神会所ice family quarters, even passers-by, and they have stormed the airport forcing it to shut down three times so far this month.
The Hong Kong police have done what they are supposed to do, which is enforce the law, fight crimes and uphold social order.
Yet by turning a blind eye to the iron-clad evidence of what is happening in the SAR, some polit上海后花园
icians in the US have criticized the Hong Kong police claiming they have used excessive force. One only has to re
call the police actions in Ferguson in the US and in Paris, France, to see how restrained the Hong Kong police have bee上海后花园女神会所
n. But using a double standard in this way has become typical US behavior. Anti-China forces in the West should not un
derestimate China’s determination to safeguard stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. Nor should they un上海后花园
derestimate China’s capability to defend its territorial sovereignty and security.
Meanwhile, the agitators and insurrectionists in Hong Kong should discard an
y illusion they may have that they will get away with their illegal acts and crimes. And th上海后花园女神会所
e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.
to assess exchange rates, not the US Treasury Department,” said Z
hu Jun, director of the International Department of the People’s Bank of China, the central ba上海后花园
nk, at the China Finance 40 Forum on Saturday. The CF40 is a nongovernmental, nonprofit think tank.
上海后花园女神会所The IMF has long been committed to promoting international financial stability
and currency cooperation, redressing the imbalances of international payments, Zhu said.
Citing previous market performance, Zhu said the yuan has depreciated against the dollar fo上海后花园
llowing Washington’s renewed threat of tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Similarly, the yuan fluctuations earlier this m
onth were a natural market reaction, resulting from trade tensions that have been escalated by the US, she said.
上海后花园The yuan weakened to above 7 per dollar for the first time in more than a decade last week,
after Washington’s threat to slap 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept 1.上海后花园女神会所
Shortly after the yuan fell beyond the psychological threshold, the US Treasury Departme
nt declared that China was manipulating its currency to achieve unfair trade advantage.上海后花园
Zhu said that despite the trade tensions over the past year and a hal
f, China has never used exchange rates to respond to external disruptions.
The IMF report, referring to last year’s performance of the yuan, also said that even上海后花园女神会所
though the Chinese currency depreciated against the dollar fairly rapidly
from mid-June to early August, it was “broadly stable” against a basket of benchmark currencies.上海后花园
Moreover, the Chinese monetary authorities took measures, including reintroducing a countercyclical adjus
tment factor, to resist depreciation pressure during that period, according to the report, which is based on the IMF’s latest
上海后花园女神会所Article IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.
The IMF report released last week suggests that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, said Yu Yongding, a se
nior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant for the CF40 forum.上海后花园女神会所
The IMF report provides evidence that, rather than artificially depreci
ating the yuan for trade advantage, as the US administration alleged, China has shown a
pattern of commitment to keeping the yuan generally in equilibrium at an adaptive
level, said Liu Chunsheng, an associate professor at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.
online fraud cases in the first six months of this year, the report said.
上海后花园Sun Jinfeng, deputy director of the ministry’s criminal investigation department, applauded the cooperation, calli
ng for more enterprises and social institutes to join the anti-fraud team to maintain an orderly online environment.
he central government and all walks of life in Hong K上海后花园
ong are worried that social unrest in the city is starting to take its toll on its economy.
上海后花园女神会所Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, said violent clashes between
the police and protesters have affected the city’s economy, harming tourism and retail sales.
上海后花园”The political protests began in June and have had a detrimental effect on Hong Kong’s economy and even dampened ov
erseas investors’ confidence in Hong Kong,” Yang said at a news conference on Tuesday.
He added that flights in and out of Hong Kong, railway operations
and traffic on major roadways in the city were all affected by the general strike on Monday.上海后花园女神会所
Yang’s remarks came after Hong Kong’s top financial official warned that the city’s ec
onomy faces the prospect of a “technical recession period” in the third quarter of this year.
Hong Kong’s economic output in the second quarter increase上海后花园
d 0.6 percent year-on-year, according to its Census and Statistics Department.
“Hong Kong’s economic environment became more challenging in Jul
y, and if there are job layoffs due to the economic downturn, this will affect the livelihood of m上海后花园女神会所
any Hong Kong residents,” Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Wednesday.
He said the government will consider measures to support Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized enterprises and boost emplo
yment in terms of facilitating capital turnover, slashing operational costs and exploring overseas markets.
yone who wanted to contact her friend would have to fill it out before her friend decided whether or not to respond.
上海后花园The post made a deep impression on An, especially when she realized that it was viewed by more than 3,000 people.
“It seemed that all the people with matchmaking posts on the platform were well-educated and as a woman with a postgr
上海后花园aduate diploma, I wanted any future husband to have a diploma equivalent to mine,” An recalls.
She was not shy and was “willing to tell people I am single and looking for a relations
hip”. “It was great to have a platform that could help me make my circumstances known to more people,” says An.上海后花园女神会所
An wrote a self-introduction and posted it on the platform in Ma
rch 2017. The post garnered about 4,000 views with 30 responses and inquiries.
上海后花园”Most of the men who responded “were in the category she was looking for, An recalls.
“I wrote in the post that I enjoy travel and have visited more than 20 countries during m
y postgraduate years. People who asked for my contact number generally shared my interests.”上海后花园女神会所
The detailed information An posted on the platform did help her filter out some respondents.
上海后花园And then, the magic of romance took over. “I met my boyfriend four months later. He was my future Mr Right.”
Over the past two years, she and her husband-to-be traveled to a number of cities, including Taipei, Hong Kong and Macao.
On every trip they got to know each other better and they soon decided to tie the knot.上海后花园女神会所
The Moshang Huakai platform has more than 150,000 followers, according to its female found
ers, Ma Yueliang and Long Lele, both 27.Each post generates feedback from around 30 people on average.
上海后花园女神会所They set up the platform after college when they realized that a
lot of people they met, both men and women, were looking for life partners.
relations at the National Retail Federation, a leading opponen
上海后花园t of tariffs in the US, said tariffs imposed over the past year haven’t worked, and there is no evid
ence the equivalent of another tax increase on US businesses and consumers will yield new results.
“We are disappointed the administration is doubling-down on a flawed tariff strategy that上海后花园女神会所
is already slowing US economic growth, creating uncertainty and discouraging investment,” French sa
id, adding that additional tariffs “will only threaten US jobs and raise costs for American families on everyday goods”.
上海后花园”Although the result of Sino-US trade talks and its impact on China’s economy is not entirely predictable at this stage, in gene
ral we are positive about China’s commitment to its opening-up policy and are optimistic about China’s economy and b
usiness environment,” said Eric Liu, managing partner of Shanghai-based Zhao Sheng Law Firm.上海后花园女神会所
hina’s financial services sector is seeing acceleration of opening-up, which will likely attr
act big names in the global securities industry, gradually reshaping the local securities landscape, experts said.
上海后花园During the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champ
ions in Dalian, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, Premier Li Keqiang said that China will allow full foreign o
wnership of securities firms, futures business and life insurance companies by 2020.上海后花园女神会所
With that, the limit on foreign ownership in the financial services sector wi
ll be lifted one year in advance, compared to the former plan announced in mid-2018.
上海后花园In late March, the China Securities Regulatory Commission approved the establishment of JP
Morgan Securities (China) Co Ltd and Nomura Orient International Securities Co Ltd, which are joint-ve
nture securities firms with the foreign company taking the controlling 51-percent sta上海后花园女神会所
ke. UBS Securities was the first to get such approval in China at the end of last year.
nvestment from the central budget, and single out a number of county level
上海后花园女神会所and above cities across the country as pilots to receive subsidy for their soccer fields.
It will provide a maximum of two million yuan ($290,000) subsidy for newly built fields for public use.
The subsidy standard varies based on the scale of football fields: smaller fields上海后花园女神会所
that require 5-8 players in each team can receive a maximum one million yuan su
上海后花园bsidy, while the bigger ones requiring 11 players in each team can receive 2 million yuan.
The subsidy will not go to soccer pitches that are reconstructed, expanded or renovated.
The plan also welcomes multiple channels of fund raising for the establishment of new soccer grounds, incl上海后花园
uding local government finance, public welfare funds of sports lottery and development-oriented finance.
上海后花园女神会所China aims to have more than 70,000 soccer pitches by 2020. At the en
d of 2013, China had about 10,000 pitches in “quite good” condition, and there are als
o about 40,000 in schools and universities which would be renovated. Another 20,000 would be built for socie上海后花园
ty by 2020. By then, each county-level administrative area will have at least two standard pitches.
Beijing and Shanghai are among the world’s top 40 cities for inter
national students to study in, according to the latest QS Best Student Cities Ranking.上海后花园女神会所
In the sixth edition of the rankings, released on Wednesday by global education
上海后花园女神会所consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Beijing ranked 32nd and Shanghai 33rd. Nanjin
g, the capital of Jiangsu province, ranked 99th, and Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, 105th.
The ranking compares the world’s 120 top student cities.
The hottest part of summer is here and recorded hottest temperatures have been broken worldwide, inc
上海后花园女神会所luding in several places in Europe. Under this “barbeque” mode, beaches have become the public’s favorite summer resorts.
Let’s have a look at the beachgoers at some of the favorite “summer resorts”.
An unauthorized rally turned radical in Yuen Long on Saturd上海后花园
ay as protesters attacked a police vehicle and charged at the police cordon lines.
The protesters were taking part in a march – from Shui Pin Tsuen Playground to Yuen Long MTR station – which was bann
上海后花园ed by the police on Thursday on safety concerns. An appeal board upheld the police’s decision on Friday, on the gro
unds that it poses the risk of violent clashes between protesters and villagers in the district.
Tension escalated at around 4:30 pm as protesters pulled down metal barriers in front of Nam上海后花园女神会所
Pin Wai village near the Yuen Long railway station and charged at the police cordon lines.
上海后花园he black-clad protesters, armed with iron bars and self-made shields, chanted anti-government sl
ogans at times. Most of them wore surgical masks to hide their identity from the police.
Some protesters besieged and vandalized a police vehicle, forcing riot police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.上海后花园女神会所
The police said in a statement that the dispersal operation was ne
上海后花园eded as protesters’ behaviors threatened the safety of the police officers in the vehicle.
The report room service at Yuen Long police station has been sus
pended until further notice after a large group of protesters besieged the station.上海后花园女神会所
At the same time, radical protesters at multiple locations near Yuen Long M
上海后花园TR station started to throw bottles, stools and other unidentified objects at the cor
don line of the riot police. The police have fired several rounds of tear gas to the crowds.
In a statement issued just before 5 pm, the police called on members of the public to lea上海后花园女神会所
ve the area as soon as possible due to a possible deterioration of the situation there.
Traffic was disrupted from around 3 pm as protesters occupied Yuen Long
Tai Yuk Road and Castle Peak Road to kick-started the unauthorized procession.
The Light Transit Rail and some buses were forced to skip stops near Yuen Long Plaza.
a collection of photos that the Paris-based photographer took in China between the early 1970s and 2018.Re
上海后花园女神会所leased in April, the Chinese-language work is a vivid portrait documenting the course of the nation’s dev
elopment over the past four decades, offering both a grand historic account and a personal perspective of China.
The photo capturing the moment from Li’s childhood featured in Color of China is on show at Barbey上海后花园
‘s solo exhibition of the same name, which runs at the National Art Museum of China through Sunday.
The exhibition and the publication of the book coincide with the 70th anniversary of
上海后花园the founding of People’s Republic of China, which will be officially celebrated on Oct 1.
Barbey is also among several members of the French Academy of Fine Arts, one of the five academ
ies of the Institut de France, whose artworks have been exhibited at the Beijing museum this year.上海后花园女神会所
These shows mark this year’s 55th anniversary of the formal establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations.
In one section of the exhibition, photos depicting China’s modern, rapidly-urbanizing cityscap
上海后花园es are projected onto large screen. Another section displays the color images that Barbey captured during his
first two visits to the country in 1973 and 1980, including the photo of Li’s accordion lessons, which evoke a strong feel上海后花园
ing of nostalgia among visitors. They are part of a donation of 70 photos by Barbey to the museum.
上海后花园女神会所Barbey first came to China as a member of a French delegation led by Georges Pompidou w
ho served as France’s president from 1969 until his death in 1974. Accompanying the French dele
gation helped him to extend his visa and stay in China for two more weeks－which he regarded as “very lucky” since trav
el in the country was relatively restricted to Westerners at that time, Barbey tells China Daily.上海后花园女神会所
Barbey returned to China in 1980, this time with his wife Caroline. They traveled extensively around the country, photographing and filming for more than five w
上海后花园eeks in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Before he came to China, Barbey’s impression of the country was larg
ely based on photos taken by his famed predecessors at the renowned inte上海后花园女神会所
rnational photography agency, Magnum Photos, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Marc Riboud.
ierce competition with players such as Huawei Technologies Co in China as well as outside, Xiang said.
上海后花园A mother of four, Ge said one of the keys to work-life balance is to “cherish
every moment spent together and give the kids all of your focus while staying together”.
The company is working to help more rural students in China access digital technolo上海后花园品茶微信
gies. Last year, Apple said it would donate 25 million yuan to the China Development Research F
oundation as part of its efforts to help students in the nation’s less-developed areas.
上海后花园”Everyone can learn computer programing. We hope Apple’s technology can be used to help more students catch the trend of digitalization,” Ge said.
US-based analytics firm SAS plans to invest $1 billion yuan in artificial intelligence in th
e coming three years, with China a major target market where the company sees huge demand on the b
ack of the Chinese government’s emphasis on AI development, said one of its top executives.上海后花园
“Through software innovation, education empowerment, and specialist service, we will continue to empower analysis-rel
上海后花园ated industries and the country’s real economy,” said Gavin Day, senior vice-president of SAS.
He said that part of the investment will flow into SAS’ resear
ch and development center in Beijing. The rest will be used to bridge the talent gap.上海后花园品茶微信
“There is a huge shortage of talent in China. Not everyone understands the power of analytics, and how it operates. W
e are investing in local universities in China and with our partners to help teach analytics to the next generation.”
SAS has issued over 70 master’s degrees in China’s universities such as P上海后花园品茶微信
eking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University,and Renmin University of
China.In addition, it has successfully held six analytics contests in China’s universities.上海后花园品茶微信
Initially, there were merely 55 teams from three contest regions.The latest contest attracted 1,300 teams from 31 co
ntest regions.More than 3,600 participants evinced interest in considering analytics as a career.
“We noted that China’s demand for AI talent is growing dramatically
, and related education is a must. Through educational investment, SAS is em
powering China’s next generation of analytics talents,” said He Weixin, managing director of SAS China.