accelerate drought mitigation strategies and develop a regional sand-and dust-storm alert system. I hope the region can s
eize it to protect vulnerable communities from disasters in every corner of Asia and the Pacific.?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
The author is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic a
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所nd Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
As the new school semester approaches, groups in the Hong Kong Spe
cial Administrative Region voiced resolute opposition on Thursday to any individual or or?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
ganization planning to bring politics onto campuses and into classrooms, including browbeating students into ski
pping school to attend rallies or bullying those who hold different political views.
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊The concerns have been fueled by a recent call by Demosisto, a local political party, along with several student groups, for
all of the city’s secondary school students to skip class beginning Monday, without providing a more specific time frame.
Their statements also come amid widespread worries of bullying of students, especially children of the city’s police officers.?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
At a news conference on Thursday, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment an
d Progress of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party in the Legislative Cou
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊ncil, stressed firm opposition to the school strike campaign, saying politics should never trump education.
Recently, many parents have expressed concern to the alliance over possible effect
s on their children’s studies from a school strike, said alliance Chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king. They also feared t?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
heir children might be targeted or bullied by schoolmates for not joining the strike.
Responding to those concerns, the alliance strongly opposed the strike as it might drag innoc
ent students into the political conflict and disrupt the harmonious atmosphere on campuses.
ll improve the mechanism of the loan prime rate－the price of loans banks offer to their best clients－and use the mech
anism as the reference rate for business and household loans. The move was broadly seen as China’s effort to give th乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
e market a greater say in setting prices and to lower the real interest rate for companies.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊”The rate reform will help reduce borrowing cost for companies so that they can expand investment and
production. It will also help improve corporate profitability,” said Yu Ke, an analyst at Guoyuan Securities.
The central authorities’ decision to support the development of Shenzhen also boosted the pric乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
es of technology companies on Monday as Shenzhen is the home of many high-tech and innovative firms.
The guideline also said that it will explore the registration-based initial p
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊ublic offering system on the startup board in Shenzhen and will support the city in car
rying out foreign exchange reform and accelerate the internationalization of the renminbi.
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ing 5G, artificial intelligence and life science as the guideline from the central authorities will help strengthen Sh
enzhen’s advantage as the leading technological and innovation hub for the country.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
An index that tracks major securities brokerages also soared by 6.9 p
ercent on Monday as investors believed that a market rally will benefit securities firms.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊The securities regulator has expanded the number of stocks qualified for the margin
trading and short selling business of the securities brokerage and has relaxed margin financing rules. The deci
sion became effective on Monday, which also helped lift the stock prices of securities firms.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
Many young people in Hong Kong seem to have misunderstandings about the Chinese mainland and the United States.
No matter how noble an individual goal is, the collective outcome could be exactly the opposite of what each individual wa
nted. When I taught social decision theories, my students often could not believe thei乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
r eyes that collective decisions are necessarily dictatorial, even under very minimal assumptions. That is an implic
ation of the Arrow’s impossibility theorem developed by Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow.
characteristics is the leadership of the Party, which plays a central role in co
ordinating the overall situation, he said, citing Shen-zhen as a good example of ha乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
ndling the relationship between market and government since China’s reform and opening-up began.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所Early this week, Washington will review its decision on Huawei as scheduled. It put the co
mpany on its export-control list on May 15, delaying the restrictions for three months from May 21.
Although it might be the US suppliers of Huawei that care more about the outcome than the Chinese telecommu乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
nications giant itself, the US should not try to hold Huawei hostage to try and force China into agreeing to an unfair trade deal.
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l step over the threshold into the 5G era and equally sure of its leadership advanta
ges in that technology, which come from its innovation and foresight. It spends about $20 billion a year on research a乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
nd development, and it has reportedly already begun research on the next generation 6G telecommunications technology.
Its profitability has endowed its vision with practical meaning. In the first half of this year,乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
its sales revenue reached 401.3 billion yuan ($57 billion), up 23.2 percent year-on-year, realizing a net profit of a
bout $5 billion — last year the company’s annual net profit was about $8.4 billion.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊Indeed, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, in his most recent
media interview, even thanked the US for letting the world know how good Huawei is.
Despite this, the US government should take the opportunity to rethink its decision on Huawei.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
However, all the signs suggest the US will not change its mind. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, is still being detaine
d by Canada at the request of the US, and there has been no indication she will be released.
about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
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ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat
ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb
Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf
lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e
xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e
arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
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ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.
?to register in the system, and select the “foreigners for permanent stay in China” option when filling out their information.
Journalists from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, have to select “Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan med乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
ia organizations” in the media category and input their specific region in the personal information field.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊The time and place for the pickup of media passes will be up
dated on the official website of the expo (www.ciie.org) later.
Last year, around 4,100 journalists from 65 countries and regions covered the inaugural expo乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
S electric car maker Tesla Inc?plans?to raise prices in China from
September due to exchange rate uncertainty, according to Reuters on Wednesday.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
The change will take effect?before?Tesla rolls out its first Chin
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所ese-made Model 3 vehicles, electric vehicle news?website?Electrek?reported.
The price increase covers all Tesla models currently in the market, and even the Model 3?to be produced at the Gigaf
actory in Shanghai?at the end of this year, said a sales representative?in a report by The Paper on Thursday.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
A person in charge of Tesla China told The Paper?that everybody should rely on the company’s official website for specific p
rice information and did not respond to the detailed reasons for the price increase.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所On Tesla China’s official website, there was no change in prices by Friday.
Last month, Tesla just marked down?the prices?of its?Model 3 series, with the highest reduction up to?33,100 yu
an?($4,700). China-made Model 3 vehicles still maintain a starting price of 328,000 yuan.
?torment” by revealing what he did with the body after the trial, the heartbroken father said this
“We hope that he suffers for the rest of his life, as he made Yingying suffer in the last moments of her life.”乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
Although Qixi has flown by, the yearning for an ideal love will never fully stop for China’s young generation.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所Generation Z, today’s youngest group, are those born in and after 1995. They have g
rown up with the internet and are said to be tech-savvy and obsessed with social media.
And now, as they enter adulthood and will soon join the workforce, many wonder about their love philosophies.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
Taobao Software and Tantan, the Chinese version of Tinder, issued reports a few days a
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所go that may shed light on the habits, desires and outlook of the generation.
Happy singles in movie theaters
According to Taopiaopiao and Dengta professional, two applications developed by Taobao, 29 percent of users born after 1乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
995 buy only one ticket when seeing a movie, implying most of them are what is known as “single dogs”.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所Although the majority of viewers are not alone at movie theaters, those who cannot find
company won’t miss the opportunity for a few hours of entertainment and relaxation.
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g the day instead of the night – more often the dating hours for young lovers.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所It also shows first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai have more viewers who don’t mind watching movies by themselves.
It seems these “single dogs” quite have an enjoyable experience at movie theaters in spite of being alone.
oing those things that would have prevented this tragedy
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊we are missing a real opportunity,” DeWine said. “So we need to look at these tragedies together.”
President Donald Trump, who is expected to visit Dayton on Wednesday, has said he wants Washington to “come t
ogether” on legislation providing “strong background checks” for gun users, but he gave no details.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
The Democrat-led House has passed a gun control bill that includes fixes to the nation’s fir
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊earm background check system, but it has languished in the Republican-controlled Senate.
The El Paso and Dayton killings have contributed to 2019 being an especially deadly year for mass killings in the US.
A database by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University shows tha乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
t there have been 23 mass killings so far this year, claiming the lives of 131 people. By comparison, 140 people died
in mass killings in all of 2018. The database tracks every mass killing in the country dating back to 2006.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊For most of the 19th and much of the 20th century, China was called, “the sick man of Asia”. But
those days are over. As President Xi Jinping observed, “China has bid farewell to the problems that p
lagued its people for thousands of years, including hunger, shortages and poverty.” In a matter of decades, China has suc乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
cessfully transformed itself from a closed and relatively backward country into a global economic and political power.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊China’s ascendency is generating some questions. One question centers on the country’s role in glob
al health. This is because China is making rapid progress in all four primary domains of global he乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
alth－health aid, health security, health governance and health information exchange
ation will continue in the second half of the year, affected by slowing economic growth, falling corpo
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊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乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
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
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊e global industrial chain will be further disrupted, Hua said in a research study on Friday.
JING SHUIYU and ZHONG NAN in Beijing, ZHANG YUNBI in Bangkok
Mo Jingxi in Beijing, Scott Reeves and Belinda Robinson in New York contributed to this story
Ex-legislator targets US, ‘pro-Taiwan independence’ forces and liberal studies乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
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
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊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.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
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.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊”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.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
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.
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所”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.
?development among the eastern, central and western regions to shrink the gap, and also sho
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所uld balance the development between the northern and southern regions, the expert said.ed deve
A fourth prototype of China’s large passenger jet C919 c
ompleted its maiden flight at an airport in Shanghai on Thursday morning.
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊The domestic jet took off at around 5:32 am from Shanghai Pu
dong International Airport, and the flight lasted around 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The fourth prototype is mainly undertaking tests covering the avionics syst?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
em, taking-off and landing performance, automatic flight system and performance in icy conditions.
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所So far, four C919 prototypes have completed their maiden flights, while two more prototypes are scheduled to have t
heir first flight later in the second half of 2019, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China.
Project will benefit industries such as logistics, materials and manufacturing
The State-owned space conglomerate China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp is working with the eastern coastal p?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
rovince of Shandong to start construction of a port for sea-based space launches before the end of this year.
The Beijing-based space giant said on Tuesday that during a recent visit by Ling Wen, deputy governor of Shandong, to t
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所he company’s headquarters, a strategic cooperation framework agreement was signed by the China Academy of Launch V
ehicle Technology, city government of Yantai, and Shenzhen-headquartered China International Marine Containers G
roup to jointly build an eastern coastal space port in Haiyang, a city administered by Yantai.?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
The move aims to support future sea-based launches and boost the development of space-related businesses in Shandong.
?乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所The project will make use of Yantai’s unique location, existing ha
rbors and local space research and marine engineering facilities. Upon completion, th
e port will consist of support facilities for sea-based space missions and four research and production centers for ca
rrier rockets, satellite equipment, sea-launch platforms as well as satellite data and applications.
?provinces ahead of commercial launches next year and it is forecast that 28 per
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所cent of the country’s mobile connections will be running on 5G network
s by 2025, accounting for about a third of all 5G connections globally by this point, the report said.
China’s telecom operators are projected to invest more than 220 billion yuan on 5G equipment and the expenditure on 5G equip乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
ment by all industries is expected to surpass 54 billion yuan in 2020, according to a white paper on 5G’s eco
nomic and social impact by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所The information consumption driven by 5G commercialization in the country will exceed 8 trillion
yuan from 2020 to 2025, directly driving the total economic output to 10.6 trillion yuan, said Liu Duo,
president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊
5G technology features high bandwidth, low delay and wide c
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所onnection characteristics, which make it a key infrastructure for the di
gital transformation of economy and society, said Yang Jie, chairman of China Mobile.
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intelligence will truly realize the interconnection of everything, Yang added.
China Mobile will build 50,000 5G base stations nationwide in 2019, providing commercialized 5G services in over 50 cities
乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊and the services will be provided in all cities at and above the prefectural level by 2020 , according to Yang.
China Telecom announced completion of commercial deployment of 5G in m
ore than 40 cities by the end of this year. China Unicom has launched the乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊 女神会所
“7+33+n” 5G network deployment, which means continuous coverage in seven urban areas, hot sp
ots coverage in 33 cities and customized 5G network based on current one in n cities, the report said.
The first batch of 10,000 5G terminal devices has been delivered by mobile manufactures including Huaw乐动娱乐唯一正规官网千花坊女神会所
ei, OPPO, Vivo, ZTE, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung and TCL at a price of several thousands.