Month: August 2019

Led by Vice-Premier Hu上海楼凤the group will be

 composed of six deputy group leaders and members from State Council departments and bureaus.

The office of the working group is to be located at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, which will上海楼凤女神会所

be in charge of the regular work, and meetings will be convened from time to time as needed.

Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤

nd the city’s service industry, the municipal commerce bureau said on Aug 15.

上海楼凤The plan came up with 190 specific measures to open wider in eight fields in the service sector, including science and tech

nology, internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, health care and professional services.

New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所

ngthen international cooperation of professional service organizations such as law firms.

By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing

has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤

ncial Services and BMW’s new subsidiary for digital solutions, said Yan Ligang, head of the bureau.

The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo

上海楼凤女神会所reign — funded enterprises set up. The added value of the service industry made up 82.8 percent of the city’s GDP.

The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.

But moderation in fiscal income will not weaken authorities’ capacity for expa上海楼凤

nsion of fiscal spending in the second half to back economic growth, economists said.

On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr

illion) in fiscal revenue in the first seven months, representing a year-on-year g上海楼凤女神会所

rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.

Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i

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Du Zhixiong, a resear上海会所ural Development

t Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China

‘s agricultural sector was plagued by inefficient production practices for上海会所品茶微信

many years, while annual output was highly susceptible to changes in climate.

For example, from 1959 to 1961 large parts of the country experienced a severe drought.上海会所

In 1961, the arid conditions reduced the total crop yield by 61 million metric tons, a 30 percent fall from 1958.

Since the early 1980s, the central leadership has attached great significan

上海会所ce to agricultural innovation. In 2015, investment in scientific and technological research reached 55 billion yu

an ($7.8 billion at today’s rates), compared with 720 million yuan in 1978, Du said.

According to the ministry, more than 96 percent of fields dedicated to the cultivation上海会所品茶微信

of major crops, including rice, corn and wheat, are sown with high-yield, resilient species.

上海会所A number of crop-breeding platforms that employ scientifically proven approaches-such as the use of “dwarf-st

erile” wheat, the “super rice” system and hybrid corn breeding-have been established to fast-t

rack improvements in edible crops and ensure the food supply is reliable and safe in the long term.

The wide application of modern farming techniques ha上海会所品茶微信

s also helped farmers to raise yields and reduce damage to the environment.

At present, environmentally friendly methods are used to prevent and control pests on 56.7 mill

ion hectares under cultivation, accounting for 15 percent of the total area affected by such pests.

上海会所Meanwhile, smarter use of pesticides in demonstra

tion areas has reduced the use of chemicals by 20 to 30 percent, the ministry said.

The use of fertilizers has been further contained as a result of a nationwide campaign l上海会所品茶微信

aunched in 2005. It aims to tailor the use of synthesized fertilizers to suit local soil conditions

and improve awareness of the scientific management of fertilizers among farmers.

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Calling the new tariff plan 上海乌托邦sponsible”, Wa

ang Wen, chief economist at China Export and Credit Insurance Corp, said the mo

e is totally inconsistent with the direction needed to reach a mutually beneficial deal. 上海乌托邦

At the same time, the tariff proposal shows that Washington has turned a blind eye to the tremendous efforts made by both n

 上海乌托邦品茶微信ations in advancing their economic and trade ties, Wang said at a recent seminar in Beijing.

The US announced the new tariff threat shortly after the 12th round of high-level trade talks in late Ju

ly. If the plan takes effect, the US will put additional tariffs on basically all Chinese goods coming into the US. 上海乌托邦

On Tuesday, the Office of the US Trade Representative said it will delay 10 percent ta

riffs on certain Chinese products, including laptops and cellphones, until Dec 15.

Yang Weiyong, an economics professor at the University of International Business and Ec 上海乌托邦品茶微信

onomics in Beijing, said the US tariff delay is more out of consideration for its own interests-creating sufficient time

for its consumers and trading companies to look for substitute goods in other markets.

“Besides, the US did so because of concerns over the Christmas shopping season. Th

 上海乌托邦e government intends to reduce the potential impact of tariffs on US holiday shopping,” Yang said.

But the US plan to merely delay some tariffs by no means sho

ws Washington’s sincerity toward advancing future consultations, Yang said. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

According to a Reuters analysis, the delay may encompass around half of th

e $300 billion list of remaining Chinese imports. Chinese imports subject to the tariffs as of 上海乌托邦

Dec 15 totaled about $156 billion last year, Reuters said, citing US Census Bureau information.

Sun Lipeng, a research fellow with the China Institutes of Contemporary International 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Relations, said the US won’t be immune to the effects of its own trade bullying behavior.

Washington’s new tariff plan will further burden US consumers and dam

pen companies’ confidence in investment, dragging down the US economy, Sun said.

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There is no way the上海千花坊itary doesn’t know the

situation in Hong Kong, especially when mounting evidence shows US meddling in China’s dom

estic affairs,” he said. “US warships visiting now would inevitably send a very dangerous message in su上海千花坊女神会所

pport of the rioters, which is detrimental to the city’s peace and stability.”

China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Hong Kong affairs and urged it to stop. While the US has denied th

上海千花坊e accusations, US politicians and media have frequently slandered efforts by Beijing and

the Hong Kong police to maintain social order and voiced their support for the protesters.

“The chaos in Hong Kong has US fingerprints all over it,” Li said. “The US is上海千花坊女神会所

hoping to turn Hong Kong into another source of leverage it can use to pressure China.

China highly values Sino-US ties, but this relationship must be built on the bedrock of the US respecting China’s sovereignty.”上海千花坊

Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Aca

demy of Social Sciences, said the US has been a major external force fueling the current turmoi

l in Hong Kong by funding and training protestors, as well as whitewashing their violent actions.上海千花坊女神会所

“Denying port visits means China is very displeased with the deep US involvement in its domestic affairs,” Yuan said.

上海千花坊China’s consumer trend index, released by global market consultancy Nie

lsen to measure consumer confidence, remained high in the second quarter of this year.

Maintaining a reading of 115 from Q1, an index reading of above 100 indicates consumers are optimist上海千花坊女神会所

ic regarding local job prospects, personal finance and willingness to spend, a Nielsen report showed.

“As China’s supply-side structural reform deepens along with policies to ensure上海千花坊

the stability of employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and dom

estic investments, the country’s economic structure has constantly improved and the end上海千花坊女神会所

ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.

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Such remarks distort th上海后花园which is that it is the

 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.

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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.

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The GDP of Chongqi上海千花网d Tianjin municipaliti

ties for the first time surpassed 1 trillion yuan in the half y

ear period, hitting 1.03 trillion yuan and 1.04 trillion yuan, respectively.上海千花网

In 2018, a total of 16 cities achieved a whole-year GDP of more than 1 trillion yuan. Fos

上海千花网女神会所han in Guangdong province and Jinan in Shandong province are expected to join the 1 trillion yuan GDP club this ye

ar, with their GDP reaching 479.52 billion yuan and 479.17 billion yuan in H1, respectively.

Fifteen of the top 100 cities are from East China’s Shandong province, the most among all provincial-level regions. F上海千花网

ollowing it, Jiangsu, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces have 13, 11 and 8 cities on the list, respectively.

Similar to the same period last year, no cities from Hainan, Qinghai provinces, Ni上海千花网女神会所

ngxia Hui autonomous region, or Tibet autonomous region are on the top 100 list.

China’s central and western cities are leading on GDP growth in H1. More than two-thirds of the 280 cities that have dis上海千花网

closed economic growth outperformed the national GDP growth rate of 6.3 percent in H1 and they are m

ainly from Yunnan, Guizhou, Anhui provinces and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Among the 13 cities whose real GDP growth rate surpassed 10 percent上海千花网女神会所

in H1, all except Fujian province’s Ningde come from the central and western regions.

Southwest China’s Yunan province, posting t上海千花网he strongest GDP growth in H1 amon

g 31 provincial-level regions, has seven cities registering a GDP growth of 10 percent or above.

The report collected statistics released by 282 cities that have published上海千花网女神会所

their economic semi-annual reports as of Monday. Hong Kong and Macao special ad

ministrative regions and Taiwan were not involved in the statistical analysis.

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The move has impressed many in the neighborhood. A female reside

nt surnamed Wen, owner of a snack counter opposite the square, has witnessed s上海后花园

everal conflicts in the past and said she’s very happy the seniors have solved the problem.

上海后花园女神会所Before the new technology was put into use, some dancers worried whether wearing a headset is harmful to their ears or

whether they could all hear the same music at the same time. They found this wasn’t a problem at all.

Originally a small team with a few dozen people when it was founded nine years ago, the Nanning上海后花园

Dream Team is now a large square dance group with 121 members. Members are from Guangxi, Sh

andong, Chongqing and other places and are all retirees above 50, with the oldest 82 years old.

Their daily hour-long square dances are held from 8-9 pm.上海后花园女神会所

Besides their regular evening dancing, the dancers also enter will provincial dance competitions in Guangxi and travel together.

上海后花园Many Chinese netizens and media accounts have forwarded video of the Nanning Dream Team square dancing w

ith their headsets to support them, thinking it is a practice worth expanding nationwide.

he average income of tourism employees in Hong Kong has slumped by nearly上海后花园女神会所

80 percent year-on-year over the past two months, while more than 10 percent of to

urism employees had zero income, a joint survey by three tourism trade unions in the city found.上海后花园

The results of the survey, which was conducted in early August, were released on Mo

nday. A total of 1,012 workers in Hong Kong’s tourism sector completed the survey questionnaire.上海后花园女神会所

Respondents said that compared with the same period last year, on average, the number of tour groups they received d

ropped more than 70 percent and their earnings were down by about 75 percent since this June. Among them, 40 percent sa

w a fall of more than 90 percent in income and more than 10 percent had no income at all.

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Wishing for a period c上海千花坊rized by violence an

 and prejudice— no matter how soft-pedaled things got right before Hong Kong’s return — plays into the hands of tho

se who want to see China fractured. Whitewashing the crimes of colonial powers, to say nothing of waving their fla上海千花坊

g, demonstrates a profound ignorance of history. Imagine for a moment what the people killed in anti-colonial fights ac

ross the globe would think if they saw this wholesale embrace of their tormentors.上海千花坊女神会所

This is where the contrast between flags must be emphasized. Blind worsh

ip of any national symbol is dangerous, but the Chinese flag stands for very different prin

上海千花坊ciples than the British or US ones. The People’s Republic of China flag represents liberation and an end to exp

loitation, and was only raised after years of bloodshed and revolutionary struggle. That success was the cul

mination of a century of resistance to imperialism, feudalism and colonialism. Countless lives were lost in pursuit of this no上海千花坊女神会所

ble goal, and those martyrs live on in the flag’s red fabric, as do the many others who have stood against opp

ression all over the world. The Chinese people are well aware of this, and treat their flag with care and pride.

But that shouldn’t be conflated with the callous jingoism of “former” colonial powers. Victory in a war of liberation and rut上海千花坊女神会所

hless imperial conquest are polar opposites — the former should be a source of strength and motivation in the fac

e of adversity, the latter should be regarded with the deepest shame. I myself recall my childhood in Texas, wh

上海千花坊ere the flag of the US was invoked to justify unilateral action against countless countries and the massacring of millions. T

he stars and stripes are used as a cudgel against minority groups to this day, and a “love it上海千花坊女神会所

or leave it” attitude is deployed against any critics of the country’s record of bigotry and genocide.

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The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday s

trongly condemned radicals who threw petrol bombs at police officers Sunday night.上海419品茶微信

Yang Guang, spokesman for the HKMAO, said Hong Kong’s radical protesters repeatedly attacking police officers in the pa

st few days have committed serious violent crimes and have begun to show “signs of terrorism”.

上海419品茶微信He said a very small number of thugs hurled petrol bombs at police officers at the police

stations in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night, causing burn injuries to a police officer.

“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” he said.上海419

In the past few days, Hong Kong’s radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers with ex

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es of Hong Kong citizens and challenge Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Yang said.

He said such violent crimes should be “resolutely cracked down on” in accordance with the law, and the HKMAO fir上海419品茶微信

mly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.

Yang called Hong Kong police force “the backbone” in maintaining Hong Kong’s social security and the rule of law.

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the past two months and their contributions to restraining the riots are obvious to all and

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“Hong Kong has reached a critical juncture,” he said, adding that all those who ca

re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.

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Grassroots officials c上海千花网ulesngzhou and

The Xiangzhou district government of Zhuhai special economic zone in S

上海千花网outh China’s Guangdong province published a special notice recently, requiring all gove

rnment departments, organizations and units in the district to establish no more than one WeChat working group.上海千花网

Furthermore, “no work assignments and work related content are allowed to be pub

上海千花网lished or forwarded on the WeChat working group after work,” the notice said.

“The move aims to help reduce the daily work burden on grassroots level officials and employees,” it said.上海千花网女神会所

Xiangzhou district has taken the lead in Guangdong, the window of China’s reform a

nd opening-up, to have issued such a notice that requires “one unit, one WeChat group” in its district.

上海千花网The move has drawn much attention from the pu

blic, and the district has quickly hit the media spotlight at home and abroad.

Chen Hongqiang, a local grassroots official, said he is in favor of the notice.上海千花网

“One WeChat group in one unit, and no work assignments and related content are allowed to be published in the

WeChat group after work – that is good news for the mass grassroots officials,” he said.上海千花网女神会所

“That would certainly help reduce the burden of the grassroots officials who have to frequently work overtime,” he said.

上海千花网Chen said he was really frustrated in previous years when he was sometimes called back to his unit to work overtime or d

uring weekends.Xiangzhou is not alone. The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central C上海千花网女神会所

ommittee released a circular in March, requiring more effort be made to solve problems

arising from too much formality in order to reduce the burdens on grassroots-level officials.

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