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For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig
ures released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday may not be enough to relieve them of their worr上海419
ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.
上海419After all, a 6.2 percent growth in the second quarter — although still within the gove
rnment’s target range of 6-6.5 percent for the year — was the weakest in nearly three decades.上海419
This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge
sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.
But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
China remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. While pessimists focus on the diffi
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For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
forts to boost domestic consumption — these range from massive tax cuts of nearly 2 trillion yuan ($291 billion) to the iss上海419女神会所
uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
上海419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an
d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
Actually, once last month’s much-better-than-expected gains in retail上海419女神会所
sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
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.
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much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
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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.
g and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.The gove
上海419rnment will also launch a batch of public facilities including an international conference cent
er, sports center, neighborhood center, library and museum that meet international standards.Infrastructure pro上海419品茶微信
jects including eight railways, five expressways and seven urban expressways are under construction and a ne
上海419w metro line is scheduled for operation in late September.An intercity light rail is also slated to be put into se
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uangzhou are planned.he construction of a smart industry park started in Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Kn
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onth.Involving a total investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($203.34 million) and scheduled to be completed in 2020, the China-Singapore International Smart In
dustry Park will focus on the development of technology related to the internet of things, big data and cloud ec
上海419品茶微信ology.It is designed to empower companies developing applications in the smart home, transport, office, healthcare and
city industries, according to the administration of Huangpu district, Guangzhou, where the project is located.
Mutual support, pragmatic cooperation, China-EU ties high on bilateral agenda
上海419品茶微信China and Bulgaria should make joint efforts to maintain the international system base
上海419d on multilateralism and international law, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
Xi made the remarks while meeting with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall
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上海419品茶微信The two presidents agreed to promote their countries’ relationship to a strategic partnership. Before their talks, Xi hosted a ceremony to welcome Radev.
The two countries should take the opportunity of upgrading their bilateral relations, join h
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Noting that Bulgaria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Chi
na, Xi said that the traditional friendship between the two countries has developed over the past 70 years. 上海419品茶微信
Xi called on the two countries to enhance mutual respect and trust, and strengthen commu
nication in such areas as government, legislative authorities and political parties. 上海419
The two countries should continue to firmly support each other on issues related to their core interests and major concerns, Xi said.
Bulgaria is among the Central and East European countries that from a very early period hav
e signed intergovernmental cooperation documents with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, Xi said. 上海419品茶微信
China would like to enhance connection of development strategies with Bulgaria, promote infrast
ructure interconnectivity, increase trade and investment and strengthen people-to-people exchanges, Xi added.
He said that China attaches great imp
ortance to relations with Europe and firmly supports the integration process of Europe.
China hopes the new European Union authorities maintain stable and susta
inable policies toward China, Xi said, adding that Bulgaria is a good friend and partner of China in the EU.
Sino-US leaders’ 上海419品茶微信meeting on the sidelines of gathering in Japan expected to ease tensions
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sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bilateral trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
上海419品茶微信Xi will be in Japan from Thursday to Saturday to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka at the in
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President underlines two-way cooperation, strategic coordination
China and Turkey should enhance mutual strategic trust and respect each other’s core interests
and major concerns on such issues as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi made the remark while meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Previously, Xi hosted a welcoming ceremony for Erdogan.
Erdogan said that Turkey firmly supports the one-China policy, and that it is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjian
g are leading a happy life amid China’s development and prosperity. Turkey will not allow anybody to sow dissension among the two countries, he said.
Noting that both China and Turkey are important emerging markets and developin
g countries, Xi said it is of great significance for them to enhance strategic cooperation.
The two countries also should strengthen strategic coordination, consolidate the politica
l foundation of the China-Turkey strategic cooperation and cooperative relationship, a
nd ensure that the bilateral relations always operate on a healthy and stable track, Xi said.
China appreciates that Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment many times to not allow any forces to carry out anti-Chinese or separatist activities in Turkey, Xi said.
China attaches great importance to Turkey’s stance of supporting China’s fight against te
rrorism, Xi said, adding that China would like to enhance their anti-terrorism cooperation.
Xi said the two sides should enhance connection of development strategies and deepen practical cooperation. Hailing Turkey as an important partner for join
tly building the Belt and Road, Xi said that China would like to speed up connecting the Belt and Road with Turkey’s Middle Corridor plan, and pro
mote the cooperation in areas including trade, investment, science, energy, infrastructure and major projects.
At just 17-ye上海419女神会所ars-old, Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven had alr
eady written an award-winning memoir detailing her struggle with post-tra
matic stress disorder, depression and anorexia in the wake of sexual assault and rape.
In her autobiography, Pothoven wrote that she had nothing left to live for.
At 16, she app
roached the Levenseinde, or “end-of-life,” clinic in The Hague to inquire about euthanasia, but, according to an
interview last year with local newspaper the Gelderlander, her request was rejected.
week, after years of battling mental illness, Pothoven announced on Instagram that she had begun refusing all food
“After years of fighting, the fighting has finished. I have now stopped eating and dri
nking for a while, and after many conversations and reviews it has been decided that I will be released because
my suffering is unbearable,” Pothoven wrote in a post, which has since been removed.
hina’s innovative and high-quality development,” Sui Zhenjiang, vice-mayor of Beijing, said on Wedne
sday during a 5G industrial development and investment summit held in Yizhuang, in southeastern Beijing.
“Beijing is actively transforming itself as a national scientific and tech
nological innovation center. With advantages in complete telecom infrastructure, abunda
nt talent and strong research and development capabilities, we have the resolve to accelerate the push for making brea
kthroughs in 5G technologies and build an independent and innovative 5G industrial system,” Sui said.
As of May 24, the three major telecom operators－China Mobile, Chin
a Telecom and China Unicom－have established 4,700 5G base stations in Beijing, acc
ording to Wang Gang, head of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology.