seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
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to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
上海夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.上海夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
上海夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong
Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o上海夜生活
pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H上海夜生活女神会所
ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
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ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
上海夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i上海夜生活
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enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
take steps to ensure land supply for public housing, raise the mini
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The Hong Kong government has announced extra budget measures valued at HK$19.1 billion ($2.4 billion), in
上海后花园cluding relief for small businesses, more student subsidies and benefits for low-income households.
Chief Executive Lam is expected to give a policy address in October, which is likely to include more enhancements, Wang said.
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real estate market and curb their political influence by greatly increasing land supply f
上海后花园or development and providing more affordable housing for low-income families,” Wang wrote.
“Hong Kong may pride itself as one of the freest economies in the world
but, in fact, the property tycoons are calling the shots on the economy,” he said.
上海后花园女神会所”For better distribution of wealth,” Wang suggested, “the government can also consider raising taxes on those making HK$2 m
illion a year or more, and increasing taxes on property transactions valued at HK$10 million or more.”
Zheng Yongnian of National University of Singapore noted that the mainland has taken the initiative to adjust its policy on Hon上海后花园
g Kong, including the plan to build the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
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China to have full 5G network coverage along its entire line, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
China Mobile will work with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to provide a上海后花园
full-coverage wireless 5G network for the high-speed railway that connects Hong Kong to the Chinese ma
上海后花园女神会所inland, according to Wei Ming, chairman of China Mobile Guangdong branch.
Wei made the announcement in Hong Kong during a meeting to witness the for
ming of a 5G industry alliance in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech and calls for bui
lding a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win dev
elopment ami上海419d growing challenges and risks, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerlan
President’s Thought on Diplomacy has opened new vistas, achieved fresh progress
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When Brenda Kazule returned to Zambia after completing her master’s degree at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and
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Kazule, a traditional-affairs officer from Muchinga province, said the book — Xi Jinping: The Governance of China — is import
ant to her because it gave her insights about China’s development as well as the governing of the world’s most popu上海419
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mon development and prosperity — as in a global village, where all countries have a common destiny, she said.
rce of soybeans and cotton, and soon the US will also be substituted by other cou
ntries as the main supplier of chicken and wheat to China, if the trade row continues.上海千花网女神会所
Japan now has free trade agreements with the European Union and some trans-Paci
上海千花网fic countries, such as Australia and Canada, and the US has lost its advantage in its trade with Japan, not o
nly in soybeans and wheat－last year, US exports of pork to Japan declined by 35 percent.上海千花网
Coercing Japan to buy US agricultural products will not be sustainable, and ther
e is still a long way to go for the US administration to ease the anxiety of its farmers.
上海千花网女神会所Police in Fuzhou, the capital of Southeastern China’s Fujian province, said on Su
nday they had seized a handgun found in a FedEx parcel and launched an investigation into the case.
The parcel, carried by the United States express delivery service pro
vider, was shipped to a sporting goods company in Fujian from an American client, accor上海千花网
ding to a statement released by the public security bureau of the city’s Jin’an district on its Sina Weibo account.
The handgun was discovered in the package and seized by polic
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It is not the first time that FedEx, which launched its business in China more than thre
e decades ago, has prompted official probes into alleged violations of Chinese postal regulations recently.上海千花网
In early June, FedEx was placed under investigation after Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications ma
上海千花网女神会所nufacturers, said it had diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to Huawei in China to the US.
Initial results from the probe, released in late July, refuted Fed-Ex’s claim that the rerouting was an “operational error”. The com
pany was also suspected of holding back over 100 packages that Huawei had intended to deliver to China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M
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Putin will visit France, Finland; the G7 Summit will be held in France; the Italian Senate will
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The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a
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On Aug 21, Putin will also pay a working visit to Finland at the invitation of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
Besides bilateral cooperation, the leaders will discus
s international and regional issues, including Russia’s relations with th上海419品茶微信
e European Union in the context of Finland’s current presidency of the EU Council.
Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations gather in Biarritz for their 45th summit on August 24-26.
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rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.
ce and the blockade of Hong Kong International Airport by some radical demonstra
tors, Abdulaziz Alshaabani, a Saudi Arabian expert on Chinese affairs, said such radical acts seriously unde上海夜生活
rmined the rule of law, hindered economic development and harmed the interests of Hong Kong’s people.
If the violence further escalates, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will suffer a severe blo
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Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist at The Philippine Star, said the continued chaos in Hong Kong, apparently created by an
ti-government protesters and encouraged by foreign influences, must be quickly stopped.上海夜生活
Strong measures should be taken as the chaos is not only bad for Hong Kong’s economy and tourism, but also disad
vantageous for the prosperity of the East Asian region as Hong Kong is an important financial and trade center, he said.上海夜生活品茶微信
China’s Mission to the European Union said on Wednesday that
what is happening in Hong Kong is now devolving into extreme violence.
上海夜生活It said in an online statement that any attempt to lump together the
rigorously lawful exercise of duties by Hong Kong police with the extreme and violent offe
nses by radicals is absolutely misleading and incorrect, and China is firmly opposed to such attempts.上海夜生活品茶微信
China’s diplomatic mission in Geneva also lashed out at the United Nati
ons human rights office on Wednesday, accusing its spokesman of making a “wro
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The Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR said on Wednesday that the words and deeds of som上海夜生活品茶微信
e lawmakers from the United States have shown them to be the “black hands” behind the violent radicals in Hong Kong, ref
erring to a comment from US legislators including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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ong which the high-tech service sector gained 97.4 billion yuan in FDI, up 63.2 percent.
上海千花坊Zhang Xiaofan, a partner at Deloitte’s global Chinese services group, said trade tensions between China and the United Sta
tes will not force any country or region to replace China’s position as a key player in the global supply chain.
Because of its members’ different cultures, currencies and po上海千花坊
litical systems, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations cannot match China’s size as a
huge consumption market. Neither can ASEAN members muster as many policy and institutional advantages as Chin
a to fine tune economic structures and fend off potential financial risks, Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所
China also has a well-developed infrastructure to support the real economy, Zhang added.
Attracted by China’s consumer market driven by an expanding middle-income group
上海千花坊女神会所and fast developing information technology, foreign investment from Germany and the Republic of Korea surg
ed in the first seven months, posting growth rates of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.
FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent year-on-year, while
FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew by 5 percent.上海千花坊女神会所
Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce
in China, said that to prevent risks caused by unilateral actions, China and the Eur上海千花坊
opean Union should further efforts to reach the EU-China comprehensive agreement on invest
ment by 2020, perhaps eyeing a new free trade agreement soon after that.
s Development Research Center, said the US tariffs targeting Chinese imports will not
only harm the interests of US consumers, but also drag down the US economy.上海会所
In addition, tariffs will seriously dampen the confidence of the international marke
t and create new uncertainties to the world economy, Wang said at a seminar in Beijing.上海会所品茶微信
New measures ease foreign companies’ market access, help inspire greater investor confidence
上海会所Despite the Sino-US trade dispute, China has attracted a great deal of f
oreign direct investment from diversified sources in the first seven months of 2019, layi
ng a solid footing for the second half, experts and company leaders said on Tuesday.
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nese mainland rose 7.3 percent year-on-year to 533.14 billion yuan ($75.5 billion) between January and July, res
ponding positively to the government’s opening-up and liberalizing measures.
上海会所New growth momentum has been created by plans to establish six new pilot free trade
zones and releasing two shortened negative lists for foreign investment to allow access to more industrial sectors, said
Lu Ming, vice-dean at the Academy of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.上海会所
The newly revised negative lists, which took effect July 30, ease foreign market acce
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een substantial opening-up in transportation, infrastructure, culture and value-added telecommunications.
Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies, said the new measures are key for driving FDI growth.上海会所
Foreign investors are optimistic on the long-term development of the economy an
d industry because the country advocates multilateralism, deepens reform and expands opening-up, in pa
rticular for companies from e上海会所品茶微信conomies involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, he said.
Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha
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te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.
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Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.
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at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.
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also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.
ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.
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The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.
Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu
Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.上海419女神会所
Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.
Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.上海419
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rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.
In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.上海419女神会所
The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof
essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.
The Hong Kong International Airport started to resume operation on Wednesday
after the city’s aviation hub was completely crippled for about two days by protesters.上海楼凤
Passengers are now able to conduct check-in procedures after tickets or purchase vouchers ar
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Dozens of protesters are still sitting outside one of the exits of the arri
val hall. A demonstration area has been marked out with security staff walking nearby.上海楼凤品茶微信
Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court in Hong Kong is
sued an interim injunction order to ban unlawful obstruction of airport operations.
The order, requested by the Airport Authority, prohibits an
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e airport, according to a statement issued by the Airport Authority at about 8:30 am.
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est or public order event in the airport other than in the area designated by the airport authority.
The interim injunction expressly provides that nothing in the interim injunction shall be construed as authori
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Sealed copies of the interim injunction order were posted at the airport at around 2:30 pm.
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