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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
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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.
Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a
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上海419女神会所Analysts say the interest rate reform will lower financing costs for small a
nd private companies and encourage investment in the manufacturing sector.
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The PBOC said in a statement that, starting Tuesday, 18 qualified commer
cial banks, including State-owned banks, city and rural commercial banks and foreign banks, will report their lend
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uld pay for borrowing from the central bank, and it was set at 3.3 percent on Thursday.
Sheng Songcheng, a central bank adviser and former head of the PBOC’s
statistics department, said the reform will help keep lending rates lower.
Moreover, the changes will enable the PBOC to effectively influence Chin上海419女神会所
a’s entire interest rate system by selling or buying financial instruments on the open
market, much like how Western central banks implement monetary policy, Sheng said.
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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9 to discuss with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, bilateral partnership.
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lk about Ukraine and discuss prospects for work within the Normandy Four.
The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a
上海419品茶微信nd German senior representatives and aims to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
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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Under its presidency of the G7, France has set a number of goals and priorities tha
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rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.
With industrial and consumption upgrades, investment in hig
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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.
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
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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.
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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.
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
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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
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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.
s to improve ties with Islamabad, and is willing to main
tain restraint and safeguard regional peace and stability.
Jaishankar added that h上海乌托邦品茶微信is country stands ready to properl
y resolve the China-India border question through consultation and
will honor the consensus that the two nations have reached on promoting tranquillity in the area.
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nping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be held in India later this year, Jaishankar said. The fi上海乌托邦
rst such meeting between the two leaders took place in April 2018 in Wuhan, Hubei province.
During their talks, Wang and Jaishankar agreed China and India would expand pragmatic上海乌托邦
cooperation in such areas as trade, investment and tourism and strengthen exchanges on defense issues.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland expanded 7.3 percent year-o
n-year to 533.14 billion yuan in the January-July period, the Ministry of Commerce announced Tuesday.
In US dollar terms, FDI inflow grew 3.6 percent year on year to $78.8 billion during the period, the ministry said.上海乌托邦
FDI in July alone reached 54.82 billion yuan, up 8.7 percent year-on-year.
During the past seven months, a total of 24,050 new foreign-funded enterprises were founded.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Investment in high-tech industries climbed 43.1 percent year-on-year to account for 29.3 percent of the total FDI, a
mong which the high-tech service sector received 97.39 billion yuan, up 63.2 percent.
Police in 154 cities across the country have destroyed 107,000 illegal firearms, explosives and detonators that were co
nfiscated starting last year, the Ministry of Public Security said on Monday.上海419论坛
On Monday morning, police in Wuhan, Hubei province, destroyed a number of air
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them in a steel plant furnace, which was stoked to reach temperatures of up to 1,600 C.
“Gun- and explosives-related cases endanger people’s lives, public security and the co
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“We will take effective measures to curb gun- and explosives-rel
ated crimes and eliminate major hidden dangers,” he said.
In recent years, although such crimes have declined sign
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dically around the country, Guo Lin, ministry spokeswoman, said earlier this year.
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sterial-level meeting mechanism under which they will share intelligence in a timely manner and take required acti
on. In February 2018, they launched a two-year campaign to crack down on weapons crimes.
Last year, police nationwide dealt with more than 30,000 gun- and explosives-related cases, u
上海419论坛ncovered 416 criminal gangs and detained more than 40,000 suspects. From January to November last ye
ar, the number of such cases fell by around 28 percent, according to the ministry.
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tained 17,000 suspects. Between January and July, gun- and explosives-related cri
mes decreased by 20 percent compared with a year earlier, the ministry said.
for Herbert Smith Freehills. The London-headquartered law firm has also been work
ing with Hiswara Bunjamin and Tandjung in Indonesia in a similar fashion for the last 15 years.上海夜网女神会所
Gavin Guo, international partner of Kewei, said that they had submitted an application for the joint operation to the Shang
上海夜网hai Municipal Bureau of Justice earlier this year and it took them three months to get the green light.
According to Guo, the joint operation of law firms is different from a joint ven
ture and does not include equity options. The two law firms are still independent e上海夜网女神会所
ntities but share administrative resources and provide one-stop legal services to clients.
Such joint operation models are attractive for multinational companies with operat上海夜网
ions in China and outbound Chinese companies, said Guo. Before this, companies need to go to a foreign la
上海夜网女神会所w firm and a Chinese law firm separately for legal services. This can be avoided as communication with both the l
aw firms can be completed in the same office and will incur only a single charge, he said.上海夜网
“Given the current global economic and political uncertainties and trade friction, governments are tightening their scru
上海夜网tiny and regulation in areas like foreign direct investment. The joint operation model will play a big role in te
rms of transaction habits, disputes resolution and even company strategies,” he said.
The first joint operation was set up by the Chicago-headquartered Baker McKenzie and Beijing Fenxun Partners in April 201上海夜网女神会所
5. In an action plan rolled out in April 2018, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice said it will study the possibility of pro
moting the joint operation model to the rest of the city to further improve the business environment.上海夜网
Domestic enterprises accelerate pace of innovation amid friction between China, US
The structure of China’s foreign trade will continue to improve with more flexibility in the second half of this year du上海夜网女神会所
e to its institutional, industrial and market advantages, officials and experts said on Thursday.
Li Kuiwen, a spokesman for the General Administration of Customs’ Department of Statis上海夜网
tics, said China has not only increased its market share with major economies such as the European Union th
is year, but its trade volume with emerging markets has also notably surged.上海夜网女神会所
Li’s remark came after the administration announced earlier on Thursday that China’s foreign trade grew 4.2 p
ercent year-on-year in the first seven months of the year to 17.41 trillion yuan ($2.47 trillion).
On Friday the Foreign Ministry rejected the United States’ labeling China as “a thuggish regime”, saying Washington has confo
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The spokesperson of the US State Department was astonished to claim the job of American diplomats was to meddle with t
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“Can the world be at peace with the way the US operates?” Hua asked in the statement.
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tographs and personal details of a US diplomat who met with major leaders of the “Hong Kong Independence” activist groups.
The US State Department spokesperson should look at her own words and behaviors instead of using media reports to hit
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ed resolute opposition and strong indignation from the Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots.
She urged the US side to observe international law and basic norms governing intern上海419论坛
ational relations, and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and interfering in China’s domestic affairs.
上海419论坛品茶微信The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the H
ong Kong Special Administrative Region also said on its website that the labeling is a b
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The spokesperson said that instead of repenting of and stopping its arb
上海419论坛品茶微信itrary interference in Hong Kong affairs, which are China’s domestic affairs, the US side
has made venomous and unfounded allegations against the Chinese government
for the leak of the information. It perceives China with malice, which again reveals its dark mentality.