Zhang said it is a routine 上海419论坛practice to organize such me

meetings to strengthen communication with different sectors of the H

ong Kong society and hear their views and opinions for better policy-making.

上海419论坛女神会所The last time that such a symposium was held was in August 2014, before the illegal “Occupy Central” movement.

orn and raised in Hong Kong, Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, former director-general of WHO, sai

d she hardly recognized the city now because of the sustained violent attacks on the city’s rule of law.上海419论坛

The success of Hong Kong, as a diverse international metropolis, relies on respecting different voices,

上海419论坛and resolving the differences through dialogue, Chan s

aid, speaking after attending the morning session of the full-day symposium.

With her voice trembling, Chan said she loves Hong Kong, freedom and democracy.

However, she noted that in her approximately 25 years working as a civil servant under the上海419论坛

colonial government, she had never seen so many people free to go on the streets to protest, a right that w

ould not have happened without the Basic Law and “one country, two systems”.

上海419论坛女神会所She called on the public of Hong Kong to step forward to protect Hong Kong and say no to violence, as Hong Kong is in a dangerous situation now.

Ex-US Treasury head says department’s credibility ‘damaged’ by accusing China of manipulating yuan

Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on Tu上海419论坛

esday criticized the Trump administration’s decision to name China a currency manipulator, and said Tre

asury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has “damaged his credibility and that of his office” by doing so.

上海419论坛女神会所In an op-ed article published in The Washington Post, Summers said:

“By labeling as Chinese currency manipulation an exchange-rate move that was obv

iously a natural response to his boss’s policies, the secretary has damaged his credibility and that of his office.

“It will be harder now in the next difficult financial moment for Treasury Departm

ent pronouncements to be credited by market participants. Having seen the Unite

d States label China a manipulator, the world will wonder whether and how the United States w

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i calls for villagers to a 上海419chieve rural vitalization

President Xi Jinping has encouraged residents of a mountainous township in Fujian provi

 上海419nce to continue their unrelenting efforts to consolidate poverty reduction outcomes and achieve rural vitalization.

Xi, who also is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Co 上海419

mmission, made the remark in a letter replying to residents of the township of Xiadang, in the province’s Shou­ning county.

 上海419In a letter to Xi, the villagers wrote they had shaken off poverty and e

xpressed their gratitude to the CPC Central Committee and the general secretary.

Xi’s letter, published on Tuesday, recalled the three arduous

journeys he made to the township, saying he still has vivid memories of the area. 上海419品茶微信

Xi worked in Fujian between 1985 and 2002. He made his first trip to the township to lea

rn about poverty alleviation and provide instructions on the work on July 19, 1989, when he was Par

ty secretary of Ningde. The township was once among the most remote and poorest areas in Ningde. 上海419

It took him a three-hour car ride and a two-hour walk in scorching sum

mer heat to reach the township, which had no paved roads at the time, according to

Xinhua News Agency. He made another two trips to township, later that year and in 1996. 上海419品茶微信

Xi expressed his delight after learning that the township had shaken off poverty, and he offered hearty congratulations to villagers.

After 30 years of unremitting efforts, Xiadang has shifted from being almost inaccessible to being easily reached and has 上海419

been transformed inside and out, with residents having an increasing sense of gains and happiness, Xi said.

It has been a vivid example of the truth of such sayings as, “A slow sp

 上海419品茶微信arrow should make an early start” and “Little strokes fell great oaks”, he said.

Xi said he hopes the villagers will forge ahead with a persistent spirit, enhance their confi

dence and make sustained and arduous efforts to consolidate the outcomes of poverty reduction.

He also encouraged them to explore a path of rural vitalization with the characteristics of eastern Fujian during the process. 上海419品茶微信

The letter to Xi was written by six Party members on behalf of all villagers in the township.

Xinhua contributed to this story.

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It will strive to becom 上海会所ess cluster for interna

rnational businesses, cross-border financial services, frontier technology research and devel

 上海会所opment and cross-border services trade, and speed up the industrial upgrading of existing companies.

The plan says the new area will be granted greater administrative power for self-development, self-reform and self-innovatio

 上海会所品茶微信n, and regularly promote its experience to spearhead a new round of reform and opening-up of the Yangtze River Delta.

The government will support the new area to foster more mature institutional and adm

inistrative systems and motivate market entities to participate in the international market, said Wang. 上海会所

Wang Xin, director of the research bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the

country‘s central bank, said the PBOC will actively support the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone construction. 上海会所品茶微信

The central bank will implement on trial basis more open, convenient and freer financ

e policies in the Lingang area, building a new open and innovative highland of finance, the director added.

hina on Tuesday voiced strong opposition to the US decision to label it “a currency manipulator,” stressing that China has nev 上海会所

er resorted to competitive devaluation and will not use the currency as a tool to deal with trade disputes.

In a response to the designation, China’s central bank refuted the unilateral move, saying the labe

l does not meet the quantitative criteria for the so-called “currency manipulator” set by the US Treasury. 上海会所品茶微信

“The US labeling is an arbitrary unilateral and protectionist

practice, which seriously undermines international rules and will significantly i

 上海会所mpact the global economy and financial markets,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in an online statement.

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Ronald Wen, a Hong Kong-based senior banker, said the alleged currency manipulatio 上海会所品茶微信

n is a new weapon used by the US in the trade friction with China, sending a signal that t

he US-waged trade war is being expanded to more fields, including forex and financial markets.

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These acts have seriou上海419论坛he law, blatantl

tly offended national dignity, and challenged the bottom line of the

‘上海419论坛one-country, two systems’ principle,” Yang said. “These rioters are extremely arrog

ant and unscrupulous. What awaits them will be a heavy legal blow and an indelible shame in history.”上海419论坛

ang pointed out that those who stand at the front of causing Hong Kong’s current chaos are a small number of violent r

adicals. Other protestors are kindhearted citizens who have been misguided and coerced to join.

The anti-China forces both in and out of Hong Kong are the mastermin上海419论坛女神会所

ds that have instigated and bolstered the illegal activities of violent radicals by coo

rdinating, directing, funding and whitewashing violent protests, Yang said. They have supported the wrongful actio

上海419论坛ns by promoting views such as “civil disobedience”, “only violence can solve problems”, and the “noncooperation movement”.

The immediate task for Hong Kong citizens is to stop the viole

nce and chaos and bring back order, Yang said. He appealed to the HKSAR government, its jur上海419论坛

idical organs and police to safeguard the rule of law and never be soft on violent violations of the law.

“With no punishment for lawbreaking, there would be no majesty of the law,” he s上海419论坛女神会所

aid. “The central government has unswerving support for Chief Executive Carr

ie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The opposition’s attempt to force her to resign is doomed to fail.”

Yang warned the small group of unscrupulous and violent prote上海419论坛

sters and their behind-the-scenes masterminds not to misjudge restraint for weakness. “

Those who play with fire will perish by it. At the end of the day, they will eventually be punished.”上海419论坛女神会所

China’s State Council, or the cabinet, has issued an overall plan for the new Lingang area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

The new area will be set up to the south of Dazhi River, east of Jinhui Port, and south of X

iaoyangshan Island and Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, says the plan.

The district launched first is to cover an area of 119.5 square kilometers, it says.

According to the plan, the new section will match the standard of the most competitive free trade zones worldwide

and implement opening-up policies and systems with strong global market competitiveness.

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top leader guides test上海千花坊of new-type rocket sys

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided the test-firing of “a newly-developed large-caliber multiple la

上海千花坊unch guided rocket system” on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post “early in the Friday morning,” without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.

The test-firing “satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, trac上海千花坊

k changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket,” said KCNA.

上海千花坊According to the report, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” with the result of the test-firin

g, saying that “another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made.”

Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasiz

上海千花坊ed that the system has “a great strategic significance” for boosting the combat capability of the country’s army.

The European Union’s disagreement with the United States over Iran widened when the EU vowed on Thursday to co

ntinue working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the latest US sanctions against him.上海千花坊

The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday its sanctions on Zarif. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s S

upreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a st

上海千花坊atement. The US put sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 24.

“We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

“From our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplom

at and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse.上海千花坊

The EU has been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actio

n (JCPOA) that was reached in July 2015 by Iran and China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. US

上海千花坊President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal last May and reimposed sanctions

on Iran, endangering the implementation of the agreement also endorsed by the UN Security Council.

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In March, at the globa 上海乌托邦nance forum co-host

na and France in Paris, Xi described “four deficits” in global affairs, namely a governance deficit, tru

 上海乌托邦st deficit, peace deficit and development deficit, and proposed a four-pronged approach to addressing these deficits.

Dialogue facilitates understanding among countries, as was demon

 上海乌托邦女神会所strated in the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing in May.

The conference aimed to create a new platform for advancing equal dialogue, mutual le

arning and mutual inspiration among civilizations in Asia and the rest of the world, Xi said. 上海乌托邦

The intensifying global challenges humanity is facing now require concerted efforts by countries across the world, he said.

 上海乌托邦女神会所hina strongly opposes a new tariff proposal from the United States

targeting $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, and vowed to take necessary

countermeasures if the move is implemented, ministry officials said on Friday.

Shortly after the 12th round of bilateral trade talks in Shanghai, the US government said on Thursday that it 上海乌托邦

would impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting Sept 1. The plan will put

additional tariffs on basically all Chinese goods coming into the US, but medicines will not be affected.

 上海乌托邦女神会所The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that China is “strongly dissati

sfied with and resolutely opposed to” the US tariff proposal. The US plan seriously violates the consensus reached

between the heads of the two countries in Japan, deviates from the right track and won’t help solve the problem, it said.

 上海乌托邦The country will have to take necessary countermeasures if the US tariffs c

ome into force, the ministry said, urging the US to correct its mistakes in a timely ma

nner, address the issues on the basis of equality and mutual respect and get back on the right track. 上海乌托邦女神会所

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in B

angkok on Friday that unilaterally imposing additional tariffs is surely not a p

 上海乌托邦roper approach for resolving economic and trade issues, and it violates WTO rules.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a news confe

rence that China will not accept any kind of extreme pressure, intimidation or black 上海乌托邦女神会所

mail. Neither will China give in an inch on major issues of principle, Hua said.

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applauds cooperation 上海419论坛sident Xi Jinping acc

President Xi Jinping said China welcomes Colombia’s participation in jointly buildin

上海419论坛g the Belt and Road as he met with his Colombian counterpart Ivan Duque in Beijing on Wednesday.

Duque was making a four-day state visit to China from Sunday上海419论坛

to Wednesday, his first visit to the country since becoming president last year.

上海419论坛女神会所Xi said he highly appreciates Duque’s dedication to deepening the traditional friend

ship and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries by making this visit.

上海419论坛Since next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the establishm

ent of diplomatic ties between China and Colombia, Xi said Beijing is willing to joi

ntly plan with Bogota the blueprint for future development and push forward bilateral ties to a new level.上海419论坛女神会所

He urged the two countries to keep closer high-level exchanges, sha

re experiences on state governance and tap the full potential of bilateral cooperation.

上海419论坛China will continue to support the Colombian peace process and post-conflict reconstruction, Xi said.

Xi also expressed China’s support for Latin America to accelerate its integrat

ion process as well as appropriately deal with regional issues, including those related to Venezuela, t上海419论坛女神会所

hrough dialogue and coordination.President Xi Jinping accompanies visiting Colombian P

resident Ivan Duque during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing on Wednes

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cities in Greater Bay 上海419论坛 good economic growth i

In the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, nine cities on the Chinese main

 上海419论坛land showed good economic growth in the first half of this year, said news portal STCN.com on Wednesday.

The nine cities are Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Huiz

hou, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in South China‘s Guangdong province. 上海419论坛女神会所

Guangdong, one of China’s economic powerhouses, realized a 6.5 percent GDP growth to hit 5.05 trillion yuan in the first six months of 2019.

上海419论坛As core engines to drive Greater Bay Area development, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, respectively, fulfilled 1.21 trilli

on yuan and 1.18 trillion yuan in GDP in, with a 7.4 percent and 7.1 percent climb from the same period last year.

By independent innovation, setting strategic emerging industries and optimizing eco 上海419论坛女神会所

nomic structure, Shenzhen and Guangzhou transformed their growth momentum, said the news portal.

 上海419论坛In the first half of 2019, Shenzhen’s industrial added value increased 7.4 percent year-on-year, whil

e the added value in the advanced manufacturing industry and the high-tech manufacturing industry jumped 10.3 p

ercent and 11 percent, respectively, which accounted for 71.2 percent and 66.7 percent of the industrial added value. 上海419论坛女神会所

Moreover, the city’s computers, communications and other electronic equipment manufacturing industries inc

 上海419论坛女神会所reased 11.1 percent; electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing industries were up 4.8 per

cent; the special equipment manufacturing industry climbed 6.5 percent; ordinary machinery m

anufacturing grew 2.7 percent and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry jumped 11.4 percent. 上海419论坛

Shenzhen’s exports of high-tech electromechanical products reached 581.57

 上海419论坛女神会所billion yuan in the first half of this year, while the export of labor-intensive products w

as 85.01 billion yuan, which shows high-tech products exports are six times the exports of labor-intensive products.

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Looking into the seco上海千花网xternal uncertainties may

 continue weighing on industrial profits, but the tax and fee cuts starting from April will offset part of the negative effects, Wang said.

上海千花网女神会所Monetary policy may lend further support by cutting the reserve requirement ratio of financial i

nstitutions and directing more credit resources into small-and medium-sized enterprises, according to Wang.

上海千花网Besides facilitating the financing of small businesses, policies to boost infrastructure investment, which will in t

urn spur demand for industrial products, are also expected to be rolled out, said Zhang Wenhui, a researcher

上海千花网with the Industrial Economy Institute at the China Center for Information Industry Development.

“In addition, more provincial and municipal governments are expe

cted to set out plans to improve industrial profits,” Zhang said, citing that local gov上海千花网女神会所

ernments had stepped up efforts to improve business environment and clear arrears owed to SMEs in the first half.

上海千花网As policy support takes effect and eases the burden of costs and expenses faced by industrial fir

ms, growth in industrial production and profit may stabilize in the second half, Zhang said.

New animated film based on a mythological figure smashes box-office records, Xu Fan reports.上海千花网

Smashing box-office records in animation, the film Ne Zha has proved to be a dark horse, tipp

上海千花网ed to lift up the Chinese film industry, which has experienced a slowdown in the past five months.

The film, which topped the mainland’s ticket-revenue charts for four consecutive days, has grossed more than 800 mill上海千花网女神会所

ion yuan ($116 million) since it hit domestic theaters on Friday, according to live box-office tracker Maoyan.

上海千花网女神会所Ne Zha‘s takings totaled over 100 million yuan in the first day itself, surpassing the threshold figure faster than any other Chinese animated film.

The film has also broken two other box-office records.

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Increasing global de上海会所nd for Chinese products du

ue to their cost advantage and rapidly growing domestic demand driven by income growth form the basis of their expan

上海会所ding scales. But the greatest factor driving Chinese enterprises’ continuous development is innovation.

Reform will promote innovation. Innovation will generate new demand and prompt Chinese enterprises to impr

上海会所品茶微信ove their quality, while technological innovation is key to their development and expansion. And to c

hange their long-term dependence on low-end products, the Chinese companies, with the government’s active h

elp, have invested more in research and development to facilitate their qualitative growth and expansion.上海会所

Last year, China’s total investment in R&D accounted for 2.18 percent of GDP, equivalent to the average of OECD countries, with the average R&D intensity o

上海会所f high-tech enterprises and A-share listed companies being about 3 percent and 4.87 percent.

Higher R&D investment has increased the enterprises’ capacity for independent innovation and competition advantage.

In particular, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, which for上海会所

mulated the innovation-driven development strategy and five new development concepts, Chinese en

上海会所品茶微信terprises have increased R&D investment and achieved remarkable breakthroughs in core technologies. In

fields as important as aviation, railways and 5G technology, Chinese enterprises have even taken a leading position.

Huawei is a good example of an innovation-driven high-tech Chinese company.上海会所

For years Huawei’s R&D intensity has been above 14 percent. In actual terms, Huawei’s R&D investment las

上海会所品茶微信t year was 101.5 billion yuan ($14.77 billion)-the fifth-highest in the world and more than that of Microsoft, Apple an

d Intel. Also, by the end of last year, Huawei had more than 87,800 global patents. No wonder Huawei’s R&D in

vestment and abundant innovation have placed Huawei at 61 on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.上海会所品茶微信

And despite Washington preventing US companies from selling components to Hua

wei in the first half of this year, the company’s mobile phone shipment grew continuously.

上海会所Since the beginning of this century, Chinese companies have been

applying or trying to apply modern information technology to improve production and ope

rations. The Internet Plus strategy has helped expedite the integration of enterprises and the inte上海会所品茶微信

net. And many enterprises have achieved rapid growth by making use of innovative business models thanks to IT.

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