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wds rallNearly half a million people gathered at Tamar Park in Hong Kong on Saturday aftern

oon, sending out a loud call for an end to the violence and radicalism that has clouded the city since mid-June.上海419论坛

Braving light rain, 476,000 people demanded an end to all violence and the desecration

上海419论坛女神会所of national flags and emblems, as well as a halt to attacks on police stations and public facilities.

The participants chanted slogans while waving placards, banner

s and the flags of the nation and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.上海419论坛

The city was fed up with the endless illegal marches, they said.

The rally was held after a tough week for the people of Hong Kong, with the city’s aviatio上海419论坛

n hub — Hong Kong International Airport — forced to cancel about 1,000 flights on Monday and Tuesday. In additi

on, a mainland tourist and reporter were assaulted by black-clad radicals at the airport on Tuesday night.上海419论坛

“Hong Kong was built up by Chinese people, not the British. And the young people here are throwing all of that away. I’m

上海419论坛女神会所disgusted by it,” said Erich Beck, a retired Australian who has lived in Hong Kong for 28 years.

Beck believes overseas elements are at play in the recent violent protests that have rocke

d the city, with the intent to “poison Hong Kong” in order to hurt China. He joined hundreds of thousands o上海419论坛

f local residents in an anti-violence rally on Hong Kong Island on Saturday afternoon.

Beck called on the city’s young people to think rationally about their behavior.

“How are you going to make the city better if it has all been thrown away?” he said.上海419论坛女神会所

The rally started at 5 pm, when people from all walks of l

ife took the stage to share their thoughts and common wishes. They incl

uded people from the education and legal sectors, the entertainment industry and the business sector.

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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,

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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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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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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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The administration said 上海419论坛s gold reserves increas

d to $87.27 billion by the end of June, up from $79.32 billion in January. China had the

上海419论坛world’s sixth-largest gold reserves by the end of 2018 with a total of 1,852 metric tons.

“In 2019, the major task of foreign exchange management is to enhance mid-and long-term ass

上海419论坛品茶微信et allocation and optimize and adjust investment strategies,” the administration’s report said.

The administration also for the first time disclosed the currency composition

of the country’s foreign exchange reserves in the annual report. The reserves denom上海419论坛

inated by the US dollar accounted for 58 percent of the total by the end of 2014, down from 79 percent in 1995.

Among global foreign exchange reserves, US dollar-denominated assets m

上海419论坛品茶微信ade up 65 percent of the total by 2014, up from 59 percent in 1995, according to the report.

“China’s forex reserve currency structure is diversified, even more diversified than the world’s average level,” Wang said. “It is in line

with requirements of China’s economic and trade development, as well as the demand of international payments.”上海419论坛品茶微信

For China, most of the foreign exchange reserves, nearly 60 to 70 percent, are held as sovereign debt from

上海419论坛advanced economies as well as financial and corporate bonds with high credit ratings, experts said.

“Forex reserves will continually play an important role in cushioning deprecia

tion pressure on the renminbi and maintain a balance of international payments,” said Zhao.上海419论坛品茶微信

But it is quite unlikely for the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to influenc

e the renminbi exchange rate through selling of foreign exchange reserves, even if t

上海419论坛品茶微信he currency may be under depreciation pressure amid global monetary easing, he added.

As of the end of June, China’s foreign exchange reserves stood at $3.12 trillion, up from $3.10 trillion by May, according to central bank data.

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Also on Tuesday, a spok上海419论坛 the ministry’s Offic

ice of the Commissioner in the HKSAR expressed firm opposition to “false remarks”, urgi

上海419论坛ng the United States to immediately stop sending out wrong signals on violent and illegal acts in Hong Kong.

The spokesman stated that it is widely recognized that the “one country, two systems” principle上海419论坛品茶微信

has been faithfully implemented since the return of Hong Kong, and that people of Hong Kong enjoy

上海419论坛unprecedentedly extensive democratic rights and freedoms in accordance with the law.

The US accusation of “erosion of Hong Kong’s autonom

y” is a biased and groundless smear attempt driven by political motives, the spokesman said.上海419论坛

The names of six new pilot free trade zones, which have completed the approv

al process, are expected to be released soon, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday.上海419论坛品茶微信

The accelerated launch of a new batch of pilot free trade zones shows China’s determinatio

n to further open up and release the dividends of opening-up, the report said citing experts’ views.

上海419论坛Industry analysis shows the new pilot free trade zones may come from six out of eig

ht provinces and autonomous regions: East China’s Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces; North China’s Heb

ei province; Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province; Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regi上海419论坛品茶微信

on; South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region; and Central China’s Hunan province.

China Securities Journal reported the above provinces and autonomous regions have all applied to build pilot free trade zones. S上海419论坛

handong put forth a proposal in 2016, including the plan in this year’s provincial government work report. Jiang上海419论坛

su submitted its first application to build a pilot FTZ in September 2013. Hebei proposed to build the China Hebei Pilo

t Free Trade Zone during its construction of Xiongan New Area in April 2018.

上海419论坛品茶微信These free trade zones will most likely be located along the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the Silk Road Economic Belt,

21st Century Maritime Silk Road and around the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, said Bai Ming, deputy director of the I

nternational Market Research Institute under the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

“China will set up six new pilot free trade zones and open a new section of the Shanghai Pi上海419论坛品茶微信lot Free Trade Zone, and will sp

ed up exploration of building a free trade port in Hainan province,” Chinese Presi

dent Xi Jinping said in his speech at the recent G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka on June 28.

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Zhang Xiaoqiang, vice上海419论坛of the Beijing-based Ch

ina Center for International Economic Exchanges, said the US keeps a

rguing that it needs a better deal, but so does China. Therefore, they need to aim at reach上海419论坛品茶微信

ing a fair agreement in the next round of negotiations that can help with the economic growth of both countries.

上海419论坛”There will never be an agreement where the US is the sole winner; the agreement must be mutually beneficial,” Zhang said, adding t

hat for China, the most important thing is to focus on its own development, deepening reform and openin上海419论坛品茶微信

g-up and creating more jobs while joining hands with other countries to build an open global economy.

上海419论坛The US should have realized China’s resilience in coping with challen

ges, such as increased tariffs and technology barriers, as well as the country’s det

ermination and resolve reflected by its refusal to yield to pressure over the previous rounds of talks, said Zhang Yun上海419论坛品茶微信

ling, director of international studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.

“China today is supported by its policy adjustment capacity, m

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try’s economy was largely stable in the first half of this year, in particular in terms of foreign trade and domestic dema上海419论坛品茶微信

nd amid slower global economic growth and weak expansion of international trade.

上海419论坛Trade disputes with China have affected some US industries.

Michael Tate, chairman of the National Cotton Council — a trade organization in the US — said the cotton industry in the US hopes S

ino-US trade disputes will be resolved as soon as possible to minimize the impact on the cotton export market.上海419论坛品茶微信

China has announced a slew of new measures to further open up its financial markets, according to the office of fin

ancial stability and development committee under the State Council, the cabinet.

上海419论坛品茶微信China will allow foreign-funded institutions to conduct credit rating bus

iness with all kinds of bonds in China’s inter-bank and exchange bond market, ac

cording to a statement of the office posted on the website of the central bank on Saturday.上海419论坛品茶微信

Overseas financial institutions will be encouraged to participate in setti

ng up and investing in the asset management subsidiaries of commercial banks.

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But at the instigation o上海419论坛istration, thanks

 to its acts and resolutions and promise of support, the DPP could try to further push forward its “pro-independence” agenda and cross the red line and worsen the sit

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The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that the number of National Scholarship will increase by 10,000 this year, all of which will be awarded to ou

tstanding students from higher vocational schools, with 8,000 yuan ($1,164) for each student every year.

上海419论坛女神会所At a news conference at Lanzhou University, the ministry said the coverage of National Mo

tivational Scholarships and National Grants in polytechnic colleges have also been expanded.

Starting this year, the coverage of National Motivational Scholarship in higher vocational上海419论坛

colleges will rise by 10 percent, with the funding standard being 5,000 yuan per student per year. M

上海419论坛女神会所eanwhile, the National Grants coverage in higher vocational schools will also be increased by 10 percent from this year’s s

pring semester, and its average subsidy standard will be rise from 3,000 yuan to 3,300 yuan per year.

Besides, the National Scholarship will be set up in Secondary Vocational Education (including technical schools) this year on to re上海419论坛

ward outstanding full-time students. The scholarship will be awarded to 20,000 students each year, with 6,000

yuan per person. These policies will be implemented in both public and private secondary vocational schools.

上海419论坛女神会所The Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 is a serious violation of the one China principle and the thre

e joint communiqués, which the Sino-US relationship is built on. The US’ i

nterference in China’s internal affairs will not only endanger one of the world’s most important bilateral ties and j上海419论坛

eopardize peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, but also increase the possibility of the mainland using

上海419论坛女神会所whatever means necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.

The US has frequently meddled in Taiwan affairs, which has significantly undermined Sino-US ties, creating worries and risks across the Straits.

But since China is committed to safeguarding its sovereignt上海419论坛女神会所

y and territorial integrity, and achieving national reunification, the US should not ho

pe to succeed in its design of splitting the country by leading the island authorities down the garden path.

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Trade talks resum 上海419论坛 wellNew York Stoc

US markets rallied and closed in positive territory Monday on news that Chinese President Xi Ji

 上海419论坛nping and his US counterpart Donald Trump will resume negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade dispute.

Trump said talks are “back on track” and held off on his threat to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods. Trump 上海419论坛

said China will buy “a tremendous amount” of US food and agriculture exports while bilateral negotiations are ongoing.

The S&P 500 reached 2,977.86 in midday trading, all all-time high, bef

ore closing at 2964.33, up 22.57 points. Nevertheless, the long-term outlook for the market rema 上海419论坛

ins unclear as US manufacturing dipped close to a three-year low in June amid a worldwide economic slowdown.

“The devil is always in the details,” Usha Haley, professor of manageme

nt at Wichita State University, told China Daily. “I don’t know if Trump is the great m

 上海419论坛品茶微信ediator. But everyone gave a huge sigh of relief that talks have resumed between the US and China.”

Trump eased export sanctions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, boosting semiconductor stocks, including Micron Tech

nology, Skyworks Solutions, Qualcomm and Broadcom — and sparking the possibility of a revolt among some Republicans.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a strong Trump supporter, told NBC’s Face the Nation on Sund 上海419论坛品茶微信

ay that he’s reviewing Trump’s action and noted, “It’s clearly a concession. There’ll be a lot of pu

shback if this is a major concession. If it’s a minor concession, I think it’s part of the overall deal.”

Neither side sai 上海419论坛品茶微信d when negotiations would resume or established a schedule for completing a deal.

Goldman Sachs called Trump’s decision to ease export sanctions on Huawei a “potential unexpected market friendly outcome”。

Asked at the G20 meeting in Japan if he had removed Huawei from the Entity List that controls the export of technology th

at could compromise US national security, Trump said, “No, not at all” and “We are talking about that” before telling re

porters, “I don’t want to talk about it now, we are looking at it very carefully. Huawei is very much in play.”

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