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rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom
e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
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to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
al facilities will expand to a scale of 152.4 billion yuan ($22.18 billion) as
the garbage sorting and recycling campaign makes headway, providing related compa上海千花坊
nies with various business opportunities, according to the E20 Institute of Environment Industry.
上海千花坊女神会所Aiming at a greater market presence and higher production efficiency, companies are rac
ing to maximize the use of intelligent and cutting-edge technologies in waste disposal.
A good example is the Chinese payment giant Alipay, which has rolled out a mini-program to h上海千花坊
elp sort garbage by using artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies.
By scanning waste items with their smartphones, users can learn in seconds how to sort their trash.上海千花坊女神会所
In addition, the internet and big data technologies are also u
sed by companies to assess and analyze the demand for bins in different areas.
Industry body calls on authorities to implement government guidelines
上海千花坊Officials at China’s leading auto industry association are calling for local authoriti
es to implement the central government’s guidelines for boosting car consumption in the wake of ve
hicle sales in the country having fallen for 13 months in a row as of the end of July.
Overall vehicle sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market stood at 1.8 million in July, falling 4.3 percent from t上海千花坊女神会所
he same month last year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
Total sales in the first seven months of this year totaled 14.13 million, down 11.4 percent year-on-year.上海千花坊
The association expects the fall to become less severe in coming m
onths because of a lower comparable base figure from the second half of last year a上海千花坊
nd because of the measures implemented to help with car consumption.
It estimated that China’s vehicle sales would drop 5 percent this year上海千花坊女神会所
from 2018 to 26.68 million vehicles. It has also trimmed its forecast for a rise in new ene
rgy vehicle sales to 1.5 million from a forecast of 1.6 million made at the start of the year.
Shanghai’s highest bookstore opened at 52nd floor of Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest skyscraper.
The 2,200-square-meter place named Duoyun Bookstore is 239 meters above the ground. Book lovers上海千花坊品茶微信
can enjoy reading beside clouds and have a bird’s-eye view of both sides of the Huangpu River.
hile it’s commonplace for Chinese square dancing to be accompanied by loud music, one group of older dancers in N上海千花坊
anning has decided to turn off the loudspeakers without turning down their fun.
Tired of noise complaints, the Nanning Dream Team ditched the speakers and added individual headsets to make sure they上海千花坊品茶微信
can still enjoy dancing in the community, but in what to neighbors must be a more civilized way.
In a city square in Nanning, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, nearly 100 seniors concentrated on
following the moves of their dance leader while wearing headsets to listen to the music.上海千花坊
Many passersby did a double take when they saw the dance team go through a rout
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When asked why they dance in this way, they said they had no other choice
.– The area where they dance is between two close residential buildings, so noise e
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ade. Some even splashed water or threw items from the upstairs floors of buildings close by.
The team leader, surnamed Yang, said the dancers didn’t want to annoy上海千花坊品茶微信
the neighbors, and that’s why she suggested the group dance with headsets.
This perfect solution has ended complaints, simply via a small tran上海千花坊
smitter which can set channels and transmit the signals, creating the music all the dancers listen to simultaneously.
“I bought the device at my own expense, while our dancers pay for their own head上海千花坊品茶微信
sets,” Yang said. “Dancers can adjust the volume of their wireless headset and select stereo mode, which is ve
ry beneficial for us to enjoy dancing and not disturb others anymore. What a win-win solution!”
ch are inspired by real events, are no exception. The firefighting movi
e The Bravest released last week is one of them. It was adapted from the Mongolian wri上海龙凤419女神会所
ter Bao’erji’s book, featuring an anthology of interviews of firefighters who joined the battle to put out the fire cau
上海龙凤419sed by a pipeline explosion in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, in July 2010. The movie, released for eight da
ys, has already raked in 890.55 million yuan ($126.42 million), second only to Ne Zha, the current domestic box-office champ.上海龙凤419
In addition to The Bravest, many films based on real events have achieved very good box-office results, such as Dying to Sur
上海龙凤419女神会所vive and Operation Red Sea. The reason why those films succeed is because their stories have strong reson
ance among viewers, who are moved by the details. Here are some Chinese films based on real events, which have e
arned great results at the box office and high points on Douban, China’s most popular film review site. Let’s take a look.上海龙凤419
Adapted from a popular sci-fi novel, Chinese futuristic romance “Shanghai Fortress” is set to
open in Chinese theaters on Friday, according to the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association.上海龙凤419女神会所
Starring actress Shu Qi and singer-turned-actor Lu Han, the film tells the story of S
hanghai’s battle to defend itself against an attack by an alien force that has laid sie上海龙凤419
ge to numerous cities around the globe in its quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.
上海龙凤419女神会所Audience attending the road shows ahead of the premiere said they were amazed at the visual effects in the movie, and the sce
nes of gigantic alien ship, Shanghai Cannon, rising from the Huangpu River and the sinking of the whole city.It is an
other high-profile movie to join the new club of China’s domestic sci-fi movies, whose combined box offices are pre
dicted to surpass those of foreign imports this year in an “unprecedented” development in China’s movie history, a上海龙凤419
ccording to an industry report released at Shanghai International Film Festival in June.
Earlier this year, “The Wandering Earth,” with a box office of 4.6 billion yuan ($670 million), became China’s second-highest-grossing movi上海龙凤419女神会所
e of all time, spurring heated discussions about the advent of a new era of China’s sci-fi blockbusters.
Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.
One of the loveliest women in Chinese literature, Yun in Shen Fu’s autobiography Six C上海千花网
hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.
上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup
ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.
In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网
office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.
The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun
上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.
Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.
“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网
ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.
Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所
en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.
上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas
ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog
ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所
The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.
Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.
customers,” says Lin Dayan, an October Time manager. “We offer them
a place where they can get in touch with their dreams.”上海419论坛品茶微信
Another 24-hour bookshop in Beijing that allows customers to get in touch with their dreams, and with the past, too, is China Boo
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ing in which the shop is located in a restored part of the Di’anmen Gate of old Beijing, dates back to the 15th century.上海419论坛
On July 20, four years to the day when the shop opened, half of about a dozen desks in its reading-for
-free zones were occupied. Outside, the din of the nearby Shichahai areas and hutong were dying
上海419论坛品茶微信down; inside, some were reading the shop’s books and some were working or studying.
One shop assistant and one guard were on duty, their shifts due to end at 8 am the following day, and they seemed happy to
offer assistance to customers. In these shops that help can go beyond locating books, because apart from having cafes, a上海419论坛
nd selling gift items, some are turning into venues for all kinds of social activities.
In Page One Qianmen there are occasional mini concerts in the evening.上海419论坛品茶微信
“For 24-hour bookstores, the operating challenges run into the second half of the night, says Zhang Lei, also known as San S
hi, a veteran bookstore planner and critic. “The solutions include running multiple businesses.上海419论坛
“Midnight bookstores are like large study areas, a third space in addition to the home a
nd the workplace. People actually do a lot of things in bookshops; they go there with relatives, meet friends in them a
上海419论坛品茶微信nd treat them like well-known tourist attractions, taking the usual kinds of photos.”
Zhang is skeptical about the chances of unstaffed bookshops, because one of the things that 24-hour bookshops have goin
g for them in the relentless battle against online bookselling is that they bring people together, he says.
“If you ask me, bookshops with no people seem a bit vulnerable.”
The United States’ labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlike
上海419论坛ly to compel the International Monetary Fund to intervene, as it concluded recently that Chi
na’s currency practices are in line with its economic fundamentals, according to experts.
On Monday, the US Treasury, following an earlier pronouncement by US President D上海419论坛品茶微信
onald Trump, applied the label to China after the yuan depreciated, escalating the US-China trade friction.
The yuan now trades at about 7-to-1 against the dollar. That’s in line with China’s econo
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bauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.
Hufbauer said that Trump believes the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) engaged in currency manipulation because it fail上海419论坛品茶微信
ed to support the yuan despite ample cash reserves, apparently creating a new standard overnight.
“The IMF defines currency manipulation as deliberate intervention to weaken a curren上海419论坛
cy in support of larger exports,” he told China Daily. “China’s yuan was weakened by market forces in response t
上海419论坛品茶微信o Trump’s latest tariff threat－and there’s nothing deliberate about China’s action.”
The IMF defines currency manipulation in Article IV of its rules and requires a vote by its execu
tive board. The US has its own standards, defined in a 1988 law, expanded by former president Barack O上海419论坛
bama as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and codified in 2015.
“Trump’s declaration is not consistent with any of the previously announced standards,” Hufbauer said
上海419论坛品茶微信 “Trump is toying with the idea of countervailing currency intervention－selling dollars to bu
y yuan－but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stabilization Fund controlled
by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”
optimistic signs. In May, the US’ industrial output declined 1.5
上海乌托邦percent year-on-year. In June, its composite purchasing managers’ index was 51.5－th
e second lowest since 2016. This means the US Federal Reserve could announce interest cuts to stimulate the US economy in
the short term, which in turn suggests the US’ economic growth in this round has almost reached its peak.上海乌托邦女神会所
According to US-China Business Council’s recent data, in actual terms, China’s exports to the US declined by m
上海乌托邦ore than $18 billion, accounting for 3 percent of China’s total exports to the US. And US exports to China dropped by m
ore than $23 billion, accounting for 15 percent of the US’ total exports to China. So even though a trade war is a lose-lose ga
me for both sides, the US stands to lose more than China were the trade war to intensify.上海乌托邦女神会所
More important, China is not afraid of a trade war, because it can use it to deepen reform and o
pening-up. In fact, the trade war has prompted China to accelerate reform and opening-up in order to p
上海乌托邦女神会所romote inclusive development in not only the country but also the rest of the world.
The author is a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade an
d Economic Cooperation. The views do not necessarily reflect those of China Daily.上海乌托邦
Zha, based on a mythical figure in Chinese folklore, has been a box office phenomenon while reviving memories of o
ne of the best cartoon films in China’s modern history. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:
Within five days of hitting the screens, the film had made 1 billion yuan ($145 m上海乌托邦女神会所
illion). In fact, for three successive days its single-day sales exceeded 200 million yuan.
Ne Zha has won unprecedented high popularity from the market and applause from p
上海乌托邦女神会所rofessionals, which is quite rare. Even on Douban, China’s equivalent of IMDb where audiences and commentato
rs are rather critical, it got a rating of 8.7 out of 10, possibly one of the highest in the website’s history.
But on domestic social media networks, some have compa上海乌托邦
red it with Prince Ne Zha’s Triumph Against the Dragon King, an animated movie t
上海乌托邦女神会所hat hit the screens in 1979. Based on the same legendary story, the traditional film is cherishe
d by most people born in the 1980s, because it’s possibly the first animated movie they watched.
better address the global economic problems. The G20, for insta
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nomic governance, and played an important role in the reform of the global economic governance system.
上海419For example, the G20 helped the IMF and the World Bank transform themselves after th
e global financial crisis, so they could deal with the mid-to long-term global economic problems.
But this year the G20 faces more severe challenges. Although the G20 has provided a platfo上海419品茶微信
rm for major countries such as China and the United States to negotiate trade issues, some economies
might not see the group in the same light. The G20 should therefore help the major econo
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focus on devising rules that would help the major economies avoid conflicts and reach acceptable agreements.
The changing profile of the G20, however, is seen as not only上海419品茶微信
an opportunity but also a challenge for the major economies. While the G20 can help coo
rdinate the trade policies of the world’s 20 largest economies, it should further enhance its authority by working ou
上海419品茶微信t a global economic governance agenda, and suggesting possible ways to resolve burning economic issues.
Thanks to China’s unprecedented economic development and increa
sing contributions to global economic growth and governance, the international co
mmunity expects it to also help improve global economic governance so the world economy can achieve su上海419
stainable, healthy and vibrant growth. And despite rising trade protectionism and unilateralism, China remains c
上海419品茶微信mmitted to expediting reform and opening-up so as to promote economic globalization and help improve global ec
onomic governance.The author is director of global governance research division of Institute of World Economics a
nd Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
veloping country that signed the letter criticizing China, nor did many Western countries, includ
上海419品茶微信ing some European Union countries. This shows that the international community does not a
pprove of the usual suspects using human rights issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
China has taken a series of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures in Xi上海419
njiang, including setting up vocational education and training centers, which have helped reverse the s
上海419品茶微信ecurity situation in Xinjiang and effectively guaranteed the basic human rights of the people of all ethnic groups in t
he region. In the joint letter, the 50 countries urged Western countries and their officials who have not even visited X上海419
injiang to stop making groundless accusations against China based on unverified information. That these co
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ecognize China’s contribution to the global fight against terrorism and extremism.上海419
Based on hearsay and the words of some anti-China elements, some
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de malicious accusations against China and smeared the measures taken in Xinjiang to counte上海419品茶微信
r terrorism and extremism, and fabricated false stories without regard to the facts.
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rorist incident in the past three years and the people of all ethnicities in Xinjiang have significantly increased th
eir sense of gain, happiness and security proves the ill-intent of these false accusations.上海419品茶微信
The Western model is not the only development model, nor the only
one that protects human rights. All countries have the right to choose their own po
litical system and development path, and they are firmly opposed to the human right
s being used as a tool and double standard to bring shame on other countries and interfere in their internal affairs.