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tle’s local research team launched a series of new instant coffee products with three
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y 15 percent since 2016, contributing 76 percent of market growth in 2018.By comparison, foreign brands grew m
ore slowly – by 9 percent since 2016 – and contributed 24 percent to last year’s market growth.
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ic companies, the 24 percent growth in market share is actually double the rate in
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It requires keepAfter the construction is completed, t
he unmanned container transportation will be powered by lithium bat
上海楼凤品茶微信teries to achieve zero emissions and make Nansha a world-standard green port.
So far, Guangzhou Port has 108 foreign trade routes and 45 domestic
ones. Nansha alone has 102 foreign trading routes, mainly with economies involved in t上海楼凤
he Belt and Road Initiative including those in Africa and Southeast Asia, said Chen.
ing pace with the market’s rapid changes, the report said.上海楼凤
Guangzhou plans to build the world’s first automated unmanned parallel container quay for t
上海楼凤品茶微信he fourth phase construction of the Nansha area of Guangzhou Port by 2021.
The fourth phase includes construction of four 100
,000-metricton ship berths and 122,000-ton lighter berths. It will provide
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place road transportation in order to reduce the negative impact on
the environment, said Chen Zhiyi, deputy general economist of Guangzhou Port Group Co Ltd.
City has ‘made great achievements’, aims to become R&D base, mayor says
上海千花坊女神会所Tianjin, a major northern port city, has witnessed positive outcomes in its efforts to pursue high-
quality development, and the city will continue working to boost productivity and seek new momentum to fost
er green and sustainable development, according to its city government.
“We’ve made great achievements in the field of smart technologies, buoyed by a group of leading tech firms and research instit上海千花坊
utes,” said Zhang Guoqing, mayor of Tianjin. “Next, we will ramp up efforts to build the city into a national advanced ma
上海千花坊女神会所nufacturing research and development base as well as a hub of strategic emerging industries.”
Zhang made the remarks on Monday at a State Council Information Office news conference held in Beijing.上海千花坊
According to him, the city will make a big push to transform and upgrade tradition
al industries, thus creating new growth and bringing about innovation-driven development.上海千花坊
More efforts are needed to foster the high-end industrial chain, introduce more innovative high-tech companies, creat
上海千花坊女神会所e a high-tech and high-end innovation platform and pursue the application of smart technologies, Zhang noted.
In the first half of this year, the city’s GDP surged 4.6 percent year-on-year to about 1.04 trillion yuan ($150 billion), official data showed.
During that period, value-added industrial output in Tianjin surpassed 417 billion yuan, up by 3.5 percent year-on-year.上海千花坊女神会所
Specifically, valued-added automobile manufacturing output and sp
上海千花坊ecialized equipment manufacturing surged by 11.7 percent and 18.2 percent respectively.
Now, Tianjin is shaping up to become a high-tech hub, having rolled out a series of supportive policies to develop the blo
ssoming artificial intelligence sector as it aims to inject new impetus into the city’s economic growth.
Last December, Tianjin unveiled a three-year plan to boost the innova上海千花坊
tive development of seven AI-related industrial chains, including the ind
上海千花坊女神会所ependent and controllable information system, smart security, big data, adv
anced communications, intelligent connected vehicles, industrial robots and intelligent terminals.
The government of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) plans t
o set up an investment and development fund to support the development of the Gua上海千花坊
ngdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the SAR’s chief executive Chui Sai On has said.
上海千花坊女神会所During a question-and-answer session at the SAR Legislative Assembly Th
ursday, Chui told Macao’s legislative members that there were about 49 projects relating to M
acao’s participation in the Greater Bay Area set out in the outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area.
He said Macao’s basic fiscal reserves and surplus reserves amounted to 569.54 billion patacas (about 70.49 billion U.S. doll上海千花坊女神会所
ars), while there was 163.25 billion patacas (about 20.20 billion U.S. dollars) in foreign exchange reserves at the be
inning of 2019, and the government had the financial capability to establish such a fund.
上海千花坊The fund would be set up in the second half of 2019, and would be manag
ed by a government-owned entity operating independently of the current structure of pub
lic administration. It would be run in accordance with market-led and commercial principles, he added.上海千花坊女神会所
The chief executive said it was not only a way for improving returns on publicly-held capital and for the benefit of public fu
上海千花坊nds, but also for realizing policy goals mentioned in the Greater Bay Area outline development plan.
The Greater Bay Area consists of the Hong Kong SAR, the Macao SAR, as well as nine cities in Guangdong上海千花坊
Province — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing.
上海千花坊女神会所China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) Saturday announced a favorable tax pol
icy for overseas talent working in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, overseas high-end t上海千花坊
alent and professionals in short supply that work in the Greater Bay Area will get sub
sidies from Guangdong Province and Shenzhen Municipality to offset the differentials, according to the MOF.上海千花坊女神会所
The subsidies will be exempt from paying individual income tax.
Around 4,000 university students have provided or will provide professional s
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上海419品茶微信These students from Beijing and Zhangjiakou, North China’s Hebei province, do th
eir work in groups at the Beijing expo, where temperatures can easily exceed 30 C during the summer.
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en it rains, they line up on both sides of the road to lead tourists to the nearest cover.
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For indoor volunteers who work in pavilions, walking 30,000 steps a day is not unheard of. Many have become exc
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Xu Bizeng, a college student from the Beijing Institute of Technology who works at the Uganda Pavilion, has est
上海419品茶微信ablished himself as an outstanding interpreter. After several days of practice, he is ab
le to tell the background stories of each traditional Ugandan handicraft accurately and skillfully.
The election to Japan’s upper house on Sunday has acquired added significance because the result would be critical to the ruli
上海419论坛ng Liberal Democratic Party’s attempts to amend the country’s pacifist Constitution.
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And it is precisely to change Article 9-which would allow Japan to have a regular military and be
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But Abe should realize that amending the Constitution is no small feat beca
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Abe should also know that the ruling LDP’s coalition
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ne party, have made it almost impossible for the LDP to amend the Constitution. 上海419论坛
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n Self-Defense Forces, which has constitutional sanction, should be strengthened to the level of a full-fledged military.
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apan, Democratic Party for the People, and the Japanese Communist Party strongly oppose the idea.
nstitute, said the company’s 5G smartphone will hit the st
reets in August and the testing speed of its model has reached one gigabit per second.上海夜生活品茶微信
Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Con
上海夜生活sumption Alliance, said this year will only see a very small number of 5G smart
phones sold, but companies are all trying to have the first-mover advantage to appeal to consumers.
According to a report by market research company Counterpoint, global 5G smartphone ship上海夜生活品茶微信
ments are expected to reach 108.2 million units in 2021, up an estimated 255 percent year-on-year.
Wigmakers in Juancheng county, East China’s Shandong province, are
making great strides toward the high-end market after several years’ stable development.上海夜生活
Juancheng is a small county with a history of 2,200 years in Sha
上海夜生活品茶微信ndong province, and has a history of more than 40 years in the hair-processing industry.
Hair-processing is one of the pillar industries for Juancheng, whi
ch is known for hair products, and also an important raw material distribution ce上海夜生活
nter and processing and export base for wig products. Currently, Juancheng has a pop
ulation of 900,000, among which 75,000, or nearly one-in-12 work in the hair-processing industry.
上海夜生活品茶微信According to Juancheng’s official website, 220 hair-processing enterprises have been set up in this county, pro
cessing more than 15 million units of wig products annually. In 2017, the hair-processing
industry achieved 1.09 billion yuan in import and export, accounting for 74.67 percent of the total.上海夜生活
In the peak season, there were nearly 2,000 small and micro businesses engaged in wig produc
tion, a man surnamed Liu from a local wig company told Chinese financial news outlet Yicai.
上海夜生活品茶微信Wigs, made from human hair or synthetic fiber, are becoming i
ncreasingly popular, not only in the entertainment industry but also in daily life.
China’s wig producers have high regional concentration, and mainly focus on Henan and Shandong provinces, accor
ding to Northeast Securities. In 2017, Henan’s export in wig products was $1.61 billion, accounting for 50.7 percent, w
hile in Shandong, exports reached $768 million yuan, accounting for 24.16 percent.
Thiel is seeking to leverage the annoyance of the US Department of Defense and hawk
s in the administration that Google has withdrawn from some US defense projects after a backlash from its employees.上海后花园品茶微信
Google was targeted with similar accusations in March, when General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta
上海后花园ff, expressed such unfounded concerns about Google in a congressional hearing.
Google has repeatedly denied any relations with the Chinese government or the Chinese military.
In response to the latest charges, Riva Sciuto, a spokeswoman for Google, said: “As we have said before, we do not work wit上海后花园
h the Chinese military. We are working with the US government, including the Depar
上海后花园tment of Defense, in many areas including cybersecurity, recruiting and healthcare.”
It is irresponsible of the US leader to buy into Thiel’s allegations and cast aspersions
on China. Google has little business in China. But, to some extent, Thiel has just given him the excu上海后花园品茶微信
se he needs to cow Google ahead of the election campaign that is looming ever closer.
上海后花园The White House has growing concerns about Google’s influence ove
r internet searches and online advertising. It is reportedly mulling a crackd
own on Google for supposedly disadvantaging conservatives in search results.
But as shown by the recent controversial tweets against four congresswome上海后花园品茶微信
n by the White House, it is not going to let the truth and social niceties get in the way of its
attack on Google. As such, China has become a victim of US domestic politics, as it ha上海后花园品茶微信
s been put in the cross-fire between the White House and the internet giant.
The baseless charges against China do a disservice to the efforts of those working hard to hammer out the details of a trade deal.
Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they intend, to in
crease the weighting of China’s securities in their respective benchmark indexes over the course of 2019-20.上海419论坛品茶微信
Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MS
上海419论坛CI Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la
rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent－a significant incr
ease from the current 0.7 percent－of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.上海419论坛品茶微信
The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese ma
上海419论坛inland’s benchmarks 20 years ago, has elevated China’s A-shares to emerging market
status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon full imple
mentation of phase 1 by March 2020, the A-shares will make up 5.7 percent of the index.上海419论坛品茶微信
And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-deno
上海419论坛minated government and policy bank bonds as a constituent on April 1. Other index providers, such as the FTSE R
ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.
The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a sizable share of the invest上海419论坛品茶微信
ible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tracked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in
上海419论坛assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and other investors. And the re-weighting
of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capital across emerging markets. As a
result, China’s asset market will inevitably become more important for global in上海419论坛品茶微信
vestors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.
The Hot and Spicy Festival, an annual two-day gourmet event hosted by the Beijin
ger, will offer delicious spicy foods from around the world in Beijing from April 20-21.上海会所
The event at Galaxy Soho in downtown will have a series of enterta
上海会所品茶微信inment such as live music, dancing, and a Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest.
Visitors will find spicy food from China, Mexico, the
US, the Philippines, Peru, Morocco, India, etc., offered by more than 40 vendors.
It’s the time of year when diverse cultures from around the world meet in Beijing.上海会所
From East to West, pop to traditional, opera to dance, drama to exhibitions, and music to go
urmet, the 2019 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will have more than 50 cultural activities on offer.上海会所品茶微信
This year’s festival will gather nearly 600 artists from 25 counties and regions, from Apr
il 25 to May 25. They will grace major theaters and art centers in the capital, such as the National Center for the Pe
上海会所品茶微信rforming Arts, the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center and the Beijing Concert Hall.
The Guan Hanqing Grand Theater recently opened on the bank of the East Lake in Baoding, Hebei province. With an aerial view
that resembles a conch shell, the theater is now bringing harmonious melodies to the local residents.上海会所
For its opening performance on March 16, the theater staged The Red Lantern (Ho
ngdeng Ji), a modern Chinese opera performed by the National Peking Opera Company.上海会所品茶微信
The Red Lantern is among one of the eight representative yangbanxi, a series of revolution-themed
上海会所modern Peking Opera and ballet works produced during the “cultural revolution” (1966-76).
Using the performance techniques of traditional Peking Opera, it tells the
story of how the Communist Party members risked their lives to transfer coded me
ssages to the guerrilla forces during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).上海会所品茶微信
According to Jiang Qihu, an actor from the National Peking Opera Company, The Red La
ntern was so well-known in the 1960s that almost everybody could sing a few lines from it.
ory of Music Middle School, in Beijing. Her score for pipaperformance ranked first among candidates in the country. From 1981-1987, she stu
died at the Central Conservatory of Music (in Beijing), where she became the first reci 上海419论坛
pient of a master’s degree in the pipa(in the country). Then, she began teaching at the school. However, she was not s
上海419论坛品茶微信atisfied with the “stable life.” In 1990, she traveled — alone — to Los Angeles (LA), to pursue further studies in the pipa.
Wu felt lost when she first arrived in LA, as most Americans, who had never seen the pipa, were not
accustomed to the musical instrument. As she struggled to adapt to her new life, Wu performed, in her 上海419论坛
spare time, in communities and primary and middle schools (in LA), to help Americans understand the beauty of the
上海419论坛品茶微信pipa. At the same time, though, Wu felt as if she were in music heaven, because she was able to study various ge
nres of music, including jazz, musicals, electronic music and rock and roll, to her heart’s content.
To help Americans understand the beauty of the oriental mus
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ous musical performances, including recitals and symphony and chamber music concerts. As a result, ma
上海419论坛ny Americans have become Wu’s fans. As Musical America (the oldest American magazine on classical music) noted, “She is th
e very model of a modern soloist, but more importantly, her work is part of a big step in the evolution of Western classi
cal music. Thanks to her, the pipa is no longer an exotic curiosity, let alone a complete mystery.” 上海419论坛品茶微信
Compared with Western music, traditional Chinese music tends to be more abstract, which leaves one with greater ro
上海419论坛om for imagination. After you watch a pipa performance, you may enjoy its lasting, and pleasant, aftertaste.
Wu’s adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across disciplines, and ha
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s. As a result, an increasing number of Westerners have been fascinated by the unique charm of Wu
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mposer and conductor)’s Ghost Opera, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (in New YorkW
ithin a short time, Wu and Kronos embarked on a worldwide musical tour. Their performances were well received.