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ed to help these underdeveloped areas fight natural disasters, he added.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, natural disasters have forced ne上海夜生活女神会所
arly 4.4 million people to evacuate and have left 627 people dead or missing since June.
上海夜生活Without comparing the number of people who evacuated, the ministry said the death toll is 23.2 percent lower compared with t
he average of the past five years for the same period. The country also saw the direct economic loss from these disa
sters go down by 2.3 percent from the past five years’ average to 215.3 billion yuan ($30.4 billion).上海夜生活女神会所
To fight these disasters, more than 14,400 members from fire and rescue teams across the co
上海夜生活女神会所untry were involved in over 13,000 tasks for flood control. Over 4.6 billion yuan earmarked for d
isaster relief was dispatched to the five worst-hit regions, including Jiangxi and Hunan pr
ovinces. Materials sent to flood-plagued areas included 18,000 tents and 66,000 folding beds, according to the ministry.上海夜生活
Ye Jianchun, the vice-minister of water resources and emergency manage
ment, said 549 major rivers stricken by floods nationwide have seen their water levels inc上海夜生活
rease above the warning line since June, which is more than the average every year since 1998.
上海夜生活女神会所He said typhoons may continue to wreak havoc in the near future, with Typhoon Bailu ex
pected to land in Taiwan on Friday or Saturday and then in Fujian province on Sunday.
S urged to cancel $8 billion sale that would net the island 66 fighter jets上海夜生活
Taiwan buying United States ‘fighter jets will not make its military strong enough to resist reunification by the People’s Lib
eration Army, and the exorbitant “protection fee” used to procure US weapons should ha上海夜生活女神会所
ve been spent on improving the island’s economy and people’s livelihoods, military experts said on Thursday.
President calls for better livelihoods, healthier growth
President Xi Jinping called for further efforts in poverty reductio上海419
n as he concluded his four-day inspection tour in Gansu province on Thursday.
上海419品茶微信Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, urged local governments to strengt
hen environmental protection, strive to improve people’s livelihoods and secure high-quality development.
After hearing a work report by local government officials on Thursday, he said intensified efforts must be made in po上海419
verty reduction with an emphasis on solving prominent problems that affect rural residents, including access to comp
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He required local government officials to identify and assist povert
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Saying people’s livelihoods must be ensured and improved, Xi added that the issues t
hat matter to people, such as education, medical services and transportation, should be addressed.
The president called on local governments to advance supply-side structural reforms, accelerate the upgr上海419品茶微信
ading of traditional industries, cultivate emerging industries, actively develop high value-added agriculture and coordi
nate protection and development of tourism resources to secure high-quality development.上海419
He also urged Party committees at various levels and leading officials to earnestly develop the educational ca
上海419品茶微信mpaign themed “Staying true to our founding mission” among all Party members, fight against corruption, prom
ote clean governance, improve work efficiency and resolutely overcome bureaucracy and formalism.
On Wednesday morning, Xi visited the Huanghuatan community in Gulang county, home to上海419
people relocated from environmentally vulnerable and impoverished areas. There he visited Li Yin
gchuan’s new home, with a clean yard and well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities.上海419品茶微信
Seeing the changes from a photo of Li’s home before relocation, Xi said he was very ple
ased at the great progress achieved in people’s working and living environments.
vely promote trilateral cooperation, and speed up negotiations on the Regional Comprehens
ive Economic Partnership and the China-Japan-ROK free trade agreement, to jointly safeguard free trade.上海419论坛品茶微信
“China will continue to resolutely promote all-around open
上海419论坛ing-up, … which will absolutely bring new opportunities for the development of the ROK and J
apan as well as providing broad space for trilateral cooperation,” Wang said at a news conference after the meeting.
According to Wang, they also agreed on the necessity of stren
gthening communication and coordination on macroeconomic policy among the three coun上海419论坛
tries and building an open world economy given the downward pressure faced by the global economy.
China, Japan and the ROK are the world’s second-, third- and
上海419论坛品茶微信11th-largest economies, with their total GDP accounting for about 20 percent of global GDP.
“We believe that, as important manufacturing and innovation countries, China, Japan and the ROK should strengt
hen cooperation in such areas as big data, artificial intelligence and 5G,” Wang said, adding that China’s initiative to ma上海419论坛
ke 2020 the China-Japan-ROK innovation cooperation year was positively responded to by the other two sides.
Kang said at the news conference that it is important to explore and expand cooperation to enable the people of the thr
上海419论坛品茶微信ee countries to earnestly feel the benefits brought by trilateral cooperation.
The meeting also approved a concept paper on “Trilateral +X” cooperation, which a
ims to share successful experiences with other countries and promote common development.上海419论坛
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the China-Japan-ROK cooperation mechan
ism. And there was a two-year gap between this year’s meeting and the previous one in 2016.
Zhuang Rui, a professor of Asia-Pacific economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beiji上海419论坛品茶微信
ng, said the meeting, which came amid tensions in bilateral ties and the trend of anti-globaliz
ation, helped to boost confidence and expectations for regional development and the global economy.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch
ina Central Committee, works at an afforestation program in Gulang county, Gansu上海419品茶微信
province. He learned about the latest developments in desertification control during the inspection tou
上海419President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation in the nati
on’s drive for high-quality development during his inspection tour of Gansu province on Wednesday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited a new community on Wed上海419
nesday in Gulang county, which is home to people moved from rural mountainous areas due to ecological conc
erns, and he talked with the villagers about their livelihoods and the progress in poverty relief.
The president also inspected an afforestation program in a desert area of the pro上海419品茶微信
vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.
Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert
in Gulang have been afforested since 1981, China Central Television reported.
When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419
ains, he was briefed by local government officials about the progress of ecological restoration in the area.
The Qilian Mountains are a vital ecological shield in western China, Xi said.上海419品茶微信
He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat
ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.
The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta
re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi
nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.
Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a
key interest rate reform brought out by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to maintain ec上海419
onomic momentum amid the continuing trade friction with the United States.
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.
The PBOC unveiled the policy over the weekend, saying it would introduce a new reference rate, the loan prime rate－the pr上海419
ice of loans banks offer their best clients－for setting the prices of business and household loans. The earlier re
上海419ference rate, the one-year benchmark lending rate, will be replaced in the future.
The announcement is seen as China’s most significant market-based interest rate reform for over a decade, experts said.上海419女神会所
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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cent one-year benchmark lending rate, which has been unchanged since August 2015.
The statement said commercial banks will be allo上海419
wed to float the lending rates up by certain percentage points above the medium-ter
上海419女神会所m lending facility rate of the central bank. The medium-term lending rate is the cost that commercial banks sho
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.
d Cross Society of China arrived in Kabul again, marking the beginning of the project’s second phase. It is expected that an add
itional 150 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will be selected after screening in Ka 上海千花网品茶微信
bul and then sent to hospitals in China for treatment, said Liu Xuanguo, vice-president of the CRCF.
In addition to Afghanistan, the foundation has provided h 上海千花网
umanitarian assistance to 26 countries in Asia and Africa in recent years. Among the pro
上海千花网jects, it has established emergency centers in Pakistan, provided free diagnosis and treatment to children with co
ngenital heart disease in Afghanistan and Mongolia, built a blood dialysis center in B
angladesh, constructed mobile hospitals for Syria and Iraq and donated rescue vehicles in Cambodia and Laos, he said. 上海千花网
“Most of the programs have been carried out since 2017, follow
ing the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative (in 2013),”
Liu said. “Humanitarian assistance is badly needed in many countries involved in the 上海千花网品茶微信
initiative. Although much smaller in scale compared with international assistance delivered by the Chinese gov
ernment, China Red Cross humanitarian assistance has played a very important role in promoting frie
上海千花网ndship between China and these countries, and emotional connectivity between different peoples.”
For example, a foundation project that has provided free treatment in Chinese hospitals over the past two years to 100 Mo
ngolian children under age 14 with congenital heart disease has won high praise from the Mongolian government a 上海千花网
nd was recognized as one of the best humanitarian assistance projects in the country last year, Liu said.
In June, another Chinese medical team arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to screen around 100 of the m
ost urgent cases of congenital heart disease for free treatment in Hohhot, the capital of 上海千花网品茶微信
the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.
In neighboring Pakistan, an emergency center established by the foundation in Gwadar in 上海千花网
cooperation with the Pakistani Red Crescent Society has also won the praise of locals, Liu said.
As of the end of April, three medical assistance teams sent by the Red 上海千花网品茶微信
Cross Society of China had been to the center in Gwadar since its establishment in Sep
tember 2017. Large numbers of Chinese employees work there to assist with various projects.
, Aksu prefectures as well as Kizilsu Kirgiz autonomous prefecture in the south, relig
ious extremism has long had a widespread presence. These regions have frequently fallen victim to acts of te上海419论坛女神会所
rrorism, in which large numbers of people were involved with even more having been
affected. The scale of the problem posed a serious challenge to China’s efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.
上海419论坛Extremist forces spread by exploiting people’s religious beliefs through
Xinjiang’s large religious population through deliberate distortion of religious do
trines. They also incited people to overthrow secular governments and establish上海419论坛女神会所
theocratic states. Social and economic development in the region has also suffered as a result, the white paper said.
Addressing both the symptoms and root causes by integrating preventative measures and a forceful response, Xinji
ang has established vocational education and training centers, which offer trainees lessons on standard spo上海419论坛
ken and written Chinese, different laws and vocational skills in accordance with the law, it said.
The white paper said there was no intention to deprive or li
上海419论坛mit the trainees’ right to use and develop the languages of their own ethnic group.
Education and training are not measures to limit or circumscribe freedom of the person as described by some. Rather, it is an
important measure to help trainees break free from ideas of terrorism and religious extremism.上海419论坛女神会所
It is ultimately an attempt to help the trainees to emancipate their minds, improve themselves and th
eir future prospects, the white paper said.
上海419论坛China will have to take necessary countermeasures in response to
the United States government’s proposal to slap an additional 10 percent tariff on $
300 billion worth of Chinese goods, the State Council’s Customs Tariff Commission said.上海419论坛女神会所
Washington’s planned move seriously violates the consensuses reached betwe
en the two countries’ top leaders in previous meetings, and deviates from the right track of
resolving differences through consultations, the commission said in a statement on Thursday.
of the Chinese economy and effectively promoted the country’s long-term stable development.
The Nielsen report also found consumers’ personal financial situation and willingness to spend have been robust.上海千花网
In Q2, the sub-index for personal finance increased from 70 in Q1 to 71, hitting a historical high, and local j
上海千花网品茶微信ob prospects and willingness to spend came in at 77 and 61 respectively, the report said.
Sargent said the Chinese government’s efforts to further cut tax an
d lower fees have reduced the cost of enterprises and enhanced their vitality.上海千花网
The consumer trend index for different regions in China remained stable, reaching 124 in the eastern region while the
northern and southern regions achieved steady growth in the past three quarters, the report showed.上海千花网品茶微信
In addition, indices for first, second and third-tier cities all have increased steadily in the past four quarters, part
icularly in the past six months, driven by better personal finance and rising willingness to spend, the report said.
“In the first half of this year, people’s livelihood indicators such as employmen上海千花网
t, costs and income all performed well. Among them, prices were basically stable, and the supply and de
mand of the whole market balanced, boosting residents’ willingness to spend,” Sargent analyzed.
He said the consumption structure of residents was further improved by a change in consumption concept and m上海千花网品茶微信
ode, which gradually released the potential of service consumption demand.
The report also showed 68 percent of Chinese consumers prefer domestic brands, and even for the 62 percent of co
nsumers who would buy foreign brands, domestic brands are still their first choice.上海千花网品茶微信
Cost performance is the main reason why consumers choose domest
ic products, but for them, quality also weighs in higher than price.
criminal actions of the demonstrators that are denying democracy and freedom to law-abiding Hong Kong residents.
And although Washington has repeatedly denied playing any role in the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the ill-inten上海后花园
tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited
上海后花园Hong Kong residents to engage in confrontation with both the SAR government and the central government.
If the increasing violent acts employed by the Hong Kong demonstrators are still being categorized as p上海后花园女神会所
eaceful calls for democracy by these US politicians and others, what happened in Hong Kong in the pa
st weeks has shown people around the world the ugly and violent side of Western-style democracy.
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They have repeatedly occupied public spaces to stage illegal demonstrations, they have blocked roads and h
ijacked subway carriages so that people cannot go to work, they have attacked police officers, police stations and pol
上海后花园女神会所ice family quarters, even passers-by, and they have stormed the airport forcing it to shut down three times so far this month.
The Hong Kong police have done what they are supposed to do, which is enforce the law, fight crimes and uphold social order.
Yet by turning a blind eye to the iron-clad evidence of what is happening in the SAR, some polit上海后花园
icians in the US have criticized the Hong Kong police claiming they have used excessive force. One only has to re
call the police actions in Ferguson in the US and in Paris, France, to see how restrained the Hong Kong police have bee上海后花园女神会所
n. But using a double standard in this way has become typical US behavior. Anti-China forces in the West should not un
derestimate China’s determination to safeguard stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. Nor should they un上海后花园
derestimate China’s capability to defend its territorial sovereignty and security.
Meanwhile, the agitators and insurrectionists in Hong Kong should discard an
y illusion they may have that they will get away with their illegal acts and crimes. And th上海后花园女神会所
e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.
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
ainly from Yunnan, Guizhou, Anhui provinces and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Among the 13 cities whose real GDP growth rate surpassed 10 percent上海千花网女神会所
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.
The report collected statistics released by 282 cities that have published上海千花网女神会所
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.