is it’s none of our business. It’s no more our business surely how Hong Kong is governed
than how Saudi Arabia is governed. In the latter case, we accept that,” he argued.上海龙凤419
Last week, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, said in a press con
ference in London that no foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong affairs.
上海龙凤419女神会所Liu also said the Western media have inescapable r
esponsibility for the current situation in Hong Kong, as selective reporti
ng and distortion have resulted in the prevalence of wrong information and have misled the public.上海龙凤419
Galloway echoed Liu’s view, adding: “This is part of a spectrum of attacks which ar
e designed to slow China’s advance, weaken China’s internal cohesion, with上海龙凤419
a view to stopping China from becoming the most important economy and country in the world.”
On Aug 12, the protesters marched into the Hong Kong International Airport and brought the pre上海龙凤419
mises to a standstill. The Hong Kong police’s handling of the situation was widely criticized by the Wes
上海龙凤419tern media, but Galloway argued that was not honestly dealt with by the Western press.
“What, in fact, is an example of light-handed police, is portrayed in the West
ern media as tyrannical, dictatorial policing. And that’s simply, objectively, not true.上海龙凤419女神会所
“If this was England, still more if it was in France, if Charles d
e Gaulle Airport was seized by protesters and had to be c
losed… they would be cleared violently within the first hours of such a protest,” he added.上海龙凤419
Martin Jacques, one of Britain’s best-known Sinologists, recently expressed his views on the
subject of Hong Kong, saying the period since 1997 was being criticized by the British that Ch上海龙凤419女神会所
ina was not being true to democracy. Jacques called it pure “British hypocrisy”.
omy was ignited by tensions within the coalition supporting Conte’s cabinet, made of
far-right, anti-immigrant League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S).上海后花园女神会所
President Mattarella would play a key role in this phase, verifying with every political force hold
上海后花园ing seats in parliament whether an alternative majority could be shaped to form a new government.
Given the sensitive time of the crisis — which may bring the country to un
usual new polls in autumn, when some crucial deadlines loom — the head of state might also上海后花园女神会所
suggest forming a technocrat government, but only if parliamentary forces agreed to support it.
Among the urgent domestic affairs were the need to outline the country’s next budget, a上海后花园
nd have it passed by the Italian parliament, and preliminary by the European Union (EU), by the end of the year.
Another key budget-related priority was to avoid a possible value-added tax (VAT) hike.上海后花园
For most purchases in fact, Italy’s VAT is at 22 percent; but it would automatically rise to 25.2 percent on Jan 1, if the coun
上海后花园女神会所try did not find new revenue resources worth 23 billion euros ($25.5 billion) with the next budgetary plan.
Mattarella’s talks with parties’ leaders will continue through Th
ursday afternoon, according to the official schedule unveiled by the president’s office.
If such consultations do not deliver any political solution, the president wi上海后花园
ll have to dissolve the parliament, and call snap elections in a range of 45 to 70 days.
Meanwhile, major parties began defining their own position in the crisis.
A possible deal between the M5S — which holds the largest number of seats in both lower house and se上海后花园女神会所
nate — and center-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) was under the scrutiny of political analysts and media.
The two parties have harshly attacked each other in latest years, but their joining forces now could上海后花园
produce a majority in parliament — with the help of minor allies — cutting anti-immigrant League out.
上海后花园女神会所On Wednesday, the PD leadership approved a resolution opening to possible n
egotiations with the M5S, but only on condition that five program points were respected, including “a loyal EU me
mbership… a change in the country’s (tough) migration policies, and a major shift in social and economic recipes.”
A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.
This is the first time Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 y上海千花坊
oung musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks’of intensive training in New
上海千花坊女神会所York, they started their performances in Taichung in Taiwan on Jul 30, followed by the National Center for th
e Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.上海千花坊
In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Cen
ter, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.上海千花坊
The orchestra had an open rehearsal before the concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. And
80 members of the public took part in the rehearsal, many of whom were parents with their school-age children.
上海千花坊女神会所Fourteen-year old Zhao Junhuan who was there with his father swayed in his seat to the rhy
thm of the music. Zhao, who has spent three years learning to play the drums, was impressed with the Am
erican boys’ performance, but said: “I will be able to play as well as them when I am their age”.上海千花坊
Shanghai-based music critic Gu Chao said that the young musicians showed e
xcellent technique that their performance was beyond his expectation. “What
these lacked in experience, they made up with their love for music,” he said.上海千花坊 女神会所”Watching them play I was conv
inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”
Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. And since 2013 the institution has
been bringing together outstanding musicians aged between 16 and 19 to form the NYO-USA, and NYO2, an inten上海千花坊
sive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14 to 17. In 2018, Car
negie Hall launched the NYO Jazz program, celebrating the big band tradition in American jazz music.
This year the 23 young musicians from 16 states in the US, led by acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones and Grammy Award-上海千花坊女神会所
winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling embarked on a tour to China after a concert at the Carnegie Hall.
Speaking about the band, Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie上海千花坊
Hall, said: “The musicians who make up NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster are among the finest jazz players in the nati
on, passionate not only about music, but also dedicated to connecting with people across cultures.
“This summer promises to be a truly memorable on上海千花坊女神会所
e of life-changing experiences through unparalleled training wit
h esteemed jazz artists and extraordinary performances of America’s beloved art form aro
und the world as they serve as wonderful musical ambassadors for their country.”
nmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into op
eration, helping Chinese researchers in their cultural heritage protection endeavors.上海千花坊女神会所
Zhao Liangsheng from the Dunhuang Research Academy in northwest China’s Gansu province told Xinhua that the plat
上海千花坊form is already in use with a number of preliminary experiments already carried out.
Dunhuang was a major city along the ancient Silk Road and boasts a number of cultural
and historical attractions, including the caves of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.上海千花坊女神会所
The laboratories, which received 40 million yuan (5.6 million U.S. dollars) in investment, will contribute to under
standing the weathering of rocks in grottoes and the mechanism of salt damage on murals.
The facilities can simulate various environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, rainfall, snow上海千花坊
and soil salinity. They can help scientists understand the different types of strain, such as thermal and physical da
mage, which lead to the deterioration of relics in their natural environment; and advise conservation research.上海千花坊
Conservation efforts in places like Dunhuang have been hindered by the u
npredictable effects of various natural and environmental factors on cultural relics.上海千花坊女神会所
Over the years, Chinese research institutions such as Dunhuang Research Aca
demy have conducted in-depth research on the mechanism of damage to grottoes and
urals, but efforts to protect against the influence of environmental factors were limited.上海千花坊
With these laboratories now in service, heritage conservation c
an move from rescuing relics to actively preventing their deterioration.
上海千花坊女神会所”The laboratory will not only serve in the field of cultural relics protection by the Dunhuang Researc
h Academy, but also conduct experiments needed for cultural relics protection across the country,” said Zhao.
nvestments is the globalization of its economy and large enterprises. But due to huge un
certainties, it is quite normal to see such investments receding temporarily,” said Lu.上海419论坛
“If economic uncertainties decline for the US and Europe next year, these countries may incre
上海419论坛女神会所ase market openness, and the probability for a rebound in China‘s M&A may be higher,” he said.
The report noted that consumer, industrials and high technology-related inv
estment activities were the most popular for financial buyers, accounting for m上海419论坛
ore than half of the deal value of private equity fund investments in the first half of this year. Some PE firms speci
alizing in healthcare, 5G network technology, and high-tech investment have also emerged.上海419论坛女神会所
Officials and experts attending the Seventh Internet Security Conference called for a jo
上海419论坛int public-private effort to defend against cyberattacks and maintain a reliable and safe cyberspace.
Groups that threaten the national security no longer depen
d on military weapons. Instead, they prefer cheap but destructive cyberattacks to ta上海419论坛女神会所
rget government and key infrastructure, putting a lot of people in jeopardy.
“With the blossoming development of cloud computing, big data, artifici
上海419论坛al intelligence and other new technologies, cyberattacks and cybercrimes continue to rise
amid the fierce competition in cyberspace,” said Li Aidong, deputy director-gen
eral at the cybersecurity coordination bureau of the Cyberspace Administration of China.上海419论坛女神会所
“It is urgent for all parties to work together to maintain cybersecurity,” Li add
ed in remarks on Monday at the Internet Security Conference 2019 in Beijing.上海419论坛
More efforts would be needed to beef up construction of an information infrastru
cture protection system, focus on preventing organized cyberattacks between countries, and gradually es
tablish systems like a chief security officer and network review, the official added.上海419论坛女神会所
There is also a need to boost the development of the cybersecurity sector, encourag
e companies to develop cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies, lift regulatory and上海419论坛
tax burdens that are hurting innovation and companies, cultivate more security talents, and deepe
n international cooperation in terms of security technologies, talents and standards, Li noted.上海419论坛女神会所
China currently has the biggest share of the global internet market in terms of the num
ber of users. A report by the China Internet Network Information Center said th
e country has 829 million internet users, accounting for 59.6 percent of its population.
Covering 608 hectares, the park is home to 208 different wild animal species, including the yellow-bellie
d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419
According to the Olympic Park Management Committee, protecting the ecos
上海419女神会所ystem is the top priority, and the park is designed to act as Beijing’s “green lung”－a
n area for leisure and entertainment that meets the increasing demand from local residents for green space.
When the park was completed in June 2008, the proportion of forest area上海419
in Beijing rose to 67 percent and carbon sequestration－a process by which carb
on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form－reached 4,763 metric tons per ye
上海419女神会所ar. The park releases 5,208 tons of oxygen annually, according to the management committee.
As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou
ps and families use the walkways to exercise. Lovers often sit along the trails, listening to guitar players.上海419
Since 2014, Zhang Yu, 40, an illustrator at a nature and geographical magazine in Beijing for young readers, has spent more than
上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.
He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.
According to Zhang, untended land in the park provides the perfect hab上海419
itat for hedgehogs, and they usually rest and sleep on the edges of grassy areas.
Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W
上海419女神会所e are lucky to have Olympic Forest Park as one of the areas to observe birds’ behavior.”
Wang, who worked in finance before retiring, said she used to watch birds to ease the pressure of work.
“Every time I saw the birds, especially some new species that sudd上海419
enly appeared, I felt a sense of satisfaction and my spirits quickly rose,” she said.
Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所
“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an
d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.
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
ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所
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.
hinese stocks closed higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 2.1 percent, at 2,883.1 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index closed 2.96 percent higher at 9,328.97 points.上海会所品茶微信
The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 3.5 percent to close at 1,622.84 points Monday.
Internet search giant Baidu Inc announced on Monday the launch of its cloud serv
上海会所品茶微信ices in Singapore to support international Chinese companies and local Singapore businesses.
Baidu said its artificial intelligence cloud services have won certification from authorities in Sin
gapore, and has started to provide full-suite cloud services to Chinese internet, online game and financial co上海会所
mpanies which use Singapore as a hub of their global operations. Local Singapore companies are also clients.
In the first stage, the Baidu AI cloud will provide computing, storage, networking, security, d上海会所品茶微信
atabase and system management services, and will roll out more services to clients in the future.
Singapore has been a hub of Chinese companies’ gl
上海会所obal operations, especially as the Belt and Road Initiative gains momentum.
The Baidu AI cloud has become the fastest cloud service provider in China to achieve quarterly revenues of more than 1 b
illion yuan ($141.9 million), and has become one of the top players in China’s cloud market.上海会所品茶微信
IQiyi, a Beijing-based online streaming video service provider and Baidu’
s online entertainment subsidiary, and Do Global, a world leading mobile internet brand foc
上海会所品茶微信used on international mobile apps and overseas advertising, are among the first clients in Singapore.
Baidu AI cloud services are available in multiple regions in the Asia-Pac
ific region, and will expand service offerings globally to serve global clients.
since I need to spend over 1.5 hours on the subway to get to the Capital airport. But once the Daxing airpo
rt is in operation, it will be cut to 40 minutes,” he said.上海419论坛
“I have bought tickets to my hometown Guangzhou from the new airport for the National Day holi
day, and I’m thrilled to explore the cutting-edge technologies and the interesting design of the terminal,” he added.上海419论坛女神会所
The new airport, constructed to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pr
essure off Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as the second international airport for Beijing.
上海419论坛With four runways, 268 parking bays and a vast terminal building covering 700,000
square meters, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.
Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing giant, plans to lower its minimum passenger age restricti上海419论坛女神会所
on for teens traveling without a supervising adult from 18 to 16, the company announced Wednesday.
The new adjustment comes months after Didi said in October that children under 18 were not上海419论坛
allowed to use the car-hailing service alone, which later generated heated discussion online.
Some people hold that for users aged between 16 to 18 who have left h上海419论坛
ome for work or study, the age regulation just shut them out of the service that gave
them no alternatives but to turn to illegal cab services, or black cars, the company said.上海419论坛女神会所
“It was never our intention to push some independent minors toward the more dangerou
s gray areas just because our policy requires all minors to take cars with their parents,” the company said.上海419论坛
According to an online poll initiated by Didi in February to seek public opinion on
whether minors can ride Didi alone, over half percent of the participants suppor上海419论坛女神会所
ted children below 18 years old being able to hail a ride without an adult accompanying them.
In another poll, the percentage of support group increased to 80% with the minimum age restriction was changed to 16.
secutive day as protesters occupied large parts of the Hong Kong International Air
port. All departing flights were canceled in the afternoon in the wake of what offi上海夜生活女神会所
cials said was an unauthorized assembly seriously disrupting the airport’s operations.
Also on Tuesday, Hong Kong’s stock market dropped to its lowest level since Jan 4 at the end of trading.
上海夜生活Following the fall of all three major US indexes overnight, the benchm
ark Hang Seng Index fell by 1 percent as the market opened. The index continued on a do
wnward trajectory, ending the day at 25,281.3, a decline of 543.42 points or 2.1 percent.上海夜生活女神会所
Shares of airline companies were among leading decliners in the wake of the cancellation o
f more and outbound flights on Tuesday. Hong Kong’s largest carrier, Cathay Pacific Airw上海夜生活
ays, continued its drop on Monday. Shares of Cathay Pacific tumbled 2.96 percent to HK$9.51 ($1.21), a 10-year low.
At press time, police had not taken action against the illegal assembly at the airport.
上海夜生活女神会所Citing recent examples of the obstruction of law enforcement operations, the Hong Kong Pol
ice Force appealed to the public on Tuesday for cooperation in maintaining law and order.
At a daily news briefing, Chief Superintendent of Police P上海夜生活
ublic Relations Tse Chun-chung said two months of violent protests against the n
ow-shelved extradition amendment bill have created tensions between the public and police.
Daily police operations, even those unrelated to the protests, have上海夜生活
been impeded to various degrees due to the hostility toward the police, Tse said.
He cited a recent incident in which police officers were blocked by over 50 residents as they in
v上海夜生活女神会所estigated a suicide case in public housing in Tai Po on Sunday night. The officers were shut out of the build
ing. Some residents targeted them with laser pointers while others surrounded a police van, according to the officer.