Monthly Archives: August 2019
President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation
上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the Philippines should commit t
hemselves to push forward the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea so it can be finished as early as possible.
Xi made the remark when meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is on 上海419
a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Xi described the code of conduct as a creative way to set rules for the resolution
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lude external disturbances in order to focus on cooperation and development to safeguard regional peace and stability.
He underlined the need for both countries to take bigger s
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The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an
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on the joint exploration for oil and gas in the South China Sea to strive for substantial progress at an early date.
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oms, higher education, science and technology and economic and social development.
On the bilateral relationship, Xi told Duterte he stands ready to work
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two nations and two peoples, and also to add positive energy to regional peace and stability.
He called on the two countries to strengthen synergy between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Philip
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Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South
China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.
commerce giant pump primes Juhuasuan to cash in on abundant opportunities
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ore-openings from a range of global brands like Burberry to Ferragamo were
上海夜生活the norm earlier, they have since been replaced by deals, bargains and growth in lower-tier cities.
Against flattened economic growth and brutally aggressive competition, Alibaba is no
w giving unprecedented priority to Juhuasuan, its group-buying and flash-sale platfor上海夜生活女神会所
m, repositioning it as the top destination for consumers from smaller cities and townships.
上海夜生活The internet giant said recently that it will host a Super Bargain Day from Sept 1, halving prices for 1 million me
rchandise and giving out cash dividends, coupons and other perks. Unlike the
more reputable Nov 11 annual sales event, the 10-day event is targeted at good-quality budget items.上海夜生活女神会所
“We see massive growth in lower-tier cities this year via the Juhuasuan platform. This is the
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very industry player to take a share,” said Liu Bo, general manager of Juhuasuan.
Media publications and industry analysts often categorize C上海夜生活女神会所
hinese cities into tiers, defining them based on population, gross domestic prod
上海夜生活uct and other criteria. Tier-one cities normally refer to super metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai.
Alibaba’s strategy to penetrate into lower-tier markets has reaped some early gains. In the
quarter ending June 30, over 70 percent of increased annual active consumers came from less dev上海夜生活女神会所
eloped markets. The company attributed the achievement to initiatives to cater to a b
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Realizing the potential, Juhuasuan has announced a slew of plans to rev up services. On the
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lytics and the internet of things technology. Liu said he hopes such efforts will foster
brands, create 1 million sought-after items and nurture 10,000 digital plants.
ha, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK), who is here to at
tend the ninth meeting of foreign ministers of China, Japan and the ROK, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug上海后花园
On the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, Li said China, the ROK and Japan
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butions to a political resolution of the issue, denuclearization on the peninsula and lasting peace in the region.
Both Kang and Kono spoke positively of the results of the foreign ministers’ meeting an上海后花园
d expressed expectations for the success of the China-ROK-Japan leaders’ meeting to be held before year’s end.
Kang said the ROK-China relationship is developing with good mo上海后花园女神会所
mentum and her country is fully confident of their future cooperation.
上海后花园Kono said his country is willing to work with China and push forward the lo
ng-term, healthy and stable development of Sino-Japanese relations.ctresses of
China’s Korean ethnic group perform at the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun上海后花园女神会所
Northeast China’s Jilin province, Aug 23, 2019. The five-day expo themed on “enhancing mutual trust and coope
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ith the Danish general election looming on 5 June, libertarian politician Joachim Olsen has found a clever way of winning his f
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Online banners by the Liberal Alliance seen by Pornhub users now feature the smiling 41-year old politician with the cap
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“We must be where the Danes are,” Joachim Olsen explained in an interview with the Danish daily Politiken.
Pornhub allows targeted ads based on the public’s interests. Olsen chose to place his ad in t
he “soft” category, saying that he and his campaign “has tried to hit there, where Danes are the most”.
outh Korea from its whitelist citing a security problem caused by the damaged trust betw
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The Blue House official said the government came to a conclusion that it does not ser
上海千花网ve national interests to keep exchanging sensitive military information with Japan.
The decision was made amid the rising trade dispute between Seoul and
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materials vital to produce memory chips and display panels, which are the mainstay of the South Korean export.
Earlier this month, Japan dropped South Korea off its whitelist of trusted trading partners that are given preferential exp上海千花网
ort procedure. In response, Seoul took Tokyo off its whitelist of trusted export partners.
The fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting has begun in the Nepali capital Kathma上海千花网
ndu to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, authorities of Nepal and India said here.
上海千花网女神会所Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and his Indian counterpar
t Subrahmanyam Jaishankar co-chaired the delegation-level meeting which kicked off on Wednesday.
The meeting aimed at reviewing the overall state of bilateral relatio上海千花网
ns, and various areas of cooperation such as connectivity and economic partnership, trade
and transit, power and water resources sectors, culture, education and other m
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“Productive discussions with FM Gyawali at the 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission Mee
ting. Comprehensively reviewed our bilateral relations and identified priority areas for cooperation,” Indian External A
ffairs Minister Jaishankar said on Twitter after the conclusion of the first day of the meeting.
Liang Jiajun, a former pilot in Beijing, cringed at the idea of faux meat.
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flavoring,” she said. “Not even the benefit of reducing cholesterol levels appeals to me.”
Liu Xinyi, 27, said she ordered a veggie burger with a pl 上海千花坊
ant-based pork patty once when traveling in Texas in the United States.
上海千花坊女神会所”I was drawn to this item on the menu due to its lower calories. It contained about 400 calories, compared with about 900 calori
es for a regular burger.” she said. “But I won’t try it again. I could tell it was fake meat.” 上海千花坊
Even her friends with vegetarian dietary habits rarely buy fake meat products.
“It appears to me that they don’t bother to cheat their palates with thes
e meat alternatives. They just eat a ton of salad to keep up their energy,” Liu said.
Despite doubts and complaints, research efforts into better-tasting 上海千花坊
meat alternatives are intensifying, and the sector has attracted major investments.
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Vegetable-based meat is more expensive than real meat in some We
stern countries. But it is likely that the price gap will soon be closed, according to an exper 上海千花坊
t in biodiversity protection and green development who declined to be named for this story.
In the Chinese market, fake meat products are expected to first emerge as high-en
上海千花坊d, healthy and fashionable alternatives to real meat, first targeting more affluent consumers.
“In the future, maybe more attention will be paid
to their positive effects on environment,” the biodiversity expert said. 上海千花坊
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will decide on possible snap elections on Aug 27, after a new round of talks with p
arties aimed at solving the crisis triggered by the collapse of the populist government.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Aug 20 after blasting Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, accusing him of en 上海千花坊女神会所
ding the 14-month-old coalition government and damaging the economy for pers
onal and political interests. He was asked by Mattarella to remain in office as caretaker of current affairs.
The head of state held a first round of talks with le 上海千花坊
aders of every single party holding seats in parliament, to verify whether there
was the political will to forge an alternative majority and form a new government on Aug 21 and 22.
Italy has suffered from very slow economic grow 上海千花坊女神会所
th rates in the past three decades. The eurozone’s third-largest economy is am
ong the most sluggish performers in the European Union’s 19-nation currency bloc.
President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military on T
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Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Mil
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e Party’s theories on building a strong military as well as its defense strategies and policies.
They also must always keep their missions in mind, strengthen combat training and produce new achievements to celebr
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The president made the remarks during an inspection tour to a Pe
ople’s Liberation Army Air Force base as part of his four-day visit to Gansu province that st
上海419女神会所arted on Monday. He was accompanied by General Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of the Cent
ral Military Commission and former commander-in-chief of the Air Force, at the base.
He checked on how Air Force members work at the base’s
command center and was briefed about the base’s operations and training.上海419
Xi held teleconferences with troops from the base. Speaking with op
erators at a surveillance radar station, he ordered them to continue honing t
heir capabilities and make new contributions to the country’s air defense.上海419女神会所
In talking with pilots and ground staff from a transport aircraft regiment, he recognized their participation in aerial seed
ing of plants and encouraged them to continue supporting economic and social development.上海419
During a meeting with the PLA’s high-ranking commanders and th
e base’s senior officers, Xi ordered the military to keep intensifying its combat preparedne
ss to make sure that troops are always ready to fight and are capable of defeating any enemies.
said the incident is purely China’s domestic affairs since the man is not a British citizen but a Hong Kong resident.
On Wednesday, the All-China Journalists Association made a statemen 上海乌托邦
t on the random blockade and malicious obstruction of Chen Xiaoqian by a small num
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nducting an on-site interview at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters’ news conference.
The association condemned the Hong Kong reporters’ interference in Chen’s professional duties. 上海乌托邦
The “contraction” trend is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States’ foreign policy thanks to its “Am
erica first” approach. Once the major provider of global public goods, the US is becoming a penny-pinching country focu
上海乌托邦sed solely on its national interests and thus weakening its international leadership.
Yet despite the contraction of its diplomacy, the US has gone on th
e offensive on particular issues, trade being the most prominent. Launching tra 上海乌托邦
de wars against nearly all major economies such as China, the European Union and Japan, the White House is
using the trade brawls to appeal to the US leader’s base even though tariff-slapping at will, and 上海乌托邦品茶微信
without any reason, goes against established trade practices and the World Trade Organization’s rules.
上海乌托邦Besides, the US administration has shown an inclination toward revisionism on the Taiwan question, with a number of pro-Taiwan of
ficials holding key decision-making positions in the US. The US leader’s phone call to Taiwan leader Tsai Ingwe
n and his statement to substantially improve “US-Taiwan relations”, together with the US’ other provocativ
e moves including sailing aircraft carriers through the Taiwan Straits and endorsing laws such as the Taiwan Tr 上海乌托邦品茶微信
vel Act and Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 are all aimed at checking the Chinese mainland’s rise.
Since the US could try to ratchet up tensions across the Straits and
some separatist elements on the island could deman 上海乌托邦d “Taiwan independence” in a bid to r
estrain the mainland, Beijing should be fully prepared to deal with any eventuality.
China could play a key role in “re-globalization” 上海乌托邦
By listing China as a strategic competitor in its National Security Strategy report, released in December 2017, the US admini
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also reflects the US elites’ ideological bias against China as well as their anxiety over China’s rise
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adjust prices so the general public can be assured drug prices are stabilizing.
上海夜网Some experts attributed the shortages to price hikes for active pharmace
ut i cal ingredients, saying that more must be done to boost their production.
Shi Lichen, founder of Beijing Dingchen Consultancy, which specializes in research on the pharmaceutical sector, sai上海夜网女神会所
d many active ingredient producers had been closed for various reasons in the last
few years, and many remaining players in the sector had raised prices due to their market dominance.
上海夜网”There must be more punitive measures from the authorities on price manipulation,” he said.
“Meanwhile, it is important for the authorities to encourage pha
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eutical ingredients, so that they can better withstand market risks from the supply end.”
The State Council meeting also emphasized the nee
d to expand imports of much-needed medicines to meet public demand.上海夜网
Medical institutions will face tighter drug use supervision so that basic medicines ha
ve priority in both procurement and utilization. The proportion of basic medicines t上海夜网
o total drug stock will be raised at State-run grassroots hospitals, the statement said.
上海夜网女神会所The Cabinet urged efforts to improve early warning systems for medicine shortages, implement a productio
n suspension reporting system, prompt medical institutions to set inventory warni
ng lines and build up reserves of medicines that might encounter severe shortages.上海夜网
It also called for greater government oversight over drug pricing to p
上海夜网女神会所event unreasonable price hikes. Businesses found to have raised prices unreas
onably will be identified publicly or disqualified from the government procurement network.
mmittee of the National People’s Congress, said some US po
liticians have glorified violent crimes in Hong Kong as protests for human rights and freedom, wh上海乌托邦
ile smearing as violent suppression Hong Kong police efforts at law enforcement and maintaining social order.
上海乌托邦女神会所Move expected to energize Greater Bay Area, enrich practice of ‘one country, two systems’
China will support Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong, in building a demonstration pi
lot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics, under a guideline issued on Su上海乌托邦
nday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.
It will help better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kon
上海乌托邦g-Macao Greater Bay Area and enrich the practice of the “one country, two systems” principle, the gui
deline said, adding that it will be a good way to explore a new path in building a great modern socialist country in
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The guideline said that by 2025 Shenzhen will rank among the
top cities in the world in economic strength and quality of development, with inten上海乌托邦
sive research and development investment and world-class industrial innovation capacity.
It will be built into a modern, international and innovative city by then, with its cultural power greatly enhanced and it上海乌托邦女神会所
s public service level and ecological environment quality reaching an international advanced level, it said.
By 2035, Shenzhen will become a national model of high-quality develo
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mple for China to build itself into a powerful modern socialist country, the guideline said.上海乌托邦女神会所
By midcentury, Shenzhen will become a global benchmark city in
its competitiveness, innovation and outstanding influence, it added.
Radicals breached ‘bottom line’ of law, spokeswoman says
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Special Administrative Region issued an interim injunction banning unlawful obstruction of airport operations.
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any person from unlawfully and willfully obstructing and interfering with ope
rations at the airport, according to a statement issued by the authority on Wednesday morning.
The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrativ上海419品茶微信
e Region and the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office responded to the violence at the airport.
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led the airport. The two are a Global Times reporter and a Shenzhen resident who was accused of being an undercover pol
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“The atrocity has totally gone beyond the bottom line of a civilized society,
which is no different from terrorists’ acts,” the Liaison Office statement said.
The office pointed out that the protesters’ acts, including paralyzing operations of the airport and harassing passengers of var上海419
ious nationalities and ages, severely hurt others’ rights and damaged Hong Kong’s international reputation.
“This time the protesters have torn down their deceptive masks of ‘peace, rationality and nonviolence'”, the statement said.上海419品茶微信
The liaison office pledged that it will continue to stand behind relevant authoritie
s to safeguard the personal safety and legitimate rights of mainland residents in Hong Kong.