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d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
ning flights in and out of Hong Kong after radical protesters “seriously disrupted” operations at Hong Kong In上海后花园
ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a
上海后花园女神会所mong the world’s civilizations. They were created amid some of the most open periods in Chinese history,” Zhang said.
Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France
and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园
arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba
miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu
上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.
“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter
action, sharing our knowledge that traces back to Dunhuang’s place on the Silk Road,” he said.上海后花园
Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan
上海后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci
al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.
The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园
tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.
One cave mural of a horse-riding solar deity上海后花园
resembles the Apollo of Greek mythology, the Mithra sun god of Persian Zo
上海后花园女神会所roastrianism and the Surya sun god of the Vedic religion, according to Zhang Yuanlin.
Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr
iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.
place our brainpower in future and enable people to learn more about uncerta
上海后花园女神会所inties,” Li said in his keynote speech at the 2019 World Industry Internet Con
ference, which opened in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Thursday.
“We should also remember AI systems have a non-human mindset and th
上海后花园rough self-learning and practice, they can exceed human thoughts,” Li added.
The two-day conference brought officials, experts and entrepreneurs from six countri
es and regions to discuss the combination of high-end industry and artificial intelligence.
The annual event, regularly held in Qingdao, aims to build a com上海后花园女神会所
munication and cooperation platform to promote coordinated innovation worldwide.
上海后花园Jurgen Robmann, a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering in G
ermany, said his team is working with Qingdao partners by focusing on digital twins technology.
“Digital twins technology helps people understand how physical machines oper
ate, and how these integrate themselves into industrial processes,” Robmann said.上海后花园女神会所
Yangjiang nuclear power plant’s unit 6 in Guangdong province is ready
for commercial operation with all the debugging work done as of Wednesday, it
s operator China General Nuclear Power Corp said on Wednesday in a statement.
上海后花园女神会所After all six units of Yangjiang nuclear power plant are put into operation, the annual energy output of the plant should re
ach 48 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to 15.6 million metric tons of coal being burned.
This will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 38.28 million tons, sulfur dioxide by 370,000 t上海后花园
ons and nitric oxide by 240,000 tons, said CGN, one of China’s biggest nuclear power operators.
上海后花园女神会所”A gradual acceleration of reactors approvals is expected as nuclear energy is absol
utely key to cut the nation’s reliance on fossil fuel power generation,” said Joseph Jacob
elli, an independent energy analyst and Asia-Pacific CEO of clean energy producer Joule Power.
o portray himself as a strong leader who brooks no nonsense so his ruling Liberal Democratic Pa
rty, along with its coalition partner Komeito, can win two-thirds of the seats in the upper house election on S 上海后花园女神会所
unday. To some extent, Japan also intends to show the United States that it will respond aggressively to any moves it con
上海后花园女神会所siders harmful to the country, so that the US stops coercing Japan to compromise its economic interests.
Yet in so doing Tokyo has adopted the US’ unilateral strategy of using economic sanctions to resolve non-economic issues. This will harm the RO 上海后花园
K as Japan expects, but it will also deal a blow to the regional economy and stability by hindering the progress of the China-Ja
上海后花园pan-ROK free trade agreement, especially because Seoul is mulling taking countermeasures against Tokyo, which cou
ld worsen the situation, and the US is not expected to sincerely mediate between its two allies. 上海后花园
The trade spat between the two neighbors has its roots in a series of events including the 2018 radar lock-on dispute, the closi
上海后花园女神会所ng of Japan-funded “comfort women” foundation and the controversy over some ROK officials demanding the Ja
panese emperor’s apology for Japan’s war crimes. And the Abe administration’s displeasure with Seoul’s policies under Presid 上海后花园女神会所
ent Moon Jae-in, as reflected in Moon’s engagement with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has boiled over.
But Tokyo’s move to wield the high-tech stick could draw the two countries into a vicious circle of attack and retaliation, in part 上海后花园
icular, because Seoul could respond in kind to what Moon said was an unprecedented emergency. In fact, anti-
上海后花园女神会所Japan sentiments are raging through the ROK with some shops ceasing to sell Japanese products.
The latest Tokyo-Seoul conflict has not only created new problems for b
ilateral ties but also threatens to weaken the economic and political fabric of East A 上海后花园
sia, which would be detrimental to the further integration of the regional economies, and make it more difficult for the
world to maintain economic stability and prosperity in the face of increasing trade disputes. 上海后花园女神会所
The deteriorating relations between Tokyo and Seoul have caused much worry amon
g US elites, too, because the US’ alliance with the two countries has helped Washington to consolidate its str 上海后花园
ategic foothold in the Asia-Pacific region while Japan’s actions against the ROK could push the latter closer to China on
economic and strategic issues. But despite the souring of relations, Japan and the ROK are not likely to engage in a se 上海后花园女神会所
curity conflict, because the ROK remains highly dependent on the US when it comes to security.
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.
against Iran on F上海后花园品茶微信riday in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillan
ce drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute, The New York Times reported.
上海后花园女神会所The newspaper cited an official from the United States, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publi
cly and spoke on condition of anonymity, and said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries.
上海后花园Strikes were set to take place just before dawn on Friday to minimize r
isk to the Iranian military or to civilians. “Planes were in the air and ships were in p
osition, but no missiles fired, when the order to stand down came,” the official said.上海后花园女神会所
It was unclear if attacks on Iran might go ahead later, the newspaper rep
上海后花园orted, nor was it known whether Trump had changed his mind or whether his adm
inistration had become concerned about logistics or strategy. The White House declined requests for comment.上海后花园
Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong province released 39 measures to further deepen
the reform and innovation of the Qianhai and Shekou Area of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone on July 8.上海后花园女神会所
The measures cover four aspects: creating a sound investment environment, improving trade facilit
上海后花园ation, promoting financial innovation to serve the real economy, and advancing trials in the field of human resources.
To create a sound investment environment and attract more foreign investme
nt, the Qianhai and Shekou Area is allowed to introduce innovative tax services in line with international st上海后花园女神会所
andards. Wholly foreign-owned construction enterprises in the area, when undertaking Sino-foreign joint construction projects in the province, w
ill be free of restrictions on the proportion of Chinese and foreign investment.上海后花园
The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export tech
上海后花园女神会所nology contracts, as well as the record management of imported cosmetics with no special purposes. The ap
plication of single-window platforms for international trade throughout the city, in which cross-border traders can su
bmit regulatory documents at one location, will be promoted in the area to improve trade facilitation.上海后花园
Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other busine
上海后花园女神会所sses for overseas agencies in accordance with relevant regulations under the premise of legal compliance and
controllable risks. The area is also encouraged to carry out pilot work in securitizing intellectual property rights.
elecommunication company ZTE for smart city solutions at the exhibition.
John Kilmartin, executive director of Bahrain Economic Development Board, said they are look上海后花园
ing at cloud solutions, digital entertainment services and internet security companies in particular.
上海后花园Have you seen a machine that transforms air into drinking water, a window membrane to
protect your home from outside pollutants, or a battery that needs only 30 seconds to charge?
Innovative companies and technologies are the top draw for foreign delegations and visitors at the China High-tech Fair 2上海后花园
017, a State-level technology show that kicked off on Thursday in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
More than 1,000 new products are being showcased at the fair that has attracted 3,049 exhib上海后花园女神会所
itors from all over the world. Some of the top global technology companies are also participating in the ev
上海后花园ent, such as the 3-D robotic sorting system from Intel and the latest 5G solution from Huawei.
In addition, the fair also set an exhibition zone for early-stage startups for the first time this year.上海后花园女神会所
Delegations from 35 countries and the European Union are seeking cooperation with China’s innovative high-tech companies.
The delegation from Argentina’s La Rioja province, which is taking part in the event for the f上海后花园
rst time, signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s leading new-energy carmaker B
上海后花园女神会所YD at the fair to purchase 50 electric buses. The Shenzhen-based company will also provide a package of new energy s
olutions, including electronic cars, e-trucks, solar panels, and energy storage systems.
Ruben Eduardo Galleguillo, minister of industry and planning of La Rioja, said “Argentina is a country w上海后花园
ith abundant agricultural and tourism resources, while China is advanced in technology. We hope to learn from and introduce Ch
上海后花园女神会所inese technologies to our country while bringing our natural and cultural resources to China.”
“I am impressed by innovative products and technologies in the fair, such as facial recognition,上海后花园
virtual reality, IOT and robotics,” he noted, “China is a beacon for Bahrain. Especially in Shenzhen, if we c
ould emulate any small way what happened here, we would be very proud of that.”上海后花园女神会所
Several Chinese companies have already set up offices in Bahrain, such as
Huawei, while companies in the e-commerce and online-gaming industry have charted plan
s to develop the market. Bahrain is also looking for Chinese investors to fund startups in the Middle East, he said.
Namuundari, a 26-year-old Mongolian woman, is working hard to translate the Chinese TV dra
ma “Stay With Me” in the studio of a Khalkha Mongolian language dubbing center here for Chinese films and TV dramas.上海后花园
She quietly read the Chinese lines and translated them into Mongolian.
上海后花园品茶微信”I have participated in the translation of 24 Chinese TV series and I feel proud,” she sai
d, adding that many of her friends had closer contact with China through the plays she dubbed.
Namuundari has been studying Chinese since age six. She returned to her hometown Ulan Bator上海后花园
as a Chinese-Mongolian translator after graduation from China’s Beijing International Studies University.
“In recent years, more and more Chinese movies and TV dramas have been dubbed and their Mongolian audience has become larger and larger,” she said.上海后花园品茶微信
Dubbing Chinese movies and TV plays has become a key area of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Mongolia in recent years.
China has decided to provide Mongolia with 25 films and TV dramas for free from 2014 to 2020. Other p
rojects such as “Silk Road Film and TV Project” have also introduced Chinese video products to Mongolia.上海后花园
The Mongolian Language Satellite TV Channel of China’s Inner Mongolia Radio and TV Station set up a tran
上海后花园品茶微信slation studio in Ulan Bator in 2015 and then upgraded it as a Khalkha Mongolian language dubbing center in 2016.
Until now, a total of 36 Chinese TV plays and four films have been translated in the
center, of which 30 TV dramas and two movies have been broadcast, said Uul, dire上海后花园品茶微信
ctor of the Khalkha Mongolian Language Dubbing Center for Chinese Films and TV Dramas.
The center has cooperated with 27 local TV stations to broadcast these plays, he added.
Ulan Bator TV Station’s 2016 ratings data showed that Chinese TV dramas such as “May-December Love,” “Ice and Fire of You
th” and “Romance of Our Parents” have been watched more than 100,000 times on average. “May-December Love” ha
s received 550,000 views, setting a new record for foreign TV dramas in Mongolia.
According to Kanter Media’s statistics, the market share of Chinese movies and TV play
s in Mongolia has increased from less than 7 percent in 2014 to more than 20 percent now.
This year’s China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair, scheduled to be held in Guangdong province in October, will advance
上海后花园the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Africa and promote the inclusive and sustainable development of SMEs in China a
nd various countries, according to Xu Lejiang, vice-chairman of the organizing committee and vice-minister of industry and information technology.
Xu said at a news conference on Monday that the annual fair, known CISMEF, helps Chinese SMEs to go global and foreign SMEs to access the China market. 上海后花园品茶微信
This year’s fair adds two co-hosts: South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, he said.
“Under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the BRICS cooperation mechanism, the joint hosting 上海后花园
of the event will further promote pragmatic collaboration between China and South Africa in industry, trade and economics,” he said.
Thabo Thage, the consul general of South Africa in Shanghai, said SMEs contribute more than half of his country’s GDP.
“We expect that CISMEF will help to enhance our current trade patterns by increasing China’s sourcing of value added products from South Africa,” Thage said. 上海后花园品茶微信
Serving as a co-host of the fair for the first time, South African will select key companies to showcase the diverse nature of its economy, he added.
上海后花园品茶微信The main venue for the fair, which is due to be held on Oct 10-13, is slated to be the Poly Wo
rld Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, capital of the province in South China.
Two other events are to be held later that month in Shunde, a manufacturing hub in the province.
The first, which will run from Oct 12 to Oct 15, will focus on intelligent manufacturing and businesses involved in the
national Internet Plus strategy aimed at promoting the integration of internet technologies with traditional industries.
The second, to be held on Oct 20-23, will focus on smart construction mater
ials and home appliances, as well as energy conservation products and technologies.
ance entitled En上海后花园女神会所chanting China, staged at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presented by the China Broadcasti
ng Performing Arts Troupe, the show featured diverse forms of traditional Chinese art, such as orch
estral music, Peking Opera pieces, violin concerto and banhu (an ancient traditional instrument) concerto.
The Chinese orchestral piece Songs of the States kicked off the concert on Friday. More tha
n 3,000 people watched it at the Dolby Theatre, where the annual Oscars ceremony has been held.
“Chinese folk music is so beautiful and charming. I just love it, “says Gabrielle Laherram, a Los Angeles local resident.
She says it was her second experience watching a Chinese folk music show after the first in San Francisco years ago.
“I hope to see more Chinese performances here, and I’m very interested to learn more about Chinese culture.”