It will strive to becom 上海会所ess cluster for interna

rnational businesses, cross-border financial services, frontier technology research and devel

 上海会所opment and cross-border services trade, and speed up the industrial upgrading of existing companies.

The plan says the new area will be granted greater administrative power for self-development, self-reform and self-innovatio

 上海会所品茶微信n, and regularly promote its experience to spearhead a new round of reform and opening-up of the Yangtze River Delta.

The government will support the new area to foster more mature institutional and adm

inistrative systems and motivate market entities to participate in the international market, said Wang. 上海会所

Wang Xin, director of the research bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the

country‘s central bank, said the PBOC will actively support the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone construction. 上海会所品茶微信

The central bank will implement on trial basis more open, convenient and freer financ

e policies in the Lingang area, building a new open and innovative highland of finance, the director added.

hina on Tuesday voiced strong opposition to the US decision to label it “a currency manipulator,” stressing that China has nev 上海会所

er resorted to competitive devaluation and will not use the currency as a tool to deal with trade disputes.

In a response to the designation, China’s central bank refuted the unilateral move, saying the labe

l does not meet the quantitative criteria for the so-called “currency manipulator” set by the US Treasury. 上海会所品茶微信

“The US labeling is an arbitrary unilateral and protectionist

practice, which seriously undermines international rules and will significantly i

 上海会所mpact the global economy and financial markets,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in an online statement.

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Ronald Wen, a Hong Kong-based senior banker, said the alleged currency manipulatio 上海会所品茶微信

n is a new weapon used by the US in the trade friction with China, sending a signal that t

he US-waged trade war is being expanded to more fields, including forex and financial markets.

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Watching rankings o上海会所er capita consumption ex

penditure and national per capita disposable income, the two rankings’ top 10 provincial level regions are almost same, showing Shangh

上海会所品茶微信ai (22,513 yuan), Beijing (21,134 yuan), Tianjin (15,967 yuan), Zhejiang (15,732 yuan), Guangdong (13,884 yuan), Jiangsu (1

3,025 yuan), Fujian (12,521 yuan), Liaoning (10,709 yuan), Hubei (10,416 yuan) and Chongqing (10,263), as well as Sh

anghai (35,294 yuan), Beijing (33,860 yuan), Zhejiang (26,356 yuan), Tianjin (22,461 上海会所yuan), Jiangsu (21,624 yuan), Gua

ngdong (20,322 yuan), Fujian (18,591 yuan), Liaoning (16,421 yuan), Shandong (16,159 yuan) and Chongqing (14,990 yuan).

上海会所Among of the top 10 provincial level regions with the highest spending on consumption, the figure of Southeast Chin

a’s coastal provinces accounted for a half, including Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Fujian, with the pe

上海会所品茶微信capita consumption expenditure in the five regions exceeding the national average level.

Shanghai’s wholesale and retail sales jumped 9 percent year-on-year t

o 607.93 billion yuan in the first six months of 2019, with the accommodation and c

atering retail sales reaching 58.22 billion yuan, up 2.9 percent from same period of last year.上海会所

In addition, the retail sales in Zhejiang reached 1.27 trillion yuan, a 9.3

percent climb year-on-year and in Guangdong 2.07 trillion yuan, up 7.7 percent year-on-year.上海会所品茶微信

Although the consumption volume in the country’s central and western regio

ns was less than in southeastern coastal provinces, the consumption grew fast.

上海会所In the first six months of this year, the retail sales in Sichuan, Henan and Jiangxi increase

d 10.5 percent, 10.7 percent and 11.2 percent, respectively, which were higher than 2.1 percentage p

oints, 2.3 percentage points and 2.8 percentage points than the national average level.上海会所品茶微信

Some regions feature service consumption, developmental consump

tion and experience consumption as the mobile internet technology developing, said the People’s Daily.

上海会所In Beijing, the service consumption contributed 70.4 percent to the consumption g

rowth in the first half of this year, and the upgrading consumption such as communication, ed

ucation, culture entertainment, and medical care contributed more than 60 percent to the consumption growth.

In Shanghai, the no-store retail sales reached 117.32 billion yuan in the first half of this year, surged 20.4 percent year-on-year.上海会所品茶微信

The online consumption will continue to grow rapidly, as the ne

twork infrastructure and telecommunications services promoting, the 5G networking accelerati

ng, the new generation information technology breaking through, the new business featuring digitization,

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The CSGKC is a projec 上海会所orward-looking vision

 which provides support to Guangdong province and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is an impo

rtant platform to deepen cooperation between China and Singapore,” noted Heng Swee Keat, Singa 上海会所品茶微信

pore’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, when he and his team visited CSGKC in May.

 上海会所With joint effort, the CSGKC maintains growth and embodies

ecological protection. The combination will attract professionals, he added.

Greeting Heng’s delegation, Zhang Shuofu, Party secretary of Guangzhou, said th 上海会所品茶微信

at the two sides will deepen cooperation in scientific innovation, emergin

 上海会所g industries, education, culture and ecological environment. They will also promote the collaboration of indust

ries and smart cities, to build the CSGKC into a highland of knowledge innovation.

Designated as a major innovation platform in the Bay Area, the CSGKC has gained much development in nine years. 上海会所品茶微信

According to official statistics, the CSGKC has attracted 1,524 companies with registered capital totaling 133.4 billion yuan

($19.39 billion). It also completed investments in fixed assets worth 106.2 billion yuan. 上海会所

Among them are CanSemi Technology, a 12-inch wafer chip supplier to be operational soon, equipment manufa

 上海会所品茶微信cturer Greatoo Intelligent Equipment, biopharmaceuticals company BeiGene and other big names.

Collectively, they have launched 165 projects – 48 of w

hich are under construction – with a total investment of 77 billion yuan. 上海会所品茶微信

Cooperation with international companies is boosting the development of the biomedicine industry in the CSGKC.

Earlier this month, the CSGKC administrative committee signed an agreement with Tessa Therapeutics in Sin 上海会所

gapore for the latter to set up its China pharmaceuticals headquarters. The agree

 上海会所品茶微信ment focuses on the research and development, production and sales of innovative immunotherapy.

Tessa will invest $120 million in the project. They will set up teams to launch clinical tests and strengthen the biomedic 上海会所品茶微信

al innovation chain in Guangzhou, according to Andrew Khoo, co-founder and CEO of Tessa.

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panding market access 上海会所 new growth avenues

Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio

nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.上海会所

This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.

上海会所品茶微信Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.

Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.

Premier Li says a ‘special difference’ can spur market vitality and jobs上海会所

China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov

ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State

上海会所品茶微信Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.

Global retail giant Walmart Inc is planning to further increase its investment in th

e Chinese market after opening a mega perishable products distribution center in South China’s Guangdong province in March.上海会所品茶微信

The US-based multinational said on Monday it would spend around 8 billion yuan

上海会所($1.16 billion) over the next 10 years to build or upgrade over 10 distribution centers to boost online

and offline businesses to meet Chinese customers’ demand for fresh goods and convenient services.

The investment plan came a day after China released a revised list of industries for foreig上海会所品茶微信

n investment, which includes logistics of ordinary goods, cold chain logistics for fresh agricultural goods and special medicines.

Walmart is looking for sustainable and quality growth in the Chinese market and the revised

上海会所品茶微信foreign investment list further supports its investment plan for upgrading local logistics

supply chains, said Ryan McDaniel, senior vice-president of supply chain with Walmart China.

Along with the catalog, two shortened negative lists were also rolled out.上海会所

The two lists, one for pilot free trade zones and one for the rest of the country, contain fe

wer access-limiting measures. Pilot FTZs now have 37 items that are restricted for foreign inv上海会所品茶微信

estors, down from 45, while non-FTZ areas are required to implement 40 items instea

d of 48.The negative lists outline sectors that are restricted to foreign investment.

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Already, opposition t上海会所gton-triggered tra

 war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu

上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.

The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment

. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所

rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as

Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for

上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i

ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所

Essential to improve investment environment

上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u

p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi

ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所

roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.

But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count

上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co

mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r

emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm

artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所

China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain

committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所

panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d

上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo

rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.

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tral Asian hanging silk br 上海会所xhibitionpair of Cen

A gilded silver wine rhyton in the form of an antelope’s head demonstrate

s the aesthetics of the Sasanian Empire (224-651), located in today’s Iran. A gilded bronze 上海会所

standing Buddha bearing strong Greek influences is believed to have originated in what is currently Kashmir.

 上海会所Six ewers from the period reflect the common influences shared acros

s the different cultures along the Silk Road, and one of them, a 50-centimeter-tall gold

ewer, represents a tasteful blend of their styles. It is believed to have been made by the Sogdian people for a c 上海会所

ustomer looking for a piece that combined Tang, Sasanian and Central Asian influences.

“When you put them side by side, you can see their shared cultural influen

 上海会所品茶微信ces, since they employ similar shapes and images,” Pritzker says. “Patterns similar to the on

es found on the ewers can be seen in some of the silk pieces on display. Some similar images can also be found in Cave 158.

“They are closely related, but this is the first time that they can be seen together,” he adds.

According to Huo Wei, an archaeology professor from Chengdu-based Sichuan Universit 上海会所

y, the rising power of the Tubo regime in the latter half of the 9th century enabled it to build up a huge n

etwork of trade routes connecting it with the rest of China, South Asia and Central Asia. 上海会所品茶微信

“The Tubo people introduced Buddhist art from the Tang regions an

d what was today’s Nepal, along with techniques in craftsmanship for making gold and silver art

 上海会所ifacts from Persia,” Huo explains. “It amassed a huge number of silk pieces through trade, despite the fact that Tubo pe

ople never learned how to make silk, probably due to the restrictions within their natural environment.

“We like to refer to it as the Silk Road on the Plateau,” he explains. “It was an indispensable part of the ancient Silk Road.” 上海会所品茶微信

Pritzker says: “Studies of Tibetan culture around the world have largely been influen

 上海会所品茶微信
ced by the dominance of Buddhism, and it tends to overshadow other aspects. Nowadays, we are starting to

understand the importance of the cultural exchanges that went beyond religion.”

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More than 60 buyers encompassing building materials,

, mining machinery, pesticides, furniture, home appliances, consumer electronics

上海会所品茶微信clothing, and other industries in 16 countries, including Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Zambia, conducted one-on-one negotia

tions with more than 90 Guangxi enterprises in seven major industries s

panning construction machinery, building materials, food and medicine, daily house上海会所

holds, pesticide agricultural machinery, electronic equipment, as well as medical equipment.

In addition, the fair also carried out the exhibition and sales of Guangxi specialty products. Hundreds of Nanning enterprise representatives and professional visitors conducted on-site procurement negotiations.上海会所

 globally important fair taking place in southern China is playing an ever greater role in the small and medium-enterprises sector internationally, as it capitalizes on China’s successful multilateral cooperation programs.

上海会所品茶微信The 14th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair being held on Oct 10-13 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, is expected to have greater influence within the international community, according to the event’s organizers.

The organizing committee of the fair, also known as CISMEF, said that a total of 31 countries and regions will send business delegations to the event.

More than 2,000 Chinese SMEs, as well as over 500 SMEs from nations such as Malaysia, Thailand and Russia, have confirmed their participation.上海会所品茶微信

The fair will provide 6,000 stands for participants in an exhibition area covering 150,000 square meters.

Major activities during the main course of the exhibition include a summit for Chinese SMEs and a seminar to upgrade financing among Asia-Europe SMEs.

A promotional convention to popularize new information technology will also be highlighted during the annual event.上海会所品茶微信

On its first day, CISMEF will have a China Small and Medium Enterprises Summit.

In it, Chinese and foreign government officials, well-known economists and representatives of outstanding entrepre

neurs, will exchange policies and measures as well as practical achievements in supporting the development of SMEs.

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And the process to re上海会所女神会所 nuclear issue can

 achieve progress o上海会所女神会所nly if the neighboring countries including China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Russia can

mediate between Pyongyang and Washington and bring them back to the negotiation table. Joint third-party eff

orts have become even more necessary now that the US-DPRK talks are deadlocked.

If the neighboring countries are willing to provide large-scale economic help to the DPRK, the latter could take active part in global affairs while expediting its denu

clearization process. And if the DPRK integrates with the international community, it will learn from China’s ope

ning-up experience how to accelerate its economic development for the benefit of its people.

Jin Qiangyi, head of International Politics Institute at Yanbian University

Strong China-DPRK ties key to peninsula stability

Xi was invited by top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un to visit the country and chose to do so in

the year marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Beijing-Pyongya

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ing addresses the 1上海会所女神会所 Council of Heads of

President calls 上海会所女神会所on members to support regional links to Belt and Road Initiative

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should follow the trend of economic globalization and

build the SCO into a community with a shared future, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

Xi made the remark while delivering a speech at the 19th

meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital.

SCO members should promote the multilateral trading system, buil

d an open global economy and put forward more policies to facilitate trade and investment, he said.

Xi proposed making full use of cooperation platforms such as the China Intern

ational Import Expo to promote the openness, exchanges and integration of regional economies.

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Analysts attending the symposium said more efforts ar

 needed to tight上海会所品茶微信en export controls and establish a review mechanism that keeps track of whole processes of rare earth exports.

China, the world’s largest producer of rare earths, currently produces around 80 percent of the world’s supply of the metals.

The NDRC said in late May that China is willing to continue supplying rare

earth metals to global markets, but is opposed to those who use products made with Chi

nese rare earths to “suppress and dampen China’s development”.The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party

of China in October 2017 advocated that China would be developed into a modern socialist country that is prosp

erous, strong, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by the middle of this century. But some in the United States c

onsider China’s resolve to develop itself into a prosperous and strong country as a matter of concern.

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