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The Chinese government has completed the compilation of a plan for tourism developme
nt up until 2035 in north China’s Xiongan New Area, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.上海楼凤
The plan has been submitted to the Publicity Department of the Central Com
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China announced plans in 2017 to establish the Xiongan New Area, a mi
llennium green city in Hebei Province located about 100 km southwest of Beijing.上海楼凤
The tourism industry will serve Xiongan in carrying out its task
s of relieving functions nonessential to Beijing’s role as the capital and helping coo
上海楼凤女神会所rdinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, according to the plan.
The government aims to build the Xiongan New Area into a model fo
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at influence in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and a world-famous tourism city.
Xiongan should be developed into a pilot zone to promote effective integration of culture and tourism, the reform of the tour上海楼凤女神会所
ism management system, and the innovative development of eco-tourism, the statement read.
Olympic Forest Park offers range of activities, abundant wildlife
The most crowded place in Beijing on a typical weekend morning is not the Sanyu上海楼凤
anli Market or the Sanlitun shopping area, but a park near the North Fifth Ring Road.
Entering through the park’s south gate, you’ll typically see a group of people to the left warming up for exercises, cha
tting about their fitness levels, while to the right you may see teams of runners pass, sweating heavily.上海楼凤女神会所
A vacant area just 14 years ago, Olympic Forest Park was built ahead of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics as a leisure area for athlet
es and coaches away from intense competition at National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest.
In addition to the favorable policies, the city launched fast-track medical services for foreign experts through a WeChat account.
Chloe Emma Puccia, a foreign expert at the Heping IELTS English test training cen上海楼凤女神会所
ter, said she was supported by a medical service plan after a recent car accident.
She was grateful for the speedy help and told the foreign experts affairs authorities s
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In April, Tianjin ranked among the Ministry of Science and Te
chnology’s Top 10 Amazing Cities for attracting foreign experts for the eighth time.上海楼凤女神会所
Northeastern province to ban release of some animals to safeguard ecosystem
A revised draft of Heilongjiang’s Wild Animals Protection Regulation, presented to the Standing Committee of t
上海楼凤he provincial People’s Congress recently, aims to strengthen protection of wildlife habitats and food chains.
It said those transporting and selling wildlife and related products should follow laws and provide relevant certificates.
The regulation would ban the unauthorized release of aquatic animals into the上海楼凤
wild and the releasing of animals that may interfere with residents’ normal lives and harm the ecosystem.
The regulation would also ban the release of wild animal species that are not nat
上海楼凤女神会所urally found in Heilongjiang or come from outside the northeastern province or overseas.
Organizers and participants in tourism, animal viewing, photography and video activities
should not interfere with the growth and reproduction of wild animals or destroy the habitats of wild animals.上海楼凤
Those violating the rules could face fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,420).
Wildlife expert Zhang Wei, a professor at Northeast Forestry University, in Harbin, the provincial capital, said the current regulat
ion, in force since 1996, was unable to meet the practical demands of wildlife protection. The new version, fol上海楼凤女神会所
lowing the basic principles of the Law on Protection of Wildlife, was significant and necessary.
about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
The application of fertilizer on land used for the cultivation of rice, wheat and corn has also been more productive, with the utiliz上海千花坊女神会所
ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
上海千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat
ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil上海千花坊女神会所
lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb
Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi上海千花坊
ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf
lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
上海千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e
xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.上海千花坊女神会所
“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e
arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and上海千花坊
had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran上海千花坊女神会所
ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.
Parliamentary party leaders in the Senate on Aug 13 decided the date when Prime Minister Gius
eppe Conte would face the vote in parliequested last week by League party leader, Matteo S上海419论坛
alvini. The League party had formed a coalition with Conte’s Five Star Movement.
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ini, whose popularity has been soaring, wants Italians to go to the polls quickly, possibly as early as October.上海419论坛女神会所
Politicians from all the parties in parliament said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will address the S
enate on that day. Conte must offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella if the motion passes.
President Donald Trump will welcome the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to t上海419论坛
he White House on Aug 20. Trump and Iohannis will discuss shared security challe
nges facing the US and Romania and ways to advance trade and energy partnerships.
The visit comes in the 15th year of Romania’s membership of NATO.上海419论坛
Local governments told to provide accurate information to authorities
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while carrying out the third national land survey, warning local gover
nments and natural resource departments to fulfill their responsibilities.
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government supervision team, and involved 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.
In Qinghai province, for example, local natural resources department and sup上海419论坛
ervisory teams were blamed for not taking the field surveys seriously, nor did they urg
e that uncovered problems be corrected in accordance with rules and regulations.
In Yulin, Shaanxi province, entities did not fully carr上海419论坛女神会所
y out the investigation responsibly, resulting in imprecise
outcomes, and county-level authorities deliberately changed and forged mapping data.
“Those cases reflected problems, such as poor quality surveys a上海419论坛nd data accuracy. I hope that will be a w
arning for future work,” said Wang Guanghua, vice-minister of natural resources.
He said the ministry will not tolerate the forging of data.上海419论坛女神会所
The third national land survey was launched in 2017
by the State Council, aiming to thoroughly check the status of the country’s l
and use, collect accurate data, and improve the mechanism of surveys and statistics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M
acron during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 2上海419品茶微信
Putin will visit France, Finland; the G7 Summit will be held in France; the Italian Senate will
debate a no-confidence motion in government; the president of Romania will meet his US counterpart.上海419
These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting August 19.
上海419品茶微信Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on Aug 1
9 to discuss with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, bilateral partnership.
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lk about Ukraine and discuss prospects for work within the Normandy Four.
The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a
上海419品茶微信nd German senior representatives and aims to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
On Aug 21, Putin will also pay a working visit to Finland at the invitation of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
Besides bilateral cooperation, the leaders will discus
s international and regional issues, including Russia’s relations with th上海419品茶微信
e European Union in the context of Finland’s current presidency of the EU Council.
Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations gather in Biarritz for their 45th summit on August 24-26.
French President Emmanuel Macron will play host to the heads of state and governme上海419
nt of Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Under its presidency of the G7, France has set a number of goals and priorities tha
上海419品茶微信t will be addressed at the summit, including the fight against security threats and terro
rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.
More than 80 percent of Chinese parents have made arrangements for their young children du
ring summer vacation, with extracurricular classes and travel their top choices, a recent survey found. 上海楼凤
The survey, conducted by the parenting channel on qq.com and Penguin Fa
irytale, an open content platform for kids, collected 10,410 samples from 28 cities.
上海楼凤女神会所More than 72 percent of the respondents had their children take extracurricular clas
ses and about 50 percent had their children go on a trip, according to the survey.
Among the respondents, 64.5 percent have only one child. More than half of the res 上海楼凤
pondents‘ children are pre-school age, and 38.3 percent are in elementary school.
When asked about the purpose of after-school tutoring, 66 percent of the p
上海楼凤arents said they want their children to adapt to this learning environment from a young age a
nd 27 percent said they are afraid their children will be left behind by their peers if others take such classes.
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or pre-school children, and academic classes for elementary school age children, the survey showed.
Learning happens not just in the classroom these days; summer camps, seeing shows 上海楼凤
and exhibitions and overseas study tours are becoming increasingly common, according to the sur
上海楼凤女神会所vey. Overseas study tours are especially popular among families in first- and second-tier cities.
For many families, summer vacation has become a new spending season for child
ren’s education besides the back-to-school time right before the new school year begins, the survey said. 上海楼凤
More than half of the surveyed families spent less than 10,000 yu
an ($1,422) this summer, about 20 percent spent more t
han 20,000 yuan, while nearly three percent splashed out more than 50,000 yuan. 上海楼凤女神会所
The biggest chunk of family spending during summer went to children’s edu
cation — 44.7 percent, followed by 32.6 percent on daily necessities and 22.7 percent on family travel.
Xi said the Inner Mongolia autonomous region needs to promote high-
quality development of husbandry and coordinated urban-rural development, a
nd give priority to environmental protection and green development.上海夜生活
Bank of China became the world’s second largest bank in patent applications for inventio
ns in 2018, according to a report co-published by IPRDaily and the incoPat Invention Index Research Center.
上海夜生活女神会所Chinese banks accounted for 43 percent of the top 100 global banks with most patent applications for invention.
Bank of America topped the list with 386 patent applications for inventions made public last
year, followed by Bank of China and China Construction Bank with 345 and 162 applications, respectively.上海夜生活
Six banks on the top 10 list came from China, and the US and Canada h
ad two banks each on the list, based on data between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2018.
上海夜生活Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 banks with the most patent applications for inventions.
In response to a lawsuit against its “no outside food and beverage” policy, Sha
nghai Disneyland said on Monday that the rule is “consistent with many other th上海夜生活
eme parks across China” and “guests are welcome to enjoy their own food and beverages outside the park”.
The suit was brought by a law school student in Shanghai after she was tol上海夜生活女神会所
d by park security to either throw away the snacks she had brought in her backpack or
finish them. In order to get into the park, she discarded the snacks, which were wort
h 46.3 yuan ($6.60), following a series of failed attempts to resist, including oral disputes with security and pho上海夜生活
ne calls to the police and to the municipal’s official complaint hotlines, according to news portal thePaper.cn.
The student, surnamed Wang, a junior from East China Univ上海夜生活女神会所
ersity of Political Science and Law, made the trip to the park in late
January and brought the case to the People’s Court of Pudong New Area, where the theme park is located.
s to improve ties with Islamabad, and is willing to main
tain restraint and safeguard regional peace and stability.
Jaishankar added that h上海乌托邦品茶微信is country stands ready to properl
y resolve the China-India border question through consultation and
will honor the consensus that the two nations have reached on promoting tranquillity in the area.
上海乌托邦品茶微信New Delhi is looking forward to the second informal meeting between President Xi Ji
nping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be held in India later this year, Jaishankar said. The fi上海乌托邦
rst such meeting between the two leaders took place in April 2018 in Wuhan, Hubei province.
During their talks, Wang and Jaishankar agreed China and India would expand pragmatic上海乌托邦
cooperation in such areas as trade, investment and tourism and strengthen exchanges on defense issues.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland expanded 7.3 percent year-o
n-year to 533.14 billion yuan in the January-July period, the Ministry of Commerce announced Tuesday.
In US dollar terms, FDI inflow grew 3.6 percent year on year to $78.8 billion during the period, the ministry said.上海乌托邦
FDI in July alone reached 54.82 billion yuan, up 8.7 percent year-on-year.
During the past seven months, a total of 24,050 new foreign-funded enterprises were founded.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Investment in high-tech industries climbed 43.1 percent year-on-year to account for 29.3 percent of the total FDI, a
mong which the high-tech service sector received 97.39 billion yuan, up 63.2 percent.
g the order of the international financial community,” Liu said.
Zhang Xiaohui, a senior researcher for the CF40 and a former assistant governor of the Chinese central bank, said, “The IMF concl上海龙凤1314
usion is objective and reflects that the yuan was assessed to be broadly in line with medium-term fundamentals.”
上海龙凤1314品茶微信Besides refraining from competitively depreciating its own currency, China has also b
een committed to promoting international currency policy coordination, said Zhu, the bank official.
President Xi Jinping announced at the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in April tha上海龙凤1314
t China will more effectively engage in international macro-economic policy coordination, including more improve
ments to the exchange rate regime, to ensure that the market plays a decisive role in resource allocation.
According to the IMF news release on Friday, its executive directors agreed that grea
上海龙凤1314品茶微信ter exchange rate flexibility and deeper and better-functioning foreign exchange
markets would help China’s financial system be more capable of dealing with capital flow volatility.
Chen Yuan, chairman of the CF40 Executive Council and former上海龙凤1314
vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, ca
utioned that China needs to prepare for long-term disputes, including in the field of finance.
Chen suggested increasing yuan-denominated settlements in global comm上海龙凤1314品茶微信
odity trade and accelerating the internationalization of the yuan to reduce reliance on the dollar.
Zhou Xiaochuan, chairman of the China Institute of Finance and a former c
上海龙凤1314entral bank governor, said at the CF40 forum over the weekend that China may have to take
countermeasures in the face of any tariff or nontariff barriers imposed against the country.
It was not manipulation but market forces that pushed the recent depreciation of the yuan against the gree上海龙凤1314品茶微信
nback, said Phil Levy, chief economist at Flexport, a San Francisco-based logistics company.
“It is difficult to argue that a failure to intervene against those market forces constitutes currency manipulation,” he said.
to assess exchange rates, not the US Treasury Department,” said Z
hu Jun, director of the International Department of the People’s Bank of China, the central ba上海后花园
nk, at the China Finance 40 Forum on Saturday. The CF40 is a nongovernmental, nonprofit think tank.
上海后花园女神会所The IMF has long been committed to promoting international financial stability
and currency cooperation, redressing the imbalances of international payments, Zhu said.
Citing previous market performance, Zhu said the yuan has depreciated against the dollar fo上海后花园
llowing Washington’s renewed threat of tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Similarly, the yuan fluctuations earlier this m
onth were a natural market reaction, resulting from trade tensions that have been escalated by the US, she said.
上海后花园The yuan weakened to above 7 per dollar for the first time in more than a decade last week,
after Washington’s threat to slap 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept 1.上海后花园女神会所
Shortly after the yuan fell beyond the psychological threshold, the US Treasury Departme
nt declared that China was manipulating its currency to achieve unfair trade advantage.上海后花园
Zhu said that despite the trade tensions over the past year and a hal
f, China has never used exchange rates to respond to external disruptions.
The IMF report, referring to last year’s performance of the yuan, also said that even上海后花园女神会所
though the Chinese currency depreciated against the dollar fairly rapidly
from mid-June to early August, it was “broadly stable” against a basket of benchmark currencies.上海后花园
Moreover, the Chinese monetary authorities took measures, including reintroducing a countercyclical adjus
tment factor, to resist depreciation pressure during that period, according to the report, which is based on the IMF’s latest
上海后花园女神会所Article IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.
The IMF report released last week suggests that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, said Yu Yongding, a se
nior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant for the CF40 forum.上海后花园女神会所
The IMF report provides evidence that, rather than artificially depreci
ating the yuan for trade advantage, as the US administration alleged, China has shown a
pattern of commitment to keeping the yuan generally in equilibrium at an adaptive
level, said Liu Chunsheng, an associate professor at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.