Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat
ion in Hong Kong as a bargaining chip for negotiations or as leverage for fueling competition with Beijing.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel
osi have spoken out on or pushed legislation concerning the recent violent protests in the city.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un
ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.
上海乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.
In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A
dministrative Region said on Tuesday that China resolutely opposes any country attempting to “take Hong Kong’s s上海乌托邦
tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.
“Do not daydream about China making a deal using its territorial sovereignty and national reunification,” an unnamed spokesperson上海乌托邦品茶微信
said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.
On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin
上海乌托邦品茶微信g of courage from the people of Hong Kong stands in stark contrast to a cowardly government”, and she reite
rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.
ll improve the mechanism of the loan prime rate－the price of loans banks offer to their best clients－and use the mech
anism as the reference rate for business and household loans. The move was broadly seen as China’s effort to give th上海千花坊女神会所
e market a greater say in setting prices and to lower the real interest rate for companies.
上海千花坊”The rate reform will help reduce borrowing cost for companies so that they can expand investment and
production. It will also help improve corporate profitability,” said Yu Ke, an analyst at Guoyuan Securities.
The central authorities’ decision to support the development of Shenzhen also boosted the pric上海千花坊女神会所
es of technology companies on Monday as Shenzhen is the home of many high-tech and innovative firms.
The guideline also said that it will explore the registration-based initial p
上海千花坊ublic offering system on the startup board in Shenzhen and will support the city in car
rying out foreign exchange reform and accelerate the internationalization of the renminbi.
Ma Tao, an analyst at Caitong Securities, said that investment opportunities could emerge from technology sectors includ上海千花坊
ing 5G, artificial intelligence and life science as the guideline from the central authorities will help strengthen Sh
enzhen’s advantage as the leading technological and innovation hub for the country.上海千花坊女神会所
An index that tracks major securities brokerages also soared by 6.9 p
ercent on Monday as investors believed that a market rally will benefit securities firms.
上海千花坊The securities regulator has expanded the number of stocks qualified for the margin
trading and short selling business of the securities brokerage and has relaxed margin financing rules. The deci
sion became effective on Monday, which also helped lift the stock prices of securities firms.上海千花坊女神会所
Many young people in Hong Kong seem to have misunderstandings about the Chinese mainland and the United States.
No matter how noble an individual goal is, the collective outcome could be exactly the opposite of what each individual wa
nted. When I taught social decision theories, my students often could not believe thei上海千花坊女神会所
r eyes that collective decisions are necessarily dictatorial, even under very minimal assumptions. That is an implic
ation of the Arrow’s impossibility theorem developed by Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech and calls for bui
lding a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win dev
elopment ami上海419d growing challenges and risks, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerlan
President’s Thought on Diplomacy has opened new vistas, achieved fresh progress
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c work in the new era. China Daily is publishing a series of stories to examine how Xi’s proposals have
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When Brenda Kazule returned to Zambia after completing her master’s degree at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and
上海419品茶微信Development at Peking University in June last year, she had a thick book in her unwieldy luggage.
Kazule, a traditional-affairs officer from Muchinga province, said the book — Xi Jinping: The Governance of China — is import
ant to her because it gave her insights about China’s development as well as the governing of the world’s most popu上海419
lous country by the Communist Party of China, and she wanted to share it with her colleagues.
Since Xi Jinping was elected as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in November 2012 and p上海419品茶微信
resident of China in March 2013, the country’s diplomacy has opened new prospects and achieved new progress.
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Kazule said what impressed her most about the book was the cou
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mon development and prosperity — as in a global village, where all countries have a common destiny, she said.
ce and the blockade of Hong Kong International Airport by some radical demonstra
tors, Abdulaziz Alshaabani, a Saudi Arabian expert on Chinese affairs, said such radical acts seriously unde上海夜生活
rmined the rule of law, hindered economic development and harmed the interests of Hong Kong’s people.
If the violence further escalates, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will suffer a severe blo
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Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist at The Philippine Star, said the continued chaos in Hong Kong, apparently created by an
ti-government protesters and encouraged by foreign influences, must be quickly stopped.上海夜生活
Strong measures should be taken as the chaos is not only bad for Hong Kong’s economy and tourism, but also disad
vantageous for the prosperity of the East Asian region as Hong Kong is an important financial and trade center, he said.上海夜生活品茶微信
China’s Mission to the European Union said on Wednesday that
what is happening in Hong Kong is now devolving into extreme violence.
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rigorously lawful exercise of duties by Hong Kong police with the extreme and violent offe
nses by radicals is absolutely misleading and incorrect, and China is firmly opposed to such attempts.上海夜生活品茶微信
China’s diplomatic mission in Geneva also lashed out at the United Nati
ons human rights office on Wednesday, accusing its spokesman of making a “wro
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The Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR said on Wednesday that the words and deeds of som上海夜生活品茶微信
e lawmakers from the United States have shown them to be the “black hands” behind the violent radicals in Hong Kong, ref
erring to a comment from US legislators including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
situation in Hong Kong, especially when mounting evidence shows US meddling in China’s dom
estic affairs,” he said. “US warships visiting now would inevitably send a very dangerous message in su上海千花坊女神会所
pport of the rioters, which is detrimental to the city’s peace and stability.”
China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Hong Kong affairs and urged it to stop. While the US has denied th
上海千花坊e accusations, US politicians and media have frequently slandered efforts by Beijing and
the Hong Kong police to maintain social order and voiced their support for the protesters.
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hoping to turn Hong Kong into another source of leverage it can use to pressure China.
China highly values Sino-US ties, but this relationship must be built on the bedrock of the US respecting China’s sovereignty.”上海千花坊
Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Aca
demy of Social Sciences, said the US has been a major external force fueling the current turmoi
l in Hong Kong by funding and training protestors, as well as whitewashing their violent actions.上海千花坊女神会所
“Denying port visits means China is very displeased with the deep US involvement in its domestic affairs,” Yuan said.
上海千花坊China’s consumer trend index, released by global market consultancy Nie
lsen to measure consumer confidence, remained high in the second quarter of this year.
Maintaining a reading of 115 from Q1, an index reading of above 100 indicates consumers are optimist上海千花坊女神会所
ic regarding local job prospects, personal finance and willingness to spend, a Nielsen report showed.
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ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.
A British explorer is claiming to be the first person to walk the length of the Yangtze River in China after enduring fr
eezing temperatures, blistering heat, and altitudes of more than 5,000 meters during his epic trek.上海龙凤品茶微信
Ash Dykes, from Old Colwyn in North Wales, finished the 6,437-kilometer jo
上海龙凤urney on Monday after he was delayed by a couple of days because of Typhoon Lekima.
The 28-year-old said he felt great after crossing the finish line in
Shanghai, where he was greeted by family, media, and Chinese supporters.上海龙凤品茶微信
“As soon as I was on the final stretch, people started to join and we sort of ran to the finish and popped the champagne,” Dykes said.
The expedition took two years to plan and 352 days to complete.
At the start of the trek, the source of the Yangtze River was difficult to上海龙凤
reach and four members of his team left the expedition before it began because of al
titude sickness. There were also fears over the possibility of bear and wolf attacks.
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wolves and for the next two days we were followed by a pack of wolves, so that was very int
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ter with the locals or, if I was in my tent, I wouldn’t get food out. We had to stay alert and focus.”
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ring with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Green Development Foundation, and Water to Go.
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.
The latest report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) conclude
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undamentals”, and the Chinese monetary authority barely intervened in the foreign exchange market.上海419
The report, released late Friday in Washington, was a blow to the lab
eling of China as “a currency manipulator” by the US administration, experts said.
The value of the Chinese currency and the country’s external position i
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damentals and desirable policies,” the report said, citing that China’s current account surplus fell by around 1 pe
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Estimates showed that the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central ban上海419
k, has had “little FX intervention”, said the report, which is based on IMF’s latest Ar
ticle IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.
上海419品茶微信The IMF’s conclusion came in just four days after the US Treasury officially la
beled China as a “currency manipulator” on Monday. The Chinese yuan
weakened to beyond 7 per dollar for the first time in more than a decade earlier this week.上海419
“The IMF conclusion is objective and reflected that the renminbi was assessed to be broadly
in line with medium-term fundamentals. The result kept pace with what it said in July,” said Zhang Xiaohui, a s
上海419品茶微信enior researcher of the China Finance 40 Forum (CF40), and former assistant governor of the PBOC.
What the IMF concluded is a just decision, reflecting that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, according to Yu Yo
ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant of CF40.
ents from WeChat groups have become commo
n complaints of the grassroots officials, said the official, who did not want to be named. 娱乐地图
He said he used to be in more than 40 WeChat working groups, but now he is involved in less than 10.
A total of 23 of the 50 fugitives suspected of major crimes who are on a class-A wanted
notice issued by China’s Ministry of Public Security have been detained, the ministry announced Thursday.
Of the 23 detainees, two are suspected of intentional homicide, eight are s
uspected of gang-related and organized crimes, seven are suspected of telecom and onli
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Since the class-A wanted notice was issued on July 24, public security au
thorities nationwide have taken the highest-level measures of investigation and s
urveillance on the 50 fugitives, said Jiang Guoli, deputy head of the criminal investigation bureau under the ministry.
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d themselves in to the authorities under the pressure of the law and policies.
Two fugitives were arrested by police with the help of tip-offs and 娱乐地图
those who offered tip-offs will be awarded 200,000 yuan ($28,400), Jiang noted.
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Jiang stressed that the authorities and the people have the determination and cap
ability to arrest the rest of the fugitives and urged them to surrender for leniency.
mergency notice to lower the water level in rivers and check drainage networks, pumping stations and related facilities.
The notice reminded all districts to check underground spaces including garages, shopping上海夜生活女神会所
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Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.
The provincial meteorological administration said large-sca
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should be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.
The Xiangzhou district government of Zhuhai special economic zone i上海夜生活女神会所
n South China’s Guangdong province published a special notice recently, requiring all
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Furthermore, “no work assignments and work related content are allowed to be
published or forwarded on the WeChat working group after work,” the notice said.上海夜生活女神会所
“The move aims to help reduce the daily work burden on grassroots level officials and employees,” it said.
上海夜生活Xiangzhou district has taken the lead in Guangdong, the window of China’s reform and o
pening-up, to have issued such a notice that requires “one unit, one WeChat group” in its district.上海夜生活女神会所
The move has drawn much attention from the public, and the district has quickly hit the media spotlight at home and abroad.