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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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上海会所Commenting on the US side’s recent claim that China agrees to

purchase large quantities of US agricultural products, Gao said China and the United States are str

ongly complementary in agricultural trade and have huge room for cooperation.

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between the two countries has taken a blow, which is something we do not want to see,” Gao said.

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f the two peoples and find a solution to the problem on the basis of equality and mutual respect.”

Gao expressed the hope that the two sides will follow the important instructions given at the meet

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equality and mutual respect, and seek mutually beneficial and win-win solutions to create a stable and

predictable trade and investment environment for enterprises of the two countries and the rest of the world.

“This is not only in the interests of China and the United States and their

peoples, but is also the common expectation of the international community,” he said.

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There have been major disagreements between leaders of the two major member states. German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors the process of lead candi

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ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.

But French President Emmanuel Macron and some other EU leaders oppose Weber to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of European Commission.

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Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said many people from Hong Kong were saddened by the scenes of violence.

上海会所Leung, after inspecting the aftermath of the vandalism, said the council will cancel its remain

ing meetings before its summer recess in mid-July because of the time needed to repair the extensive damage.

The damage may cost taxpayers HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million) to re

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In the wake of the violence, barrister and lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong, together with some、

20 lawmakers, accused the opposition camp of ignoring the acts of the violent protesters and blaming the SAR government instead.

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opposition of continuing to condone and encourage the violent behavior, which sends the wrong message to society.

Richard Cullen, an Australian visiting law professor at the University of Hong Kong, said: “This sort

of behavior leaves a stain on Hong Kong’s rule-of-law reputation. It is plainly not compatible with the rule of law.”

Meeting with the media in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Executive of

the Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly condemned the extreme use of violence and vandalism

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On the other hand,上海会所he past, the Fed now has t

to take the delayed effect of balance sheet reduction conducted earlier into its consideration of rate cuts. The current phase-out of balanc

上海会所e sheet reduction already has some easing effect, and only after the balance sheet reduction ends in September, can its impact become clearer.

By incorporating that impact into consideration, the Fed can draw up a better rate cut plan that maximizes effects of the policy mix.上海会所

Thirdly, the market may have overestimated how much the Fed will cut the rates. There may be no more than three rate cuts by the end of 2020.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard – the major advocate of this

round of rate cut – has suggested the use of the modern-day Taylor rule, which fairly well explains th上海会所

e Fed’s interest rate decisions. Even based on this model adopted by dovish Fed officials, we found that the degree of rate cuts may be weaker than m

上海会所arket expectation for quite some time going forward: at most one cut by the end of this year and likely two or three cuts by the end of 2020.

By contrast, before the June FOMC meeting, the market expected a higher-than-85-percent chance of more than one rate cut by the

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gnal, timing and degree may not measure up to the market expectation. Therefore, two future developments appear possible:

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tation. Considering the market has fully priced in the unrealistic expectation of rate cuts sinc

e early June, any reversal of expectation can lead to short-term fluctuations of key price signals such as the US Treasury yield cu

rve, the US Dollar Index, and the gold price, which may pose extensive spillover shocks to asset portfolios.

Second, the long-term trend of rate cuts will continue even if the market expectation reverses. In the long

run, the Fed is expected to proceed with rate cuts in a fairly slow and smooth way. This will enlarge the monetary policy room of ot

her major economies and expedite the shift toward an easing global monetary environment, which may in turn lift the sen

timent of global stock markets and ease any currency risk of emerging markets gradually.

Cheng Shi is the managing director, head of research and chief economist of ICBC Interna

tional Holdings Ltd.Qian Zhijun is a senior economist of ICBC International Holdings Ltd.

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According to Yang Yonghong, head of China Railway Uru

umqi Group’s Alataw Pass Station, the rapid inspection and clearan

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He was speaking at an indoor transfer station where containers from a train that had arrived fr

om Poland (via Kazakhstan) were being loaded onto a train bound for Chongqing. T

he change was necessary because the track gauge in Kazakhstan is wider than in China.上海会所

According to Yang, the indoor transfer station, the largest in Asia, can handle 15 train

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to transform an outdoor transfer station into an indoor facility so the procedure won’t be affected by strong winds. The 80 Porsche cars were just one of the cargoes being transferred that day.

“When the China Railway Express was launched, the trains were heavily loaded on their outbound journeys, but most of the containers were empty when they returned. Now, about 70 percent of trains returning to China are also heavily loaded. The change is very obvious,” he said.上海会所

According to the Alataw Pass Customs, from January to May, only about 30 percent of the containers on China Railway Expre

ss trains returning from Europe were empty, a fall of more than 9 percent year-on-year.

上海会所品茶微信Yang said, “As many companies have benefited from the cheaper, but more efficient, service p

rovided by the China Railway Express service, I believe more and more containers will be filled on the trains’ return journeys.”

The development of the Alataw Pass has also boosted the development of Alashankou, which is home to just 14,000 residents.

“Many businesses have noted the potential of the land port and the city, so they have set up branches and factories here. It’s h上海会所

ard to imagine that before 1992 the Alataw Pass was nothing but the Gobi Desert and strong winds,” Di, the Party chief, said.

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orts to attract p上海会所品茶微信rivate capital to sustainable infrastructure, and called on multilateral de

velopment banks to contribute more toward improving project preparation and country policy fra

meworks and maintaining supportive conditions by, for instance, providing better information for market players.

Stern said the G20 nations can promote sustainable economic growth and development, reduce poverty and improve living standards across the world.

“But they must move quickly and on scale,” he said. “The climate crisis is real and now; delay will be profoundly dangerous.”

Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and Richard Kozul-Wright, director of the Division

on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, have appealed t

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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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While many people doubt whether Mo could top the s

success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h

as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.

Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he

released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.

Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th

at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri

tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.

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Sichuan-Tibet Railway to see high-speed trains at 200 kmh

he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera

te high-speed trains with a designed running speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported.

China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra

ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h.

The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construction is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan

gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengdu-Ya’an high-speed railway, whic

h serves part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, started operation last year with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.

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