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center in Guangzhou aims to become a high-tech hub for South China, by attracting world-class companies
Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City in Guangzhou – a sm上海楼凤品茶微信
art eco technology center being developed to showcase the latest in sustainable devel
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These will aim at developing the facility, a 123-square-kilometer green-field township in Guangzhou, into a high-tech hub in South China.上海楼凤品茶微信
The knowledge city was selected as one of the core platforms that sup
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struction in Guangdong province, which involves the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan.
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xpand its transportation network,” said Xu Hui, deputy director of the development and construction office of SSGKC.上海楼凤品茶微信
An extension of subway line 14, connecting SSGKC and other parts of Guangzhou, will go into operation by the end this month.
上海楼凤Cutting-edge knowledge city takes shape
Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway and another three subway lines are under construction, layi
ng foundations as a strategic node of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.上海楼凤
“SSGKC will make efforts to build public facilities with international sta
ndards to create a good living and working environment for businesses and re
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The construction of sports venues and ecological footpaths have started. Hospita
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More than 900 companies, with combined registered capital of 100 billion yua
n ($15.4 billion), had committed to being in the new knowledge city as of the end of November.上海楼凤品茶微信
The city is home to leading companies such as BeiGene and US giant General Electric.
will use the project to deepen cooperation in the fields of technological innovation, advanced manufacturing, artif
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According to official figures, 1,216 companies have registered with SSGKC since 2010, with a
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Industry insiders said companies registered with SSGKC, especially those in the sector of biomedic上海千花网
ines – including General Electric, BeiGene and Innocare – will see explosive growth once they are put i
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Shortly after the agreement, the Guangzhou government said in a press release that as a model
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make itself Guangzhou’s top investment destination for global enterprises and an ideal place for them to develop.
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The knowledge city is seeking approval from higher-level authorities to la上海千花网
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coordinated development of the cities in the region. Officials said it can be smoothly connected with the business enviro
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uild a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.
Dutch lighting specialist helps advance smart city initiative with lower energy use and reduced operating costs
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last year, the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront, was given a dramatic face-lift when it was illum
上海夜网女神会所inated along with three bridges and more than 40 buildings in the financial and tourist districts.
Dutch lighting specialist Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, was responsible for the illumination. The com
pany said it is the largest, single, architectural lighting project in Signify’s 127-year history and illustrates the co上海夜网
mpany’s leadership in unlocking the potential of connected lighting to transform cities.
“The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid
way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.
上海夜网女神会所With more than 44 million connected light points and 6.4 billion e
uros ($7.21 billion) in sales last year, Signify is rated by multiple market agencies including the D
ow Jones Sustainability Index as the top player in conventional lighting, LED and connected lighting.上海夜网
Rondolat said Signify is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landm
上海夜网女神会所arks by using connected LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The new lighting is expe
cted to save the city 50-70 percent of its annual lighting costs compared to areas using conventional lighting.
Some of Signify’s exhibits during the last CIIE underscored its ambition to help adva上海夜网女神会所
nce China’s smart city initiative, such as Li-Fi lighting, horticultural products for
city farms, a newly launched internet of things platform and the Philips Hue, a smart lighting system for homes.
Jonathan Grabinsky stated that while racial segregation has been declining over the last
50 years in the larger metropolitan areas, there are exceptions to this rule, one of which is Washington. It s上海千花网
aid “there remains a stark, persistent, white-black racial divide” from the rate of poverty to the level of education.
上海千花网Rice can also compare notes with her current colleagues, such as Derek
Hyra, an associate professor at the American University, where Rice is now a disting上海千花网女神会所
uished visiting research fellow in its School of International Service. I cherish my chat with Hyra on the racial issue two y
上海千花网ears ago in Washington and learned a lot from his book, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.
Rice may call me biased if I share my observations on the racial issue after living and working in
Washington for five years. But fellow journalists have covered extensively the racial segregation in Washington.上海千花网女神会所
Responding to Washington’s latest threat to impose additional tariffs on another $325
billion of Chinese exports, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called on Washin上海千花网
gton to show “determination and perseverance” and work with Beijing to find a way out of the current impasse.
上海千花网女神会所Washington says the two sides still have a long way to go before they can conclude a trade deal, but a
s the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
The question that the two sides now have to answer is what that first step is to be to get the stalled trade negotiations moving again.上海千花网
In recent remarks on the trade talks, US officials claim Washington is not in a hurry, and a quality deal is all that matters.
Aaron Wiener, a veteran reporter at the Washington City Paper, descr
上海千花网女神会所ibed Washington as the sixth most segregated city. “DC remains wildly segregated, with an ove
rwhelming white majority west of Rock Creek Park and an overwhelming black majority east of the Anacostia River … DC
‘s racial divide is evident to anyone who’s spent time in the city. It shows up in every facet of District life, including vot上海千花网女神会所
ing patterns, home purchase, and school choice,” Wiener wrote in an article.
Senator Bernie Sanders, during his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, made it a priority to repair the US上海千花网
public education system and end school segregation and racial discrimination against students.
Rice would do better to devote time to such campaigns and fix the racial p上海千花网女神会所
roblems rather than distracting public attention by making a fuss over Zhao’s tweet.
The author is chief of China Daily EU Bureau based in Brussels.
Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they inten
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Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MSCI上海会所品茶微信
Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la
上海会所rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent－a significant inc
rease from the current 0.7 percent－of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.
The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese mainland’s benchmarks 20 years ago, has elevated Chi上海会所
na’s A-shares to emerging market status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon f
上海会所品茶微信ull implementation of phase 1 by March 2020, the A-shares will make up 5.7 percent of the index.
And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-den上海会所
ominated government and policy bank bonds as a constituent on April 1. Other index providers, such as the FTSE R
ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.上海会所品茶微信
The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a
sizable share of the investible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tr
上海会所acked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and
other investors. And the re-weighting of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capit
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bal investors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.
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An increased weighting for China’s securities in these indexes in the MSCI would me
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e a welcome development for both Chinese enterprises seeking financing and global i
nvestors searching for emerging opportunities, it potentially represents bad news for other emerging markets.
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.
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anent Mission to NATO announced after a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels on July 5.
Chen Yu, a researcher at the Institute of Eurasian Studies at the Beijing-based China Institu
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a and the US in recent years in geopolitical hot spots such as Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela.
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“If the INF Treaty is allowed to expire, there are more poss
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“If Russia and the US freed themselves from the treaty, there would be no lim
itations on developing and deploying new short and medium-range missiles,” Chen said.上海龙凤419品茶微信
Shen Jiru, a researcher with the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Acade
my of Social Sciences, said: “The treaty has long served as a stabilizer for Europe. Once it is te
rminated, the consequences are serious. There will be a new round of an arms race.”上海龙凤419品茶微信
No breakthrough was expected on the INF Treaty at the Geneva meeting on Wednesday, Reuters quoted US officials as say
ing. In addition, the US is not planning to discuss renewal of New START, they said.
more welcoming environment for women and children and will avoid giving off a bad impre
ssion of the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.上海夜生活
France, July 16 — Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen was elected to b
上海夜生活e the next president of the European Commission on Tuesday with a slim majority.
She made history as the first female chief executive of the Europe
an Union. The slim majority also helped avert a political crisis for the world’s largest trading bloc.上海夜生活女神会所
The European Parliament currently comprises 747 lawmakers, so the thr
eshold needed to be elected was 374 votes, more than half of its component members.
上海夜生活Of the 733 votes casted by members of the European Parliament on Tuesday evening, she won 383 votes, only 9 votes more t
han the necessary 374-vote majority. Had her nomination – without objection from any of the 28 EU member stat
e governments – been shot down, Brussels would be deep in uncharted political waters.上海夜生活
“In the past, 7-Eleven was mostly used by male customers to buy beverages and fast foo
上海夜生活d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.
“However, as the role and usage of 7-Eleven stores has changed in recent years, 7-Eleven
became an important shopping destination for families, children and elder people as well.上海夜生活女神会所
“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.
The move will not have a major economic impact on the chain, as adult magazines account f上海夜生活女神会所
or less than 1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
上海夜生活According to Lawson, the company had already stopped selling such magazines at outlets in Okin
awa in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.上海夜生活女神会所
“It is a good thing to keep up with international standards f
or the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” said Kobayashi, who refused to give his full name. “But someh上海夜生活
ow I feel sad when I realize that there is almost no place to buy these magazines after the change.”
media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu
man rights as a weapon to attack China so they can hide their own atrocious human rights records.上海419论坛女神会所
上海419论坛Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su
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rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.上海419论坛
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n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag
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out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.
of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t上海419论坛
hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e
nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:上海419论坛女神会所
State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co
mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.上海419论坛
After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits
as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.
Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel
ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.上海419论坛女神会所
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wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub上海419论坛女神会所
sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.
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er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this
year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account
s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.上海419论坛女神会所
There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government
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Liu Bingjiang, head of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s air quality management department, said at the same fo上海千花坊品茶微信
rum that it is unfair for companies with high operational costs on environmental protection to compete und
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The authorities will bring in industrial associations to tighten emissions assess
ment on steel producers when granting exemptions from production restrictions, he said.上海千花坊
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roducers with ultra-low carbon emissions are allowed to have lower or no production cuts.
More than 60 steel producers in key areas, with a total crude steel capacity of 260 million上海千花坊
tons, have upgraded to meet ultra-low carbon emission standards, according to Liu.
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to be made with ultra-low carbon emissions by 2020, according to a ministry guideline released this year.
Li Xinchuang, president of the China Metallurgical Industry Planni
g and Research Institute, said that to achieve low-carbon emissions involves upgrades in上海千花坊
the whole process of steel production, and more attention should be paid to procedures such as raw materials tra
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China’s oil and gas industry saw steady growth in 2018, with expansion reported in both pr上海千花坊
oven reserves and annual output, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday.
In 2018, national exploration of oil and gas saw a total investment of 63.66 billio
n yuan (about $9.26 billion), up 8.9 percent year on year, the ministry said in a report on its website.上海千花坊品茶微信
Investment in oil and gas exploitation rose 24.7 percent to reach 203.11 billion yuan, according to the ministry.