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onship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.
The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing an上海会所
d Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a re
上海会所品茶微信searcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.
Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, including the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two cou
ntries became mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.上海会所
Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especial
ly as they are both facing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.
上海会所品茶微信”The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touch
es on some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu
said, adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China
and Japan, the world’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity.上海会所
On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the vice-minister, said China and Japan should k
eep up the positive momentum brought by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.
Describing the meeting in Osaka between Xi and Abe as fruitful, Kono said Japan is expecting a state visit by Xi next spring and i上海会所品茶微信
willing to work with China “in various fields and face global challenges shoulder to shoulder”.
Zhou Yongsheng, a professor and deputy director of the Ja
panese Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University, said, “As Sino-J上海会所
apanese relations have shown signs of warming in recent years, both
上海会所品茶微信countries should cherish the momentum and build new relations featuring a shift from
competition to collaboration under the guidance of the strategic dialogue mechanism. Prom
oting Sino-Japanese ties will benefit the peace and prosperity of Asia and improve global governance.”
to encompass peers across the nation after traveling to Hebei province’s Qinhuangdao to attend a domestic skate
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The company ran a retail store in Qinhuangdao selling impo 上海会所品茶微信
rted pro boards and high-quality parts like decks, trucks and wheels, meanwhile di
stributing monthly mimeographed fliers to its customers to share the latest skateboarding news.
上海会所That’s how I found out about the skateboarding contest,” recalls Han. “I was
really surprised and excited to see skateboarders from across the country show up at the event.”
After the unprecedented gathering, the first generation of Chinese skaters began to explore way 上海会所品茶微信
s to promote the culture across the country, including opening local skateboard stores, filming videos a
nd setting up online communities and media events to share news related to the sport.
上海会所Han, then a salesman at a leading dairy producer, decided to quit his stable job and start a ska
teboarding business. In 1999 he opened Shanghai’s first skate shop selling boards and accessories, in
cluding sneakers, clothing and other gear. Three years later, he launched his own skateboarding brand. 上海会所品茶微信
Then, around the turn of the century, major sk
ateboarding companies also began to arrive in China, one after another, b
上海会所品茶微信y cooperating with skateboarding shops, sponsoring skaters and organizing standardized contests.
econd-phase trial, and the initial work is underway at a hospit
al in Beijing and another hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, he said.上海会所品茶微信
Chuang Chuang, who runs Hangzhou Sunflower, a charity organiz
上海会所ation promoting LGBT rights that helped recruit volunteers in Hangzhou, said more
than 100 volunteers had approached the organization to register after hearing about the second-phase trial.
“Some of them were disqualified after our selection process, and the rest were referred to上海会所品茶微信
the hospital in Hangzhou,” he said. “They must pass physical tests before formally becoming volunteers.
上海会所品茶微信”Most of the volunteers I know are students or (other) young men. Some signed up initially, but withdrew after b
eing informed they would have to participate the whole trial, which lasts nearly two years.
Nuan Yang, a volunteer from Hangzhou, said he registered throug上海会所
h the organization as soon as he heard about the second-phase trial.
上海会所”品茶微信I hope to see the vaccine available for us as early as possible. Although HIV can be controlled and AIDS is almost a chronic dise
ase now, many people with HIV are living under heavy pressure and have to endure discrimination from others,” he said.
“If a vaccine is available to prevent the infection, fewer people will fear HIV and discriminate against carriers.”上海会所品茶微信
Shao said developing HIV vaccines was much harder than developing vaccines for other diseases because of the co
上海会所nstantly evolving nature of HIV, but progress has been made around the world in the past decade.
“AIDS is one of the most serious threats to human health, and we s上海会所品茶微信
hould never lose faith we will conquer it, even though it is very difficult,” he said.上海会所
The number of people living with HIV in China was estimated at around 1.25 million at the end of last year, and about
80,000 people become infected each year, according to the National Health Commission.
t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m
ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所
cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”
上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl
d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst
ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所
“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world
上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob
al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”
China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards
and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所
governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.
上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.
China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh
ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信
The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i
n June, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, official data showed.
But in the first half of this year, industrial output growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.上海会所品茶微信
Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month
s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.
Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所
f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.
Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信
The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.
this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
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.
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
end of this year as well as an about 60-percent chance of more than three cuts by the end of 2020, according to Bloomberg data.上海会所品茶微信
In conclusion, we think as economic downside pressure gradually emerges, the Fed will have to kick off the rate cut cycle. But the rate cut si上海会所品茶微信
gnal, timing and degree may not measure up to the market expectation. Therefore, two future developments appear possible:
First, investor sentiment can reverse drastically if the Fed’s action fails to meet market expec上海会所品茶微信
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.
hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.