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d Cross Society of China arrived in Kabul again, marking the beginning of the project’s second phase. It is expected that an add
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bul and then sent to hospitals in China for treatment, said Liu Xuanguo, vice-president of the CRCF.
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umanitarian assistance to 26 countries in Asia and Africa in recent years. Among the pro
上海千花网jects, it has established emergency centers in Pakistan, provided free diagnosis and treatment to children with co
ngenital heart disease in Afghanistan and Mongolia, built a blood dialysis center in B
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ing the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative (in 2013),”
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initiative. Although much smaller in scale compared with international assistance delivered by the Chinese gov
ernment, China Red Cross humanitarian assistance has played a very important role in promoting frie
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For example, a foundation project that has provided free treatment in Chinese hospitals over the past two years to 100 Mo
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nd was recognized as one of the best humanitarian assistance projects in the country last year, Liu said.
In June, another Chinese medical team arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to screen around 100 of the m
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Cross Society of China had been to the center in Gwadar since its establishment in Sep
tember 2017. Large numbers of Chinese employees work there to assist with various projects.
ties for the first time surpassed 1 trillion yuan in the half y
ear period, hitting 1.03 trillion yuan and 1.04 trillion yuan, respectively.上海千花网
In 2018, a total of 16 cities achieved a whole-year GDP of more than 1 trillion yuan. Fos
上海千花网女神会所han in Guangdong province and Jinan in Shandong province are expected to join the 1 trillion yuan GDP club this ye
ar, with their GDP reaching 479.52 billion yuan and 479.17 billion yuan in H1, respectively.
Fifteen of the top 100 cities are from East China’s Shandong province, the most among all provincial-level regions. F上海千花网
ollowing it, Jiangsu, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces have 13, 11 and 8 cities on the list, respectively.
Similar to the same period last year, no cities from Hainan, Qinghai provinces, Ni上海千花网女神会所
ngxia Hui autonomous region, or Tibet autonomous region are on the top 100 list.
China’s central and western cities are leading on GDP growth in H1. More than two-thirds of the 280 cities that have dis上海千花网
closed economic growth outperformed the national GDP growth rate of 6.3 percent in H1 and they are m
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in H1, all except Fujian province’s Ningde come from the central and western regions.
Southwest China’s Yunan province, posting t上海千花网he strongest GDP growth in H1 amon
g 31 provincial-level regions, has seven cities registering a GDP growth of 10 percent or above.
The report collected statistics released by 282 cities that have published上海千花网女神会所
their economic semi-annual reports as of Monday. Hong Kong and Macao special ad
ministrative regions and Taiwan were not involved in the statistical analysis.
” than those of the 1970s or 80s when asked whether they can accept getting m
上海千花网arried without a house. 74.6 percent think boys must purchase a house ahead of marriage.
However, this lucky generation again seem quite “idealistic” when asked about the ideal marriage age: most hope they can get
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n five years earlier than the 70s and 80s generation, who don’t want to get married until after 30.
Several Chinese structures including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macao Bridge (HZMB) h
上海千花网ave been shortlisted for the 2019 Structural Awards, which recognizes outstanding projects from ar
ound the world, news website Cankaoxiaoxi.com reported on Wednesday.
The awards revealed by the Institute of Structural Engineer (IStruct上海千花网女神会所
E) were divided into 12 categories to show the diversity of global engineering e
xcellence, among which HZMB was shortlisted in the award for construction innovation.
上海千花网The 55-kilometer-long bridge is the world’s longest sea crossing a
nd a mega project led by the Chinese central government as a key step for the d
evelopment of the Pearl River Delta region. It opened to traffic in September 2018.上海千花网女神会所
The CITIC Tower was also shortlisted under the category of tall or sle
nder structures, which face a challenging process of design and construction.
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xhibition Center, Hangzhou Olympic Tennis Centre and Qingdao World Expo City.上海千花网女神会所
The Gate of Chongqing Longhu Park in southwestern China also is shortlisted in an award for structural artistry.
health governance. The country participates in all of the United Nations’ specialized bodies r
上海千花网elating to health－including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS－and other multilateral health forums.
Moreod in the government’s 2017 White Paper on Public Health, China is now energetically, “t
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or hosted numerous regional and global summits in an effort to boost cooperation and combat disease. Many fo
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spectacular health care accomplishments. For example, more than 95 percent of China’s population no
上海千花网w enjoys basic health care coverage. And life expectancy has climbed to 76.7 years compared with 35 years in the 1940s.
China’s successes in controlling tropical disease, reducing infant mortality, contai
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markable and deserving of study as valuable lessons for the global community. Not surprisingly, Chinese univ
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Unfortunately, however, some cooperative programs in the U
S have fallen victim to the “anti-China hysteria” that has swept parts of Washington. M 上海千花网女神会所
edical programs at prestigious institutions ranging from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to Johns Ho
pkins University－have been pressured by the US National Institute for Health to scuttle exchange programs
because China has sufficient resources to counter the challenge, said Zhang Yansheng, forme
上海千花网r secretary-general of the academic committee of the National Development and Reform Commission.
To protect its interests, China vowed last week that it will take necessary countermeasures if the US tariffs come into force.上海千花网品茶微信
Zhang warned that China should prepare to deal with an uneasy relationship with the US over the long term, as he thinks the co
nfrontation will persist until 2035, after which they will enter a phase of strategic cooperation and conversation.
“To fight a strong opponent, the key for China is to build a
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Unlike previous rounds of taxing Chinese imports, the US administratio
n is targeting a wide swath of consumer goods, thereby using US families as a ho上海千花网
stage in trade negotiations, according to Matt Priest, president of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.
Wei Jianguo, former vice-minister of commerce, agreed that additiona
l tariffs on Chinese imports will be passed on to US workers, consumers and companies.
上海千花网品茶微信Capriciousness will not help the US government improve its position in trade talks with China, but wi
ll harm its reputation, Wei said. He said the US approach of placing extreme pressure on its
trade counterpart won’t work, and China’s core concerns must be addressed during consultations.上海千花网
China saw encouraging economic growth in the first half, especially in attrac
上海千花网品茶微信ting foreign direct investment and foreign trade. With its fast-growing ma
nufacturing and service sectors, as well as massive domestic market, the country is capable of withstanding any pr
essure if no deal is reached, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海千花网
上海千花网品茶微信He said Washington should drop its fantasy of pressing Beijing with its same old tricks of maximum pressure. If it tr
uly wants a deal, then it will need to show both real sincerity and actions to prove it can keep its word.
ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to
copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信
p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.
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stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”
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n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网
Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in
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Financial market reforms
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firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no
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sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.
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nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.
rt Museum, Peking Opera became popular in Yantai back in the 19th century after some famous Peking Opera maste
rs performed there, including Tan Xinpei (1847-1917), the founder of Tan-style performance.上海千花网品茶微信
Tan, who gave three shows in Yantai in 1868, was the first Peking Opera master who performed in Yantai.
上海千花网Peking Opera master Zhou Xinfang (1895-1975) made his debut performance in Yantai in 1907 when he was 12 years old.
After that he performed in Yantai six times from 1907 to 1931, which made him a household name in the city.
“Then, Peking Opera troupes which toured the country stopped by the docks at the上海千花网品茶微信
port in Yantai. as the city was regarded as a place which could test the popularity of the artists,” says Zhang.
During the summer camp, the Yantai Art Museum will also hold Peking O
上海千花网pera exhibitions, displaying artworks based on the old art form, including paper-cutting, in
k paintings, sculptures and facial makeup, which introduce the history and characters of Peking Opera.
On Aug 7, the exhibition will move to Beijing.上海千花网
Meanwhile, according to Zhang Zuling, the director of Yantai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Yantai has 10 pr
上海千花网品茶微信ofessional Peking Opera troupes, which give over 1,000 shows each year in the city.
In 2018, a project was launched by the government to promote Peking Opera in Yantai, especially among the young generation.
An original Peking Opera production Liberation of Yantai, which chronicles Yantai’s上海千花网品茶微信
liberation during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), was premiered by Yantai Pekin
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Speaking about the project, Zhang Zuling says: “In 2018, over 80 million tourists came to Y上海千花网品茶微信
antai. It’s a great platform to revitalize the old art form among the young students.”
Large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday to protest against US Presiden
t Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom.上海千花网
Trump and his entourage arrived in the UK on Monday and spent the d
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eeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who is resigning at the end of this week.
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or a demonstration against Trump’s visit, which included speeches from various people including Labour Party lea
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famous Trump Baby Blimp, created for his visit to the UK last year, was once again flying.
As China launches garbage sorting work among cities at the prefecture l
evel and above this year, some wonder whether an opportunity to invest is presenting itself.
A listed job to inspect garbage sorting could have a salary of 400 yuan ($58.24) per day, and t上海千花网
here were 53 new registered garbage sorting companies by the last week of June according to news website 21jingji.com.
上海千花网品茶微信The sanitation market will be 200 billion yuan in the future, the website said, citing an industry insider.
As more cities carry out garbage sorting, demand for waste sorting store, collecti
on, transportation equipment and services will increase. Moreover, positions like waste sor
ter, inspector, project manager and sanitation engineer are currently common on recruitment websites.上海千花网
China’s solid waste clearance volume is only one-third of the US’ figure, and the marketizat
ion of the sanitation industry is less than 30 percent, the website asserted, citing Zhang Xiaowen,上海千花网品茶微信
deputy managing director of investment management department under Everbright Financial Holding Asset Management.
The market value of the US’ three listed garbage sorting companies — Waste Management,
Republic Service, and Waste Connections — surpasses $92 billion. Among these Waste Management is top, with a market value of $48.7 billion.
against the central government shows they could not care less about the
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he extradition law amendment to advance their own agenda, as they have don
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Now that the SAR government has called time on the amendment bill, it can turn its attention to the most important mat
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t for Hong Kong should be willing to work with the SAR government to tackle the deep-seated problems the SAR faces.
上海千花网Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and other secessionists on the island ma
y feel exhilarated about the US State Department on Monday approving the pot
ential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, considering the move to be a sign that they will be able to count on the U上海千花网品茶微信
nited States for help should there be a military confrontation with the Chinese mainland.
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Tsai and her followers should know that their exhilaration is nothing but whistling past the
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ild up the island’s military capabilities only serve to send a clear message of secessionism to the mainland.
Tsai and her followers should not underestimate the mainland’s resolve to defend the nation’s sovereignty and territ
orial integrity. The farther the island moves away from the possible peaceful reunion w
ith its motherland, the more resolute the mainland will become to take the island back by force.
By building up its military defense, Tsai is playing a game of brinkmanship.
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e suspected sources of HPV 9-valent vaccines that were illegally administered at Boao Yin
feng Healthcare International Hospital, whose business license was revoked as a result.上海千花网
If a crime is found to have been committed, the case will be handed to public security departments, according to a state
ment jointly issued on Sunday by Hainan’s Health Commission, Market Supervision Administration, Drug Administration and Public Security Department.
It said the four departments will form a working group to supervise the investigations and legal enforcement.
The working group will contact people who received the vaccines at Yinfeng hospital, listen to their opinions and take action to safeguard their rights.
Located in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, the hospital injected 38 patients since Janua上海千花网女神会所
ry last year with HPV 9-valent vaccine, charging 9,000 yuan ($1,350) for most of them. One person was given an injection as a welfare
treatment. The hospital did so without obtaining an official vaccination outpatient license, the statement said.
It said the health commission of Qionghai, which administers the Boao pilot zone, notifie
d the hospital of penalties on April 18, which included a warning, confiscation of more than 20上海千花网女神会所
1,000 yuan in illegal income, a fine of 8,000 yuan and a revocation of its business license as a medical institution.
The HPV 9-valent vaccine, which has only been legally available at the United Family Vaccine Center of Boao Super Hospital in the pilot zone since May last ye
ar, was developed for women between the ages of 16 and 26 mainly to help prevent cervical cancer caused by nine types of HPV.