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bras and fish maw recorded year-on-year increases of 81.03, 61.95 and 124 percent, respectively.
Women’s per-customer transaction on Tmall has been increasing for the last two years, with an increase of 8.85 percent in 2018. Wo
men’s spending power in quasi-first-tier cities is also catching up with that of women in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Hangzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen last year joined Shanghai and Beijing as the cities with the h
ighest spend per transaction, while Guangzhou and Shenzhen dropped out of the top five.
Based on their findings Tmall released an independence index of women, which argu
es that women in first-tier and new first-tier cities are becoming more independent.
Among the cities with the highest independence indic
es, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hangzhou comprise the top five.
Ma, a deputy to the 13th NPC, on Sunday suggested building a development bank and university for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
He raised the idea that a Greater Bay Area development bank, possibly focusing on fin
tech, would encourage the development and further industrialization of cities in the area.
“(With such convenience), we hope that more foreig
n capital can be attracted to invest in technology and innovative industries,” Ma said.
He also suggested building a Greater Bay Area university with the aim of nurturing high-end talent to dr
ive the region’s future development.CPPCC National Committee member Li said on Sunday, bef
ore the opening of the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee, that while China’s demographic ad
vantage in the internet sector has slipped, technologies in many industries have greatly improved.
Li submitted proposals related to artificial intelligence (AI) for the fifth consecutive year, with his three su
ggestions focusing on intelligent transportation, electronic medical records and AI ethics.
“There are definitely bubbles, which might not be small, in the field of AI, but I believe it is normal,” Li said.
He suggested the State should further strengthen its guidance, establish a mechanism for data sharing and uti
lization, and encourage all localities to explore and build intelligent transportation solutions.
on stadium-style bleachers along the road, who shout and clap, egged on by animated cheerleaders, to a soundtrack of patriotic music.
Military personnel in full regalia perform elaborate fast-paced marches and high kicks in a show of one-upmanship.
Then the soldiers lower and fold the flags of their respective countries and shake hands, before flinging the border gates shut with a final flourish.
It’s a powerful show of pride, which draws attendees from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists.
But anyone hoping to watch the ceremony on Friday will have been left disappoint
ed. Beating Retreat was canceled on the Indian side as officials awaited the return of their pilot.
Shashank Joshi, defense editor at The Economist and former sen
ior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a defense and sec
urity think tank, said Wagah was probably chosen as the site of the handover for logistical reasons.
”It’s a high-security location,” Joshi told CNN via telephone. It did, however, suffer
a deadly suicide attack on the Pakistani side in 2014 following the Beating Retreat ceremony.