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al community to create an age of virtual intellige
nce and share outcomesldsports官方客服419品茶微信 of greater breakthroughs in smart technology, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.
ldsports官方客服419Modern information technology, represe
nted by the internet, big data and artificial int elligence, is witnessing rapid changes, Xi said in a congratulatory letter to the 2019 Sm
art China Expo, which opened in Chongq
ing on Monday and runs through Thursday.ldsports官方客服419 A new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is developing with strong mo
ldsports官方客服419品茶微信mentum, and the fast growth of smart technol
ogy is having significant and far-reach ing influence on economic development, social progress and global governance, Xi said.
The president emphasized that China attaches great importance to the develdsports官方客服419
lopment of smart technology and industrial digitalization, and advocates for for
ward-looking, in-depth integration of the digital economy and the real economy.ldsports官方客服419
The annual Smart China Expo, begun last year, aims to showcase new products, technologies, business formats and mod
ldsports官方客服419es of smart technology through conferences, exhibitions, summits and competitions.
This year’s expo attracted over 1,800 participants and 843 companies from 28 countries a
nd regions, including 13 Nobel Prize laureates, four Turing Award winners, Fortune 500ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
business leaders and tech giants including Intel, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba and Xiaomi.
“Smart technology is developing very fast in China,” Vice-Premier Liu He said at the opening ceremony.ldsports官方客服419
“It has become a new, important economic growth point, with preliminary statistics showing that the total industrial sc
ldsports官方客服419ale of AI-related industries in China surpassed 500 billion yuan ($71.4 billion) in 2018.”
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g, on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has established one of the world’s larg
est IT industrial clusters and one of China’s biggest auto manufacturing bases.
ministrative Region (HKSAR) government and police have condemned illegal assemblies by protesters in Ko
ldsports官方客服419品茶微信wloon and the New Territories and said that po
lice will strictly enforce the law against all violent and illegal acts. The HKSAR said on Saturday that protesters who breach the law should be brought to justice, while the police reiterldsports官方客服419
ated on early Sunday that anyone partici
pating in an unauthorized assembly will be committing an offence. A large group of protesters gathered in Tai Po on Friday although their request of such an event had been turned down by the police.
ldsports官方客服419品茶微信They damaged public properties and blocked
thoroughfares including the K owloon entrance of the Cross-Harbor Tunnel, and they also set fires in various places.
According to the police, some protesters aimed la
ser beams at police officers and some even hurled objects and stones at police officers. After repeated warninldsports官方客服419gs, the police dispersed the protesters, sometime using tear gas when necessary.
During the operation, HKSAR police arrested 16 people for unlawful assembly, possession of offe
ldsports官方客服419nsive weapon, assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer in the execution of duties.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Friday that the yuan’s exchange r
ate was “broadly in line with medium-term fundamentals” and China’s central bank “has had little foreign exchldsports官方客服419品茶微信
ange interventions in recent years”, a conclusion that clarifies China’s innocence from currency manipulation.
The IMF said that the country’s external position in 2018 was “broadly in li
ldsports官方客服419ne with the level consistent with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies”.
The organization also welcomed China’s efforts to reform its exchange rate regime to make the yuan more fle
xible, according to its report released after its latest Article IV consultation with China that concluded on July 31.ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
The clarification by the IMF indicates that the US Treasury’s reckless claim on Mon
day of China engaging in currency manipulation is nothing but unfounded finger-pointing.
City has ‘good conditions’ for hosting negotiations, ministry spokesman says
?ldsports官方客服419Top negotiators from China and the United
States will meet in Shan ghai on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time since President Xi Jinping and his US coun
t Donald Trump agreed in June to resume economic and trade consultations.?ldsports官方客服419女神会所 Analysts said that holding the 12th round of talks in Shanghai, the c
financial hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is determined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
f Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said that holding the negotiations in different plac?ldsports官方客服419女神会所 es is not unusual. “Shanghai has good conditions for conducting consultations,” Gao said.?ldsports官方客服419
The meeting is expected to implement the consensus reached between the top leaders of both
?ldsports官方客服419女神会所countries at the G20 Summit in Japan last month, Gao said at a regular news conference.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Tr
?ldsports官方客服419ade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet wi
th Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at improving the bilateral trade re
lationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.?ldsports官方客服419女神会所
Ni Yueju, a researcher at the Institute of World Econo
mics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Soc
?ldsports官方客服419ial Sciences, said Shanghai remains at the forefront of the country’s opening-up.
“The choice to hold the next round of trade talks in Shanghai demonstrates Chi
na’s determination to further open up the economy,” Ni said, adding that the cou?ldsports官方客服419女神会所
ntry’s first free trade zone was located in the municipality.
“The planned negotiations will mainly cover issues th
?ldsports官方客服419at have not yet been resolved, for example, whether the US will lift tariffs o
n Chinese products and remove Chinese companies from a blacklist,” Ni said.
The US placed several Chinese companies, like t?ldsports官方客服419女神会所
elecommunications giant Huawei Technologies, on an Entity List tha
t prevents them from buying from US companies without Washington’s approval.
?ldsports官方客服419″In the upcoming talks, the two sides may also discuss whe
ther China will resume its purchase of US agricultural products,” Ni said.?ldsports官方客服419女神会所
If both sides can negotiate on the basis of sincerity and equality, they may achi
eve some breakthroughs in addressing the aforementioned issues, Ni added.
Countries sign deals for cooperation during prince’s visit to Beijing
ldsports官方客服419品茶微信President Xi Jinping called on Monday for joint ef
forts with the United Arab Emirates to accelerate the high-quality b uilding of the Belt and Road, as the two countries signed a number of landmark programs for bilateral cooperation.ldsports官方客服419
Xi made t
he remark during a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sh ldsports官方客服419品茶微信eikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is visiting China from Sunday to Tuesday.
China and the UAE should work toward increasin
g bilateral trade volume to $200 billion by 2030, and expand long-term, stea dy and comprehensive strategic cooperation in the energy sector, Xi said. In 2018, trade between the two countries realdsports官方客服419
ched $45.9 billion, which was up by 12 percen
t from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ldsports官方客服419品茶微信China will offer support to the Arab state in opening Chinese classes in 200 schools, Xi said.
After their talks, the two leaders witnessed a ceremony for the exchange of cooperative agreements in areas such as environldsports官方客服419
mental protection, artificial intelligence and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The two countries will con
ldsports官方客服419duct Belt and Road cooperation in production capacity, investment and financing in the Middle East and North Africa.
Recalling his visit to the UAE last July, Xi said the establishment of the bilateral compr
ehensive strategic partnership last year opened a new chapter for the joint progress of both countries.ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
He urged deeper strategic mutual trust and strategic cooperation, saying that Chin
ldsports官方客服419a sees the UAE as an important strategic cooperative partner in the Middle East.
China stands ready to step up coordination with the Arab state in firmly safeguarding the interna
tional system with the United Nations at its core and international order based on international law, Xi said.ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
Both sides should uphold multilateralism, fairness and justice and promote the building of a community with a shared
future for mankind, he added. He called for enhanced bilateral cooperation on counterterrorism and security.
Domestic celebrities can enhance the viewing experience when they make ch
aracters in overseas animations sound local, but
things can sometimes go wrong.ldsports官方客服419 At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.
Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared
from the door, three windows opened, with ldsports官方客服419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.
Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature
resembling the an imal characters they perform in the voice-overs for the upcoming Hollywood anldsports官方客服419
imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
ldsports官方客服419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the concei
ted rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.
As well as the three celebrities, the film also features renowned director Feng Xiaoganldsports官方客服419
g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.
At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike
ldsports官方客服419a chord with local audiences through sharing personal stories about raising pets.
Meanwhile, latest data from the box-office tracker Maoyan showed that the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertldsports官方客服419品茶微信
ainment production has topped the presale box-office charts for animation features as of Friday.
Comments on review aggregator Douban, an important reference point for fans to select their weekend viewing, also suggestldsports官方客服419
ed that the film had drawn the highest number of potential theatergoers for its opening day.
For most industry observers, the film typifies the latest efforts by foreign animatildsports官方客服419品茶微信
on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
ldsports官方客服419Jiang Yong, a Beijing-based analyst, says that using Chinese celebrities for the Mand
arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
“And, despite the fact that most adult viewers, especially those in their 20s or 30s, are used to watching native language origldsports官方客服419品茶微信
inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig
ures released by the National Bureau of Statistics
on Monday may not be enough to relieve them of their worrldsports官方客服419 ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.
ldsports官方客服419After all, a 6.2 percent growth in the second q
uarter — although still within the gove rnment’s target range of 6-6.5 percent for the year — was the weakest in nearly three decades.ldsports官方客服419
This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3
percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
ldsports官方客服419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyo
ng said at a news conference. But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
China remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. While pessimists focus on the diffi
culties, optimists see the silver lining of the Chinese economy’s remarkable resilience given the headwinds it faces.ldsports官方客服419
For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
forts to boost domestic consumption — these range from massive tax cuts of nearly 2 trillion yuan ($291 billion) to the issldsports官方客服419女神会所
uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
ldsports官方客服419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an
d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
Actually, once last month’s much-better-than-expected gains in retailldsports官方客服419女神会所
sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
ldsports官方客服419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
tial sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, the US State Department
has not only further strained cross-Straits r
elations, it is also trying Beijing’s pldsports官方客服419 atience. And by passing a series of acts and resolutions related to Taiwan this year, the US Congress has dealt a serious bl
ldsports官方客服419品茶微信ow to Sin
o-US relations, as well as undermined peace and stability across the Straits. The US House of Representatives enacted the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 and passed a resolution reaffirming the US’ commitment to Taiwan on May 7, which esldsports官方客服419
means the US would sell arms to the island regularly and back its participation in international organizations. ldsports官方客服419品茶微信That the US has continued to meddle in Taiwan affairs shows it is desperate to use the “Taiwan card” to contain the Chinese mainland.
The US b
elieves that by consolidating its relationship with Taiwan authorities through a cts and resolutions, it can further integrate the island into its “Indo-Pacific” strategy to contain the mainland, tldsports官方客服419
he biggest rival in Washington’s eyes thanks, in part, to the trade disputes between them.
ldsports官方客服419Yet the ruling Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan, which favors an independent entity f
or the island, is willing to act as the cat’s paw for the US in exchange for security protection and pldsports官方客服419品茶微信
olitical cover. Which is nothing but wishful thinking on the part of Taiwan authorities, because there is little chance o
f Washington getting involved in a war across the Straits if the DPP indeed tries to split the country.ldsports官方客服419
Following the DPP’s ideology of making Taiwan an independent entity, t
he island leader Tsai Ing-wen and other DPP officials have intensified their pro-inldsports官方客服419品茶微信
dependence activities, especially in the fields of education, culture and administration, since she took office in 2
016. In fact, Lai Ching-te, Tsai’s rival in the island’s next leadership election in January 2020, openly pitched himself as aldsports官方客服419品茶微信
worker for “Taiwan independence” before stepping down as the head of the executive body.
To send a clear message against secessionism to the Tsai administr
ation and give a strong warning to separatist forces on the island, the mainland has he
ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
, local herdsmen have returned their lands to n
ature and resettled in county urban areas.?ldsports官方客服419 In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
?ldsports官方客服419品茶微信ation of up to 300,000 yuan ($43,600), covering
injuries and accidents,” said Mou Yonghong, an o fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.
A mechanism for livestock compensation has also
been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age.?ldsports官方客服419品茶微信 To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
?ldsports官方客服419cological conservators” for every register
ed family, paying each family a monthly subsidy of 1,800 yuan ($260). The co nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the?ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives.?ldsports官方客服419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
?ldsports官方客服419品茶微信ore the season for picking?
chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
“When people’s awareness of the environment improves, my work becomes?ldsports官方客服419
much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin?ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
To address such concerns, Sanj?ldsports官方客服419iangyuan National Park’s managem
ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
tock cause damage to the land,” recalled 50-year-old Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan herd?ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking
?chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Liangzhu Museum in East China’s Hangzhou reopened to the public Monday after 10 months of closure.
It is oft
en said that Chinese civilization extends back 5,000 years. Now,ldsports官方客服419女神会所 after 15 years of intense research as part of a nationwide project to explore the origins of
zation, archaeologists are able to back up that statement with solid physical evidence. The results were disclosed at a news conference on Monday at the State Council Information Office.
oject has proved with physical evidence that Chinese civldsports官方客服419 ilization exhibited a multifaceted unity, said Guan Qiang, deputy director of the State Ad
ation of Cultural Heritage. “It was inclusive, and its succession has never stopped.” Previously, some overseas scholars expressed doubts about the length of Chinese civilization due “to a lack of physical evidence”.ldsports官方客服419
After several years’ preparation, the project was launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the heritage administration in 2004.
ldsports官方客服419女神会所Nearly 70 research institutions and universities have participated in the program, which is led
by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology and Peking University’s School of Archaeology and Museology.ldsports官方客服419
Over 900 academic papers have been published on the proje
ldsports官方客服419女神会所ct, including nearly 400 released in foreign languages or in overseas journals, Guan said.
“We have done large archaeological investigations in several key, capital city-level
sites from 5,500 to 3,500 years ago,” said Wang Wei, a leader of the program from the CASS.ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
New discoveries kept appearing with the help of new research technologies.
Visitors now can see the latest archaeological exhibit – the ruins of the ancien
t Liangzhu city and large water projects dating back about 5,000 years in Zhejiang province.
More than 600 cultural relics are on display at the museum, which covers an area o
f 40,000 square meters, nearly double the number of previously shown cultural relics.
The use of high-tech is the highlight of the reopening. Nineteen digital multi-media projects will vividly display the cult
ure of Liangzhu, including the climate change in the Taihu Lake area, the history of rice planting, and the s
ymbols and characters carved on the pottery and stonewares produced in the region.
In January, the archaeological site was officially submitted to UNE
SCO to compete for recognition as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2019.
hinese President Xi Jinping holds a welcome ceremony for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
ldsports官方客服419before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2019. Xi held talks with Erdoga
n at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesdhinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday, pledging more efforts to promote strategic cooperation between the two sides and work for sound bilateral ties. Last year, China’s per-capita gross national income (GNI) hit $9,732, higher than that
of middle income countries, according to a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics Monday.ldsports官方客服419 This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Over the past seven decades, China’s national economy maintained rapid growth, with a tangible rise in its economic aggregate, the report said.
The report, which elaborates economic and so
cial development achievement since the founding of New China 70 years ago, show ed China’s GDP was 67.9 billion yuan in 1952, with per-capita GDP of 119 yuan. In 1978, Cldsports官方客服419品茶微信
hina’s GDP rose to 367.9 billion yuan, accounting for 1.8 percent of the global economy and ranking No 11 in the world.
country began to implement reform and opening-up in 1978, China’s economy has maintained rapid growth. Its econo mic aggregate surpassed 1 trillion yuan in 1986 and 10 trillion yuan in 2000, becoming the sixth-largest economy in the worldldsports官方客服419
. In 2010, China’s economic aggregate was 41.21 trillion yuan, overtaking Japan to become the second-largest economy.
ldsports官方客服419Over the past three years, China’s economic aggregate has topped 70 trillion yuan, 80 trillion yuan and 90 trillion yuan, respectively. Last year, Ch
ina’s economic aggregate reached 90.03 trillion yuan, accounting for nearly 16 percent of the global economy, while its
per-capita GNI reached $9,732, higher than the average level of middle income countries.ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
China’s financial strength has also improved greatly, with big increase in fore
ign reserves. In 1950, China’s fiscal revenue was only 6.2 billion yuan, and the figure rose to 113.2 billion yuan in 1978.ldsports官方客服419品茶微信
Since the country began its reform and opening-up, China has seen a surge in fiscal revenue. In 1999, China’s national fis
cal revenue exceeded 1 trillion yuan for the first time, and reached 11.72 trillion yuan in 2012, and 18.34 trillion yuan in 2
018. Between 1951 and 2018, China registered an average annual growth of 12.5 percent in fiscal revenue, providing st
rong capital guarantee to promote economic development and improve people’s livelihood.
Since the reform and opening-up, China’s foreign exchange reserves have show
ed stable growth. As of 1978, the figure stood at $167 million, ranked 38th in the world. By
the end of 2006, China’s foreign reserves surpassed $1 trillion and become the world’s largest. The figure w
as $3.07 trillion as of the end of last year, ranking at the top worldwide for 13 consecutive years.
Industrial structure continued optimization and upgrade over the past 70 yea
rs. At the early stage of the founding of the country, China’s agricultural production has weak bases, wit
h lower grain output. Since the reform and opening-up, the agricultural economy witnessed rapid development. In
2012, China’s total grain output rose to 612.23 million tons from 304.77 million tons in 1978, while the total output value of ag
riculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery increased to 8.63 trillion yuan from 139.7 billion yuan.