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?percent of consumption in China occurs at night. In the past three years
, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after dusk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled
ldsports官方客服千花网out last month to encourage after-dusk economic activities, including extending the oper
ating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and later closi
ng hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.Longer hoursldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
This month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour routes, with 10
5 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending their
ldsports官方客服千花网business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.
Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Dece
mber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.ldsports官方客服千花网
Zhou Zhou, director of the company’s daily distribution operation
s, said nighttime consumption has great potential, and all Bianlifeng outlets have
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所performed well after dusk. He cited a store near the Third North Ring Road in Bei
jing, whose post-10 pm sales account for about 30 percent of those for the entire day.
“In areas such as Zhongguancun, where there are many internet enterprises, convenieldsports官方客服千花网
nce stores act as late-night canteens for company employees who frequently work late,”
he said. “In some stores, the number of consumers at about midnight will account for 25ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
percent of the peak in the daytime. A majority of them are born after the 1990s.”
However, Zhou said that while nighttime consumption in the bustling business district is strong, in sldsports官方客服千花网
ome communities, people are still not aware of the benefits of buying after dark.
Jiang said China has obvious advantages in developing itldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
s nighttime economy, with high security levels in cities at nig
ht and a large number of consumers. But such development is still in the early stages.
China has released a guideline to tackle difficulties in
enforcing court orders, according to an office of law-based governance on Aug 22.ldsports官方客服千花网
The guideline calls for more transparency when enfo
rcing judgments and harsher punishments for those acting against the enforcement.
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所It demands a credit system that covers various aspects of social life
including transactions, house property purchases, fees and tax payment and law violations.
The market exit mechanism for businesses as well as systems of legal assis
tance, liability insurance and civil laws should all be improved, said the guideline.ldsports官方客服千花网
It also called for better coordination between different
departments and efforts to improve judgment-enforcing personnel.
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所China’s top legislature is considering a draft law on promoting basic medical and he
alth care, which requires efforts to improve community-level health care services.
The draft law was submitted for review to the bi-monthly legislative session of the Standldsports官方客服千花网
ing Committee of the National People’s Congress, which opened Thursday.
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所The country should develop plans to appropriately allocate medical and health reso
urces, and take measures to prioritize the development of medical and health ins
titutions below the county level and improve their capacities to provide services, according to the draldsports官方客服千花网
ft.Photo taken on Aug. 23, 2019 shows the construction site of Badaling Changche
ng Railway Station of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway in Beijing, capital of Cldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
hina. The main structure of Badaling Changcheng Railway Station is capped on
Friday, marking all main structures of the railway line have been complete
rce of soybeans and cotton, and soon the US will also be substituted by other cou
ntries as the main supplier of chicken and wheat to China, if the trade row continues.ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
Japan now has free trade agreements with the European Union and some trans-Paci
ldsports官方客服千花网fic countries, such as Australia and Canada, and the US has lost its advantage in its trade with Japan, not o
nly in soybeans and wheat－last year, US exports of pork to Japan declined by 35 percent.ldsports官方客服千花网
Coercing Japan to buy US agricultural products will not be sustainable, and ther
e is still a long way to go for the US administration to ease the anxiety of its farmers.
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所Police in Fuzhou, the capital of Southeastern China’s Fujian province, said on Su
nday they had seized a handgun found in a FedEx parcel and launched an investigation into the case.
The parcel, carried by the United States express delivery service pro
vider, was shipped to a sporting goods company in Fujian from an American client, accorldsports官方客服千花网
ding to a statement released by the public security bureau of the city’s Jin’an district on its Sina Weibo account.
The handgun was discovered in the package and seized by polic
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所e, the statement said without releasing further details of the contents of the parcel.
It is not the first time that FedEx, which launched its business in China more than thre
e decades ago, has prompted official probes into alleged violations of Chinese postal regulations recently.ldsports官方客服千花网
In early June, FedEx was placed under investigation after Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications ma
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所nufacturers, said it had diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to Huawei in China to the US.
Initial results from the probe, released in late July, refuted Fed-Ex’s claim that the rerouting was an “operational error”. The com
pany was also suspected of holding back over 100 packages that Huawei had intended to deliver to China.
The Xiangzhou district government of Zhuhai special economic zone in S
ldsports官方客服千花网outh China’s Guangdong province published a special notice recently, requiring all gove
rnment departments, organizations and units in the district to establish no more than one WeChat working group.ldsports官方客服千花网
Furthermore, “no work assignments and work related content are allowed to be pub
ldsports官方客服千花网lished or forwarded on the WeChat working group after work,” the notice said.
“The move aims to help reduce the daily work burden on grassroots level officials and employees,” it said.ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
Xiangzhou district has taken the lead in Guangdong, the window of China’s reform a
nd opening-up, to have issued such a notice that requires “one unit, one WeChat group” in its district.
ldsports官方客服千花网The move has drawn much attention from the pu
blic, and the district has quickly hit the media spotlight at home and abroad.
Chen Hongqiang, a local grassroots official, said he is in favor of the notice.ldsports官方客服千花网
“One WeChat group in one unit, and no work assignments and related content are allowed to be published in the
WeChat group after work – that is good news for the mass grassroots officials,” he said.ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
“That would certainly help reduce the burden of the grassroots officials who have to frequently work overtime,” he said.
ldsports官方客服千花网Chen said he was really frustrated in previous years when he was sometimes called back to his unit to work overtime or d
uring weekends.Xiangzhou is not alone. The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Cldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
ommittee released a circular in March, requiring more effort be made to solve problems
arising from too much formality in order to reduce the burdens on grassroots-level officials.
violently attacked those who are against their opinions or who take pictures of them. Ta Kung Pa
o reported that when a female Hong Kong resident took out her cellphone on the subway a group of riotersldsports官方客服千花网
surrounded her and were ready to beat the woman only because they suspected she was taking photos of them.
ldsports官方客服千花网However, nobody knew about their real identities because their faces were hidden behind masks.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday issued a major aviation safety risk warning overldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong for a number of security risks and hidden dangers exposed recently.
The administration said some flight personnel of Cathay Pacific had pa
ldsports官方客服千花网rticipated in violent acts and been charged for related crimes, but were not being b
anned from aviation activities. The charges involved passenger information being leaked maliciously.
Such practices have shown there are hidden dangers to aviationldsports官方客服千花网
safety, and have increased aviation risks from Hong Kong to mainland, the regulator said.
To maintain the order of air transport and protect passenger
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所s’ safety, the administration imposed three conditions on Cathay Pacific .
From Saturday, Cathay Pacific should ban all staff who have participated and supported ill
egal protests and violent activities in Hong Kong, as well as those with records of extreme behaviors, from flyildsports官方客服千花网
ng mainland-related flights or performing other duties related to mainland aviation .
From Sunday, the company should share the information of all crew members who fly fl
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所ights to the Chinese mainland or over the airspace of the mainland to mainland c
ivil aviation authorities. Without approval, flights will not be accepted to the mainland, the regulator said.
anuary 2017, he pledged GDP growth at 4 percent. More recently, he projected
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Quali
tative assessments suggest deterioration, as the growth of domestic demand is slumping.
Worse, US GDP growth forecasts for 2020 indicate softening to 1.8 perldsports官方客服千花网
cent, possibly a (near-recession) slowdown－especially if trade and tech wars still
escalate. In the absence of negative surprises, China’s GDP growth is lik
ldsports官方客服千花网ely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with
supportive fiscal and monetary conditions. US tariff wars are likely to penalize the Chinese economy by less
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所than 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.
If recent policy mistakes in the White House prevail, slower growth in i
nvestment spending, rising concern for continued trade wars and destabilizing geopolitics are likely to foster downsideldsports官方客服千花网
risks in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.
The author is the founder of Difference Group and has served at India, China and
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所America Institute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) a
nd the EU Centre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.
Key indexes decline as US threat to impose tariffs rattles global investorsldsports官方客服千花网
China’s A-share market, together with other Asian peers, tumbled on Friday, after the
unexpected tariff threat from the United States overnight rattled investors globally.
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell by 1.41 percent to close at 2867.84 poi
nts, while the smaller Shenzhen Component Index ended 1.42 percent lower at 9136.46 points.
More than 3,000 shares, or 85 percent of the shares listed on mainland bourses in total, registered losses onldsports官方客服千花网
Friday, with brokerages, energy equipment manufacturers and the shipping sector leading the fall.
ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所Low investor sentiment was witnessed in other Asian bourses on Friday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, Japan’s Nikkei a
nd South Korea’s Kospi losing 2.35 percent, 2.11 percent and 0.95 percent, respectively.
In view of the possible chaos in the area, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department an
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信nounced the early closure of some of its facilitiesming pool and stadium in Yuen Long on Saturday.
Businesses were also affected, as most shops in the area have to shut doors by early Saturday afternoon because of the unauthorized rally.
Chinese universities and colleges will stop enrolling college graduates for a second bachelor deldsports官方客服千花网
gree from July, according to a guideline issued by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council.
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信The program to enroll graduates for a second bachelor degree was set up as a compl
ement to China’s postgraduate programs to cultivate high-caliber professionals.
However, along with the rapid development of China’s postgraduate ed
ucation, the second bachelor degree program has become outdated, said the committee.ldsports官方客服千花网
The committee noted that the newly-issued guideline aims to address problems of C
hina’s bachelor degree system, including lack of support for training versatile talents.
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信The city’s Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew
Cheung Kin-chung on Friday called on people to express their views in a peaceful manner.
He added that people who participate in unauthorized rallies faced the risk of being arrestedldsports官方客服千花网
for illegal assembly, an offense punishable by a fine of HK$5,000 ($640) and up to five years in prison.
Saturday’s procession was planned on the back of violent attack
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信s on commuters on the train and at Yuen Long station on Sunday, which sparke
d anger by what some saw as an inadequate police response. At least 45 people were injured in the attacks.
Countries will work together in order to manage South China Sea situation
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信hina and the Philippines agreed to maintain peace in the South China Sea and carr
y on friendly ties in the latest talks between their senior diplomats, Beijing said on Friday.
Vice-Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manaloldsports官方客服千花网
held the 22nd China-Philippines diplomatic consultation in Manila on Tuesday, the first of its kind since the two c
ountries established ties of comprehensive strategic cooperation last year.
ldsports官方客服千花网The two countries agreed to hold the fifth meeting of the bilateral consultation mechanism on th
e South China Sea as soon as possible in China, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said
on Friday. The mechanism was established at the 20th diplomatic consultation in 2017.ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
They also agreed to work together to manage the situation at sea and promote joint dev
ldsports官方客服千花网elopment, Hua said during a daily news conference, adding that China and the Philip
pines will work together to promote discussions to reach a code of conduct in the South China Sea.
Both sides believed that the situation in the region is sldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
table in general, as a result of their joint efforts as well as those of other count
ldsports官方客服千花网ries in the region, and that the momentum for cooperation is increasing, the spokeswoman said.
Another important consensus the two countries gaineldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
d is that they should continue to deepen cooperation over the Belt and Road In
itiative and “be good neighbors, good friends and good partners forever”, Hua said.
ldsports官方客服千花网Both sides believed that the turn for the better made in bilateral ties in 2016 promoted comm
on development of the two countries as well as contributed to regional development and prosperity, she said.
Ties improved when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterteldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
visited China and the two countries issued a joint statement in October 2016 th
at said the two countries reaffirmed the importance of addressing their territorial disputes th
rough friendly consultations and negotiations by the sovereign states directly concerned.
gnized as the top three missions for environmental protection work. “What we need to do is not only to reduce pollutio
ldsports官方客服千花网but to improve the mechanism to better secure environmental protection work in the future.”
In April 2018, Fujian launched the nation’s first eco-cloud platform, w
here the government can manage data in real-time on air, water and soil in the pldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
rovince, offering more scientific support to the government’s policymaking.
ldsports官方客服千花网Before 2016, Fu Xin had never thought of working in the Tibet autonomous region.
The area in southwestern China is not only far away from his hometown of Shanghai, but the situation was further compou
nded by Fu’s fldsports官方客服千花网amily situation. His mother was recovering from lung cancer surgery, his mother-in-law breast cancer t
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信reatment, and his young daughter needed the care and love of both her parents.
Fu, then aged 36, was a deputy principal of the high school attached to Shanghai Normal University. The
re seemed little could lure him away. But Fu said when he was dispatched by the Shanghai Muni
cipal Education Commission to Tibet in 2016 to aid local education, there was little to hold him back.ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
“I wanted to help children in the less-developed Tibet region to access the same quality education
ldsports官方客服千花网resources as those living in other areas of the country,” Fu said. “It’s my duty as an educator.
“I am so grateful that my family is supportive, especially my w
ife, who told me to take it easy as she would take good care of the whole family.”ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信
For three years, Fu worked as deputy director of the Shigatse City
ldsports官方客服千花网Education Bureau and principal of the Shanghai Experimental School there.
Every year since he arrived, he has led a group of 40 teachers from Shanghai who come to support Tibet’s education. They stay year-r
ound and only return home for family visits during the Spring Festival, which normally falls in February.ldsports官方客服千花网
So far, their efforts have paid off.
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信The performance of students at schools the team has helped has impro
ved markedly. For two consecutive years, all senior high students have been accepted to fi
rst-and second-tier universities, compared with a level of around 80 percent three years ago.ldsports官方客服千花网
The number of students passing the junior high school entrance exam has nearly doubled.
According to Fu, the education environment in Tibet has been improving in recent decades due to government efforts.
ldsports官方客服千花网品茶微信”Basic education facilities have been established, including canteens, dor
ms, labs and classrooms,” he said. “But the toughest part to tackle was the lack of edu
cation resources, school culture and modern teaching methods for a holistic education.
?Customers are paying as much for the products as for the meticulous, personal servic
es and the exclusive, well-decorated spaces where such services are provided. W?ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
e have removed all the unnecessary parts and are targeting office workers and fresh graduates,” said Wei.
?ldsports官方客服千花网Together with four co-founders, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University graduate mad
e several entrepreneurial forays before settling on “accessible menswear tailoring”.?ldsports官方客服千花网
“We have spotted a gap between the supply and demand. On one hand, manufacturers and bran
?ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所ds are struggling to keep consumers in an increasingly competitive market. On the other hand, the
young consumers are always looking to find the next perfect shirt or dress,” said Wei.
Today, the company is in partnership with a dozen apparel factories across the country, which help produ
ce not only shirts, but also jeans and jackets for the company’s 1.5 million members.?ldsports官方客服千花网
Sales this year are expected to reach 800 million yuan, four times that of 2018.
?ldsports官方客服千花网”I don’t think we are in competition with any particular brand. Instead, we are creating a new category,” said Wei.
But she admitted that the pricing of their offerings has put them in the same field as fast fas?ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
hion brands like Uniqlo and China’s homegrown menswear giant Heilan Home.?ldsports官方客服千花网
he market for menswear in China has been underestimated for a long time. It’s not like men don’t need to lo
?ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所ok smart or have the financial capability to spend, but it’s in our traditional mindset that there is
not a market for them. If there is any difference, it is that they are less willing to spe
nd time on selecting styles and brands, which means higher brand loyalty,” said Wei.?ldsports官方客服千花网
Consultancy firm Euromonitor International estimated that China’s menswear market was worth over 572 billio
n yuan in 2018, up 7 percent year-on-year. While it still accounts for about one-third of the total apparel market, it is proj?ldsports官方客服千花网女神会所
cted to enjoy a higher-than-average growth rate and surpass 612 billion yuan by 2023.
Everbright Securities estimated that China’s tailoring market would be worth 200 billion yuan by 2020, almost twice t
hat of 2016, and about 80 percent of the business would come from the mid-price sector.