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Moreover, all commercial logging of natural forests will be prohibite
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The forestry department will strengthen the restoration of some degraded natural forests a
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Hubei province has completed an aerial survey of all sewage outlets that disch
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It was the first time that the province carried out such a full-scale survey, whic
h also serves as important groundwork for a national campaign, launched this February, to comb the b上海419论坛品茶微信
anks of the Yangtze River and map all such outlets along the country’s longest waterway.
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The business climate will be further optimized and the approval procedures for the set
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Thanks to the domestic economic transformation, fast-improvin
上海419论坛女神会所g internet infrastructure and the country’s continuous stimulation in mass inn
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e-commerce giant Alibaba as an example, its online sales within 24 hours on “Singles Day” or Nov 11 am
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platform enterprises in China stood at 20 by the end of 2018, whose market value totaled over $1.38 tril上海419论坛女神会所
lion, according to a survey by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.
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Zak Ové hopes the show will set the stage for a reassessment of his father’s legacy. “I’m really excited that the public will be
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me.Young painters create a Thangka artwork at the Jonang Thangka Art Institute in Rangtang county, Southwest Ch
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Two Chinese films will compete for the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice Inte
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They are Saturday Fiction, directed by Lou Ye and starring Gong Li, Joe Odagiri, Pascal Gregg
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The US has four star-studded films in the running. These include Marriage Story with Scarlett Johans上海419论坛
son and directed by Noah Baumbach, and Ad Astra by director James Gray, starring Brad Pitt and Liv Tyler.
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d Gary Oldman about the web of money laundering revealed in the so-called Panama Papers data leak of 2015.
The election to Japan’s upper house on Sunday has acquired added significance because the result would be critical to the ruli
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n Self-Defense Forces, which has constitutional sanction, should be strengthened to the level of a full-fledged military.
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apan, Democratic Party for the People, and the Japanese Communist Party strongly oppose the idea.
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rag China into the discussions on certain international issues regardless of whet
her it is a party to such issues. Regarding the INF Treaty, which has played an important role in improving inte
上海419论坛rnational relations, promoting nuclear disarmament, even safeguarding global strategic balance and stability, and ther
efore remains very much relevant and significant even today, China has made clear that it is opposed to not only the
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The author is vice-president and academic dean of China
上海419论坛品茶微信Foreign Affairs University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
he Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s board of governors approved the applications of three African countries－Benin,
Djibouti and Rwanda－at its fourth annual meeting in Luxembourg on July 13, taking the total number of me上海419论坛品茶微信
mbers to 100. That the AIIB’s membership has reached the century mark reflects the high degree of global reco
gnition and trust it has earned as a multilateral development bank in just three and a half years.
Meticulous planning, constructive efforts and visionary leadership are need
ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As
a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a
pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a
chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.
Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they intend, to in
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Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MS
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rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent－a significant incr
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The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese ma
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status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon full imple
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And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-deno
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ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.
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ible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tracked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in
上海419论坛assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and other investors. And the re-weighting
of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capital across emerging markets. As a
result, China’s asset market will inevitably become more important for global in上海419论坛品茶微信
vestors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.
ory of Music Middle School, in Beijing. Her score for pipaperformance ranked first among candidates in the country. From 1981-1987, she stu
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ous musical performances, including recitals and symphony and chamber music concerts. As a result, ma
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mposer and conductor)’s Ghost Opera, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (in New YorkW
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Shandong University said in a statement on Friday that it has apologized for the bad social i
mpact caused by its buddy policy that implies local female students will be selected to aid foreign students who live and study at the school.
The university said that online comments on its buddy policy aroused public attention recently.
During the implementation of the policy, due to insufficient checks, the improper expres
sion, “making friends with foreigners of the opposite sex” appeared on the application form, the school said.
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation for people from all walks of life conce
rning the development of Shandong University, and be sincere abo
ut the criticism and suggestions of the vast number of netizens,” the statement said.
The university said the policy aims to facilitate academic achievements and cultural exchanges of native and foreign students by learning from each other.
The students all voluntarily applied to the program and are required to strictly obey related r
ules if they are selected. The students will study in groups, and there wil
l be no such situation as one male foreign student and three females.
Xi, a renown上海419论坛女神会所ed expert in superconductors, has had to pay more than $200,000 i
上海419论坛女神会所n legal fees and had suffered a disruption of his life and work. He now has only two of nine federally fun
ded research projects and only three of his lab’s formerly dozen researchers remaining.
Responding to the Friday NPR report, the FBI said it “regularly engages with the communitie上海419论坛
s we serve. As part of this continual outreach, we meet with a wide variety of groups, organizations, businesses, and academic institutions”.
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his arrest, he still worries from time to time that the government will come after him again for some other crime.
“Once a scientist is sued, even if he is cleared, this ‘stain’ will never be able to be erased,” he said.
Ju Yiguang, a Chinese professor and the director of the sustainable energy program at Princeton Un上海419论坛
iversity, recalled that at the beginning of this century, he joined Princeton after living and working for years in Japan.
Even though his English was not fluent, he was invited by NASA
上海419论坛女神会所to participate in some research, which would be “unimaginable” today, he said.
Ju said that at the time, it was known that anyone in the United States had a chance to serve it. But now, he feels frustrated.
“Before Professor Xi’s case, we understood that intellectual property was something sen
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He said there was an increasing fear of a new McCarthyism among the community of Chinese Amer
ican scientists “as the trade war eventually became a technology war and might be ending up as a political war”.
“So in pushing us, you have to pick one side,” he said.
on merge and acquisition deals for safety reasons or com
mercial reasons, and they are still very active in terms of outbound deals, he said.
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At the G20 forum, efforts to reform the WTO dispu
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sis that looms in late 2019, Liu said. “China, as a major member of the WTO, will definitely benefit from the organizational reform,” he added.
Reality show ensures rock bands get their just recognition.
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nds that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed.
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ks for that can go to a reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.
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the golden days of Chinese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established Beiji
ng-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head from Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiu
lian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.
For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.
The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bassist Ou Ya
ng and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The song
was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.