ue to their cost advantage and rapidly growing domestic demand driven by income growth form the basis of their expan
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所ding scales. But the greatest factor driving Chinese enterprises’ continuous development is innovation.
Reform will promote innovation. Innovation will generate new demand and prompt Chinese enterprises to impr
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信ove their quality, while technological innovation is key to their development and expansion. And to c
hange their long-term dependence on low-end products, the Chinese companies, with the government’s active h
elp, have invested more in research and development to facilitate their qualitative growth and expansion.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
Last year, China’s total investment in R&D accounted for 2.18 percent of GDP, equivalent to the average of OECD countries, with the average R&D intensity o
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所f high-tech enterprises and A-share listed companies being about 3 percent and 4.87 percent.
Higher R&D investment has increased the enterprises’ capacity for independent innovation and competition advantage.
In particular, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, which forldsports,ldsportsapp会所
mulated the innovation-driven development strategy and five new development concepts, Chinese en
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信terprises have increased R&D investment and achieved remarkable breakthroughs in core technologies. In
fields as important as aviation, railways and 5G technology, Chinese enterprises have even taken a leading position.
Huawei is a good example of an innovation-driven high-tech Chinese company.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
For years Huawei’s R&D intensity has been above 14 percent. In actual terms, Huawei’s R&D investment las
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信t year was 101.5 billion yuan ($14.77 billion)－the fifth-highest in the world and more than that of Microsoft, Apple an
d Intel. Also, by the end of last year, Huawei had more than 87,800 global patents. No wonder Huawei’s R&D in
vestment and abundant innovation have placed Huawei at 61 on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
And despite Washington preventing US companies from selling components to Hua
wei in the first half of this year, the company’s mobile phone shipment grew continuously.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所Since the beginning of this century, Chinese companies have been
applying or trying to apply modern information technology to improve production and ope
rations. The Internet Plus strategy has helped expedite the integration of enterprises and the inteldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
net. And many enterprises have achieved rapid growth by making use of innovative business models thanks to IT.
Here we have a chance to explore the daily lives of the Jiaolong Commando Unit, or Dragon Commandos.
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所wenty-seven Chinese provinces have announced their GDP in the firs
t half of this year, with Guangdong taking the crown with the highest figure, 5.05 tr
illion yuan, followed by Jiangsu at 4.86 trillion yuan and Shandong at 4.18 trillion yuan.?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
At the top 10 provinces’ GDP ranking, southern provinces accounted for seven p
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信ositions, including Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan and Fujian.
Among of the 27 provinces, Yunnan took the first spot in GD
P growth to climb 9.2 percent from same period last year, Guizhou and Jiangxi ranked at second a?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
nd third, respectively, with the figures at a 9 percent and 8.6 percent year-on-year increase.
As one of the most mysterious special forces of the People’s Liberation Army’s navy marine corps, the unit was the m
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所ajor force behind the evacuation of Chinese nationals from war-ravaged Yemen in 2015.
The Jiaolong Commando unit has capabilities in air, on land, at sea
and underwater, and it can also launch sea-based anti-terrorism operations.?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
From recruitment, commandos face life-and-death tests of blood and fire, suffering and fatigue, and danger and hardship.
They have to undergo a series of rigorous tests. Only after one year of super-intensive training wi
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信th a success rate of less than 50 percent can a trainee grow into an elite special operations soldier.
To be ready for battle at any time, day or night, every Jiaolong commando has undergone thousands of exercises.
Each tactical exercise challenges the limits and will of the participan?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
ts. They may have to train a movement hundreds or even thousands of times in hot clim
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信ates and sandy environments until these movements are committed to muscle memory.
Today’s Jiaolong Commandos have produced a number of Jiaolong gen’
erals, carrying a tradition of courage and the “Jiaolong spirit” into high leadership.
?US agricultural products by China according to its own domestic needs and favorable conditions to be offered by the US side for the purchase.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, Vice Minister in Charge of the Nat
ional Development and Reform Commission Ning Jizhe, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Commission forldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
Financial and Economic Affairs and Vice Finance Minister Liao Min, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang, Vice Mi
nister of Industry and Information Technology Wang Zhijun, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Ag
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所ricultural Work Leading Group and Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun, and Vice Minister of Co
mmerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen joined the consultations.
The two sides will hold the next round of high-level economic and trade consultations in the United States in September.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
hina’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 49.7 in July, up from
49.4 in June, according to a statement of the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信The non-manufacturing business activity index stood at 53.7 in July, compared with 54.2 in the previous month.
The composite index, which combines results of manufacturing an
d non-manufacturing surveys, came in at 53.1 in July, up from 53 in June.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
A reading above 50 indicates activity expansion while one below that mark means contraction
Skateboarding is thriving now, but it’s taken the hard work of dedi
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所cated and bruised practitioners to build up momentum, Xing Wen reports.
A low rumble, punctuated by the rhythmic “click, click, click” caused by the grouting bet
ween paving slabs. A scrape, a sharp “CLACK”, silence, and a clatter, followed by the return of that moldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
notonous rumble… It’s a soundtrack heard on nearly every street in almost every corner of the world.
It is the music of defiance and rebellion, of freedom and youth. It’s a song
that parents hate and that evokes dollar signs in the minds of osteopathic doctors.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信Yet, in Tokyo next year, it will be one of the loudest played pieces in the concerto of the Summer Olympics. Skateboarding
has finally arrived on the biggest stage in the world-and China is looking for a front-row seat.
These days, young people skateboarding wherever the street furniture forldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
ms ramps, bumps, rails and ledges may be common-along with hearing slang terms lik
e “lock in” and “drop in”-but, the development of skating culture in China is a 30-year story.
penditure and national per capita disposable income, the two rankings’ top 10 provincial level regions are almost same, showing Shangh
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信ai (22,513 yuan), Beijing (21,134 yuan), Tianjin (15,967 yuan), Zhejiang (15,732 yuan), Guangdong (13,884 yuan), Jiangsu (1
3,025 yuan), Fujian (12,521 yuan), Liaoning (10,709 yuan), Hubei (10,416 yuan) and Chongqing (10,263), as well as Sh
anghai (35,294 yuan), Beijing (33,860 yuan), Zhejiang (26,356 yuan), Tianjin (22,461 ldsports,ldsportsapp会所yuan), Jiangsu (21,624 yuan), Gua
ngdong (20,322 yuan), Fujian (18,591 yuan), Liaoning (16,421 yuan), Shandong (16,159 yuan) and Chongqing (14,990 yuan).
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所Among of the top 10 provincial level regions with the highest spending on consumption, the figure of Southeast Chin
a’s coastal provinces accounted for a half, including Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Fujian, with the pe
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信capita consumption expenditure in the five regions exceeding the national average level.
Shanghai’s wholesale and retail sales jumped 9 percent year-on-year t
o 607.93 billion yuan in the first six months of 2019, with the accommodation and c
atering retail sales reaching 58.22 billion yuan, up 2.9 percent from same period of last year.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
In addition, the retail sales in Zhejiang reached 1.27 trillion yuan, a 9.3
percent climb year-on-year and in Guangdong 2.07 trillion yuan, up 7.7 percent year-on-year.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
Although the consumption volume in the country’s central and western regio
ns was less than in southeastern coastal provinces, the consumption grew fast.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所In the first six months of this year, the retail sales in Sichuan, Henan and Jiangxi increase
d 10.5 percent, 10.7 percent and 11.2 percent, respectively, which were higher than 2.1 percentage p
oints, 2.3 percentage points and 2.8 percentage points than the national average level.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
Some regions feature service consumption, developmental consump
tion and experience consumption as the mobile internet technology developing, said the People’s Daily.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所In Beijing, the service consumption contributed 70.4 percent to the consumption g
rowth in the first half of this year, and the upgrading consumption such as communication, ed
ucation, culture entertainment, and medical care contributed more than 60 percent to the consumption growth.
In Shanghai, the no-store retail sales reached 117.32 billion yuan in the first half of this year, surged 20.4 percent year-on-year.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
The online consumption will continue to grow rapidly, as the ne
twork infrastructure and telecommunications services promoting, the 5G networking accelerati
ng, the new generation information technology breaking through, the new business featuring digitization,
?this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-enldsports,ldsportsapp会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit,?The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experienldsports,ldsportsapp会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
d protectionism, China will simplify procedures for both imports and exports and reduce customs clearance times, make full use
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信of statistical systems for cross-border e-commerce business and diversify the country’s export destinations.
Li said exports of high value-added mechanical and electrical products have maintained?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
strong growth momentum in the first half of this year, boosted by the country’s ongoing industrial upgrading.
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信Year-on-year exports of portable computers rose by 11.4 percent, electronic passenger ca
rs rose by 91.9 percent and solar cells rose by 57.1 percent, according to customs officials, as
Chinese enterprises sought to tap more markets beyond traditional trade hubs such as the United States.?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
Zhang Xiaoyi, vice-president of Guangdong-based Midea Group, one of China’s biggest home appliance manu
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信facturers, said the company has seen increasing sales in overseas markets in recent years. Last year, overseas sales rep
resented 43 percent of its total sales, and of these, half of the orders originated in economies involved in the BRI.
Trade with economies involved in the BRI outpaced total trade in the first half of this year, customs officials said, while imp?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
orts from and export to BRI markets reached 4.24 trillion yuan. That represented growth of 9.7 percent year-on-y
?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信ear, about 5.8 percentage points higher than overall trade growth, accounting for 28.9 of the country’s total trade.
Domestic sales also are on the rise, especially in high-tech products, given China’s industrial upgrades amid rising domestic demand.
Zhou Jialin, deputy general manager of Shengyi Technology Co, the world’s second-largest producer of copper-clad lam?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
inate materials by production volume, said the city of Dongguan, Guangdong province, once was an exp
orter of low-end products. But now, export volume is not the only standard to evaluate a company’s competitiveness.?ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
“Domestic demand from companies such as Huawei Technologies Co has increased, and a number of foreign com
panies have set up their factories in China to cater to domestic demand instead of exporting overseas,” Zhou said.
strong and populdsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信lar enough and able to connect with European citizens
who showed the highest turnout in 20 years in the elections for the European Parliament in late May.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所
“They should be able to work in an efficient manner with world leaders and be strong enough to galvani
ze worldwide support. We live in a very challenging world, and Europe needs strong and effective leadership,” Islam said.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
There have been major disagreements between leaders of the two major member states. German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors the process of lead candi
date, known as Spitzenkandidaten in German. She supported Manfred Weber, the lead candidate of the center-rildsports,ldsportsapp会所
ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.
But French President Emmanuel Macron and some other EU leaders oppose Weber to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of European Commission.
Their attitude was in stark contrast to how similar, large protests have been handled in their own countries, the office said.ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said many people from Hong Kong were saddened by the scenes of violence.
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所Leung, after inspecting the aftermath of the vandalism, said the council will cancel its remain
ing meetings before its summer recess in mid-July because of the time needed to repair the extensive damage.
The damage may cost taxpayers HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million) to re
ldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信pair, according to estimates of the council’s Finance Committee chairman, Chan Kin-por.
In the wake of the violence, barrister and lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong, together with some、
20 lawmakers, accused the opposition camp of ignoring the acts of the violent protesters and blaming the SAR government instead.
Maggie Chan Man-ki, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress, accused theldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信
opposition of continuing to condone and encourage the violent behavior, which sends the wrong message to society.
Richard Cullen, an Australian visiting law professor at the University of Hong Kong, said: “This sort
of behavior leaves a stain on Hong Kong’s rule-of-law reputation. It is plainly not compatible with the rule of law.”
Meeting with the media in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Executive of
the Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly condemned the extreme use of violence and vandalism
orts to attract pldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信rivate capital to sustainable infrastructure, and called on multilateral de
velopment banks to contribute more toward improving project preparation and country policy fra
meworks and maintaining supportive conditions by, for instance, providing better information for market players.
Stern said the G20 nations can promote sustainable economic growth and development, reduce poverty and improve living standards across the world.
“But they must move quickly and on scale,” he said. “The climate crisis is real and now; delay will be profoundly dangerous.”
Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and Richard Kozul-Wright, director of the Division
on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, have appealed t
hina Petroleldsports,ldsportsapp会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.