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?the Legislative Council, the protests escalated.

On June 15, Hong Kong leader Lam suspended the bill. The next daldsports,ldsportsapp千花网

y, Lam apologized and offered to “accept all criticism” and “serve the public”.

But the demonstrations did not stop.

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所Paul Yeung, a Hong Kong-based researcher and commentator on public policy, said the protests against the extradi

tion bill have morphed into demonstrations against the local government’s manner of responding to pub

lic opinion. Thus the protests are continuing, though the bill has been declared “dead”, he said.

Some observers say many yldsports,ldsportsapp千花网oung people who took to the streets were merely affected b

y peer influence, instigated by a small number of radicals, and lost their critical thinking and simply followed.

Yeung said another factor leading to the situation in Hong Kong is that the governmentldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

has failed to respond in a timely manner to young people’s aspirations and sentiments throughout the process.

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网He said channels that the Hong Kong government is to establ

ish to communicate with local people can help break the city’s current deadlock.

But he said it will be a difficult task, given the tense social atmosphere. “It is imperative to restore peace and rldsports,ldsportsapp千花网

ationality to society, with both sides showing a willingness to compromise before dialogue,” he added.

Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years, and pldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

art of it, Hong Kong Island, was ceded to the United Kingdom after a war in 18

42. In 1898, China also leased the rest of Hong Kong-the New Territories-to the British for 99 years.

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country

, two systems”, which means Hong Kong is part of China and enjoys a high degree of a

utonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs, as stipulated by Hong Kong’s Basic Law.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

Hong Kong’s leader, the chief executive, is currently elected by a 1,200-member election committee.

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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

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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

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net. And many enterprises have achieved rapid growth by making use of innovative business models thanks to IT.

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Many young people ildsports,ldsportsapp千花网isunderstood US

?citizens. Even many Americans disagree strongly with US politicians. The v

iolence part of Hong Kong protesters is what an average American would frown upon.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网

There was a “China is not an enemy” open letter to the US president recently in The Wa

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网shington Post by a group from the academic, foreign policy, military and business communities, overwhelmingly from

the US, including a former US ambassador to China and professors from Yale, MIT and Harvard.

The letter reads in part: “US opposition will not prevent the continued expansion of the Chinese economy, a greater global marldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

ket share for Chinese companies and an increase in China’s role in world affairs…. We do not believe Beijing is an ec

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It is imperative for the protesters to heal the wound now and clearly stay

away from the rioters. Identify the right crowd and recognize one incontrovertible fact-t

hat Hong Kong is part of China. Upholding the “one country, two systems” principle is the first step towardldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

restoring the rule of law in Hong Kong. Please do not become the ones you hated most. If Hong Kong becomes hell, you are

contributing to it, for, as the open letter mentioned earlier also says, “Efforts to isolate

China will simply weaken those Chinese intent on developing a more humane and tolerant society.”ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网

The wrong crowd cannot represent you, and you are the most unique if you avoid the crowd and turn back now.

The auction of a prominent dragon-shaped building in Pangu Plaza in Beijing bega

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网n with a starting price of more than 5.18 billion yuan ($734 million) on Monday.

The auction, organized by the Beijing No 3 Intermediate People’s Court, is fo

r the 44-story No 5 building of the plaza near the National Stadium-also known as the Bldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

ird’s Nest-on the capital’s north-south axis in Chaoyang district. It will end at 10 am on Tuesday.

Since the court put the building-related information on e-commer

ce platform Taobao in July, the auction has been viewed about 120,000 times.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网女神会所

But as of press time, just two people have registered to participate in the bidding.

According to the auction rules disclosed by the court, every participant should pay 1 billion yuan as a security deposit, a

nd the price will increase by 5 million yuan each time another participant joins.

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aoshan District People’s Court in Qingdao for abusing his position and molesting the girl during nap time in

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Video footage showed the 35-year-old entering a classroom at about 2 pm on Jan 25, and

putting his hands under the girl’s quilt for about one minute while the caretaker visited the bathroom, acc

ldsports,ldsportsapp楼凤ording to a statement released by RYB Education, a preschool education provider headquartered in Beijing.

Earlier last month, another incident involving foreign teachers caused outrage, when 16 foreign nationals-se

ven teachers from the Xuzhou branch of EF Education First and nine stuldsports,ldsportsapp楼凤女神会所

dents from nearby schools-were among 19 people detained in Xuzhou, Jiangsu pro

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EF Education First, an international company that specializes in language train

ldsports,ldsportsapp楼凤ing, issued a statement saying that it forbids employees to possess or use narcotics or controlled substances, and th

e contracts of the teachers would be terminated if they were found to have been involved in illegal drug use.

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nding that the establishments be closed, while others called for the teachers to be deported.

But even if that happens, more foreign teachers will follow in their wake because the soaring deldsports,ldsportsapp楼凤

mand for English-language teachers means that finding a job is little more than a formality for many foreigners.

Last year, 300 million people in China were learning English, according to the Chinese Acad

ldsports,ldsportsapp楼凤女神会所emy of Social Sciences, which noted that there were 50,000 English-language teaching estab

lishments in the country and the market was worth as much as 500 billion yuan ($71 billion).

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rking in China’s education sector in 2017, more than 60 percent were reported to be illegally employed.

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st hold a valid work visa, be a native speaker with a bachelor’s degree or higher and have at le

ast two years’ related teaching experience. In addition, they must not have a criminal record.

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ources, ownership, and natural and economic conditions. Permanent, basic farmla

ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦品茶微信nd will be a focus in the survey, which is expected to be unveiled to the public in 2020.

Currently, all 2,873 counties in China have finished the field investigation and quality review for the first round of the survey. Afte

r September, the ministry will work with local natural resource departments to double chldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦

eck the results with updated information. The deadline for the final survey result is the end of the year.

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sources department at provincial level and are now under review at the state level.

Zhu Liuhua, deputy director of the State Council’s supervision team on the third national land survey, said the survey is s

upported by advanced remote sensing technology to guarantee the accuracy of the results.

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uced as the base mapping for the survey, and cloud computing

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China’s second national land survey was conducted betwe

en 2007 and 2009. The country’s first national land survey ended in 1996. Accordi

ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦ng to the second national land survey, China has about 135 million hectares of arable land.

China is on track to achieve its goal of boosting the contribution of scientific and

technological progress in agriculture to more than 60 percent by the end of next year.ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦

Last year, innovations in the sector, including improved crop strains and more effective, environmentally friendly farm

ing practices, accounted for 58.3 percent of total growth, up more than 10 percent from 2005 and

nearly 5 percent higher than seven years ago, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

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n reference to the recldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活 on Hong Kong poli

ce and the blockade of Hong Kong International Airport by some radical demonstra

tors, Abdulaziz Alshaabani, a Saudi Arabian expert on Chinese affairs, said such radical acts seriously undeldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活

rmined the rule of law, hindered economic development and harmed the interests of Hong Kong’s people.

If the violence further escalates, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will suffer a severe blo

ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信w, undermining its well-deserved international image and status, the Saudi expert said.

Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist at The Philippine Star, said the continued chaos in Hong Kong, apparently created by an

ti-government protesters and encouraged by foreign influences, must be quickly stopped.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活

Strong measures should be taken as the chaos is not only bad for Hong Kong’s economy and tourism, but also disad

vantageous for the prosperity of the East Asian region as Hong Kong is an important financial and trade center, he said.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信

China’s Mission to the European Union said on Wednesday that

what is happening in Hong Kong is now devolving into extreme violence.

ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活It said in an online statement that any attempt to lump together the

rigorously lawful exercise of duties by Hong Kong police with the extreme and violent offe

nses by radicals is absolutely misleading and incorrect, and China is firmly opposed to such attempts.ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信

China’s diplomatic mission in Geneva also lashed out at the United Nati

ons human rights office on Wednesday, accusing its spokesman of making a “wro

ldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活ngful statement” about protests in Hong Kong that “sends the wrong signal to the violent criminal offenders”.

The Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR said on Wednesday that the words and deeds of somldsports,ldsportsapp夜生活品茶微信

e lawmakers from the United States have shown them to be the “black hands” behind the violent radicals in Hong Kong, ref

erring to a comment from US legislators including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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British adventurer comldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤earlong Yangtze walk

A British explorer is claiming to be the first person to walk the length of the Yangtze River in China after enduring fr

eezing temperatures, blistering heat, and altitudes of more than 5,000 meters during his epic trek.ldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤品茶微信

Ash Dykes, from Old Colwyn in North Wales, finished the 6,437-kilometer jo

ldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤urney on Monday after he was delayed by a couple of days because of Typhoon Lekima.

The 28-year-old said he felt great after crossing the finish line in

Shanghai, where he was greeted by family, media, and Chinese supporters.ldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤品茶微信

“As soon as I was on the final stretch, people started to join and we sort of ran to the finish and popped the champagne,” Dykes said.

The expedition took two years to plan and 352 days to complete.

At the start of the trek, the source of the Yangtze River was difficult toldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤

reach and four members of his team left the expedition before it began because of al

titude sickness. There were also fears over the possibility of bear and wolf attacks.

“One day, I was told by locals that a woman was killed by a pack ofldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤品茶微信

wolves and for the next two days we were followed by a pack of wolves, so that was very int

imidating,” Dykes said. “We thought bears would leave us alone but the locals told us otherwise … so we would try and shelldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤

ter with the locals or, if I was in my tent, I wouldn’t get food out. We had to stay alert and focus.”

He said he wanted to use his journey to highlight conservation projects by partneldsports,ldsportsapp龙凤品茶微信

ring with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Green Development Foundation, and Water to Go.

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The Hong Kong Fedldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦of Journalists also iss

d a condemnation of the incident. It is unacceptable that such atrocious acts happened in

the airport, considered among the most popular with tourists internationally, the federation said.ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦品茶微信

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong

Kong said what the protestors did to Fu was “lynching” and reckless. It has tainted Hong

ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦Kong’s reputation in the international community, the city’s largest political party said in a statement.

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what protestors did was lawless and in defiance of Hong Kldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦

ong’s rule of law, morals and ethics. They bring shame to Hong Kong, the statement said.

The guide, who has been working in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, said to his knowldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦

ledge that this is the first time the airport has shut down for something other than a natural disaster.

He said his income was affected because a large number of tours had been canceled in recent months.

ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦He said he was worried that the incident would harm Hong Kong’s image as a tourist d

estination, but that he believes Hong Kong remains a safe city and that the unrest is only temporary.

ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦品茶微信Li Lei, a 30-year-old traveler from Chengdu who was taking a transfer flight in Hong

Kong to the Maldives, said he slept at the airport last night as his flight was canceled.

“I was angry and worried,” he said. “But Hong Kong belongs to China. Chinese people shall not be afraid of standing on Chinese soil.”ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦

Vice-Premier Liu He spoke by phone with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasur

y Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday evening at the request of the US, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

China strongly opposed US plans for an additional 10 percent tariffldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦品茶微信

on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods originally scheduled to start from Sept 1.

The two parties agreed to speak again via phone within two weeks, the ministry said.ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Centr

al Committee and chief of the Chinese delegation in the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.ldsports,ldsportsapp乌托邦品茶微信

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, and N

ing Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, were on the call.

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Journalist abused atldsports,ldsportsapp419ys he still loves Hong Kong

Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha

ving been detained and assaulted by protestors at Hong Kong International Airport for almost an hour laldsports,ldsportsapp419女神会所

te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.

Fu met media after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fuldsports,ldsportsapp419

said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming away with just some bruising to his face.

Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.

ldsports,ldsportsapp419Fu was sent to Hong Kong by the Global Times to cover the protests. The mass sit-in

at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.

Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while heldsports,ldsportsapp419

was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.

Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.

Hours before the assault of Fu, a tourist from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, wasldsports,ldsportsapp419女神会所

also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.

ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.

ldsports,ldsportsapp419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.

The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.

Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu

Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.ldsports,ldsportsapp419女神会所

Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.

Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.ldsports,ldsportsapp419

“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou

rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.

In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.ldsports,ldsportsapp419女神会所

The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof

essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.

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Describing the meeting ildsports,ldsportsapp千花网a between Xi and Ab

Abe as fruitful, Kono said Japan is expecting a state visit by Xi next spring and is will

ing to work with China “in various fields and face global challenges shoulder to shoulder”.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网品茶微信

Zhou Yongsheng, a professor and deputy director of the Japanese Studies Center at Ch

ina Foreign Affairs University, said, “As Sino-Japanese relations have shown signs o

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网f warming in recent years, both countries should cherish the momentum and build new relations featuring a shift fro

m competition to collaboration under the guidance of the strategic dialogue mechanism. Promo

ting Sino-Japanese ties will benefit the peace and prosperity of Asia and improve global governance.”ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网

Noriyoshi Ehara, chief economist of Japan’s Institute for Inte

rnational Trade and Investment, said one perspective aris

ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网品茶微信es because there is “little understanding of China among Japanese people”.

“Nowadays, more Chinese people have come to know Japan through tourism and education, but that is not the case for Japa

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further development of bilateral ties. So it is crucial to boost people-to-people exchanges.”

IMF report shows a pattern of stability that undercuts US charge against China?

China’s stance that it did not manipulate its currency is based on solid ground, and the country’s fldsports,ldsportsapp千花网品茶微信

irm resolve to refrain from competitive devaluation and to promote the coordination of int

ernational currency policy has contributed to global financial stability, officials and analysts said.

The latest report by the International Monetary Fund said that in 2018 the exchange rate of the Chldsports,ldsportsapp千花网

inese yuan had been broadly in line with sound economic fundamentals for the medium term and th

at Chinese monetary authorities had barely intervened in the foreign exchange market.ldsports,ldsportsapp千花网品茶微信

The report, released on Friday in Washington, was seen as supporting Ch

ina’s objection to being labeled “a currency manipulator” by the United State

s Treasury Department on Aug 5, according to officials and experts from home and abroad.

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