Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status
Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday that radi上海乌托邦品茶微信
cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International
Airport was “extremely serious” as it could damage the city’s international status.上海乌托邦
The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou
ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte
d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦
Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f
rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.
上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.
Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da
ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦
“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium
term – on Hong Kong’s status as an international tourism and conference hub,” Leung warned.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho
ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”
newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport begins
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5G technology development will be led by typical application
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on construction using urban light poles has also been carried out, and the construc
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About 20,000 5G base stations were built nationwide in China
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gzhou and Shenzhen, according to a report by business news portal 21jingji.com.
5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million job opp 上海千花坊
ortunities and 2.9 trillion yuan ($412 million) in economic ad
ded value by 2030, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said.
上海千花坊女神会所The academy also projected the 5G industry will make a direct contribution to about 6 percent of the country’s GDP by 2030.
The number of internet users has surged to 830 million in 2018
from 620,000 in 1997, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 上海千花坊
On Tuesday, the NBS released a report on China’s achievements on ec
onomic and social development since the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago. 上海千花坊
Telecommunication industry has been developing fast in 70 years. In 2018, the traffic consumption of mobile internet rea
ched 71.1 billion GB, 56.1 times of the amount in 2013. At the end of 2018, 368 million peo 上海千花坊女神会所
ple accessed internet through optical fiber and 1.17 billion people accessed it through 4G.
d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
frequently than the stick. Though it used a lighter touch in administ
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r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t
上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.
Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being
ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi
th the hundreds killed in protests under British rule. What’s more, even limited improvements in governance w上海会所品茶微信
ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se
riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su
rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所
But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po
pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi
s led to a sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where despite being occupiers the British were looked upon more fav上海会所品茶微信
orably as time passed. Sovereignty and self-determination were sacrificed at the altar of getti
ng ahead in a notoriously unequal system, where class divisions only grew more and more pronounced.上海会所
Long-standing inequalities with deep roots in the colonial period are now blamed by nostalgics on post-handover adm
inistration, and this misplaced blame is amplified by bad actors with an axe to grind. Thes上海会所品茶微信
e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th
ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.
Kenya’s special envoy to South Sudan Kalonzo Musyoka is in the east-central African co
untry to follow up on implementation of the September 2018 peace agreement.上海龙凤
Musyoka held a discussion with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and other senior government officials on Thursday up
on arrival to the country’s capital Juba, on the progress of implementation of the peace deal.上海龙凤女神会所
South Sudan’s presidency said in a statement that the consultative meeting bet
上海龙凤ween Musyoka and the stakeholders as well as signatories to the revitalized peace
agreement is meant to ensure the formation of a transitional government of national unity by Nov 12.
Musyoka’s visit to South Sudan comes three days after the body mon上海龙凤女神会所
itoring South Sudan’s ceasefire, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements M
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Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 13th technical committee meeting of cease-fire monitoring body in Juba on Mo
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onths as the moves toward peace gather momentum, a great deal of work still needs to be done.
上海龙凤Ageno said they had assessed 33 cantonment sites out of which two were found unsuitable due to lack of water or a suit
able location. The sites are used for screening, training and integrating of troops and rebels into one force.
He said despite the challenges posed by the rainy season, a number of civilian bui上海龙凤女神会所
ldings had been vacated by the South Sudan Army and the National Security Service.
He said out of the 83 buildings identified by the cease-fire monitoring body as being occupied, 47 have been vacated.
President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal on Se上海龙凤
ptember 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to officially end the conflict.The agree
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h Sudan, and endorsed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, gave the p
arties eight months to unify a national army and resolve internal boundaries.
also includes profiles of many fictional animals, in a bid to stoke the imagination.
Parents who take their children to visit the Palace Museum are often bomb上海龙凤419女神会所
arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to
Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W
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A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a
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Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu
m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res
上海龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.
“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”
If it rains heavily on this Wednesday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhin上海龙凤419女神会所
u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
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One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear
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The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau
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n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave
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He adds that if things like the somewhat vague portrayal of some a
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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.
economy, promote the development of the “internet plus service industry “and encourage social capitals to invest in sect
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The business climate will be further optimized and the approval procedures for the set
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The latest policy push comes after China unveiled a guideline on facilitating the sector in March, wh
上海419论坛女神会所ich promised to foster a batch of 100 billion yuan (about $14.5 billion) commodity markets by 2020.
Through the development of the platform economy, China aims to build a commodity circulation system that fits the m
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Thanks to the domestic economic transformation, fast-improvin
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ovation and entrepreneurship, various commercial platforms have sprung up in recent years, covering fields f
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Part of the platform economy, e-commerce has seen explosive expansion in China. Taking
e-commerce giant Alibaba as an example, its online sales within 24 hours on “Singles Day” or Nov 11 am
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With Alibaba, Tencent and Ant Financial ranking as the top three, the number of super-large
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lion, according to a survey by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.
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data, partly showcasing the country’s huge potential for the expansion of the platform economic sector.
ymbol of social progress,” he said.Xu said China has an estimated 85 million people with disabiliti
s craving for accessible designs. The need was also fueled by the country’s fast-aging population.
上海会所品茶微信The National Statistics Bureau said in January that China had almost 250 mil
lion people age 60 and above, accounting for 17.9 percent of its population.
A 2016 survey conducted by the Office of National Working Commission on Aging fo 上海会所
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ars of poor health before they reach a life expectancy of 77 years old, and many are victims of bone and joint diseases.
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In 2016, the office, alongside the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and dozens of other depart
ments, issued a guideline on creating a senior-friendly environment, which kicked off a flurry of programs aim
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China had about 170,000 such old communities nationwide, and about 5 million ele
vators are needed to improve living conditions for more than 42 million families, the vice-minister of ho 上海会所品茶微信
using and rural-urban development Huang Yan said at a news conference early last month.
As of last year, more than 10,000 elevator installations have been finished, and ano
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between 2016 and last year, according to a white paper released last month by the State Council Information Office.
implemented 53 projects to improve expressway service areas, upgraded service facilities a
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Xu, while speaking at a news conference on Friday, said the program is expected to help tens of millions of senior and disabl
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t 16 stations on national and provincial highways, and added 1,118 tourist signs, the department said.
Xinjiang has invested 10.5 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) in highway construction in the first five months of this year. The region pla 上海乌托邦
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A reported chlorine leak in a swimming club in Beijing sent dozens to hospital on Friday.
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Victims totaling 38 were rushed to hospital, after they sh
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Older residential buildings make life tough for those with limited mobility
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The program came as the country marks the seventh anniversary of a landmark regulation introduced by the central
government to boost physical accessibility in new facilities and buildings.
er capita from 2010 to 2020 and clearly will reach that goal.
上海千花网女神会所Nicholas Lardy, an often-cited Washington-based expert on the Chinese economy, argues i
n his recent book The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China that China could have co
上海千花网ntinued to grow at 10 percent per year throughout this decade if not for policy mistakes.
His core argument is that Japan and South Korea continued high growth r
ates until they reached GDP per capita equal to 60 to 70 percent of the US, so why can’t China?上海千花网
With all due respect, I think this is a silly argument. The early growth in both Japan and South Korea was based on for
上海千花网eign demand for exports. In South Korea, these exports were manufactured largely by state-led companies.
China is a much larger economy. There is not enough potential import demand in the worl
d to continue as a main driver of the economy’s growth. It takes longer to grow organically from domestic demand.
上海千花网女神会所Japan saw very fast economic growth from the 1950s to the 1970s based on technological c
atch-up and on fast export growth to the US. The export industries of Japan – mostly cars and electronics –
are extremely competitive. But, much of the domestic economy is protected and inefficient.上海千花网
A series of trade disputes with the US in the 1970s and 1980s culminat
上海千花网女神会所ed in the Plaza Accords in 1985 that limited Japanese exports to the US and forced Jap
an to roughly double the value of the yen. So, export-led growth was no-longer an option.
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resulted in an immense real-estate bubble and led to the real-estate and stock market collapses in 1990 to 1992.
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ents to stimulate the economy. This just resulted in negligible growth, ecological damage and a government-d
ebt-to-GDP ratio of more than 200 percent – by far the highest in the world. In contrast, China’s strategy of str
uctural reform, opening up, and increasing domestic competition will lead to more sustainable GDP growth.