ate change policies cost the opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) May’s general election, a review has been told.
In a submission to the ALP’s post-election review, the Labor Environment Action Netw上海千花网女神会所
ork (LEAN) expressed “anger and disappointment” over the party’s failure to win power on May 18.
Labor, led by Bill Shorten, lost the election to the incumbent Liberal-National par
上海千花网ty (LNP) coalition and Prime Minister Scott Morrison despite most opinion poll projecting a victory.
“Labor was unable to put a price on its climate change action plan,” LE
AN said in its submission, which was published by News Corp Australia on Wednesday.上海千花网
“It couldn’t say how much it would cost, where the money was coming from or what economic divi
dend it would deliver or save. It is basic Australian politics – how much, who pays, what does it save. We had no answers.”
Shorten went to the election with promises上海千花网
to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions by 45 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
He also planned to introduce a 50 percent renewable energy
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LEAN said it was “proud” of the bold policy agenda and that it thou
ght Shorten was an “excellent” leader but conceded that voters “did not like or trust” him.上海千花网
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SEOUL – Stephen Biegun, US special representative for the Democratic People’s R
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ge in working-level talks with Pyongyang for the Korean Peninsula’s denuclearization.
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he DPRK) as soon as we hear from our counterparts in North Korea (DPRK),” said Biegun.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center), Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (right) and Republic of Korea Foreign
上海乌托邦Minister Kang Kyung-wha attend a ceremony marking the launch of a picture album featuring the three c
ountries after the ninth meeting of the countries’ foreign ministers on Wednesday in Beijing.
China, Japan and the Republic of Korea vowed on Wednesday to advocate multilateralism and promote regional peac上海乌托邦
e, making their cooperation the cornerstone of Northeast Asia’s prosperity and stability.
上海乌托邦女神会所This was agreed on by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang
Yi, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha du
ring the ninth meeting of the three countries’ foreign ministers in Beijing on Wednesday.
They also agreed to maintain bilateral ties and actively promote tril上海乌托邦
ateral cooperation, and speed up negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Econ
omic Partnership and the China-Japan-ROK free trade agreement, to jointly safeguard free trade.
上海乌托邦”China will continue to resolutely promote all-around openin
g-up, … which will absolutely bring new opportunities for the development of the ROK and Japan a
s well as providing broad space for trilateral cooperation,” Wang said at a news conference after the meeting.上海乌托邦女神会所
According to Wang, they also agreed on the necessity of strengthen
ing communication and coordination on macroeconomic policy among the three cou上海乌托邦
ntries and building an open world economy given the downward pressure faced by the global economy.
China, Japan and the ROK are the world’s second-, third- and上海乌托邦女神会所
11th-largest economies, with their total GDP accounting for about 20 percent of global GDP.
“We believe that, as important manufacturing and innovation countries, China, Japan and the上海乌托邦
ROK should strengthen cooperation in such areas as big d
ata, artificial intelligence and 5G,” Wang said, adding that China’s initiative to make 2020 the China
-Japan-ROK innovation cooperation year was positively responded to by the other two sides.
y coupled with a low birthrate, Japan adopted new immigrat
ion laws to attract foreign workers in certain sectors starting from April.上海夜生活
However, with an increasing number of technical interns quitting jobs due to long-criticized “grim working conditions for for
eigners”, the government has also applied stricter standards for revoking visas since January 2017.上海夜生活女神会所
The Japanese Justice Ministry can cancel a visa for a wide
range of reasons, such as failure to report a change of address within 90 days of moving.
上海夜生活Kazuyuki Motohari, an official from the Immigration Services Age
ncy, said the Justice Ministry will further crack down on those who flout the law.
Danish political pundits fear serious repercussions for the Danish-US relationship in the future after US Pres上海夜生活
ident Donald Trump announced postponing his visit to Denmark in a Tweet Tuesday night.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksens has
earlier clearly refused to discuss a possible sale of Greenland to the United States.上海夜生活女神会所
“Greenland is not for sale,” said the prime minister,” Greenland is not Danish. Gre
enland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that it is not something that is seriously meant.”
上海夜生活In a follow-up post on the tweet, Trump acknowledged the Danish prime minister’s “direct” rejection of his offer.
“….The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and
for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!”上海夜生活女神会所
Trump’s cancellation comes as a surprise to Lene Balleby, head of communications at the Da
nish Royal House which had “no comment” to make about the postponement.上海夜生活
“The situation may seem unrealistic, but no matter how you turn and turn it, it is a problem
for any sitting Danish government to get so skewed in the relationship with the c
上海夜生活ountry’s most important allies,” said Mirco Reimer-Elster, Denmark’s TV 2 US analyst.
Danish political pundits also fear the refusal to discuss the sale of Greenland with Tru
mp might have serious repercussions for the Danish-US relationship in the future.上海夜生活女神会所
“It’s not just about money. It is also about honor. If Trump succeeded in buying Greenland, he will then be included in the his
tory books. So Greenland means something to him,” says Svenning Dalgaard speaking to TV2.
rld’s two largest economies goes far beyond their own borders, of course.
According to Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe, the Sino-上海千花坊品茶微信
US trade war poses the biggest risk to global economic stability. In a private meeting o
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Yet despite all the negative consequences, the US leader has tried to rationalize the hefty ta
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er the years and their disputes — which exist among all trade partners — can only be solve
d through talks based on equality and mutual respect rather than hard-handedness.上海千花坊
Maximizing pressure may be part of his deal-making art. But as the trade dispute stretches into its second year, the confr
ontational stance on the part of Washington has only proved counterproductive.
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Interest rate reform not to have direct impact on renminbi exchange rate
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ple’s Bank of China, the central bank, told reporters on the sidelines of a news conference on Tuesday.
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dex,” said the senior central bank official. “The Chinese economy is not in deflation, and the marke
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ted cities, Jakarta, a city of more than 10 million people, is also one of the most congested.
In his address to parliament, Jokowi said: “A capital city is not just a symbol of nati上海夜网女神会所
onal identity, but also a representation of the progress of the nation.”
上海夜网He did not give the exact location in Kalimantan for the new city. It is a region with a
population of just over 16 million people and known for rainforests and orangutans.上海夜网
Widodo toured Kalimantan in May to survey potential sites.
上海夜网女神会所Kyle Springer, a senior analyst with the Perth USAsi
a Centre at the University of Western Australia, said from an infrastruc
ture perspective, Jokowi’s push to move the national capital to Kalimantan is “interesting”.上海夜网
“It is a less developed part of Indonesia where there are a number of infrastructure gaps,” the analyst said.
上海夜网女神会所An archipelago comprising nearly 17,000 islands, Indonesia has a population of mor
e than 270 million, mostly concentrated on the islands of Java and Sumatra.
A question mark has been hanging over the future of Jakarta as the nation’s capital for decades.上海夜网
Heri Andreas, a lecturer and researcher with the faculty of Eart
上海夜网女神会所h Science and Technology and the Institute of Technology Bandung, Ind
onesia, said Kalimantan was chosen because of its central location in the archipelago.
He said the new capital will probably be the political capital of the country while th上海夜网
e economic and commercial activities will remain on Java, at least for the time being.
He said Jakarta will be the “central economic city” of Indonesia.上海夜网女神会所
“I don’t see Jakarta being left behind after the new capital is established,” he said.
Publishers from home and abroad gathered Monday to discuss C
hina’s international publication and exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.上海夜生活女神会所
Over 200 people including publishers and experts from more than 60 overseas publishin
上海夜生活g houses in 30 plus countries attended the China Book International Foreign Consultants Seminar.
As 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, various stories about the develo
pment of China over the years could be told, said an official with the Publicity Department of the Communist Part上海夜生活女神会所
y of China Central Committee, who expected publishers from home and abroad to strengthen their exchanges and coope
ration based on these vivid stories, and create more works with global significance.
According to Niels Peter Thomas, managing director of the b上海夜生活女神会所
ook section of Springer Nature, to enhance the global influence of Chinese publications,
further cooperation between Chinese and foreign publishers is the most important step.
Also at the seminar, the “100 Titles of China Books Since 1949 for Translation and Promotion” w上海夜生活
as launched and displayed. The titles, actually 101 in number, include 37 in the hu
manities and social sciences, 34 in science and technology and 30 in literature and art.
上海夜生活女神会所The titles were selected by a panel, who considered the original fine works worth translating a
nd promoting overseas, as they reflect the achievements made in the course of China’s development.
The China Book International (CBI) project was launched in 2006, and currently has 38 member units.上海夜生活
By the end of 2018, the CBI had helped Chinese pub
lishers sign 3,233 copyright agreements with 715 overseas publishing hou上海夜生活女神会所
ses from 82 countries, covering 4,656 titles which have been translated into 57 languages.
earthed from a well at a 2,200-year-old relic site in the mountainous
Liye town, Longshan county, Hunan province. The front and back of the slip contain the fo上海千花网女神会所
rmula in Chinese characters, which is believed to be the earliest and most complete such model in the country.
The slip was among some 38,000 bamboo and wooden pieces found in the well and d
上海千花网ates to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), China’s first unified empire that was powerful but short-lived.
The discovery of these slips, as well as other excavations at the Liye relic site, is deemed on
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It is not only because the Liye slips were 10 times the total number of Qin slips discovered in other parts of China before, but also be
cause the Liye slips bear more than 200,000 characters, documenting the political, economic and social aspects of Liy
上海千花网e life, a riverside military fortress during Qin rule. The relics are helping historians to understand more about the dyn
asty’s bureaucracy and economic systems, as written records about Qin were previously unclear.
After years of decoding and interpreting the information on the slips, researchers from Hunan are n上海千花网女神会所
ow sharing some of their findings about the Qin era with a display of some 175 slips at A Tale of A S
mall Town, an exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing that runs through Sept 6.上海千花网
These objects are from the collections of the Hunan Provincial Institute of Archaeology in Changsha and the Liye Qi
n Slips Museum near the relic site. Bamboo and wooden slips were the primary上海千花网女神会所
media for texts before paper was invented by Cai Lun, an official of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).
Pieces from the collection of Liye slips, which have been cleaned, date from 222 BC to 20上海千花网
8 BC, unfolding a panoramic view of administrative management at the prefecture level then, as well as ep
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own’s past that people today are able to get a bigger picture of the rise and fall of Qin rulers.
Archaeologists and historians view the significance of the Liye slips rivalin
g that of the discovery of Qin’s Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, in 1974.
Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu
e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.上海乌托邦女神会所
Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n
oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦
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上海乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.
For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio
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y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon
etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦
nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”
Online advertising service revenue was 2.2 billion yuan in the second quarter, down 16 percent ye上海乌托邦女神会所
ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela
ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.
rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
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e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
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to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
al facilities will expand to a scale of 152.4 billion yuan ($22.18 billion) as
the garbage sorting and recycling campaign makes headway, providing related compa上海千花坊
nies with various business opportunities, according to the E20 Institute of Environment Industry.
上海千花坊女神会所Aiming at a greater market presence and higher production efficiency, companies are rac
ing to maximize the use of intelligent and cutting-edge technologies in waste disposal.
A good example is the Chinese payment giant Alipay, which has rolled out a mini-program to h上海千花坊
elp sort garbage by using artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies.
By scanning waste items with their smartphones, users can learn in seconds how to sort their trash.上海千花坊女神会所
In addition, the internet and big data technologies are also u
sed by companies to assess and analyze the demand for bins in different areas.
Industry body calls on authorities to implement government guidelines
上海千花坊Officials at China’s leading auto industry association are calling for local authoriti
es to implement the central government’s guidelines for boosting car consumption in the wake of ve
hicle sales in the country having fallen for 13 months in a row as of the end of July.
Overall vehicle sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market stood at 1.8 million in July, falling 4.3 percent from t上海千花坊女神会所
he same month last year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
Total sales in the first seven months of this year totaled 14.13 million, down 11.4 percent year-on-year.上海千花坊
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onths because of a lower comparable base figure from the second half of last year a上海千花坊
nd because of the measures implemented to help with car consumption.
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from 2018 to 26.68 million vehicles. It has also trimmed its forecast for a rise in new ene
rgy vehicle sales to 1.5 million from a forecast of 1.6 million made at the start of the year.