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communication Union, said China is a pioneer in reducing the digital divide, with a strong input of resources
?yabo2018体育后花园to ensure that more people can access fast, affordable mobile communication and broadband network services.
After the conclusion of an important meeting of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the participants said Chi
na seeks to make its fiscal policy more effective and maintain “reasonably ample” liquidity. And instead of resorting to a sti?yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
mulus in the real estate market, China will lay emphasis on “proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy”.
It is a challenging balancing act, but the right stance at the right time.
?yabo2018体育后花园Meanwhile, White House pledged to impose an additional 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports to th
e US, which caused US stocks to tank 280 points. The White House needs a scapegoat as the Fed cuts ca
nnot offset Trump’s tweet policies, US growth is slowing and a slowdown is looming in 2020.
The CPC Central Committee seeks to avoid targeted but costly stimulus policies, which co?yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
uld exacerbate new risks of asset bubbles over time, while ensuring adequate fiscal support. Since inf
rastructure investment remains relatively soft by historical standards, fiscal easing on investment is likely in the s
?yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信econd half of the year. And it could be tilted toward small enterprises and startups.
The International Telecommunication Union drafted the Dunhuang Initiative
on Thursday, calling for more countries and regions to promote internet connectivity.
Chen Zhongyue, deputy general manager of China Telecom, said the telecom carrier has been working hard to build b?yabo2018体育后花园
etter telecom infrastructure to help people in remote mountainous regions and districts enjoy fast internet services.
In Gansu province alone, the company has invested 1.9 billion yuan since 2016 to help reduce poverty through building
?yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信more 4G base stations in rural areas. Currently, 96 percent of poverty-stricken administrative villa
ges in Gansu has been covered by 4G signals and 99 percent have been covered by the optical network.
Zhang said the group also has more job opportunities thanks to better legal protections, more policy support and training programs.
yabo2018体育后花园More than 80 laws and 50 administrative regulations have been passed concerning the prot
ection of the rights and interests of people with disabilities, according to the white paper.
A number of policies, including tax breaks, have been rolled out to encourage employers to hire disabled workers, it said.yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
Profits of China’s major industrial firms fell 2.4 percent year on year in the first half
yabo2018体育后花园of 2019, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Saturday.
The decline quickened slightly from a fall of 2.3 percent in the January-May period.
Combined profits of industrial firms with annual revenue of moryabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
e than 20 million yuan (about $2.9 million) amounted to 2.98 trillion yuan in the first
yabo2018体育后花园six months, while their revenue rose 4.7 percent to 50.9 trillion yuan during the period.
Specifically, profits of state-owned industrial firms dropped 8.7 percent from one year earlier to 936.88 billion yuan, w
hile those of private ones reached 743.07 billion yuan, a 6-percent year-on-year increase.yabo2018体育后花园
In June alone, profits of industrial firms dropped 3.1 percent from one year earlier to 601.92 billion yuan, according to the NBS.
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信Profits at 26 of the 41 sectors surveyed rose compared with one
year earlier, while 15 sectors saw their profits fall, according to the NBS.
The sectors of oil and natural gas exploration, power generation and equipment manufacturing posted strong pyabo2018体育后花园
rofit growth in H1, while auto production, chemicals, and computer, communica
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信tion and electronics manufacturing industries saw their profits decline.
Zhu Hong, an NBS senior statistician, attributed the fall in profits to the weak market demand in the
auto industry and rising cost of the raw materials, including the crude oil and iron ore.yabo2018体育后花园
In H1, auto industry saw its profits sharply down 24.9 percent, while profits in the petroleum processing
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信and steel sectors slumped 53.6 percent and 21.8 percent respectively, dragging the
overall industrial profit growth down by 6.3 percentage points, according to Zhu.
?most innovative country, followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
yabo2018体育后花园女神会所The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the re
port noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.yabo2018体育后花园
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrastruc
yabo2018体育后花园女神会所ture with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of intellect
ual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
Huge gains made in schooling, jobs for people who have special needsyabo2018体育后花园
China has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled
citizens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
yabo2018体育后花园The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it
has done its utmost to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.
The white paper said 666,000 such students studied in speciyabo2018体育后花园女神会所
al schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
China had 19,475 such students in secondary vocational schools or classes nationwide last ye
yabo2018体育后花园ar, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusive, the number of disabled atten
dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.yabo2018体育后花园女神会所
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said at a news
conference on Thursday that China has worked over the last few decades to makeyabo2018体育后花园
sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools in multiple ways, including in mainstream schoyabo2018体育后花园女神会所
ols, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.
?says that there are only about 20 days a year when the cloud and moonlight conditions are ideal for shooting.
yabo2018体育后花园Other challenges include the expense-Xu says that he has spent more than 100,000 yuan on his hobby so far.
According to Tang, astronomy has grown in popularity in China in recent years thanks to the gro
wing achievements of China’s astronomers. One of the most recent achievements was taking part in shoyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
oting the historic first image of a black hole in April. The project was a global effo
yabo2018体育后花园rt that involved more than 200 astronomers worldwide, including 16 from the Chinese mainland.
Growing income levels have also enabled enthusiasts to pursue the costly hobby, he adds.
Looking ahead, Xu hopes to be able to capture photos of even better quality. To do so, he nyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
oted, would require him to shoot in an environment where there is less light pollution.
“Within the next five years, I plan to have a remote platform installed in a place with less light pollution. Unfortunately, there
yabo2018体育后花园will have to be a trade-off-I won’t be able to be as closely involved in the process because of its remoteness,” he says.
According to Xu, many astronomy enthusiasts set up their telescopes and cameras at f
acilities in Yunnan province and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where there is minimal light pollution.yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
These equipment will then be connected to the internet and looked after by caretakers, allowing them to take photos remot
ely via their computers. The annual fee of renting a space at this facility is around 20,000 yuan, Xu adds.
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信To spread his love for astronomy, Xu is also looking to organize classes for young people. Tang suppo
rts this cause, noting that schools in countries overseas place a greater emphasis on natural science than those in
China. As a result, ordinary people here know less about astronomy than their peers abroad.yabo2018体育后花园
“Whenever you look up at the stars, you understand how sho
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信rt our lives are and how insignificant we are. The more you learn about astron
omy, the more you will learn to cherish life and the opportunity to photograph the stars,” Xu says.
?Thiel is seeking to leverage the annoyance of the US Department of Defense and hawk
s in the administration that Google has withdrawn from some US defense projects after a backlash from its employees.yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
Google was targeted with similar accusations in March, when General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta
yabo2018体育后花园ff, expressed such unfounded concerns about Google in a congressional hearing.
Google has repeatedly denied any relations with the Chinese government or the Chinese military.
In response to the latest charges, Riva Sciuto, a spokeswoman for Google, said: “As we have said before, we do not work wityabo2018体育后花园
h the Chinese military. We are working with the US government, including the Depar
yabo2018体育后花园tment of Defense, in many areas including cybersecurity, recruiting and healthcare.”
It is irresponsible of the US leader to buy into Thiel’s allegations and cast aspersions
on China. Google has little business in China. But, to some extent, Thiel has just given him the excuyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
se he needs to cow Google ahead of the election campaign that is looming ever closer.
yabo2018体育后花园The White House has growing concerns about Google’s influence ove
r internet searches and online advertising. It is reportedly mulling a crackd
own on Google for supposedly disadvantaging conservatives in search results.
But as shown by the recent controversial tweets against four congresswomeyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
n by the White House, it is not going to let the truth and social niceties get in the way of its
attack on Google. As such, China has become a victim of US domestic politics, as it hayabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
s been put in the cross-fire between the White House and the internet giant.
The baseless charges against China do a disservice to the efforts of those working hard to hammer out the details of a trade deal.
?payment service providers such as Alipay and WeChat Pay are also stepping up the pace to expa
nd in Hong Kong, starting with mainland tourists and cross-border transportation.yabo2018体育后花园女神会所
In security trading, agencies are using easier processes and lower cost to lure new clients. Val
yabo2018体育后花园uable Capital Ltd, a Hong Kong-based broker backed by SINA Corporation Group, started to open stock a
ccounts online from last September after the service was allowed by local governments.
The startup recently set foot in the A-shares market as well, promising to charge only one third of the industry’s avyabo2018体育后花园女神会所
erage commission so its Hong Kong clients can trade in the three markets of the mainland, Hong Kong and the United States.
yabo2018体育后花园”Financial companies in the Bay Area have been spontaneously exploring the integration of their services for individuals and corporations in the re
gion,” said Xing Yujing, president of the Shenzhen Central Subbranch of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank.
A blacklist recording institutions and individuals who have mistreated iyabo2018体育后花园女神会所
nfants and young children will be established to better govern the nursery industry, a
ccording to draft regulations released by the National Health Commission on Tuesday.yabo2018体育后花园
Violators will be banned from providing childcare services, according to one of the two drafts released by the co
mmission’s department of population monitoring and family development to solicit public opinion until Aug 8.
yabo2018体育后花园The draft pledges zero tolerance against assaults on minors and seeks to hold violators accountable.
Surveillance and alarm systems at nursery institutions will be required to oper
ate around the clock and achieve full coverage of areas where children might appear.yabo2018体育后花园女神会所
“Footage should be stored for no less than 90 days and it is forbidd
en to stop recording, alter or delete video footage for no proper reason,” it said.
She believed they are prepared to follow unified rules and regulations so that capital flow channels in the Bay Area cou
yabo2018体育后花园女神会所ld be essentially linked, instead of the current system of product-based integration.
She said a joint committee of GBA financi
al institutions should be established to coordinate the differences of rules
and standards in Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong so they could operate under a unified set of guidelines.
Namuundari, a 26-year-old Mongolian woman, is working hard to translate the Chinese TV dra
ma “Stay With Me” in the studio of a Khalkha Mongolian language dubbing center here for Chinese films and TV dramas.yabo2018体育后花园
She quietly read the Chinese lines and translated them into Mongolian.
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信”I have participated in the translation of 24 Chinese TV series and I feel proud,” she sai
d, adding that many of her friends had closer contact with China through the plays she dubbed.
Namuundari has been studying Chinese since age six. She returned to her hometown Ulan Batoryabo2018体育后花园
as a Chinese-Mongolian translator after graduation from China’s Beijing International Studies University.
“In recent years, more and more Chinese movies and TV dramas have been dubbed and their Mongolian audience has become larger and larger,” she said.yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
Dubbing Chinese movies and TV plays has become a key area of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Mongolia in recent years.
China has decided to provide Mongolia with 25 films and TV dramas for free from 2014 to 2020. Other p
rojects such as “Silk Road Film and TV Project” have also introduced Chinese video products to Mongolia.yabo2018体育后花园
The Mongolian Language Satellite TV Channel of China’s Inner Mongolia Radio and TV Station set up a tran
yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信slation studio in Ulan Bator in 2015 and then upgraded it as a Khalkha Mongolian language dubbing center in 2016.
Until now, a total of 36 Chinese TV plays and four films have been translated in the
center, of which 30 TV dramas and two movies have been broadcast, said Uul, direyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
ctor of the Khalkha Mongolian Language Dubbing Center for Chinese Films and TV Dramas.
The center has cooperated with 27 local TV stations to broadcast these plays, he added.
Ulan Bator TV Station’s 2016 ratings data showed that Chinese TV dramas such as “May-December Love,” “Ice and Fire of You
th” and “Romance of Our Parents” have been watched more than 100,000 times on average. “May-December Love” ha
s received 550,000 views, setting a new record for foreign TV dramas in Mongolia.
According to Kanter Media’s statistics, the market share of Chinese movies and TV play
s in Mongolia has increased from less than 7 percent in 2014 to more than 20 percent now.
After stocks plummeted last month, US markets are surging once again, on hopes of restarting trade talks with China.
yabo2018体育后花园May this year was one of the worst months of May for US stocks in several years, with US markets seeing wild swings amid the US-initiated trade dispute with China.
But in a sudden about-face, stocks skyrocketed this week. The main rise came Tuesday after US President Donald Trump helyabo2018体育后花园
d a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping saying looking forward to meeting at this month’s G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
The news caused the US Dow Jones Industrial Average to surge nearly 400 points. Stocksyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
continued to rise on Wednesday, on signals from the US Federal Reserve that it could cut interest rates later.
yabo2018体育后花园James M. Roberts, an economist at the Heritage Foundation, told Xinhua that the news about the two presidents’ meeting next week is “certainly encouraging.”
“It is not surprising that markets have reacted favorably,” Roberts said. “Assumin
g that the meeting stays on track, markets should continue to view the upcoming G20 hopefully.”yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
Desmond Lachman, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told Xinhua that markets were buoyed Tuesday
by Trump’s announcement that talks with China would restart, as well as by European Central Bank (ECB) Preside
nt Mario Draghi’s indication that he might soon respond to European economic weakening by restarting the ECB’s bond buying program.yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
That gave the impetus for global bond yields to decline and stocks to rally, he said.
Experts said that markets would be pleased by an agreement by both sides to continue talking.
“Both President Trump and President Xi would benefit from a favorable outcome to their bilateral meeting and to the G20 overall,” Roberts said.yabo2018体育后花园品茶微信
Chief trade negotiators of China and the United States will communicate in line with the
instructions made by the two heads of state, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.
Negotiating teams from both sides will earnestly implement the instructions and make preparations fo
r the meeting of the two heads of state during the G20 Summit in Osaka, MOC spokesperson Gao Feng told a news conference.
“We believe both sides can find ways to properly solve their problems through equitable dialogue and accommodating each other’s legitimate concerns,” he said.
Beijing and Washington had been hammering out a trade deal, but the talks stalled last month after the Trump administration hiked tariffs on $200 bi
llion worth of Chinese goods and threatened to impose further tariffs on additional Chinese imports.
Lachman said US markets would be kept moving if Trump took further US import tariffs on China off the table at the G20 meeting.
impossible for them to keep track of every studeyabo2018体育后花园品茶微信nt’s be
havior throughout a class,” she said, adding that AI is meticulous, tireless and fair
. “It might not replace human teachers, but it can free them from tedious tasks.”
For years, burnout has been a serious issue for the teaching profession around the globe. According
to a 2014 report by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a teachers’ advocacy group, roughly 50
0,000 teachers in the United States either move to new jobs or leave the profession every year.
Speaking at the 2019 National Education Work Conference in Beijing, Chen Baosheng, minister of education, said his minis
try has made reducing unnecessary work for teachers one of this year’s top priorities.
“We have to free teachers from pointless paperwork and nonteaching-related work,” he said.
“We have to give time and energy back to teachers to let them work on their research and on preparing lessons.”