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Shanghai has seen a sharp decline in the usage of disposable items such as toothbrushes, combs, razors, nail polis
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request. The violation of the rule could result in fines ranging from 500 to 5,000 yuan ($72.6 to $726).
At St. Regis Shanghai Jing’an Hotel, the number
of disposable toothbrushes used in July was 30 percent lower than the usual average.
亚博极速下注夜网女神会所Campanile Shanghai Jing’an Hotel, which is affiliated to Jin Jiang International Hotels Company, also saw a 30 perc
ent drop in the overall usage of the six items, Xiao Bo, brand executive of Campanile, told the local news portal Eastday.
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e sizes of toothpaste and offer customers a size according to the duration of their stay,” Xiao told Eastday.
Xiao added that the usage of these six disposable items may be reduced by up to 80 perc
亚博极速下注夜网女神会所ent in the near future as waste treatment regulations get introduced to more cities in China.
Meanwhile, the InterContinental Hotels Group on July 30 announced its plan to swap its miniature bathroom amenities to bu
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“It’s a big step in the right direction and will allow us to significantly reduce our waste footpri
nt and environmental impact as we make the change,” said Keith Barr, CEO of IHG.
亚博极速下注夜网女神会所Gu Jianbin, market regulation department directo
r at the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, poi
nted out that the new garbage sorting regulations have created new opportunities for vendors.亚博极速下注夜网
亚博极速下注夜网女神会所”Those who used to produce single-use items can now shift their focus t
o manufacturing portable, eco-friendly and reusable hotel supplies for customers,” said Gu.
ue to their cost advantage and rapidly growing domestic demand driven by income growth form the basis of their expan
亚博极速下注会所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
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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
亚博极速下注会所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.
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mulated the innovation-driven development strategy and five new development concepts, Chinese en
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fields as important as aviation, railways and 5G technology, Chinese enterprises have even taken a leading position.
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For years Huawei’s R&D intensity has been above 14 percent. In actual terms, Huawei’s R&D investment las
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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.亚博极速下注会所品茶微信
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.
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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.
d to $87.27 billion by the end of June, up from $79.32 billion in January. China had the
亚博极速下注419论坛world’s sixth-largest gold reserves by the end of 2018 with a total of 1,852 metric tons.
“In 2019, the major task of foreign exchange management is to enhance mid-and long-term ass
亚博极速下注419论坛品茶微信et allocation and optimize and adjust investment strategies,” the administration’s report said.
The administration also for the first time disclosed the currency composition
of the country’s foreign exchange reserves in the annual report. The reserves denom亚博极速下注419论坛
inated by the US dollar accounted for 58 percent of the total by the end of 2014, down from 79 percent in 1995.
Among global foreign exchange reserves, US dollar-denominated assets m
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“China’s forex reserve currency structure is diversified, even more diversified than the world’s average level,” Wang said. “It is in line
with requirements of China’s economic and trade development, as well as the demand of international payments.”亚博极速下注419论坛品茶微信
For China, most of the foreign exchange reserves, nearly 60 to 70 percent, are held as sovereign debt from
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But it is quite unlikely for the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to influenc
e the renminbi exchange rate through selling of foreign exchange reserves, even if t
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As of the end of June, China’s foreign exchange reserves stood at $3.12 trillion, up from $3.10 trillion by May, according to central bank data.
er apparatus, to make their Falcon 9 series rockets reusable.
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ynamic efficiency and allow the rocket’s debris to conduct controlled descents,” he said. “The type used by the Long
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As China has become one of the biggest users of carrier rockets, finding solutions to the safet
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Currently, people in potential rocket debris areas are evacuated to safe places during each launch mission.
A new cartoon film,?Ne Zha, based on a mythical male figure in Chinese folklore who is famo亚博极速下注会所
us as an incarnation of a lotus and assumes its figure as hero, has created a record in China’s cartoon film hi
亚博极速下注会所story while reviving memories of one of the best cartoon films in China’s modern history.
Within four days of hitting screens, the film registered sales of 700 million yuan ($101.55
million). In fact, for two successive days its single-day sales exceeded 200 million yuan ($29.01 million).亚博极速下注会所品茶微信
Even on Douban, China’s equivalent of Imdb where audiences and commentat
ors are rather critical, it got a rating of 8.7 out of 10, possibly one of the highest in the website’s history.
亚博极速下注会所In simple words,?Ne Zha?has won unprecedented high popularity from the market
and applause from professionals, which is quite rare. Not surprisingly, Ne Zha is often depicted as a young hero stan
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But on domestic social networking sites, some have expressed worry about the film, comparing it
with?Prince Ne Zha’s Triumph Against the Dragon King, a traditional cartoon film that hit screens
亚博极速下注会所品茶微信in 1979. Based on the same legendary story, the traditional film is cherished as a memory by mos
t people born in the 1980s, because its possibly the first cartoon movie they watched in life.
never allow the US to use a simple way to redefine other countries’ status. Existing WTO rule
?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信s need to be respected, while US unilateralism should be resolutely opposed,” Cheng said.
Speaking at the WTO General Council Meeting in March, Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen
?亚博极速下注乌托邦of China said the core issue of development is not whether developing nation members are willing to make gre
ater contributions in future negotiations, but rather if they can have equal rights in negotiations.
Zhang said some developed-nation WTO members enjoy certain privileg?亚博极速下注乌托邦
es in negotiations. If such structural imbalance continues, the only way for develo
ping members to partially remedy imbalances is through special and differential treatment, he said.
?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信Russia showed its navy muscle by displaying its latest frigates at a parade to mark its Navy Day on the Baltic Sea on Sunday.
The parade, involving more than 4,000 personnel, 43 warships and subm
arines, and 31 aircraft, was held near Saint Petersburg and nearby Kronshtadt. It show?亚博极速下注乌托邦
s the Navy is ready to fight back any aggressor, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the parade.
?亚博极速下注乌托邦The ships included the Admiral Kasatonov frigate, the Gremyashchiy-class corvette, the Kronshtadt submarine of p
roject 677, the small Mytishchi and the Serpukhov rocket ships and the Ivan Antonov minesweeper.
The Navy Day is celebrated across Russia to honor “all those who at different times in history served Russia faithfully and lo?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
yally, and who continue doing this on its borders and far away from the homeland”, Putin said.
By the end of the parade, amphibious Be-200 airplanes, an A-50 long-range radar surveillan?亚博极速下注乌托邦
ce aircraft, as well as Su-30SM fighter jets flew over the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland.
?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信”Our Navy ensures security of the country, its national interests and can properly repulse any aggressor,” Putin said.
This is guaranteed by unique weapons that Russia has, he said, “but the most import
ant is that the courage and training standards of the fleet crews, loyalty to the St. Andrew’s Flag (Russia’s
Navy Flag) and devotion to the Fatherland remain a special and lofty duty for?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
them. The sailors stand to the end when they perform their combat missions”, Putin said.
hina moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countries this
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The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 ranked 129 economies based on 80 indicators, inclu?亚博极速下注会所
ding traditional measurements such as research and development investments, international patent
?亚博极速下注会所品茶微信and trademark applications, as well as newer indicators like mobile phone app creation and high-tech exports.
China remained in first place in quality of innovation among middle-income economies f
or the seventh consecutive year, according to the report, and achieved the top spot in patents, utility mo?亚博极速下注会所品茶微信
dels, trademarks and industrial designs by origin, as well as high-technology and creative goods exports. The
country also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.
?亚博极速下注会所This year’s report named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country, followe
d by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the rep?亚博极速下注会所品茶微信
ort noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infra
?亚博极速下注会所structure with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of
intellectual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
hina has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled citi?亚博极速下注会所品茶微信
zens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements
?亚博极速下注会所品茶微信in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it has done its utmos
t to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.
As of 4 pm Saturday, 29 people are dead and 22 more remain missing af
亚博极速下注419论坛ter a landslide hit Southwest China’s Guizhou province, local authorities said.
On Tuesday night, a landslide lashed a village in Shuicheng county of the city of Liupanshui, burying 21 houses. Rescue work soon started.
A total of 40 people had been rescued from the site, according to the local emergency rescue command.亚博极速下注419论坛女神会所
Multiple rescue teams and experts have been working on the site into the fourth day, se
亚博极速下注419论坛arching for the missing people. Disease control personnel have been sanitizing the area.
The local government has set up a temporary settlement point in a local middle school, offering medical services and psychological counseling.
A 30-million-yuan (about $4.35 million) disaster relief fund has been allocated by the ministries of finance and e亚博极速下注419论坛女神会所
mergency management and will be used to support the search, rescue and relocation of victims, as well as other disaster relief work.
Experts from Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital in Central China’s Hubei province
亚博极速下注419论坛have travelled thousands of kilometers across the nation to conduct examinations on chi
ldren with congenital heart diseases and carry out surgeries free of charge, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported.
Ever since the hospital was founded in 1999, the team of medical experts led by Tao L
iang, head of the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery department, has paid visits to a number of poverty-str亚博极速下注419论坛女神会所
icken regions, old revolutionary base areas and remote mountainous areas. In the past eight years, they have visited T
ibet autonomous region five times, bringing professional medical assistance to local residents.
亚博极速下注419论坛Phuntsok Yangdron, a 16-year-old Tibetan girl, received help from experts at Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital seven years ago.
In 2012, she was diagnosed with leakage in her left atrium and right heart cro
wn. Later, she was transferred to Wuhan to receive heart surgery, and Tao was her surgeon.亚博极速下注419论坛女神会所
The two met again this year when the hospital’s expert team revisited Yangdron’s hometown in Naidong county, Shannan, Tibet autonomous
region. The teenage girl was excited to see Tao, she said. “I still remember how frightened I was when I went to Wuhan. I w
亚博极速下注419论坛女神会所as 9 years old, alone and far away from home, and was about to receive my first ever heart surgery.”
But Yangdron was lucky. “The doctors at the hospital were very kind to me,” she said. “They comforted m
e, took care of me. They gave me the courage to do the surgery without too many worries.”
After undergoing the minimally invasive surgery, Yangdron recovered quickly and the operation was a total success.
Countries will work together in order to manage South China Sea situation
亚博极速下注千花网品茶微信hina and the Philippines agreed to maintain peace in the South China Sea and carr
y on friendly ties in the latest talks between their senior diplomats, Beijing said on Friday.
Vice-Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo亚博极速下注千花网
held the 22nd China-Philippines diplomatic consultation in Manila on Tuesday, the first of its kind since the two c
ountries established ties of comprehensive strategic cooperation last year.
亚博极速下注千花网The two countries agreed to hold the fifth meeting of the bilateral consultation mechanism on th
e South China Sea as soon as possible in China, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said
on Friday. The mechanism was established at the 20th diplomatic consultation in 2017.亚博极速下注千花网品茶微信
They also agreed to work together to manage the situation at sea and promote joint dev
亚博极速下注千花网elopment, Hua said during a daily news conference, adding that China and the Philip
pines will work together to promote discussions to reach a code of conduct in the South China Sea.
Both sides believed that the situation in the region is s亚博极速下注千花网品茶微信
table in general, as a result of their joint efforts as well as those of other count
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d is that they should continue to deepen cooperation over the Belt and Road In
itiative and “be good neighbors, good friends and good partners forever”, Hua said.
亚博极速下注千花网Both sides believed that the turn for the better made in bilateral ties in 2016 promoted comm
on development of the two countries as well as contributed to regional development and prosperity, she said.
Ties improved when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte亚博极速下注千花网品茶微信
visited China and the two countries issued a joint statement in October 2016 th
at said the two countries reaffirmed the importance of addressing their territorial disputes th
rough friendly consultations and negotiations by the sovereign states directly concerned.
Shanghai will host the 12th round of China-US trade talks; The 52nd ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeti
?亚博极速下注419ng will be held in Thailand; Colombian president will pay a state visit to China; Puerto Rico
Governor Ricardo will resign amid public anger over obscenity-laced online chats.
These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting July 29.?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
China and the US will hold the 12th round of trade talks in Shanghai from July 30 to 31, said
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng at a news conference on Thursday.
?亚博极速下注419The meetings scheduled for next week will be the first face-to-face discussions betw
een the two sides since their top leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan last month.
The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its related m?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
eetings will take place from July 29 to Aug 3 in Bangkok. The meetings will further ad
vance topics discussed by ASEAN leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit, which has just concluded.
?亚博极速下注419The main topics at the AMM in Bangkok will continue to be driving and responding to new challenges, which are relat
ed to the launch of a satellite warehouse in Chai Nat, Thailand, and the opening of the ASEAN Center of Military Medici
ne in Thailand, all capable of supporting countries outside the region coping with natural disasters.?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, the ASEA
N-China, Japan and the Republic of Korea foreign ministers’ meeting, foreign ministers’ meeting of East Asia Summit and
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信the ASEAN Regional Forum foreign ministers’ meeting, all to be held in Bangkok from July 30 to August 3.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Represent
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roving the bilateral trade relationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信Analysts said that holding the talks in Shanghai, the country’s financia
l hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is deter
mined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
Tao said “it is not difficult to do good deed. What’s challenging is to k
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that Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital’s efforts will help cure more patients and make their dreams come true.亚博极速下注夜生活
Medical programs organized by Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital have provided heart operations
for 40,000 children and teenagers from a number of regions including Guizhou province, Ningxia Hui autono
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genital heart disease patients who come from impoverished families have benefitted from free heart surgeries.
By the end of 2019, the hospital aims to see its 10,000th patient, whose life will be greatly improved by the heart surgery.
亚博极速下注夜生活hina moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countries this y
ear, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Wednesday.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 ranked 129 economies based on 80 indicators, including traditional mea亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
surements such as research and development investments, international patent and trademark applications, as w
亚博极速下注夜生活ell as newer indicators like mobile phone app creation and high-tech exports.
China remained in first place in quality of innovation among middle-income economies for t
he seventh consecutive year, according to the report, and achieved the top spot in patents, utility mode亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
ls, trademarks and industrial designs by origin, as well as high-technology and creative goods exports. The co
亚博极速下注夜生活untry also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.
This year’s report named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country, follow
ed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the repo
rt noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.亚博极速下注夜生活
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrast
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所ructure with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of in
tellectual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.