Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat
ion in Hong Kong as a bargaining chip for negotiations or as leverage for fueling competition with Beijing.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel
osi have spoken out on or pushed legislation concerning the recent violent protests in the city.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un
ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.
亚博极速下注乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.
In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A
dministrative Region said on Tuesday that China resolutely opposes any country attempting to “take Hong Kong’s s亚博极速下注乌托邦
tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.
“Do not daydream about China making a deal using its territorial sovereignty and national reunification,” an unnamed spokesperson亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.
On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin
亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信g of courage from the people of Hong Kong stands in stark contrast to a cowardly government”, and she reite
rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.
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.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
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
亚博极速下注乌托邦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 K亚博极速下注乌托邦
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 know亚博极速下注乌托邦
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.
亚博极速下注乌托邦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.
亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信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.”亚博极速下注乌托邦
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 tariff亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
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.亚博极速下注乌托邦
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.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
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.
?smartphones, Yu said,?“Of course, it can be used in smartphones. But An
亚博极速下注乌托邦droid is still Huawei’s preferred choice for handsets,?given the status-quo eco
system. However, when Android is not available, Harmony can be applied to smartphones immediately.”
Yu highlighted that Harmony is the next-generation system based on microkernel, and i亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
t can be distributed to all scenarios, including smart TVs, automobiles, and wearables, and other hardware.
Huawei said it has over 500 million registered users and 910,000 mobile application developers on Huawei’s platform.
亚博极速下注乌托邦Since the 1980s, the Louvre Glass Pyramid by legendary Chinese American architect I.M. Pei has been a central ph
ysical landmark in the French capital. Now, three decades later, two young Chinese architects in their mid-20s are offer
ing an innovative design to rebuild the damaged roof and spire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
The design has won the top prize out of more than 200 entries in the unofficial globa
l Notre-Dame design competition hosted by GoArchitect, an independent publisher.
亚博极速下注乌托邦The two young architects behind the design, Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li, are
both Cornell graduates and currently working with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SO
M), a well-known American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
Cai and Li submitted their competition entry as a
team of two individuals, not representing the company where they work.
Titled Paris Heartbeat, the winning design includ
亚博极速下注乌托邦es a mirrored roof and spire to reflect and interact with city surroundings.
Inside the spire, a magnetic levitating installation is designed to float up and down to evoke the beating heart of the city.
A marvelously intricate kaleidoscope covers the ceiling, bot亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
h bearing memory of the historical decoration and offering a futuristic feeling.
Still, the winning design of the may not end up to be the final restoration plan for the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
na and France in Paris, Xi described “four deficits” in global affairs, namely a governance deficit, tru
?亚博极速下注乌托邦st deficit, peace deficit and development deficit, and proposed a four-pronged approach to addressing these deficits.
Dialogue facilitates understanding among countries, as was demon
?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所strated in the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in Beijing in May.
The conference aimed to create a new platform for advancing equal dialogue, mutual le
arning and mutual inspiration among civilizations in Asia and the rest of the world, Xi said.?亚博极速下注乌托邦
The intensifying global challenges humanity is facing now require concerted efforts by countries across the world, he said.
?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所hina strongly opposes a new tariff proposal from the United States
targeting $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, and vowed to take necessary
countermeasures if the move is implemented, ministry officials said on Friday.
Shortly after the 12th round of bilateral trade talks in Shanghai, the US government said on Thursday that it?亚博极速下注乌托邦
would impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting Sept 1. The plan will put
additional tariffs on basically all Chinese goods coming into the US, but medicines will not be affected.
?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that China is “strongly dissati
sfied with and resolutely opposed to” the US tariff proposal. The US plan seriously violates the consensus reached
between the heads of the two countries in Japan, deviates from the right track and won’t help solve the problem, it said.
?亚博极速下注乌托邦The country will have to take necessary countermeasures if the US tariffs c
ome into force, the ministry said, urging the US to correct its mistakes in a timely ma
nner, address the issues on the basis of equality and mutual respect and get back on the right track.?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in B
angkok on Friday that unilaterally imposing additional tariffs is surely not a p
?亚博极速下注乌托邦roper approach for resolving economic and trade issues, and it violates WTO rules.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a news confe
rence that China will not accept any kind of extreme pressure, intimidation or black?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所
mail. Neither will China give in an inch on major issues of principle, Hua said.
s China’s experience in environmental treatment as well as achievi
亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信ng the 2030 Agenda goals, he said, adding that the country actively promoted the alignment between
international cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
China also stands ready to work with all sides to push forward the global environmental gover亚博极速下注乌托邦
nance and protection, and contribute to making the world a place with a well-preserved ecology, Xi said.
A company prefers, of course, to be above reproach. But, failing that, the next best thing is unquestionably to get rid of the body, f
亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信or it is being found with it wrapped in the carpet that brings remorse and the loss of trust from its customers.
Which is the position FedEx finds itself in now.
It has claimed that it misdirected three of Chinese telecommuni亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
cations giant Huawei’s packages to the United States in May due to what it called “operational error”.
亚博极速下注乌托邦Yet investigation by the Chinese authorities has found these were not due to any
oversight but rather part of a deliberate pattern of behavior in which the US ex
press services company is also suspected of holding up more than 100 Huawei packages entering China, as well as other violations of the law.亚博极速下注乌托邦
And with the investigation still on-going, it is expected that more wrongdoings are yet to be revealed.
亚博极速下注乌托邦Responding to China’s investigation on Friday, FedEx blamed the mishandling of the packages on the “unclear” rules of the US Com
merce Department, claiming they bring “great complexity” to its operation. “That is why we sued” the department, it said.
As one of the first foreign express delivery companies coming to China nearly 40 year亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
s ago, FedEx is well aware of China’s postal law. But it has obviously underestimated the country’s dete
rmination to enforce it to the letter. Otherwise, it would have not given such a feeble excuse when it was discovered to have
亚博极速下注乌托邦delivered the three Huawei packages to the US, not their intended destination, which for one of the top-no
tch companies in the industry handling 15 million packages a day is a rather telling slip.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
Not to mention that the on-going probe has just unveiled that it provided “cus
A sign for STAR Market, China’s new Nasdaq-style tech board, is see
?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所n after the listing ceremony of the first batch of companies at Shanghai Stock Exchang
Prices of stocks on new tech-focused board likely to diverge, say experts?亚博极速下注乌托邦
Stocks on Shanghai’s STAR Market extended their gains on Thursday, and analysts
?亚博极速下注乌托邦said prices of stocks on the new tech-focused board may diverge with lower volatility in the near future.
ward trend in the third quarter, they added, given fading concerns that the new
board may str?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所ain the liquidity of other submarkets and the expected bottoming out of economic growth.
After a spectacular average gain of 140 percent on Monday and a retreat on Tuesday, t
?亚博极速下注乌托邦he first 25 stocks on the STAR Market posted consecutive gains broadly in the following two trading days.
On Thursday, stocks on the STAR Market ended up by 5.5 percent on a?亚博极速下注乌托邦
verage, versus 11 percent on Wednesday, with 23 of them registering gains and three of th
em rising by more than 10 percent, according to financial information provider Wind Info.
The value of shares that changed hands on the new board was around 29 billion yu?亚博极速下注乌托邦
an ($4.2 billion) on Thursday, down from the more than 48 billion yuan on Monday.
“Trading of the STAR Market has been relatively rational, without signs of notable excessive speculation,” said W
?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所ang Maobin, investment department chair at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
Behind the stable debut of the new market are innovations in fundamental market
rules, including enabling investors to short-sell stocks from their first trading day and the 10-minute halt of tra?亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所
ding when intraday gains or losses hit 30 percent and 60 percent, according to Wang
Shanghai has good conditions for conducting consultations,” Gao said, without elaborating.
亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Ligh
thizer will meet with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at i
mproving the bilateral trade relationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所
China will never seek hegemony, expansion or spheres of influence, and the People’s Libera
亚博极速下注乌托邦tion Army will continue to develop its capability with a “reasonable and appropriate” budget to protect n
ational interests and world peace, a defense white paper published on Wednesday said.
The white paper, on China’s national defense, published by the Informa亚博极速下注乌托邦
tion Office of the State Council, is the 10th of its kind since 1998 and the first compr
亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所ehensive one since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012.
“The development of China’s national defense aims to meet its rightful se
curity needs and contribute to the growth of the wo亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所rld’s peaceful forces,” the paper said.
“History proves and will continue to prove that China will never follow the beaten track of big powers seeking hegem
亚博极速下注乌托邦ony. No matter how it will develop, China will never threaten any country or seek any sphere of influence.”
Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said the亚博极速下注乌托邦女神会所
PLA has expanded its global outreach via cooperation and humanitarian mission
s, but such a trend is not at odds with China’s commitment to following the path of peaceful development.亚博极速下注乌托邦
“The PLA stepping onto the world stage is to effectively protect China’s overseas interests
and provide more public security services in adherence with common expectations of the interna
tional community,” he said. “In other words, the PLA brings security, not threat; opportunity, not challenge to the world.”
They defaced the national emblem mounted at the entrance of the office and painted offensive graffiti on the office’s exterior.
亚博极速下注乌托邦Lam said the vandalism is in blatant defiance of the nation’s sovereignty and an open chal
lenge to the “one country, two systems” principle. It has caused great harm to the SAR, which is governed u亚博极速下注乌托邦
nder the principle, and it hurt the sentiments of people in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland.
Lam also strongly denounced the “astonishing and outrageous” attacks
亚博极速下注乌托邦in Yuen Long in the New Territories. Late on Sunday night, attackers in white shir
ts, some wearing masks, assaulted bystanders and commuters at the Yuen Long subway station with bamboo sticks an
d metal poles. They said they were targeting radical protesters who have disrupted local order.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
The attackers completely disregarded law and order as they indiscriminately assaulted innocent people, she said, addin
g that what they did was appalling and totally unacceptable. She requested that the police chief conduct an extensive a
亚博极速下注乌托邦nd in-depth investigation into the incidents and punish those who violated the law.
The SAR government has zero tolerance for any kind of violence at any time, anywhere and toward anyone.
Commissioner of Police Lo Wai-chung pledged that the police investigation will begin imm亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
ediately, and the force will pursue offenders at all costs in order to bring them to justice.
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attackers at the Yuen Long subway station. The police force is against any kind of violence, Lo stressed.
Wang Zhimin, director of the Liaison Office, made the “stron
gest condemnation” of the vandalizing of the office on Sunday night.
Saying that Hong Kong has seen a series of radical protests that exceeded the bo
undaries of peaceful demonstration, Wang said these acts have challenged the city’s rul
e of law and seriously undermined the fundamental interests of Hong Kong residents.亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
He said he believed the Hong Kong government and its law-enfo
rcement bodies will punish those responsible according to the law.
conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U
niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school.?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol
?亚博极速下注乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.
This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te
chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.
“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve
?亚博极速下注乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.
“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta
ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.
As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信
han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro
?亚博极速下注乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.
In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug
on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup
ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally.?亚博极速下注乌托邦
The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b
y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo
?亚博极速下注乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiao-jiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked
at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.
“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte?亚博极速下注乌托邦
rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.