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Headquarters in Beijing says move is a blow to bilateral education cooperation
The Confucius Institute Headquarters said it deeply regrets a decision by the education department in Australia’s most p亚博极速下注夜生活
opulous state to end a Chinese-language education program in its public schools and ho
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所pes the New South Wales government will not politicize normal bilateral cooperation in education.
“We hope the NSW government will give more consideration to the negative infl
uence of closing the Confucius program on the state’s Chinese language education亚博极速下注夜生活
and its education cooperation with China,” the Confucius Institute Headquarters said in a statement on F
riday, adding it would take necessary measures to safeguard its rights and interests.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
In May last year, the department ordered a review of foreign government or o
亚博极速下注夜生活rganization support of language education in NSW government schools.
Though no evidence of “actual political influence” was found by
the review, it said the Confucius Institute established within the department “亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
is or could be facilitating inappropriate foreign influence in the department”.
The department said it had decided to end its cooperation with the Confucius Institute pr亚博极速下注夜生活
ogram at the end of the 2019 school year, which would terminate the Confucius Classroom prog
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所ram in 13 public schools across Sydney and on NSW’s mid-north coast.
Instead, the NSW Department of Education will invest A$1.2 million ($810,0
00) to continue teaching the Chinese language in the 13 schools, it said, adding tha亚博极速下注夜生活
t 15 percent of the pupils learning Chinese in NSW public schools were doing so in Confucius Classrooms.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is based in Beijing, said the program wa亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
s established in the spirit of mutual respect, friendly consultation, equality and reciprocity. It also said the co
operation involved was open and transparent and adhered to laws and regulations.
?Friday said it would retaliate against Trump’s plans for the imposition of tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods on Se
pt 1 and Dec 15 by slapping levies on US imports valued at $75 billion on the same dates. In a statement, China’s Com亚博极速下注夜生活
merce Ministry said the action was “forced by the US’s unilateralism and protectionism.”
In response, Trump tweeted: “Our country has lost stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China ov
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所er many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, &
they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be better off without them.”
Trump demanded that American companies “immediately st亚博极速下注夜生活
art looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and mak
ing your products in the USA.” Trump has no authority to tell US companies how to operate.
亚博极速下注夜生活Following Trump’s tweet post, David French, the senior vice-presid
ent of government relations of the National Retail Federation, tweeted: “It is un
realistic for American retailers to move out of the world’s second largest economy…”亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
“Our presence in China allows us to reach Chinese customers and develop overseas markets. This, i
n turn, allows us to grow and expand opportunities for American workers, businesses and consumers.”
亚博极速下注夜生活The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 25,628.90, down 623.34 points or 2.37 percent. N
asdaq closed at 7,751.77, down 239.62 points or 3 percent. The S&P 500 was also down, closing
at 2,847.11, down 75.84 points or 2.59 percent. The market closed down for the fourth week in a row.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
The continuing trade dispute and fears about a worldwide economic slowdown have led c
entral banks in the US and around the world to ease monetary policy in recent months.
seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing亚博极速下注夜生活
to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.亚博极速下注夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong
Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o亚博极速下注夜生活
pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre亚博极速下注夜生活
ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i亚博极速下注夜生活
mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.
“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
ce and the blockade of Hong Kong International Airport by some radical demonstra
tors, Abdulaziz Alshaabani, a Saudi Arabian expert on Chinese affairs, said such radical acts seriously unde亚博极速下注夜生活
rmined the rule of law, hindered economic development and harmed the interests of Hong Kong’s people.
If the violence further escalates, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will suffer a severe blo
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Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist at The Philippine Star, said the continued chaos in Hong Kong, apparently created by an
ti-government protesters and encouraged by foreign influences, must be quickly stopped.亚博极速下注夜生活
Strong measures should be taken as the chaos is not only bad for Hong Kong’s economy and tourism, but also disad
vantageous for the prosperity of the East Asian region as Hong Kong is an important financial and trade center, he said.亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信
China’s Mission to the European Union said on Wednesday that
what is happening in Hong Kong is now devolving into extreme violence.
亚博极速下注夜生活It said in an online statement that any attempt to lump together the
rigorously lawful exercise of duties by Hong Kong police with the extreme and violent offe
nses by radicals is absolutely misleading and incorrect, and China is firmly opposed to such attempts.亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信
China’s diplomatic mission in Geneva also lashed out at the United Nati
ons human rights office on Wednesday, accusing its spokesman of making a “wro
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The Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR said on Wednesday that the words and deeds of som亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信
e lawmakers from the United States have shown them to be the “black hands” behind the violent radicals in Hong Kong, ref
erring to a comment from US legislators including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
d global perspective when it comes to more complicated businesses such as fixed income, currency and commodities. Th
亚博极速下注夜生活eir operation mechanism has proved to be successful on a global scale. More important, their capability regarding risk m
anagement, if not applicable to all, is superior to most of the Chinese brokerages,” said Huang.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
Industry insiders also said any worry that overseas brokerages will overtake their Chinese counterparts overnight would be unfounded.
Li Xunlei, chief economist at Zhongtai Securities, said domestic players still lacking the nec
亚博极速下注夜生活essary tools and trading models 10 years ago. But now, although its size is still smaller in global terms, the C
hinese capital market is maturing amid intense competition, especially for initial public offerings.
“The presence of foreign brokerages will make the domestic capital market more co亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
ncentrated, facilitating the development of large companies,” he said.
Mohsine el Baghdadi always wanted to be an English teacher in China, considering such a job to be ideal.
亚博极速下注夜生活A friend who taught English in China told the 27-year-old Moroccan that foreign teac
hers are in high demand, there are boundless opportunities and the jobs are well paid.
Baghdadi’s own experience confirmed this. Replies flooded in after he posted a message on Facebook, stating: “Hello fro亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
Morocco. I am an English-language teacher searching for a good job with a good salary in China.”
Many of the replies were job invitations from recruitment agencies, whi
亚博极速下注夜生活le others came from language institutes. For the most part, they told Baghdadi that a
pplying for a job in China was straightforward. It was sufficient merely to submit a resume.
The salary also was tempting. Baghdadi teaches English in Morocco, where he is paid $500 a month. However, those who ap亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
proached him from China offered a monthly salary ranging from $1,500 to $2,500, with a bonus.
Beckett had planned to provide more information to media later Friday, but the news conference is being rescheduled for next week.
亚博极速下注夜生活Brendt Christensen, who kidnapped and killed Zhang in 2
017, was sentenced last month to life imprisonment without the possibility of release.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
Zhang went missing on June 9, 2017, after getting into a black Saturn Astra about five blo
亚博极速下注夜生活cks away from where she got off a bus on her way to an apartment complex to sign a lease.
Christensen was arrested on June 30, 2017, after being caught on t
ape pointing out people he described as “ideal victims” during a vigil in Zhang’s honor.
亚博极速下注夜生活Keeping his eye on the ball, Zhang Kai is training hard in an attempt to secure his future Olympic glory.
On an ordinary night in 2004, 6-year-old Zhang Kai crawled into bed at his
home in suburban Beijing, after his parents had long gone to sleep in their own room.亚博极速下注夜生活
There the child lay wide awake, listening over and over again to the imaginary sound of a
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所tiny white table tennis ball hitting his bat, just as it did during the afternoon training session.
This went on for some time, before Zhang sat up, and with a highlig
hter pen wrote on the wall beside his little bed: “The four dreams of mine …”亚博极速下注夜生活
Those dreams were: to become a district champion, a city champion, a national champion and at last, a world champion.
It was a moment of solemnity, made even more so by the innocent hopefulne
亚博极速下注夜生活ss of a child. Sixteen years later, Zhang can still feel the burn he had felt in his chest when he
put down those lines, with the few Chinese characters he’d been taught as a first-grader.
The first three (goals) have been met. All I need to do is to fight for the fourth and last one, irrespective of the result,” he said.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
Zhang spent June in Beijing, training first in Chengdu and then in his hometown, Beijing.
亚博极速下注夜生活”I’ll be in Germany between August and next May for further training. B
ut in October, I’ll play against the Canadians in the North America Olympic Games team q
ualification,” he said. “This is to get ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and I’亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
m now fighting to be one of three who could play the qualification representing the US.”
The competition is fierce to the point of being cruel. But for Zhang, who became a US citizen in April and thus eligible for re
亚博极速下注夜生活presenting the country in international competitions, that is how things have always been.
“I was introduced to ping-pong as a 5-year-old, when a coach came to our kindergarte
n looking for kids with potential. He pinched a few shoulders and asked us to move aroun亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
d a little bit. And before I knew it, I was handpicked, the only one out of the entire class,” he said.
Tao said “it is not difficult to do good deed. What’s challenging is to k
亚博极速下注夜生活eep doing them and encourage people around you to participate in these activities.” He hopes
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
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所mous region and Tibet autonomous region since its establishment. A total of over 9,600 junior con
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.
?echelons of Liangzhu society,” Liu says. “That is to say only nobles, who were also religious chiefs, had th
亚博极速下注夜生活e right to own cong. So, these items may have been used by the tomb occupants during their lifetime.
“Perhaps they once wore cong like people wear Christian crosses or Buddhist beads today,” he adds.亚博极速下注夜生活
However, the biggest cong ever found, a 6.5-kg article commonly referred to as the “king of cong” due to its size, is probab
亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信ly too heavy to be worn. This highlight of the ongoing exhibition was unearthed by Liu in 1986 in Fanshan cem
etery among the ruins of Liangzhu. More than 1,000 jade articles were found in the cemetery.
Gao explains that while previous exhibitions of Liangzhu jade mainly focused亚博极速下注夜生活
on the most important items, the intention of this show is to present a panorama.
“We selected whole sets of jade found in cemeteries and put them on display at the same time,” h
亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信e says. “That way, people can gain a more complete view of the ritual systems back then.”
Axe-shaped artifacts called yue-common symbols of power-were found in Liangzhu. Whe
n the “king of yue”, the largest item of its kind is put on display, it attracts a great deal of attention not jus
t due to its size, but for its solemn character. A tiny relief of a Liangzhu motif on on亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信
e corner of the axe looks like the earliest example of a “logo” marked on a Chinese product.
亚博极速下注夜生活In the graves of female nobles, disc-shaped jades called bi ar
e commonly praised for their elegance. Threads of tubular jade pieces,
beads and bracelets at the exhibition also show the splendor and intricacy of the jewelry at the time.亚博极速下注夜生活
“This uniform ceremonial system using jade shows a united belief and strong cohesion i
亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信n society,” Liu says. “Compared with previous times, jade from the Liangzhu period had made a hug
e leap in terms of number, size and quality. This boom accompanied the rise in kingship.”
The 6th Sino-Si亚博极速下注夜生活ngapore Knowledge Forum (SSKF) commenced with a grand opening in Four Seasons Hotel on Aug 24, with a special focus on the coll
亚博极速下注夜生活aboration and development strategies between China and Singapore, as well as high quality development, reform and inn
ovation in the new era of China’s all-round opening up of its market. This was the first time for SSKF, which in亚博极速下注夜生活
augurated in 2013, to be held in Singapore after five successful years of forums in Guangzhou.
亚博极速下注夜生活Being the flagship project of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC), the annual event of
SSKF is currently the only high-level forum taking turns to being held in China and Singapore. It is also the strategic dialogue pl
atform mutually initiated and advanced by high-level officials from Singapore and Guangdong province.亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信
This year’s distinguished keynote speakers who delivered the opening addresses include Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Education Minister and co-chair
person of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council; Ma Xingrui, governor of Guangdong province and Zho
u Yawei, director-general of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City administrative committee. Zhong M
anying, commercial minister counselor of Embassy of China in Singapore attended the forum.
Ong Ye Kung hoped for SS亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信KF to continue to serve as a high-end strate
gic dialogue platform for Singapore-Guangdong cooperation, positioning SSGKC to be one
亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信of the leading projects among Sino-Singapore bilateral collaborations with its uniqueness in software cooperation.
Zhou Yawei also recognized SSGKC’s achievement of transforming itself into a large-scale and high-profile city of technol
ogy and innovation. SSKF has also earned its credit of bridging ideas and minds in the past years. SSGKC is be
lieved to have reached greater heights with its new identity as a nation-level bilateral collaborative project.亚博极速下注夜生活品茶微信
Themed “Forging New Frontiers – All-round Opening Up and Innovation-driven Development”, this year’s forum aims
to tap on the collective intelligence of think tank experts and business leaders from China and Singapore, to exp
lore hot trending topics and embark on panel discussions regarding the future collaborations and developments be
tween China and Singapore. An estimate of 250 guests from Singapore and China have attended the Forum.
Two thematic panel sessions took place right after the opening ceremony and the sessions were themed respectively as “The Co
llaboration and Development Strategies between China and Singapore in the New Era of All-Round Opening up” an
d “High Quality Development, Reform and Innovation”. Invited guests from China and Singapore adopted a three-pr
ineering, said the commercialization of 5G will reshape how software is applied to different industries, with cloud computing expected to play a bigger role in boost
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所ing efficiency in corporate governance and factory production. International cooperation is needed to better adapt to such a trend.
Bill McDermott, CEO of German software and cloud giant SAP, called the Chinese market “the jew亚博极速下注夜生活
el in the crown” for the company in an earlier interview and said the company is doubling down on its presence here.
“I will not be surprised if China becomes our largest market by 2025, with local companies scrambli亚博极速下注夜生活
ng to upgrade their corporate management methods and factories with digital technologies,” McDermott said.
The technology giant delivered its best results in the country in 2018 and promised in January to pour more resourc
亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所es into expanding its presence in the market for small and medium-sized enterprises and building up the local talent and infrastructure in China.
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Ch
eng Yuet-ngor on Monday vowed to double the government’s efforts to get the city off to a new start.亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
That has imposed greater downside risks for Hong Kong’s economy, and the governmen
t should devote its energy to taking precautionary measures as well as making appropriate responses, Lam said.
Looking back at the past 22 years, Hong Kong has experienced some changes, ups and downs in the politi亚博极速下注夜生活女神会所
cal, economic and social areas. Yet, Hong Kong has, generally speaking, remained stable and prosperous, she said.
Backed by the motherland and open to the world, Hong Kong has continued to leverag
e its unique advantages under the “one country, two systems” principle, said the chief executive.
Lam made the remarks at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the establishment of the HKSAR.
Every year, July 1 is an opportunity to look back on the past and look forward to a new year ahead for the SAR, she said.
“Serving over 7 million people in Hong Kong, we also have much to do in the future to improve people’s livelihoods,” said Lam.
That requires Hong Kong society to make plans together and work in concert, Lam said.
She also took note of the problems the city is currently facing, including the unstable
external environment and the unsolved trade conflicts between China and the United States.