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Facing external uncert 压博足球娱乐平台千花坊a has been unswe

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?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.

?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊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?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.

?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom

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.?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

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

ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

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?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

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?压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

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.

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So I followed that advic压博足球娱乐平台千花坊rt because of th

the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

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agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

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Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

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The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less?remained the same as last yea压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102?last year, moving in to the top 100?this year?while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province?dropping?out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊品茶微信The overall GDP of the top 20 cities in H1 reached 16.16 trillion yuan?($2.29 trillion), contributing 35.84 percent to th

e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

atistics collected by a data journalism lab under 21st Century Business Herald, said.

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in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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At the age of he joined he压博足球娱乐平台千花坊r father, who was a str

treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.

In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.

The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, pre压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H

all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.

“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie,?La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w

ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所uctions, titled?Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.

Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei

ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.

“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese

cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.

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Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.

It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.

When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.

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ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.

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Liang said since the tr压博足球娱乐平台千花坊ade dispute started, China

?has become the third largest trading partner of US.

“The first half of this year, only US imports increased; but its export压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

s have declined by 1 percent year-on-year. Its foreign trade growth entirely relies on its i

mports,” he said. “However, China’s exports in the first half of this year were still on the rise.”压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

Mei Xinyu, a researcher at the International Trade and Economic Cooperation Institute of the Ministry of Com

merce, said the intensified trade dispute will only further expose a downfall within the US economy.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

India’s top lender seeks fresh growth opportunities to boost bilateral trade, investments

Amid a wave of closures of various Indians banks’ China operations, India’s larg

est lender said it will not only stay committed to serving the mainland market but seek fresh growth oppo压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

rtunities, to boost both bilateral trade and the growing Chinese investments in Indian startups.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊”The deepening of reforms and opening-up in China’s financial services sector, and

the rise of the AIIB(Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and the NDB (New Development Bank) are en

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊couraging signs in China. Despite slowing economic growth, China remains a key destination for foreign banks. Pr

ospects for bilateral trade growth are bright, so we are looking at trade finance,” said Venkat Nageswar, deputy ma

naging director in charge of international operations of the State Bank of India.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

He argued the $300 billion Chinese exports were mainly daily consumption products. As the tariffs are enforced, it will s

timulate inflation in the US, which has been increasing in recent years faster than the consumer price index.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊Zhou Mi, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Econ

omic Cooperation, said imposing tariffs will only put on more risk on the supply side of US’ industry chain.

“China is a developing country while the US is a post-industrialized country. A large part of their materials to make con压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

sumer goods and industrial products depends on imports,” Zhou said, adding that tariffs will only leave the US with two ch

oices—buying from China with a higher cost, or buying from other countries with uncertain quantity and quality.

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As the museum’s reput压博足球娱乐平台千花坊 more visitors ca

with many from other localities outside Lanzhou. The rising number of visitors also gave her good financial returns.

“A ticket to the museum costs 36 yuan ($5), and if you book online in advance, you can get a disc压博足球娱乐平台千花坊品茶微信

ount of 6 yuan,” she said. Despite not being free, the lure of the museum has proved to be enduring. It curre

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊ntly receives up to 100 visitors every day on average, making it the latest “must-visit site” in Lanzhou.

But breakup museums did not originate in China. In 2006, an artist couple in Croatia came up

with the idea after breaking up and established the world’s first breakup museum. The idea drew many压博足球娱乐平台千花坊品茶微信

followers, and similar museums sprang up around the world. Many in China also jumped on the bandwagon.

“I think it is a quite new, creative form of economy,” said Dou Xuecheng, a professor wit

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊h Gansu Agricultural University. “Traditionally in China, love and relationships are not to be expressed or d

isplayed in public, but as our society becomes more diverse, the attitudes of young people are changing.”

Dou said that the museum is a reflection that more people are after spiritual satisfaction.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊品茶微信

“But such forms of the economy can be short-lived,” Dou said. “

The organizers need to strengthen the content and services in the museums to prolong their life.”压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

Li Fangfang said that currently, the most important thing is to keep the museum rolling financially.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊品茶微信”Even though we have many visitors, we also face high rent and labor costs,” she said. “B

ut we will definitely enhance our services according to the demands of our customers in the future.”

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China’s largest autom压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

otive lithium-ion battery maker, forecast a 120 percent to 150 percent annual profit gr

owth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊品茶微信

Net profit in the Jan-June period rose to between 2 billion yuan ($290 million) and 2.28

billion yuan, CATL said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Saturday.

CATL said the strong profit growth came after it attracted more customers, strengthene、

d cost control and the NEV market boom resulted in a bigger demand for its lithium-ion batteries.

Despite sluggish sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, China’s NEV market has experienced a boom.

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Apple supports more t压博足球娱乐平台千花坊 jobs in China, tech

Apple Inc said it has supported more than 5 million jobs in China through its local companies, research

and development centers, local suppliers and third-party mobile application developers on its App Store.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

The United States tech giant said that it derived about 20 percent of its global revenue from China in 2018, up $7 billion from a year ago.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊It has set up nine companies in China, with 71 branches nationwide. It also had 51 retail

stores across the country by the end of 2018, Apple added in its latest China corporate social responsibility report.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro comp压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

uter in China, shifting production of its only major device assembled in the US to China.

Ecolab Inc, a United States-based global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, will invest mo

e on innovation in China and get focused on three of its core businesses, its top management said.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

“A big area of focus for us more recently has been digital innovation,” said Jill Wyant, executive vice-president of regions, Ecolab. She is also the president of

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所the company’s global healthcare unit. “We have a corporate relationship with Microsoft in terms of some of their cloud co

mputing platforms and solutions. We’re in the process of extending that relationship in china. We’ve hired a chief dig

ital officer and hired someone to help us look after digital infrastructure and architecture.”压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

Ecolab made a multimillion-dollar investment in innovation in China. The comp

any built a research and development center in Shanghai around a decade ago.

Apple said in a statement, “the new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in California and includes components from seve压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

ral countries including the United States”, and “final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process”.

Apple has been expanding its R&D push in China, one of the world’s largest consumer elec

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所tronics markets. Since 2017, it has established four R&D centers in the country – one each in Beijing, Sh

enzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 million) and emp

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The company directly employed over 13,600 people in China by the end of 2018.

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Environmental experts 压博足球娱乐平台千花坊lcomed the manda

tory trash sorti压博足球娱乐平台千花坊ng implementation in Shanghai, saying it will serve as an example for the capital’s upcoming revised regulation.

Chang Jiwen, deputy director of the Institute for Resources and En压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

vironment at Development Research Center of the State Council, said Shanghai’s waste so

rting will give reference to Beijing as the public’s awareness has been greatly enhanced due to the implementation.

“Some citizens in Shanghai formed the habit of delivering the压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

garbage to recycling stations every day, since the trash bins had been removed,” he said. “Be

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所ijing can follow Shanghai’s suit on mandatory household garbage sorting the same way.”

Jiang Jianguo, a professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Environm

ent, said there are still lots of challenges if Beijing plans to classify residential garbage.

“Most of the residential garbage didn’t have recycling value, but that trash makes up most of the public’s garbage,” h压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

e said. “How to restrict those through legislation remains a question to consider in the future.”

Beijing has carried out trash sorting since early 1998, when the Dachengxiang commu

nity in Xicheng district became the first neighborhood to classify garbage. At the end of 2011, the city p压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

ublished China’s first domestic waste management regulation, which took effect on March 1, 2012.

However, the implementation of trash sorting in Beijing hasn’t gone well in the past decade, since mere encouragement is not en压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

ough for citizens to change their habits, said Hao Zhilan, director of the urban construction and environmental p

rotection committee, at the Beijing’s People Congress meeting at the end of May.

The previous regulations didn’t give specific fines for househ

olds, companies or institutions that fail to sort their garbage properly.

Yuan Yiyu, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of International Business and Econom

ics in Beijing, said she started to learn garbage classification this month since the implementation of t

rash sorting in Shanghai largely drove her passion to learn waste sorting at college.

“I hope to use the garbage classification knowledge more in the future to help better protect our city’s environment,” she said.

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In 2017, the State Counci压博足球娱乐平台千花坊l issued a guideline on AI deve

elopment,with a goal of keeping China’s overall AI technology and application level in line with the world’s advanced level by 2020. It also underlined making Chi

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所na a forerunner in the world in terms of AI knowledge, technology and application by 2030.

Last year’s Government Work Report introduced instructions to promote the development of the

new generation of AI, especially in the fields of healthcare, pensions,culture, education, and sports.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

At the beginning of this year, the government highlighted that AI development should be integrated into the country’s real economy,and that the in

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所dustry should be market-driven, to stimulate enterprises’ power of innovation and vitality of internal growth.

A recent International Data Corp report showed that in 2018,China’s AI market size in terms of sales revenue reached $1.76

billion. The figure is expected to reach $11.9 billion by 2023. By 2030, China is expected to take a lead in the

world in terms of AI theory, technology and application, and become a major AI innovation center.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

Zhu Guang, CEO of Du Xiaoman Financial, the financial arm of Baidu, said: “In China, in the coming five to 10 yea

rs, AI technology will be deeply integrated into every industry. Some major companies will offer better i

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more time to use imagination and creativity,in order to make things that cannot be replaced by machines better.”

So, SAS established a financial incubation center in Nanjing,Jiangsu province, in East China,integrating its financia压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

l system into the local ecosystem. It also set up an internet of things partnership with the local government of

Wuxi, Jiangsu province, using its technology to energize the city’s outdated industries.

Last year, at the China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, SAS teamed up with local fi压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

nancial institutions to set up a big data lab.The goal was to nurture talent and incubate new projects. It also partnered w

ith the municipal government of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on a manufacturing project.

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Through Apple’s App Store, Chinese developers’ prod

ducts have entered the global stage and many of them have become successful cases internationally,” Ge said.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所She cited the global success of short video-sharing app TikTok, also known as Douyin in

China, and the apps developed by China’s Palace Museum, as examples of China’s innovative ability.

TikTok has 75 language versions and is liked by users from over 150 countries and regions, while the 11压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

apps developed by the Palace Museum have been downloaded by over 5 million users across the world.

“In the future, Apple and Chinese developers will enhance their coo

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所peration in the education and technology sectors, and hopefully Apple would contribute more to China’s app economy,” she said.

Before coming to Shanghai, Ge led the US company’s wireless technologies software engineering teams for nine ye

ars. Looking back, she admitted it is challenging to transition from a technical management job to run business in China.压博足球娱乐平台千花坊

“But I am very grateful to have the opportunity to return to China from the US. We hav

e a wonderful team of around 13,000 employees in China. They offer me great help.”

She has worked closely with Apple’s local R&D team and carrier partners to develop new Chin压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所

a-specific features for iPhone and iPad, including dual-SIM cards function, QR code support and shor

t messaging service fraud prevention. Apple has also enabled the use of a phone number as an Apple ID.

“We want to offer better localized services. That is what I have been constantly pushing forward and what I like most,” Ge said.

压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所She also hailed the smooth progress of the construction of Apple’s first China data center in Guiyang,

Guizhou province, adding that the company had received tremendous support from the local government.

“Apple’s recent moves demonstrate it no longer views China as a mere mar

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ector-general of the Information Consumption Alliance, a telecom industry association.

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Li reaffirmed that压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所ergize the Belt

?and Road Initiat压博足球娱乐平台千花坊女神会所ive with development strategies of various countrie

s based on market rules and business principles to ensure sustainable cooperation.

Chairmen and CEOs from leading global companies including UPS, Volk

swagen, Rio Tinto, Nokia, Schneider Electric, ABB and ArcelorMittal attended the meeting.

The business leaders said they all remain committed to strengthen

ing cooperation with China, and want to expand cooperation with it in such fields as fina

nce, automotives, digital economy, 5G, innovation, infrastructure and manufacturing.

They said they are committed to promoting global infrastru

cture connectivity, jointly upholding free trade and opposing protectionism.

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