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ntering a new era, Shanghai encountered unprecedented opportunities
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(1) Shanghai has the advantage of “overtaking in bends”
上海千花坊女神会所Four first-tier cities across the world established modern garbage classification systems about 50 years ago.
These systems were first carried out from the perspective of the circular economy. Shangh
ai, as a catcher, started to classify and recycle municipal garbage through comprehensive integration.上海千花坊
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Shanghai’s waste treatment sets the maximum capacity of landfill and incineration fa
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Shanghai residents participate in making waste classification a bottom-up action.
Enterprises strengthen market-oriented changes and fulfill their corporate social responsibility.
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uary and it only took four months to reach an official agreement with the CSGKC administrative committee.
Biopharmaceuticals company InnoCare entered the CSGKC last year. Its founder and CEO, Cui Jis上海千花坊女神会所
ong, said the company will set up a production base in the CSGKC. Their first independent patented
上海千花坊new drug will hit the market by 2020 with an estimated sales value of 10 billion yuan.
Meanwhile, a General Electric bio-campus and an oncother
apy medicine manufacturing center of the international pharma company BeiGene wi上海千花坊女神会所
ll finish construction in the CSGKC this year. It will lead a new stage of development for the knowledge city.
Liu Jian, senior vice-president of BeiGene, said that the production center started construction in 2017. It is exp
上海千花坊女神会所ected to begin operating in the third quarter of 2019, with a production capacity of 24,000 liters of biological agent.
The CSGKC is also designated as a State-level pilot zone for the comprehensive reform of IP use and protection by the Sta上海千花坊
te Council. It has attracted the Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the National Intellectual Property Ad
ministration in Guangdong to settle in CSGKC. They are an important partner to build a whole IP chain in the area.上海千花坊女神会所
The center assesses patent invention applications, searches international patents and international preliminary applic
ations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. It has processed 706,000 patent filings to date.上海千花坊
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Qiu Jiangwen, deputy director of the center, said it will participate in the Bay Area
‘s IP cooperation mechanism and promote the IP culture through various activities.上海千花坊
The local government is striving to improve the local investm
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Among them, the local government will provide housing and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.
he re-weightings and consequent portfolio rebalancing should not be viewed in isolation. In particular, the inve
上海千花坊女神会所stment index changes will be phased in over many months, which will allow investor
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ontinuing inflows of new AUM across constituent markets, which should help to further smooth capital flows.
上海千花坊女神会所The author is a financial sector specialist with the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Resear
ch Office (AMRO), a regional macroeconomic surveillance organization. This is an excerpt from the organ
ization’s latest report. The views don’t necessarily represent those of AMRO or China Daily.上海千花坊
In an international conference on religious freedom he hosted in Washington
上海千花坊女神会所from Tuesday to Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again showed how freely his tongue can wag in an ef
fort to portray the United States as a beacon of freedom in a world that he painted as pitch-black.
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ed entirely”, the evangelical Christian even helpfully proffered a list of those countries he considers culpable.
上海千花坊女神会所Not surprisingly, given his past lambastings of it, China came in for a tongue-lash
ing with Pompeo asserting it is “home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time”.
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t this time he took his rhetoric up a notch describing it as “the stain of the century”.
上海千花坊女神会所He might want to look closer to home for that, as the detention centers on the US southe
rn border are more fitting of that description, having been described by some as “concentration camps”.
Even the US president has admitted, “they’re very crowded, in many cases”. 上海千花坊
But Pompeo carefully avoided overstretching his tongue when presenting h
is examples of China’s human rights abuses. He failed to mention that the many illegal religions and s上海千花坊女神会所
ocial organizations in China and elsewhere in the world are funded by his government for its own political purpos
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ges will be phased in over many months, which will allow investors to gradually and smoothly re-allocate th
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The author is a financial sector specialist with the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), a regional m上海会所
acroeconomic surveillance organization. This is an excerpt from the organ
ization’s latest report. The views don’t necessarily represent those of AMRO or China Daily.上海会所
Multiple local governments including those of Handan in Hebei province, Jinan in Shand
上海会所品茶微信ong province, and Tianjin have banned the so-called Beijing Bikini－which refers to men who roll up their sh
irts or T-shirts to expose their bellies in public places in summer. Aimed at promoting civilized behavior, the ban is a tim
ely move as the “Beijing Bikini” is considered offensive, especially by women.上海会所
Yet the good intentions of the local governments cons
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ticularly in public places. So the authorities should consider all possible options
and devise an appropriate plan to ensure the ban on Beijing Bikini is actually implemented.上海会所品茶微信
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eijing Bikini to cover themselves up. This method of correcting uncivilized behavior in a c
ivilized way reflects proper social management and sends a goodwill signal to the people in general.
上海会所品茶微信However, it is necessary to make certain facts clear, and adopt the most appropriate m
ethods to deal with the issue. For instance, men in Beijing Bikini cannot be held guilty of committing an of
fense. At most, their behavior may be deemed uncivilized. In sociological terms, the
act of a man wearing nothing above the waist could be defined as minor transgression.
e held in New York from March 6-9, marking the US (United States) pr
emiere of Chinese composer Zhao Lin’s A Happy Excursion, a concerto for cello, orchestra a上海乌托邦
d the Pipa. “I was thrilled when I saw so many Westerners watched our performances,” recalls Wu.
上海乌托邦品茶微信She is pleased the younger generation of the pipaplayers tends to be better s
killed than the older generation of performers. She suggests the young people should b
etter understand traditional Chinese culture. Why? Someday, when the young artists perform the traditional Chinese m上海乌托邦
usic on the global stage, they will realize the significance of seeking the roots of the traditional Chinese culture.
Wu cannot remember how many times she has staged performances,上海乌托邦
both at home and abroad, during the past three decades. “My most unforgettable perfor
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e audience was so quiet that I could even hear their breath. My heart was filled with delight when I noticed they wer
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dience,” recalls Wu. “As most of the residents had little chance for entertainment, they considered my上海乌托邦品茶微信
oncert a ‘great event’ in their lives. I was deeply touched by their respective, pious attitude.”
Wu’s zest to perform inspires her to make continuous efforts to pursue artistic perfection, so m
ore people from around the world will be impressed by the unique artistic beauty of the pipa.上海乌托邦
Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical m
usic performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melody featuring cul
tural uniqueness to mark the 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The “Maritime Silk Road Legend Concert 2019” was held in conjunction with marking the 45 years of the diplo
matic relations between the two countries, as we
ll-known conductor Tang Muhai guiding the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra conveyed the meaning of Chin上海乌托邦
ese traditional culture and friendship to the Malaysian people through classical music.
The performance drew hundreds of audience including senior Mala
ysian government officials like Mohamaddin Bin Ketapi, minister of tourism, arts and cul上海乌托邦品茶微信
ture as well as Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
In his message to the performance, Mohamaddin said he believed that the perf
ormances would greatly enhance bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and China.
media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu
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上海419论坛Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su
ch as human rights to criticize China, but what they’re really after is China’s sovereignty. In pa
rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.上海419论坛
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n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag
ainst each other, respect cultural diversities and realize that human rights are really ab上海419论坛
out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.
of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t上海419论坛
hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e
nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:上海419论坛女神会所
State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co
mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.上海419论坛
After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits
as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.
Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel
ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.上海419论坛女神会所
Especially, in the past round of SOE reform, many retirees were allo
wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub上海419论坛女神会所
sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.
Money from the SOEs has long been considered an important way to supplement the social security fund. Howev上海419论坛
er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this
year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account
s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.上海419论坛女神会所
There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government
et revolution, should be encouraged to actively participate in the program and freely voice thei
r concerns. As the toilet revolution is aimed at increasing farmers’ well-being, their opinions about the prog上海419
ram, especially after it is completed, should be given due importance by the local governments.
上海419Besides, the toilet modernization program should be sustainable in nature. And for that, the of
ficials need to take measures to ensure the toilets’ design and structure can withstand the test of time a上海419品茶微信
nd the facilities can be sustainably maintained. Since the aim of the toilet revolution is not just to accomplish a task assign
上海419ed by the higher authorities, but to revitalize the countryside, local officials should not embellish their performance by p
resenting results that appear impressive but lack substance. Instead, they should a
ttempt to fundamentally improve farmers’ living conditions so they can lead a better life.上海419品茶微信
Jiang Wenlai, a professor at the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
上海419There is a need to pay more attention to sustainability
The toilet revolution has not only improved farmers’ quality of life,
but also brought them some unexpected benefits. For instance, thanks to the significant impr上海419品茶微信
ovement in the living conditions in rural areas, partly due to the toilet revolution, young people living in the city ten
d to spend more time with their parents or grandparents in the countryside. As such, farmers will gra上海419
dually recognize the program’s many benefits and their enthusiasm for the toilet revolution will likely increase.
Also, certain villages’ experiences of the nationwide toilet modernization campaign could be applied elsewhere. For i上海419品茶微信
nstance, the model of integrating toilet renovation with domestic wastewater treatment adopted by Laiwu, Sha
ndong province, not only turns waste into productive commodity, but also significantly lowers the cost of the toilet ren
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Moreover, there is a need to pay more attention to the effects and sustainability of the
toilet revolution. To this end, a third-party monitoring and evaluation system sho上海419品茶微信
uld be established to assess the results and ensure the program is properly operated in the long run.
Yu Fawen, a research fellow at the Institute of Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Major convenience stores in Japan announced on Tuesday that the
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nment” before the country plays host to international sports events, such as the 2020 Olympics.
上海夜生活品茶微信7-Eleven Japan Co, Lawson Inc and FamilyMart Co, the top three convenience store chain operators, have all dec
ided to end the sale of adult publications and manga comics by the end of August, citing concerns over har
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f the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.
“In the past, 7-Eleven was mostly used by male customers to buy beverages and fast foo上海夜生活
d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.
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“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.
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1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
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a in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.