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Du Zhixiong, a resear上海会所ural Development

t Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China

‘s agricultural sector was plagued by inefficient production practices for上海会所品茶微信

many years, while annual output was highly susceptible to changes in climate.

For example, from 1959 to 1961 large parts of the country experienced a severe drought.上海会所

In 1961, the arid conditions reduced the total crop yield by 61 million metric tons, a 30 percent fall from 1958.

Since the early 1980s, the central leadership has attached great significan

上海会所ce to agricultural innovation. In 2015, investment in scientific and technological research reached 55 billion yu

an ($7.8 billion at today’s rates), compared with 720 million yuan in 1978, Du said.

According to the ministry, more than 96 percent of fields dedicated to the cultivation上海会所品茶微信

of major crops, including rice, corn and wheat, are sown with high-yield, resilient species.

上海会所A number of crop-breeding platforms that employ scientifically proven approaches-such as the use of “dwarf-st

erile” wheat, the “super rice” system and hybrid corn breeding-have been established to fast-t

rack improvements in edible crops and ensure the food supply is reliable and safe in the long term.

The wide application of modern farming techniques ha上海会所品茶微信

s also helped farmers to raise yields and reduce damage to the environment.

At present, environmentally friendly methods are used to prevent and control pests on 56.7 mill

ion hectares under cultivation, accounting for 15 percent of the total area affected by such pests.

上海会所Meanwhile, smarter use of pesticides in demonstra

tion areas has reduced the use of chemicals by 20 to 30 percent, the ministry said.

The use of fertilizers has been further contained as a result of a nationwide campaign l上海会所品茶微信

aunched in 2005. It aims to tailor the use of synthesized fertilizers to suit local soil conditions

and improve awareness of the scientific management of fertilizers among farmers.

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After-school classes, 上海楼凤fill kids’ sur teaches

More than 80 percent of Chinese parents have made arrangements for their young children du

ring summer vacation, with extracurricular classes and travel their top choices, a recent survey found. 上海楼凤

The survey, conducted by the parenting channel on qq.com and Penguin Fa

irytale, an open content platform for kids, collected 10,410 samples from 28 cities.

 上海楼凤女神会所More than 72 percent of the respondents had their children take extracurricular clas

ses and about 50 percent had their children go on a trip, according to the survey.

Among the respondents, 64.5 percent have only one child. More than half of the res 上海楼凤

pondents‘ children are pre-school age, and 38.3 percent are in elementary school.

When asked about the purpose of after-school tutoring, 66 percent of the p

 上海楼凤arents said they want their children to adapt to this learning environment from a young age a

nd 27 percent said they are afraid their children will be left behind by their peers if others take such classes.

On the choice of extracurricular classes, parents tend to choose interest-oriented classes f 上海楼凤女神会所

or pre-school children, and academic classes for elementary school age children, the survey showed.

Learning happens not just in the classroom these days; summer camps, seeing shows 上海楼凤

and exhibitions and overseas study tours are becoming increasingly common, according to the sur

 上海楼凤女神会所vey. Overseas study tours are especially popular among families in first- and second-tier cities.

For many families, summer vacation has become a new spending season for child

ren’s education besides the back-to-school time right before the new school year begins, the survey said. 上海楼凤

More than half of the surveyed families spent less than 10,000 yu

an ($1,422) this summer, about 20 percent spent more t

han 20,000 yuan, while nearly three percent splashed out more than 50,000 yuan. 上海楼凤女神会所

The biggest chunk of family spending during summer went to children’s edu

cation — 44.7 percent, followed by 32.6 percent on daily necessities and 22.7 percent on family travel.

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Such remarks distort th上海后花园which is that it is the

 criminal actions of the demonstrators that are denying democracy and freedom to law-abiding Hong Kong residents.

And although Washington has repeatedly denied playing any role in the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the ill-inten上海后花园

tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited

上海后花园Hong Kong residents to engage in confrontation with both the SAR government and the central government.

If the increasing violent acts employed by the Hong Kong demonstrators are still being categorized as p上海后花园女神会所

eaceful calls for democracy by these US politicians and others, what happened in Hong Kong in the pa

st weeks has shown people around the world the ugly and violent side of Western-style democracy.

Here is what rioters have done in Hong Kong in the name of upholding democracy上海后花园

They have repeatedly occupied public spaces to stage illegal demonstrations, they have blocked roads and h

ijacked subway carriages so that people cannot go to work, they have attacked police officers, police stations and pol

上海后花园女神会所ice family quarters, even passers-by, and they have stormed the airport forcing it to shut down three times so far this month.

The Hong Kong police have done what they are supposed to do, which is enforce the law, fight crimes and uphold social order.

Yet by turning a blind eye to the iron-clad evidence of what is happening in the SAR, some polit上海后花园

icians in the US have criticized the Hong Kong police claiming they have used excessive force. One only has to re

call the police actions in Ferguson in the US and in Paris, France, to see how restrained the Hong Kong police have bee上海后花园女神会所

n. But using a double standard in this way has become typical US behavior. Anti-China forces in the West should not un

derestimate China’s determination to safeguard stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. Nor should they un上海后花园

derestimate China’s capability to defend its territorial sovereignty and security.

Meanwhile, the agitators and insurrectionists in Hong Kong should discard an

y illusion they may have that they will get away with their illegal acts and crimes. And th上海后花园女神会所

e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.

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new foreign-funded 上海千花坊es were started, the m

With industrial and consumption upgrades, investment in hig

h-tech industries climbed 43.1 percent year-on-year — 29.3 percent of the total FDI — am上海千花坊女神会所

ong which the high-tech service sector gained 97.4 billion yuan in FDI, up 63.2 percent.

上海千花坊Zhang Xiaofan, a partner at Deloitte’s global Chinese services group, said trade tensions between China and the United Sta

tes will not force any country or region to replace China’s position as a key player in the global supply chain.

Because of its members’ different cultures, currencies and po上海千花坊

litical systems, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations cannot match China’s size as a

huge consumption market. Neither can ASEAN members muster as many policy and institutional advantages as Chin

a to fine tune economic structures and fend off potential financial risks, Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所

China also has a well-developed infrastructure to support the real economy, Zhang added.

Attracted by China’s consumer market driven by an expanding middle-income group

上海千花坊女神会所and fast developing information technology, foreign investment from Germany and the Republic of Korea surg

ed in the first seven months, posting growth rates of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.

FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent year-on-year, while

FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew by 5 percent.上海千花坊女神会所

Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce

in China, said that to prevent risks caused by unilateral actions, China and the Eur上海千花坊

opean Union should further efforts to reach the EU-China comprehensive agreement on invest

ment by 2020, perhaps eyeing a new free trade agreement soon after that.

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The Hong Kong Fed上海乌托邦of Journalists also iss

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.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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

上海乌托邦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上海乌托邦

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上海乌托邦

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.

上海乌托邦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.

上海乌托邦品茶微信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.”上海乌托邦

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上海乌托邦品茶微信

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.上海乌托邦

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.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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.

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Serving the people: 上海夜网mission alivectures in front

Party motto inspired by young soldier keeps educating members in new era

XI’AN-Serving the people wholeheartedly-this is

the motto of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest ruling party. 上海夜网

In an education campaign themed “stay true to our founding mission”, which has been carried out nationwide since May, all CPC

members and officials are required to bear in mind the phrase and act accordingly. 上海夜网女神会所

The expression “serving the people” originated from a speech by late Chinese leader Ma

o Zedong in September 1944 in memory of a soldier, Zhang Side, renowned for

his lofty morality for serving the people wholeheartedly and sacrificing for the benefit of the people. 上海夜网

The speech has had a profound impact on the history of the CPC, and “serv

 上海夜网女神会所ing the people wholeheartedly” became the fundamental purpose of the Party.

Seventy-five years on, Zhang’s stories have been eulogized by generations of Chinese, and his spirit has been passed on.

Role modelBorn in an impoverished peasant family in Sichuan province in 1915, Zhang joined the New Fourth Army in 上海夜网

1933 and the CPC four years later. Throughout the Long March, Zhang fought bravely in battles and was injured seve

ral times. He also worked very hard while in Yan’an, a revolutionary base of the CPC in the 1940s.

On Sept 5, 1944, Zhang was working in a kiln with several soldiers when suddenly, the kiln coll 上海夜网女神会所

apsed. Zhang pushed a soldier out of the kiln, resulting in him being buried. He died at the age of 29.

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fugitives on class-A wa上海后花园e detainedA total of

of the 50 fugitives suspected of major crimes who are on a class-A wanted notice is

sued by China’s Ministry of Public Security have been detained, the ministry announced Thursday.

Of the 23 detainees, two are suspected of intentional homicide, eight are suspected of gan

g-related and organized crimes, seven are suspected of telecom and online fraud

and five are suspected of other major crimes of fraud, the ministry said at a press conference.上海后花园女神会所

Since the class-A wanted notice was issued on July 24, public security authorities

上海后花园nationwide have taken the highest-level measures of investigation and surveilla

nce on the 50 fugitives, said Jiang Guoli, deputy head of the criminal investigation bureau under the ministry.

He said seven of the fugitives voluntarily turned themselves in to the authorities under the pressure of the law and policies.上海后花园

Two fugitives were arrested by police with the help of tip-offs and thos

上海后花园女神会所e who offered tip-offs will be awarded 200,000 yuan ($28,400), Jiang noted.

The public security authorities are verifying a large number of clues about the fugitives provided by the public, he said.

Jiang stressed that the authorities and the people have the determination and ca上海后花园女神会所

pability to arrest the rest of the fugitives and urged them to surrender for leniency.

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海后花园

A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken special me

asures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and to上海后花园女神会所

urists from around the world, according to the municipal culture and tourism bureau.

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Police will strictly enforc上海419ng Kong Special Admi

ministrative Region (HKSAR) government and police have condemned illegal assemblies by protesters in Ko

上海419品茶微信wloon and the New Territories and said that police will strictly enforce the law against all violent and illegal acts.

The HKSAR said on Saturday that protesters who breach the law should be brought to justice, while the police reiter上海419

ated on early Sunday that anyone participating in an unauthorized assembly will be committing an offence.

A large group of protesters gathered in Tai Po on Friday although their request of such an event had been turned down by the police.

上海419品茶微信They damaged public properties and blocked thoroughfares including the K

owloon entrance of the Cross-Harbor Tunnel, and they also set fires in various places.

According to the police, some protesters aimed laser beams at police officers and some even hurled objects and stones at police officers.

After repeated warnin上海419gs, the police dispersed the protesters, sometime using tear gas when necessary.

During the operation, HKSAR police arrested 16 people for unlawful assembly, possession of offe

上海419nsive weapon, assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer in the execution of duties.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Friday that the yuan’s exchange r

ate was “broadly in line with medium-term fundamentals” and China’s central bank “has had little foreign exch上海419品茶微信

ange interventions in recent years”, a conclusion that clarifies China’s innocence from currency manipulation.

The IMF said that the country’s external position in 2018 was “broadly in li

上海419ne with the level consistent with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies”.

The organization also welcomed China’s efforts to reform its exchange rate regime to make the yuan more fle

xible, according to its report released after its latest Article IV consultation with China that concluded on July 31.上海419品茶微信

The clarification by the IMF indicates that the US Treasury’s reckless claim on Mon

day of China engaging in currency manipulation is nothing but unfounded finger-pointing.

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Both countries are 上海夜生活friendly neighbors that are

are at a crucial stage of development, Wang said, calling for the two

countries to handle their historical grudge properly and avoid unilateral actions.上海夜生活

Qureshi said China is Pakistan’s long-trusted friend, and that he believe

上海夜生活女神会所s China will uphold justice over the Kashmir issue. Pakistan will continue to support Chi

na’s legitimate position in issues concerning China’s core interests without any hesitation, he said.

Honor, one of the two signature smartphone brands of Huawei Technologies Co, unveiled its first smart TV on上海夜生活

Saturday, marking the company’s official entry into the TV-related sector amid mounting competition.

It is the also the first electronic products that is powered by its in-house operating system Har

mony OS, as Huawei aims to build its own software ecosystem for the era of the internet of things.上海夜生活女神会所

Zhao Ming, president of Honor, said the company aims to leverage its years of innovation in smartphones to reshape the role of TV in daily lives.

On top of boasting the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product comes with a 55-i

nch screen and will function as a hub for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.上海夜生活

Priced from 3,799 yuan ($538), the TV comes with Wi-Fi chips which are used in smartphones, providing seamless experience. Zhao said.

上海夜生活女神会所Content from video steaming sites including Tencent Video and MGTV are available on Honor’s smart TV.

It is also equipped with an artificial-intelligence-enabled camera for smooth te

levision calls and supports playing mobile games on smart TVs with low latency.

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Inflation rises, but will 上海千花网ntrollable’e produ

There are few factors that would continue to push up inflation except for food, he said. A

uthorities have vowed to keep the country’s monetary policy prudent and will not resort to excessive m上海千花网女神会所

oney supply to stimulate economic growth, thereby helping to stabilize prices, Liu said.

上海千花网Li Chao, chief economist at Huatai Securities, said that the July readin

g may be the highest this year because prices of most items have remained stable or we

akened. As the momentum of price increases for fruit and pork is expected to weaken, CPI growth may trend down in t上海千花网女神会所

he August-October period. “We think the price rise pressure remains controllable,” he said in a research note.

The stable inflation level will not have a significant bearing on monetary policymaking, said Liu of CUFE.

上海千花网But Liu also warned that policymakers should closely monitor the food

price changes and ensure stable food supplies to iron out major price fluctuations.上海千花网

The producer price index, which measures factory-gate prices and co

ncerns corporate profitability, dropped by 0.3 percent year-on-year in July, the NBS said.上海千花网

The fall reflects the easing of GDP growth, which slowed to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter.

上海千花网女神会所”The fall is in line with market expectations,” said Zhu Jianfang and Liu Boyang, economists at CITIC Securities. The c

ountry’s environmental protection measures, which reduce production capacity, may help bolster PPI in the com

ing months, but the situation will not improve significantly, they said in a research note.上海千花网

Online media registration for the second China International Import Expo opened on Fri

day. The registration system at media.ciie.org will be accessible until September 30.

上海千花网女神会所When registering for a media pass, foreign journalists who will be travelling to China to cover the ev

ent need to specify their outlet in the “foreign media organizations” listing under the media organization categ

ory, and select the “foreigners for temporary stay in China” option when entering their personal information.

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