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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.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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”.

上海乌托邦”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上海乌托邦

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上海乌托邦品茶微信

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

上海乌托邦品茶微信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”.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech and calls for bui

lding a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win dev

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President’s Thought on Diplomacy has opened new vistas, achieved fresh progress

上海419品茶微信Editor’s note: Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy is the fundamental guideline for China’s diplomati

c work in the new era. China Daily is publishing a series of stories to examine how Xi’s proposals have

become internationally accepted and made great contributions to world peace and human progress.上海419

When Brenda Kazule returned to Zambia after completing her master’s degree at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and

上海419品茶微信Development at Peking University in June last year, she had a thick book in her unwieldy luggage.

Kazule, a traditional-affairs officer from Muchinga province, said the book — Xi Jinping: The Governance of China — is import

ant to her because it gave her insights about China’s development as well as the governing of the world’s most popu上海419

lous country by the Communist Party of China, and she wanted to share it with her colleagues.

Since Xi Jinping was elected as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in November 2012 and p上海419品茶微信

resident of China in March 2013, the country’s diplomacy has opened new prospects and achieved new progress.

上海419The book is a collection of several dozen speeches and essays by Xi on a variety of topics. It interprets the concepts and prin

ciples of the top CPC leadership’s governance and also helps foreign people better understand China’s development

path, its domestic and foreign policies and responses to international concerns about the country.上海419品茶微信

Kazule said what impressed her most about the book was the cou

ntry’s targeted poverty-reduction policy and Xi’s vision on building a community with a shared fut上海419

ure for mankind.f poverty alleviation efforts aim to solve a problem in China, the vision of building a community with a sh

ared future for mankind paints a picture of the whole world working together for com上海419品茶微信

mon development and prosperity — as in a global village, where all countries have a common destiny, she said.

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The essential feature上海千花坊alism with Chinese

characteristics is the leadership of the Party, which plays a central role in co

ordinating the overall situation, he said, citing Shen­zhen as a good example of ha上海千花坊

ndling the relationship between market and government since China’s reform and opening-up began.

上海千花坊女神会所Early this week, Washington will review its decision on Huawei as scheduled. It put the co

mpany on its export-control list on May 15, delaying the restrictions for three months from May 21.

Although it might be the US suppliers of Huawei that care more about the outcome than the Chinese telecommu上海千花坊

nications giant itself, the US should not try to hold Huawei hostage to try and force China into agreeing to an unfair trade deal.

Huawei is confident that no power can hold back the pace with which the world wil上海千花坊女神会所

l step over the threshold into the 5G era and equally sure of its leadership advanta

ges in that technology, which come from its innovation and foresight. It spends about $20 billion a year on research a上海千花坊

nd development, and it has reportedly already begun research on the next generation 6G telecommunications technology.

Its profitability has endowed its vision with practical meaning. In the first half of this year,上海千花坊女神会所

its sales revenue reached 401.3 billion yuan ($57 billion), up 23.2 percent year-on-year, realizing a net profit of a

bout $5 billion — last year the company’s annual net profit was about $8.4 billion.

上海千花坊Indeed, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, in his most recent

media interview, even thanked the US for letting the world know how good Huawei is.

Despite this, the US government should take the opportunity to rethink its decision on Huawei.上海千花坊女神会所

However, all the signs suggest the US will not change its mind. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, is still being detaine

d by Canada at the request of the US, and there has been no indication she will be released.

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advice for enhancing上海夜生活quality development

Xi said the Inner Mongolia autonomous region needs to promote high-

quality development of husbandry and coordinated urban-rural development, a

nd give priority to environmental protection and green development.上海夜生活

Bank of China became the world’s second largest bank in patent applications for inventio

ns in 2018, according to a report co-published by IPRDaily and the incoPat Invention Index Research Center.

上海夜生活女神会所Chinese banks accounted for 43 percent of the top 100 global banks with most patent applications for invention.

Bank of America topped the list with 386 patent applications for inventions made public last

year, followed by Bank of China and China Construction Bank with 345 and 162 applications, respectively.上海夜生活

Six banks on the top 10 list came from China, and the US and Canada h

ad two banks each on the list, based on data between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2018.

上海夜生活Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 banks with the most patent applications for inventions.

In response to a lawsuit against its “no outside food and beverage” policy, Sha

nghai Disneyland said on Monday that the rule is “consistent with many other th上海夜生活

eme parks across China” and “guests are welcome to enjoy their own food and beverages outside the park”.

The suit was brought by a law school student in Shanghai after she was tol上海夜生活女神会所

d by park security to either throw away the snacks she had brought in her backpack or

finish them. In order to get into the park, she discarded the snacks, which were wort

h 46.3 yuan ($6.60), following a series of failed attempts to resist, including oral disputes with security and pho上海夜生活

ne calls to the police and to the municipal’s official complaint hotlines, according to news portal thePaper.cn.

The student, surnamed Wang, a junior from East China Univ上海夜生活女神会所

ersity of Political Science and Law, made the trip to the park in late

January and brought the case to the People’s Court of Pudong New Area, where the theme park is located.

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The GDP of Chongqi上海千花网d Tianjin municipaliti

ties for the first time surpassed 1 trillion yuan in the half y

ear period, hitting 1.03 trillion yuan and 1.04 trillion yuan, respectively.上海千花网

In 2018, a total of 16 cities achieved a whole-year GDP of more than 1 trillion yuan. Fos

上海千花网女神会所han in Guangdong province and Jinan in Shandong province are expected to join the 1 trillion yuan GDP club this ye

ar, with their GDP reaching 479.52 billion yuan and 479.17 billion yuan in H1, respectively.

Fifteen of the top 100 cities are from East China’s Shandong province, the most among all provincial-level regions. F上海千花网

ollowing it, Jiangsu, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces have 13, 11 and 8 cities on the list, respectively.

Similar to the same period last year, no cities from Hainan, Qinghai provinces, Ni上海千花网女神会所

ngxia Hui autonomous region, or Tibet autonomous region are on the top 100 list.

China’s central and western cities are leading on GDP growth in H1. More than two-thirds of the 280 cities that have dis上海千花网

closed economic growth outperformed the national GDP growth rate of 6.3 percent in H1 and they are m

ainly from Yunnan, Guizhou, Anhui provinces and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Among the 13 cities whose real GDP growth rate surpassed 10 percent上海千花网女神会所

in H1, all except Fujian province’s Ningde come from the central and western regions.

Southwest China’s Yunan province, posting t上海千花网he strongest GDP growth in H1 amon

g 31 provincial-level regions, has seven cities registering a GDP growth of 10 percent or above.

The report collected statistics released by 282 cities that have published上海千花网女神会所

their economic semi-annual reports as of Monday. Hong Kong and Macao special ad

ministrative regions and Taiwan were not involved in the statistical analysis.

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The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday s

trongly condemned radicals who threw petrol bombs at police officers Sunday night.上海419品茶微信

Yang Guang, spokesman for the HKMAO, said Hong Kong’s radical protesters repeatedly attacking police officers in the pa

st few days have committed serious violent crimes and have begun to show “signs of terrorism”.

上海419品茶微信He said a very small number of thugs hurled petrol bombs at police officers at the police

stations in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night, causing burn injuries to a police officer.

“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” he said.上海419

In the past few days, Hong Kong’s radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers with ex

tremely dangerous tools, which brutally violate the rule of law and social order in Hong Kong, seriously threaten the liv上海419

es of Hong Kong citizens and challenge Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Yang said.

He said such violent crimes should be “resolutely cracked down on” in accordance with the law, and the HKMAO fir上海419品茶微信

mly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.

Yang called Hong Kong police force “the backbone” in maintaining Hong Kong’s social security and the rule of law.

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the past two months and their contributions to restraining the riots are obvious to all and

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“Hong Kong has reached a critical juncture,” he said, adding that all those who ca

re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.

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Trump’s declaration is 上海后花园nt with any of the pr

reviously announced standards,” Hufbauer said. “Trump is toying with the idea of countervailing currency interve

上海后花园ntion-selling dollars to buy yuan-but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stab

ilization Fund controlled by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”

In July, the IMF said the US dollar was overvalued by 6 percent to 12 percent based on near-ter上海后花园女神会所

m economic fundamentals, while China’s yuan was seen as broadly in line with fundamentals.

上海后花园Some estimate that a 10 percent appreciation of the dollar, relative to a trade-weighted current basket, reduces US

exports by about 1 percent of gross domestic product, or about $200 billion annually,” he said.

Usha Haley, the W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business a上海后花园女神会所

nd a professor of management at Wichita State University, concurred that China did not manipulate its currency.

“A counter-argument to Trump would be China has just responded to these new rounds of tariffs,” she told China Daily.

上海后花园”The first rule of successful negotiations should be understanding

the other party and its interest, and it appears neither side understands the other.

“When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled,” she said. “In this case, the trade上海后花园女神会所

dispute between China and the US is hurting both parties and the global economy.”

In a statement on Monday, PBOC Governor Yi Gang said: “As a responsible big country, China will abide by the spirit of th

上海后花园e G20 Leaders Summit on the exchange-rate issue, adhere to the market-determined exchange-rate sys

tem, not engage in competitive devaluation, not use the exchange rate for competitive purposes and not use the

exchange rate as a tool to deal with external disturbances such as trade disputes.”上海后花园女神会所

Currency manipulation is based on two assumptions: First, that a nation

can lower the international value of its money by acquiring foreign currency r

eserves, and second, that a weaker currency gives a nation an unfair trade advantage.

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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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eehills to offer legal services in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade

United Kingdom-based Herbert Smith Freehills said on Wednesday that it has be 阿拉爱上海女神会所

come the sixth international law firm to be given approval to operate in the Shan

ghai Pilot Free Trade Zone after joining hands with Shanghai-based Kewei Law Firm.

 阿拉爱上海女神会所As part of the joint operations, the two law firms will provide legal advisory services to int

ernational and Chinese companies in sectors like cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate affa

irs, banking and finance, disputes, competition, capital market and financial regulation. 阿拉爱上海

In December 2014, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice released two regulations whic

 阿拉爱上海h gave the green light to the joint operations model. Under this, a foreign law firm and a Chinese law firm can

send their lawyers to each other’s offices as legal consultants. Such a business model is only allowed within the Sh

anghai FTZ at present, and at least one law firm should be geographically operating in the FTZ.

Based on the current regulations in China, the representative offices 阿拉爱上海女神会所

of foreign law firms can only provide information explaining the influence of th

e Chinese legal environment. They are not allowed to provide judicial interpretations in the country.

 阿拉爱上海May Tai, managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills in China, said th

e joint operations model will allow Kewei to undertake legal work for Herbert Smith Fr

eehills within the permitted business boundaries for foreign law firms in China. 阿拉爱上海女神会所

The current joint operation is not the first of its kind for Herbert Sm

ith Freehills. The London-headquartered law firm has also been working with H

iswara Bunjamin and Tandjung in Indonesia in a similar fashion for the last 15 years.

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It has been reported t上海千花网monstrators often

violently attacked those who are against their opinions or who take pictures of them. Ta Kung Pa

o reported that when a female Hong Kong resident took out her cellphone on the subway a group of rioters上海千花网

surrounded her and were ready to beat the woman only because they suspected she was taking photos of them.

上海千花网However, nobody knew about their real identities because their faces were hidden behind masks.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday issued a major aviation safety risk warning over上海千花网女神会所

Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong for a number of security risks and hidden dangers exposed recently.

The administration said some flight personnel of Cathay Pacific had pa

上海千花网rticipated in violent acts and been charged for related crimes, but were not being b

anned from aviation activities. The charges involved passenger information being leaked maliciously.

Such practices have shown there are hidden dangers to aviation上海千花网

safety, and have increased aviation risks from Hong Kong to mainland, the regulator said.

To maintain the order of air transport and protect passenger

上海千花网女神会所s’ safety, the administration imposed three conditions on Cathay Pacific .

From Saturday, Cathay Pacific should ban all staff who have participated and supported ill

egal protests and violent activities in Hong Kong, as well as those with records of extreme behaviors, from flyi上海千花网

ng mainland-related flights or performing other duties related to mainland aviation .

From Sunday, the company should share the information of all crew members who fly fl

上海千花网女神会所ights to the Chinese mainland or over the airspace of the mainland to mainland c

ivil aviation authorities. Without approval, flights will not be accepted to the mainland, the regulator said.

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