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accelerate drought mitigation strategies and develop a regional sand-and dust-storm alert system. I hope the region can s
eize it to protect vulnerable communities from disasters in every corner of Asia and the Pacific.?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
The author is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic a
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所nd Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
As the new school semester approaches, groups in the Hong Kong Spe
cial Administrative Region voiced resolute opposition on Thursday to any individual or or?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊
ganization planning to bring politics onto campuses and into classrooms, including browbeating students into ski
pping school to attend rallies or bullying those who hold different political views.
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊The concerns have been fueled by a recent call by Demosisto, a local political party, along with several student groups, for
all of the city’s secondary school students to skip class beginning Monday, without providing a more specific time frame.
Their statements also come amid widespread worries of bullying of students, especially children of the city’s police officers.?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
At a news conference on Thursday, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment an
d Progress of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party in the Legislative Cou
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊ncil, stressed firm opposition to the school strike campaign, saying politics should never trump education.
Recently, many parents have expressed concern to the alliance over possible effect
s on their children’s studies from a school strike, said alliance Chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king. They also feared t?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
heir children might be targeted or bullied by schoolmates for not joining the strike.
Responding to those concerns, the alliance strongly opposed the strike as it might drag innoc
ent students into the political conflict and disrupt the harmonious atmosphere on campuses.
entanyl-related substances since it put the new list into use, such as o
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所verseeing delivery firms to make sure parcels are sent using
real names and asking customs to ramp up probes of suspicious international deliveries, Geng said.?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所
“The data provided by the US Drug Enforcement Administration shows that after Chi
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信na announced the listing of all fentanyl-related substances as controlled narcotics, US Cu
stoms and Border Protection reported only four cases of trafficking of the substances from China in th
e second quarter,” Geng said. “This shows that the measures China has taken are indeed effective.”?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所
The number of people killed by fentanyl in the US, however, is still high, Geng said. “This speaks volumes ab
out the US opioid crisis arising from many factors, and that the root cause is not China.”
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信he six newly established free trade zones in China will further facilitate high-level openi
ng-up and boost high-quality development through deeper reforms, the Ministry of Commerce said Monday.
The FTZs in this latest batch are located in Shandong, Jiangs?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所
u, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Hebei, Yunnan and Heilongjiang.
Till now, 18 FTZs have sprung up across the country. Wang Shouwen, vi
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信ce-minister of commerce, said the move shows the government’s resolve
to achieve high-level opening-up and support an opening world economy.
In order to better serve the overall strategy, the six FTZs will tap into their geographical advantages to deepen trade and eco?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所
nomic cooperation with neighboring countries and regions, Wang said at a news conference.
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所For instance, the Guangxi FTZ aims to promote cross-borde
r trade, logistics and labor cooperation and to boost opening-up in the borde?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信
r areas, Wang said. The Heilongjiang FTZ will step up collaboration with Russia by facilitating t
he movement of people across the border and encouraging companies to expand overseas, he said.
bsidies of up to 73,800 yuan ($10,416) per vehicle if taxi owners will buy electric ones, according to a document released in July.
At a forum in July, BAIC Group Chairman Xu Heyi said all taxisin Beijing will become electric?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤女神会所
within three years. BAIC owns Beijing Electric Vehicle Co, which is the largest electric carmaker in the country.
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤A representative at BJEV said that as the subsidies are cut, the number
of private owners may fall somewhat but the proportion of electric vehicles used such?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤女神会所
as taxis and ride-hailing vehicles will rise as they are cheaper to use than gasoline ones.
Carmakers have long stepped up their efforts in new energy vehicl
es. BAIC and Changan said in 2017 that they will phase out conventional fuel-powered cars by 2025.?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤女神会所
Volkswagen plans to produce around 11 million electric cars in China by 2028. This is more than half of its global target of 22 million.
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤China started its new energy vehicles initiative in 2009 and overto
ok the United States in 2015 as the largest market for them in the world.
So far, there are around 3.5 million new energy vehicles on the country’s roads. The figure is expected to reach 5 million by the?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤女神会所
end of 2020, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
Foreign marketing, analytics companies are looking to meet strong data tracking demand as Chinese firms expand overseas
?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤China is gearing up to be one of the few truly mobile-first economies in the world, which is spur
ring foreign mobile marketing and analytics companies like AppsFlyer to target opportunities in the country.
Oren Kaniel, CEO and co-founder of AppsFlyer, said that in?亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台龙凤女神会所
China, the firm’s development is “much faster than they can grow the team”.
The lander and rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have resumed work for the ninth lunar
day on the far side of the moon after “sleeping” during the extremely cold night.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
The lander woke up at 8:10 am Sunday, and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 8:42 am Saturday, according to the L
unar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊For the ninth lunar day, the lander’s neutron radiation detector and low-frequency ra
dio detector, as well as the rover’s infrared imaging spectrometer and other instruments will be restarted to co
nduct scientific tasks including moon surface observation and composition analysis.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on Dec 8, 2018, made the first-ever soft landing o
n the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Cha亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊
ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.
As a result of the tidal locking effect, the moon’s revolution c
ycle is the same as its rotation cycle, and the same side always faces Earth亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro
nomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral comp
osition and shallow lunar surface structure and measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
The Chang’e-4 mission embodies China’s hope to combine human wisdom in space exploratio
n with four payloads developed by the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.
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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所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.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
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.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
The Chinese government has completed the compilation of a plan for tourism developme
nt up until 2035 in north China’s Xiongan New Area, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤
The plan has been submitted to the Publicity Department of the Central Com
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤mittee of the Communist Party of China for approval, the ministry said in a statement.
China announced plans in 2017 to establish the Xiongan New Area, a mi
llennium green city in Hebei Province located about 100 km southwest of Beijing.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤
The tourism industry will serve Xiongan in carrying out its task
s of relieving functions nonessential to Beijing’s role as the capital and helping coo
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤女神会所rdinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, according to the plan.
The government aims to build the Xiongan New Area into a model fo
r high-quality development of Chinese tourism, an international tourism destination with gre亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤
at influence in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and a world-famous tourism city.
Xiongan should be developed into a pilot zone to promote effective integration of culture and tourism, the reform of the tour亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤女神会所
ism management system, and the innovative development of eco-tourism, the statement read.
Olympic Forest Park offers range of activities, abundant wildlife
The most crowded place in Beijing on a typical weekend morning is not the Sanyu亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤
anli Market or the Sanlitun shopping area, but a park near the North Fifth Ring Road.
Entering through the park’s south gate, you’ll typically see a group of people to the left warming up for exercises, cha
tting about their fitness levels, while to the right you may see teams of runners pass, sweating heavily.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台楼凤女神会所
A vacant area just 14 years ago, Olympic Forest Park was built ahead of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics as a leisure area for athlet
es and coaches away from intense competition at National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest.
rce of soybeans and cotton, and soon the US will also be substituted by other cou
ntries as the main supplier of chicken and wheat to China, if the trade row continues.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网女神会所
Japan now has free trade agreements with the European Union and some trans-Paci
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网fic countries, such as Australia and Canada, and the US has lost its advantage in its trade with Japan, not o
nly in soybeans and wheat－last year, US exports of pork to Japan declined by 35 percent.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网
Coercing Japan to buy US agricultural products will not be sustainable, and ther
e is still a long way to go for the US administration to ease the anxiety of its farmers.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网女神会所Police in Fuzhou, the capital of Southeastern China’s Fujian province, said on Su
nday they had seized a handgun found in a FedEx parcel and launched an investigation into the case.
The parcel, carried by the United States express delivery service pro
vider, was shipped to a sporting goods company in Fujian from an American client, accor亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网
ding to a statement released by the public security bureau of the city’s Jin’an district on its Sina Weibo account.
The handgun was discovered in the package and seized by polic
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网女神会所e, the statement said without releasing further details of the contents of the parcel.
It is not the first time that FedEx, which launched its business in China more than thre
e decades ago, has prompted official probes into alleged violations of Chinese postal regulations recently.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网
In early June, FedEx was placed under investigation after Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications ma
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花网女神会所nufacturers, said it had diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to Huawei in China to the US.
Initial results from the probe, released in late July, refuted Fed-Ex’s claim that the rerouting was an “operational error”. The com
pany was also suspected of holding back over 100 packages that Huawei had intended to deliver to China.
mmittee of the National People’s Congress, said some US po
liticians have glorified violent crimes in Hong Kong as protests for human rights and freedom, wh亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦
ile smearing as violent suppression Hong Kong police efforts at law enforcement and maintaining social order.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦女神会所Move expected to energize Greater Bay Area, enrich practice of ‘one country, two systems’
China will support Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong, in building a demonstration pi
lot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics, under a guideline issued on Su亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦
nday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.
It will help better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kon
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦g-Macao Greater Bay Area and enrich the practice of the “one country, two systems” principle, the gui
deline said, adding that it will be a good way to explore a new path in building a great modern socialist country in
an all-around way and providing strong support for realizing the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦女神会所
The guideline said that by 2025 Shenzhen will rank among the
top cities in the world in economic strength and quality of development, with inten亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦
sive research and development investment and world-class industrial innovation capacity.
It will be built into a modern, international and innovative city by then, with its cultural power greatly enhanced and it亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦女神会所
s public service level and ecological environment quality reaching an international advanced level, it said.
By 2035, Shenzhen will become a national model of high-quality develo
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦pment and a globally recognized center of innovation and entrepreneurship. It will become an exa
mple for China to build itself into a powerful modern socialist country, the guideline said.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台乌托邦女神会所
By midcentury, Shenzhen will become a global benchmark city in
its competitiveness, innovation and outstanding influence, it added.
about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
The application of fertilizer on land used for the cultivation of rice, wheat and corn has also been more productive, with the utiliz亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat
ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb
Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊
ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf
lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e
xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e
arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊
had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台千花坊女神会所
ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.
t Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China
‘s agricultural sector was plagued by inefficient production practices for亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信
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.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所
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
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信
of major crops, including rice, corn and wheat, are sown with high-yield, resilient species.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信
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.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所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亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台会所品茶微信
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.