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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
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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.
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enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
Worse, it threatened to take unilateral measures against such countr
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信ies if substantial progress was not made at the World Trade Organization within 90 days.
From bilateral to multilateral forums, the US has been using ever
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活y platform to put “maximum pressure” on China in the hope that it would cave in.
Yet, has its approach worked?It’s evident to all, especially market players, that the increasing
ly dirty pressure tactics used by the US have not caused any visible damage to China’s real e亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
conomy, including industrial production. Instead, the US leader’s decision to impose additional tariffs on m
ore Chinese goods caused Wall Street to dive into the red with stock indexes sliding on Thursday.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
Also, the US is vulnerable to suffering greater damage if there is t
urmoil in the financial sector since the US economy depends more heavily on it than China.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信United States overvalues its economic strength
The US economy, despite registering 120 months of continuous growth i
n June, faces increasing threat of recession. Could anything other than waning co亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
nfidence in the economy have prompted the US Federal Reserve to sharply cut interest rates?
More importantly, the US should learn something from China. From being an impoverished and backward agricultural c
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信ountry in the past, China has become the world’s biggest manufacturer and exporter, and second-largest economy.
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China has also overcome numerous setbacks and major external shocks, any of whic
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China’s industrialization started in the 1949-52 period when it was struggling to recover from the
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ly become an economic powerhouse but also a military power. Despite that, it has not been involved in any la亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
rge-scale foreign war or faced internal strife, and instead concentrated on industrializing the country.
ies and chairman of its China committee, said that the newly approved fo
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活reign-controlled brokerage is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year.
The goal is to grow itself into a comprehensive securities firm in China by sett
ing up distribution channels of financial products in the country and exploring institutional businesses, he said.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
Public information shows five companies, including Hanhua Finance and Xiamen Fig Group, obtained the first feedb
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信ack on May 17 from the CSRC regarding their application to set up joint-venture brokerages in the country.
With that, 18 companies are on the waiting list. The CSRC will la
ter provide a second feedback that will either approve or reject their applications.
For the international leaders who have not yet established a joint venture in China or those who have faced bumps in the亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
ir mapping in China, the limit lifted one year in advance may indicate that they will skip the joint venture option by se
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信tting up a wholly-owned foreign entity here, said Henry Wang, a director with S&P Global.
In an announcement released by Shanghai-based Orient Secur
ities in early January, the company has received a notice from Citi Asia to cease the coo亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
peration between the two companies and transfer all its 33-percent stake in the joint venture to Orient Securities.
Industry insiders said that Citi had expressed willingness to increase its control in the eight-year-old joint venture in l
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The abortive attempt of Citi with Orient Securities may help the New York-headquartered financial leader to make up it
s mind and found a securities firm which it holds 100 percent control, as industry insiders inferred. Although Citi did亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
not make any comment on that, its Hong Kong-based spokesman James Griffiths said in a reply to China Daily th
at “Citi welcomes any move that leads to the further opening-up of the Chinese financial system”.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信Regarding the foreign securities firms’ more ambitious goals in China, Richard Huang, partner at McKinsey& Co, sugge
sted they should give full play to their abilities in managing more complicated products and structures. They s
ould focus on comprehensive wealth management rather than attracting retail customers, he said.
Tao said “it is not difficult to do good deed. What’s challenging is to k
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活eep doing them and encourage people around you to participate in these activities.” He hopes
that Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital’s efforts will help cure more patients and make their dreams come true.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
Medical programs organized by Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital have provided heart operations
for 40,000 children and teenagers from a number of regions including Guizhou province, Ningxia Hui autono
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所mous region and Tibet autonomous region since its establishment. A total of over 9,600 junior con
genital heart disease patients who come from impoverished families have benefitted from free heart surgeries.
By the end of 2019, the hospital aims to see its 10,000th patient, whose life will be greatly improved by the heart surgery.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活hina moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countries this y
ear, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Wednesday.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 ranked 129 economies based on 80 indicators, including traditional mea亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
surements such as research and development investments, international patent and trademark applications, as w
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活ell as newer indicators like mobile phone app creation and high-tech exports.
China remained in first place in quality of innovation among middle-income economies for t
he seventh consecutive year, according to the report, and achieved the top spot in patents, utility mode亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
ls, trademarks and industrial designs by origin, as well as high-technology and creative goods exports. The co
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活untry also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.
This year’s report named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country, follow
ed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the repo
rt noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrast
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所ructure with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of in
tellectual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
evin Anderson, who was knocked off by No. 26 Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Pella beat 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic last year at Wimb
ledon and now will face 2016 runner-up Raonic, who beat Reilly Opelka of the U.S. 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-1.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
No. 10 Karen Khachanov, No. 11 Daniil Medvedev and No. 19 Felix Auger-Aliassime all lost.
“It’s impossible to say who is going to figure things out more than the others to do what it takes to win Slams,” Anderson said.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活That could be said of Gauff, of course, but she sure is looking like someone who can go far in the coming years.
She has a big serve, dialing it up to 118 mph on Friday — only Hercog
and Serena Williams have hit one faster this week — and good groundstrokes off both wings, al亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
ong with some touch and guile. And what she possesses, above all, is some real calm amid a storm.
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Hercog, who is ranked 60th, and is now 0-4 in third-round matches at majors, used a seven-game run to grab the open
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信ing set, the first dropped by Gauff in qualifying or the main draw, and then go up 5-2 in the second.
With Gauff serving at 30-40, Hercog was a point from victory. But the teen conjured
up a backhand slice winner that dropped right on the chalk — a shot she only recently added to her repertoire.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
After Gauff’s aggressive style paid off there, it was Hercog who really we
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en Hercog served for the match at 5-3 and held her second match point: She double-faulted.
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Yet another reminder how new all of this is for her. Her play th
en offered yet another reminder how capable she is of handling it all.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
“We’ve been working on her poise all year,” Gauff’s father, Corey, said earlier in the week. “After that comes together, th
en you really can improve your game, because when you’re poised, you’re not that emotional. You can troubleshoot.”
The 6th Sino-Si亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活ngapore Knowledge Forum (SSKF) commenced with a grand opening in Four Seasons Hotel on Aug 24, with a special focus on the coll
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活aboration and development strategies between China and Singapore, as well as high quality development, reform and inn
ovation in the new era of China’s all-round opening up of its market. This was the first time for SSKF, which in亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
augurated in 2013, to be held in Singapore after five successful years of forums in Guangzhou.
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活Being the flagship project of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC), the annual event of
SSKF is currently the only high-level forum taking turns to being held in China and Singapore. It is also the strategic dialogue pl
atform mutually initiated and advanced by high-level officials from Singapore and Guangdong province.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
This year’s distinguished keynote speakers who delivered the opening addresses include Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Education Minister and co-chair
person of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council; Ma Xingrui, governor of Guangdong province and Zho
u Yawei, director-general of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City administrative committee. Zhong M
anying, commercial minister counselor of Embassy of China in Singapore attended the forum.
Ong Ye Kung hoped for SS亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信KF to continue to serve as a high-end strate
gic dialogue platform for Singapore-Guangdong cooperation, positioning SSGKC to be one
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Zhou Yawei also recognized SSGKC’s achievement of transforming itself into a large-scale and high-profile city of technol
ogy and innovation. SSKF has also earned its credit of bridging ideas and minds in the past years. SSGKC is be
lieved to have reached greater heights with its new identity as a nation-level bilateral collaborative project.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活品茶微信
Themed “Forging New Frontiers – All-round Opening Up and Innovation-driven Development”, this year’s forum aims
to tap on the collective intelligence of think tank experts and business leaders from China and Singapore, to exp
lore hot trending topics and embark on panel discussions regarding the future collaborations and developments be
tween China and Singapore. An estimate of 250 guests from Singapore and China have attended the Forum.
Two thematic panel sessions took place right after the opening ceremony and the sessions were themed respectively as “The Co
llaboration and Development Strategies between China and Singapore in the New Era of All-Round Opening up” an
d “High Quality Development, Reform and Innovation”. Invited guests from China and Singapore adopted a three-pr
ineering, said the commercialization of 5G will reshape how software is applied to different industries, with cloud computing expected to play a bigger role in boost
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所ing efficiency in corporate governance and factory production. International cooperation is needed to better adapt to such a trend.
Bill McDermott, CEO of German software and cloud giant SAP, called the Chinese market “the jew亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活
el in the crown” for the company in an earlier interview and said the company is doubling down on its presence here.
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ng to upgrade their corporate management methods and factories with digital technologies,” McDermott said.
The technology giant delivered its best results in the country in 2018 and promised in January to pour more resourc
亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所es into expanding its presence in the market for small and medium-sized enterprises and building up the local talent and infrastructure in China.
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Ch
eng Yuet-ngor on Monday vowed to double the government’s efforts to get the city off to a new start.亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
That has imposed greater downside risks for Hong Kong’s economy, and the governmen
t should devote its energy to taking precautionary measures as well as making appropriate responses, Lam said.
Looking back at the past 22 years, Hong Kong has experienced some changes, ups and downs in the politi亚博娱乐线上娱乐平台夜生活女神会所
cal, economic and social areas. Yet, Hong Kong has, generally speaking, remained stable and prosperous, she said.
Backed by the motherland and open to the world, Hong Kong has continued to leverag
e its unique advantages under the “one country, two systems” principle, said the chief executive.
Lam made the remarks at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the establishment of the HKSAR.
Every year, July 1 is an opportunity to look back on the past and look forward to a new year ahead for the SAR, she said.
“Serving over 7 million people in Hong Kong, we also have much to do in the future to improve people’s livelihoods,” said Lam.
That requires Hong Kong society to make plans together and work in concert, Lam said.
She also took note of the problems the city is currently facing, including the unstable
external environment and the unsolved trade conflicts between China and the United States.
In 1972, David Bowie gave birth to arguably his most famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust-an androgynous alien with spiky tangerine h
air, theatrical makeup and brightly-colored glam rock attire. An eponymous ode to the character appears on
Bowie’s album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which was released that year.
With the album, Bowie redefined glam rock and spent 18 months in the
years 1972 and 1973 touring the United Kingdom, North America and Japan.
During the tour, Bowie invited a Cambridge University graduate, M
ick Rock, to be his personal photographer. They first met backstage in March 1972.