He accused Britain o上海龙凤419tandard. “The poin

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than how Saudi Arabia is governed. In the latter case, we accept that,” he argued.上海龙凤419

Last week, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, said in a press con

ference in London that no foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong affairs.

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esponsibility for the current situation in Hong Kong, as selective reporti

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Galloway echoed Liu’s view, adding: “This is part of a spectrum of attacks which ar

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a view to stopping China from becoming the most important economy and country in the world.”

On Aug 12, the protesters marched into the Hong Kong International Airport and brought the pre上海龙凤419

mises to a standstill. The Hong Kong police’s handling of the situation was widely criticized by the Wes

上海龙凤419tern media, but Galloway argued that was not honestly dealt with by the Western press.

“What, in fact, is an example of light-handed police, is portrayed in the West

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Martin Jacques, one of Britain’s best-known Sinologists, recently expressed his views on the

subject of Hong Kong, saying the period since 1997 was being criticized by the British that Ch上海龙凤419女神会所

ina was not being true to democracy. Jacques called it pure “British hypocrisy”.

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— The country still had 16.6 million rural people living below the national poverty line at the end

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— In 2018, the annual per capita disposable income of rural res

idents in poverty-hit regions stood at 10,371 yuan (about $1,475), double its 2012 level.

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tion in poor areas reaching 8,956 yuan last year, representing an average annual increase of 11.4 percent.

— China also offered experience and assistance to other countrie上海龙凤419

s in their poverty-reduction efforts. By the end of October 2015, the country had provided 400 bil

lion yuan of assistance to 166 countries and international organizations, dispatched over 600,000 assistan

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Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquar

ters of multinational corporations in the municipality, local authorities said Tuesday.上海龙凤419品茶微信

“Shanghai is home to more than 700 regional headquarters o

f multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with the most regional headquarters and

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aid Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Commerce.

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atch the asset-light strategy of the companies. We hope to attract more regional headquarters to settle in

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The requirement for the total assets of parent companies of regional he

adquarters has been adjusted to 200 million U.S. dollars, according to the policies.

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Younger generations上海龙凤419ve shows in demand

Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr

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“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons

tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t

上海龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.

Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows

is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.上海龙凤419

Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab

out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel

上海龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i

n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.

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d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet

hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”

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According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.上海龙凤419

Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab

上海龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors

and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”

He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th

e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”

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The conventional bulb 上海龙凤419et is indeed declining, but

we are declining less than the market. Instead we are increasing our market share, so it’s still quite a sizable

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What’s your take on the current global economic uncertainty especially in US-China trade? How will this affect your company’s business?

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yet, we have of course paid attention to the two big superpowers in the world that not only have an impact on bila

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rimental to business activities. We think the world is global, technology is global, and knowledge is global. We will cont

i上海龙凤419女神会所nue to invest quite a lot worldwide, and of course in China. We have made two acquisitions, LiteMagic and WiZ. We con

tinue to invest here because we believe in the potential of the Chinese economy.

You had a big presence during last year’s CIIE. What about this year?上海龙凤419

We plan to make our exhibition space 50 percent bigger at about 300 square meters. Meanwhile, we wil

上海龙凤419女神会所l showcase our latest innovations, including Li-Fi to Li-Fi Generation 2, Zigbee based Hue, Wi-Fi-based

WiZ, horticulture lighting, animal lighting, 3D printing and other new applications.

Last time we talked about Li-Fia two-way, high-speed wireless technology similar to Wi-Fi, which uses light waves instead of radi

o waves to transmit data. Signify’s Li-Fi products could provide a broadband internet connection through light waves wi

thout compromising lighting quality. But it was the beginning of it. Now we can say that we have four pilots in China for Li-Fi – one

with the China Academy of Building Research, where they’re testing and improving the capacity of that technology. So, we’ve moved from prese

nting the technology to application, finding customers and developing pilots. So this is the big change from last time.

Do you have any plans especially in the Yangtze River Delta region?

We don’t only look at our investment from a geographic perspective. We have invested in research and development and China is ho

me to the second biggest R&D center that we have. We develop not only for China but also for the world. It’s mostly in

Shanghai but also in Shenzhen. With that company, we are “potentializing” it, which is increasing sales in China, but

also helping the products that company has worldwide. We believe in investment, and we’re going to invest more.

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The exhibition is the la上海龙凤419themed display eve

 held by the Tokyo National Museum, with 85 percent of the

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Zhou Ming, deputy director of Art Exhibitions China, says he b

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he culture of the Three Kingdoms and help them gain a deeper understanding of the period’s history.

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ll of the era’s various warlords, were recorded and later became popular legends.上海龙凤419

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Up until now, the stories of the Three Kingdoms have been contin

uously developed in various forms in Japan, including novels, comics, puppet shows and

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A project launched by Beijing Normal University invites foreign filmmakers to visit the country

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The documentaries zoom in on those who make a difference. The Looking China Youth

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nts on the flat, monotonous and desolated land in Northwest China’s Qinghai province.

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“Lagarde has excellent pe上海龙凤419MF chief, with a go

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Wei, also a member of the Academic Committee of the International Mo

上海龙凤419netary Institute of Renmin University of China, said that he also appreciates Lagarde’s ef

forts in making the Chinese currency RMB part of the IMF Special Drawing Rights basket on Oct 1, 2016. It made the R

MB the fifth currency in the basket, joining the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound.上海龙凤419品茶微信

Edward Tse, founder and CEO of management consultancy Gao Feng Advisory, said that Lagarde’s comp

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He said that an important part of leading the ECB is balancing the p

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imes are more important than technical skills. And, in the ECB, there are already many economists to assist her.

“The most important part of leading the ECB is political sensitivity and political coord

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He added that the EU’s economy lacks vitality, so whoever is ECB head will find it hard to change the situation.

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The European Union on Wednesday lowered its forecasts for economic growth next year fo

上海龙凤419品茶微信r both the 19-country eurozone as well as other countries within the bloc, partly due to the United Kingdom’s i

mpending exit from the bloc as well as current trade tensions around the world. Eurozone growth is expected to pick up f

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Tse said that EU’s economy has entered a structural downturn, and in many countries, ma

king short-term adjustments cannot help them achieve rapid economic development.上海龙凤419品茶微信

“Up till now, EU countries haven’t found the means for quic

k economic growth yet, which is different from the situation in China and t

he US, where innovation acts as the main driver for economic development,” he said.

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