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?to assess exchange rates, not the US Treasury Department,” said Z
hu Jun, director of the International Department of the People’s Bank of China, the central ba亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
nk, at the China Finance 40 Forum on Saturday. The CF40 is a nongovernmental, nonprofit think tank.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所The IMF has long been committed to promoting international financial stability
and currency cooperation, redressing the imbalances of international payments, Zhu said.
Citing previous market performance, Zhu said the yuan has depreciated against the dollar fo亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
llowing Washington’s renewed threat of tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Similarly, the yuan fluctuations earlier this m
onth were a natural market reaction, resulting from trade tensions that have been escalated by the US, she said.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园The yuan weakened to above 7 per dollar for the first time in more than a decade last week,
after Washington’s threat to slap 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept 1.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
Shortly after the yuan fell beyond the psychological threshold, the US Treasury Departme
nt declared that China was manipulating its currency to achieve unfair trade advantage.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
Zhu said that despite the trade tensions over the past year and a hal
f, China has never used exchange rates to respond to external disruptions.
The IMF report, referring to last year’s performance of the yuan, also said that even亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
though the Chinese currency depreciated against the dollar fairly rapidly
from mid-June to early August, it was “broadly stable” against a basket of benchmark currencies.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
Moreover, the Chinese monetary authorities took measures, including reintroducing a countercyclical adjus
tment factor, to resist depreciation pressure during that period, according to the report, which is based on the IMF’s latest
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所Article IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.
The IMF report released last week suggests that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, said Yu Yongding, a se
nior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant for the CF40 forum.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
The IMF report provides evidence that, rather than artificially depreci
ating the yuan for trade advantage, as the US administration alleged, China has shown a
pattern of commitment to keeping the yuan generally in equilibrium at an adaptive
level, said Liu Chunsheng, an associate professor at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.
fficers and soldiers from China and Kyrgyzstan hold discussions and exchan
ges at a training base in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Au亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
he China-Kyrgyzstan “Cooperation-2019” joint counterterrorism exercise was launch
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园ed on Tuesday at a training base in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The exercise is the first joint exercise conducted by security forces of the two countri
es and will last about 10 days, according to a statement from the People’s Armed Police Force of China.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
About 150 officers and soldiers from a commando unit of the force’s Xinjiang division
and a special warfare brigade under the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan, are taking part in counterterrorism drills at
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所a training base of the Xinjiang division in Urumqi, the region’s capital. They are expected to hone their capabilities in a w
ide range of fields such as joint command, basic technical training and joint tactical operations, the statement said.
“The exercise is intended to deepen security cooperation between the two co
untries, enhance the counterterrorism capability of the security forces and expan亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
d the two forces’ cooperation,” Lieutenant General Yang Guangyue, deputy commander-in-chief of the Peop
le’s Armed Police Force, said at the exercise’s opening ceremony in Urumqi. He added that it does not target any third party.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所Zhou Zhen, commander of the Chinese troops in the exercise, was quoted in the statement as saying th
at his soldiers are specialized in counterterrorism operations in mountainous regions, so they
would be focused on joint tactics in mountain tasks with their Kyrgyz counterparts.
The People’s Armed Police Force has been gearing up its exchange and collaborat亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
ion with security forces in other nations in regards to counterterrorism activities.
It held an international counterterrorism forum in Beijing in June to boost communication and coopera
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所tion in the fight against terrorism. It was the third time the Chinese force had organized such a forum since 2016.
In addition, the force has also hosted two international contests for snipers since that year.
yone who wanted to contact her friend would have to fill it out before her friend decided whether or not to respond.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园The post made a deep impression on An, especially when she realized that it was viewed by more than 3,000 people.
“It seemed that all the people with matchmaking posts on the platform were well-educated and as a woman with a postgr
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园aduate diploma, I wanted any future husband to have a diploma equivalent to mine,” An recalls.
She was not shy and was “willing to tell people I am single and looking for a relations
hip”. “It was great to have a platform that could help me make my circumstances known to more people,” says An.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
An wrote a self-introduction and posted it on the platform in Ma
rch 2017. The post garnered about 4,000 views with 30 responses and inquiries.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园”Most of the men who responded “were in the category she was looking for, An recalls.
“I wrote in the post that I enjoy travel and have visited more than 20 countries during m
y postgraduate years. People who asked for my contact number generally shared my interests.”亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
The detailed information An posted on the platform did help her filter out some respondents.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园And then, the magic of romance took over. “I met my boyfriend four months later. He was my future Mr Right.”
Over the past two years, she and her husband-to-be traveled to a number of cities, including Taipei, Hong Kong and Macao.
On every trip they got to know each other better and they soon decided to tie the knot.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
The Moshang Huakai platform has more than 150,000 followers, according to its female found
ers, Ma Yueliang and Long Lele, both 27.Each post generates feedback from around 30 people on average.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所They set up the platform after college when they realized that a
lot of people they met, both men and women, were looking for life partners.
?relations at the National Retail Federation, a leading opponen
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园t of tariffs in the US, said tariffs imposed over the past year haven’t worked, and there is no evid
ence the equivalent of another tax increase on US businesses and consumers will yield new results.
“We are disappointed the administration is doubling-down on a flawed tariff strategy that亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
is already slowing US economic growth, creating uncertainty and discouraging investment,” French sa
id, adding that additional tariffs “will only threaten US jobs and raise costs for American families on everyday goods”.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园”Although the result of Sino-US trade talks and its impact on China’s economy is not entirely predictable at this stage, in gene
ral we are positive about China’s commitment to its opening-up policy and are optimistic about China’s economy and b
usiness environment,” said Eric Liu, managing partner of Shanghai-based Zhao Sheng Law Firm.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
hina’s financial services sector is seeing acceleration of opening-up, which will likely attr
act big names in the global securities industry, gradually reshaping the local securities landscape, experts said.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园During the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champ
ions in Dalian, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, Premier Li Keqiang said that China will allow full foreign o
wnership of securities firms, futures business and life insurance companies by 2020.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
With that, the limit on foreign ownership in the financial services sector wi
ll be lifted one year in advance, compared to the former plan announced in mid-2018.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园In late March, the China Securities Regulatory Commission approved the establishment of JP
Morgan Securities (China) Co Ltd and Nomura Orient International Securities Co Ltd, which are joint-ve
nture securities firms with the foreign company taking the controlling 51-percent sta亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
ke. UBS Securities was the first to get such approval in China at the end of last year.
a collection of photos that the Paris-based photographer took in China between the early 1970s and 2018.Re
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所leased in April, the Chinese-language work is a vivid portrait documenting the course of the nation’s dev
elopment over the past four decades, offering both a grand historic account and a personal perspective of China.
The photo capturing the moment from Li’s childhood featured in Color of China is on show at Barbey亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
‘s solo exhibition of the same name, which runs at the National Art Museum of China through Sunday.
The exhibition and the publication of the book coincide with the 70th anniversary of
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园the founding of People’s Republic of China, which will be officially celebrated on Oct 1.
Barbey is also among several members of the French Academy of Fine Arts, one of the five academ
ies of the Institut de France, whose artworks have been exhibited at the Beijing museum this year.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
These shows mark this year’s 55th anniversary of the formal establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations.
In one section of the exhibition, photos depicting China’s modern, rapidly-urbanizing cityscap
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园es are projected onto large screen. Another section displays the color images that Barbey captured during his
first two visits to the country in 1973 and 1980, including the photo of Li’s accordion lessons, which evoke a strong feel亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
ing of nostalgia among visitors. They are part of a donation of 70 photos by Barbey to the museum.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所Barbey first came to China as a member of a French delegation led by Georges Pompidou w
ho served as France’s president from 1969 until his death in 1974. Accompanying the French dele
gation helped him to extend his visa and stay in China for two more weeks－which he regarded as “very lucky” since trav
el in the country was relatively restricted to Westerners at that time, Barbey tells China Daily.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
Barbey returned to China in 1980, this time with his wife Caroline. They traveled extensively around the country, photographing and filming for more than five w
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园eeks in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Before he came to China, Barbey’s impression of the country was larg
ely based on photos taken by his famed predecessors at the renowned inte亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园女神会所
rnational photography agency, Magnum Photos, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Marc Riboud.
China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve
st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie
ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.
Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信uary, has decelerated, laying a foundation for an overall good harvest this year, he said.
Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic
h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au
thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
rought and flooding, carry out emergency plans in a timely way in case of need and intensify oversight for im
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信plementation of disaster-relief measures to ensure another good harvest this year,” Wei said.
In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma
jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc
reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.
With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b
illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio
n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.
anel discussions regarding future cooperation and development between the two countries, the organizers said.
An estimated 250 guests from Singapore and China attended, following the Singapore-Gu亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
angdong Collaboration Council’s ninth meeting, which was held the morning of the same day.
A series of agreements were signed during the meeting.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园Among them was a memorandum of understanding for the develo
pment of an international artificial intelligence innovation center funded by TUS Fina
ncial Group from China and Ascendas-Singbridge Group from Singapore.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
In response to the Chinese government’s drive to create an international in
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信dustry innovation hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the center is pl
anned to be built at the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and leverage its research and develo
pment resources to achieve breakthroughs in core chip technologies, local officials said.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is located in the Guangzhou Development District.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信The Guangzhou Development District Talent Work Group and the East Asian Institute at Natio
nal University of Singapore also signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the meeting.
Both parties agreed to enhance connectivity to create an intern亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
ationally renowned think tank brand together, by pooling the ideas of experts, planning re
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园search and holding a series of activities such as forums, meetings and seminars to promote exchanges.
The projects are expected to contribute to the kn
owledge city’s sustainable growth and join its already considerable facilities.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
The China National Intellectual Property Administration
has established a patent examination cooperation center within the knowledge c
ity. The facility contributed one-fifth of the total number of annual patent examinations processed in China.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
In addition, SSGKC is also the first in China to set up a national-level Belt and Road Intellectual Property Services Center.
Together with an IP-dedicated court and provincial centers for IP protection亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
and services, the facilities have helped SSGKC create a comprehensive IP system.
n London has helped set up links between Surrey and Liaoning provinc
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园e and, in February this year, the mayor of Shenyang paid us a visit, where under
standing was built about mutual opportunities, since when I have also been there,” Samuels said.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
As the gateway to the industrial heartland of northeast China, Liao
ning has huge commercial market potential, with more than 109 million customers, and S亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
amuels believes Surrey has a headstart on some other regions because of its existing connections.
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信”The vice-chancellor of Surrey University, Professor Max Lu, is a graduate of
North Eastern University in Shenyang, and retains strong alumni links. My visit there helped strengthen e
xisting connections between the two institutions, and I’m hopeful thi亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
s will lead to greater mutual understanding and tangiblebenefits in the months to come.”
A story by the head of the National Endowment for Democracy published in The Washingt
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信on Post last Thursday about the horrifying riot on July 5, 2009, was a typical example of this.
In that riot, 197 innocent people were killed and 1,700 more injured. Without showing any sympathy to the dead and injur
ed, the author called the riot “the struggle of the Uygur people to defend their rights”.亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
Looking at what happens in Xinjiang through such a prism of bias, it is not uncom
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信mon for Westerners to have a double standard when it comes to terrorist attack
s in China and the country’s efforts to combat terrorism and extremism in the region.
The vocational training centers China has organized are meant to equip Uygurs, in partic
ular Uygur youths, with knowledge and skills亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园
so that they can land a job to make a decent living, which will hopefully keep them away from contact with extremism.
Such training has proved effective. Xinjiang has witnessed no terrorist attack
亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信s in more than three years; tourist trips made to Xinjiang from home and abroad reached 150 million last year; its econo
my has grown by 40 percent over the past five years; and the Uygur population has increased from about
9.8 million to over 12 million in over a decade with their religious rights and activities strictly protected by law.
It seems as if what those Westerners, who always point accusing fingers at China for亚博体育官网贵宾登录后花园品茶微信
what it has done and is doing in Xinjiang, want to see this region being plagued by terrorist attacks. It seems as if they consider a
Xinjiang plagued by violence as the one respecting human rights and a peaceful Xinjiang the one lacking any respect for human rights.