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.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所
The author is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic a
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所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?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
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.
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊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.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所
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
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊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?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所
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.
ntar Worldpanel China, said the quality and good prices of Costco’s food products are a major
attraction to Chinese consumers, as the demand for such products has grown. The retailer could bol亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦品茶微信
ster its fresh food offerings to increase their customer retention rate here, Yu said.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦”As Chinese consumers put more stress on healthy products and higher living standar
ds, the retail industry’s growth has remained robust in China and the momentum will continue,” he said.
Wang Caidi, 57-year-old retiree in Shanghai, left the store with avocados, cheese, m亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦品茶微信
ilk and a pizza. She said quality foods enticed her to travel the 40 kilometers to the store.
“The products are of good value. I may come here one month later when it is less crowded,” she said.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦Membership at Costco Shanghai has been available since July 1, with an annual membership
card priced at 299 yuan ($42). The company put its Chinese membership at over 120,000.
The store, with a shopping area of 14,000 square met亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦
ers, is located in suburban Minhang district, nearly 30 km from the city’s center.
Richard Zhang, Costco’s senior vice-president for Asia, said on A
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦品茶微信ug 20 that the location was influenced by the presence of seven international schools i
n the area, indicating a large group of middle class consumers who are Costco’s targets.
He also said that the market has matured sufficiently for Chinese consumers to be “ready to pa亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦
y for a membership card”. Little effort was spent on educating the market about membership.
Costco is the world’s largest membership-only re
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦品茶微信tailer. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has opened 26 membership-based Sam’s Club stores in Ch
ina. The latest opened in June in northern Shanghai, only 10 km from the Costco outlet.
s have a long history of doing business at night, other sectors, including tourism and culture, still have plenty of room to gro
w if they are to equal the standards set by international cities such as London or Amsterdam, Vernotti said.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网
Jiang Hao, partner at global consultancy Roland Berger, said China’s nighttime economy has great potential. As the country ha
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网s risen to become the second-largest economy in the world, people’s consumption capacity and willingness to buy are c
onstantly increasing. In the fast pace of city life, many people go shopping only after working during the day.
“The night economy gives people more time to buy and increases their choice, which will bri
ng more business opportunities and become a new growth driver for China’s economy,” he said.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所
According to market consultancy iiMedia Research, 60 percent of consumption in China occurs at nigh
t. In the past three years, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after du
sk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled out last month to encourage after-dusk eco
nomic activities, including extending the operating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所
nd later closing hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.
Longer hoursThis month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour rout?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网
es, with 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending the
ir business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Decem
ber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.
Over the past two years, the color-coded system has been expand
ed to Beijing as well as Shandong, Jiangxi and Guizhou provinces.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314女神会所
Lin Ge, a doctor at the Wudang District Maternity and Child Health Hospital in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, sai
d pregnant women assessed as a red or purple risk are transferred from town-level hos
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314pitals to bigger, better-equipped ones for regular health checks throughout their pregnancies.
“Such a management method ensures one-on-one medical care for all the pregnant w
omen and guarantees the safety of mothers and children as much as possible,” he said.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314女神会所
In addition, Shanghai has expanded its medical health service in
the past decade to nearly 5,300 health institutions scattered across 15 districts.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314At least one 3A-grade hospital, the highest of China’s three-tier g
rading system for hospitals, is available in each of Shanghai’s suburban districts.
“Shanghai has become a medical high-water mark for
the country, and the region is attracting the largest number of patie亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314女神会所
nts from other provinces,” said Wu Jinglei, director of the Shanghai Health Commission.
“Shanghai’s ability to serve the Yangtze River Delta region
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314and the whole country medically has improved continuously.”
Shanghai was also the first region on the mainland to includ
e free urinalysis checks to screen for kidney diseases.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314
The health check has been compulsory for pr
imary and junior middle school students since 2003.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路龙凤1314女神会所
Since 2010, the screening program has been expanded to 11
provincial-level regions, covering more than 300,000 students.
The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between
Pingtan and Taiwan’s Taichung. A total of 124 flights have been canceled at Xiamen airport.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活女神会所
South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活lowest level, for strong winds. The provincial agriculture and rural affairs depart
ment issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbor for shelter.
The Guangdong Power Grid Corporation has deployed more than 300 power generatio亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活
n vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment for emergency repair.
China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billion
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活worth of Chinese imports, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.
In a brief statement, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.
It violates the consensus reached between the top leaders of the two co亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活女神会所
untries, severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal internat
ional trade order, and Washington will eat the bitter fruits of its own action, the ministry said.
“Such unilateral and bullying acts of trade protectionism and extreme pressure ru亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活
n counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run
counter to the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” the spokesperson said.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活女神会所
The ministry urged Washington to immediately stop its wrongful deeds, otherwise it will “bear all the consequences.”
The ministry warned the US administration not to misj
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活udge the situation, nor to underestimate the determination of the Chinese people.
“China strongly urges the United States not to misjudge the situation, or underestimate the determination of the C
hinese people. It must immediately stop its erroneous practices, or bear all the consequences,” the spokesperson said.A g亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活女神会所
irl does homework in an air-raid shelter at People’s Square in Chongqing, Southwest Chin
a, Aug 24, 2019. The air-raid shelters, once used to protect Chongqing residents from air attac
ks during wartime, have turned out to be an ideal place to escape from the scorching heat.
System disruption hit Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) cont
inued into Friday with the airport operator taking steps to solve the disruption.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419品茶微信
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), the company which manages most of the
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419country’s airports including KLIA, said in a statement that all 38 remote bays at th
e main terminal were not able to proceed to the scheduled gates as they were still being occupied.
The operator had also provided additional buses to ferry passengers between the remote bay亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419品茶微信
s and the main terminal at the airport’s carpark.
“This is to ease the flow of passengers at the gates affected by the dela亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419
yed flights. We had also extended the operating hours at all our other airports nation
wide last night in order to cater to the delayed departing flights from KUL,” the statement said.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419
“Please be informed that MAHB has made various efforts to improve the situation
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419品茶微信including replacement of the defective hardware and MAHB has extended its working hours to resolve this
problem,” Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said in a statement.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419The disruption started on Wednesday night in several airport systems such as WiFi connection, Flight Information Disp
lay System (FIDS), check-in-counters and the Baggage Handling Systems (BHS).
Thousands of travelers have been affected with 20 flights being delayed, includ亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419品茶微信
ing 18 international flights.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is
seen during a media conference at Brisbane Airport in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Sept
?the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo, which opened Friday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.
Calling Northeast Asia one of the world’s most dynamic regions for development, Xi said f亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网
avorable conditions for strengthening regional cooperation there have been accumulating.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网The biennial event, launched in 2005, has long facilitated cooperati
on among Northeast Asian economies. This year’s expo runs through Tuesday.
The expo‘s theme emphasizes enhancing mutual trust and cooperation to create beautiful prospects for the region, refl亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网女神会所
ecting the common aspiration to pursue regional prosperity and development, Xi said.
The Czech Republic also will hold a theme day during the expo to promote commerc亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网
ial connections between China and partners involved in the Belt and Road, particularly with Central and East
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网女神会所ern European Countries, said Zhang Kaiming, deputy secretary-general of the Jilin provincial government.
“Diversified regional cooperation has not only led to economic prosperity and sustainable
development, but also has significantly contributed to regional solidarity and stability,” said Zhang Wei, vice-亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网
president of Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.
The six-nation Northeast Asia region－China, Russia, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s R亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网女神会所
epublic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and Japan－represents a market with a population of 1.7 billion and more t
han 20 percent of the world’s GDP, according to the expo’s executive committee.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网
Bilateral trade between China and Russia rose 4.7 percent year-on-year to $61.13 billion between January and July, while FD
I inflows from Japan and the Republic of Korea to China jumped 69.7 percent and 12.6 pe亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜网女神会所
rcent year-on-year during the period, respectively, the Ministry of Commerce said.
ha, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK), who is here to at
tend the ninth meeting of foreign ministers of China, Japan and the ROK, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园
On the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, Li said China, the ROK and Japan
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butions to a political resolution of the issue, denuclearization on the peninsula and lasting peace in the region.
Both Kang and Kono spoke positively of the results of the foreign ministers’ meeting an亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园
d expressed expectations for the success of the China-ROK-Japan leaders’ meeting to be held before year’s end.
Kang said the ROK-China relationship is developing with good mo亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所
mentum and her country is fully confident of their future cooperation.
亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园Kono said his country is willing to work with China and push forward the lo
ng-term, healthy and stable development of Sino-Japanese relations.ctresses of
China’s Korean ethnic group perform at the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所
?Northeast China’s Jilin province, Aug 23, 2019. The five-day expo themed on “enhancing mutual trust and coope
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ith the Danish general election looming on 5 June, libertarian politician Joachim Olsen has found a clever way of winning his f
ellow Danes’ hearts and minds — by placing a campaign ad on Pornhub, a popular adult website.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所
Online banners by the Liberal Alliance seen by Pornhub users now feature the smiling 41-year old politician with the cap
tion: “when you finish jacking off, vote for Jokke [affectionate for Joachim]!”亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所
“We must be where the Danes are,” Joachim Olsen explained in an interview with the Danish daily Politiken.
Pornhub allows targeted ads based on the public’s interests. Olsen chose to place his ad in t
he “soft” category, saying that he and his campaign “has tried to hit there, where Danes are the most”.
Liang Jiajun, a former pilot in Beijing, cringed at the idea of faux meat.
“The first thought that crossed my mind is that they are filled with additives, coloring and?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
flavoring,” she said. “Not even the benefit of reducing cholesterol levels appeals to me.”
Liu Xinyi, 27, said she ordered a veggie burger with a pl?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
ant-based pork patty once when traveling in Texas in the United States.
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es for a regular burger.” she said. “But I won’t try it again. I could tell it was fake meat.”?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
Even her friends with vegetarian dietary habits rarely buy fake meat products.
“It appears to me that they don’t bother to cheat their palates with thes
e meat alternatives. They just eat a ton of salad to keep up their energy,” Liu said.
Despite doubts and complaints, research efforts into better-tasting?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
meat alternatives are intensifying, and the sector has attracted major investments.
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊Zhou, the professor, said faux meat is now increasingly consid
ered a significant step toward helping feed a swelling population and curtailing climate change.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所
Vegetable-based meat is more expensive than real meat in some We
stern countries. But it is likely that the price gap will soon be closed, according to an exper?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
t in biodiversity protection and green development who declined to be named for this story.
In the Chinese market, fake meat products are expected to first emerge as high-en
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊d, healthy and fashionable alternatives to real meat, first targeting more affluent consumers.
“In the future, maybe more attention will be paid
to their positive effects on environment,” the biodiversity expert said.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will decide on possible snap elections on Aug 27, after a new round of talks with p
arties aimed at solving the crisis triggered by the collapse of the populist government.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Aug 20 after blasting Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, accusing him of en?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所
ding the 14-month-old coalition government and damaging the economy for pers
onal and political interests. He was asked by Mattarella to remain in office as caretaker of current affairs.
The head of state held a first round of talks with le?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊
aders of every single party holding seats in parliament, to verify whether there
was the political will to forge an alternative majority and form a new government on Aug 21 and 22.
Italy has suffered from very slow economic grow?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所
th rates in the past three decades. The eurozone’s third-largest economy is am
ong the most sluggish performers in the European Union’s 19-nation currency bloc.
against the US government’s trade bullying moves, said Zhang J
ianping, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Coope?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛女神会所
ration of the Ministry of Commerce. Zhang spoke at a recent seminar in Beijing.
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛Jiang Yuechun, director of the World Economic and Development D
epartment of the China Institute of International Studies, said China “has cards in its han
ds” in both hardware and software areas, but it has been weighing their timing and necessity.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛
Jia Xiudong, a research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies, said despi
te headwinds, China can achieve high-quality development, and the fundamentals of the country’s eco
nomy are strong. “In the future, the resilience of the economy will be further released,” he said.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛女神会所
In response to the capricious US administration, China will maintain strategic strength, Jia said. The country will
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛make enhanced efforts to boost scientific and technological innovation no matter how the situation changes, he said.
Huawei Technologies Co said Friday that it would consider using RISC-V, an open-source chip architecture, if the US gove
rnment continues restricting its access to the latest technologies from the UK firm ARM Holdings for a long time.
Xu Zhijun, rotating chairman of Huawei, said in an interview in Shenzhen, Guangdong?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛女神会所
province, that the company has already obtained the perpetual license to ARM’s V8 architecture technol
ogy, so the US government ban does not affect its current launch schedule of chips.
?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛”If ARM’s new technologies are not available in the future, we can a
lso use RISC-V, an architecture which is?open to all companies. The challenge is not insurm
ountable,” Xu said.Huawei uses ARM’s architecture to design many of its chips for smartphones, servers and other applic
ations. But Washington banning Huawei from accessing any technologies originating in the US without special gove?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛女神会所
rnment approval has restricted its ability to use ARM’s technologies. Though ARM is based in
the UK, some of its crucial technologies are developed in the US and it has to comply with the US ban.