The administration said 亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛s gold reserves increas

d to $87.27 billion by the end of June, up from $79.32 billion in January. China had the

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛world’s sixth-largest gold reserves by the end of 2018 with a total of 1,852 metric tons.

“In 2019, the major task of foreign exchange management is to enhance mid-and long-term ass

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The administration also for the first time disclosed the currency composition

of the country’s foreign exchange reserves in the annual report. The reserves denom亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛

inated by the US dollar accounted for 58 percent of the total by the end of 2014, down from 79 percent in 1995.

Among global foreign exchange reserves, US dollar-denominated assets m

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“China’s forex reserve currency structure is diversified, even more diversified than the world’s average level,” Wang said. “It is in line

with requirements of China’s economic and trade development, as well as the demand of international payments.”亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419论坛品茶微信

For China, most of the foreign exchange reserves, nearly 60 to 70 percent, are held as sovereign debt from

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As of the end of June, China’s foreign exchange reserves stood at $3.12 trillion, up from $3.10 trillion by May, according to central bank data.

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Remains of ex-prem 亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419crematedshakes hand

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hao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and Jiang Zemin, among others, paid their final respects at the Babaoshan R

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419evolutionary Cemetery. Hu Jintao, who is not in Beijing, sent a wreath to express his condolences

The cremation of former premier Li Peng took place on Monday in Beijing.

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er members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce

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shan and former president Jiang Zemin, stood in silent tribute and bowed three times in front of the former p

remier’s body on Monday morning. They also extended their condolences to Li’s family.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419

Former president Hu Jintao, who was not in Beijing at the time, sent a wreath and his condolences.

Li, aged 91, passed away due to illness in Beijing on July 22.

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419In addition to being premier and chairman of the ninth National People’s Congress Standing Committee,

Li was also a member of the Political Bureau, the Secretariat of the 12th CPC Central Committee and the Standing Committee of

the Political Bureau of the 13th, 14th and 15th central committees of the CPC.A Chinese national flag flies at half-mast to m?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419品茶微信

ourn for late Chinese leader Li Peng at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Jul

To mourn his death, the national flag at Tian’anmen Square was flown at half-staff a

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nhuamen, the Great Hall of the People, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seats of provincial-level committees of the CPC a

nd provincial-level governments, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Admi?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419

nistrative Region, seaports, airports and Chinese embassies and consulates were also flown at half-staff.

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路419品茶微信Li was extolled in an obituary issued by the central authorities as “an excellent Party member, a time-tested and loyal Communist

soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, statesman and leader of the Party and the State”.

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China, along with oth 亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦ping countries, will ne

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Speaking at the WTO General Council Meeting in March, Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦of China said the core issue of development is not whether developing nation members are willing to make gre

ater contributions in future negotiations, but rather if they can have equal rights in negotiations.

Zhang said some developed-nation WTO members enjoy certain privileg?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦

es in negotiations. If such structural imbalance continues, the only way for develo

ping members to partially remedy imbalances is through special and differential treatment, he said.

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The parade, involving more than 4,000 personnel, 43 warships and subm

arines, and 31 aircraft, was held near Saint Petersburg and nearby Kronshtadt. It show?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦

s the Navy is ready to fight back any aggressor, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the parade.

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦The ships included the Admiral Kasatonov frigate, the Gremyashchiy-class corvette, the Kronshtadt submarine of p

roject 677, the small Mytishchi and the Serpukhov rocket ships and the Ivan Antonov minesweeper.

The Navy Day is celebrated across Russia to honor “all those who at different times in history served Russia faithfully and lo?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦品茶微信

yally, and who continue doing this on its borders and far away from the homeland”, Putin said.

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ce aircraft, as well as Su-30SM fighter jets flew over the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland.

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This is guaranteed by unique weapons that Russia has, he said, “but the most import

ant is that the courage and training standards of the fleet crews, loyalty to the St. Andrew’s Flag (Russia’s

Navy Flag) and devotion to the Fatherland remain a special and lofty duty for?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路乌托邦品茶微信

them. The sailors stand to the end when they perform their combat missions”, Putin said.

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ish general election looming on 5 June, libertarian politician Joachim Olsen has found a cleve

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Online banners by the Liberal Alliance seen by Pornhub users now feature the smiling 41-ye

ar old politician with the caption: “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品茶微信

“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 th

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Olsen’s unorthodox campaigning has helped him bolster his profile, as his confes

sion gathered over 1,400 likes and tonnes of comments, positive and negative alike.

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Even the Liberal Alliance’s political rivals appreciated the trick.

“The only thing that annoys me is that I wasn’t the first one to g

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Others, however, were far less supportive. “Sick joke for people with a clownish attitude to democracy”, one person said.

41-year-old Joachim Olsen is a former world class shot putter. With ten亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园品茶微信

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the government led by the conservative-liberal Venstre party. Its platform is ba

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Such attempts are by n亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊re colluding with foreign

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iest airport, to stage a massive sit-in protest against the now-suspended extradition amendment bill. Aside from cha

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊nting slogans attacking the SAR government, protesters also distributed flyers inside the airport.

Hong Kong is at a risk for another violent protest on Saturday. A planned rally, in response to attacks at Yuen Long metro st

ation on July 21, when white-clad people assaulted commuters and passersby indiscriminately, was rejected by亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所

the city’s police. However, there is concern that protesters will gather anyway.

Ireland had changed its travel status for Hong Kong to advise a “high degree of caution”, while Singapore, Japan and South

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊Korea called on its citizens to avoid areas where public gatherings are taking place and to follow local authorities’ advice.

The HKSAR’s Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung warned against taking part in the Saturday r

ally, as those joining in might be arrested for illegal assembly, punishable by heavy fines and imprisonme亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊

nt. “Whether there will be a procession or not, we cannot rule out the possibility of a large number of people turni

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Different sectors also appealed to the public, especially to young

people, not to participate in any illegal assembly and never turn to violence.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊

Many principals of middle schools and university h

eads signed statements calling for students to avoid the Yuen Long protest.

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce called on all se亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所

ctors to clearly draw the line with violent protesters to protect the rule of law.

According to the Public Order Ordinance, any person who convenes,

holds, organizes, forms or collects an illegal assembly, or assists or is concerned in doi

ng so, will face the maximum penalty of a HK$5,000 ($640) fine and imprisonment for five years.

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wer the barrier for more people to appreciate fine art, and Xiaoice will become more versatile and be a good companion for people.

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所”One day, when Xiaoice is given a photo, she will feel inspired and write a song and c

ompose lyrics. After hearing the song, she will feel the need to draw a picture

. Seeing the picture, she will be inspi?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网red to write a poem. Xiaoice could

be on a perpetual creation cycle and better understand humans,” Xu said.

FedEx’s claim it “inadvertently misrouted” Huawei-related packages to the United States is not consistent with the facts acc

?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所ording to a recent investigation by relevant authorities, People’s Daily reported on Friday.

FedEx was also found to be involved in the detention of more than 100 Huawei-related shipments to China from abroad.

Investigators found clues relating to other behavior from FedEx’s?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网

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ovince. [Photo by the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japan

Further investigation into FedEx (China) Co Ltd is underway, based on law and fo?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网

llowing the principles of comprehensiveness, objectivity and fairness.

In May FedEx rerouted four packages bound for Huawei’s headquarters in Shen?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所

zhen, Guangdong province to the United States, claiming “inadvertent misrouting.”

Wan Xiuying, a 91-year-old survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, died Thursday night in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu provi

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Wan has said in earlier interviews that Japanese soldiers caught many civilians from a

refugee camp and lined them up in nine teams before shooting them with machine guns.?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网女神会所

She said that her brother, then 19, took off his hat to Japanese soldiers one day when?亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花网

he passed by their lookout post, but the soldiers pulled out their swords and decapitated him.

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According to him亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊as millions of different reac

tions to a source of inspiration just like a person. When users type a word, Xiaoice could draw vastly diverging pictures in response to that word.

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊”We don’t know what surprises Xiaoice will bring us, and the unpredictability is the charm that attracts us,” Xu said.

This is not the first time that Xiaoice has created something. Started

as a chatting robot in 2014, Xiaoice has already been “talking” with more than 100 million亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所

users, published two collections of poetry and released and composed dozens of songs.

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inese micro blog, as Microsoft continues to experiment with how AI can use emotional intelligence to se

rve as a companion for people and how AI can be used to imbue machines with “creativity”.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊

Elsewhere in the world, researchers and industry participants are

also experimenting with AI. In 2017, US singer Taryn Southern unveiled Breaking F

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊ree, a song composed and produced by an AI system developed by US startup Amper Music.

Last year, an AI-generated painting of Edmond Belamy became the firs

t of its kind to be auctioned at Christie’s. The artwork, created by computer algorithms de亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊veloped by French AI company Obvious, was sold for more than $430,000.

Just like Xiaoice’s paintings, such AI-generated work is based on

machine-learning models of artificial neural networks that resemble the human brain and ne亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊

rvous system, which can study input materials and produce output in their own right.

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所When it comes to AI painting, a neural network that goes by the acronym GAN plays a ke

y role. GAN, which stands for generative adversarial network, creates the image pixel

by pixel. Like any other artist or designer, it produces both broad strokes and fine details in layers.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所

But as pioneering AI-generated works appear around the world, the tech companies and art critics are also addressing the fundamental question of

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊whether the images, poems or songs produced by their networks can be called art at all.

Qiu Zhijie, an artist and professor at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, said the answ

er depends on how originality in art is defined when machines are involved in creation.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所

“When nobody can tell the difference between paintings genera

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Apparently, Xiaoice has already passed the test. In May, works produced by the drawing bot under the name Xiao Yubing were

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路千花坊女神会所submitted to the exhibition of postgraduates’ work at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. When Xiao Yubing

‘s paintings were presented beside those of humans, nobody realized they were generated by AI.

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President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for better a

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Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cen

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Although Sun wanted to rent more land from farmers in nearby villages to expand his soybean亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路夜生活

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ore than 133,000 hectares of farmland have been planted with the crop since 2000, according to Yang

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ologies to enable the crop to play a more important role in the local economy, Yang said.

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The total area of farmland planted with soybeans this year may exceed 8.6 millio

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east, a major production area for the crop, promoting rotation farming of corn and

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According to a plan released by the ministry earlier

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ncourage planting of the crop. The policies will include increasing subsidies to farm

ers and developing new soybean species over the next few years to raise domestic production.

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lying on imports, with more than 80 percent of such produce coming from countries such as Brazil and the United States.

In comparison, China is almost self-sufficient in rice, wheat and corn – the nation’s

three major crops – with domestic production meeting more than 98 percent of total demand.

Last year, China’s soybean imports reached 88 million metric ton

s, more than twice the level in 2009, but a decline of about 8 percent compared with the previo

us year – the first fall since 2011 – due to outbreaks of African swine fever. This led to declining demand for soybean me

al, a major byproduct used for pig feed, along with a slump in imports from the US due to increased tariffs on soybe

ans imposed by Beijing, according to the General Administration of Customs.

Imports from Brazil exceeded 66 million tons last year, accounting for 75 percent of the total, fo

llowed by those from the US, which fell by more than 16 million tons, a drop of about 50 percent year-on-year.

Amid rising domestic production, soybean imports have continued to fall this year. A total of 31.7 million tons were impo

rted in the first five months, a year-on-year fall of 12.2 percent, according to the ministry. Imports from the US fell ye

ar-on-year by 70.6 percent in the first four months to 4.3 million tons, the ministry said.

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Barbey used the two ph亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园side in Color of Ch

a collection of photos that the Paris-based photographer took in China between the early 1970s and 2018.Re

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所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亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园

‘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

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园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.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所

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

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园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亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园

ing of nostalgia among visitors. They are part of a donation of 70 photos by Barbey to the museum.

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所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.亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所

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

亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园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亚博国际娱乐平台官方线路后花园女神会所

rnational photography agency, Magnum Photos, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Marc Riboud.

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