ionals evaluated the night zoo project and believed that the current operation could guarantee the health and safety of anim
上海后花园als. The park also selected suitable animals for display. For example, they only picked seven out of nine species from
the monkey section as they are more active during night. Also, the giant panda exhibition area will not open at night.上海后花园女神会所
“We have adjusted the light system for the night zoo, with brighter lighting on the roads, water areas, and toilets to secure
上海后花园visitors’ safety while using diffuse lights to simulate a natural moonlight effect in the animals’ living areas,” Zhong added.
“I came to the night zoo because of curiosity about the animals’ behavior during the
nighttime,” said Liu Yufei, a 20-year-old student who visited the night zoo on opening day.上海后花园女神会所
“Since I have class in the daytime, the night zoo provides me a new way to spend the
上海后花园night. There are also fewer tourists at night, and the summer weather is comfortable,” Liu said.
“But the transportation is an issue,” she added.
The night zoo opened six animal-themed exhibition areas, three featu
red performances, animal-themed restaurants, and souvenirs stores.上海后花园
It also launched the “Night Animal Tour” and animal shows at Sea Lion Theater and International Circus Theater.
Zhang Caiyun, another tourist who brought her 6-year-old son to the zoo, said: “the colorful lights and the animal tou上海后花园女神会所
r are more attractive than the daytime activities and I don’t have to worry about my son getting sunburned at night.”
“The closing of the drive-through area is the only regret. It will be a u上海后花园
nique experience to visit rare animals through the dark by tour bus,” Zhang said.
Having prepared for about three years for the night project, the park will evaluate its operation to adjust the layout of the上海后花园女神会所
animals, types of exhibitions, and the night facilities after operating for a while, according to park authorities.
On the same day that the zoo opened, the city also issued a list of cultural and tourist sites that are opening at night. More
than 100 spots were listed, according to Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism.
a new excuse for more protectionist measures.The Treasury move reeks of arbitrariness and unilater
上海千花坊alism, and will disrupt international trade rules and order as well as dampened investors’ confidence, experts said.
“By labeling China a currency manipulator, the US is in fact continuing its maximum-
pressure approach in trade talks,” said Liao Qun, chief economist of the China CITIC Bank International.上海千花坊女神会所
China and the US have been locked up in drawn-out trade disputes since last year.
On Monday, Chinese companies have halted purchases of US farm prod
上海千花坊uce after the US decided to impose additional 10-percent tariffs on $300 billion worth of
Chinese imports, as the US move seriously violated the consensus reached by the two heads of state in Osaka.
NO INTENTION TO DEVALUATE CURRENCY
上海千花坊女神会所China has long been committed to keeping the yuan’s exchang
e rate basically stable at a reasonable and balanced level, the central bank said.
The Chinese currency is the strongest among the G20 and is one of the currencies that has seen substantial appreciation.
From the beginning of 2005 to June this year, the currency’s nominal e上海千花坊
xchange rate appreciated 38 percent and real exchange rate strengthened 47 percent.
Last month, the IMF found in its latest annual assessment that the renminbi exchange rate was broadly in line with fundamentals.上海千花坊女神会所
From the macro perspective, the yuan’s exchange rate is buoyed by the coun
try’s sound fundamentals, strong economic resilience, stable fiscal position, c上海千花坊
ontrollable financial risks, balanced cross-border capital movement and sufficient foreign exchange reserves.
China has no intention to gain trade advantages by devaluing its currency, as the yuan’
上海千花坊女神会所s depreciation cannot necessarily lift exports, said Song Xiangyan, an analyst with the PBOC.
A large devaluation probably leads to panic capital outflows and competitive currency devaluation of China’s trading par
tners, which will undermine the country’s financial stability and hurt imports, Song added.
China will be committed to the promises on exchange rates made at all G20 summit上海千花坊女神会所
s and abide by a market-determined exchange rate system, the PBOC governor Yi Gang said Monday.
Refusing competitive devaluation, the country will not resort to exchange r
ates in handling external uncertainties such as trade disputes, Yi said.
tly offended national dignity, and challenged the bottom line of the
‘上海419论坛one-country, two systems’ principle,” Yang said. “These rioters are extremely arrog
ant and unscrupulous. What awaits them will be a heavy legal blow and an indelible shame in history.”上海419论坛
ang pointed out that those who stand at the front of causing Hong Kong’s current chaos are a small number of violent r
adicals. Other protestors are kindhearted citizens who have been misguided and coerced to join.
The anti-China forces both in and out of Hong Kong are the mastermin上海419论坛女神会所
ds that have instigated and bolstered the illegal activities of violent radicals by coo
rdinating, directing, funding and whitewashing violent protests, Yang said. They have supported the wrongful actio
上海419论坛ns by promoting views such as “civil disobedience”, “only violence can solve problems”, and the “noncooperation movement”.
The immediate task for Hong Kong citizens is to stop the viole
nce and chaos and bring back order, Yang said. He appealed to the HKSAR government, its jur上海419论坛
idical organs and police to safeguard the rule of law and never be soft on violent violations of the law.
“With no punishment for lawbreaking, there would be no majesty of the law,” he s上海419论坛女神会所
aid. “The central government has unswerving support for Chief Executive Carr
ie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The opposition’s attempt to force her to resign is doomed to fail.”
Yang warned the small group of unscrupulous and violent prote上海419论坛
sters and their behind-the-scenes masterminds not to misjudge restraint for weakness. “
Those who play with fire will perish by it. At the end of the day, they will eventually be punished.”上海419论坛女神会所
China’s State Council, or the cabinet, has issued an overall plan for the new Lingang area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.
The new area will be set up to the south of Dazhi River, east of Jinhui Port, and south of X
iaoyangshan Island and Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, says the plan.
The district launched first is to cover an area of 119.5 square kilometers, it says.
According to the plan, the new section will match the standard of the most competitive free trade zones worldwide
and implement opening-up policies and systems with strong global market competitiveness.
ies and chairman of its China committee, said that the newly approved fo
上海夜生活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.上海夜生活
Public information shows five companies, including Hanhua Finance and Xiamen Fig Group, obtained the first feedb
上海夜生活品茶微信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上海夜生活
ir mapping in China, the limit lifted one year in advance may indicate that they will skip the joint venture option by se
上海夜生活品茶微信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上海夜生活
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
上海夜生活品茶微信ight of the relaxed grip from the central regulators. But the efforts turned out to be a failure.
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上海夜生活
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”.
上海夜生活品茶微信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.
The SAR government, in a statement issued at around 6 pm on Sunday, said Hong Kong will descend to a d
上海419论坛angerous tipping point if such blatant lawlessness and violence, which is beyond freedom of expression, were condoned.
Hong Kong saw two very different crowds on Saturday afternoon. On was made up of 90,000 people who assembled peacefully in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.上海419论坛
Observers called the peaceful, positive rally, the third of its type since mid-June, the silent majority’s answer to the radica
lism and violence mounted by protesters who have repeatedly thrown the city into chaos. Two earlier rallies saw a
上海419论坛女神会所bout 480,000 people voicing their shared aspirations of restoring peace and harmony to the city.
The damp lawns of Victoria Park were packed with participants. At one point in the pub
lic rally, youngsters took the stage to remove their masks to reveal their identities in stark contrast to masked radicals.上海419论坛
Emma Chan Ming-kwan took her 13-year-old son to the rally in hopes of teaching him “to tell right from wrong”.
“Biased school education and media reports have failed to warn youngsters about the consequences of violence,” she said.
上海419论坛女神会所A 46-year-old Hong Kong resident of Italian origin who gave his name as Renato said he attended to support Hong Kon
g police and the SAR government because he doesn’t agree with the behavior of unlawful protesters.
At about the same time in the Kowloon Peninsula, one of the city’s busiest business dist上海419论坛
ricts was almost completely paralyzed as thousands of protesters against a now-suspended extradition amen
dment bill ignored police warnings and blocked major roads, occupying a critical cross-harbor tunnel twice.
上海419论坛女神会所The area, comprising Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, is home to many luxury hotels, brand b
outiques and posh restaurants that are major attractions for locals and tourists.
On Sunday, radicals spread the violence and vandalism to Tseung Kwan O
in East New Territories and the western and central part of Hong Kong Island. In Ca上海419论坛女神会所
useway Bay, two police vehicles were set upon by masked protesters who attemp
ted to blind officers with flashlights and laser pens. Some protesters van
dalized Golden Bauhinia Square, where the flag-raising ceremony is held every day, in Wan Chai.
anuary 2017, he pledged GDP growth at 4 percent. More recently, he projected
上海千花网女神会所US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Quali
tative assessments suggest deterioration, as the growth of domestic demand is slumping.
Worse, US GDP growth forecasts for 2020 indicate softening to 1.8 per上海千花网
cent, possibly a (near-recession) slowdown－especially if trade and tech wars still
escalate. In the absence of negative surprises, China’s GDP growth is lik
上海千花网ely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with
supportive fiscal and monetary conditions. US tariff wars are likely to penalize the Chinese economy by less
上海千花网女神会所than 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.
If recent policy mistakes in the White House prevail, slower growth in i
nvestment spending, rising concern for continued trade wars and destabilizing geopolitics are likely to foster downside上海千花网
risks in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.
The author is the founder of Difference Group and has served at India, China and
上海千花网女神会所America Institute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) a
nd the EU Centre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.
Key indexes decline as US threat to impose tariffs rattles global investors上海千花网
China’s A-share market, together with other Asian peers, tumbled on Friday, after the
unexpected tariff threat from the United States overnight rattled investors globally.
上海千花网女神会所The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell by 1.41 percent to close at 2867.84 poi
nts, while the smaller Shenzhen Component Index ended 1.42 percent lower at 9136.46 points.
More than 3,000 shares, or 85 percent of the shares listed on mainland bourses in total, registered losses on上海千花网
Friday, with brokerages, energy equipment manufacturers and the shipping sector leading the fall.
上海千花网女神会所Low investor sentiment was witnessed in other Asian bourses on Friday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, Japan’s Nikkei a
nd South Korea’s Kospi losing 2.35 percent, 2.11 percent and 0.95 percent, respectively.
for local governments, particularly those that are eager to interact wit
上海龙凤1314女神会所h the outside world, to improve their ability to communicate with foreign parties, and m
inimize the influence of linguistic and cultural differences on mutual understanding.
When trade frictions among major economies escalated and talks were suspended, th上海龙凤1314女神会所
e G20 played a significant role in mitigating trade tensions, facilitating dialogue and safeguarding the m
上海龙凤1314ultilateral economic governance mechanism. And since economies still face difficulties in settling trade disputes, th
e G20 should continue to help them negotiate and reach acceptable agreements.
There is no doubt that unilateralism and trade protectionism pose a threat to economic globa上海龙凤1314女神会所
lization and intensify the global governance deficit. In particular, the US’ punitive tariffs on imports, e
specially from China, has intensified the trade conflicts and hurt the world economy－so much so that the Interna
上海龙凤1314tional Monetary Fund has warned that global GDP growth will decline by 0.5 percent if the trade frictions continue till 2020.
China has advocated that the World Trade Organization be reformed and the global economic order
maintained based on the principle of multilateralism so that trade disputes can be settled according to WTO rules.上海龙凤1314女神会所
But the economies disagree with some of the existing WTO rules and the system of governance. De
spite that, they are yet to find ways to improve them. Also, the economies don’t have any agreement on how
上海龙凤1314女神会所to govern emerging industries such as e-commerce and deal with behaviors harmful to the market. Which means there
is a need to strengthen the global economic governance system by modernizing rules, especially those of the WTO.
Besides, the major economies need to coordinate their policies to provide more public goods a
nd work together to improve global economic governance. Only if major economies cooperate can they produ上海龙凤1314
ce more public goods and strengthen economic governance. Therefore, to sustain global g上海龙凤1314女神会所
rowth and strengthen economic governance, major powers need to synergize their trade policies.
ived in and fulfilled his will using the money saved from the rent, and
上海夜网女神会所on July 23, Hu Zhishan and her relatives came to the hospital to pay back the money.
It was an impressive and deeply moving moment for the nurses, doctors and surgeons who had tended to Hu all those years ago.
“Although he was homeless and had no money at all, he never lost his faith,” said Yang Xingzhi, a nurse that had taken care of Hu six years ago.上海夜网
According to Yang, Hu was quite different from other home
上海夜网女神会所less people; he was reluctant to talk to others at first, but later opened his mind.
“Some patients are sensitive and needs more love and care,” said Yang, who
上海夜网hoped to know more about him and help Hu find his family as soon as possible.
During his recovery, Yang remembers Hu became gradually less restrained and began to share things about himself. He told
her personal things about his life, and how there were plenty of books at his home and he liked reading.上海夜网
“Ms Yang, I have a lot of stories about myself, I’d like to tell you all about them some day,” said Hu.
上海夜网女神会所Unfortunately, Yang now has no chance to listen to them; but the memor
y of a man who kept his promise of gratitude will live on.An instructor for high-speed tr
ain drivers teaches female trainee drivers standardized working gestures in the driver’s cab on a high-speed train r上海夜网
unning from Nanchang in Jiangxi province to Xiamen in Fujian province, July 29, 2019. These trainees are
expected to become China’s first batch of female high-speed train drivers after they pass the trainin上海夜网
More medical unions led by hospitals specializing in traditional Chine
上海夜网女神会所se medicine are expected to be set up over the next few years so TCM will play a
more important role in public healthcare, according to a circular released on Monday.
Leading TCM hospitals in an area, such as a county or a city, are encouraged to establis上海夜网
h medical unions covering other hospitals in the area to assist their development, so they can improve coo
peration to provide tiered health care services to local people, according to the circular, jointly released by the National H上海夜网女神会所
ealth Commission and the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Local health authorities should intensify efforts to improve computerization of major TCM hospitals
so they can offer online services to people at the grassroots level, the circular said.
d to $87.27 billion by the end of June, up from $79.32 billion in January. China had the
上海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
上海419论坛品茶微信et allocation and optimize and adjust investment strategies,” the administration’s report said.
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上海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
上海419论坛品茶微信ade up 65 percent of the total by 2014, up from 59 percent in 1995, according to the report.
“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.”上海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
上海419论坛advanced economies as well as financial and corporate bonds with high credit ratings, experts said.
“Forex reserves will continually play an important role in cushioning deprecia
tion pressure on the renminbi and maintain a balance of international payments,” said Zhao.上海419论坛品茶微信
But it is quite unlikely for the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to influenc
e the renminbi exchange rate through selling of foreign exchange reserves, even if t
上海419论坛品茶微信he currency may be under depreciation pressure amid global monetary easing, he added.
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.
tiger and leopard populations, the two-day event attracted more than 300 representatives from 19 regional cou
上海夜生活女神会所ntries, including Nepal, Russia, Vietnam, and 10 international organizations, including World Wildlife Fund.
Representatives will have discussions on monitoring technology, restoration of populations and habitats, landscape res
ource allocation in protected areas, conflict resolution and other related technical and policy issues.上海夜生活
Furthermore, the establishment of international exchange and cooperation mechanis
上海夜生活女神会所m for cross-border protection of tigers and leopards is expected to get important progress in the future.
hina has been leading the global growth of online fundraising after gaining notabl
e progress in its charity sector over the last few years, said a Ministry of Civil Affairs official.
Speaking at a news conference, Jia Xiaojiu, director of the ministry’s newly-cr上海夜生活
eated charity promotion and social work department, said the 20 designated platform
s for online fundraising received almost 8.5 billion clicks and donations last year. Some found
上海夜生活女神会所ations reported that more than 80 percent of their charitable money were made in the cyber sphere.
“China has become a leader for global online charity efforts,” he said.
Jia said more than 28 million donors made online donations of over 830 million yuan ($120 million) on上海夜生活女神会所
“99 Charity Day”, an annual online donating event on Sept 9, initiated by Tencent Foundation in 2015.
China’s public donations reached 90 billion yuan last year, with
上海夜生活more than 7,500 charitable organizations nationwide, he added.
Li Bo, inspector at the new department, said the ministry is stepping up efforts to ensure wholesome charity environment on the internet.
Of the many measures the ministry has taken, a credit system has bee上海夜生活女神会所
n established to counter online misconduct in the sector. Those found to be viola
ting codes of conduct will be subjected to joint punishments from regulators of multiple sectors, he said.