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Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad
ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp上海后花园
ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.
上海后花园女神会所Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Hong Kong affairs are completely China
‘s internal affairs, and Pakistan understands the actions taken by the Chinese central government and the HK
SAR government to uphold national sovereignty and maintain the city’s prosperity and stability.上海后花园
Helen Sham-Ho, a former Australian politician, said the current chaotic situation in Hong Kong is damaging its pros
perity, adding that there is no doubt that the priority is to regain order and police have the right to uphold law and order.
Michael Borchmann, a law expert and former government official from German上海后花园女神会所
y, said that the purpose of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong is to stir up chaos and turmoil in the city, and is
not a response to the draft extradition bill, Nouvelles d’Europe cited him as saying.
Borchmann said it is true that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are prot上海后花园女神会所
ected by law in Hong Kong, but this doesn’t give people the right to use violence to i
mpose on the freedoms of others. Criticism of China by some voices in the Western media was irrelevant, he added.
situation in Hong Kong, especially when mounting evidence shows US meddling in China’s dom
estic affairs,” he said. “US warships visiting now would inevitably send a very dangerous message in su上海千花坊女神会所
pport of the rioters, which is detrimental to the city’s peace and stability.”
China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Hong Kong affairs and urged it to stop. While the US has denied th
上海千花坊e accusations, US politicians and media have frequently slandered efforts by Beijing and
the Hong Kong police to maintain social order and voiced their support for the protesters.
“The chaos in Hong Kong has US fingerprints all over it,” Li said. “The US is上海千花坊女神会所
hoping to turn Hong Kong into another source of leverage it can use to pressure China.
China highly values Sino-US ties, but this relationship must be built on the bedrock of the US respecting China’s sovereignty.”上海千花坊
Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Aca
demy of Social Sciences, said the US has been a major external force fueling the current turmoi
l in Hong Kong by funding and training protestors, as well as whitewashing their violent actions.上海千花坊女神会所
“Denying port visits means China is very displeased with the deep US involvement in its domestic affairs,” Yuan said.
上海千花坊China’s consumer trend index, released by global market consultancy Nie
lsen to measure consumer confidence, remained high in the second quarter of this year.
Maintaining a reading of 115 from Q1, an index reading of above 100 indicates consumers are optimist上海千花坊女神会所
ic regarding local job prospects, personal finance and willingness to spend, a Nielsen report showed.
“As China’s supply-side structural reform deepens along with policies to ensure上海千花坊
the stability of employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and dom
estic investments, the country’s economic structure has constantly improved and the end上海千花坊女神会所
ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.
With industrial and consumption upgrades, investment in hig
h-tech industries climbed 43.1 percent year-on-year — 29.3 percent of the total FDI — am上海千花坊女神会所
ong which the high-tech service sector gained 97.4 billion yuan in FDI, up 63.2 percent.
上海千花坊Zhang Xiaofan, a partner at Deloitte’s global Chinese services group, said trade tensions between China and the United Sta
tes will not force any country or region to replace China’s position as a key player in the global supply chain.
Because of its members’ different cultures, currencies and po上海千花坊
litical systems, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations cannot match China’s size as a
huge consumption market. Neither can ASEAN members muster as many policy and institutional advantages as Chin
a to fine tune economic structures and fend off potential financial risks, Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所
China also has a well-developed infrastructure to support the real economy, Zhang added.
Attracted by China’s consumer market driven by an expanding middle-income group
上海千花坊女神会所and fast developing information technology, foreign investment from Germany and the Republic of Korea surg
ed in the first seven months, posting growth rates of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.
FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent year-on-year, while
FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew by 5 percent.上海千花坊女神会所
Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce
in China, said that to prevent risks caused by unilateral actions, China and the Eur上海千花坊
opean Union should further efforts to reach the EU-China comprehensive agreement on invest
ment by 2020, perhaps eyeing a new free trade agreement soon after that.
Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha
ving been detained and assaulted by protestors at Hong Kong International Airport for almost an hour la上海419女神会所
te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.
Fu met media after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fu上海419
said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming away with just some bruising to his face.
Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.
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at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.
Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while he上海419
was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.
Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.
Hours before the assault of Fu, a tourist from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, was上海419女神会所
also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.
ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.
上海419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.
The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.
Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu
Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.上海419女神会所
Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.
Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.上海419
“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou
rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.
In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.上海419女神会所
The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof
essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.
Police in 154 cities across the country have destroyed 107,000 illegal firearms, explosives and detonators that were co
nfiscated starting last year, the Ministry of Public Security said on Monday.上海419论坛
On Monday morning, police in Wuhan, Hubei province, destroyed a number of air
上海419论坛品茶微信guns, shotguns and replica firearms as well as explosives and detonators by melting
them in a steel plant furnace, which was stoked to reach temperatures of up to 1,600 C.
“Gun- and explosives-related cases endanger people’s lives, public security and the co
untry’s long-term stability,” Sun Lijun, vice-minister of public security, said on Monday.上海419论坛
“We will take effective measures to curb gun- and explosives-rel
ated crimes and eliminate major hidden dangers,” he said.
In recent years, although such crimes have declined sign
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dically around the country, Guo Lin, ministry spokeswoman, said earlier this year.
In order to tackle the issue, the ministry, together with 23 other authorities, set up a mini上海419论坛品茶微信
sterial-level meeting mechanism under which they will share intelligence in a timely manner and take required acti
on. In February 2018, they launched a two-year campaign to crack down on weapons crimes.
Last year, police nationwide dealt with more than 30,000 gun- and explosives-related cases, u
上海419论坛ncovered 416 criminal gangs and detained more than 40,000 suspects. From January to November last ye
ar, the number of such cases fell by around 28 percent, according to the ministry.
Since January, police across the country dealt with 16,000 such cases, uncovered 163 organized crime operations and de上海419论坛品茶微信
tained 17,000 suspects. Between January and July, gun- and explosives-related cri
mes decreased by 20 percent compared with a year earlier, the ministry said.
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上海后花园
nk, at the China Finance 40 Forum on Saturday. The CF40 is a nongovernmental, nonprofit think tank.
上海后花园女神会所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上海后花园
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.
上海后花园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.上海后花园女神会所
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.上海后花园
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上海后花园女神会所
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.上海后花园
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
上海后花园女神会所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.上海后花园女神会所
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.
Yutu 2’s scientific missions include surveying terrain, detecting minerals
China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover has entered its eighth period of dormancy on the moon’s far side and is in上海千花坊
good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.
上海千花坊女神会所In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second
movable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on W
ednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.上海千花坊
Before its dormancy, the machine had traveled 271 meters on the lunar surface, more than dou
上海千花坊女神会所ble the distance covered by Yutu, which reached the moon in December 2013 and worked there until July 2016.
The administration said that on the lunar day that just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, wh
ich has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.上海千花坊
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar
night, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.
上海千花坊女神会所Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the Xi
chang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourth
lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.上海千花坊
The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3 and then released Yutu
2, the world’s seventh moon rover, and also the first to get to the far side and survey th上海千花坊女神会所
e South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.
make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch.
Online media registration for the second China International Import Expo opened on Friday.上海乌托邦女神会所
The registration system at media.ciie.org will be accessible until September 30.
When registering for a media pass, foreign journalists who will be travelling to China to cover the event need to spe
上海乌托邦cify their outlet in the “foreign media organizations” listing under the media organization category, and select the “for
eigners for temporary stay in China” option when entering their personal information.
After signing up online, the system will generate a confirmation letter f上海乌托邦
or foreign journalists to apply for a J-2 visa at Chinese embassies, consulates or visa age
上海乌托邦女神会所ncies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in their countries.
Resident foreign journalists in China will also need to register in the system, and selec
t the “foreigners for permanent stay in China” option when filling out their information.上海乌托邦
Epstein was housed in the Special Housing Unit, even as guards are requir
上海乌托邦女神会所ed to remove prisoners on suicide watch from the unit, according to a Twitter post by Preet Bharara, a former US
Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The SHU separates inmates such as accused sex of
fenders deemed likely to be harmed by other prisoners from the general population.上海乌托邦
Epstein had been confined to the correctional center while he appealed a district judge’s refusal to let him
live under 24-hour guard in his opulent townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
renminbi internationalization, to reduce reliance on the dollar.Foreign
Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Saturday urged the United Kingdom to im上海419论坛
mediately stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and stop making random and inflammatory accusations on Hong Kong.
“It is simply wrong for the British government to directly call Hong Kong’s Chief Executive to exert pressure,” Hua said in an online statement.上海419论坛
Hong Kong today is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic o
f China, long gone are the days when it was under British colonial rule, the spokeswoman added.
Noting the UK has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of supervision over Hong Kong, Hua said that上海419论坛女神会所
affairs of Hong Kong brook no foreign interference.
According to the Basic Law, the central government shal
l上海419论坛 be responsible for the foreign affairs relating to the Hong Kong SAR, she added.
Echoing Chen’s view, Zhou Xiaochuan, chairman of the China Institute of Finance an
d former central bank governor, said at the CF40 forum on Saturday that China may have to take co上海419论坛女神会所
untermeasures in face of any tariff or non-tariff barriers imposed against the country.
According to IMF’s press release on Friday, the IMF Executive Directors concur上海419论坛
red that greater exchange rate flexibility and deeper and better functioning foreign exchange markets w
ould help China’s financial system be more capable of dealing with capital flow volatility.
上海419论坛女神会所”At about US$3.2 trillion, China’s foreign currency reserves remain more than adeq
uate to allow a continued transition to a floating exchange rate,” the IMF report said.
Yu from the CASS agreed, and he suggested that the Chinese monetary authority c上海419论坛女神会所
ontinue the foreign exchange reform, towards a more flexible and market-oriented regime.
The latest report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) conclude
上海419d that the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan was “broadly in line with medium-term f
undamentals”, and the Chinese monetary authority barely intervened in the foreign exchange market.上海419
The report, released late Friday in Washington, was a blow to the lab
eling of China as “a currency manipulator” by the US administration, experts said.
The value of the Chinese currency and the country’s external position i
上海419品茶微信n 2018 were “broadly in line with the level consistent with medium-term fun
damentals and desirable policies,” the report said, citing that China’s current account surplus fell by around 1 pe
rcentage point to 0.4 percent of GDP in 2018 and is projected to remain contained at 0.5 percent of GDP in 2019.
Estimates showed that the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central ban上海419
k, has had “little FX intervention”, said the report, which is based on IMF’s latest Ar
ticle IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.
上海419品茶微信The IMF’s conclusion came in just four days after the US Treasury officially la
beled China as a “currency manipulator” on Monday. The Chinese yuan
weakened to beyond 7 per dollar for the first time in more than a decade earlier this week.上海419
“The IMF conclusion is objective and reflected that the renminbi was assessed to be broadly
in line with medium-term fundamentals. The result kept pace with what it said in July,” said Zhang Xiaohui, a s
上海419品茶微信enior researcher of the China Finance 40 Forum (CF40), and former assistant governor of the PBOC.
What the IMF concluded is a just decision, reflecting that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, according to Yu Yo
ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant of CF40.