This is our opportu 上海千花坊te successes, acce

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. 上海千花坊女神会所

The author is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic a

 上海千花坊女神会所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 上海千花坊

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.

 上海千花坊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. 上海千花坊女神会所

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

 上海千花坊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 上海千花坊女神会所

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.

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Cai said the parade 上海419论坛ighlight the comma

and system, scale and structure, innovation and development of the country’s n

 上海419论坛品茶微信ational defense and strength of air operations after military reform and restructuring.

It will comprehensively demonstrate China’s achievements in buildin

g its national defense, highlight an “open and confident” military image and manifest co 上海419论坛

mbat capabilities, Cai said. It will focus on displaying the capabilities of joint operations

and training that have incorporated information technology and are systematic and cooperative, he said.

 上海419论坛Cai said the parade is not aimed at any country, region or situation but is meant to show China’s confidence and dete

rmination to safeguard national sovereignty and security and defend world peace and stability.

The military parade, followed by a mass pageant with themed floats, will be a grand c 上海419论坛

elebration on Oct 1 attended by Party and State leaders and members of the pub

lic, said Wang Xiaohui, executive deputy head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.

 上海419论坛品茶微信That evening, they will also join a gathering featuring a gala and fireworks show.

A series of other activities dedicated to the 70th anniversary will also take place in the coming weeks.

At an event in Beijing’s Great Hall of People, Xi will present the Meda

ls of the Republic, Medals of Friendship and national titles of honor to outstanding peopl 上海419论坛

e who have made great contributions to the PRC’s establishment and development.

Other activities include presenting flower baskets at the Monument to the People’s Heroes on Sept 30 for Martyrs’ Day and an ex

 上海419论坛品茶微信hibition during September showcasing major achievements over the past 70 years.

The CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission will als

o jointly issue medals in commemoration of the 70th anniversary as part of the celebration activities.

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will attend a grand gather上海千花坊Chinese President Xi

nnovative compan上海千花坊ies and attached much importance to IP protection,” Li said.

上海千花坊BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.

The company was founded by Wang Xiaodong and John Oyler in 2010. Wang has served as a membe上海千花坊女神会所

r of the National Academy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Hopeful ly, some innovative medicines will be soon produced in the new plant in SS上海千花坊

GKC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.

上海千花坊女神会所”We believe our location in SSGKC could help us achieve greater influence because it could radiate to the surrounding mar

kets such as China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.

Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upg

rade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.上海千花坊女神会所

The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in SSG

KC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use in上海千花坊女神会所

the fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.

“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and t

上海千花坊女神会所alent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, w

hich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.

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On online shopping pl上海后花园ercent of products ar

On Taobao, women buy over half of men’s clothes, 60 percent of condiments, 70-80 pe

上海后花园女神会所rcent of children’s living goods and school supplies, and 65 percent goods of public benefit.

Women’s repayment speed and integrity to pay loans are meanwhile consid

ered 27 percent higher than men on MYbank, an online bank under Ant Financial, said Ma.上海后花园

Artificial intelligence will significantly affect manufacturing, and m

上海后花园ost companies have already begun or plan to deploy artificial intelligence, said Philip T

sai, chairman of Deloitte China, at a forum of the 2019 Smart China Expo on Monday.

According to a Deloitte survey of companies, 41 percent of respondents believ上海后花园女神会所

d that artificial intelligence would have a considerable impact on enterprises, and 12 percent believed it w

上海后花园ould even lead to a thorough transformation. Fifty-two percent of surveyed c

ompanies had begun to deploy artificial intelligence, and 35 percent planned for arrangements.

Integration between the real economy and digital technol上海后花园

ogy will play the leading role of value creation in the next stage, Tsai said.

上海后花园China is predicted to spend 2.8 trillion yuan ($391 bil

lion) in the digital transformation this year, and the figure is expected to s

urge to 3.2 trillion yuan in 2020 and 3.7 trillion yuan in 2021. Manufacturing (220.5 billion yuan),上海后花园女神会所

governments (193.4 billion yuan) and financial services (145.5 billion yuan) are the

上海后花园top three sectors in spending for the digital transformation in 2019, according to Deloitte.

Tsai also shared scenarios of the real economy combined with digital tech

nology, like accurate forecasts of customer demand, customized production and delivery, AI-based pre-s

ales and after-sales service, equipment and product financial services supported by t上海后花园女神会所

he internet of things, as well as a charging model that better meets customer needs.

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Jason Yu, general ma上海乌托邦arket consultancy Ka

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上海乌托邦品茶微信

ster its fresh food offerings to increase their customer retention rate here, Yu said.

上海乌托邦”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上海乌托邦品茶微信

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.

上海乌托邦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上海乌托邦

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

上海乌托邦品茶微信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上海乌托邦

y for a membership card”. Little effort was spent on educating the market about membership.

Costco is the world’s largest membership-only re

上海乌托邦品茶微信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.

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Alibaba banking on l上海夜生活er citiesses an adv

commerce giant pump primes Juhuasuan to cash in on abundant opportunities

Times are changing fast at e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. While st上海夜生活女神会所

ore-openings from a range of global brands like Burberry to Ferragamo were

上海夜生活the norm earlier, they have since been replaced by deals, bargains and growth in lower-tier cities.

Against flattened economic growth and brutally aggressive competition, Alibaba is no

w giving unprecedented priority to Juhuasuan, its group-buying and flash-sale platfor上海夜生活女神会所

m, repositioning it as the top destination for consumers from smaller cities and townships.

上海夜生活The internet giant said recently that it will host a Super Bargain Day from Sept 1, halving prices for 1 million me

rchandise and giving out cash dividends, coupons and other perks. Unlike the

more reputable Nov 11 annual sales event, the 10-day event is targeted at good-quality budget items.上海夜生活女神会所

“We see massive growth in lower-tier cities this year via the Juhuasuan platform. This is the

上海夜生活engine fueling future growth and a bluesea market-meaning opportunities abound for each and e

very industry player to take a share,” said Liu Bo, general manager of Juhuasuan.

Media publications and industry analysts often categorize C上海夜生活女神会所

hinese cities into tiers, defining them based on population, gross domestic prod

上海夜生活uct and other criteria. Tier-one cities normally refer to super metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai.

Alibaba’s strategy to penetrate into lower-tier markets has reaped some early gains. In the

quarter ending June 30, over 70 percent of increased annual active consumers came from less dev上海夜生活女神会所

eloped markets. The company attributed the achievement to initiatives to cater to a b

roader user base, such as “using simpler interfaces for first-time or less-frequent users”.上海夜生活

Realizing the potential, Juhuasuan has announced a slew of plans to rev up services. On the

supply side, the platform aims to help manufacturers digitize their factories through consumer ana上海夜生活女神会所

lytics and the internet of things technology. Liu said he hopes such efforts will foster

brands, create 1 million sought-after items and nurture 10,000 digital plants.

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The vice-premier als上海楼凤at China welcome

s companies from all over the world, including the US, to invest and

operate in the country, and the Chinese government will continue to create a good investment e上海楼凤女神会所

nvironment and protect intellectual property rights.

上海楼凤Romans Vlasenko, a 42-year-old man from Latvia, is leading his disci

ples in practicing tai chi in Chenjiagou, Wenxian county, Jiaozuo city, Henan province.

As the chairman of the Latvia Martial Arts Association, Vlasenko has taught mor上海楼凤

e than 100 Latvians tai chi. He has been passionate about Chinese martial arts

since childhood, and has come to China over 20 times to study kung fu. He has learn

ed styles including Wing Chun, Xing Yi Quan and Shaolin boxing, but his favorite is tai chi.上海楼凤女神会所

This summer, he was invited by the Chinese emba

ssy in Latvia to come to Chenjiagou, which is the cradle of tai chi in C

上海楼凤hina. He and his over 20 disciples are following tai chi master Zhang Fuwang to learn Chen-style tai chi.

“I love tai chi, Chinese martial arts and Chinese culture. I want to let more pe

ople get to know Chinese martial arts culture through my efforts,” Vlasenko said.

hanghai’s col上海楼凤or-coded system to manage the safety of pregnant wo

men and their babies proved so effective after its in

troduction in 2012 that it has been adopted by other regions around the country.

上海楼凤女神会所It is just one initiative the municipality has taken in recent years to optimize three

major health indicators – life expectancy, and maternal and infant mort

ality rates – to maintain Shanghai’s status as the country’s healthcare leader and ke上海楼凤

ep it on par with developed countries, an achievement it has accomplished for 10 consecutive years.

Over the past four decades, the average life expectancy of Shanghai residents has rise上海楼凤

n 10 years to 83.63 last year, compared to the national average of 77 years.

The maternal mortality rate for Shanghai residents dropped from 3.01 per 100,000 cases in 2017 to 1.15 last year.上海楼凤女神会所

The infant mortality rate decreased over the same period from 3.71 per 1,0

00 live births to 3.52 last year, according to the Shanghai Health Commission. Fo

rty years ago, the infant mortality rate in Shanghai was 15 per 1,000 live births.

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Xu Xiaolei, chief bra 上海后花园for China Youth Tr

Travel Service, said that in the past, the tourism industry placed the emp

hasis on daytime activities and “undervalued” nighttime operations. But consumers are now d 上海后花园

emanding high-quality nighttime activities, with nearly half of the company’

 上海后花园女神会所s customers asking for such itineraries to be arranged, whether they are traveling in China or abroad.

“I think it is especially good that the Chinese authorities have rolled out measures t

o boost after-dusk activities, which is a response to people demanding higher-quality lives,” he said. 上海后花园

Xu added that Chinese cities are “too similar” in promoting nighttime act

ivities. Most of the time, night travel is still about tasting local food in “snack streets”.

 上海后花园”Every city should think about developing unique tourism resources that would enable it to stand o

ut from others,” he said. “Many people the world over would like to see a Broadway musical while visiting New

York, but performances in China are mostly high-priced and out of reach for most.”

 上海后花园女神会所The historic water town of Wuzhen has been transformed by Xu’s company from a shabby d

estination, with 30 to 40 percent of consumption now taking place at night, Xu said.

“We defined Wuzhen as a historic cultural town, so we d 上海后花园

dn’t use bright-colored lights at night. Most of the lights we use ar

e pale yellow, to create an atmosphere to make people feel warm and at home,” he said.

 上海后花园”女神会所But lighting up the town is not enough. We also need to off

er good content to tourists. In Wuzhen, tourists can sit on wooden boats at

night, listening to the sound of the oars hitting the water under the lights. They can also ex 上海后花园

perience a range of cultural activities, including the Wuzhen Theater Festival.”

Xu said most shops in Wuzhen close at about 11pm, so tourists sp

 上海后花园女神会所ending the night in town can have a good sleep, but there a

re bars, karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues that remain open until later.

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Major cities like She 上海乌托邦ngzhou and Hang

gzhou have registered substantial increases in the resident popul

ation. Core cities in the central and western parts of the country, such as Xi’an, Chen 上海乌托邦

gdu and Changsha, have been on the rise in attracting people, while the population gro

 上海乌托邦女神会所wth in eastern cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou and Wuxi has slowed down.

People go with industries, the report said, and first- and second

-tier cities have a more stable foundation and greater potential in their industries. Thes 上海乌托邦

e cities create 46.5 percent of the country’s GDP with 25.5 percent of the population.

 上海乌托邦First- and second-tier cities surpass others in terms of the number of listed companies, invention patents granted, tr

affic and location, public resources (including quality education, medical resourc

es and urban rail transit) and absolute purchasing power. However, these cities need to do more when it c 上海乌托邦女神会所

omes to the ratio of housing price to income as well as housing supply, the report said.

A law on promoting employment should be amended to better cater to new types of jo 上海乌托邦

bs and solve new job-related problems, such as the disorderly startup market cau

sed by people returning to their rural hometowns from big cities, legislators said on Friday.

 上海乌托邦”The current Chinese Employment Promotion Law has not caug

ht up with the fast developments of our job market. Some content needs to be further upd

ated and some demands need to be urgently regulated, especially how people create businesses after they come back to their rur 上海乌托邦女神会所

al homes,” said Zhang Chunxian, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.

He made the remarks at the bimonthly session of the Standing Committ 上海乌托邦

ee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislative body, on Friday.

From May to June, 11 members of the NPC Standing Committee, inclu 上海乌托邦

ding Zhang, and 12 NPC deputies were divided into three teams to inspect the Inner Mo

ngolia autonomous region and five provinces, including Yu女神会所nnan, Shandong and Jiangxi. 上海乌托邦

“We found more people have started up businesses after returning to t

heir hometowns from metropolises due to the booming of modern agriculture and rural to

urism, even though the number of migrant workers also grew steadily,” Zhang said.

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It is important to spec上海夜网ponsibilities of all

 participants involved in a project, so all culprits get their due punishment,” he said.

Zhai said ethical issues in science and technology were important because the development of h上海夜网女神会所

ighly risky technologies such as brain science and artificial intelligence could affect the future of humanity.

“For example, the latest biological technologies such as gene editing can produc

上海夜网女神会所e cross-generational effects and unpredictable results for our offspring,” she said. “We must be cautious about givin

g a certain scientist the right to make such alterations at will in the name of curing a serious disease.

“Ethical standards do not impede the development of science and technology. Rat上海夜网

her, they ensure the development is on the right path for the benefit of humankind.”

Qin Chuan, president of the Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, said improved ethical supervisio

n was necessary to ensure the welfare of laboratory animals used in research on new drugs.上海夜网女神会所

“But it is important for the development of science and technology for

上海夜网the public good not to impose unnecessarily stringent ethical standards,” she said.

For example, scientists would, in principle, use lower-level animals for scienti

fic experiments, but in some research involving the study of the brain, mice migh上海夜网女神会所

t not be suitable and higher-level mammals would been to be used for effective research, she said.

Xiao Keyan, a doctorate in aquatic plant ecology and former associate prof

上海夜网essor at Wuhan University, is thriving in aquatic plant industry after quitting his job.

Xiao rented some land in a village after resigning from the university and began growing aquat

ic plants, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily on Monday, a newspaper in Hubei province.上海夜网女神会所

One of his plants has brought him huge economic returns. He got 50

,000 yuan ($7,082) for selling aquatic grass in 2 mu (0.13 hectare), he said.

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