vely promote trilateral cooperation, and speed up negotiations on the Regional Comprehens

ive Economic Partnership and the China-Japan-ROK free trade agreement, to jointly safeguard free trade.上海419论坛品茶微信

“China will continue to resolutely promote all-around open

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apan as well as providing broad space for trilateral cooperation,” Wang said at a news conference after the meeting.

According to Wang, they also agreed on the necessity of stren

gthening communication and coordination on macroeconomic policy among the three coun上海419论坛

tries and building an open world economy given the downward pressure faced by the global economy.

China, Japan and the ROK are the world’s second-, third- and

上海419论坛品茶微信11th-largest economies, with their total GDP accounting for about 20 percent of global GDP.

“We believe that, as important manufacturing and innovation countries, China, Japan and the ROK should strengt

hen cooperation in such areas as big data, artificial intelligence and 5G,” Wang said, adding that China’s initiative to ma上海419论坛

ke 2020 the China-Japan-ROK innovation cooperation year was positively responded to by the other two sides.

Kang said at the news conference that it is important to explore and expand cooperation to enable the people of the thr

上海419论坛品茶微信ee countries to earnestly feel the benefits brought by trilateral cooperation.

The meeting also approved a concept paper on “Trilateral +X” cooperation, which a

ims to share successful experiences with other countries and promote common development.上海419论坛

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the China-Japan-ROK cooperation mechan

ism. And there was a two-year gap between this year’s meeting and the previous one in 2016.

Zhuang Rui, a professor of Asia-Pacific economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beiji上海419论坛品茶微信

ng, said the meeting, which came amid tensions in bilateral ties and the trend of anti-globaliz

ation, helped to boost confidence and expectations for regional development and the global economy.

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d-largest city and its commercial center, having played a vital role in Japan’s economy for ov

er 1,700 years. This summer, it expects to gather around 30,000 people for the G20 summit, the centerpiece of the 2019 G20 meetings.上海419论坛

Tourists may be disappointed by being unable to access the i

conic, gull-winged Osaka Castle, which is expected to be used as a backdrop for G20 events.

上海419论坛Some 700 schools in the city will close on the summit days in order to reduce congestion, according to local press reports.

The participants are leaders from 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are A

rgentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy

上海419论坛女神会所, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

, United Kingdom and United States of America. In addition, leaders of invited guest countrie上海419论坛女神会所

s and representatives of invited guest international organizations

will participate in the summit along with leaders from the G20 members.

The host country of the G20 summit leads the group over the course of one year from Decemb

er through the following November as the G20 presidency. The G20 presidency also organizes relevant ministerial and working group meetings.

Together, the nations of the G20 account for around 80 percent of global economic out

put, nearly 75 percent of all global trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.

上海419论坛The G20 was formed in 1999, in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, to unite finance ministe

rs and central bankers from twenty of the world’s largest established and emerging econom

The G20 initially focused largely on broad macroeconomic policy, but it has expanded its ambit. The 2018 summit in Argentina

focused on fair and sustainable development, while the previous summit in Germany drilled down on issues including corruption, money laundering and international tax havens.

Economic and financial coordination remains the centerpiece of each summit’s agenda, but issues such as the

future of work, terrorism and global health are recurring focuses as well. This was increasingly true in the d

ecade following the global financial crisis, when the G20 was able to turn its attention beyond acute economic crisis management.

ies. A decade later, at the height of the global economic crisis, the G20 was elevated to include heads of state and government.上海419论坛女神会所

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Before the symposium, Xi visited the grottoes and inspected the w

ork of cultural relics protection and research. During his visit, Xi spoke with tourists. 上海楼凤

Digging of the Mogao Grottoes began in 366. They symbolize the great achievement

 上海楼凤女神会所s of China’s Buddhist art from the fourth century to the 14th century. They also showcase the cultural int

egration and mutual learning among the diverse civilizations along the ancient Silk Road.

Fan Jinshi, an archaeologist who began working in Dunhuang in 1963 at the age of 25 and is now hon 上海楼凤

orary president of the Dun­huang Academy, said she attended the symposium and was excited at Xi’

s placing so much importance on the protection of cultural relics, China Central Television reported. 上海楼凤

Xi mentioned many times in his remarks the need to increase support for the protection o

 上海楼凤女神会所f cultural relics, Fan said, adding that he also suggested employing high technology in protecting cultural relics.

In a written instruction to a national meeting on cultural relics protection in April 2016, Xi called cultural relics “a val

uable legacy from our ancestors”, and stressed that conservation will benefit future generations. 上海楼凤

On Tuesday, Xi laid a floral basket at a monument in memory of the revolutionary martyrs of the West Route Ar

my of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army in Gaotai county, and paid t 上海楼凤

ribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the battles against the Kuo­mintang from 1936 to 1937.

 上海楼凤女神会所He also visited Jiayu Pass, the first frontier fortress at the wes

t end of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He listened to an introd

uction of the Great Wall and the passes in Hexi Corridor, part of the ancient Silk Road.

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ll improve the mechanism of the loan prime rate-the price of loans banks offer to their best clients-and use the mech

anism as the reference rate for business and household loans. The move was broadly seen as China’s effort to give th上海千花坊女神会所

e market a greater say in setting prices and to lower the real interest rate for companies.

上海千花坊”The rate reform will help reduce borrowing cost for companies so that they can expand investment and

production. It will also help improve corporate profitability,” said Yu Ke, an analyst at Guoyuan Securities.

The central authorities’ decision to support the development of Shenzhen also boosted the pric上海千花坊女神会所

es of technology companies on Monday as Shenzhen is the home of many high-tech and innovative firms.

The guideline also said that it will explore the registration-based initial p

上海千花坊ublic offering system on the startup board in Shenzhen and will support the city in car

rying out foreign exchange reform and accelerate the internationalization of the renminbi.

Ma Tao, an analyst at Caitong Securities, said that investment opportunities could emerge from technology sectors includ上海千花坊

ing 5G, artificial intelligence and life science as the guideline from the central authorities will help strengthen Sh

enzhen’s advantage as the leading technological and innovation hub for the country.上海千花坊女神会所

An index that tracks major securities brokerages also soared by 6.9 p

ercent on Monday as investors believed that a market rally will benefit securities firms.

上海千花坊The securities regulator has expanded the number of stocks qualified for the margin

trading and short selling business of the securities brokerage and has relaxed margin financing rules. The deci

sion became effective on Monday, which also helped lift the stock prices of securities firms.上海千花坊女神会所

Many young people in Hong Kong seem to have misunderstandings about the Chinese mainland and the United States.

No matter how noble an individual goal is, the collective outcome could be exactly the opposite of what each individual wa

nted. When I taught social decision theories, my students often could not believe thei上海千花坊女神会所

r eyes that collective decisions are necessarily dictatorial, even under very minimal assumptions. That is an implic

ation of the Arrow’s impossibility theorem developed by Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow.

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Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a

key interest rate reform brought out by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to maintain ec上海419

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上海419女神会所Analysts say the interest rate reform will lower financing costs for small a

nd private companies and encourage investment in the manufacturing sector.

The PBOC unveiled the policy over the weekend, saying it would introduce a new reference rate, the loan prime rate-the pr上海419

ice of loans banks offer their best clients-for setting the prices of business and household loans. The earlier re

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The announcement is seen as China’s most significant market-based interest rate reform for over a decade, experts said.上海419女神会所

The PBOC said in a statement that, starting Tuesday, 18 qualified commer

cial banks, including State-owned banks, city and rural commercial banks and foreign banks, will report their lend

上海419ing reference rate every month. Analysts expect the first loan prime rate will be much lower than the current 4.35 per

cent one-year benchmark lending rate, which has been unchanged since August 2015.

The statement said commercial banks will be allo上海419

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uld pay for borrowing from the central bank, and it was set at 3.3 percent on Thursday.

Sheng Songcheng, a central bank adviser and former head of the PBOC’s

statistics department, said the reform will help keep lending rates lower.

Moreover, the changes will enable the PBOC to effectively influence Chin上海419女神会所

a’s entire interest rate system by selling or buying financial instruments on the open

market, much like how Western central banks implement monetary policy, Sheng said.

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the patients were Chinese employees working at Chinese compani

es in Pakistan, but now more than 80 percent of patients are Pakistanis.上海后花园

The foundation also planned to build a similar center in Pakistan’s Balochistan province last year, but the plan was del

ayed due to security concerns. However, the center is likely to be opened this year, Liu said.上海后花园女神会所

The foundation also plans to build more of these facilities to meet local demand for medica

l care and emergency services, but obstacles such as the threat of terrorism remain, he said.

上海后花园On May 11, a five-star hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan, was attacked by terrorists, resultin

g in four hotel employees and a soldier being killed. Yan Yibing, a member of the CRCF, said the attack o

ccurred just a few hundred meters from the emergency center where he and his Chinese colleagues worked.上海后花园

“I had never heard gunshots before, and at first I thought it was firecrackers,” he recalled. “Then we heard people shouting o

utside and realized an attack happened. We were very frightened, and none of us dared to make a sound.”上海后花园女神会所

Liu said the emergency center has been reinforced to mak

e it more secure for medical and Red Cross staff members working there.上海后花园

Global demand for humanitarian assistance is huge, so China will intensify its contribution, Liu said.

In Afghanistan, for example, the number of children wit

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7,000. In Iraq, it is estimated that more than 10 million people need humanitarian assistance, he said.

“We will intensify efforts and try our best to deliver more inter上海后花园女神会所

national humanitarian assistance to help more people,” Liu said.

Chinese candidates for the 45th WorldSkills competition had their zeal drummed up at a morale-motivating confe

上海后花园女神会所rence held by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in Beijing on Friday.

The biennial WorldSkills competition will be held from Aug 22 to 27 in Kazan, R

ussia, and will involve about 1,355 candidates from 69 member countries and regions.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M

acron during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 2上海419品茶微信

Putin will visit France, Finland; the G7 Summit will be held in France; the Italian Senate will

debate a no-confidence motion in government; the president of Romania will meet his US counterpart.上海419

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上海419品茶微信Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on Aug 1

9 to discuss with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, bilateral partnership.

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lk about Ukraine and discuss prospects for work within the Normandy Four.

The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a

上海419品茶微信nd German senior representatives and aims to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.

On Aug 21, Putin will also pay a working visit to Finland at the invitation of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

Besides bilateral cooperation, the leaders will discus

s international and regional issues, including Russia’s relations with th上海419品茶微信

e European Union in the context of Finland’s current presidency of the EU Council.

Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations gather in Biarritz for their 45th summit on August 24-26.

French President Emmanuel Macron will play host to the heads of state and governme上海419

nt of Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Under its presidency of the G7, France has set a number of goals and priorities tha

上海419品茶微信t will be addressed at the summit, including the fight against security threats and terro

rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.

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 of the Chinese economy and effectively promoted the country’s long-term stable development.

The Nielsen report also found consumers’ personal financial situation and willingness to spend have been robust.上海千花网

In Q2, the sub-index for personal finance increased from 70 in Q1 to 71, hitting a historical high, and local j

上海千花网品茶微信ob prospects and willingness to spend came in at 77 and 61 respectively, the report said.

Sargent said the Chinese government’s efforts to further cut tax an

d lower fees have reduced the cost of enterprises and enhanced their vitality.上海千花网

The consumer trend index for different regions in China remained stable, reaching 124 in the eastern region while the

northern and southern regions achieved steady growth in the past three quarters, the report showed.上海千花网品茶微信

In addition, indices for first, second and third-tier cities all have increased steadily in the past four quarters, part

icularly in the past six months, driven by better personal finance and rising willingness to spend, the report said.

“In the first half of this year, people’s livelihood indicators such as employmen上海千花网

t, costs and income all performed well. Among them, prices were basically stable, and the supply and de

mand of the whole market balanced, boosting residents’ willingness to spend,” Sargent analyzed.

He said the consumption structure of residents was further improved by a change in consumption concept and m上海千花网品茶微信

ode, which gradually released the potential of service consumption demand.

The report also showed 68 percent of Chinese consumers prefer domestic brands, and even for the 62 percent of co

nsumers who would buy foreign brands, domestic brands are still their first choice.上海千花网品茶微信

Cost performance is the main reason why consumers choose domest

ic products, but for them, quality also weighs in higher than price.

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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.

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the stability of employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and dom

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ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.

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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.

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