years from Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performan
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所ces from May 28 to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Co
rsaire and Marie Antoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.
The SGT will also be opening itsown gallery space in the new season.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
The Aura of Revival, a large abstract painting created by French Chinese artist Chu Teh-ch
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所un especially for SGT, will be presented in the new gallery space alongside other works.
Wang Junlin contributed to the story.As a major cultural and tourist destinatio
n, Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves suffer from what many other attractions will envy-too many visitors.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
The crowds heading to the iconic repositories of ancient Buddhist art constantly
threaten the fragile cliff-side environment on the fringe of the Silk Road oasis, according to Zhao Shen
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所gliang, director of the Dunhuang Academy, which manages and studies the site and its relics.
To mitigate the impact of human activity on the grottoes in Gansu province, which face the Gobi Desert, the academy has sets lim
its on visitor numbers. Two ticket categories are sold every day. The first type is limited to 6,000 tickets and allows holdyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
ers to access eight of the 492 grottoes containing major Buddhist art, while the second category allows up to 12,000 v
isitors to enter four of the caves. More than 100 of the caves at the UNESCO World
Heritage Site are suitable for public access on a rotational basis as part of conservation measures.
Wang Xiaowei, director of the site’s monitoring centyabo亚博体育下载千花坊
er, said the caves are at full capacity during the peak summer holiday season.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所”In line with protective measures for the site, we take a preventive approach
that encompasses tracking the natural and human impacts,” Wang said.
?has become the third largest trading partner of US.
“The first half of this year, only US imports increased; but its exportyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
s have declined by 1 percent year-on-year. Its foreign trade growth entirely relies on its i
mports,” he said. “However, China’s exports in the first half of this year were still on the rise.”yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
Mei Xinyu, a researcher at the International Trade and Economic Cooperation Institute of the Ministry of Com
merce, said the intensified trade dispute will only further expose a downfall within the US economy.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
India’s top lender seeks fresh growth opportunities to boost bilateral trade, investments
Amid a wave of closures of various Indians banks’ China operations, India’s larg
est lender said it will not only stay committed to serving the mainland market but seek fresh growth oppoyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
rtunities, to boost both bilateral trade and the growing Chinese investments in Indian startups.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊”The deepening of reforms and opening-up in China’s financial services sector, and
the rise of the AIIB(Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and the NDB (New Development Bank) are en
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊couraging signs in China. Despite slowing economic growth, China remains a key destination for foreign banks. Pr
ospects for bilateral trade growth are bright, so we are looking at trade finance,” said Venkat Nageswar, deputy ma
naging director in charge of international operations of the State Bank of India.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
He argued the $300 billion Chinese exports were mainly daily consumption products. As the tariffs are enforced, it will s
timulate inflation in the US, which has been increasing in recent years faster than the consumer price index.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊Zhou Mi, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Econ
omic Cooperation, said imposing tariffs will only put on more risk on the supply side of US’ industry chain.
“China is a developing country while the US is a post-industrialized country. A large part of their materials to make conyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
sumer goods and industrial products depends on imports,” Zhou said, adding that tariffs will only leave the US with two ch
oices—buying from China with a higher cost, or buying from other countries with uncertain quantity and quality.
nificant way, and Chinese and UAE companies are working in tandem to share technology, capital a
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信nd market access. Financial cooperation is also deepening, as demonstrated by the agreem
ent for China Everbright Group to set up its MENA financial and investment hub in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
A bold vision was outlined, as President Xi Jinping and Sheikh Mohamed?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
bin Zayed Al Nahyan sat down together and signed an agreement aligning common go
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信als. This document included commitments to development, growth, prosperity and stability. Among other asp
ects, there was also an agreement to adhere to the principles of mutual interest, equality and understanding.
Another series of milestones stemmed from the UAE-China Economic Fo?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊r
um, where 19 agreements and memorandums were signed by a broad range of sectors betwe
en numerous UAE and China businesses. This forum showed the level of sophistication achieved in the UAE-Chi
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信na relationship, as opportunities for joint action for investment were explored with a high-ranking ministerial de
legation and business leaders from the respective nations. Such achievements are the result of decades of hard work, sinc
e the first visit of the late Sheikh Zayed in 1990, as the first leader to China from the Arab region.?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
There was a fitting send-off toward the end of the visit, as a celebration was held marking th
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信e 35th anniversary of the establishment of friendship and bilateral relations between the United Arab Emi
rates and the People’s Republic of China. A grand ceremony took place in Beijing, which was attended by His Highn
ess Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, China’s Vice-President Wang Qishan, the staff of the diplomatic miss?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
ion and many high-level dignitaries, ministers, businesses and investors. There were even
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信more agreements and memorandums achieved on the sidelines of this event, between a
number of Emirati and Chinese businesses, five more to cap off an extremely fruitful trip to China.
hina’s installed base of smart assistant devices are expected to re
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊ach 5.8 billion by 2023, an industrial forecast showed.
Devices for the home such as air conditioners, door locks, TVs and refrigerators,yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
which will be able to be operated by a smart assistant via the network, will reach 3.6 billion in 2023, according to
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊the latest report on China’s Internet of Things (IOT) market by global technology market analyst firm Canalys.
The rise of smart assistants built-in to speakers catalyzed the growth of smart home devices that can be controlled via voice.
The installed base of devices with smart assistants built-in will reach 2.2 billion units in Chinayabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
with a compound annual growth rate of 42 percent between 2018 and 2023, the report showed.
Canalys predicts that every Chinese household will
own an average of seven smart assistant-compatible home devices by 2023.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所”The large appliance category, which includes refrigerators, washing machines and air condi
tioners, is expected to contribute the biggest growth,” said Canalys Research Analyst Cynthia Chen.
The smartphone will continue to be the main device category for smart assistants in 2023.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
Over the next few years, the increasing awareness of saving energy and creating a healthier liv
ing environment will also be important for the Chinese IoT market, according to the report.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊Huawei on Friday unveiled its first commercial 5G sma
rtphone in China, as the Chinese tech giant scrambles to be among the first
to give domestic consumers the access to the groundbreaking technology.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Priced at 6,199 yuan ($900) in China, the Mate 20 X comes with a 7.2 inch- screen, which is designed for a truly immersive experienc
e so that gamers and people who binge on films and TV shows can get the best from the phone, Huawei said.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
He Gang, president of Huawei’s consumer business group, said the hands
et is the first in the world to support standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.
Its downloading peak speed can be 10 times as fast as 4G smartphones, He said.
Executives at the private companies are aware that becoming the first to laun
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊ch a carrier rocket into orbit would win not only plaudits but also lucrative contracts.
Two previous attempts at orbital launches by LandSpace and One-Space failed.
Yao Bowen, spokesman for i-Space, said Thursday’s launch indicated that his comyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
pany was now ready to become involved in the commercial launch business.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊He said i-Space will carry out five SQX-1 launches for clients before the end of 20
20, adding the company’s second type of carrier rocket — the SQX-2 reusable liquid-pro
pellant rocket — is under development and scheduled to make its maiden launch in 2021.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
By the end of last year, 123 private enterprises on the Chinese mainland had registered in the spac
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所e industry, with 14 of them focused on rocket development and production, according to a market report p
ublished recently by FutureAerospace, a space industry consultancy in Beijing.
The State Council decided on July 24 to further ease the fee burden of firms in a bid to energize market entities.
More efforts will be made to eliminate illegal fee charging to ensure the effectiveness of policies cutting taxes and fees, accoryabo亚博体育下载千花坊
ding to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所The meeting decided to further strengthen the resp
onsibilities of government at all levels, especially local governments, and
has made it clear that it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into illegal fee charging.
It is strictly prohibited that government departments transfer the expenses they should bear to entyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
erprises, and industry associations and public institutions shall not use their administrative p
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊ower to charge fees illegally, according to a statement released after the meeting.
All the fees on market entities, with no exceptions, must be m
ade public, transparent and subject to supervision, the statement said.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Efforts in regulating fees on companies must be integrated with the reform
s to streamline administration, delegate powers, and improve regulation and services.
The government of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) plans t
o set up an investment and development fund to support the development of the Guayabo亚博体育下载千花坊
ngdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the SAR’s chief executive Chui Sai On has said.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所During a question-and-answer session at the SAR Legislative Assembly Th
ursday, Chui told Macao’s legislative members that there were about 49 projects relating to M
acao’s participation in the Greater Bay Area set out in the outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area.
He said Macao’s basic fiscal reserves and surplus reserves amounted to 569.54 billion patacas (about 70.49 billion U.S. dollyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
ars), while there was 163.25 billion patacas (about 20.20 billion U.S. dollars) in foreign exchange reserves at the be
inning of 2019, and the government had the financial capability to establish such a fund.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊The fund would be set up in the second half of 2019, and would be manag
ed by a government-owned entity operating independently of the current structure of pub
lic administration. It would be run in accordance with market-led and commercial principles, he added.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
The chief executive said it was not only a way for improving returns on publicly-held capital and for the benefit of public fu
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊nds, but also for realizing policy goals mentioned in the Greater Bay Area outline development plan.
The Greater Bay Area consists of the Hong Kong SAR, the Macao SAR, as well as nine cities in Guangdongyabo亚博体育下载千花坊
Province — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) Saturday announced a favorable tax pol
icy for overseas talent working in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, overseas high-end tyabo亚博体育下载千花坊
alent and professionals in short supply that work in the Greater Bay Area will get sub
sidies from Guangdong Province and Shenzhen Municipality to offset the differentials, according to the MOF.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
The subsidies will be exempt from paying individual income tax.
ntering a new era, Shanghai encountered unprecedented opportunities
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊in domestic garbage treatment, reflected in three later-developing advantages.
(1) Shanghai has the advantage of “overtaking in bends”
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所Four first-tier cities across the world established modern garbage classification systems about 50 years ago.
These systems were first carried out from the perspective of the circular economy. Shangh
ai, as a catcher, started to classify and recycle municipal garbage through comprehensive integration.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
Today garbage in Shanghai is classified into four categories: harmful; recyclable; organic; and other.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所This integrates waste recycling, composting, incineration and landfills, and has the advantage of overtaking in be
nds. Shanghai for example provides a fixed subsidy for the construction of wet garbage resource facilities.
(2) Shanghai has the advantage of “backward force”yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Shanghai’s waste treatment sets the maximum capacity of landfill and incineration fa
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊cilities, reverses the front-end classification collection and resource utilization, and reduces quantity at the source.
The city encourages classification by disposing
of organic garbage for free and calculating the cost of other garbage disposal.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Shanghai also promotes quality control and both rewards and
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊punishes district treatment facilities through its garbage treatment fee system.
(3) Shanghai has the advantage of “governance orientation”yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Shanghai residents participate in making waste classification a bottom-up action.
Enterprises strengthen market-oriented changes and fulfill their corporate social responsibility.
?saw a drop in profit can be complicated. On one hand, last year’s tax crackdown and tightened regulatory policies in taxes have ce
rtainly struck some major players, costing them both time and money to pay the fine and restructure theiryabo亚博体育下载千花坊
businesses,” said Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所”On the other hand, China’s film box office market is heading toward saturation, which m
eans that the profit surge that many entertainment companies saw in the past is less likely to happen,” Chen added.
Data from the National Radio and Television Administration
showed box office revenue in the first half of 2019 in China stood at 31.17 billion yuan, down 2.7 peryabo亚博体育下载千花坊
cent year-on-year. Cinema visits dropped 10.3 percent year-on-year to 808 million visits within the same period.
Chen believes, though, the companies will bounce back.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所”The industry is still likely to see a boom in the near future as there is more market pote
ntial to be tapped, such as film derivatives (toys and figure models), various genres of intellectual properties or t
rans-media storytelling (presenting the story with multiple platforms like films, TV shows, and games),” Chen said.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
“Such approaches to IP development can be an effective way to generate more revenue for entertainment companies,” he added.
Wanda and Huayi said in their statements that losses were dueyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
to a lack of projects premiering in the first half of the year. Most of Huayi’s film projects such
as The Eight Hundred directed by Guan Hu would premiere in the second half of 2019.
“It’s common that entertainment companies adjust their film distribution plans based on market deyabo亚博体育下载千花坊
mand, and choose to release their films during a certain period of time to maximize their profits,” Chen said.
“But it is certainly not the reason why a majority of entertainment
companies saw a drop in profit. Although it is common for entertainment companies to premieyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
re their major film projects in second-half seasons with peak demand, it is unlikely for most of them to do so at the same
time, as the first half of the year also has many peak movie-going seasons,” said Chen.
ighly integrated and their fields of cooperation are broad.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信As long as the two sides follow the principles and directions set by the two leaders, they will be able to expand cooperation on the basis of equality and mut
ual benefit, bridge differences with mutual respect and properly resolve bilateral economic and trade issues, Gao said.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
He said that China’s economy is currently running smoothly, maintaining a GDP growth rate above 6 percent.
The country has seen stable growth in imports, exports and employment. No matter wyabo亚博体育下载千花坊
hat happens, China will take firm action to ensure opening-up and improve the business environment, Gao added.
Stephen Lamar, executive vice-president of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, saiyabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信
d it is important to take every opportunity to make sure the association’s views on the trade dispute are known.
“We are looking forward to resolution of the underlying issues and continue to push for the elimination of all (additional) tariffs at the earliest possible opportunity,” he said, addin
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊g it is noteworthy that whether or not a deal is made, inflation is already inherent in the system.
“The result will still be increased prices for US consumers, including those least able to afford them,” Lamar said. “We ar
e demanding that the administration (of US President Donald Trump) stop using tariffs as a negotiation strategy.”
Connie Bryant Breedlove, director of public relations at the Juvenile Products Manufactuyabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信
rers Association, said her organization was glad that no new tariffs are pending. “However, we remain co
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊ncerned about the future uncertainty of these trade discussions, and we are strongly committed to our position that all
child care articles and protective child safety products be exempt from tariffs,” Breedlove told China Daily in an email.
In her rebuttal comments following the tariffs hearings on June 1725, Jeyabo亚博体育下载千花坊品茶微信
sse Spector, director of technology policy at the Software & Information Industry Ass
ociation, also highlighted the harm member companies will face if additional tariffs are levied.
elopment,with a goal of keeping China’s overall AI technology and application level in line with the world’s advanced level by 2020. It also underlined making Chi
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所na a forerunner in the world in terms of AI knowledge, technology and application by 2030.
Last year’s Government Work Report introduced instructions to promote the development of the
new generation of AI, especially in the fields of healthcare, pensions,culture, education, and sports.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
At the beginning of this year, the government highlighted that AI development should be integrated into the country’s real economy,and that the in
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所dustry should be market-driven, to stimulate enterprises’ power of innovation and vitality of internal growth.
A recent International Data Corp report showed that in 2018,China’s AI market size in terms of sales revenue reached $1.76
billion. The figure is expected to reach $11.9 billion by 2023. By 2030, China is expected to take a lead in the
world in terms of AI theory, technology and application, and become a major AI innovation center.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Zhu Guang, CEO of Du Xiaoman Financial, the financial arm of Baidu, said: “In China, in the coming five to 10 yea
rs, AI technology will be deeply integrated into every industry. Some major companies will offer better i
nstruments and better algorithms, to spread the AI revolution to every industry. The wave of AI gives peopleyabo亚博体育下载千花坊
more time to use imagination and creativity,in order to make things that cannot be replaced by machines better.”
So, SAS established a financial incubation center in Nanjing,Jiangsu province, in East China,integrating its financiayabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
l system into the local ecosystem. It also set up an internet of things partnership with the local government of
Wuxi, Jiangsu province, using its technology to energize the city’s outdated industries.
Last year, at the China International Big Data Industry Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, SAS teamed up with local fiyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
nancial institutions to set up a big data lab.The goal was to nurture talent and incubate new projects. It also partnered w
ith the municipal government of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on a manufacturing project.