southwest, increased its exports by 21.9 percent in the first half, largely selling to Europe and ASEAN countries.
上海后花园ang Wenlei shapes Olympus’ China strategy with focus on services, manufacturing
Yang Wenlei, CEO of the China unit of Japanese tech giant Olympus Corp, said the local market is of great s上海后花园
ignificance for the company. Olympus, she said, has great confidence in the growth potential of the Chinese market.
The company will press ahead with research and development activities and high-end manufa
上海后花园女神会所cturing in China’s medical field. It also aims to tap the huge local demand for medical equipment, inc
luding endoscopes, microscopes, and solutions for minimally invasive surgeries, she said.
“We will enhance our efforts in medical, imaging and scientific solution sectors in China this上海后花园
year,” Yang said. “The medical sector will be our main focus and we will pour more resources into the segment.”
上海后花园女神会所At present, Olympus is focusing on sales promotions in China. “In the future, we hope to build a compr
ehensive regional headquarters in China, covering R&D, manufacturing, services and training,” Yang said.
“We attach great importance to the medical sector in China. Compared with Europe, the United States, Japan and上海后花园
other developed countries, China has huge potential demand for medical equipment, given its aging population.”
I had expected to see some impact of the trade war on southeastern provinces where export manufa
上海后花园cturing is concentrated. But, Guangdong province grew by 6.6 percent and Zhejiang grew at 7.7 p
ercent year-on-year, both higher than the target rates, in the first quarter, according to the latest data available.
These export-oriented manufacturing provinces are transforming t上海后花园女神会所
oward higher tech manufacturing and are also increasing exports to developing co
untries. For example, Zhejiang’s exports to ASEAN countries surged 22.5 percent year-on-year.
上海后花园女神会所So, the strategy of using domestic reforms and international opening-up to in
crease domestic competition, moving to consumption and services, and emphas
izing higher tech, higher value-added manufacturing is working, according to the latest data.
Zhang said the group also has more job opportunities thanks to better legal protections, more policy support and training programs.
上海后花园More than 80 laws and 50 administrative regulations have been passed concerning the prot
ection of the rights and interests of people with disabilities, according to the white paper.
A number of policies, including tax breaks, have been rolled out to encourage employers to hire disabled workers, it said.上海后花园品茶微信
Profits of China’s major industrial firms fell 2.4 percent year on year in the first half
上海后花园of 2019, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Saturday.
The decline quickened slightly from a fall of 2.3 percent in the January-May period.
Combined profits of industrial firms with annual revenue of mor上海后花园品茶微信
e than 20 million yuan (about $2.9 million) amounted to 2.98 trillion yuan in the first
上海后花园six months, while their revenue rose 4.7 percent to 50.9 trillion yuan during the period.
Specifically, profits of state-owned industrial firms dropped 8.7 percent from one year earlier to 936.88 billion yuan, w
hile those of private ones reached 743.07 billion yuan, a 6-percent year-on-year increase.上海后花园
In June alone, profits of industrial firms dropped 3.1 percent from one year earlier to 601.92 billion yuan, according to the NBS.
上海后花园品茶微信Profits at 26 of the 41 sectors surveyed rose compared with one
year earlier, while 15 sectors saw their profits fall, according to the NBS.
The sectors of oil and natural gas exploration, power generation and equipment manufacturing posted strong p上海后花园
rofit growth in H1, while auto production, chemicals, and computer, communica
上海后花园品茶微信tion and electronics manufacturing industries saw their profits decline.
Zhu Hong, an NBS senior statistician, attributed the fall in profits to the weak market demand in the
auto industry and rising cost of the raw materials, including the crude oil and iron ore.上海后花园
In H1, auto industry saw its profits sharply down 24.9 percent, while profits in the petroleum processing
上海后花园品茶微信and steel sectors slumped 53.6 percent and 21.8 percent respectively, dragging the
overall industrial profit growth down by 6.3 percentage points, according to Zhu.
most innovative country, followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
上海后花园女神会所The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the re
port noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.上海后花园
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrastruc
上海后花园女神会所ture with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of intellect
ual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
Huge gains made in schooling, jobs for people who have special needs上海后花园
China has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled
citizens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
上海后花园The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it
has done its utmost to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.
The white paper said 666,000 such students studied in speci上海后花园女神会所
al schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
China had 19,475 such students in secondary vocational schools or classes nationwide last ye
上海后花园ar, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusive, the number of disabled atten
dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.上海后花园女神会所
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said at a news
conference on Thursday that China has worked over the last few decades to make上海后花园
sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools in multiple ways, including in mainstream scho上海后花园女神会所
ols, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.
ve enjoyed the fastest economic growth in China recent years, the report said, especially Guizhou province and Ch
上海后花园上海后花园ongqing in the upstream, and Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei and Hunan provinces in the middle stream.
South China’s Guangdong province enjoyed year-on-year foreign trade growth of 1.3 perce上海后花园
nt, thanks to the big increase of the import and export volume with the European Union and the Asso
上海后花园上海后花园ciation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first half of the year, Guangdong customs said on Tuesday.
Guangdong’s foreign trade with the European Union witnessed year-on-year grow上海后花园上海后花园
th of 13.3 percent to hit 410.67 billion yuan (about $60 billion) in the first six months, representing 12.5 pe
rcent of the province’s total, according to statistics released by Guangdong customs on Tuesday.上海后花园
The southern province’s import and export volume with ASEAN climbed to 439.95 billion yuan from January to June,
上海后花园上海后花园up 5 percent year-on-year and accounting for 13.4 percent of the province’s total.
The steady foreign trade growth with European Union and ASEAN has helped the province, China’s
biggest foreign trader, offset the foreign trade decline with the United States since the beginning of the year.上海后花园
Guangdong’s foreign trade with the United States was 378.44 billion yuan in the first s
上海后花园ix months, a year-on-year decrease of 3 percent and representing 11.5 percent of the total.
Guangdong’s imports and exports with the neighboring Hong Kong Special Administrat上海后花园上海后花园
ive Region came to 500.18 billion yuan between January and June, a slight reduction of 0.7 percent year-on-year.
Guangdong, the window of China’s reform and opening-up, recorded a foreign trade v上海后花园
olume of 3.28 trillion yuan in the first six months, accounting for 22.4 percent of the country’s total.
The province, one of the country’s economic powerhouses, generated an exp上海后花园上海后花园
ort volume of 1.98 trillion yuan in the six months ending in June, up 3.9 percent year-on-year. But Guangdong’s imp
orts saw a year-on-year decline of 2.5 percent to come to 1.3 trillion yuan in the first half of the year.
Thiel is seeking to leverage the annoyance of the US Department of Defense and hawk
s in the administration that Google has withdrawn from some US defense projects after a backlash from its employees.上海后花园品茶微信
Google was targeted with similar accusations in March, when General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta
上海后花园ff, expressed such unfounded concerns about Google in a congressional hearing.
Google has repeatedly denied any relations with the Chinese government or the Chinese military.
In response to the latest charges, Riva Sciuto, a spokeswoman for Google, said: “As we have said before, we do not work wit上海后花园
h the Chinese military. We are working with the US government, including the Depar
上海后花园tment of Defense, in many areas including cybersecurity, recruiting and healthcare.”
It is irresponsible of the US leader to buy into Thiel’s allegations and cast aspersions
on China. Google has little business in China. But, to some extent, Thiel has just given him the excu上海后花园品茶微信
se he needs to cow Google ahead of the election campaign that is looming ever closer.
上海后花园The White House has growing concerns about Google’s influence ove
r internet searches and online advertising. It is reportedly mulling a crackd
own on Google for supposedly disadvantaging conservatives in search results.
But as shown by the recent controversial tweets against four congresswome上海后花园品茶微信
n by the White House, it is not going to let the truth and social niceties get in the way of its
attack on Google. As such, China has become a victim of US domestic politics, as it ha上海后花园品茶微信
s been put in the cross-fire between the White House and the internet giant.
The baseless charges against China do a disservice to the efforts of those working hard to hammer out the details of a trade deal.
Rice from China has been successfully planted in the deserts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a
nd its yield has hit a record high, leading to an agricultural breakthrough in the city.上海后花园品茶微信
The seawater rice yield reached 629 kilograms per mu (0.06 hectare), a result observed by experts from China and Dubai on J
u上海后花园ne 6. This yield is on par with the advanced level of international rice planting in desert areas and saline-alkali soil.
The sea rice project, launched by the Wuhan Haidao International Agricultural Development Co of Hubei province last O
ctober, broke the record for Dubai desert rice planting in terms of planting area and rice yield. This achi上海后花园
evement was praised by the ruler of Dubai and the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai.
上海后花园Invited by Dubai, experts from the company provided all te
chnological services for seawater rice planting in Dubai’s deserts and deve
loped the proprietary “Haidao 86” rice species. They began their work in November.上海后花园品茶微信
Dubai has quite special agricultural, ecological and climate conditi
上海后花园ons. In other words, disadvantages — including low temperatures at night for the seeding stage
, high temperatures and dry winds in the earing period and low rainfall. The favorable period for rice growth is also quite
short. Any small mistake in cultivation may lead to failure, the Wuhan company said.上海后花园品茶微信
Barren soil, insects, bird strikes and shortage of water
have been major hindrances for rice planting in Dubai deserts, the上海后花园
company said, adding pesticides and inorganic nitrogenous fertilizers were not allowed in the project area.
上海后花园品茶微信In recent years, many domestic and international companies tried to plant rice in Dubai wi
thout satisfying results due to existing obstacles, said company investor Xie Xiaoqing.
But the experts finally succeeded by applying creative s上海后花园
eeding methods, scientific water management and strict growth process control.
The success of the project has presented the technological progress of Chinese agric上海后花园品茶微信
ulture to the world and benefited people across the globe, and will help in prom
oting both international cooperation and the sharing of agricultural technology, she added.
against Iran on F上海后花园品茶微信riday in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillan
ce drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute, The New York Times reported.
上海后花园女神会所The newspaper cited an official from the United States, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publi
cly and spoke on condition of anonymity, and said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries.
上海后花园Strikes were set to take place just before dawn on Friday to minimize r
isk to the Iranian military or to civilians. “Planes were in the air and ships were in p
osition, but no missiles fired, when the order to stand down came,” the official said.上海后花园女神会所
It was unclear if attacks on Iran might go ahead later, the newspaper rep
上海后花园orted, nor was it known whether Trump had changed his mind or whether his adm
inistration had become concerned about logistics or strategy. The White House declined requests for comment.上海后花园
Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong province released 39 measures to further deepen
the reform and innovation of the Qianhai and Shekou Area of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone on July 8.上海后花园女神会所
The measures cover four aspects: creating a sound investment environment, improving trade facilit
上海后花园ation, promoting financial innovation to serve the real economy, and advancing trials in the field of human resources.
To create a sound investment environment and attract more foreign investme
nt, the Qianhai and Shekou Area is allowed to introduce innovative tax services in line with international st上海后花园女神会所
andards. Wholly foreign-owned construction enterprises in the area, when undertaking Sino-foreign joint construction projects in the province, w
ill be free of restrictions on the proportion of Chinese and foreign investment.上海后花园
The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export tech
上海后花园女神会所nology contracts, as well as the record management of imported cosmetics with no special purposes. The ap
plication of single-window platforms for international trade throughout the city, in which cross-border traders can su
bmit regulatory documents at one location, will be promoted in the area to improve trade facilitation.上海后花园
Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other busine
上海后花园女神会所sses for overseas agencies in accordance with relevant regulations under the premise of legal compliance and
controllable risks. The area is also encouraged to carry out pilot work in securitizing intellectual property rights.
More efforts are needed from Chinese companies to explore the potentia
上海后花园l of massive data as mounting firms globally own “dark data” and very few know how to u
se it, an industry insider said during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as Summer Dav上海后花园女神会所
os, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province.Song Haiyan, (right), senior vice president and general m
上海后花园anager of security markets at Splunk, delivers a speech during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2
019, also known as Summer Davos, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning pro上海后花园女神会所
“Many companies or organizations didn’t fully realize the potential of “d
ark data”, which refers to all the unknown and untapped data generated by an org
anization’s s上海后花园女神会所ystems, devices and interactions”, said Song Haiyan, senior vice-president and general manager of se
curity markets of Splunk, a US company leveraging software to search and analyze data.
“The chaos of being unable to deal with such data creates tremendous opport上海后花园
unities for motivated companies to learn, as well as for Splunk to empower them to use it,” she said.
Another challenge for companies using data is that they tend to simply collect da上海后花园女神会所
ta but do not use it to predict something that they don’t even know, she added.
In the wake of such problems, Song said Splunk has integrated some premium solutions, including artificial intell
上海后花园igence, across the platform to help companies better use “dark data”, as well as predict future outcomes.
Splunk, founded in 2003, is a Nasdaq-listed company. Its total revenues hit $425 milli上海后花园女神会所
on for its fiscal first quarter ending April 30 this year, which was a 36 percent increase year-on-year.
“I am glad to see that here in China, companies are putting the use of AI into a higher-than-ever role in their bu
sinesses,” she said, adding that she was confident about business growth in the country.
to a colorful spect上海后花园acle of ancient Chinese culture when the Liverp
ool Chinese Martial Arts association performed a lion dance. The group has been coming to Gla上海后花园女神会所
stonbury for the last 21 years, ever since they were first invited by festival co-founder Arabella Churchill.上海后花园
“We are based in Liverpool which has got the oldest Chinatown in Europe, so we hav
e a rich history of the two cultures mixing together,” said James Roach, who heads the group of UK and British-Chinese performers.上海后花园女神会所
“We try and represent Chinese culture as authentically as we can in the co
nditions that we’ve got. Glastonbury tries to represent all cultures, so we are kind of th
e Chinese slice that tries to keep that bit alive. It’s important for us on t上海后花园女神会所wo levels – one, it’s the most important f
estival in the world, and two it’s the best festival in the world. So, if you are going to do it, you have to do it properly.”
Comedian Phil Wang delivered a standup routine at the Cabaret Tent that was both disarmingly charming and brilliantly cutti
ng. The son of a Chinese-Malaysian father and British mother, 29-year-old Wang opened by dissecting his full name (t
he product of a “cultural compromise”), setting the tone for a witty assault on white and Asian stereotypes.上海后花园女神会所
“I find that the conversations about race lack nuance a lot of the ti
me,” said the comic, who hosts a comedy series on BBC Radio 4 called Wangsplaining.上海后花园
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上海后花园女神会所overly cautious and patronizing,” he added. “So I think the only way to get into that se
nsible middle ground between the two is to talk about it openly, about my experiences, about my thoughts and also to
give people a break – people who always think they are on the edge of being culturally or racially insensitive – to kind of g上海后花园女神会所
et on their side a little and show them they don’t have to worry so much. So that’s the line I am trying to tread.”
special military上海后花园品茶微信 bureau to investigate paranormal incidents, is co-financed by Beijing Culture, Hua
yi Brothers Media and Tencent Pictures.Marking as director Ding’s latest action flick after A Better Tom
morrow 2018, S.W.A.T. is about a team of Chinese special forces which cracks down a drug-producing base.
he 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival concluded with a star-studded ceremony
at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. As one of the largest celebrations of the film industry in Asia, the
event was held from June 15 to 24, during which 522 movies were screened in 47 local cinemas.
The festival witnessed new and enhanced exchanges and connections between the Chi
nese film sector and those in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Iranian film Castle of Dreams was the big winner at the 22nd Shanghai Inte
rnational Film Festival, winning best actor, best director and best feature film honors.
The film Inhale-Exhale, a coproduction of Georgia, Russia and Sweden, won
the Grand Jury Prize, with its leading actress Salome Demuria taking the best actress award.