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Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat

ion in Hong Kong as a bargaining chip for negotiations or as leverage for fueling competition with Beijing.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel

osi have spoken out on or pushed legislation concerning the recent violent protests in the city.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un

ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.

上海乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.

In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A

dministrative Region said on Tuesday that China resolutely opposes any country attempting to “take Hong Kong’s s上海乌托邦

tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.

“Do not daydream about China making a deal using its territorial sovereignty and national reunification,” an unnamed spokesperson上海乌托邦品茶微信

said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.

On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin

上海乌托邦品茶微信g of courage from the people of Hong Kong stands in stark contrast to a cowardly government”, and she reite

rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.

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You Wenze, a spokes上海乌托邦he Foreign Affairs Com

mmittee of the National People’s Congress, said some US po

liticians have glorified violent crimes in Hong Kong as protests for human rights and freedom, wh上海乌托邦

ile smearing as violent suppression Hong Kong police efforts at law enforcement and maintaining social order.

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China will support Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong, in building a demonstration pi

lot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics, under a guideline issued on Su上海乌托邦

nday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.

It will help better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kon

上海乌托邦g-Macao Greater Bay Area and enrich the practice of the “one country, two systems” principle, the gui

deline said, adding that it will be a good way to explore a new path in building a great modern socialist country in

an all-around way and providing strong support for realizing the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation.上海乌托邦女神会所

The guideline said that by 2025 Shenzhen will rank among the

top cities in the world in economic strength and quality of development, with inten上海乌托邦

sive research and development investment and world-class industrial innovation capacity.

It will be built into a modern, international and innovative city by then, with its cultural power greatly enhanced and it上海乌托邦女神会所

s public service level and ecological environment quality reaching an international advanced level, it said.

By 2035, Shenzhen will become a national model of high-quality develo

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mple for China to build itself into a powerful modern socialist country, the guideline said.上海乌托邦女神会所

By midcentury, Shenzhen will become a global benchmark city in

its competitiveness, innovation and outstanding influence, it added.

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t Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China

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many years, while annual output was highly susceptible to changes in climate.

For example, from 1959 to 1961 large parts of the country experienced a severe drought.上海会所

In 1961, the arid conditions reduced the total crop yield by 61 million metric tons, a 30 percent fall from 1958.

Since the early 1980s, the central leadership has attached great significan

上海会所ce to agricultural innovation. In 2015, investment in scientific and technological research reached 55 billion yu

an ($7.8 billion at today’s rates), compared with 720 million yuan in 1978, Du said.

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of major crops, including rice, corn and wheat, are sown with high-yield, resilient species.

上海会所A number of crop-breeding platforms that employ scientifically proven approaches-such as the use of “dwarf-st

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rack improvements in edible crops and ensure the food supply is reliable and safe in the long term.

The wide application of modern farming techniques ha上海会所品茶微信

s also helped farmers to raise yields and reduce damage to the environment.

At present, environmentally friendly methods are used to prevent and control pests on 56.7 mill

ion hectares under cultivation, accounting for 15 percent of the total area affected by such pests.

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tion areas has reduced the use of chemicals by 20 to 30 percent, the ministry said.

The use of fertilizers has been further contained as a result of a nationwide campaign l上海会所品茶微信

aunched in 2005. It aims to tailor the use of synthesized fertilizers to suit local soil conditions

and improve awareness of the scientific management of fertilizers among farmers.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M

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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

These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting August 19.

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.

During the one-day working visit, the leaders will also ta上海419

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.

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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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In a statement, 上海419论坛ing, spokeswoman for th

 State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, said the central government supported t

he actions of Hong Kong police to arrest the rioters.上海419论坛女神会所

Xu said the violence at the airport Tuesday night was particularly shocking.

“Recently, the radical violators in Hong Kong have completely breached the bottom line of l上海419论坛

aw, morality and humanity. Their flagrant acts of serious violent crimes in public are shocking and chill

ing,” her statement read. “Their violence was an extreme contempt for the rule of law, which has seriously damaged H

上海419论坛女神会所ong Kong’s international image and hurt the feelings of compatriots on the mainland.”

She said such violent crimes must be severely punished according to law.

“We firmly support the Hong Kong police force and the judiciary in carrying out re

solute and strict justice and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible,” she said.上海419论坛

Shortly after being discharged from Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Fu Guohao, the beate

n reporter from the Beijing-based Global Times, said he did not have serious injuries.上海419论坛女神会所

Fu, with some bruises on his face, said he still loves Hong Kong and is grateful for the public’s care.

The Global Times sent Fu to Hong Kong to cover the mass protests there. He had his hands and legs tied up and was abuse

d by a group of radicals at the airport on Tuesday night, as those in the mob suspected he was a fake journalist.上海419论坛

In a statement, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progre

ss of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party, said that what the protesters did to Fu

was “reckless” and tainted Hong Kong’s reputation in the international community.上海419论坛女神会所

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what the rioters did was lawless and in defiance of the city’s rul

e of law and moral and ethics. They were the shame of Hong Kong, the statement said.上海419论坛

Hong Kong police arrested five men at the airport on Tuesday night on suspicion of of

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police officers, according to Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of the Hong Kong police.

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There is no way the上海千花坊itary doesn’t know the

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.

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Such remarks distort th上海后花园which is that it is the

 criminal actions of the demonstrators that are denying democracy and freedom to law-abiding Hong Kong residents.

And although Washington has repeatedly denied playing any role in the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the ill-inten上海后花园

tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited

上海后花园Hong Kong residents to engage in confrontation with both the SAR government and the central government.

If the increasing violent acts employed by the Hong Kong demonstrators are still being categorized as p上海后花园女神会所

eaceful calls for democracy by these US politicians and others, what happened in Hong Kong in the pa

st weeks has shown people around the world the ugly and violent side of Western-style democracy.

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They have repeatedly occupied public spaces to stage illegal demonstrations, they have blocked roads and h

ijacked subway carriages so that people cannot go to work, they have attacked police officers, police stations and pol

上海后花园女神会所ice family quarters, even passers-by, and they have stormed the airport forcing it to shut down three times so far this month.

The Hong Kong police have done what they are supposed to do, which is enforce the law, fight crimes and uphold social order.

Yet by turning a blind eye to the iron-clad evidence of what is happening in the SAR, some polit上海后花园

icians in the US have criticized the Hong Kong police claiming they have used excessive force. One only has to re

call the police actions in Ferguson in the US and in Paris, France, to see how restrained the Hong Kong police have bee上海后花园女神会所

n. But using a double standard in this way has become typical US behavior. Anti-China forces in the West should not un

derestimate China’s determination to safeguard stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. Nor should they un上海后花园

derestimate China’s capability to defend its territorial sovereignty and security.

Meanwhile, the agitators and insurrectionists in Hong Kong should discard an

y illusion they may have that they will get away with their illegal acts and crimes. And th上海后花园女神会所

e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.

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Wang Yiming, vice-pr上海会所t of the State Council’s

s Development Research Center, said the US tariffs targeting Chinese imports will not

only harm the interests of US consumers, but also drag down the US economy.上海会所

In addition, tariffs will seriously dampen the confidence of the international marke

t and create new uncertainties to the world economy, Wang said at a seminar in Beijing.上海会所品茶微信

New measures ease foreign companies’ market access, help inspire greater investor confidence

上海会所Despite the Sino-US trade dispute, China has attracted a great deal of f

oreign direct investment from diversified sources in the first seven months of 2019, layi

ng a solid footing for the second half, experts and company leaders said on Tuesday.

The remarks came after the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday that FDI in the Chi上海会所品茶微信

nese mainland rose 7.3 percent year-on-year to 533.14 billion yuan ($75.5 billion) between January and July, res

ponding positively to the government’s opening-up and liberalizing measures.

上海会所New growth momentum has been created by plans to establish six new pilot free trade

zones and releasing two shortened negative lists for foreign investment to allow access to more industrial sectors, said

Lu Ming, vice-dean at the Academy of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.上海会所

The newly revised negative lists, which took effect July 30, ease foreign market acce

ss in agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The service sector has also s上海会所品茶微信

een substantial opening-up in transportation, infrastructure, culture and value-added telecommunications.

Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies, said the new measures are key for driving FDI growth.上海会所

Foreign investors are optimistic on the long-term development of the economy an

d industry because the country advocates multilateralism, deepens reform and expands opening-up, in pa

rticular for companies from e上海会所品茶微信conomies involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, he said.

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The IMF is the world’s 上海后花园oritative institution

 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.

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Describing the meeting i上海千花网a between Xi and Ab

Abe as fruitful, Kono said Japan is expecting a state visit by Xi next spring and is will

ing to work with China “in various fields and face global challenges shoulder to shoulder”.上海千花网品茶微信

Zhou Yongsheng, a professor and deputy director of the Japanese Studies Center at Ch

ina Foreign Affairs University, said, “As Sino-Japanese relations have shown signs o

上海千花网f warming in recent years, both countries should cherish the momentum and build new relations featuring a shift fro

m competition to collaboration under the guidance of the strategic dialogue mechanism. Promo

ting Sino-Japanese ties will benefit the peace and prosperity of Asia and improve global governance.”上海千花网

Noriyoshi Ehara, chief economist of Japan’s Institute for Inte

rnational Trade and Investment, said one perspective aris

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further development of bilateral ties. So it is crucial to boost people-to-people exchanges.”

IMF report shows a pattern of stability that undercuts US charge against China 

China’s stance that it did not manipulate its currency is based on solid ground, and the country’s f上海千花网品茶微信

irm resolve to refrain from competitive devaluation and to promote the coordination of int

ernational currency policy has contributed to global financial stability, officials and analysts said.

The latest report by the International Monetary Fund said that in 2018 the exchange rate of the Ch上海千花网

inese yuan had been broadly in line with sound economic fundamentals for the medium term and th

at Chinese monetary authorities had barely intervened in the foreign exchange market.上海千花网品茶微信

The report, released on Friday in Washington, was seen as supporting Ch

ina’s objection to being labeled “a currency manipulator” by the United State

s Treasury Department on Aug 5, according to officials and experts from home and abroad.

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