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In an acknowledgment that the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have been talking at cross-purposes, US Secretary of State M
ike Pompeo said on Monday that he hoped both sides could “be a little more creative” with what they bring to the ta
ble when the two sides restart talks aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.上海夜网
The US position hasn’t changed, he said, it still wants full and final denuclearization of the DPRK in a way that it could verify.
上海夜网品茶微信But that in itself constitutes a change of approach from before — one that US President Donald T
rump signaled when he met with DPRK top leader Kim Jung-un in the demilitarized zone — as it drops t
he previous demand the DPRK denuclearize before receiving anything in return.上海夜网
Which suggests it’s not really creativity that’s required, but realistic expectations that can be translated into step-by-step moves.
上海夜网品茶微信Washington might want to bear in mind that the national legislature of the DPRK, the Supreme People’s Assembly, amended
the country’s Constitution in April, re-ascertaining leader Kim Jong-un’s status as a “representative of the state”.
Since few doubted Kim’s role as representative of his
country, the constitutional amendment naturally attracted little interest.上海夜网
But Pyongyang’s belated revelation of the full text of its amended C
上海夜网品茶微信onstitution reveals something that does deserve Washington’s attention.
Although it retains the DPRK’s commitment to being a “nuclear state” — which confirms the assumption that the DPRK has
been deeming itself as a legitimate nuclear power in its talks with the US — the most important change thro上海夜网
ughout the constitutional amendment is literally something that is absent in the present text.
The longstanding “Songun Policy”, the core DPRK national strategy that prioritized
the military in the affairs of state and allocation of resources, has been removed from the amended Const上海夜网品茶微信
itution. This policy simultaneously resulted in the country’s nuclear capabilities and its economic hardships.
Elaborating on the change, Kim stated in his speech at the April meeting that the DPRK’s central上海夜网
task is to concentrate all the energies of the state on economic construction. And the amended Con
上海夜网品茶微信stitution includes new phrases such as “socialist corporate responsibility management system” and “revolutionary busi
ness practices”. Terms reminiscent of those in the early stage of China’s reform and opening-up.
ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to
copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信
p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.
上海千花网At the China Development Forum in March, Vice-Premier Han Zheng emphasized: “We w
ill step up our efforts for IPR protection as well as law enforcement in various aspects, and establish a sy上海千花网
stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”
上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio
n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网
Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in
上海千花网to joint ventures should alleviate any fears about mandatory technology transfers.
Financial market reforms
Reform of the financial sector is moving especially rapidly. China will allow full foreign ownershi上海千花网
p of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies by 2020, a year earlier than was s
上海千花网品茶微信cheduled, Premier Li Keqiang told the Summer Davos Forum. Foreign institutions will be offered treatment e
qual to that of domestic companies in credit references, credit ratings and payments, he said.
Li emphasized that this reform is part of a broader push to force domestic上海千花网
firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no
上海千花网品茶微信t just providing them with opportunities to enter the Chinese market. We are also providing opportu
nities for the financial sector to upgrade and to improve its quality on a level playing field,” Li said.
Measures to boost private sectorThe Chinese government has also recently announced mea上海千花网品茶微信
sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.
In a discussion with foreign CEOs at the Summer Davos meeting, Li noted that small and medium-sized companies and private e上海千花网
nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.
grams of scientific payloads back to Earth. The new model will be able to carry up to 600 kg,” the designer said.
Officials from the academy previously said the new satellite series will weigh 3.5 metric tons and will be launched by China 上海乌托邦品茶微信
‘s Long March 2D carrier rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
上海乌托邦The first of them will be tasked with assessing overall design and reliability in space, they said.
China launched its first recoverable satellite in 1975, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and the for
mer Soviet Union. China has sent 25 such satellites comprising seven types into space since then. These satellites 上海乌托邦品茶微信
enabled Chinese scientists to carry out hundreds of space-based tests and experiments.
The most recent mission by a Chinese recoverable satellite took place in April 2016 when the
上海乌托邦Shijian 10 carried out scientific experiments during a 12-day space journey before returning to Earth.
In another development, i-Space, a private rocket maker in Beijing, announced on F 上海乌托邦
riday that it had recently conducted a successful ignition test of its JD-1, a reusable liquid-propelled rocket engine.
The company called the 200-second test a milestone in the development of JD-1, which is set to lift i-Space’s SQX-2 carrier rocket. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
SQX-2 is at the research and design stage and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, i-Space said.
While teaching children－girls in most cases－to better protect themselves against sexual assault, more efforts should be m
ade by society to tell boys to respect and care for the opposite sex, according to experts. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Lin Zi, a psychologist, suggested that “readable” teaching materi
al be introduced for boys to tell them to better respect and protect girls and to unders
上海乌托邦tand that there is a “sense of personal space” regarding contact between the two genders.
She said some boys are confused about this situation, as their family members rarely discuss this with them.
Lin, vice-chairwoman of the Shanghai Psychological Counseling Association and founder 上海乌托邦品茶微信
of a psychological consultancy, is helping with the review of a sex educat
ion manual for children ages 10 to 14 launched by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund.
ers on one charge would earn 5 credits for its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be redu
ced to 2.5, according to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.上海千花网
He added that the proposed policy encourages better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
上海千花网女神会所Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, es
pecially international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy envi上海千花网
ronment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will
上海千花网女神会所be made in China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 units上海千花网
during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
上海千花网女神会所The draft proposal is expected to help boost hybrids as well, to which Japanese carmakers have devoted much time and money.
They would still be considered fossil-fueled but re-classified as “low fuel consu
mption passenger vehicles” and thus will incur less negative points than traditional vehicles.
Under the current system, automakers in China are obliged to make up for a portion of the negative points they incur whe上海千花网女神会所
n they produce internal combustion engine vehicles with points won for producing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the revision could see more traditional vehicles replaced with hybrids, because when automakers prod
uce hybrids. The proposed change came as a surprise, some experts and industry officials said, because the gove上海千花网女神会所
rnment has never before given any preferential treatment for hybrid technology.
“The new proposed policy is a roundabout way to promote hybrid cars,” said Cui in a social media post.
t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m
ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所
cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”
上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl
d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst
ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所
“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world
上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob
al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”
China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards
and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所
governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.
上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.
China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh
ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信
The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i
n June, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, official data showed.
But in the first half of this year, industrial output growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.上海会所品茶微信
Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month
s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.
Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所
f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.
Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信
The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.
“Over the past 5,000 years, history has recorded the rise and fall of kingd
oms and dynasties. One hundred and fifty years ago, the West conquered the world but 娱乐地图女神会所
failed to conquer the hearts of Chinese. Now, Uncle Sam is seeking unilateralism by abandoning world ord
娱乐地图女神会所ers since World War II, but they encountered resistance all over the world, especially from China,” said Wang Yao
heng, one of 12 contestants in the annual English Speech Contest held by the College of Liberal Arts & Law of Da
lian Minzu University on June 28. He made no secret of his admiration of Chinese culture. 娱乐地图女神会所
“After being informed of the speech contest, I was very excited about it. As a Chinese youth, I long for
an opportunity to express my love for the culture of our motherland. In addition, this is also a figh 娱乐地图
t back to those who turn a deaf ear to both affairs at home and abroad. I want to tell them that we college students are no
t a “spoiled generation, we are not the kind of know-nothing-but-pleasure” generation, Wang said. 娱乐地图女神会所
The contestants were ethnically diverse, and expressed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride
娱乐地图for the social and economic achievements made by Chinese people in the past several decades. The recognition o
f Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic groups reache
d a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US. 娱乐地图
However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.
Some believe that Chinese culture is still as vibrant as it used t 娱乐地图女神会所
o be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.
Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue 娱乐地图
l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lo
nger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age. 娱乐地图女神会所
Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era an
d appealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke
ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.
Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western attitude in C
hina. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and digest
their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.
this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys
from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所
The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.
娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos
ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.
Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所
The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely
娱乐地图, whose parents decided to donate the organs after the infant died, the hospital said.
Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图
splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.
娱乐地图女神会所The two kidneys are functioning normally and Wang’s health has recovered, the hospital said.
Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are
very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图
an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.
娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do
ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur
inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di
fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图
“The less the weight of the donor, the slower the kidney recovers functioning in the body where it is transplanted,” he said.
Although an adult can survive with just one kidney, usually two ki娱乐地图女神会所
dneys are transplanted from an infant to improve the chances of a healthy outcome, he said.
The success of the surgery means sources for kidney transplant surgeries can be expanded to inclu娱乐地图
de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie
娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.
In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit
h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.
d protectionism, China will simplify procedures for both imports and exports and reduce customs clearance times, make full use
上海会所品茶微信of statistical systems for cross-border e-commerce business and diversify the country’s export destinations.
Li said exports of high value-added mechanical and electrical products have maintained 上海会所
strong growth momentum in the first half of this year, boosted by the country’s ongoing industrial upgrading.
上海会所品茶微信Year-on-year exports of portable computers rose by 11.4 percent, electronic passenger ca
rs rose by 91.9 percent and solar cells rose by 57.1 percent, according to customs officials, as
Chinese enterprises sought to tap more markets beyond traditional trade hubs such as the United States. 上海会所
Zhang Xiaoyi, vice-president of Guangdong-based Midea Group, one of China’s biggest home appliance manu
上海会所品茶微信facturers, said the company has seen increasing sales in overseas markets in recent years. Last year, overseas sales rep
resented 43 percent of its total sales, and of these, half of the orders originated in economies involved in the BRI.
Trade with economies involved in the BRI outpaced total trade in the first half of this year, customs officials said, while imp 上海会所
orts from and export to BRI markets reached 4.24 trillion yuan. That represented growth of 9.7 percent year-on-y
上海会所品茶微信ear, about 5.8 percentage points higher than overall trade growth, accounting for 28.9 of the country’s total trade.
Domestic sales also are on the rise, especially in high-tech products, given China’s industrial upgrades amid rising domestic demand.
Zhou Jialin, deputy general manager of Shengyi Technology Co, the world’s second-largest producer of copper-clad lam 上海会所
inate materials by production volume, said the city of Dongguan, Guangdong province, once was an exp
orter of low-end products. But now, export volume is not the only standard to evaluate a company’s competitiveness. 上海会所品茶微信
“Domestic demand from companies such as Huawei Technologies Co has increased, and a number of foreign com
panies have set up their factories in China to cater to domestic demand instead of exporting overseas,” Zhou said.
not repeat its mistakes or even “play with fire” over the is
sues, Wang said, warning it against attempts to create new trouble for Sino-US ties.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, sa
上海乌托邦id the transit is an attempt by Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party to use fore
ign forces to challenge the one-China principle and disrupt cross-Straits peace and stability for political purposes.上海乌托邦品茶微信
No forces should underestimate China’s determination and ability to s
afeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ma said in a news release.
上海乌托邦The Democratic Progressive Party has ignored the safety and wellbeing of
the people of Taiwan and has misjudged the situation by courting foreign support and s
erving as a pawn for foreign intervention in China’s domestic affairs, Ma said.上海乌托邦
China has sufficient policy tools and new measures to further optimize its fo
上海乌托邦品茶微信reign trade structure and deepen ties with new markets, especially those involved in the Be
lt and Road Initiative, in the second half of the year, a senior customs official said on Friday.
“We face a series of challenges in achieving stable foreign trade growth,” said Li K上海乌托邦
uiwen, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, at a news briefing.
He made the comment after customs released the country’s trade dat上海乌托邦
a for the first half of the year. Foreign trade increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year, tot
上海乌托邦品茶微信aling 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.16 trillion), with exports growing by 6.1 percent year-on-year. Imports rose 1.4 pe
rcent, and the country’s trade surplus widened by 41.6 percent year-on-year to hit 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.
Last year, foreign trade in the first half grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year, with exports rising 4.9 percent and imports up 11.5 percent.上海乌托邦
“The sector remains quite resilient” against the headwinds of Sino-US trade disputes and slowing global economic growth, he said.
Li also said that Sino-US trade frictions have had some impact on t上海乌托邦
he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who
le continued to expand as the world remains optimistic about the potential of the Chinese market,” he said.