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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.
“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.
ves the interests of the two and the region, experts sai
d, as Beijing and Tokyo resumed strategic talks after a seven-year hiatus. 上海千花坊
Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japanese
上海千花坊女神会所counterpart, Takeo Akiba, was held at the Karuizawa mountain resort in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.
They had what was described as candid exchanges about bilateral and regional issues and said they would push
forward the consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinz 上海千花坊
o Abe at the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.
“Both China and Japan advocated building a relationship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.
上海千花坊女神会所The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing a
nd Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a rese
archer at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.
Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, includ 上海千花坊
ing the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two countries becam
e mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
上海千花坊女神会所Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especially as they are both fa
cing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.
“The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touches on
some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu said, 上海千花坊女神会所
adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China and Japan, the w
orld’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity. 上海千花坊
On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the
上海千花坊女神会所vice-minister, said China and Japan should keep up the positive momentum broug
ht by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.
torment” by revealing what he did with the body after the trial, the heartbroken father said this
“We hope that he suffers for the rest of his life, as he made Yingying suffer in the last moments of her life.”上海千花坊
Although Qixi has flown by, the yearning for an ideal love will never fully stop for China’s young generation.
上海千花坊女神会所Generation Z, today’s youngest group, are those born in and after 1995. They have g
rown up with the internet and are said to be tech-savvy and obsessed with social media.
And now, as they enter adulthood and will soon join the workforce, many wonder about their love philosophies.上海千花坊
Taobao Software and Tantan, the Chinese version of Tinder, issued reports a few days a
上海千花坊女神会所go that may shed light on the habits, desires and outlook of the generation.
Happy singles in movie theaters
According to Taopiaopiao and Dengta professional, two applications developed by Taobao, 29 percent of users born after 1上海千花坊
995 buy only one ticket when seeing a movie, implying most of them are what is known as “single dogs”.
上海千花坊女神会所Although the majority of viewers are not alone at movie theaters, those who cannot find
company won’t miss the opportunity for a few hours of entertainment and relaxation.
The report says most “single” viewers choose to watch a movie durin上海千花坊
g the day instead of the night – more often the dating hours for young lovers.
上海千花坊女神会所It also shows first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai have more viewers who don’t mind watching movies by themselves.
It seems these “single dogs” quite have an enjoyable experience at movie theaters in spite of being alone.
Wednesday. Hong Kong Police have charged 44 people for rioting as of Tu
上海千花坊esday, following an illegal assembly held in Western District on Hong Kong Island on S
Thus, Fan said it was not strange that some people from Taiwan were assisting and financing the violent protesters.
The city was in shock after masked radical protesters escalated violence on July 1 by上海千花坊
storming into the city’s legislature and vandalizing the complex, resulting in an early recess of the legi
上海千花坊品茶微信slature and costing about HK$40 million to HK$50 million ($5.1 million to $6.4 million) to repair.
One of the lawless intruders, who took off his mask, was identified as a “pro-Hong Kong in
dependence” graduate of the University of Hong Kong and reportedly fled to the US through Taiwan.上海千花坊
It was also reported by the media that a large group of violent rioters had fled to Taiwan to seek
上海千花坊品茶微信asylum shortly after July 1. Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen described them as “friends from Hong Kong” and sa
id the Taiwan authorities would consider their applications for asylum on humanitarian grounds.
Fan said the violent protesters, who were manipulated by external influences, intended to provoke and test the bottom li上海千花坊
ne of the central government by attacking the Legislative Council, the building of the Liaison Office of the C
上海千花坊品茶微信entral People’s Government in the HKSAR and defacing the national emblem.
The recent mayhem has also caused some to call into question liberal studies in the city.
In the wake of the violent attack on July 1, Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese Peo
ple’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s top advisory body, called liberal studies a total failure.上海千花坊品茶微信
The design of liberal studies is flawed, Fan said, since there are no syllabuses or te
xtbooks. It is up to the teachers to prepare teaching materials for students, Fan said.
上海千花坊Currently, liberal studies is a compulsory subject and examinations also are required.
“If students want to make high marks, they must follow what the teachers teach them an
d adapt to the style of the examination papers. In case the liberal studies teachers have上海千花坊品茶微信
strong political inclinations, they will instill anti-China and anti-establishment ideas in the mind of students.”
tions to a source of inspiration just like a person. When users type a word, Xiaoice could draw vastly diverging pictures in response to that word.
上海千花坊”We don’t know what surprises Xiaoice will bring us, and the unpredictability is the charm that attracts us,” Xu said.
This is not the first time that Xiaoice has created something. Started
as a chatting robot in 2014, Xiaoice has already been “talking” with more than 100 million上海千花坊女神会所
users, published two collections of poetry and released and composed dozens of songs.
上海千花坊All these endeavors have helped accumulate more than 5 million followers on a Ch
inese micro blog, as Microsoft continues to experiment with how AI can use emotional intelligence to se
rve as a companion for people and how AI can be used to imbue machines with “creativity”.上海千花坊
Elsewhere in the world, researchers and industry participants are
also experimenting with AI. In 2017, US singer Taryn Southern unveiled Breaking F
上海千花坊ree, a song composed and produced by an AI system developed by US startup Amper Music.
Last year, an AI-generated painting of Edmond Belamy became the firs
t of its kind to be auctioned at Christie’s. The artwork, created by computer algorithms de上海千花坊女神会所
上海千花坊veloped by French AI company Obvious, was sold for more than $430,000.
Just like Xiaoice’s paintings, such AI-generated work is based on
machine-learning models of artificial neural networks that resemble the human brain and ne上海千花坊
rvous system, which can study input materials and produce output in their own right.
上海千花坊女神会所When it comes to AI painting, a neural network that goes by the acronym GAN plays a ke
y role. GAN, which stands for generative adversarial network, creates the image pixel
by pixel. Like any other artist or designer, it produces both broad strokes and fine details in layers.上海千花坊女神会所
But as pioneering AI-generated works appear around the world, the tech companies and art critics are also addressing the fundamental question of
上海千花坊whether the images, poems or songs produced by their networks can be called art at all.
Qiu Zhijie, an artist and professor at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, said the answ
er depends on how originality in art is defined when machines are involved in creation.上海千花坊女神会所
“When nobody can tell the difference between paintings genera
ted by AI and those of humans, then we can regard AI’s work as original,” Qiu said.上海千花坊
Apparently, Xiaoice has already passed the test. In May, works produced by the drawing bot under the name Xiao Yubing were
上海千花坊女神会所submitted to the exhibition of postgraduates’ work at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. When Xiao Yubing
‘s paintings were presented beside those of humans, nobody realized they were generated by AI.
Also, the Uygur ethnic group came into being through a long proces
上海千花坊女神会所s of migration and integration. Islam is neither an indigenous nor the sole belief syste
m of the Uygur people. What’s more, in Xinjiang, different cultures and religions coexist, and ethnic cultures ha
ve been fostered and developed in the embrace of Chinese civilization, the white paper added.上海千花坊
The paper also stated that at the turn of the 20th century, as “Pan-Turkism” and “Pan-Islamism” made inroads into Xinjiang, se
上海千花坊paratists in and outside China politicized the geographical concept and manipulated its meaning, inc
iting all ethnic groups speaking Turkic languages and using Islam to create
the theocratic state of “East Turkistan”. The advocacy of this so-called state has beco上海千花坊女神会所
me a political tool and program for separatists and anti-China forces attempting to split China.
The surge in religious extremism around the world has caused a rise in religi
上海千花坊女神会所ous extremism in Xinjiang and has resulted in an increasing number of incidents of terr
or and violence. “Xinjiang’s fight against terrorism and extremism is a battle for justice and civilization against evi
l and barbaric forces. As such it deserves support, respect and understanding,” it said.上海千花坊
In 1949, the People’s Republic of China was founded and Xinjiang was pea
上海千花坊女神会所cefully liberated. In 1955, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region was established.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang strive together with people fro
m all over the country, and the region is now in the best development stage in its history with the economy in the re上海千花坊
gion developing sustainably, the social environment harmonious and stable, people’s lives c上海千花坊女神会所
ontinuously improving, religions developing soundly and people unifying, the document said.
hinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise
when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer.上海千花坊品茶微信
For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be jo
上海千花坊ining their fellow professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the
capital Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.
Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2006 when officers from Hungary became the first forei上海千花坊品茶微信
gn law enforcement officials invited to take part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assis
上海千花坊品茶微信t their Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.
In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the s
treets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line
s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊
In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.
上海千花坊品茶微信Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.
In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chinese vis
itors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.上海千花坊
“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monume
上海千花坊nts and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.
International police organization Interpol has praised the Safe Tourism Season initiative as an example of the be
st international police practice, and China’s ambassador in Zagreb, Xu Erwen, said the inclusion of Chinese po上海千花坊品茶微信
lice in the project confirms the two countries’ traditional friendship and cooperation.上海千花坊
A generation on from the brutal war that broke out in the aftermath of the collapse of the for
mer Yugoslavia, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula are proving to be of increasing interest to China in a variety of ways.
ster stronger synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Russ
ian-led Eurasian Economic Union, advance negotiations on a Eurasian economic pa 上海千花坊女神会所
上海千花坊rtnership agreement and enhance facilitation of regional trade and investment.
He said development and use of the Arctic shipping routes will provide
new opportunities, a new platform and new impetus for synergizing the BRI and the EAEU. 上海千花坊女神会所
Security and environmental protection are crucial in developing these routes, and China encourages its compan
ies to take an active part and make practical contributions to the commercial op 上海千花坊
eration of Arctic shipping routes and local economic and social development, he said.
Featuring a vibrant range of cultural traditions, the opening ceremony of the Branch Field上海千花坊
of the Equestrian Events of the 11th Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of China kick
上海千花坊女神会所ed off in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on July 12.
Carrying the theme of “Hand in hand, the Chinese nation marching forward in a new e
ra”, the cultural performances started in the applause of 6,000 audience members and pres上海千花坊女神会所
ented a diverse landscape of ethnic minorities unified in the spirit of friendly competition, showing off their regional characteristics.
The traditional Andai dance showcased the hospitality of the Mongolian ethnic group, w
上海千花坊elcoming visitors from across the nation for the equestrian event in Hohhot. A total of nine delegation
s from Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Yunnan and other provinces and autonomous regions attended the opening ceremony.
A total of 305 athletes, 365 horses and 13 camels are set to compete in speed racing, horse上海千花坊女神会所
back riding and performance programs during the series, which ends on July 17.
The 11th National Ethnic Games is scheduled to run in Zhenghou, Henan province, from Sept 8 to 16.
l cars, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and fuel-cell commercial cars.
Since 2018, with an updated policy, the authorities have been rolling out lists of specific上海千花坊
NEVs and small engine vehicles regularly for them to get tax cuts or exemptions.
上海千花坊Cui said the extended tax exemption to more NEVs this time will especi
ally better support the development of commercial NEVs, whose owners are m
ore sensitive to prices and taxes, because they usually own a large number of such vehicles.上海千花坊女神会所
Inclusion into the newest tax exemption list also endorses the quality and technical
上海千花坊capabilities of such NEVs, which will help the manufactures to build brand image and attract customers, he said.
Qiu Kaijun, an industry observer and founder of Evobserver, an influential social med上海千花坊女神会所
ia platform in the NEV industry, said the vehicle and vessel tax cut measures are part of the authorities’ bro
ader efforts to boost the development of the NEV industry, as they aim to encourage purchases of NEVs, although t上海千花坊
he effects are not as influential as other incentives including financial subsidies and rebates of purchase tax.
The NEV industry in China has been developing very fast in recent years, as the co上海千花坊
untry pushes forward with efforts to build a globally competitive automobile industry.
上海千花坊女神会所There are two main points that Chinese audiences are unhappy with. First, in the trailer there are shots of Fujian, which is ab
out 3,000 kilometers away from historical home of Mulan in history. Second, the heroine Mulan, starring Cr
ystal Liu, wears heavy makeup that is appealing to Westerners’ eyes, not Chinese eyes.上海千花坊
Perhaps the criticism is unfair as Disney has designed the movie to please Western audiences, who c
上海千花坊女神会所are more about the story than the historical facts. That’s why Chinese audiences should not expect the f
ilm to have accurate Chinese elements even though the story is Chinese and almost all the leading actors are Chinese or
at least ethnic Chinese. It shows Chinese elements through the eyes of Westerners.
In 2018, NEV sales in China maintained robust growth of 61.7 percent
year-on-year, although the broader auto market sales contracted 2.8 percent year-on-y
ear, according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
For the January-May period this year, China’s NEV production and s
ales reached 480,000 units and 464,000 units, up 46 percent and 41.5 percent y
ear-on-year, respectively, according to Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology.
China had 340 million motor vehicles by the end of June this year, while the number of NEVs had reached 3.44 mi
llion, according to figures released by the Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday.
e man as Wang Zhenhua, chairman of the board of Seazen – a real estate deve
loper based in Shanghai and listed in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. It reported th上海千花坊
at the alleged crime happened in a five-star hotel in Shanghai on Saturday, leaving the girl with lacerations on her vagina.
Beijing will push forward its waste sorting legislation soon, and the newly revised regul上海千花坊品茶微信
ation will clarify an individual’s responsibility to sort domestic waste, a senior official said.
A municipal regulation in Shanghai covering domestic waste management had taken effect on Monday and required every household and institution to sort上海千花坊
their trash into four categories: recyclable waste, hazardous waste, household food waste and residual waste.
Sun Xinjun, director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management, said Beijing will follow suit soon without giving a possible date.
“If the garbage is not sorted, the resident may face a fine of up to 200 yuan ($30),” he said上海千花坊品茶微信
, adding that the penalty will be no less than Shanghai’s garbage classification punishment.
Different from the four categories of separating trash in Shanghai, Beijing will use four other garbage classification sta
上海千花坊品茶微信dards: recyclables, kitchen waste, hazardous waste and other waste, according to Sun.
Some departments and public institutions in the capital hav
e already implemented waste management. Beijing produces nearly 26,000 metric tons of do上海千花坊
mestic waste every day, and 29 garbage disposal terminal facilities are already operating at their full capacity.
In 2018, Beijing collected 9.3 million tons of household waste.上海千花坊品茶微信
The girl, who hails from Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu province, made a phone call to her
mother, who was in Jiangsu, about the incident. The mother contacted Shanghai police, it reported.
The 9-year-old and another 12-year-old girl were brought to the hotel by Zhou, a friend of the 9-year-old’s mother. Zhou tol
d the mother that she took the girl to Shanghai to visit Disneyland, according to the report.
The report said Wang paid Zhou 10,000 yuan ($1,400) in cash after committing the alleged molestation.