With industrial and consumption upgrades, investment in hig
h-tech industries climbed 43.1 percent year-on-year — 29.3 percent of the total FDI — am上海千花坊女神会所
ong which the high-tech service sector gained 97.4 billion yuan in FDI, up 63.2 percent.
上海千花坊Zhang Xiaofan, a partner at Deloitte’s global Chinese services group, said trade tensions between China and the United Sta
tes will not force any country or region to replace China’s position as a key player in the global supply chain.
Because of its members’ different cultures, currencies and po上海千花坊
litical systems, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations cannot match China’s size as a
huge consumption market. Neither can ASEAN members muster as many policy and institutional advantages as Chin
a to fine tune economic structures and fend off potential financial risks, Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所
China also has a well-developed infrastructure to support the real economy, Zhang added.
Attracted by China’s consumer market driven by an expanding middle-income group
上海千花坊女神会所and fast developing information technology, foreign investment from Germany and the Republic of Korea surg
ed in the first seven months, posting growth rates of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.
FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent year-on-year, while
FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew by 5 percent.上海千花坊女神会所
Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce
in China, said that to prevent risks caused by unilateral actions, China and the Eur上海千花坊
opean Union should further efforts to reach the EU-China comprehensive agreement on invest
ment by 2020, perhaps eyeing a new free trade agreement soon after that.
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided the test-firing of “a newly-developed large-caliber multiple la
上海千花坊unch guided rocket system” on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.
The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post “early in the Friday morning,” without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.
The test-firing “satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, trac上海千花坊
k changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket,” said KCNA.
上海千花坊According to the report, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” with the result of the test-firin
g, saying that “another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made.”
Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasiz
上海千花坊ed that the system has “a great strategic significance” for boosting the combat capability of the country’s army.
The European Union’s disagreement with the United States over Iran widened when the EU vowed on Thursday to co
ntinue working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the latest US sanctions against him.上海千花坊
The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday its sanctions on Zarif. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s S
upreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a st
上海千花坊atement. The US put sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 24.
“We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
“From our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplom
at and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse.上海千花坊
The EU has been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actio
n (JCPOA) that was reached in July 2015 by Iran and China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. US
上海千花坊President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal last May and reimposed sanctions
on Iran, endangering the implementation of the agreement also endorsed by the UN Security Council.
provinces ahead of commercial launches next year and it is forecast that 28 per
上海千花坊女神会所cent of the country’s mobile connections will be running on 5G network
s by 2025, accounting for about a third of all 5G connections globally by this point, the report said.
China’s telecom operators are projected to invest more than 220 billion yuan on 5G equipment and the expenditure on 5G equip上海千花坊
ment by all industries is expected to surpass 54 billion yuan in 2020, according to a white paper on 5G’s eco
nomic and social impact by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
上海千花坊女神会所The information consumption driven by 5G commercialization in the country will exceed 8 trillion
yuan from 2020 to 2025, directly driving the total economic output to 10.6 trillion yuan, said Liu Duo,
president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.上海千花坊
5G technology features high bandwidth, low delay and wide c
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gital transformation of economy and society, said Yang Jie, chairman of China Mobile.
The deep integration of 5G technology with other technologies including cloud computing, big data, artificial上海千花坊女神会所
intelligence will truly realize the interconnection of everything, Yang added.
China Mobile will build 50,000 5G base stations nationwide in 2019, providing commercialized 5G services in over 50 cities
上海千花坊and the services will be provided in all cities at and above the prefectural level by 2020 , according to Yang.
China Telecom announced completion of commercial deployment of 5G in m
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“7+33+n” 5G network deployment, which means continuous coverage in seven urban areas, hot sp
ots coverage in 33 cities and customized 5G network based on current one in n cities, the report said.
The first batch of 10,000 5G terminal devices has been delivered by mobile manufactures including Huaw上海千花坊女神会所
ei, OPPO, Vivo, ZTE, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung and TCL at a price of several thousands.
forces to interfere in China’s internal affairs, Hua said. She reiterated that any such interference is intolerable.
上海千花坊女神会所Hua’s statements came on the same day thousands of black-clad prot
esters occupied the arrival hall at Hong Kong International Airport, the world’s eighth-bus上海千花坊
iest airport, to stage a massive sit-in protest against the now-suspended extradition amendment bill. Aside from cha
上海千花坊nting slogans attacking the SAR government, protesters also distributed flyers inside the airport.
Hong Kong is at a risk for another violent protest on Saturday. A planned rally, in response to attacks at Yuen Long metro st
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the city’s police. However, there is concern that protesters will gather anyway.
Ireland had changed its travel status for Hong Kong to advise a “high degree of caution”, while Singapore, Japan and South
上海千花坊Korea called on its citizens to avoid areas where public gatherings are taking place and to follow local authorities’ advice.
The HKSAR’s Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung warned against taking part in the Saturday r
ally, as those joining in might be arrested for illegal assembly, punishable by heavy fines and imprisonme上海千花坊
nt. “Whether there will be a procession or not, we cannot rule out the possibility of a large number of people turni
ng up.… But we sincerely wish that the participants would never resort to violence when expressing their discont
上海千花坊女神会所ent and pay due respect to the public order and people’s life in Yuen Long,” Cheung said.
Different sectors also appealed to the public, especially to young
people, not to participate in any illegal assembly and never turn to violence.上海千花坊
Many principals of middle schools and university h
eads signed statements calling for students to avoid the Yuen Long protest.
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce called on all se上海千花坊女神会所
ctors to clearly draw the line with violent protesters to protect the rule of law.
According to the Public Order Ordinance, any person who convenes,
holds, organizes, forms or collects an illegal assembly, or assists or is concerned in doi
ng so, will face the maximum penalty of a HK$5,000 ($640) fine and imprisonment for five years.
China’s science-technology innovation board, dubbed the STAR Market, opened at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Mon
上海千花坊day, and officials and analysts said it will help support innovation-driven economic growth and capital market reform.
A series of new systemic arrangements have been introduced in the Nasdaq-style board, such as the registration-based init上海千花坊
ial public offering system, a wider daily price limit and strengthened information disclosure requirements.
上海千花坊女神会所The first 25 companies listed on the board made a strong debut, with an average da
ily increase of 140 percent, possibly because there is no price change limit for the first five trading days. At oth
er A-share markets, there is a 10-percent daily price limit. Shanghai-based integrated circuit maker Anji Mi上海千花坊
croelectronics reported the biggest daily jump of 400 percent to close at 196 yuan ($28.50) per share.
There are over 3 million individual investors qualified to invest in the new board while the n
上海千花坊女神会所umber and scale of listed companies in the STAR Market is relatively small at present, leading to the firs
t-day surge of prices, said Yang Delong, chief economist at Shenzhen-based First Seafront Fund.
Trading rules set by the Shanghai exchange and the China Securities Regulator上海千花坊
y Commission allow for a daily price fluctuation of 20 percent on the STAR Market after the first trading week. B
ut Yang warned investors of the possibility of price drops on the board in the next few days.
Liu Zhongyuan, di上海千花坊女神会所rector of securities investment at the National Council for Social Security Fund, said at the listing cerem
ony on Monday that the fund will invest in the STAR Market by sticking to its long-term investment pattern, in hop
es of supporting the development of technology startups and the real economy.
上海千花坊The new tech board, which was initiated in November, has realized the highest level of innovation in
terms of systems and ideas under the current framework, said Fu Lichun, research director at Northeast S
ecurities. With no existing model to refer to, efficiency in inaugurating the board is “stunning”, he said.上海千花坊女神会所
Bob McCooey, chairman of Nasdaq Asia Pacific, wrote in
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.
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gn law enforcement officials invited to take part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assis
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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
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“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monume
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International police organization Interpol has praised the Safe Tourism Season initiative as an example of the be
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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.
With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ
an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所
Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a
上海千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”
European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email protected] Congratulations Europe.”
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e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth
er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.
上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent
er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol
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The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.
Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af
上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye
n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla
nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊
During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath
ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim
上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.
Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori
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and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.
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Sun appealed to the public to create a more inclusive and kinder environment for both minors and adult victims of sexual as
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n his famous book The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, the lat
e economics professor at the University of Maryland, argued that if societies don’t conti
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Industry groups will try to use protectionist policy to protect
their position, thus hurting economic growth and leading to national decline, he said.
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amples show that a nation that tries to protect its indus
try from competition just ends up with inefficient industries and a left-behind economy.
上海千花坊For 40 years, China’s reform and opening-up process has improved econ
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tional innovation. This gradual process of continuous reform while institutions are built has proven much more
successful than the “shock therapy” implemented by Russia, Poland and others in the 1990s.
In the last few months, many additional reforms aimed at further opening up the Chinese econo
my to foreign firms and supporting the private sector have been announced. These reforms are coin]
cidentally consistent with some of the requests by the United States in the trade negotiations.
But, they are being made for the long-term benefit of the Chinese econom
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
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ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w
hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
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gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
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Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
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emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
Heritage Administration and Sichuan University in 1996 and he later published a series of relevant academic papers followi