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t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a

上海后花园女神会所mong the world’s civilizations. They were created amid some of the most open periods in Chinese history,” Zhang said.

Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France

and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园

arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba

miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu

上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.

“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter

action, sharing our knowledge that traces back to Dunhuang’s place on the Silk Road,” he said.上海后花园

Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan

上海后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci

al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.

The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园

tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.

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resembles the Apollo of Greek mythology, the Mithra sun god of Persian Zo

上海后花园女神会所roastrianism and the Surya sun god of the Vedic religion, according to Zhang Yuanlin.

Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr

iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.

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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.

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This year’s report name上海后花园itzerland as the world’s

 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.

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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.

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China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.上海后花园

The Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum was held in the city-state at the Four Seasons H

上海后花园女神会所otel on Friday, when officials and top executives from both sides signed numerous agreements.

It was the first time that the annual event has been held in Singap

ore. Previously, it had been hosted in Guangzhou, Guangdong province for the past five years.上海后花园

As a flagship project of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, an example of bilateral cooperation, the SSK

上海后花园女神会所F is currently the only high-level forum that is now taking turns to be held in China and Singapore, its organizers said.

Themed “forging new frontiers – all-round opening-up and innovation-driven development”, this year’s forum was desi上海后花园

gned to tap the collective intelligence of think tanks, experts and business leaders from China and Singapore.

Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upgr上海后花园女神会所

ade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.

上海后花园The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in

SSGKC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use in t上海后花园女神会所

he fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.

“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and tal上海后花园女神会所

ent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, wh

ich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.

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The Trump administration on Monday moved to bar almost all immigrants from appl

ying for asylum at the country’s southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe上海后花园女神会所

haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.

上海后花园The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement issued with the Departme

nt of Justice, said the interim rule would set a “new bar” for immigrants “by

placing further restrictions or limitations on eligibility for aliens who seek asylum in the United States.”

The American Civil Liberties Union called the new rule “patently unlawful” and vowed to file a lawsuit.上海后花园女神会所

The rule would make it all but impossible for applicants seeking p

rotection from persecution unless they first apply for asylum in “third count

上海后花园ry” such as Mexico or Guatemala, through which they traveled en route to the United States.

It was just short of a “nuclear option, close to something like shutti

ng down the border,” said Jessica Vaughan from the Center上海后花园女神会所

for Immigration Studies, which supports increased immigration restrictions.

上海后花园uatemala, which both sends migrants the United States and receives Hondurans and Salvadorans passing through, said on Sunday it wo

uld postpone President Jimmy Morales’ visit to Washington to discuss Guatemala’s potential designati

on as a “safe third country” for asylum seekers, stressing it had no plans to sign such an agreement.上海后花园

The proposed changes, set to become official on Tuesday, represent the latest effort by the Trump administration to c

rack down on immigration, the signature issue that helped propel Trump to the Wh上海后花园女神会所

ite House in the 2016 election and one already figuring prominently in the 2020 campaign.

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hich has been somewhat cooperative with US efforts to slow Central American immigration.

Mexico pushed back on Monday, saying asylum-seekers上海后花园女神会所

rejected by the United States should have to go back to their home countries, not Mexico.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said the new US rule would not unila上海后花园女神会所

terally convert Mexico into a designated “safe third country,” a status that would

oblige it to offer asylum to those who entered its territory en route to the United States.

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US President Don上海后花园military strikesnce drout call

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.

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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.

 

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 payment service providers such as Alipay and WeChat Pay are also stepping up the pace to expa

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In security trading, agencies are using easier processes and lower cost to lure new clients. Val

上海后花园uable Capital Ltd, a Hong Kong-based broker backed by SINA Corporation Group, started to open stock a

ccounts online from last September after the service was allowed by local governments.

The startup recently set foot in the A-shares market as well, promising to charge only one third of the industry’s av上海后花园女神会所

erage commission so its Hong Kong clients can trade in the three markets of the mainland, Hong Kong and the United States.

上海后花园”Financial companies in the Bay Area have been spontaneously exploring the integration of their services for individuals and corporations in the re

gion,” said Xing Yujing, president of the Shenzhen Central Subbranch of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank.

A blacklist recording institutions and individuals who have mistreated i上海后花园女神会所

nfants and young children will be established to better govern the nursery industry, a

ccording to draft regulations released by the National Health Commission on Tuesday.上海后花园

Violators will be banned from providing childcare services, according to one of the two drafts released by the co

mmission’s department of population monitoring and family development to solicit public opinion until Aug 8.

上海后花园The draft pledges zero tolerance against assaults on minors and seeks to hold violators accountable.

Surveillance and alarm systems at nursery institutions will be required to oper

ate around the clock and achieve full coverage of areas where children might appear.上海后花园女神会所

“Footage should be stored for no less than 90 days and it is forbidd

en to stop recording, alter or delete video footage for no proper reason,” it said.

She believed they are prepared to follow unified rules and regulations so that capital flow channels in the Bay Area cou

上海后花园女神会所ld be essentially linked, instead of the current system of product-based integration.

She said a joint committee of GBA financi

al institutions should be established to coordinate the differences of rules

and standards in Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong so they could operate under a unified set of guidelines.

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Japanese assets accou上海后花园品茶微信small part of the d

 of the domestic i上海后花园品茶微信nvestment portfolio of qualified domestic institutional investors funds in China.

By the end of 2018, only 13 Chinese QDII funds had Japanese assets included, with a total market value of around 77 million yu

an ($11 million), according to market tracker Wind Info. This accounted for 9.93 percent of the net value of all funds.

Liu Junwei, senior analyst at Everbright Securities, said that the ETFs in Japan will help to diversify risks as there were limited

products currently targeting the Japanese market. With the moderate pickup of Japan’s economy and its cen

tral bank’s bulk investment, product performance can be predicted with certain stability.

Traffickers from major overseas drug-producing regions have stepp

ed up efforts to infiltrate China in recent years, a senior anti-drug official said.

Police have found illegal drugs from the Golden Triangle, Golden Crescent and some South American countries being smuggled into the country throug

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o apply上海后花园品茶微信 5G. Its previous plan was to commercialize the technology in 2020.

“The 5G licensing will help deepen structural reform in the telec

om industry, improve the level of social and economic informatization and foster seve

ral leading companies with global competitiveness,” said China Mobile Chairman Yang Jie.

China Mobile claimed its 5G services will be available in more than 40 cities by the end of September.

China Telecom also said in a statement that the 5G licensing will be a key step to build the country into a cyber power. It is also c

onducive to gaining a competitive edge in the telecom sector, which will help drive technological innovation, e

mbrace industrial upgrading as well as boost high-quality economic growth, the company said.

China Unicom noted it will continue welcoming foreign companies to participate in domestic 5G construction.

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While eating alone is hardly a novel experience in many

“Chinese culture is family-based. Everyone wants to have a group of people eating toget

her, so eating is more of a collective behavior. People either eat with family members at home or with colle

agues and clients at work,” said Cai Yani, who has directed a series of short videos about solo dining.

Eating together is considered crucial for family bonding. On a typical Chinese dining table, one rarely finds dishes for indi

viduals; instead, there is usually a range of dishes-meat, fish, vegetables and soup-for everyone to share.

Restaurants usually boast round tables with a rotatable surface, known as a “lazy Susan” in the West, to make sharing easier.

The move away from the traditional sharing approach is largely due to a demo

graphic shift in the country, especially a sharp rise in the number of unmarried people. Statistics from the Mi

nistry of Civil Affairs show that more than 200 million people were living on their own in 2017.

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