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ministration’s decision not to restart the suspended legislative process for the amendments, saying the “bill is dead”.

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Hong Kong’s economy has slowed significantly over recent months, with the yea

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calation of the social conflict witnessed recently will only further harm Hong Kong’s economy and people’s livelihoods.

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hortage, lack of social upward mobility and the widening wealth gap, which have fueled the social discontent.

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Stephen Roach, a 上海千花网品茶微信t Yale University a

 and a former ch上海千花网品茶微信airman of Morgan Stanley Asia, warned that if the US and China, wh

ich have accounted for fully 44 percent of world GDP growth since 2008, opt for a superficial res

olution or fail to come to terms on their trade conflict, the global economy could well falter.

Bipartisan political support for China bashing in the savings-shor

t US threatens to turn a trade war into a protracted and destructive economic cold war, Roach said.

“Now, more than ever, a fragile world is in desperate need of political will and wisdom,” he said.

Xiong Aizong, assistant researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of World Economics and Pol

itics, agreed that multilateral mechanisms are the best solution to tackle global issues.

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nce and other tec上海千花网女神会所hnologies, some traditional professions will be replaced by new ones and universities n

eed to update their specializations so as to meet the changing demands of the workplace.

If anything, the national college entrance examination can be compared to a way station in a person’s life journey. It is hard to do a great job in gaokao, but it is even

harder to equip oneself well enough, whether at college or not, for what will unfold in the next section of the journey.

The growing number of gaokao examinees has resulted in an intensified scr

amble to squeeze through the doors into university, with accompanying pressure of being a winner or lo

ser in that competition. Yet the changing nature of work means that for some, vocational education may be the bes

t way station that better serves their interests and offers the path to a rewarding career.

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rch center at t上海千花网女神会所he administration, the Center of Sh

anghai International Film and TV Festival and the audiovisual communication research ce

nter at Peking University, about 1,500 films were screened exclusively online in 2018, a drop from 2,400 in 2016.

The drop is partly a result of the rising budgets for online movies, which as the survey also shows, have gr

own a hundredfold, surging from several hundred thousand yuan in 2015 to tens of millions of yuan in 2018.

“We hope to see the quality of films continue to improve as more budget is alloca

ted to such projects,” says Lu Di, director of the research center at Peking University.

Ma Zhongjun, founder of Shanghai-based Ciwen Media and a Chinese pla

ywright, stated at the summit that some key elements of quality online works are inn

ovation, either in characters or plots, and a smooth and rigorous film production process ranging from the choic

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mmon interests of the international community he said.

Large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday to protest against US Presiden

t Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump and his entourage arrived in the UK on Monday and spent the d

ay on ceremonial duties, before the political aspect of his visit began on Tuesday with a m

eeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who is resigning at the end of this week.

Just down the road from her Downing Street office where that meeting took place, thousands of protestors assembled f

or a demonstration against Trump’s visit, which included speeches from various people including Labour Party lea

der Jeremy Corbyn, who declined an invitation to dine with Trump during his visit. Also nearby in Parliament Square, the

famous Trump Baby Blimp, created for his visit to the UK last year, was once again flying.

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He said that it’s of great importance to promote such philos

philosophies to enhance the exchanges and mutual learning of diverse civilizations.

Frederick W. Russell-Rivoallan, a program specialist and head of social and human sciences for UNESCO, hailed the dialogue of Asian civilizations.

“It’s a great way to concentrate in this part of world, but it’s also

a global inspiration – bringing countries together, understanding other cultures, respecting each

other and sharing with each other,” he said. “That’s the way that we can understand each other better and live together better.”

China will extend 1,000-Megabyte broadband connection to more than 300 cities and cut the

average service rates by 15 percent for small and midsized enterprises this year. The measures are desi

gned to achieve multiplying effects of expanding domestic demand, boosting employment and improving people’s lives.

The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on May 14.

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We should extract the essence of Chinese traditional cult

ulture, which has contemporary value and relevance to the modern world, and show it. In this way we can on the one hand

tell the world how and why China is what it is, and on the other have Chinese and other civilizations create benefits for mankind.

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he measures that President Xi Jinping recently proposed to encourage foreign investment and further

opening-up in China are welcome developments that address the international community’s concerns, according to experts.

“The promises made are very positive, and all of them are helpful,” William Overholt, senior

research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, said of Xi’s keynote speech at t

he opening of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

Xi brought up a series of reform and opening-up measures, including expanding market access for foreign invest

ment in more areas and working harder to ensure the implementation of opening-up policies.

sian Civilizations will make fresh contributions to the construction of the community of shared future for mankind.

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Overholt said “the list of issues that President Xi has

addressed are the issues that the business community is concerned about”.

“It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems,” especially those associated with its Belt and Road Initi

ative, such as transparency and corruption, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.

Experts also were interested in how the reform policies and laws would be implemented, something Xi addressed in his speech.

“People are very positive about the direction, but they need to

know the details” of how the promises would be delivered, Overholt said.

Xi, citing the old Chinese saying “honoring a promise carries the weight of gold”, pledged to install a binding mec

hanism for international agreements, to make sure governments at all levels operate in well-regulated wa

ys, and to update laws and regulations to abolish unjustified practices, keeping in line with the needs of opening-up.

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Chris Rowley, a visiting professor from Oxford Unive

rsity’s Kellogg College in England, called opening to more foreign investment a very important development.

“Of course this will expose both inward investors and indigenous organiza

tions to some stark differences in management and doing business between them, which in tu

rn requires more globally effective leaders who are less ethnocentric and more culturally aware,” he said.

Sikhumbuzo Zondi, a research assistant at the Institute for Global

Dialogue associated with the University of South Africa, said another important aspect of Xi’s

opening address was the desire to invest more resources in scientific innovation and technology.

The aim is to develop technologies and business models that will foster new growth an

d development. To do this, China is committed to spearheading the Belt and Road Science, Technology and In

novation Cooperation Action Plan to advance information and communications technology infras

tructure development with the aim of improving internet connectivity and security, Zondi said.

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China looks to strike a balance between meeting finan

ancing needs, sustainable development and debt sustainability, according to Finance Minister Liu Kun.

“We will build a high-standard and high-quality financing system to s

upport long-term and sustainable BRI investment while preventing debt risks,” Liu said.

He suggested promoting financing cooperation for projects in

third-party countries, equity investment and attracting more private funding.

Enhancing debt and risk management is a key consideration for deepening BRI financi

ng cooperation, said Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank.

“The debt issue in developing countries should be treated objective

ly. If debt growth is accompanied by infrastructure improvement, enhancement of people’s liveliho

ods and productivity and poverty reduction, it will be beneficial for the sustainability of long-term debt,” Yi said.

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