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it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor
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p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an
上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se
paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.
President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信
me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea
ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail
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he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.
US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier
上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es
calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll
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verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p
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While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc
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The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt
s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and
thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim
the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex
pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the
recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl
ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.
Jointly organized by the Dunhuang Academy, the research and management institution of the Mogao Gro
ttoes and the Chicago-based Pritzker Art Collaborative, the exhibition opened last week and will run until Oct 22.上海乌托邦
According to David Pritzker, co-curator of the exhibition, the event
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rtance, to reflect the cultural interactions between the Tubo regime and its neighboring regions.
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During its peak, the Tubo regime also controlled the oases in the Taklamakan Desert, l
上海乌托邦ocated in today’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as well as certain areas of Central Asia.
Dunhuang was also ruled by the regime from 781 to 848, when 56 caves were carved out at the Mogao Grottoes－with Ca
ve 158 being the most representative of them. A large number of documents written in the Tibetan language were left be上海乌托邦品茶微信
hind during this period, according to Zhao Shengliang, director of Dunhuang Academy.
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form to show the mutual influences between the different cultures along the Silk Road.”
Consequently, the exhibition presents a much bigger picture thr
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earthenware figurines from the Tang Dynasty, to a silver dish featuring a royal banquet scene from the Sogdian peo
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The exhibition hall is a glittering world. A burial mask with engraved animals, a figurine of a rid
er on horseback, a brooch inset with turquoise, amethyst and aquamarine－all made of gold－all de
monstrate, not just the prosperity of that ancient era on the plateau, but its different facets.
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ieces depicting celestial deities playing Chinese lutes remind visitors of the popularity of music at that ti
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The daily life of the Tubo people is portrayed through a hunting s
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“When people talk about the Silk Road, it is largely about the East-West connection, yet little is said about the influ
ence of Tubo on the Silk Road, since its timespan is relatively short,” Pritzker says. “However, its role is important.”
Property Operation Public Service Platform (SIPOP) in Sha
nghai, the city plans to gather and integrate intellectual proper
ty resources such as transactions and services, gradually promoting their integration in the Yangtze River Delta region.上海乌托邦
The pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of SIPOP successfully passed review by the Na
tional Intellectual Property Administration on April 22 and became operational.
上海乌托邦The Shanghai municipal government issued 100 guidelines for further o
pening up of Shanghai in 2018, and raised the goal of accelerating the construction of high
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nagement level has been significantly improved through a series of revision and publishing of policies and r
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The Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration revised the pat
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atents and international patent applications. The Shanghai Administration for Industry and C
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The expert group of the World Intellectual Property Organization gave a high appraisal of the achievements and pro
gress of intellectual property work in China and Shanghai in the past 10 years after inspection and evaluation.
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on system, promote intellectual property financial product innovation, establish m
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he financing channels of intellectual property for small and medium enterprises.
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blish a city-wide service system for quick authorization and rapid rights confirmation and maintenance. It will al
so give full play to the role of the office of Shanghai trademark overseas rights protection, and improve the risk pr
evention and control ability for overseas intellectual property rights of innovative subjects.
Herd instinct is the human nature to follow the crowd and act collectively – and market expectation always does not change smoothly but t
上海乌托邦ends to over-react to new information. The current market expectation of the US Federal Reserve’s rate cuts is a case in point.
On June 20, the latest meeting of the Fed’s policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee shrugged off the market’s high expectation of rate cuts and gave no clear policy signal confirming a cut.
We believe the market had overreacted in forming its expectation of rate cuts after the Fed swiftly adopted a dovish tone from the end of last上海乌托邦
year. Specifically, we believe market expectation – it has formed since May – of a change in policy stance, as well as the timing and degree of rate cuts, may not fully materialize.
We will elaborate on this now. It should be noted the misconceived expectation of Fed rate cuts could ind上海乌托邦
uce a drastic reversal in investor sentiment and asset price fluctuations, if the Fed’s moves miss expectation.
Firstly, the market may have overestimated the degree of the Fed’s policy stance change. A clear rate cut signal may not emerge until the end of this month.上海乌托邦
According to Bloomberg, the Fed funds futures market has recently priced in a 98.5-percent chance that the Fed will lower rates at least once this year.
上海乌托邦品茶微信However, the Fed’s earlier forward guidance only indicated the end of monetary policy n
ormalization, which does not necessarily point to the beginning of a rate cut cycle. Also, the Fed h
as removed the word “patient” from the latest FOMC meeting statement but did not confirm a rate-cut stance.
We believe that because of the following two reasons, the Fed is still on cautious lookout, and t
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Externally, the Fed is expected to stand pat until trade dispute uncertainties ease, to give itself an advantage in its game with the US Administration.
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r uncertainties over the China-US trade dispute are removed, because the pre-emptive move may enc
ourage the US Administration to escalate the trade dispute, which will in turn pose a dilemma to the Fed.
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rate cut pace. On the other hand, the escalation could further fuel imported inflation, which will significantly reduce the
Fed’s room for rate cuts. The Fed will then face a policy-making dilemma of whether to further cut rates.
ated trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various domestic waste and 2.46
metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.
According to Nyima Tseringa, the head of the region’s sport
bureau, the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.
“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, fo
r training mountaineering talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mou
ntaineering Association. “Teams from the school have performed 29 high-altitude
rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”
ng signal to businesses, 24 of the EU leaders chose instead to reflect supp
上海乌托邦品茶微信ort for the mid-century goal as a footnote in their final statement:
“For a large majority of member states, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.”
Time is running out
上海乌托邦Since French President Emmanuel Macron in March launched the
push for the EU to absorb as much as it emits by 2050, along with three other nations, supp
ort had snowballed, showing the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming.
Addressing the holdouts during the summit, German Chancellor A上海乌托邦品茶微信
ngela Merkel pointed to months of climate protests by youths that helped propel Gre
en parties to their strongest showing yet in May’s European Parliament elections.
Customs across the country have launched a special action on intellectual property上海乌托邦
protection for the second half of the year, according to a report by Economic Information Daily.
In this action, customs will strengthen cooperation in law enforcement with relevant local depa
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tomotive accessories, personal care supplies, clothing, bags and footwear as key regulatory targets, the report said.
The General Administration of Customs said it will focus on pr
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advantages in exporting intellectual property, so as to enhance the confidence of enterprises in investing in China.
The action, starting ing July 1, will last for six months. During the period, customs will combine the regional locations, operating characteristics and route dis上海乌托邦品茶微信
. During the period, customs will combine the regional locations, operating characteristics and route distribution of loc
al customs to strengthen comprehensive research and judgment and effectively block illegal activities.
hina is drafting a list of foreign parties considered “unreliable enti
ties” that harm the interests of Chinese companies, said the Ministry of Commerce on Friday.
Detailed measures of the plan are to be disclosed at a later date.
The list will target companies, people and organizations that fail to abide by market rules, violate th
e spirit of contract, block Chinese companies for non-commercial reasons, and severely violate Chinese co
mpanies’ legitimate rights, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, in a media briefing on Friday.
“Due to the increasing uncertainties in the global economy, including
the rising trade protectionism and unilateralism, the multilateral trading system is facing s
evere challenges and regular international commercial activities have been disrupted,” Gao said.