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上海419President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation in the nati

on’s drive for high-quality development during his inspection tour of Gansu province on Wednesday.

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nesday in Gulang county, which is home to people moved from rural mountainous areas due to ecological conc

erns, and he talked with the villagers about their livelihoods and the progress in poverty relief.

The president also inspected an afforestation program in a desert area of the pro上海419品茶微信

vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.

Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert

in Gulang have been afforested since 1981, China Central Television reported.

When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419

ains, he was briefed by local government officials about the progress of ecological restoration in the area.

The Qilian Mountains are a vital ecological shield in western China, Xi said.上海419品茶微信

He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat

ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.

The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta

re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi

nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.

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ing gap between increased spending and the slower expansion of income, some local governments, especially at the co

unty level, are facing fiscal pressure. But the central government will transfer more funds to local go 上海龙凤1314女神会所

vernments to ensure stable fiscal spending and further implement tax and fee cuts, the ministry said.

 上海龙凤1314By the end of July, local governments had issued 2.55 trillion yuan in new b

onds for the year, accounting for 82.8 percent of the annual quota of 3.08 trillion yuan.

A quota of 2.15 trillion yuan for local governments’ special bonds-mainly meant to s 上海龙凤1314

upport infrastructure projects-had been 65 percent used up by the end of July, the Ministry of Finance said.

Market speculation is that there will be additional bond quota space to bolster fiscal spending in coming months. But a seni 上海龙凤1314女神会所

or official at the Financial Department of the Ministry of Finance said in an interview this week: “It is unlik

 上海龙凤1314ely that the government will raise the quota for local government bonds, or for the special bonds.”

Local government special bonds are seen as an important measur

e to support infrastructure investment, and they also are not included in local 上海龙凤1314

budgeted debt. The annual quota was set by the Government Work Report in March.

About 1.55 trillion yuan in local government special bonds had been iss 上海龙凤1314女神会所

ued in the first half, the Ministry of Finance said. The remaining 600 billion yuan

issuance must be finished by September-a State Council requirement to speed financing for key projects.

China should have an expansionary and much stronger fiscal policy in order to inc 上海龙凤1314

rease public spending and prevent a further slowing of economic growth, said Yu Yo

ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu spoke at a recent forum.

The fiscal deficit ratio, which may surpass the government target of 2.8 per 上海龙凤1314女神会所

cent of GDP this year, should be compensated by issuing more central government

bonds, said Yu, who also suggested the central bank lower interest rates for the bond issuance.

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aoshan District People’s Court in Qingdao for abusing his position and molesting the girl during nap time in

January, the court said in a statement. He will be deported after he has served his sentence.上海楼凤女神会所

Video footage showed the 35-year-old entering a classroom at about 2 pm on Jan 25, and

putting his hands under the girl’s quilt for about one minute while the caretaker visited the bathroom, acc

上海楼凤ording to a statement released by RYB Education, a preschool education provider headquartered in Beijing.

Earlier last month, another incident involving foreign teachers caused outrage, when 16 foreign nationals-se

ven teachers from the Xuzhou branch of EF Education First and nine stu上海楼凤女神会所

dents from nearby schools-were among 19 people detained in Xuzhou, Jiangsu pro

vince, during an anti-narcotics crackdown, according to the local public security bureau.上海楼凤

EF Education First, an international company that specializes in language train

上海楼凤ing, issued a statement saying that it forbids employees to possess or use narcotics or controlled substances, and th

e contracts of the teachers would be terminated if they were found to have been involved in illegal drug use.

The incidents triggered a flood of posts on social media platforms, with some dema上海楼凤女神会所

nding that the establishments be closed, while others called for the teachers to be deported.

But even if that happens, more foreign teachers will follow in their wake because the soaring de上海楼凤

mand for English-language teachers means that finding a job is little more than a formality for many foreigners.

Last year, 300 million people in China were learning English, according to the Chinese Acad

上海楼凤女神会所emy of Social Sciences, which noted that there were 50,000 English-language teaching estab

lishments in the country and the market was worth as much as 500 billion yuan ($71 billion).

However, according to the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, of the 400,000 foreign nationals wo上海楼凤

rking in China’s education sector in 2017, more than 60 percent were reported to be illegally employed.

According to a regulation issued by SAFEA, all foreign teachers mu上海楼凤女神会所

st hold a valid work visa, be a native speaker with a bachelor’s degree or higher and have at le

ast two years’ related teaching experience. In addition, they must not have a criminal record.

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Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a

key interest rate reform brought out by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to maintain ec上海419

onomic momentum amid the continuing trade friction with the United States.

上海419女神会所Analysts say the interest rate reform will lower financing costs for small a

nd private companies and encourage investment in the manufacturing sector.

The PBOC unveiled the policy over the weekend, saying it would introduce a new reference rate, the loan prime rate-the pr上海419

ice of loans banks offer their best clients-for setting the prices of business and household loans. The earlier re

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The announcement is seen as China’s most significant market-based interest rate reform for over a decade, experts said.上海419女神会所

The PBOC said in a statement that, starting Tuesday, 18 qualified commer

cial banks, including State-owned banks, city and rural commercial banks and foreign banks, will report their lend

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cent one-year benchmark lending rate, which has been unchanged since August 2015.

The statement said commercial banks will be allo上海419

wed to float the lending rates up by certain percentage points above the medium-ter

上海419女神会所m lending facility rate of the central bank. The medium-term lending rate is the cost that commercial banks sho

uld pay for borrowing from the central bank, and it was set at 3.3 percent on Thursday.

Sheng Songcheng, a central bank adviser and former head of the PBOC’s

statistics department, said the reform will help keep lending rates lower.

Moreover, the changes will enable the PBOC to effectively influence Chin上海419女神会所

a’s entire interest rate system by selling or buying financial instruments on the open

market, much like how Western central banks implement monetary policy, Sheng said.

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The Flowertime festival is a biennial initiative launched in 2013 by the City of Brussels and the ASBL (non-profit organi

zation) Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles. Themed “A World of Floral Emotions”, more than 30 top florists fro上海后花园

m 13 countries decorated rooms of Brussels City Hall, a UNESCO masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

上海后花园女神会所Brussels famous Grand Place hosted the occasion with a stunning flower arch com

posed of 500 fuchsias. This year, the artistic direction is once again in the hands of the world-famous Floraliën, and th

e renowned Manneken Pis have been dressed up by the floral artist Geoffroy Mottart.上海后花园

Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad

ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp上海后花园

ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.

上海后花园女神会所Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Hong Kong affairs are completely China

‘s internal affairs, and Pakistan understands the actions taken by the Chinese central government and the HK

SAR government to uphold national sovereignty and maintain the city’s prosperity and stability.上海后花园

Helen Sham-Ho, a former Australian politician, said the current chaotic situation in Hong Kong is damaging its pros

perity, adding that there is no doubt that the priority is to regain order and police have the right to uphold law and order.

Michael Borchmann, a law expert and former government official from German上海后花园女神会所

y, said that the purpose of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong is to stir up chaos and turmoil in the city, and is

not a response to the draft extradition bill, Nouvelles d’Europe cited him as saying.

Borchmann said it is true that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are prot上海后花园女神会所

ected by law in Hong Kong, but this doesn’t give people the right to use violence to i

mpose on the freedoms of others. Criticism of China by some voices in the Western media was irrelevant, he added.

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The Hong Kong Fed上海乌托邦of Journalists also iss

d a condemnation of the incident. It is unacceptable that such atrocious acts happened in

the airport, considered among the most popular with tourists internationally, the federation said.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong

Kong said what the protestors did to Fu was “lynching” and reckless. It has tainted Hong

上海乌托邦Kong’s reputation in the international community, the city’s largest political party said in a statement.

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what protestors did was lawless and in defiance of Hong K上海乌托邦

ong’s rule of law, morals and ethics. They bring shame to Hong Kong, the statement said.

The guide, who has been working in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, said to his know上海乌托邦

ledge that this is the first time the airport has shut down for something other than a natural disaster.

He said his income was affected because a large number of tours had been canceled in recent months.

上海乌托邦He said he was worried that the incident would harm Hong Kong’s image as a tourist d

estination, but that he believes Hong Kong remains a safe city and that the unrest is only temporary.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Li Lei, a 30-year-old traveler from Chengdu who was taking a transfer flight in Hong

Kong to the Maldives, said he slept at the airport last night as his flight was canceled.

“I was angry and worried,” he said. “But Hong Kong belongs to China. Chinese people shall not be afraid of standing on Chinese soil.”上海乌托邦

Vice-Premier Liu He spoke by phone with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasur

y Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday evening at the request of the US, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

China strongly opposed US plans for an additional 10 percent tariff上海乌托邦品茶微信

on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods originally scheduled to start from Sept 1.

The two parties agreed to speak again via phone within two weeks, the ministry said.上海乌托邦

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Centr

al Committee and chief of the Chinese delegation in the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, and N

ing Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, were on the call.

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Serving the people: 上海夜网mission alivectures in front

Party motto inspired by young soldier keeps educating members in new era

XI’AN-Serving the people wholeheartedly-this is

the motto of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest ruling party. 上海夜网

In an education campaign themed “stay true to our founding mission”, which has been carried out nationwide since May, all CPC

members and officials are required to bear in mind the phrase and act accordingly. 上海夜网女神会所

The expression “serving the people” originated from a speech by late Chinese leader Ma

o Zedong in September 1944 in memory of a soldier, Zhang Side, renowned for

his lofty morality for serving the people wholeheartedly and sacrificing for the benefit of the people. 上海夜网

The speech has had a profound impact on the history of the CPC, and “serv

 上海夜网女神会所ing the people wholeheartedly” became the fundamental purpose of the Party.

Seventy-five years on, Zhang’s stories have been eulogized by generations of Chinese, and his spirit has been passed on.

Role modelBorn in an impoverished peasant family in Sichuan province in 1915, Zhang joined the New Fourth Army in 上海夜网

1933 and the CPC four years later. Throughout the Long March, Zhang fought bravely in battles and was injured seve

ral times. He also worked very hard while in Yan’an, a revolutionary base of the CPC in the 1940s.

On Sept 5, 1944, Zhang was working in a kiln with several soldiers when suddenly, the kiln coll 上海夜网女神会所

apsed. Zhang pushed a soldier out of the kiln, resulting in him being buried. He died at the age of 29.

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上海后花园女神会所Before the new technology was put into use, some dancers worried whether wearing a headset is harmful to their ears or

whether they could all hear the same music at the same time. They found this wasn’t a problem at all.

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Dream Team is now a large square dance group with 121 members. Members are from Guangxi, Sh

andong, Chongqing and other places and are all retirees above 50, with the oldest 82 years old.

Their daily hour-long square dances are held from 8-9 pm.上海后花园女神会所

Besides their regular evening dancing, the dancers also enter will provincial dance competitions in Guangxi and travel together.

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ith their headsets to support them, thinking it is a practice worth expanding nationwide.

he average income of tourism employees in Hong Kong has slumped by nearly上海后花园女神会所

80 percent year-on-year over the past two months, while more than 10 percent of to

urism employees had zero income, a joint survey by three tourism trade unions in the city found.上海后花园

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nday. A total of 1,012 workers in Hong Kong’s tourism sector completed the survey questionnaire.上海后花园女神会所

Respondents said that compared with the same period last year, on average, the number of tour groups they received d

ropped more than 70 percent and their earnings were down by about 75 percent since this June. Among them, 40 percent sa

w a fall of more than 90 percent in income and more than 10 percent had no income at all.

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Police in 154 cities across the country have destroyed 107,000 illegal firearms, explosives and detonators that were co

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On Monday morning, police in Wuhan, Hubei province, destroyed a number of air

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them in a steel plant furnace, which was stoked to reach temperatures of up to 1,600 C.

“Gun- and explosives-related cases endanger people’s lives, public security and the co

untry’s long-term stability,” Sun Lijun, vice-minister of public security, said on Monday.上海419论坛

“We will take effective measures to curb gun- and explosives-rel

ated crimes and eliminate major hidden dangers,” he said.

In recent years, although such crimes have declined sign

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dically around the country, Guo Lin, ministry spokeswoman, said earlier this year.

In order to tackle the issue, the ministry, together with 23 other authorities, set up a mini上海419论坛品茶微信

sterial-level meeting mechanism under which they will share intelligence in a timely manner and take required acti

on. In February 2018, they launched a two-year campaign to crack down on weapons crimes.

Last year, police nationwide dealt with more than 30,000 gun- and explosives-related cases, u

上海419论坛ncovered 416 criminal gangs and detained more than 40,000 suspects. From January to November last ye

ar, the number of such cases fell by around 28 percent, according to the ministry.

Since January, police across the country dealt with 16,000 such cases, uncovered 163 organized crime operations and de上海419论坛品茶微信

tained 17,000 suspects. Between January and July, gun- and explosives-related cri

mes decreased by 20 percent compared with a year earlier, the ministry said.

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The Hong Kong Airport 上海乌托邦ty announced on Mon

onday afternoon a cancellation of all flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport for the remainder of the day.

The cancelled flights do not include departing flights that have 上海乌托邦品茶微信

already finished check-in procedures or incoming flights to Hong Kong in the air.

The announcement came as airport operations were “severely affected” by a massive sit-in at its arrival hall.

 上海乌托邦HANGZHOU/JINAN – Typhoon Lekima has left 47 dead and 21 mis

sing in three Chinese provinces, wreaking havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales.

By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang province has risen to 39 while nine oth 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ers remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters.

The ninth and strongest typhoon of the year has affected 6.68 million res

 上海乌托邦idents in Zhejiang, among whom 1.26 million were evacuated. It damaged 234,000 hect

ares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of 24.22 billion yuan (about $3.4 billion).

Lekima landed at around 1:45 am Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejia 上海乌托邦

ng. It made a second landing at 8:50 pm Sunday on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong province.

In Shandong, it has left five people dead and seven missing, affecting 1.66 million people and forcing the relocation of 183,8

 上海乌托邦品茶微信00 as of Monday morning, said the provincial emergency management department.

In Anhui province that neighbors Zhejiang, it has left three peop

le dead and five missing in Ningguo city, affecting nearly 100,000 people and for 上海乌托邦

cing the relocation of nearly 18,000 as of 22:00 Sunday, said the city government.

An amicable relationship between China and Japan serves the interests of the two and the r

egion, experts said, as Beijing and Tokyo resumed strategic talks after a seven-year hiatus. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

On Saturday, a strategic dialogue between Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japa

 上海乌托邦nese counterpart, Takeo Akiba, was held at the Karuizawa mountain resort in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.

They had what was described as candid excha

nges about bilateral and regional issues and said they would push forward the cons 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ensus reached between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at t

he Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.

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