Given the current climate of cross-Straits relations, the Chinese mainla
上海楼凤nd suspended issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan on Thursday. What do
es the move suggest? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:
上海楼凤女神会所DPP should stop splittist activities
Taiwan witnessed rapid growth in tourist arrivals from the mai
nland in the eight years before Tsai Ing-wen became the island leader in 2016.
Individual travel to Taiwan was first permitted for residents of Beijin
上海楼凤女神会所g, Shanghai and Xiamen, Fujian province, in 2011 when cross-Straits relations were goo
d thanks partly to Ma Ying-jeou being the Taiwan leader. The arrangement was extended to 47 mainland cities over the fol
上海楼凤lowing three years. As a result, mainland tourist arrivals in Taiwan peaked at more than 4 million in 2015.
But tourist arrivals began dropping after Tsai took office, because she and her Democratic Progressive Party refused to rec
ognize the 1992 Consensus that there is only one China, which soured cross-Straits relations.上海楼凤女神会所
Mainland visitors－a large number of whom are individual travelers－account for ab
out a quarter of Taiwan’s total tourist arrivals, so the new curbs could rattle the island’s tourism industry and上海楼凤
hurt the broader economy. If the situation continues to worsen, the system for mai
上海楼凤nland tourists to apply for group travel to the island might also be affected in the foreseeable future.
But ignoring the mainland’s huge contribution to the island’s tou
rism sector prosperity and economic growth, Tsai and the DPP have more brazenly p上海楼凤女神会所
ushed forward their “Taiwan independence” agenda without thinking that, by fur
上海楼凤ther straining cross-Straits relations, they are compromising the well-being of Taiwan compatriots.
Besides, without any evidence to prove their outrageous claim, Tsai
and her fellow DPP leaders accused the mainland of sending spies and interferi上海楼凤女神会所
ng in the local elections last year, which put the safety of mainland individual travelers at risk.
e from local players, pushing them to roll out more localized p
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ate major Mars – has launched jasmine and rose flavored candies to attract local consumers. Nes上海楼凤
tle’s local research team launched a series of new instant coffee products with three
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According to the latest China Shopper Report from Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel in June, Chinese brands grew b上海楼凤
y 15 percent since 2016, contributing 76 percent of market growth in 2018.By comparison, foreign brands grew m
ore slowly – by 9 percent since 2016 – and contributed 24 percent to last year’s market growth.
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ic companies, the 24 percent growth in market share is actually double the rate in
2017.Foreign brands are learning what it takes to win in China, according to the report.上海楼凤
It requires keepAfter the construction is completed, t
he unmanned container transportation will be powered by lithium bat
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So far, Guangzhou Port has 108 foreign trade routes and 45 domestic
ones. Nansha alone has 102 foreign trading routes, mainly with economies involved in t上海楼凤
he Belt and Road Initiative including those in Africa and Southeast Asia, said Chen.
ing pace with the market’s rapid changes, the report said.上海楼凤
Guangzhou plans to build the world’s first automated unmanned parallel container quay for t
上海楼凤品茶微信he fourth phase construction of the Nansha area of Guangzhou Port by 2021.
The fourth phase includes construction of four 100
,000-metricton ship berths and 122,000-ton lighter berths. It will provide
an innovative solution for handling and transport automation through auto上海楼凤
mated quay cranes for container handling and automated rail-mounted gantry cranes.
Nansha will also use water-to-water transportation to re上海楼凤品茶微信
place road transportation in order to reduce the negative impact on
the environment, said Chen Zhiyi, deputy general economist of Guangzhou Port Group Co Ltd.
on to look into the future amid urban life, and the other is to look back
on rural history – it’s our past,” he says, adding that this contradiction – resisting urban
ization while at the same time embracing progress – has driven the emergence of modern thought and di
scourse, which has become the internal motivation for change in art, literature and philosophy.
Ethnic Tibetan writer A Lai, famous for his novel Settling Dust, which was also published und
er the title Red Poppies, says many of the writers today still depict rural life as they imagine it, rather than ob
serving and reflecting on it by honestly facing the challenges posed by globalization.
“We should be aware that many of the problems facing Chinese farmers and villagers today are universal,” he says.
p,” Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington, said in an interview with China Daily as he w
as attending the Fifth China-US Governors Forum in Lexington, Kentucky, last week.
China is the state of Washington’s top trading partner, with more than 20 percent of the s
tate’s exports going to China, and around 30 percent of its imports came from China in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.
“It’s truly something that touches every part of our state,” said Habib. “And that went from the information comm
unication technology sector and manufacturing sector all the way to the agricultural industry and tourism.”
One of the most valuable companies in Washington, and the United States, Mic
rosoft, has a long and deep relationship with China that has led to both business be