d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
Passengers can now book flights departing from Beijing
Daxing International Airport, according to a report by Beijing Youth Daily.上海419论坛
Compared to those departing from Beijing Capital Internat
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generally priced lower because of route charges and services included in the tickets, the report said.
On the ticket booking platform of Qunar, an online travel company, tickets are available上海419论坛女神会所
for flights from the new airport to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Kunming from Sept 30.
In addition, international routes, including to London, He
上海419论坛lsinki, Casablanca, Fukuoka and Kathmandu, can be booked and the prices are gen
erally cheaper than those taking off from the Beijing Capital International Airport.
The new airport, built to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pressure off上海419论坛女神会所
Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as a second international airport for Beijing.
Located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, it will be the world’s largest s
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At 7:30 pm on July 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon
spoke to the nation from a television studio in Burbank, California.上海419论坛
“I have requested this time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the wo
rld,” he began, before reading an announcement that was also being made in Beijing.上海419论坛女神会所
It said that Premier Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s assis
上海419论坛tant for national security affairs, had met for talks in Beijing from July 9 to 11. Kn
owing that Nixon wanted to visit China, Zhou, on behalf of the Chinese government, had invited him to come to the co
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Nixon said, “The meeting between the leaders of China and the United States is to seek the normalization of relations bet
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More than two years of complex, subtle and deter
mined diplomatic efforts and negotiations preceded the announcement.上海419论坛女神会所
Nixon wrote in his memoirs, published in 1978: “Despite the almost miraculous secrecy we had been able to maintain, the C
hina initiative was actually one of the most publicly prepared surprises in history.”
In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp
ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m上海乌托邦
oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.
“We have long been conveying the spirit of mankind’s constant desire for exploration. We now hope to let people experi上海乌托邦品茶微信
ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag
er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”
When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦
niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.
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ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.
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of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.
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ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po
pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.
上海乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove
ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.
“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j上海乌托邦品茶微信
ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based
entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha
n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.
edule,” Kang said. “We place ice blocks in the tunnel to prevent workers from getting sick b
上海夜生活ecause of the high temperature, and we also use fans and oxygen transfer stations inside the tunnel.”
With a length of 2,416 kilometers, the Sichuan-Tibet Railway conne
cts Southwest China’s Sichuan province with the Tibet autonomous region. It is the se上海夜生活
cond railway linking Tibet with the rest of the world, along with the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
上海夜生活女神会所A guideline on supporting the innovation of institutions and mechanisms for talent devel
opment in southern China’s Hainan province has been released by Chinese authorities.
Jointly issued by the Organization Department of the Communist Par
ty of China Central Committee, the National Development and Reform Commission, the上海夜生活
Ministry of Education and four other authorities, the guideline stresses support for the island’s innovation of the traini
上海夜生活女神会所ng, introduction and utilization of talent to provide a solid guarantee for its deeper reform and opening-up in all areas.
It calls for efforts to establish a more inclusive mechanism to introduce talent, further imp
rove the mechanism for the evaluation and stimulation of talent and enhance the services for talent.上海夜生活
The guideline aims to help train and cultivate ranks of talent in 10 to 15 years who are well-structured, competent, vigoro
us and commensurate with Hainan’s bid to become a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
上海夜生活女神会所Hainan was approved in April 2018 to build a pilot free trade zone and e
xplore the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
grated research and development for most of the past four decades, Hu said.
上海千花网From 2012 to 2015, the number of collaborative research projects involving Chinese and US institutions increased by m
ore than 80 percent, according to a blue paper on China’s contribution to STI and global governance published by the ac
上海千花网品茶微信ademy last year. Chinese and US scientists had co-authored more than 55,000 papers by 2014.
Moreover, scientists from both countries had cooperated on climate change, clean energy, environmental protection, hea
lth, agriculture and other fields related to sustainable development and people’s livelihoods, the blue paper said.上海千花网
It added that Chinese enterprises had set up research and development facilities in the US, w
hile US companies had established more than 800 R&D centers in China covering industries including el上海千花网品茶微信
ectronics, information technology, software, food manufacturing, cosmetics, home furnishing and finance.
“These interactions have created a flow of talent and know-how to provide be上海千花网
tter products and services for the people of both countries and the world,” Hu said.
Over time, China and US had developed different but crucial positions in the global in
dustrial system and value chain, Hu said. The US was at the top, given its leading position in STI and emerging ind上海千花网品茶微信
ustries, while China was at the middle and lower end of the industrial and value chain, but striving to climb up.
Like Japan, Singapore, South Korea and other countries before it, China was improv上海千花网
ing its people’s living standards through education, trade, infrastructure investment and technologies.
上海千花网品茶微信”These feats mean China will inevitably close its gap with developed countries,” Hu said. “But
it does not mean China wants to or is capable of challenging the US’s global dominance.”
Historically, China’s technological rise was not an issue that troubled the US, he said, b上海千花网
ecause the US maintained its lead role by attracting the best talent from around the world to fuel its STI efforts – p
ushing new frontiers, making ne上海千花网品茶微信w products and climbing up the industrial value chain.
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.
government and wishes it to put into action what it said,” Yao said.
上海千花网But Liang from Huawei highlighted that the sales of some crucial US
technologies, including the Android operating system, have still not been resumed.上海千花网
“In the second half, Huawei’s overseas smartphone business will still meet some challenges,” Liang said, adding that if Hu
上海千花网a女神会所wei can regain access to the Android operating system, the company will use the system in its smartphones.
But if not, Huawei also has the capability to build its own operating system and relevant ecosystem, the senior executive added.上海千花网
Huawei said it will invest 120 billion yuan in research and development this year.
According to him, Huawei’s overseas smartphone business was ind
上海千花网女神会所eed affected by the US government restrictions, but recently, the business has rebounded b
ack to 80 percent of its performance before Huawei was put on the trade blacklist.
Huawei’s consumer business group accounted for 55 percent of the compan上海千花网
y’s total half-year revenue, with its domestic smartphone businesses gaining strong momentum in China.
上海千花网女神会所Jia Mo, an analyst at market research company Canalys, said the US governm
ent’s ban on Huawei has caused uncertainty overseas, but “in China, it has kept its foot on the accelerator”.
Huawei took a record 38 percent of China’s smartphone market in上海千花网
the second quarter of 2019, signifying the highest market share of any vendor in eight
years, according to data released by market research company Canalys on Tuesday.上海千花网女神会所
Huawei’s global mix has shifted back toward China, with 64 percent of
its smartphone shipments in the second quarter going to its home market.
million, and it continued to grow at a double-digit rate, adding 10.9 p
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the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have witnessed the largest passenger flows, but the
growth rate in those mature and saturated markets had been relatively slower when compared to smaller cities.
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nt in China. Eight airlines, including China Southern Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Colorful Gui上海会所品茶微信
zhou Airlines and Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines, operate 105 Embraer commercial aircraft in China and Mong
olia. Bombardier Inc of Canada, China’s home-built ARJ 21 and Russia’s Sukhoi take the rest of the market.
上海会所In April, the E195-E2 model received certification from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency, the US Federal Aviation Ad
ministration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, and it is waiting to get certified by the Chinese authority.
Embraer, the third-largest aircraft manufacturer after Boeing Co and Airbus SE, is n上海会所品茶微信
ow in discussions with domestic carriers about the potential purchase of its latest aircraft model.
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re to institutionalize now the policies and capabilities that can rebalance our econ
上海419论坛omic relations with China, strengthen our alliances with like-minded dem
ocracies and ultimately to defeat the PRC’s global ambitions to suppress freedom and liberty.”
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ttle black. But since Fanell and his ilk are honorable men, they should either do something diplomatically positive or get off the pot.
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r by its “just and fair” foreign policy, no longer has an ideological pot to … . No w
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But should ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers’ hands.
It’s time US officials and think tank members stopped using s
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Chinese space startup iSpace, also known as Starcraft Glory, made history on Thursday with the successful launch of its SQX-1 Y1 rocket.
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The 2016 China Space Whitepaper outlined appropriate mechan
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While the two failed launches raised skepticism, the success of iSpac
e is expected to inject renewed confidence in private sector space programs in China.
d her mother from 7 years ago at a local hospital in Naidong county, Shannan, Tibet autonomous region
, on July 13, 2019. In 2012, she underwent heart surgery at Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital, which was a complete succes上海千花坊女神会所
Five-year-old Le Le and 18-month-old Meng Meng from the impoverished Jingyuan county,
上海千花坊Guyuan, Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, also benefitted from the hospital’s program.
In April of this year, the younger sister Meng Meng was diagnosed with congenital heart disease in
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her elder sister Le Le received a similar diagnosis in a kindergarten physical check-up not long ago.
上海千花坊A congenital heart surgery usually costs around 25,000 ($3,638) to 40,000 yuan ($5,821), whic
h placed a tremendous amount of pressure on the family
with six daughters, one working parent and over 60,000 yuan of debt.
After learning about the family’s financial difficulties, the expert team helped the gir上海千花坊女神会所
ls apply for a special fund, which covers more than 80,000 yuan of the total medical expenses.
上海千花坊In mid May, the two sisters went to Wuhan with more than a dozen children wi
th congenital heart diseases in Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Tao and Wang Xiao, d
eputy head of cardiothoracic surgery department, performed the surgery on the girls with success.
Tao said “it is not diffic上海千花坊ult to do good deed. What’s challenging is to keep
doing them and encourage people around you to participate in these activities.” He hopes
上海千花坊that Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital’s efforts will help cure more patients and make their dreams come true.女神会所
Medical programs organized by Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital have provided heart operations
for 40,000 children and teenagers from a number of regions including Guizhou province, Ningxia Hui auto上海千花坊
nomous region and Tibet autonomous region since its establishment. A total of over 9,600 junior co上海千花坊女神会所
ngenital heart disease patients who come from impoverished families have benefitted from free heart surgeries.
By the end of 2019, the hospital aims to see its 10,000th patient, whose life will be greatly improved by the heart surgery.