The greater integration 上海夜网e Guangdong-Hong Kon

-Macao Greater Bay Area has provided greater convenien

上海夜网品茶微信ce for Hong Kong startups and more flexibility to employees, Mak

said, citing easier transport via a high-speed railway and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, as well a上海夜网品茶微信

s favorable personal income tax rates on Hong Kong and Macao talent working in Guangdong cities in the area.

上海夜网Apart from financial support from the Hong Kong government, the co

mpany – as an entrepreneurial and innovative entity – has also received support in Guan

gdong such as preferential rental rates, access to an industrial fund and housing subsidies.上海夜网

Such support is helpful to the company and it plans to talk with investors as it anticipates rapid business expansion, Mak said.

上海夜网品茶微信The outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area released in February pledges to “suppor

t young people and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from Hong Kong and Macao to realize t

heir development potential on the mainland, extend local entrepreneurship subsidies, (provide) suppo上海夜网品茶微信

rt to cover eligible entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Macao and proactively take forward the deve

上海夜网lopment of youth entrepreneurship and employment bases for Hong Kong and Macao”.

Roborn will draft a development blueprint closely related to 5G development in China, he said.

The company has also signed up for an entrepreneurship and innovation competition in Guangdong province.

The Community Entrepreneurs Cup competition will tak上海夜网

e place later this year with contestants from Hong Kong and Macao to attend.

上海夜网品茶微信Focused on serving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great

er Bay Area, the competition is meant to facilitate the commercializatio

n of scientific and technological research results and the industrial chain in the region, it was ann上海夜网

ounced at a news conference last month in preparation for the competition.

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t is set on virtual maps 阿拉爱上海mland in poverty-stricke

n Yongsheng county in Yunnan province, Pingjiang county in Hunan province and Fenxi county in Shanxi province.

Players can earn credits through selling the virtual produ 阿拉爱上海

cts they have grown or by viewing advertisements embedded in the game.

Those credits can then be used as discount coupons in the market section of the game to pu

 阿拉爱上海rchase real goods, such as rice and fruits, produced by local farmers in those counties.

All of the advertising revenue and the income from selling products

through the outlet will be used to support poverty alleviation work in these counties. 阿拉爱上海

All of the virtual products in the game represent real local specialties produced in

 阿拉爱上海the pilot counties. Photos and descriptions for these products are also available.

Players can share the link to these local specialties with three friends a

nd form a group to purchase these products and help poor farmers. Players can also view a real-ti 阿拉爱上海

me report about how much they have contributed to help these counties fight poverty. 阿拉爱上海

As China’s fight against poverty enters a new phase that focuses on targeted, precise solut

ions, the government has been seeking innovative ways to make the efforts more effective. 阿拉爱上海

In 2018, China lifted 13.8 million people in rural areas out of poverty, with the number of impov

erished rural residents dropping from 98.9 million in late 2012 to 16.6 million by the end of last year. 阿拉爱上海

China has vowed to eradicate absolute poverty by the end of 2020.

Pork prices to continue rising in latter half of year as swine fever woes persist

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er half of the year as the decrease in pork production continues due to A

frican swine fever outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday.

 阿拉爱上海Tang Ke, chief of the market and economic information department at the ministry, said at a new

s conference that pork prices in China have kept rising since March, and at an accelerated pace recently.

The average wholesale price of pork-the most commonly consumed meat in C

hina-reached 21.6 yuan a kilogram ($3.10) in June, an increase of 4.7 percent compare

d with that in May and a rise of nearly 30 percent compared with June last year, he said.

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Those earnings mark a s 上海品茶微信th China’s lower-tha

-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box

-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所

To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re

 上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.

“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch

inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所

Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv

 上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.

“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the

reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信

ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.

 上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.

Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa

id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信

s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.

“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin

ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.

A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi

 上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show

s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.

“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所

s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.

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Christensen, 上海后花园 graduate student at the Universit

 of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the same school Zhang was attending, would be the first person to be sentenced to death in a federal cou

rthouse in Illinois since 2006, if the jury reaches a unanimous verdict that he should be executed by lethal injection.上海后花园品茶微信

US District Court Judge James Shadid read instructions to the jury on Wednesd

上海后花园ay morning after the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments.

“The law leaves this decision exclusively to you, the jury,” Shadid said. “Whichever sentence you choose, death or life im上海后花园

prisonment without the possibility of release, the court is required to impose that sentence.”

上海后花园品茶微信Zhang’s mother, father, boyfriend and brother were in the main courtroom Wednesday m

orning, but after some deliberation in the judge’s chambers, her mother didn’t return.

The same 12 jurors took under 90 minutes on June 24 to unanimo上海后花园

usly find Christensen guilty of all three counts against him, namely kidnapping resulting in th

上海后花园e death of the 26-year-old Zhang, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.

Christensen’s defense lawyers admitted to the court that in June 2017, he

raped Zhang and beat her to death with a bat. Christensen hasn’t said what he did with the bod上海后花园品茶微信

y. Investigators have not been able to find Zhang’s body, despite an intensive search.

In his closing argument, federal prosecutor James Nels上海后花园

on argued that “justice must be done” and asked, “Is this a minimum-sentence case?”

He acknowledged the grief of Christensen’s family would have if he were sen上海后花园品茶微信

tenced to death, but said the “source of that pain sits in that chair”, referring to Christensen.

He described the impact on Zhang’s family, as they placed great hope in her.

上海后花园”That’s why Yingying fought so hard. She had so much to live for,” Nelson said.

“Everyone in this room felt the weight of Yingying Zhang’s murder,” US Attorney Eug上海后花园品茶微信

ene Miller said. “There will be only one sentence in this case — the death penalty.”

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Measures to bolster b上海乌托邦climate decided by meet

hina will shorten the time required for reviewing applications of high-value patents and for trademark registrations as pa

上海乌托邦品茶微信rt of its effort to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and improve the business climate, the State

Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, decided on Wednesday.上海乌托邦

“Further enhancing the protection of intellect

ual property rights is crucial to improving our property rights protection system. It is re

上海乌托邦quired by scientific and technological innovation and essential for China’s greater opening-up,” Li said.

Those attending the meeting on Wednesday decided to intensify law enforcement action in intellectual property上海乌托邦品茶微信

rights protection and stressed that all types of market actors must be treated as equals.

Efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking and verifying infrin上海乌托邦

gements and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks and copyrights will be accelerated.

上海乌托邦品茶微信It was decided that special campaigns against violations of IPR-related law will be carried o

ut and severe punishment involving hefty fines will be meted out to combat all IPR infringement.

International cooperation in IPR protection will be enhanced to make it easier for上海乌托邦

companies to obtain intellectual property rights and their protection overseas.

The government will advance revision of the Patent Law and the Copyright Law, the new上海乌托邦品茶微信

round of comprehensive revision of the Trademark Law and revision of the implement

上海乌托邦ing regulations of the Patent Law. The cost for breaking the law will be significantly raised.

IPR-related services will be improved, the meeting decided. Smart s

ystems of patent examination and trademark registration will be developed at a faster pace.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The goal is to shorten, by year’s end, the time needed for reviewing appl

ications of high-value patents to within 17.5 months, and the average review period for trad上海乌托邦

emark registration to within five months. The quality of IPR registrations will also be improved.

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Twenty-three provincial-lev上海后花园in China have anno

nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.

上海后花园Fifteen regions, including Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi,

Shaanxi and Jiangsu上海后花园品茶微信, have promised to pay the raised pension to retirees before the end of July.

In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta

ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha

ilong, deputy head of the provincial human resources and social security department.上海后花园

It is estimated the local government would provide additional funding of over 900 million yuan

to the pension scheme, which will benefit more than 15 million elderly rural and urban residents, Li said.上海后花园品茶微信

Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.

上海后花园Statistics show in the first half of 2019 enterprise expenses for basic endowment insurance,品茶微信

unemployment insurance and employment injury insurance have been cut by over 128 billion yuan.

After companies’ social insurance premium rates were reduce

d to 16 percent from 20 percent, the savings can be invested into production, expansion and o上海后花园品茶微信

peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.

A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans

上海后花园ferring State assets to social security funds this year. More beneficial policies are ex

pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.

A new natural gas network in the Xinjiang Uygur auton上海后花园品茶微信

omous region is making life for residents like Hazret Mamut much more convenient.

“I used to go to the gas station to change the fuel tank when it was empty, which used to take 10 minutes of riding an electric sco上海后花园品茶微信

oter,” Hazret recalled. But now, he only needs to turn the knob of the stove and the flame is lit.

“Using natural gas costs less than 20 yuan ($2.90) every month for cooking,” Hazret added.上海后花园

Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p

roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.

Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga

s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.

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China is a highly com上海千花网. In the past, some s

ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to

copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信

p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.

上海千花网At the China Development Forum in March, Vice-Premier Han Zheng emphasized: “We w

ill step up our efforts for IPR protection as well as law enforcement in various aspects, and establish a sy上海千花网

stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”

上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio

n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网

Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in

上海千花网to joint ventures should alleviate any fears about mandatory technology transfers.

Financial market reforms

Reform of the financial sector is moving especially rapidly. China will allow full foreign ownershi上海千花网

p of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies by 2020, a year earlier than was s

上海千花网品茶微信cheduled, Premier Li Keqiang told the Summer Davos Forum. Foreign institutions will be offered treatment e

qual to that of domestic companies in credit references, credit ratings and payments, he said.

Li emphasized that this reform is part of a broader push to force domestic上海千花网

firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no

上海千花网品茶微信t just providing them with opportunities to enter the Chinese market. We are also providing opportu

nities for the financial sector to upgrade and to improve its quality on a level playing field,” Li said.

Measures to boost private sectorThe Chinese government has also recently announced mea上海千花网品茶微信

sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.

In a discussion with foreign CEOs at the Summer Davos meeting, Li noted that small and medium-sized companies and private e上海千花网

nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.

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China broke into the 上海乌托邦rld’s innovative econo

conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U

niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol

 上海乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.

This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te

chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.

“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve

 上海乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.

“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta

ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.

As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro

 上海乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.

In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug

on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup

ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally. 上海乌托邦

The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b

y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo

 上海乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiao­jiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked

at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.

“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte 上海乌托邦

rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.

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 they told the grandfather they couldn’t get train tickets back. On July 6, they told the grandmother that they still couldn’t get tra

in tickets. On July 7, the grandfather warned that they would contact the police if they didn’t come bac上海夜网品茶微信

k. Their mobile phone was powered off and the grandparents lost contact with them on July 7.

上海夜网The girl’s father contacted Liang on July 4 upon learning that the grandpa

rents had let the girl go. Liang sent him photos and videos of the girl. He also saw the gir

l’s photos on Liang’s WeChat Moments. He got suspicious when he found Liang deleting his WeChat Mo上海夜网品茶微信

ments. When he asked Liang where they were, Liang first said Xiamen, then Ningbo, then Wenzhou.

The girl told his father that they were in Xiangshan at noon on

上海夜网品茶微信July 7 when they talked by mobile phone. The father said her emotional state was stable.

At 6 pm on July 7, Liang said his charger was broken and the mobile phone was going to pow

er off. The father proposed that he would pick the girl up by car but was rejected. He asked Liang to take a taxi上海夜网品茶微信

back and he would pay for it. Liang accepted and then his mobile phone powered off and they lost contact.

The girl’s father said they didn’t ask him for money when he urged them to bring the girl back.

上海夜网On July 8, the family reported the case to the police.

Surveillance video shows that the girl appeared at a hotel door in a scenic spot in Xiangshan c

ounty in Ningbo at 5:25 pm on July 7. The two tenants and the girl appeared on a road in Xiangshan county at 7:18 pm上海夜网品茶微信

. At 10:20 pm, the two tenants appeared on surveillance video without the girl. At 11:01 pm, they took a taxi and left.

In the early morning of July 8, the corpses of the two tenants were found at Dong

qian Lake in Ningbo. The two were tied together by clothes, according to Metropolitan Express.上海夜网

The Beijing News contacted the taxi driver. The driver said they got off at a crossroad

上海夜网品茶微信near Dongqian Lake scenic spot. During the one-hour ride, they didn’t speak to each other.

Liang, a Guangdong native, had left his hometown for 15 or 16 years. His relatives didn’t know what he had been doing for t

hese years. He had a boy and a girl with his ex-wife. The children hadn’t seen their father for 10 years.上海夜网

Xie, a Guangdong native, had borrowed a lot of money from her siblings上海夜网品茶微信

previously and lost contact with them since then, according to Beijing Youth Daily.

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With the world econom 上海会所by unilateralism an

d protectionism, China will simplify procedures for both imports and exports and reduce customs clearance times, make full use

 上海会所品茶微信of statistical systems for cross-border e-commerce business and diversify the country’s export destinations.

Li said exports of high value-added mechanical and electrical products have maintained 上海会所

strong growth momentum in the first half of this year, boosted by the country’s ongoing industrial upgrading.

 上海会所品茶微信Year-on-year exports of portable computers rose by 11.4 percent, electronic passenger ca

rs rose by 91.9 percent and solar cells rose by 57.1 percent, according to customs officials, as

Chinese enterprises sought to tap more markets beyond traditional trade hubs such as the United States. 上海会所

Zhang Xiaoyi, vice-president of Guangdong-based Midea Group, one of China’s biggest home appliance manu

 上海会所品茶微信facturers, said the company has seen increasing sales in overseas markets in recent years. Last year, overseas sales rep

resented 43 percent of its total sales, and of these, half of the orders originated in economies involved in the BRI.

Trade with economies involved in the BRI outpaced total trade in the first half of this year, customs officials said, while imp 上海会所

orts from and export to BRI markets reached 4.24 trillion yuan. That represented growth of 9.7 percent year-on-y

 上海会所品茶微信ear, about 5.8 percentage points higher than overall trade growth, accounting for 28.9 of the country’s total trade.

Domestic sales also are on the rise, especially in high-tech products, given China’s industrial upgrades amid rising domestic demand.

Zhou Jialin, deputy general manager of Shengyi Technology Co, the world’s second-largest producer of copper-clad lam 上海会所

inate materials by production volume, said the city of Dongguan, Guangdong province, once was an exp

orter of low-end products. But now, export volume is not the only standard to evaluate a company’s competitiveness. 上海会所品茶微信

“Domestic demand from companies such as Huawei Technologies Co has increased, and a number of foreign com

panies have set up their factories in China to cater to domestic demand instead of exporting overseas,” Zhou said.

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