Both China and Japan 上海会所 building a relations

onship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.

The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing an上海会所

d Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a re

上海会所品茶微信searcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.

Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, including the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two cou

ntries became mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.上海会所

Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especial

ly as they are both facing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.

上海会所品茶微信”The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touch

es on some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu

said, adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China

and Japan, the world’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity.上海会所

On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the vice-minister, said China and Japan should k

eep up the positive momentum brought by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.

Describing the meeting in Osaka between Xi and Abe as fruitful, Kono said Japan is expecting a state visit by Xi next spring and i上海会所品茶微信

willing to work with China “in various fields and face global challenges shoulder to shoulder”.

Zhou Yongsheng, a professor and deputy director of the Ja

panese Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University, said, “As Sino-J上海会所

apanese relations have shown signs of warming in recent years, both

上海会所品茶微信countries should cherish the momentum and build new relations featuring a shift from

competition to collaboration under the guidance of the strategic dialogue mechanism. Prom

oting Sino-Japanese ties will benefit the peace and prosperity of Asia and improve global governance.”

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In the Shanghai nati 上海会所oarding circle grew t

 to encompass peers across the nation after traveling to Hebei province’s Qinhuangdao to attend a domestic skate

 上海会所boarding contest sponsored by the American company Powell Peralta-the first skateboard brand to set up in China in 1990.

The company ran a retail store in Qinhuangdao selling impo 上海会所品茶微信

rted pro boards and high-quality parts like decks, trucks and wheels, meanwhile di

stributing monthly mimeographed fliers to its customers to share the latest skateboarding news.

 上海会所That’s how I found out about the skateboarding contest,” recalls Han. “I was

really surprised and excited to see skateboarders from across the country show up at the event.”

After the unprecedented gathering, the first generation of Chinese skaters began to explore way 上海会所品茶微信

s to promote the culture across the country, including opening local skateboard stores, filming videos a

nd setting up online communities and media events to share news related to the sport.

 上海会所Han, then a salesman at a leading dairy producer, decided to quit his stable job and start a ska

teboarding business. In 1999 he opened Shanghai’s first skate shop selling boards and accessories, in

cluding sneakers, clothing and other gear. Three years later, he launched his own skateboarding brand. 上海会所品茶微信

Then, around the turn of the century, major sk

ateboarding companies also began to arrive in China, one after another, b

 上海会所品茶微信y cooperating with skateboarding shops, sponsoring skaters and organizing standardized contests.

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The two sides also dis上海会所the increased purchase of

 US agricultural products by China according to its own domestic needs and favorable conditions to be offered by the US side for the purchase.

上海会所Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, Vice Minister in Charge of the Nat

ional Development and Reform Commission Ning Jizhe, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Commission for上海会所品茶微信

Financial and Economic Affairs and Vice Finance Minister Liao Min, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang, Vice Mi

nister of Industry and Information Technology Wang Zhijun, Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Ag

上海会所ricultural Work Leading Group and Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun, and Vice Minister of Co

mmerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen joined the consultations.

The two sides will hold the next round of high-level economic and trade consultations in the United States in September.上海会所品茶微信

hina’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 49.7 in July, up from

49.4 in June, according to a statement of the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.

上海会所品茶微信The non-manufacturing business activity index stood at 53.7 in July, compared with 54.2 in the previous month.

The composite index, which combines results of manufacturing an

d non-manufacturing surveys, came in at 53.1 in July, up from 53 in June.上海会所

A reading above 50 indicates activity expansion while one below that mark means contraction

Skateboarding is thriving now, but it’s taken the hard work of dedi

上海会所cated and bruised practitioners to build up momentum, Xing Wen reports.

A low rumble, punctuated by the rhythmic “click, click, click” caused by the grouting bet

ween paving slabs. A scrape, a sharp “CLACK”, silence, and a clatter, followed by the return of that mo上海会所品茶微信

notonous rumble… It’s a soundtrack heard on nearly every street in almost every corner of the world.

It is the music of defiance and rebellion, of freedom and youth. It’s a song

that parents hate and that evokes dollar signs in the minds of osteopathic doctors.

上海会所品茶微信Yet, in Tokyo next year, it will be one of the loudest played pieces in the concerto of the Summer Olympics. Skateboarding

has finally arrived on the biggest stage in the world-and China is looking for a front-row seat.

These days, young people skateboarding wherever the street furniture for上海会所品茶微信

ms ramps, bumps, rails and ledges may be common-along with hearing slang terms lik

e “lock in” and “drop in”-but, the development of skating culture in China is a 30-year story.

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hina rises on list of 上海会所ovative countriesoman experie

hina moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countries this

 上海会所year, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Wednesday.

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 ranked 129 economies based on 80 indicators, inclu 上海会所

ding traditional measurements such as research and development investments, international patent

 上海会所品茶微信and trademark applications, as well as newer indicators like mobile phone app creation and high-tech exports.

China remained in first place in quality of innovation among middle-income economies f

or the seventh consecutive year, according to the report, and achieved the top spot in patents, utility mo 上海会所品茶微信

dels, trademarks and industrial designs by origin, as well as high-technology and creative goods exports. The

country also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.

 上海会所This year’s report named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country, followe

d by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the rep 上海会所品茶微信

ort noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.

Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infra

 上海会所structure with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of

intellectual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.

hina has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled citi 上海会所品茶微信

zens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.

The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements

 上海会所品茶微信in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it has done its utmos

t to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.

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hinese scholar’s killer 上海会所d to life in prisonves after

The form has multiple sections, including a section on “aggravating factor

s” that asks jurors, among other things, if Christensen killed Zhang “in an espe上海会所品茶微信

cially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner” and whether he’s shown no remorse, and a section on “mitigation fa

上海会所ctors” asking if aspects of Christensen’s “background, record or character … mitigate against imposition of a death sentence”.

The jurors had to independently assess if aggravating factors presente

d by US prosecutors regarding how Christensen killed Zhang and the impact her death ha上海会所品茶微信

s had on others “sufficiently outweigh the mitigating factors”, according to the penalty-phase form.

上海会所On Wednesday, the jury asked the judge whether the prosecution’s aggravating factor of

future dangerousness referred to while Christensen was in prison or if he were free or had never been caught. Th

e judge circled “in prison” after a brief discussion with defense lawyers and prosecutors. 上海会所

Jurors also asked if the jury was supposed to quantify the number of jurors who fo

上海会所品茶微信und each mitigating factor proved by a preponderance of the evidence. Both sides agreed the answer is yes.

On Thursday, the jury asked how the number of jurors who found a mitigating factor to exist could be used after the trial.

“We are inclined not to share our results,” a juror wrote.上海会所品茶微信

“We need help,” the jury then said in a message to the court on Thursday, asking the judge about what would happen if they c

上海会所ouldn’t reach a unanimous decision — just about one hour before the judge announced the verdict.

“I think today must be the most disappointing day for Zhang’s family ot

her than the day they acknowledged Yingying was kidnapped and killed,” Wang上海会所品茶微信

Zhidong, a Chicago-based lawyer who represents Zhang’s family, told China Daily after the sentencing.

“But we have to know that it’s very difficult to seek the death penalty in federal court,” Wang said, adding that jur

ies have sentenced defendants to death in only 36 percent of the cases that went to trial.上海会所品茶微信

Since the reinstatement of the federal death penalty in 1988, 78 people have been sentenced to death — but only three ha

ve actually been put to death, according to Death Penalty Information Center data to 2018.上海会所

Zhang was last seen alive on June 9, 2017, getting into Christensen’s black Saturn Astra on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana

after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.

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The CSGKC is a projec 上海会所orward-looking vision

 which provides support to Guangdong province and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is an impo

rtant platform to deepen cooperation between China and Singapore,” noted Heng Swee Keat, Singa 上海会所品茶微信

pore’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, when he and his team visited CSGKC in May.

 上海会所With joint effort, the CSGKC maintains growth and embodies

ecological protection. The combination will attract professionals, he added.

Greeting Heng’s delegation, Zhang Shuofu, Party secretary of Guangzhou, said th 上海会所品茶微信

at the two sides will deepen cooperation in scientific innovation, emergin

 上海会所g industries, education, culture and ecological environment. They will also promote the collaboration of indust

ries and smart cities, to build the CSGKC into a highland of knowledge innovation.

Designated as a major innovation platform in the Bay Area, the CSGKC has gained much development in nine years. 上海会所品茶微信

According to official statistics, the CSGKC has attracted 1,524 companies with registered capital totaling 133.4 billion yuan

($19.39 billion). It also completed investments in fixed assets worth 106.2 billion yuan. 上海会所

Among them are CanSemi Technology, a 12-inch wafer chip supplier to be operational soon, equipment manufa

 上海会所品茶微信cturer Greatoo Intelligent Equipment, biopharmaceuticals company BeiGene and other big names.

Collectively, they have launched 165 projects – 48 of w

hich are under construction – with a total investment of 77 billion yuan. 上海会所品茶微信

Cooperation with international companies is boosting the development of the biomedicine industry in the CSGKC.

Earlier this month, the CSGKC administrative committee signed an agreement with Tessa Therapeutics in Sin 上海会所

gapore for the latter to set up its China pharmaceuticals headquarters. The agree

 上海会所品茶微信ment focuses on the research and development, production and sales of innovative immunotherapy.

Tessa will invest $120 million in the project. They will set up teams to launch clinical tests and strengthen the biomedic 上海会所品茶微信

al innovation chain in Guangzhou, according to Andrew Khoo, co-founder and CEO of Tessa.

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However, when it was air上海会所g was surprise

ed to find that her role was intensely criticized online. Her charac

ter was accused of being stupid. Some people even equated her with the role. In reality, of c上海会所品茶微信

ourse, it showed her ability to win over audiences with the integrity of her performance.

上海会所”As an actress, I cannot shape a perfect role. The script is there, and I have to show the role’s stupidity according to the script,” says Yang.

Another highlight of her career was the fantasy drama, Ashes of上海会所品茶微信

Love, which aired in 2018. It topped TV ratings for 34 consecutive days.

上海会所But success can take a toll. Yang lost 9 kilograms while shooting, but the end result made the sacrifice worthwhile, she says.

Yang cares deeply about audiences and welcomes critical suggestions. “I don’t like hearing praise all the time, since that makes it hard to pro

gress. I like to listen to different people and improve my acting based on their suggestions.”上海会所品茶微信

With 20 years of acting under her belt, Yang allows herself a modicum of confidence. “I used to feel tense and was afraid the director might be dissatisfied with

上海会所my acting. But now, I can discuss the character and my acting with the director if I have a different understanding of the role.”

Yang also says she used to care a little too much about what others thought

. Now, she focuses more on her inner feelings and is clearer on what road she should take.上海会所品茶微信

“Sometimes, it seems two people are fighting inside my heart, but I always tell myself to discover my true feelings.”

Gu Ying, formerly a professional paraglider, is now a wild

life photographer. Gu has spent much time shooting wild animals in Hoh Xil Nat上海会所

onal Nature Reserve, in northwestern China’s Qinghai province, since 2016. “My responsibility and obli

gations are to record wild animals in a real, comprehensive way, and to reveal the actual living conditions of the an

上海会所品茶微信imals to the public. I hope the public will learn about the wild animals, and then help protect them,” says Gu.

Becoming a Photographer

Both of Gu Ying’s parents served in China’s air force. Under their infl

uence, Gu developed a yearning to fly when she was young. One day, in 2003, paragliding c上海会所

aught her attention, while she was hiking. The sport evoked her childhood dream of flying.

Gu took some paragliding courses, and she later became a profe

ssional paraglider. She practiced paragliding for half a year before she won the gold medal in a n上海会所品茶微信

ational paragliding competition. She became a member of China’s national paragliding team in 2004. She wo

n gold medals in national paragliding competitions three times over the next five years. Unfortunately, she had an accid

ent while she was practicing in 2009; she fractured the second lumbar vertebra, and she was confined to bed for the ne

xt three months. She had to suspend her paragliding career for at least one year.

Chen Xinyu contributed to the story.

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As for China, US seclu上海会所ans scientific fields that r

t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m

ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所

cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”

上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl

d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst

ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所

“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world

上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob

al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”

China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards

and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所

governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.

上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.

China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh

ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信

The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i

n June, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, official data showed.

But in the first half of this year, industrial output growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.上海会所品茶微信

Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month

s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.

Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所

f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.

Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信

The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.

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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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panding market access 上海会所 new growth avenues

Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio

nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.上海会所

This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.

上海会所品茶微信Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.

Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.

Premier Li says a ‘special difference’ can spur market vitality and jobs上海会所

China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov

ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State

上海会所品茶微信Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.

Global retail giant Walmart Inc is planning to further increase its investment in th

e Chinese market after opening a mega perishable products distribution center in South China’s Guangdong province in March.上海会所品茶微信

The US-based multinational said on Monday it would spend around 8 billion yuan

上海会所($1.16 billion) over the next 10 years to build or upgrade over 10 distribution centers to boost online

and offline businesses to meet Chinese customers’ demand for fresh goods and convenient services.

The investment plan came a day after China released a revised list of industries for foreig上海会所品茶微信

n investment, which includes logistics of ordinary goods, cold chain logistics for fresh agricultural goods and special medicines.

Walmart is looking for sustainable and quality growth in the Chinese market and the revised

上海会所品茶微信foreign investment list further supports its investment plan for upgrading local logistics

supply chains, said Ryan McDaniel, senior vice-president of supply chain with Walmart China.

Along with the catalog, two shortened negative lists were also rolled out.上海会所

The two lists, one for pilot free trade zones and one for the rest of the country, contain fe

wer access-limiting measures. Pilot FTZs now have 37 items that are restricted for foreign inv上海会所品茶微信

estors, down from 45, while non-FTZ areas are required to implement 40 items instea

d of 48.The negative lists outline sectors that are restricted to foreign investment.

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