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Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they inten
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Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MSCI上海会所品茶微信
Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la
上海会所rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent－a significant inc
rease from the current 0.7 percent－of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.
The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese mainland’s benchmarks 20 years ago, has elevated Chi上海会所
na’s A-shares to emerging market status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon f
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And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-den上海会所
ominated government and policy bank bonds as a constituent on April 1. Other index providers, such as the FTSE R
ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.上海会所品茶微信
The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a
sizable share of the investible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tr
上海会所acked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and
other investors. And the re-weighting of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capit
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bal investors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.
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An increased weighting for China’s securities in these indexes in the MSCI would me
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e a welcome development for both Chinese enterprises seeking financing and global i
nvestors searching for emerging opportunities, it potentially represents bad news for other emerging markets.
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More convenient immigration policies will be adopted nationwide starting Aug 1 that make it easier for foreig
n talent to come to China, the National Immigration Administration said on Wednesday.上海419品茶微信
The 12 new policies aim to attract foreign talent, outstanding youths and overseas Chinese to inn
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The policies have been gradually implemented in some free trade zones in 16 provinces and municipalities, includi
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Their extension will allow a wider range of people across the country to apply for permanent residency, long-term visas and residence p
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our consecutive years and who have lived in China for at least six months a year.
ause, it contends, Russia had for years violated it, in part by deve
loping and fielding the nuclear-capable SSC-8 ground-based cruise missile.上海夜生活女神会所
In February, Washington suspended its participation in the treat
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Moscow denied the allegation it violated the treaty and a
ccused Washington of breaking the accord, which the US likewise denied.上海夜生活
On July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill that suspends the country’s par
上海夜生活女神会所ticipation in the treaty. The decree was passed by the Russian parliament last month.
The INF Treaty, which was signed by US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, has been c
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onducting test flights of ground-launched cruise missiles and ballistic missiles
with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The treaty caps the number of deployed warheads at 1,550 for each side.上海夜生活女神会所
In an article in Arms Control Today, a monthly magazine on nonprolif
eration and global security, Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the US-based Arms Cont上海夜生活
rol Association, suggested that the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as New START, be extended for f
ive years in order “to provide a foundation for a more ambitious successor agreement”.
上海夜生活女神会所”Without New START, there would be no legally binding, verifiable limits on the US or Ru
ssian nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly half a century,” Kimball said.
New START was signed by Russia and the US in 2010 and took effect in 20
11. It replaced the 1991 START I treaty, which expired in 2009, and superseded the 2002
Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, which was terminated when New START took effect.
New START limits the US and Russia to 1,550 deployed warheads on 700 deployed delivery vehicles for long-range, strategic n
uclear warheads. Both sides have reduced their forces, meeting the mandated limits in February last year. If Mosco
w and Washington don’t come to an agreement on an extension, the agreement could die in 2021.
more welcoming environment for women and children and will avoid giving off a bad impre
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France, July 16 — Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen was elected to b
上海夜生活e the next president of the European Commission on Tuesday with a slim majority.
She made history as the first female chief executive of the Europe
an Union. The slim majority also helped avert a political crisis for the world’s largest trading bloc.上海夜生活女神会所
The European Parliament currently comprises 747 lawmakers, so the thr
eshold needed to be elected was 374 votes, more than half of its component members.
上海夜生活Of the 733 votes casted by members of the European Parliament on Tuesday evening, she won 383 votes, only 9 votes more t
han the necessary 374-vote majority. Had her nomination – without objection from any of the 28 EU member stat
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“In the past, 7-Eleven was mostly used by male customers to buy beverages and fast foo
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“However, as the role and usage of 7-Eleven stores has changed in recent years, 7-Eleven
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“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.
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or less than 1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
上海夜生活According to Lawson, the company had already stopped selling such magazines at outlets in Okin
awa in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.上海夜生活女神会所
“It is a good thing to keep up with international standards f
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ow I feel sad when I realize that there is almost no place to buy these magazines after the change.”
the ship the captain suggested that he should have a Chinese name.
“He named me Gao Tianrui, based on the pronunciation of my English name,” he said.上海千花网女神会所
After Taiwan he worked in several places, including New York, Singapore and a 12-year stint in Hong Kong.
上海千花网Crossman first came to the Chinese mainland in 1981, when he went to Shanghai and Suzhou in Jiangsu province.
“Wherever I went, I had at least 30 people following me, asking about Hong Ko
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team,” he said. In 1981, the Chinese women’s volleyball team won the world championship for the first time.
上海千花网女神会所His first visit to Beijing was six years later on business. “There were few cars and lots of bicycles on the roads.”
Crossman and his family moved to Beijing in 1997, when the traffic was heavier a
nd the city busier. “There were only two subway lines, with no air conditioning,” he said.上海千花网
Since then he has lived and worked in Beijing.
上海千花网女神会所His parents separated when he was young, and he lived in many
different places in the US, so he never felt like he had a regular home there.
I had no hometown in the United States,” he said. “Your home is where your things are. In this sense, Beijing is my home.”
Crossman can make traditional Beijing bean-paste noodles, and when he goes to a restaurant, he ord上海千花网
ers dumplings, mashed eggplant and fermented bean curd, a traditional Beijing dish.
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said. “When I see their license numbers, I can tell how many years they have worked.”
e held in New York from March 6-9, marking the US (United States) pr
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d the Pipa. “I was thrilled when I saw so many Westerners watched our performances,” recalls Wu.
上海乌托邦品茶微信She is pleased the younger generation of the pipaplayers tends to be better s
killed than the older generation of performers. She suggests the young people should b
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usic on the global stage, they will realize the significance of seeking the roots of the traditional Chinese culture.
Wu cannot remember how many times she has staged performances,上海乌托邦
both at home and abroad, during the past three decades. “My most unforgettable perfor
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e audience was so quiet that I could even hear their breath. My heart was filled with delight when I noticed they wer
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oncert a ‘great event’ in their lives. I was deeply touched by their respective, pious attitude.”
Wu’s zest to perform inspires her to make continuous efforts to pursue artistic perfection, so m
ore people from around the world will be impressed by the unique artistic beauty of the pipa.上海乌托邦
Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical m
usic performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melody featuring cul
tural uniqueness to mark the 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The “Maritime Silk Road Legend Concert 2019” was held in conjunction with marking the 45 years of the diplo
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ese traditional culture and friendship to the Malaysian people through classical music.
The performance drew hundreds of audience including senior Mala
ysian government officials like Mohamaddin Bin Ketapi, minister of tourism, arts and cul上海乌托邦品茶微信
ture as well as Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
In his message to the performance, Mohamaddin said he believed that the perf
ormances would greatly enhance bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and China.
ory of Music Middle School, in Beijing. Her score for pipaperformance ranked first among candidates in the country. From 1981-1987, she stu
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pient of a master’s degree in the pipa(in the country). Then, she began teaching at the school. However, she was not s
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Wu felt lost when she first arrived in LA, as most Americans, who had never seen the pipa, were not
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spare time, in communities and primary and middle schools (in LA), to help Americans understand the beauty of the
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nres of music, including jazz, musicals, electronic music and rock and roll, to her heart’s content.
To help Americans understand the beauty of the oriental mus
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ous musical performances, including recitals and symphony and chamber music concerts. As a result, ma
上海419论坛ny Americans have become Wu’s fans. As Musical America (the oldest American magazine on classical music) noted, “She is th
e very model of a modern soloist, but more importantly, her work is part of a big step in the evolution of Western classi
cal music. Thanks to her, the pipa is no longer an exotic curiosity, let alone a complete mystery.” 上海419论坛品茶微信
Compared with Western music, traditional Chinese music tends to be more abstract, which leaves one with greater ro
上海419论坛om for imagination. After you watch a pipa performance, you may enjoy its lasting, and pleasant, aftertaste.
Wu’s adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across disciplines, and ha
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s. As a result, an increasing number of Westerners have been fascinated by the unique charm of Wu
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mposer and conductor)’s Ghost Opera, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (in New YorkW
ithin a short time, Wu and Kronos embarked on a worldwide musical tour. Their performances were well received.
media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu
man rights as a weapon to attack China so they can hide their own atrocious human rights records.
Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su
ch as human rights to criticize China, but what they’re really after is China’s sovereignty. In pa
rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.
If governments and people across the world want to safeguard huma
n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag
ainst each other, respect cultural diversities and realize that human rights are really ab
out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.
of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t
hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e
nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:
State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co
mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.
After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits
as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.
Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel
ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.
Especially, in the past round of SOE reform, many retirees were allo
wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub
sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.
Money from the SOEs has long been considered an important way to supplement the social security fund. Howev
er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this
year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account
s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.
There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government
with many from other localities outside Lanzhou. The rising number of visitors also gave her good financial returns.
“A ticket to the museum costs 36 yuan ($5), and if you book online in advance, you can get a disc上海千花坊品茶微信
ount of 6 yuan,” she said. Despite not being free, the lure of the museum has proved to be enduring. It curre
上海千花坊ntly receives up to 100 visitors every day on average, making it the latest “must-visit site” in Lanzhou.
But breakup museums did not originate in China. In 2006, an artist couple in Croatia came up
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followers, and similar museums sprang up around the world. Many in China also jumped on the bandwagon.
“I think it is a quite new, creative form of economy,” said Dou Xuecheng, a professor wit
上海千花坊h Gansu Agricultural University. “Traditionally in China, love and relationships are not to be expressed or d
isplayed in public, but as our society becomes more diverse, the attitudes of young people are changing.”
Dou said that the museum is a reflection that more people are after spiritual satisfaction.上海千花坊品茶微信
“But such forms of the economy can be short-lived,” Dou said. “
The organizers need to strengthen the content and services in the museums to prolong their life.”上海千花坊
Li Fangfang said that currently, the most important thing is to keep the museum rolling financially.
上海千花坊品茶微信”Even though we have many visitors, we also face high rent and labor costs,” she said. “B
ut we will definitely enhance our services according to the demands of our customers in the future.”
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China’s largest autom上海千花坊
otive lithium-ion battery maker, forecast a 120 percent to 150 percent annual profit gr
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Net profit in the Jan-June period rose to between 2 billion yuan ($290 million) and 2.28
billion yuan, CATL said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Saturday.
CATL said the strong profit growth came after it attracted more customers, strengthene、
d cost control and the NEV market boom resulted in a bigger demand for its lithium-ion batteries.
Despite sluggish sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, China’s NEV market has experienced a boom.
Guangdong province, an economic powerhouse in South China, is accelerating development of 5G, with 8,949
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The province’s 5G industrial output is expected to reach more than 300 billion yuan ($43.6 billio
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“As part of booming technologies, the 5G will be used more in the internet of things
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In Guangzhou’s Huangpu district, 5G has already been implemented in commercial secto
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The district is expected to build 5,000 5G bases by the end of 2019, according to sources with the district government.
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will unveil a smart big-screen product in August, marking Huawei’s officially entrance into the TV sector.
“We hope to leverage our years of innovation in smartphon
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In addition to the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product w
ill function as a center for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.
“We never meant to blaze off a bloody road in the fiercely competitive market. Instead, we aim to bring new value,” Zhao said.上海419论坛品茶微信
According to Zhao, the new product also will have big potential for industrial use, given its stro
ng computing, telecommunication and interaction capabilities, but Zhao did not provide details.