applies to nine cities in Guangdong — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhu

上海千花坊品茶微信hai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, the ministry said.

It said the move aimed to encourage the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The functions of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone will be op上海千花坊

timized and improved, according to the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

上海千花坊品茶微信Strengthening the role of Qianhai as an engine of cooperation and development. More policies will be added and imple

mented to further expand the development space of Qianhai. The zone will also interconnect with Hong Kong’s build上海千花坊

ing of an open and innovative industrial system to leap towards the high end of the global value chain.

Financial openness and innovation will be promoted: the offshore account (OSA) function will be dev上海千花坊品茶微信

上海千花坊eloped, the free trade account (FTA) system of Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone will be learned, and mo

re effective ways will be explored for capital account convertibility. A commodity trading platform will be built at Qia

nhai Mercantile Exchange and more new models to serve the real economy will be explored.上海千花坊品茶微信

Consisting of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the nine cities i

上海千花坊n Guangdong, the area covers 56,000 square km. It had a combined population of about 70 million at the end of

2017.Based on the existing solid cooperation foundation, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation platform will

make full use of existing major cooperation platforms including Qianhai of Shenzhen, Nansha of Guangzhou, and Heng上海千花坊

qin of Zhuhai to explore a new model for coordinated development. It will increase the pragmatic cooperation betwee

上海千花坊品茶微信n the nine cities involved in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong, and Macao, by promoting exchanges of person

nel, materials, capital, and information. The cooperation platform will in

ject a new impetus for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao development and play an exem上海千花坊品茶微信

plary role in the close cooperation among Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao.

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growing market in the Greater Bay Area requires an airport cluster to meet the incre

asing demands on traveling, business, leisure amenities and so on,” said Che 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ung-kwok Law, director of Aviation Policy and Research Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 上海乌托邦A collective economic powerhouse in the making, the Greater Bay Area currently has a population of 70 million and a co

mbined GDP of 1.6 trillion U.S. dollars. Under the Outline Development Plan, five main airport

s and a batch of feeder airports in the Greater Bay Area constitute the airport cluster. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Last year, Hong Kong International Airport and its counterpa

rt in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and the Macao SAR handled more than 200 milli

 上海乌托邦on passengers and over 8.3 million tonnes of cargo and air mail. In the next few years, the passenger growth rate in the G

reater Bay Area is expected to reach 7 percent, twice as many as that of the global average rate, Law forecast.

According to statistics, the Hong Kong International Airport connects to more than 220 destina 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ions by over 120 airlines. Known as the third busiest airport in terms of passenger, cargo and airc

 上海乌托邦品茶微信raft movements in the Chinese mainland, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport serves more than 75 a

irlines flying to around 210 destinations worldwide. Shenzhen International Airport, Macao Inter

national Airport and Zhuhai Airport are also developing rapidly for expansion and routes exploration. 上海乌托邦

Apart from the rich market as a key factor, the Greater Bay Area also see other adv

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hina Southern Airlines and Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific, superior

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Different development, positive interaction

To develop a world-class airport cluster, airports are require 上海乌托邦品茶微信

d to pursue differential development and positive interaction in the Greater Bay Area.

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The election to Japan’s upper house on Sunday has acquired added significance because the result would be critical to the ruli

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Constitutional amendment, the amendment to Article 9 in particular, has been a controversial 上海419论坛

issue in Japan since the end of World War II. Article 9 renounces war, and notes that the proh

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prohibits the maintenance of armed forces and denies Japan the right of “belligerency”. 上海419论坛

And it is precisely to change Article 9-which would allow Japan to have a regular military and be

come a normal country-that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made constitutional amendment his goal. 上海419论坛

But Abe should realize that amending the Constitution is no small feat beca

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jority in both houses of parliament, and then win an absolute majority of votes in a ref

erendum. Several attempts have been made to amend the Constitution, but none has been successful. 上海419论坛

Abe should also know that the ruling LDP’s coalition

 上海419论坛品茶微信artner Komeito is a conservative party which is skeptical about amending Article 9.

Differences among political parties, even within o

ne party, have made it almost impossible for the LDP to amend the Constitution. 上海419论坛

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ising the pacifist Constitution to allow Japan to have a regular military, others say the Japa 上海419论坛品茶微信

n Self-Defense Forces, which has constitutional sanction, should be strengthened to the level of a full-fledged military.

 上海419论坛品茶微信The LDP and Nippon Ishin no Kai are in favor of a constitutional amendment. But the Constitutional Democratic Party of J

apan, Democratic Party for the People, and the Japanese Communist Party strongly oppose the idea.

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icial intelligence, intellectual property protection, smart city construction and urban management.上海千花网女神会所

According to official figures, 1,216 companies have registered with SSGKC since 2010, with a

上海千花网女神会所n aggregate registered capital of 125.8 billion yuan ($18.1 billion) and about 91 billion yuan in fixed assets.

Industry insiders said companies registered with SSGKC, especially those in the sector of biomedic上海千花网

ines – including General Electric, BeiGene and Innocare – will see explosive growth once they are put i

上海千花网女神会所nto operation in the next two years and will make the community a global rising star in its field.

Shortly after the agreement, the Guangzhou government said in a press release that as a model

for a city’s knowledge economy, SSGKC will undertake more innovative reforms and measures to上海千花网

make itself Guangzhou’s top investment destination for global enterprises and an ideal place for them to develop.

上海千花网Companies in the knowledge city will also enjoy incentive policies that the co

untry has gradually rolled out for the pilot free trade zones and will work together to create a上海千花网女神会所

model for the integration of advanced manufacturing with free trade, according to the local government.

The knowledge city is seeking approval from higher-level authorities to la上海千花网

unch 18 innovation policies, across the fields of intellectual property, financial services, food

上海千花网女神会所and medicine supervision, and for the construction of key platforms, the press release said.

Innovation platform

Located at the apex of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which aims to be a worl

d-class technological hub, SSGKC will play a key role in creating an innovation platform for the上海千花网

coordinated development of the cities in the region. Officials said it can be smoothly connected with the business enviro

上海千花网nments of Hong Kong and Macao and promote multilateral economic collaborations.

Of particular interest, the local government said it aims to b上海千花网女神会所

uild a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.

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The expo hall is divided into sections, including a reading area, boo

上海419k display, international illustration gallery and a writer meet-and-greet zone.

Over 10 publishers have brought around 35,000 children’s books to the event that will feature 108 activities for visitors.

Noteworthy of the event is the attendance of international children’s上海419品茶微信

book publishing brands such as Scholastic, DK, Penguin Books and HarperCollins, while

上海419the picture book exhibition onsite comprises award-winning works in 11 different languages.

Different from conventional book expos, the CCBE combines printed books with immersive child-friendly activi

上海419品茶微信ties – attendees will be able to explore reading through AR devices, reading games and live theater performances.

Exhibitors and visitors are also welcome to donate children’s books, which will later b上海419

e transported to poverty-stricken areas in China.A three-day forum focusing on the creativity of Chinese writer

s and illustrators and the evolution of children’s books in the digital era will take place during the expo.上海419品茶微信

With 161 precious Chinese cultural relics, the exhibition Three Kingdoms: Unveiling T

上海419he Story opened to visitors at the Tokyo National Museum in the Japanese capital on July 9.

In order to let Japanese audience have a deeper understanding of the cultural essence of China, and to strengthen the cul

tural exchanges between the two countries, Chinese and Japanese experts spent three years visiting more than 50 cultu上海419品茶微信

ral institutions in more than 20 provinces and autonomous regions in China to select the exhibits.

上海419The pieces, including 42 first-grade Chinese cultural relics, are expected to reproduc

e the historical features of the Three Kingdoms period which lasted from 220 to 280.

The exhibition specially selected the latest archaeological findings a上海419品茶微信

nd research results from the excavation of the Cao Cao Mausoleum, the tomb of an a

上海419品茶微信ncient Chinese king. Visitors to the exhibition pass through a dark passage into a r

eplica of the tomb chamber. One of the items on display in the chamber is a guan jar, or alcohol jug, excavated from the mau

soleum. It is the earliest white porcelain product ever discovered – 300 years older than similar artifacts.

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he re-weightings and consequent portfolio rebalancing should not be viewed in isolation. In particular, the inve

上海千花坊女神会所stment index changes will be phased in over many months, which will allow investor

s to gradually and smoothly re-allocate their investments, thus mitigating the impact on volatility; and the c上海千花坊

ontinuing inflows of new AUM across constituent markets, which should help to further smooth capital flows.

上海千花坊女神会所The author is a financial sector specialist with the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Resear

ch Office (AMRO), a regional macroeconomic surveillance organization. This is an excerpt from the organ

ization’s latest report. The views don’t necessarily represent those of AMRO or China Daily.上海千花坊

In an international conference on religious freedom he hosted in Washington

上海千花坊女神会所from Tuesday to Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again showed how freely his tongue can wag in an ef

fort to portray the United States as a beacon of freedom in a world that he painted as pitch-black.

Alleging that “83 percent of the world’s population live in countries where religious freedom is either threatened or deni上海千花坊

ed entirely”, the evangelical Christian even helpfully proffered a list of those countries he considers culpable.

上海千花坊女神会所Not surprisingly, given his past lambastings of it, China came in for a tongue-lash

ing with Pompeo asserting it is “home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time”.

This is not the first time he has pointed an accusing finger at China’s policies in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Bu上海千花坊

t this time he took his rhetoric up a notch describing it as “the stain of the century”.

上海千花坊女神会所He might want to look closer to home for that, as the detention centers on the US southe

rn border are more fitting of that description, having been described by some as “concentration camps”.

Even the US president has admitted, “they’re very crowded, in many cases”. 上海千花坊

But Pompeo carefully avoided overstretching his tongue when presenting h

is examples of China’s human rights abuses. He failed to mention that the many illegal religions and s上海千花坊女神会所

ocial organizations in China and elsewhere in the world are funded by his government for its own political purpos

上海千花坊女神会所es; and that many separatist organizations are on the payroll of Washington under the name of freedom fighters.

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Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they inten

上海会所d, to increase the weighting of China’s securities in their respective benchmark indexes over the course of 2019-20.

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

上海会所品茶微信ull implementation of phase 1 by March 2020, the A-shares will make up 5.7 percent of the index.

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

al across emerging markets. As a result, China’s asset market will inevitably become more important for glo上海会所

bal investors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.

上海会所品茶微信Welcome shift for Chinese firms and global investors

An increased weighting for China’s securities in these indexes in the MSCI would me

an a larger allocation of AUM by foreign fund managers into the Chinese markets. While this shift would b上海会所品茶微信

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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ational disarmament process, because with the annulment of the INF Treaty, the US and Russia could develop new intermediate-a

上海419论坛品茶微信nd short-range missiles without constraints, which in turn could trigger a new global arms race.

Also, the US’ withdrawal from the INF Treaty could set off a chain reaction, as it is almost certain that Washington will now de上海419论坛

ploy intermediate-range missiles in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, heightening regional tensions and fuelli

上海419论坛品茶微信ng an arms race and geopolitical competition among major powers. The new arms race, which could prompt majo

r powers to build new types of smart weapons, would pose a severe threat to international peace and security.

What is especially surprising is that some Western observers want to d上海419论坛

rag China into the discussions on certain international issues regardless of whet

her it is a party to such issues. Regarding the INF Treaty, which has played an important role in improving inte

上海419论坛rnational relations, promoting nuclear disarmament, even safeguarding global strategic balance and stability, and ther

efore remains very much relevant and significant even today, China has made clear that it is opposed to not only the

US’ unilateral withdrawal from the treaty but also the West’s efforts to make it part of a new nuclear treaty.上海419论坛

Of course, China is ready to participate in international cooperation and help maintain w

上海419论坛品茶微信orld peace and development, but only on the principle that all participating countries be made respo

nsible stakeholders. Any bilateral or multilateral agreements will be meaningless if the participating sides vio

late international rules and withdraw from them unilaterally to serve their own narrow interests.上海419论坛

The author is vice-president and academic dean of China

上海419论坛品茶微信Foreign Affairs University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

he Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s board of governors approved the applications of three African countries-Benin,

Djibouti and Rwanda-at its fourth annual meeting in Luxembourg on July 13, taking the total number of me上海419论坛品茶微信

mbers to 100. That the AIIB’s membership has reached the century mark reflects the high degree of global reco

gnition and trust it has earned as a multilateral development bank in just three and a half years.

Meticulous planning, constructive efforts and visionary leadership are need

ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As

a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a

pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a

chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.

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d-User Review Committee, which comprises the Department of Commerce as chair, and the depar上海后花园

tments of state, defense and energy and other agencies. Which means Huawei could remain on the list for some time.

上海后花园品茶微信The US may have relaxed restrictions on Huawei, but that alone is not enough for the Chinese company

to develop its overseas markets. So Huawei can continue to purchase chips and other tech上海后花园

products from US companies to make mobile phones but cannot sell those mobile phones in the US.

Also, the US’ decision to keep Huawei on the Entity List until the concl

上海后花园品茶微信usion of the Sino-US trade negotiations will lead to considerable uncertainty. And the US presi

dential election next year could complicate matters further, as the American public opinion about China,

and the attitudes of the Democratic and the Republican parties could influence the final outcome.上海后花园

The US has relaxed the restrictions on Huawei as a negotiation strategy w

ithout changing its China policy. Since the information and communication te

上海后花园品茶微信chnology sectors of the two countries are still intertwined thanks to economic globalizat

ion, Huawei and China’s high-tech industry have become bargaining chips in Sino-US trade negotiations.

Chinese companies should therefore make greater efforts to intensi上海后花园

fy research and development in technology, particularly in high-tech and

core technologies, so they can better tackle eventualities and ultimately become self-sufficient.

上海后花园品茶微信The author is an associate professor at the Institute of International Relations, Com

munication University of China. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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 law in several respects,” Stephen Legomsky, a former chief coun

sel of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, told Reuters in an email.上海夜生活

In January Trump required many asylum-seekers to wait out their cases in Mexico, known as the

上海夜生活女神会所”Remain in Mexico” policy or the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), with nearly 20,000 pe

ople sent back so far. It was not immediately clear how the new rule would affect MPP.上海夜生活

As an internationally renowned instrumentalist of the pipa (a plucked string instrum

ent with a fretted fingerboard), Wu Man for decades has spared no effort in promoting the tradit上海夜生活

ional Chinese musical instrument throughout the world. Given her virtuosity and collaborations across disci

plines, she has been nominated several times for the Grammy Award for Best Instru

上海夜生活女神会所mental Soloist Performance (with orchestra) and Best World Music Album. Her performances, with mus

icians from various countries, have captured the hearts of numerous music enthusiasts from around the world.上海夜生活

Wu, who has lived in the United States for the past 29 years, often misses the “good old days,” when she drank tea with her frie

nds by West Lake (in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province), accompanied by soft pipa tunes.

Born into a family of art in Hangzhou, Wu lived, when she was a little girl, in a compound inhabited by families (of art), whose上海夜生活女神会所

members worked for Peking Opera troupes, song and dance troupes and academies of fine arts. Influenced by her l

iving environment, Wu developed an interest in performing arts during her early childhood.上海夜生活女神会所

In 1977, Wu was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School, in Beijing. Her sco

re for pipaperformance ranked first among candidates in the country. From 1981-1987, she studied at th

e Central Conservatory of Music (in Beijing), where she became the first recipient of a master’s degree in the p上海夜生活女神会所

ipa(in the country). Then, she began teaching at the school. However, she was not satisfied w

ith the “stable life.” In 1990, she traveled — alone — to Los Angeles (LA), to pursue further studies in the pipa.

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