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hen environmental protection, strive to improve people’s livelihoods and secure high-quality development.

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He required local government officials to identify and assist povert

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hat matter to people, such as education, medical services and transportation, should be addressed.

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上海419品茶微信mpaign themed “Staying true to our founding mission” among all Party members, fight against corruption, prom

ote clean governance, improve work efficiency and resolutely overcome bureaucracy and formalism.

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people relocated from environmentally vulnerable and impoverished areas. There he visited Li Yin

gchuan’s new home, with a clean yard and well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities.上海419品茶微信

Seeing the changes from a photo of Li’s home before relocation, Xi said he was very ple

ased at the great progress achieved in people’s working and living environments.

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 the Legislative Council, the protests escalated.

On June 15, Hong Kong leader Lam suspended the bill. The next da上海千花网

y, Lam apologized and offered to “accept all criticism” and “serve the public”.

But the demonstrations did not stop.

上海千花网女神会所Paul Yeung, a Hong Kong-based researcher and commentator on public policy, said the protests against the extradi

tion bill have morphed into demonstrations against the local government’s manner of responding to pub

lic opinion. Thus the protests are continuing, though the bill has been declared “dead”, he said.

Some observers say many y上海千花网oung people who took to the streets were merely affected b

y peer influence, instigated by a small number of radicals, and lost their critical thinking and simply followed.

Yeung said another factor leading to the situation in Hong Kong is that the government上海千花网女神会所

has failed to respond in a timely manner to young people’s aspirations and sentiments throughout the process.

上海千花网He said channels that the Hong Kong government is to establ

ish to communicate with local people can help break the city’s current deadlock.

But he said it will be a difficult task, given the tense social atmosphere. “It is imperative to restore peace and r上海千花网

ationality to society, with both sides showing a willingness to compromise before dialogue,” he added.

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art of it, Hong Kong Island, was ceded to the United Kingdom after a war in 18

42. In 1898, China also leased the rest of Hong Kong-the New Territories-to the British for 99 years.

上海千花网Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country

, two systems”, which means Hong Kong is part of China and enjoys a high degree of a

utonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs, as stipulated by Hong Kong’s Basic Law.上海千花网女神会所

Hong Kong’s leader, the chief executive, is currently elected by a 1,200-member election committee.

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ing gap between increased spending and the slower expansion of income, some local governments, especially at the co

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vernments to ensure stable fiscal spending and further implement tax and fee cuts, the ministry said.

 上海龙凤1314By the end of July, local governments had issued 2.55 trillion yuan in new b

onds for the year, accounting for 82.8 percent of the annual quota of 3.08 trillion yuan.

A quota of 2.15 trillion yuan for local governments’ special bonds-mainly meant to s 上海龙凤1314

upport infrastructure projects-had been 65 percent used up by the end of July, the Ministry of Finance said.

Market speculation is that there will be additional bond quota space to bolster fiscal spending in coming months. But a seni 上海龙凤1314女神会所

or official at the Financial Department of the Ministry of Finance said in an interview this week: “It is unlik

 上海龙凤1314ely that the government will raise the quota for local government bonds, or for the special bonds.”

Local government special bonds are seen as an important measur

e to support infrastructure investment, and they also are not included in local 上海龙凤1314

budgeted debt. The annual quota was set by the Government Work Report in March.

About 1.55 trillion yuan in local government special bonds had been iss 上海龙凤1314女神会所

ued in the first half, the Ministry of Finance said. The remaining 600 billion yuan

issuance must be finished by September-a State Council requirement to speed financing for key projects.

China should have an expansionary and much stronger fiscal policy in order to inc 上海龙凤1314

rease public spending and prevent a further slowing of economic growth, said Yu Yo

ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu spoke at a recent forum.

The fiscal deficit ratio, which may surpass the government target of 2.8 per 上海龙凤1314女神会所

cent of GDP this year, should be compensated by issuing more central government

bonds, said Yu, who also suggested the central bank lower interest rates for the bond issuance.

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orld that the real story of business is not black or white, and win-win results can be realized.

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ild “bridges” by promoting multilateralism for open and inclusive development, analysts said.

Jin Canrong, a professor of international studies at Renmin Universit上海419论坛女神会所

y of China, wrote in an article that common development, universal security and sha

red governance are key elements of the new type of international relations, while a community with a shared future c

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The Belt and Road Initiative has been a platform for building the commu

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overnance and increase mutual understanding between different civilizations.

By the end of July, 136 countries and 30 international organizations

had signed cooperation agreements with China on jointly building the Belt and Road.上海419论坛

Miguel Angel Sanchez, general secretary of Colombian Liberal Party, said th

at the strategic purpose of the BRI is to align with China’s development strategy, with par

上海419论坛女神会所ticipating countries achieving high-level, high-quality cooperation so as to improve people’s livelihoods.

It does not mean building an independent bloc with China at its center, but rat

her, it aims to secure common development while respecting cultural diversities, Sanchez added.上海419论坛

China has made it clear that it strives to develop by upholding and maintaining world peace through its development. Xi sai

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Simon J. Gill, United Seychelles Party whip and National Executive Committee mem

ber, said Xi’s strategic vision represents an advanced power as it focuses on people-centered development.

China doesn’t care only about itself, and it adopts a win-win approach that delivers tangi上海419论坛女神会所

ble benefits to countries, Gill said, adding that Seychelles is also a beneficiary of cooperation with China.

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be in charge of the regular work, and meetings will be convened from time to time as needed.

Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤

nd the city’s service industry, the municipal commerce bureau said on Aug 15.

上海楼凤The plan came up with 190 specific measures to open wider in eight fields in the service sector, including science and tech

nology, internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, health care and professional services.

New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所

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By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing

has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤

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The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo

上海楼凤女神会所reign — funded enterprises set up. The added value of the service industry made up 82.8 percent of the city’s GDP.

The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.

But moderation in fiscal income will not weaken authorities’ capacity for expa上海楼凤

nsion of fiscal spending in the second half to back economic growth, economists said.

On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr

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rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.

Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i

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ources, ownership, and natural and economic conditions. Permanent, basic farmla

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Currently, all 2,873 counties in China have finished the field investigation and quality review for the first round of the survey. Afte

r September, the ministry will work with local natural resource departments to double ch上海乌托邦

eck the results with updated information. The deadline for the final survey result is the end of the year.

According to Wang, data from 326 counties have been reviewed by the natural re上海乌托邦品茶微信

sources department at provincial level and are now under review at the state level.

Zhu Liuhua, deputy director of the State Council’s supervision team on the third national land survey, said the survey is s

upported by advanced remote sensing technology to guarantee the accuracy of the results.

Zhu said satellite remote imaging with resolution higher than one meter has been introd上海乌托邦

uced as the base mapping for the survey, and cloud computing

will help to review the map with pictures being taken at all sites by local professionals.上海乌托邦品茶微信

China’s second national land survey was conducted betwe

en 2007 and 2009. The country’s first national land survey ended in 1996. Accordi

上海乌托邦ng to the second national land survey, China has about 135 million hectares of arable land.

China is on track to achieve its goal of boosting the contribution of scientific and

technological progress in agriculture to more than 60 percent by the end of next year.上海乌托邦

Last year, innovations in the sector, including improved crop strains and more effective, environmentally friendly farm

ing practices, accounted for 58.3 percent of total growth, up more than 10 percent from 2005 and

nearly 5 percent higher than seven years ago, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

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The Flowertime festival is a biennial initiative launched in 2013 by the City of Brussels and the ASBL (non-profit organi

zation) Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles. Themed “A World of Floral Emotions”, more than 30 top florists fro上海后花园

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posed of 500 fuchsias. This year, the artistic direction is once again in the hands of the world-famous Floraliën, and th

e renowned Manneken Pis have been dressed up by the floral artist Geoffroy Mottart.上海后花园

Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad

ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp上海后花园

ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.

上海后花园女神会所Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Hong Kong affairs are completely China

‘s internal affairs, and Pakistan understands the actions taken by the Chinese central government and the HK

SAR government to uphold national sovereignty and maintain the city’s prosperity and stability.上海后花园

Helen Sham-Ho, a former Australian politician, said the current chaotic situation in Hong Kong is damaging its pros

perity, adding that there is no doubt that the priority is to regain order and police have the right to uphold law and order.

Michael Borchmann, a law expert and former government official from German上海后花园女神会所

y, said that the purpose of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong is to stir up chaos and turmoil in the city, and is

not a response to the draft extradition bill, Nouvelles d’Europe cited him as saying.

Borchmann said it is true that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are prot上海后花园女神会所

ected by law in Hong Kong, but this doesn’t give people the right to use violence to i

mpose on the freedoms of others. Criticism of China by some voices in the Western media was irrelevant, he added.

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Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha

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te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.

Fu met media after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fu上海419

said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming away with just some bruising to his face.

Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.

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at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.

Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while he上海419

was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.

Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.

Hours before the assault of Fu, a tourist from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, was上海419女神会所

also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.

ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.

上海419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.

The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.

Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu

Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.上海419女神会所

Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.

Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.上海419

“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou

rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.

In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.上海419女神会所

The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof

essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.

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The move has impressed many in the neighborhood. A female reside

nt surnamed Wen, owner of a snack counter opposite the square, has witnessed s上海后花园

everal conflicts in the past and said she’s very happy the seniors have solved the problem.

上海后花园女神会所Before the new technology was put into use, some dancers worried whether wearing a headset is harmful to their ears or

whether they could all hear the same music at the same time. They found this wasn’t a problem at all.

Originally a small team with a few dozen people when it was founded nine years ago, the Nanning上海后花园

Dream Team is now a large square dance group with 121 members. Members are from Guangxi, Sh

andong, Chongqing and other places and are all retirees above 50, with the oldest 82 years old.

Their daily hour-long square dances are held from 8-9 pm.上海后花园女神会所

Besides their regular evening dancing, the dancers also enter will provincial dance competitions in Guangxi and travel together.

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ith their headsets to support them, thinking it is a practice worth expanding nationwide.

he average income of tourism employees in Hong Kong has slumped by nearly上海后花园女神会所

80 percent year-on-year over the past two months, while more than 10 percent of to

urism employees had zero income, a joint survey by three tourism trade unions in the city found.上海后花园

The results of the survey, which was conducted in early August, were released on Mo

nday. A total of 1,012 workers in Hong Kong’s tourism sector completed the survey questionnaire.上海后花园女神会所

Respondents said that compared with the same period last year, on average, the number of tour groups they received d

ropped more than 70 percent and their earnings were down by about 75 percent since this June. Among them, 40 percent sa

w a fall of more than 90 percent in income and more than 10 percent had no income at all.

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The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday s

trongly condemned radicals who threw petrol bombs at police officers Sunday night.上海419品茶微信

Yang Guang, spokesman for the HKMAO, said Hong Kong’s radical protesters repeatedly attacking police officers in the pa

st few days have committed serious violent crimes and have begun to show “signs of terrorism”.

上海419品茶微信He said a very small number of thugs hurled petrol bombs at police officers at the police

stations in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night, causing burn injuries to a police officer.

“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” he said.上海419

In the past few days, Hong Kong’s radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers with ex

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es of Hong Kong citizens and challenge Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Yang said.

He said such violent crimes should be “resolutely cracked down on” in accordance with the law, and the HKMAO fir上海419品茶微信

mly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.

Yang called Hong Kong police force “the backbone” in maintaining Hong Kong’s social security and the rule of law.

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the past two months and their contributions to restraining the riots are obvious to all and

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“Hong Kong has reached a critical juncture,” he said, adding that all those who ca

re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.

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