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o try for a spot at their dream university. In China, that all-or-nothing exam is the?gaokao,?the national college entrance exam
ination known as the single-log bridge students have to carefully cross to reach the next stage of their lives.yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所
A Little Reunion, a hit TV drama that puts the spotlight on?gaokao,?came to an end on
yabo狗亚体育下载后花园Tuesday, wrapping up heated discussions sparked on social media over the past month.
Adapted from best-selling writer Lu Yingong’s eponymous novel,?A Little Reunion?serves as a loose sequel to the hig
hly-rated series?A Little Separation?focused on the senior high school enyabo狗亚体育下载后花园
trance examination — also helmed by veteran director Wang Jun, known for excelling at urban drama.
Featuring a seasoned cast including Huang Lei, Hai Qing, Tao Hong
yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所, Sha Yi, Yong Mei and Wang Yanhui, the 49-episode show follows stories of three Beij
ing middle-class families as they prepare their youngsters for?gaokao,?a critical rite of passage.
The drama engages an audience of all age groups by focusing on three fyabo狗亚体育下载后花园
amilies — an optimistic couple with a poorly-performing son and a genius nephew; a di
vorced couple who later reunites for the sake of their daughter; and a pair of officials
struggling to reconnect with their rebellious son after a six-year absence from his life.yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所
As the drama progressed, it saw its score on Douban, Chin
a’s largest film and TV review site, climb from 8.0 out of 10 to 8.3, making it th
e highest scorer among all series released through satellite channels in 2019 thus far.
yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所Is there a magic formula this smash hit followed on its road to s
uccess? Maybe, maybe not. But we have a few ideas.
reform, Yu said, adding that there has been no intervention in the forex market through sales of such reserves for a long ti
me, even though the renminbi may be under depreciation pressure amid global monetary easing.yabo狗亚体育下载会所
According to SAFE, the major task for foreign exchange management this year is to enhan
yabo狗亚体育下载会所ce midand long-term asset allocation and optimize and adjust investment strategies.
Xie Yaxuan, chief analyst at China Merchants Securities, said there is a global tren
d where countries with large holdings of reserves tend to focus on long-term and relatively stable invesyabo狗亚体育下载会所
tments, such as infrastructure construction, to hedge against potential fluctuations in bond and equity markets.
“A shift toward using domestic currency is another trend,” he added.yabo狗亚体育下载会所
Profitability is generally accepted by the world’s major central banks as the
prime objective for reserve management, in addition to safety and liquidity. The em
yabo狗亚体育下载会所品茶微信phasis on the return objective has generally increased over time, according to experts.
SAFE said in its annual report that China had achieved a 10-year return rate of 3.68
percent on average on its foreign exchange reserve investments from 2005 to 2014.
Wang Chunying, a spokeswoman for SAFE, said the investment retuyabo狗亚体育下载会所
rn rate was at a relatively good level compared with those of global peers.
“China’s forex reserve currency structure is diversified, even more diversifie
d than the global level on average,” Wang said. “It is in line with the requirements of China’s eyabo狗亚体育下载会所品茶微信
conomic and trade development, as well as the demand for international payments.”
Prospective returns on China’s vast foreign exchange reserves are likely to remain
yabo狗亚体育下载会所stable at more than 3 percent, and the regulator is optimizing investment strategies this year to incre
ase asset values and reduce the adverse impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, according to economists.
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tary authorities, including the PBOC, to increase gold in their reserve portfolios to pr
epare for any shocks resulting from financial risks and foreign exchange rate fluctuations.
President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation
?yabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the Philippines should commit t
hemselves to push forward the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea so it can be finished as early as possible.
Xi made the remark when meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is on?yabo狗亚体育下载419
a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Xi described the code of conduct as a creative way to set rules for the resolution
?yabo狗亚体育下载419of the South China Sea issue. He called on the two countries to make joint efforts to put aside differences and exc
lude external disturbances in order to focus on cooperation and development to safeguard regional peace and stability.
He underlined the need for both countries to take bigger s
teps in the joint exploration of the oil and gas resources in the South China Sea.?yabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信
The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an
intergovernmental joint steering committee and an inter-enterprise work team?yabo狗亚体育下载419
on the joint exploration for oil and gas in the South China Sea to strive for substantial progress at an early date.
?yabo狗亚体育下载419They also concluded six agreements, which involve areas such as cust
oms, higher education, science and technology and economic and social development.
On the bilateral relationship, Xi told Duterte he stands ready to work
with him to guide the sound development of Sino-Philippine relations to bring benefits to the?yabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信
two nations and two peoples, and also to add positive energy to regional peace and stability.
He called on the two countries to strengthen synergy between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Philip
?yabo狗亚体育下载419pines’ “Build, Build, Build” program and to do a good job impementing cooperation projects in ar
eas of infrastructure construction, industrial parks, telecommunications and energy.?yabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信
Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South
China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.
nnovative companyabo狗亚体育下载千花坊ies and attached much importance to IP protection,” Li said.
yabo狗亚体育下载千花坊BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.
The company was founded by Wang Xiaodong and John Oyler in 2010. Wang has served as a membeyabo狗亚体育下载千花坊女神会所
r of the National Academy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
“Hopeful ly, some innovative medicines will be soon produced in the new plant in SSyabo狗亚体育下载千花坊
GKC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.
yabo狗亚体育下载千花坊女神会所”We believe our location in SSGKC could help us achieve greater influence because it could radiate to the surrounding mar
kets such as China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.
Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upg
rade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.yabo狗亚体育下载千花坊女神会所
The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in SSG
KC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use inyabo狗亚体育下载千花坊女神会所
the fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.
“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and t
yabo狗亚体育下载千花坊女神会所alent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, w
hich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.
Given his strength and ability, I believe Lin could still play in the NBA or in Europe, but he wished to find a team that
yabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信can make him the player he wants to become,” said Ducks chairman Qin Xiaowen.
“Lin chose Beijing Shougang, which shows his trust in our club. It’s also our great pleasure.
“He is a role for all Chinese players fighting to realize their NBA dreams. His life expyabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信女神会所
erience and great spirit will encourage all of us. His persistence matches the spirit of Beijing Shougang.
yabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信”We believe his arrival will improve the team’s performance and brin
g more energy to the CBA.He will also bring excitement to the city of Beijing.”
Lin was a member of the Toronto Raptors team that won the NBA championshyabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信女神会所
ip last season but he was often benched during the postseason, playing a total of 51
seconds during Toronto’s six-game Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors.yabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信
He became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and struggled to find a team with which to try to re-create the “Linsanity” cr
aze he sparked during a torrid early-season scoring binge with the New York Knicks in 2012.
After recovering from a serious right knee injury prior to the 2017-18 season, Lin had just foyabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信
ur starts in 74 appearances for Atlanta and Toronto last season, averaging 9.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.4 reb
yabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信女神会所ounds in 19.4 minutes per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from 3-point terr
itory.eremy Lin shares a light moment with fans during a commercial activity in Beijing on Sunday. Lin is repo
rtedly set to sign a contract with the CBA’s Beijing Ducks. Photo provided to China Dailyyabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信
He broke down in tears during an emotional appearance in
Taiwan last month when he described feeling abandoned by the NBA.
yabo狗亚体育下载品茶微信女神会所”Every year it gets harder,” Lin said at the time. “In English there’s a saying that once you hit rock bottom, the only way to
go is up－but rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me.”
hose focus is international finance, said that “one shock that is concerning me a great deal
at the moment is the turmoil in Hong Kong”, which could affect growth in China and Asia generally.yabo狗亚体育下载千花网
“These are not segmented regional effects, these have really gl
obal consequences,” she said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday, a
yabo狗亚体育下载千花网ding that this “could be a tipping point that could trigger a very significant global slowdown, or even recession”.
Jia Jinjing, assistant dean of the Chongyang Institute for Finan
cial Studies, said the escalated riots in Hong Kong pose an increasing hazard to the cityyabo狗亚体育下载千花网女神会所
‘s prosperity and are “dealing irreversible harm to Hong Kong’s ability to build up and shape its credibility”.
Hong Kong’s role as a bridge in channeling foreign diryabo狗亚体育下载千花网
ect investment to the Chinese mainland is “faced with risks of being diminished”, Jia warned.
Lam, the Hong Kong chief executive, urged people from all walks of life on Tuesday to bring back order and tran
yabo狗亚体育下载千花网女神会所quility, saying the SAR government will continue “zero tolerance” toward all violent behavior.
China took the top spot at the 45th WorldSkills Competition held in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday.
China finished the competition with 16 gold medals, 14 silver and 5 medals in total, putting China at the top of the myabo狗亚体育下载千花网
edal rankings, according to the final tally announced at the closing ceremony on Tuesday night.
Launched on Aug 22, the week-long event saw over 1,300 competitors from 63 countries and regions.yabo狗亚体育下载千花网女神会所
China participated in the competition for the fifth time since becoming a member country of WorldSkills International in 2010.
The biennial competition, dubbed as the Olympic Games for skilled workers, will be held next in Shanghai in 2021.
s promise made to a late friend of his 13 years earlier.
Jim Bacon, then premier of Tasmania, visited China in 2001 when Xi was governoyabo狗亚体育下载419论坛
r of Fujian province, which had established a sister state relationship with Tasmania.
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信Xi told Bacon’s family that Bacon invited him to visit Tasmania then and he agreed.
He praised Bacon as an old friend of the Chinese people for his contribution to relations
between China and Tasmania as well as Australia and invited his family to visit China in the future.yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛
“People-to-people exchanges pave the road for handling international rel
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛ations,” Han Fangming, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of t
he Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s National Committee, said in an article published in
Public Diplomacy Quarterly, which is sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Committee.yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信
He also proposed the establishment of an innovative, high-level people-to-people exchange m
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛echanism that also involves not only politicians, but also governmental departments, think tanks a
nd individuals in extensive cultural exchanges between China and other countries.
In a speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizationsyabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信
in May, Xi said people are the best bridge for exchanges and mutual learning among different cultures.
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛”Closer people-to-people exchanges and mutual learning, for that matter, are sure ways to eliminate es
trangement and misunderstanding and promote mutual understanding among nations,” he said.yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信
The conference was initiated by Xi to promote cross-civilization exch
anges and mutual learning across Asia and build an Asian community with a shared future.
Travel Service, said that in the past, the tourism industry placed the emp
hasis on daytime activities and “undervalued” nighttime operations. But consumers are now d?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园
emanding high-quality nighttime activities, with nearly half of the company’
?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所s customers asking for such itineraries to be arranged, whether they are traveling in China or abroad.
“I think it is especially good that the Chinese authorities have rolled out measures t
o boost after-dusk activities, which is a response to people demanding higher-quality lives,” he said.?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园
Xu added that Chinese cities are “too similar” in promoting nighttime act
ivities. Most of the time, night travel is still about tasting local food in “snack streets”.
?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园”Every city should think about developing unique tourism resources that would enable it to stand o
ut from others,” he said. “Many people the world over would like to see a Broadway musical while visiting New
York, but performances in China are mostly high-priced and out of reach for most.”
?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所The historic water town of Wuzhen has been transformed by Xu’s company from a shabby d
estination, with 30 to 40 percent of consumption now taking place at night, Xu said.
“We defined Wuzhen as a historic cultural town, so we d?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园
dn’t use bright-colored lights at night. Most of the lights we use ar
e pale yellow, to create an atmosphere to make people feel warm and at home,” he said.
?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园”女神会所But lighting up the town is not enough. We also need to off
er good content to tourists. In Wuzhen, tourists can sit on wooden boats at
night, listening to the sound of the oars hitting the water under the lights. They can also ex?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园
perience a range of cultural activities, including the Wuzhen Theater Festival.”
Xu said most shops in Wuzhen close at about 11pm, so tourists sp
?yabo狗亚体育下载后花园女神会所ending the night in town can have a good sleep, but there a
re bars, karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues that remain open until later.
China won’t give in to extreme pressure by the United States on tariffs and will firml
y defend its core interests, as it has sufficient countermeasures available, experts said.yabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信
The reaction came after the Ministry of Commerce expressed strong opposition on Saturday
yabo狗亚体育下载419to a new threat of additional tariffs by the US on about $550 billion worth of Chinese imports. The ministry urge
d Washington to reverse course immediately or be prepared to “bear all the consequences”.
The fresh retaliatory threat by the US violates the consensus reached between the countyabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信
ries’ top leaders and severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal international trade o
rder, the ministry said, adding that Washington will eat the bitter fruit of its own actions.
yabo狗亚体育下载419Gu Xueming, head of the ministry’s Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said none of the ex
treme pressure tactics and intimidation by the US will work with China, which will unswervingly protect itself.
In the future, the country’s countermeasures will be more rational, firmer and more powerful, Gu said at a seminar in Beijing on Sunday.yabo狗亚体育下载419品茶微信
Noting that cooperation is the only correct choice, Gu said he hoped the US will see the situation clearly, give up its illu
sions and resolve its differences with China under the principle of muyabo狗亚体育下载419
tual benefit and respect. Any agreement must be acceptable to both sides, Gu said.
Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad
yabo狗亚体育下载419emy, said China has sufficient tools in its toolbox to use to counter the US adm
inistration’s unilateral tariff actions. The “quality” of the tools matters most, he said.
On Friday, the US administration said it will hike duties on $250 billion worth of Chineseyabo狗亚体育下载419
goods from the current 25 percent to 30 percent beginning on Oct 1, and the re
maining imports of $300 billion from the previously planned 10 percent to 15 percent on Sept 1.
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tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods in a response to the US side’s planned levies on a
n additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, announced earlier this month.
China will link the personal mortgage loan rate to a new lending rate reference, starting fr
om Oct 8, to make it more flexible and market-driven, the central bank said in a statement on Sunday.yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛
For purchasing the first house, individual borrowers of new mortgage loan will pay an intere
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信st rate of no less than 4.85 percent – it is the five-year loan prime rate, or LPR, th
e new reference of bank lending reported by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, on Aug 20.
Buyers of second house should pay an interest rate that is 0.6 percyabo狗亚体育下载419论坛
entage point above the LPR, which will be 5.45 percent, said the statement.
The existing mortgage loans, with the contracts signed earlier than Oct 8, will keep the old interest rates unchanged, it added.
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信”That is almost at the same level of the current lowest person
al mortgage loan rate,” a spokesman with the PBOC said. “Compare with the si
tuation before the reform, the interest expense will be basically unchanged for borrowers.”yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛
Liu Guoqiang, a vice-governor of the PBOC, said at a press
yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信conference last week that even under the new interest ra
te scheme, the rate for mortgage loans will not be lower, as the government will not ease the
real estate control policy nor “use real estate as a tool to stimulate short-term economic growth”.yabo狗亚体育下载419论坛
The new method to set mortgage loan rate is part of the market-driven reform of the cou
ntry’s overall interest rate system, which made a remarkable progress on Auyabo狗亚体育下载419论坛品茶微信
g 17. It decided to use the LPR, the price of loans banks offer to their best clients, as a new
reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.