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s have a long history of doing business at night, other sectors, including tourism and culture, still have plenty of room to gro
w if they are to equal the standards set by international cities such as London or Amsterdam, Vernotti said. 上海千花网
Jiang Hao, partner at global consultancy Roland Berger, said China’s nighttime economy has great potential. As the country ha
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onstantly increasing. In the fast pace of city life, many people go shopping only after working during the day.
“The night economy gives people more time to buy and increases their choice, which will bri
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According to market consultancy iiMedia Research, 60 percent of consumption in China occurs at nigh
t. In the past three years, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.
上海千花网Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after du
sk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled out last month to encourage after-dusk eco
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nd later closing hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.
Longer hoursThis month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour rout 上海千花网
es, with 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending the
ir business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.
上海千花网女神会所Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Decem
ber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.
ter-filled barriers, bamboo sticks, traffic cones and other objects to set up barriers against the police.
They hurled gasoline bombs and bricks dug up from the pavement at p上海千花坊
olice officers, also pointing laser beams at them. Police condemned the violence.
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The police also deployed for the first time their new crowd control vehicle with a water cannon.上海千花坊女神会所
At about 7 pm, a China Daily photographer’s camera lens was broken by a thrown
brick. The crowd gradually dispersed after 7 pm. Police arrested some protesters.上海千花坊
As normalcy returned, with public transport service resuming in the eastern Kowloon district
上海千花坊女神会所of Kwun Tong on Sunday, the scars of the previous day’s violent clashes on the streets remained.
Railway service at various stations resumed along the Kwun Tong
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stores reopened. Black, abusive graffiti scrawled on roads and walls of buildings wer
上海千花坊女神会所e a grim reminder of Saturday’s violence, which had shattered the previous weekend’s relative calm.
In Kowloon Bay on Sunday, the scene of fierce clashes between demo
nstrators and police, a sea of refuse left by protesters－including broken umbrellas a上海千花坊
nd dismantled barricades－had been cleared up by workers and stood piled on roadsides.
上海千花坊女神会所Some of the “smart” lampposts on Sheung Yuet Road vandalized on Saturday were now protected by traffic cones.
Black-clad, masked protesters had sawed off the new lampposts on Sat
urday. City officials said each “smart” lamppost cost about 上海千花坊HK$140,000($17,850).
Residents were enraged. A security guard at a building on Tai Yip
上海千花坊女神会所Street－the scene of violent rioting on Saturday－said the building
and some nearby shops and garages were closed on Saturday, and some remained closed on Sunday.
was found by the review, it said the Confucius Institute established within the depa
rtment “is or could be facilitating inappropriate foreign influence in the department”.上海夜生活女神会所
The department said it had decided to end its cooperation with the Confucius Institute p
上海夜生活rogram at the end of the 2019 school year, which would terminate the Confucius Classroo
m program in 13 public schools across Sydney and on NSW’s mid-north coast.
Instead, the NSW Department of Education will invest A$1.2 million ($810,000) to con上海夜生活
tinue teaching the Chinese language in the 13 schools, it said, adding that 15 per
cent of the pupils learning Chinese in NSW public schools were doing so in Confucius Classrooms.
上海夜生活女神会所The Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is bas
ed in Beijing, said the program was established in the spirit of m
utual respect, friendly consultation, equality and reciprocity. It also said the cooper
ation involved was open and transparent and adhered to laws and regulations.上海夜生活
The program had made an important contribution to bilat
eral cultural and educational exchanges and the promotion of mutua
l understanding and friendship, which had been welcomed by local residents, it said.上海夜生活
“We noticed that the NSW Education Department
上海夜生活said it will continue to strengthen Chinese-language education, and we ho
pe the NSW side will take a more objective view of the Confucius Institute,” it said.上海夜生活女神会所
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday that the NSW side had not consult
ed the Chinese side before making the decision to end the program, which was disrespectful an上海夜生活
d unfair to local students and not conducive to bilateral people-to-people exchanges.
The Confucius Institute program was established by the NSW Department of Education and Jiang上海夜生活女神会所
su Provincial Education Department in 2012 at the request by the NSW side, Geng said.
“We hope the Australian side will respect their Chinese partn
er and do more things to strengthen mutual trust,” he said.
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Some of the “smart” lampposts on Sheung Yuet Road vandalized on Saturday were now protected by traffic cones.
上海千花坊Black-clad, masked protesters had sawed off the new lampposts on Satur
day. City officials said each “smart” lamppost cost about HK$140,000($17,850).
Residents were enraged. A security guard at a building on Tai Yip Street－the上海千花坊品茶微信
scene of violent rioting on Saturday－said the building and some nearby shops and
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上海千花坊品茶微信In Kowloon Bay, Tso Tat-ming, a 60-year-old taxi driver, denounced radical prote
sters who resorted to violence to force the government to meet their demands.
He lamented that not only his business had suffered but also retail and tourism industries w上海千花坊
ere badly hit. Tso said he had been earning about HK$5,000 to HK$6,000 less monthly recently.
“Some residents are scared seeing the protesters blocking main roads and tunnels with their guerilla-style tactics,” he s
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“Hong Kong is my home. I hope you (radical protesters) don’t put the city in jeopardy,” Tso said.
The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between
Pingtan and Taiwan’s Taichung. A total of 124 flights have been canceled at Xiamen airport.上海夜生活女神会所
South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the
上海夜生活lowest level, for strong winds. The provincial agriculture and rural affairs depart
ment issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbor for shelter.
The Guangdong Power Grid Corporation has deployed more than 300 power generatio上海夜生活
n vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment for emergency repair.
China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billion
上海夜生活worth of Chinese imports, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.
In a brief statement, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.
It violates the consensus reached between the top leaders of the two co上海夜生活女神会所
untries, severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal internat
ional trade order, and Washington will eat the bitter fruits of its own action, the ministry said.
“Such unilateral and bullying acts of trade protectionism and extreme pressure ru上海夜生活
n counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run
counter to the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” the spokesperson said.上海夜生活女神会所
The ministry urged Washington to immediately stop its wrongful deeds, otherwise it will “bear all the consequences.”
The ministry warned the US administration not to misj
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“China strongly urges the United States not to misjudge the situation, or underestimate the determination of the C
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irl does homework in an air-raid shelter at People’s Square in Chongqing, Southwest Chin
a, Aug 24, 2019. The air-raid shelters, once used to protect Chongqing residents from air attac
ks during wartime, have turned out to be an ideal place to escape from the scorching heat.
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seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing上海夜生活
to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
上海夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.上海夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
上海夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong
Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o上海夜生活
pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H上海夜生活女神会所
ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre上海夜生活
ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
上海夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i上海夜生活
mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.
“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to上海夜生活女神会所
enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
take steps to ensure land supply for public housing, raise the mini
mum wage and create more well-paying jobs to improve social mobility for young people.上海后花园女神会所
The Hong Kong government has announced extra budget measures valued at HK$19.1 billion ($2.4 billion), in
上海后花园cluding relief for small businesses, more student subsidies and benefits for low-income households.
Chief Executive Lam is expected to give a policy address in October, which is likely to include more enhancements, Wang said.
“First and foremost, Lam, with the support of Beijing, must break the stranglehold of local property tycoons on the上海后花园女神会所
real estate market and curb their political influence by greatly increasing land supply f
上海后花园or development and providing more affordable housing for low-income families,” Wang wrote.
“Hong Kong may pride itself as one of the freest economies in the world
but, in fact, the property tycoons are calling the shots on the economy,” he said.
上海后花园女神会所”For better distribution of wealth,” Wang suggested, “the government can also consider raising taxes on those making HK$2 m
illion a year or more, and increasing taxes on property transactions valued at HK$10 million or more.”
Zheng Yongnian of National University of Singapore noted that the mainland has taken the initiative to adjust its policy on Hon上海后花园
g Kong, including the plan to build the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The 141-kilometer Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will become the first high-speed railway in上海后花园女神会所
China to have full 5G network coverage along its entire line, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
China Mobile will work with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to provide a上海后花园
full-coverage wireless 5G network for the high-speed railway that connects Hong Kong to the Chinese ma
上海后花园女神会所inland, according to Wei Ming, chairman of China Mobile Guangdong branch.
Wei made the announcement in Hong Kong during a meeting to witness the for
ming of a 5G industry alliance in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch
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vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.
Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert
in Gulang have been afforested since 1981, China Central Television reported.
When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419
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The Qilian Mountains are a vital ecological shield in western China, Xi said.上海419品茶微信
He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat
ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.
The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta
re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi
nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.
composed of six deputy group leaders and members from State Council departments and bureaus.
The office of the working group is to be located at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, which will上海楼凤女神会所
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
ngthen international cooperation of professional service organizations such as law firms.
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
ncial Services and BMW’s new subsidiary for digital solutions, said Yan Ligang, head of the bureau.
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