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But this is also an exact description of the rising violence between two bitterly distrustful religious communities that I witn

essed on the streets of my native Belfast in British-ruled Northern Ireland exactly-uncannily-half a century ago as a te上海会所

enager in that unforgettable, agonizing August of 1969. The lessons I learned then would serve the people of the H

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sinesses and national investment flee the territory-a process which could continue for decades. You do not build fac上海会所品茶微信

tories and hire workers when those factories could be razed in one of the endless clashes.

The “freedom” the demonstrators in Hong Kong have been demanding is illusory. It is fool’s gold. It is the mythical pot o

上海会所f gold at the end of the rainbow. This kind of “freedom” will never benefit the people of Hong Kong. At best it could be gra

nted, but at the cost of a serious decline in investment from both the Chinese mainland and other regions of Asia.

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utonomous rule, has been that it is considered a secure, predictable and safe place to do business wit

h the mainland and with the wider region. But that no longer seems true. The longer the protests rage and the wi上海会所

der and more serious they become, the more that incalculable advantage will be eroded.

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1960s, the British government invested in two gigantic gantry cranes called Goliath and Samson-at the time the

largest such pieces of machinery in the world-to build super oil tankers. They still stand today as tourist attr

上海会所actions, looming 32 and 35 floors high over the city. But they were never used industrially. Not once. The N

orthern Irish Civil War (known with masterly understatement as “The Troubles”) saw to that.

The great shipyard that at its peak employed 35,000 workers became an indust上海会所品茶微信

rial wasteland peopled only by ghosts. Even after peace finally returned to Northern Ir

eland, after 30 years of civil strife, the great complex on Queen’s Island never recovered, never revived.

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Wang Yiming, vice-pr上海会所t of the State Council’s

s Development Research Center, said the US tariffs targeting Chinese imports will not

only harm the interests of US consumers, but also drag down the US economy.上海会所

In addition, tariffs will seriously dampen the confidence of the international marke

t and create new uncertainties to the world economy, Wang said at a seminar in Beijing.上海会所品茶微信

New measures ease foreign companies’ market access, help inspire greater investor confidence

上海会所Despite the Sino-US trade dispute, China has attracted a great deal of f

oreign direct investment from diversified sources in the first seven months of 2019, layi

ng a solid footing for the second half, experts and company leaders said on Tuesday.

The remarks came after the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday that FDI in the Chi上海会所品茶微信

nese mainland rose 7.3 percent year-on-year to 533.14 billion yuan ($75.5 billion) between January and July, res

ponding positively to the government’s opening-up and liberalizing measures.

上海会所New growth momentum has been created by plans to establish six new pilot free trade

zones and releasing two shortened negative lists for foreign investment to allow access to more industrial sectors, said

Lu Ming, vice-dean at the Academy of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.上海会所

The newly revised negative lists, which took effect July 30, ease foreign market acce

ss in agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The service sector has also s上海会所品茶微信

een substantial opening-up in transportation, infrastructure, culture and value-added telecommunications.

Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies, said the new measures are key for driving FDI growth.上海会所

Foreign investors are optimistic on the long-term development of the economy an

d industry because the country advocates multilateralism, deepens reform and expands opening-up, in pa

rticular for companies from e上海会所品茶微信conomies involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, he said.

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Lekima, the ninth typhoon of this year, made a second l

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A deadly typhoon has killed at least 32 people in East China’s Zhejiang

上海会所province as of 1:30 pm on Sunday, with another 16 missing, local authorities said.

Most of the deaths occurred in Yongjia county, administered by Wenzhou city, where torrential downpours caused a land上海会所品茶微信

slide that blocked rivers. The barrier lake bursted and flooded people away. Twenty-three died and nine went missing there.

Three were killed in Lin’an, with four missing, while six died in Leqing, and three went missing in Linhai.上海会所

Nearly 1.08 million people have been evacuated to safe places, and close to 5 million

people in Zhejiang were affected, said the provincial flood control headquarters.

Lekima, the ninth typhoon of this year, landed around 1:45 am Saturday in Zhejiang, bringing heavy rainstorms and triggering flash floods.

上海会所In Zhejiang, the typhoon damaged more than 173,000 hectares of crops and 34,000 houses. Direct economic loss a

mounts to 14.57 billion yuan (about $2.1 billion), the headquarters said. Rescue operation is underway.

Lekima is moving northwards and will churn up the east coast of Shandong Province on Sunday.上海会所品茶微信

It is expected to make a second landing along the coastline in Shandong late Sunday, b

ringing strong wind and heavy downpours, the National Meteorological Center warned on Sunday.

上海会所Shandong air traffic management bureau said the typhoon will greatly affect tr

affic in airports of the area. A total of 47 flights have been adjusted.

In Shanghai, the local meteorological observatory issued an orange alert on Typhoon Lek上海会所品茶微信

ima Saturday afternoon, with heavy downpours expected in its urban area within the next six hours.

The Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, was closed on Saturday for safety reasons.

上海会所It is the first time that Shanghai Disneyland has closed

down due to inclement weather conditions since its opening in June 2016.

People who had tickets for Shanghai Disneyland for Saturday can visit the park on a上海会所

ny other day within the next six months (by February 10, 2020), according to the resort.

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According to Wu Chen, the China Zun architect who returned from the UK to lead the Beijing Institut

上海会所e of Architectural Design (BIAD), Chinese cities must not become an experimental field for foreign architects.

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xecution procedures to better protect the rights and interests of people on death row.

The guideline, with 13 articles, will take effect on Sept 1. It states that criminals close to execution can meet not only their c

上海会所lose family members such as spouses and children, but also other relatives or friends subject to reason.

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ing. If the people inmates wish to see refuse the meeting, courts must also tell the defendants, it said.

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SpaceX engineers use g上海会所er with other ap

er apparatus, to make their Falcon 9 series rockets reusable.

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ynamic efficiency and allow the rocket’s debris to conduct controlled descents,” he said. “The type used by the Long

March 2C rockets is very difficult to design and is a true test of designers’ know-how in aerodynamics and rocket structure.”上海会所

As China has become one of the biggest users of carrier rockets, finding solutions to the safet

上海会所品茶微信y hazards caused by an uncontrolled fall of rocket debris is being prioritized on researchers’ agendas.

Currently, people in potential rocket debris areas are evacuated to safe places during each launch mission.

A new cartoon film, Ne Zha, based on a mythical male figure in Chinese folklore who is famo上海会所

us as an incarnation of a lotus and assumes its figure as hero, has created a record in China’s cartoon film hi

上海会所story while reviving memories of one of the best cartoon films in China’s modern history.

Within four days of hitting screens, the film registered sales of 700 million yuan ($101.55

million). In fact, for two successive days its single-day sales exceeded 200 million yuan ($29.01 million).上海会所品茶微信

Even on Douban, China’s equivalent of Imdb where audiences and commentat

ors are rather critical, it got a rating of 8.7 out of 10, possibly one of the highest in the website’s history.

上海会所In simple words, Ne Zha has won unprecedented high popularity from the market

and applause from professionals, which is quite rare. Not surprisingly, Ne Zha is often depicted as a young hero stan

ding on two flaming wheels in Chinese legends and literary classics such as “Journey to the West”.上海会所品茶微信

But on domestic social networking sites, some have expressed worry about the film, comparing it

with Prince Ne Zha’s Triumph Against the Dragon King, a traditional cartoon film that hit screens

上海会所品茶微信in 1979. Based on the same legendary story, the traditional film is cherished as a memory by mos

t people born in the 1980s, because its possibly the first cartoon movie they watched in life.

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Luo also noted that inte上海会所mpanies are the new

 this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所

hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it

took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所

The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict

上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res

oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig

ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所

Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea

上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ

ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所

ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im

ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe

riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信

Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa

上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan

ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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The country’s GDP gre上海会所ent in the first quar

uarter, which represented the 14th consecutive quarter in the 6.4 percent to 6.8 percent range.

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rts up by 4.3 percent year-on-year and its foreign exchange reserves remaining above $3 trillion.

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rce the steady, healthy and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.

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hina has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, a 900-million-strong workforce, the w

orld’s largest middle-income population and over 100 million market entities.上海会所

47-year-old woman who suffered terminal kidney failure was saved after a transplant su

rgery using two kidneys from a donor who weighed just 1.3 kilograms – the lightest ki上海会所品茶微信

dney donor ever reported worldwide – a newspaper in Hubei province has reported.

上海会所The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos

ed with uremia in June 2018 at Wuhan Union Hospital and had the transplant surgery at

the same hospital in July last year, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.上海会所品茶微信

The kidneys used in the surgery came from a premature ba

by whose parents decided to donate after the baby’s death, the report said.

上海会所Following a year’s treatment, the baby’s kidneys have grown to the size of an adult’s and function healthily.

Wang has recovered her health, the hospital said.

The donor is now the lightest kidney donor in the world, the hospital announced on Wednesday.

Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are difficult, and infants w上海会所品茶微信

ho weigh less than five kilograms are not considered sources of organs in many countries, the hospital said.

The success of the surgery in Wuhan means sources of kidney for transplant surgeries

will be greatly expanded to include early infants, which will ease the gap between the number of organs don

ated and the number of patients with terminal kidney diseases waiting for transplant surgeries in China, the hospital said.

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The FDA says that sell上海会所dietary supplement or

r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t

he FDA-Epidiolex-which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.

上海会所品茶微信”There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a

neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said

the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.上海会所品茶微信

The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency

上海会所held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.

But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc

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They need to develop their empathy with China by putting themselves in C

hinese people’s shoes. If their sympathy always goes to those willing to take innocent p

上海会所品茶微信eople’s lives, we have more than enough reason to tell them that their sympathy is misplaced.

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nits, followed by 22.2 percent for HP, 16.9 percent for Dell and 5.9 percent for Apple.

Lenovo also recorded the fastest year-over-year growth of 15.9 pe

rcent and the largest share gain among the top vendors, said the report.上海会所

The worldwide PC market saw a 1.5 percent growth in the secon

d quarter of 2019 after two quarters of decline, according Gartner, and PC shipments tota

上海会所品茶微信led 63 million units at the same time, up from 62 million units compared with a year earlier.

The demand from the Windows 10 operating system replacements in the business market, improved condition for Intel CPU

shortage, all contributed the shipments growth, according to Mikako Kitagawa, a senior principal analyst at Gartner.

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Already, opposition t上海会所gton-triggered tra

 war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu

上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.

The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment

. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所

rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as

Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for

上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i

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Essential to improve investment environment

上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u

p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi

ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所

roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.

But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count

上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co

mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r

emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm

artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所

China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain

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panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d

上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo

rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that his plans wou

The foreign secretary, Hunt, has proposed reducing the rate of corporation tax paid b

上海会所y companies to 12.5 percent, matching the rate in Ireland among the lowest of any major economy.

The institute disputed the claims of some low-tax advocates that the policy would pay for itself by d

riving up company investment and encouraging overseas companies to locate in Britain.上海会所

More than 1,000 items of military equipment including some of the most advanced weapons and concepts are being exhibited at the Army-2019 Military an

d Technical Forum this week in Kubinka, Russia, a city about 60 kilometers west of Moscow.上海会所品茶微信

More than 1,500 enterprises and organizations are in attendance at the show, which features nearly 27,000 products and technologies. It will last until Sunday.

“This year we’ve invited delegations from over 100 countries to take part in ARMY-2019. Official meetings will be held with 70 of them on the sidelines of the forum. … The level o

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aff,” said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec, Russia’s state-owned company that specializes in the defenses and military high-tech industries.

Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, said cutting corporation tax, and another promise made by H上海会所品茶微信

unt to raise defense spending, would “leave no scope to relieve the pressure on other areas of pub上海会所

lic spending without tax rises, or a fiscal stance which risked putting debt on a rising path”.

Both Conservative leadership contenders announced this week they will bring down the barriers to talented overseas workers.

Johnson said he would make the UK “much more open” to high-skilled migrants such as scientists, while Hunt prom

ised to scrap the immigration target of keeping net migration below 100,000, which has never been met.

Hunt said: “We’re not going to be a country that changes from Little Britain int

o Little England and pulls down the shutters and says ‘Foreigners not welcome’.”

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