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General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin
g, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a meeting highli上海419
ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin
上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation
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e and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a recent instruction.
上海419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du
ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.
Faced with the present situations and tasks in the new era, th上海419
ey should creatively carry out their work based on local conditions, he said.
上海419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.
The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X
said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.上海419品茶微信
The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t
he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.上海419
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the N上海419品茶微信
ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.
of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the same school Zhang was attending, would be the first person to be sentenced to death in a federal cou
rthouse in Illinois since 2006, if the jury reaches a unanimous verdict that he should be executed by lethal injection.上海后花园品茶微信
US District Court Judge James Shadid read instructions to the jury on Wednesd
上海后花园ay morning after the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments.
“The law leaves this decision exclusively to you, the jury,” Shadid said. “Whichever sentence you choose, death or life im上海后花园
prisonment without the possibility of release, the court is required to impose that sentence.”
上海后花园品茶微信Zhang’s mother, father, boyfriend and brother were in the main courtroom Wednesday m
orning, but after some deliberation in the judge’s chambers, her mother didn’t return.
The same 12 jurors took under 90 minutes on June 24 to unanimo上海后花园
usly find Christensen guilty of all three counts against him, namely kidnapping resulting in th
上海后花园e death of the 26-year-old Zhang, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.
Christensen’s defense lawyers admitted to the court that in June 2017, he
raped Zhang and beat her to death with a bat. Christensen hasn’t said what he did with the bod上海后花园品茶微信
y. Investigators have not been able to find Zhang’s body, despite an intensive search.
In his closing argument, federal prosecutor James Nels上海后花园
on argued that “justice must be done” and asked, “Is this a minimum-sentence case?”
He acknowledged the grief of Christensen’s family would have if he were sen上海后花园品茶微信
tenced to death, but said the “source of that pain sits in that chair”, referring to Christensen.
He described the impact on Zhang’s family, as they placed great hope in her.
上海后花园”That’s why Yingying fought so hard. She had so much to live for,” Nelson said.
“Everyone in this room felt the weight of Yingying Zhang’s murder,” US Attorney Eug上海后花园品茶微信
ene Miller said. “There will be only one sentence in this case — the death penalty.”
grams of scientific payloads back to Earth. The new model will be able to carry up to 600 kg,” the designer said.
Officials from the academy previously said the new satellite series will weigh 3.5 metric tons and will be launched by China 上海乌托邦品茶微信
‘s Long March 2D carrier rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
上海乌托邦The first of them will be tasked with assessing overall design and reliability in space, they said.
China launched its first recoverable satellite in 1975, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and the for
mer Soviet Union. China has sent 25 such satellites comprising seven types into space since then. These satellites 上海乌托邦品茶微信
enabled Chinese scientists to carry out hundreds of space-based tests and experiments.
The most recent mission by a Chinese recoverable satellite took place in April 2016 when the
上海乌托邦Shijian 10 carried out scientific experiments during a 12-day space journey before returning to Earth.
In another development, i-Space, a private rocket maker in Beijing, announced on F 上海乌托邦
riday that it had recently conducted a successful ignition test of its JD-1, a reusable liquid-propelled rocket engine.
The company called the 200-second test a milestone in the development of JD-1, which is set to lift i-Space’s SQX-2 carrier rocket. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
SQX-2 is at the research and design stage and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, i-Space said.
While teaching children－girls in most cases－to better protect themselves against sexual assault, more efforts should be m
ade by society to tell boys to respect and care for the opposite sex, according to experts. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Lin Zi, a psychologist, suggested that “readable” teaching materi
al be introduced for boys to tell them to better respect and protect girls and to unders
上海乌托邦tand that there is a “sense of personal space” regarding contact between the two genders.
She said some boys are confused about this situation, as their family members rarely discuss this with them.
Lin, vice-chairwoman of the Shanghai Psychological Counseling Association and founder 上海乌托邦品茶微信
of a psychological consultancy, is helping with the review of a sex educat
ion manual for children ages 10 to 14 launched by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund.
Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto, La Joie de la Sou
ffrance (The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc上海千花坊
hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
上海千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the
Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co
上海千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.
“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s上海千花坊
uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
上海千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled Gateways, the first recording of the Shanghai Sy
mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
iolin concerto, La joie de la sufferance and Wu Xing (The Five Elements).上海千花坊女神会所
“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
上海千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.上海千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including Wu Xing (The Five Elements) and Iris De
上海千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu (a bowed two-string instrument) and
orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
ority will continue to come up with measures to grow the construction of facilities t
hat protect intangible cultural heritage and offer better conditions for cultural inheritors.上海乌托邦品茶微信
So far, several masters of intangible culture have moved in, and the park is talking
上海乌托邦with more than 30 inheritors nationwide about some form of cooperation.
The park offers more than 30 spaces for traditional artists to meet guests and show their work.
For example, many artists will make bracelets because they are currently popular,” Zhang says.上海乌托邦品茶微信
“But jade, after all, is non-renewable. If we all cut good material to make quick consumables, it would be pointless,” he adds.
上海乌托邦Zhang believes joining Yongyuan will allow for more thorough, long-term learning am
ong artisans in his field and collaboration with designers who are more familiar with the market.
The ultimate goal is to better combine the art of jade sculpture with tasteful design and then h上海乌托邦
elp the public to gain a better appreciation for the beauty of this traditional art, Zhang says.
上海乌托邦The China National Textile and Apparel Council has also settled in the park.
Handbags and clothes bearing elements of intangible culture are neatly placed at the co上海乌托邦品茶微信
uncil’s workshop for visitors to appreciate and, if it tickles their fancy, purchase.
上海乌托邦”We will mainly showcase products deriving from intangible cultural heritage i
nnovation in the field of textiles,” says Xia Jingjing, an employee with the textile council.
These products are selected from art masters working in the industry nationwide.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The council will also invite textile art masters to mee
t with designers and develop new products for the future, according to Xia.
“The Yongyuan office will also be a good platform to test the wate上海乌托邦
r and see what kinds of textile products appeal to consumer tastes,” Xia says.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Zhang Tiecheng, a Chinese arts and crafts master, is one of the first to move into Yongyuan.
His workshop at the park now presents a range of delicate jade items on sale to the public.
Zhang has engaged in the art of jade sculp
ting-an art form once practiced by ancient royal houses-for more than three decades.
He says that people are increasingly interested in the field because of its growi
ng returns, but that has unfortunately led many inheritors of art to make items purely for money.
The strong rains in past days have started to dwindle in southern China on Wednesday, but a new round of rain is on the way
and will affect parts of southern China from Friday, according to the National Meteorological Center.上海楼凤
The new weather system will be weaker than the previous one between Sunday and Wednesday, but secondary disasters su
上海楼凤ch as mudslides may happen in the overlapping areas in Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.
On Friday, moderate to heavy rains will batter the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, north-central Gua
ngxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, southern Sichuan and southeastern Tibet. Heavy downpours may happen in some places.上海楼凤品茶微信
On Saturday, rains will continue and extend to southern Anhui, north-central Jiangxi and eastern Qinghai.
The past strong rains have affected millions of residents in South China, with thousands resettled.上海楼凤
In Hunan province, floods have affected 1.23 million individuals, causing 16 people to die or go missing, and direct loss
上海楼凤品茶微信es have reached 1.69 billion yuan ($245.5 million) by 5 pm on Tuesday, local authorities said.
Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in many parts of Hunan. On Tuesday mo
rning, a river broke through levees in Hengdong county, inundating three villages.上海楼凤
The Juzizhou Islet scenic area in Changsha was closed on Tuesday. A flood peak on the Xiangjiang River reached Cha
上海楼凤品茶微信ngsha at 6:22 pm on Wednesday, and the water level rose to 38.31 meters, 2.31 meters higher than warning level.
In Guangxi, local authorities said Wednesday rainfall had intensified since last Satur
day, unleashing floods in nine cities in central and northern Guangxi, leaving one person missing while di上海楼凤
srupting the lives of over 360,000 residents. The direct losses reached 743.96 million yuan.
上海楼凤品茶微信Floods inundated the airport in the city of Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province, on Tuesday. When the water re
ceded, some animals were left, such as snakes and fish. Workers drove them away before resuming operations.
The Chinese authorities’ ramped-up efforts to promote high-qualit
y development in the new energy vehicle sector, reflected by the most recent re 上海会所品茶微信
lease of an updated list on NEVs to enjoy exemptions of vehicle and vessel tax, will further help boost the healthy de
上海会所velopment of the sector and also promote clean energy consumption, industry insiders said.
The vehicle and vessel tax, paid annually by car or ship owners, varies between hundre 上海会所
ds of yuan to thousands of yuan, depending on engine sizes and the capacity of vehicles or ships.
上海会所品茶微信According to the latest list of NEVs and small engine vehicles to enjoy vehicle and vessel tax cu
ts that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued recently on its website, vehicle and ve
ssel tax will be slashed completely for 444 types of NEVs and halved for 72 types of energy-saving vehicles. 上海会所
Moreover, the list has extended tax cuts to more NEVs compared with the previous list, and
上海会所品茶微信makes higher requirements on the performance of the NEVs to be included, such as lower power co
nsumption per 100 kilometers, the increased energy density of battery packs, and a higher cruising range, a
cording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association. 上海会所品茶微信
“The new list mirrors the progress of China’s NEVs, especially in key perfo
上海会所rmance indicators, and such progress is driven by incentives from the Chinese authorities,” Cui said.
“It is obvious Chinese NEVs have been making remarkable progress in high-quality development, and this will continue.”
The Chinese authorities announced cuts in vehicle and vessel tax on vehicles and ships that use new energy or engines 上海会所品茶微信
smaller than 1.6 liters as early as in 2012 and 2015, in a bid to save energy and combat pollution.
The China-skeptics in the United States are at it again. This time they are using the pretext of huma
n rights violation to criticize China’s policy of combating terrorism and separatism in the Xinjiang Uygu上海419论坛
r autonomous region and improving the livelihoods of the people there. But by so doing, they have exposed their ulterior motives,
上海419论坛女神会所not least because they have no evidence to prove their allegations, and thus become the target of both ridicule and anger.
This group of people has always claimed it wants to “help” China furth
er the human rights cause while, ironically, not paying any attention to the US’ horrible hu上海419论坛
man rights record. Which makes people wonder whether the American people
上海419论坛女神会所elected those “patriots” to “make America great again”, or just to poke their nose into other countries’ internal affairs.
As we Chinese say, seeing is believing and ignorance spreads rumor. The US is thousands of kilometers away from Xinji
ang, and few of those finger-in-every-pie China-skeptics have actually visited this part of the world. Yet they ac上海419论坛女神会所
cept as true rumors about Xinjiang that some people have made it their job to spread.
vespite repeated invitations from the central and local governments to foreign dignitaries, envoys and journalists to visit Xin
jiang, the publication of ample reports, data, photographs and videos showcasing Xinjiang’s development, and the issu上海419论坛女神会所
ance of a white paper on Xinjiang’s human rights condition, those China-skeptics turn a blind eye to the facts.
上海419论坛女神会所The authors who have penned a book on the region – Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland – did visi
t Xinjiang, but what they came up with are distorted versions of the situation, twisted history and pre
judice. Thus, for those who have a political agenda to serve, facts are the first thing to ignore, twist or play with.上海419论坛
Some say this is a result of differences in cultures and values. Yet since the white color is a symbol of purity in one culture and of
supremacism in another, bullying others to attribute just one meaning to a color is nothing but hegemony.上海419论坛
There is little doubt that some politicians in the US and other Western countries have an ulterior motive
behind their seeming concern for Xinjiang residents. And not surprisingly, the motive is directly li
nked with the US’ politics, ideology and global strategy. Showing a sudden interest in Xinjiang after the end of th
e Cold War, the US devised a so-called Xinjiang policy to boost its Central Asia strategy and new global strategy, one
of whose major objectives is to weaken, contain and attempt to disintegrate China.
Making use of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become a hub
With its modern industrial system, Tianhe district in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, is seizing the oppo上海千花网品茶微信
rtunities brought about by the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become an
international first-class central business district, an international core area for innovation in science and t
上海千花网echnology, and a demonstration zone for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation.
Its solid industrial foundation and favorable business environment, as well as the gove
rnment’s strong policy support, attract large numbers of enterprises to the district.上海千花网品茶微信
By the end of November, 162 out of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises had invested in 228 proj
上海千花网ects in finance, science and technology, trade and commercial services in Tianhe. It is the city
‘s center for headquarters, with 104, or 29 percent of the total across Guangzhou, making Tianhe’s business dis
trict one of the three largest world-class central business districts in China. Among these, 95 percent of the h上海千花网
eadquarters in Tianhe are in the service sector and 25 headquarters are foreign-funded ventures.
上海千花网In the first three quarters of 2017, Tianhe’s GDP hit 304 billion yuan ($46 billion), up 9.5 percen
t year-on-year. Its GDP has been the highest among all the districts in Guangzhou for 10 years consecutively.
More importantly, experts said innovation, high-tech and service上海千花网
sectors have become the driving force of the district’s economic growth. The district go
上海千花网品茶微信vernment focuses more on quality rather than quantity when it comes to the economy.
With 53 innovation platforms and 51 startup incubators above city level, the district government is carrying out what it c
alls its “super incubator” strategy. It is making use of old industrial parks, factory workshops and public sites co上海千花网品茶微信
llectively owned by villagers to provide a platform for startups and to foster local economic growth. So far, Tianhe has cr
eated 29 of this kind of incubators for startups and innovation, covering a total area of 1.11 million square meters. The di
strict is also implementing a convenient “five-in-one” new business registration system.上海千花网品茶微信
As a center of finance and technology industries, Tianhe has 215 registered financial agencie
s and 33 enterprises listed on the stock market. It boasts 378 research and development institutes set u
p by enterprises, 86 institutes affiliated to universities and governments, and 239 engineering technology research centers.上海千花网品茶微信
Last year, 4,312 patent applications were submitted in Tianhe, 32 percent
of the city’s total and a rise of 45 percent year-on-year. Among these 1,158 patents were granted.
By the end of last year, Tianhe had 1,403 high and new-technology ent
erprises, as well as more than 50,000 science and technology enterprises.
Property Operation Public Service Platform (SIPOP) in Sha
nghai, the city plans to gather and integrate intellectual proper
ty resources such as transactions and services, gradually promoting their integration in the Yangtze River Delta region.上海乌托邦
The pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of SIPOP successfully passed review by the Na
tional Intellectual Property Administration on April 22 and became operational.
上海乌托邦The Shanghai municipal government issued 100 guidelines for further o
pening up of Shanghai in 2018, and raised the goal of accelerating the construction of high
-standard intellectual property rights (IPR) protection highlands. Shanghai’s intellectual property ma上海乌托邦品茶微信
nagement level has been significantly improved through a series of revision and publishing of policies and r
上海乌托邦egulations, according to Rui Wenbiao, director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration.
The Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration revised the pat
ent subsidy policy of Shanghai in 2018, and increased support for high-quality p上海乌托邦品茶微信
atents and international patent applications. The Shanghai Administration for Industry and C
上海乌托邦ommerce issued a series of guidelines and set up an office for overseas rights protection of Shanghai trademarks, to h
elp Shanghai brands accelerate their overseas development and raise their level of internationalization.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The expert group of the World Intellectual Property Organization gave a high appraisal of the achievements and pro
gress of intellectual property work in China and Shanghai in the past 10 years after inspection and evaluation.
上海乌托邦品茶微信The next steps are to improve the intellectual property evaluati
on system, promote intellectual property financial product innovation, establish m
echanisms of financing risk compensation and sharing for the intellectual property pledge and expand t上海乌托邦
he financing channels of intellectual property for small and medium enterprises.
In addition, Shanghai will upgrade the service level of the national intellectual property protection center and strive to esta上海乌托邦品茶微信
blish a city-wide service system for quick authorization and rapid rights confirmation and maintenance. It will al
so give full play to the role of the office of Shanghai trademark overseas rights protection, and improve the risk pr
evention and control ability for overseas intellectual property rights of innovative subjects.