-Macao Greater Bay Area has provided greater convenien
上海夜网品茶微信ce for Hong Kong startups and more flexibility to employees, Mak
said, citing easier transport via a high-speed railway and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, as well a上海夜网品茶微信
s favorable personal income tax rates on Hong Kong and Macao talent working in Guangdong cities in the area.
上海夜网Apart from financial support from the Hong Kong government, the co
mpany – as an entrepreneurial and innovative entity – has also received support in Guan
gdong such as preferential rental rates, access to an industrial fund and housing subsidies.上海夜网
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上海夜网品茶微信The outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area released in February pledges to “suppor
t young people and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from Hong Kong and Macao to realize t
heir development potential on the mainland, extend local entrepreneurship subsidies, (provide) suppo上海夜网品茶微信
rt to cover eligible entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Macao and proactively take forward the deve
上海夜网lopment of youth entrepreneurship and employment bases for Hong Kong and Macao”.
Roborn will draft a development blueprint closely related to 5G development in China, he said.
The company has also signed up for an entrepreneurship and innovation competition in Guangdong province.
The Community Entrepreneurs Cup competition will tak上海夜网
e place later this year with contestants from Hong Kong and Macao to attend.
上海夜网品茶微信Focused on serving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great
er Bay Area, the competition is meant to facilitate the commercializatio
n of scientific and technological research results and the industrial chain in the region, it was ann上海夜网
ounced at a news conference last month in preparation for the competition.
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ured in the stories even becoming “pilgrimage sites” for fans. 上海千花网品茶微信
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Twitter to express his horror. “It’s so dre
adful that I’m lost for words,” he wrote. “I pray for those who passed away.”
上海千花网品茶微信The fire department said it began receiving calls about the fire around 10:3
am. The blaze started in the three-story building in Japan’s ancient capital after the
suspect sprayed an unidentified liquid accelerant, Kyoto prefectural police and fire officials said. 上海千花网
Kyoto Animation’s president, Hideaki Hatta, told reporters “there have been emails with death threats”, without givin
上海千花网品茶微信g further details. He said the gutted building was “the core of the company”, which has produced several well-known t
elevision anime series including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and K-ON!
In China, Kyoto Animation’s Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan series are well known. 上海千花网
“It’s unbearable that those who have led Japan’s animation industry were hurt and lost their lives,” Hatta said.
上海千花网品茶微信A witness who saw the suspect being approached by police told Japanese netw
orks that the man admitted spreading gasoline and setting a fire with a ligh
ter. She told NHK public television that the man had burns on his arms and legs and that he was angrily complaining tha 上海千花网
t something of his had been “stolen”, possibly by the company. NHK footage also sh
owed sharp knives police had found at the scene, though it was not clear if they belonged to the suspect. 上海千花网品茶微信
Survivors said the attacker was not their colleague
and that he was screaming “(You) die!” when he dumped the liquid and star 上海千花网
ted the fire, according to Japanese media reports. They said some survivors were splashed with the liquid.
Kyoto Animation, better known as KyoAni, was founded in 1981 上海千花网品茶微信
as an animation and comic book production studio, and its hits include Lucky Star. Th
e company does not have a major presence outside Japan, though it was hired fo
r secondary animation work on a 1998 Pokemon feature and a Winnie the Pooh video seen abroad.
The Lancet report predicts that China will surpass the United States in alc
上海419论坛品茶微信ohol intake per capita by 2030, with Chinese adults projected to drink more than 10 lit
ers annually on average and per capita consumption of alcohol in the US to drop to 9.5 liters. By then, about 77 percent of pe
ople in China are forecast to drink alcohol at least occasionally, compared with 73 percent in the US.
A recent report by major e-commerce platform Suning said that its sales of alcoho上海419论坛品茶微信
l rose greatly last year. Wine was the most popular choice, followed by spirits and beer.
Sales of the Chinese liquor baijiu, which is commonly used for wedding banquets, have risen along with the price, with som上海419论坛
e 20 million couples marrying in China from 2010 to last year. Baijiu is more popular in lower-tier cities than in me
tropolises. The greatest demand is for bottles priced from 100 to 300 yuan ($15 to $44), the Suning report said.
上海419论坛品茶微信Sales of beer and wine have also been steadily rising, especially high-qua
lity or niche products such as imported wine and craft beer. Chinese women prefer fruit
beer, nonalcoholic beer and sweet wine, with growth of all three exceeding the industry average.上海419论坛
US beer and spirits producer Alltech Beverage shipped its first Kentucky bourbon brand Town Branch to China in 2011.
上海419论坛品茶微信Jonathan Ardoin, head of Alltech Beverage Division China, said middle-class Chinese are now ready
to try spirits or beer from overseas, which wasn’t the case when the company first arrived in the count
ry. It now sells a range of imported drinks in China, and has also set up a factory in Hebei province.上海419论坛
“People are still drinking, but are willing to get out of their comfort zone,” Ardoin said.
He added that alcohol is a good “palliative solution” to relieve pr
essure for people who are constantly under stress, and Chinese consumers are foll上海419论坛品茶微信
owing a global trend that has led to increased demand for imported alcoholic beverages.
Sales of Scotch whisky are falling in Europe and the US, while Irish w
hiskey is the industry’s fastest-growing market. Alltech has received many inquiries from C上海419论坛品茶微信
hina and began importing a range of Irish whiskey into the country this year, he said.
-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box
-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所
To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re
上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.
“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch
inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所
Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv
上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.
“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the
reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信
ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.
上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.
Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa
id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信
s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.
“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin
ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.
A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi
上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show
s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.
“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所
s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.
Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws
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WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.
上海419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised countervailing measures imposed by t
he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.
However, the US failed to comply with the WTO ruling and上海419
accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.
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e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信
“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.
Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信
The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
上海419reate a fair and stable international trading environment for companies from both countries.
“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c上海419品茶微信
orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419
de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
hou Normal University, echoes Cao’s views on the need for good voice-over work when he recall
s that the 1999 animation Lotus Lantern gained huge success, partly thanks to its star-studded v上海419论坛品茶微信
oice-over cast of more than 10 celebrities, including Jiang Wen, Chen Peisi and Zhu Shimao.
“It became a game-changer that ushered in a wave of big-budget animations that started to use celebrities to enhance the fil
上海419论坛品茶微信ms. And veteran actors, who have stage performance experience, have proved that they can do a better job.”
The 2019 Chinese Science Education Summit was held in Beijing recently and its theme was “Make science education more scientific”.
Speaking at the event, Zou Caineng, an academician from the Chinese Acad上海419论坛
emy of Sciences, emphasized the importance of cultivating a sense of innovation sense in kids.
David G. Evans, a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology presented some sci上海419论坛品茶微信
entific experiments at the event and explained the necessity of letting kids do the experiments themselves.
上海419论坛The summit was held by the Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing As
sociation for Early Education and Development and attracted more than 400 participants from all over China.
The Ministry of Education and the British Council recently announced the recipients of the first round of seed fund上海419论坛
ing under the UK-China-BRI Countries Education Partnership Initiative. And they included Peking U
niversity, Dalian University of Technology, the University of Leeds and King’s College London.上海419论坛
As part of the funding, an initial 420,000 pounds ($527,000) of the investm
ent will be provided to nearly 30 universities from 12 countries most of which are in上海419论坛
volved in the Belt and Road Initiative, to help deepen cooperation mainly in the fields of healthcare, food safety, a
dvanced manufacturing, renewable energy, and global leadership transformation.
上海419论坛品茶微信Zhang Jin, vice-director of the Department of International
Cooperation and Exchanges at the Ministry of Education, says that the initiative is the mi
nistry’s first multilateral collaboration with a European country within the framework of the BRI, which aims to p
artner with more countries in higher education to resolve shared global challenges.上海419论坛品茶微信
To Andrew Zerzan, director of education at the British Council, the funding
is an essential step in connecting the brightest minds across the world to improve the qua
lity and impact of educational collaborations between the United Kingdom and China, and strengthen their expe上海419论坛品茶微信
rtise in student mobility, joint degree programs and groundbreaking research.
“In the current economic climate, investment in education is a k
ey lever in building lasting links between the two countries,” says Zerzan.
Domestic celebrities can enhance the viewing experience when they make ch
aracters in overseas animations sound local, but things can sometimes go wrong.上海419
At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.
Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with
上海419品茶微信comedian Chen Peisi, actor Feng Shaofeng and Taiwan singer-actress Amber Kuo appearing from them.
Each of the guests then hugged a furry creature resembling the an
imal characters they perform in the voice-overs for the upcoming Hollywood an上海419
imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
上海419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the conceited rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t
he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.
As well as the three celebrities, the film also features renowned director Feng Xiaogan上海419
g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.
At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike
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Meanwhile, latest data from the box-office tracker Maoyan showed that the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entert上海419品茶微信
ainment production has topped the presale box-office charts for animation features as of Friday.
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ed that the film had drawn the highest number of potential theatergoers for its opening day.
For most industry observers, the film typifies the latest efforts by foreign animati上海419品茶微信
on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
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arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
“And, despite the fact that most adult viewers, especially those in their 20s or 30s, are used to watching native language orig上海419品茶微信
inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
In an acknowledgment that the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have been talking at cross-purposes, US Secretary of State M
ike Pompeo said on Monday that he hoped both sides could “be a little more creative” with what they bring to the ta
ble when the two sides restart talks aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.上海夜网
The US position hasn’t changed, he said, it still wants full and final denuclearization of the DPRK in a way that it could verify.
上海夜网品茶微信But that in itself constitutes a change of approach from before — one that US President Donald T
rump signaled when he met with DPRK top leader Kim Jung-un in the demilitarized zone — as it drops t
he previous demand the DPRK denuclearize before receiving anything in return.上海夜网
Which suggests it’s not really creativity that’s required, but realistic expectations that can be translated into step-by-step moves.
上海夜网品茶微信Washington might want to bear in mind that the national legislature of the DPRK, the Supreme People’s Assembly, amended
the country’s Constitution in April, re-ascertaining leader Kim Jong-un’s status as a “representative of the state”.
Since few doubted Kim’s role as representative of his
country, the constitutional amendment naturally attracted little interest.上海夜网
But Pyongyang’s belated revelation of the full text of its amended C
上海夜网品茶微信onstitution reveals something that does deserve Washington’s attention.
Although it retains the DPRK’s commitment to being a “nuclear state” — which confirms the assumption that the DPRK has
been deeming itself as a legitimate nuclear power in its talks with the US — the most important change thro上海夜网
ughout the constitutional amendment is literally something that is absent in the present text.
The longstanding “Songun Policy”, the core DPRK national strategy that prioritized
the military in the affairs of state and allocation of resources, has been removed from the amended Const上海夜网品茶微信
itution. This policy simultaneously resulted in the country’s nuclear capabilities and its economic hardships.
Elaborating on the change, Kim stated in his speech at the April meeting that the DPRK’s central上海夜网
task is to concentrate all the energies of the state on economic construction. And the amended Con
上海夜网品茶微信stitution includes new phrases such as “socialist corporate responsibility management system” and “revolutionary busi
ness practices”. Terms reminiscent of those in the early stage of China’s reform and opening-up.
nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.
上海后花园Fifteen regions, including Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi,
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In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta
ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha
ilong, deputy head of the provincial human resources and social security department.上海后花园
It is estimated the local government would provide additional funding of over 900 million yuan
to the pension scheme, which will benefit more than 15 million elderly rural and urban residents, Li said.上海后花园品茶微信
Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.
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unemployment insurance and employment injury insurance have been cut by over 128 billion yuan.
After companies’ social insurance premium rates were reduce
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peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.
A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans
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pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.
A new natural gas network in the Xinjiang Uygur auton上海后花园品茶微信
omous region is making life for residents like Hazret Mamut much more convenient.
“I used to go to the gas station to change the fuel tank when it was empty, which used to take 10 minutes of riding an electric sco上海后花园品茶微信
oter,” Hazret recalled. But now, he only needs to turn the knob of the stove and the flame is lit.
“Using natural gas costs less than 20 yuan ($2.90) every month for cooking,” Hazret added.上海后花园
Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p
roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.
Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga
s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.
which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
上海千花坊品茶微信To cut fuel consumption and promote the popularity of new energy vehic
les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will
be given two separate scores for traditional vehicle energy efficiency and new energy vehicle production.上海千花坊
If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.
The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, especi上海千花坊品茶微信
ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in
China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u
nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
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For instance, an electric car that can run 350 kilometers on one charge would earn 5 credits for上海千花坊
its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
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He added that the proposed policy encourag
es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.