Monthly ArchiveJuly 2019

he silent majority hav上海乌托邦at this persistent viol

olence is not really targeting the extradition la

w amendment bill, long pronounced dead and therefore no longer an issue.

上海乌托邦A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Brendt Christensen, a former University of Illinois doct

oral student, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the kidnapping and killing of Chinese scholar

Zhang Yingying after a jury said it was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“The jury has spoken, and the trial is over, but Yingying is not

上海乌托邦home,” said Zhang’s father, Zhang Ronggao at a brief news conference following the sentence.

“We ask the defendant to unconditionally tell us what he knows about Yingying’s location,” the father said. “If you have any上海乌托邦

humanity left in your soul, please help end our torment. Please let us bring Yingying home.”

上海乌托邦品茶微信He said that although the family does “not agree with that result (referring to the jury

‘s decision), we accept that he will spend the rest of his life in prison, which still reflects our loss in a meaningful way”.

“We hope that every day he spends in prison h

上海乌托邦e feels the pain and suffering that we feel for the loss of Yingying,” Zhang said.

US District Court Judge James Shadid addressed Christensen, who d

上海乌托邦品茶微信eclined to make a statement directly to the court after the judge announced the sentence.

The radicals are actually trying to advance their own political agenda by exploiting the controversy surrounding the bill.

Unfortunately some inherently idealistic and impulsive young people, who harbor discon上海乌托邦

tent about social inequality, have been manipulated by these political radicals to unleash violence.

上海乌托邦品茶微信The political radicals are using these young people and taking advantage of their impulsiveness and recklessness.

At a time when the future of their city is threatened by lawlessness, the s

ilent majority of Hong Kong has every reason to come out and defend their home.

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The government will 上海千花坊ch a batch of public faci

ilities including an international conference center, sports center, neighb

上海千花坊品茶微信orhood center, library and museum that meet international standards.

The construction of a smart industry park started in Sino-Singapore Guangzh

ou Knowledge City (SSGKC) on Thursday. The knowledge city was elevated to a national-level project last month.上海千花坊

The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is getting bolde

r in its reforms and experimentation, following an official upgrade centering on its ambit

上海千花坊品茶微信ions to be a world-class knowledge city, an outstanding source of innovation in the region and a global talent magnet.

According to a framework agreement signed by the Chinese and Singaporean governm

ents on Monday, the iconic Sino-Singaporean collaboration project based in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Gu上海千花坊

angdong province, was officially elevated to the status of a State-level bilateral project.

上海千花坊品茶微信Involving a total investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($203.34 million) and scheduled to be co

mpleted in 2020, the China-Singapore International Smart Industry Park will focus

on the development of technology related to the internet of things, big data and cloud ecology.上海千花坊

It is designed to empower companies developing applications in the smart home, transport, office, healthcare and city ind

上海千花坊ustries, according to the administration of Huangpu district, Guangzhou, where the project is located.

Infrastructure projects including eight railways, five expressways and seven urban express

ways are under construction and a new metro line is scheduled for operation in late September.上海千花坊

An intercity light rail is also slated to be put into service next year. By then, travel time from th

e CSGKC to other cities in the Bay Area is expected to be reduced to within an hour.

上海千花坊品茶微信In addition, a high-speed rail station and convenient traffic routes

to the airport, railway stations and the port of Guangzhou are planned.

The park will accommodate innovation incubators, offices, commerc上海千花坊

ial facilities and residential apartments, with green-building technologies to be used widely.

上海千花坊品茶微信The park will also include a Siemens green city digitalization center and a Sino-Singapore research institute.

Covering an area of 21.2 square kilometers, SSGKC has attr

acted 1,382 companies with a total registered capital of 129.4 billion yuan.上海千花坊品茶微信

The knowledge city is the only national-level pilot zone for intellectual property use and protection reform.

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The greater integration 上海夜网e Guangdong-Hong Kon

-Macao Greater Bay Area has provided greater convenien

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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

Such support is helpful to the company and it plans to talk with investors as it anticipates rapid business expansion, Mak said.

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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Thus, despite all the ver上海千花坊vado, it remains in favo

Since both parties want to resume the negotiatio

上海千花坊女神会所ns and don’t really want to cause negative impacts for the other, they should be

able to walk back a bit and find a point where they can agree to restart their talks and proceed step by step from there.上海千花坊

Chinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer.

For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be joining their fellow上海千花坊女神会所

professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the capita

上海千花坊l Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.

Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2

006 when officers from Hungary became the first foreign law enforcement officials invited to t

ake part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assist their上海千花坊

Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.

上海千花坊女神会所In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the

streets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line

s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊

In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.

Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.

上海千花坊女神会所In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chin

ese visitors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.

“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monuments

and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.

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Writer Zheng Shiping, kn上海乌托邦is pen name Yefu, acc

ccidentally discovered that baijiu from his hometown, a small village in

Lichuan city, Hubei province, was popular with some consumers in first-tier cities.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Fu Lei, product manager at Yefu Academy Cultural and Creative Industries Co, said: “Yefu’s mother used to work in a baijiu distillery, so he has a s

上海乌托邦品茶微信pecial interest in baijiu and likes drinking and collecting baijiu products. He misses products from his childhood a

nd has mentioned many of them in his stories, including the local vegetables, tea and alcohol.”上海乌托邦

The baijiu brand Wuximan was first presented as a gift to people who bought other local products, but the

上海乌托邦品茶微信number of repeat purchases of the drink rose unexpectedly. The company then started sell

ing it online or through Yefu’s personal social media platforms to his followers at 99 yuan a bottle.上海乌托邦

With artistic packaging featuring his poetry and lyrics on a terrazzo bottle, the brand was produced by a small workshop in Yefu’

上海乌托邦品茶微信s village from mountain spring water and pure red sorghum. On good days, more than 100 bottles a day are sold.

Fu said: “Baijiu is a niche market and consumers mainly come from big cities, where there are either

expensive high-end brands or low-end ones. It is not easy for people to obtain pure-grain baijiu,上海乌托邦

and we try to sell them good-quality original products that are reasonably priced.”

上海乌托邦Ardoin, from Alltech Beverage Division China, said the Chinese ma品茶微信

rket is evolving much faster than elsewhere, and innovation is the key to survival.

“Chinese consumers like completely different flavors to those in Euro上海乌托邦

pe or the US, and they are far more open-minded about trying something new,” he said.

Vice-Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury S上海乌托邦品茶微信

ecretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday.

上海乌托邦Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Comm

ittee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.

They exchanged views on implementing the consensus reac上海乌托邦品茶微信

hed by the two heads of state in Osaka, as well as the next round of trade talks.

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan attended the call.

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t is set on virtual maps 阿拉爱上海mland in poverty-stricke

n Yongsheng county in Yunnan province, Pingjiang county in Hunan province and Fenxi county in Shanxi province.

Players can earn credits through selling the virtual produ 阿拉爱上海

cts they have grown or by viewing advertisements embedded in the game.

Those credits can then be used as discount coupons in the market section of the game to pu

 阿拉爱上海rchase real goods, such as rice and fruits, produced by local farmers in those counties.

All of the advertising revenue and the income from selling products

through the outlet will be used to support poverty alleviation work in these counties. 阿拉爱上海

All of the virtual products in the game represent real local specialties produced in

 阿拉爱上海the pilot counties. Photos and descriptions for these products are also available.

Players can share the link to these local specialties with three friends a

nd form a group to purchase these products and help poor farmers. Players can also view a real-ti 阿拉爱上海

me report about how much they have contributed to help these counties fight poverty. 阿拉爱上海

As China’s fight against poverty enters a new phase that focuses on targeted, precise solut

ions, the government has been seeking innovative ways to make the efforts more effective. 阿拉爱上海

In 2018, China lifted 13.8 million people in rural areas out of poverty, with the number of impov

erished rural residents dropping from 98.9 million in late 2012 to 16.6 million by the end of last year. 阿拉爱上海

China has vowed to eradicate absolute poverty by the end of 2020.

Pork prices to continue rising in latter half of year as swine fever woes persist

The supply of meat can satisfy domestic demand in the latt 阿拉爱上海

er half of the year as the decrease in pork production continues due to A

frican swine fever outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday.

 阿拉爱上海Tang Ke, chief of the market and economic information department at the ministry, said at a new

s conference that pork prices in China have kept rising since March, and at an accelerated pace recently.

The average wholesale price of pork-the most commonly consumed meat in C

hina-reached 21.6 yuan a kilogram ($3.10) in June, an increase of 4.7 percent compare

d with that in May and a rise of nearly 30 percent compared with June last year, he said.

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Christensen, 上海后花园 graduate student at the Universit

 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.”

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Is the Chinese mainla上海千花网e main focus for your

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ago we went into the mainland. We luckily found a showroom that could help us. The mainla上海千花网女神会所

nd’s market is hard, because stores are very new; brands might not have a website, just WeChat. But sales have

上海千花网grown from our first season to now and it has been significant. The mainland has overtaken my orders from Europe. And of cour

se, the scale is different. We have around 25 points of sale there now. So yes, we’re focusing more and more on the mainland.上海千花网女神会所

Do you design especially for the mainland market?

We do tailor some of our designs, yes. I sometimes follow trends, but we c上海千花网

are more about ourselves and our feedback from the buyers, who will tell us what sol

d well last season. We take that and move forward. But if the buyer says a particular fit works, or a certain color, we上海千花网

will expand on those things. So we take about 50% of outside advice and add 50% of our own ideas.

The media seems to portray the brand as being for fashionistas, yet Cynthia & Xiao doesn’t feel entirely that way. Would you agree?

上海千花网女神会所Yes. It’s for fun kinds of girls who feel comfortable with themselves. We

do get some cool fashionistas who might wear our stuff and some Hong Kong KOLs [key opin

ion leaders]. But I don’t see our brand as a KOL thing. I’d rather have more people wearing and touching the prod上海千花网

uct than a KOL endorsement. I also don’t have a massive inventory of stuff, so I don’t need some super high-profile K

上海千花网OL. It’s about the right balance.Hongkongers don’t really seem to support their local designers – or their artist

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The mainland is also such a different kind of vibe from Hong Kong. They like that “girl-next-door” look, which is very relatable. These上海千花网

influencers are really successful, but you don’t know who they are. It’s a different type of visibility.

We find color just works. When we started out, the palette was more muted, with navy and grey – the idea being that pieces

上海千花网女神会所could be mixed and matched. But as we’ve grown, we’ve incorporated more color – lots of it! [laughs] – like yellow, r

ed, orange, neon green… stuff that’s really in-your-face. And they sell really well for us. The consumers seem to love it.

What’s your best-selling piece?上海千花网女神会所

Our favorite shape is something we call “oversize”. For some girls, it could literally be a dress,

but you would have to wear something underneath. Let’s just say it covers the bottoms and is our best-sel

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nghai, we always go shorter – a more fitted shape. Sometimes we make longer pieces, too.

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He said Hainan had nat上海千花坊ntages, including its cl

limate, and its traditional Chinese medicine resources were also effective and cheap, making the sector competitive.

“The natural means of treatment that are gradually favored by Western tourists promise to cr上海千花坊女神会所

eate bright prospects for cooperation in the island province’s medical tourism sector,” Wang said.

上海千花坊女神会所About 100,000 foreigners – mostly from Russian-speaking countries and northern Europe, as well as some

from Canada, the US, Turkey and Iran – have received tailored TCM therapies that eased or cured

their illnesses in Sanya since the hospital began its healthcare tourism in 2002, according to the hospital.

The education authorities in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region posted a map online recently, warning of high-risk drowni上海千花坊

ng areas to reduce the number of children who die while swimming during the summer vacation.

More than 12,000 spots across the region have been hig

hlighted on the map as drowning hazards, with 981 labeled “high risk”.

上海千花坊女神会所The warning map is a part of a drowning warning system developed

by the region’s education department and Guilin University of Electronic Technology, according to

Deng Guofeng, a professor at the university who was also in charge of developing the system.

The high-risk areas were mapped out according to a collection of dr上海千花坊

owning cases in past years that were reported by 3,625 schools in the region.

“Judging from the weather conditions and the distribution of drowning areas in the past, our system can now send war上海千花坊女神会所

ning messages to the school staff registered in the system so that they can have time to take precautionary me

asures,” Deng said. Some senior teachers remain on duty during the summer holiday.

When temperatures and humidity are high, people are more likely上海千花坊

to go swimming, increasing the chances that someone may drown, Deng said.

The system is also trying to collect information about students who go swim

上海千花坊女神会所ming without schools’ or parents’ permission so that it can send messages to their parents if they do so again.

“The system is not designed for schools exclusively, but also open to the public,” Deng

said. “Actually, we need more people to be involved to prevent drowning. The more, the better.

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For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig

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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.

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This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge

sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow

上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.

But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that

China remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. While pessimists focus on the diffi

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For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen

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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.

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sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot

上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a

fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.

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