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Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political
?亚博体育注册会所Consultative Conference, said he was saddened by the desecration of the national emblem.
Tung said a small fraction of the community has taken advan?亚博体育注册会所
tage of an inclusive society and deliberately sabotaged Hong Kong’s economy and social ord
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More than 20 pro-establishment lawmakers issued a joint cond
emnation on Monday of the Liaison Office attack and the Yuen Long violence.?亚博体育注册会所
Boris Johnson has won the United Kingdom’s leadership election, b
y 92,153 votes to 46,656, becoming prime minister and leader of the ruling Conservative Party.
He had been widely expected to win, ever since Theresa May, the nation’s outgoing prime minister, announced on?亚博体育注册会所品茶微信
May 24 she was resigning following heavy criticism of her handling of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
?亚博体育注册会所Johnson and Jeremy Hunt were the last people standing in the leadership battle that had initiall
y involved 10 hopefuls and that was decided in a postal vote open to the party’s 160,000 members.
Johnson takes over as party leader immediately and will be sworn in as prime minister on Wednesday.?亚博体育注册会所
He was an outspoken critic of May and says he will take the UK out of the EU on Oct 31, with or without a divorce deal with the bloc.
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Celsius, compared with the 20th-century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 Celsius), making it the hottest
June in the 140-year record of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
?亚博体育注册会所品茶微信The NOAA global temperature record released on Thursday showed that not only Europe has its w
armest June on record, Africa, Hawaiian region and South America also have the highest June temperatures.
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have experienced their hottest first half of the year, according to the NOAA.
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ught to a new low by the high temperatures in June, which is the second month in a row.
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ently, as weather forecasts warned of extreme heat this week across North America and Europe.
of departures” of foreign companies to other countries, adding that reworking their supply chains in China or exiting is costly.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday that the US allegation tha?亚博体育注册会所品茶微信
t China wants to make a deal because of an economic slowdown is “entirely misleading”.
?亚博体育注册会所”China is not the only one that wants to conclude a trade deal. The US wants it, too,
” Geng said at a regular news conference. “American people, especially consum
ers, strongly oppose the trade war and the additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Their voice speaks volumes.”?亚博体育注册会所品茶微信
Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s leading authorities on Asia,
?亚博体育注册会所suggested in an interview that China is in no rush to cut a trade deal with the US.
“I think they’re going to stay cautious on moving aggressively to cut a deal out of the fear of a weak e
conomy, as President Trump would like us to believe,” he said Monday on CNBC’s Trading Nation.?亚博体育注册会所
The senior fellow at Yale University said he was in China last week
?亚博体育注册会所品茶微信 and the general sense was that the economy was slowing in the manufacturing sector.
“The larger, more rapidly growing services sector was likely to provide a source of resilience,” he said.
China’s services sector, which contributed 54.9 percent to the country’s total GDP, rose 7 percent in the first half, surpa?亚博体育注册会所
ssing a 3 percent increase in primary industry and a 5.8 percent rise in secondary industry, officials said on Mon
day. Primary industries extract raw materials, while secondary industries make products from those materials.
?亚博体育注册会所品茶微信Simon Lester, associate director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for
Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, said, “I don’t think the latest Chi
na GDP numbers have changed the calculation for either side in how to approach the current trade war.”?亚博体育注册会所
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, said that in a global eco
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omy will have global implications, including for US exporters and investors in China.
o Greater Bay Area, which aims to be a world-class technological hub, SSGKC will play a key role in cr
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Of particular interest, the local government said it aims to build a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.
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ns to build an International IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.
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wn here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP pr
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More than 80 IP-related organizations and institutes are located in SSGKC, including the IP
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ministration and the first overseas representative office of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
亚博体育注册会所Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnolo
gy company in Asia, said his decision to move the company from Singapore to SSGKC two years ago has been proven wise.
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itially based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has be
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d mutually beneficial, and China’s core concerns must be properly addressed,” Gao said.
亚博体育注册会所Commenting on the US side’s recent claim that China agrees to
purchase large quantities of US agricultural products, Gao said China and the United States are str
ongly complementary in agricultural trade and have huge room for cooperation.
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between the two countries has taken a blow, which is something we do not want to see,” Gao said.
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f the two peoples and find a solution to the problem on the basis of equality and mutual respect.”
Gao expressed the hope that the two sides will follow the important instructions given at the meet
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equality and mutual respect, and seek mutually beneficial and win-win solutions to create a stable and
predictable trade and investment environment for enterprises of the two countries and the rest of the world.
“This is not only in the interests of China and the United States and their
peoples, but is also the common expectation of the international community,” he said.
hina Petrole亚博体育注册会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.
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Yang Ming, a 33-year-old immobile and partially sighted man from
Chengde, Hebei province, never imagined he could become his family’s “financial adviser”.
However, in late April, he noticed trouble brewing in the financial stat
ements of a company whose stock was owned by his relatives, so he advised selling the shares.
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hares at a slight loss, but kept most of their 4,000 yuan ($578) investment intact.
A short time later, the company’s stock went into free fall when the Shanghai Stock Exchange plunged as a result of risi
ng uncertainty over trade negotiations between China and the United States.