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rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
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e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
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to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
ncers from the Liaoning Ballet of China will take their original ballet Hua Mulan to the United States a
nd Canada in late August, representing the troupe’s first performance of the classic outside of China.上海品茶微信
For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.
“In the past, I often played the roles of a swan or a princess. This tim上海品茶微信
e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p
art well, she had to do push-ups and fight with sticks on stage, just like the male dancers.
上海品茶微信The story originates from a Northern Dynasty (386-581) folk song, known as the Ballad of Mulan. The song tells the tal
e of a valiant girl who joins the army on behalf of her ailing father, battles enemies to defend her country and fights with
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Besides the physical techniques required, Chinese b
allet cares about portraying its characters’ inner world and expressing emotions.
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ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”
Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch
上海品茶微信inese stories to global audiences, the legend of Mulan is more relatable than others.”
She says it is a touching story, and Mulan’s heroic spirit, perseverance, and love fo
r country and peace can resonate with people everywhere, adding that many European and American audiences are
already familiar with her story thanks to Disney’s classic animated film, which introduced上海品茶微信
the legend of Mulan to the West. Additionally, the recent release of initial footage from Disney’s u
pcoming live-action remake of Mulan has sparked renewed interest in the character.
上海品茶微信The 100 plus-minute ballet Hua Mulan incorporates classic and modern art elements that will suit the taste of today’s a
udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.
gn teachers, yet we are willing to shoulder the cost and e
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Qiao Lei, CEO of BlingABC, an online English teaching platform in Beijing that is a subsid
上海419论坛品茶微信iary of New Oriental Education and Technology Group, said the company has maintained strict
qualification requirements for all foreign teachers since it was founded two years ago.
All teachers must be native speakers, hold a bachelor’s degree along with CELTA (Cert上海419论坛
ificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TES
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ir relevant information and qualifications are open to general scrutiny on its platform, he said.
The company has adopted an evaluation system based on credit for its foreign teachers.上海419论坛
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mplaints from parents, which will affect their salary and position, Qiao added.
上海419论坛品茶微信Kelly Hong, director of Bling-ABC’s Center of Foreign Teacher Management, said the c
ompany records all classes on its platform and they are reviewed by staff members and parents.
“Some parents may have low requirements for foreign teachers and thin上海419论坛
k that native speakers should be able to teach English well, but that’s simply not the ca
se－just like not every Chinese person is able to teach the Chinese language,” she said.
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uage, can energize students and know the basic principles and methods of teaching a second language.
Qiao noted that the high demand in the sector resulted in several English-la上海419论坛
nguage platforms being founded almost every week last year. However, many subseq
uently closed because the teachers they employed did not meet the stringent quality standards.上海419论坛品茶微信
“The market has a way of weeding out companies that engage in malpractice. At the end of the
day, parents still prefer foreign teachers who can offer high-quality English tuition to their children.”
ent year-on-year to 16.25 million units, far better than second placed HP Inc which grew only 3.2 percent.
Revenue from Lenovo’s mobile business group recorded a 9 percent f上海会所
all, but its smartphone shipments grew 30 percent in the North America market.
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Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alli
ance, a telecom industry association, said the strong results show that Lenovo上海会所
is outperforming rivals in the PC sector, despite global geopolitical uncertainty.
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venue mix, its footprint across 180 markets, and a more flexible majority-owned manufacturing base.
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Increases seen mainly in urban areas with relatively loose housing policies
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d property market saw mild heat due to the peak season for rental business, experts said.
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ay, house prices for newly built property in the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen saw 0.3
percent growth in July compared to the month before, mainly powered by price rises in Beijing and Guangzhou.上海会所品茶微信
Among the 70 cities listed by the NBS, 31 second-tier cities saw 0.7 percent mo
nthly growth in newly built property, down 0.1 percentage point from a month earlier.
pany’s monetization of games, the timing of online ad recovery, fintech p
roduction traction, and progress in industrial internet and software development.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Chinese tech heavyweight Lenovo Group Ltd saw its profit more than double in the quarter which ended in June, on the back of
a record high personal computer market share and strong performance in its internet data center business.上海乌托邦
Its profit hit $162 million compared with an average estimate of $154 millio
n by nine analysts, according to data service provider Refinitiv. Its revenue rose to $上海乌托邦
12.51 billion, marking year-on-year growth for the eighth consecutive quarter.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, said the Beijing-based company has cemented its positi上海乌托邦品茶微信
on as the world’s largest PC maker, grabbing a record 24.9 percent market share in the quarter.
“We have seen robust growth in market segments such as gaming PCs, and light
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According to him, the company also performed quite well in Japan after it acquired a 5
1 percent stake in Japanese technology firm Fujitsu Ltd’s personal computer business.上海乌托邦
“Our enhanced operational efficiency also contributed to our better profit
s,” Yang said. The company’s gross profit margin hit 16.4 percent in the quarter.
Lenovo’s strong performance came as global PC market rebounded from April to上海乌托邦品茶微信
June. Year-on-year growth during the quarter reached 4.4 percent, which was nota
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demand, according to data from the market research company International Data Corp.
“Supply for Intel’s processors improved markedly during the quarter, allowing most PC vend上海乌托邦品茶微信
ors to fulfill old orders while also shipping a healthy supply of new PCs into the channels,” Jitesh Ub
rani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers, said in a research note.
in new games as it rode Peacekeeper Elite and other titles like Honor of Kings to reignite growth in a business that co
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“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on
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ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.
“We expect gaming revenue to re-accelerate starting from the second q上海419论坛女神会所
uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke
rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.
Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛
Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is
expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所
arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.
The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan
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“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over
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business in China, the current stalemate wouldn’t last too long,” the Citic report said.
On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye
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mparable business last year. The sector was fueled by rapid growth in commercial payment volumes.
“We have learned from our industry contacts that Te上海419论坛女神会所
ncent’s WeChat Pay has enhanced efforts to improve profitability
by phasing out/reducing subsidies,” Nomura Securities said in its own research note.
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the journey. So he took a job at a restaurant and earned 4,000 yuan in his summer vacation.
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Concerning over possible safety issues during the journey, Meng’s father, 44, decided to join his son.
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liked running on the playground every day. Cycling was also one of his favorites. He saw many new things
during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.
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His story has won wide praise on the internet. “What we lack is the courage to try what
we want in life,” one user said on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The logistics services in China have become more en上海千花坊女神会所
vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla
ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.
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es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com
merce platforms have given up secondary packaging, said Liu Jun, deputy director of the SPB.
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Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China So
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ing the expedition “makes it far more worthwhile” because “protection of the environment is a huge passion of min
nsfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hon
g Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the m
ainland and Hong Kong following recent disruptions at the special administration region’s airport.
It will enhance flight capacity as well as provide easier access for pas
sengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.
Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China South
ern, all stepped up their efforts to handle inconvenienced passengers. The airlines sa
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st been amazing,” he said. “I was able to take time out and really soak up the expe
rience because it wasn’t about a speed record, it’s a first and so there was no time limit.”
ers was 1.75 billion, ranking top of the world. The number of mobile internet users (3G and
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Internet consumption unlocked residents’ consumption potential. By the end of 2018, the number of internet users inv
olved in online shopping reached 610 million, accounting for 73.6 percent of all internet users.
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he end of 2018, the number of express delivery rocketed to 50.7 billion from 1.53 million in 1988.
Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warned on Tuesday that escala
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She appealed to the public to calm down, set aside differences on political issues and reject violence.
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r the city’s law and order is restored. And that’s when we can mend what has been torn apart.”
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June 9, which saw radicals clash with the police, and residential and business areas become virtual war zones.
Lam said the chief executive’s responsibility is to ensure that Hong Kong remains a safe, orderly and law-abiding city.
percent year-on-year during the seven-month period, accounting for 14.2 percent of the total FDI.
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er regions, with the figure up 25.2 percent year-on-year to reach 39.94 billion yuan.
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t seven months, posting growth of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.
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There’s been a whole lot of controversy over flags lately.
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ut their recent treatment by protesters in Hong Kong shows flagrant mis
understanding of the city’s past. Many demonstrators have taken to waving the colonial flag used for the territory before its r
eturn to China in 1997, and some go a step further, flaunting Great Britain’s current Union Jack or the flag of the Uni
ted States to show their desire for Western-style government or even intervention by those countries.上海乌托邦
Meanwhile, the flag of the People’s Republic of China and its national emblem h
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ssatisfaction with a proposed extradition amendment by vandalizing these objects, inflaming tensions in a city al
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ere’s stuff to destroy? This isn’t just a destructive, counter-productive approach to enacting change, though — i
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Just in case there’s any genuine confusion, I can provide a couple quick reminders.