Month: August 2019
d Cross Society of China arrived in Kabul again, marking the beginning of the project’s second phase. It is expected that an add
itional 150 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will be selected after screening in Ka 上海千花网品茶微信
bul and then sent to hospitals in China for treatment, said Liu Xuanguo, vice-president of the CRCF.
In addition to Afghanistan, the foundation has provided h 上海千花网
umanitarian assistance to 26 countries in Asia and Africa in recent years. Among the pro
上海千花网jects, it has established emergency centers in Pakistan, provided free diagnosis and treatment to children with co
ngenital heart disease in Afghanistan and Mongolia, built a blood dialysis center in B
angladesh, constructed mobile hospitals for Syria and Iraq and donated rescue vehicles in Cambodia and Laos, he said. 上海千花网
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ing the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative (in 2013),”
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initiative. Although much smaller in scale compared with international assistance delivered by the Chinese gov
ernment, China Red Cross humanitarian assistance has played a very important role in promoting frie
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For example, a foundation project that has provided free treatment in Chinese hospitals over the past two years to 100 Mo
ngolian children under age 14 with congenital heart disease has won high praise from the Mongolian government a 上海千花网
nd was recognized as one of the best humanitarian assistance projects in the country last year, Liu said.
In June, another Chinese medical team arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to screen around 100 of the m
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cooperation with the Pakistani Red Crescent Society has also won the praise of locals, Liu said.
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Cross Society of China had been to the center in Gwadar since its establishment in Sep
tember 2017. Large numbers of Chinese employees work there to assist with various projects.
about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
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ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
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ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil上海千花坊女神会所
lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb
Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi上海千花坊
ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf
lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
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xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
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“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e
arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and上海千花坊
had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
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ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.
The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administ
rative Region on Monday “strongly condemned” the violent acts by a small group of lawbreakers, after a polic上海419论坛女神会所
e officer was injured by homemade petrol bombs thrown by radical protesters on Sunday night.
The condemnation came after many civic leaders also expressed concerns over the appalli
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An on-duty police officer sustained burns on both legs after being hit by a petrol bomb in Tsim Sha Tsui.
“There is no place in the world that would tolerate such atrocious violent acts. Hong Ko上海419论坛
ng will slide into an abyss, if such acts of terror were allowed,” the office said in a statement.
The most urgent, common aspiration of the public is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office stressed.
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vernment and the police force to bring all violent lawbreakers to justice.
Hong Kong police have exercised restraint and professionalism w
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To date, a total of 12 police officers have been injured by laser beams poi
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The office expressed sympathy to injured officers and extended gratitude to the police force and their families.
The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday s
trongly condemned radicals who threw petrol bombs at police officers Sunday night.上海419品茶微信
Yang Guang, spokesman for the HKMAO, said Hong Kong’s radical protesters repeatedly attacking police officers in the pa
st few days have committed serious violent crimes and have begun to show “signs of terrorism”.
上海419品茶微信He said a very small number of thugs hurled petrol bombs at police officers at the police
stations in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night, causing burn injuries to a police officer.
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es of Hong Kong citizens and challenge Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Yang said.
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mly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.
Yang called Hong Kong police force “the backbone” in maintaining Hong Kong’s social security and the rule of law.
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“Hong Kong has reached a critical juncture,” he said, adding that all those who ca
re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.
reviously announced standards,” Hufbauer said. “Trump is toying with the idea of countervailing currency interve
上海后花园ntion－selling dollars to buy yuan－but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stab
ilization Fund controlled by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”
In July, the IMF said the US dollar was overvalued by 6 percent to 12 percent based on near-ter上海后花园女神会所
m economic fundamentals, while China’s yuan was seen as broadly in line with fundamentals.
上海后花园Some estimate that a 10 percent appreciation of the dollar, relative to a trade-weighted current basket, reduces US
exports by about 1 percent of gross domestic product, or about $200 billion annually,” he said.
Usha Haley, the W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business a上海后花园女神会所
nd a professor of management at Wichita State University, concurred that China did not manipulate its currency.
“A counter-argument to Trump would be China has just responded to these new rounds of tariffs,” she told China Daily.
上海后花园”The first rule of successful negotiations should be understanding
the other party and its interest, and it appears neither side understands the other.
“When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled,” she said. “In this case, the trade上海后花园女神会所
dispute between China and the US is hurting both parties and the global economy.”
In a statement on Monday, PBOC Governor Yi Gang said: “As a responsible big country, China will abide by the spirit of th
上海后花园e G20 Leaders Summit on the exchange-rate issue, adhere to the market-determined exchange-rate sys
tem, not engage in competitive devaluation, not use the exchange rate for competitive purposes and not use the
exchange rate as a tool to deal with external disturbances such as trade disputes.”上海后花园女神会所
Currency manipulation is based on two assumptions: First, that a nation
can lower the international value of its money by acquiring foreign currency r
eserves, and second, that a weaker currency gives a nation an unfair trade advantage.
are at a crucial stage of development, Wang said, calling for the two
countries to handle their historical grudge properly and avoid unilateral actions.上海夜生活
Qureshi said China is Pakistan’s long-trusted friend, and that he believe
上海夜生活女神会所s China will uphold justice over the Kashmir issue. Pakistan will continue to support Chi
na’s legitimate position in issues concerning China’s core interests without any hesitation, he said.
Honor, one of the two signature smartphone brands of Huawei Technologies Co, unveiled its first smart TV on上海夜生活
Saturday, marking the company’s official entry into the TV-related sector amid mounting competition.
It is the also the first electronic products that is powered by its in-house operating system Har
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Zhao Ming, president of Honor, said the company aims to leverage its years of innovation in smartphones to reshape the role of TV in daily lives.
On top of boasting the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product comes with a 55-i
nch screen and will function as a hub for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.上海夜生活
Priced from 3,799 yuan ($538), the TV comes with Wi-Fi chips which are used in smartphones, providing seamless experience. Zhao said.
上海夜生活女神会所Content from video steaming sites including Tencent Video and MGTV are available on Honor’s smart TV.
It is also equipped with an artificial-intelligence-enabled camera for smooth te
levision calls and supports playing mobile games on smart TVs with low latency.
The latest report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) conclude
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undamentals”, and the Chinese monetary authority barely intervened in the foreign exchange market.上海419
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eling of China as “a currency manipulator” by the US administration, experts said.
The value of the Chinese currency and the country’s external position i
上海419品茶微信n 2018 were “broadly in line with the level consistent with medium-term fun
damentals and desirable policies,” the report said, citing that China’s current account surplus fell by around 1 pe
rcentage point to 0.4 percent of GDP in 2018 and is projected to remain contained at 0.5 percent of GDP in 2019.
Estimates showed that the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central ban上海419
k, has had “little FX intervention”, said the report, which is based on IMF’s latest Ar
ticle IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.
上海419品茶微信The IMF’s conclusion came in just four days after the US Treasury officially la
beled China as a “currency manipulator” on Monday. The Chinese yuan
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“The IMF conclusion is objective and reflected that the renminbi was assessed to be broadly
in line with medium-term fundamentals. The result kept pace with what it said in July,” said Zhang Xiaohui, a s
上海419品茶微信enior researcher of the China Finance 40 Forum (CF40), and former assistant governor of the PBOC.
What the IMF concluded is a just decision, reflecting that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, according to Yu Yo
ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant of CF40.
t just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, which has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar n上海后花园
ight, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.
上海后花园Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the
Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourt
h lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.上海后花园女神会所
The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3 and then released Y
utu 2, the world’s seventh moon rover, and also the first to get to the far side and survey t
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The scientific tasks of the Chang’e 4 mission include low-frequency radio a
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ral composition and shallow lunar surface structure, as well as measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.
上海后花园As no probe had landed on the far side before Chang’e 4, all scien
tific information obtained in the mission would be new, according to Zhang He, ex
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China’s next lunar probe, Chang’e 5, will weigh about 8.2 metric tons and will be the largest a
上海后花园nd heaviest lunar probe ever built by the country. It will consist of four components – orbiter, lander, ascender and
re-entry module. The probe will be sent by China’s largest carrier rocket, Long March 5, from the Wenchang Space Launch C
enter in the island province of Hainan in the near future. It will collect lunar samples and bring them back to Earth.上海后花园女神会所
If the Chang’e 5 mission succeeds, China will become the third nation to retrieve lunar samples, after the United States and Russia.
Orange alert issued as powerful Lekima churns its way toward Zhejiang province
上海后花园A strong typhoon is forecast to either hit the coastal areas of East China’s Zhejiang province o
r move northward along the coast on Saturday, according to China National Meteorological Center.
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g city, Zhejiang province, with wind speeds reaching 208 kilometers per hour at its center.
hina will not revise its foreign exchange policies, as the United States labeling it “a currency manipulator” is unre
上海419品茶微信asonable and unlikely to get support from multilateral mechanisms, according to Chinese officials and analysts.
Based on available facts and evidence, it is unlikely that the International Monetary Fund — the most authoritative organization to arbitrate currency ma
nipulation — will stand by the US in accusing China of being a currency manipulator, they said. Without such suppo 上海419
rt from the multilateral organization, the US accusation will not hold up, they added.
上海419品茶微信An IMF spokesperson told China Daily on Thursday that “discussions
with the US Treasury Department are ongoing on a range of issues”. The “range of issues” is not c
onfined to the currency manipulation accusation, the spokesperson added.
The IMF had not yet sent a message requiring Beijing to start related negotiation 上海419
s regarding the accusation, two Chinese officials familiar with the matter told China Daily. The Chinese govern
上海419品茶微信ment maintains routine coordination and communication with the IMF, said the officials, on condition of anonymity.
The US Treasury Department wrote in a statement on Monday that it will engage with the IMF “to
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ncement, the renminbi weakened beyond 7 per dollar for the first time since May 2008. Washington threatened earlier to sl
ap 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods beginning on Sept 1.
上海419品茶微信Li Chao, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said it is
“irresponsible” for the US administration to label China as “a currency manipulator”, as it not only viol
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“(The US labeling) triggered drastic fluctuations across g
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Mark Sobe, a former senior IMF official, told Reuters on T
uesday, “It’s ridiculous that they’ve declared China a currency manipulator. T 上海419品茶微信
hey don’t have any meaningful tools to do anything about it, unless they just want to pile more tariffs on.”
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