The announcement coincides with the 10th National Games for People with Disabil
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A domestic biopharmaceutical company has announced that it plans to submit an application to market probably the world’
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h Ltd said during a media briefing on Tuesday that the Phase III clinical trial of the oral亚博体育官方app419品茶微信
drugwas completed ahead of schedule in June, and that they expect patents to be obtained at the end of this year.
There are currently only two drugs available in the market that can treat tumors. Both can only be used to treat pancreatic NET.
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tors said. There are an estimated 300,000 patients suffering from NET on the Chinese mainland.
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China will ease restrictions on car purchases to support auto sales
as part of its policy package announced Tuesday to boost the country’s consumption.
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purchase of new energy vehicles, according to a guideline issued by the State Council.
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pplying new technologies to promote the circulation of products, improving i
nfrastructure of commercial streets and accelerating the development of chain convenience stores.
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reading from the industrial sector to healthcare, home services, education and other areas.”
The trend comes as China, the world’s largest market for industrial rob
亚博体育官方app419ots for six consecutive years, sees increasing demand for service robots.
The market size of the country’s robotics sector is expected to hit $8.68 billion this year, accounting for about 30 percent of th
e global robotics market, the Chinese Institute of Electronics forecast in a report. Tha亚博体育官方app419
t figure would mark an average annual growth rate of 20.9 percent from 2014 to 2019.
Specifically, the market for service robots will be valued at $2.2 billion this year and boasts huge growth potential in coming ye
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Qi Ou, founder of ForwardX, a company founded in 2016 that has developed a smart suitcase custom-built to follow its o
wner, said the increasing integration of AI and robotics makes robots smarter, and mo亚博体育官方app419
re efforts are being made to leverage technological progress to enhance people’s lives.
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n implanted with a pair of “eyes” and a “brain” that allow the suitcase to fol
low and predict the path of its owner while avoiding obstacles. It is designed for busy trav
elers who seek a hands-free and stylish travel companion that can make traveling a breeze.
partment show that the province alone saw a 61-percent grow
th in foreign investment to $11.08 billion in the first half of this year.亚博体育官方app会所
Foreign-invested projects entailing investment of $50 million or more each surpassed 40. Among the foreign inve
亚博体育官方app会所品茶微信1stors in Guangdong province are multinationals such as German chemical giant BASF SE, US-based oil and gas co
mpany Exxon-Mobil Corp and consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Group.
From preparing for factory construction to intensifying activities in the field of research and development, global c亚博体育官方app会所
ompanies have been accelerating the expansion of their operations across China in
recent years, said Chu Shijia, director-general of the comprehensive department at the Ministry of Commerce.亚博体育官方app会所
He said many opportunities come from China’s move to encourage foreign companies t
o expand their market presence in areas such as advanced manufacturing, high-tech, modern agricu亚博体育官方app会所品茶微信
lture and services. China is also offering easier market access and creating
a more fair, transparent and predictable environment for foreign businesses.
亚博体育官方app会所The positive impact of these measures is felt not just in South China but
mainland-wide. For instance, in June, China (Hubei) Pilot Free Trade Zone, located in the co
亚博体育官方app会所untry’s central region, signed agreements with global companies to establish 2
4 big-ticket projects. The move attracted 30 billion yuan in investment in fields like industrial incubation, machine
ry maintenance, new materials, electronic information and medical equipment.亚博体育官方app会所品茶微信
As for the northeast region, Saudi Arabian Oil Co, or Aramco, the world’s largest oil p
亚博体育官方app会所roducer by revenue, announced in February that it would invest $10 billion to buil
d a fully integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Panjin, Liaoning province.
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oss industries. Late last year, BMW Brilliance Automotive, the German automaker’s jo
int venture in China, opened its third plant in Shenyang, Liaoning’s capital.
riters in Norway, and was the winner of the International Ibsen Aw
ard in 2010. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages.亚博体育官方app后花园
A Summer’s Day?was created in 1999 and is recognized as one of Fosse’s r
epresentative works. According to Wang Wei, director of the Chinese production, the p
亚博体育官方app后花园女神会所lay is about “how people are alienated from each other, unable to really understand each other.”
“I hope audiences can feel for the characters, catch the subtle emotions and communication,” he said.
The play takes place as an older woman (played by Tian Shui) looks back at her life,亚博体育官方app后花园
recalling with a friend (played by Wen Yang) the fateful day when a couple visited.
The Shanghai Dramatic Art Center first introduced Fosse’s works in 2014, when five plays by the Norwegi
亚博体育官方app后花园an author were presented by five companies from Russia, Iran, India, Italy and China, respectively, d
uring the ACT, an annual festival of contemporary theater hosted by the art center.
Russia’s deputy UN envoy on Thursday appealed to European countries to heed the United Stat亚博体育官方app后花园女神会所
es’ recent withdrawal from a Cold War arms control treaty and warned of a possible new arms race.
At a Security Council meeting, Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s acting permanent representative to the United Nations, called
亚博体育官方app后花园on the Europeans to act to prevent the deployment of US intermediate-range missiles on their continent.
After exiting from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on Aug. 2, the United States recently conduc
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NF Treaty last year, Polyanskiy said: “Are you (European member states) happy today
亚博体育官方app后花园that in December you preferred to press the red button? Do you really not understand that yo
u are returning to a situation where missiles are targeting European cities from different sides?”
He warned that the demise of the INF Treaty would not just undermi亚博体育官方app后花园女神会所
ne parts of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, but would also lead to a new arms race.
Museums are throwing off the shackles of convention and time to pull in the crowds
What does it take to extinguish the fire of curiosity? A few drops of rain, a few gusts of wind or a full-blown typhoon?亚博体育官方app千花坊
Officials of the Shanghai Museum got an answer to those qu
estions when it threw its doors open to the public on the evening of Aug 9.
亚博体育官方app千花坊女神会所Typhoon Lekima, packing winds of 185 km/h, was just a few hours
from making landfall in neighboring Zhejiang province, so many people in Shanghai av
erse to bad weather may well have thought th亚博体育官方app千花坊at this would be a night to stay home.
In the event, more than 700 people chose to brave the rain and strong
winds that Typhoon Lekima brought to the city and visit the Shanghai Museum.
亚博体育官方app千花坊”We made the reservation on the museum WeChat service a week ago,” said Julie Wang, a Shanghai sc
hoolteacher who attended with her daughter and several other parents and children.
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The parents prepared pamphlets and PowerPoint files on a tablet, teach
ing the children, all preschoolers from a single class, about the exhibition Arts of the G
亚博体育官方app千花坊reat Ocean, Pacific Art Collection from the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques-Chirac in Paris.
Walking among the carved oars, feather masks and wood sculptures, Wang occasionally br
ought to the children’s attention patterns, figures and interesting details in the exhibits.亚博体育官方app千花坊女神会所
“We often see fine arts from China and the West in the museum, but this ex
hibition is quite different and a rare opportunity to see the Pacific art,” Wang said.亚博体育官方app千花坊
Shanghai Museum began to extend its opening hours into th
e evening in 2017 when the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects
亚博体育官方app千花坊女神会所attracted many enthusiastic visitors, who were willing to line up for hours waiting to see it.
“We started opening in the evening on more than 20 days over three months to meet demand,” said Xia Beibei, a member
of the museum staff. Since then the museum has often held “Night of the Museum” events.
hina’s southern island province of Hainan said it will ban the
sale of gasoline-fueled vehicles by 2030, in a bid to safeguard its environment.亚博体育官方app419论坛
All its vehicles used for sanitation, tourist transport and urban-rural p
亚博体育官方app419论坛assenger transit will be replaced by new energy vehicles by 2025, according to its plan.
Local authorities said they will further improve electric charging
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Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, had its gasoline t
axis replaced by electric ones by 2016. Buses in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong pro
vince, have been electric since 2017, and its taxis are expected to be electrified as well this year.亚博体育官方app419论坛
The Beijing municipal government is offering subsidies of up to 73,800 yuan ($10,416) per
亚博体育官方app419论坛vehicle if taxi owners will buy electric ones, according to a document released in July.
At a forum in July, BAIC Group Chairman Xu Heyi said all taxis in Beijing will become electric within three years. BA
IC owns Beijing Electric Vehicle Co, which is the largest electric carmaker in the country.亚博体育官方app419论坛品茶微信
A representative at BJEV said that as the subsidies are cut, the number of
private owners may fall somewhat but the proportion of electric vehicles used such as
亚博体育官方app419论坛taxis and ride-hailing vehicles will rise as they are cheaper to use than gasoline ones.
Carmakers have long stepped up their efforts in new energy vehicles. BAI
C and Changan said in 2017 that they will phase out conventional fuel-powered cars by 2025.亚博体育官方app419论坛品茶微信
Volkswagen plans to produce around 11 million electric cars in China by 2028. This is more than half of its global target of 22 million.
?is it’s none of our business. It’s no more our business surely how Hong Kong is governed
than how Saudi Arabia is governed. In the latter case, we accept that,” he argued.亚博体育官方app龙凤419
Last week, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, said in a press con
ference in London that no foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong affairs.
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esponsibility for the current situation in Hong Kong, as selective reporti
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Galloway echoed Liu’s view, adding: “This is part of a spectrum of attacks which ar
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mises to a standstill. The Hong Kong police’s handling of the situation was widely criticized by the Wes
亚博体育官方app龙凤419tern media, but Galloway argued that was not honestly dealt with by the Western press.
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Martin Jacques, one of Britain’s best-known Sinologists, recently expressed his views on the
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ina was not being true to democracy. Jacques called it pure “British hypocrisy”.
corated in different styles, each selling a unique category including raw tea, milk tea, coffee, al
cohol, desserts, bread and ice cream, according to a company statement sent to China Daily.亚博体育官方app乌托邦
“Food prompts emotional triggers, and eating is a gateway to the mind,” Yu said.
亚博体育官方app乌托邦品茶微信Experience-driven and new product trials are the defining characteristics of China’s post-1990 pop
ulation, whose desire for instant gratification is shaping up to be the new norm of consumption, said Mich
elle Huang, industry analyst of Food and Agribusiness Research at Rabobank’s Shanghai branch.亚博体育官方app乌托邦
“It’s not just quality that customers are paying attention to, it’s also product innovation an
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Huang said unique storefront design and customer experience help stores gain cultural clout.
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raffic still comes from online orders,” she said. “The online ordering app helps strea
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China recently added skewers and hotpot to their long list of Chinese menu items, wishing to cash in on the burge
oning midnight snacks market that even the government is encouraging in a bid to spur spending.
亚博体育官方app乌托邦Rather than simply placing ads promoting the new offering, KFC used social media to create a buzz. By soliciti
ng and sharing stories related to late-night treats, the firm attracted an emotional response from prospective diners.
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rce site Tmall for a brick-and-mortar store to attract attention, while Happy Lemo
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Weibo, China’s most-used microblogging service, which is also a gauge of trending topics online.
e interest rate regime on Saturday. It decided to use the loan prime rate (LPR), the price of loans banks offer to their best cli
ents, as a new reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.亚博体育官方app千花网
The new LPR was reported for the first time on Tuesday at 4.25 percent for one-year loans, low
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R for five-year loans was at 4.85 percent, according to the National Interbank Funding Center.
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e way of cutting overall interest rates. In response, central bank officials said the reform itself
cannot replace the monetary policy or other policies, but it can improve the effectiveness of monetary policy.
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rest rate reform will not have a direct impact on the renminbi exchange rate. “The market rates are directly
亚博体育官方app千花网related to the exchange rate, but this reform is not involved with changes of market rates.”
He said the current interest rate spread between China and the United States “is within a comfortable zone”.
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omic growth, China is the only country among major economies to retain a normal mone
亚博体育官方app千花网tary policy, and the valuation of yuan-denominated assets is still at a relatively lower level. All of these factors can hel
p to maintain the renminbi exchange rate at a stable and adaptive level, Sun added.
Even under the new scheme, the interest rate level for mortgage loans will not decline, as the government will not ease the rea亚博体育官方app千花网女神会所
l estate control policy nor use real estate as a tool to stimulate short-term economic growth, said
Liu, who disclosed that the interest rate policy for personal mortgages will be revealed in several days.
Covering 608 hectares, the park is home to 208 different wild animal species, including the yellow-bellie
d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.亚博体育官方app419
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As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou
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亚博体育官方app419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.
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Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W
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“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an
d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.