iorities for China’s foreign exchange reserve strategy, according to the SAFE annual report last year. “Pu
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folios, can hedge risks and secure the assets’ value and profit,” the report said.
To better control potential risks, SAFE has introduced “counter-cyclical” policies to prevent adverse situations arising. Acco
亚博yabo平台千花坊rding to the report, the major risks are listed as “credit”, “market”, “liquidity” and “operational”.
The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprece
dented heatwaves have swept across our region, slowly leading to disasters such as drought.亚博yabo平台千花坊
Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones have struck new, unprepared
parts of our region and devastatingly frequent floods have ensued. In Iran, they affected 10 million p
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所eople this year and displaced 500,000, of which half were children. Bangladesh is experiencing its fourth wave of
flooding in 2019. Last year, the province of Kerala in India faced the worst floods in a century.
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ring. Including the slow onset of disasters, average annual losses until 2030 are set to quadruple to about $675
billion, compared with previous estimates. This represents 2.4 percent of the region’s GDP.
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our region’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, keeping children out of scho
ols and adults of work. Basic health services will be undermined, crops destroyed and food security jeopardized. If
we do not act now, the Asia-Pacific’s poorest communities will be among the worst affected.亚博yabo平台千花坊
Four areas of Asia and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable, hotspo
ts which combine vulnerability to climate change, poverty and disaster risk. In trans-c
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所ountry river basins in South and Southeast Asia such as the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin, floods
alternate with prolonged droughts. In Southeast Asia and East and Northeast Asia earthq
uakes, tsunamis and landslides threaten poor populations in the Pacific Ring of Fire.
characteristics is the leadership of the Party, which plays a central role in co
ordinating the overall situation, he said, citing Shen-zhen as a good example of ha亚博yabo平台千花坊
ndling the relationship between market and government since China’s reform and opening-up began.
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所Early this week, Washington will review its decision on Huawei as scheduled. It put the co
mpany on its export-control list on May 15, delaying the restrictions for three months from May 21.
Although it might be the US suppliers of Huawei that care more about the outcome than the Chinese telecommu亚博yabo平台千花坊
nications giant itself, the US should not try to hold Huawei hostage to try and force China into agreeing to an unfair trade deal.
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l step over the threshold into the 5G era and equally sure of its leadership advanta
ges in that technology, which come from its innovation and foresight. It spends about $20 billion a year on research a亚博yabo平台千花坊
nd development, and it has reportedly already begun research on the next generation 6G telecommunications technology.
Its profitability has endowed its vision with practical meaning. In the first half of this year,亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
its sales revenue reached 401.3 billion yuan ($57 billion), up 23.2 percent year-on-year, realizing a net profit of a
bout $5 billion — last year the company’s annual net profit was about $8.4 billion.
亚博yabo平台千花坊Indeed, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, in his most recent
media interview, even thanked the US for letting the world know how good Huawei is.
Despite this, the US government should take the opportunity to rethink its decision on Huawei.亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
However, all the signs suggest the US will not change its mind. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, is still being detaine
d by Canada at the request of the US, and there has been no indication she will be released.
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.
亚博yabo平台千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat
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亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
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亚博yabo平台千花坊
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.”亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
亚博yabo平台千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e
xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
“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亚博yabo平台千花坊
had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
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.
?and prejudice— no matter how soft-pedaled things got right before Hong Kong’s return — plays into the hands of tho
se who want to see China fractured. Whitewashing the crimes of colonial powers, to say nothing of waving their fla亚博yabo平台千花坊
g, demonstrates a profound ignorance of history. Imagine for a moment what the people killed in anti-colonial fights ac
ross the globe would think if they saw this wholesale embrace of their tormentors.亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
This is where the contrast between flags must be emphasized. Blind worsh
ip of any national symbol is dangerous, but the Chinese flag stands for very different prin
亚博yabo平台千花坊ciples than the British or US ones. The People’s Republic of China flag represents liberation and an end to exp
loitation, and was only raised after years of bloodshed and revolutionary struggle. That success was the cul
mination of a century of resistance to imperialism, feudalism and colonialism. Countless lives were lost in pursuit of this no亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
ble goal, and those martyrs live on in the flag’s red fabric, as do the many others who have stood against opp
ression all over the world. The Chinese people are well aware of this, and treat their flag with care and pride.
But that shouldn’t be conflated with the callous jingoism of “former” colonial powers. Victory in a war of liberation and rut亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
hless imperial conquest are polar opposites — the former should be a source of strength and motivation in the fac
e of adversity, the latter should be regarded with the deepest shame. I myself recall my childhood in Texas, wh
亚博yabo平台千花坊ere the flag of the US was invoked to justify unilateral action against countless countries and the massacring of millions. T
he stars and stripes are used as a cudgel against minority groups to this day, and a “love it亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
or leave it” attitude is deployed against any critics of the country’s record of bigotry and genocide.
Yutu 2’s scientific missions include surveying terrain, detecting minerals
China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover has entered its eighth period of dormancy on the moon’s far side and is in亚博yabo平台千花坊
good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second
movable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on W
ednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.亚博yabo平台千花坊
Before its dormancy, the machine had traveled 271 meters on the lunar surface, more than dou
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所ble the distance covered by Yutu, which reached the moon in December 2013 and worked there until July 2016.
The administration said that on the lunar day that just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, wh
ich has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.亚博yabo平台千花坊
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar
night, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the Xi
chang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourth
lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.亚博yabo平台千花坊
The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3 and then released Yutu
2, the world’s seventh moon rover, and also the first to get to the far side and survey th亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
e South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.
oing those things that would have prevented this tragedy
亚博yabo平台千花坊we are missing a real opportunity,” DeWine said. “So we need to look at these tragedies together.”
President Donald Trump, who is expected to visit Dayton on Wednesday, has said he wants Washington to “come t
ogether” on legislation providing “strong background checks” for gun users, but he gave no details.亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
The Democrat-led House has passed a gun control bill that includes fixes to the nation’s fir
亚博yabo平台千花坊earm background check system, but it has languished in the Republican-controlled Senate.
The El Paso and Dayton killings have contributed to 2019 being an especially deadly year for mass killings in the US.
A database by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University shows tha亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
t there have been 23 mass killings so far this year, claiming the lives of 131 people. By comparison, 140 people died
in mass killings in all of 2018. The database tracks every mass killing in the country dating back to 2006.
亚博yabo平台千花坊For most of the 19th and much of the 20th century, China was called, “the sick man of Asia”. But
those days are over. As President Xi Jinping observed, “China has bid farewell to the problems that p
lagued its people for thousands of years, including hunger, shortages and poverty.” In a matter of decades, China has suc亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
cessfully transformed itself from a closed and relatively backward country into a global economic and political power.
亚博yabo平台千花坊China’s ascendency is generating some questions. One question centers on the country’s role in glob
al health. This is because China is making rapid progress in all four primary domains of global he亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
alth－health aid, health security, health governance and health information exchange
and 4 high-resolution Earth-observation satellites as well as the weather
?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所satellite Fengyun 3C－that are available for duties under the charter,” Guo said.
Over the past two weeks, China’s satellites took photographs of flood-stricken region
s in India. China provided those images, together with previously taken pictures of the same places, to the In?亚博yabo平台千花坊
dian Space Research Organization to assist with the neighboring nation’s recent flood relief efforts.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊Vivek Singh, a spokesman for the space research group, told Xinhua on Thursday that India appreciated China’s
help in the disaster-relief efforts and that such mutual assistance was a good example of international cooperation.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊As of Sunday, the death toll in India’s flood-hit states had risen to more than 200. At least 11 million people have been directly affected.
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is a worldwide collaboration platform, throug
h which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. It has 61 contributing satellites operated by 17 c?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
harter members, including the European Space Agency and United States Geological Survey.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊China signed the charter in May 2007 and first called for assistance under the charter in July of that year when deva
stating floods ravaged central and eastern parts of the country, according to the China National Space Administration.
To date, China has invoked the charter 24 times and obtained a significant amount of satellite d?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
ata for post-disaster relief efforts, according to information published on the charter’s website.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所The most recent time China activated the charter was in June last year when it asked for as
sistance to monitor a serious forest fire in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
ommitted to growing his Instagram page with quality content, Hammond has made a name for himself in the industry since cre
亚博yabo平台千花坊品茶微信ating photos for the marketing campabig-name brands in the past few years.
Regulations requiring Shanghai households and enterprises to sort their trash will create opportunities in circular economy
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ation on waste management took effect on July 1, requiring everyone, from househ
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Though the regulation inconveniences people while th
ey form new habits and those who don’t comply face fines, it has boosted existi亚博yabo平台千花坊
ng waste treatment business and will create new opportunities in the circular economy.
Dealing with waste is big business as 200 billion yuan ($29 billion) in investment will be needed if the current trash-sorting
亚博yabo平台千花坊品茶微信program in Shanghai is to be implemented across China, according to a recent report by Orient Securities.
Particularly fond of seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures, he and Sophia have visi
ted 41 countries so far and keep heading to new places while revisiting some of their favorite countries.亚博yabo平台千花坊
Hammond said in the past year or two, they’ve focused on setting u
亚博yabo平台千花坊品茶微信p their company but really hope to spend more time in China in the coming years.
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t of Western media outlets portray,” he answered when asked about his upcoming projects.
Three men have been fined for smoking in the Palace Museum, said Beijing police Saturday.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊Instead of shouting slogans of defiance, songs glorifying the spirit of Hong Kong and value
s cherished by its people were played during Saturday’s peaceful rally. The crowd hu?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
mmed along when the well-known tune of Under the Lion Rock and Pearl of the Orient were played.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊The signboards and banners — hoisted high along with the nationa
l flag and the Hong Kong SAR flag — read “Safeguard Hong Kong” and “Say No to Violence.”
Sponsored by more than 70 community leaders, the rally is joined by well-known politicians, academics, celebrities, and representatives?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
of ethnic minority groups in the city. Among them are former commissioner of police Tang King-shing, former Le
?亚博yabo平台千花坊gislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing and former secretary for food and health Ko Wing-man.
Some of them would later take the forum and make the plea for peace and mutual respect.
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esidents in Tamar Park on Saturday afternoon to show their support and gratitude to the city’s police force.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊They were gathering for a rally, organized by more than 7
0 community leaders in Hong Kong’s administrative and business center, to express support to the?亚博yabo平台千花坊
police who had demonstrated great restraint and discipline in handling recent violent protests around the city.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所At around 4 pm, one hour before the official start of the rally, the park was already filled with p
eople of all ages and walks of life. They mostly dressed in light-colored clothes, white or blue, and wore no
face masks or helmets — in contrary to those radical protesters who wanted to hide their identities from the police.
Beijing police launched an investigation into the incident and its official social media?亚博yabo平台千花坊
account on July 20 said that the three smokers’ behavior violated principles of public conduct.
All three have confessed and apologized to the public.?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
They are aged around 20 years old and traveled to Beijing for a summer holiday, according to Beijing police.
?亚博yabo平台千花坊The Palace Museum is a historical and cultural heritage site that should be protect
ed by the public, with all visitors abiding by the rules to maintain social order, said police.
Having posted a video of their smoking online, each was fined 200 yuan for disturbing public order.?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
The video was shot in an open-air area in the museum and shows a man asking who dares to
?亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所smoke in the Palace Museum and another inhaling a cigarette before saying, “Awesome”.
The video enraged Chinese netizens, with one saying he doesn’t want the 600-year-old Palace Museum to be burned like No
tre-Dame and another saying the men should be banned from tourist attractions.
With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ
an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所
Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a
亚博yabo平台千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”
European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email?protected] Congratulations Europe.”
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e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth
er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent
er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol
itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.亚博yabo平台千花坊
The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.
Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye
n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla
nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”亚博yabo平台千花坊
During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath
ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim
亚博yabo平台千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.
Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori
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and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.