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Hua Chunying, Foreign 上海千花网okeswoman, has been

 promoted to chief of the ministry’s information department, according to the ministry’s latest website update.

Shortages of some category 1 vaccines, which are provided free of charge 上海千花网女神会所

by the government, have become more frequent in China recently, CCTV reported.

 上海千花网Shenzhen’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early July that th

e city was experiencing a serious shortage of DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus) vaccines, which fell 175,000 do

ses short of demand. Supplies also couldn’t meet the demand for other category 1 vaccines, including those for l 上海千花网

eprosy, Japanese encephalitis (JE) and epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis group A and C.

A similar situation has troubled South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. 上海千花网女神会所

According to Guangxi’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the area was in short supp

ly of five category 1 vaccines: leprosy, MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), DTP, hepatitis A and JE. The lepr

 上海千花网osy vaccine supply faced the largest gap with its demand, with a supply rate of less than 20 percent.

Previously a diplomat focused on European affairs, Hua has se

rved as a leading press official and one of the department’s deputy heads since 2012. 上海千花网女神会所

The department, also home to the ministry spokespersons’ office

, releases information about China’s diplomatic efforts, manages media reporting on majo 上海千花网

r diplomatic events, conducts public diplomacy and serves foreign media based in China.

Known as the country’s fifth foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua has won widespread praise fro

 上海千花网女神会所m readers and netizens for her professional performance and personal charm.

Born in 1970 in Huaian, Jiangsu province, Hua graduated from Na 上海千花网

njing University and used to serve in the ministry’s department of European Affa

 上海千花网女神会所irs, the Chinese Embassy in Singapore and the country’s mission to the European Union.

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Lu Kang, Hua Chunying 上海千花坊at Foreign Ministry

Lu Kang, after serving as chief of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department and as a

上海千花坊品茶微信ministry spokesman since 2015, took the office of director-general of the ministry’s Department of N

orth American and Oceanian Affairs, according to the ministry’s updated website.

The ministry department Lu now serves handles affairs related to North American and O上海千花坊品茶微信

上海千花坊ceanian countries and regions, including the United States, Canada and Australia.

Lu undertook his new role at a time the relationship between Beijing

and Washington has been strained by economic and trade tensions.上海千花坊

The region’s affairs, particular those involving the US, are not ne

上海千花坊品茶微信w to Lu, as he worked as a deputy head of the regional department in 2010-2012.

His knowledge and work background with the US were further enhanced when

he was a minister at the Chinese Embassy in the United States from 2012-2015 – the last s上海千花坊

top before he led the information department and spoke to media on a regular basis in 2015.

上海千花坊品茶微信Born in 1968 in East China’s Jiangsu province, Lu started his diplomatic career with the first few of his posts, all part

of the Foreign Ministry’s agencies focused on international organizations and conferences.

He served as an attaché, then a third Secretaryat China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 1996-1999.上海千花坊

Lu started serving the ministry’s Department of Arms Control and Disarmame

nt in 2001 before taking the role of counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Ireland in 2006-2008.上海千花坊品茶微信

The diplomat obtained a master’s degree in public policy after his study at the National University of Singapore in 2000-2001.

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As the country’s onl 上海千花网or intellectual prope

perty applications and protection, SSGKC will provide comprehensive services to protect t

he achievements of companies and facilitate their patent applications. Meanwhile, it plans to build an Inter 上海千花网

national IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.

 上海千花网品茶微信”One of the main reasons that overseas resources and companies are choosing to cooperate with the knowledge city or settle

down here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP prote

ction,” said Yu Long, president of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute. 上海千花网

More than 80 IP-related organizations and institutes are located in SSGKC, includi

 上海千花网品茶微信ng the IP Court of Guangzhou, one of the patent examination centers of the China National Intellectual Property Admin

istration and the first overseas representative office of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnology company in Asia, said 上海千花网

 上海千花网his decision to move the company from Singapore to SSGKC two years ago has been proven wise.

He said he was attracted by the familiar planning of SSGKC, which, initially

based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has been 上海千花网品茶微信

developed into a naturally harmonious community on the 123-square-kilometer plot.

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“The government has rendered significant amount of suppor

t to innovative companies and attached much importance to IP protection,” Li said. 上海千花网品茶微信

BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.

 上海千花网The company was founded by Wang Xiaodong and John Oyler in 2010. Wang has served as a member of the National Aca

demy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Hopeful ly, some innovative medicines will be soon produced in the new plant in SSG 上海千花网品茶微信

KC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.

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General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin

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ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin

上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation

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e and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a recent instruction.

上海419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du

ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.

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ey should creatively carry out their work based on local conditions, he said.

上海419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.

The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X

said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.上海419品茶微信

The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t

he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.上海419

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ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.

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That the US stopped short of launching a retaliatory military attack agains

上海419论坛品茶微信t Iran after Iran shot down its surveillance drone suggests that the US does not want a w

ar with Iran. It hopes that its sanctions and maximum pressure will finally make Iran give in.

But that is very unlikely given the way Iran has responded to wh

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which Iran already seems to have taken, and engage in talks, talks in which the US should not ask for too much.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday the detention of a Canadian citizen accu上海419论坛品茶微信

sed of involvement in a drug-related case in Yantai, a coastal city in Shandong province.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news conference that a drug-related case in上海419论坛

volving foreign students is under investigation and one of the people involved in the case is a Canadian citizen.

上海419论坛品茶微信Geng also said that the case has nothing to do with a recent drug-related case in Xuzhou, Jian

gsu province, where a police crackdown resulted in the arrest of 19 people, including 16 foreigners.

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ons to relevant embassies in a timely manner and will arrange consular visits.

China will safeguard the legitimate rights of the parties concerned in accordance with law, Geng added.

The new case came as tensions continue in Sino-Canadian上海419论坛品茶微信

relations, sparked last year by the detention of Huawei’s chief financial offic

er, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition.

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President Xi Jinping, als上海419cretary of the Com

 China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, shake

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tonomous region, July 15, 2019. Xi went on an inspection tour in Inner Mongolia Monda

上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour to North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday.

At a local community in Songshan district of Chifeng city, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Comm

ittee, learne上海419d about the grassroots party-building work as well as the development of national integration and unity.

Later, he visited the Chifeng Museum, where he was briefed on the evolution of local

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The Gesar epic tradition was listed as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009.

上海419Country still has room to render policy support for economic growth, World Bank official says

China’s GDP growth slowed to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, its slowest pace in the 27 years since qua

rterly record keeping began. But analysts said the brisk retail sales growth and stable employment, together wi上海419品茶微信

th possible support measures to be rolled out in the second half, will help bolster full-year growth.

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rowth came in at 6.3 percent in the first half, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

上海419品茶微信Retail sales rose by a higher-than-expected 9.8 percent year-on-year in June, the fastest sinc

e March 2018, and increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first half, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter.上海419

Industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year in June, beating general market expectatio

ns, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, the NBS said. But in the first half, industrial ou上海419品茶微信

tput growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.

Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six months, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, the NBS said.

Mao Shengyong, a spokesman for the NBS, said that “growth remained on tr

ack despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure”.

“The 6.3 percent growth in the first half is in line with our expectations

and our full-year forecast of 6.2 percent growth,” said World Bank Country Director for China

Martin Raiser. In fact the data suggest “some stabilization of domestic demand, which is welcome”, Raiser added.

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For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig

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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.

上海419After all, a 6.2 percent growth in the second quarter — although still within the gove

rnment’s target range of 6-6.5 percent for the year — was the weakest in nearly three decades.上海419

This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge

sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow

上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.

But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that

China remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. While pessimists focus on the diffi

culties, optimists see the silver lining of the Chinese economy’s remarkable resilience given the headwinds it faces.上海419

For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen

t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef

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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.

上海419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an

d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund

amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.

Actually, once last month’s much-better-than-expected gains in retail上海419女神会所

sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot

上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a

fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.

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Luo also noted that inte上海会所mpanies are the new

 this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所

hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it

took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所

The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict

上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res

oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig

ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所

Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea

上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ

ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所

ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im

ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe

riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信

Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa

上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan

ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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With the world econom 上海会所by unilateralism an

d protectionism, China will simplify procedures for both imports and exports and reduce customs clearance times, make full use

 上海会所品茶微信of statistical systems for cross-border e-commerce business and diversify the country’s export destinations.

Li said exports of high value-added mechanical and electrical products have maintained 上海会所

strong growth momentum in the first half of this year, boosted by the country’s ongoing industrial upgrading.

 上海会所品茶微信Year-on-year exports of portable computers rose by 11.4 percent, electronic passenger ca

rs rose by 91.9 percent and solar cells rose by 57.1 percent, according to customs officials, as

Chinese enterprises sought to tap more markets beyond traditional trade hubs such as the United States. 上海会所

Zhang Xiaoyi, vice-president of Guangdong-based Midea Group, one of China’s biggest home appliance manu

 上海会所品茶微信facturers, said the company has seen increasing sales in overseas markets in recent years. Last year, overseas sales rep

resented 43 percent of its total sales, and of these, half of the orders originated in economies involved in the BRI.

Trade with economies involved in the BRI outpaced total trade in the first half of this year, customs officials said, while imp 上海会所

orts from and export to BRI markets reached 4.24 trillion yuan. That represented growth of 9.7 percent year-on-y

 上海会所品茶微信ear, about 5.8 percentage points higher than overall trade growth, accounting for 28.9 of the country’s total trade.

Domestic sales also are on the rise, especially in high-tech products, given China’s industrial upgrades amid rising domestic demand.

Zhou Jialin, deputy general manager of Shengyi Technology Co, the world’s second-largest producer of copper-clad lam 上海会所

inate materials by production volume, said the city of Dongguan, Guangdong province, once was an exp

orter of low-end products. But now, export volume is not the only standard to evaluate a company’s competitiveness. 上海会所品茶微信

“Domestic demand from companies such as Huawei Technologies Co has increased, and a number of foreign com

panies have set up their factories in China to cater to domestic demand instead of exporting overseas,” Zhou said.

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The strong rains in past days have started to dwindle in southern China on Wednesday, but a new round of rain is on the way

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The new weather system will be weaker than the previous one between Sunday and Wednesday, but secondary disasters su

上海楼凤ch as mudslides may happen in the overlapping areas in Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.

On Friday, moderate to heavy rains will batter the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, north-central Gua

ngxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, southern Sichuan and southeastern Tibet. Heavy downpours may happen in some places.上海楼凤品茶微信

On Saturday, rains will continue and extend to southern Anhui, north-central Jiangxi and eastern Qinghai.

The past strong rains have affected millions of residents in South China, with thousands resettled.上海楼凤

In Hunan province, floods have affected 1.23 million individuals, causing 16 people to die or go missing, and direct loss

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Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in many parts of Hunan. On Tuesday mo

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The Juzizhou Islet scenic area in Changsha was closed on Tuesday. A flood peak on the Xiangjiang River reached Cha

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srupting the lives of over 360,000 residents. The direct losses reached 743.96 million yuan.

上海楼凤品茶微信Floods inundated the airport in the city of Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province, on Tuesday. When the water re

ceded, some animals were left, such as snakes and fish. Workers drove them away before resuming operations.

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