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China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve

st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.上海后花园

Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com

上海后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie

ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.

Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea上海后花园

d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan

上海后花园品茶微信uary, has decelerated, laying a foundation for an overall good harvest this year, he said.

Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic

h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which上海后花园

usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.

上海后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au

thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d上海后花园品茶微信

rought and flooding, carry out emergency plans in a timely way in case of need and intensify oversight for im

上海后花园品茶微信plementation of disaster-relief measures to ensure another good harvest this year,” Wei said.

In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma

jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto上海后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc

reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.

With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu

上海后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b

illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio

n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.

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He said that efforts to p上海千花网air and soil are reco

gnized as the top three missions for environmental protection work. “What we need to do is not only to reduce pollutio

上海千花网but to improve the mechanism to better secure environmental protection work in the future.”

In April 2018, Fujian launched the nation’s first eco-cloud platform, w

here the government can manage data in real-time on air, water and soil in the p上海千花网品茶微信

rovince, offering more scientific support to the government’s policymaking.

上海千花网Before 2016, Fu Xin had never thought of working in the Tibet autonomous region.

The area in southwestern China is not only far away from his hometown of Shanghai, but the situation was further compou

nded by Fu’s f上海千花网amily situation. His mother was recovering from lung cancer surgery, his mother-in-law breast cancer t

上海千花网品茶微信reatment, and his young daughter needed the care and love of both her parents.

Fu, then aged 36, was a deputy principal of the high school attached to Shanghai Normal University. The

re seemed little could lure him away. But Fu said when he was dispatched by the Shanghai Muni

cipal Education Commission to Tibet in 2016 to aid local education, there was little to hold him back.上海千花网品茶微信

“I wanted to help children in the less-developed Tibet region to access the same quality education

上海千花网resources as those living in other areas of the country,” Fu said. “It’s my duty as an educator.

“I am so grateful that my family is supportive, especially my w

ife, who told me to take it easy as she would take good care of the whole family.”上海千花网品茶微信

For three years, Fu worked as deputy director of the Shigatse City

上海千花网Education Bureau and principal of the Shanghai Experimental School there.

Every year since he arrived, he has led a group of 40 teachers from Shanghai who come to support Tibet’s education. They stay year-r

ound and only return home for family visits during the Spring Festival, which normally falls in February.上海千花网

So far, their efforts have paid off.

上海千花网品茶微信The performance of students at schools the team has helped has impro

ved markedly. For two consecutive years, all senior high students have been accepted to fi

rst-and second-tier universities, compared with a level of around 80 percent three years ago.上海千花网

The number of students passing the junior high school entrance exam has nearly doubled.

According to Fu, the education environment in Tibet has been improving in recent decades due to government efforts.

上海千花网品茶微信”Basic education facilities have been established, including canteens, dor

ms, labs and classrooms,” he said. “But the toughest part to tackle was the lack of edu

cation resources, school culture and modern teaching methods for a holistic education.

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Three men fined for s 上海千花坊e Museume three m

Three men have been fined for smoking in the Palace Museum, said Beijing police Saturday.

 上海千花坊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 上海千花坊女神会所

mmed along when the well-known tune of Under the Lion Rock and Pearl of the Orient were played.

 上海千花坊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 上海千花坊女神会所

of ethnic minority groups in the city. Among them are former commissioner of police Tang King-shing, former Le

 上海千花坊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.

sudden shower of rain and the stuffy weather failed to deter the spirit of thousands of r 上海千花坊女神会所

esidents in Tamar Park on Saturday afternoon to show their support and gratitude to the city’s police force.

 上海千花坊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 上海千花坊

police who had demonstrated great restraint and discipline in handling recent violent protests around the city.

 上海千花坊女神会所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 上海千花坊

account on July 20 said that the three smokers’ behavior violated principles of public conduct.

All three have confessed and apologized to the public. 上海千花坊女神会所

They are aged around 20 years old and traveled to Beijing for a summer holiday, according to Beijing police.

 上海千花坊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. 上海千花坊女神会所

The video was shot in an open-air area in the museum and shows a man asking who dares to

 上海千花坊女神会所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.

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Zhang Xiaoqiang, vice上海419论坛of the Beijing-based Ch

ina Center for International Economic Exchanges, said the US keeps a

rguing that it needs a better deal, but so does China. Therefore, they need to aim at reach上海419论坛品茶微信

ing a fair agreement in the next round of negotiations that can help with the economic growth of both countries.

上海419论坛”There will never be an agreement where the US is the sole winner; the agreement must be mutually beneficial,” Zhang said, adding t

hat for China, the most important thing is to focus on its own development, deepening reform and openin上海419论坛品茶微信

g-up and creating more jobs while joining hands with other countries to build an open global economy.

上海419论坛The US should have realized China’s resilience in coping with challen

ges, such as increased tariffs and technology barriers, as well as the country’s det

ermination and resolve reflected by its refusal to yield to pressure over the previous rounds of talks, said Zhang Yun上海419论坛品茶微信

ling, director of international studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.

“China today is supported by its policy adjustment capacity, m

上海419论坛odern industrial system and vibrant domestic consumption,” he said, adding that the coun

try’s economy was largely stable in the first half of this year, in particular in terms of foreign trade and domestic dema上海419论坛品茶微信

nd amid slower global economic growth and weak expansion of international trade.

上海419论坛Trade disputes with China have affected some US industries.

Michael Tate, chairman of the National Cotton Council — a trade organization in the US — said the cotton industry in the US hopes S

ino-US trade disputes will be resolved as soon as possible to minimize the impact on the cotton export market.上海419论坛品茶微信

China has announced a slew of new measures to further open up its financial markets, according to the office of fin

ancial stability and development committee under the State Council, the cabinet.

上海419论坛品茶微信China will allow foreign-funded institutions to conduct credit rating bus

iness with all kinds of bonds in China’s inter-bank and exchange bond market, ac

cording to a statement of the office posted on the website of the central bank on Saturday.上海419论坛品茶微信

Overseas financial institutions will be encouraged to participate in setti

ng up and investing in the asset management subsidiaries of commercial banks.

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Writer Zheng Shiping, kn上海乌托邦is pen name Yefu, acc

ccidentally discovered that baijiu from his hometown, a small village in

Lichuan city, Hubei province, was popular with some consumers in first-tier cities.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Fu Lei, product manager at Yefu Academy Cultural and Creative Industries Co, said: “Yefu’s mother used to work in a baijiu distillery, so he has a s

上海乌托邦品茶微信pecial interest in baijiu and likes drinking and collecting baijiu products. He misses products from his childhood a

nd has mentioned many of them in his stories, including the local vegetables, tea and alcohol.”上海乌托邦

The baijiu brand Wuximan was first presented as a gift to people who bought other local products, but the

上海乌托邦品茶微信number of repeat purchases of the drink rose unexpectedly. The company then started sell

ing it online or through Yefu’s personal social media platforms to his followers at 99 yuan a bottle.上海乌托邦

With artistic packaging featuring his poetry and lyrics on a terrazzo bottle, the brand was produced by a small workshop in Yefu’

上海乌托邦品茶微信s village from mountain spring water and pure red sorghum. On good days, more than 100 bottles a day are sold.

Fu said: “Baijiu is a niche market and consumers mainly come from big cities, where there are either

expensive high-end brands or low-end ones. It is not easy for people to obtain pure-grain baijiu,上海乌托邦

and we try to sell them good-quality original products that are reasonably priced.”

上海乌托邦Ardoin, from Alltech Beverage Division China, said the Chinese ma品茶微信

rket is evolving much faster than elsewhere, and innovation is the key to survival.

“Chinese consumers like completely different flavors to those in Euro上海乌托邦

pe or the US, and they are far more open-minded about trying something new,” he said.

Vice-Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury S上海乌托邦品茶微信

ecretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday.

上海乌托邦Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Comm

ittee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.

They exchanged views on implementing the consensus reac上海乌托邦品茶微信

hed by the two heads of state in Osaka, as well as the next round of trade talks.

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan attended the call.

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Xi urges local legislatu上海419 to heed people’s needs

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

g, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a meeting highli上海419

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

and supervision in a creative way to better contribute to China’s economic and social development as well as reforms.上海419

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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.

Faced with the present situations and tasks in the new era, th上海419

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

Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the N上海419品茶微信

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

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Christensen, 上海后花园 graduate student at the Universit

 of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the same school Zhang was attending, would be the first person to be sentenced to death in a federal cou

rthouse in Illinois since 2006, if the jury reaches a unanimous verdict that he should be executed by lethal injection.上海后花园品茶微信

US District Court Judge James Shadid read instructions to the jury on Wednesd

上海后花园ay morning after the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments.

“The law leaves this decision exclusively to you, the jury,” Shadid said. “Whichever sentence you choose, death or life im上海后花园

prisonment without the possibility of release, the court is required to impose that sentence.”

上海后花园品茶微信Zhang’s mother, father, boyfriend and brother were in the main courtroom Wednesday m

orning, but after some deliberation in the judge’s chambers, her mother didn’t return.

The same 12 jurors took under 90 minutes on June 24 to unanimo上海后花园

usly find Christensen guilty of all three counts against him, namely kidnapping resulting in th

上海后花园e death of the 26-year-old Zhang, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.

Christensen’s defense lawyers admitted to the court that in June 2017, he

raped Zhang and beat her to death with a bat. Christensen hasn’t said what he did with the bod上海后花园品茶微信

y. Investigators have not been able to find Zhang’s body, despite an intensive search.

In his closing argument, federal prosecutor James Nels上海后花园

on argued that “justice must be done” and asked, “Is this a minimum-sentence case?”

He acknowledged the grief of Christensen’s family would have if he were sen上海后花园品茶微信

tenced to death, but said the “source of that pain sits in that chair”, referring to Christensen.

He described the impact on Zhang’s family, as they placed great hope in her.

上海后花园”That’s why Yingying fought so hard. She had so much to live for,” Nelson said.

“Everyone in this room felt the weight of Yingying Zhang’s murder,” US Attorney Eug上海后花园品茶微信

ene Miller said. “There will be only one sentence in this case — the death penalty.”

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And he also points out上海乌托邦nal student mobility

 is not just about economic funding.The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students and lecturers – a mass flow of kn

owledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese students are among the top academic performers and contribute gre上海乌托邦品茶微信

atly to scholarly exchange and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

上海乌托邦Looking ahead to the future of China-UK partnership in higher education, he hopes that both sides c

an bring together a cross-section of education, science and industry experts together to share insi

ghts, provide thoughtful leadership and organize discussions with the purpose of researching and co上海乌托邦

mmunicating the impact and implications of the future on education, and to debate and take action.

“The key to success is about ensuring mutual benefit, shared objectives and working together to resolve global challenges,” he says.

上海乌托邦品茶微信tudents enrolled in the global engagement program launched

by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on June 26 will be engaged in tackling typical issues

faced by countries involved in China and the Belt and Road Initiative. According to the statement of the univer上海乌托邦

sity organizers, over 10 countries and regions will be involved in the program that includes 13 projects.

上海乌托邦The projects cover research and surveys on specific themes before com

ing up with solutions to problems related to the environment, medicine and civil engineering.

Ten of the projects will be carried out during the summer, while the remaining thre上海乌托邦品茶微信

e will be held in winter, from December to January next year. Each project will last between two and four weeks.

上海乌托邦More than 200 students are expected to join the program, according to the university.

“Every project is challenging as most of the students have never set foot in these areas,” says Cao Yongk

ang, director of the International Research Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation at the university.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“The program will definitely motivate them to realize their social responsi

bility in the new era and inspire them to solve the common problems of humankind.”上海乌托邦

Cao will lead one of the teams in investigations of villages in Zhejiang province’s Lishui city.

This project will involve setting up furniture and facilities that are

urgently needed by residents. The team will later visit villages in the Italian Alps to explore ne上海乌托邦品茶微信

w development models for locals, and compare the practices for these two countries.

“The project is designed for those majoring in architecture, city planning, sociology, and other上海乌托邦品茶微信

related subjects, and will equip them with a comprehensive understanding of rural revitalization,” says Cao.

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Even if such a coalition上海419论坛ed, the US should realize

e the more warships that it and its allies have in the strait, the more risk there is of an inadve

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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

at the US has done. The best solution to the current stand-off is for both sides to take a step back,上海419论坛

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.

He said public security authorities had made consular notificati上海419论坛

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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As for China, US seclu上海会所ans scientific fields that r

t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m

ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所

cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”

上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl

d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst

ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所

“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world

上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob

al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”

China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards

and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所

governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.

上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.

China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh

ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信

The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i

n June, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, official data showed.

But in the first half of this year, industrial output growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.上海会所品茶微信

Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month

s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.

Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所

f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.

Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信

The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.

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