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Over 200 people including publishers and experts from more than 60 overseas publishin

上海夜生活g houses in 30 plus countries attended the China Book International Foreign Consultants Seminar.

As 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, various stories about the develo

pment of China over the years could be told, said an official with the Publicity Department of the Communist Part上海夜生活女神会所

y of China Central Committee, who expected publishers from home and abroad to strengthen their exchanges and coope

ration based on these vivid stories, and create more works with global significance.

According to Niels Peter Thomas, managing director of the b上海夜生活女神会所

ook section of Springer Nature, to enhance the global influence of Chinese publications,

further cooperation between Chinese and foreign publishers is the most important step.

Also at the seminar, the “100 Titles of China Books Since 1949 for Translation and Promotion” w上海夜生活

as launched and displayed. The titles, actually 101 in number, include 37 in the hu

manities and social sciences, 34 in science and technology and 30 in literature and art.

上海夜生活女神会所The titles were selected by a panel, who considered the original fine works worth translating a

nd promoting overseas, as they reflect the achievements made in the course of China’s development.

The China Book International (CBI) project was launched in 2006, and currently has 38 member units.上海夜生活

By the end of 2018, the CBI had helped Chinese pub

lishers sign 3,233 copyright agreements with 715 overseas publishing hou上海夜生活女神会所

ses from 82 countries, covering 4,656 titles which have been translated into 57 languages.

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Facing external uncert 上海千花坊a has been unswe

rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks

and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊

h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.

 上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin

g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.

Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊

company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.

 上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom

e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.

Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha

nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan

ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所

to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).

Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊

he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm

ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.

The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所

lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.

A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro

ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.

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Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu

e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.上海乌托邦女神会所

Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n

oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦

Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es

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For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio

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67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.

“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec

ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer上海乌托邦

of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per

cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg上海乌托邦女神会所

y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon

etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦

nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”

Online advertising service revenue was 2.2 billion yuan in the second quarter, down 16 percent ye上海乌托邦女神会所

ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela

ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.

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International carmak上海千花网 insolated. GM’s two

o joint ventures-SAIC-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling – saw their sales in the fir

st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网

French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w

上海千花网女神会所as a meager 0.7 percent in the first seven months, down from 1.6 percent in the same period last year.

PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has

decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.

“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网

na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”

Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.

上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.

Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网

bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye

ar. Audi delivered 56,365 vehicles in July, up 6.1 percent from one year earlier.

Sales from January to July grew 2.5 percent year-on-year to 368,867 in its largest market.上海千花网女神会所

Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie

s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w

hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网

Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr

上海千花网女神会所om Germany, Eldar Dzhafarov and Anna Sazhina from Russia, and Troels Bager a

nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.

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Built on a successful 上海后花园 of Chinese mytholog

gical tale and excellent word-of-mouth, the film – the first Chinese animated film made in the IMAX for

mat – is proving to have long legs at the box office, eclipsing all other movies released in the same period.上海后花园

With a total box office of 4.1 billion yuan ($582 million) and counting, Ne Zhais the highest-grossing animated feature e

ver in China, and the fourth-largest theatrical release in the country’s box office history.

上海后花园女神会所Many industry pundits believe the film, whose screening period has been extended throug

h Sep 26, is sure to outpace Avengers: Endgameto be the third-highest earner at the Chinese box office.

An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China’s Heilo上海后花园

ngjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.

The paleontologists from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan and Fr

上海后花园女神会所ance exchanged views on fossil protection, tourism featuring geological cult

ures, the study of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary and other issues in Jiayin county in the province.

The county is home to the first K-Pg boundary layer discovered in China, which

marks the period when the extinction of dinosaurs and other species occurred about 66 million years ago.上海后花园

Paleontologists have made great achievements in the study of paleontological fossil in the county in past

years, said Volker Mosbrugger, an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, adding that the forum p上海后花园

romoted the development of paleontological study and the tourism in the county.

The four-day forum was hosted by Paleontological Society of上海后花园女神会所

China, during which seminars, field research and other events will be held.

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a valid work visa, the regulations mean that as a Colombian citizen

whose mother tongue is Spanish, he is ineligible to work as an English-language teacher.上海419

An undercover investigation by China Central Television recently showed that salaries p

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For example, at one training institution in Beijing, a Chinese teacher of English can earn 300 yu

an an hour, while foreign teachers can earn as much as 1,800 yuan per hour simply by talking to the students.上海419

When the undercover reporter asked to see the qualifications and working visas of foreig

n teachers at one training institute, his request was refused because it “violates the teachers’ privacy”. A different i

nstitute refused to show the reporter the relevant documents because it was a “business secret”.上海419

At another online English training institution, the reporter discovered that two of the English-language te

achers were Portuguese nationals, even though the上海419品茶微信

institution repeatedly assured him that all of its teachers were native speakers.

Chu Zhaohui, a senior researcher at the National Institute of Education

Sciences, said the market for foreign teachers is like a gold rush, with abundant o上海419

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hments is straightforward-often, simply submitting a resume is enough, and usually they are not r

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ve speakers, because they assume that all foreigners have the ability to teach their mother tongue.

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there may be something very, very profound about the way that sp

ace-time behaves – and why the universe is accelerating at the speed it is.上海夜生活品茶微信

There are two answers to that and it’s quite political, of course. Space flight is expensive. And if you’re interested purely in s

上海夜生活cientific research, then I think you can send a lot of robots, because you can get more of them.

But, it’s also true that human capability is far in excess of robots, so we need that.

Most scientists would say they don’t like space flights because it removes a lot of money from their activities.上海夜生活

On the second point, we’re going to Mars because there is nowhere else to go

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But I think as a civilization, we may need to start thinking of going somewhere.

Have you written any children’s books, or will you?上海夜生活

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v上海夜生活e different allowable paragraph lengths, and sometimes the shortest sentences in a paragraph are the most diffi

cult ones to write. I would love to write children’s books, but it’s a skill I don’t have now.

You’re a wine lover. Why not write a book on wine?上海夜生活品茶微信

I’m a big fan of wine writer Jancis Robinson. For wine, I’m still on the learning curv

e. I started collecting it to drink, but I don’t collect it as investment; it’s more like a sort of exploration. I like lear上海夜生活

ning curves, so music and wine and other subjects make for interesting diversions. I get bored every five or six ye

ars, so science is about the only constant thing. I love red wines, like Bordeaux, but as I’ve got older, I find the上海夜生活品茶微信

y are less easy to drink. So I like white Burgundies, and I very much like chardonnay and c

hampagnes, blanc de blancs. It’s a bit niche though, the study of white Burgundy, to write a book about.

Are you more underwhelmed or overwhelmed by the public’s general knowledge of science?

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Last year, the site ann上海楼凤d the launch of a “one

one-stop” digitalization solution for Chinese exporters, helping sellers with matchm

aking, branding, payment and escrow services, logistics and the cross-border supply chain.上海楼凤女神会所

Under the initiative, sellers can leverage Alibaba’s extensive database to wo

上海楼凤rk out the latest market trends and customize products for overseas buyers. The one-st

op shop also allows for interactive visual shopping online through mobile devices.

Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial arm, supports transactions in 22 currencies and can set上海楼凤

le local payment in 56 economies, said Cheng Li, chief operating officer of Ant’s international business.

Alibaba.com is also seeking to launch a special digital zone featuring Yiwu, China’s hub for上海楼凤女神会所

exports of small merchandise, in a bid to smooth cross-border transactions for millions of SMEs.

The new channel is set to satisfy the needs for stan上海楼凤

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ommodity export hubs, said Yu Yong, vice-president of Alibaba and co-general manager of Alibaba.com.

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aba proposed in 2016 to facilitate trade for global SMEs through digitalization.

Yu said Yiwu will be among the 10 key industrial hub上海楼凤女神会所

s that Alibaba.com plans to nurture in a bid to create synergies and co

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In June, Alibaba signed an agreement on eWTP with the municipal government of Yiwu to digitize trade in

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s to work on innovations in trade finance and establish a smart logistics hub there.

“Using the digital tool, we noticed surging inter上海楼凤女神会所

est from the United States in bathroom cabinets that are longer and narrower

than our existing models,” said Ding Gefeng, general manager of Hangzhou Home

Dee Sanitary Ware Co Ltd. “That has prompted us to devise new models to secure new orders.”

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Airport violence totall上海乌托邦seless, brutal: Leung

Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status

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cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International

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The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou

ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte

d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦

Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f

rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.

上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.

Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da

ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦

“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium

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Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho

ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”

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Flights were canceled上海夜生活ay for a second cons

secutive day as protesters occupied large parts of the Hong Kong International Air

port. All departing flights were canceled in the afternoon in the wake of what offi上海夜生活女神会所

cials said was an unauthorized assembly seriously disrupting the airport’s operations.

Also on Tuesday, Hong Kong’s stock market dropped to its lowest level since Jan 4 at the end of trading.

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ark Hang Seng Index fell by 1 percent as the market opened. The index continued on a do

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Shares of airline companies were among leading decliners in the wake of the cancellation o

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ays, continued its drop on Monday. Shares of Cathay Pacific tumbled 2.96 percent to HK$9.51 ($1.21), a 10-year low.

At press time, police had not taken action against the illegal assembly at the airport.

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ice Force appealed to the public on Tuesday for cooperation in maintaining law and order.

At a daily news briefing, Chief Superintendent of Police P上海夜生活

ublic Relations Tse Chun-chung said two months of violent protests against the n

ow-shelved extradition amendment bill have created tensions between the public and police.

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been impeded to various degrees due to the hostility toward the police, Tse said.

He cited a recent incident in which police officers were blocked by over 50 residents as they in

v上海夜生活女神会所estigated a suicide case in public housing in Tai Po on Sunday night. The officers were shut out of the build

ing. Some residents targeted them with laser pointers while others surrounded a police van, according to the officer.

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