Twenty-three provincial-lev上海后花园in China have anno

nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.

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In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta

ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha

ilong, deputy head of the provincial human resources and social security department.上海后花园

It is estimated the local government would provide additional funding of over 900 million yuan

to the pension scheme, which will benefit more than 15 million elderly rural and urban residents, Li said.上海后花园品茶微信

Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.

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unemployment insurance and employment injury insurance have been cut by over 128 billion yuan.

After companies’ social insurance premium rates were reduce

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peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.

A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans

上海后花园ferring State assets to social security funds this year. More beneficial policies are ex

pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.

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omous region is making life for residents like Hazret Mamut much more convenient.

“I used to go to the gas station to change the fuel tank when it was empty, which used to take 10 minutes of riding an electric sco上海后花园品茶微信

oter,” Hazret recalled. But now, he only needs to turn the knob of the stove and the flame is lit.

“Using natural gas costs less than 20 yuan ($2.90) every month for cooking,” Hazret added.上海后花园

Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p

roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.

Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga

s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.

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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

forts to boost domestic consumption — these range from massive tax cuts of nearly 2 trillion yuan ($291 billion) to the iss上海419女神会所

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

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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.

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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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arry makes landfall at Louisia 上海夜网ening to tropical

 上海夜网Tropical storm Barry made landfall near Intracoastal City, US state of Louisiana, and weakened to a storm again from a hur

ricane on Saturday afternoon, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). 上海夜网女神会所

hina and Japan should jointly resist protectionism and uphold mul

 上海夜网ilateralism as well as the free trade system in order to repair the broken global

industrial and supply chains, said former vice-premier Zeng Peiyan in Tokyo on Thursday. 上海夜网女神会所

“Trade protectionism had challenged the globalization process of the world and had bee

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ns and supply chains,” said Zeng, now chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. 上海夜网

In Tokyo for the fifth round of a dialogue between Chinese and Japa

nese entrepreneurs and former high-ranking officials, Zeng called for an integrated effort 上海夜网女神会所

of the two countries to enhance regional cooperation and reach the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partn

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Barry became a hurricane as it was making its final approach toward the Gulf Coa

st onto the southern US state of Louisiana on Saturday morning, according to the NHC. 上海夜网女神会所

Barry is expected to bring dangerous storm surge and heavy rains across the north-central Gulf Coast foll

 上海夜网女神会所owing its landfall, mainly due to its slow movement toward the inland region. Residents in the

affected regions who had not been put under voluntary or mandatory evacuation were told to take shelter. 上海夜网

Local governments and residents have geared up for the hurricane. N

ew Orleans and Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, are among the cities at high risk 上海夜网女神会所

of flooding. Mississippi River is forecast to crest at 19 feet (about 5.8 meters) in New Orleans on Saturday.

In New Orleans, voluntary evacuations have been issued for areas which are not protected by levees. 上海夜网

Both US states of Louisiana and Mississippi have declared state of emergency in advance of Barry’s arrival.

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Titled Thinking of the Se上海夜生活ades of History at My

the exhibition is named after one of the paintings on show by reno

wned artist Chen Yifei. The showcase opened on June 21 and will end on Sept 8.上海夜生活品茶微信

About 200 works of art are on display at the show, including oil paintin

上海夜生活gs, Chinese ink paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, political posters and New Year

posters, many of which are iconic images that used to appear in textbooks and other publications.

According to Chen Lyusheng, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the art theory co上海夜生活品茶微信

mmittee under the China Artists Association, the Long Museum’s collection of New China art started be

上海夜生活cause of the personal interests of the founders of the museum, Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian.

The couple established the first Long Museum in Pudong in

2012 before opening the second one, the Long Museum West Bund in Xuhui district, in 20上海夜生活品茶微信

14. Two other branches of the museum opened in Chongqing in 2016 and Wuhan in 2018.

上海夜生活Chen Lyusheng notes that while Liu has always been collecting classical Chinese art, hi

s wife Wang has instead been focusing on collecting New China art from 1949 onward.

“Long Museum has gained a special position in the field of modern Chinese art since上海夜生活品茶微信

1949, having accumulated a unique collection of art because of Wang Wei’s personal enthusiasm,” he says.

上海夜生活Wang began collecting revolutionary art in 2003 after she bought a paint

ing titled Hard Times by Zhang Hongxiang at an auction. The artwork depicts Chairman Ma

o Zedong standing among Red Army soldiers in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan.上海夜生活品茶微信

Following that purchase, Wang went on to amass a collection of more than 100 paintin

上海夜生活gs from the period before presenting an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2009. The collection cu

rrently has about 300 artworks that have been presented in exhibitions in Shanghai and Chongqing.

According to Liang Jiang, the head of the research institute of Gua上海夜生活品茶微信

ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col

上海夜生活品茶微信lection is so impressive that he often has to borrow their works for exhibitions.

“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp

ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.

“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th

e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le

ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”

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Li believes the ambience 上海419论坛orhood makes it t

kes it the ideal environment for the development of intangible cultural heritage.

The plant covers an area of 14,000 square meters and sits right next to the South Central Axis.上海419论坛品茶微信

It’s about 800 meters away from the iconic Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Te

上海419论坛mple of Heaven. To the north of the plant’s location, there even stands a century-old church.

Remodeling began in September.

After months of constru上海419论坛ction, Yongyuan opened in late June.

The southern building which used to be Sanlu Plant’s production area now serves a space for the high-end customization and in

上海419论坛品茶微信novation of intangible cultural heritage, while the eastern facility offers immersive exhibition experiences.

The building in the north has been transformed into a retail sp

ace, where visitors can buy products such as handmade bags and traditionally created art.上海419论坛

Yongyuan park will focus on the development of intangible cultural heritage. It was set up to

allow inheritors to work with designers and find ways to blend the traditional arts more seamlessly into public life.

上海419论坛品茶微信So far, many inheritors are confined to limited development space, says Li.

The cultural product concept falls behind the times and is separated from modern design and sales, he adds.

“We need to bring together good designers and intangible culture inheritors for product innovation,” Li says.上海419论坛品茶微信

“We conducted protective reinforcement of the original architecture, ensu

ring everything from a piece of wood to a stalk of grass remained the way it was 100 year

上海419论坛s ago,” says Wang Leiming, an employee with the Beijing Capital Land’s intangible cultural heritage platform.

All of those old buildings have undergone exterior remodeling and interior refits, but vi

sitors can still touch the old red bricks that are exposed on its surface here and there.上海419论坛品茶微信

A traditional tile structure was applied to the partitions in the park.

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digital path to better h上海千花坊l leaders at the rec

ecent annual gathering of the World Health Assembly in Geneva expressed worry and optimi

sm in almost equal measure. Delegates at the assembly-the decision-making body of the World He上海千花坊

上海千花坊女神会所alth Organization-likened the scope of the world’s health crisis to that of the threat posed by climate change. They also ag

reed, however, that digital technology and data will play a crucial role in accelerating efforts to achieve health for all.上海千花坊

In many respects, the world’s health has improved markedly in recent decades: average global life expectancy has incr

eased by more than five years, while childhood mortality has declined by more than 50 percent since 1990. Yet half the wo上海千花坊

rld’s population still lacks full access to basic health services, and health-related expenses drive roughly 100 m

上海千花坊女神会所illion people into poverty every year. The problem is particularly severe in low-and middle-income countries, where the fin

ancial burden of the four most frequent non-communicable diseases alone (cardiovascular disease, cancer, dia

betes and chronic respiratory diseases) is expected to surpass $7 trillion from 2011 to 2025, according to WHO.上海千花坊

At the same time, the world is just beginning to recognize the potential of digitally enhanced data to improve health. With increased use of digital tech

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year created a Department of Digital Health and published its first set of guidelines on the subject.上海千花坊

With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co

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inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.

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care. Digitalized data collection, including through the use of AI and machine learning, can help healthcare sys

tems to detect risk factors in advance and respond quickly to prevent disease. Real-time data can inform planning and re

source-allocation decisions, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of care. Better

processes for ensuring data security and privacy are also essential to implement predictive systems at scale.

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resident Xi Jinping meets 上海419nam’s National Ass

President, Hanoi’s National Assembly chairwoman meet

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上海419品茶微信Xi made the remark while meeting with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vietnam

‘s National Assembly chairwoman, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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上海419品茶微信Xi said China and Vietnam are “friends plus comrades”, and also a community with a shared future with strategic significance.

Noting that next year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic

relations between China and Vietnam, Xi said that the two countries should stay true to their original a上海419

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Xi called on the two countries to connect their development strategies, prom

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nomic Circle plan, upgrade practical cooperation and pursue win-win cooperation.上海419

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They should strengthen coordination in international affairs and jointly safeguard the interests of the two countries, Xi added.上海419品茶微信

The cooperation of legislative authorities is an important part of bila

teral relations, Xi said, and China’s National People’s Congress and Vietnam’s National

Assembly have maintained frequent contacts in recent years and achieved fruitful outcomes.

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inping before their ta上海楼凤lin in Moscow, Ru

In a written statement released after his arrival in Moscow for the three-

上海楼凤品茶微信day visit to Russia, Xi said China and Russia have created a role model of peaceful coex

istence and win-win cooperation between neighboring countries as well as between major world powers.上海楼凤

In a joint interview with the TASS Russian News Agency a

nd the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper ahead of the visit, Xi said the two countries have alw上海楼凤品茶微信

ays firmly supported each other on issues regarding their respective core interests and major concerns.

The president called on the two countries to enhance support for each other, seek greater synergy between their dev

上海楼凤elopment strategies, expand areas of cooperation, and play a more constructive role in international aff

airs.resident Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin head for the venue of their talks in Mosc

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East and South China, including Hunan and Jiangxi provinces, and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

In the rescue work that often follows heavy rains, armed police officers and firefighters in br

上海楼凤ight orange life jackets are seen everywhere. Holding babies in their arms and car

rying the elderly on their backs, they have garnered respect and affection nationwide.

A cluster of village houses stand out in the well-arranged terraced rice fields in Pinglu county, North China’s Shanxi province, creating an idyllic summer scene.

Pinglu county, which lies at the border of Shanxi and Henan provinces, is an important grain producing area with a typical loess plateau landform.上海楼凤

Thousands of channels and valleys decorate the terraced fields with various colors, looking like beautiful and spectacular watercolor paintings.

About 2,600 people on Wednesday simultaneously performed military martial arts in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei provi

上海楼凤nce, marking the 100 days countdown to the seventh World Military Games, which is scheduled to commence in the city in October.

The performance was held to celebrate both the upcoming global event and the 70th 

anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, according to organizers.上海楼凤

Around 2,600 performers from 26 teams fought their way to the final, in which the Wuchang

Polytechnic College team won the grand prize, while three other teams won first prize.

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atellite positioning prot上海夜网ou’s historical bui

The precise satellite positioning program organized in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang provi

nce, targeting 364 historical buildings in the city’s central area, was completed by the city’s hi上海夜网女神会所

storical building protection center recently, Qianjiang Evening News reported.

By comparing and analyzing multiple satellite images, people can get a more comprehensive understanding of the historical buildings.上海夜网

Although image clarity from different satellites has varied, some images sent back have been quite clear

上海夜网女神会所, according to the report. Roof structures, planting conditions and certain decorative objects in the yards can also be observed.

“Except for the rooftops, the surrounding environment and the conditions of the w

hole area also come with a plain view,” said a staff member with the protection center.上海夜网

Currently, the daily supervision of the city’s historical buildings i

上海夜网女神会所s completed mainly through regular human inspections, especially in bad weather.

But now, these checks have been supplemented with precise satellite positioning, which enables remote mo

nitoring of the historical buildings and fills in the inspection blanks in time and space.上海夜网

This program also provides reasonable grounds for protective law enforcement.

上海夜网女神会所”(Previously) when our staff members inspected the protection con

ditions, they may not have been able to enter those buildings. Some of them are enclosed so th上海夜网

ey may look normal from the outside, but may have already been pulled down inside,” said a staff member in charge. “B

上海夜网女神会所ut now they can be inspected through images from the satellite and any destructive behavior will be discovered.”

The historical conditions of these buildings in geographical space can also be reviewed back in time via the satellite imagery ‘

’system, which can provide pictures dating back to the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded.

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The US’ policy to contain 上海乌托邦evident in the way

 it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor

ted the separatist “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” in China through political and financial hel 上海乌托邦品茶微信

p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an

 上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se

paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信

me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea

ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail

 上海乌托邦ed, not least because the United States administration mistook China’s conciliatory attitude for weakness.

Whether the US administration makes the same mistake this time remains to be seen. In any case, it is worth considering how t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.

US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier

 上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es

calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll

owing through on its threat to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. But it did nothing to re 上海乌托邦品茶微信

verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p

roducts that the US implemented after the 11th round of talks broke down in May. 上海乌托邦

While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc

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suading the US to remove them – or, at least, not raise them further – if it refrains from retaliating with tariffs of its own 上海乌托邦

on US goods. Instead, China should focus on reducing its bilateral trade surplus with the US on its own terms. It is incr

easingly clear that the US tariffs have done more damage to American businesses and consumers than to China’s. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt

s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and

thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim

the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex

pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the

recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl

ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.

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