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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

d to 16 percent from 20 percent, the savings can be invested into production, expansion and o上海后花园品茶微信

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.

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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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Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese American Zhou Long premiered his new c

oncerto Classics of Mountains and Seas at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 22.上海后花园

The concerto was performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shui Lan. The composition, whic

上海后花园女神会所h is based on a theme of Chinese mythology, was commissioned by the SSO as part of a series of new creations aim

ed at promoting Chinese culture to international audiences, according to Zhou Ping, head of the symphony.

The premiere of the concerto also marked the completion of the Symphonic Music in China 1949-2019 project which was上海后花园女神会所

jointly launched in 2017 by the SSO and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. The project consists of 70 sy

mphonic works which document the development of symphonic music in China.

上海后花园The collection of music albums and publications will be released in September

, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Born in Beijing in 1953, Zhou Long is known internationally for his works that blend Easte上海后花园

rn and Western music. According to Beijing-based music critic Li Hong, Zhou Long was among the first ge

neration of musicians from China to study abroad after the nation’s opening-up in the 1980s.

上海后花园女神会所Zhou Long’s composition for Madame White Snake, an opera based on Chinese folklor

e, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. He was the first Chinese composer to win the prize.

Classics of Mountains and Seas is a compilation of mythical Chinese tales. The classic text da

tes back as early as the 4th century BC, but the surviving form is traced to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220). The上海后花园

book is divided into 18 sections, but instead of following the narrative of the original text, Zhou Long created a con

certo of five movements, each depicting the mountains and landscapes in nort上海后花园女神会所

hern, western, eastern, southern and central China, as well as their distinctive local customs.

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For the US, instead of b上海后花园 military muscles of Ta

iwan, the sales of arms send the wrong message to the secessionis

ts, encouraging them to go further on the road of seeking independence. As a res上海后花园女神会所

ult, the arms sales are anything but a move to stabilize the situation across the Taiwan Straits.

With the current trade frictions between the US and China, what is badly n上海后花园

eeded is more political trust between the two economic heavyweights. Arms sales to t

he island are not only incompatible with the spirit of the three joint communiqués Beijing and Washington signed for the esta

上海后花园女神会所blishment of diplomatic relations, but also set new stumbling blocks in the way of building mutual political trust.

More tension and worsening relations across the Taiwan Straits are not in the interests of the US. Its meddling in the internal af上海后花园

fairs of China in whatever form will only increase the possibility of the mainland resorting to whatever m

eans necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.上海后花园女神会所

The US should not hope to see and will not be able to do anything to prevent that scenario from becoming a reality.

上海后花园The best choice for the US is to stay away from Taiwan affairs.

Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with M

artian satellite, Martian lander, as well as Martian rover. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:上海后花园女神会所

In his speech, Ouyang mentioned that one of the main purposes of the

probe is to determine if the planet is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit it.上海后花园

For some, his words may sound like science fiction. It remains a fact t

hat only about 400 people in the whole of human history have ever ventured into space. Of th

em, only 12 astronauts have left their steps on the moon, the nearest celestial body to our Earth.

No human has been to Mars yet. SpaceX has an ambitious plan to set up a human colony on the Red Planet, but NASA’s ex

isting plan to get humans to the planet seems to have been kiboshed by funding constraints.

China has now thrown its hat into the ring.

While it might be some time in the future, the good news is, once humankind inh

abits Mars and starts to terraform it, the planet’s potential can be fully exploited and its rich supply of resources can p

rovide ample support for human kind’s further development and exploration of the planet.

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The impact will be g上海后花园trollable. In 2018, the

 dependence of China’s growth on exports was only 18.24 percent, and the impact of exports on China’s economic growth is graduall

上海后花园y decreasing. Since the beginning of this year, despite the slowdown in world economic growth and international trade, China’s economy has st

arted well, and the main economic indicators have remained within a reasonable range. China is optimizing its economic structure, changing its dev

elopment mode, and improving its quality and efficiency. The Chinese economy is well poised to maintain the healthy trend of stable growth.上海后花园

• What is China’s position and attitude toward Sino-US economic and trade friction?

Since some people in the US provoked the Sino-US economic and trade friction, the two sides have increasingly taken divergent approaches to this issue. That is, s上海后花园

hould it be taken as a zero-sum game or based on mutual benefit, being addressed through confrontation or cooperation? Should the countries stay enc

losed or open up, maintaining a monopolistic or competitive market? Should the countries stick to unilateralism or multilateralism? All these differences are underpinned by the ulti上海后花园女神会所

mate question of whether the world is governed by the old way of hegemonism, or a new approach by building a community with a shared future for m

上海后花园女神会所ankind. China’s position and attitude toward these major fundamental issues is clear, firm and consistent.

Faced with the economic and trade friction provoked and escalated by some people in the US, China does not want a trade war. However, the country is not afra

id of a trade war and will fight one if necessary. Proceeding from safeguarding the common interests of the two countries and the world trade order, Chin上海后花园女神会所

a has responded to the concerns raised by the US with great sincerity. China overcame various difficulties, proposed practical solutions, and conducted 11 rounds of high-level ec

onomic and trade consultations with the US, which demonstrated China’s sincere desire of not fighting a trade war. How

ever, the US has continuously challenged China’s bottom line and overstepped the red line of norms governing international relations, att上海后花园女神会所

empting to sacrifice China’s rights to development and even damaging China’s sovereignty and dignity.

No matter how the situation develops, China runs its own affairs well. The fundamental way to deal with ec

onomic and trade friction is to develop itself through reform and opening-up, which China will continue to deepen.

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That is key to ensuring 上海后花园when it is locked in fi

ierce competition with players such as Huawei Technologies Co in China as well as outside, Xiang said.

上海后花园A mother of four, Ge said one of the keys to work-life balance is to “cherish

every moment spent together and give the kids all of your focus while staying together”.

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gies. Last year, Apple said it would donate 25 million yuan to the China Development Research F

oundation as part of its efforts to help students in the nation’s less-developed areas.

上海后花园”Everyone can learn computer programing. We hope Apple’s technology can be used to help more students catch the trend of digitalization,” Ge said.

US-based analytics firm SAS plans to invest $1 billion yuan in artificial intelligence in th

e coming three years, with China a major target market where the company sees huge demand on the b

ack of the Chinese government’s emphasis on AI development, said one of its top executives.上海后花园

“Through software innovation, education empowerment, and specialist service, we will continue to empower analysis-rel

上海后花园ated industries and the country’s real economy,” said Gavin Day, senior vice-president of SAS.

He said that part of the investment will flow into SAS’ resear

ch and development center in Beijing. The rest will be used to bridge the talent gap.上海后花园品茶微信

“There is a huge shortage of talent in China. Not everyone understands the power of analytics, and how it operates. W

e are investing in local universities in China and with our partners to help teach analytics to the next generation.”

SAS has issued over 70 master’s degrees in China’s universities such as P上海后花园品茶微信

eking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University,and Renmin University of

China.In addition, it has successfully held six analytics contests in China’s universities.上海后花园品茶微信

Initially, there were merely 55 teams from three contest regions.The latest contest attracted 1,300 teams from 31 co

ntest regions.More than 3,600 participants evinced interest in considering analytics as a career.

“We noted that China’s demand for AI talent is growing dramatically

, and related education is a must. Through educational investment, SAS is em

powering China’s next generation of analytics talents,” said He Weixin, managing director of SAS China.

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“On the basis of resear上海后花园品茶微信one, we will join

n hands with auth上海后花园品茶微信orities that oversee the relevant industries, local governments, r

esearch institutes and NGOs to promote the work and establish monitoring standards and method systems,” Jiang said.

An action plan will be drafted and, in the following two to three years, the ministry will cooperate with major

participants in the oil exploration, refining and retailing sectors to draft efficient policies and measures, he said.

He also said joint campaigns with major coal producing regions will be launched to reduce emissi

ons in coal mining. The emissions in agriculture and solid waste disposal sectors will also be targeted.

According to Xu Huaqing, director-general of the National C

enter for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, about 55.3 milli

on metric tons of methane were emitted in China in 2014, the equivalent of 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.

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The country’s first 上海后花园女神会所100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Ga

nsu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity on Monday morning, Chinanews.com reported.

Nearly 20 hours of operating records on Monday show the systems at the power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also s

et a new record by generating over 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of power day and night, with all indicat

ors suggesting it has reached or exceeded its designed values. This marks another important step after the plant cr

eated 1.67 million kWh of power over 34 hours of continuous operations in mid-April.

Huang Wenbo, vice-chairman of Beijing Shouhang, said the power plant has withstood the test of runni

ng under the harshest environmental conditions in different seasons, which means it can be widely used in northwestern areas.

The power station is among China’s first batch of solar thermal power generation demonst

ration projects. With an investment of 3 billion yuan ($433.1 million), it was built by Beijing Shouhang IHW Re

sources Saving Technology Co Ltd, which wholly owns the power station’s intellectual property rights.

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also stressed the i上海后花园品茶微信mportance of inclusiveness and mutual learning among different civilizations.

SCO nations should cherish their colorful civilizations, reject conflicts among them and uphold openness, inclusiveness and mutual

learning to inject an impetus for friendship and common development of the people of all countries, Xi said.

Xi also proposed deepening people-to-people exchanges and enha

ncing cooperation in areas including culture, education, tourism, sports and media.

Member states’ leaders signed the Bishkek Declaration of the Council of Heads of Sta

te of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and issued a communique on the summit.

It was agreed that the next summit of the organization will be held in Russia.

After the SCO summit, Xi attended a meeting of heads of state of China, Russia and Mongolia.

Xi left Bishkek and arrived in Dushanbe on Friday afternoon for the state visit to Tajikist

an and the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

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hina Eastern looking to set up remote check-in, bag servic

Over the nex上海后花园女神会所 t three years, real-time baggage tracking will become a common featu

re for passengers to identify where their luggage is by checking the status on their mobile phones

China Eastern Airlines said it has proposed that off-airport chec

k-in and bag services be introduced at Beijing Daxing International Airport, and related equi

pment is expected to be built at several places such as metro stations in Beijing as part of its long-term planning.

The new gigantic airport located in southern Beijing is scheduled to start commercial operation

s on Sept 30. China Eastern and China Southern Airlines have confirmed that they will move to the new

hub, and more than 50 other domestic and foreign carriers have shown interest in operating flights there.

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angmen platform, a provider of online tutorials, asses

Online courses have increased public access to q上海后花园女神会所uality educational resources, b

ut unlike traditional classrooms, the teachers cannot directly monitor and interact with the

ir students when teaching online, which can lead to disengaged students and poor feedback.

To resolve these issues, three students from Tsinghua and the University of Tsukuba in Japan

have created an AI-based model that can be integrated into online teaching platforms to analyze f

acial expressions and “bullet screens”, real-time viewers’ comments on the screen.

The model then crunches the data and creates a line graph that tells the teacher exactly when and what p

arts of the lesson students find most interesting or difficult. The project won third prize at th

e 2018 International Collegiate Competition for Brain-Inspired Computing hosted by Tsinghua.

“This empowers teachers to gain objective, timely and multifaceted insights into

their students’ state of learning, which can be used to assess and improve their lessons,” said Qie Nan, an ind

ustrial engineering doctoral candidate at Tsinghua and one of the people behind the project.

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