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President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation

 上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the Philippines should commit t

hemselves to push forward the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea so it can be finished as early as possible.

Xi made the remark when meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is on 上海419

a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

Xi described the code of conduct as a creative way to set rules for the resolution

 上海419of the South China Sea issue. He called on the two countries to make joint efforts to put aside differences and exc

lude external disturbances in order to focus on cooperation and development to safeguard regional peace and stability.

He underlined the need for both countries to take bigger s

teps in the joint exploration of the oil and gas resources in the South China Sea. 上海419品茶微信

The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an

intergovernmental joint steering committee and an inter-enterprise work team 上海419

on the joint exploration for oil and gas in the South China Sea to strive for substantial progress at an early date.

 上海419They also concluded six agreements, which involve areas such as cust

oms, higher education, science and technology and economic and social development.

On the bilateral relationship, Xi told Duterte he stands ready to work

with him to guide the sound development of Sino-Philippine relations to bring benefits to the 上海419品茶微信

two nations and two peoples, and also to add positive energy to regional peace and stability.

He called on the two countries to strengthen synergy between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Philip

 上海419pines’ “Build, Build, Build” program and to do a good job impementing cooperation projects in ar

eas of infrastructure construction, industrial parks, telecommunications and energy. 上海419品茶微信

Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South

China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.

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Washington blasted fo上海419osing an unworkable

China won’t give in to extreme pressure by the United States on tariffs and will firml

y defend its core interests, as it has sufficient countermeasures available, experts said.上海419品茶微信

The reaction came after the Ministry of Commerce expressed strong opposition on Saturday

上海419to a new threat of additional tariffs by the US on about $550 billion worth of Chinese imports. The ministry urge

d Washington to reverse course immediately or be prepared to “bear all the consequences”.

The fresh retaliatory threat by the US violates the consensus reached between the count上海419品茶微信

ries’ top leaders and severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal international trade o

rder, the ministry said, adding that Washington will eat the bitter fruit of its own actions.

上海419Gu Xueming, head of the ministry’s Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said none of the ex

treme pressure tactics and intimidation by the US will work with China, which will unswervingly protect itself.

In the future, the country’s countermeasures will be more rational, firmer and more powerful, Gu said at a seminar in Beijing on Sunday.上海419品茶微信

Noting that cooperation is the only correct choice, Gu said he hoped the US will see the situation clearly, give up its illu

sions and resolve its differences with China under the principle of mu上海419

tual benefit and respect. Any agreement must be acceptable to both sides, Gu said.

Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad

上海419emy, said China has sufficient tools in its toolbox to use to counter the US adm

inistration’s unilateral tariff actions. The “quality” of the tools matters most, he said.

On Friday, the US administration said it will hike duties on $250 billion worth of Chinese上海419

goods from the current 25 percent to 30 percent beginning on Oct 1, and the re

maining imports of $300 billion from the previously planned 10 percent to 15 percent on Sept 1.

The move followed Beijing’s plan on Thursday to raise上海419品茶微信

tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods in a response to the US side’s planned levies on a

n additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, announced earlier this month.

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concern about mut上海龙凤t, security environm

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday urged South Korea to keep its promises afte

r Seoul decided to terminate a key intelligence-sharing pact between the two countries.上海龙凤女神会所

“Regrettably, South Korea is continuing to hurt relations of trust,”

上海龙凤Abe told reporters, adding that Seoul had also unilaterally carried out actions that run contra

ry to an accord inked between the two countries in 1965 aimed at settling an ongoing wartime labor dispute.

Separately, Japan’s Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday that the decision by South Korea was “d上海龙凤女神会所

isappointing” and that he believed that the present security environment had been “completely misread” by South Korea.

Iwaya added that Japan will continue to ask South Korea to “reconsider” its decision not to extend the General Security

of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) beyond its expiration in November.上海龙凤

His remarks came after Seoul said a day earlier that the intelligence-sharing pact will not be extended owing to Tokyo’s tightening o

f export controls on materials vital to the South Korean technology industry.

上海龙凤女神会所It has created a “grave change” in conditions for bila

teral security cooperation, Seoul said, as reported by local media.

Japan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday that South Korea ha上海龙凤

s officially notified Tokyo that it will terminate the pact between both countries.

The GSOMIA pact between both sides, signed in 2016, has enabled the two neighbors to sha上海龙凤女神会所

re military information and has helped both sides to counter potential regional threats.

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Some consumers, h 上海千花坊er, harbor deep doubt

Liang Jiajun, a former pilot in Beijing, cringed at the idea of faux meat.

“The first thought that crossed my mind is that they are filled with additives, coloring and 上海千花坊

flavoring,” she said. “Not even the benefit of reducing cholesterol levels appeals to me.”

Liu Xinyi, 27, said she ordered a veggie burger with a pl 上海千花坊

ant-based pork patty once when traveling in Texas in the United States.

 上海千花坊女神会所”I was drawn to this item on the menu due to its lower calories. It contained about 400 calories, compared with about 900 calori

es for a regular burger.” she said. “But I won’t try it again. I could tell it was fake meat.” 上海千花坊

Even her friends with vegetarian dietary habits rarely buy fake meat products.

“It appears to me that they don’t bother to cheat their palates with thes

e meat alternatives. They just eat a ton of salad to keep up their energy,” Liu said.

Despite doubts and complaints, research efforts into better-tasting 上海千花坊

meat alternatives are intensifying, and the sector has attracted major investments.

 上海千花坊Zhou, the professor, said faux meat is now increasingly consid

ered a significant step toward helping feed a swelling population and curtailing climate change. 上海千花坊女神会所

Vegetable-based meat is more expensive than real meat in some We

stern countries. But it is likely that the price gap will soon be closed, according to an exper 上海千花坊

t in biodiversity protection and green development who declined to be named for this story.

In the Chinese market, fake meat products are expected to first emerge as high-en

 上海千花坊d, healthy and fashionable alternatives to real meat, first targeting more affluent consumers.

“In the future, maybe more attention will be paid

to their positive effects on environment,” the biodiversity expert said. 上海千花坊

Italian President Sergio Mattarella will decide on possible snap elections on Aug 27, after a new round of talks with p

arties aimed at solving the crisis triggered by the collapse of the populist government.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Aug 20 after blasting Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, accusing him of en 上海千花坊女神会所

ding the 14-month-old coalition government and damaging the economy for pers

onal and political interests. He was asked by Mattarella to remain in office as caretaker of current affairs.

The head of state held a first round of talks with le 上海千花坊

aders of every single party holding seats in parliament, to verify whether there

was the political will to forge an alternative majority and form a new government on Aug 21 and 22.

Italy has suffered from very slow economic grow 上海千花坊女神会所

th rates in the past three decades. The eurozone’s third-largest economy is am

ong the most sluggish performers in the European Union’s 19-nation currency bloc.

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China accounts for abou上海会所rcent of global GDP,

 but the yuan’s share of global foreign exchange transactions is only 4 percent, ranking eighth i

n the world and lagging far behind major reserve currencies such as the dollar, euro, pound and the yen.上海会所品茶微信

Thus Shenzhen needs to ease restrictions properly on capital account flow on a trial basis and, if it proves successful, expl

上海会所ore reasonable methods and measures for supervision, while developing more yuan-denominated inv

estment instruments and stocks with the help of Hong Kong’s built-in advantages. This will promote the in

上海会所ternationalization of the yuan and give other countries and regions more choices in terms of international currencies, as we

ll as better safeguard the stability of the global financial market and the security of China‘s foreign exchange re

serves. Along the way, the foundation for Shenzhen to become a global financial center would also be strengthened.上海会所

As such, Shenzhen, with the support of a new round of policies f

rom the central government, will expedite its development and become the leading city in上海会所品茶微信

the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and help build a brighter future for the area.

The author is dean of the Hainan University Belt and Road R

上海会所esearch Institute. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

The donation of a dead body or its organs is prohibited if the deceased h

as not previously formally consented. But that could change as lawmakers seek legal so上海会所

lutions to ease the country’s severe shortage of organ donors and cadavers for research.

A proposed revision to the draft civil code made public on Thursday would li上海会所品茶微信

ft the restriction by giving close relatives the right to decide on donation issues on be

half of their departed loved ones, as long as the deceased had not previously rejected that option.上海会所

A revised draft of the code’s section on personal rights said spouses, adult c

hildren and parents of the deceased must all agree on donating a departed relative

上海会所品茶微信’s body or organs for it to be legal. It has been submitted to the bimonthly session of the Nation

al People’s Congress Standing Committee, the top legislature, which opened Thursday, for a second review.

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They also agreed to 上海419论坛n bilateral ties and activ

vely promote trilateral cooperation, and speed up negotiations on the Regional Comprehens

ive Economic Partnership and the China-Japan-ROK free trade agreement, to jointly safeguard free trade.上海419论坛品茶微信

“China will continue to resolutely promote all-around open

上海419论坛ing-up, … which will absolutely bring new opportunities for the development of the ROK and J

apan as well as providing broad space for trilateral cooperation,” Wang said at a news conference after the meeting.

According to Wang, they also agreed on the necessity of stren

gthening communication and coordination on macroeconomic policy among the three coun上海419论坛

tries and building an open world economy given the downward pressure faced by the global economy.

China, Japan and the ROK are the world’s second-, third- and

上海419论坛品茶微信11th-largest economies, with their total GDP accounting for about 20 percent of global GDP.

“We believe that, as important manufacturing and innovation countries, China, Japan and the ROK should strengt

hen cooperation in such areas as big data, artificial intelligence and 5G,” Wang said, adding that China’s initiative to ma上海419论坛

ke 2020 the China-Japan-ROK innovation cooperation year was positively responded to by the other two sides.

Kang said at the news conference that it is important to explore and expand cooperation to enable the people of the thr

上海419论坛品茶微信ee countries to earnestly feel the benefits brought by trilateral cooperation.

The meeting also approved a concept paper on “Trilateral +X” cooperation, which a

ims to share successful experiences with other countries and promote common development.上海419论坛

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the China-Japan-ROK cooperation mechan

ism. And there was a two-year gap between this year’s meeting and the previous one in 2016.

Zhuang Rui, a professor of Asia-Pacific economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beiji上海419论坛品茶微信

ng, said the meeting, which came amid tensions in bilateral ties and the trend of anti-globaliz

ation, helped to boost confidence and expectations for regional development and the global economy.

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The Hong Kong Gene上海后花园r of Commerce, estab

ablished in 1861, is the oldest business organization in Hong Kong. Its views represent one-third the workforce in Hong

Kong, and over half of the blue chip companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the wider business commu上海后花园女神会所

nity.Huawei Technologies Co said it opposed Washington’s decision to add another 46 of its affiliates to an export black

上海后花园list and called on the US government to put an end to unjust treatment to the company.

“It’s clear that this decision, made at this particular time, is politically motivated and has

nothing to do with national security. These actions violate the basic principles of free market competition. The上海后花园女神会所

y are in no one’s interests, including US companies,” Huawei said in a statement.

The comments came after the US Department of Commerce said on Mon

day that it is adding 46 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, raising the total num上海后花园

ber to more than 100 Huawei entities that are covered by the restrictions. Companies put on the Entity Lis

t are banned from buying US technology without special government approval.

“Attempts to suppress Huawei’s business won’t help the US achieve technological leadership. We call on the US gover上海后花园女神会所

nment to put an end to this unjust treatment and remove Huawei from the Entity List,” the company added.

Washington at first put Huawei on the Entity List in May, banning it from buyin

上海后花园g US technology without special government approval. Later, the US government gave Huawei a temporary lic

ense to purchase some US-made goods to reduce disruptions for its customers until Monday.

The US government also said on Monday that it will give Huawei another 90 days to上海后花园女神会所

buy from American suppliers. The move, an extension of the license through mid-Nove

mber, is expected to allow the Chinese tech giant to serve its existing telecom customers and smartphone users.

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The authorities condu上海楼凤arch and launched

In addition to the favorable policies, the city launched fast-track medical services for foreign experts through a WeChat account.

Chloe Emma Puccia, a foreign expert at the Heping IELTS English test training cen上海楼凤女神会所

ter, said she was supported by a medical service plan after a recent car accident.

She was grateful for the speedy help and told the foreign experts affairs authorities s

上海楼凤he would work until retirement and help promote Tianjin’s scheme to other foreign experts around China.

In April, Tianjin ranked among the Ministry of Science and Te

chnology’s Top 10 Amazing Cities for attracting foreign experts for the eighth time.上海楼凤女神会所

Northeastern province to ban release of some animals to safeguard ecosystem

A revised draft of Heilongjiang’s Wild Animals Protection Regulation, presented to the Standing Committee of t

上海楼凤he provincial People’s Congress recently, aims to strengthen protection of wildlife habitats and food chains.

It said those transporting and selling wildlife and related products should follow laws and provide relevant certificates.

The regulation would ban the unauthorized release of aquatic animals into the上海楼凤

wild and the releasing of animals that may interfere with residents’ normal lives and harm the ecosystem.

The regulation would also ban the release of wild animal species that are not nat

上海楼凤女神会所urally found in Heilongjiang or come from outside the northeastern province or overseas.

Organizers and participants in tourism, animal viewing, photography and video activities

should not interfere with the growth and reproduction of wild animals or destroy the habitats of wild animals.上海楼凤

Those violating the rules could face fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,420).

Wildlife expert Zhang Wei, a professor at Northeast Forestry University, in Harbin, the provincial capital, said the current regulat

ion, in force since 1996, was unable to meet the practical demands of wildlife protection. The new version, fol上海楼凤女神会所

lowing the basic principles of the Law on Protection of Wildlife, was significant and necessary.

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advice for enhancing上海夜生活quality development

Xi said the Inner Mongolia autonomous region needs to promote high-

quality development of husbandry and coordinated urban-rural development, a

nd give priority to environmental protection and green development.上海夜生活

Bank of China became the world’s second largest bank in patent applications for inventio

ns in 2018, according to a report co-published by IPRDaily and the incoPat Invention Index Research Center.

上海夜生活女神会所Chinese banks accounted for 43 percent of the top 100 global banks with most patent applications for invention.

Bank of America topped the list with 386 patent applications for inventions made public last

year, followed by Bank of China and China Construction Bank with 345 and 162 applications, respectively.上海夜生活

Six banks on the top 10 list came from China, and the US and Canada h

ad two banks each on the list, based on data between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2018.

上海夜生活Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 banks with the most patent applications for inventions.

In response to a lawsuit against its “no outside food and beverage” policy, Sha

nghai Disneyland said on Monday that the rule is “consistent with many other th上海夜生活

eme parks across China” and “guests are welcome to enjoy their own food and beverages outside the park”.

The suit was brought by a law school student in Shanghai after she was tol上海夜生活女神会所

d by park security to either throw away the snacks she had brought in her backpack or

finish them. In order to get into the park, she discarded the snacks, which were wort

h 46.3 yuan ($6.60), following a series of failed attempts to resist, including oral disputes with security and pho上海夜生活

ne calls to the police and to the municipal’s official complaint hotlines, according to news portal thePaper.cn.

The student, surnamed Wang, a junior from East China Univ上海夜生活女神会所

ersity of Political Science and Law, made the trip to the park in late

January and brought the case to the People’s Court of Pudong New Area, where the theme park is located.

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Trump’s declaration is 上海后花园nt with any of the pr

reviously announced standards,” Hufbauer said. “Trump is toying with the idea of countervailing currency interve

上海后花园ntion-selling dollars to buy yuan-but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stab

ilization Fund controlled by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”

In July, the IMF said the US dollar was overvalued by 6 percent to 12 percent based on near-ter上海后花园女神会所

m economic fundamentals, while China’s yuan was seen as broadly in line with fundamentals.

上海后花园Some estimate that a 10 percent appreciation of the dollar, relative to a trade-weighted current basket, reduces US

exports by about 1 percent of gross domestic product, or about $200 billion annually,” he said.

Usha Haley, the W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business a上海后花园女神会所

nd a professor of management at Wichita State University, concurred that China did not manipulate its currency.

“A counter-argument to Trump would be China has just responded to these new rounds of tariffs,” she told China Daily.

上海后花园”The first rule of successful negotiations should be understanding

the other party and its interest, and it appears neither side understands the other.

“When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled,” she said. “In this case, the trade上海后花园女神会所

dispute between China and the US is hurting both parties and the global economy.”

In a statement on Monday, PBOC Governor Yi Gang said: “As a responsible big country, China will abide by the spirit of th

上海后花园e G20 Leaders Summit on the exchange-rate issue, adhere to the market-determined exchange-rate sys

tem, not engage in competitive devaluation, not use the exchange rate for competitive purposes and not use the

exchange rate as a tool to deal with external disturbances such as trade disputes.”上海后花园女神会所

Currency manipulation is based on two assumptions: First, that a nation

can lower the international value of its money by acquiring foreign currency r

eserves, and second, that a weaker currency gives a nation an unfair trade advantage.

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