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iorities for China’s foreign exchange reserve strategy, according to the SAFE annual report last year. “Pu

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folios, can hedge risks and secure the assets’ value and profit,” the report said.

To better control potential risks, SAFE has introduced “counter-cyclical” policies to prevent adverse situations arising. Acco

新亚博体育注册千花坊rding to the report, the major risks are listed as “credit”, “market”, “liquidity” and “operational”.

The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprece

dented heatwaves have swept across our region, slowly leading to disasters such as drought.新亚博体育注册千花坊

Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones have struck new, unprepared

parts of our region and devastatingly frequent floods have ensued. In Iran, they affected 10 million p

新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所eople this year and displaced 500,000, of which half were children. Bangladesh is experiencing its fourth wave of

flooding in 2019. Last year, the province of Kerala in India faced the worst floods in a century.

This is the new climate reality in Asia and the Pacific. The scale of forecast economic losses for the region is sobe新亚博体育注册千花坊

ring. Including the slow onset of disasters, average annual losses until 2030 are set to quadruple to about $675

billion, compared with previous estimates. This represents 2.4 percent of the region’s GDP.

Economic losses of such magnitude will undermine both economic growth and新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所

our region’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, keeping children out of scho

ols and adults of work. Basic health services will be undermined, crops destroyed and food security jeopardized. If

we do not act now, the Asia-Pacific’s poorest communities will be among the worst affected.新亚博体育注册千花坊

Four areas of Asia and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable, hotspo

ts which combine vulnerability to climate change, poverty and disaster risk. In trans-c

新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所ountry river basins in South and Southeast Asia such as the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin, floods

alternate with prolonged droughts. In Southeast Asia and East and Northeast Asia earthq

uakes, tsunamis and landslides threaten poor populations in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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Alibaba banking on l新亚博体育注册夜生活er citiesses an adv

commerce giant pump primes Juhuasuan to cash in on abundant opportunities

Times are changing fast at e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. While st新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所

ore-openings from a range of global brands like Burberry to Ferragamo were

新亚博体育注册夜生活the norm earlier, they have since been replaced by deals, bargains and growth in lower-tier cities.

Against flattened economic growth and brutally aggressive competition, Alibaba is no

w giving unprecedented priority to Juhuasuan, its group-buying and flash-sale platfor新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所

m, repositioning it as the top destination for consumers from smaller cities and townships.

新亚博体育注册夜生活The internet giant said recently that it will host a Super Bargain Day from Sept 1, halving prices for 1 million me

rchandise and giving out cash dividends, coupons and other perks. Unlike the

more reputable Nov 11 annual sales event, the 10-day event is targeted at good-quality budget items.新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所

“We see massive growth in lower-tier cities this year via the Juhuasuan platform. This is the

新亚博体育注册夜生活engine fueling future growth and a bluesea market-meaning opportunities abound for each and e

very industry player to take a share,” said Liu Bo, general manager of Juhuasuan.

Media publications and industry analysts often categorize C新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所

hinese cities into tiers, defining them based on population, gross domestic prod

新亚博体育注册夜生活uct and other criteria. Tier-one cities normally refer to super metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai.

Alibaba’s strategy to penetrate into lower-tier markets has reaped some early gains. In the

quarter ending June 30, over 70 percent of increased annual active consumers came from less dev新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所

eloped markets. The company attributed the achievement to initiatives to cater to a b

roader user base, such as “using simpler interfaces for first-time or less-frequent users”.新亚博体育注册夜生活

Realizing the potential, Juhuasuan has announced a slew of plans to rev up services. On the

supply side, the platform aims to help manufacturers digitize their factories through consumer ana新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所

lytics and the internet of things technology. Liu said he hopes such efforts will foster

brands, create 1 million sought-after items and nurture 10,000 digital plants.

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According to market 新亚博体育注册千花网cy iiMedia Research

?percent of consumption in China occurs at night. In the past three years

, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after dusk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled

新亚博体育注册千花网out last month to encourage after-dusk economic activities, including extending the oper

ating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and later closi

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This month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour routes, with 10

5 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending their

新亚博体育注册千花网business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.

Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Dece

mber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.新亚博体育注册千花网

Zhou Zhou, director of the company’s daily distribution operation

s, said nighttime consumption has great potential, and all Bianlifeng outlets have

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jing, whose post-10 pm sales account for about 30 percent of those for the entire day.

“In areas such as Zhongguancun, where there are many internet enterprises, convenie新亚博体育注册千花网

nce stores act as late-night canteens for company employees who frequently work late,”

he said. “In some stores, the number of consumers at about midnight will account for 25新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

percent of the peak in the daytime. A majority of them are born after the 1990s.”

However, Zhou said that while nighttime consumption in the bustling business district is strong, in s新亚博体育注册千花网

ome communities, people are still not aware of the benefits of buying after dark.

Jiang said China has obvious advantages in developing it新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

s nighttime economy, with high security levels in cities at nig

ht and a large number of consumers. But such development is still in the early stages.

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hina has made all- 新亚博体育注册会所to stop trafficking of fen

entanyl-related substances since it put the new list into use, such as o

?新亚博体育注册会所verseeing delivery firms to make sure parcels are sent using

real names and asking customs to ramp up probes of suspicious international deliveries, Geng said.?新亚博体育注册会所

“The data provided by the US Drug Enforcement Administration shows that after Chi

?新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信na announced the listing of all fentanyl-related substances as controlled narcotics, US Cu

stoms and Border Protection reported only four cases of trafficking of the substances from China in th

e second quarter,” Geng said. “This shows that the measures China has taken are indeed effective.”?新亚博体育注册会所

The number of people killed by fentanyl in the US, however, is still high, Geng said. “This speaks volumes ab

out the US opioid crisis arising from many factors, and that the root cause is not China.”

?新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信he six newly established free trade zones in China will further facilitate high-level openi

ng-up and boost high-quality development through deeper reforms, the Ministry of Commerce said Monday.

The FTZs in this latest batch are located in Shandong, Jiangs?新亚博体育注册会所

u, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Hebei, Yunnan and Heilongjiang.

Till now, 18 FTZs have sprung up across the country. Wang Shouwen, vi

?新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信ce-minister of commerce, said the move shows the government’s resolve

to achieve high-level opening-up and support an opening world economy.

In order to better serve the overall strategy, the six FTZs will tap into their geographical advantages to deepen trade and eco?新亚博体育注册会所

nomic cooperation with neighboring countries and regions, Wang said at a news conference.

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r trade, logistics and labor cooperation and to boost opening-up in the borde?新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信

r areas, Wang said. The Heilongjiang FTZ will step up collaboration with Russia by facilitating t

he movement of people across the border and encouraging companies to expand overseas, he said.

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hina’s Chang’e-4 probe 新亚博体育注册千花坊rk for ninth lunar day

The lander and rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have resumed work for the ninth lunar

day on the far side of the moon after “sleeping” during the extremely cold night.新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所

The lander woke up at 8:10 am Sunday, and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 8:42 am Saturday, according to the L

unar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

新亚博体育注册千花坊For the ninth lunar day, the lander’s neutron radiation detector and low-frequency ra

dio detector, as well as the rover’s infrared imaging spectrometer and other instruments will be restarted to co

nduct scientific tasks including moon surface observation and composition analysis.新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所

China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on Dec 8, 2018, made the first-ever soft landing o

n the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Cha新亚博体育注册千花坊

ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.

As a result of the tidal locking effect, the moon’s revolution c

ycle is the same as its rotation cycle, and the same side always faces Earth新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所

The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro

nomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral comp

osition and shallow lunar surface structure and measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.新亚博体育注册千花坊女神会所

The Chang’e-4 mission embodies China’s hope to combine human wisdom in space exploratio

n with four payloads developed by the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.

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A resident whose sur新亚博体育注册乌托邦 Chen said the prote

protesters stuck stickers on the rail card readers at the

gates so the commuters won’t be able to swipe their rail cards to exit the station.新亚博体育注册乌托邦

Chen said he and other passengers left the station through a security exit.

Lilly Wang, another resident, said she took a bus to reach home after learning about the situatio新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信

n at the Yuen Long station. But the bus had to halt near the Long Ping Station, about 1.4 kilometers from the

新亚博体育注册乌托邦Yuen Long station, at the road ahead was blocked. She spent another 20 minutes walking home.

Rail services at the station resumed on Thursday morning, but the damage at the station was quite visible, according to Wa

ng. Fire extinguishers were discharged by the protesters, and garbage bins were pushed over.新亚博体育注册乌托邦

In order to develop into a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characte

新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信ristics that would strengthen democracy and rule of law, facilitate the flow of foreign talents and nurture an intern

ational financial hub, Shenzhen has to expand cooperation with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet, recently issued a guidance on sup新亚博体育注册乌托邦

porting Shenzhen in building the demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

新亚博体育注册乌托邦Shenzhen’s expanded cooperation with Hong Kong will also lay a solid fo

undation for the overall development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Grea

ter Bay Area. The demonstration pilot zone is also projected to play a leading role in the Greater Bay Area.新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信

Just more than 30 years ago, Hong Kong residents used to be reluctant to visit neighboring Shenzhen. It was not only the complica

ted clearance procedure at the border, which took at least two to three hours, but also the backwardness of the新亚博体育注册乌托邦

then small fishing village which dissuaded the Hong Kong residents from visiting Shenzhen.

Today, Hong Kong residents marvel at the pace and ease with which Shenzhen has transformed into新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信

a global innovation center, offering more opportunities and oozing more vitality than Hong Kong.

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It is important to spec新亚博体育注册夜网ponsibilities of all

?participants involved in a project, so all culprits get their due punishment,” he said.

Zhai said ethical issues in science and technology were important because the development of h新亚博体育注册夜网女神会所

ighly risky technologies such as brain science and artificial intelligence could affect the future of humanity.

“For example, the latest biological technologies such as gene editing can produc

新亚博体育注册夜网女神会所e cross-generational effects and unpredictable results for our offspring,” she said. “We must be cautious about givin

g a certain scientist the right to make such alterations at will in the name of curing a serious disease.

“Ethical standards do not impede the development of science and technology. Rat新亚博体育注册夜网

her, they ensure the development is on the right path for the benefit of humankind.”

Qin Chuan, president of the Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, said improved ethical supervisio

n was necessary to ensure the welfare of laboratory animals used in research on new drugs.新亚博体育注册夜网女神会所

“But it is important for the development of science and technology for

新亚博体育注册夜网the public good not to impose unnecessarily stringent ethical standards,” she said.

For example, scientists would, in principle, use lower-level animals for scienti

fic experiments, but in some research involving the study of the brain, mice migh新亚博体育注册夜网女神会所

t not be suitable and higher-level mammals would been to be used for effective research, she said.

Xiao Keyan, a doctorate in aquatic plant ecology and former associate prof

新亚博体育注册夜网essor at Wuhan University, is thriving in aquatic plant industry after quitting his job.

Xiao rented some land in a village after resigning from the university and began growing aquat

ic plants, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily on Monday, a newspaper in Hubei province.新亚博体育注册夜网女神会所

One of his plants has brought him huge economic returns. He got 50

,000 yuan ($7,082) for selling aquatic grass in 2 mu (0.13 hectare), he said.

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They also agreed to 新亚博体育注册419论坛n bilateral ties and activ

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

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“China will continue to resolutely promote all-around open

新亚博体育注册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

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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

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

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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

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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.新亚博体育注册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新亚博体育注册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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Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat

ion in Hong Kong as a bargaining chip for negotiations or as leverage for fueling competition with Beijing.新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信

Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel

osi have spoken out on or pushed legislation concerning the recent violent protests in the city.新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信

Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un

ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.

新亚博体育注册乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.

In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A

dministrative Region said on Tuesday that China resolutely opposes any country attempting to “take Hong Kong’s s新亚博体育注册乌托邦

tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.

“Do not daydream about China making a deal using its territorial sovereignty and national reunification,” an unnamed spokesperson新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信

said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.

On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin

新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信g of courage from the people of Hong Kong stands in stark contrast to a cowardly government”, and she reite

rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.

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Many young people i新亚博体育注册千花网isunderstood US

?citizens. Even many Americans disagree strongly with US politicians. The v

iolence part of Hong Kong protesters is what an average American would frown upon.新亚博体育注册千花网

There was a “China is not an enemy” open letter to the US president recently in The Wa

新亚博体育注册千花网shington Post by a group from the academic, foreign policy, military and business communities, overwhelmingly from

the US, including a former US ambassador to China and professors from Yale, MIT and Harvard.

The letter reads in part: “US opposition will not prevent the continued expansion of the Chinese economy, a greater global mar新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

ket share for Chinese companies and an increase in China’s role in world affairs…. We do not believe Beijing is an ec

nomic enemy or an existential national security threat that must be confronted in every sphere.”新亚博体育注册千花网

It is imperative for the protesters to heal the wound now and clearly stay

away from the rioters. Identify the right crowd and recognize one incontrovertible fact-t

hat Hong Kong is part of China. Upholding the “one country, two systems” principle is the first step toward新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

restoring the rule of law in Hong Kong. Please do not become the ones you hated most. If Hong Kong becomes hell, you are

contributing to it, for, as the open letter mentioned earlier also says, “Efforts to isolate

China will simply weaken those Chinese intent on developing a more humane and tolerant society.”新亚博体育注册千花网

The wrong crowd cannot represent you, and you are the most unique if you avoid the crowd and turn back now.

The auction of a prominent dragon-shaped building in Pangu Plaza in Beijing bega

新亚博体育注册千花网n with a starting price of more than 5.18 billion yuan ($734 million) on Monday.

The auction, organized by the Beijing No 3 Intermediate People’s Court, is fo

r the 44-story No 5 building of the plaza near the National Stadium-also known as the B新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

ird’s Nest-on the capital’s north-south axis in Chaoyang district. It will end at 10 am on Tuesday.

Since the court put the building-related information on e-commer

ce platform Taobao in July, the auction has been viewed about 120,000 times.新亚博体育注册千花网女神会所

But as of press time, just two people have registered to participate in the bidding.

According to the auction rules disclosed by the court, every participant should pay 1 billion yuan as a security deposit, a

nd the price will increase by 5 million yuan each time another participant joins.

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