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Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad
ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp新亚博体育注册后花园
ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.
新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Hong Kong affairs are completely China
‘s internal affairs, and Pakistan understands the actions taken by the Chinese central government and the HK
SAR government to uphold national sovereignty and maintain the city’s prosperity and stability.新亚博体育注册后花园
Helen Sham-Ho, a former Australian politician, said the current chaotic situation in Hong Kong is damaging its pros
perity, adding that there is no doubt that the priority is to regain order and police have the right to uphold law and order.
Michael Borchmann, a law expert and former government official from German新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所
y, said that the purpose of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong is to stir up chaos and turmoil in the city, and is
not a response to the draft extradition bill, Nouvelles d’Europe cited him as saying.
Borchmann said it is true that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are prot新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所
ected by law in Hong Kong, but this doesn’t give people the right to use violence to i
mpose on the freedoms of others. Criticism of China by some voices in the Western media was irrelevant, he added.
?The Hong Kong International Airport started to resume operation on Wednesday
after?the city’s aviation hub was completely crippled for about two days by protesters.新亚博体育注册楼凤
Passengers are now able to conduct check-in procedures after tickets or purchase vouchers ar
新亚博体育注册楼凤e checked by airport staff. One check-in gate is left open for passengers to pass through.
Dozens of protesters are still sitting outside one of the exits of the arri
val hall. A demonstration area has been marked out with security staff walking nearby.新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信
Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court in Hong Kong is
sued an interim injunction order to ban unlawful obstruction of airport operations.
The order, requested by the Airport Authority,?prohibits an
y person from unlawfully and willfully obstructing and interfering with proper use of th新亚博体育注册楼凤
e?airport, according to a statement issued by the Airport Authority at about 8:30 am.
The authority emphasized that persons are also restrained from attending or participating in any demonstration or prot新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信
est or public order event in the airport other than in the area designated by the airport authority.
The interim injunction expressly provides that nothing in the interim injunction shall be construed as authori
新亚博体育注册楼凤zing any demonstration, protest or public order event contrary to the Public Order Ordinance.
Sealed copies of the interim injunction order were posted at the airport at around 2:30 pm.
Starting from 2 pm Wednesday, the airport began to require all passe新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信
ngers to show their identity documents and flight information before entering the airport.
Some protesters have been holding unauthorized public assemblies at the airport since Aug 9 and seriously o
bstructed the operation of the airport on Aug 12 and 13, causing a lot of flight cancellations.新亚博体育注册楼凤
Hundreds of flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers were left stranded.
As one of the busiest in the world, the Hong Kong Int新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信
ernational Airport handled an average of 200,000 travelers each day in 2018.
onship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.
The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing an新亚博体育注册会所
d Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a re
新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信searcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.
Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, including the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two cou
ntries became mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.新亚博体育注册会所
Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especial
ly as they are both facing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.
新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信”The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touch
es on some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu
said, adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China
and Japan, the world’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity.新亚博体育注册会所
On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the vice-minister, said China and Japan should k
eep up the positive momentum brought by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.
Describing the meeting in Osaka between Xi and Abe as fruitful, Kono said Japan is expecting a state visit by Xi next spring and i新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信
willing to work with China “in various fields and face global challenges shoulder to shoulder”.
Zhou Yongsheng, a professor and deputy director of the Ja
panese Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University, said, “As Sino-J新亚博体育注册会所
apanese relations have shown signs of warming in recent years, both
新亚博体育注册会所品茶微信countries should cherish the momentum and build new relations featuring a shift from
competition to collaboration under the guidance of the strategic dialogue mechanism. Prom
oting Sino-Japanese ties will benefit the peace and prosperity of Asia and improve global governance.”
onday afternoon a cancellation of all flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport for the remainder of the day.
The cancelled flights do not include departing flights that have?新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信
already finished check-in procedures or incoming flights to Hong Kong in the air.
The announcement came as airport operations were “severely affected” by a massive sit-in at its arrival hall.
?新亚博体育注册乌托邦HANGZHOU/JINAN – Typhoon Lekima has left 47 dead and 21 mis
sing in three Chinese provinces, wreaking havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales.
By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang province has risen to 39 while nine oth?新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信
ers remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters.
The ninth and strongest typhoon of the year has affected 6.68 million res
?新亚博体育注册乌托邦idents in Zhejiang, among whom 1.26 million were evacuated. It damaged 234,000 hect
ares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of 24.22 billion yuan (about $3.4 billion).
Lekima landed at around 1:45 am Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejia?新亚博体育注册乌托邦
ng. It made a second landing at 8:50 pm Sunday on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong province.
In Shandong, it has left five people dead and seven missing, affecting 1.66 million people and forcing the relocation of 183,8
?新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信00 as of Monday morning, said the provincial emergency management department.
In Anhui province that neighbors Zhejiang, it has left three peop
le dead and five missing in Ningguo city, affecting nearly 100,000 people and for?新亚博体育注册乌托邦
cing the relocation of nearly 18,000 as of 22:00 Sunday, said the city government.
An amicable relationship between China and Japan serves the interests of the two and the r
egion, experts said, as Beijing and Tokyo resumed strategic talks after a seven-year hiatus.?新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信
On Saturday, a strategic dialogue between Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japa
?新亚博体育注册乌托邦nese counterpart, Takeo Akiba, was held at the Karuizawa mountain resort in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.
They had what was described as candid excha
nges about bilateral and regional issues and said they would push forward the cons?新亚博体育注册乌托邦品茶微信
ensus reached between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at t
he Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.
are at a crucial stage of development, Wang said, calling for the two
countries to handle their historical grudge properly and avoid unilateral actions.新亚博体育注册夜生活
Qureshi said China is Pakistan’s long-trusted friend, and that he believe
新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所s China will uphold justice over the Kashmir issue. Pakistan will continue to support Chi
na’s legitimate position in issues concerning China’s core interests without any hesitation, he said.
Honor, one of the two signature smartphone brands of Huawei Technologies Co, unveiled its first smart TV on新亚博体育注册夜生活
Saturday, marking the company’s official entry into the TV-related sector amid mounting competition.
It is the also the first electronic products that is powered by its in-house operating system Har
mony OS, as Huawei aims to build its own software ecosystem for the era of the internet of things.新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所
Zhao Ming, president of Honor, said the company aims to leverage its years of innovation in smartphones to reshape the role of TV in daily lives.
On top of boasting the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product comes with a 55-i
nch screen and will function as a hub for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.新亚博体育注册夜生活
Priced from 3,799 yuan ($538), the TV comes with Wi-Fi chips which are used in smartphones, providing seamless experience. Zhao said.
新亚博体育注册夜生活女神会所Content from video steaming sites including Tencent Video and MGTV are available on Honor’s smart TV.
It is also equipped with an artificial-intelligence-enabled camera for smooth te
levision calls and supports playing mobile games on smart TVs with low latency.
hina will not revise its foreign exchange policies, as the United States labeling it “a currency manipulator” is unre
?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信asonable and unlikely to get support from multilateral mechanisms, according to Chinese officials and analysts.
Based on available facts and evidence, it is unlikely that the International Monetary Fund — the most authoritative organization to arbitrate currency ma
nipulation — will stand by the US in accusing China of being a currency manipulator, they said. Without such suppo?新亚博体育注册419
rt from the multilateral organization, the US accusation will not hold up, they added.
?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信An IMF spokesperson told China Daily on Thursday that “discussions
with the US Treasury Department are ongoing on a range of issues”. The “range of issues” is not c
onfined to the currency manipulation accusation, the spokesperson added.
The IMF had not yet sent a message requiring Beijing to start related negotiation?新亚博体育注册419
s regarding the accusation, two Chinese officials familiar with the matter told China Daily. The Chinese govern
?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信ment maintains routine coordination and communication with the IMF, said the officials, on condition of anonymity.
The US Treasury Department wrote in a statement on Monday that it will engage with the IMF “to
eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions”. Hours before the US annou?新亚博体育注册419
ncement, the renminbi weakened beyond 7 per dollar for the first time since May 2008. Washington threatened earlier to sl
ap 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods beginning on Sept 1.
?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信Li Chao, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said it is
“irresponsible” for the US administration to label China as “a currency manipulator”, as it not only viol
ates rules and common sense, but also causes damage to the US itself and stock markets of other economies.?新亚博体育注册419
“(The US labeling) triggered drastic fluctuations across g
?新亚博体育注册419lobal financial markets,” Li said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency.
Mark Sobe, a former senior IMF official, told Reuters on T
uesday, “It’s ridiculous that they’ve declared China a currency manipulator. T?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信
hey don’t have any meaningful tools to do anything about it, unless they just want to pile more tariffs on.”
yone who wanted to contact her friend would have to fill it out before her friend decided whether or not to respond.
新亚博体育注册后花园The post made a deep impression on An, especially when she realized that it was viewed by more than 3,000 people.
“It seemed that all the people with matchmaking posts on the platform were well-educated and as a woman with a postgr
新亚博体育注册后花园aduate diploma, I wanted any future husband to have a diploma equivalent to mine,” An recalls.
She was not shy and was “willing to tell people I am single and looking for a relations
hip”. “It was great to have a platform that could help me make my circumstances known to more people,” says An.新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所
An wrote a self-introduction and posted it on the platform in Ma
rch 2017. The post garnered about 4,000 views with 30 responses and inquiries.
新亚博体育注册后花园”Most of the men who responded “were in the category she was looking for, An recalls.
“I wrote in the post that I enjoy travel and have visited more than 20 countries during m
y postgraduate years. People who asked for my contact number generally shared my interests.”新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所
The detailed information An posted on the platform did help her filter out some respondents.
新亚博体育注册后花园And then, the magic of romance took over. “I met my boyfriend four months later. He was my future Mr Right.”
Over the past two years, she and her husband-to-be traveled to a number of cities, including Taipei, Hong Kong and Macao.
On every trip they got to know each other better and they soon decided to tie the knot.新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所
The Moshang Huakai platform has more than 150,000 followers, according to its female found
ers, Ma Yueliang and Long Lele, both 27.Each post generates feedback from around 30 people on average.
新亚博体育注册后花园女神会所They set up the platform after college when they realized that a
lot of people they met, both men and women, were looking for life partners.
President Xi Jinping has encouraged residents of a mountainous township in Fujian provi
?新亚博体育注册419nce to continue their unrelenting efforts to consolidate poverty reduction outcomes and achieve rural vitalization.
Xi, who also is general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Co?新亚博体育注册419
mmission, made the remark in a letter replying to residents of the township of Xiadang, in the province’s Shou-ning county.
?新亚博体育注册419In a letter to Xi, the villagers wrote they had shaken off poverty and e
xpressed their gratitude to the CPC Central Committee and the general secretary.
Xi’s letter, published on Tuesday, recalled the three arduous
journeys he made to the township, saying he still has vivid memories of the area.?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信
Xi worked in Fujian between 1985 and 2002. He made his first trip to the township to lea
rn about poverty alleviation and provide instructions on the work on July 19, 1989, when he was Par
ty secretary of Ningde. The township was once among the most remote and poorest areas in Ningde.?新亚博体育注册419
It took him a three-hour car ride and a two-hour walk in scorching sum
mer heat to reach the township, which had no paved roads at the time, according to
Xinhua News Agency. He made another two trips to township, later that year and in 1996.?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信
Xi expressed his delight after learning that the township had shaken off poverty, and he offered hearty congratulations to villagers.
After 30 years of unremitting efforts, Xiadang has shifted from being almost inaccessible to being easily reached and has?新亚博体育注册419
been transformed inside and out, with residents having an increasing sense of gains and happiness, Xi said.
It has been a vivid example of the truth of such sayings as, “A slow sp
?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信arrow should make an early start” and “Little strokes fell great oaks”, he said.
Xi said he hopes the villagers will forge ahead with a persistent spirit, enhance their confi
dence and make sustained and arduous efforts to consolidate the outcomes of poverty reduction.
He also encouraged them to explore a path of rural vitalization with the characteristics of eastern Fujian during the process.?新亚博体育注册419品茶微信
The letter to Xi was written by six Party members on behalf of all villagers in the township.
Xinhua contributed to this story.
Third-generation technologies set to keep industry on even keel in nation, say experts
新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信China’s growing clean power demand has boosted the rapid development of nuclear power in the c
ountry, making it among the few in the world to have independently developed third-g
eneration nuclear power technology, with a complete industry chain, industry experts said.新亚博体育注册楼凤
The first two reactor units using China’s homegrown third-generation nuclear reactor techn
ology Hualong One, or the No 5 and 6 reactors in Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fuzhou, Fujian province, are ex
新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信pected to avoid time overruns, creating a record in the construction of the first reactor in a nuclear power project.
Currently, key goals in the construction of the No 5 reactor have all been fulfilled on or ahead of sch
edule, while devices necessary for the No 6 reactor have been prepared as per schedule, said Zhou Sai新亚博体育注册楼凤
jun, deputy chief engineer of the power plant affiliated to China National Nuclear Corp, or CNNC.
Hualong One technology, jointly designed by CNNC and China General Nucl新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信
ear Power Group, adopts a double-layered containment system that can withstand la
rge aircraft attacks, and has a water tank above the reactor that can be gravity-fed to keep the reactor cool.
Fuqing’s No 5 reactor will start hot functional tests before Oct 16
and is expected to go into commer新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信cial operation in July next year. The No 6 reactor is sc
heduled to start cold functional tests next April and slated to commence commercial operations in 2021, Zhou said.
新亚博体育注册楼凤Cold functional tests are carried out to confirm whether the circuit system and i
ts supporting facilities are properly installed and ready to operate under high-pre
新亚博体育注册楼凤ssure conditions. A hot functional test is a critical pre-operational test that simulates the tempera
tures and pressures the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation.
The No 2 and 3 nuclear reactors in Karachi, Pakistan, using H新亚博体育注册楼凤品茶微信
ualong One technology, are also making construction progress as per schedule.
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided the test-firing of “a newly-developed large-caliber multiple la
新亚博体育注册千花坊unch guided rocket system” on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.
The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post “early in the Friday morning,” without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.
The test-firing “satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, trac新亚博体育注册千花坊
k changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket,” said KCNA.
新亚博体育注册千花坊According to the report, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” with the result of the test-firin
g, saying that “another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made.”
Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasiz
新亚博体育注册千花坊ed that the system has “a great strategic significance” for boosting the combat capability of the country’s army.
The European Union’s disagreement with the United States over Iran widened when the EU vowed on Thursday to co
ntinue working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the latest US sanctions against him.新亚博体育注册千花坊
The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday its sanctions on Zarif. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s S
upreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a st
新亚博体育注册千花坊atement. The US put sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 24.
“We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
“From our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplom
at and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse.新亚博体育注册千花坊
The EU has been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actio
n (JCPOA) that was reached in July 2015 by Iran and China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. US
新亚博体育注册千花坊President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal last May and reimposed sanctions
on Iran, endangering the implementation of the agreement also endorsed by the UN Security Council.