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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Tourism planning for上海楼凤an New Area completed

The Chinese government has completed the compilation of a plan for tourism developme

nt up until 2035 in north China’s Xiongan New Area, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.上海楼凤

The plan has been submitted to the Publicity Department of the Central Com

上海楼凤mittee of the Communist Party of China for approval, the ministry said in a statement.

China announced plans in 2017 to establish the Xiongan New Area, a mi

llennium green city in Hebei Province located about 100 km southwest of Beijing.上海楼凤

The tourism industry will serve Xiongan in carrying out its task

s of relieving functions nonessential to Beijing’s role as the capital and helping coo

上海楼凤女神会所rdinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, according to the plan.

The government aims to build the Xiongan New Area into a model fo

r high-quality development of Chinese tourism, an international tourism destination with gre上海楼凤

at influence in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and a world-famous tourism city.

Xiongan should be developed into a pilot zone to promote effective integration of culture and tourism, the reform of the tour上海楼凤女神会所

ism management system, and the innovative development of eco-tourism, the statement read.

Olympic Forest Park offers range of activities, abundant wildlife

The most crowded place in Beijing on a typical weekend morning is not the Sanyu上海楼凤

anli Market or the Sanlitun shopping area, but a park near the North Fifth Ring Road.

Entering through the park’s south gate, you’ll typically see a group of people to the left warming up for exercises, cha

tting about their fitness levels, while to the right you may see teams of runners pass, sweating heavily.上海楼凤女神会所

A vacant area just 14 years ago, Olympic Forest Park was built ahead of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics as a leisure area for athlet

es and coaches away from intense competition at National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest.

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The first National Park 上海乌托邦med “Establish the

e Mechanism of Nature Reserve Areas with National Parks as a M

ajor Component”, opened on Monday in Xining, capital of Qinghai province.上海乌托邦女神会所

In 2017, China devised a national park system aimed at protecting more of the country’s areas of outstanding natural bea

uty. The country’s first pilot national park in the Sanjiangyuan area of Qinghai is set to open in 2020.

上海乌托邦女神会所Xi said the purpose of establishing the national park system is to pr

otect the authenticity and integrity of natural ecosystems, preserve biological diversity, pr

otect ecological buffer zones and leave behind precious natural assets for future generations.上海乌托邦

The system is an important measure taken by China to promote ecological prote

ction, build a beautiful country and pursue harmony between humans and nature, he said.

上海乌托邦女神会所Building China’s ecological civilization should draw on the successful experience of other countr

ies while meeting China’s national conditions, the president said, encouraging the participants of the foru

m to conduct in-depth discussions and brainstorm for a better future for world ecological civilization.上海乌托邦

About 450 representatives from central governmental departments, national park sy

stem pilot provinces, research institutions and international organizations attended.上海乌托邦

The United States should immediately revoke its planned sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

上海乌托邦女神会所or accept the possible consequences, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after US President Donald T

rump was quoted in reports as saying he had given a green light to the $8 billion deal.

Trump said he had approved the deal in New Jersey late last week, Taipei-based Central News Agency reported on Monday.上海乌托邦

Speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Sh

uang said he was aware of the reports, and repeated China’s firm opposition to the planned sale.

上海乌托邦女神会所China has lodged solemn representations several times to the US over the sale, which gravely violat

es the one-China principle and the stipulations in the three China-US joint communiques, Geng said.

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Led by Vice-Premier Hu上海楼凤the group will be

 composed of six deputy group leaders and members from State Council departments and bureaus.

The office of the working group is to be located at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, which will上海楼凤女神会所

be in charge of the regular work, and meetings will be convened from time to time as needed.

Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤

nd the city’s service industry, the municipal commerce bureau said on Aug 15.

上海楼凤The plan came up with 190 specific measures to open wider in eight fields in the service sector, including science and tech

nology, internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, health care and professional services.

New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所

ngthen international cooperation of professional service organizations such as law firms.

By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing

has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤

ncial Services and BMW’s new subsidiary for digital solutions, said Yan Ligang, head of the bureau.

The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo

上海楼凤女神会所reign — funded enterprises set up. The added value of the service industry made up 82.8 percent of the city’s GDP.

The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.

But moderation in fiscal income will not weaken authorities’ capacity for expa上海楼凤

nsion of fiscal spending in the second half to back economic growth, economists said.

On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr

illion) in fiscal revenue in the first seven months, representing a year-on-year g上海楼凤女神会所

rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.

Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i

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n May, a medical team 上海千花网zed by the Re

d Cross Society of China arrived in Kabul again, marking the beginning of the project’s second phase. It is expected that an add

itional 150 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will be selected after screening in Ka 上海千花网品茶微信

bul and then sent to hospitals in China for treatment, said Liu Xuanguo, vice-president of the CRCF.

In addition to Afghanistan, the foundation has provided h 上海千花网

umanitarian assistance to 26 countries in Asia and Africa in recent years. Among the pro

 上海千花网jects, it has established emergency centers in Pakistan, provided free diagnosis and treatment to children with co

ngenital heart disease in Afghanistan and Mongolia, built a blood dialysis center in B

angladesh, constructed mobile hospitals for Syria and Iraq and donated rescue vehicles in Cambodia and Laos, he said. 上海千花网

“Most of the programs have been carried out since 2017, follow

ing the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative (in 2013),”

Liu said. “Humanitarian assistance is badly needed in many countries involved in the 上海千花网品茶微信

initiative. Although much smaller in scale compared with international assistance delivered by the Chinese gov

ernment, China Red Cross humanitarian assistance has played a very important role in promoting frie

 上海千花网ndship between China and these countries, and emotional connectivity between different peoples.”

For example, a foundation project that has provided free treatment in Chinese hospitals over the past two years to 100 Mo

ngolian children under age 14 with congenital heart disease has won high praise from the Mongolian government a 上海千花网

nd was recognized as one of the best humanitarian assistance projects in the country last year, Liu said.

In June, another Chinese medical team arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to screen around 100 of the m

ost urgent cases of congenital heart disease for free treatment in Hohhot, the capital of 上海千花网品茶微信

the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.

In neighboring Pakistan, an emergency center established by the foundation in Gwadar in 上海千花网

cooperation with the Pakistani Red Crescent Society has also won the praise of locals, Liu said.

As of the end of April, three medical assistance teams sent by the Red 上海千花网品茶微信

Cross Society of China had been to the center in Gwadar since its establishment in Sep

tember 2017. Large numbers of Chinese employees work there to assist with various projects.

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To date, the program上海千花坊n used onmillion hec

about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.

The application of fertilizer on land used for the cultivation of rice, wheat and corn has also been more productive, with the utiliz上海千花坊女神会所

ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.

上海千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat

ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi

nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil上海千花坊女神会所

lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb

Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi上海千花坊

ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.

“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf

lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所

One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet

上海千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e

xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi

ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.上海千花坊女神会所

“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.

Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e

arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and上海千花坊

had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.

“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran上海千花坊女神会所

ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.

By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re

ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.

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After-school classes, 上海楼凤fill kids’ sur teaches

More than 80 percent of Chinese parents have made arrangements for their young children du

ring summer vacation, with extracurricular classes and travel their top choices, a recent survey found. 上海楼凤

The survey, conducted by the parenting channel on qq.com and Penguin Fa

irytale, an open content platform for kids, collected 10,410 samples from 28 cities.

 上海楼凤女神会所More than 72 percent of the respondents had their children take extracurricular clas

ses and about 50 percent had their children go on a trip, according to the survey.

Among the respondents, 64.5 percent have only one child. More than half of the res 上海楼凤

pondents‘ children are pre-school age, and 38.3 percent are in elementary school.

When asked about the purpose of after-school tutoring, 66 percent of the p

 上海楼凤arents said they want their children to adapt to this learning environment from a young age a

nd 27 percent said they are afraid their children will be left behind by their peers if others take such classes.

On the choice of extracurricular classes, parents tend to choose interest-oriented classes f 上海楼凤女神会所

or pre-school children, and academic classes for elementary school age children, the survey showed.

Learning happens not just in the classroom these days; summer camps, seeing shows 上海楼凤

and exhibitions and overseas study tours are becoming increasingly common, according to the sur

 上海楼凤女神会所vey. Overseas study tours are especially popular among families in first- and second-tier cities.

For many families, summer vacation has become a new spending season for child

ren’s education besides the back-to-school time right before the new school year begins, the survey said. 上海楼凤

More than half of the surveyed families spent less than 10,000 yu

an ($1,422) this summer, about 20 percent spent more t

han 20,000 yuan, while nearly three percent splashed out more than 50,000 yuan. 上海楼凤女神会所

The biggest chunk of family spending during summer went to children’s edu

cation — 44.7 percent, followed by 32.6 percent on daily necessities and 22.7 percent on family travel.

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etailed view of a floral a上海后花园ing “Flowertime” eve

The Flowertime festival is a biennial initiative launched in 2013 by the City of Brussels and the ASBL (non-profit organi

zation) Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles. Themed “A World of Floral Emotions”, more than 30 top florists fro上海后花园

m 13 countries decorated rooms of Brussels City Hall, a UNESCO masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

上海后花园女神会所Brussels famous Grand Place hosted the occasion with a stunning flower arch com

posed of 500 fuchsias. This year, the artistic direction is once again in the hands of the world-famous Floraliën, and th

e renowned Manneken Pis have been dressed up by the floral artist Geoffroy Mottart.上海后花园

Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad

ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp上海后花园

ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.

上海后花园女神会所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.上海后花园

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上海后花园女神会所

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上海后花园女神会所

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.

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There is no way the上海千花坊itary doesn’t know the

situation in Hong Kong, especially when mounting evidence shows US meddling in China’s dom

estic affairs,” he said. “US warships visiting now would inevitably send a very dangerous message in su上海千花坊女神会所

pport of the rioters, which is detrimental to the city’s peace and stability.”

China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Hong Kong affairs and urged it to stop. While the US has denied th

上海千花坊e accusations, US politicians and media have frequently slandered efforts by Beijing and

the Hong Kong police to maintain social order and voiced their support for the protesters.

“The chaos in Hong Kong has US fingerprints all over it,” Li said. “The US is上海千花坊女神会所

hoping to turn Hong Kong into another source of leverage it can use to pressure China.

China highly values Sino-US ties, but this relationship must be built on the bedrock of the US respecting China’s sovereignty.”上海千花坊

Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Aca

demy of Social Sciences, said the US has been a major external force fueling the current turmoi

l in Hong Kong by funding and training protestors, as well as whitewashing their violent actions.上海千花坊女神会所

“Denying port visits means China is very displeased with the deep US involvement in its domestic affairs,” Yuan said.

上海千花坊China’s consumer trend index, released by global market consultancy Nie

lsen to measure consumer confidence, remained high in the second quarter of this year.

Maintaining a reading of 115 from Q1, an index reading of above 100 indicates consumers are optimist上海千花坊女神会所

ic regarding local job prospects, personal finance and willingness to spend, a Nielsen report showed.

“As China’s supply-side structural reform deepens along with policies to ensure上海千花坊

the stability of employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and dom

estic investments, the country’s economic structure has constantly improved and the end上海千花坊女神会所

ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.

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mes reporter Fu Guoh上海楼凤by rioters at the Int

At midnight, violent activists bound the hands of a reporter surnamed Fu from the website of Glob

al Times, accusing him of posing as a reporter. They beat Fu, causing him many injuries.上海楼凤女神会所

The two men remain in hospital.

“We condemn in the strongest terms such acts that are almost terrorism and express

上海楼凤our deep sympathy to the injured mainland residents and Hong Kong police officers,” the spokeswoman said.

“Recently, the radical violators in Hong Kong have completely breached the bottom line of law, m

orality and humanity. Their flagrant acts of serious violent crimes in public are shocking and chilling.上海楼凤女神会所

“Their violence was an extreme contempt for the rule of law, which has seriously damag

ed Hong Kong’s international image and hurt the feelings of compatriots on the mainland.”

She said such violent crimes must be severely punished according to law.上海楼凤

“We firmly support the Hong Kong police force and the judiciary in carrying out reso

lute and strict justice and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible,” she said.上海楼凤女神会所

Liaison Office condemns violence

“The atrocity has totally gone beyond the bottom line of a civilized soc

上海楼凤iety, which is no different from terrorists’ acts,” the Liaison Office noted in the statement.

In addition, the office pointed out the protesters’ acts, including paralyzing op

erations of the airport and harassing passengers of various nationalities and ages上海楼凤女神会所

severely hurt others’ rights and damaged Hong Kong’s international reputation.

“This time the protesters have torn down their deceptive上海楼凤

masks of ‘peace, rationality and non-violence'”, the statement reads.

上海楼凤女神会所Moreover, the Liaison Office pledged it will continue to assist relevant authoritie

s in safeguarding the personal safety and legitimate rights of mainland residents in Hong Kong.

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