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ers was 1.75 billion, ranking top of the world. The number of mobile internet users (3G and

4G) doubled to 1.31 billion in 2018 from 580 million in 2014, an average increase of 22.4 percent year-on-year. 上海千花网品茶微信

Internet consumption unlocked residents’ consumption potential. By the end of 2018, the number of internet users inv

olved in online shopping reached 610 million, accounting for 73.6 percent of all internet users.

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he end of 2018, the number of express delivery rocketed to 50.7 billion from 1.53 million in 1988.

Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warned on Tuesday that escala

ting violence is pushing the special administrative region into an “abyss of destruction”. 上海千花网品茶微信

She appealed to the public to calm down, set aside differences on political issues and reject violence.

Meeting reporters ahead of the Executive Council, Lam appealed to the public, in a voice trembling with emotion, to pause and think.

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r the city’s law and order is restored. And that’s when we can mend what has been torn apart.”

Lam said developments over the past week validated her concerns that Hong Kong was in a dangerous situation. She re

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June 9, which saw radicals clash with the police, and residential and business areas become virtual war zones.

Lam said the chief executive’s responsibility is to ensure that Hong Kong remains a safe, orderly and law-abiding city.

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Chinese e-commerce platform JD released its financial results for the second quarter ende

d June 30 on Tuesday, announcing both its income and profit hit a record high for the same period.上海乌托邦女神会所

“JD delivered robust growth in the second quarter across our key metrics of revenue, profitabili

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The Nasdaq–listed company’s net revenue for the Q2 reached 150.3 billion yuan ($21.9 billion), increasing by 22.9 pe

cent from the same period last year, which created a new quarterly record, according to the company’s financial report.上海乌托邦女神会所

It achieved a net service revenue of 16.8 billion yuan in Q2, a rise of 42 percent from the same period last year.

上海乌托邦The company’s ordinary shareholders enjoyed a net income of 618.8 million yuan i

n Q2, while they suffered a net loss of 2,212.5 million yuan for the same period last year.

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to 3,558.9 million yuan in Q2, a 644 percent jump from 478.1 million yuan in Q2 of last year.

上海乌托邦Its operating cash flow for the 12 months ended June 30 gr

ew to 31.8 billion yuan from 16.4 billion yuan for the 12 months ended June 30, 2018.

In addition, the company’s annual active customer accounts increased to 321.3 million in the 12 months ended June 30.上海乌托邦女神会所

Many of JD’s businesses have begun to meet the break-even or even profit in the past few years, Rich

ard Liu Qiangdong, chairman and CEO of JD, said during a conference call, highlighting JD Logistics began to br

eak even after suffering a loss of 2.8 billion yuan last year, according to report by Paper.cn.

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“China is one of the countries with the lowest number of gun crimes and is one of the safest countries in the world,” Sun said.

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ndia’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wan

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In a meeting with visiting Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishank

ar, Wang said New Delhi’s announcement of the establishment of the Ladakh Union Territory, which in

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The announcement is neither valid in relation to China nor will it change the status

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Jaishankar’s three-day China visit, which began on Sunday, came days after Pakist

ani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi traveled to Beijing amid a Kashmir

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ew Delhi’s move to end the constitutional status of India-controlled Kashm

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The latest Chinese edit上海乌托邦 book, RN: The Memo

irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th

e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦

The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree

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In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦

nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.

“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers

上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in

ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com

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The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.

Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h

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The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w

ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦

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orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l

ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C

hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信

g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.

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The 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for

Juliet“. The photographer’s project, which involves actr上海千花网女神会所

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上海千花网section of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.

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rough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

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d the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Stew

art, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.上海千花网女神会所

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The projectiles, presumed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, wer

e launched at 5:34 am and 5:50 am local time each from the DPRK’s eastern coa上海千花网

stal city of Hamhung in South Hamgyong province into its eastern waters.

They flew about 400 km at an altitude of some 48 km and a maximum speed of Mach 6.1 or higher.上海千花网女神会所

The JCS said in a statement that it saw a high possibility for the DPRK’s additional proj

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ned forces of the ROK and the United States launched their joint military exercises.上海千花网女神会所

The ROK-US joint military drills kicked off on Monday, and were scheduled to last for about 10 more days.

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Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit

上海后花园For the US toy industry, President Donald Trump’s threatened 10 percent tariff on

an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shi上海后花园女神会所

pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

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ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.

“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custo上海后花园

mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the

上海后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi

na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.

It’s hard to tell whether companies will alleviate the impact of a new tariff before the holiday season arrives, Linda Bolton We上海后花园

iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.

上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix

and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.

“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s un上海后花园

certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.

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d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.

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mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa

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ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ

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e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou

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l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”

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t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al

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Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

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A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信

mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

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The book, despite its t上海龙凤419 History in the Pa

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arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to

Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W

上海龙凤419ho are friendly and which are vicious. Perhaps the book can help parents answer these questions.”

A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a

flying horse with dragon’s wings called longma, and the dragon-like marine animal called jiaolong.上海龙凤419女神会所

Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu

m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res

上海龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.

“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”

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u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.

Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe

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As the story goes, once there was a cowherd, Niulang, who lived with his elder brother and sister-in-law. But she disl

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One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear

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The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau

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n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.

Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave

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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.

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The bank has also said it could cut nearly 5,000 jobs due to a weaker outlook, and the depar

ture of John Flint comes as trade-war tensions flare between the United States and China.上海千花网

Under Flint’s leadership, the bank has pivoted to Asia, which

accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.

HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker said talks over Flint’s future had been “going on for a while” and the decision was not taken lightly.上海千花网女神会所

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rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s

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HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q

uinn, head of the commercial banking division, will be interim CEO in the meantime.上海千花网

The 51-year-old Flint ran the bank’s retail and wealth management business be

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ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”

Tucker denied that Flint was opposed to new cost cutting plans, which HSBC revealed on Monday would result in up to

4,700 job cuts, or 2 percent of its 237,685-strong global workforce. The move is e上海千花网女神会所

xpected to hit senior staff the hardest, helping reduce salary costs by as much as 4 percent.

HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.

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Urumqi, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture and Changji Hui autonomous pre

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hile the top three sources of overseas visitors were Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.

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