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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上海夜网女神会所
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
上海夜网女神会所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上海夜网
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.上海夜网女神会所
“But it is important for the development of science and technology for
上海夜网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上海夜网女神会所
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
上海夜网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.上海夜网女神会所
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.
seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing上海夜生活
to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
上海夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.上海夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
上海夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong
Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o上海夜生活
pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H上海夜生活女神会所
ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre上海夜生活
ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
上海夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i上海夜生活
mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.
“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to上海夜生活女神会所
enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
the Legislative Council, the protests escalated.
On June 15, Hong Kong leader Lam suspended the bill. The next da上海千花网
y, Lam apologized and offered to “accept all criticism” and “serve the public”.
But the demonstrations did not stop.
上海千花网女神会所Paul Yeung, a Hong Kong-based researcher and commentator on public policy, said the protests against the extradi
tion bill have morphed into demonstrations against the local government’s manner of responding to pub
lic opinion. Thus the protests are continuing, though the bill has been declared “dead”, he said.
Some observers say many y上海千花网oung people who took to the streets were merely affected b
y peer influence, instigated by a small number of radicals, and lost their critical thinking and simply followed.
Yeung said another factor leading to the situation in Hong Kong is that the government上海千花网女神会所
has failed to respond in a timely manner to young people’s aspirations and sentiments throughout the process.
上海千花网He said channels that the Hong Kong government is to establ
ish to communicate with local people can help break the city’s current deadlock.
But he said it will be a difficult task, given the tense social atmosphere. “It is imperative to restore peace and r上海千花网
ationality to society, with both sides showing a willingness to compromise before dialogue,” he added.
Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years, and p上海千花网女神会所
art of it, Hong Kong Island, was ceded to the United Kingdom after a war in 18
42. In 1898, China also leased the rest of Hong Kong－the New Territories－to the British for 99 years.
上海千花网Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country
, two systems”, which means Hong Kong is part of China and enjoys a high degree of a
utonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs, as stipulated by Hong Kong’s Basic Law.上海千花网女神会所
Hong Kong’s leader, the chief executive, is currently elected by a 1,200-member election committee.
the US not to view China as an enemy. Which shows the US administratio
n’s attempt to reduce people-to-people exchanges does not enjoy popular sup 上海会所品茶微信
port, as many in the US know such exchanges are vital to the healthy development of bilateral ties.
As long as China and the US continue to push bilateral relations forward on the basis of non-c
上海会所onflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, they can meet the challenges they face at p
resent and Sino-US relations can be guided toward coordination, cooperation and stability. 上海会所品茶微信
The author is executive deputy director of the Institute for China-US People-to-Peo
ple Exchange, Peking University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Dail
上海会所The list of unreliable entities will be released in the near fu
ture, Gao Feng, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
Chinese and US working groups have been maintaining c
ommunications with each other and had a phone call on August 13, said Gao. 上海会所
The two sides agreed to speak on phone again within two weeks, Gao added.
The US is set to impose new tariffs on some Chinese imports starting Sept 1, which, accor 上海会所品茶微信
ding to Gao, will create challenges for the Chinese economy, but the impact will be controllable.
Gao warned any new tariffs would lead to an escalation of economic and trad 上海会所
e frictions. And China will have to fight back if the US carries out the move, he said
.Second placed Mack Horton (left) of Australia keeps his distance to winner Sun Yang (center) of China while they p
ose with their medals after the men’s 400m Freestyle Final during the Gwangju 2019 FINA W 上海会所品茶微信
orld Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 21, 2019. Gabriele Detti (right) of Italy finishes thir
Controversial Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will get a public hearing by the
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over an appeal brought by the World Anti-Dopi 上海会所
ng Agency (WADA) against him and the Federation Internationale De Natation Association (FINA) which claim
ed Sun did not violate doping regulations after an out-of-competition test last year. 上海会所品茶微信
The open hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport will probably be in Switzerland but is “unlikely to be before the end of Octo
ber,” the court said on its website Tuesday, and “will be open to the public (including the media).”
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.
ue to their cost advantage and rapidly growing domestic demand driven by income growth form the basis of their expan
上海会所ding scales. But the greatest factor driving Chinese enterprises’ continuous development is innovation.
Reform will promote innovation. Innovation will generate new demand and prompt Chinese enterprises to impr
上海会所品茶微信ove their quality, while technological innovation is key to their development and expansion. And to c
hange their long-term dependence on low-end products, the Chinese companies, with the government’s active h
elp, have invested more in research and development to facilitate their qualitative growth and expansion.上海会所
Last year, China’s total investment in R&D accounted for 2.18 percent of GDP, equivalent to the average of OECD countries, with the average R&D intensity o
上海会所f high-tech enterprises and A-share listed companies being about 3 percent and 4.87 percent.
Higher R&D investment has increased the enterprises’ capacity for independent innovation and competition advantage.
In particular, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, which for上海会所
mulated the innovation-driven development strategy and five new development concepts, Chinese en
上海会所品茶微信terprises have increased R&D investment and achieved remarkable breakthroughs in core technologies. In
fields as important as aviation, railways and 5G technology, Chinese enterprises have even taken a leading position.
Huawei is a good example of an innovation-driven high-tech Chinese company.上海会所
For years Huawei’s R&D intensity has been above 14 percent. In actual terms, Huawei’s R&D investment las
上海会所品茶微信t year was 101.5 billion yuan ($14.77 billion)－the fifth-highest in the world and more than that of Microsoft, Apple an
d Intel. Also, by the end of last year, Huawei had more than 87,800 global patents. No wonder Huawei’s R&D in
vestment and abundant innovation have placed Huawei at 61 on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.上海会所品茶微信
And despite Washington preventing US companies from selling components to Hua
wei in the first half of this year, the company’s mobile phone shipment grew continuously.
上海会所Since the beginning of this century, Chinese companies have been
applying or trying to apply modern information technology to improve production and ope
rations. The Internet Plus strategy has helped expedite the integration of enterprises and the inte上海会所品茶微信
net. And many enterprises have achieved rapid growth by making use of innovative business models thanks to IT.
Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a
key interest rate reform brought out by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, to maintain ec上海419
onomic momentum amid the continuing trade friction with the United States.
上海419女神会所Analysts say the interest rate reform will lower financing costs for small a
nd private companies and encourage investment in the manufacturing sector.
The PBOC unveiled the policy over the weekend, saying it would introduce a new reference rate, the loan prime rate－the pr上海419
ice of loans banks offer their best clients－for setting the prices of business and household loans. The earlier re
上海419ference rate, the one-year benchmark lending rate, will be replaced in the future.
The announcement is seen as China’s most significant market-based interest rate reform for over a decade, experts said.上海419女神会所
The PBOC said in a statement that, starting Tuesday, 18 qualified commer
cial banks, including State-owned banks, city and rural commercial banks and foreign banks, will report their lend
上海419ing reference rate every month. Analysts expect the first loan prime rate will be much lower than the current 4.35 per
cent one-year benchmark lending rate, which has been unchanged since August 2015.
The statement said commercial banks will be allo上海419
wed to float the lending rates up by certain percentage points above the medium-ter
上海419女神会所m lending facility rate of the central bank. The medium-term lending rate is the cost that commercial banks sho
uld pay for borrowing from the central bank, and it was set at 3.3 percent on Thursday.
Sheng Songcheng, a central bank adviser and former head of the PBOC’s
statistics department, said the reform will help keep lending rates lower.
Moreover, the changes will enable the PBOC to effectively influence Chin上海419女神会所
a’s entire interest rate system by selling or buying financial instruments on the open
market, much like how Western central banks implement monetary policy, Sheng said.
the patients were Chinese employees working at Chinese compani
es in Pakistan, but now more than 80 percent of patients are Pakistanis.上海后花园
The foundation also planned to build a similar center in Pakistan’s Balochistan province last year, but the plan was del
ayed due to security concerns. However, the center is likely to be opened this year, Liu said.上海后花园女神会所
The foundation also plans to build more of these facilities to meet local demand for medica
l care and emergency services, but obstacles such as the threat of terrorism remain, he said.
上海后花园On May 11, a five-star hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan, was attacked by terrorists, resultin
g in four hotel employees and a soldier being killed. Yan Yibing, a member of the CRCF, said the attack o
ccurred just a few hundred meters from the emergency center where he and his Chinese colleagues worked.上海后花园
“I had never heard gunshots before, and at first I thought it was firecrackers,” he recalled. “Then we heard people shouting o
utside and realized an attack happened. We were very frightened, and none of us dared to make a sound.”上海后花园女神会所
Liu said the emergency center has been reinforced to mak
e it more secure for medical and Red Cross staff members working there.上海后花园
Global demand for humanitarian assistance is huge, so China will intensify its contribution, Liu said.
In Afghanistan, for example, the number of children wit
h congenital heart disease registered with local Red Crescent societies exceeds上海后花园
7,000. In Iraq, it is estimated that more than 10 million people need humanitarian assistance, he said.
“We will intensify efforts and try our best to deliver more inter上海后花园女神会所
national humanitarian assistance to help more people,” Liu said.
Chinese candidates for the 45th WorldSkills competition had their zeal drummed up at a morale-motivating confe
上海后花园女神会所rence held by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in Beijing on Friday.
The biennial WorldSkills competition will be held from Aug 22 to 27 in Kazan, R
ussia, and will involve about 1,355 candidates from 69 member countries and regions.
t Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China
‘s agricultural sector was plagued by inefficient production practices for上海会所品茶微信
many years, while annual output was highly susceptible to changes in climate.
For example, from 1959 to 1961 large parts of the country experienced a severe drought.上海会所
In 1961, the arid conditions reduced the total crop yield by 61 million metric tons, a 30 percent fall from 1958.
Since the early 1980s, the central leadership has attached great significan
上海会所ce to agricultural innovation. In 2015, investment in scientific and technological research reached 55 billion yu
an ($7.8 billion at today’s rates), compared with 720 million yuan in 1978, Du said.
According to the ministry, more than 96 percent of fields dedicated to the cultivation上海会所品茶微信
of major crops, including rice, corn and wheat, are sown with high-yield, resilient species.
上海会所A number of crop-breeding platforms that employ scientifically proven approaches-such as the use of “dwarf-st
erile” wheat, the “super rice” system and hybrid corn breeding-have been established to fast-t
rack improvements in edible crops and ensure the food supply is reliable and safe in the long term.
The wide application of modern farming techniques ha上海会所品茶微信
s also helped farmers to raise yields and reduce damage to the environment.
At present, environmentally friendly methods are used to prevent and control pests on 56.7 mill
ion hectares under cultivation, accounting for 15 percent of the total area affected by such pests.
上海会所Meanwhile, smarter use of pesticides in demonstra
tion areas has reduced the use of chemicals by 20 to 30 percent, the ministry said.
The use of fertilizers has been further contained as a result of a nationwide campaign l上海会所品茶微信
aunched in 2005. It aims to tailor the use of synthesized fertilizers to suit local soil conditions
and improve awareness of the scientific management of fertilizers among farmers.
With industrial and consumption upgrades, investment in hig
h-tech industries climbed 43.1 percent year-on-year — 29.3 percent of the total FDI — am上海千花坊女神会所
ong which the high-tech service sector gained 97.4 billion yuan in FDI, up 63.2 percent.
上海千花坊Zhang Xiaofan, a partner at Deloitte’s global Chinese services group, said trade tensions between China and the United Sta
tes will not force any country or region to replace China’s position as a key player in the global supply chain.
Because of its members’ different cultures, currencies and po上海千花坊
litical systems, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations cannot match China’s size as a
huge consumption market. Neither can ASEAN members muster as many policy and institutional advantages as Chin
a to fine tune economic structures and fend off potential financial risks, Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所
China also has a well-developed infrastructure to support the real economy, Zhang added.
Attracted by China’s consumer market driven by an expanding middle-income group
上海千花坊女神会所and fast developing information technology, foreign investment from Germany and the Republic of Korea surg
ed in the first seven months, posting growth rates of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.
FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent year-on-year, while
FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew by 5 percent.上海千花坊女神会所
Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce
in China, said that to prevent risks caused by unilateral actions, China and the Eur上海千花坊
opean Union should further efforts to reach the EU-China comprehensive agreement on invest
ment by 2020, perhaps eyeing a new free trade agreement soon after that.