The MTR Corporation 上海乌托邦 the stations along

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fter the rail operator was criticized for offering free and exclusive ride home for the protesters.上海乌托邦品茶微信

In calling for understanding from the passengers, MTR operations director Adi Lau

上海乌托邦Tin-shing said in an open letter on Saturday that the decision to shut down part of

the Kwun Tong line prior to the protest was made after careful considerations of recent situations.

The MTR Corporation decided to suspend railway services on the active section and close some s上海乌托邦品茶微信

tations in consideration of the safety of colleagues, passengers, and railway facilities, said Lau.

Recently, some radicals sabotaged CCTV cameras in MTR stations, interfer

上海乌托邦ed with gate access, and even damaged station facilities and sprayed graffiti. They also t

hreatened the personal safety of those who tried to dissuade them. These inciden

ts have caused many frontline colleagues to feel that their personal safety was at risk, said Lau.上海乌托邦

Lau hoped that the public of Hong Kong can step forward to raise thei

上海乌托邦品茶微信r voice against vandalism and safety threats targeting the MTR stations. In the past few wee

ks, the MTR has tried many different ways to maintain a safe and orderly rail operation and the company welc

omes any suggestions to better cope with the current situation, Lau said.French President Emmanuel Mac上海乌托邦

ron, US President Donald Trump, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ge

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nte and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a G7 working session on “International Economy and Trade,

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BIARRITZ, France – French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the mem

bers of the Group of Seven (G7) will each act on its own over the thorny issue of the Iranian nuclear deal.上海乌托邦

“There is no formal mandate at G7. We will continue to act, each in his own role,” Macron told reporters at the G7 su

mmit. “G7 is an informal club. We do not give formal mandate to this one or that one.”上海乌托邦品茶微信

Earlier in the day, Macron told French television LCI, “we agreed on what we wanted to say jointly on Iran”. “Everyone wan

ts to avoid a conflict, US President Donald Trump was extremely clear on that point,” he said.

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 the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo, which opened Friday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.

Calling Northeast Asia one of the world’s most dynamic regions for development, Xi said f上海夜网

avorable conditions for strengthening regional cooperation there have been accumulating.

上海夜网The biennial event, launched in 2005, has long facilitated cooperati

on among Northeast Asian economies. This year’s expo runs through Tuesday.

The expo‘s theme emphasizes enhancing mutual trust and cooperation to create beautiful prospects for the region, refl上海夜网女神会所

ecting the common aspiration to pursue regional prosperity and development, Xi said.

The Czech Republic also will hold a theme day during the expo to promote commerc上海夜网

ial connections between China and partners involved in the Belt and Road, particularly with Central and East

上海夜网女神会所ern European Countries, said Zhang Kaiming, deputy secretary-general of the Jilin provincial government.

“Diversified regional cooperation has not only led to economic prosperity and sustainable

development, but also has significantly contributed to regional solidarity and stability,” said Zhang Wei, vice-上海夜网

president of Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The six-nation Northeast Asia region-China, Russia, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s R上海夜网女神会所

epublic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and Japan-represents a market with a population of 1.7 billion and more t

han 20 percent of the world’s GDP, according to the expo’s executive committee.上海夜网

Bilateral trade between China and Russia rose 4.7 percent year-on-year to $61.13 billion between January and July, while FD

I inflows from Japan and the Republic of Korea to China jumped 69.7 percent and 12.6 pe上海夜网女神会所

rcent year-on-year during the period, respectively, the Ministry of Commerce said.

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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.

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Regarding Britain’s co 上海乌托邦the detention, Geng

 said the incident is purely China’s domestic affairs since the man is not a British citizen but a Hong Kong resident.

On Wednesday, the All-China Journalists Association made a statemen 上海乌托邦

t on the random blockade and malicious obstruction of Chen Xiaoqian by a small num

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nducting an on-site interview at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters’ news conference.

The association condemned the Hong Kong reporters’ interference in Chen’s professional duties. 上海乌托邦

The “contraction” trend is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States’ foreign policy thanks to its “Am

erica first” approach. Once the major provider of global public goods, the US is becoming a penny-pinching country focu

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Yet despite the contraction of its diplomacy, the US has gone on th

e offensive on particular issues, trade being the most prominent. Launching tra 上海乌托邦

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using the trade brawls to appeal to the US leader’s base even though tariff-slapping at will, and 上海乌托邦品茶微信

without any reason, goes against established trade practices and the World Trade Organization’s rules.

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ficials holding key decision-making positions in the US. The US leader’s phone call to Taiwan leader Tsai Ingwe

n and his statement to substantially improve “US-Taiwan relations”, together with the US’ other provocativ

e moves including sailing aircraft carriers through the Taiwan Straits and endorsing laws such as the Taiwan Tr 上海乌托邦品茶微信

vel Act and Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 are all aimed at checking the Chinese mainland’s rise.

Since the US could try to ratchet up tensions across the Straits and

some separatist elements on the island could deman 上海乌托邦d “Taiwan independence” in a bid to r

estrain the mainland, Beijing should be fully prepared to deal with any eventuality.

China could play a key role in “re-globalization” 上海乌托邦

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also reflects the US elites’ ideological bias against China as well as their anxiety over China’s rise

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The president also inspected an afforestation program in a desert area of the pro上海419品茶微信

vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.

Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert

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When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419

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The Qilian Mountains are a vital ecological shield in western China, Xi said.上海419品茶微信

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ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.

The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta

re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi

nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.

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Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat

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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.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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”.

上海乌托邦”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上海乌托邦

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上海乌托邦品茶微信

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

上海乌托邦品茶微信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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Braving light rain, 476,000 people demanded an end to all violence and the desecration

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The participants chanted slogans while waving placards, banner

s and the flags of the nation and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.上海419论坛

The city was fed up with the endless illegal marches, they said.

The rally was held after a tough week for the people of Hong Kong, with the city’s aviatio上海419论坛

n hub — Hong Kong International Airport — forced to cancel about 1,000 flights on Monday and Tuesday. In additi

on, a mainland tourist and reporter were assaulted by black-clad radicals at the airport on Tuesday night.上海419论坛

“Hong Kong was built up by Chinese people, not the British. And the young people here are throwing all of that away. I’m

上海419论坛女神会所disgusted by it,” said Erich Beck, a retired Australian who has lived in Hong Kong for 28 years.

Beck believes overseas elements are at play in the recent violent protests that have rocke

d the city, with the intent to “poison Hong Kong” in order to hurt China. He joined hundreds of thousands o上海419论坛

f local residents in an anti-violence rally on Hong Kong Island on Saturday afternoon.

Beck called on the city’s young people to think rationally about their behavior.

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The rally started at 5 pm, when people from all walks of l

ife took the stage to share their thoughts and common wishes. They incl

uded people from the education and legal sectors, the entertainment industry and the business sector.

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Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a

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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

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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

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The statement said commercial banks will be allo上海419

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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.

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alvini. The League party had formed a coalition with Conte’s Five Star Movement.

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Politicians from all the parties in parliament said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will address the S

enate on that day. Conte must offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella if the motion passes.

President Donald Trump will welcome the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to t上海419论坛

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Local governments told to provide accurate information to authorities

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while carrying out the third national land survey, warning local gover

nments and natural resource departments to fulfill their responsibilities.

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government supervision team, and involved 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.

In Qinghai province, for example, local natural resources department and sup上海419论坛

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y out the investigation responsibly, resulting in imprecise

outcomes, and county-level authorities deliberately changed and forged mapping data.

“Those cases reflected problems, such as poor quality surveys a上海419论坛nd data accuracy. I hope that will be a w

arning for future work,” said Wang Guanghua, vice-minister of natural resources.

He said the ministry will not tolerate the forging of data.上海419论坛女神会所

The third national land survey was launched in 2017

by the State Council, aiming to thoroughly check the status of the country’s l

and use, collect accurate data, and improve the mechanism of surveys and statistics.

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In a statement, 上海419论坛ing, spokeswoman for th

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he actions of Hong Kong police to arrest the rioters.上海419论坛女神会所

Xu said the violence at the airport Tuesday night was particularly shocking.

“Recently, the radical violators in Hong Kong have completely breached the bottom line of l上海419论坛

aw, morality and humanity. Their flagrant acts of serious violent crimes in public are shocking and chill

ing,” her statement read. “Their violence was an extreme contempt for the rule of law, which has seriously damaged H

上海419论坛女神会所ong 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.

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

solute and strict justice and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible,” she said.上海419论坛

Shortly after being discharged from Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Fu Guohao, the beate

n reporter from the Beijing-based Global Times, said he did not have serious injuries.上海419论坛女神会所

Fu, with some bruises on his face, said he still loves Hong Kong and is grateful for the public’s care.

The Global Times sent Fu to Hong Kong to cover the mass protests there. He had his hands and legs tied up and was abuse

d by a group of radicals at the airport on Tuesday night, as those in the mob suspected he was a fake journalist.上海419论坛

In a statement, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progre

ss of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party, said that what the protesters did to Fu

was “reckless” and tainted Hong Kong’s reputation in the international community.上海419论坛女神会所

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what the rioters did was lawless and in defiance of the city’s rul

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Hong Kong police arrested five men at the airport on Tuesday night on suspicion of of

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police officers, according to Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of the Hong Kong police.

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