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erves, the country has seen stable and fast economic growth in the past four decades, with lowe
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ncial environment in the long term, Chen Yuan, a former deputy governor of the central bank and former vice-ch
irman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said at a forum on Aug 10.
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ently, the priority is to keep these reserves safe, and strengthen the renminbi’s position globally.
Chen sees potential in foreign exchange rate risks, as the majority of China-reserved foreign assets are in US dollars.
Late last month, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, C
hina’s forex regulator, said the country’s foreign exchange reserves held in US dollars
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Among global foreign exchange reserves, assets held in US dollars comprised 65 percent of
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For the first time, SAFE made public the currency composition of the
forex reserves, after first reporting data to the Currency Composition of Foreign
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foreign exchange reserves, the world’s forex reserves reached $11.59 trillion in the fir
st quarter of this year. Some 58.14 percent of the total was in US dollars, compared with 1.8 percent in renminbi.
President, Duterte pledge efforts on code of conduct, sign deals on cooperation
?亚博体育网上注册419品茶微信President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the Philippines should commit t
hemselves to push forward the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea so it can be finished as early as possible.
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a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
Xi described the code of conduct as a creative way to set rules for the resolution
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The two countries announced on Thursday the establishment of an
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?亚博体育网上注册419They also concluded six agreements, which involve areas such as cust
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On the bilateral relationship, Xi told Duterte he stands ready to work
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He called on the two countries to strengthen synergy between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Philip
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Duterte said he supports the peaceful resolution of the South
China Sea issue through cooperation instead of confrontation.
There are so many people hoping to buy the toys. It depends on luck,” says Kan.
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em is Wang Mei, who started collecting designer toys in 2017 and now boasts a collection of more than 1,000.
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and warm,” says Wang. “For me, those toys are like affordable art pieces.”
Kan and Wang are typical of the growing number of Chinese toy-collecting enthu
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They enjoy buying and collecting toys made from plastic or vinyl
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It all started with Pop Mart, a Beijing-based company that introduced designer toy show
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ned a contract with Hong Kong illustrator and designer Kenny Wong, who designed Molly, a wide-eyed girl.
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ol Life and Ocean, were sold on the mainland in 2018, each for 59 yuan, one of the best-selling art toys in China.
The idea for Molly came from Wong’s experience in drawing portraits of child
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hile he painted. All the children were pouting as they followed the instruction not to move.
hose focus is international finance, said that “one shock that is concerning me a great deal
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“These are not segmented regional effects, these have really gl
obal consequences,” she said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday, a
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Jia Jinjing, assistant dean of the Chongyang Institute for Finan
cial Studies, said the escalated riots in Hong Kong pose an increasing hazard to the city亚博体育网上注册千花网女神会所
‘s prosperity and are “dealing irreversible harm to Hong Kong’s ability to build up and shape its credibility”.
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ect investment to the Chinese mainland is “faced with risks of being diminished”, Jia warned.
Lam, the Hong Kong chief executive, urged people from all walks of life on Tuesday to bring back order and tran
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China took the top spot at the 45th WorldSkills Competition held in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday.
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edal rankings, according to the final tally announced at the closing ceremony on Tuesday night.
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China participated in the competition for the fifth time since becoming a member country of WorldSkills International in 2010.
The biennial competition, dubbed as the Olympic Games for skilled workers, will be held next in Shanghai in 2021.
ption in China’s lower-tier cities to triple to $6.9 trillion by 2030. Th
e investment bank also found that consumers in smaller cities?亚博体育网上注册龙凤女神会所
are catching up with tier-one and tier-two markets in valuing quality over price.
?亚博体育网上注册龙凤”In this context, even as social network seems to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Ali
baba, the vast consumer market is not necessarily a zero-sum game,” Cao said, a
dding that various players can expand the pie together using respective growth strategies.
Traditional?亚博体育网上注册龙凤 Chinese culture is highlighted in the new textbooks on Chinese, hist
ory and ideology and politics for senior high school students in the coming semester.
?亚博体育网上注册龙凤女神会所”The new Chinese textbooks boast a selection of 67 classic works of ancient poetry
and prose that account for 49.3 percent of all articles,” said Wen Rumei, editor-in-chief of the new Chinese te
xtbooks, at a press conference held by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday.?亚博体育网上注册龙凤
Besides content on politics, the economy, society and the rule of law, the ideology and
politics textbooks also attach importance to traditional Chinese culture.?亚博体育网上注册龙凤
“The textbooks offer a systematic exposition on traditional Chinese culture, ranging f
rom its origin, features and contemporary values to representative personages and i?亚博体育网上注册龙凤
mportant ideologies,” said Zhang Yibin, editor-in-chief of the ideology and politics textbooks.
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e core socialist values and learn fine traditional Chinese culture, said Zhang Haipeng, edit
or-in-chief of the history textbooks.The quintessence of traditional Chinese culture can be found in the history?亚博体育网上注册龙凤
textbooks, including more than 100 great names in history, more than 80 classic works c
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l as over 40 works of calligraphy art, painting, music, dance and sculpture, Zhang said.
bsidies of up to 73,800 yuan ($10,416) per vehicle if taxi owners will buy electric ones, according to a document released in July.
At a forum in July, BAIC Group Chairman Xu Heyi said all taxisin Beijing will become electric?亚博体育网上注册龙凤女神会所
within three years. BAIC owns Beijing Electric Vehicle Co, which is the largest electric carmaker in the country.
?亚博体育网上注册龙凤A representative at BJEV said that as the subsidies are cut, the number
of private owners may fall somewhat but the proportion of electric vehicles used such?亚博体育网上注册龙凤女神会所
as taxis and ride-hailing vehicles will rise as they are cheaper to use than gasoline ones.
Carmakers have long stepped up their efforts in new energy vehicl
es. BAIC and Changan said in 2017 that they will phase out conventional fuel-powered cars by 2025.?亚博体育网上注册龙凤女神会所
Volkswagen plans to produce around 11 million electric cars in China by 2028. This is more than half of its global target of 22 million.
?亚博体育网上注册龙凤China started its new energy vehicles initiative in 2009 and overto
ok the United States in 2015 as the largest market for them in the world.
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end of 2020, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
Foreign marketing, analytics companies are looking to meet strong data tracking demand as Chinese firms expand overseas
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ring foreign mobile marketing and analytics companies like AppsFlyer to target opportunities in the country.
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China, the firm’s development is “much faster than they can grow the team”.
China will link the personal mortgage loan rate to a new lending rate reference, starting fr
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entage point above the LPR, which will be 5.45 percent, said the statement.
The existing mortgage loans, with the contracts signed earlier than Oct 8, will keep the old interest rates unchanged, it added.
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al mortgage loan rate,” a spokesman with the PBOC said. “Compare with the si
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Liu Guoqiang, a vice-governor of the PBOC, said at a press
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te scheme, the rate for mortgage loans will not be lower, as the government will not ease the
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The new method to set mortgage loan rate is part of the market-driven reform of the cou
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g 17. It decided to use the LPR, the price of loans banks offer to their best clients, as a new
reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.
President calls for better livelihoods, healthier growth
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n as he concluded his four-day inspection tour in Gansu province on Thursday.
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ote clean governance, improve work efficiency and resolutely overcome bureaucracy and formalism.
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Seeing the changes from a photo of Li’s home before relocation, Xi said he was very ple
ased at the great progress achieved in people’s working and living environments.
?participants involved in a project, so all culprits get their due punishment,” he said.
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ighly risky technologies such as brain science and artificial intelligence could affect the future of humanity.
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g a certain scientist the right to make such alterations at will in the name of curing a serious disease.
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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
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“But it is important for the development of science and technology for
亚博体育网上注册夜网the public good not to impose unnecessarily stringent ethical standards,” she said.
For example, scientists would, in principle, use lower-level animals for scienti
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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
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Xiao rented some land in a village after resigning from the university and began growing aquat
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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.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch
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亚博体育网上注册419President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation in the nati
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nesday in Gulang county, which is home to people moved from rural mountainous areas due to ecological conc
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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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He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat
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.