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of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariffs on $
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上海419论坛品茶微信ds－in April the US had decided to impose additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU products. In addition, the US ad
ministration launched a Section 301 investigation against the digital service tax of France on July 10.
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r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari
ffs to exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global
上海419论坛品茶微信market and the jobs in the US plane manufacturing industry could be protected.
The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “thre
e zeros”－zero tariff, zero tariff barriers and zero subsidy－for non-auto industrial products.上海419论坛
Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agricu
上海419论坛品茶微信ltural products, the negotiations remain mired in uncertainty, although Washington comp
elled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.
As US President Donald Trump prepares to launch his re-election campai
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d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to
help offset their losses due to the US’ trade disputes with China, the EU and other eco上海419论坛
nomies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agr
上海419论坛品茶微信icultural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.
However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf
acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m
ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo
ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.
on’t even bring clothes. I would simply have the rental platform deliver the garments to my hotel befo
re the trip. I’d then return them without having to go through all the hassle of doing laundry,” she says.上海品茶微信女神会所
“I think women just need different clothes instead of new clothes. I don’t need a closet that is larger than necessary to p
上海品茶微信rove myself. My professional achievements are my most glittering accessories,” she adds.
She is so proud of adopting this approach that she openly admits to her friends that she rents cloth
es instead of buying them. She has even recommended clothing rental services to many of her peers.上海品茶微信女神会所
Consumers like Shen, who are open to renting fashion items, are driving the sharing econo
上海品茶微信my within the fashion industry, which has been slow to jump on the bandwagon, says Clement Tang, CEO of Le To
e China, an online clothing rental company that originated in San Francisco in 2012.
According to the State Information Center, China’s sharing economy was worth 2.94 trilli上海品茶微信女神会所
on yuan by 2018, an increase of 41 percent year-on-year, and more than 760 mill
ion Chinese-over half the country’s population-have paid for shared services or products.
上海品茶微信The center also estimated that the annual growth rate in the sharing economy in China would remain steady at around 30 percent over the next three years.
A consumer survey by consultancy firm Mintel found that transportation remains the most popular上海品茶微信女神会所
segment in the sharing economy. Among the 3,000 consumers polled by the consultancy, 91 percent said the
y have paid to share car rides or bicycles. In contrast, clothing is the second least popular category, above mothe上海品茶微信
r care and baby products, with only 9 percent of the interviewees saying they pay for such services.
Rachel Botsman, the author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, noted in o上海品茶微信女神会所
ne of her TED talks that the rise of the sharing economy in other fields has provided a basis for the deva
luation of ownership in fashion, where there has long been “a stigma behind rental”.上海品茶微信
According to its website, TED is “a nonpartisan nonprofit (organi
zation) devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks”.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Clothing rental could be the next big revolution for the fashion industry, after the rise of fast fashion and e-commerce,” says Tang.
their cars have a 155-kilometer range deficit compared to the lower-tier 2020 versions at a price that’
s 30,000 yuan higher. Other buyers worry about the depreciation risks in these rapid updates.上海千花网
However, He Xiaopeng, chairman of Xpeng, said in a microblog cite
上海千花网品茶微信d by International Financial News these demands are unfair to the company. When
consumers compare the bare prices of the two types, He claimed, 2019 model buyers got lots of subsidies.上海千花网
An insider from Xpeng Motors told the newspaper the company started to promote a favorable poli
上海千花网cy by the end of May giving a total of 20,000 yuan to each consumer, and earlier buyers of 2019 G3 mode
ls affected by the government’s subsidy-cutting scheme have also been covered by the policy.
上海千花网品茶微信Therefore, the actual price paid by 2019 G3 buyers is comparatively lower than the 2020 G3 prices, the source added.
Xpeng Motors is not an exceptional case amid fast growth in the electric ve
hicle industry. In March, Tesla’s decision to adjust prices down also roused early bu上海千花网
yers’ anger, asking the company to subsidize the price difference or cooperate with them to return their cars.
But a lawyer interviewed by International Financial News said no legal ground exists to support these buyers’ requests.
上海千花网品茶微信Sun Shaojun, a motoring analyst, said Xpeng’s case represents a new
normal for the sector, as the electric vehicle industry sees exponentially faster development.
What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he broke w上海千花网品茶微信
ith his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.
Picasso’s innovations in perspective and technique dazzled the art wo上海千花网
rld for decades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.
As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picasso’s poetry and oth上海千花网品茶微信
er written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.
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grams of scientific payloads back to Earth. The new model will be able to carry up to 600 kg,” the designer said.
Officials from the academy previously said the new satellite series will weigh 3.5 metric tons and will be launched by China 上海乌托邦品茶微信
‘s Long March 2D carrier rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
上海乌托邦The first of them will be tasked with assessing overall design and reliability in space, they said.
China launched its first recoverable satellite in 1975, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and the for
mer Soviet Union. China has sent 25 such satellites comprising seven types into space since then. These satellites 上海乌托邦品茶微信
enabled Chinese scientists to carry out hundreds of space-based tests and experiments.
The most recent mission by a Chinese recoverable satellite took place in April 2016 when the
上海乌托邦Shijian 10 carried out scientific experiments during a 12-day space journey before returning to Earth.
In another development, i-Space, a private rocket maker in Beijing, announced on F 上海乌托邦
riday that it had recently conducted a successful ignition test of its JD-1, a reusable liquid-propelled rocket engine.
The company called the 200-second test a milestone in the development of JD-1, which is set to lift i-Space’s SQX-2 carrier rocket. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
SQX-2 is at the research and design stage and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, i-Space said.
While teaching children－girls in most cases－to better protect themselves against sexual assault, more efforts should be m
ade by society to tell boys to respect and care for the opposite sex, according to experts. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Lin Zi, a psychologist, suggested that “readable” teaching materi
al be introduced for boys to tell them to better respect and protect girls and to unders
上海乌托邦tand that there is a “sense of personal space” regarding contact between the two genders.
She said some boys are confused about this situation, as their family members rarely discuss this with them.
Lin, vice-chairwoman of the Shanghai Psychological Counseling Association and founder 上海乌托邦品茶微信
of a psychological consultancy, is helping with the review of a sex educat
ion manual for children ages 10 to 14 launched by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund.
conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U
niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol
上海乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.
This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te
chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.
“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w 上海乌托邦品茶微信
ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve
上海乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.
“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta
ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.
As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t 上海乌托邦品茶微信
han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro
上海乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.
In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug
on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup
ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally. 上海乌托邦
The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b
y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo
上海乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiaojiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked
at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.
“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte 上海乌托邦
rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.
ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.
Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c
上海419论坛ontributed a great deal to China’s efforts to build its own space station as it accommodated astronauts’ sta
y and verified life-support and in-orbit refueling technologies, all of which are essential to running a space station.
China plans to start putting together its first manned space station around 2020. It is expected to be fully operational aro上海419论坛女神会所
und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.
In 2024, it would become the world’s only space station if t上海419论坛
he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.
The multimodule station, named Tiangong, will be mainly composed of three parts－a core module attached to two s
上海419论坛pace labs－and have a combined weight of more than 90 tons, the academy said.
The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo
ing trade and technology disputes between the two countries, a senior science policy researcher said.上海419论坛
Stability, development, exchanges and global integration will remain C
hina’s top priorities in the coming decade. Hence, it is crucial for China and the US to respect, ratio
上海419论坛女神会所nally perceive and adjust to each other’s national needs, Pan Jiaofeng, president of the Chinese Academy of Sci
ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.
The scientific communities should also enhance mutual exchanges and integration of standards to jointly tackle glob上海419论坛
al issues including climate change, aging populations, energy and resources, and natural disasters, he said.
In recent years, China has seen substantial development in science and technol
上海419论坛女神会所ogy due to strong government planning and support, bigger investments, greater efforts from tech en
terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.
China’s budget for research and development increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP l
ast year, reaching a record high of 1.96 trillion yuan ($285 billion), acc上海419论坛女神会所
ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye
ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad
this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
they told the grandfather they couldn’t get train tickets back. On July 6, they told the grandmother that they still couldn’t get tra
in tickets. On July 7, the grandfather warned that they would contact the police if they didn’t come bac上海夜网品茶微信
k. Their mobile phone was powered off and the grandparents lost contact with them on July 7.
上海夜网The girl’s father contacted Liang on July 4 upon learning that the grandpa
rents had let the girl go. Liang sent him photos and videos of the girl. He also saw the gir
l’s photos on Liang’s WeChat Moments. He got suspicious when he found Liang deleting his WeChat Mo上海夜网品茶微信
ments. When he asked Liang where they were, Liang first said Xiamen, then Ningbo, then Wenzhou.
The girl told his father that they were in Xiangshan at noon on
上海夜网品茶微信July 7 when they talked by mobile phone. The father said her emotional state was stable.
At 6 pm on July 7, Liang said his charger was broken and the mobile phone was going to pow
er off. The father proposed that he would pick the girl up by car but was rejected. He asked Liang to take a taxi上海夜网品茶微信
back and he would pay for it. Liang accepted and then his mobile phone powered off and they lost contact.
The girl’s father said they didn’t ask him for money when he urged them to bring the girl back.
上海夜网On July 8, the family reported the case to the police.
Surveillance video shows that the girl appeared at a hotel door in a scenic spot in Xiangshan c
ounty in Ningbo at 5:25 pm on July 7. The two tenants and the girl appeared on a road in Xiangshan county at 7:18 pm上海夜网品茶微信
. At 10:20 pm, the two tenants appeared on surveillance video without the girl. At 11:01 pm, they took a taxi and left.
In the early morning of July 8, the corpses of the two tenants were found at Dong
qian Lake in Ningbo. The two were tied together by clothes, according to Metropolitan Express.上海夜网
The Beijing News contacted the taxi driver. The driver said they got off at a crossroad
上海夜网品茶微信near Dongqian Lake scenic spot. During the one-hour ride, they didn’t speak to each other.
Liang, a Guangdong native, had left his hometown for 15 or 16 years. His relatives didn’t know what he had been doing for t
hese years. He had a boy and a girl with his ex-wife. The children hadn’t seen their father for 10 years.上海夜网
Xie, a Guangdong native, had borrowed a lot of money from her siblings上海夜网品茶微信
previously and lost contact with them since then, according to Beijing Youth Daily.
that the monetary authority needs to keep the RMB stable, as well as advance the count
ry’s exchange rate reform to reflect the actual demand and supply of RMB in the market.
The central bank’s data is largely in line with the market’s expectations, said Ming Ming, a上海后花园品茶微信
n economist with CITIC Securities. “In terms of future monetary policy, the central bank’s move will be infl
上海后花园uenced by multiple factors. It is likely to maintain a neutral stand and we should not expect substantial monetary easing.”
Shen Jianguang, vice-president and chief economist at JD Digits, said moderate inflation
in China will leave more room for monetary policy adjustments, if necessary, in the third quarter.上海后花园
China’s consumer price index stood at 2.7 percent for June, unchanged from May, and wa
上海后花园品茶微信s 2.2 percent for the first half of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
Apart from monetary easing, further tax cuts and policy to encourage consumption are also in the policy toolb
ox for the authorities to boost the economy, said Shen.A sniffer dog senses drugs hidden in a room during the “S上海后花园
niffer Dog Open Day” activity held at the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city, East China’s Shandong provin
It’s not just narcotics officers and lawmakers who need to keep up with the rapid development of new types of illegal recr上海后花园品茶微信
eational drugs, but also sniffer dogs at the General Administration of Customs’ canine training center in Beijing.
上海后花园With dozens of suitcases lined up in two rows on the center’s training ground, Fun, a
3-year-old Labrador sniffer dog, takes just 10 seconds to find the one containing drugs.
Fun sits obediently in front of the suitcase while his handler, customs officer Yu Xiaodong, crouches and pats him上海后花园品茶微信
on the head as encouragement. Yu then uses a rolled-up towel to play a tug-of-war game with Fun.
“Tug-of-war is the biggest motivation for these dogs to work,” he said. “By dragging the towel, the excitability of the dogs can be cultivated.”上海后花园
Yu said the dogs rely on their acute sense of smell. “Without unpacking the luggage, the sniffer dogs are faster and more accurate than manual inspections.
“上海后花园品茶微信With the emergence of new kinds of drugs, these sniffer dogs need to update their sensibilities to detect the new stuff.”
New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P
rocuratorate. Detecting them has also become more difficult, because a large number of drug dealers no longer ca上海后花园
rry drugs with them but use the internet to purchase, sell and deliver their inventory.
“In accordance with the different tasks, the detection dogs in custo上海后花园品茶微信
ms are mainly divided into six types, aside from detecting drugs,” said Li Siwen, an anti-sm
uggling officer with Beijing customs. “Some are trained to find explosives, tobacco, bank notes and ivory. Our s
niffer dogs are capable of identifying more than seven kinds of drugs and their derivatives.”
Yu said Fun had been working for more than a year and can distinguish five different types of drugs.
The precise satellite positioning program organized in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang provi
nce, targeting 364 historical buildings in the city’s central area, was completed by the city’s hi上海夜网女神会所
storical building protection center recently, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
By comparing and analyzing multiple satellite images, people can get a more comprehensive understanding of the historical buildings.上海夜网
Although image clarity from different satellites has varied, some images sent back have been quite clear
上海夜网女神会所, according to the report. Roof structures, planting conditions and certain decorative objects in the yards can also be observed.
“Except for the rooftops, the surrounding environment and the conditions of the w
hole area also come with a plain view,” said a staff member with the protection center.上海夜网
Currently, the daily supervision of the city’s historical buildings i
上海夜网女神会所s completed mainly through regular human inspections, especially in bad weather.
But now, these checks have been supplemented with precise satellite positioning, which enables remote mo
nitoring of the historical buildings and fills in the inspection blanks in time and space.上海夜网
This program also provides reasonable grounds for protective law enforcement.
上海夜网女神会所”(Previously) when our staff members inspected the protection con
ditions, they may not have been able to enter those buildings. Some of them are enclosed so th上海夜网
ey may look normal from the outside, but may have already been pulled down inside,” said a staff member in charge. “B
上海夜网女神会所ut now they can be inspected through images from the satellite and any destructive behavior will be discovered.”
The historical conditions of these buildings in geographical space can also be reviewed back in time via the satellite imagery ‘
’system, which can provide pictures dating back to the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded.