Overseas equity of oil 爱上海 and gas production in al

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lso rose 10.6 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2019. The stable growth of oil and gas outp

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CNPC pledged to focus further on high-quality development of its overseas oil and gas operations. 爱上海

hina’s accomplished shipbuilding output in the first half of this year stood at 19.66 million deadweight tonnes, up 4.2 per

 爱上海品茶微信cent year on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The impact of China-US trade frictions on China’s cross-border capita 爱上海

l flows has been generally controllable, the country’s forex regulator said Thursday.

The conclusion was made after comparing the situation in May 爱上海

-June with that in H1 2018, Wang Chunying, chief economist and spokesperson for the St

 爱上海品茶微信ate Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), told a press conference.

China’s forex market sentiment and participants’ behavior were more rational and stable, according to Wang.

“After the economic and trade frictions escalated in May this year, the depreciation rate and depreciation exp 爱上海

ectation of the yuan against the US dollar were lower than that in the second half of 2018,” Wang said.

Over the same period, China received 51.8 percent of global new orders and hel

 爱上海品茶微信d 42.9 percent of the existing orders, cementing the country’s leading role in the sector.

In 2018, China took 43.9 percent of global new orders and held 42.8 percent of the existing ones. 爱上海

Given a lackluster global economy, however, the shipbuilding industry still faces grim circumstances.

Intelligent ships and intelligent manufacturing are the dri

 爱上海品茶微信vers for the high-quality development of China’s shipbuilding industry, said

Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and information technology, at a meeting this year.

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nd Russia have further worsened their relations following their face-off over the Ukraine crisis and the S

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ssions on certain international issues regardless of whether it is a party to such issues. Re上海龙凤419品茶微信

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relations, promoting nuclear disarmament, even safeguarding global strategic balance and stability, and therefore re

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The European Council nominates the new European Commission presid

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cted to the post. In order to strengthen democracy and transparency, the EU adop

ted a le上海贵族宝贝ad-candidate-or Spitzenkandidaten-system in 2014, according to which the European Council has

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igned to ensure a candidate from the largest group in the EP would lead the commission.

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ave made things difficult for the countries by giving negative assessments about them.

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s are still reluctant to transfer much power to the EU institutions. In particular, the n

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ean Parliament and European Council, with the member states continuing to accumulate more power.

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ess, and she needed the support of different groups to be elected. Notably, outgoing Eu

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pean Free Alliance to support von der Leyen, as it has won 74 seats and become the fourth-largest group in the EP.

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tion, as well as try to consolidate the union in order to increase the EU’s influence in the international arena.

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rty, along with its coalition partner Komeito, can win two-thirds of the seats in the upper house election on S 上海后花园女神会所

unday. To some extent, Japan also intends to show the United States that it will respond aggressively to any moves it con

 上海后花园女神会所siders harmful to the country, so that the US stops coercing Japan to compromise its economic interests.

Yet in so doing Tokyo has adopted the US’ unilateral strategy of using economic sanctions to resolve non-economic issues. This will harm the RO 上海后花园

K as Japan expects, but it will also deal a blow to the regional economy and stability by hindering the progress of the China-Ja

 上海后花园pan-ROK free trade agreement, especially because Seoul is mulling taking countermeasures against Tokyo, which cou

ld worsen the situation, and the US is not expected to sincerely mediate between its two allies. 上海后花园

The trade spat between the two neighbors has its roots in a series of events including the 2018 radar lock-on dispute, the closi

 上海后花园女神会所ng of Japan-funded “comfort women” foundation and the controversy over some ROK officials demanding the Ja

panese emperor’s apology for Japan’s war crimes. And the Abe administration’s displeasure with Seoul’s policies under Presid 上海后花园女神会所

ent Moon Jae-in, as reflected in Moon’s engagement with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has boiled over.

But Tokyo’s move to wield the high-tech stick could draw the two countries into a vicious circle of attack and retaliation, in part 上海后花园

icular, because Seoul could respond in kind to what Moon said was an unprecedented emergency. In fact, anti-

 上海后花园女神会所Japan sentiments are raging through the ROK with some shops ceasing to sell Japanese products.

The latest Tokyo-Seoul conflict has not only created new problems for b

ilateral ties but also threatens to weaken the economic and political fabric of East A 上海后花园

sia, which would be detrimental to the further integration of the regional economies, and make it more difficult for the

world to maintain economic stability and prosperity in the face of increasing trade disputes. 上海后花园女神会所

The deteriorating relations between Tokyo and Seoul have caused much worry amon

g US elites, too, because the US’ alliance with the two countries has helped Washington to consolidate its str 上海后花园

ategic foothold in the Asia-Pacific region while Japan’s actions against the ROK could push the latter closer to China on

economic and strategic issues. But despite the souring of relations, Japan and the ROK are not likely to engage in a se 上海后花园女神会所

curity conflict, because the ROK remains highly dependent on the US when it comes to security.

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 上海乌托邦品茶微信omous region and is the largest land port of China, officially joined the China-Eu

rope Secure and Smart Trade Line Pilot Program (SSTL), according to local customs said on July 16.

Since the operation of SSTL, Manzhouli land port has issued a total of four China-Europe con 上海乌托邦

 上海乌托邦tainer trains with a total of 295 containers and 492 vehicles, valued at $16,334,300.

In the future, Manzhouli land port will continue to serve the implementation of Belt and R

oad Initiative and promote the development of China-EU customs cooperation. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

SSTL is a pilot project between the EU and Asia to fully implement the World Customs Organization Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Trade, which a

 上海乌托邦llows traders to quicken customs clearance with enhanced logistics, and consumers to track goods.

The equestrian events of the 11th Traditional Games of Ethni

c Minorities of China kicked off in Hohhot, Inner Mon 上海乌托邦品茶微信

A total of 25 equestrians in seven teams from Henan, Yunnan and other province

 上海乌托邦s and autonomous regions competed fiercely in a 1,000-meter speed race at the event.

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back riding and performance programs during the series, which ends on July 17.

 上海乌托邦品茶微信The opening ceremony for the 9th China Hohhot Minority Cultural Tourism Activities and the 20th Zh

aojun Culture Festival will be held in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on July 12.

The China Hohhot Minority Cultural Tourism Activities have been used to showcase minority culture since 2011, and a 上海乌托邦

lso serve as an important tool for integrating the Belt and Road Initiative with ethnic minorities. In addition, they h

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For the past 19 years, the 20th Zhaojun Culture Festival has served as an excellent platform for showcasing the mino

rity culture and profound history of Hohhot. The event has been widely recognized throughout the country. 上海乌托邦

Organizers said that folk performances, photography exhibitions, film showings, reading festi

vals, and 29 other activities will be held this year. The event will run until September. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The 2019 Zhaojun Cultural Forum, sponsored by the Chinese Association of Ethnology St

udies, opened on July 13 in Hohhot, capital city of Inner Mongolia autonomous region. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The forum was themed on “the development and innovation

of Zhaojun culture in the past 70 years” and featured the participation of over 100 experts.

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he re-weightings and consequent portfolio rebalancing should not be viewed in isolation. In particular, the inve

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s to gradually and smoothly re-allocate their investments, thus mitigating the impact on volatility; and the c上海千花坊

ontinuing inflows of new AUM across constituent markets, which should help to further smooth capital flows.

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ch Office (AMRO), a regional macroeconomic surveillance organization. This is an excerpt from the organ

ization’s latest report. The views don’t necessarily represent those of AMRO or China Daily.上海千花坊

In an international conference on religious freedom he hosted in Washington

上海千花坊女神会所from Tuesday to Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again showed how freely his tongue can wag in an ef

fort to portray the United States as a beacon of freedom in a world that he painted as pitch-black.

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ed entirely”, the evangelical Christian even helpfully proffered a list of those countries he considers culpable.

上海千花坊女神会所Not surprisingly, given his past lambastings of it, China came in for a tongue-lash

ing with Pompeo asserting it is “home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time”.

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t this time he took his rhetoric up a notch describing it as “the stain of the century”.

上海千花坊女神会所He might want to look closer to home for that, as the detention centers on the US southe

rn border are more fitting of that description, having been described by some as “concentration camps”.

Even the US president has admitted, “they’re very crowded, in many cases”. 上海千花坊

But Pompeo carefully avoided overstretching his tongue when presenting h

is examples of China’s human rights abuses. He failed to mention that the many illegal religions and s上海千花坊女神会所

ocial organizations in China and elsewhere in the world are funded by his government for its own political purpos

上海千花坊女神会所es; and that many separatist organizations are on the payroll of Washington under the name of freedom fighters.

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What is especially surprising is that some Western observers want to d上海419论坛

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mbers to 100. That the AIIB’s membership has reached the century mark reflects the high degree of global reco

gnition and trust it has earned as a multilateral development bank in just three and a half years.

Meticulous planning, constructive efforts and visionary leadership are need

ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As

a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a

pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a

chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.

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uously developed in various forms in Japan, including novels, comics, puppet shows and

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A project launched by Beijing Normal University invites foreign filmmakers to visit the country

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nts on the flat, monotonous and desolated land in Northwest China’s Qinghai province.

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Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MS

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The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese ma

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status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon full imple

mentation of phase 1 by March 2020, the A-shares will make up 5.7 percent of the index.上海419论坛品茶微信

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ible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tracked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in

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vestors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.

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Chen Yu, a researcher at the Institute of Eurasian Studies at the Beijing-based China Institu

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“If the INF Treaty is allowed to expire, there are more poss

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“If Russia and the US freed themselves from the treaty, there would be no lim

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Shen Jiru, a researcher with the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Acade

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No breakthrough was expected on the INF Treaty at the Geneva meeting on Wednesday, Reuters quoted US officials as say

ing. In addition, the US is not planning to discuss renewal of New START, they said.

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