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For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig
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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.
上海419After all, a 6.2 percent growth in the second quarter — although still within the gove
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This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge
sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.
But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
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For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
上海419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an
d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
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sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
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eform and innovation of the Qianhai and Shekou Area of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone on July 8.
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t environment, improving trade facilitation, promoting financial inn
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To create a sound investment environment and attract more foreign investment, the Qianhai and Shekou Area is a
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nstruction enterprises in the area, when undertaking Sino-foreign joint construction projects in the province, w
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The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export tech
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plication of single-window platforms for international trade throughout the city, in which cross-border traders can sub
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Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other busi
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n joint ventures or wholly foreign-funded human resource recruitment agencies wi
上海419品茶微信ll be delegated to the Qianhai and Shekou Area. The area is also authorized to formulate regulations on the man、
agement of professionals from Hong Kong and Macao in accordance with national laws and regulations.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping will pay a state visit to the Democrat
ic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday to Friday, Hu Zhaoming, spok
esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman
of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai
d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon
g-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peo
ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa
ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti
sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.
e development of the Internet Plus model. This will help foster new drivers of g
rowth, deliver better services, boost consumption and expand employment,” Li said.
A 52-year-old man from Southwest China’s Sichuan province will sit f
or the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, on Friday for the 23rd time.
Liang Shi, who was born in 1967 in Wengong township, Rensh
ou county, Sichuan province, took the gaokao for the
first time in 1983 and also in the two following years, as his teacher parents insisted.
Liang, the fourth child in his family, said he realized his parents wi
shed their five children would study in university, but n
ne of them did. The family’s situation could not support his further studies and Liang started to work.
nternational Children’s Day since he became president in 2013, showing his care for
their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.
International Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year.
In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi told
students to turn their trauma into a source of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united.
When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the ne
ed to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.
On June 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Beijing,
Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility