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Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha
ving been detained and assaulted by protes
tors at Hong Kong International Airport for almost an hour la亚博在线手机419女神会所 te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.
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edia after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fu亚博在线手机419 said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming
away with just some bruising to his face. Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.
亚博在线手机419Fu was sent to Hong Kong by the Global Times to c
over the protests. The mass sit-in at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.
Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while he亚博在线手机419
was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.
Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.
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also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.
ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.
亚博在线手机419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.
The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.
Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu
Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.亚博在线手机419女神会所
Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.
Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.亚博在线手机419
“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou
rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.
In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.亚博在线手机419女神会所
The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof
essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.
?arrested as unlawful protests continue, violent acts spread over weekend in SAR
Violence has escalated to a point that smack
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?亚博在线手机419品茶微信In Beijing, Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Ho
ng Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Coun cil, said radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers in the past few days and have com
mitted serious violent crimes. Such violence has begun to show the “first signs o
f terrorism”, Yang said.?亚博在线手机419 Yang strongly condemned protesters who threw gasoline bombs at police officers on Sunday night.
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信A very small number of rioters hurled the bombs at police officers at police sta
tions in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan
Chai on Sunday night. A police off icer was hit by one such bomb thrown by a protester in Tsim Sha Tsui, causing burns to his legs.
An initial diagnosis showed that the officer suffered second-degree bu?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
rns on 10 percent of his left leg, and first-degree burns on 3 percent of his right leg.
“We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” Yang said.
Such violent acts have brutally violated the rule of law and social order in Hong Kon?亚博在线手机419
g, seriously threatened the lives of Hong Kong citizens and challenged Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, he added. Such
acts must be “resolutely cracked down upon” in accordance with the law, and the affairs of
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信fice firmly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.
The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong also issued a serious condemnation of violent lawbreakers.
The Commissioner’s Office of China’s Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong has lodged stern representations with US Consu
ral on its officer meeting “Hong Kong Independence” activists, a statement on the office’s website said on Thursday.亚博在线手机419品茶微信 The statement came after it was reported that an officer at the US Consulate Gene
Hong Kong and Macao held a meeting with major “Hong Kong Independence” activists. An official at the Commissioner’s Office urgently summoned a senior official at the US Consulate General to lodge stern repres
, expressing strong disapproval and firm opposition, and requiring clarification, according to the statement. The official of the Commissioner’s Office emphasized that China is rock-firm in upholding natio亚博在线手机419
ereignty and security and Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and in opposing any inter ference in Hong Kong affairs by any country, organization or individual in whatever form, the statement said.
亚博在线手机419品茶微信We strongly urge the members of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macao to abide by international law and basic
norms governing international relations, including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the
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They are urged to immediately make a clean break from anti-China forces who stir up tro
uble in Hong Kong, stop sending out wrong signals to violent offenders, refrain from meddling with
亚博在线手机419品茶微信Hong Kong affairs, and avoid going further down the wrong path, said the statement.
China’s foreign trade of goods rose 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first seven m
onths of this year to 17.41 trillion yuan ($2.49 trillion), customs data showed Thursday.
Exports increased 6.7 percent year-on-year to 9.48 trillion yuan during the period,亚博在线手机419
while imports grew 1.3 percent to 7.93 trillion yuan, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said.
China saw its trade surplus widen by 47.4 percent year-on-year to 1.55 trillion yuan during the same period.
亚博在线手机419品茶微信China’s trade mix continued to optimize with the general trade growing both in volume a
nd proportion in the January-July period. General trade grew 5.7 percent year-on-year and accounted for 5
9.8 percent of the total trade, 0.8 percentage points higher than the same period of last year.
President Xi Jinping delivers a New Year speech to extend New Year greetings to a
ese, and best wishes to friends all over the world, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 3 In a world undergoing dramatic changes, China will remain confident and resolute in safeguard亚博在线手机419品茶微信
sovereignty and security, and maintain its sincerity and goodwill for safeguarding world peace an 亚博在线手机419d promoting common prosperity, President Xi Jinping said in his 2019 New Year’s speech.
laration Xi made on the last day of 2018 is a footnote to his commitment to building a better world for all with his insightful and pragmatic diplomatic endeavors, widely known as Xiplomacy.亚博在线手机419品茶微信
he start of the year, Xi has made five overseas visits and attend ed four multilateral gatherings in eight countries to forge broader consensuses and closer pa
亚博在线手机419rtnerships for jointly building a community with a shared future for mankind.
BILATERAL COOPERATION BENEFITS MORE
On June 29, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, Xi’s meeting wit亚博在线手机419品茶微信
h his US counterpart Donald Trump spurred optimism and lifted global markets.
In their face-to-face meeting, the two leaders agreed to jointly advance
亚博在线手机419a China-US relationship featuring coordination, cooperation and stability, and to restart econo
mic and trade consultations, with the US agreeing at the meeting not to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports.
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of cooperation, and they should not fall into the traps of conflict and confrontation, Xi said.
亚博在线手机419″They signaled the will to cooperate. This i very important and constru
ctive. The situation is indeed improved,” said Jeffrey Sachs, a senior United Nations advis
er and renowned economics professor at Columbia University, on the significance of the meeting.亚博在线手机419品茶微信
Xi’s state visit to Russia in early June came as the two coun
tries are marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.亚博在线手机419
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eral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for the new era.
Shanghai will host the 12th round of China-US trade talks; The 52nd ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeti
?亚博在线手机419ng will be held in Thailand; Colombian presiden
t will pay a state visit to China; Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo will resign amid public anger over obscenity-laced online chats.
These are the international events under the spotli
ght for the week starting July 29.?亚博在线手机419品茶微信 China and the US will hold the 12th round of trade talks in Shanghai from July 30 to 31, said
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng at a
news conference on Thursday. ?亚博在线手机419The meetings scheduled for next week will be the first face-to-face discussions betw
een the two sides since their top leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan last month.
d ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its related m?亚博在线手机419品茶微信 eetings will take place from July 29 to Aug 3 in Bangkok. The meetings will further ad
vance topics discussed by ASEAN leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit, which has just concluded.
?亚博在线手机419The main topics at the AMM in Bangkok will continue to be driving and responding to new challenges, which are relat
ed to the launch of a satellite warehouse in Chai Nat, Thailand, and the opening of the ASEAN Center of Military Medici
ne in Thailand, all capable of supporting countries outside the region coping with natural disasters.?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, the ASEA
N-China, Japan and the Republic of Korea foreign ministers’ meeting, foreign ministers’ meeting of East Asia Summit and
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信the ASEAN Regional Forum foreign ministers’ meeting, all to be held in Bangkok from July 30 to August 3.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Represent
ative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at imp?亚博在线手机419
roving the bilateral trade relationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信Analysts said that holding the talks in Shanghai, the country’s financia
l hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is deter
mined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
President Xi Jinping holds a welcoming ceremony for Sheikh Mohammed
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhab
i of the United Arab Emirates, o utside the Great Hall of the People in BeijinPresident Xi Jinping held talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al
, crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.?亚博在线手机419 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-n
gor on Monday sternly denounced t ?亚博在线手机419he violence carried out in the city on Sunday, saying violence would never be a solution but to breed more violence.
olent acts are vicious, have caused city-wide indignation and should be punished, Lam stressed.?亚博在线手机419品茶微信 Lam met with the media alongside principal government officials on Monday aftern
?亚博在线手机419oonfollowing targeted violenceat the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Sai Wan,
Hong Kong Island, and at passengers in a metro station in Yuen Long, New Territories.
The vandalization to the Liaison Office, including besieging the office an?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
d defacing the Nation Emblem mounted at the office entrance, is a blatant defiance to
?亚博在线手机419the nation’s sovereignty and an open challenge to the “one country, two systems” principle, Lam said.
Such acts have left a great harm to the special administrative region?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
which is governed by the principle of “one country, two systems”, Lam added.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive also condemned the “astonishing a
?亚博在线手机419nd outrageous” attacks in Yuen Long. On late Sunday night, attackers in white shi
rts, some wearing masks, assaulted passengers at the Yuen Long metro station with bamboo sticks.?亚博在线手机419
The SAR government bears zero tolerance to any kind of violence carried out at any time, anywhere and towards an
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信people. “We thus call on all citizens to safeguard the city’s law and order and never resort to violence”, Lam concluded.
Hong Kong’s Commissioner of Police Lo Wai-chung pledged that the police inve
stigation will begin immediately and pursuethe offenders at all costs to bring them justice
Despite external instabilities and domestic downside risks, the C?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
hinese economy is likely to record a steady full-year GDP growth of 6.2 percent or higher in 2
019, with policy measures at the ready to combat any challenges, economists said.?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
China announced 11 measures on Saturday to further open up the financial sector in the latest move to help bolster and stabilize growth.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
, local herdsmen have returned their lands to n
ature and resettled in county urban areas.?亚博在线手机419 In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信ation of up to 300,000 yuan ($43,600), covering
injuries and accidents,” said Mou Yonghong, an o fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.
A mechanism for livestock compensation has also
been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age.?亚博在线手机419品茶微信 To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
?亚博在线手机419cological conservators” for every register
ed family, paying each family a monthly subsidy of 1,800 yuan ($260). The co nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives.?亚博在线手机419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
?亚博在线手机419品茶微信ore the season for picking?
chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
“When people’s awareness of the environment improves, my work becomes?亚博在线手机419
much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
To address such concerns, Sanj?亚博在线手机419iangyuan National Park’s managem
ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
tock cause damage to the land,” recalled 50-year-old Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan herd?亚博在线手机419品茶微信
sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking
?chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
with an improved version for vehicles within the scope of the recall for free to eliminate safety hazards.
亚博在线手机419品茶微信At least three NIO ES8 vehicles had self-ignition accidents in the past three months
and the State Administration for Market Regulation has started investigating the vehicles in these incidents. Apart from recalling vehicles with safety hazards, the company has also established a transdepartmental 亚博在线手机419
investigation team to optimize the quality management system of their products in cooperation with supply chain partners.
亚博在线手机419品茶微信By May this year, NIO had delivered over 170,000 ES8 vehicles, and the 70 kilowatt-hour battery packs produced after
Oct 20, 2018, have been equipped with modules of the specification model NEV-P102, which has no safety hazards, the company said. A senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business envi
ronment, as the country is determined to develo
p an advanced intellectual property protection legal regime.亚博在线手机419 “We are very optimistic about the future of China’s business environment,” said Eric Liu, managing
partner of Zhao Sheng Law Firm. The office is t
he British law firm Linklaters’ joint operating partner in China.亚博在线手机419品茶微信 Despite the uncertainty caused by the trade conflict, which has put investment and consumption on hold, Liu said he believes “Chin
a will continue opening its economy up to international trade and cross-border inbound and outbound direct investment.”
“China has become increasingly innovative, and is determined to develop an advanced legal regime for IP prot
ection, and new protection mechanisms have already taken shape in the country,” he said in a written reply.
He believes China will step up its efforts in protecting the intellectual prope
rty rights of foreign investors, following the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law.
Asked about his take on the China-US trade dispute, Liu said: “Although we have seen many uncertainties concerning the tra
de dynamics between China and the US, we still believe in the potential and vitality of trade and investment markets.”
t in changing 亚博在线手机419品茶微信attitude toward Russia, and therefore Mos
cow will not compromise on its fundam
ental national interests in the face of sanctions. “There is no talk about a truce,” he said. “If we totally surrender and sp
it on ou
r fundamental national interests, will there be any fundamental changes? M aybe, there will be some external signals. But nothing will change dramatically.”
ded that Russia’s losses from economic sanctions were m ore than five times lower than those of the main countries that imposed them.
“According to expert data, as a result of these r
estrictions, Russia lost about 50 billion US dollars since 2014, while the European Unio n lost 240 billion dollars, the United States, 17 billion dollars, and Japan 27 billion dollars,” Putin said.
He said the losses were reflected in a reduction in the number of jo
bs in the countries that imposed sanctions as a result of losing the Russian market.