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The Flowertime festival is a biennial initiative launched in 2013 by the City of Brussels and the ASBL (non-profit organi

zation) Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles. Themed “A World of Floral Emotions”, more than 30 top florists fro亚博在线手机后花园

m 13 countries decorated rooms of Brussels City Hall, a UNESCO masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

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posed of 500 fuchsias. This year, the artistic direction is once again in the hands of the world-famous Florali?n, and th

e renowned Manneken Pis have been dressed up by the floral artist Geoffroy Mottart.亚博在线手机后花园

Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad

ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp亚博在线手机后花园

ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.

亚博在线手机后花园女神会所Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Hong Kong affairs are completely China

‘s internal affairs, and Pakistan understands the actions taken by the Chinese central government and the HK

SAR government to uphold national sovereignty and maintain the city’s prosperity and stability.亚博在线手机后花园

Helen Sham-Ho, a former Australian politician, said the current chaotic situation in Hong Kong is damaging its pros

perity, adding that there is no doubt that the priority is to regain order and police have the right to uphold law and order.

Michael Borchmann, a law expert and former government official from German亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

y, said that the purpose of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong is to stir up chaos and turmoil in the city, and is

not a response to the draft extradition bill, Nouvelles d’Europe cited him as saying.

Borchmann said it is true that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are prot亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

ected by law in Hong Kong, but this doesn’t give people the right to use violence to i

mpose on the freedoms of others. Criticism of China by some voices in the Western media was irrelevant, he added.

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yone who wanted to contact her friend would have to fill it out before her friend decided whether or not to respond.

亚博在线手机后花园The post made a deep impression on An, especially when she realized that it was viewed by more than 3,000 people.

“It seemed that all the people with matchmaking posts on the platform were well-educated and as a woman with a postgr

亚博在线手机后花园aduate diploma, I wanted any future husband to have a diploma equivalent to mine,” An recalls.

She was not shy and was “willing to tell people I am single and looking for a relations

hip”. “It was great to have a platform that could help me make my circumstances known to more people,” says An.亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

An wrote a self-introduction and posted it on the platform in Ma

rch 2017. The post garnered about 4,000 views with 30 responses and inquiries.

亚博在线手机后花园”Most of the men who responded “were in the category she was looking for, An recalls.

“I wrote in the post that I enjoy travel and have visited more than 20 countries during m

y postgraduate years. People who asked for my contact number generally shared my interests.”亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

The detailed information An posted on the platform did help her filter out some respondents.

亚博在线手机后花园And then, the magic of romance took over. “I met my boyfriend four months later. He was my future Mr Right.”

Over the past two years, she and her husband-to-be traveled to a number of cities, including Taipei, Hong Kong and Macao.

On every trip they got to know each other better and they soon decided to tie the knot.亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

The Moshang Huakai platform has more than 150,000 followers, according to its female found

ers, Ma Yueliang and Long Lele, both 27.Each post generates feedback from around 30 people on average.

亚博在线手机后花园女神会所They set up the platform after college when they realized that a

lot of people they met, both men and women, were looking for life partners.

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Barbey used the two ph亚博在线手机后花园side in Color of Ch

a collection of photos that the Paris-based photographer took in China between the early 1970s and 2018.Re

亚博在线手机后花园女神会所leased in April, the Chinese-language work is a vivid portrait documenting the course of the nation’s dev

elopment over the past four decades, offering both a grand historic account and a personal perspective of China.

The photo capturing the moment from Li’s childhood featured in Color of China is on show at Barbey亚博在线手机后花园

‘s solo exhibition of the same name, which runs at the National Art Museum of China through Sunday.

The exhibition and the publication of the book coincide with the 70th anniversary of

亚博在线手机后花园the founding of People’s Republic of China, which will be officially celebrated on Oct 1.

Barbey is also among several members of the French Academy of Fine Arts, one of the five academ

ies of the Institut de France, whose artworks have been exhibited at the Beijing museum this year.亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

These shows mark this year’s 55th anniversary of the formal establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations.

In one section of the exhibition, photos depicting China’s modern, rapidly-urbanizing cityscap

亚博在线手机后花园es are projected onto large screen. Another section displays the color images that Barbey captured during his

first two visits to the country in 1973 and 1980, including the photo of Li’s accordion lessons, which evoke a strong feel亚博在线手机后花园

ing of nostalgia among visitors. They are part of a donation of 70 photos by Barbey to the museum.

亚博在线手机后花园女神会所Barbey first came to China as a member of a French delegation led by Georges Pompidou w

ho served as France’s president from 1969 until his death in 1974. Accompanying the French dele

gation helped him to extend his visa and stay in China for two more weeks-which he regarded as “very lucky” since trav

el in the country was relatively restricted to Westerners at that time, Barbey tells China Daily.亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

Barbey returned to China in 1980, this time with his wife Caroline. They traveled extensively around the country, photographing and filming for more than five w

亚博在线手机后花园eeks in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Before he came to China, Barbey’s impression of the country was larg

ely based on photos taken by his famed predecessors at the renowned inte亚博在线手机后花园女神会所

rnational photography agency, Magnum Photos, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Marc Riboud.

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Prosecutors said Christens亚博在线手机后花园choked and stabbe

?Zhang before beating her to death with a bat and decapitating her. Christensen has never revealed what he did with Zhang’s remains.

FBI investigators testified they found her blood and DNA inside Christens

en’s Champaign apartment, where the former PhD candidate said he raped, beat and deca亚博在线手机后花园

pitated her, according to a statement he made to his then-girlfriend as they attended a memorial vigil for Zhang. C

亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信hristensen was unaware his girlfriend was cooperating with the FBI and wearing a wire.

The defense tried to cast doubt on the recording, noting that he also

claimed he had 12 other victims, a claim the FBI hasn’t been able to corroborate.

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Prosecutors, in seeking the death penalty, presented aggravating

亚博在线手机后花园factors such as Zhang’s killing was pre-meditated, that she died during the co

mmission of another crime – kidnapping, and she was particularly vulnerable because of her small size and lim

ited English-speaking ability.A double rainbow, which some see as symbolizing a friendly bridge connecting China and Ru亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信

ssia, stretches across the Heilongjiang River, known as the Amur River in Heihe, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, on Se

亚博在线手机后花园Workers on Thursday broke ground on a cableway spanning Heilongjiang Ri

ver, which forms the China-Russia border, in hopes of advancing tourism in the region.

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es. On completion, the cableway will link up Heihe, a city in Northeast China’s Heilon

gjiang province, and the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk across the Heilongjiang River, also known as Amur River.

亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信As China’s opening-up gains further steam, exchanges between the two

cities have been increasing. Border crossing, however, has remained stubbornly slow.

The cableway, with a budget of 570 million yuan ($83 million), w亚博在线手机后花园

ill be 972 meters in length and will follow two-way traffic, with cable coaches capable of ca

rrying 80 people each. The cableway is designed to have a transporting capacity of 6 million people annually.

亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信”A cableway will be a safe and convenient shortcut for tourists to cro

ss the Heilongjiang River,” said Qin Enting, secretary of the Heihe Municipal Co

mmittee of the Communist Party of China. “Riders will also get a glimpse of the unique views of both cities.”

It is expected that the cableway will be finished and become operational in the first quarter of亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信

2021. Completion of the project will boost tourism in the region and there will be 10 percent increase in the nu

mber of tourists to Heihe, according to estimates by the relevant departments of Heihe city.

Also, the time for a single-way border crossing will be shortened to less than 10 minutes.

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Ambassador Liu Xia亚博在线手机后花园inese embassy in

n London has helped set up links between Surrey and Liaoning provinc

亚博在线手机后花园e and, in February this year, the mayor of Shenyang paid us a visit, where under

standing was built about mutual opportunities, since when I have also been there,” Samuels said.亚博在线手机后花园

As the gateway to the industrial heartland of northeast China, Liao

ning has huge commercial market potential, with more than 109 million customers, and S亚博在线手机后花园

amuels believes Surrey has a headstart on some other regions because of its existing connections.

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North Eastern University in Shenyang, and retains strong alumni links. My visit there helped strengthen e

xisting connections between the two institutions, and I’m hopeful thi亚博在线手机后花园

s will lead to greater mutual understanding and tangiblebenefits in the months to come.”

A story by the head of the National Endowment for Democracy published in The Washingt

亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信on Post last Thursday about the horrifying riot on July 5, 2009, was a typical example of this.

In that riot, 197 innocent people were killed and 1,700 more injured. Without showing any sympathy to the dead and injur

ed, the author called the riot “the struggle of the Uygur people to defend their rights”.亚博在线手机后花园

Looking at what happens in Xinjiang through such a prism of bias, it is not uncom

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s in China and the country’s efforts to combat terrorism and extremism in the region.

The vocational training centers China has organized are meant to equip Uygurs, in partic

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so that they can land a job to make a decent living, which will hopefully keep them away from contact with extremism.

Such training has proved effective. Xinjiang has witnessed no terrorist attack

亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信s in more than three years; tourist trips made to Xinjiang from home and abroad reached 150 million last year; its econo

my has grown by 40 percent over the past five years; and the Uygur population has increased from about

9.8 million to over 12 million in over a decade with their religious rights and activities strictly protected by law.

It seems as if what those Westerners, who always point accusing fingers at China for亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信

what it has done and is doing in Xinjiang, want to see this region being plagued by terrorist attacks. It seems as if they consider a

Xinjiang plagued by violence as the one respecting human rights and a peaceful Xinjiang the one lacking any respect for human rights.

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n hands with auth亚博在线手机后花园品茶微信orities that oversee the relevant industries, local governments, r

esearch institutes and NGOs to promote the work and establish monitoring standards and method systems,” Jiang said.

An action plan will be drafted and, in the following two to three years, the ministry will cooperate with major

participants in the oil exploration, refining and retailing sectors to draft efficient policies and measures, he said.

He also said joint campaigns with major coal producing regions will be launched to reduce emissi

ons in coal mining. The emissions in agriculture and solid waste disposal sectors will also be targeted.

According to Xu Huaqing, director-general of the National C

enter for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, about 55.3 milli

on metric tons of methane were emitted in China in 2014, the equivalent of 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.

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The escalation in trade tensions between China and the

he United States, may lead to weaker business confidence and slower

global trade growth, which is expected to weigh on investment and exports in 2020. But in the n

ear term, as China shows positive surprise in GDP growth in the first quarter, and the macroeconomic policies hav

e taken effects on stabilizing the growth, the GDP growth rate is likely to stay at 6.2 percent, the report said.

“In response to the growth moderation and less favorable external conditions, the government in

troduced a fiscal stimulus emphasizing tax incentives,” said Martin Raiser, World Bank Country director for China.

“While the central government has fiscal space to further increase spending, if necessary, the additional stimulus should be ap

propriately funded either directly at the central level or through additional fiscal transfers to the provinces. Highe

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Since agricultural products account for a relatively smal

ll percentage of China’s total exports to the US, the tariff hike is expected to have a limited impact on its overall trade. But Chi

na’s export of textiles, chemicals, daily necessities and some other products will be affected. Yet the effect of the h

igher tariffs would be somewhat offset due to the ratio of foreign capital and value-added goods in China’s foreign trade.

In terms of product category, the tariffs are targeted at intermediate and capital goods. Intermediate prod

ucts, capital goods, and consumer goods account for 51 percent, 32 percent and 17 percent of t

he $250 billion of Chinese goods on which the US has imposed higher tariffs (the US had already slapped higher tari

ffs of $50 billion of Chinese goods last year). And since 29 percent of consumer goods, 39 percent of capital goods and 74 perce

nt of intermediate products face higher tariffs, intermediate products will be the most affected by the US tariffs.

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The reform and opening-up policies are exactly the ki

inds of market-driven reforms needed to make this happen. The Chinese government is investing heavily in resear

ch and development, but it should be noted that the R&D spending as a percentage of GDP is still lower than that of the US.

Nobody likes competition against themselves. So, it must be admitted that China’s transition to a high-tech, high-

value-added economy will come as a shock to many companies around the world. The US economy, which has about 7

percent of GDP in high-tech manufacturing, will be lightly affected by this change.

On the other hand, advanced manufacturing contributes around 20 percent of GDP in Sout

h Korea, Japan, Germany and a few smaller European countries. They will be much more directly affected.

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The danger here lies in the fact that excessively low

growth targets, based on excessively low estimates of potential growth, lead to lower actual growth. Fo

r an economy the size of China’s, a difference of even 1 percentage point has a huge impact on welfare.

Many economists would counter that a conservative growth target is useful-or even necessary-to create space for struct

ural adjustment. But this claim is unconvincing. Reducing China’s excessive reliance on investment in real es

tate-one of the economy’s most serious structural problems-does not necessarily require a reduction in FAI gro

wth, let alone GDP growth. Nor is slower GDP growth a prerequisite for improving financial stability.

China must pursue as high a growth rate as possible

In my view, because no one is sure what exactly China’s potential growth rate is, the best strategy is to try to achieve as high a g

rowth rate as possible, so long as it doesn’t worsen inflation and hinder structural adjustment.

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