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hina’s southern island province of Hainan said it will ban the
sale of gasoline-fueled vehicles by 2030, in a bid to safeguard its environment.上海419论坛
All its vehicles used for sanitation, tourist transport and urban-rural p
上海419论坛assenger transit will be replaced by new energy vehicles by 2025, according to its plan.
Local authorities said they will further improve electric charging
networks in the next three to five years to meet the needs of new energy vehicles.上海419论坛品茶微信
Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, had its gasoline t
axis replaced by electric ones by 2016. Buses in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong pro
vince, have been electric since 2017, and its taxis are expected to be electrified as well this year.上海419论坛
The Beijing municipal government is offering subsidies of up to 73,800 yuan ($10,416) per
上海419论坛vehicle if taxi owners will buy electric ones, according to a document released in July.
At a forum in July, BAIC Group Chairman Xu Heyi said all taxis in Beijing will become electric within three years. BA
IC owns Beijing Electric Vehicle Co, which is the largest electric carmaker in the country.上海419论坛品茶微信
A representative at BJEV said that as the subsidies are cut, the number of
private owners may fall somewhat but the proportion of electric vehicles used such as
上海419论坛taxis and ride-hailing vehicles will rise as they are cheaper to use than gasoline ones.
Carmakers have long stepped up their efforts in new energy vehicles. BAI
C and Changan said in 2017 that they will phase out conventional fuel-powered cars by 2025.上海419论坛品茶微信
Volkswagen plans to produce around 11 million electric cars in China by 2028. This is more than half of its global target of 22 million.
It may sound cool but it is challenging to start a band. But for young music
ians who yearn to do just that, a variety show Let‘s Band aims to help them.娱乐地图
The show, financed by streaming giant Youku and produced by the Shanghai-b
ased company Paul Edward Production, has been running on Youku since
娱乐地图女神会所Aug 17, one episode each Saturday. The last episode is scheduled for November.
In the show, pop musicians Wang Feng, Li Ronghao, Bai Jugang and Am
ber Kuo serve as the “mentors”, and their job is to judge the contestants’ performances. The sho娱乐地图
w features 75 young aspirants who were shortlisted from around 1,000 aspirants.
Among the 75 competitors are former champion of the popular show The Voice of
China, students of Berklee College of Music, and musicians from underground bands.娱乐地图女神会所
In the first episode, there were competitions in six c
ategories — vocal, guitar, bass, drum, electric instrument and classical instrument.娱乐地图
The final winners will be part of a band, which will
be assisted by the producers to stage performances around the country.
娱乐地图女神会所Speaking about the show, Cen Junyi, the chief producer, says: “We
found that a majority of youngsters born in 2000s are fond of music and know a
bout bands. So, trying to set up a band is fairly common for some young people.”娱乐地图
Director Li Yixun says Chinese audiences can now understand different genres of m
usic as a number of music-themed variety shows have been made over the last decade.娱乐地图女神会所
“So, now is a good time to dive deeper and make a more professional music show,” he says.
“We also want the show to convey the message that band music has evolved into many diverse forms now.”
corated in different styles, each selling a unique category including raw tea, milk tea, coffee, al
cohol, desserts, bread and ice cream, according to a company statement sent to China Daily.上海乌托邦
“Food prompts emotional triggers, and eating is a gateway to the mind,” Yu said.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Experience-driven and new product trials are the defining characteristics of China’s post-1990 pop
ulation, whose desire for instant gratification is shaping up to be the new norm of consumption, said Mich
elle Huang, industry analyst of Food and Agribusiness Research at Rabobank’s Shanghai branch.上海乌托邦
“It’s not just quality that customers are paying attention to, it’s also product innovation an
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original ingredients and ideas-and they need to do it quickly and frequently.”
Huang said unique storefront design and customer experience help stores gain cultural clout.
“It’s an investment. For instance, in the case of Heytea, a big chunk of t上海乌托邦
raffic still comes from online orders,” she said. “The online ordering app helps strea
mline business but it is the storytelling that gets the tea brand into people’s heads in the first place.”
Even established brands are investing in good stories in the hope of triggering emotional responses from customers. KFC上海乌托邦品茶微信
China recently added skewers and hotpot to their long list of Chinese menu items, wishing to cash in on the burge
oning midnight snacks market that even the government is encouraging in a bid to spur spending.
上海乌托邦Rather than simply placing ads promoting the new offering, KFC used social media to create a buzz. By soliciti
ng and sharing stories related to late-night treats, the firm attracted an emotional response from prospective diners.
“Your curated story needs to grab the attention of your ideal guests and activate their emo上海乌托邦品茶微信
tions-and that goes for storytelling across all media,” Yu from Kantar Worldpanel said.
Co-branding is another effective tool. Coffee chain S.Engine teamed up with e-comme上海乌托邦
rce site Tmall for a brick-and-mortar store to attract attention, while Happy Lemo
n’s tieup with domestic candy brand White Rabbit has generated online discussions on上海乌托邦品茶微信
Weibo, China’s most-used microblogging service, which is also a gauge of trending topics online.
India-controlled Kashmir－Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movem
ent in parts of India-controlled Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after overnight clashes between resid爱上海
ents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said.
爱上海女神会所Since Saturday, there have been a series of protests against the decision on Aug 5 by India
n Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government to revoke the autonomy of the region.
The officials said security forces had been pelted爱上海
with stones on 47 occasions on Saturday night in the Kashmir Valle
y, and more than 20 on Sunday. One said the protests were growing more intense.
爱上海On Saturday, about two dozen people reported to Srinagar’s two main hospitals with injuries, mainly from pellets fired by Ind
ian forces, said the officials, who declined to be named. Residents and police said m爱上海
any people with pellet wounds were not seeking treatment for fear of being identified and arrested.
The state and federal governments did not respond to questions about the number of incidents and the level of injuries.
India has imposed a security lockdown in its portion of Kashmir爱上海女神会所
to avoid violence in reaction to the move to change the territory’s status.
The government has said it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing the lockdown,爱上海
but changes were slow. Public buses were running in rural areas, but soldiers limited
the movement of people on mostly deserted streets in Srinagar, the region’s main city.爱上海女神会所
The Press Trust of India reported that restrictions w
ere reimposed in parts of Srinagar after violence was reported on Saturday.
rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom
e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所
to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu
e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.上海乌托邦女神会所
Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n
oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦
Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es
上海乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.
For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio
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67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.
“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec
ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer上海乌托邦
of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per
cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg上海乌托邦女神会所
y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon
etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦
nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”
Online advertising service revenue was 2.2 billion yuan in the second quarter, down 16 percent ye上海乌托邦女神会所
ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela
ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.
I don’t think it’s a particularly prescient movie, but one of the earlies
t great movies I saw was Alien. I saw it in 1979 – so I was 11 – in the film club at scho上海后花园女神会所
ol. And I was into spaceships at that time. So I watched it and got the full Ridley Scott.
上海后花园The one thing that always strikes me about science fiction in those days
is that they got the space flight part wrong. For example, even in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the
y absolutely overestimated space flight capability and yet they completely underestimated computing power, which is ve上海后花园女神会所
ry interesting. In this respect, cinematically, we have always overestimated
上海后花园our spacecraft, but always underestimated our communication devices and computing powers.
In terms of influence, there’s Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which I
read when I was quite young. It had a massive influence on me. I just reread it; it’s rea上海后花园
lly a great book, but also strange and unusual, and there’s one great moment. Although it’s set in the mid-21st century, rou
上海后花园女神会所ghly, and the aliens have come down and mankind is about to perish under a different species, there’s a part where an ast
ronomer forgets the name of a star and he goes to a library to look it up in a book. And you think to yourself – of all t
he things that will be missed by the year 2050, will a physical library be one of them?上海后花园
It seems the Chinese invented and thought of just about everything prior to everybody else. What is China’s rela
tionship with cosmology like in history and how much has the West, if ever, borrowed from that?上海后花园
If you’re talking historically, I don’t think I know. I would have to research that. Something
上海后花园女神会所like cosmology is a well-defined science as the large-scale study of the universe. So I wouldn’t say there’s o
nly one way of looking at the universe. I don’t know about it culturally or what Chinese c
osmology was to people living in the 15th century. There are different ways of studying nature. What I do know is th上海后花园
at in my field today, China is looking at building big accelerators, which is absolutely along the mod
el of what we’ve been doing. Globally, it’s a very exciting time for cosmology and science generally.上海后花园女神会所
Everything cosmological seems like the search for the Holy Grail. But if you h
ad to single out one area that’s still most thrilling to consider, what would it be?
ent year-on-year to 16.25 million units, far better than second placed HP Inc which grew only 3.2 percent.
Revenue from Lenovo’s mobile business group recorded a 9 percent f上海会所
all, but its smartphone shipments grew 30 percent in the North America market.
上海会所品茶微信The company said it will focus on emerging markets for smartphone business growth this year.
Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alli
ance, a telecom industry association, said the strong results show that Lenovo上海会所
is outperforming rivals in the PC sector, despite global geopolitical uncertainty.
Amid China-US trade frictions, Lenovo said the company i
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venue mix, its footprint across 180 markets, and a more flexible majority-owned manufacturing base.
上海会所But the company also warned that it will have to raise product prices if US tariffs increase.
Increases seen mainly in urban areas with relatively loose housing policies
Housing prices in 70 major Chinese cities remained stable in July, while the pre-owne上海会所品茶微信
d property market saw mild heat due to the peak season for rental business, experts said.
According to the housing price data of 70 major Chinese cities released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursd上海会所
ay, house prices for newly built property in the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen saw 0.3
percent growth in July compared to the month before, mainly powered by price rises in Beijing and Guangzhou.上海会所品茶微信
Among the 70 cities listed by the NBS, 31 second-tier cities saw 0.7 percent mo
nthly growth in newly built property, down 0.1 percentage point from a month earlier.
Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China So
uthern, all stepped up their efforts to handle inconvenienced passengers. The airlines sai上海419女神会所
d Tuesday they will fully refund or help with ticket bookings for passengers affected by cancellations.Air China, whi
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ing the expedition “makes it far more worthwhile” because “protection of the environment is a huge passion of min
nsfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hon
g Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the m
ainland and Hong Kong following recent disruptions at the special administration region’s airport.
It will enhance flight capacity as well as provide easier access for pas
sengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.
Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China South
ern, all stepped up their efforts to handle inconvenienced passengers. The airlines sa
e”.The idea of trekking the Yangtze River formulated after Dykes visited China in 2010 and felt such a journey wo上海419
uld take him “to the heart of the country”.Dykes said that the journey was not on
ly about challenging himself but about meeting people along the way and he said “the sheer scale and diversity that co上海419女神会所
nstantly changed across China” made it fun.”It was about the locals, the different cultures, customs, and traditions. It has ju
st been amazing,” he said. “I was able to take time out and really soak up the expe
rience because it wasn’t about a speed record, it’s a first and so there was no time limit.”
d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.