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of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariffs on $
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sified. And if the US makes good the threat it issued on July 1, the additional tariffs would cover $25 billion of EU goo
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ministration launched a Section 301 investigation against the digital service tax of France on July 10.
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r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari
ffs to exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global
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The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “thre
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Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agricu
上海419论坛品茶微信ltural products, the negotiations remain mired in uncertainty, although Washington comp
elled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.
As US President Donald Trump prepares to launch his re-election campai
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d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to
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nomies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agr
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However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf
acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m
ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo
ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.
Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kennet上海419论坛h Kang, summarized that “China can play an important role and wou
ld benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”上海419论坛女神会所
The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, desp
上海419论坛ite the recent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy ea
sing is needed, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”
Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threatChina’s Dragon Boat Fes
tival, or Duanwu, is just around the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the hol上海419论坛女神会所
iday, which falls on June 7 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.en economic and
上海419论坛financial stability, additional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.
This is great news for us. While we are at the beginning of 5G’s commercial deployment, the Chinese government’s open
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ao Juntao, president of Ericsson China, as the negative lists ease market access to value-added telecom services.
上海419论坛女神会所One of the highlights of the revised negative lists is further opening-up in the exploration and development of petroleum and natural gas.
“I’m pleased to witness that China is pushing forward its opening-up policy. The continuo
us improvement of the business environment for foreign investors gives us more confidence in the f上海419论坛
uture development of the Chinese economy,” said William Zhao, Total China country chair.
上海419论坛女神会所The French energy giant is the first international energy company to conduct offshore
oil and gas exploration in China. “As our business has a presence across the entire value chain of China’s energy in
dustry, I believe, the company will have access to more opportunities in a fairer business environment,” Zhao said.
China bucked a global trend of foreign direct investment slide by attracting $138.3 billion last year. In the first five mon上海419论坛
ths of this year, the country saw an FDI inflow of $54.6 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said last Tuesday at the Summer Davos Forum that China will
remain firmly committed to opening-up and building an open economy of higher standards.上海419论坛女神会所
The country will become more open, transparent and predictable for foreign inves
tment, and its business environment will further improve, according to Li.
of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of
pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.
Zhu predicted a further decline in production and consu上海419论坛女神会所
上海419论坛mption this year, and a gap of 5 to 10 percent between supply and demand.
“As an alternative to pork, poultry will see a noticeable increase in
supply in the next two years, which will ease shortages in pork supplies,” he said.
Pork accounts for more than 60 percent of meat production in China上海419论坛
, said Xin Guochang, an information monitoring official at the ministry.
Authorities have been adapting swine fever controls and prevention measures since late last year to effectively contain the infec上海419论坛女神会所
tious disease, which has a high mortality rate for pigs but is not transmittable to humans, Xin said at the Gl
obal Pig Industry Conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on Thursday.
上海419论坛For example, all hogs within 3 kilometers of farms where swine fever had been verified used to be slaughtered for dise
ase prevention and control. Now, more sophisticated calculations are made to determine the area targeted for s
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The government has been transparent in disclosing information about swi
ne fever outbreaks, Xin said. “But it cannot be entirely ruled out that some pig farmers fa
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Li Shuilong, president of the China Meat Association, said that although African swine fever has caused serious damage to the
country’s pork sector, it has also provided a good opportunity for the domestic industry to upgrade operations an上海419论坛女神会所
d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.
Flora Fong Garcia, 70, was born to a Chinese father and a Cuban mother. Her paintings blend the bright light and vivid co
lors which shape the landscape of the Caribbean, the history and culture of Cuba where she grew up and developed int上海419论坛
o an artist and the paintings and poems of Ming (1368-1644) artists which have greatly fascinated her.上海419论坛女神会所
Garcia is holding an exhibition at the Capital Library of China in Beiji
ng, Ming in the Caribbean: Images, Calligraphy, Poetry, and it runs through July 1. On sh上海419论坛
ow are 20 paintings by which she pays tribute to the rich traditions of the land she was raised in, and the culture of Ming.
Besides a reflection of her cross-cultural background, Garcia also expresses a fem上海419论坛
inine perspective in works to hail women’s bravery, tolerance and tenderness.
May our old folk tunes and our new songs that blend the harmonies of East and West be another bond between free peopl
es,” wrote Madame Sun Yat-sen (Soong Ching Ling) in a preface to the release of Chee Lai: Songs of New China in 1941.
上海419论坛女神会所The album recorded by American singer Paul Robeson features a Chinese and English version of March of the Volun
teers, a song then to call on people to stand up against Japanese invasion and now as the Chinese national anthem.
The album was launched to gather support, financially and spiritually, for China’s
was of resistance. And on June 25 in Beijing, the album was played again as Robeson’s rendition of March of the Vol
unteers filled a conference room of the National Museum of China where a donation ceremony was held.上海419论坛女神会所
The album was one of more than 100 artifacts mostly related to the history of overseas Chinese or reflecting devel
opments in international politics and science which have been added to the collection of the National Museum of China.上海419论坛女神会所
Other objects include a medal awarded to Ouyang Jinhai who was wounded in the Norm
andy landings and a glass negative plate which depicts a Chinese gold miner in San Francisco.
The donation was made by Zhao Sihong a Chinese collector living in San Francisco who, together with her team, has been co
llecting objects marking the history of overseas Chinese communities for the past 13 years.
This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the sho
上海419论坛w. “Witnessing the evolution of Chinese rock music is a fascinating experience. We are proud that we are part of it as The Face.”
Western rock music first gained popularity in China in the 1980s with a performance given by the rock singer-songwriter Cui Jian on May 9, 1986, during a concert at Beijing Workers’ Stadium. At the packed venue, the then 25-year上海419论坛
-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My Name, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.
上海419论坛品茶微信The song also marked the start of a journey that would later make Cui China’s godfather of rock ‘n’ roll. It also ushered in a go
lden era of original Chinese rock bands influenced by the Western music genre and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. The first
rock bands included the heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, founded in 1988, the pop-rock band Black Panther, formed in 1987, and The Face.上海419论坛
“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Instead, we were hungry for roc
k music and found any possible way to get the latest music from Western bands. Compared with young bands today, we had few opportunities to perfo
rm onstage because the audiences were smaller and there were few live house venues. But we were very happy because we truly loved the music.”上海419论坛品茶微信
In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing toget
her He Yong, Dou Wei, the former lead vocalist of Black Panther, Zhang Chu and Tang Dynasty, the concert was the first showcase for musicians from
the mainland to perform in Hong Kong. It stunned Hong 上海419论坛Kong audiences and created the momentum for a wave of rock music to wash across the country.
“Looking back, those legendary musicians and their works are still inspiring for the young
bands,” Ou says. “They shaped the golden era of China’s rock music. The band members are different people and enjoy different m
usic styles. They come together and contribute t上海419论坛品茶微信o the band as one person. That’s the most interesting part of being in a band.”
Then with the birth of Modern Sky, one of the country’s biggest indie labels, which former rock singer-songwriter Shen Lihui
founded in 1997 in Beijing as a way to distribute both his own and his friends’ music, more and more indie band
s emerged in the country while developing the上海419论坛品茶微信ir own unique styles. The punk-rock band New Pants, the pop-rock band
Queen Sea Big Shark and the heavy rock band Miserable Faith were among the most-watched bands then.
roughout the world, w上海娱乐地图女神会所ith a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed
as part of China’s national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state official and poet who lived during the Warring State
s Period (475-221 BC) before the reunification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-上海娱乐地图女神会所206 BC). He was exiled after
opposing his king’s decision to ally with the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, h
e committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, threw rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so t
hey would not eat the body of their poet hero. People 上海娱乐地图女神会所then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.
Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calen
dar is celebrated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.
an Asian com上海419论女神会所坛munity with a shared future in the past few years, Xi encouraged CICA me
mbers to hold on to their goals, jointly seize opportunities and address challenges, and make concerted efforts in opening up ne
w prospects for Asian security and development under the new circumstances.
Building a prosperous Asia is a shared aspiration of Asian countries, a
nd development is the key to all problems, Xi said, adding that CICA members shoul
d work together to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and ink regional integration doc
uments such as Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at an early date.
Building an open and inclusive Asia is a common pursuit of Asian countries, said Xi. He urged CICA members to well imple
ment the consensus reached at the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in May in Beijing, and devel
op a vision of civilizations based on equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness.