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International carmak上海千花网 insolated. GM’s two

o joint ventures-SAIC-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling – saw their sales in the fir

st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网

French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w

上海千花网女神会所as a meager 0.7 percent in the first seven months, down from 1.6 percent in the same period last year.

PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has

decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.

“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网

na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”

Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.

上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.

Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网

bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye

ar. Audi delivered 56,365 vehicles in July, up 6.1 percent from one year earlier.

Sales from January to July grew 2.5 percent year-on-year to 368,867 in its largest market.上海千花网女神会所

Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie

s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w

hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网

Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr

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nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.

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According to the ho 上海千花坊ice index, the cities sa

aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h

ouse prices,” said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development I 上海千花坊女神会所

nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef

 上海千花坊fort to stabilize house prices, market expectations and market order has paid off.”

Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth

in new property prices in July, as the city’s average price for new housing grew 1.6 percent. 上海千花坊女神会所

“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.

“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in

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For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe

rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r 上海千花坊女神会所

ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.

Yan said July was the peak season for the housing rental market. As rent 上海千花坊

went up during summer, the prices of pre-owned property tended to go up as well.

“A total of 70 cities saw an average 0.4 percent monthly growth in pre- 上海千花坊女神会所

owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t

o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.” 上海千花坊

“The local governments have been aiming to stabilize land prices, house prices and market expectations, implementing a

long-term mechanism for real estate regulation in July to sustain the stable dev 上海千花坊女神会所

elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.

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“I used to be very frus上海419论坛ed when traveling by air

since I need to spend over 1.5 hours on the subway to get to the Capital airport. But once the Daxing airpo

rt is in operation, it will be cut to 40 minutes,” he said.上海419论坛

“I have bought tickets to my hometown Guangzhou from the new airport for the National Day holi

day, and I’m thrilled to explore the cutting-edge technologies and the interesting design of the terminal,” he added.上海419论坛女神会所

The new airport, constructed to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pr

essure off Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as the second international airport for Beijing.

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square meters, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.

Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing giant, plans to lower its minimum passenger age restricti上海419论坛女神会所

on for teens traveling without a supervising adult from 18 to 16, the company announced Wednesday.

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allowed to use the car-hailing service alone, which later generated heated discussion online.

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ome for work or study, the age regulation just shut them out of the service that gave

them no alternatives but to turn to illegal cab services, or black cars, the company said.上海419论坛女神会所

“It was never our intention to push some independent minors toward the more dangerou

s gray areas just because our policy requires all minors to take cars with their parents,” the company said.上海419论坛

According to an online poll initiated by Didi in February to seek public opinion on

whether minors can ride Didi alone, over half percent of the participants suppor上海419论坛女神会所

ted children below 18 years old being able to hail a ride without an adult accompanying them.

In another poll, the percentage of support group increased to 80% with the minimum age restriction was changed to 16.

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angdong province, o上海419论坛esday to cope with the

The ongoing situation has disrupted travel plans for many passengers and caused inconvenience.Passengers also expr

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works at a consulting company in Beijing, plans to travel to Indonesia next week and needs to transfer in Hong Kon

上海419论坛g.”I planned the trip almost half a year ago but the woes at the airport still remain. Therefore I had to cancel my trip

,” he said, adding that he will try to avoid nonessential travel to Hong Kong.The expedition along the world’s thi

rd-longest river is Dyke’s third noteworthy achievement. In 2014, he claimed to have become the first person to wa上海419论坛

lk the length of Mongolia, solo and unsupported, something China’s civil aviation authority and airlines have been spari

上海419论坛品茶微信ng no efforts in accommodating passengers in Hong Kong affected by flight cancellations.Hong Kong International Airport was forced to susp

end all check-ins for departing flights for a second straight day on Tuesday afternoon as protesters returned and br

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stration of China said that efforts will be made to increase the transfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hong K

ong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the mainland and Hong Kong following rece

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ier access for passengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.he ma

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adagascar, a journey of 2,574 kilometers that took 155 days.Dykes is already thinking about his next a

dventure and says he would like to do something in China.”I’d like to do something

shorter but just as ambitious and make it more interactive and educational,” he said.

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Between and Chin上海龙凤419as lifted millionrural poo

oor residents out of poverty, with an annual average of 13.73 milli

on people casting off poverty, more than the entire population of Greece.上海龙凤419品茶微信

— The country still had 16.6 million rural people living below the national poverty line at the end

of 2018, with more than half of them living in the country’s less-developed western region.上海龙凤419

— In 2018, the annual per capita disposable income of rural res

idents in poverty-hit regions stood at 10,371 yuan (about $1,475), double its 2012 level.

上海龙凤419品茶微信 Continued income growth boosted consumption, with the per capita rural consump

tion in poor areas reaching 8,956 yuan last year, representing an average annual increase of 11.4 percent.

— China also offered experience and assistance to other countrie上海龙凤419

s in their poverty-reduction efforts. By the end of October 2015, the country had provided 400 bil

lion yuan of assistance to 166 countries and international organizations, dispatched over 600,000 assistan

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Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquar

ters of multinational corporations in the municipality, local authorities said Tuesday.上海龙凤419品茶微信

“Shanghai is home to more than 700 regional headquarters o

f multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with the most regional headquarters and

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aid Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Commerce.

“The previous criteria for verifying regional headquarters of multinational corporations do not m上海龙凤419品茶微信

atch the asset-light strategy of the companies. We hope to attract more regional headquarters to settle in

the city and to expand their functions as well as speed up upgrading via the new policies,” said Yang.上海龙凤419

The requirement for the total assets of parent companies of regional he

adquarters has been adjusted to 200 million U.S. dollars, according to the policies.

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The 5G network will 上海千花坊nto use when the n

newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport begins

operation at the end of September, the report said. 上海千花坊女神会所

5G technology development will be led by typical application

 上海千花坊s including 5G+8K HD video, 5G+ telemedicine and 5G+ auto

pilot, while 5G infrastructure construction in relative areas will also be strengthened.

Having selected 34 different light poles in different regions, a beta-test of 5G base stati 上海千花坊女神会所

on construction using urban light poles has also been carried out, and the construc

tion of 5G base stations on 15 light poles has now entered the final implementation stage in Beijing. 上海千花坊

About 20,000 5G base stations were built nationwide in China

by the end of June, with 90 percent of these base stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guan 上海千花坊女神会所

gzhou and Shenzhen, according to a report by business news portal 21jingji.com.

5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million job opp 上海千花坊

ortunities and 2.9 trillion yuan ($412 million) in economic ad

ded value by 2030, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said.

 上海千花坊女神会所The academy also projected the 5G industry will make a direct contribution to about 6 percent of the country’s GDP by 2030.

The number of internet users has surged to 830 million in 2018

from 620,000 in 1997, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 上海千花坊

On Tuesday, the NBS released a report on China’s achievements on ec

onomic and social development since the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago. 上海千花坊

Telecommunication industry has been developing fast in 70 years. In 2018, the traffic consumption of mobile internet rea

ched 71.1 billion GB, 56.1 times of the amount in 2013. At the end of 2018, 368 million peo 上海千花坊女神会所

ple accessed internet through optical fiber and 1.17 billion people accessed it through 4G.

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So I followed that advic上海千花坊rt because of th

the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

itself. I can’t be the only one who wants the sad, sordid cycle to end once and for all.上海千花坊品茶微信

The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

上海千花坊品茶微信The overall GDP of the top 20 cities in H1 reached 16.16 trillion yuan ($2.29 trillion), contributing 35.84 percent to th

e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

atistics collected by a data journalism lab under 21st Century Business Herald, said.

Six cities witnessed their GDP exceeding 1 trillion yuan上海千花坊品茶微信

in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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Kenya’s envoy visits S上海龙凤udan for peace deal

Kenya’s special envoy to South Sudan Kalonzo Musyoka is in the east-central African co

untry to follow up on implementation of the September 2018 peace agreement.上海龙凤

Musyoka held a discussion with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and other senior government officials on Thursday up

on arrival to the country’s capital Juba, on the progress of implementation of the peace deal.上海龙凤女神会所

South Sudan’s presidency said in a statement that the consultative meeting bet

上海龙凤ween Musyoka and the stakeholders as well as signatories to the revitalized peace

agreement is meant to ensure the formation of a transitional government of national unity by Nov 12.

Musyoka’s visit to South Sudan comes three days after the body mon上海龙凤女神会所

itoring South Sudan’s ceasefire, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements M

上海龙凤onitoring Mechanism, expressed fears over the slow implementation of the peace deal.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 13th technical committee meeting of cease-fire monitoring body in Juba on Mo

nday, Abiche Ageno, chairman of the monitoring mechanism, said even though much had been achieved in the last three m上海龙凤女神会所

onths as the moves toward peace gather momentum, a great deal of work still needs to be done.

上海龙凤Ageno said they had assessed 33 cantonment sites out of which two were found unsuitable due to lack of water or a suit

able location. The sites are used for screening, training and integrating of troops and rebels into one force.

He said despite the challenges posed by the rainy season, a number of civilian bui上海龙凤女神会所

ldings had been vacated by the South Sudan Army and the National Security Service.

He said out of the 83 buildings identified by the cease-fire monitoring body as being occupied, 47 have been vacated.

President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal on Se上海龙凤

ptember 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to officially end the conflict.The agree

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h Sudan, and endorsed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, gave the p

arties eight months to unify a national army and resolve internal boundaries.

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Days before that, the c上海4195G unstaffed smar

bookstore opened in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei province. Driven by the adv

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ard scanned, and obtain their favorite books any time, because technology has made 24-hour unstaffed service feasible.

上海419In Sanlitun, the heart of Beijing’s nightlife hub, at 11 pm on a sum

mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa

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The shop used to be a bar in a street reputed for its late-night carousing.

上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north

ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ

are-meter bookstore with about 20,000 books, a couple of young people were sitting next to their laptops open.上海419

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e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou

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l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”

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t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al

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Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

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A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信

mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

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The Wiener Staatsballett,上海千花坊eemed ballet company

years from Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performan

上海千花坊女神会所ces from May 28 to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Co

rsaire and Marie Antoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.

The SGT will also be opening itsown gallery space in the new season.上海千花坊

The Aura of Revival, a large abstract painting created by French Chinese artist Chu Teh-ch

上海千花坊女神会所un especially for SGT, will be presented in the new gallery space alongside other works.

Wang Junlin contributed to the story.As a major cultural and tourist destinatio

n, Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves suffer from what many other attractions will envy-too many visitors.上海千花坊

The crowds heading to the iconic repositories of ancient Buddhist art constantly

threaten the fragile cliff-side environment on the fringe of the Silk Road oasis, according to Zhao Shen

上海千花坊女神会所gliang, director of the Dunhuang Academy, which manages and studies the site and its relics.

To mitigate the impact of human activity on the grottoes in Gansu province, which face the Gobi Desert, the academy has sets lim

its on visitor numbers. Two ticket categories are sold every day. The first type is limited to 6,000 tickets and allows hold上海千花坊女神会所

ers to access eight of the 492 grottoes containing major Buddhist art, while the second category allows up to 12,000 v

isitors to enter four of the caves. More than 100 of the caves at the UNESCO World

Heritage Site are suitable for public access on a rotational basis as part of conservation measures.

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er, said the caves are at full capacity during the peak summer holiday season.

上海千花坊女神会所”In line with protective measures for the site, we take a preventive approach

that encompasses tracking the natural and human impacts,” Wang said.

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