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 will have to do th上海夜网品茶微信eir bit by reviewing their pay scales and ensuring employees can upgrade their skills. Candidates, on their

part, will need to adopt a pan-GBA perspective if they want to tap the potential of the GBA to realize their own.

The development of the GBA offers companies and candidates fantastic opportunities, but a

lso challenges. And both companies and talents will need to ensure they are ahead of the competition cu

rve if they want to leverage the opportunities offered by the vision for the GBA.

The author is managing director of Hays, Greater Bay Area. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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In April last year, China announced the decision to supp

port Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, the 12th and the largest in the

country, to gradually explore and steadily promote the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

The Haikou Jiangdong New District covers 298 square kilometers o

n the east coast of Haikou, and will have two parts: a 106-sq-km ecological region boasting a key n

ational wetland natural reserve, and a 192-sq-km area that will serve both industrial and urban purposes.

The provincial government said Haikou should pay great attenti

on to ensure that environmental quality is advanced in an all-round way while developing the new ben

chmark area. This will integrate such new features as headquarters economy, commercial and financial business, inter

national consumption, cultural exchanges, and scientific and technological innovation.

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursda

that enterprises in any country will not disregard their own interests and blindly follow other countries’ “political command”.

“Most countries have always been highly alert to US government acts of

resorting to state power to crack down on companies in other countries, disrupt m

arkets and obstruct mutually beneficial cooperation between other countries,” Lu said.

But the positive development is also accompanied by some concerns. A string of Japanese

carriers, including NTT Docomo, said they were also considering delaying the launch of Huawei’s new sma

rtphones. Their hesitance is due to uncertainty about Google’s previous announcement that it would restrict H

uawei’s access to updates of the Android operating system in compliance with a US ban.

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Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Hua

 Huawei from buying US technology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilico

n, said it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blocking access to some components and technologies.

“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipation. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the

company’s products and a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conference

on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and i

nterference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.

HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Kirin, which has b

een used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, the company has also

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Quarterly earnings growth augurs well for A-share firms

Improved earnings of companies listed on mainland bourses during the first quarter of the year augur well for the full-ye

ar financial results and are an indication of the vitality the Chinese economy, analysts said.

During the January to March period, aggregate profits of A-share compan

ies topped 1 trillion yuan ($147.6 billion) and grew 9.4 percent year-on-year, reversing a fu

ll-year decline of 1.9 percent last year, data from Shanghai-based information provider Wind Info showed.

Meanwhile, aggregate return on equity (ROE)-a major gauge of

profitability-stood at 9.8 percent, intact from the whole-year of 2018.

“Given that the downtrend in economic growth had largely eased by the end of the first quarter, the aggregate ROE of A-shar

e companies has probably hit the bottom,” said Xu Gao, chief economist at Everbright Securities Asset Management Co Ltd.

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In addition to being members of local committees of the

Communist Party of China and local governments, the punished o

fficials also come from State-owned enterprises and public institutes, it said.

Jilin outnumbers the other seven provincial regions, with 177 punished officials. In one of

the cases there, 22 officials were punished because of the continuous deterioration of the Liaoyuan Riv

er and the slow progress in remediation of the water body in the city of Liaoyuan.

In the first half of 2017, the water quality of the river was found below Grade V, the lowest level in the co

untry’s five-tier water quality system, in eight of the nine monitoring stations along the stream. The ci

ty was also found to have only completed 28 of 67 projects that were listed in its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).

Wang Liping, Party chief of Liaoyuan, for example, was re

moved from his post, and four officials were given severe warnings within the Party.

Previously, about 3,100 officials have been held accountable for environ

mental violations in the first three rounds of inspections, which were launched in late 2015.

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Another outbreak in Shaanxi province caused the dea

aths of five pandas between December 2014 and April 2015.

Pandas are docile but can be fierce. In 2005, a female photographer from Hong Kong jumped into a pand

a enclosure to take photos. To the surprise of onlookers, the panda slashed one of her arms, causing profuse bleeding, the center said.

Zhou Mengqi, a veteran photographer in Chengdu, was chased by a panda that had been eating quietly unt

il he took pictures of the animal up close at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the early 1990s.

“Its claw touched my shoes before I escaped through a door,” he said.

China has a total of 548 captive pandas. Of those, 285 are in the China Conser

vation and Research Center for the Giant Panda and 196 live at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

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The gaokao has its faults, but at least it judges all stud

“However, independent enrollment has evolved into a situation where rich people find ways to get their children extra

points. Third-party organizations should be involved in the process to make it fairer and more transparent,” he said.

Xiong Bingqi, vice-president of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, said the goal of independent college adm

ission is to establish a system of multiple evaluations, instead of judging students by test scores alone.

However, students who qualify for independent enrollment also must take the gaokao, and their scores in the exam rem

in an important basis for admission, Xiong said. So students and their parents are still focused on the scores.

Moreover, the pilot program has failed to help establish a two-way a

dmission mechanism between colleges and students. Independent enrollment refo

rm has increased the right of colleges to choose students, but students still have limited ability to seek admission to the coll

ege of their choice, as one student normally gets a call for admission from just one institution, he said.

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In terms of consumption, the household consumption ra

ate should reach 58 percent by 2035, whereas the figure is only 38-39 percent at present. To ensur

e it increases by 20 percentage points, the authorities should take measures to improve people’s inco

mes, narrow the income gap, curb the rising housing prices and provide more high-quality products and services.

The best way to solve these long-term structural problems is to further deepen reform a

nd opening-up, which would enable the market to play a pivotal role in resource distribution.

For four decades, China’s development model has provided a solution

to these problems: further opening-up and seeking feasible solutions. The problems wi

ll be solved if China’s experience of four decades of reform and opening-up is anything to go by.

The author is dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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If China and the US fail to come up with a deal before the 90

day truce ends, tariffs on Chinese goods will increase to 25 percent, which, as many exporte

rs believe, will have a significant impact on bilateral trade. Increasing tariffs will also weigh on Amer

ican business, which purchases a sigificant amount of Made-in-China products every year.

The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic outlook and warned of the risks of trade disputes in January, and sai

d failure to resolve trade tensions could further destabilize a slowing global economy, Reuters reported.

“Proper handling of the d吖ivergence between China and the US not only impacts the two countries but also global econ

omic recovery,” Wei said, noting that the two sides felt the urgency to defuse tensions.

During the latest round of trade talks, the two sides touched on the trade balance, technology transfer, protection of intel

lectual property rights, non-tariff barriers, the services sector, agriculture and an enforcement mechanism.

As China-US relations are reciprocal, the US needs to make some good gestures to Ch

ina to make sure a trade deal will be reached, said Mei Xinyu, a research fe

llow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

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