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adjust prices so the general public can be assured drug prices are stabilizing.

上海夜网Some experts attributed the shortages to price hikes for active pharmace

ut i cal ingredients, saying that more must be done to boost their production.

Shi Lichen, founder of Beijing Dingchen Consultancy, which specializes in research on the pharmaceutical sector, sai上海夜网女神会所

d many active ingredient producers had been closed for various reasons in the last

few years, and many remaining players in the sector had raised prices due to their market dominance.

上海夜网”There must be more punitive measures from the authorities on price manipulation,” he said.

“Meanwhile, it is important for the authorities to encourage pha

rmaceutical businesses to establish their own production lines for active pharmac上海夜网女神会所

eutical ingredients, so that they can better withstand market risks from the supply end.”

The State Council meeting also emphasized the nee

d to expand imports of much-needed medicines to meet public demand.上海夜网

Medical institutions will face tighter drug use supervision so that basic medicines ha

ve priority in both procurement and utilization. The proportion of basic medicines t上海夜网

o total drug stock will be raised at State-run grassroots hospitals, the statement said.

上海夜网女神会所The Cabinet urged efforts to improve early warning systems for medicine shortages, implement a productio

n suspension reporting system, prompt medical institutions to set inventory warni

ng lines and build up reserves of medicines that might encounter severe shortages.上海夜网

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上海夜网女神会所event unreasonable price hikes. Businesses found to have raised prices unreas

onably will be identified publicly or disqualified from the government procurement network.

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Kong, and over half of the blue chip companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the wider business commu上海后花园女神会所

nity.Huawei Technologies Co said it opposed Washington’s decision to add another 46 of its affiliates to an export black

上海后花园list and called on the US government to put an end to unjust treatment to the company.

“It’s clear that this decision, made at this particular time, is politically motivated and has

nothing to do with national security. These actions violate the basic principles of free market competition. The上海后花园女神会所

y are in no one’s interests, including US companies,” Huawei said in a statement.

The comments came after the US Department of Commerce said on Mon

day that it is adding 46 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, raising the total num上海后花园

ber to more than 100 Huawei entities that are covered by the restrictions. Companies put on the Entity Lis

t are banned from buying US technology without special government approval.

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nment to put an end to this unjust treatment and remove Huawei from the Entity List,” the company added.

Washington at first put Huawei on the Entity List in May, banning it from buyin

上海后花园g US technology without special government approval. Later, the US government gave Huawei a temporary lic

ense to purchase some US-made goods to reduce disruptions for its customers until Monday.

The US government also said on Monday that it will give Huawei another 90 days to上海后花园女神会所

buy from American suppliers. The move, an extension of the license through mid-Nove

mber, is expected to allow the Chinese tech giant to serve its existing telecom customers and smartphone users.

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The riots have become 上海会所iolent. The police ha

But this is also an exact description of the rising violence between two bitterly distrustful religious communities that I witn

essed on the streets of my native Belfast in British-ruled Northern Ireland exactly-uncannily-half a century ago as a te上海会所

enager in that unforgettable, agonizing August of 1969. The lessons I learned then would serve the people of the H

上海会所品茶微信ong Kong Special Administrative Region well today before they bring an unimaginable disaster upon themselves.

Violent protests against authorities never bring peace. They only bring war, destruction

and suffering-almost always on a scale that none of the demonstrators could have imagined when they took to the上海会所

streets. Prosperity never follows violent protests. At best, there is mass unemployment and despair as local bu

sinesses and national investment flee the territory-a process which could continue for decades. You do not build fac上海会所品茶微信

tories and hire workers when those factories could be razed in one of the endless clashes.

The “freedom” the demonstrators in Hong Kong have been demanding is illusory. It is fool’s gold. It is the mythical pot o

上海会所f gold at the end of the rainbow. This kind of “freedom” will never benefit the people of Hong Kong. At best it could be gra

nted, but at the cost of a serious decline in investment from both the Chinese mainland and other regions of Asia.

Hong Kong’s enormous advantage for decades, including the past two decades under Chinese a上海会所品茶微信

utonomous rule, has been that it is considered a secure, predictable and safe place to do business wit

h the mainland and with the wider region. But that no longer seems true. The longer the protests rage and the wi上海会所

der and more serious they become, the more that incalculable advantage will be eroded.

When I was a young boy, Belfast was still the largest ship building center on earth. In the late上海会所品茶微信

1960s, the British government invested in two gigantic gantry cranes called Goliath and Samson-at the time the

largest such pieces of machinery in the world-to build super oil tankers. They still stand today as tourist attr

上海会所actions, looming 32 and 35 floors high over the city. But they were never used industrially. Not once. The N

orthern Irish Civil War (known with masterly understatement as “The Troubles”) saw to that.

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rial wasteland peopled only by ghosts. Even after peace finally returned to Northern Ir

eland, after 30 years of civil strife, the great complex on Queen’s Island never recovered, never revived.

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Borrowing costs will get lower for companies in China starting Tuesday through a

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onomic momentum amid the continuing trade friction with the United States.

上海419女神会所Analysts say the interest rate reform will lower financing costs for small a

nd private companies and encourage investment in the manufacturing sector.

The PBOC unveiled the policy over the weekend, saying it would introduce a new reference rate, the loan prime rate-the pr上海419

ice of loans banks offer their best clients-for setting the prices of business and household loans. The earlier re

上海419ference rate, the one-year benchmark lending rate, will be replaced in the future.

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The PBOC said in a statement that, starting Tuesday, 18 qualified commer

cial banks, including State-owned banks, city and rural commercial banks and foreign banks, will report their lend

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cent one-year benchmark lending rate, which has been unchanged since August 2015.

The statement said commercial banks will be allo上海419

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uld pay for borrowing from the central bank, and it was set at 3.3 percent on Thursday.

Sheng Songcheng, a central bank adviser and former head of the PBOC’s

statistics department, said the reform will help keep lending rates lower.

Moreover, the changes will enable the PBOC to effectively influence Chin上海419女神会所

a’s entire interest rate system by selling or buying financial instruments on the open

market, much like how Western central banks implement monetary policy, Sheng said.

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At the conference, the 上海夜网tes were encourag

ed to present high-quality performances through effort and composure. Working staff mem

上海夜网品茶微信bers, including coaches, interpreters and consultants, are encouraged to work closely with the candidates.

Zhang Weiyu, from Changzhou Technician College in Jiangsu province, who will join the Industrial Mechanic Mil上海夜网

lwright project, said he felt honored and will strive to show his best performance.

The State Council has decided to establish a steering group

to resolve late wage payments for migrant workers and protect their legal rights.上海夜网

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“Two years ago, my schoolmate Song Biao won the championship for the project in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, g

iving great inspiration to my life,” he said. “I’m getting prepared and I think it’s time for me to show up.”上海夜网

Feng Weiyuan, president of Guangdong Machinery Technician College, said that during the competitions strong support wi

ll be given to candidates, ranging from weather information and accommodation to skills consultancy.上海夜网

He said that the college sent about five groups of teachers and students to

Russia from May to July, getting them familiar with the climate, lifestyle and culture t

here, to help adjust the college’s campaign or plans for the WorldSkills competitions.上海夜网品茶微信

“As to the approaching games in Kazan, we’ve prepared three different outfits

for our candidates, interpreters and skills consultants in case the weather changes,” he

said. “Also, we will prepare Chinese-style food like soups and porridge for the candidates.”上海夜网

It’s the fifth competition that China has participated in the delegation group, with 63 c

andidates joining the competitions, among whom 54 are male and nine are female.上海夜网品茶微信

In 2020, the 46th WorldSkills will be held in Shanghai.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with French President Emmanuel M

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Putin will visit France, Finland; the G7 Summit will be held in France; the Italian Senate will

debate a no-confidence motion in government; the president of Romania will meet his US counterpart.上海419

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上海419品茶微信Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on Aug 1

9 to discuss with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, bilateral partnership.

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The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, French a

上海419品茶微信nd German senior representatives and aims to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.

On Aug 21, Putin will also pay a working visit to Finland at the invitation of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

Besides bilateral cooperation, the leaders will discus

s international and regional issues, including Russia’s relations with th上海419品茶微信

e European Union in the context of Finland’s current presidency of the EU Council.

Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations gather in Biarritz for their 45th summit on August 24-26.

French President Emmanuel Macron will play host to the heads of state and governme上海419

nt of Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Under its presidency of the G7, France has set a number of goals and priorities tha

上海419品茶微信t will be addressed at the summit, including the fight against security threats and terro

rism, protection of the planet through climate finance and the promotion of gender equality.

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n reference to the rec上海夜生活 on Hong Kong poli

ce and the blockade of Hong Kong International Airport by some radical demonstra

tors, Abdulaziz Alshaabani, a Saudi Arabian expert on Chinese affairs, said such radical acts seriously unde上海夜生活

rmined the rule of law, hindered economic development and harmed the interests of Hong Kong’s people.

If the violence further escalates, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will suffer a severe blo

上海夜生活品茶微信w, undermining its well-deserved international image and status, the Saudi expert said.

Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist at The Philippine Star, said the continued chaos in Hong Kong, apparently created by an

ti-government protesters and encouraged by foreign influences, must be quickly stopped.上海夜生活

Strong measures should be taken as the chaos is not only bad for Hong Kong’s economy and tourism, but also disad

vantageous for the prosperity of the East Asian region as Hong Kong is an important financial and trade center, he said.上海夜生活品茶微信

China’s Mission to the European Union said on Wednesday that

what is happening in Hong Kong is now devolving into extreme violence.

上海夜生活It said in an online statement that any attempt to lump together the

rigorously lawful exercise of duties by Hong Kong police with the extreme and violent offe

nses by radicals is absolutely misleading and incorrect, and China is firmly opposed to such attempts.上海夜生活品茶微信

China’s diplomatic mission in Geneva also lashed out at the United Nati

ons human rights office on Wednesday, accusing its spokesman of making a “wro

上海夜生活ngful statement” about protests in Hong Kong that “sends the wrong signal to the violent criminal offenders”.

The Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR said on Wednesday that the words and deeds of som上海夜生活品茶微信

e lawmakers from the United States have shown them to be the “black hands” behind the violent radicals in Hong Kong, ref

erring to a comment from US legislators including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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The Hong Kong Fed上海乌托邦of Journalists also iss

d a condemnation of the incident. It is unacceptable that such atrocious acts happened in

the airport, considered among the most popular with tourists internationally, the federation said.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong

Kong said what the protestors did to Fu was “lynching” and reckless. It has tainted Hong

上海乌托邦Kong’s reputation in the international community, the city’s largest political party said in a statement.

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what protestors did was lawless and in defiance of Hong K上海乌托邦

ong’s rule of law, morals and ethics. They bring shame to Hong Kong, the statement said.

The guide, who has been working in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, said to his know上海乌托邦

ledge that this is the first time the airport has shut down for something other than a natural disaster.

He said his income was affected because a large number of tours had been canceled in recent months.

上海乌托邦He said he was worried that the incident would harm Hong Kong’s image as a tourist d

estination, but that he believes Hong Kong remains a safe city and that the unrest is only temporary.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Li Lei, a 30-year-old traveler from Chengdu who was taking a transfer flight in Hong

Kong to the Maldives, said he slept at the airport last night as his flight was canceled.

“I was angry and worried,” he said. “But Hong Kong belongs to China. Chinese people shall not be afraid of standing on Chinese soil.”上海乌托邦

Vice-Premier Liu He spoke by phone with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasur

y Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday evening at the request of the US, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

China strongly opposed US plans for an additional 10 percent tariff上海乌托邦品茶微信

on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods originally scheduled to start from Sept 1.

The two parties agreed to speak again via phone within two weeks, the ministry said.上海乌托邦

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Centr

al Committee and chief of the Chinese delegation in the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, and N

ing Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, were on the call.

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The move has impressed many in the neighborhood. A female reside

nt surnamed Wen, owner of a snack counter opposite the square, has witnessed s上海后花园

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上海后花园女神会所Before the new technology was put into use, some dancers worried whether wearing a headset is harmful to their ears or

whether they could all hear the same music at the same time. They found this wasn’t a problem at all.

Originally a small team with a few dozen people when it was founded nine years ago, the Nanning上海后花园

Dream Team is now a large square dance group with 121 members. Members are from Guangxi, Sh

andong, Chongqing and other places and are all retirees above 50, with the oldest 82 years old.

Their daily hour-long square dances are held from 8-9 pm.上海后花园女神会所

Besides their regular evening dancing, the dancers also enter will provincial dance competitions in Guangxi and travel together.

上海后花园Many Chinese netizens and media accounts have forwarded video of the Nanning Dream Team square dancing w

ith their headsets to support them, thinking it is a practice worth expanding nationwide.

he average income of tourism employees in Hong Kong has slumped by nearly上海后花园女神会所

80 percent year-on-year over the past two months, while more than 10 percent of to

urism employees had zero income, a joint survey by three tourism trade unions in the city found.上海后花园

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nday. A total of 1,012 workers in Hong Kong’s tourism sector completed the survey questionnaire.上海后花园女神会所

Respondents said that compared with the same period last year, on average, the number of tour groups they received d

ropped more than 70 percent and their earnings were down by about 75 percent since this June. Among them, 40 percent sa

w a fall of more than 90 percent in income and more than 10 percent had no income at all.

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Yutu 2’s scientific missions include surveying terrain, detecting minerals

China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover has entered its eighth period of dormancy on the moon’s far side and is in上海千花坊

good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.

上海千花坊女神会所In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second

movable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on W

ednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.上海千花坊

Before its dormancy, the machine had traveled 271 meters on the lunar surface, more than dou

上海千花坊女神会所ble the distance covered by Yutu, which reached the moon in December 2013 and worked there until July 2016.

The administration said that on the lunar day that just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, wh

ich has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.上海千花坊

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar

night, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.

上海千花坊女神会所Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the Xi

chang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourth

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e South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.

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