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o try for a spot at their dream university. In China, that all-or-nothing exam is the?gaokao,?the national college entrance exam
ination known as the single-log bridge students have to carefully cross to reach the next stage of their lives.雅博体育app下载后花园女神会所
A Little Reunion, a hit TV drama that puts the spotlight on?gaokao,?came to an end on
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Adapted from best-selling writer Lu Yingong’s eponymous novel,?A Little Reunion?serves as a loose sequel to the hig
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trance examination — also helmed by veteran director Wang Jun, known for excelling at urban drama.
Featuring a seasoned cast including Huang Lei, Hai Qing, Tao Hong
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ing middle-class families as they prepare their youngsters for?gaokao,?a critical rite of passage.
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amilies — an optimistic couple with a poorly-performing son and a genius nephew; a di
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As the drama progressed, it saw its score on Douban, Chin
a’s largest film and TV review site, climb from 8.0 out of 10 to 8.3, making it th
e highest scorer among all series released through satellite channels in 2019 thus far.
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uccess? Maybe, maybe not. But we have a few ideas.
accelerate drought mitigation strategies and develop a regional sand-and dust-storm alert system. I hope the region can s
eize it to protect vulnerable communities from disasters in every corner of Asia and the Pacific.?雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
The author is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic a
?雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所nd Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
As the new school semester approaches, groups in the Hong Kong Spe
cial Administrative Region voiced resolute opposition on Thursday to any individual or or?雅博体育app下载千花坊
ganization planning to bring politics onto campuses and into classrooms, including browbeating students into ski
pping school to attend rallies or bullying those who hold different political views.
?雅博体育app下载千花坊The concerns have been fueled by a recent call by Demosisto, a local political party, along with several student groups, for
all of the city’s secondary school students to skip class beginning Monday, without providing a more specific time frame.
Their statements also come amid widespread worries of bullying of students, especially children of the city’s police officers.?雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
At a news conference on Thursday, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment an
d Progress of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party in the Legislative Cou
?雅博体育app下载千花坊ncil, stressed firm opposition to the school strike campaign, saying politics should never trump education.
Recently, many parents have expressed concern to the alliance over possible effect
s on their children’s studies from a school strike, said alliance Chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king. They also feared t?雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
heir children might be targeted or bullied by schoolmates for not joining the strike.
Responding to those concerns, the alliance strongly opposed the strike as it might drag innoc
ent students into the political conflict and disrupt the harmonious atmosphere on campuses.
The lander and rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have resumed work for the ninth lunar
day on the far side of the moon after “sleeping” during the extremely cold night.雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
The lander woke up at 8:10 am Sunday, and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 8:42 am Saturday, according to the L
unar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
雅博体育app下载千花坊For the ninth lunar day, the lander’s neutron radiation detector and low-frequency ra
dio detector, as well as the rover’s infrared imaging spectrometer and other instruments will be restarted to co
nduct scientific tasks including moon surface observation and composition analysis.雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on Dec 8, 2018, made the first-ever soft landing o
n the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Cha雅博体育app下载千花坊
ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.
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The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro
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The Chang’e-4 mission embodies China’s hope to combine human wisdom in space exploratio
n with four payloads developed by the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.
s have a long history of doing business at night, other sectors, including tourism and culture, still have plenty of room to gro
w if they are to equal the standards set by international cities such as London or Amsterdam, Vernotti said.?雅博体育app下载千花网
Jiang Hao, partner at global consultancy Roland Berger, said China’s nighttime economy has great potential. As the country ha
?雅博体育app下载千花网s risen to become the second-largest economy in the world, people’s consumption capacity and willingness to buy are c
onstantly increasing. In the fast pace of city life, many people go shopping only after working during the day.
“The night economy gives people more time to buy and increases their choice, which will bri
ng more business opportunities and become a new growth driver for China’s economy,” he said.?雅博体育app下载千花网女神会所
According to market consultancy iiMedia Research, 60 percent of consumption in China occurs at nigh
t. In the past three years, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.
?雅博体育app下载千花网Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after du
sk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled out last month to encourage after-dusk eco
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nd later closing hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.
Longer hoursThis month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour rout?雅博体育app下载千花网
es, with 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending the
ir business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.
?雅博体育app下载千花网女神会所Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Decem
ber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.
especially since reform and opening-up, China has made remarkable achievements
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On its 70th anniversary, China is blessed with enlivened people, breathtaking development, animat
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The Chinese people are more confident and more capable of reaching the goal of national renewal than ever before.
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ize the common prosperity of the entire population and the national objective was to build a wealthy, p雅博体育app下载会所
owerful, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and modernized social country.
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ere determined by the combinations of many factors, including the reforms and op
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In the next phase, starting from the 70th anniversary, to realize the great rev
ival of the Chinese nation is to let the Chinese people h雅博体育app下载会所品茶微信ave more and better education, stab
le employment, better health care, more comfortable and affordable living conditions, a more beautiful en
vironment and to have future generations develop better, work better and live better.
hina and the US has cast a shadow on the next round of trade talks scheduled to be held in the US next month.
雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信Experts said that Liu’s remarks signaled China’s willingn
ess to continue trade talks with the US while sending out the message that i
t is confident and capable of maintaining stable growth and is prepared for the worst-case scenario.雅博体育app下载419论坛
“They showed China’s positive gesture ahead of the trade talks and that
雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信it is hoping to continue the negotiations and reach an agreement with the US,” said for
mer vice-minister of commerce Wei Jianguo, who is now vice-president of Beijing-based Chi
na Center for International Economic Exchanges, a government think tank.雅博体育app下载419论坛
“But the country is not fearful of the extreme US pressure, and it is capable of dealing with the worst results,” Wei said. “Th
ey (Liu’s remarks) were also a reassuring message to global companies and investors that China’s market reform an
d opening-up will not go backward, the Chinese economy is resilient and the government i雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信
s capable of shielding the economy from the negative impact of trade conflicts,” he added.
On Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that
雅博体育app下载419论坛the US administration’s threat to order US companies to seek alter
natives to doing business with China sounds more like a political slogan than a practical move.雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信
“Even if it were to happen, there would be others to fill the gap. In the
end, it would be the US that suffered the loss,” Geng said at a news conference.雅博体育app下载419论坛
The ministry said that the US tariff hikes have dragged down international trade and global economic growth, and it stro
ngly urged the US not to misjudge the situation and to stop the wrong moves immediately.雅博体育app下载419论坛品茶微信
“If the US puts the tariff measures into action, China will absolu
tely take measures to safeguard its legitimate interests,” Geng said.
Over the past two years, the color-coded system has been expand
ed to Beijing as well as Shandong, Jiangxi and Guizhou provinces.雅博体育app下载龙凤1314女神会所
Lin Ge, a doctor at the Wudang District Maternity and Child Health Hospital in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, sai
d pregnant women assessed as a red or purple risk are transferred from town-level hos
雅博体育app下载龙凤1314pitals to bigger, better-equipped ones for regular health checks throughout their pregnancies.
“Such a management method ensures one-on-one medical care for all the pregnant w
omen and guarantees the safety of mothers and children as much as possible,” he said.雅博体育app下载龙凤1314女神会所
In addition, Shanghai has expanded its medical health service in
the past decade to nearly 5,300 health institutions scattered across 15 districts.
雅博体育app下载龙凤1314At least one 3A-grade hospital, the highest of China’s three-tier g
rading system for hospitals, is available in each of Shanghai’s suburban districts.
“Shanghai has become a medical high-water mark for
the country, and the region is attracting the largest number of patie雅博体育app下载龙凤1314女神会所
nts from other provinces,” said Wu Jinglei, director of the Shanghai Health Commission.
“Shanghai’s ability to serve the Yangtze River Delta region
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Shanghai was also the first region on the mainland to includ
e free urinalysis checks to screen for kidney diseases.雅博体育app下载龙凤1314
The health check has been compulsory for pr
imary and junior middle school students since 2003.雅博体育app下载龙凤1314女神会所
Since 2010, the screening program has been expanded to 11
provincial-level regions, covering more than 300,000 students.
Travel Service, said that in the past, the tourism industry placed the emp
hasis on daytime activities and “undervalued” nighttime operations. But consumers are now d?雅博体育app下载后花园
emanding high-quality nighttime activities, with nearly half of the company’
?雅博体育app下载后花园女神会所s customers asking for such itineraries to be arranged, whether they are traveling in China or abroad.
“I think it is especially good that the Chinese authorities have rolled out measures t
o boost after-dusk activities, which is a response to people demanding higher-quality lives,” he said.?雅博体育app下载后花园
Xu added that Chinese cities are “too similar” in promoting nighttime act
ivities. Most of the time, night travel is still about tasting local food in “snack streets”.
?雅博体育app下载后花园”Every city should think about developing unique tourism resources that would enable it to stand o
ut from others,” he said. “Many people the world over would like to see a Broadway musical while visiting New
York, but performances in China are mostly high-priced and out of reach for most.”
?雅博体育app下载后花园女神会所The historic water town of Wuzhen has been transformed by Xu’s company from a shabby d
estination, with 30 to 40 percent of consumption now taking place at night, Xu said.
“We defined Wuzhen as a historic cultural town, so we d?雅博体育app下载后花园
dn’t use bright-colored lights at night. Most of the lights we use ar
e pale yellow, to create an atmosphere to make people feel warm and at home,” he said.
?雅博体育app下载后花园”女神会所But lighting up the town is not enough. We also need to off
er good content to tourists. In Wuzhen, tourists can sit on wooden boats at
night, listening to the sound of the oars hitting the water under the lights. They can also ex?雅博体育app下载后花园
perience a range of cultural activities, including the Wuzhen Theater Festival.”
Xu said most shops in Wuzhen close at about 11pm, so tourists sp
?雅博体育app下载后花园女神会所ending the night in town can have a good sleep, but there a
re bars, karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues that remain open until later.
iorities for China’s foreign exchange reserve strategy, according to the SAFE annual report last year. “Pu
tting such a large bulk of reserves into different baskets, and building optimized asset port雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
folios, can hedge risks and secure the assets’ value and profit,” the report said.
To better control potential risks, SAFE has introduced “counter-cyclical” policies to prevent adverse situations arising. Acco
雅博体育app下载千花坊rding to the report, the major risks are listed as “credit”, “market”, “liquidity” and “operational”.
The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprece
dented heatwaves have swept across our region, slowly leading to disasters such as drought.雅博体育app下载千花坊
Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones have struck new, unprepared
parts of our region and devastatingly frequent floods have ensued. In Iran, they affected 10 million p
雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所eople this year and displaced 500,000, of which half were children. Bangladesh is experiencing its fourth wave of
flooding in 2019. Last year, the province of Kerala in India faced the worst floods in a century.
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ring. Including the slow onset of disasters, average annual losses until 2030 are set to quadruple to about $675
billion, compared with previous estimates. This represents 2.4 percent of the region’s GDP.
Economic losses of such magnitude will undermine both economic growth and雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所
our region’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, keeping children out of scho
ols and adults of work. Basic health services will be undermined, crops destroyed and food security jeopardized. If
we do not act now, the Asia-Pacific’s poorest communities will be among the worst affected.雅博体育app下载千花坊
Four areas of Asia and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable, hotspo
ts which combine vulnerability to climate change, poverty and disaster risk. In trans-c
雅博体育app下载千花坊女神会所ountry river basins in South and Southeast Asia such as the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin, floods
alternate with prolonged droughts. In Southeast Asia and East and Northeast Asia earthq
uakes, tsunamis and landslides threaten poor populations in the Pacific Ring of Fire.
reform, Yu said, adding that there has been no intervention in the forex market through sales of such reserves for a long ti
me, even though the renminbi may be under depreciation pressure amid global monetary easing.雅博体育app下载会所
According to SAFE, the major task for foreign exchange management this year is to enhan
雅博体育app下载会所ce midand long-term asset allocation and optimize and adjust investment strategies.
Xie Yaxuan, chief analyst at China Merchants Securities, said there is a global tren
d where countries with large holdings of reserves tend to focus on long-term and relatively stable inves雅博体育app下载会所
tments, such as infrastructure construction, to hedge against potential fluctuations in bond and equity markets.
“A shift toward using domestic currency is another trend,” he added.雅博体育app下载会所
Profitability is generally accepted by the world’s major central banks as the
prime objective for reserve management, in addition to safety and liquidity. The em
雅博体育app下载会所品茶微信phasis on the return objective has generally increased over time, according to experts.
SAFE said in its annual report that China had achieved a 10-year return rate of 3.68
percent on average on its foreign exchange reserve investments from 2005 to 2014.
Wang Chunying, a spokeswoman for SAFE, said the investment retu雅博体育app下载会所
rn rate was at a relatively good level compared with those of global peers.
“China’s forex reserve currency structure is diversified, even more diversifie
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conomic and trade development, as well as the demand for international payments.”
Prospective returns on China’s vast foreign exchange reserves are likely to remain
雅博体育app下载会所stable at more than 3 percent, and the regulator is optimizing investment strategies this year to incre
ase asset values and reduce the adverse impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, according to economists.
Zhao, from the China Financial Futures Exchange, said it is also a trend for global mone雅博体育app下载会所品茶微信
tary authorities, including the PBOC, to increase gold in their reserve portfolios to pr
epare for any shocks resulting from financial risks and foreign exchange rate fluctuations.