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d-largest city and its commercial center, having played a vital role in Japan’s economy for ov

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Tourists may be disappointed by being unable to access the i

conic, gull-winged Osaka Castle, which is expected to be used as a backdrop for G20 events.

上海419论坛Some 700 schools in the city will close on the summit days in order to reduce congestion, according to local press reports.

The participants are leaders from 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are A

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s and representatives of invited guest international organizations

will participate in the summit along with leaders from the G20 members.

The host country of the G20 summit leads the group over the course of one year from Decemb

er through the following November as the G20 presidency. The G20 presidency also organizes relevant ministerial and working group meetings.

Together, the nations of the G20 account for around 80 percent of global economic out

put, nearly 75 percent of all global trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.

上海419论坛The G20 was formed in 1999, in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, to unite finance ministe

rs and central bankers from twenty of the world’s largest established and emerging econom

The G20 initially focused largely on broad macroeconomic policy, but it has expanded its ambit. The 2018 summit in Argentina

focused on fair and sustainable development, while the previous summit in Germany drilled down on issues including corruption, money laundering and international tax havens.

Economic and financial coordination remains the centerpiece of each summit’s agenda, but issues such as the

future of work, terrorism and global health are recurring focuses as well. This was increasingly true in the d

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orld that the real story of business is not black or white, and win-win results can be realized.

上海419论坛As some Western countries move backward by erecting “walls”, China is working hard to bu

ild “bridges” by promoting multilateralism for open and inclusive development, analysts said.

Jin Canrong, a professor of international studies at Renmin Universit上海419论坛女神会所

y of China, wrote in an article that common development, universal security and sha

red governance are key elements of the new type of international relations, while a community with a shared future c

上海419论坛alls for equality, mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation among nations.

The Belt and Road Initiative has been a platform for building the commu

nity with a shared future for mankind and also a new path to improve global g上海419论坛女神会所

overnance and increase mutual understanding between different civilizations.

By the end of July, 136 countries and 30 international organizations

had signed cooperation agreements with China on jointly building the Belt and Road.上海419论坛

Miguel Angel Sanchez, general secretary of Colombian Liberal Party, said th

at the strategic purpose of the BRI is to align with China’s development strategy, with par

上海419论坛女神会所ticipating countries achieving high-level, high-quality cooperation so as to improve people’s livelihoods.

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her, it aims to secure common development while respecting cultural diversities, Sanchez added.上海419论坛

China has made it clear that it strives to develop by upholding and maintaining world peace through its development. Xi sai

d on a number of occasions that China will do well only when the world does well, and vice versa.上海419论坛女神会所

Simon J. Gill, United Seychelles Party whip and National Executive Committee mem

ber, said Xi’s strategic vision represents an advanced power as it focuses on people-centered development.

China doesn’t care only about itself, and it adopts a win-win approach that delivers tangi上海419论坛女神会所

ble benefits to countries, Gill said, adding that Seychelles is also a beneficiary of cooperation with China.

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moment for Treasury Department pronouncements to be credited by

上海419论坛女神会所market participants. Having seen the United States label China a manipulator, the worl

d will wonder whether and how the United States will get China to change its exchange-rate policies,” Summers wrote.

“If Chinese policies do not change, we will have only demonstrated our impotence to China and the world. Why is that desirable?”上海419论坛

He ended the article by saying: “There is a final problem with the Trea

sury Department’s manipulation claims. … We have only limited capacity to shape Ch

上海419论坛女神会所inese behavior. Should we not focus on areas where our position is clearly right and the stakes are high rather than areas w

here our claims are dubious and prosecuting them damages our economy?”

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t Bill Clinton and as an economic adviser to former president Barack Obama.

Daniel Ikenson, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies in Washington, said on social m

上海419论坛edia: “The Chinese did not devalue their currency. The yuan has been depreciating because of the tariffs and it is n

o longer tenable for China to continue to prop up the yuan. There is no manipulation.”

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In response, the yuan fell to a low of just beyond 7-to-1 against the US dollar on Monday. Allowing the yuan to fall red

uces the relative price for Chinese imports and makes US products comparatively more expensive.

上海419论坛Trump called the action “currency manipulation” and an attempt t

o steal US jobs and depress wages. The Treasury Department designated China a currency m

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The major stock indexes-the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq c

omposite and the S&P 500-closed up more than 1 percent each on Tuesday. Afte

r Monday’s sell-off, the biggest of the year, Tuesday’s rebound of 312 points put the Dow at 26,023.

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Zhang said it is a routine 上海419论坛practice to organize such me

meetings to strengthen communication with different sectors of the H

ong Kong society and hear their views and opinions for better policy-making.

上海419论坛女神会所The last time that such a symposium was held was in August 2014, before the illegal “Occupy Central” movement.

orn and raised in Hong Kong, Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, former director-general of WHO, sai

d she hardly recognized the city now because of the sustained violent attacks on the city’s rule of law.上海419论坛

The success of Hong Kong, as a diverse international metropolis, relies on respecting different voices,

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aid, speaking after attending the morning session of the full-day symposium.

With her voice trembling, Chan said she loves Hong Kong, freedom and democracy.

However, she noted that in her approximately 25 years working as a civil servant under the上海419论坛

colonial government, she had never seen so many people free to go on the streets to protest, a right that w

ould not have happened without the Basic Law and “one country, two systems”.

上海419论坛女神会所She called on the public of Hong Kong to step forward to protect Hong Kong and say no to violence, as Hong Kong is in a dangerous situation now.

Ex-US Treasury head says department’s credibility ‘damaged’ by accusing China of manipulating yuan

Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on Tu上海419论坛

esday criticized the Trump administration’s decision to name China a currency manipulator, and said Tre

asury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has “damaged his credibility and that of his office” by doing so.

上海419论坛女神会所In an op-ed article published in The Washington Post, Summers said:

“By labeling as Chinese currency manipulation an exchange-rate move that was obv

iously a natural response to his boss’s policies, the secretary has damaged his credibility and that of his office.

“It will be harder now in the next difficult financial moment for Treasury Departm

ent pronouncements to be credited by market participants. Having seen the Unite

d States label China a manipulator, the world will wonder whether and how the United States w

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The protesters, with fa上海419论坛s, took cover from um

brellas held by their peers when dismantling metal railings from sidewalks to build their makeshift blocks to

上海419论坛fend off police’s dispersal attempts. Bricks on the pavements were pried and used as weapons to attack police, t

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The owner of a stationary shop in Sheung Wan, surnamed Lam, said the violence had grossly affected the business.

“I didn’t and wouldn’t dare to open the shop yesterday for the whole day,” Lam told China Daily.

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med Chan, on Wing Lok Street, which is famous for specialties of ancient Chinese tonic f上海419论坛女神会所

oods – mostly ginseng and bird’s nest – and adjacent to Hong Kong‘s iconic Dried Seafood Street.

“The weekly disruptive protests are unsettling,” Chan lamen

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he State Council have published a new guideline to deepen the reform of firefighting law enforcement.

上海419论坛China will comprehensively reform the supervision and management of fire control w

ork, step up management at the source, and prevent and defuse risks, according to the guideline.

Efforts will be made to further streamline administration and delegate powe上海419论坛

rs and resolutely remove various unreasonable barriers in firefighting supervision.

The document outlined 12 major tasks of reform in five areas.

上海419论坛女神会所Qualification licensing of firefighting technical service organizations will be canceled and restrictions on the market ac

cess of firefighting products will be eased amid efforts to improve the quality of supervision services.

In terms of enhancing supervision, firefighting violations shall be上海419论坛

registered in offenders’ credit records and enterprises with severe illegalities

上海419论坛女神会所and credit breaches shall be managed with a “blacklist” approach, according to the guideline.

The Internet of Things and big data will be used to enable real-time evaluation of fire risks and precise oversight.

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hina moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countries this year, acc

ording to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Wednesday.上海419论坛

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 ranked 129 economies base

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velopment investments, international patent and trademark applications, as well

as newer indicators like mobile phone app creation and high-tech exports.上海419论坛品茶微信

China remained in first place in quality of innovation am

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ording to the report, and achieved the top spot in patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial des

igns by origin, as well as high-technology and creative goods exports. The co上海419论坛品茶微信

untry also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.

This year’s report named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country, follow

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The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the report n

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Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrastruc

上海419论坛品茶微信ture with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of intellectu

al property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.

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Also on Tuesday, a spok上海419论坛 the ministry’s Offic

ice of the Commissioner in the HKSAR expressed firm opposition to “false remarks”, urgi

上海419论坛ng the United States to immediately stop sending out wrong signals on violent and illegal acts in Hong Kong.

The spokesman stated that it is widely recognized that the “one country, two systems” principle上海419论坛品茶微信

has been faithfully implemented since the return of Hong Kong, and that people of Hong Kong enjoy

上海419论坛unprecedentedly extensive democratic rights and freedoms in accordance with the law.

The US accusation of “erosion of Hong Kong’s autonom

y” is a biased and groundless smear attempt driven by political motives, the spokesman said.上海419论坛

The names of six new pilot free trade zones, which have completed the approv

al process, are expected to be released soon, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday.上海419论坛品茶微信

The accelerated launch of a new batch of pilot free trade zones shows China’s determinatio

n to further open up and release the dividends of opening-up, the report said citing experts’ views.

上海419论坛Industry analysis shows the new pilot free trade zones may come from six out of eig

ht provinces and autonomous regions: East China’s Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces; North China’s Heb

ei province; Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province; Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regi上海419论坛品茶微信

on; South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region; and Central China’s Hunan province.

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handong put forth a proposal in 2016, including the plan in this year’s provincial government work report. Jiang上海419论坛

su submitted its first application to build a pilot FTZ in September 2013. Hebei proposed to build the China Hebei Pilo

t Free Trade Zone during its construction of Xiongan New Area in April 2018.

上海419论坛品茶微信These free trade zones will most likely be located along the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the Silk Road Economic Belt,

21st Century Maritime Silk Road and around the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, said Bai Ming, deputy director of the I

nternational Market Research Institute under the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

“China will set up six new pilot free trade zones and open a new section of the Shanghai Pi上海419论坛品茶微信lot Free Trade Zone, and will sp

ed up exploration of building a free trade port in Hainan province,” Chinese Presi

dent Xi Jinping said in his speech at the recent G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka on June 28.

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China to EU, the US tariff 上海419论坛 continuesWith the Offic

 of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariffs on $

4 billion worth of European Union goods, the trade conflict between the US and the EU has inten上海419论坛

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

上海419论坛品茶微信market and the jobs in the US plane manufacturing industry could be protected.

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

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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

上海419论坛品茶微信icultural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.

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.

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The China-skeptics in the United States are at it again. This time they are using the pretext of huma

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r autonomous region and improving the livelihoods of the people there. But by so doing, they have exposed their ulterior motives,

上海419论坛女神会所not least because they have no evidence to prove their allegations, and thus become the target of both ridicule and anger.

This group of people has always claimed it wants to “help” China furth

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man rights record. Which makes people wonder whether the American people

上海419论坛女神会所elected those “patriots” to “make America great again”, or just to poke their nose into other countries’ internal affairs.

As we Chinese say, seeing is believing and ignorance spreads rumor. The US is thousands of kilometers away from Xinji

ang, and few of those finger-in-every-pie China-skeptics have actually visited this part of the world. Yet they ac上海419论坛女神会所

cept as true rumors about Xinjiang that some people have made it their job to spread.

vespite repeated invitations from the central and local governments to foreign dignitaries, envoys and journalists to visit Xin

jiang, the publication of ample reports, data, photographs and videos showcasing Xinjiang’s development, and the issu上海419论坛女神会所

ance of a white paper on Xinjiang’s human rights condition, those China-skeptics turn a blind eye to the facts.

上海419论坛女神会所The authors who have penned a book on the region – Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland – did visi

t Xinjiang, but what they came up with are distorted versions of the situation, twisted history and pre

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Some say this is a result of differences in cultures and values. Yet since the white color is a symbol of purity in one culture and of

supremacism in another, bullying others to attribute just one meaning to a color is nothing but hegemony.上海419论坛

There is little doubt that some politicians in the US and other Western countries have an ulterior motive

behind their seeming concern for Xinjiang residents. And not surprisingly, the motive is directly li

nked with the US’ politics, ideology and global strategy. Showing a sudden interest in Xinjiang after the end of th

e Cold War, the US devised a so-called Xinjiang policy to boost its Central Asia strategy and new global strategy, one

of whose major objectives is to weaken, contain and attempt to disintegrate China.

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The Legislative Coun上海419论坛女神会所emained under re

pair Wednesday上海419论坛. Legislative officials estimated that repair

上海419论坛女神会所ing the damage may cost HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million).

On Tuesday, the building had become a crime scene where police were busy collecting evidence. A worker employed by the

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department told China Daily that over 200 workers were sent to clean up the area.上海419论坛

On Tuesday, the Law Society of Hong Kong-a professional body representing more than 95 percent of lawyers in the region-issue

上海419论坛女神会所d a statement saying that the protesters had defiantly affronted the rule of law by breaking into the Legi

slative Council building by force, inflicting bodily harm on others and causing serious damage to the building.

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nal rights and unlawful activity, which is and should be subject to sanctions and constraints.

The founder of Huawei Technologies Co said that United States President Donald Trump’s decision

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ntinues its shift away from US suppliers, according to a Financial Times report on Wednesday.

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Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder, told Financial Times that Trump’s pl

edge to resume sales of certain US components and software to the tech giant “would not hav上海419论坛

e much impact on what we are currently doing. We will still focus on doing our own job right.”

He added that Trump’s statements are good for US companies, and Huawei is willing to continue to buy products from them.

“At the request of our high-tech companies … I agreed to allow Chinese company Hua

wei to buy products from them which will not impact our national security,” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday.

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