Monthly ArchiveJuly 2019

Concerned about the上海龙凤1314nancial fallout after

aggressive recruitment efforts have been made by UK universities to attract non-European students.

Meanwhile, favorable policies were announced by the UK’s Department for Education上海龙凤1314

, such as allowing international students to stay up to one year after their study visas expire.

上海龙凤1314女神会所According to the 2019 survey conducted by higher education marketing company QS, which covered more

than 75,000 students and 71 universities from around the world, 77 percent of prospective inte上海龙凤1314

rnational students claim that extending the post-study leave period for the UK’s visa offer to one year would incr

上海龙凤1314女神会所ease the likelihood of them studying in the UK. And 54 percent of students stated that feeling welcome as an inte

rnational student is one of the five important factors they consider when choosing a university.

However, Zerzan says the major reason for the UK being one of the fav上海龙凤1314

orite destinations for Chinese overseas students is that British education has a trad

ition of innovation by linking academic foundations with the needs of industry. This helps to instill in its grad上海龙凤1314女神会所

uates a need for continuous learning, an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to life as well as

strong practical and relevant skills that are appreciated by employers globally.

Zerzan adds that many foreign universities aim to recruit Ch上海龙凤1314

inese students for short-term financial gains, which might result in a mismatc

h in partners, poorer research output and possible frustrations on both sides.上海龙凤1314女神会所

And he also points out that international student mobility is not just about economic funding.

“The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students上海龙凤1314

and lecturers – a mass flow of knowledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese stud

ents are among the top academic performers and contribute greatly to scholarly ex上海龙凤1314女神会所

change and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

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Is the Chinese mainla上海千花网e main focus for your

Well, we were showing in Paris, London and New York, but three years

ago we went into the mainland. We luckily found a showroom that could help us. The mainla上海千花网女神会所

nd’s market is hard, because stores are very new; brands might not have a website, just WeChat. But sales have

上海千花网grown from our first season to now and it has been significant. The mainland has overtaken my orders from Europe. And of cour

se, the scale is different. We have around 25 points of sale there now. So yes, we’re focusing more and more on the mainland.上海千花网女神会所

Do you design especially for the mainland market?

We do tailor some of our designs, yes. I sometimes follow trends, but we c上海千花网

are more about ourselves and our feedback from the buyers, who will tell us what sol

d well last season. We take that and move forward. But if the buyer says a particular fit works, or a certain color, we上海千花网

will expand on those things. So we take about 50% of outside advice and add 50% of our own ideas.

The media seems to portray the brand as being for fashionistas, yet Cynthia & Xiao doesn’t feel entirely that way. Would you agree?

上海千花网女神会所Yes. It’s for fun kinds of girls who feel comfortable with themselves. We

do get some cool fashionistas who might wear our stuff and some Hong Kong KOLs [key opin

ion leaders]. But I don’t see our brand as a KOL thing. I’d rather have more people wearing and touching the prod上海千花网

uct than a KOL endorsement. I also don’t have a massive inventory of stuff, so I don’t need some super high-profile K

上海千花网OL. It’s about the right balance.Hongkongers don’t really seem to support their local designers – or their artist

s for that matter, either. But isn’t the current digital age meant to be all about disruption, inclusion and youth?

The mainland is also such a different kind of vibe from Hong Kong. They like that “girl-next-door” look, which is very relatable. These上海千花网

influencers are really successful, but you don’t know who they are. It’s a different type of visibility.

We find color just works. When we started out, the palette was more muted, with navy and grey – the idea being that pieces

上海千花网女神会所could be mixed and matched. But as we’ve grown, we’ve incorporated more color – lots of it! [laughs] – like yellow, r

ed, orange, neon green… stuff that’s really in-your-face. And they sell really well for us. The consumers seem to love it.

What’s your best-selling piece?上海千花网女神会所

Our favorite shape is something we call “oversize”. For some girls, it could literally be a dress,

but you would have to wear something underneath. Let’s just say it covers the bottoms and is our best-sel

ling shape no matter what we do. Then again, they also don’t want something too long. They like above the knee. If you co上海千花网

ver the knee, you look short. And of course, the aim is to look both short and thin. In Sha上海千花网女神会所

nghai, we always go shorter – a more fitted shape. Sometimes we make longer pieces, too.

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Even top-draw上海千花网are under the microscope, as t

 their cars have a 155-kilometer range deficit compared to the lower-tier 2020 versions at a price that’

s 30,000 yuan higher. Other buyers worry about the depreciation risks in these rapid updates.上海千花网

However, He Xiaopeng, chairman of Xpeng, said in a microblog cite

上海千花网品茶微信d by International Financial News these demands are unfair to the company. When

consumers compare the bare prices of the two types, He claimed, 2019 model buyers got lots of subsidies.上海千花网

An insider from Xpeng Motors told the newspaper the company started to promote a favorable poli

上海千花网cy by the end of May giving a total of 20,000 yuan to each consumer, and earlier buyers of 2019 G3 mode

ls affected by the government’s subsidy-cutting scheme have also been covered by the policy.

上海千花网品茶微信Therefore, the actual price paid by 2019 G3 buyers is comparatively lower than the 2020 G3 prices, the source added.

Xpeng Motors is not an exceptional case amid fast growth in the electric ve

hicle industry. In March, Tesla’s decision to adjust prices down also roused early bu上海千花网

yers’ anger, asking the company to subsidize the price difference or cooperate with them to return their cars.

But a lawyer interviewed by International Financial News said no legal ground exists to support these buyers’ requests.

上海千花网品茶微信Sun Shaojun, a motoring analyst, said Xpeng’s case represents a new

normal for the sector, as the electric vehicle industry sees exponentially faster development.

What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he broke w上海千花网品茶微信

ith his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.

Picasso’s innovations in perspective and technique dazzled the art wo上海千花网

rld for decades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.

As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picasso’s poetry and oth上海千花网品茶微信

er written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.

The artist did not begin to write until the age of 53. His literary endeavors上海千花网

resulted in hundreds of poems with a unique fusion of words and visual imagery.

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China is a highly com上海千花网. In the past, some s

ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to

copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信

p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.

上海千花网At the China Development Forum in March, Vice-Premier Han Zheng emphasized: “We w

ill step up our efforts for IPR protection as well as law enforcement in various aspects, and establish a sy上海千花网

stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”

上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio

n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网

Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in

上海千花网to joint ventures should alleviate any fears about mandatory technology transfers.

Financial market reforms

Reform of the financial sector is moving especially rapidly. China will allow full foreign ownershi上海千花网

p of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies by 2020, a year earlier than was s

上海千花网品茶微信cheduled, Premier Li Keqiang told the Summer Davos Forum. Foreign institutions will be offered treatment e

qual to that of domestic companies in credit references, credit ratings and payments, he said.

Li emphasized that this reform is part of a broader push to force domestic上海千花网

firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no

上海千花网品茶微信t just providing them with opportunities to enter the Chinese market. We are also providing opportu

nities for the financial sector to upgrade and to improve its quality on a level playing field,” Li said.

Measures to boost private sectorThe Chinese government has also recently announced mea上海千花网品茶微信

sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.

In a discussion with foreign CEOs at the Summer Davos meeting, Li noted that small and medium-sized companies and private e上海千花网

nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.

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Lin suggested that sex上海千花坊s and coping with the

during puberty should be discussed with minors by parents and teachers. Minors should also learn when the opposite gend

er may develop such impulses and how they could influence or even harm them, she said.上海千花坊品茶微信

“They can also be taught ways to prevent such impulses when they feel they are on the verge of

上海千花坊losing control of their behavior. For example, they can play sports, rather than harm others,” Lin said.

Sun appealed to the public to create a more inclusive and kinder environment for both minors and adult victims of sexual as

saults, as pressure arising from gossip can sometimes “deal a heavier blow” than an incident of sexual assault itself.上海千花坊品茶微信

“One fact that best illustrates this is that everybody can be straightforward

about telling others that their wallet has been stolen. However, few people, including m

en and boys, dare to speak publicly if they have experienced a sexual assault,” she said.上海千花坊

n his famous book The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, the lat

e economics professor at the University of Maryland, argued that if societies don’t conti

上海千花坊品茶微信nuously evolve their economic structures, then they will become stagnant and innovation will stop.

Industry groups will try to use protectionist policy to protect

their position, thus hurting economic growth and leading to national decline, he said.

Opening up to foreign competition is an essential step toward preventing this ossification. Many historical ex上海千花坊品茶微信

amples show that a nation that tries to protect its indus

try from competition just ends up with inefficient industries and a left-behind economy.

上海千花坊For 40 years, China’s reform and opening-up process has improved econ

omic efficiency and upgrading by iteratively reforming economic and legal structures.

China has been able to maintain high economic growth for a very long period through this process of continuous institu上海千花坊品茶微信

tional innovation. This gradual process of continuous reform while institutions are built has proven much more

successful than the “shock therapy” implemented by Russia, Poland and others in the 1990s.

In the last few months, many additional reforms aimed at further opening up the Chinese econo

my to foreign firms and supporting the private sector have been announced. These reforms are coin]

cidentally consistent with some of the requests by the United States in the trade negotiations.

But, they are being made for the long-term benefit of the Chinese econom

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As for China, US seclu上海会所ans scientific fields that r

t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m

ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所

cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”

上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl

d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst

ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所

“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world

上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob

al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”

China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards

and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所

governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.

上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.

China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh

ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信

The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i

n June, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, official data showed.

But in the first half of this year, industrial output growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.上海会所品茶微信

Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month

s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.

Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所

f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.

Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信

The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.

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China broke into the 上海乌托邦rld’s innovative econo

conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U

niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol

 上海乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.

This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te

chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.

“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve

 上海乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.

“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta

ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.

As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro

 上海乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.

In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug

on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup

ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally. 上海乌托邦

The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b

y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo

 上海乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiao­jiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked

at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.

“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte 上海乌托邦

rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.

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More than 上海419论坛s into its orbit, Tiangong II has out

ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.

Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c

上海419论坛ontributed a great deal to China’s efforts to build its own space station as it accommodated astronauts’ sta

y and verified life-support and in-orbit refueling technologies, all of which are essential to running a space station.

China plans to start putting together its first manned space station around 2020. It is expected to be fully operational aro上海419论坛女神会所

und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.

In 2024, it would become the world’s only space station if t上海419论坛

he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.

The multimodule station, named Tiangong, will be mainly composed of three parts-a core module attached to two s

上海419论坛pace labs-and have a combined weight of more than 90 tons, the academy said.

The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo

ing trade and technology disputes between the two countries, a senior science policy researcher said.上海419论坛

Stability, development, exchanges and global integration will remain C

hina’s top priorities in the coming decade. Hence, it is crucial for China and the US to respect, ratio

上海419论坛女神会所nally perceive and adjust to each other’s national needs, Pan Jiaofeng, president of the Chinese Academy of Sci

ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.

The scientific communities should also enhance mutual exchanges and integration of standards to jointly tackle glob上海419论坛

al issues including climate change, aging populations, energy and resources, and natural disasters, he said.

In recent years, China has seen substantial development in science and technol

上海419论坛女神会所ogy due to strong government planning and support, bigger investments, greater efforts from tech en

terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.

China’s budget for research and development increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP l

ast year, reaching a record high of 1.96 trillion yuan ($285 billion), acc上海419论坛女神会所

ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye

ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad

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Li believes the ambience 上海419论坛orhood makes it t

kes it the ideal environment for the development of intangible cultural heritage.

The plant covers an area of 14,000 square meters and sits right next to the South Central Axis.上海419论坛品茶微信

It’s about 800 meters away from the iconic Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Te

上海419论坛mple of Heaven. To the north of the plant’s location, there even stands a century-old church.

Remodeling began in September.

After months of constru上海419论坛ction, Yongyuan opened in late June.

The southern building which used to be Sanlu Plant’s production area now serves a space for the high-end customization and in

上海419论坛品茶微信novation of intangible cultural heritage, while the eastern facility offers immersive exhibition experiences.

The building in the north has been transformed into a retail sp

ace, where visitors can buy products such as handmade bags and traditionally created art.上海419论坛

Yongyuan park will focus on the development of intangible cultural heritage. It was set up to

allow inheritors to work with designers and find ways to blend the traditional arts more seamlessly into public life.

上海419论坛品茶微信So far, many inheritors are confined to limited development space, says Li.

The cultural product concept falls behind the times and is separated from modern design and sales, he adds.

“We need to bring together good designers and intangible culture inheritors for product innovation,” Li says.上海419论坛品茶微信

“We conducted protective reinforcement of the original architecture, ensu

ring everything from a piece of wood to a stalk of grass remained the way it was 100 year

上海419论坛s ago,” says Wang Leiming, an employee with the Beijing Capital Land’s intangible cultural heritage platform.

All of those old buildings have undergone exterior remodeling and interior refits, but vi

sitors can still touch the old red bricks that are exposed on its surface here and there.上海419论坛品茶微信

A traditional tile structure was applied to the partitions in the park.

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Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys

from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所

The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.

娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos

ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.

Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所

The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely

娱乐地图, whose parents decided to donate the organs after the infant died, the hospital said.

Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图

splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.

娱乐地图女神会所The two kidneys are functioning normally and Wang’s health has recovered, the hospital said.

Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are

very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图

an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.

娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do

ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur

inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di

fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图

“The less the weight of the donor, the slower the kidney recovers functioning in the body where it is transplanted,” he said.

Although an adult can survive with just one kidney, usually two ki娱乐地图女神会所

dneys are transplanted from an infant to improve the chances of a healthy outcome, he said.

The success of the surgery means sources for kidney transplant surgeries can be expanded to inclu娱乐地图

de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie

娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.

In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit

h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.

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