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d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
ning flights in and out of Hong Kong after radical protesters “seriously disrupted” operations at Hong Kong In上海后花园
ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th
e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦
The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree
上海乌托邦品茶微信r, sheds light on the Nixon administration’s behind-the-scenes decisions for dealing with a then-isolated China.
In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦
nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.
“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers
上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in
ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com
munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦
According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi
bilities of rapprochement with the Chinese.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.
Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h
上海乌托邦ad been taken in February 1970 when I sent the first Foreign Policy Report to Congress.”
The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w
ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦
“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w
orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l
ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C
hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信
g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.
years from Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performan
上海千花坊女神会所ces from May 28 to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Co
rsaire and Marie Antoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.
The SGT will also be opening itsown gallery space in the new season.上海千花坊
The Aura of Revival, a large abstract painting created by French Chinese artist Chu Teh-ch
上海千花坊女神会所un especially for SGT, will be presented in the new gallery space alongside other works.
Wang Junlin contributed to the story.As a major cultural and tourist destinatio
n, Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves suffer from what many other attractions will envy-too many visitors.上海千花坊
The crowds heading to the iconic repositories of ancient Buddhist art constantly
threaten the fragile cliff-side environment on the fringe of the Silk Road oasis, according to Zhao Shen
上海千花坊女神会所gliang, director of the Dunhuang Academy, which manages and studies the site and its relics.
To mitigate the impact of human activity on the grottoes in Gansu province, which face the Gobi Desert, the academy has sets lim
its on visitor numbers. Two ticket categories are sold every day. The first type is limited to 6,000 tickets and allows hold上海千花坊女神会所
ers to access eight of the 492 grottoes containing major Buddhist art, while the second category allows up to 12,000 v
isitors to enter four of the caves. More than 100 of the caves at the UNESCO World
Heritage Site are suitable for public access on a rotational basis as part of conservation measures.
Wang Xiaowei, director of the site’s monitoring cent上海千花坊
er, said the caves are at full capacity during the peak summer holiday season.
上海千花坊女神会所”In line with protective measures for the site, we take a preventive approach
that encompasses tracking the natural and human impacts,” Wang said.
und spaces including garages, shopping malls, construction sites, and e
上海会所ntrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air conditioners and de
corations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.
Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.上海会所品茶微信
The provincial meteorological administraion said largte-scale indoor an
上海会所vd outdoor activities should be suspended and precarious buildings shoul
d be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.
Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海会所
A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken
special measures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and touri
上海会所品茶微信sts from around the world, according to the municipal culture and tourism bureau.
Parks and spots including Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park hav
e extended their business hours, while destinations such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wil上海会所
dlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have presented special late shows or night-tour programs.
Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural Histor
上海会所品茶微信y Museum have launched special nighttime exhibitions, lectures and exploration activities.
Most of the nighttime tours and activities should be booked online so as to monitor an
d control the flow of visitors and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.上海会所
The municipality rolled out a guideline to boost the nighttime economy earlier this year.
Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activi上海会所品茶微信
ties and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.
w enjoy forest coverage of about 60 percent.
上海419论坛It also benefits the local environment: Along the Yangtze River, for example, sand co
ntent dropped by 90 percent from 2000 to 2016. In Hainan province, Hainan gibbons－a critically endangered spe
cies－witnessed population growth from only seven in 1998 to 29 last year due to the program.上海419论坛品茶微信
According to the plan, top local government officials will be responsible for the protection work.
Moreover, all commercial logging of natural forests will be prohibite
上海419论坛d nationwide. In some core areas, other commercial activities will also be banned.
The forestry department will strengthen the restoration of some degraded natural forests a
nd speed up the work to build a surveillance system for protection and restoration work.上海419论坛品茶微信
“A strict management system will also be established. Anyone who conducts illegal activity that damages natural forests or threa
上海419论坛tens public interests will be punished,” said Li Shuming, deputy head of the administration.
Li said the government will take the lead in implementing the plan and encourage participation from the public. He said the prot
ection and restoration work aim to bring prosperity to the people through eco-friendly development.上海419论坛品茶微信
“The plan is expected to drive China’s natural forest protection work to a new stage,” Li said
Hubei province has completed an aerial survey of all sewage outlets that disch
上海419论坛arge into the area along the Yangtze River and its tributaries that flow through the province.
It was the first time that the province carried out such a full-scale survey, whic
h also serves as important groundwork for a national campaign, launched this February, to comb the b上海419论坛品茶微信
anks of the Yangtze River and map all such outlets along the country’s longest waterway.
The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region experienced a travel boom
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ntinue through the rest of 2019, according to a recent report by the region’s government.
The report said that in the first half of 2019, the region received abou上海419
t 76 million visits, up 46 per-cent year-on-year. Revenue generated by tourism exc
上海419品茶微信eeded 115 billion yuan ($16 billion), registering an increase of about 48 percent over the same period last year.
Urumqi, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture and Changji Hui autonomous pre
fecture were the three hottest destinations for travelers in the past half year. Yea
-on-year, Urumqi saw a 56 percent increase in travelers, Ili Kazak saw 81 per-cent, and Changji Hui 46 percent.上海419
Domestic travelers accounted for 98 percent of those visiting the region, w
hile the top three sources of overseas visitors were Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.
上海419品茶微信According to the report, tourism will maintain high-speed growth of 40 percent in the next half year thanks to sta
ble public security, enhanced infrastructure construction and flourishing winter tourism.上海419
Zhang Xiaoyu, general secretary of the Xinjiang Tourism Association, said that winter use
d to be the slack season for Xinjiang because of the rather low temperatures and heavy snow.
上海419品茶微信”Numerous scenic spots were shut down when winter came, but they grew
to be new attractions to travelers thanks to the popularity of winter tourism,” he said.
In February, 351 attractions were available to travelers, much上海419
more than the 69 that opened around that time last year, according to the report.
上海419品茶微信Scenic spots also saw an increase in travelers during the winter. Zha
ng said that the region offers diversified entertainment to travelers during the season.
Most of the tunnels along the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sich
上海夜网品茶微信uan-Tibet Railway have been completed, railway authorities said over the weekend.
The Bukamu Tunnel, one of the longest tunnels on the railway linking Lha上海夜网
sa and Nyingchi in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, was completed on Fr
iday. With its completion, 96 percent of the tunnels on the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the railway are finished.上海夜网
The 9,240-meter Bukamu Tunnel is located in Manling county of the reg
ion’s eastern Nyingchi city. According to the China Railway 17th Bureau Group, and it is
also the 37th tunnel to be completed for this section, leaving 10 other tunnels to be finished by the end of the year.上海夜网品茶微信
“Once construction began in October 2015, it took more than 300 workers 1,234 days to complete the tunnel,” said Y
an Qingjing, an official of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway Headquarters, which is part of the group.上海夜网
“The oxygen level in the region is merely 50 percent that of the plain are
as, with the tunnel’s location at an average elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level, a上海夜网品茶微信
nd the oxygen level inside the tunnel is only 19 percent of that of the plain areas,” Yan said.
The group’s statistics show that more than 90 percent of the tunnel is rock burst section, and that more than 3,000 ro上海夜网
ck bursts were counted during construction of the tunnel, with an average daily burst of three.
Wang Shucheng, director of the project, said the tunnel’s depth reaches上海夜网
1,381 meters at one point, and high geostress inside causes the tunnel’s highest tem
perature to reach 42 C, much higher than the railway tunnel construction safety temperature of 28 C.上海夜网品茶微信
“The tunnel is like a steam room,” said Kang Yanjun, who works with the group. “On
ce you get inside, you begin sweating profusely. It is like doing anaerobic exercise.”上海夜网品茶微信
The technicians must exert a lot of energy every time the
y work in the tunnel, and each person needs at least 10 bottles of water, Kang said.
anced information sharing between government departments and platforms, vowing to
上海乌托邦品茶微信introduce a unified national electronic licenses sharing system and electronic invoice service platform.
Meanwhile, financial institutions will be encouraged to provide financing for platform firms.
However, observers have also expressed concerns over negative effects felt during the r上海乌托邦
apid expansion of the sector such as unfair competition, infringement and other issues.
Targeting these challenges for regulation, an arrangement was also reached at the meeting. China will follow an acco
上海乌托邦品茶微信mmodative and prudential approach and seek fair regulating methods conducive to fair competition, said the statement.
The penetration rates of fiber optic and 4G networks have both exceeded 98 percent in Chin
a’s administrative villages, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).上海乌托邦品茶微信
China’s telecom universal services have promoted internet applicatio
ns including tele-education, telemedicine and e-commerce in rural China, said MIIT chief e
上海乌托邦ngineer Zhang Feng at a seminar on telecom universal service and ICT for poverty alleviation.
The services had enabled more people in remote areas to enjoy equal access to basic public services, Zhang said.
The MIIT has launched five batches of pilot projects since the end of 20上海乌托邦品茶微信
15, covering 130,000 administrative villages in 27 provinces with fiber network and ext
ending 4G connections by building 36,000 4G base stations, explained Wen Ku, an official with the MIIT.上海乌托邦
Statistics showed that in the pilot rural area, the network speed, with the average download
上海乌托邦品茶微信rate exceeding 70M per second, is basically as fast as that in Chinese urban cities.
China will expand universal telecom service support an
d improve school network access in rural and remote areas, said Wen.
ut intercultural education. As John Dewey put it,” … education is
娱乐地图女神会所a regulation of the process of coming to share in the social consciousness; and that the ad
justment of individual activity on the basis of this social consciousness is the only sure method of social reconstruction.”娱乐地图
Therefore, to prepare the young generation to act as competent global citizens of
a community with a shared future for mankind, we have to sow in their hearts and minds the seeds of em
娱乐地图女神会所pathy, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, which will enable the community to constantly grow and flourish.
As I understand it, intercultural education is not one course, nor a-once-and-for-all effort. It should be
integrated into day-by-day classroom teaching and extracurricular activities from the kindergarten through elementary and hi娱乐地图
gh school to the institutions of higher education, so it becomes a life-long pursuit of every global citizen.
娱乐地图女神会所So, as Mother Teresa put it, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin.”
State Council executive meeting chaired by Li says consumption will be buoyed
China will take more measures, including improving services for people’s dail娱乐地图
y lives and encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better mee
娱乐地图女神会所t the need for consumer sector upgrades to further unleash the potential of domestic demand.
The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
“Government departments should enhance guidance and policy support, work o娱乐地图
ut more ways to spur business activities and provide greater convenience to consumers,” Li said.
It was noted at the meeting that, in response to the trends in commercial transf
娱乐地图女神会所rmation and consumer upgrades, the use of technologies such as big data will be encourag
ed, and individualized spending on goods and services, smart consumption and other new business
mic conditions, solid job gains and moderately rising economic activity, though so
上海夜网ft business investment－did not necessarily warrant a rate cut (the decision was not unanimous). What mo
tivated Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s decision may well have been the muted inflation pressures and par
上海夜网品茶微信ticularly global growth concerns, which the White House has undermined since the onset of its tariff wars in spring 2018.
Interestingly, the Fed cut did not cause a rally; it stumped the market. S&P 500 dropped almost上海夜网
2 percent and 10-year Treasury yields to about 2 percent. The Fed’s interest cut does not imply a start of a new r
上海夜网ate cut cycle. Instead, it does mean the post-2008 recovery is now over with darker clouds looming on the horizon.
Tariff wars cloud US and global forecasts
When US President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017, he pledged GDP growth at 4 percent. More recen上海夜网品茶微信
tly, he projected US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Qua
上海夜网litative assessments suggest deterioration, as the growth of domestic demand is slumping.
Worse, US GDP growth forecasts for 2020 indicate softening to 1.8 percent, possibl
y a (near-recession) slowdown－especially if trade and tech wars still escalate. In the absence of negative su上海夜网品茶微信
rprises, China’s GDP growth is likely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with su
上海夜网pportive fiscal and monetary conditions. US tariff wars are likely to penalize the Chinese economy by less th
an 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.
If recent policy mistakes in the White House prevail, slower growth in investment上海夜网品茶微信
spending, rising concern for continued trade wars and destabilizing geopolitics are likely to foster downside risks
上海夜网in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.
The author is the founder of Difference Group and has served at India, China and America In
stitute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Cen上海夜网品茶微信
tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.