Xi visited Australia’s T上海419论坛nia state to fulfill his

s promise made to a late friend of his 13 years earlier.

Jim Bacon, then premier of Tasmania, visited China in 2001 when Xi was governo上海419论坛

r of Fujian province, which had established a sister state relationship with Tasmania.

上海419论坛品茶微信Xi told Bacon’s family that Bacon invited him to visit Tasmania then and he agreed.

He praised Bacon as an old friend of the Chinese people for his contribution to relations

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“People-to-people exchanges pave the road for handling international rel

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he Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s National Committee, said in an article published in

Public Diplomacy Quarterly, which is sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Committee.上海419论坛品茶微信

He also proposed the establishment of an innovative, high-level people-to-people exchange m

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nd individuals in extensive cultural exchanges between China and other countries.

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in May, Xi said people are the best bridge for exchanges and mutual learning among different cultures.

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trangement and misunderstanding and promote mutual understanding among nations,” he said.上海419论坛品茶微信

The conference was initiated by Xi to promote cross-civilization exch

anges and mutual learning across Asia and build an Asian community with a shared future.

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was found by the review, it said the Confucius Institute established within the depa

rtment “is or could be facilitating inappropriate foreign influence in the department”.上海夜生活女神会所

The department said it had decided to end its cooperation with the Confucius Institute p

上海夜生活rogram at the end of the 2019 school year, which would terminate the Confucius Classroo

m program in 13 public schools across Sydney and on NSW’s mid-north coast.

Instead, the NSW Department of Education will invest A$1.2 million ($810,000) to con上海夜生活

tinue teaching the Chinese language in the 13 schools, it said, adding that 15 per

cent of the pupils learning Chinese in NSW public schools were doing so in Confucius Classrooms.

上海夜生活女神会所The Confucius Institute Headquarters, which is bas

ed in Beijing, said the program was established in the spirit of m

utual respect, friendly consultation, equality and reciprocity. It also said the cooper

ation involved was open and transparent and adhered to laws and regulations.上海夜生活

The program had made an important contribution to bilat

eral cultural and educational exchanges and the promotion of mutua

l understanding and friendship, which had been welcomed by local residents, it said.上海夜生活

“We noticed that the NSW Education Department

上海夜生活said it will continue to strengthen Chinese-language education, and we ho

pe the NSW side will take a more objective view of the Confucius Institute,” it said.上海夜生活女神会所

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday that the NSW side had not consult

ed the Chinese side before making the decision to end the program, which was disrespectful an上海夜生活

d unfair to local students and not conducive to bilateral people-to-people exchanges.

The Confucius Institute program was established by the NSW Department of Education and Jiang上海夜生活女神会所

su Provincial Education Department in 2012 at the request by the NSW side, Geng said.

“We hope the Australian side will respect their Chinese partn

er and do more things to strengthen mutual trust,” he said.

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Xu Xiaolei, chief bra 上海后花园for China Youth Tr

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 上海后花园

emanding high-quality nighttime activities, with nearly half of the company’

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“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. 上海后花园

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”.

 上海后花园”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.”

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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 上海后花园

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.

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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 上海后花园

perience a range of cultural activities, including the Wuzhen Theater Festival.”

Xu said most shops in Wuzhen close at about 11pm, so tourists sp

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re bars, karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues that remain open until later.

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According to market 上海千花网cy iiMedia Research

 percent of consumption in China occurs at night. In the past three years

, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.上海千花网女神会所

Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after dusk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled

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ating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and later closi

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This month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour routes, with 10

5 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending their

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Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Dece

mber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.上海千花网

Zhou Zhou, director of the company’s daily distribution operation

s, said nighttime consumption has great potential, and all Bianlifeng outlets have

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jing, whose post-10 pm sales account for about 30 percent of those for the entire day.

“In areas such as Zhongguancun, where there are many internet enterprises, convenie上海千花网

nce stores act as late-night canteens for company employees who frequently work late,”

he said. “In some stores, the number of consumers at about midnight will account for 25上海千花网女神会所

percent of the peak in the daytime. A majority of them are born after the 1990s.”

However, Zhou said that while nighttime consumption in the bustling business district is strong, in s上海千花网

ome communities, people are still not aware of the benefits of buying after dark.

Jiang said China has obvious advantages in developing it上海千花网女神会所

s nighttime economy, with high security levels in cities at nig

ht and a large number of consumers. But such development is still in the early stages.

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Many say HK should上海419论坛of law, start dialogue

Legal experts and senior officials called on Hong Kong society over the weekend to form a united front t

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Hong Kong people need to reach a consensus about safeguarding the city and its rule of law, said Xu Ze, head of the Chi

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The association organized a seminar on Saturday in Shenzhen, Gu

angdong province, to revisit the 1992 speech by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, the a上海419论坛品茶微信

rchitect of the “one country, two systems” principle, pointing the way forward. It

was attended by 40 experts and officials from Hong Kong, Macao and the Chinese mainland.

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ng destroyed if violence continues to undermine the fundamental interests of the city and the nation.

In light of the challenge to the system, Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director of the Hong上海419论坛品茶微信

Kong SAR Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, said it is th

e central government’s right and duty to take action to ensure Hong Kong’s stability.

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n important factor in fully implementing the “one country, two systems” principle.上海419论坛品茶微信

She said if sufficient turmoil emerged in Hong Kong, th

e central government can and must step in to put things back on the right track.

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hina’s Chang’e-4 probe 上海千花坊rk for ninth lunar day

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.上海千花坊女神会所

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.

上海千花坊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.上海千花坊女神会所

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上海千花坊

ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.

As a result of the tidal locking effect, the moon’s revolution c

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The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro

nomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral comp

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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.

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ite the weak performance of the main board. The gain momentum

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nt on average, according to financial information provide Wind Info.

上海夜网On Thursday, prices of STAR stocks fell by 1.9 percent on average.

“The overall performance of the STAR Market saw the full pricing-in of opinions from bulls and

bears, an uptrend with fluctuations, and a return to rationality,” the SSE said in the announcement.上海夜网女神会所

Relaxed price fluctuation limits have enabled the STAR Mark

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icing efficiency than the main board, according to analysts from Shenwan Hongyuan Securities.

Securities regulators lifted price fluctuation limits for STAR stocks in their first five trading days, and thereafter a 20 p上海夜网

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valuation levels to better reflect company fundamentals. Firms with strong fundamentals may su

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ings’ price-to-earnings ratios of offer price varying from 18 to 269, according to SSE data.

This marked a difference from the main board, where almost all new offerings are p上海夜网

riced at a maximum of 23 times earnings under the approval-based IPO system.

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Nation helping world上海419 shared futureent Xi Jin

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech and calls for bui

lding a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win dev

elopment ami上海419d growing challenges and risks, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerlan

President’s Thought on Diplomacy has opened new vistas, achieved fresh progress

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c work in the new era. China Daily is publishing a series of stories to examine how Xi’s proposals have

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Kazule, a traditional-affairs officer from Muchinga province, said the book — Xi Jinping: The Governance of China — is import

ant to her because it gave her insights about China’s development as well as the governing of the world’s most popu上海419

lous country by the Communist Party of China, and she wanted to share it with her colleagues.

Since Xi Jinping was elected as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in November 2012 and p上海419品茶微信

resident of China in March 2013, the country’s diplomacy has opened new prospects and achieved new progress.

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mon development and prosperity — as in a global village, where all countries have a common destiny, she said.

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

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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

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

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

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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

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It does not mean building an independent bloc with China at its center, but rat

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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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The office of the working group is to be located at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, which will上海楼凤女神会所

be in charge of the regular work, and meetings will be convened from time to time as needed.

Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤

nd the city’s service industry, the municipal commerce bureau said on Aug 15.

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nology, internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, health care and professional services.

New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所

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By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing

has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤

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The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo

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The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.

But moderation in fiscal income will not weaken authorities’ capacity for expa上海楼凤

nsion of fiscal spending in the second half to back economic growth, economists said.

On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr

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rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.

Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i

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