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Making use of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become a hub

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rtunities brought about by the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become an

international first-class central business district, an international core area for innovation in science and t

上海千花网echnology, and a demonstration zone for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation.

Its solid industrial foundation and favorable business environment, as well as the gove

rnment’s strong policy support, attract large numbers of enterprises to the district.上海千花网品茶微信

By the end of November, 162 out of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises had invested in 228 proj

上海千花网ects in finance, science and technology, trade and commercial services in Tianhe. It is the city

‘s center for headquarters, with 104, or 29 percent of the total across Guangzhou, making Tianhe’s business dis

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eadquarters in Tianhe are in the service sector and 25 headquarters are foreign-funded ventures.

上海千花网In the first three quarters of 2017, Tianhe’s GDP hit 304 billion yuan ($46 billion), up 9.5 percen

t year-on-year. Its GDP has been the highest among all the districts in Guangzhou for 10 years consecutively.

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sectors have become the driving force of the district’s economic growth. The district go

上海千花网品茶微信vernment focuses more on quality rather than quantity when it comes to the economy.

With 53 innovation platforms and 51 startup incubators above city level, the district government is carrying out what it c

alls its “super incubator” strategy. It is making use of old industrial parks, factory workshops and public sites co上海千花网品茶微信

llectively owned by villagers to provide a platform for startups and to foster local economic growth. So far, Tianhe has cr

eated 29 of this kind of incubators for startups and innovation, covering a total area of 1.11 million square meters. The di

strict is also implementing a convenient “five-in-one” new business registration system.上海千花网品茶微信

As a center of finance and technology industries, Tianhe has 215 registered financial agencie

s and 33 enterprises listed on the stock market. It boasts 378 research and development institutes set u

p by enterprises, 86 institutes affiliated to universities and governments, and 239 engineering technology research centers.上海千花网品茶微信

Last year, 4,312 patent applications were submitted in Tianhe, 32 percent

of the city’s total and a rise of 45 percent year-on-year. Among these 1,158 patents were granted.

By the end of last year, Tianhe had 1,403 high and new-technology ent

erprises, as well as more than 50,000 science and technology enterprises.

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Will the maximum pr上海千花网ed on China take effec

Using maximum pressure to achieve its goals is a trick frequently used by some in the United States for international negotiations cal

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hrough bullying and deception. Some people in the US think that “maximum pressure” is extremely powerful, and decidedly useful when dealing with China.上海千花网

Is the “maximum pressure” measure really effective? In dealing with some small and weak countries, the US government has arbitrarily waved the big stick of sanctions and relied on its power and maximum pressure to impose its own interests. Some countries, shadowed by the powerful economic and political pressur上海千花网

e from the US, either because of a lack of overall strength or because of long-term dependence on the US, have been forced by the US to make compromises in accordance with the require

上海千花网ments of the US in negotiations, and they have to quiet down and let the US get what it wants. This is a situation that happens often and inevitably leads some people in the US to form the opi

nion that all countries, including China, will be afraid of the maximum pressure strategy and will certainly yield and surrender under their powerful pressure.

• Can trade protection make the “return of the manufacturing industry” to the US possible?

上海千花网女神会所Since the Trump administration came to power, it has put forward the proposal of “buying US goods and hiring US workers”, emphasizing the “return of the manufacturing industry”. Some people in the US

offered preferential policies to enterprises that came back to the US to set up factories. For those enterprises that moved their factories abroad, they were threatened with tariffs, forcing ente

rprises to return to the US for production. Can these trade protectionist practices really enable the US to achieve a return of the manufacturing industry?上海千花网女神会所

Whether the return of the manufacturing industry can be achieved depends first on the reasons behind the outflow of manufacturing from the US.

From the perspective of the US domestic economy, its manufacturing outflow is determined by how the local economy works.上海千花网女神会所

In the process of economic globalization, US multinational companies have transferred more and more industries to developing countries to a

chieve maximum profitability. Through industrial transfer, they reduce costs, expand markets, divert pollution, and i

ncrease the profitability of capital. At the same time, more and more capital has left the real economic sector with lo

wer profit margins, and turned to the financial sector to engage in financial speculation, leading to the hollowing out and virtualization of the US economy.

• Can economic and trade friction promote US economic prosperity?

Since 2019, the employment rate and the market value of the US stock market have remained high. In the first quarter, the actual GDP annualized quarter-on-quarter

preliminary value was 3.2 percent. Since the introduction of economic and trade friction by the US against China, the US economy seems to be

doing well. This has made some people in the US confident about constantly escalating trade friction with China. But to o

bjectively evaluate the so-called prosperity of the US economy requires a comprehensive and rational analysis.

Based on some indicators, the US economy is prospering. However, whether it will continue to prosper depends on the

state of capital accumulation. In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted fixed-capita

l investment growth rate of the US private sector was only 1 percent, significantly lower than growth rates in 20

17 and 2018. According to US official data, US durable goods orders fell 2.1 percent from the previous month in April 2019, surp

assing the expected 2 percent decline. Shipments of core capital goods – a leading indicator of economic expansion – fell by 0.9 percent in April. Fr

om the perspective of development trends, economists are unsure about the prospects of the US economy. According to a recent survey released by the Na

tional Association for Business Economics, many economists predicted that the possibility of a recession in the US ec

onomy by the end of 2020 will almost double, mainly due to the US government’s trade protectionist policies.

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With the rapid develo上海千花网女神会所tificial intelligen

nce and other tec上海千花网女神会所hnologies, some traditional professions will be replaced by new ones and universities n

eed to update their specializations so as to meet the changing demands of the workplace.

If anything, the national college entrance examination can be compared to a way station in a person’s life journey. It is hard to do a great job in gaokao, but it is even

harder to equip oneself well enough, whether at college or not, for what will unfold in the next section of the journey.

The growing number of gaokao examinees has resulted in an intensified scr

amble to squeeze through the doors into university, with accompanying pressure of being a winner or lo

ser in that competition. Yet the changing nature of work means that for some, vocational education may be the bes

t way station that better serves their interests and offers the path to a rewarding career.

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Those who wishe上海千花网女神会所llowed to do so only

 after legalizing th上海千花网女神会所eir marriages and their residence status.US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Ju

stin Trudeau in the White House on Thursday. Trump said he aborted a military strike on Iran because it could ha

ve killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran’s downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone

Chen said China has signed bilateral agreements on fighting human trafficking with Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

Also, China has established eight border offices with the neigh

boring countries, including four with Vietnam, to assist in curbing human trafficking.

The ministry said the Chinese police would continue to pay close

attention to such crimes and encourage members of the public to report suspected cases.

Punishments also will be increased for Chinese buyers, according to the ministry.

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inistrative Regio上海千花网品茶微信n’s decision to suspend legislation on proposed amendment

s to the city’s extradition laws received wide support and understanding from various sectors, as it i

s believed this move will help allay social disputes and ensure the city’s long-term stability and prosperity.

On Saturday, the region’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced the decision to restore c

alm and order in society after concerns, doubts and even conflicts were seen over the amendments.

The suspension would allow the government to further communication with all sectors o

f society, better explain the proposed legislation and listen to different views on the matter, Lam said.

The decision received support from central government bodies including the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the St

ate Council, the Foreign Ministry and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR.

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And given that the other major economies are using fre

e trade zones上海千花网品茶微信j as a strategic means to play geopolitical and geo-economic games, China should accelerate the b

uilding of free trade zones with other countries under the bilateral or multilateral investment ag

reement framework for a diametrically opposite purpose: boosting global economic cooperation.

The focus of international trade policy has shifted from tariffs and licensing to convenient inves

tment and trade facilitation policies, and creating of a business-friendly climate. So while ope

ning up the domestic market and helping improve the utilization of foreign capital, China should also work out de

tailed rules on the foreign investment law, take steps to remove the obstacles to outbound Chinese investments, promote th

e free flow of global and domestic production factors, and expand its economic development space.

Important to reform global governance system

To stabilize the economy and prevent risks, China should seek more govern

ment-funded infrastructure investment projects in fields such as 5G networks, intellig

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The FDA, which also regulates the cosmetics and beauty industry, says it is “concerned”

about the growing number of CBD products that make unproven health claims.

Not all cosmetic products need the FDA’s approval before they hit the market, but the FDA c

an take action against companies that claim unsubstantiated health benefits from their products.

It’s estimated that about 64 million US citizens have tried CBD in the past two years,

according to a January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 people.

As for the size of the market, total sales of hemp-based CBD products are expected to

reach $22 billion by 2022, up from $619 million in 2017, according to Brightfield.

“There is high consumer interest in the demand of these products, and there’s a co

mplete lack of regulations in the available landscape,” Paul Armentano, deputy d

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decline from 85 million in 2018 to 42 million in 2040. In th

he next five to seven years, China’s policy support for new energy vehicles will drive g

lobal growth,” said Kou Nannan, head of research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

As early as in 2012, the State Council introduced a pipeline to guide the development of the natio

n’s EVs, with a goal of producing 2 million units and selling 5 million EVs by 2020. Later on, cent

ral and local governments carried out a series of subsidy policies in the NEV industry, such as purchase tax exemption an

d purchase subsidies, to offer greater support to the industrialization of China’s NEV industry.

According to the agency, China will specifically lead in the e-bus market. It is estimated that by

2025, China’s e-bus fleet share will reach 50 percent, and by 2040, the ratio will rise to roughly 80 percent.

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mmon interests of the international community he said.

Large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday to protest against US Presiden

t Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump and his entourage arrived in the UK on Monday and spent the d

ay on ceremonial duties, before the political aspect of his visit began on Tuesday with a m

eeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who is resigning at the end of this week.

Just down the road from her Downing Street office where that meeting took place, thousands of protestors assembled f

or a demonstration against Trump’s visit, which included speeches from various people including Labour Party lea

der Jeremy Corbyn, who declined an invitation to dine with Trump during his visit. Also nearby in Parliament Square, the

famous Trump Baby Blimp, created for his visit to the UK last year, was once again flying.

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As for global GDP, manufacturing employment and

trade, they could decline by 0.134 percent, 0.323 percent and 0.869 percent. Th

e US tariff hikes therefore will increase the economic pain of the US and world economies.

Agricultural products, chemicals and chemical products, textiles and g

arments are the main US items targeted by China’s higher tariffs. But despite the higher tar

iffs providing some protection for domestic industries, Chinese consumers might have to pay more to purchase them.

In the first four months of this year, the volume of Sino-US trade dropped by 15.7 percent to $161.23 billion. In terms of product

structure, US exports of raw materials and foods to China saw the biggest decline, among which the export of so

ybeans plummeted by half in March compared with the same period last year. And US exports of plant products, mi

nerals, jewelry and precious metals declined by more than 85 percent in the first quarter.

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