Diversification and 上海千花坊zation are the prio

iorities for China’s foreign exchange reserve strategy, according to the SAFE annual report last year. “Pu

tting such a large bulk of reserves into different baskets, and building optimized asset port上海千花坊女神会所

folios, can hedge risks and secure the assets’ value and profit,” the report said.

To better control potential risks, SAFE has introduced “counter-cyclical” policies to prevent adverse situations arising. Acco

上海千花坊rding to the report, the major risks are listed as “credit”, “market”, “liquidity” and “operational”.

The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprece

dented heatwaves have swept across our region, slowly leading to disasters such as drought.上海千花坊

Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones have struck new, unprepared

parts of our region and devastatingly frequent floods have ensued. In Iran, they affected 10 million p

上海千花坊女神会所eople this year and displaced 500,000, of which half were children. Bangladesh is experiencing its fourth wave of

flooding in 2019. Last year, the province of Kerala in India faced the worst floods in a century.

This is the new climate reality in Asia and the Pacific. The scale of forecast economic losses for the region is sobe上海千花坊

ring. Including the slow onset of disasters, average annual losses until 2030 are set to quadruple to about $675

billion, compared with previous estimates. This represents 2.4 percent of the region’s GDP.

Economic losses of such magnitude will undermine both economic growth and上海千花坊女神会所

our region’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, keeping children out of scho

ols and adults of work. Basic health services will be undermined, crops destroyed and food security jeopardized. If

we do not act now, the Asia-Pacific’s poorest communities will be among the worst affected.上海千花坊

Four areas of Asia and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable, hotspo

ts which combine vulnerability to climate change, poverty and disaster risk. In trans-c

上海千花坊女神会所ountry river basins in South and Southeast Asia such as the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin, floods

alternate with prolonged droughts. In Southeast Asia and East and Northeast Asia earthq

uakes, tsunamis and landslides threaten poor populations in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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Besides, unlike the tic 上海千花坊ampion and its ru

runner-up, Ne Zha tells a story that is an integral part of traditional

Chinese culture. But instead of simply telling the story once again with modern tec 上海千花坊

hnology, the new film has rewritten the story so it better reflects the values of modern society.

 上海千花坊T女神会所he somewhat violent parts in the old story, as well as the parts that promote personal reven

ge, have been deleted and replaced by scenes that promote sincerity toward each other.

That’s partly why Ne Zha’s daily ticket sales rose day by day in the first fe 上海千花坊

w days. It has appealed to the hearts of the modern audiences with values acceptable to

 上海千花坊them. No wonder they have given it high-approval and are willing to recommend it to others.

In other words, Ne Zha’s success lies, to a large extent, on its ability to make traditio

nal Chinese culture relevant to modern society. Ne Zha has not been screened over 上海千花坊女神会所

seas yet, but there is ample reason to believe the film will be able to move the hearts of overseas audiences, as o

n social media networks there are already comments anticipating its arrival.

There are plenty of stories like that of Ne Zha which can appeal to modern audiences if well told in a modern w 上海千花坊

ay.Business sectors in adjacent Hong Kong say ‘win-win’ pilot zone can sharpen their edge

The vision to transform Shenzhen to become the country’s pilot zo

ne for socialism has been applauded by various business sectors in Hong Kong, as the cit 上海千花坊女神会所

y is poised to reap the benefits by enriching the practice of “one country, two systems.”

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s Ca

binet, issued the guideline on Sunday to support Shenzhen, adjacent to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Re

gion, in building a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Under the guideline, Shenzhen is vying to become a modern, inter

national and innovative city by 2035 through boosting efficient flow

s of personnel, capital, technology and information between Shenzhen, Hong Kong and

Macao, thus helping to better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area blueprint.

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To date, the program上海千花坊n used onmillion hec

about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.

The application of fertilizer on land used for the cultivation of rice, wheat and corn has also been more productive, with the utiliz上海千花坊女神会所

ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.

上海千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat

ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi

nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil上海千花坊女神会所

lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb

Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi上海千花坊

ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.

“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf

lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所

One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet

上海千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e

xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi

ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.上海千花坊女神会所

“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.

Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e

arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and上海千花坊

had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.

“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran上海千花坊女神会所

ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.

By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re

ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.

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A Deutsche Bank repo上海千花坊d the market fluctuati

ation will continue in the second half of the year, affected by slowing economic growth, falling corpo

上海千花坊rate profits and China-US trade negotiations. It will take time for China and the US to reach an agreement, it said.

Hua Changchun, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities, said the biggest impact of the US planned ne上海千花坊女神会所

w tariffs on the US will be inflation, and it will cause urgent need for the US to find new sources of good suppliers.

The tariff plan’s biggest influence on China is that the country’s participation in th

上海千花坊e global industrial chain will be further disrupted, Hua said in a research study on Friday.

JING SHUIYU and ZHONG NAN in Beijing, ZHANG YUNBI in Bangkok

Mo Jingxi in Beijing, Scott Reeves and Belinda Robinson in New York contributed to this story

Ex-legislator targets US, ‘pro-Taiwan independence’ forces and liberal studies上海千花坊女神会所

The United States and “pro-Taiwan independence” forces are to blame for recent tu

rmoil in Hong Kong, according to a former Hong Kong member of the Standing Committee of the National P

上海千花坊eople’s Congress, who said links between the violent vandals and external forces have surfaced.

The observation by Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who served in the nation’s top legislature, cam

e after repeated protests over a now-suspended extradition bill in the past two months.上海千花坊女神会所

The ulterior motive is to throw Hong Kong into major turmoil, the former pr

esident of the Legislative Council told China Daily in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

上海千花坊”When Hong Kong is in a chaotic state, the US can unsettle China, while people from Taiwan in favor of independence

will say ‘one country, two systems’ is not applicable to Taiwan because it is a failure in Hong Kong,” Fan said.

“Due to the rapid rise of China, the US always sees China as a big threat.上海千花坊

If Hong Kong is unsettled, the city will lose its functions of contributing to the nation’s

development, with the trade dispute being one of the US tactics to unsettle China.

上海千花坊女神会所”In addition, the US and other Western powers can criticize China for not doing well e

nough to maintain implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ unchanged for 50 years,” she said.

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According to him上海千花坊as millions of different reac

tions to a source of inspiration just like a person. When users type a word, Xiaoice could draw vastly diverging pictures in response to that word.

上海千花坊”We don’t know what surprises Xiaoice will bring us, and the unpredictability is the charm that attracts us,” Xu said.

This is not the first time that Xiaoice has created something. Started

as a chatting robot in 2014, Xiaoice has already been “talking” with more than 100 million上海千花坊女神会所

users, published two collections of poetry and released and composed dozens of songs.

上海千花坊All these endeavors have helped accumulate more than 5 million followers on a Ch

inese micro blog, as Microsoft continues to experiment with how AI can use emotional intelligence to se

rve as a companion for people and how AI can be used to imbue machines with “creativity”.上海千花坊

Elsewhere in the world, researchers and industry participants are

also experimenting with AI. In 2017, US singer Taryn Southern unveiled Breaking F

上海千花坊ree, a song composed and produced by an AI system developed by US startup Amper Music.

Last year, an AI-generated painting of Edmond Belamy became the firs

t of its kind to be auctioned at Christie’s. The artwork, created by computer algorithms de上海千花坊女神会所

上海千花坊veloped by French AI company Obvious, was sold for more than $430,000.

Just like Xiaoice’s paintings, such AI-generated work is based on

machine-learning models of artificial neural networks that resemble the human brain and ne上海千花坊

rvous system, which can study input materials and produce output in their own right.

上海千花坊女神会所When it comes to AI painting, a neural network that goes by the acronym GAN plays a ke

y role. GAN, which stands for generative adversarial network, creates the image pixel

by pixel. Like any other artist or designer, it produces both broad strokes and fine details in layers.上海千花坊女神会所

But as pioneering AI-generated works appear around the world, the tech companies and art critics are also addressing the fundamental question of

上海千花坊whether the images, poems or songs produced by their networks can be called art at all.

Qiu Zhijie, an artist and professor at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, said the answ

er depends on how originality in art is defined when machines are involved in creation.上海千花坊女神会所

“When nobody can tell the difference between paintings genera

ted by AI and those of humans, then we can regard AI’s work as original,” Qiu said.上海千花坊

Apparently, Xiaoice has already passed the test. In May, works produced by the drawing bot under the name Xiao Yubing were

上海千花坊女神会所submitted to the exhibition of postgraduates’ work at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. When Xiao Yubing

‘s paintings were presented beside those of humans, nobody realized they were generated by AI.

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ommitted to growing his Instagram page with quality content, Hammond has made a name for himself in the industry since cre

上海千花坊品茶微信ating photos for the marketing campabig-name brands in the past few years.

Regulations requiring Shanghai households and enterprises to sort their trash will create opportunities in circular economy

Trash sorting was a hot topic in Shanghai in the weeks before a new municipal regul上海千花坊

ation on waste management took effect on July 1, requiring everyone, from househ

上海千花坊品茶微信olds to businesses, to sort their trash into recyclable, kitchen, hazardous and residual waste.

Though the regulation inconveniences people while th

ey form new habits and those who don’t comply face fines, it has boosted existi上海千花坊

ng waste treatment business and will create new opportunities in the circular economy.

Dealing with waste is big business as 200 billion yuan ($29 billion) in investment will be needed if the current trash-sorting

上海千花坊品茶微信program in Shanghai is to be implemented across China, according to a recent report by Orient Securities.

Particularly fond of seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures, he and Sophia have visi

ted 41 countries so far and keep heading to new places while revisiting some of their favorite countries.上海千花坊

Hammond said in the past year or two, they’ve focused on setting u

上海千花坊品茶微信p their company but really hope to spend more time in China in the coming years.

“My goal over the next few years is to release a China photography book as I truly believe more people should visit Ch

ina, as there is so much more to the country than the megacities and smog that a lo上海千花坊品茶微信

t of Western media outlets portray,” he answered when asked about his upcoming projects.

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Lu Kang, Hua Chunying 上海千花坊at Foreign Ministry

Lu Kang, after serving as chief of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department and as a

上海千花坊品茶微信ministry spokesman since 2015, took the office of director-general of the ministry’s Department of N

orth American and Oceanian Affairs, according to the ministry’s updated website.

The ministry department Lu now serves handles affairs related to North American and O上海千花坊品茶微信

上海千花坊ceanian countries and regions, including the United States, Canada and Australia.

Lu undertook his new role at a time the relationship between Beijing

and Washington has been strained by economic and trade tensions.上海千花坊

The region’s affairs, particular those involving the US, are not ne

上海千花坊品茶微信w to Lu, as he worked as a deputy head of the regional department in 2010-2012.

His knowledge and work background with the US were further enhanced when

he was a minister at the Chinese Embassy in the United States from 2012-2015 – the last s上海千花坊

top before he led the information department and spoke to media on a regular basis in 2015.

上海千花坊品茶微信Born in 1968 in East China’s Jiangsu province, Lu started his diplomatic career with the first few of his posts, all part

of the Foreign Ministry’s agencies focused on international organizations and conferences.

He served as an attaché, then a third Secretaryat China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 1996-1999.上海千花坊

Lu started serving the ministry’s Department of Arms Control and Disarmame

nt in 2001 before taking the role of counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Ireland in 2006-2008.上海千花坊品茶微信

The diplomat obtained a master’s degree in public policy after his study at the National University of Singapore in 2000-2001.

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This is a continuation o上海千花坊plan released in late

 which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.

上海千花坊品茶微信To cut fuel consumption and promote the popularity of new energy vehic

les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will

be given two separate scores for traditional vehicle energy efficiency and new energy vehicle production.上海千花坊

If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh

上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.

The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.

Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, especi上海千花坊品茶微信

ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.

Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊

nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.

上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in

China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.

So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊

The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u

nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.

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its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,

上海千花坊品茶微信ccording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.

He added that the proposed policy encourag

es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.

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Exploring challenges 上海千花坊ities in healthcare

To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou

ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m上海千花坊

ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim

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rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.上海千花坊

Digital health tools that inform and empower patients can also play a crucial role in p

reventing disease. Simple, existing, cost-effective technology, such as mobile phones and broadband, can ma上海千花坊品茶微信

ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No

上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w

hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension-the leading cause of heart disease.

Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und上海千花坊品茶微信

erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using

mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re上海千花坊品茶微信

gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi

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Digital data must be made part of health systems

Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos

pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊

le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.

Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信

emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma

nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.

We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making

digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we

need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s

o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.

Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern

ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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The president said 上海千花坊ill work with Russia to

ster stronger synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Russ

ian-led Eurasian Economic Union, advance negotiations on a Eurasian economic pa 上海千花坊女神会所

 上海千花坊rtnership agreement and enhance facilitation of regional trade and investment.

He said development and use of the Arctic shipping routes will provide

new opportunities, a new platform and new impetus for synergizing the BRI and the EAEU. 上海千花坊女神会所

Security and environmental protection are crucial in developing these routes, and China encourages its compan

ies to take an active part and make practical contributions to the commercial op 上海千花坊

eration of Arctic shipping routes and local economic and social development, he said.

Featuring a vibrant range of cultural traditions, the opening ceremony of the Branch Field上海千花坊

of the Equestrian Events of the 11th Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of China kick

上海千花坊女神会所ed off in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on July 12.

Carrying the theme of “Hand in hand, the Chinese nation marching forward in a new e

ra”, the cultural performances started in the applause of 6,000 audience members and pres上海千花坊女神会所

ented a diverse landscape of ethnic minorities unified in the spirit of friendly competition, showing off their regional characteristics.

The traditional Andai dance showcased the hospitality of the Mongolian ethnic group, w

上海千花坊elcoming visitors from across the nation for the equestrian event in Hohhot. A total of nine delegation

s from Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Yunnan and other provinces and autonomous regions attended the opening ceremony.

A total of 305 athletes, 365 horses and 13 camels are set to compete in speed racing, horse上海千花坊女神会所

back riding and performance programs during the series, which ends on July 17.

The 11th National Ethnic Games is scheduled to run in Zhenghou, Henan province, from Sept 8 to 16.

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