Shanghai has seen a sharp decline in the usage of disposable items such as toothbrushes, combs, razors, nail polis

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request. The violation of the rule could result in fines ranging from 500 to 5,000 yuan ($72.6 to $726).

At St. Regis Shanghai Jing’an Hotel, the number

of disposable toothbrushes used in July was 30 percent lower than the usual average.

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ent drop in the overall usage of the six items, Xiao Bo, brand executive of Campanile, told the local news portal Eastday.

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e sizes of toothpaste and offer customers a size according to the duration of their stay,” Xiao told Eastday.

Xiao added that the usage of these six disposable items may be reduced by up to 80 perc

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Meanwhile, the InterContinental Hotels Group on July 30 announced its plan to swap its miniature bathroom amenities to bu

lk-sized ones by 2021 in order to reduce plastic waste. The move will affect its entire hotel estate of 843,000 guest rooms.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

“It’s a big step in the right direction and will allow us to significantly reduce our waste footpri

nt and environmental impact as we make the change,” said Keith Barr, CEO of IHG.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所Gu Jianbin, market regulation department directo

r at the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, poi

nted out that the new garbage sorting regulations have created new opportunities for vendors.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

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o manufacturing portable, eco-friendly and reusable hotel supplies for customers,” said Gu.

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?with a family member of late Chinese leader Li Peng in Beijing, capital of China, July 29, 2019. Late Chinese leader Li Pe

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信ng was cremated in Beijing on Monday. Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Z

hao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and Jiang Zemin, among others, paid their final respects at the Babaoshan R

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419evolutionary Cemetery. Hu Jintao, who is not in Beijing, sent a wreath to express his condolences

The cremation of former premier Li Peng took place on Monday in Beijing.

At the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and oth?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

er members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce

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shan and former president Jiang Zemin, stood in silent tribute and bowed three times in front of the former p

remier’s body on Monday morning. They also extended their condolences to Li’s family.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

Former president Hu Jintao, who was not in Beijing at the time, sent a wreath and his condolences.

Li, aged 91, passed away due to illness in Beijing on July 22.

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Li was also a member of the Political Bureau, the Secretariat of the 12th CPC Central Committee and the Standing Committee of

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ourn for late Chinese leader Li Peng at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Jul

To mourn his death, the national flag at Tian’anmen Square was flown at half-staff a

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nhuamen, the Great Hall of the People, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seats of provincial-level committees of the CPC a

nd provincial-level governments, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Admi?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419

nistrative Region, seaports, airports and Chinese embassies and consulates were also flown at half-staff.

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网419品茶微信Li was extolled in an obituary issued by the central authorities as “an excellent Party member, a time-tested and loyal Communist

soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, statesman and leader of the Party and the State”.

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The central government firmly supports Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrativ

澳门真人线上亚博担保网419论坛e Region Carrie Lam in leading the HKSAR government’s administration under the rule of law, s

aid Yang Guang, a spokesman for the the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

He made the remarks on Monday during a news conference about the cent澳门真人线上亚博担保网419论坛品茶微信

ral government’s view of the recent illegal protests in Hong Kong.?The recent illegal p

rotests have had a severe impact on rule of law, social order, economy and global image of HK, he said.

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The principle of “one country, two systems” is the best institutional arrangement for maintaining the long-term p

澳门真人线上亚博担保网419论坛rosperity and stability in the the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said Yang Guang.

The central government will continue to implement the “one country, two systems” principle the way it always has, he said.

Washington’s intention to unilaterally challenge WTO approach criticized澳门真人线上亚博担保网419论坛品茶微信

Experts expressed strong opposition to the United States’ attempt to hav

e the developing-nation status of some World Trade Organization members changed.

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ging the WTO approach to flexibilities associated with developing-nation status.

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ork by designating themselves as developing nations. The memorandum cited China as an example.

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?mother from 7 years ago at a local hospital in Naidong county, Shannan, Tibet autonomous regio

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unty, Guyuan, Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, also benefitted from the hospital’s program.

In April of this year, the younger sister Meng Meng was diagnosed?澳门真人线上亚博担保网乌托邦

with congenital heart disease in a medical examination organized by the hospital, afte

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ldren with congenital heart diseases in Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Tao and Wang Xia

o, deputy head of cardiothoracic surgery department, performed the surgery on the girls with success.

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p doing them and encourage people around you to participate in these activities.” He hopes?澳门真人线上亚博担保网乌托邦品茶微信

that Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital’s efforts will help cure more patients and make their dreams come true.

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网乌托邦Medical programs organized by Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital have provided heart operations for 40,000 children and teenag

ers from a number of regions including Guizhou province, Ningxia Hui autonomous region and Tibet

autonomous region since its establishment. A total of over 9,600 junior conge?澳门真人线上亚博担保网乌托邦品茶微信

nital heart disease patients who come from impoverished families have benefitted from free heart surgeries.

By the end of 2019, the hospital aims to see its 10,000th patient, whose life will be greatly improved by the heart surgery.

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er the US government included Huawei on its entity list for export controls.

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e agency from enforcing the export regulations against it. The company said in its statement annou

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mes and addresses of senders and recipients prior to delivering any package in order to identi

fy whether the senders and/or recipients are on the Commerce Department’s entity list.澳门真人线上亚博担保网会所品茶微信

It seems that FedEx is just the fall guy for the US government.

It is natural for its Chinese customers, particularly those that are on the list or supplier

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ne to acting as a tentacle of the long-arm jurisdiction the US government so delights in.

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seems likely to be one of the companies named on it. But for that, it only has itself to b

lame, or the US government, which always likes to get others to do its dirty work.

China welcomes any law-abiding foreign companies, b

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday criticized violence during recent protests in the H

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allenged the rule of law and jeopardized the city’s security, stability and public order.

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mental Civil Human Rights Front to suggest 61 foreign countries and regions issue travel alerts for Hong Kong.

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ompose lyrics. After hearing the song, she will feel the need to draw a picture

. Seeing the picture, she will be inspi?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网red to write a poem. Xiaoice could

be on a perpetual creation cycle and better understand humans,” Xu said.

FedEx’s claim it “inadvertently misrouted” Huawei-related packages to the United States is not consistent with the facts acc

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网女神会所ording to a recent investigation by relevant authorities, People’s Daily reported on Friday.

FedEx was also found to be involved in the detention of more than 100 Huawei-related shipments to China from abroad.

Investigators found clues relating to other behavior from FedEx’s?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网

which breached laws and regulations, the report said.A file photo of Wan Xiuying, a 91-

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网女神会所year-old survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, who passed away on July 26, 2019 in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu pr

ovince. [Photo by the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japan

Further investigation into FedEx (China) Co Ltd is underway, based on law and fo?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网

llowing the principles of comprehensiveness, objectivity and fairness.

In May FedEx rerouted four packages bound for Huawei’s headquarters in Shen?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网女神会所

zhen, Guangdong province to the United States, claiming “inadvertent misrouting.”

Wan Xiuying, a 91-year-old survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, died Thursday night in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu provi

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Wan has said in earlier interviews that Japanese soldiers caught many civilians from a

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She said that her brother, then 19, took off his hat to Japanese soldiers one day when?澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网

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uotai Junan Securities, said the trash-sorting program has created a social consensus on sup

澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园porting businesses related to environmental protection, and that will help the industry grow in the long term.

“The upgrade of waste treatment facilities will push the growth, and new technologies in waste processing will receive mor

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of the role played by jade in 5,000 years of Chinese culture, Wang Kaihao reports.

In 1748, the 37-year-old Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) wrote an ode extolling the exquisite beauty of a

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Nevertheless, the question of age kept bothering him. In 1778, he wro

te another poem suggesting that these “Han objects” might belong to an earlier time.澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园

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ever, modern-day visitors to the Forbidden City in Beijing, which is also known

as the Palace Museum, can experience a panoramic view of the brillia澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园

nt jade civilization of Liangzhu Culture, which was based in what is today’s Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园On July 6, the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in Hangzhou were inscrib

ed onto the UNESCO World Heritage list, which recognizes the significanc

e of the site as an indicator of the early stages of Chinese civilization. The city was in澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园品茶微信

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ute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, speaks to the media about a major highlight of the ongoi

ng exhibition at the Palace Museum, a 5,300-year jade article from Liangzhu Culture, called

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?composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 8’s first movement during the 90-minute concert.

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. Now 30, he was born in Beijing and started to learn the cello at the ripe old age of 8.

Giving background to the composers and their work helps audiences “enjoy classic澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网

al music”, he says. “That’s why we’ve been trying to do our bit to help usher them

澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网into the world of classical music with simple and fun knowledge and anecdotes about the art form and the works.”

Yang and the band have a loyal following. Hsieh Peiwen is one of the

m. She flew from Taipei to Beijing to attend the quartet’s concert on June 16.澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网女神会所

“The musicians of the quartet use simple language and easy-to-understand stories to explain the history of classical music. This a

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usic among audiences who may have no classical music training or background. It’s inspiring,” she adds.

The quartet is performing at the National Library Arts Center to Aug 24.

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D Minor, Op 76, No 2, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet No 19 in C Ma澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网

jor, K 465, and Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, String Quartet No 14 in D Minor, D 810.

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rvatory of Music. The other members are viola player Qi Wang and violinist Su Yajing. Violinist Ma Weijia, a co-foun澳门真人线上亚博担保网千花网女神会所

der of the quartet, left in 2011 and joined the string quartet at the National Center for the Performing Arts.

Yang relayed how Shostakovich was influenced by World War II, and how the compo

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The musicians closed the concert with Totem, a string quartet work created by Chinese composer Zhang Chao, who spent tw

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s and their pieces, as well as photos, the quartet highlighted the appeal, centr

ality and emotion of classical music to the audience, especially the younger members.

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President Xi Jinping met twice on Monday with Sheikh Moha

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ations.Chinese President Xi Jinping holds a welcome ceremony for Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crow

n prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, July

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ul, and that he benefited greatly by Xi’s profound views on bilateral ties and the international situation.

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of building a community with a shared future for mankind, the crown prince s

aid that the UAE would like to continuously deepen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

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China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve

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Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com

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ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.

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d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan

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h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园

usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au

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reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.

With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu

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illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio

n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.

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