?the 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo, which opened Friday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.

Calling Northeast Asia one of the world’s most dynamic regions for development, Xi said f澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

avorable conditions for strengthening regional cooperation there have been accumulating.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网The biennial event, launched in 2005, has long facilitated cooperati

on among Northeast Asian economies. This year’s expo runs through Tuesday.

The expo‘s theme emphasizes enhancing mutual trust and cooperation to create beautiful prospects for the region, refl澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

ecting the common aspiration to pursue regional prosperity and development, Xi said.

The Czech Republic also will hold a theme day during the expo to promote commerc澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

ial connections between China and partners involved in the Belt and Road, particularly with Central and East

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所ern European Countries, said Zhang Kaiming, deputy secretary-general of the Jilin provincial government.

“Diversified regional cooperation has not only led to economic prosperity and sustainable

development, but also has significantly contributed to regional solidarity and stability,” said Zhang Wei, vice-澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

president of Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The six-nation Northeast Asia region-China, Russia, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s R澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

epublic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and Japan-represents a market with a population of 1.7 billion and more t

han 20 percent of the world’s GDP, according to the expo’s executive committee.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

Bilateral trade between China and Russia rose 4.7 percent year-on-year to $61.13 billion between January and July, while FD

I inflows from Japan and the Republic of Korea to China jumped 69.7 percent and 12.6 pe澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

rcent year-on-year during the period, respectively, the Ministry of Commerce said.

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?participants involved in a project, so all culprits get their due punishment,” he said.

Zhai said ethical issues in science and technology were important because the development of h澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

ighly risky technologies such as brain science and artificial intelligence could affect the future of humanity.

“For example, the latest biological technologies such as gene editing can produc

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所e cross-generational effects and unpredictable results for our offspring,” she said. “We must be cautious about givin

g a certain scientist the right to make such alterations at will in the name of curing a serious disease.

“Ethical standards do not impede the development of science and technology. Rat澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

her, they ensure the development is on the right path for the benefit of humankind.”

Qin Chuan, president of the Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, said improved ethical supervisio

n was necessary to ensure the welfare of laboratory animals used in research on new drugs.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

“But it is important for the development of science and technology for

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网the public good not to impose unnecessarily stringent ethical standards,” she said.

For example, scientists would, in principle, use lower-level animals for scienti

fic experiments, but in some research involving the study of the brain, mice migh澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

t not be suitable and higher-level mammals would been to be used for effective research, she said.

Xiao Keyan, a doctorate in aquatic plant ecology and former associate prof

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网essor at Wuhan University, is thriving in aquatic plant industry after quitting his job.

Xiao rented some land in a village after resigning from the university and began growing aquat

ic plants, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily on Monday, a newspaper in Hubei province.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

One of his plants has brought him huge economic returns. He got 50

,000 yuan ($7,082) for selling aquatic grass in 2 mu (0.13 hectare), he said.

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diest since World War II compared with any other major country.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网New China faced many twists and turns in the first 30 years in rebuilding its economy. Even durin

g the 40 years of reform and opening-up, it has successfully weathered many a powerful s

torm including four major external crises: the debt crisis in the early 1980s, Western sanctions from the late 1980s to澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

the early 1990s, the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 global financial crisis.

Centralized leadership adds to China’s advantages

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网Admittedly, the Chinese economy has been facing a new type of challenge since the second half of 2018 because of the tr

ade war launched against it by the US. Yet the new challenge cannot be compared with the past external crises. Ev

en in the 1990s, at the height of Western sanctions, China was able to reverse the trade deficit that had u澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

ndermined its economy for nearly 100 years since the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95).

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网Now, China has to deal with the fifth major external challenge: the US-instigated trade war. Notwithstanding the s

aber-rattling of some US politicians and the US administration’s desperate attempt to prevent the rise of Chinese hi

gh-tech companies, which reminds one of the Cold War, do those trying to force China to concede ground by applying “

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网maximum pressure” really understand how China has weathered powerful storms in the past decades?

Without economic resilience and expertise in the high-tech sector, China would not have been able to close the

wide gap with the US in national strength. Perhaps this is why the US has labeled China as a major competitor.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

The domestic political infighting in the US unseen in decades is likely t

o intensify and create a bigger problem for the White House. By contrast, the

strengthened centralized leadership of China is well-positioned to deal with any challenges with greater efficiency. In this澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

regard, the US hawks, who have turned a blind eye to China’s resilience, should look at China’s history and see how it has

overcome challenges, and stop resorting to “maximum pressure” to fulfill their narrow political goals.澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

The author is a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and

Economic Cooperation. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网hers, shoe wipers and loofahs in hotels since the city’s first regulation on waste sorting took effect a month ago.

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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.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所Campanile Shanghai Jing’an Hotel, which is affiliated to Jin Jiang International Hotels Company, also saw a 30 perc

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

“Toothpaste and toothbrushes are the most requested items by customers. To reduce waste, we have thre澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

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

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所ent in the near future as waste treatment regulations get introduced to more cities in China.

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

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所”Those who used to produce single-use items can now shift their focus t

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

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he river running through our village suddenly turned black. I only knew that I wasn’t allowed to swim in it anymore,” she recalled.

“I later found out that this was caused by factories disch

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所arging sewage into the waters. But back then, the villagers, including my

parents, thought that such a practice was normal. I even played with trash, collected it and burned it for fun.”?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

Zhou worked as a civil servant in Shanghai after getting a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature from Fudan Univ

ersity. While working this job, she had the chance to embark on her first overseas trip to Tasmania, Australia.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

There, when faced with pristine scenes of n

ature, she finally understood the magnitude of the pollution problem at home.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

“It was in Tasmania where I learned that leaves should not be cover

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网ed in dust, that the sky should be blue, that the water should be clear,” she said.

The trip sparked something within her, and she resigned from her job as soon as she returned, joining a

n environmental protection organization to protect bar-headed geese at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

Two years later, in 2013, Zhou followed her husband to the United States, where he was accepte

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网d into Harvard Medical School. There, she continued to work at various nonprofit organizations.

Eager to learn more about how environmental protection organizations operate, Zhou applied for a master’s degree program at

Harvard Kennedy School in 2015. In her application letter, Zhou expressed that she was determined to re?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

turn to Shanghai after graduation to create an organization aimed at helping people live in an e

nvironmentally friendly way. She went on to study at the institution on a full scholarship.

?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所Despite friends advising her to begin her career in the United States after graduation, Zhou made good on her promise

and returned to Shanghai in 2016. However, she was sidetracked from her original plan and ended up doing bus

iness related to organic food. It was only when she attempted to sell her organ

ic produce in a residential neighborhood in 2018 that she was reminded of her initial calling.?澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

While chatting with the head of the neighborhood committee, she learned that in Ma

rch that year the Shanghai municipal government released a plan to implement household waste sorting.

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?said. “I’m still excited I get to keep living it.”As it is, she was the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professi

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Then, by upsetting five-time champion Venus Williams, who is 39, in the first round of the main event, Gauff became the you

ngest woman to win a match at the All England Club since 1991, when Jennifer Capriati reached the semifinals at 15.

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va, who is 30, before getting past Hercog, 28. When a reporter wanted to know how Gauff might spend the prize money she

‘s already earned of about 175,000 pounds ($220,000), she replied: “I mean, I can’t buy a car, because I can’t drive.”澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网

That made her giggle, as did some of the other things she said at her news conference through a permanent smile, incl

uding her unprompted opening line about Jayden Smith’s new album, her plea for tickets to a Beyonce concert and pok澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网女神会所

ing fun at her mother, Candi, for the way she waved her arms overhead when Friday’s victory was over.

澳门真人线上亚博担保网夜网”Please tell me she’s a meme,” Gauff said. “I’m so excited to go on Instagram.”

Next up: A fourth-round matchup against 2018 French Open champion a

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Other women’s contests Monday will be No. 3 seed Karolina Pliskova a

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stremska against Zhang Shuai, who defeated former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2.

The top half of the men’s draw, meanwhile, saw more in its se

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tting past Hubert Hurkacz 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. No one else on that side of the bracket is ranked higher than 17th; that’s the

spot held by Milos Raonic, who is also the only other player who ever has been to a Grand Slam final.

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hat the ban will be an alarm bell for China, and the Chinese government and domestic comp

anies will accelerate the push for developing core industries, including in chips manufacturing.

“As the division of the telecom industrial chain has become globalized, the US ban will also affect US chipmakers’ income,” the report

said. “Huawei lists 33 US companies among core suppliers, accounting for 36 percent of its total key suppliers.”

A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Sunday morning, the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said.

No casualties or material damages have so far been reported.

The IGP first reported the quake measured 7.2 magnitude. It was recorded at 02:41

am local time (0741 GMT) in the province of Alto Amazonas in northern area of the Loreto region.

Hernando Tavera, head of the IGP, told local media: “The quake has been percei

ved with a fairly large radius, including Lima, Junin, Pasco and Iquitos, where there has been a power cut.”

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icts appear to have a religious or ethnic basis, some scholars believe their root cause may be economic, with ethnic divisio

s serving as a way to exclude other groups from access to scarce resources and opportunities. Whatever its so

urce, inequality of opportunity has a highly disruptive effect on governance and hence growth.

But these obstacles are not insurmountable. For one th

ing, developing countries now have huge potential export markets in middle-inc

ome countries, and no longer depend entirely on advanced economies for access to global markets.

Belt and Road can play vital development role

There is also a renewed awareness of the importance of infrastructure in e

nabling growth. In addition to roads, railways and ports, electricity and digital conn

ectivity are crucial. In this regard, the rapid expansion of cellular wireless technology, combined with the install

ation of high-capacity undersea broadband pipes around Africa, represents major prog

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roject, including Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including on

e from University of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted.

The site will “offer research teams with observation equipmen

t, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services”, he said.

Wu Zhongliang, director of the administra

tion’s Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, said the experimental site will help for

m a “united front” at the national and international level to work on earthquake forecasting.

Referring to earthquake forecasting as a hard nut to crack, Wu said the work can

not see marked progress just in a few days, but forecasting capability will be improved a

s technology develops. “If it’s a war between humans and earthquakes, it’s us that will finally win,” he said

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and external shocks from the long-term trend and to conclude that China’s potential growth rate really is 6-6.5 percent.

Many Chinese economists cite long-term supply-side structural factors-such as demographic agi

ng, environmental degradation, and a lack of progress on reform-to argue that China has simply en

tered a new stage of development, characterized by significantly lower potential growth rates.

Structural factors don’t explain falling growth rate

While this may be true-everyone in China agrees that 9-10 perce

nt annual growth rates are a thing of the past-there is no clear indication of how much Chin

a’s growth potential has actually declined. Long-term supply-side structural factors do not explain, for exam

ple, why the growth rate fell from 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010 to 7.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013.

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