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 port300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
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
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊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.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所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 sobe300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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 and300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
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.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所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.
e to coerce China into reaching a deal on his terms if more pain can be inflic
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所ted on the country through use of even higher tariffs. “China should not retaliate — will o
nly get worse!” he tweeted on Monday after raising tariffs on $550 billion in Chine
se imports. It sounds like he wants to push the “war of attrition” forward, even at the cost of US businesses.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
Hopefully, the US companies’ pleas for a truce — in the form of their ap
plications for license to continue business as usual — will incentivize Washin
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊gton to have second thoughts on the future relations between the world’s two largest economies.
Experts say restoring order key to halting economic damage and global spillover
Leading financial agencies, economists worldwide and Hong Kong officials have issued f300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
resh warnings on the city’s potential for recession and the spillover effects on the global economy, as the mon
thslong turmoil in the key trade hub continues to dampen market confidence and disrupt business operations.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
They say that ending violence and resuming social order is the
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊top priority amid early signs that global economic prospects could plummet.
In the latest escalation of violence, protesters used weapons including gasoline bombs to attack the police over t
he weekend, destroyed shops in the city and sabotaged the innovation, science and technology sectors, Hong Kong Special300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told a news conference on Tuesday.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊The SAR’s exports in July saw a year-on-year drop of 5.7 percent, while imports in the same period plummeted 8.7 percent,
the SAR government’s Census and Statistics Department disclosed on Monday.
Japan’s leading brokerage, Nomura Securities, said in a research note on Monday, “We are con300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
cerned that the ongoing political tensions in HK are now affecting the key pillars of the economy (s
uch as retail sales, tourism, property prices) and thus the outlook of corporate earnings.”
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 utiliz300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊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 vil300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
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, includi300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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.”300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊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.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
“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 and300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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 bran300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
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.
and 4 high-resolution Earth-observation satellites as well as the weather
?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所satellite Fengyun 3C－that are available for duties under the charter,” Guo said.
Over the past two weeks, China’s satellites took photographs of flood-stricken region
s in India. China provided those images, together with previously taken pictures of the same places, to the In?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
dian Space Research Organization to assist with the neighboring nation’s recent flood relief efforts.
?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊Vivek Singh, a spokesman for the space research group, told Xinhua on Thursday that India appreciated China’s
help in the disaster-relief efforts and that such mutual assistance was a good example of international cooperation.
?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊As of Sunday, the death toll in India’s flood-hit states had risen to more than 200. At least 11 million people have been directly affected.
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is a worldwide collaboration platform, throug
h which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. It has 61 contributing satellites operated by 17 c?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
harter members, including the European Space Agency and United States Geological Survey.
?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊China signed the charter in May 2007 and first called for assistance under the charter in July of that year when deva
stating floods ravaged central and eastern parts of the country, according to the China National Space Administration.
To date, China has invoked the charter 24 times and obtained a significant amount of satellite d?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
ata for post-disaster relief efforts, according to information published on the charter’s website.
?300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所The most recent time China activated the charter was in June last year when it asked for as
sistance to monitor a serious forest fire in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
?which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信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.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊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, especi300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
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 enviro300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信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.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信The draft proposal is expected to help boost hybrids as well, to which Japanese carmakers have devoted much time and money.
For instance, an electric car that can run 350 kilometers on one charge would earn 5 credits for300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信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.
Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto,?La Joie de la Sou
ffrance?(The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the
Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.
“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled?Gateways,?the first recording of the Shanghai Sy
mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
iolin concerto,?La joie de la sufferance?and?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements).300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements) and?Iris De
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s?Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu?(a bowed two-string instrument) and
orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
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 m300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信ilar vein, health-advocacy organization PATH is working with the Tanzanian government to test machine-lea
rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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 ma300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊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 und300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
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 re300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
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 sing300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
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 D300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
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.
l cars, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and fuel-cell commercial cars.
Since 2018, with an updated policy, the authorities have been rolling out lists of specific300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
NEVs and small engine vehicles regularly for them to get tax cuts or exemptions.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊Cui said the extended tax exemption to more NEVs this time will especi
ally better support the development of commercial NEVs, whose owners are m
ore sensitive to prices and taxes, because they usually own a large number of such vehicles.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
Inclusion into the newest tax exemption list also endorses the quality and technical
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊capabilities of such NEVs, which will help the manufactures to build brand image and attract customers, he said.
Qiu Kaijun, an industry observer and founder of Evobserver, an influential social med300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所
ia platform in the NEV industry, said the vehicle and vessel tax cut measures are part of the authorities’ bro
ader efforts to boost the development of the NEV industry, as they aim to encourage purchases of NEVs, although t300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
he effects are not as influential as other incentives including financial subsidies and rebates of purchase tax.
The NEV industry in China has been developing very fast in recent years, as the co300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
untry pushes forward with efforts to build a globally competitive automobile industry.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所There are two main points that Chinese audiences are unhappy with. First, in the trailer there are shots of Fujian, which is ab
out 3,000 kilometers away from historical home of Mulan in history. Second, the heroine Mulan, starring Cr
ystal Liu, wears heavy makeup that is appealing to Westerners’ eyes, not Chinese eyes.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
Perhaps the criticism is unfair as Disney has designed the movie to please Western audiences, who c
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊女神会所are more about the story than the historical facts. That’s why Chinese audiences should not expect the f
ilm to have accurate Chinese elements even though the story is Chinese and almost all the leading actors are Chinese or
at least ethnic Chinese. It shows Chinese elements through the eyes of Westerners.
In 2018, NEV sales in China maintained robust growth of 61.7 percent
year-on-year, although the broader auto market sales contracted 2.8 percent year-on-y
ear, according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
For the January-May period this year, China’s NEV production and s
ales reached 480,000 units and 464,000 units, up 46 percent and 41.5 percent y
ear-on-year, respectively, according to Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology.
China had 340 million motor vehicles by the end of June this year, while the number of NEVs had reached 3.44 mi
llion, according to figures released by the Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday.
ceed 4 trillion yuan, making it the second largest in the world. The annual revenue of the food service
and hospitality market has grown at double digits, providing a big opportunity for Ecolab.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
And the second is around water management. This is where Ecolab brings things like the total water management capability.
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信”In China, we’re looking at the end use of water. And we’re leveraging out digital technologies like our 3D TRASARTM platfo
rm, where we bring digitally connected devices into industrial cooling, boiler environments, and can reduce w300元微信红包群无押金千花坊
ater usage by up to 30 percent. Besides, we’re also introducing international standards on water management into the Chi
na market, in a bid to upgrade the framework and bring corporate water management to the next level,” said Wyant.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
Ecolab and its client Nestlé are frontrunners on this, from settin
300元微信红包群无押金千花坊g up a systematic water management approach for protecting the Taihu basin to achie
ving the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard certification in 15 drinking water factories.
The last focused area, according to Wyant, is healthcare. The co
mpany is in talks with some of the leading hospitals on better managing infectious diseases.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
“China is the best place to learn how to be agile, how to be fast, how to be market focused, so we think we bring global know-
how, global innovation with the willingness to invest in local Chinese capabilities and stay relevant,” said Wyant.300元微信红包群无押金千花坊品茶微信
Apple Inc said it has supported more than 5 million jobs in China through its local companies,
research and development centers, local suppliers and third-party mobile application developers on its App Store.
The United States tech giant said that it derived about 20 percent of its global revenue from China in 2018, up $7 billion from a year ago.
It has set up nine companies in China, with 71 branches nationwide. It also had 51 retail stores acro
ss the country by the end of 2018, Apple added in its latest China corporate social responsibility report.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro com
puter in China, shifting production of its only major device assembled in the US to China
Jeremy Jurgens, at the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum.