eral public. They are a special commodity, and should not be subject to arbitrary price hikes,” he said at the meeting.

Li called for more measures in line with market principles to上海夜网女神会所

adjust prices so the general public can be assured drug prices are stabilizing.

上海夜网Some experts attributed the shortages to price hikes for active pharmace

ut i cal ingredients, saying that more must be done to boost their production.

Shi Lichen, founder of Beijing Dingchen Consultancy, which specializes in research on the pharmaceutical sector, sai上海夜网女神会所

d many active ingredient producers had been closed for various reasons in the last

few years, and many remaining players in the sector had raised prices due to their market dominance.

上海夜网”There must be more punitive measures from the authorities on price manipulation,” he said.

“Meanwhile, it is important for the authorities to encourage pha

rmaceutical businesses to establish their own production lines for active pharmac上海夜网女神会所

eutical ingredients, so that they can better withstand market risks from the supply end.”

The State Council meeting also emphasized the nee

d to expand imports of much-needed medicines to meet public demand.上海夜网

Medical institutions will face tighter drug use supervision so that basic medicines ha

ve priority in both procurement and utilization. The proportion of basic medicines t上海夜网

o total drug stock will be raised at State-run grassroots hospitals, the statement said.

上海夜网女神会所The Cabinet urged efforts to improve early warning systems for medicine shortages, implement a productio

n suspension reporting system, prompt medical institutions to set inventory warni

ng lines and build up reserves of medicines that might encounter severe shortages.上海夜网

It also called for greater government oversight over drug pricing to p

上海夜网女神会所event unreasonable price hikes. Businesses found to have raised prices unreas

onably will be identified publicly or disqualified from the government procurement network.

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 citizens. Even many Americans disagree strongly with US politicians. The v

iolence part of Hong Kong protesters is what an average American would frown upon.上海千花网

There was a “China is not an enemy” open letter to the US president recently in The Wa

上海千花网shington Post by a group from the academic, foreign policy, military and business communities, overwhelmingly from

the US, including a former US ambassador to China and professors from Yale, MIT and Harvard.

The letter reads in part: “US opposition will not prevent the continued expansion of the Chinese economy, a greater global mar上海千花网女神会所

ket share for Chinese companies and an increase in China’s role in world affairs…. We do not believe Beijing is an ec

nomic enemy or an existential national security threat that must be confronted in every sphere.”上海千花网

It is imperative for the protesters to heal the wound now and clearly stay

away from the rioters. Identify the right crowd and recognize one incontrovertible fact-t

hat Hong Kong is part of China. Upholding the “one country, two systems” principle is the first step toward上海千花网女神会所

restoring the rule of law in Hong Kong. Please do not become the ones you hated most. If Hong Kong becomes hell, you are

contributing to it, for, as the open letter mentioned earlier also says, “Efforts to isolate

China will simply weaken those Chinese intent on developing a more humane and tolerant society.”上海千花网

The wrong crowd cannot represent you, and you are the most unique if you avoid the crowd and turn back now.

The auction of a prominent dragon-shaped building in Pangu Plaza in Beijing bega

上海千花网n with a starting price of more than 5.18 billion yuan ($734 million) on Monday.

The auction, organized by the Beijing No 3 Intermediate People’s Court, is fo

r the 44-story No 5 building of the plaza near the National Stadium-also known as the B上海千花网女神会所

ird’s Nest-on the capital’s north-south axis in Chaoyang district. It will end at 10 am on Tuesday.

Since the court put the building-related information on e-commer

ce platform Taobao in July, the auction has been viewed about 120,000 times.上海千花网女神会所

But as of press time, just two people have registered to participate in the bidding.

According to the auction rules disclosed by the court, every participant should pay 1 billion yuan as a security deposit, a

nd the price will increase by 5 million yuan each time another participant joins.

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 composed of six deputy group leaders and members from State Council departments and bureaus.

The office of the working group is to be located at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, which will上海楼凤女神会所

be in charge of the regular work, and meetings will be convened from time to time as needed.

Beijing has unveiled a three-year action plan to further reform and expa上海楼凤

nd the city’s service industry, the municipal commerce bureau said on Aug 15.

上海楼凤The plan came up with 190 specific measures to open wider in eight fields in the service sector, including science and tech

nology, internet information, finance, education, cultural tourism, health care and professional services.

New measures will be taken in the professional service field to stre上海楼凤女神会所

ngthen international cooperation of professional service organizations such as law firms.

By easing restrictions and allowing wider market access for overseas investors, Beijing

has seen a growing number of new foreign businesses settled, including Toyota Fina上海楼凤

ncial Services and BMW’s new subsidiary for digital solutions, said Yan Ligang, head of the bureau.

The city’s actual use of foreign capital was $8.59 billion in the first half of 2019, with 755 fo

上海楼凤女神会所reign — funded enterprises set up. The added value of the service industry made up 82.8 percent of the city’s GDP.

The growth rate of the government’s fiscal income slipped to 3.1 percent in the year’s first seven months, the slowest in four years.

But moderation in fiscal income will not weaken authorities’ capacity for expa上海楼凤

nsion of fiscal spending in the second half to back economic growth, economists said.

On Friday, the Ministry of Finance reported 12.56 trillion yuan ($1.78 tr

illion) in fiscal revenue in the first seven months, representing a year-on-year g上海楼凤女神会所

rowth rate of 3.1 percent. That’s down from a 3.4 percent growth rate in the first half of the year.

Fiscal spending grew 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 13.8 trillion yuan i

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Parliamentary party leaders in the Senate on Aug 13 decided the date when Prime Minister Gius

eppe Conte would face the vote in parliequested last week by League party leader, Matteo S上海419论坛

alvini. The League party had formed a coalition with Conte’s Five Star Movement.

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ini, whose popularity has been soaring, wants Italians to go to the polls quickly, possibly as early as October.上海419论坛女神会所

Politicians from all the parties in parliament said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will address the S

enate on that day. Conte must offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella if the motion passes.

President Donald Trump will welcome the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to t上海419论坛

he White House on Aug 20. Trump and Iohannis will discuss shared security challe

nges facing the US and Romania and ways to advance trade and energy partnerships.

The visit comes in the 15th year of Romania’s membership of NATO.上海419论坛

Local governments told to provide accurate information to authorities

Authorities have found a series of problems上海419论坛女神会所

while carrying out the third national land survey, warning local gover

nments and natural resource departments to fulfill their responsibilities.

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government supervision team, and involved 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.

In Qinghai province, for example, local natural resources department and sup上海419论坛

ervisory teams were blamed for not taking the field surveys seriously, nor did they urg

e that uncovered problems be corrected in accordance with rules and regulations.

In Yulin, Shaanxi province, entities did not fully carr上海419论坛女神会所

y out the investigation responsibly, resulting in imprecise

outcomes, and county-level authorities deliberately changed and forged mapping data.

“Those cases reflected problems, such as poor quality surveys a上海419论坛nd data accuracy. I hope that will be a w

arning for future work,” said Wang Guanghua, vice-minister of natural resources.

He said the ministry will not tolerate the forging of data.上海419论坛女神会所

The third national land survey was launched in 2017

by the State Council, aiming to thoroughly check the status of the country’s l

and use, collect accurate data, and improve the mechanism of surveys and statistics.

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lved in the assaults on the two mainland residents, said Tse Ch

un-chung, superintendent of the public relations branch of the Hong Kong police. 上海乌托邦

Paul Chan Mo-po, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administ

rative Region, said the government has cut its forecast of the region’s Gross Domestic Pro

上海乌托邦品茶微信duct, which is also known as GDP, to between 0 and 1 percent year-on-year for the whole of 2019. At the beginning of th

is year, the government had predicted GDP for 2019 would have been between 2 and 3 percent.

The downgrade in the forecast was attributed to the negative impact of prolonged pr

otests and violent clashes in the city, as well as the escalation of the Sino-US trade conflict since August. 上海乌托邦

Hong Kong’s GDP recorded a 0.6 percent year-on-year growth for both the first and second quarter of this year.

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 of the Chinese economy and effectively promoted the country’s long-term stable development.

The Nielsen report also found consumers’ personal financial situation and willingness to spend have been robust.上海千花网

In Q2, the sub-index for personal finance increased from 70 in Q1 to 71, hitting a historical high, and local j

上海千花网品茶微信ob prospects and willingness to spend came in at 77 and 61 respectively, the report said.

Sargent said the Chinese government’s efforts to further cut tax an

d lower fees have reduced the cost of enterprises and enhanced their vitality.上海千花网

The consumer trend index for different regions in China remained stable, reaching 124 in the eastern region while the

northern and southern regions achieved steady growth in the past three quarters, the report showed.上海千花网品茶微信

In addition, indices for first, second and third-tier cities all have increased steadily in the past four quarters, part

icularly in the past six months, driven by better personal finance and rising willingness to spend, the report said.

“In the first half of this year, people’s livelihood indicators such as employmen上海千花网

t, costs and income all performed well. Among them, prices were basically stable, and the supply and de

mand of the whole market balanced, boosting residents’ willingness to spend,” Sargent analyzed.

He said the consumption structure of residents was further improved by a change in consumption concept and m上海千花网品茶微信

ode, which gradually released the potential of service consumption demand.

The report also showed 68 percent of Chinese consumers prefer domestic brands, and even for the 62 percent of co

nsumers who would buy foreign brands, domestic brands are still their first choice.上海千花网品茶微信

Cost performance is the main reason why consumers choose domest

ic products, but for them, quality also weighs in higher than price.

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situation in Hong Kong, especially when mounting evidence shows US meddling in China’s dom

estic affairs,” he said. “US warships visiting now would inevitably send a very dangerous message in su上海千花坊女神会所

pport of the rioters, which is detrimental to the city’s peace and stability.”

China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Hong Kong affairs and urged it to stop. While the US has denied th

上海千花坊e accusations, US politicians and media have frequently slandered efforts by Beijing and

the Hong Kong police to maintain social order and voiced their support for the protesters.

“The chaos in Hong Kong has US fingerprints all over it,” Li said. “The US is上海千花坊女神会所

hoping to turn Hong Kong into another source of leverage it can use to pressure China.

China highly values Sino-US ties, but this relationship must be built on the bedrock of the US respecting China’s sovereignty.”上海千花坊

Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Aca

demy of Social Sciences, said the US has been a major external force fueling the current turmoi

l in Hong Kong by funding and training protestors, as well as whitewashing their violent actions.上海千花坊女神会所

“Denying port visits means China is very displeased with the deep US involvement in its domestic affairs,” Yuan said.

上海千花坊China’s consumer trend index, released by global market consultancy Nie

lsen to measure consumer confidence, remained high in the second quarter of this year.

Maintaining a reading of 115 from Q1, an index reading of above 100 indicates consumers are optimist上海千花坊女神会所

ic regarding local job prospects, personal finance and willingness to spend, a Nielsen report showed.

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the stability of employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and dom

estic investments, the country’s economic structure has constantly improved and the end上海千花坊女神会所

ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.

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 to assess exchange rates, not the US Treasury Department,” said Z

hu Jun, director of the International Department of the People’s Bank of China, the central ba上海后花园

nk, at the China Finance 40 Forum on Saturday. The CF40 is a nongovernmental, nonprofit think tank.

上海后花园女神会所The IMF has long been committed to promoting international financial stability

and currency cooperation, redressing the imbalances of international payments, Zhu said.

Citing previous market performance, Zhu said the yuan has depreciated against the dollar fo上海后花园

llowing Washington’s renewed threat of tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Similarly, the yuan fluctuations earlier this m

onth were a natural market reaction, resulting from trade tensions that have been escalated by the US, she said.

上海后花园The yuan weakened to above 7 per dollar for the first time in more than a decade last week,

after Washington’s threat to slap 10 percent tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept 1.上海后花园女神会所

Shortly after the yuan fell beyond the psychological threshold, the US Treasury Departme

nt declared that China was manipulating its currency to achieve unfair trade advantage.上海后花园

Zhu said that despite the trade tensions over the past year and a hal

f, China has never used exchange rates to respond to external disruptions.

The IMF report, referring to last year’s performance of the yuan, also said that even上海后花园女神会所

though the Chinese currency depreciated against the dollar fairly rapidly

from mid-June to early August, it was “broadly stable” against a basket of benchmark currencies.上海后花园

Moreover, the Chinese monetary authorities took measures, including reintroducing a countercyclical adjus

tment factor, to resist depreciation pressure during that period, according to the report, which is based on the IMF’s latest

上海后花园女神会所Article IV consultation with China, a review of the Chinese economy that concluded on July 31.

The IMF report released last week suggests that the US labeling simply doesn’t hold water, said Yu Yongding, a se

nior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a consultant for the CF40 forum.上海后花园女神会所

The IMF report provides evidence that, rather than artificially depreci

ating the yuan for trade advantage, as the US administration alleged, China has shown a

pattern of commitment to keeping the yuan generally in equilibrium at an adaptive

level, said Liu Chunsheng, an associate professor at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.

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Yutu 2’s scientific missions include surveying terrain, detecting minerals

China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover has entered its eighth period of dormancy on the moon’s far side and is in上海千花坊

good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.

上海千花坊女神会所In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second

movable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on W

ednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.上海千花坊

Before its dormancy, the machine had traveled 271 meters on the lunar surface, more than dou

上海千花坊女神会所ble the distance covered by Yutu, which reached the moon in December 2013 and worked there until July 2016.

The administration said that on the lunar day that just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, wh

ich has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.上海千花坊

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar

night, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.

上海千花坊女神会所Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the Xi

chang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourth

lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.上海千花坊

The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3 and then released Yutu

2, the world’s seventh moon rover, and also the first to get to the far side and survey th上海千花坊女神会所

e South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.

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 make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch.

Online media registration for the second China International Import Expo opened on Friday.上海乌托邦女神会所

The registration system at media.ciie.org will be accessible until September 30.

When registering for a media pass, foreign journalists who will be travelling to China to cover the event need to spe

上海乌托邦cify their outlet in the “foreign media organizations” listing under the media organization category, and select the “for

eigners for temporary stay in China” option when entering their personal information.

After signing up online, the system will generate a confirmation letter f上海乌托邦

or foreign journalists to apply for a J-2 visa at Chinese embassies, consulates or visa age

上海乌托邦女神会所ncies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in their countries.

Resident foreign journalists in China will also need to register in the system, and selec

t the “foreigners for permanent stay in China” option when filling out their information.上海乌托邦

Epstein was housed in the Special Housing Unit, even as guards are requir

上海乌托邦女神会所ed to remove prisoners on suicide watch from the unit, according to a Twitter post by Preet Bharara, a former US

Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The SHU separates inmates such as accused sex of

fenders deemed likely to be harmed by other prisoners from the general population.上海乌托邦

Epstein had been confined to the correctional center while he appealed a district judge’s refusal to let him

live under 24-hour guard in his opulent townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

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