p up reform efforts and spur market vitality, aiming for a steady
and healthy long-term development of the capital markets, according to the spokesperson.亚博体育yb乌托邦
The regulatory commission set up a leadership team for co
亚博体育yb乌托邦mprehensively deepening capital market reforms in March and has held m
ore than 10 meetings to discuss measures for 11 major aspects of reform.
China’s efforts to embrace an era of innovation-led growth h
ave prompted global companies to become more flexible and adept with the亚博体育yb乌托邦
ir new business requirements and approach to remain competitive in the country.
亚博体育yb乌托邦Indications are that such a shift is already happening as mult
inational companies are no longer focusing on just sourcing top professional talent from ou
tside, but also deploying more resources to enhance the skills of their employees t
hrough multi-job training, overseas mobility, talent cultivation and incentive programs.亚博体育yb乌托邦
With China’s economy changing from high-speed gro
wth to high-quality development, Schneider Electric China has
started to enhance digital innovation and created new momentum for the company’s
development, said Zhang Yanyan, senior vice-president for human resources at the company.
“As the business transforms, we have developed new initiatives at the strategic level of huma
n resources by establishing a comprehensive digital talent strategy,” she said, adding it inc
ludes mechanisms such as digital branding, digital talent attraction, customized digital
learning, innovative incentive schemes and retention programs for digital talent.
To support all of that, the human resources management team of Schneider Electric has a
pplied its own digital transformation in performance management, career develo
pment, incentive measures, employee engagement feedback and o
ther processes in China, as well as building a large-size database for people analytics.
All of these initiatives are well organized based on a mature three-pilla
pany’s monetization of games, the timing of online ad recovery, fintech p
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Chinese tech heavyweight Lenovo Group Ltd saw its profit more than double in the quarter which ended in June, on the back of
a record high personal computer market share and strong performance in its internet data center business.亚博体育yb乌托邦
Its profit hit $162 million compared with an average estimate of $154 millio
n by nine analysts, according to data service provider Refinitiv. Its revenue rose to $亚博体育yb乌托邦
12.51 billion, marking year-on-year growth for the eighth consecutive quarter.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, said the Beijing-based company has cemented its positi亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
on as the world’s largest PC maker, grabbing a record 24.9 percent market share in the quarter.
“We have seen robust growth in market segments such as gaming PCs, and light
亚博体育yb乌托邦PCs, with related revenue jumping by about 30 percent year-on-year,” said Yang.
According to him, the company also performed quite well in Japan after it acquired a 5
1 percent stake in Japanese technology firm Fujitsu Ltd’s personal computer business.亚博体育yb乌托邦
“Our enhanced operational efficiency also contributed to our better profit
s,” Yang said. The company’s gross profit margin hit 16.4 percent in the quarter.
Lenovo’s strong performance came as global PC market rebounded from April to亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
June. Year-on-year growth during the quarter reached 4.4 percent, which was nota
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demand, according to data from the market research company International Data Corp.
“Supply for Intel’s processors improved markedly during the quarter, allowing most PC vend亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
ors to fulfill old orders while also shipping a healthy supply of new PCs into the channels,” Jitesh Ub
rani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers, said in a research note.
Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status
Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday that radi亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International
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The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou
ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte
d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.亚博体育yb乌托邦
Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f
rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.
Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da
ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.亚博体育yb乌托邦
“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium
term – on Hong Kong’s status as an international tourism and conference hub,” Leung warned.亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho
ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”
Chinese e-commerce platform JD released its financial results for the second quarter ende
d June 30 on Tuesday, announcing both its income and profit hit a record high for the same period.亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
“JD delivered robust growth in the second quarter across our key metrics of revenue, profitabili
亚博体育yb乌托邦ty, cash flow and customer base,” Sidney Huang Xuande, chief financial officer of JD, said during a conference call.
The Nasdaq–listed company’s net revenue for the Q2 reached 150.3 billion yuan ($21.9 billion), increasing by 22.9 pe
cent from the same period last year, which created a new quarterly record, according to the company’s financial report.亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
It achieved a net service revenue of 16.8 billion yuan in Q2, a rise of 42 percent from the same period last year.
亚博体育yb乌托邦The company’s ordinary shareholders enjoyed a net income of 618.8 million yuan i
n Q2, while they suffered a net loss of 2,212.5 million yuan for the same period last year.
It reported 14 consecutive profitable quarters as the non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders climbed亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
to 3,558.9 million yuan in Q2, a 644 percent jump from 478.1 million yuan in Q2 of last year.
亚博体育yb乌托邦Its operating cash flow for the 12 months ended June 30 gr
ew to 31.8 billion yuan from 16.4 billion yuan for the 12 months ended June 30, 2018.
In addition, the company’s annual active customer accounts increased to 321.3 million in the 12 months ended June 30.亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
Many of JD’s businesses have begun to meet the break-even or even profit in the past few years, Rich
ard Liu Qiangdong, chairman and CEO of JD, said during a conference call, highlighting JD Logistics began to br
eak even after suffering a loss of 2.8 billion yuan last year, according to report by Paper.cn.
In order to maximize the display of?Gaia?and the “moon persp
ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m亚博体育yb乌托邦
oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.
“We have long been conveying the spirit of mankind’s constant desire for exploration. We now hope to let people experi亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag
er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”
When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u亚博体育yb乌托邦
niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.
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ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.
An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit亚博体育yb乌托邦
of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see?Gaia.
Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
ndings.?Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and?Apollo: The Forgotten Films?and the po
pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.
亚博体育yb乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove
ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.
“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based
entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha
n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.
e institutions suggests the EU leaders have agreed to a compromise. This became appa
rent when the candidatures of Manfred Weber of the European People’s Party (a gr亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
亚博体育yb乌托邦oup of Christian democratic and liberal-conservative parties), and Frans Timmermans of the Prog
ressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats were both rejected by some EU member states.
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es in the European Parliament to be elected to the post. In order to strengthen democracy and transparency, the EU ad
opted a lead-candidate-or Spitzenkandidaten-system in 2014, according to which the European Council has
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信to nominate a candidate from the largest group in the new EP to head the commission. Which means the system is desig
ned to ensure a candidate from the largest group in the EP would lead the commission.
The fact that von der Leyen’s candidacy was proposed by French Presid亚博体育yb乌托邦
亚博体育yb乌托邦ent Emmanuel Macron reflects the strong bond between France and Germany. Wh
ile German Chancellor Angela Merkel abstained from the vote on the commission president to avoid any con
flict of interest, countries such as Hungary and Poland supported von der Leyen because Weber and Timmermans hav亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
e made things difficult for the countries by giving negative assessments about them.
Still, the Spitzenkandidaten system is rather weak, because member states are still reluctant to transfer much power to the EU
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信institutions. In particular, the nomination of von der Leyen has broken the institutional balance between the Euro
pean Parliament and European Council, with the member states continuing to accumulate more power.
Von der Leyen’s nomination steered clear of the Spitzenkandidaten process,亚博体育yb乌托邦
and she needed the support of different groups to be elected. Notably, outgoing Eur
opean Council President Donald Tusk called on the Group of Greens and the European Free Alliance to亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
support von der Leyen, as it has won 74 seats and become the fourth-largest group in the EP.
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experience of studying abroad, but some are planning to go overseas
or let their children go,” says Yao Xiaofeng, director of the series. “That’s why we include all the possible scenarios they may face.”
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信ust a century ago, Li Chaoshi (1894-1971), one of the earliest Chinese studying art in Europe, graduated
from the historic Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and landed a teaching job at Sha
nghai Fine Art School. There, not only did he train a generation of home-grown oil painters, but also helped introduce pas亚博体育yb乌托邦
tel drawings. As a result, Lian Yiqin, who was one of his students, developed a keen interest in the art form.
The long-awaited live-action feature?Mulan has become the latest proof of how the magic of traditional Chinese culture still continues to enchant th
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信entire world. The teaser trailer for the film has received over 175.1 million online views worldwide within the first 24 hours.
With the A-list Chinese actress Liu Yifei, or Crystal Liu in English, starring in the titular role,?Mulan?tells of a young Chi
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Shortly after Walt Disney Pictures released the first tr
ailer for?Mulan?during halftime in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, the inte
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信rnet fell into a frenzy, with many praising the film’s role in promoting traditional Chinese martial arts, striving fo
r women’s rights, and more importantly, restoring a true Mulan by giving the lead role to a Chinese actress.
In the 90-second clip, Liu, dressed in traditional Chinese red garb, stunned fans with her spectacular sword-fighting skills.亚博体育yb乌托邦
“Mulan represents the first Chinese princess in Disney’s history, and Liu is the ideal model
for Mulan,” was one of the most popular comments on Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter.亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
Lian later passed this passion for pastel art to his son Lian Fang, a Shanghai-based painter.
Now, dozens of Lian Fang’s pastel works, mostly portraits, are being sh
own at an exhibition,?Pastel,?at Beijing’s Ici Labas gallery, which runs through July 14.
Lian Fang’s paintings present the special charm of pastel drawing. Also, the pain】
ter has incorporated the style of liubai (leaving blanks) from classic Chinese painting into his creations.
Known as the Chicago of China and located alongside the Yangtze River, Wuhan, capital
of Central China’s Hubei province, has been a business hub throughout the nation’s modern history.?亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
In recent years, the city’s Hankoubei area has represented the “Wuhan model”, showing th
?亚博体育yb乌托邦e world how China’s inland regions have found innovative ways to develop their economies.
Since the start of the Age of Exploration in the early 15th century, global
trade has been focused on oceans, and the coastal regions in eastern China have emerged rap?亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
idly over the past century. However, the vast inland regions of China were left behind because of their geographic di
?亚博体育yb乌托邦sadvantages, and lack of transportation and communications channels and platforms.
This situation has been changing in recent years, as the nation is shifting its attention t
o its inland regions, to open them up and integrate them into the world economy.?亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
With the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s international trade is entering an “inland age”.
Hankoubei’s Wuhan model shows how inland regions can open up?亚博体育yb乌托邦
The local government of Wuhan is making efforts to build the Hankoubei area into the nation’s biggest domestic trade center.
?亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所The area is located between the largest railway station in Asia, the largest airport in Central China and the largest deep-water port in Central China.
In September 2016, the Hankoubei International Commodity Trade Center was listed as a national pilot market for fore
ign trade by on-the-scene purchasing, the only such market in Central and western China.?亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所
During the first Wuhan International Commodity Fair of Friendship City, taking place from Nov 14
-16, more than 100 overseas mayors, officials and entrepreneurs visited Hankoubei, where hun?亚博体育yb乌托邦
dreds of kinds of goods from more than 20 countries and regions around the world were exhibited. More than 100 i
nternational buyers were attracted to the event, and about 40 agreements were reached.
?亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所Since its opening-up in 2009, the area has aimed to become a commodity distribution center
for not only Chinese inland regions but the outside world. The Hankoubei wholesale market has gener
ated an annual trade volume of more than 150 billion yuan ($22.9 billion) over the last three years.
spect in a drug-t亚博体育yb乌托邦女神会所rafficking ring, was accused of organizing the gang’s members to traffic more than 100 kil
ograms of heroin into China, said Yan Qiwei, head of the narcotics control department in Guangxi.
Vietnamese police uncovered a major cross-border drug-trafficking case in February last yea
r, and seized 100.8 kg of heroin, which the suspects were planning to traffic into China from Laos via a b
order crossing in Vietnam. Khoi escaped to China, Yan said, but was detained in Huizhou, Guangdong, in October.
In order to curb drug smuggling from the Golden Triangle, China has tightened manageme
nt in border areas and strengthened law enforcement cooperation with Laos, Myanmar and Th
ailand on intelligence sharing and the control of chemicals used in the production of drugs.
inese close-fitting dress cheongsam, also known as qipao, and its buttons.
Freshly baked cranberry scones, two glasses of rose wine and two cups of coffee with foam lattes in a 3D effect, which
can be shaped according to favorite photos provided by guests, are also part of the afternoon tea set.
Guests can add an extra 200 yuan ($30) for a The Palace Gift swallow necklace and ear
ring set, which is a hefty cut from the original price of 699 yuan, according to the hotel.
In addition to this meticulously crafted afternoon treat, a display of The Palace Gift’s Ma
rriage Jewelry Series, co-organized by the two parties, is being held on the hotel’s first floor.
According to the jewelry brand, it takes eight important moments of li
fe – birth, becoming an adult, starting university, getting married, birthdays, moving into a new h