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To bring an end to the protests sparked by the proposed amendments to the special administrative region’s extradit
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ministration’s decision not to restart the suspended legislative process for the amendments, saying the “bill is dead”.
上海千花网女神会所The demonstrations, some of them violent, have threatened the health of the city’s economy and thus the well-being of its resi
dents, and Lam also unveiled a raft of practical initiatives aimed at strengthening communication between th
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It might be demanding too much of those leading the protests to have the kind of vision and political courage exhibited by the chief exec
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ould have the wisdom to realize that persistent political conflict and unrest do not bode well for the city and residents, es
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Hong Kong’s economy has slowed significantly over recent months, with the yea
上海千花网r-on-year GDP growth having eased to 0.6 percent in the first quarter of this year — the
slowest expansion in a decade — as both foreign trade and domestic consumption have been hard hit by the tra
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calation of the social conflict witnessed recently will only further harm Hong Kong’s economy and people’s livelihoods.
上海千花网Yet, the organizers of some of the mass rallies have said they will announce
more protests in the coming days until the bill is officially withdrawn from the legi
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hortage, lack of social upward mobility and the widening wealth gap, which have fueled the social discontent.
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Apple has been expanding its R&D push in China, one of the world’s largest consumer
上海千花网electronics markets. Since 2017, it has established four R&D centers in the country – one each in Beijing, Sh
enzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 million) and em
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More efforts are needed from Chinese companies to explore the potential of massive data as mounting firms globally own “d
上海千花网女神会所ark data” and very few know how to use it, an industry insider said during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Ch
ampions 2019, also known as Summer Davos, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province.
“Many companies or organizations didn’t fully realize the potential of “da
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anization’s systems, devices and interactions”, said Song Haiyan, senior vice-president and general manager of se
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Another challenge for companies using data is that they tend to simply collect d
ata but do not use it to predict something that they don’t even know, she added.
上海千花网女神会所In the wake of such problems, Song said Splunk has integrated some premium solutions, including artificial int
elligence, across the platform to help companies better use “dark data”, as well as predict future outcomes.
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lion for its fiscal first quarter ending April 30 this year, which was a 36 percent increase year-on-year.
“I am glad to see that here in China, companies are putting the use of AI into a higher-than-ever role in their b
usinesses,” she said, adding that she was confident about business growth in the country.
ternational Economic Exchanges, said besides the policies launched to further stimulate c
上海千花网onsumption upgrade, the authorities needed to regulate the consumption environment in elderly car
e, healthcare and information while easing market entry in the healthcare, education and elderly care industries.
上海千花网Foreign companies are also showing a positive attitude toward the Chinese market.
“The implementation of more opening-up policies in the field of consumption is contributing to the shift of China’s econom
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phane Rinderknech, CEO of L’Oreal China, one of the world’s leading beauty products makers.
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ortunities in China. With a continuously improving business environment, consumers’ trust and
our great China dream team, we are confident in making China the number one market for L’Oreal Group in the near fut
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Faced with trade friction with the United States, experts believe consumption will play a major
role in offsetting the negative impact on trade and putting economic growth on a firm footing.上海千花网品茶微信
“China is a market with a population of 1.4 billion and 400 million middle-income earners, and there is a strong dem
and for consumption upgrade,” said Wang Bin, an official at the Ministry of Commerce. “The domestic consumption ma
rket is full of potential and it is China’s biggest advantage to maintain long-term stable development.”
Rural areas offer more consumption potential, according to experts.
“The country’s exports in the first five months (of 2019) had been increasing but at a slower pace… in the future, the trade surp
lus will inevitably narrow,” said Xu Hongcai, deputy chief economist at the China Center for International Economic E
xchanges, arguing that the degree of dependence on foreign trade will decrease.
He said the country needed to turn to domestic demand to power ec
onomic growth, and the country’s ongoing urbanization offered large potential.
e small and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are family businesses and contribute the greater part of the country’s GDP.
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He said the CISMEF is an international event which features the highest level, largest scale and most wid
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America and South America) and Africa have been invited to host the exhibition, with its international influence growing year by year.
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es in industries such as agriculture, and services, to promote and present distinctive local products, industrial investment environment and cultural customs. UNIDO will set up
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Currently, 31 countries, regions and organizations have confirmed their participation and booked 1,028 booths, including South Africa,
UNIDO, Egypt (first time), Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Greece, the UAE, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, Japan, Poland, Sri Lanka, Russia, Sou
th Korea, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Iran, Nigeria, Germany, Indonesia, the USA, Spain, Australia, Qatar, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
上海千花网女神会所Responding to the national strategy of opening up, the fair will host several international pavilions featuring the Belt and R
oad; China-Africa Cooperation Mechanism and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Africa pavilion; Central and Eastern Euro
pe pavilion; Middle East pavilion and Hong Kong; and the Macao & Taiwan pavilion will be set up to present distinctive products and 上海千花网女神会所quality services.
A wide range of practical events, such as the second Asia-Europe SME Financing Seminar, SME Cross-border M
atchmaking Seminar and Business Promotion of Overseas Exhibition Groups and Purchase Presentation, will be held conc
urrently to build a capital, technology and intelligence networking platform for Chinese and foreign SMEs.
With 6,000 standard booths and an exhibition area of 150,000 square meters, the 14th CISMEF is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Info
rmation Technology of the People's Republic of China, the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, the People
's Government of Guangdong Province, the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa and UNIDO.
The FDA, which also regulates the cosmetics and beauty industry, says it is “concerned”
about the growing number of CBD products that make unproven health claims.
Not all cosmetic products need the FDA’s approval before they hit the market, but the FDA c
an take action against companies that claim unsubstantiated health benefits from their products.
It’s estimated that about 64 million US citizens have tried CBD in the past two years,
according to a January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 people.
As for the size of the market, total sales of hemp-based CBD products are expected to
reach $22 billion by 2022, up from $619 million in 2017, according to Brightfield.
“There is high consumer interest in the demand of these products, and there’s a co
mplete lack of regulations in the available landscape,” Paul Armentano, deputy d
This year, PetroChina’s Xinjiang Oilfield Company has been fully develop
ing the Jimsar shale oil field, which boasts 1 billion tons of shale oil reserves, Xinhua reported.
The company has mobilized 36 drilling rigs, started drilling on 47 wells and completed eight wells till now. The daily drille
d footage surpassed 2,000 meters and the total drilled footage reached 160,000 meters.
PetroChina has ramped up exploration efforts on Bohai Bay Basin, Songliao Basin, Ordo
s Basin and Junggar Basin in recent years and shale oil was listed as one of the four exploration goals. Dagang Oilfi
eld, Xinjiang Oilfield, Tuha Oilfield and Changqing Oilfield have been set as important demonstration zones.
Xinjiang Oilfield Company said it planned to mobilize 45 drilling rigs this year to finish drilling nearly 100 wells.