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w amendment bill, long pronounced dead and therefore no longer an issue.
上海乌托邦A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Brendt Christensen, a former University of Illinois doct
oral student, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the kidnapping and killing of Chinese scholar
Zhang Yingying after a jury said it was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty.上海乌托邦品茶微信
“The jury has spoken, and the trial is over, but Yingying is not
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“We ask the defendant to unconditionally tell us what he knows about Yingying’s location,” the father said. “If you have any上海乌托邦
humanity left in your soul, please help end our torment. Please let us bring Yingying home.”
上海乌托邦品茶微信He said that although the family does “not agree with that result (referring to the jury
‘s decision), we accept that he will spend the rest of his life in prison, which still reflects our loss in a meaningful way”.
“We hope that every day he spends in prison h
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US District Court Judge James Shadid addressed Christensen, who d
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The radicals are actually trying to advance their own political agenda by exploiting the controversy surrounding the bill.
Unfortunately some inherently idealistic and impulsive young people, who harbor discon上海乌托邦
tent about social inequality, have been manipulated by these political radicals to unleash violence.
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At a time when the future of their city is threatened by lawlessness, the s
ilent majority of Hong Kong has every reason to come out and defend their home.
service provider Neuron Mobility signed an agreement with Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Dev
上海品茶微信女神会所elopment Co, a joint venture operator, to set up a smart urban mobility innovation center in the knowle
dge city to support its research and development activities as well as global operations.
The innovation center project also involves a third partner, Ascendas Onehub GKC, wh上海品茶微信
ich runs about 600,000 square meters of residential and commercial floor space in SSGKC.
上海品茶微信女神会所According to the agreement, Neuron plans to launch the pilot project in SSG
KC to test out transportation solutions to the “last mile” problem in China.
The so-called last mile issue refers to a common concern of metro commuters, afte上海品茶微信女神会所
r they get out of a subway exit and face walking the last stretch to their offices.
上海品茶微信Also on the same site, the SSGKC Administrative Committee signed an importa
nt agreement with the SSGKC Investment and Development Co to carry out a three-year training program.
This aims to learn from Singapore’s advanced experience and successful practi上海品茶微信女神会所
上海品茶微信ces, to train top professionals for the knowledge city and for Huangpu district, where SSGKC is located.
Dynamic, high-value city
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al competitiveness and a desirable place to work and live,” a leading official of the city said.
上海品茶微信女神会所Located in the core area of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, SSGKC is 25 kilometers from Gua
ngzhou Baiyun International Airport and almost 35 km from downtown Guangzhou, Guangdong’s capital.
Besides the completion of a subway network linking SSGKC to th上海品茶微信
e rest of Guangzhou by the end of this year, in the future the area will also be connected to othe
r cities and provinces by eight rail lines, five roads and seven urban expressways.上海品茶微信女神会所
“We have favorable locations, a strong research institute, a State-leve
l pilot zone for IP protection and improved transportation network and efficient op上海品茶微信
erations, which ensure SSGKC will be an ideal destination for investment,” the official added.
上海品茶微信女神会所SSGKC is designed to cover a total greenfield area of 123 sq km. But ab
out half of the area has been earmarked for urban use, during the 15 to 20 year devel
opment period from the 2010 ground-breaking ceremony, while the other half will be preserved as green spaces.
anel discussions regarding future cooperation and development between the two countries, the organizers said.
An estimated 250 guests from Singapore and China attended, following the Singapore-Gu上海后花园品茶微信
angdong Collaboration Council’s ninth meeting, which was held the morning of the same day.
A series of agreements were signed during the meeting.
上海后花园Among them was a memorandum of understanding for the develo
pment of an international artificial intelligence innovation center funded by TUS Fina
ncial Group from China and Ascendas-Singbridge Group from Singapore.上海后花园
In response to the Chinese government’s drive to create an international in
上海后花园品茶微信dustry innovation hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the center is pl
anned to be built at the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and leverage its research and develo
pment resources to achieve breakthroughs in core chip technologies, local officials said.上海后花园
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is located in the Guangzhou Development District.
上海后花园品茶微信The Guangzhou Development District Talent Work Group and the East Asian Institute at Natio
nal University of Singapore also signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the meeting.
Both parties agreed to enhance connectivity to create an intern上海后花园
ationally renowned think tank brand together, by pooling the ideas of experts, planning re
上海后花园search and holding a series of activities such as forums, meetings and seminars to promote exchanges.
The projects are expected to contribute to the kn
owledge city’s sustainable growth and join its already considerable facilities.上海后花园品茶微信
The China National Intellectual Property Administration
has established a patent examination cooperation center within the knowledge c
ity. The facility contributed one-fifth of the total number of annual patent examinations processed in China.上海后花园品茶微信
In addition, SSGKC is also the first in China to set up a national-level Belt and Road Intellectual Property Services Center.
Together with an IP-dedicated court and provincial centers for IP protection上海后花园品茶微信
and services, the facilities have helped SSGKC create a comprehensive IP system.
Xiamen International Cruise Home Port in East China’s Fujian province has registered a record
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Superstar Gemini, operated by Xiamen port partner Star Cruises上海419论坛女神会所
, has berthed at the port’s Dongdu International Cruise Terminal for its 17th operation since May.
上海419论坛Having hosted over 3,500 passengers this year, it is expected
to have 70 operations this year, marking its longest cruise season in history.
“We’ve seen the cruise tour boom this year because we have deve上海419论坛女神会所
loped a Spring Festival season cruise, and cruise services to Taiwan reopened this May.
上海419论坛”Meanwhile the Belt and Road course is growing popul
ar among tourists thanks to the geographical advantage of our port,” said
Yang Lili, deputy general manager of Xiamen International Cruise Home Port Group.上海419论坛女神会所
In early April the reconstruction of Xiamen International Cruises’ berths was completed.
上海419论坛The total length is over 1,400 meters, including a 150,000-ton, two
80,000-ton and a 3,000-ton berths which can simultaneously accommodate three or fou
r medium and large cruise ships – including the world’s largest 225,000-ton cruise ship.上海419论坛女神会所
“After the reconstruction, the entire cruise service has been greatly improved. The fir
上海419论坛st Chinese-funded cruise ship, Gulangyu, will come into service in September.
“A 130,000-ton ship named Glory will also be brought into o
peration in Xiamen, marking a new area of giant cruises,” Yang Lili said.上海419论坛女神会所
The provincial government also rolled out a scheme this May to spur cruise ship growth by 2035, with
the aim of establishing a preliminary layout of harbors and shipping lines.上海419论坛女神会所
It is hoped the move will provide for a sustainable, secure and reliable emergency system.
uding canteens, dorms, labs and classrooms,” he said. “But the toughest part to tackle was the l
ack of education resources, school culture and modern teaching methods for a holistic education.上海龙凤
“That’s why we are here to bring both knowledge and new insights to the te
上海龙凤品茶微信achers and children, and to broaden their minds through courses and training.”
As an example, he said the team offers lectures on artificial intelligence to equip students with rapidly developing knowledge.
Fu has also organized after-school class every Saturday for over 100 students who are struggling academically. They are from a ho
me funded by a local charity and are enrolled in primary school at the Shanghai Experimental School.上海龙凤
Considering that these children receive no care from family, team members often visit the house to hold a
上海龙凤ctivities like birthday parties and to conduct exercises. Fu also adopted a 2-month-old boy from the house in 2016.
Children at the welfare house regard Fu and the other 39 Shanghai teachers as their Sha上海龙凤品茶微信
nghai fathers. In 2017, they expressed their appreciation for the team members in a poem entitled Love of Angel.
上海龙凤”You bring us a sunny sky, and our lives have become bright and colorful,” the poem said.
Led by Fu, a teacher training center and an online platform for educational resource sharing have been上海龙凤
built in Shigatse, where local teachers can share insights with their Shanghai peers and hold teaching activities online.
This year, an alliance was formed among eight high schools in Shanghai and 10 in Tibet to exchange quality education resources.
上海龙凤品茶微信”We are really thankful for Fu and his team who have helped build a
more skilled and qualified teaching and management faculty, and who have hel
ped improve student achievement,” said Liu Qiang, vice-principal of Shanghai Experimental School in Shigatse.上海龙凤
Though his stay in Tibet will end in August, Fu said he will keep spreading Shanghai education experiences to Tibet and focu上海龙凤品茶微信
sing on the development of education in more areas inhabited by ethnic minority groups in China.
hinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise
when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer.上海千花坊品茶微信
For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be jo
上海千花坊ining their fellow professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the
capital Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.
Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2006 when officers from Hungary became the first forei上海千花坊品茶微信
gn law enforcement officials invited to take part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assis
上海千花坊品茶微信t their Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.
In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the s
treets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line
s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊
In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.
上海千花坊品茶微信Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.
In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chinese vis
itors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.上海千花坊
“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monume
上海千花坊nts and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.
International police organization Interpol has praised the Safe Tourism Season initiative as an example of the be
st international police practice, and China’s ambassador in Zagreb, Xu Erwen, said the inclusion of Chinese po上海千花坊品茶微信
lice in the project confirms the two countries’ traditional friendship and cooperation.上海千花坊
A generation on from the brutal war that broke out in the aftermath of the collapse of the for
mer Yugoslavia, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula are proving to be of increasing interest to China in a variety of ways.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin
g, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a meeting highli上海419
ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin
上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation
and supervision in a creative way to better contribute to China’s economic and social development as well as reforms.上海419
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e and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a recent instruction.
上海419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du
ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.
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上海419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.
The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X
said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.上海419品茶微信
The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t
he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.上海419
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ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.
hina will shorten the time required for reviewing applications of high-value patents and for trademark registrations as pa
上海乌托邦品茶微信rt of its effort to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and improve the business climate, the State
Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, decided on Wednesday.上海乌托邦
“Further enhancing the protection of intellect
ual property rights is crucial to improving our property rights protection system. It is re
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Those attending the meeting on Wednesday decided to intensify law enforcement action in intellectual property上海乌托邦品茶微信
rights protection and stressed that all types of market actors must be treated as equals.
Efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking and verifying infrin上海乌托邦
gements and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks and copyrights will be accelerated.
上海乌托邦品茶微信It was decided that special campaigns against violations of IPR-related law will be carried o
ut and severe punishment involving hefty fines will be meted out to combat all IPR infringement.
International cooperation in IPR protection will be enhanced to make it easier for上海乌托邦
companies to obtain intellectual property rights and their protection overseas.
The government will advance revision of the Patent Law and the Copyright Law, the new上海乌托邦品茶微信
round of comprehensive revision of the Trademark Law and revision of the implement
上海乌托邦ing regulations of the Patent Law. The cost for breaking the law will be significantly raised.
IPR-related services will be improved, the meeting decided. Smart s
ystems of patent examination and trademark registration will be developed at a faster pace.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The goal is to shorten, by year’s end, the time needed for reviewing appl
ications of high-value patents to within 17.5 months, and the average review period for trad上海乌托邦
emark registration to within five months. The quality of IPR registrations will also be improved.
of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariffs on $
4 billion worth of European Union goods, the trade conflict between the US and the EU has inten上海419论坛
sified. And if the US makes good the threat it issued on July 1, the additional tariffs would cover $25 billion of EU goo
上海419论坛品茶微信ds－in April the US had decided to impose additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU products. In addition, the US ad
ministration launched a Section 301 investigation against the digital service tax of France on July 10.
Washington’s move seems to have roots in the 15-year-old dispute ove上海419论坛
r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari
ffs to exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global
上海419论坛品茶微信market and the jobs in the US plane manufacturing industry could be protected.
The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “thre
e zeros”－zero tariff, zero tariff barriers and zero subsidy－for non-auto industrial products.上海419论坛
Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agricu
上海419论坛品茶微信ltural products, the negotiations remain mired in uncertainty, although Washington comp
elled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.
As US President Donald Trump prepares to launch his re-election campai
gn, he is trying to mitigate US farmers’ sufferings, as the votes from the agricultural belts helpe上海419论坛品茶微信
d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to
help offset their losses due to the US’ trade disputes with China, the EU and other eco上海419论坛
nomies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agr
上海419论坛品茶微信icultural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.
However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf
acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m
ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo
ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.
Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws
The United States has challenged the authority of the World Trade Organization by ignoring a上海419
WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.
上海419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised countervailing measures imposed by t
he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.
However, the US failed to comply with the WTO ruling and上海419
accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.
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e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信
“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.
Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信
The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
上海419reate a fair and stable international trading environment for companies from both countries.
“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c上海419品茶微信
orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419
de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.