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Dutch lighting specialist Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, was responsible for the illumination. The com

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mpany’s leadership in unlocking the potential of connected lighting to transform cities.

“The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid

way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.

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uros ($7.21 billion) in sales last year, Signify is rated by multiple market agencies including the D

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Rondolat said Signify is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landm

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cted to save the city 50-70 percent of its annual lighting costs compared to areas using conventional lighting.

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nce China’s smart city initiative, such as Li-Fi lighting, horticultural products for

city farms, a newly launched internet of things platform and the Philips Hue, a smart lighting system for homes.

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Re-weighting of indexes 上海会所affect capital flows

Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they inten

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Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MSCI上海会所品茶微信

Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la

上海会所rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent-a significant inc

rease from the current 0.7 percent-of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.

The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese mainland’s benchmarks 20 years ago, has elevated Chi上海会所

na’s A-shares to emerging market status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon f

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And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-den上海会所

ominated government and policy bank bonds as a constituent on April 1. Other index providers, such as the FTSE R

ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.上海会所品茶微信

The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a

sizable share of the investible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tr

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other investors. And the re-weighting of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capit

al across emerging markets. As a result, China’s asset market will inevitably become more important for glo上海会所

bal investors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.

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An increased weighting for China’s securities in these indexes in the MSCI would me

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nvestors searching for emerging opportunities, it potentially represents bad news for other emerging markets.

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At 18, he took a cargo 上海千花网Taiwan to learn Chine

 the ship the captain suggested that he should have a Chinese name.

“He named me Gao Tianrui, based on the pronunciation of my English name,” he said.上海千花网女神会所

After Taiwan he worked in several places, including New York, Singapore and a 12-year stint in Hong Kong.

上海千花网Crossman first came to the Chinese mainland in 1981, when he went to Shanghai and Suzhou in Jiangsu province.

“Wherever I went, I had at least 30 people following me, asking about Hong Ko

ng, how much I earned and how I felt about the victory of the Chinese women’s volleyball上海千花网

team,” he said. In 1981, the Chinese women’s volleyball team won the world championship for the first time.

上海千花网女神会所His first visit to Beijing was six years later on business. “There were few cars and lots of bicycles on the roads.”

Crossman and his family moved to Beijing in 1997, when the traffic was heavier a

nd the city busier. “There were only two subway lines, with no air conditioning,” he said.上海千花网

Since then he has lived and worked in Beijing.

上海千花网女神会所His parents separated when he was young, and he lived in many

different places in the US, so he never felt like he had a regular home there.

I had no hometown in the United States,” he said. “Your home is where your things are. In this sense, Beijing is my home.”

Crossman can make traditional Beijing bean-paste noodles, and when he goes to a restaurant, he ord上海千花网

ers dumplings, mashed eggplant and fermented bean curd, a traditional Beijing dish.

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The Hot and Spicy Festival, an annual two-day gourmet event hosted by the Beijin

ger, will offer delicious spicy foods from around the world in Beijing from April 20-21.上海会所

The event at Galaxy Soho in downtown will have a series of enterta

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Visitors will find spicy food from China, Mexico, the

US, the Philippines, Peru, Morocco, India, etc., offered by more than 40 vendors.

It’s the time of year when diverse cultures from around the world meet in Beijing.上海会所

From East to West, pop to traditional, opera to dance, drama to exhibitions, and music to go

urmet, the 2019 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will have more than 50 cultural activities on offer.上海会所品茶微信

This year’s festival will gather nearly 600 artists from 25 counties and regions, from Apr

il 25 to May 25. They will grace major theaters and art centers in the capital, such as the National Center for the Pe

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The Guan Hanqing Grand Theater recently opened on the bank of the East Lake in Baoding, Hebei province. With an aerial view

that resembles a conch shell, the theater is now bringing harmonious melodies to the local residents.上海会所

For its opening performance on March 16, the theater staged The Red Lantern (Ho

ngdeng Ji), a modern Chinese opera performed by the National Peking Opera Company.上海会所品茶微信

The Red Lantern is among one of the eight representative yangbanxi, a series of revolution-themed

上海会所modern Peking Opera and ballet works produced during the “cultural revolution” (1966-76).

Using the performance techniques of traditional Peking Opera, it tells the

story of how the Communist Party members risked their lives to transfer coded me

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According to Jiang Qihu, an actor from the National Peking Opera Company, The Red La

ntern was so well-known in the 1960s that almost everybody could sing a few lines from it.

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Four concerto concerts, w上海乌托邦red Ma and Wu, we

e held in New York from March 6-9, marking the US (United States) pr

emiere of Chinese composer Zhao Lin’s A Happy Excursion, a concerto for cello, orchestra a上海乌托邦

d the Pipa. “I was thrilled when I saw so many Westerners watched our performances,” recalls Wu.

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killed than the older generation of performers. She suggests the young people should b

etter understand traditional Chinese culture. Why? Someday, when the young artists perform the traditional Chinese m上海乌托邦

usic on the global stage, they will realize the significance of seeking the roots of the traditional Chinese culture.

Wu cannot remember how many times she has staged performances,上海乌托邦

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e audience was so quiet that I could even hear their breath. My heart was filled with delight when I noticed they wer

e responsive to my hands’ movements when I played the pipa. I felt I was lucky to find such a keenly appreciative au

dience,” recalls Wu. “As most of the residents had little chance for entertainment, they considered my上海乌托邦品茶微信

oncert a ‘great event’ in their lives. I was deeply touched by their respective, pious attitude.”

Wu’s zest to perform inspires her to make continuous efforts to pursue artistic perfection, so m

ore people from around the world will be impressed by the unique artistic beauty of the pipa.上海乌托邦

Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical m

usic performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melody featuring cul

tural uniqueness to mark the 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The “Maritime Silk Road Legend Concert 2019” was held in conjunction with marking the 45 years of the diplo

matic relations between the two countries, as we

ll-known conductor Tang Muhai guiding the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra conveyed the meaning of Chin上海乌托邦

ese traditional culture and friendship to the Malaysian people through classical music.

The performance drew hundreds of audience including senior Mala

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ture as well as Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and Education Minister Maszlee Malik.

In his message to the performance, Mohamaddin said he believed that the perf

ormances would greatly enhance bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and China.

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ong province; Nanjing, in Jiangsu province and Changsha, in Hunan province, till the end

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Lin, who was born in Pingtung, Taiwan, joined a rock band while in hig

h school and performed in local pubs before launching his career as a singer.

He took his first steps to stardom by winning the first season of the One Mil 上海419品茶微信

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haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.

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nt of Justice, said the interim rule would set a “new bar” for immigrants “by

placing further restrictions or limitations on eligibility for aliens who seek asylum in the United States.”

The American Civil Liberties Union called the new rule “patently unlawful” and vowed to file a lawsuit.上海后花园女神会所

The rule would make it all but impossible for applicants seeking p

rotection from persecution unless they first apply for asylum in “third count

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It was just short of a “nuclear option, close to something like shutti

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for Immigration Studies, which supports increased immigration restrictions.

上海后花园uatemala, which both sends migrants the United States and receives Hondurans and Salvadorans passing through, said on Sunday it wo

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terally convert Mexico into a designated “safe third country,” a status that would

oblige it to offer asylum to those who entered its territory en route to the United States.

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Which shows Western, especially US, politicians and

media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu

man rights as a weapon to attack China so they can hide their own atrocious human rights records.

Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su

ch as human rights to criticize China, but what they’re really after is China’s sovereignty. In pa

rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.

If governments and people across the world want to safeguard huma

n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag

ainst each other, respect cultural diversities and realize that human rights are really ab

out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.

of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t

hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e

nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:

State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co

mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.

After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits

as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.

Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel

ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.

Especially, in the past round of SOE reform, many retirees were allo

wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub

sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.

Money from the SOEs has long been considered an important way to supplement the social security fund. Howev

er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this

year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account

s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.

There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government

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at change of tack by the RBA is keeping the Australian dollar under control despite sky-high commodity prices.”

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I hope that entrepreneurs 上海419论坛nd China can seize

 the new round of opening-up opportunities in China, strengthen cooperation and coordination to push Si

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Keidanren, said Japan and China should work together to achieve sustainable an

d inclusive development of world economy and contribute to its peace and prosperity.

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A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United S

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The operation is similar to ones conducted regularly since 2003 that often produce hundreds of arrests. It is slightly unusual

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Obama and Trump administrations have targeted families in previous operations.

Zhu Yue, chairman of China Health and Elderly Care Group who a

ttended the meeting, told China Daily that the economies of the China an

d Japan are highly complementary so cooperation will only be mutually beneficial.

Taking the elderly care sector as an example, Zhu said that China has a huge m

arket and is starting to face an aging society while Japan is very experienced and h

ad high technologies, so “cooperation will definitely benefit the people of the two countries”.

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