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A two-month-old baby with serious illnesses was rushed by land and air from Enshi, Central China’s Hubei province, to Wuhan Chil
dren’s Hospital, 500 kilometers away, to receive urgent treatment by way of Yichang, a city in between.上海夜生活
The boy, nicknamed Xiaoen, is an abandoned infant. About a month ago on June 16, he was discovered under a bri
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One day later, the staff at the welfare home found Xiaoen’s face had turned blue and上海夜生活
purple and he was short of breath. He was soon taken to the central hospital of Enshi.
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nesses, including congenital heart disease, pulmonary infection and pulmonary arter上海夜生活
ial hypertension. Treatments to strengthen the heart, help him urinate and control infection were given to the baby boy.
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ospital, a higher-level facility in the province’s capital, Wuhan, and asked for assistance.
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The distance from Enshi to Wuhan exceeds 500 kilometers. It would take at least eight ho
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be loaded with the medical equipment necessary to keep the baby alive during transport.
At last, the Wuhan Children’s Hospital decided to employ a medical rescue helicopter to transport the sick baby. It carries上海夜生活品茶微信
a ventilator, infusion pump, ECG monitor and many other medical devices and the trip to Enshi would only take two hours.
The transfer was originally scheduled for Wednesday but unfavorable weather conditions hindered the helicopter’s takeoff. R
上海夜生活品茶微信ainy season has been upon Hubei and massive rainfalls have affected many parts of the province. Mountain ranges on
the flight path have been shrouded in heavy mists and clouds, posing a high risk to the safety of the flight.上海夜生活品茶微信
On Friday, Xiaoen’s condition deteriorated again. There was not much time left to wait and a new plan was proposed.
medium-sized airport, said Vicki Mou, chief of corporate communication & policy resear
ch office of Macao International Airport. Besides regional business aircraft services, the airport focu上海会所
ses on Southeast Asian market, connecting Macao and many attractions in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and
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An aerotropolis with high economic efficiency 上海会所
“Our vision is to engineer our city’s airport to become an aerotropolis with high econom
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Hong Kong is gearing up to play an even more important role in the aviation sector. Hong Kong Inter上海会所品茶微信
national Airport currently has two runways and began its three-runway system construction in 2016.
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ther with a new passenger building, a new automated people mover, a new baggage han
dling system and expansion of the existing Terminal 2 into a full-service processing terminal.上海会所
The revamped airport will be able to accommodate 620,000 flight movements annually, welcoming about 100 million pa
上海会所品茶微信ssengers and handling some 9 million tonnes of cargo a year, said deputy director of airport operations Cheung.
Last year, the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and Hong Kong-Zhu
hai-Macao Bridge was inaugurated, further tying up the Hong Kong SAR and the Chinese mainland.上海会所
With its airport sitting right at the heart of the “double gat
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ess air-to-land and air-to-sea connections with a huge number of nearby destinations.
growing market in the Greater Bay Area requires an airport cluster to meet the incre
asing demands on traveling, business, leisure amenities and so on,” said Che 上海乌托邦品茶微信
ung-kwok Law, director of Aviation Policy and Research Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
上海乌托邦A collective economic powerhouse in the making, the Greater Bay Area currently has a population of 70 million and a co
mbined GDP of 1.6 trillion U.S. dollars. Under the Outline Development Plan, five main airport
s and a batch of feeder airports in the Greater Bay Area constitute the airport cluster. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Last year, Hong Kong International Airport and its counterpa
rt in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and the Macao SAR handled more than 200 milli
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reater Bay Area is expected to reach 7 percent, twice as many as that of the global average rate, Law forecast.
According to statistics, the Hong Kong International Airport connects to more than 220 destina 上海乌托邦品茶微信
ions by over 120 airlines. Known as the third busiest airport in terms of passenger, cargo and airc
上海乌托邦品茶微信raft movements in the Chinese mainland, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport serves more than 75 a
irlines flying to around 210 destinations worldwide. Shenzhen International Airport, Macao Inter
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hina Southern Airlines and Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific, superior
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ies from the treaty makes the future of other such nuclear agreements uncertain. To begin with, the stability of the wo
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in a series moves to nullify many international agreements and organizations since the incumbent US disp
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s, most of which were created due to its own efforts, has put the world order based on rules under extreme pressure.
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nd Russia have further worsened their relations following their face-off over the Ukraine crisis and the S
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e Baltic Sea and the Black Sea in an apparent show of strength. Their withdrawal from the INF Treaty means their ta
ctical conflict has deteriorated into a strategic conflict, which has further jeopardized bilateral relations.
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Also, the US’ withdrawal from the INF Treaty could set off a chain reaction, as it is almost certain that Washington will now
上海龙凤419品茶微信deploy intermediate-range missiles in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, heightening regional tensions and fuel
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What is especially surprising is that some Western observers want to drag China into the discu
ssions on certain international issues regardless of whether it is a party to such issues. Re上海龙凤419品茶微信
garding the INF Treaty, which has played an important role in improving international
relations, promoting nuclear disarmament, even safeguarding global strategic balance and stability, and therefore re
上海龙凤419品茶微信mains very much relevant and significant even today, China has made clear that it is opposed to not only the US’ u
nilateral withdrawal from the treaty but also the West’s efforts to make it part of a new nuclear treaty.
Constitution Day on May 3, doubts over constitutional revision have increased.
On the one hand, a large majority of the respondents said they don‘t see any upsu上海夜网
rge in the call for constitutional amendment despite Abe’s desperate efforts.
上海夜网女神会所On the other hand, when asked if Article 9 should be amended, 64 percent of the respondents
said “no”, up from 63 percent last year, while only 28 percent said “yes”, down from 32 percent last year.
And Yomiuri Shimbun’s nationwide opinion poll in July showed people are more concerne上海夜网
d about “social security matters” such as pensions than constitutional amendment. In fact, 37 perce
上海夜网女神会所nt of the respondents, the biggest group, said they vote for the party which promises to provide the best possible socia
l security for citizens, with only 7 percent saying constitutional amendment is the most important issue for them.
Moreover, apart from heeding the call of a majority of Japanese citizens, Abe and the LDP sh上海夜网
ould also take into consideration the opinions of Japan’s neighbors such as China, the Republic of Kor
上海夜网ean and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where the invading Japanese troops committed many atroc
ities before and during World War II, before venturing to amend the Constitution.
If the LDP tries to amend the pacifist Constitution without resolving the historic上海夜网
上海夜网女神会所al issues with the neighboring countries and without understanding the true sentiments of Japanese citizens, it will
face opposition from the Japanese people as well as the international community.
The author is head of the Institute of International Politics at and deputy director of North上海夜网
east Asia Research Center, Jilin University. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
上海夜网女神会所ith the European Parliament election in May producing unexpected results, cho
osing new leaders for European Union institutions became a tough exercise for EU officials.上海夜网
On July 2, Ursula von der Leyen, German defense minister, was nominated as the new president of the European Com
mission, and Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director, was nominated to head the Eu
上海夜网女神会所ropean Central Bank. While outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was nominated to lead the European Cou
ncil, former EP president Josep Borrell’s name was proposed as the new EU foreign policy chief.
greater influence because it could radiate to the surrounding markets such as
China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.上海后花园
The Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum was held in the city-state at the Four Seasons H
上海后花园女神会所otel on Friday, when officials and top executives from both sides signed numerous agreements.
It was the first time that the annual event has been held in Singap
ore. Previously, it had been hosted in Guangzhou, Guangdong province for the past five years.上海后花园
As a flagship project of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, an example of bilateral cooperation, the SSK
上海后花园女神会所F is currently the only high-level forum that is now taking turns to be held in China and Singapore, its organizers said.
Themed “forging new frontiers – all-round opening-up and innovation-driven development”, this year’s forum was desi上海后花园
gned to tap the collective intelligence of think tanks, experts and business leaders from China and Singapore.
Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upgr上海后花园女神会所
ade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.
上海后花园The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in
SSGKC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use in t上海后花园女神会所
he fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.
“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and tal上海后花园女神会所
ent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, wh
ich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.
enness has helped build comprehensive partnerships both with developing and developed economies. Besides, the AIIB has
上海乌托邦品茶微信set the bar at par with other multilateral development institutions and forged a good working relationship wit
h them including the World Bank, ADB and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.上海乌托邦
The governance structure and decision-making process of the AIIB are based on multilateralism.
上海乌托邦品茶微信And despite China theoretically having a veto on significant issues by virtue of being the largest (ab
out 30 percent) shareholder, it has never used it even once－and would never use it without reason.
China has helped establish the AIIB to facilitate global development and regional con上海乌托邦
nectivity. And through the AIIB, China has been promoting constructive reforms in the global fin
上海乌托邦品茶微信ncial system and development institutions, without having any intention to replace them.
And fourth, the AIIB blueprint focuses on cautiously but professionally advancing development in a
ccordance with international standards, particularly because risk-aversion is the first rule of intern上海乌托邦
ational finance and it would be irresponsible to carry out random “social experiments” in global development.
上海乌托邦品茶微信The AIIB has prudently weighed the different and diverse requests from both developed and developing member econ
omies before taking any decisions so that the future of the projects are not jeopardized.
More important, the AIIB has improved its operations and strengthen上海乌托邦品茶微信
ed its governance capability in accordance with global norms, built an institutional cult
上海乌托邦ure, and formed dozens of professional teams. In the process, the bank has accumulated abundant expe
riences in investing in and maintaining sustainable infrastructure facilities. No wonder it has received the high
est credit ratings from the world’s three biggest rating agencies－Standard& Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch.上海乌托邦
上海乌托邦品茶微信The author is an associate professor at the School of Government, and director of the Center for BRICS Cooperation Stud
ies at Beijing Normal University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they intend, to in
crease the weighting of China’s securities in their respective benchmark indexes over the course of 2019-20.上海419论坛品茶微信
Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MS
上海419论坛CI Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la
rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent－a significant incr
ease from the current 0.7 percent－of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.上海419论坛品茶微信
The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese ma
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status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon full imple
mentation of phase 1 by March 2020, the A-shares will make up 5.7 percent of the index.上海419论坛品茶微信
And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-deno
上海419论坛minated 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.
The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a sizable share of the invest上海419论坛品茶微信
ible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tracked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in
上海419论坛assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and other investors. And the re-weighting
of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capital across emerging markets. As a
result, China’s asset market will inevitably become more important for global in上海419论坛品茶微信
vestors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.
s also started to drop, partly due to the psychological effect of the viru
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“The supply of alternatives to pork, such as poultry, will increase in
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More convenient immigration policies will be adopted nationwide starting Aug 1 that make it easier for foreig
n talent to come to China, the National Immigration Administration said on Wednesday.上海419品茶微信
The 12 new policies aim to attract foreign talent, outstanding youths and overseas Chinese to inn
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The policies have been gradually implemented in some free trade zones in 16 provinces and municipalities, includi
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Their extension will allow a wider range of people across the country to apply for permanent residency, long-term visas and residence p
ermits, said Chen Bin, head of the immigration authority’s department of foreigner administration.
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The first category covers high-level foreign talent, inclu
ding people who have made significant contributions and those in special demand.
The second applies to foreigners working in China. They need to have wor上海419品茶微信
ked in the country for at least four consecutive years, and to have lived in the country for no l
ess than six months a year. Their annual income should be at least six times the average for local urban employ
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The third category refers to overseas Chinese who have a doctoral de上海419品茶微信
gree or who have worked in national key development areas in China for at least f
our consecutive years and who have lived in China for at least six months a year.
more welcoming environment for women and children and will avoid giving off a bad impre
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France, July 16 — Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen was elected to b
上海夜生活e the next president of the European Commission on Tuesday with a slim majority.
She made history as the first female chief executive of the Europe
an Union. The slim majority also helped avert a political crisis for the world’s largest trading bloc.上海夜生活女神会所
The European Parliament currently comprises 747 lawmakers, so the thr
eshold needed to be elected was 374 votes, more than half of its component members.
上海夜生活Of the 733 votes casted by members of the European Parliament on Tuesday evening, she won 383 votes, only 9 votes more t
han the necessary 374-vote majority. Had her nomination – without objection from any of the 28 EU member stat
e governments – been shot down, Brussels would be deep in uncharted political waters.上海夜生活
“In the past, 7-Eleven was mostly used by male customers to buy beverages and fast foo
上海夜生活d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.
“However, as the role and usage of 7-Eleven stores has changed in recent years, 7-Eleven
became an important shopping destination for families, children and elder people as well.上海夜生活女神会所
“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.
The move will not have a major economic impact on the chain, as adult magazines account f上海夜生活女神会所
or less than 1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
上海夜生活According to Lawson, the company had already stopped selling such magazines at outlets in Okin
awa in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.上海夜生活女神会所
“It is a good thing to keep up with international standards f
or the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” said Kobayashi, who refused to give his full name. “But someh上海夜生活
ow I feel sad when I realize that there is almost no place to buy these magazines after the change.”