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For purchasing the first house, individual borrowers of new mortgage loan will pay an intere

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e new reference of bank lending reported by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, on Aug 20.

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entage point above the LPR, which will be 5.45 percent, said the statement.

The existing mortgage loans, with the contracts signed earlier than Oct 8, will keep the old interest rates unchanged, it added.

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al mortgage loan rate,” a spokesman with the PBOC said. “Compare with the si

tuation before the reform, the interest expense will be basically unchanged for borrowers.”上海419论坛

Liu Guoqiang, a vice-governor of the PBOC, said at a press

上海419论坛品茶微信conference last week that even under the new interest ra

te scheme, the rate for mortgage loans will not be lower, as the government will not ease the

real estate control policy nor “use real estate as a tool to stimulate short-term economic growth”.上海419论坛

The new method to set mortgage loan rate is part of the market-driven reform of the cou

ntry’s overall interest rate system, which made a remarkable progress on Au上海419论坛品茶微信

g 17. It decided to use the LPR, the price of loans banks offer to their best clients, as a new

reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.

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r the tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, said Ruan Zongze, executive vice-pres

ident of China Institute of International Studies, a government think tank.上海419论坛品茶微信

Ruan, also speaking at the seminar, said US households are expected to pay up to $1,000 in additional costs annually as the pro

上海419论坛品茶微信posed levies on roughly $300 billion in Chinese imports will mainly target consumer goods.

Gao said negotiating teams from both countries have maintained communication. The two sides agreed dur上海419论坛

ing the latest meeting in Shanghai to meet for the next round of talks in September in the US.

He said the list of “unreliable entities”, a blacklist of foreign parties that harm the legit上海419论坛

imate interests of Chinese companies, is undergoing necessary procedures and will be published shortly.

The list will apply to entities that do not comply with market rules, violate contracts or hinder supplies to Chinese

上海419论坛品茶微信firms for noncommercial reasons.Hong Kong’s educators on Thursday expressed concern

over the secondary school students’ participation in political assemblies, calling it a “worrying sign”.

Hundreds of students, along with some teachers and parents, staged a rally at the Edinburgh Place, a public square in Cen上海419论坛

tral, adjacent to the Victoria Harbour, against the now-shelved extradition bill.

Some students said they would hold strikes every Monday starting Sept 2, the first day of the 2019-20 academic year.上海419论坛品茶微信

Ho Hon-kuen, principal of Elegantia College, a local secondary s

chool, called the assembly a “one-sided event” with no discussion on different views.上海419论坛

One of their demands was the release of all the lawbreakers arrested during prot

ests, which is “very dangerous” and goes against the city’s core value-the rule of law, Ho said.

Ho, who is also the chairman of a leading education group, Education Convergence, s上海419论坛品茶微信aid that members of the secondary ed

ucation system, including students, teachers and schools, should not be pulled into any political disputes.

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Parliamentary party leaders in the Senate on Aug 13 decided the date when Prime Minister Gius

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alvini. The League party had formed a coalition with Conte’s Five Star Movement.

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ini, whose popularity has been soaring, wants Italians to go to the polls quickly, possibly as early as October.上海419论坛女神会所

Politicians from all the parties in parliament said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will address the S

enate on that day. Conte must offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella if the motion passes.

President Donald Trump will welcome the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to t上海419论坛

he White House on Aug 20. Trump and Iohannis will discuss shared security challe

nges facing the US and Romania and ways to advance trade and energy partnerships.

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Local governments told to provide accurate information to authorities

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while carrying out the third national land survey, warning local gover

nments and natural resource departments to fulfill their responsibilities.

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government supervision team, and involved 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.

In Qinghai province, for example, local natural resources department and sup上海419论坛

ervisory teams were blamed for not taking the field surveys seriously, nor did they urg

e that uncovered problems be corrected in accordance with rules and regulations.

In Yulin, Shaanxi province, entities did not fully carr上海419论坛女神会所

y out the investigation responsibly, resulting in imprecise

outcomes, and county-level authorities deliberately changed and forged mapping data.

“Those cases reflected problems, such as poor quality surveys a上海419论坛nd data accuracy. I hope that will be a w

arning for future work,” said Wang Guanghua, vice-minister of natural resources.

He said the ministry will not tolerate the forging of data.上海419论坛女神会所

The third national land survey was launched in 2017

by the State Council, aiming to thoroughly check the status of the country’s l

and use, collect accurate data, and improve the mechanism of surveys and statistics.

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World-class overseas universities are welcome to run schools in cooperation with Chinese inst

itutions or establish independent educational services of their own in Hainan province on a pilot basis, acc 上海419论坛女神会所

ording to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education and Hainan’s provincial government recently.

 上海419论坛It said the country will target the tropical island for international education inn

ovation, deepen its educational reform in an all-around way and further open th

e sector to make Hainan a vivid example of open and innovative development of the educational sector. 上海419论坛

Hainan, which is developing the country’s newest and largest free trade zone, will be a national pilot area where a ne

w, open system for running schools will be set up, in addition to a joint examination an

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It added that as long as risks are controlled, the island province will be encouraged to set up international high scho

ols and kindergartens on a pilot basis to implement international education.

The document also noted that when conditions mature, overseas engineering universities an 上海419论坛

d vocational colleges will be allowed to run pilot schools independently in Hainan, which will also explor

e allowing leading overseas business conglomerates to develop educational services on their own.

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foreign medical and health services in Hainan, according to the circular.

Furthermore, the pilot plan will encourage leading Chinese and foreign institutions of higher learning and scie

ntific research centers to develop a cluster of higher learning institutions and syne 上海419论坛

rgetic platforms which will integrate production, teaching and scientific research in Hainan.

An education innovation consortium – which combines research branches, laboratories and incubation centers that focus 上海419论坛女神会所

on such key areas as ocean economy, tropical agriculture, healthcare, tourism

and cultural innovation – will receive government support, according to the circular.

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 to its acts and resolutions and promise of support, the DPP could try to further push forward its “pro-independence” agenda and cross the red line and worsen the sit

uation across the Straits. Therefore, the US should review its policy and stop selling dreams to the Taiwan authorities.上海419论坛

The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that the number of National Scholarship will increase by 10,000 this year, all of which will be awarded to ou

tstanding students from higher vocational schools, with 8,000 yuan ($1,164) for each student every year.

上海419论坛女神会所At a news conference at Lanzhou University, the ministry said the coverage of National Mo

tivational Scholarships and National Grants in polytechnic colleges have also been expanded.

Starting this year, the coverage of National Motivational Scholarship in higher vocational上海419论坛

colleges will rise by 10 percent, with the funding standard being 5,000 yuan per student per year. M

上海419论坛女神会所eanwhile, the National Grants coverage in higher vocational schools will also be increased by 10 percent from this year’s s

pring semester, and its average subsidy standard will be rise from 3,000 yuan to 3,300 yuan per year.

Besides, the National Scholarship will be set up in Secondary Vocational Education (including technical schools) this year on to re上海419论坛

ward outstanding full-time students. The scholarship will be awarded to 20,000 students each year, with 6,000

yuan per person. These policies will be implemented in both public and private secondary vocational schools.

上海419论坛女神会所The Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 is a serious violation of the one China principle and the thre

e joint communiqués, which the Sino-US relationship is built on. The US’ i

nterference in China’s internal affairs will not only endanger one of the world’s most important bilateral ties and j上海419论坛

eopardize peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, but also increase the possibility of the mainland using

上海419论坛女神会所whatever means necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.

The US has frequently meddled in Taiwan affairs, which has significantly undermined Sino-US ties, creating worries and risks across the Straits.

But since China is committed to safeguarding its sovereignt上海419论坛女神会所

y and territorial integrity, and achieving national reunification, the US should not ho

pe to succeed in its design of splitting the country by leading the island authorities down the garden path.

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Since the pilot park was established in 2016, the Chinese government

has invested 2.25 billion yuan ($330 million) for infrastructure construction there, suc上海419论坛

h as monitoring facilities, community education and construction of big data centers, according to official statistics.

In 2015, Yushu’s Zadoi county government teamed up with Sanjiangyuan National上海419论坛女神会所

Park Lancang River Management Committee, Peking University and Shanshui Conservation Cen

上海419论坛er, to jointly launch a field conservation station in Namsei village, which carries out a series of activities r

anging from wildlife monitoring to community training and nature watch projects.

“The station’s monitoring work mainly focuses on snow leopards. If the number of snow leopar上海419论坛女神会所

ds is stable, it means the quality of the pastures and environment here is good,” said Liu Xinnong, a stu

dent from Peking University who currently works as a volunteer at the station.上海419论坛女神会所

“Monitoring efforts in recent years have contributed to the lack of data on wildlife in th

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Conservation prioritized to economic development

A major exhibition examining the pivotal role played by the Tibetan Tubo regime in the S上海419论坛

ilk Road era is breaking new ground, Wang Kaihao reports in Dunhuang.

上海419论坛女神会所When you mention the ancient Silk Road to most people, they usually think of the Eurasian trade routes spreading from Chang’an, today’

s Xi’an and the capital of Shaanxi province, toward Central Asia out through the deserts of Northwest China.

Dunhuang, Gansu province, served as a pivotal crossroads on this networ上海419论坛女神会所

k of routes for over a millennium. It’s also an ideal place to gain an insight into the pros

perity that those trade routes brought when you visit the nearby Mogao Grottoes. This complex of hundreds of cav上海419论坛

es features a host of exquisite statues and murals in a mix of artistic styles from a diverse range of civilizations.

A major new exhibition of cultural relics held in Dunhuang will remind visitors that the Silk Road extended t上海419论坛女神会所

o a much wider area than first believed, covering the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and all the way up to the Himalayas.

This is the story being told through the 120 or so artifacts on loan from 30 instituti上海419论坛

ons and collectors worldwide at Cultural Exchange Along the Silk Road: Masterpieces of the Tubo Period (7th-9th C

entury), a show currently being held at the Dunhuang Caves exhibition hall at the foot of the Mogao Grottoes.上海419论坛女神会所

“Yushu is located at the source of China’s three great rivers. Both the provincial governmen

t and the prefecture government understand (our ecological responsibility) and emphasize pr

otection. We all have this consensus,” said Tobgyal, director of Yushu’s ecological environment bureau.

The area has prioritized environmental conservation before economic deve

lopment, also part of the local government’s commitment to ensure water qu

ality in the upstream region of China’s three major rivers, which influences 20 provincial areas across China.

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Zhu Zengyong, a resear上海419论坛 the Chinese Academy

 of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of

pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.

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上海419论坛mption this year, and a gap of 5 to 10 percent between supply and demand.

“As an alternative to pork, poultry will see a noticeable increase in

supply in the next two years, which will ease shortages in pork supplies,” he said.

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, said Xin Guochang, an information monitoring official at the ministry.

Authorities have been adapting swine fever controls and prevention measures since late last year to effectively contain the infec上海419论坛女神会所

tious disease, which has a high mortality rate for pigs but is not transmittable to humans, Xin said at the Gl

obal Pig Industry Conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on Thursday.

上海419论坛For example, all hogs within 3 kilometers of farms where swine fever had been verified used to be slaughtered for dise

ase prevention and control. Now, more sophisticated calculations are made to determine the area targeted for s

laughter so that farmers without infected animals are more easily able to maintain production, he said.上海419论坛女神会所

The government has been transparent in disclosing information about swi

ne fever outbreaks, Xin said. “But it cannot be entirely ruled out that some pig farmers fa

上海419论坛女神会所iled to report outbreaks to authorities, according to regulations, for various reasons,” he added.

Li Shuilong, president of the China Meat Association, said that although African swine fever has caused serious damage to the

country’s pork sector, it has also provided a good opportunity for the domestic industry to upgrade operations an上海419论坛女神会所

d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.

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2008 global fin上海419论坛女神会所ancial crisis, needs to send a clear message in opposing protectionism

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Guillermo Santa Cruz, director of the Chinese Investment Monitor o

f the Argentina-China Chamber of Commerce, wrote in an article published in the Previe上海419论坛

w Policy Report for the G20 Osaka Summit that “we are at a point where we need to strengthen the message of op

enness, integration and fair competition that will take us to a shared prosperity”.上海419论坛女神会所

Building an open global economy with strong multilateral institutions is in everyone’s best interests, especially less-developed and developing countries, he said.

上海419论坛Xi and Trump agreed in a phone conversation last week to meet in Japan. Their upcoming me

eting has raised hopes that the two countries will narrow their differences. The news has turned global s

tock market sentiment upward, though concrete efforts are still needed to reach a deal, experts said.

上海419论坛女神会所Radical protesters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have attracted a barr、

age of criticism and condemnation after they stormed and vandalized the city’s legislative chamber on Monday night.

The central government and the Hong Kong community jointly denounced on Tuesday the v上海419论坛女神会所

iolence and vandalism by masked protesters targeting Hong Kong’s legislature and called for strict follow-up in accordance with the law.

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council issued a statement on Tuesday expressing its firm support for the Hong Kon

g SAR government and the police in upholding the rule of law and holding the lawbreakers accountable in accordance with law.

The Legislative Council was attacked on the day Hong Kong was celebrating its return to the motherland 22 years ago, the statement

said. It said the attackers trampled the city’s rule of law, disrup

ted Hong Kong’s social order and damaged Hong Kong’s fundamental interests.

“The violent behavior is in blatant defiance of the bottom line of ‘one country, two systems’,” the office’s statement said.

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In the next few years, the Nanshan park will speed up con

construction of the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, SUSTech Institute of Microe

上海419论坛lectronics, Pengcheng Laboratory, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory and Nobel Laureate Laboratory.

The park will also dismantle old factories to add 3.5 million sq meters of floor space for industrial development.

Shenzhen’s first united headquarters building will also be located in the Na

nshan park to house 15 high-tech firms, 12 of which will be listed companies.上海419论坛

The zone’s Pingshan park, occupying 51.6 square kilometers, is the largest among the five parks across the city. It is divided into the

southern and northern areas. The northern area features a new-energy industry headquarters while the sout

上海419论坛hern area, where Shenzhen Technology University is located, is focused on education, intelligent manufacturing and innovative services.

In 2019, the Pingshan park will provide an additional 50,000 sq km of land for industrial development through urban rejuvenation and upgrading old industrial parks.

Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone, inaugurated in 1996, was transformed from Shenzhen Science and Technology Park, which was set up in 1985.

It is China’s second-largest national high-tech zone in terms of area and ranks No 2 in GDP amon上海419论坛

g the 157 national high-tech parks, following Zhongguancun in Beijing, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

It yielded 24.4 billion yuan ($3.87 billion) of GDP and 4.3 billion yuan of tax revenue per square kilometer in 2018, the biggest among

all its counterparts in the country. It accounted for 15 percent of the city’s total patent applications and yie

上海419论坛女神会所lded nearly 12 percent of the city’s total industrial output value last year. One-sixth of Shenzhen’s national-level high-tech enterprises are based in the zone

One of Britain’s leading economists said Chinese consumers will be the driving force of future global economic growth.

Jim O’Neill, chair of the international think tank Chatham House and former chief economist at Goldman Sachs, made the remarks in a speech on Wednesday at the c上海419论坛女神会所

elebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.

“What happens to the Chinese consumers is more important to China’s future,” O’Neill said.上海419论坛女神会所

“If China continues with 8 percent nominal GDP growth, which I believe is 5 percent real (GDP growth), and 3 percent pric

es (meaning inflation), and if the Chinese consumers become the 50 percent of that total, the change from the next year to the next decade is so

mewhere between $11 to $12 trillion, which is equivalent to create another China,” he said.

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Throughout her bachelor and doctorate years, she sp

nt her summers visiting many grassland.There are no hotels out on the plains, so Xin would often call at herdsme

n’s tents to ask for a meal. The herdsmen always welcomed her and offered her a place to sleep.上海419论坛

In 1998, Xin was recruited by Li Bo, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to joi

上海419论坛n his grassland ecology remote sensing team to help build an observation and research station in Hulunbuir.

Xin was keen to start the work, but Li suddenly died six months into the project. After taking three months to ove

rcome her sorrow, Xin decided to finish Li’s vision to build the observation and research station at Hulunbuir.上海419论坛

Each year, when the grass began to grow in Ma

y, Xin would go to Hulunbuir, and only return when the grass had dried up in November.

上海419论坛女神会所She was named executive deputy head of the station in 2005, the first fe

male out of all the executives staffing the 53 wild scientific stations across China.

After years of observation and experiments on the Hulunbuir grasslands, Xin mapped out the key dir

ection for research there, filling in the gaps in analysis into meadow steppe ecosystems through observation and research.上海419论坛女神会所

She studied ecosystem modeling for her doctoral degree. By combining all the data he

r team had collected, Xin realized it could be used to guide herdsmen to better grazing pastures.

“As a 21-year-old I visited the Gannan grasslands. At 22, I went to the Qinghai-Tibet Platea上海419论坛女神会所

u. Aged 25 to 27 I visited the Songnen Plain, and at 28 I traveled to the grasslands in the mountain regions of sou

thern China. At the age of 29, I was in Hulunbuir,” Xin says. “Each grassland has its own personality.”上海419论坛女神会所

Field work on the grasslands involved a lot of driving, and Xin spent hours chatting with the driver and watching the road.

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