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corated in different styles, each selling a unique category including raw tea, milk tea, coffee, al
cohol, desserts, bread and ice cream, accordi
ng to a company statement sent to China Daily.上海乌托邦 “Food prompts emotional triggers, and eating is a gateway to the mind,” Yu said.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Experience-driven and new product trials are the d
efining characteristics of China’s post-1990 pop ulation, whose desire for instant gratification is shaping up to be the new norm of consumption, said Mich
elle Huang, industry analyst of Food and Agribusin
ess Research at Rabobank’s Shanghai branch.上海乌托邦 “It’s not just quality that customers are paying attention to, it’s also product innovation an
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ingredients and ideas-and they need to do it quickly and frequently.” Huang said unique storefront design and customer experience help stores gain cultural clout.
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raffic still comes from online orders,” she said. “The online ordering app helps strea
mline business but it is the storytelling that gets the tea brand into people’s heads in the first place.”
Even established brands are investing in good stories in the hope of triggering emotional responses from customers. KFC上海乌托邦品茶微信
China recently added skewers and hotpot to their long list of Chinese menu items, wishing to cash in on the burge
oning midnight snacks market that even the government is encouraging in a bid to spur spending.
上海乌托邦Rather than simply placing ads promoting the new offering, KFC used social media to create a buzz. By soliciti
ng and sharing stories related to late-night treats, the firm attracted an emotional response from prospective diners.
“Your curated story needs to grab the attention of your ideal guests and activate their emo上海乌托邦品茶微信
tions-and that goes for storytelling across all media,” Yu from Kantar Worldpanel said.
Co-branding is another effective tool. Coffee chain S.Engine teamed up with e-comme上海乌托邦
rce site Tmall for a brick-and-mortar store to attract attention, while Happy Lemo
n’s tieup with domestic candy brand White Rabbit has generated online discussions on上海乌托邦品茶微信
Weibo, China’s most-used microblogging service, which is also a gauge of trending topics online.
g system for medicine shortages, implement a prod
uction-suspension-reporting system, prompt
medical institutions to set invent 上海乌托邦品茶微信 ory warning lines, and build up a reserve for medicine that may be in severe shortage.
The government will improve laws and regulati
ons to guard against monopoly and manipulation of drug prices, and vio 上海乌托邦 lators will face significant fines, market prohibition, and criminal penalties.
The supply and price of basic and first-aid medicine should be also guaranteed, the Premier said at the meeting. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
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percent year-on-year after dropping for three co
nsecutive years, police sources said. Eight kinds of serious violent crimes, such as intentional homicide, severe intenti
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a national meeting on public security and social order, held in Central China’s Wuhan city.
The meeting urged police authorities at all levels to promote the modernization of public security and social order 上海乌托邦
management with a focus on reform measures and the building of police big data.
It also stressed efforts to intensify police forces at the primary
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A music video made by a hospital in Southwest China’s Sichuan province and the local
health education authority recently went viral on the internet, cnr.cn reported Sunday.
irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th
e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also publish
ed in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦 The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree
上海乌托邦品茶微信r, sheds light on the Nixon administration’s behind-the-scenes decisions for dealing with a then-isolated China.
In an a
rticle published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦 nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.
“For the short run, then, this means a policy
of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers 上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in
ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com
munity-but as a great and progressing nation,
not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦 According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi
bilities of rapprochement with the Chinese.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.
Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h
上海乌托邦ad been taken in February 1970 when I sent the first Foreign Policy Report to Congress.”
The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w
ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦
“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w
orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l
ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C
hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信
g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.
implemented 53 projects to improve expressway service areas, upgraded service facilities a
上海乌托邦Launched by the China Commission of Promo
the Undertakings of Chinese Disabled Pers ons earlier this year, the program has seen 2,000 installations completed in a number of provinces including Jiangsu, Yu
nnan and Henan, according to the comm
ission’s deputy secretary-general Xu Gang. 上海乌托邦品茶微信 Xu, while speaking at a news conference on Friday, said the program is expected to help tens of millions of senior and disabl
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gs and is crucial for their equal participation in society. t 16 stations on national and provincial highways, and added 1,118 tourist signs, the department said.
Xinjiang has invested 10.5 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) in highway construction in the first five months of this year. The region pla 上海乌托邦
ns to invest 52.6 billion yuan in highway constr
uction in 2019, which includes constructing and renovating 841 km of na 上海乌托邦品茶微信tional and provincial highways, 12,000 km of roads in rural areas, and 434 km of expressways, it said.
A reported chlorine leak in a swimming club in Beijing sent dozens to hospital on Friday.
The accident happened when the pool called Ruilai in Fangshan District opened on a trial operation, according to media. 上海乌托邦
Victims totaling 38 were rushed to hospital, after they sh
上海乌托邦owed symptoms of nausea and dizziness. Of them, 23 were later discharged.
The Fangshan authorities said they have set up a team to investigat
e the accident. The suspects involved in the chlorine leak are now under police control. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Older residential buildings make life tough for those with limited mobility 上海乌托邦China plans to install more than 20,000 elevators by the end of this year to promote accessibility for the disabled and s
enior dwellers of old residential buildings that have limited modern equipment. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
The program came as the country marks the seventh anniversary of a landmark regulation introduced by the central
government to boost physical accessibility in new facilities and buildings.
se characteristics, the less than optimal structure and allocation of functions among Party and State instituti
上海乌托邦ons have created problems leading to low efficie
ncy, which have made institutional ref orms imperative. But given the complexity and risks involved and the possibl
e profound influence of the ref orm, the CPC Central Committee has adopted a cautious but proactive approach to the issue. 上海乌托邦女神会所
Coordinating the reform of Party and State institutions 上海乌托邦The Th
ird Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee in November 2013 pu t forward the task of “coordinating the Party and State institutions’ reform and straightening ou
t departments’ responsibilities and relation
ships”, while Xi, also China’s president, asked the Central Leading Gr 上海乌托邦女神会所 oup for Deepening Overall Reform to intensify research on the reform of Party and State institutions in 2015.
上海乌托邦The Third Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee passed the Decisio
n of the CPC Central Committee on Deepening the Reform of the Party and State Institutions and the Plan on De
epening the Reform of the Party and State Institutions in February 2018, which has propelled the comprehensive im 上海乌托邦女神会所
plementation of the reform. After one and a half years of strenuous efforts, the framework of a system for Party and State
上海乌托邦institutions’ functions which meets the requirements of the new era was basically established.
First, the national governance system and capacity have been comprehen
sively strengthened thanks to the emphasis on a systematic and holistic approach to 上海乌托邦女神会所
strategic reforms. This round of reform is aimed at promoting various reforms in central-and provincial-level institutions
上海乌托邦女神会所and restructuring the leadership, governance, military and mass work syste
ms, as well as strengthening the leadership of the Party, enhancing governments’ executive
powers, the armed forces’ fighting capability, and the vitality of mass organizations.
e institutions suggests the EU leaders have agreed to a compromise. This became appa
rent when the candidatures of Manfred Weber o
f the European People’s Party (a gr上海乌托邦品茶微信 上海乌托邦oup of Christian democratic and liberal-conservative parties), and Frans Timmermans of the Prog
ressive Alliance of Socialists and Democ
rats were both rejected by some EU member states. The European Council nominates the new European Commission president, who then has to win an absolute majority of vot上海乌托邦
es in the
European Parliament to be elected to the post. In order to strengthen democracy and transparency, the EU ad opted a lead-candidate-or Spitzenkandidaten-system in 2014, according to which the European Council has
ate a candidate from the largest group in the new EP to head the commission. Which means the system is desig ned to ensure a candidate from the largest group in the EP would lead the commission.
The fact that von der Leyen’s candidacy was proposed by French Presid上海乌托邦
上海乌托邦ent Emmanuel Macron reflects the strong bond between France and Germany. Wh
ile German Chancellor Angela Merkel abstained from the vote on the commission president to avoid any con
flict of interest, countries such as Hungary and Poland supported von der Leyen because Weber and Timmermans hav上海乌托邦品茶微信
e made things difficult for the countries by giving negative assessments about them.
Still, the Spitzenkandidaten system is rather weak, because member states are still reluctant to transfer much power to the EU
上海乌托邦品茶微信institutions. In particular, the nomination of von der Leyen has broken the institutional balance between the Euro
pean Parliament and European Council, with the member states continuing to accumulate more power.
Von der Leyen’s nomination steered clear of the Spitzenkandidaten process,上海乌托邦
and she needed the support of different groups to be elected. Notably, outgoing Eur
opean Council President Donald Tusk called on the Group of Greens and the European Free Alliance to上海乌托邦品茶微信
support von der Leyen, as it has won 74 seats and become the fourth-largest group in the EP.
ree on such issues as a timetable for lowering tariffs and rules on an arbitration mechanism to settle trade dis
putes. Not to mention reducing the widespre2
ad bureaucracy that has long held back the continent’s growth and in上海乌托邦 tegration. Some have cautioned that it will take about a decade for AfCFTA to produce positive effects.
上海乌托邦女神会所he building of the Sichuan-Tibet railway is picking up steam, with construction work on nine new s
on the Lhasa-Nyingchi section in the Tibet autonomous region to begin soon, according to railway authorities. The Office of the Leading Group of Railway Construction and Oper
Lhasa, Tibet’s regional capital, said last week that the nine stations will be built b上海乌托邦 y China Railway Construction Group and China Railway Construction Engineering Group, which won the bidd
上海乌托邦ing for the project, but the exact date that work w
ill commence has yet to be determined. An earlier report by Lhasa Radio and TV Station on one of its WeChat accounts said wo
rk on the stations was expected to begin this month and will be completed by the end of next year.上海乌托邦女神会所
The laying of track on the 435.48-kilometer Lhasa-Nyingchi section, one of the eas
上海乌托邦ier parts of the Sichuan-Tibet railway, began in October, following four years of work to prepare for it. Trains tr
aveling at 160 kilometers per hour are expected to begin running on that section by 2021.
As the largest trading partner of Africa, China has always supported the continent establishing an integrated ma上海乌托邦女神会所
rket, and stands ready to support the AfCFTA by helping African countries to deal with the many challenges that still remain.
A potential area for cooperation is poor infrastructure, which has long been considered the bane of Africans doing bu
siness within Africa. The Belt and Road Initiative has already seen China invest heavily in infrastructure c上海乌托邦
ooperation projects in Africa that include ports, power plants as well as highway and railway networks.
上海乌托邦女神会所The new trade zone will attract more Chinese investment for all the benefits that
it produces, and thus open a new chapter for China-Africa trade and economic cooperation.
consider the timing and degree of rate cuts after trade friction uncertainties are eased after the G20 summit, which ended last week.
Internally, US economic data that will be released
in the middle of this month may cement the Fed’s determination to cut rates.上海乌托邦 Since 2011, whenever the actual US GDP growth rate exceeded the endogenous growth rate
by more than 1.5 percent, the actual figure
underperformed the theoretical figure in th上海乌托邦 e next quarter. That’s because a significant departure from endogenous growth can hardly sustain.
上海乌托邦女神会所In the first quarter of this year, the actual growth rate outpaced the theoretical rate by 2.09 percent, the highest level since the fourth quarter
of 2011. If the historical pattern still work
s, this strong economic data could mean a sharp plunge in the second quarter. 上海乌托邦As the Fed said it will closely monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlo
ok, disappointing economic data to be released later this month may become the last straw for the Fed t
o act. Therefore, a clear rate cut sign and path m
ay emerge at the FOMC meeting at the end of this month after the Fed digests the data. Secondly, the market may have forecast the timing of rate cuts earlier than the Fed’s actual plan. The rate cut window is expected to open as late as in the fourth quarter.上海乌托邦女神会所
Before the latest FOMC meeting, traders saw a more than 70-percent chance that the first rate cut will take p
lace this month, as well as a 96-percent chance that at least one rate cut will take place by the end of September.
However, this estimation may excessively go ahead of the Fed’s actual moves. We expect that the上海乌托邦女神会所
rate cut window will open in the fourth quarter, with the first cut likely to come in December or January.
Looking back in history, the average time the Fed took to switch their rate policy – or the time interval between las上海乌托邦女神会所
t rate hike and first rate cut and vice versa – has been 11.7 months since 2000, even excluding the post-2008 prolonged low-rat
e period. Based on this pattern, the rate cut is unlikely to come this month but more likely to come after September.
Besides the historical pattern that probably continues, two new factors will also delay the timing of the first rate cut.
On the one hand, the current US policy rate is the lowest among those in all the periods when the
Fed planned to start a round of rate cuts, indicating the limited room for rate cut. This makes it nec
essary to use the limited rate cut capacity at an appropriate timing, which may occur later than the market expects as
the US growth pressure will not peak this year but in 2020, according to IMF estimates.
ment of Small Business Development, said that the vital significance of SMEs should be noted.
Nanning held the Guangxi Procurement and Investment Fair with Representativ上海乌托邦品茶微信
es of 16 African Countries on June 25, reachin
g a preliminary purchase intention of $30 million on site. Co-sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi C
ommittee, the African Union, the China-Africa A
lliance of SMEs, the Embassy of Burkina Faso in China, the Emb上海乌托邦 assy of Ethiopia in China, and the China Trade Week Committee, th
e fair featured 96 indoor booths with a product exhibition area of 6,600 square meters.
上海乌托邦品茶微信She added that the responsibility of policy makers to develop effective policies an
s, to improve the environment for SME development, should be emphasized. Philippe Scholtes, managing director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, said that SMEs n
eeded technology, human capital, energy, quality production, industrial organization and a conducive business environment.
The 14th China International Small and Medium Enterprise Fair (CISMEF), an event forenterprises to showcase their products and tap into the Chinese market,
was inaugurated in Guangzhou on Oct 10.上海乌托邦品茶微信 The event is held by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, t
he People’s Government of Guangdong Province,
the Ministry of Small Business Development of South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 上海乌托邦品茶微信It covers an exhibition area of more than 150,000 square meters with nearly 3,000 exhibitors from home and abroad showcasing their technologies and products across 6,282 booths.
According to the organizers, More than 12,000 merchants have registered for the event, as well as a total of 265 domestic andforeignenterprisesand539individualshavesignedupfor10matchmaking events includingIntelligentManufacturing ProductsMatchmakingandEnergyconservingndEnvironmentally-friendlyProducts Matchmaking.
International and domestic exhibitions will be held at the Poly World Trade Center Expo from Oct 10 to 13; Intelligent Manufacturing
and “Internet+” Exhibition, Smart Building Materials and Home Decoration Exhibition, Energy Conservation Exhibition will be held in two
sessions at the Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center from Oct 12 to 15 and Oct 20 to 23.
inese close-fitting dress cheongsam, also known as qipao, and its buttons.
Freshly baked cranberry scones, two glasses
of rose wine and two cups of coffee with foam lattes in a 3D effect, which can be shaped according to favorite photos provided by guests, are also part of the afternoon tea set.
n add an extra 200 yuan ($30) for a The Palace Gift swallow necklace and ear ring set, which is a hefty cut from the original price of 699 yuan, according to the hotel.
on to this meticulously crafted afternoon treat, a display of The Palace Gift’s Ma rriage Jewelry Series, co-organized by the two parties, is being held on the hotel’s first floor.
g to the jewelry brand, it takes eight important moments of li fe – birth, becoming an adult, starting university, getting married, birthdays, moving into a new h