Du Zhixiong, a resear上海会所ural Development

t Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said China

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many years, while annual output was highly susceptible to changes in climate.

For example, from 1959 to 1961 large parts of the country experienced a severe drought.上海会所

In 1961, the arid conditions reduced the total crop yield by 61 million metric tons, a 30 percent fall from 1958.

Since the early 1980s, the central leadership has attached great significan

上海会所ce to agricultural innovation. In 2015, investment in scientific and technological research reached 55 billion yu

an ($7.8 billion at today’s rates), compared with 720 million yuan in 1978, Du said.

According to the ministry, more than 96 percent of fields dedicated to the cultivation上海会所品茶微信

of major crops, including rice, corn and wheat, are sown with high-yield, resilient species.

上海会所A number of crop-breeding platforms that employ scientifically proven approaches-such as the use of “dwarf-st

erile” wheat, the “super rice” system and hybrid corn breeding-have been established to fast-t

rack improvements in edible crops and ensure the food supply is reliable and safe in the long term.

The wide application of modern farming techniques ha上海会所品茶微信

s also helped farmers to raise yields and reduce damage to the environment.

At present, environmentally friendly methods are used to prevent and control pests on 56.7 mill

ion hectares under cultivation, accounting for 15 percent of the total area affected by such pests.

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tion areas has reduced the use of chemicals by 20 to 30 percent, the ministry said.

The use of fertilizers has been further contained as a result of a nationwide campaign l上海会所品茶微信

aunched in 2005. It aims to tailor the use of synthesized fertilizers to suit local soil conditions

and improve awareness of the scientific management of fertilizers among farmers.

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Lekima, the ninth typhoon of this year, made a second l

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A deadly typhoon has killed at least 32 people in East China’s Zhejiang

上海会所province as of 1:30 pm on Sunday, with another 16 missing, local authorities said.

Most of the deaths occurred in Yongjia county, administered by Wenzhou city, where torrential downpours caused a land上海会所品茶微信

slide that blocked rivers. The barrier lake bursted and flooded people away. Twenty-three died and nine went missing there.

Three were killed in Lin’an, with four missing, while six died in Leqing, and three went missing in Linhai.上海会所

Nearly 1.08 million people have been evacuated to safe places, and close to 5 million

people in Zhejiang were affected, said the provincial flood control headquarters.

Lekima, the ninth typhoon of this year, landed around 1:45 am Saturday in Zhejiang, bringing heavy rainstorms and triggering flash floods.

上海会所In Zhejiang, the typhoon damaged more than 173,000 hectares of crops and 34,000 houses. Direct economic loss a

mounts to 14.57 billion yuan (about $2.1 billion), the headquarters said. Rescue operation is underway.

Lekima is moving northwards and will churn up the east coast of Shandong Province on Sunday.上海会所品茶微信

It is expected to make a second landing along the coastline in Shandong late Sunday, b

ringing strong wind and heavy downpours, the National Meteorological Center warned on Sunday.

上海会所Shandong air traffic management bureau said the typhoon will greatly affect tr

affic in airports of the area. A total of 47 flights have been adjusted.

In Shanghai, the local meteorological observatory issued an orange alert on Typhoon Lek上海会所品茶微信

ima Saturday afternoon, with heavy downpours expected in its urban area within the next six hours.

The Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, was closed on Saturday for safety reasons.

上海会所It is the first time that Shanghai Disneyland has closed

down due to inclement weather conditions since its opening in June 2016.

People who had tickets for Shanghai Disneyland for Saturday can visit the park on a上海会所

ny other day within the next six months (by February 10, 2020), according to the resort.

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SpaceX engineers use g上海会所er with other ap

er apparatus, to make their Falcon 9 series rockets reusable.

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ynamic efficiency and allow the rocket’s debris to conduct controlled descents,” he said. “The type used by the Long

March 2C rockets is very difficult to design and is a true test of designers’ know-how in aerodynamics and rocket structure.”上海会所

As China has become one of the biggest users of carrier rockets, finding solutions to the safet

上海会所品茶微信y hazards caused by an uncontrolled fall of rocket debris is being prioritized on researchers’ agendas.

Currently, people in potential rocket debris areas are evacuated to safe places during each launch mission.

A new cartoon film, Ne Zha, based on a mythical male figure in Chinese folklore who is famo上海会所

us as an incarnation of a lotus and assumes its figure as hero, has created a record in China’s cartoon film hi

上海会所story while reviving memories of one of the best cartoon films in China’s modern history.

Within four days of hitting screens, the film registered sales of 700 million yuan ($101.55

million). In fact, for two successive days its single-day sales exceeded 200 million yuan ($29.01 million).上海会所品茶微信

Even on Douban, China’s equivalent of Imdb where audiences and commentat

ors are rather critical, it got a rating of 8.7 out of 10, possibly one of the highest in the website’s history.

上海会所In simple words, Ne Zha has won unprecedented high popularity from the market

and applause from professionals, which is quite rare. Not surprisingly, Ne Zha is often depicted as a young hero stan

ding on two flaming wheels in Chinese legends and literary classics such as “Journey to the West”.上海会所品茶微信

But on domestic social networking sites, some have expressed worry about the film, comparing it

with Prince Ne Zha’s Triumph Against the Dragon King, a traditional cartoon film that hit screens

上海会所品茶微信in 1979. Based on the same legendary story, the traditional film is cherished as a memory by mos

t people born in the 1980s, because its possibly the first cartoon movie they watched in life.

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By December 上海会所LA had deployed more than

personnel to 24 United Nations peacekeeping operations. C

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The naval hospital ship CNS Daishandao, also known as the Peace上海会所

Ark, has visited 43 countries and treated more than 230,000 people since 2009.

Lieutenant Colonel Tong Zhen, an expert on foreign military affairs from the PLA Academy of Military Science, said the world is ge

上海会所nerally peaceful, but various security uncertainties and threats are emerging and no country can tackle them alone.

“The PLA is actively shouldering its international responsibilities and duties com

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to be a staunch ally for world peace, and a bridge builder for regional and global security cooperation.”

Perfect composition, organized chaos and bright, vibrant colors are what make viewers dec

上海会所ide to follow British travel photographer Jord Hammond’s Instagram account in the first few seconds.

Scrolling through the potpourri of appealing scenes he’s captured from around t

he globe, with Asian countries in his cross-hairs, one can’t help but gleefully get glued to his page.上海会所

Amazingly, the 25-year-old travel influencer is quite a n

上海会所品茶微信ovice in photography, as marketing and advertising was his major at university.

Despite that, the gifted photographer has already distinguished himself from others in th

e industry with his unique voice; meanwhile, his visually stimulating feed has kept sparking w上海会所

anderlust in his viewers, who’d follow his steps to places where his shots were taken.

With 449,000 fans and counting, Hammond’s ascent to prominence surprisingl

上海会所品茶微信y traces back to his one-year stint in Southwest China’s Chongqing back in 2015.

上海会所In Chongqing, a city the Dover-born man calls his second home, Hammond worked as an English teacher, and o

n his days off and holidays, he explored China with his significant other, Sophia Pope.

To capture the diverse and beautiful landscapes in China that he fell in love with, the Briton wa上海会所品茶微信

s soon bitten by the photography bug and began instagramming his fine shots.

With a passion for scouting the gems in China’s landscapes, the duo has visited va

st swaths of the country, with their footsteps left in as many as 23 provinces to date.上海会所

Since realizing there was a huge interest in China photography on social media, the Brit

on decided to finish working at his school until his year contract was up and started to deve

lop his photography skills, Hammond told China Daily Website in an exclusive interview.

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The form has multiple sections, including a section on “aggravating factor

s” that asks jurors, among other things, if Christensen killed Zhang “in an espe上海会所品茶微信

cially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner” and whether he’s shown no remorse, and a section on “mitigation fa

上海会所ctors” asking if aspects of Christensen’s “background, record or character … mitigate against imposition of a death sentence”.

The jurors had to independently assess if aggravating factors presente

d by US prosecutors regarding how Christensen killed Zhang and the impact her death ha上海会所品茶微信

s had on others “sufficiently outweigh the mitigating factors”, according to the penalty-phase form.

上海会所On Wednesday, the jury asked the judge whether the prosecution’s aggravating factor of

future dangerousness referred to while Christensen was in prison or if he were free or had never been caught. Th

e judge circled “in prison” after a brief discussion with defense lawyers and prosecutors. 上海会所

Jurors also asked if the jury was supposed to quantify the number of jurors who fo

上海会所品茶微信und each mitigating factor proved by a preponderance of the evidence. Both sides agreed the answer is yes.

On Thursday, the jury asked how the number of jurors who found a mitigating factor to exist could be used after the trial.

“We are inclined not to share our results,” a juror wrote.上海会所品茶微信

“We need help,” the jury then said in a message to the court on Thursday, asking the judge about what would happen if they c

上海会所ouldn’t reach a unanimous decision — just about one hour before the judge announced the verdict.

“I think today must be the most disappointing day for Zhang’s family ot

her than the day they acknowledged Yingying was kidnapped and killed,” Wang上海会所品茶微信

Zhidong, a Chicago-based lawyer who represents Zhang’s family, told China Daily after the sentencing.

“But we have to know that it’s very difficult to seek the death penalty in federal court,” Wang said, adding that jur

ies have sentenced defendants to death in only 36 percent of the cases that went to trial.上海会所品茶微信

Since the reinstatement of the federal death penalty in 1988, 78 people have been sentenced to death — but only three ha

ve actually been put to death, according to Death Penalty Information Center data to 2018.上海会所

Zhang was last seen alive on June 9, 2017, getting into Christensen’s black Saturn Astra on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana

after she missed a bus to an appointment. The two did not previously know each other.

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Luo also noted that inte上海会所mpanies are the new

 this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所

hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it

took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所

The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict

上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res

oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig

ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所

Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea

上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ

ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所

ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im

ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe

riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信

Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa

上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan

ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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Already, opposition t上海会所gton-triggered tra

 war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu

上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.

The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment

. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所

rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as

Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for

上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i

ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所

Essential to improve investment environment

上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u

p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi

ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所

roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.

But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count

上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co

mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r

emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm

artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所

China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain

committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所

panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d

上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo

rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.

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Located at the apex of th上海会所dong-Hong Kong-Maca

o Greater Bay Area, which aims to be a world-class technological hub, SSGKC will play a key role in cr

上海会所eating an innovation platform for the coordinated development of the cities in the region. Officials said it can be smoothly con

nected with the business environments of Hong Kong and Macao and promote multilateral economic collaborations.上海会所品茶微信

Of particular interest, the local government said it aims to build a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.

As the country’s only pilot zone for intellectual property applications and protection, SSGKC will provide compr

ehensive services to protect the achievements of companies and facilitate their patent applications. Meanwhile, it pla上海会所

ns to build an International IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.

“One of the main reasons that overseas resources and companies are choosing to cooperate with the knowledge city or settle do上海会所品茶微信

wn here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP pr

上海会所otection,” said Yu Long, president of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute.

More than 80 IP-related organizations and institutes are located in SSGKC, including the IP

Court of Guangzhou, one of the patent examination centers of the China National Intellectual Property Ad上海会所品茶微信

ministration and the first overseas representative office of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

上海会所Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnolo

gy company in Asia, said his decision to move the company from Singapore to SSGKC two years ago has been proven wise.

He said he was attracted by the familiar planning of SSGKC, which, in上海会所品茶微信

itially based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has be

en developed into a naturally harmonious community on the 123-square-kilometer plot.

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According to Yang Yonghong, head of China Railway Uru

umqi Group’s Alataw Pass Station, the rapid inspection and clearan

c上海会所品茶微信e services for China Railway Express freight trains have led to a rise in imports.

He was speaking at an indoor transfer station where containers from a train that had arrived fr

om Poland (via Kazakhstan) were being loaded onto a train bound for Chongqing. T

he change was necessary because the track gauge in Kazakhstan is wider than in China.上海会所

According to Yang, the indoor transfer station, the largest in Asia, can handle 15 train

s a day. Because more trains are expected to pass through the port in the future, the company plans上海会所品茶微信

to transform an outdoor transfer station into an indoor facility so the procedure won’t be affected by strong winds. The 80 Porsche cars were just one of the cargoes being transferred that day.

“When the China Railway Express was launched, the trains were heavily loaded on their outbound journeys, but most of the containers were empty when they returned. Now, about 70 percent of trains returning to China are also heavily loaded. The change is very obvious,” he said.上海会所

According to the Alataw Pass Customs, from January to May, only about 30 percent of the containers on China Railway Expre

ss trains returning from Europe were empty, a fall of more than 9 percent year-on-year.

上海会所品茶微信Yang said, “As many companies have benefited from the cheaper, but more efficient, service p

rovided by the China Railway Express service, I believe more and more containers will be filled on the trains’ return journeys.”

The development of the Alataw Pass has also boosted the development of Alashankou, which is home to just 14,000 residents.

“Many businesses have noted the potential of the land port and the city, so they have set up branches and factories here. It’s h上海会所

ard to imagine that before 1992 the Alataw Pass was nothing but the Gobi Desert and strong winds,” Di, the Party chief, said.

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Beijing said on Mo上海会所品茶微信nday it will continue to investigate thoro

ughly and carefully the collision of Chinese and Filipino boats in the

South China Sea, and handle the incident properly with Ma

nila based on facts and in a cooperative and friendly manner.

A Chinese fishing boat and a Filipino fishing boat collided accident

ally in the waters near Liyuetan in the South China Sea

early Monday morning, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

Extending China’s condolences to the Filipino fishermen who expe

rienced the collision, Lu emphasized the collision wa

s an accident, and said China and the Philippines have communicated several times over the incident.

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