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Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n
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ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela
ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.
o joint ventures-SAIC-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling – saw their sales in the fir
st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网
French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w
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PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has
decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.
“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网
na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”
Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.
上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.
Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.
Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网
bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye
ar. Audi delivered 56,365 vehicles in July, up 6.1 percent from one year earlier.
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Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie
s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w
hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网
Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr
上海千花网女神会所om Germany, Eldar Dzhafarov and Anna Sazhina from Russia, and Troels Bager a
nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.
There are plenty of theories of extra dimensions and we do experiments to find them. Interestingly, one of the ideas abou
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iverse. So if there’s anything that surprises me about some people, it is that they don’t really care. But as long as en
ough people do, we’re okay. I remember people used to say to the famous US cosmologist Carl Sagan, “L 上海楼凤
ook at those lights in the sky.” And he’d say, “They’re more than lights, kids – they’re worlds.”
ive novels have won this year’s Mao Dun Literature Prize, one of th
e four highest literature awards in China, the prize’s organizer unveiled Friday. 上海楼凤品茶微信
The five novels, respectively written by Liang Xiaosheng, Xu Huaizhong, Xu Zechen, Chen
Yan and Li Er, won the prize, which is awarded every four years, according to the China Writers Association. 上海楼凤
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An awarding ceremony will be held in October in Beijing. 上海楼凤品茶微信
Focusing on China’s transformation and achievements over the past 70
years, the third Beijing Documentary Week commences Aug 23 and runs till Aug 29.
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nnium Monument from Aug 23-25, will draw at least 30,000 people.
Documentaries to be released include If National Treasures Could Talk, China Reinvents
Itself, Zhongguancun and National Southwestern Associated University. 上海楼凤
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taries and short video works since May and will announce the winners at the opening ceremony on Aug 23. 上海楼凤品茶微信
He said that the winners will be released on streaming sites such as Tencent Video, Youku and iQiyi.
Chinese Plants that Have influenced the World, a documentary highli
ghting 28 exported plants, will be the first film released on Aug 23.
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Under the initiative, sellers can leverage Alibaba’s extensive database to wo
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exports of small merchandise, in a bid to smooth cross-border transactions for millions of SMEs.
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aba proposed in 2016 to facilitate trade for global SMEs through digitalization.
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frastructure and develop additional trade flows for the city. The venture also plan上海楼凤
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est from the United States in bathroom cabinets that are longer and narrower
than our existing models,” said Ding Gefeng, general manager of Hangzhou Home
Dee Sanitary Ware Co Ltd. “That has prompted us to devise new models to secure new orders.”
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during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.
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His story has won wide praise on the internet. “What we lack is the courage to try what
we want in life,” one user said on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The logistics services in China have become more en上海千花坊女神会所
vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla
ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.
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es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com
merce platforms have given up secondary packaging, said Liu Jun, deputy director of the SPB.
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d vertiports based on practical scenarios before moving into real commercial operations.
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“As one of the four transportation hubs in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzh
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China has made historic achievements in fighting poverty over the past decades, makin
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of Chin
a, and also a crucial stage for the country’s poverty-alleviation campaign as it vows to eradicate poverty by 2020.
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he progress the country has made in its poverty-alleviation campaign:
Over the past 40 years, more than 700 million Chinese people hav
e cast off poverty, representing over 70 percent of global poverty reduction.
ers was 1.75 billion, ranking top of the world. The number of mobile internet users (3G and
4G) doubled to 1.31 billion in 2018 from 580 million in 2014, an average increase of 22.4 percent year-on-year. 上海千花网品茶微信
Internet consumption unlocked residents’ consumption potential. By the end of 2018, the number of internet users inv
olved in online shopping reached 610 million, accounting for 73.6 percent of all internet users.
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he end of 2018, the number of express delivery rocketed to 50.7 billion from 1.53 million in 1988.
Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warned on Tuesday that escala
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She appealed to the public to calm down, set aside differences on political issues and reject violence.
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r the city’s law and order is restored. And that’s when we can mend what has been torn apart.”
Lam said developments over the past week validated her concerns that Hong Kong was in a dangerous situation. She re
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June 9, which saw radicals clash with the police, and residential and business areas become virtual war zones.
Lam said the chief executive’s responsibility is to ensure that Hong Kong remains a safe, orderly and law-abiding city.
d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
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A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho
ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊
agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.
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hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f
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Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat
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The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.