China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve

st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.上海后花园

Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com

上海后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie

ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.

Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea上海后花园

d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan

上海后花园品茶微信uary, has decelerated, laying a foundation for an overall good harvest this year, he said.

Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic

h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which上海后花园

usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.

上海后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au

thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d上海后花园品茶微信

rought and flooding, carry out emergency plans in a timely way in case of need and intensify oversight for im

上海后花园品茶微信plementation of disaster-relief measures to ensure another good harvest this year,” Wei said.

In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma

jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto上海后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc

reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.

With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu

上海后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b

illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio

n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.

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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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tute was established by SSGKC to strengthen Chinese and Singaporean cooperation in academic fields.

The South China University of Technology in Guangzhou and Singa上海龙凤女神会所

pore’s Nanyang Technological University, founding members of the institution, will draw on their resources and e

上海龙凤女神会所xperience in leading roles internationally to further develop its innovation and high-tech industries.

With the technological advantages of the two founding universities, the in

stitute has launched the first phase of projects in pollution control, new energy, bio上海龙凤

medical materials, artificial intelligence, green and smart architecture, food nutrition and safety .

上海龙凤女神会所Yu Long, director of the institute, said that the institute aims to transform high-tech

research results into industrial products and bring about economic benefits.

To date, the institute has launched 24 industrial projects and 16 of them are collaborative projects between China and Singapore.上海龙凤

“The institute is an open platform that explores an advanced model for int

上海龙凤女神会所ernational cooperation, which is a win-win for industrial transformation,” Yu said.

“In addition to the South China University of Technology and Nanyang Techn

ological University, we will invite suitable international universities to join us in the future.”上海龙凤

Designated as a national experimental zone for conducting comprehensive reforms on intellectual property right use an

上海龙凤d protection by the State Council, SSGKC will welcome an important partner, the Patent Examination Coo

peration Center of the State Intellectual Property Office in Guangdong, in February.上海龙凤女神会所

The office is currently operating in the Guangzhou Development District.

上海龙凤The center performs patent invention application assessment, carries out international patent search and inter

ational preliminary examinations of applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.上海龙凤女神会所

This provides technical and legal consultation services to companies regarding patent applications and protection.

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tute was established by SSGKC to strengthen Chinese and Singaporean cooperation in academic fields.

The South China University of Technology in Guangzhou and Singa上海龙凤女神会所

pore’s Nanyang Technological University, founding members of the institution, will draw on their resources and e

上海龙凤女神会所xperience in leading roles internationally to further develop its innovation and high-tech industries.

With the technological advantages of the two founding universities, the in

stitute has launched the first phase of projects in pollution control, new energy, bio上海龙凤

medical materials, artificial intelligence, green and smart architecture, food nutrition and safety .

上海龙凤女神会所Yu Long, director of the institute, said that the institute aims to transform high-tech

research results into industrial products and bring about economic benefits.

To date, the institute has launched 24 industrial projects and 16 of them are collaborative projects between China and Singapore.上海龙凤

“The institute is an open platform that explores an advanced model for int

上海龙凤女神会所ernational cooperation, which is a win-win for industrial transformation,” Yu said.

“In addition to the South China University of Technology and Nanyang Techn

ological University, we will invite suitable international universities to join us in the future.”上海龙凤

Designated as a national experimental zone for conducting comprehensive reforms on intellectual property right use an

上海龙凤d protection by the State Council, SSGKC will welcome an important partner, the Patent Examination Coo

peration Center of the State Intellectual Property Office in Guangdong, in February.上海龙凤女神会所

The office is currently operating in the Guangzhou Development District.

上海龙凤The center performs patent invention application assessment, carries out international patent search and inter

ational preliminary examinations of applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.上海龙凤女神会所

This provides technical and legal consultation services to companies regarding patent applications and protection.

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service provider Neuron Mobility signed an agreement with Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Dev

上海品茶微信女神会所elopment Co, a joint venture operator, to set up a smart urban mobility innovation center in the knowle

dge city to support its research and development activities as well as global operations.

The innovation center project also involves a third partner, Ascendas Onehub GKC, wh上海品茶微信

ich runs about 600,000 square meters of residential and commercial floor space in SSGKC.

上海品茶微信女神会所According to the agreement, Neuron plans to launch the pilot project in SSG

KC to test out transportation solutions to the “last mile” problem in China.

The so-called last mile issue refers to a common concern of metro commuters, afte上海品茶微信女神会所

r they get out of a subway exit and face walking the last stretch to their offices.

上海品茶微信Also on the same site, the SSGKC Administrative Committee signed an importa

nt agreement with the SSGKC Investment and Development Co to carry out a three-year training program.

This aims to learn from Singapore’s advanced experience and successful practi上海品茶微信女神会所

上海品茶微信ces, to train top professionals for the knowledge city and for Huangpu district, where SSGKC is located.

Dynamic, high-value city

“SSGKC has developed into a knowledge economy center driven by innovation with glob上海品茶微信

al competitiveness and a desirable place to work and live,” a leading official of the city said.

上海品茶微信女神会所Located in the core area of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, SSGKC is 25 kilometers from Gua

ngzhou Baiyun International Airport and almost 35 km from downtown Guangzhou, Guangdong’s capital.

Besides the completion of a subway network linking SSGKC to th上海品茶微信

e rest of Guangzhou by the end of this year, in the future the area will also be connected to othe

r cities and provinces by eight rail lines, five roads and seven urban expressways.上海品茶微信女神会所

“We have favorable locations, a strong research institute, a State-leve

l pilot zone for IP protection and improved transportation network and efficient op上海品茶微信

erations, which ensure SSGKC will be an ideal destination for investment,” the official added.

上海品茶微信女神会所SSGKC is designed to cover a total greenfield area of 123 sq km. But ab

out half of the area has been earmarked for urban use, during the 15 to 20 year devel

opment period from the 2010 ground-breaking ceremony, while the other half will be preserved as green spaces.

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perty applications and protection, SSGKC will provide comprehensive services to protect t

he achievements of companies and facilitate their patent applications. Meanwhile, it plans to build an Inter 上海千花网

national IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.

 上海千花网品茶微信”One of the main reasons that overseas resources and companies are choosing to cooperate with the knowledge city or settle

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

ction,” said Yu Long, president of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute. 上海千花网

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

 上海千花网品茶微信ng the IP Court of Guangzhou, one of the patent examination centers of the China National Intellectual Property Admin

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

Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnology company in Asia, said 上海千花网

 上海千花网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, initially

based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has been 上海千花网品茶微信

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

 上海千花网Upgraded bilateral project to play an important role in bay area

“The government has rendered significant amount of suppor

t to innovative companies and attached much importance to IP protection,” Li said. 上海千花网品茶微信

BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.

 上海千花网The company was founded by Wang Xiaodong and John Oyler in 2010. Wang has served as a member of the National Aca

demy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Hopeful ly, some innovative medicines will be soon produced in the new plant in SSG 上海千花网品茶微信

KC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.

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Xiamen International Cruise Home Port in East China’s Fujian province has registered a record

上海419论坛number of passengers passing through in the first of the year – 185,000, a 36 percent year-on-year increase.

Superstar Gemini, operated by Xiamen port partner Star Cruises上海419论坛女神会所

, has berthed at the port’s Dongdu International Cruise Terminal for its 17th operation since May.

上海419论坛Having hosted over 3,500 passengers this year, it is expected

to have 70 operations this year, marking its longest cruise season in history.

“We’ve seen the cruise tour boom this year because we have deve上海419论坛女神会所

loped a Spring Festival season cruise, and cruise services to Taiwan reopened this May.

上海419论坛”Meanwhile the Belt and Road course is growing popul

ar among tourists thanks to the geographical advantage of our port,” said

Yang Lili, deputy general manager of Xiamen International Cruise Home Port Group.上海419论坛女神会所

In early April the reconstruction of Xiamen International Cruises’ berths was completed.

上海419论坛The total length is over 1,400 meters, including a 150,000-ton, two

80,000-ton and a 3,000-ton berths which can simultaneously accommodate three or fou

r medium and large cruise ships – including the world’s largest 225,000-ton cruise ship.上海419论坛女神会所

“After the reconstruction, the entire cruise service has been greatly improved. The fir

上海419论坛st Chinese-funded cruise ship, Gulangyu, will come into service in September.

“A 130,000-ton ship named Glory will also be brought into o

peration in Xiamen, marking a new area of giant cruises,” Yang Lili said.上海419论坛女神会所

The provincial government also rolled out a scheme this May to spur cruise ship growth by 2035, with

the aim of establishing a preliminary layout of harbors and shipping lines.上海419论坛女神会所

It is hoped the move will provide for a sustainable, secure and reliable emergency system.

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he river running through our village suddenly turned black. I only knew that I wasn’t allowed to swim in it anymore,” she recalled.

“I later found out that this was caused by factories disch

 上海夜网女神会所arging sewage into the waters. But back then, the villagers, including my

parents, thought that such a practice was normal. I even played with trash, collected it and burned it for fun.” 上海夜网

Zhou worked as a civil servant in Shanghai after getting a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature from Fudan Univ

ersity. While working this job, she had the chance to embark on her first overseas trip to Tasmania, Australia. 上海夜网女神会所

There, when faced with pristine scenes of n

ature, she finally understood the magnitude of the pollution problem at home. 上海夜网

“It was in Tasmania where I learned that leaves should not be cover

 上海夜网ed in dust, that the sky should be blue, that the water should be clear,” she said.

The trip sparked something within her, and she resigned from her job as soon as she returned, joining a

n environmental protection organization to protect bar-headed geese at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. 上海夜网女神会所

Two years later, in 2013, Zhou followed her husband to the United States, where he was accepte

 上海夜网d into Harvard Medical School. There, she continued to work at various nonprofit organizations.

Eager to learn more about how environmental protection organizations operate, Zhou applied for a master’s degree program at

Harvard Kennedy School in 2015. In her application letter, Zhou expressed that she was determined to re 上海夜网女神会所

turn to Shanghai after graduation to create an organization aimed at helping people live in an e

nvironmentally friendly way. She went on to study at the institution on a full scholarship.

 上海夜网女神会所Despite friends advising her to begin her career in the United States after graduation, Zhou made good on her promise

and returned to Shanghai in 2016. However, she was sidetracked from her original plan and ended up doing bus

iness related to organic food. It was only when she attempted to sell her organ

ic produce in a residential neighborhood in 2018 that she was reminded of her initial calling. 上海夜网女神会所

While chatting with the head of the neighborhood committee, she learned that in Ma

rch that year the Shanghai municipal government released a plan to implement household waste sorting.

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 Customers are paying as much for the products as for the meticulous, personal servic

es and the exclusive, well-decorated spaces where such services are provided. W 上海千花网女神会所

e have removed all the unnecessary parts and are targeting office workers and fresh graduates,” said Wei.

 上海千花网Together with four co-founders, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University graduate mad

e several entrepreneurial forays before settling on “accessible menswear tailoring”. 上海千花网

“We have spotted a gap between the supply and demand. On one hand, manufacturers and bran

 上海千花网女神会所ds are struggling to keep consumers in an increasingly competitive market. On the other hand, the

young consumers are always looking to find the next perfect shirt or dress,” said Wei.

Today, the company is in partnership with a dozen apparel factories across the country, which help produ

ce not only shirts, but also jeans and jackets for the company’s 1.5 million members. 上海千花网

Sales this year are expected to reach 800 million yuan, four times that of 2018.

 上海千花网”I don’t think we are in competition with any particular brand. Instead, we are creating a new category,” said Wei.

But she admitted that the pricing of their offerings has put them in the same field as fast fas 上海千花网女神会所

hion brands like Uniqlo and China’s homegrown menswear giant Heilan Home. 上海千花网

he market for menswear in China has been underestimated for a long time. It’s not like men don’t need to lo

 上海千花网女神会所ok smart or have the financial capability to spend, but it’s in our traditional mindset that there is

not a market for them. If there is any difference, it is that they are less willing to spe

nd time on selecting styles and brands, which means higher brand loyalty,” said Wei. 上海千花网

Consultancy firm Euromonitor International estimated that China’s menswear market was worth over 572 billio

n yuan in 2018, up 7 percent year-on-year. While it still accounts for about one-third of the total apparel market, it is proj 上海千花网女神会所

cted to enjoy a higher-than-average growth rate and surpass 612 billion yuan by 2023.

Everbright Securities estimated that China’s tailoring market would be worth 200 billion yuan by 2020, almost twice t

hat of 2016, and about 80 percent of the business would come from the mid-price sector.

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With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ

an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所

Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a

上海千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”

European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email protected] Congratulations Europe.”

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will succeed Tusk on Dec 1, said on Twitter that h上海千花坊

e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth

er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.

上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent

er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol

itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.上海千花坊

The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.

Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af

上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye

n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla

nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊

During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath

ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim

上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.

Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori

ty of the EU citizens do not see defense as a priority; they see health, environmental issues上海千花坊女神会所

and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.

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