During the meeting, Sin上海品茶微信sed e-scooter sharing se

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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

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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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anel discussions regarding future cooperation and development between the two countries, the organizers said.

An estimated 250 guests from Singapore and China attended, following the Singapore-Gu上海后花园品茶微信

angdong Collaboration Council’s ninth meeting, which was held the morning of the same day.

A series of agreements were signed during the meeting.

上海后花园Among them was a memorandum of understanding for the develo

pment of an international artificial intelligence innovation center funded by TUS Fina

ncial Group from China and Ascendas-Singbridge Group from Singapore.上海后花园

In response to the Chinese government’s drive to create an international in

上海后花园品茶微信dustry innovation hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the center is pl

anned to be built at the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and leverage its research and develo

pment resources to achieve breakthroughs in core chip technologies, local officials said.上海后花园

The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is located in the Guangzhou Development District.

上海后花园品茶微信The Guangzhou Development District Talent Work Group and the East Asian Institute at Natio

nal University of Singapore also signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the meeting.

Both parties agreed to enhance connectivity to create an intern上海后花园

ationally renowned think tank brand together, by pooling the ideas of experts, planning re

上海后花园search and holding a series of activities such as forums, meetings and seminars to promote exchanges.

The projects are expected to contribute to the kn

owledge city’s sustainable growth and join its already considerable facilities.上海后花园品茶微信

The China National Intellectual Property Administration

has established a patent examination cooperation center within the knowledge c

ity. The facility contributed one-fifth of the total number of annual patent examinations processed in China.上海后花园品茶微信

In addition, SSGKC is also the first in China to set up a national-level Belt and Road Intellectual Property Services Center.

Together with an IP-dedicated court and provincial centers for IP protection上海后花园品茶微信

and services, the facilities have helped SSGKC create a comprehensive IP system.

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The government will 上海千花坊ch a batch of public faci

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ilities including an international conference center, sports center, neighb

上海千花坊品茶微信orhood center, library and museum that meet international standards.

The construction of a smart industry park started in Sino-Singapore Guangzh

ou Knowledge City (SSGKC) on Thursday. The knowledge city was elevated to a national-level project last month.上海千花坊

The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is getting bolde

r in its reforms and experimentation, following an official upgrade centering on its ambit

上海千花坊品茶微信ions to be a world-class knowledge city, an outstanding source of innovation in the region and a global talent magnet.

According to a framework agreement signed by the Chinese and Singaporean governm

ents on Monday, the iconic Sino-Singaporean collaboration project based in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Gu上海千花坊

angdong province, was officially elevated to the status of a State-level bilateral project.

上海千花坊品茶微信Involving a total investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($203.34 million) and scheduled to be co

mpleted in 2020, the China-Singapore International Smart Industry Park will focus

on the development of technology related to the internet of things, big data and cloud ecology.上海千花坊

It is designed to empower companies developing applications in the smart home, transport, office, healthcare and city ind

上海千花坊ustries, according to the administration of Huangpu district, Guangzhou, where the project is located.

Infrastructure projects including eight railways, five expressways and seven urban express

ways are under construction and a new metro line is scheduled for operation in late September.上海千花坊

An intercity light rail is also slated to be put into service next year. By then, travel time from th

e CSGKC to other cities in the Bay Area is expected to be reduced to within an hour.

上海千花坊品茶微信In addition, a high-speed rail station and convenient traffic routes

to the airport, railway stations and the port of Guangzhou are planned.

The park will accommodate innovation incubators, offices, commerc上海千花坊

ial facilities and residential apartments, with green-building technologies to be used widely.

上海千花坊品茶微信The park will also include a Siemens green city digitalization center and a Sino-Singapore research institute.

Covering an area of 21.2 square kilometers, SSGKC has attr

acted 1,382 companies with a total registered capital of 129.4 billion yuan.上海千花坊品茶微信

The knowledge city is the only national-level pilot zone for intellectual property use and protection reform.

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ung Chinese consumers 上海419论坛 passion for cocktail bar

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The Lancet report predicts that China will surpass the United States in alc

上海419论坛品茶微信ohol intake per capita by 2030, with Chinese adults projected to drink more than 10 lit

ers annually on average and per capita consumption of alcohol in the US to drop to 9.5 liters. By then, about 77 percent of pe

ople in China are forecast to drink alcohol at least occasionally, compared with 73 percent in the US.

A recent report by major e-commerce platform Suning said that its sales of alcoho上海419论坛品茶微信

l rose greatly last year. Wine was the most popular choice, followed by spirits and beer.

Sales of the Chinese liquor baijiu, which is commonly used for wedding banquets, have risen along with the price, with som上海419论坛

e 20 million couples marrying in China from 2010 to last year. Baijiu is more popular in lower-tier cities than in me

tropolises. The greatest demand is for bottles priced from 100 to 300 yuan ($15 to $44), the Suning report said.

上海419论坛品茶微信Sales of beer and wine have also been steadily rising, especially high-qua

lity or niche products such as imported wine and craft beer. Chinese women prefer fruit

beer, nonalcoholic beer and sweet wine, with growth of all three exceeding the industry average.上海419论坛

US beer and spirits producer Alltech Beverage shipped its first Kentucky bourbon brand Town Branch to China in 2011.

上海419论坛品茶微信Jonathan Ardoin, head of Alltech Beverage Division China, said middle-class Chinese are now ready

to try spirits or beer from overseas, which wasn’t the case when the company first arrived in the count

ry. It now sells a range of imported drinks in China, and has also set up a factory in Hebei province.上海419论坛

“People are still drinking, but are willing to get out of their comfort zone,” Ardoin said.

He added that alcohol is a good “palliative solution” to relieve pr

essure for people who are constantly under stress, and Chinese consumers are foll上海419论坛品茶微信

owing a global trend that has led to increased demand for imported alcoholic beverages.

Sales of Scotch whisky are falling in Europe and the US, while Irish w

hiskey is the industry’s fastest-growing market. Alltech has received many inquiries from C上海419论坛品茶微信

hina and began importing a range of Irish whiskey into the country this year, he said.

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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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Measures to bolster b上海乌托邦climate decided by meet

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hina will shorten the time required for reviewing applications of high-value patents and for trademark registrations as pa

上海乌托邦品茶微信rt of its effort to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and improve the business climate, the State

Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, decided on Wednesday.上海乌托邦

“Further enhancing the protection of intellect

ual property rights is crucial to improving our property rights protection system. It is re

上海乌托邦quired by scientific and technological innovation and essential for China’s greater opening-up,” Li said.

Those attending the meeting on Wednesday decided to intensify law enforcement action in intellectual property上海乌托邦品茶微信

rights protection and stressed that all types of market actors must be treated as equals.

Efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking and verifying infrin上海乌托邦

gements and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks and copyrights will be accelerated.

上海乌托邦品茶微信It was decided that special campaigns against violations of IPR-related law will be carried o

ut and severe punishment involving hefty fines will be meted out to combat all IPR infringement.

International cooperation in IPR protection will be enhanced to make it easier for上海乌托邦

companies to obtain intellectual property rights and their protection overseas.

The government will advance revision of the Patent Law and the Copyright Law, the new上海乌托邦品茶微信

round of comprehensive revision of the Trademark Law and revision of the implement

上海乌托邦ing regulations of the Patent Law. The cost for breaking the law will be significantly raised.

IPR-related services will be improved, the meeting decided. Smart s

ystems of patent examination and trademark registration will be developed at a faster pace.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The goal is to shorten, by year’s end, the time needed for reviewing appl

ications of high-value patents to within 17.5 months, and the average review period for trad上海乌托邦

emark registration to within five months. The quality of IPR registrations will also be improved.

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China to EU, the US tariff 上海419论坛 continuesWith the Offic

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 of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariffs on $

4 billion worth of European Union goods, the trade conflict between the US and the EU has inten上海419论坛

sified. And if the US makes good the threat it issued on July 1, the additional tariffs would cover $25 billion of EU goo

上海419论坛品茶微信ds-in April the US had decided to impose additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU products. In addition, the US ad

ministration launched a Section 301 investigation against the digital service tax of France on July 10.

Washington’s move seems to have roots in the 15-year-old dispute ove上海419论坛

r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari

ffs to exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global

上海419论坛品茶微信market and the jobs in the US plane manufacturing industry could be protected.

The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “thre

e zeros”-zero tariff, zero tariff barriers and zero subsidy-for non-auto industrial products.上海419论坛

Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agricu

上海419论坛品茶微信ltural products, the negotiations remain mired in uncertainty, although Washington comp

elled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.

As US President Donald Trump prepares to launch his re-election campai

gn, he is trying to mitigate US farmers’ sufferings, as the votes from the agricultural belts helpe上海419论坛品茶微信

d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to

help offset their losses due to the US’ trade disputes with China, the EU and other eco上海419论坛

nomies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agr

上海419论坛品茶微信icultural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.

However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf

acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m

ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo

ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.

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urged to comply with上海419WTO rulingganization he

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Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws

The United States has challenged the authority of the World Trade Organization by ignoring a上海419

WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.

上海419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised countervailing measures imposed by t

he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.

However, the US failed to comply with the WTO ruling and上海419

accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.

上海419The WTO mechanism is what members use to settle trade disputes, and countries in most cases abide by the rulings made by th

e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信

“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system

will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some

上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.

Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc

onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信

The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete

action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c

上海419reate a fair and stable international trading environment for companies from both countries.

“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case

have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c上海419品茶微信

orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419

de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Concerned about the上海龙凤1314nancial fallout after

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aggressive recruitment efforts have been made by UK universities to attract non-European students.

Meanwhile, favorable policies were announced by the UK’s Department for Education上海龙凤1314

, such as allowing international students to stay up to one year after their study visas expire.

上海龙凤1314女神会所According to the 2019 survey conducted by higher education marketing company QS, which covered more

than 75,000 students and 71 universities from around the world, 77 percent of prospective inte上海龙凤1314

rnational students claim that extending the post-study leave period for the UK’s visa offer to one year would incr

上海龙凤1314女神会所ease the likelihood of them studying in the UK. And 54 percent of students stated that feeling welcome as an inte

rnational student is one of the five important factors they consider when choosing a university.

However, Zerzan says the major reason for the UK being one of the fav上海龙凤1314

orite destinations for Chinese overseas students is that British education has a trad

ition of innovation by linking academic foundations with the needs of industry. This helps to instill in its grad上海龙凤1314女神会所

uates a need for continuous learning, an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to life as well as

strong practical and relevant skills that are appreciated by employers globally.

Zerzan adds that many foreign universities aim to recruit Ch上海龙凤1314

inese students for short-term financial gains, which might result in a mismatc

h in partners, poorer research output and possible frustrations on both sides.上海龙凤1314女神会所

And he also points out that international student mobility is not just about economic funding.

“The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students上海龙凤1314

and lecturers – a mass flow of knowledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese stud

ents are among the top academic performers and contribute greatly to scholarly ex上海龙凤1314女神会所

change and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

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Nowadays, when I a上海品茶微信usiness meeting

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on’t even bring clothes. I would simply have the rental platform deliver the garments to my hotel befo

re the trip. I’d then return them without having to go through all the hassle of doing laundry,” she says.上海品茶微信女神会所

“I think women just need different clothes instead of new clothes. I don’t need a closet that is larger than necessary to p

上海品茶微信rove myself. My professional achievements are my most glittering accessories,” she adds.

She is so proud of adopting this approach that she openly admits to her friends that she rents cloth

es instead of buying them. She has even recommended clothing rental services to many of her peers.上海品茶微信女神会所

Consumers like Shen, who are open to renting fashion items, are driving the sharing econo

上海品茶微信my within the fashion industry, which has been slow to jump on the bandwagon, says Clement Tang, CEO of Le To

e China, an online clothing rental company that originated in San Francisco in 2012.

According to the State Information Center, China’s sharing economy was worth 2.94 trilli上海品茶微信女神会所

on yuan by 2018, an increase of 41 percent year-on-year, and more than 760 mill

ion Chinese-over half the country’s population-have paid for shared services or products.

上海品茶微信The center also estimated that the annual growth rate in the sharing economy in China would remain steady at around 30 percent over the next three years.

A consumer survey by consultancy firm Mintel found that transportation remains the most popular上海品茶微信女神会所

segment in the sharing economy. Among the 3,000 consumers polled by the consultancy, 91 percent said the

y have paid to share car rides or bicycles. In contrast, clothing is the second least popular category, above mothe上海品茶微信

r care and baby products, with only 9 percent of the interviewees saying they pay for such services.

Rachel Botsman, the author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, noted in o上海品茶微信女神会所

ne of her TED talks that the rise of the sharing economy in other fields has provided a basis for the deva

luation of ownership in fashion, where there has long been “a stigma behind rental”.上海品茶微信

According to its website, TED is “a nonpartisan nonprofit (organi

zation) devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks”.上海品茶微信女神会所

“Clothing rental could be the next big revolution for the fashion industry, after the rise of fast fashion and e-commerce,” says Tang.

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