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ted cities, Jakarta, a city of more than 10 million people, is also one of the most congested.

In his address to parliament, Jokowi said: “A capital city is not just a symbol of nati上海夜网女神会所

onal identity, but also a representation of the progress of the nation.”

上海夜网He did not give the exact location in Kalimantan for the new city. It is a region with a

population of just over 16 million people and known for rainforests and orangutans.上海夜网

Widodo toured Kalimantan in May to survey potential sites.

上海夜网女神会所Kyle Springer, a senior analyst with the Perth USAsi

a Centre at the University of Western Australia, said from an infrastruc

ture perspective, Jokowi’s push to move the national capital to Kalimantan is “interesting”.上海夜网

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上海夜网女神会所An archipelago comprising nearly 17,000 islands, Indonesia has a population of mor

e than 270 million, mostly concentrated on the islands of Java and Sumatra.

A question mark has been hanging over the future of Jakarta as the nation’s capital for decades.上海夜网

Heri Andreas, a lecturer and researcher with the faculty of Eart

上海夜网女神会所h Science and Technology and the Institute of Technology Bandung, Ind

onesia, said Kalimantan was chosen because of its central location in the archipelago.

He said the new capital will probably be the political capital of the country while th上海夜网

e economic and commercial activities will remain on Java, at least for the time being.

He said Jakarta will be the “central economic city” of Indonesia.上海夜网女神会所

“I don’t see Jakarta being left behind after the new capital is established,” he said.

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Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu

e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.上海乌托邦女神会所

Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n

oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦

Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es

上海乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.

For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio

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67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.

“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec

ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer上海乌托邦

of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per

cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg上海乌托邦女神会所

y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon

etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦

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Online advertising service revenue was 2.2 billion yuan in the second quarter, down 16 percent ye上海乌托邦女神会所

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.

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International carmak上海千花网 insolated. GM’s two

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

上海千花网女神会所as a meager 0.7 percent in the first seven months, down from 1.6 percent in the same period last year.

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.

Sales from January to July grew 2.5 percent year-on-year to 368,867 in its largest market.上海千花网女神会所

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.

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In the deadly bombin 上海夜生活d a wedding party at

pm local time on Saturday, at least 63 people were killed and 182 others wounded, according to eyewitnesses and officials.

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und 10:40 pm local time on Saturday inside the Hotel Shahr-e Dubai’s wedding hall when it was full of g

 上海夜生活uests attended a couple’s wedding ceremony, in 6th Police District of the fortified city.

French President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday for a rare visit.

Macron would welcome Putin at 5:30 pm at his official holiday resi

dence in Bregancon in southern France, days before he hosts other world leaders in 上海夜生活品茶微信

cluding US President Donald Trump for the August 24-26 G7 summit in Biarritz.

Topping the meeting would be the situation in Ukraine after Ukrainian President

Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Aug 6 pressed Putin for a resumption of peace talks, a French official said that. 上海夜生活

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin would also discuss with Macron bilateral cooperation.

“The topics are obvious: bilateral Russian-French cooperation, which has a very

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The leaders will also discuss prospects for work on the Normandy Four format, he added.

The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, Fre

nch and German senior representatives who aim to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. 上海夜生活

Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov said that the dialogue between France and Russia had “intensified” in the recent months an

d that Putin’s visit was the “logical continuation” of his regular contact with Macron.

Alexander Baunov, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, said Macron would be looki 上海夜生活品茶微信

ng for ways to resuscitate the 2015 Minsk cease-fire deal which Paris and Berlin helped broker.

“The main public issue will be reviving the Minsk accords,” Baunov said.

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There are plenty of theories of extra dimensions and we do experiments to find them. Interestingly, one of the ideas abou

t why gravity is so weak is because it has to deal with other dimensions, where other forces don’t. 上海楼凤

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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

The winners were chosen from 234 candidates after six rounds of reviews and votes.

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.

 上海楼凤The weeklong event majorly comprises two main parts: off-line activities to raise pu

blic interest about documentaries and online releases of critically acclaimed works.

Organizers expect the events, which will be held at the China Mille 上海楼凤品茶微信

nnium Monument from Aug 23-25, will draw at least 30,000 people.

Documentaries to be released include If National Treasures Could TalkChina Reinvents

ItselfZhongguancun and National Southwestern Associated University. 上海楼凤

Zhang Su, deputy head of the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, says organizers have received 157 documen

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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According to the ho 上海千花坊ice index, the cities sa

aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h

ouse prices,” said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development I 上海千花坊女神会所

nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef

 上海千花坊fort to stabilize house prices, market expectations and market order has paid off.”

Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth

in new property prices in July, as the city’s average price for new housing grew 1.6 percent. 上海千花坊女神会所

“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.

“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in

 上海千花坊house prices. The local government needs to strengthen regulations in these cities.”

For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe

rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r 上海千花坊女神会所

ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.

Yan said July was the peak season for the housing rental market. As rent 上海千花坊

went up during summer, the prices of pre-owned property tended to go up as well.

“A total of 70 cities saw an average 0.4 percent monthly growth in pre- 上海千花坊女神会所

owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t

o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.” 上海千花坊

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long-term mechanism for real estate regulation in July to sustain the stable dev 上海千花坊女神会所

elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.

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Citi’s Yap said they wi上海乌托邦 data on the compa

pany’s monetization of games, the timing of online ad recovery, fintech p

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Chinese tech heavyweight Lenovo Group Ltd saw its profit more than double in the quarter which ended in June, on the back of

a record high personal computer market share and strong performance in its internet data center business.上海乌托邦

Its profit hit $162 million compared with an average estimate of $154 millio

n by nine analysts, according to data service provider Refinitiv. Its revenue rose to $上海乌托邦

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Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, said the Beijing-based company has cemented its positi上海乌托邦品茶微信

on as the world’s largest PC maker, grabbing a record 24.9 percent market share in the quarter.

“We have seen robust growth in market segments such as gaming PCs, and light

上海乌托邦PCs, with related revenue jumping by about 30 percent year-on-year,” said Yang.

According to him, the company also performed quite well in Japan after it acquired a 5

1 percent stake in Japanese technology firm Fujitsu Ltd’s personal computer business.上海乌托邦

“Our enhanced operational efficiency also contributed to our better profit

s,” Yang said. The company’s gross profit margin hit 16.4 percent in the quarter.

Lenovo’s strong performance came as global PC market rebounded from April to上海乌托邦品茶微信

June. Year-on-year growth during the quarter reached 4.4 percent, which was nota

bly higher than expected as the easing of supply shortages combined with looming trade tensions which increased the上海乌托邦

demand, according to data from the market research company International Data Corp.

“Supply for Intel’s processors improved markedly during the quarter, allowing most PC vend上海乌托邦品茶微信

ors to fulfill old orders while also shipping a healthy supply of new PCs into the channels,” Jitesh Ub

rani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers, said in a research note.

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Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y

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Economists have said they think the policy stance likely will be loosened again in Augus

上海419t to support economic growth. As a result, growth is expected to be stronger in the next two months.

“In the current environment, we believe economic growth is likely to be strong only when there is clear policy support, like

in the first quarter and in June,” said Song Yu, chief China economist at Beijing Gao Hua Securities.上海419品茶微信

Goldman Sachs research showed on Friday that by the end of June, the official general government sp

上海419ending balance recorded a deficit of 1.6 percent of GDP, the largest half-year deficit since 2011. The gr

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Enthusiasm for new game titles and the development of industrial software

上海419are the key factors that will determine the future financial health of tech giant T

encent Holdings Ltd following the release of the company’s second quarter earnings.上海419品茶微信

Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at

HK$330.4, after it reported its core gaming business rebounded in the three months ending in June.

Net profit jumped 35 percent year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) in the t上海419

hree months to June, while revenue rose 21 percent to 88.8 billion yuan in the same period.

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tor. The segment accounts for 18 percent of Tencent’s overall revenue.

“Our assumption is that the macro environment will remain difficult for the rest of the year and that the situation of the上海419品茶微信

heavy supply of advertising inventory will continue for the rest of the year and potentially into next y

ear,” Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell said in an earnings call late on Wednesday.

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ce then. A memorial square was set up in Yan’an in honor of Zhang, an

d hundreds of visitors from all walks of life come to honor him every day.上海龙凤419

Hou Xiuzhen, 74, always volunteers to tell visitors stories about Zhang and those hard times during wars.

Hou’s father-in-law was in the CPC’s army and took part in the production campaigns in Yan’an in

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become self-reliant, not only by establishing their own the grain supply, but in other areas of life as well.

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nced his offspring,” Hou said. Before her retirement, Hou was an avid tree planter in the local reforestation drive.

“Mass line is the Party’s fundamental political and organizational line,” said Gu Sha上海龙凤419品茶微信

ojie, an associate professor with China Executive Leadership Academy in Yan’an.

上海龙凤419″People have different needs at different times. ‘Serving the people’ is to

put into practice the Party’s mass line in all aspects of governance,” Gu added.

Passing on spirit

As the revolutionary base of the CPC, Yan’an receives more than 300,000 CPC me上海龙凤419

mbers every year to receive education. “Serving the people” is a must-have course.

“Zhang Side is a model who represents the image of the CPC, solving people’s pro上海龙凤419品茶微信

blems and bringing Party members and the masses closer,” said Tan Huwa, an expert with Yan’an University.

“In the new era, ‘serving the people’ embodies the victory in the war against p

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Zhang Yangang is the Party secretary of Xinhu village, Shaanxi province. The grassroots official knew about Zhang Sid

e’s good deeds when he was a child, which inspired him to change the poor and backward village.

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British switched tacti上海会所ng for the carrot more

 frequently than the stick. Though it used a lighter touch in administ

ration after World War II — and this approach had limits; see above — Britain never went so fa上海会所品茶微信

r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t

上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.

Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being

ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi

th the hundreds killed in protests under British rule. What’s more, even limited improvements in governance w上海会所品茶微信

ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se

riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su

rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所

But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po

pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi

s led to a sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where despite being occupiers the British were looked upon more fav上海会所品茶微信

orably as time passed. Sovereignty and self-determination were sacrificed at the altar of getti

ng ahead in a notoriously unequal system, where class divisions only grew more and more pronounced.上海会所

Long-standing inequalities with deep roots in the colonial period are now blamed by nostalgics on post-handover adm

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e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th

ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.

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