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 settlement and sales by banks stood at $6.6 billion, down 44 percent from H2 2018, SAFE data showed.

The reading indicated a relatively good supply-demand situation of the forex market, while monthly fluctuations refl娱乐地图

ected the overall stability of market expectations and the market-oriented adjustment of prices, Wang said.

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ween Chinese and American companies are still very close, which is playing a positive role.

“We are confident to cope with the changing situation and maintain the stability of cross-border capital flows in China,” Wang said.娱乐地图女神会所

A national bankruptcy mechanism is under discussion by policymakers, covering local gover

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“The key task is to prevent debt default risk,” said Wan Cunzhi, director-general of the PBOC’s Credit Information System Bu

reau, at a news conference on Thursday. He said the mechanism will include inde

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Bankruptcy of local governments was rarely mentioned in China before, and the official didn’t re

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t reached 19.9 trillion yuan ($2.89 trillion) by May, according to the Ministry of Finance.娱乐地图女神会所

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Dutch lighting specialist helps advance smart city initiative with lower energy use and reduced operating costs

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last year, the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront, was given a dramatic face-lift when it was illum

上海夜网女神会所inated along with three bridges and more than 40 buildings in the financial and tourist districts.

Dutch lighting specialist Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, was responsible for the illumination. The com

pany said it is the largest, single, architectural lighting project in Signify’s 127-year history and illustrates the co上海夜网

mpany’s leadership in unlocking the potential of connected lighting to transform cities.

“The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid

way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.

上海夜网女神会所With more than 44 million connected light points and 6.4 billion e

uros ($7.21 billion) in sales last year, Signify is rated by multiple market agencies including the D

ow Jones Sustainability Index as the top player in conventional lighting, LED and connected lighting.上海夜网

Rondolat said Signify is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landm

上海夜网女神会所arks by using connected LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The new lighting is expe

cted to save the city 50-70 percent of its annual lighting costs compared to areas using conventional lighting.

Some of Signify’s exhibits during the last CIIE underscored its ambition to help adva上海夜网女神会所

nce China’s smart city initiative, such as Li-Fi lighting, horticultural products for

city farms, a newly launched internet of things platform and the Philips Hue, a smart lighting system for homes.

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gnition and trust it has earned as a multilateral development bank in just three and a half years.

Meticulous planning, constructive efforts and visionary leadership are need

ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As

a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a

pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a

chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.

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nts on the flat, monotonous and desolated land in Northwest China’s Qinghai province.

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Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Con

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ments are expected to reach 108.2 million units in 2021, up an estimated 255 percent year-on-year.

Wigmakers in Juancheng county, East China’s Shandong province, are

making great strides toward the high-end market after several years’ stable development.上海夜生活

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tion, a man surnamed Liu from a local wig company told Chinese financial news outlet Yicai.

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China’s wig producers have high regional concentration, and mainly focus on Henan and Shandong provinces, accor

ding to Northeast Securities. In 2017, Henan’s export in wig products was $1.61 billion, accounting for 50.7 percent, w

hile in Shandong, exports reached $768 million yuan, accounting for 24.16 percent.

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Google was targeted with similar accusations in March, when General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta

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More than 100 students shared their family stories at an exhibition at Shanghai Jiao Tong

University that celebrates the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up.上海千花坊女神会所

Wang Yan, dean of the School of Marxism at the university, says that the exhibition aims to foster a greater recognition of socialism

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The exhibition at the university’s Qian Xuesen Library and Mus

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d it badge of honor. I am proud of him and will grow up to be a man like him, devoted to the country and its people.”

Cao Hong from Zhiyuan College also shares a story about his father’s generation in his hometown of Zixi in Fujian province.上海千花坊

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