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

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.

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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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Those earnings mark a s 上海品茶微信th China’s lower-tha

-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box

-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所

To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re

 上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.

“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch

inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所

Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv

 上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.

“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the

reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信

ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.

 上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.

Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa

id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信

s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.

“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin

ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.

A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi

 上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show

s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.

“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所

s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.

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However, this seems 上海品茶微信nlikely since very little

preparatory work has been done in advance of the G20 meeting between the two leaders,” Lach

 上海品茶微信man said. “The most that I am expecting from this meeting is an ag

reement to continue talking and agreeing to a schedule for future meetings.”

“If that proves to be the case, markets could be disappointed,” he said.

Douglas Paal, vice-president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Pe 上海品茶微信女神会所

ace, told Xinhua that if there is agreement to keep talking, “Wall Street should be happy.”

“But I think Trump is more invested in the talks failing and helping with the 2020 elect 上海品茶微信

ons, than in having to defend any agreement under Democrats’ attacks,” Paal said.

 上海品茶微信女神会所The shared accommodation boom is sweeping across China, with transaction volume rising 37.5 percent year-on-year to 16.5 billion yuan  ($2.4 billion) in 2018, a new report said on Tuesday.

The report, released by the State Information Center, shows the country’s main shared accommodation platforms offered 3.5 million housing units in nearly 500 cities last year.

Chengdu, Sichuan province topped all other cities in terms of the number of active users, followed by Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Xi’an in Shaanxi province.  上海品茶微信女神会所

According to the report, second- and third-tier cities are accelerating the push to embrace shared accommodation services that offer short-term low-cost lodging.

Lijiang in Yunnan province, Qinhuangdao in Hebei province and Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region have seen signi 上海品茶微信女神会所

ficant jumps in the number of short-term lodging platforms’ stayed nights, rising 650, 600 and 300 percent in 2018 respectively.

The report noted an increasing number of young people prefer to start a business in platforms that offer shared accommo

dation, as 70 percent of major shared accommodation platforms hosts were born in the 1980s and 1990s.

Specifically, more females prefer to be a host on those platforms, occupying 60 percent of the total on main shared accommodation platforms.

Vacationing with pets is a new trend in the market, the report said. More than 40 percent of sh

ared accommodation users have pets, among which 66.7 percent prefer taking pets on vacation.

The report came as the nation’s sharing economy marches into a new stage, where quality matters more than expansion speed. The report said the an

nual growth rate of the shared accommodation market is expected to remain around 50 percent over the next three years.

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Schools must provide more opportunities for students exp

experience tr上海品茶微信ansformative technologies. Only then will they be able to tackle the challenges of the ‘Intelligent Age’.”

A futuristic vibe permeates the entire campus. One can witness Xi

aoyi, a teaching aid program, answer students’ questions, while Xiaohuang, a self-dr

iving cart, delivers packages to teachers, and Wukong, a service robot, attends to visitors’ needs.

AI has also been integrated into 36 classes, from classical Chinese literature to biology. Li said the classes are meant to s

toke the students’ curiosity and familiarize them with AI technologies and equipment.

The school also provides intermediate classes on programming languages and web

and上海品茶微信 app design, and advanced lessons in robotics and self-driving technology.

Song Yan, director of the school’s information center, said there a

re plans to have 30 percent of students take part in AI-related courses.

“We want our students and teachers to have ample time to freely explore and innovate with AI,” he said.

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Last month, the central government issued a guideline on

promoting the application of e-buses, by supporting technology innovation, improving fiscal

and taxation policies, enhancing infrastructure construction, as well as reinforcing fund supervision.

“It is estimated that in the future, China’s e-bus market will transform to a more market-driven pattern, instead of policy-driv

en. The market will shift from an incremental market to a stock market, maintaining steady growth,” he said.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will attain price parity by the mid 2020s, as lithium battery pric

es have been falling. From 2010 to 2018, lithium battery prices dropped by over 85 percent, with an annual average decl

ine rate of 20 percent. And the decline, with the same rate, is estimated to continue for the next few years.

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China is the world’s largest producer of rare earths, acco

counting for about 80 percent of global supply. However, the country’s rare-earth industry is faced with such pro

blems as rapidly decreasing inventory, inefficient production and environmental pollution.

Analysts also said that the low prices of China’s exports have failed to reflect the real value of the precious resource.

The division of labor of the global rare-earth industry should be coo

rdinated in accordance with the principle of opening-up and sharing, the NDRC said.

While the country prioritizes the domestic use of rare-earth meta

ls, it is willing to see its exports help drive the development of global industries, it said.

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Weaker economic growth puts at risk essential invest

ments in areas such as education, health, climate change adaptation and sustainable infrastructure.

The growth outlook in all major developed economies and most developin

g regions has weakened due to a confluence of both domestic and external factors, the report said.

Following an expansion of 3 percent in 2018, world gross product growth is now projected to moderat

e to 2.7 percent in 2019 and 2.9 percent in 2020, reflecting a downward revision from the forecasts released in January.

The report identifies several downside risks that could trigger a sharper or more prolonged growth slowdown, potentially infl

icting significant damage on development progress. Those risks include a further escalation in trade te

nsions, a sudden deterioration in financial conditions, and the accelerating effects of climate change.

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They will also increase the number of personnel exchan

anges to improve the experience and effectiveness of customs officers, Jin said.

China will continue to conduct joint law enforcement operations with other countries targeti

ng IPR violations, including Russia and the US. Customs officials of the EU, Japan and South Kore

a have responded positively to China’s proposal for law enforcement operations, he said.

“We have been encouraging domestic and overseas enterprises to conduct exchanges on t

echnology and protecting the lawful intellectual property rights of overseas enterprises in China,” Jin said. “We a

lso want other countries to intensify IPR protections for Chinese enterprises on their soil.”

Jin made the comments at a news conference organized by the State Council Infor

mation Office in Beijing for the release of an IPR protection report by the Chinese government.

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More nurses sought to treat elderly populationetition at a tra

Health authorities will redouble their efforts to train nurses in eldercare as the proportion of older people in the pop

ulation expands and tens of millions of people struggle with disabilities, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

Jiao Yahui, deputy chief of medical administration and supervision at the National He

alth Commission, said there are not enough nurses to cope with the growing needs of the country’s elderly.

A regulation on the training of healthcare workers and standards of service is being drafted. It i

s expected to boost the number of nurse’s aides, Jiao said ahead of International Nurses Day on Sunday.

The nurse’s aides will complement the work of full-fledged nurses to meet the demand for services for the elderly, she said.

The number of registered nurses in China topped 4 million as of the end of last year. Nearly 70 perc

ent held a junior college degree or above, accounting for almost half of all healthcare professionals, she said.

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Government pledges more red tape cuts of items requiri

China will further cut the number of items requiring certificatio

n and refine the procedures through institutional inno

vation to improve government services and foster a more enabling business environment.

The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.

Participants at the meeting agreed that the government’s efforts in recent years to repeal unwarranted certification requ

irements and deepen the reform of government functions have produced notable results.

“These are crucial steps benefiting both companies and individuals

,” Li said. “At a time when the economy still faces uncertainties, removing these unjustified cer

tification requirements will help boost market vitality and improve the business environment.”

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