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This helped strengthen Apple’s technical as well as no

n-technical initiatives in China, the latest of which is going to open later this summer – the company’s first design and development accelerator in China.

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Apple software. Through the facility, Apple will present lectures, seminars, experiments, speeches and tra

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neighborhood to improve the design, quality and performance of their products.

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ince 2017, it has set up four research and development centers in China – one eac

h in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 m上海品茶微信

illion) and employment for over 1,000 people dedicated to innovation in hardware, software and services.

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Since taking the helm of Apple Inc’s China business two years ago, Ge

has been committed to building a vibrant local ecosystem. Her impressive tec

hnical record and understanding of local culture – Ge is fluent in Chinese – come in handy.

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corporate job experience in the United States. She got a MBA from the University of California, Be

上海品茶微信女神会所rkeley and acquired master’s in electrical engineering from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Ge returned to China in 2017, and was impressed immediately by the nation’s r

apid adoption of digitalization and the innovative prowess of local software developers.

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are leading the world in terms of app downloads and revenue,” she said in an interview with China Daily.

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launched in 2010. Their combined global sales on the platform have exceeded 200 billion yuan.

The number continues to grow as the California-based company s

teps up investments in China, the world’s largest consumer electronics market.

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One of Britain’s leading economists said Chinese consumer 上海品茶微信s will be the driving force of future global economic growth.

Jim O’Neill, chair of the international think tank Chatham House and former chief econom

i 上海品茶微信st at Goldman Sachs, made the remarks in a speech on Wednesday at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of th

e founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.

“What happens to the Chinese consumers is more important to China’s future,” O’Neill said.

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ces (meaning inflation), and if the Chinese consumers become the 50 percent of that total, the change from the next

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O’Neill i 上海品茶微信s known for coining the term BRIC, the group term for Brazil, Russia, India and China, in 2001, to describe the four rapidly-developing nations that symbolized the shifting balance in the global economy.

South Africa was added to the group nine years later, making it BRICS.

“China remains the only one of the BRICS countries that aft上海品茶微信er 17 years has actually done exactly what we had expected it would achieve,” he said.

His opinion is that the ongoing trade dispute with the Un

ited States is not the most important challenge the country currently faces.

To continue its success, O’Neill said, China ne

上海品茶微信女神会所eds to address aspects of its aging population, which is a key contr

ibutor to the economic growth slowdown, and tackle environmental issues and population control in urban areas.

O’Neill is a former British commercial secretary to the Treasury. He said the Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, initiated six ye

ars ago, will play a “hugely important” role in global trade, which has been buffeted by rising protectionism and unilateralism.

The BRI aims to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver policies, infra

structure, trade, financial and people-to-people c上海品茶微信女神会所onnectivity via a new platform for a brighter future.

“If it can be implemented collectively, it can transform the trade pattern in Asia, p

articularly between China and India, two of the major BRICS countries,” he added.

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The suspension co上海品茶微信女神会所olence that woul

uld further divi上海品茶微信女神会所de the city and in the meantime, give more time for public discussion of the legislation. Thes

e consensus-building efforts may boost the chances of having the legislation passed, he said.

In response to public processions regarding the legislation on the pas

t two Sundays, an unnamed spokesperson with the SAR government said in a statement late

on Sunday that Lam clearly heard the views that were expressed in a peaceful and rational manner.

The government reiterated that there was no time frame set for restarting the legislation, the statement said.

The chief executive admitted that deficiencies in the government’s w

ork led to substantial controversies and disputes in society, causing disappointment and grief

among the people, and Lam apologized to the people of Hong Kong for this, the statement added.

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The 5.1 percentage point growth of leverage ratio is

s out of ou上海品茶微信女神会所r expectations, and it was maintained because of countercyclical policies,” said Zhang Xiaojing, a senior economist with the CASS.

But the deleveraging process should continue, and more measures will be introduced to ease the debt burden, especially

for the private sector, said Lian Weiliang, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission.

One of the key measures is to further promote the debt-to-equity s

wap program, to inject more social funds into indebted companies through holding the co

mpanies’ shares, the NDRC official said. “We will choose more qualified private companies to join this program.”

By the end of April, the total value of debt-to-equity swap reached 2.3 trillion yuan ($332.8

billion). More than 20 percent was for the centra上海品茶微信女神会所l State-owned enterprises, inclu

ding China Baowu Steel Group Co Ltd, State Power Investment Co Ltd, and China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, acc

ording to data from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

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wcasing the very best that Surrey has to of er,” said Samuels. “The mayor

and the governor thoroughly enjoyed their time there, and it was the perfect way to round of a t

rip which I hope will lead to the further strengthening of links between Liaoning province and Surrey.”

hina and Russia signed two important joint statements, one to develop the lately upgraded bilateral relations and the oth

er to promote world stability during President Xi Jinping’s state visit on Wednesday.

The statements were signed by Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.

The two leaders decided on Wednesday to lift the bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coor

dination for new era, and the two governments issued a joint statement on developing the lifted partnership.

In the other statement, the two governments focus on reinforcing global strategic stability.

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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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Responding to a question on China’s considerations behin

 behind sending Wei to this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue, Wu said that China chooses the head of its delegation in accordance with the situation.

He added that China and the United States are in active talks on whether Wei will meet Patrick M. Sha

nahan, acting US secretary of defense, during the event and information on that will be published later.

Wei has been in Singapore since Tuesday and has met with leaders of the Singaporea

n government as part of his visit to the Southeast Asian nation, Singapore media reported.

Zhao Xiaozhuo, a senior researcher of international military relatio

ns at the PLA Academy of Military Science, said that the attendance of Wei, as the second part

icipation of a Chinese defense minister to the Shangri-La Dialogue, shows that China plac

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employment market, based on big data of online recruit

 this year was 1.68, down from 1.91 in the first quarter of 2018. Although the figure was above 1, the balance line, it was the first decline since the beginning of 2018.

About 8.34 million new college graduates and 2 million migrant workers are expected to enter the job market this year. Added to the list of job seekers woul

d be those who lose their jobs because of the industrial structural transformation and special type of job see

kers such as veterans. This means at least 12 million urban jobs have to be created this year.

Still, the employment pressure this year is not overbearing for two re

asons. First, the number of job seekers has not increased considerably from last year.

In fact, the number and ratio of China’s working-age people have both d

eclined for the seventh consecutive year. Over the past seven years, China’s working-age

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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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Mired in Brexit deadlock and forced to delay Britain’s M

 March 29 exit from the EU, May’s Conservatives suffered major losses in local election

s this month and are trailing in opinion polls before May 23 European Parliament elections.

With Labour and Brexit-supporting rebels in the Conservatives p

lanning to vote against her deal, it is unlikely to be approved as things stand.

Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers were unimpressed with May’s failure to set a firm date to quit. One, who declined to be na

med, described it as “yet further procrastination which is causing appalling damage to the Conservative Party.”

Another, Andrew Bridgen, said May was “an increasingly beleaguered and isolated prim

e minister who is desperate to salvage something from her premiership and is prepared to drive thro

ugh an agreement that would fatally hamstring any future prime minister in negotiations with the EU.”

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