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uarter, which represented the 14th consecutive quarter in the 6.4 percent to 6.8 percent range.

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rts up by 4.3 percent year-on-year and its foreign exchange reserves remaining above $3 trillion.

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rce the steady, healthy and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.

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hina has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, a 900-million-strong workforce, the w

orld’s largest middle-income population and over 100 million market entities.上海会所

47-year-old woman who suffered terminal kidney failure was saved after a transplant su

rgery using two kidneys from a donor who weighed just 1.3 kilograms – the lightest ki上海会所品茶微信

dney donor ever reported worldwide – a newspaper in Hubei province has reported.

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ed with uremia in June 2018 at Wuhan Union Hospital and had the transplant surgery at

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The kidneys used in the surgery came from a premature ba

by whose parents decided to donate after the baby’s death, the report said.

上海会所Following a year’s treatment, the baby’s kidneys have grown to the size of an adult’s and function healthily.

Wang has recovered her health, the hospital said.

The donor is now the lightest kidney donor in the world, the hospital announced on Wednesday.

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ho weigh less than five kilograms are not considered sources of organs in many countries, the hospital said.

The success of the surgery in Wuhan means sources of kidney for transplant surgeries

will be greatly expanded to include early infants, which will ease the gap between the number of organs don

ated and the number of patients with terminal kidney diseases waiting for transplant surgeries in China, the hospital said.

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Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio

nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.上海会所

This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.

上海会所品茶微信Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.

Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.

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China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov

ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State

上海会所品茶微信Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.

Global retail giant Walmart Inc is planning to further increase its investment in th

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The US-based multinational said on Monday it would spend around 8 billion yuan

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and offline businesses to meet Chinese customers’ demand for fresh goods and convenient services.

The investment plan came a day after China released a revised list of industries for foreig上海会所品茶微信

n investment, which includes logistics of ordinary goods, cold chain logistics for fresh agricultural goods and special medicines.

Walmart is looking for sustainable and quality growth in the Chinese market and the revised

上海会所品茶微信foreign investment list further supports its investment plan for upgrading local logistics

supply chains, said Ryan McDaniel, senior vice-president of supply chain with Walmart China.

Along with the catalog, two shortened negative lists were also rolled out.上海会所

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estors, down from 45, while non-FTZ areas are required to implement 40 items instea

d of 48.The negative lists outline sectors that are restricted to foreign investment.

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opment strategy of the Yangtze River Delta. The general offices of intellectual property joint committee of Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu provinces and Shanghai signe

d a framework agreement on the integrated intellectual property development of the Yangtze River Delta region in Shanghai in April 2018, stre

ngthening cooperation in areas such as regional intellectual property development, joint development, p上海会所

rotection and governance, service sharing and people-to-people and cultural cooperation.A 2019 intellectual pro

perty publicity week summit and intellectual property service industry supporting policy briefings took place in Xuhui district.上海会所品茶微信

Changning district carried on trainings themed on basic knowledge and key points of enterprises’ intellectual pr

operty work, as well as quizzes on intellectual property.Putuo district organized a companies’ i

ntellectual property management salon and other lectures on patent application and protection.上海会所品茶微信

Yangpu district held a symposium on intellectual property protection for enterprise innovation and

development, infringement case sharing session and on-site consultation on information network infringement.

Baoshan district also carried on an on-site consultation receiv

ing more than 120 enterprises and distributing over 800 copies of promotional materials. A symposiu

m themed on “strengthening IPR protection and creating a first-class business environment” also took place in the district.上海会所品茶微信

Jiading district organized an intellectual property public forum for the science and innovation c

上海会所品茶微信ore functional area, and nine district government departments rolled out IPR protection activities.

Minhang district established an intellectual property rights protection expert advisory group as its contribution to this year’s intellec

tual property publicity events. The 2019 internet audio-visual copyright forum kicked off in the district, which also held an enterprise int上海会所

ellectual property strategy seminar and training for enterprise intellectual property management system auditors.

上海会所品茶微信To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, all districts in Shanghai organized various forms of intellectual prop

erty publicity events, including seminars, policy briefings, symposiums, training, forums and roadshows.

Pudong New Area released the White Paper on the Intellectual Property Development in Pudong in the Year 2018 an

d held seminars on frontier and hot issues of intellectual property in the IC (integrated circuit) industry.

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and carried out patent practice trainings in the Jiangnan Zhizao creative industrial park.

Relevant departments have also organized efforts to crack down on

IPR infringement, including manufacture and sale of counterfeit and shoddy goods.

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to take the delayed effect of balance sheet reduction conducted earlier into its consideration of rate cuts. The current phase-out of balanc

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By incorporating that impact into consideration, the Fed can draw up a better rate cut plan that maximizes effects of the policy mix.上海会所

Thirdly, the market may have overestimated how much the Fed will cut the rates. There may be no more than three rate cuts by the end of 2020.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard – the major advocate of this

round of rate cut – has suggested the use of the modern-day Taylor rule, which fairly well explains th上海会所

e Fed’s interest rate decisions. Even based on this model adopted by dovish Fed officials, we found that the degree of rate cuts may be weaker than m

上海会所arket expectation for quite some time going forward: at most one cut by the end of this year and likely two or three cuts by the end of 2020.

By contrast, before the June FOMC meeting, the market expected a higher-than-85-percent chance of more than one rate cut by the

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In conclusion, we think as economic downside pressure gradually emerges, the Fed will have to kick off the rate cut cycle. But the rate cut si上海会所品茶微信

gnal, timing and degree may not measure up to the market expectation. Therefore, two future developments appear possible:

First, investor sentiment can reverse drastically if the Fed’s action fails to meet market expec上海会所品茶微信

tation. Considering the market has fully priced in the unrealistic expectation of rate cuts sinc

e early June, any reversal of expectation can lead to short-term fluctuations of key price signals such as the US Treasury yield cu

rve, the US Dollar Index, and the gold price, which may pose extensive spillover shocks to asset portfolios.

Second, the long-term trend of rate cuts will continue even if the market expectation reverses. In the long

run, the Fed is expected to proceed with rate cuts in a fairly slow and smooth way. This will enlarge the monetary policy room of ot

her major economies and expedite the shift toward an easing global monetary environment, which may in turn lift the sen

timent of global stock markets and ease any currency risk of emerging markets gradually.

Cheng Shi is the managing director, head of research and chief economist of ICBC Interna

tional Holdings Ltd.Qian Zhijun is a senior economist of ICBC International Holdings Ltd.

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orts to attract p上海会所品茶微信rivate capital to sustainable infrastructure, and called on multilateral de

velopment banks to contribute more toward improving project preparation and country policy fra

meworks and maintaining supportive conditions by, for instance, providing better information for market players.

Stern said the G20 nations can promote sustainable economic growth and development, reduce poverty and improve living standards across the world.

“But they must move quickly and on scale,” he said. “The climate crisis is real and now; delay will be profoundly dangerous.”

Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and Richard Kozul-Wright, director of the Division

on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, have appealed t

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Xi and his wif上海会所品茶微信g Liyuan, were greeted by Kim and

his wife, Ri Solju, at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport upon their arrival.

Under Chinese and DPRK national flags and large welcome banners, nearly 10,000 people

lined up at the airport, waving flowers and chanting cheerful slogans to greet the Chinese guests.

Following a grand welcoming ceremony complete with a 21-gun salute, Xi headed to the square of

the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where he became the first foreign leader to receive a salute at the hi

ghly symbolic site. Hundreds of thousands of people lined up along the road from the airport, waving flags and flo

wers and chanting “Long Live the China-DPRK Friendship” and other slogans to welcome Xi.

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medical personnel 上海会所品茶微信who were sent to Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2015 will man points of entry to detect Ebola

cases. The team that returned in June last year was part of the African Union mission in Ebola in West Africa.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans had long been put in place in Uganda for possible imported Ebola cases, according to WHO. The gov

ernment has vaccinated about 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities, including the one where the dead boy was treated.

“This is a sobering development that everyone has been working to avoi

d and highlights the complexity of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the

Congo,” Robert Redfield, director of the country’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Redfield had issued a warning, a week ago, that the outbreak in the DR Congo could spread outside the country. He ad

ded that there was a risk of the current supply of vaccines running out before more is produced.

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hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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Li Shuping, head of Feixiang district, in Handan city, Hebei

 province, said his district has been trying to address the issue of extravagance.

Li said they were trying to reverse the trend of residents comparing the hosting of w

edding ceremonies and funerals, which has resulted in jealousy and complaints.

The district has ordered all officials to take the lead in rejecting the trend, and residents in 265 village

s have signed letters of commitment against extravagance in hosting such events, he said.

The district has also released a standard on hosting such events to prevent comparison among villagers. It includes re

quiring the wedding ceremony be finished within a day and no fireworks, he said.

Through these efforts, expenditure on events has been significantly reduced, which has been welcomed by villagers, Li said.

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While many people doubt whether Mo could top the s

success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h

as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.

Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he

released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.

Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th

at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri

tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.

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