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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uropean Commission上海千花坊elect Ursula von der Ley

With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ

an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所

Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a

上海千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”

European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email protected] Congratulations Europe.”

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will succeed Tusk on Dec 1, said on Twitter that h上海千花坊

e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth

er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.

上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent

er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol

itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.上海千花坊

The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.

Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af

上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye

n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla

nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊

During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath

ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim

上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.

Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori

ty of the EU citizens do not see defense as a priority; they see health, environmental issues上海千花坊女神会所

and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.

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China to EU, the US tariff 上海419论坛 continuesWith the Offic

 of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariffs on $

4 billion worth of European Union goods, the trade conflict between the US and the EU has inten上海419论坛

sified. And if the US makes good the threat it issued on July 1, the additional tariffs would cover $25 billion of EU goo

上海419论坛品茶微信ds-in April the US had decided to impose additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU products. In addition, the US ad

ministration launched a Section 301 investigation against the digital service tax of France on July 10.

Washington’s move seems to have roots in the 15-year-old dispute ove上海419论坛

r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari

ffs to exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global

上海419论坛品茶微信market and the jobs in the US plane manufacturing industry could be protected.

The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “thre

e zeros”-zero tariff, zero tariff barriers and zero subsidy-for non-auto industrial products.上海419论坛

Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agricu

上海419论坛品茶微信ltural products, the negotiations remain mired in uncertainty, although Washington comp

elled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.

As US President Donald Trump prepares to launch his re-election campai

gn, he is trying to mitigate US farmers’ sufferings, as the votes from the agricultural belts helpe上海419论坛品茶微信

d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to

help offset their losses due to the US’ trade disputes with China, the EU and other eco上海419论坛

nomies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agr

上海419论坛品茶微信icultural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.

However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf

acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m

ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo

ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.

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China is a highly com上海千花网. In the past, some s

ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to

copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信

p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.

上海千花网At the China Development Forum in March, Vice-Premier Han Zheng emphasized: “We w

ill step up our efforts for IPR protection as well as law enforcement in various aspects, and establish a sy上海千花网

stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”

上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio

n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网

Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in

上海千花网to joint ventures should alleviate any fears about mandatory technology transfers.

Financial market reforms

Reform of the financial sector is moving especially rapidly. China will allow full foreign ownershi上海千花网

p of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies by 2020, a year earlier than was s

上海千花网品茶微信cheduled, Premier Li Keqiang told the Summer Davos Forum. Foreign institutions will be offered treatment e

qual to that of domestic companies in credit references, credit ratings and payments, he said.

Li emphasized that this reform is part of a broader push to force domestic上海千花网

firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no

上海千花网品茶微信t just providing them with opportunities to enter the Chinese market. We are also providing opportu

nities for the financial sector to upgrade and to improve its quality on a level playing field,” Li said.

Measures to boost private sectorThe Chinese government has also recently announced mea上海千花网品茶微信

sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.

In a discussion with foreign CEOs at the Summer Davos meeting, Li noted that small and medium-sized companies and private e上海千花网

nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.

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Lin suggested that sex上海千花坊s and coping with the

during puberty should be discussed with minors by parents and teachers. Minors should also learn when the opposite gend

er may develop such impulses and how they could influence or even harm them, she said.上海千花坊品茶微信

“They can also be taught ways to prevent such impulses when they feel they are on the verge of

上海千花坊losing control of their behavior. For example, they can play sports, rather than harm others,” Lin said.

Sun appealed to the public to create a more inclusive and kinder environment for both minors and adult victims of sexual as

saults, as pressure arising from gossip can sometimes “deal a heavier blow” than an incident of sexual assault itself.上海千花坊品茶微信

“One fact that best illustrates this is that everybody can be straightforward

about telling others that their wallet has been stolen. However, few people, including m

en and boys, dare to speak publicly if they have experienced a sexual assault,” she said.上海千花坊

n his famous book The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, the lat

e economics professor at the University of Maryland, argued that if societies don’t conti

上海千花坊品茶微信nuously evolve their economic structures, then they will become stagnant and innovation will stop.

Industry groups will try to use protectionist policy to protect

their position, thus hurting economic growth and leading to national decline, he said.

Opening up to foreign competition is an essential step toward preventing this ossification. Many historical ex上海千花坊品茶微信

amples show that a nation that tries to protect its indus

try from competition just ends up with inefficient industries and a left-behind economy.

上海千花坊For 40 years, China’s reform and opening-up process has improved econ

omic efficiency and upgrading by iteratively reforming economic and legal structures.

China has been able to maintain high economic growth for a very long period through this process of continuous institu上海千花坊品茶微信

tional innovation. This gradual process of continuous reform while institutions are built has proven much more

successful than the “shock therapy” implemented by Russia, Poland and others in the 1990s.

In the last few months, many additional reforms aimed at further opening up the Chinese econo

my to foreign firms and supporting the private sector have been announced. These reforms are coin]

cidentally consistent with some of the requests by the United States in the trade negotiations.

But, they are being made for the long-term benefit of the Chinese econom

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He said Hainan had nat上海千花坊ntages, including its cl

limate, and its traditional Chinese medicine resources were also effective and cheap, making the sector competitive.

“The natural means of treatment that are gradually favored by Western tourists promise to cr上海千花坊女神会所

eate bright prospects for cooperation in the island province’s medical tourism sector,” Wang said.

上海千花坊女神会所About 100,000 foreigners – mostly from Russian-speaking countries and northern Europe, as well as some

from Canada, the US, Turkey and Iran – have received tailored TCM therapies that eased or cured

their illnesses in Sanya since the hospital began its healthcare tourism in 2002, according to the hospital.

The education authorities in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region posted a map online recently, warning of high-risk drowni上海千花坊

ng areas to reduce the number of children who die while swimming during the summer vacation.

More than 12,000 spots across the region have been hig

hlighted on the map as drowning hazards, with 981 labeled “high risk”.

上海千花坊女神会所The warning map is a part of a drowning warning system developed

by the region’s education department and Guilin University of Electronic Technology, according to

Deng Guofeng, a professor at the university who was also in charge of developing the system.

The high-risk areas were mapped out according to a collection of dr上海千花坊

owning cases in past years that were reported by 3,625 schools in the region.

“Judging from the weather conditions and the distribution of drowning areas in the past, our system can now send war上海千花坊女神会所

ning messages to the school staff registered in the system so that they can have time to take precautionary me

asures,” Deng said. Some senior teachers remain on duty during the summer holiday.

When temperatures and humidity are high, people are more likely上海千花坊

to go swimming, increasing the chances that someone may drown, Deng said.

The system is also trying to collect information about students who go swim

上海千花坊女神会所ming without schools’ or parents’ permission so that it can send messages to their parents if they do so again.

“The system is not designed for schools exclusively, but also open to the public,” Deng

said. “Actually, we need more people to be involved to prevent drowning. The more, the better.

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Hainan free to create 上海419论坛foreign education ties

World-class overseas universities are welcome to run schools in cooperation with Chinese inst

itutions or establish independent educational services of their own in Hainan province on a pilot basis, acc 上海419论坛女神会所

ording to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education and Hainan’s provincial government recently.

 上海419论坛It said the country will target the tropical island for international education inn

ovation, deepen its educational reform in an all-around way and further open th

e sector to make Hainan a vivid example of open and innovative development of the educational sector. 上海419论坛

Hainan, which is developing the country’s newest and largest free trade zone, will be a national pilot area where a ne

w, open system for running schools will be set up, in addition to a joint examination an

 上海419论坛女神会所d approval mechanism for overseas joint ventures and cooperation projects, the circular said.

It added that as long as risks are controlled, the island province will be encouraged to set up international high scho

ols and kindergartens on a pilot basis to implement international education.

The document also noted that when conditions mature, overseas engineering universities an 上海419论坛

d vocational colleges will be allowed to run pilot schools independently in Hainan, which will also explor

e allowing leading overseas business conglomerates to develop educational services on their own.

 上海419论坛女神会所The new policy also gives a green light to overseas institutions to establish independent Sino-

foreign medical and health services in Hainan, according to the circular.

Furthermore, the pilot plan will encourage leading Chinese and foreign institutions of higher learning and scie

ntific research centers to develop a cluster of higher learning institutions and syne 上海419论坛

rgetic platforms which will integrate production, teaching and scientific research in Hainan.

An education innovation consortium – which combines research branches, laboratories and incubation centers that focus 上海419论坛女神会所

on such key areas as ocean economy, tropical agriculture, healthcare, tourism

and cultural innovation – will receive government support, according to the circular.

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ollision of thought: Colleg 娱乐地图view cultural China

“Over the past 5,000 years, history has recorded the rise and fall of kingd

oms and dynasties. One hundred and fifty years ago, the West conquered the world but 娱乐地图女神会所

failed to conquer the hearts of Chinese. Now, Uncle Sam is seeking unilateralism by abandoning world ord

 娱乐地图女神会所ers since World War II, but they encountered resistance all over the world, especially from China,” said Wang Yao

heng, one of 12 contestants in the annual English Speech Contest held by the College of Liberal Arts & Law of Da

lian Minzu University on June 28. He made no secret of his admiration of Chinese culture. 娱乐地图女神会所

“After being informed of the speech contest, I was very excited about it. As a Chinese youth, I long for

an opportunity to express my love for the culture of our motherland. In addition, this is also a figh 娱乐地图

t back to those who turn a deaf ear to both affairs at home and abroad. I want to tell them that we college students are no

t a “spoiled generation, we are not the kind of know-nothing-but-pleasure” generation, Wang said. 娱乐地图女神会所

The contestants were ethnically diverse, and expressed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride

 娱乐地图for the social and economic achievements made by Chinese people in the past several decades. The recognition o

f Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic groups reache

d a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US. 娱乐地图

However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.

Some believe that Chinese culture is still as vibrant as it used t 娱乐地图女神会所

o be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.

Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue 娱乐地图

l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lo

nger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age. 娱乐地图女神会所

Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era an

d appealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke

ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.

Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western attitude in C

hina. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and digest

their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.

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The body of the missing girl taken by two tenants in her home in Hangzhou was found

at sea in Shipu county, Ningbo, at around 3 pm on Saturday, Metropolitan Express reported.上海龙凤1314

A member of the search and rescue team said a person fishing at sea found the body near Yushan Island, 30 kilometers away from the girl’s last known location.

上海龙凤1314女神会所”I just got the news that my daughter has left the world and gone to

heaven. We don’t have chance to be father and daughter in this life. I hope she will be my daug

hter in the next life and I can take care of her,” the girl’s father wrote on a social media account.上海龙凤1314

The 9-year-old girl, Zhang Zixin, had lived with her grandparents in Qingxi village in Chun’an county of East China’s Zhejian

上海龙凤1314女神会所g province. The two tenants, surnamed Liang and Xie, took the girl away on the morning of July 4, saying they wo

uld attend a wedding ceremony in Shanghai. On July 7, they didn’t return home as promised and lost contact with the family.上海龙凤1314

On July 8, the couple committed suicide in Ningbo, a city in Zhejiang. The girl was nowhere to be found.

The girl’s resident card was found along the Xiangshan coastline in Ning

上海龙凤1314女神会所bo by search and rescue staff on Wednesday night, Qianjiang Evening News reported.

Resident card issued by Hangzhou authorities can be used to t

ravel on buses and subways or to access social security services or in libraries and parks.

Hundreds of people including Xiangshan police and civili上海龙凤1314

an rescue teams have taken part in the search on the sea and nearby mountains.

上海龙凤1314女神会所As more details of the case were dug out by domestic media, people found it hard to understand the motive of the tenants.

They arrived in Qingxi village from South China’s Guangdong province in the middle of June and stayed in a 7 Days Inn for half a month.

Starting from June 29, they rented a room at the girl’s grandparents’ house. They acted politel上海龙凤1314

y and nicely, usually inviting the whole family to have dinner together and bought snacks and toys for the girl.

上海龙凤1314女神会所Later, they said they would go to Shanghai to attend their

friend’s wedding and wanted to invite the girl to be the flower girl and tour the city with them.

The girl’s father, who works in North China’s Tianjin, didn’t agree when the grandp

arents asked for his opinion. The girl and the two tenants persuaded the grandmother and got the nod

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Exploring challenges 上海千花坊ities in healthcare

To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou

ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m上海千花坊

ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim

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rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.上海千花坊

Digital health tools that inform and empower patients can also play a crucial role in p

reventing disease. Simple, existing, cost-effective technology, such as mobile phones and broadband, can ma上海千花坊品茶微信

ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No

上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w

hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension-the leading cause of heart disease.

Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und上海千花坊品茶微信

erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using

mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re上海千花坊品茶微信

gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi

th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.上海千花坊品茶微信

Digital data must be made part of health systems

Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos

pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊

le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.

Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信

emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma

nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.

We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making

digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we

need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s

o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.

Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern

ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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