arry makes landfall at Louisia 上海夜网ening to tropical

 上海夜网Tropical storm Barry made landfall near Intracoastal City, US state of Louisiana, and weakened to a storm again from a hur

ricane on Saturday afternoon, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). 上海夜网女神会所

hina and Japan should jointly resist protectionism and uphold mul

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industrial and supply chains, said former vice-premier Zeng Peiyan in Tokyo on Thursday. 上海夜网女神会所

“Trade protectionism had challenged the globalization process of the world and had bee

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ns and supply chains,” said Zeng, now chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. 上海夜网

In Tokyo for the fifth round of a dialogue between Chinese and Japa

nese entrepreneurs and former high-ranking officials, Zeng called for an integrated effort 上海夜网女神会所

of the two countries to enhance regional cooperation and reach the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partn

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Barry became a hurricane as it was making its final approach toward the Gulf Coa

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Barry is expected to bring dangerous storm surge and heavy rains across the north-central Gulf Coast foll

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affected regions who had not been put under voluntary or mandatory evacuation were told to take shelter. 上海夜网

Local governments and residents have geared up for the hurricane. N

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of flooding. Mississippi River is forecast to crest at 19 feet (about 5.8 meters) in New Orleans on Saturday.

In New Orleans, voluntary evacuations have been issued for areas which are not protected by levees. 上海夜网

Both US states of Louisiana and Mississippi have declared state of emergency in advance of Barry’s arrival.

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atellite positioning prot上海夜网ou’s historical bui

The precise satellite positioning program organized in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang provi

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storical building protection center recently, Qianjiang Evening News reported.

By comparing and analyzing multiple satellite images, people can get a more comprehensive understanding of the historical buildings.上海夜网

Although image clarity from different satellites has varied, some images sent back have been quite clear

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“Except for the rooftops, the surrounding environment and the conditions of the w

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Currently, the daily supervision of the city’s historical buildings i

上海夜网女神会所s completed mainly through regular human inspections, especially in bad weather.

But now, these checks have been supplemented with precise satellite positioning, which enables remote mo

nitoring of the historical buildings and fills in the inspection blanks in time and space.上海夜网

This program also provides reasonable grounds for protective law enforcement.

上海夜网女神会所”(Previously) when our staff members inspected the protection con

ditions, they may not have been able to enter those buildings. Some of them are enclosed so th上海夜网

ey may look normal from the outside, but may have already been pulled down inside,” said a staff member in charge. “B

上海夜网女神会所ut now they can be inspected through images from the satellite and any destructive behavior will be discovered.”

The historical conditions of these buildings in geographical space can also be reviewed back in time via the satellite imagery ‘

’system, which can provide pictures dating back to the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded.

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e noted that there are sto上海夜网女神会所statistic in the

village, and i上海夜网女神会所nnovation and entrepreneurship have transformed the ancient village. He expressed hope that the

re could be more similar townships across the country to help the creation of jobs and innovation.

To make administrative services more accessible, Li said reforms must be conducted to enable the services to be accessed v

ia one website so that the public can be saved the trouble of making trips to government offices.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government

on Saturday announced suspension of the proposed amendments to the city’s extradition laws.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced the decision three days after a protest-t

urned-riot against the amendment bill brought to a standstill the city’s main administrative and business areas.

The decision, Lam said, was made after the SAR government had

carefully evaluated the situation for the greatest interests of Hong Kong.

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Besides, it should try to reform the exchange rate system

and enhance th上海夜网女神会所e yuan’s exchange rate flexibility, so as to promote its internationalization and minimize the impact of the US’ monetary policy adjustme

nts on the Chinese economy. China’s monetary policymakers should use flexible policy tools, pay attention to the cha

nging trend of such economic variables as price levels, exchange rates and long-term interest rates, and take me

asures to offset the spillover effects caused by US monetary policy adjustments.

Qualitative growth can tamp up economic base

China also has to build a modern industrial system and transform its econom

ic growth model to tamp up its economic foundation. It should create a policy environment that would prompt the fin

ancial sector to better serve the real economy and more effectively prevent economic and financial risks.

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For first time, scientists watch entire animal’s muscle sy

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago-affiliated Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have

mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving, for the first time in the world.

In the study, the researchers watched the patterns of muscle activity in a small aquatic animal called a hydraas. Based on prior su

ccess in mapping full-body neural activity in hydra, they pinpointed seven distinct patterns of hydra’s muscle act

ivity this time, according to a news release posted on the website of the University of Chicago on Thursday.

Hydra are freshwater organisms, only a few millimeters in length, and be

long to the phylum Cnidaria, which also includes jellyfish and coral. Their tubular bodies are c

omprised of two layers of muscle, each composed of a different cell type and separated by two nerve nets

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The Sino-US trade tensions have had a limited impact

mpact on China’s financial markets and the effects will be “even smaller” in the future, Guo said.

Yi Huiman, chairman of the CSRC, also pledged earlier in May to continuously enhance the quality of listed firms as part of s

upply-side reforms in the financial sector to promote the high-quality development of the real economy.

The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planner, said on

Tuesday that the country is willing to continue supplying rare-earth metals to world markets but is oppo

sed to those who use products made with such rare earths to “suppress and dampen China’s development”.

It also said that the industries of China and the United States are highly compleme

ntary. Cooperation will benefit both countries while confrontation will only undermine their interests, it said.

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Conflict also disrupts growth. Although many conflic

icts appear to have a religious or ethnic basis, some scholars believe their root cause may be economic, with ethnic divisio

s serving as a way to exclude other groups from access to scarce resources and opportunities. Whatever its so

urce, inequality of opportunity has a highly disruptive effect on governance and hence growth.

But these obstacles are not insurmountable. For one th

ing, developing countries now have huge potential export markets in middle-inc

ome countries, and no longer depend entirely on advanced economies for access to global markets.

Belt and Road can play vital development role

There is also a renewed awareness of the importance of infrastructure in e

nabling growth. In addition to roads, railways and ports, electricity and digital conn

ectivity are crucial. In this regard, the rapid expansion of cellular wireless technology, combined with the install

ation of high-capacity undersea broadband pipes around Africa, represents major prog

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Trade agreements can affect the types of goods being

traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away

from others. They cannot directly affect any country’s worldwide current account balance. A count

ry that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference.

There are two ways to reduce the US trade deficit. A serious recession would reduce investme

nt, but nobody advocates that as a strategy. The only other path is to change the US financial and gove

rnment system to encourage increased savings. China has almost nothing to do with it.

Ironically, the disputes between the US and China center around both nations’ legitimate desires to

protect some current low-skilled jobs, or at least to allow an easier transition to new jobs and industries.

US administration’s economic policy has rightly focused on the need to

retain jobs for working-class people in the US. And, China’s companies that export to the U

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Currently, 13 countries have been involved in the proje

roject, including Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including on

e from University of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted.

The site will “offer research teams with observation equipmen

t, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services”, he said.

Wu Zhongliang, director of the administra

tion’s Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, said the experimental site will help for

m a “united front” at the national and international level to work on earthquake forecasting.

Referring to earthquake forecasting as a hard nut to crack, Wu said the work can

not see marked progress just in a few days, but forecasting capability will be improved a

s technology develops. “If it’s a war between humans and earthquakes, it’s us that will finally win,” he said

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This issue is similar to the environment. External critics

ent. External critics of China don’t appreciate that Chinese themselves realize there

are issues to be addressed. They are doing so. These developments should be encouraged.”

President Xi Jinping, who spoke at the Second Belt and Road Foru

m for International Cooperation in Beijing recen

tly, listed areas in which China will improve the environment for foreign investment.

The president said the nation will work hard to create a business environ

ment that respects the value of intellectual prop

erty, will improve the legal system for IPR protection at all levels, will strengthen law enforcement and pr

otection for the legitimate rights and interests of foreign IP owners and will bar the

forced transfer of technology, improve protection of trade secrets and crack down on infringement.

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