Accelerating the opening up of China’s commodity futu

ures market will help foreign investors optimize their renminbi-denominated asset portfolios as they can inc

orporate investment targets of a wider variety, said Wang Tingting, an associate pro

fessor of finance with the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.

“Moreover, as foreign investors’ trading helps boost liquidity in the domestic market and makes the price changes mor

e consistent with international trends, domestic market participants can also better hedge against risks,” he said.

Experts also expect China to open up the stock index futures market to foreign invest

ors, as they have large exposure in the A-share market and are therefore in need of this risk management tool.

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ombat Hero. When he retired from the PLA, Zhang chose to

ork in the poverty-stricken mountainous areas in Laifeng, a remote county in Hubei province. He dedicated his life to the p

eople, holding posts ranging from community-level government official to deputy manager of a local bank.

His political beliefs as a Party member supported him during the war period and in serving th

e people in peacetime, with indifference to fame and wealth, Zhang told Xinhua News Agency. He said he has been

fulfilling the oath that he had sworn when joining the Party, and that he doesn’t deserve special recognition for his a

chievements, since what he did was negligible compared with those who sacrificed their lives in the war. His left leg

was amputated seven years ago because of an illness, but Zhang stood up again on his prosthesis.

He said he doesn’t want to be a burden for others, and wants his children to work wholeheartedly for the Party and the people.

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he familiar discrediting of China’s policy toward the

 Uygurs in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Which in itself is a worrying development since it may be the start of the US using the domestic affa

irs of other countries as a pretext to stifle the growth of foreign competitors to US companies.

Washington, of course, is trying to put the US on the high moral ground while embedding

its trade frictions with other countries into its political agenda and using its economic policy for its foreign policy aims.

In this way, it is hoping to achieve the colonization of the global

business world, allegedly under the banners of human rights, freedom and democracy.

If Washington really cared about the human rights situation in X

injiang, it would by no means ignore the development of the region. Over the past four

decades, the regions’ economy has increased more than 250 times, and the well-being of the Uygur people h

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If those in Washington wonder why their European allies

re reluctant to answer their calls for excluding Huawei from their 5G networks, Ren had an answer: “For every base station

site, Huawei can save the Europeans 10,000 euros ($11,192). Instead of following the US, they have communicated with us closely”.

Huawei is not ZTE. And is unlikely to become the kind of vulnera

ble hostage the latter has been. The US tactic will not work second time around.ice-Premier Han Z

heng, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce

ntral Committee, meets with representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations on Tuesday in

Vice-Premier Han Zheng said the central government supports the amendments to Hong Kong’

s extradition law proposed by the government of the special administrative region.

Han made the remark while meeting on Tuesday with more than

100 representatives from the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations in Beijing.

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The China-US trade disputes have significantly influe

enced the renminbi’s performance, said Wang Shengzu, co-head of Investment Strategy Group Asia Goldman Sachs.

But the currency is unlikely to slip out of a reasonable range, assuming there is no big shock from the trade talks, Wang said.

As a sound base for a stable renminbi, “the Chinese economy has shown sig

ns of bouncing up, shown by the faster-than-expected growth of industrial output, ret

ail sales, and credit in the first quarter, and this means that economic activity is improving with supportive pol

icies”, said Wang.Liu Shiyu, China’s former top securities regulator, was under investigation for alleged violations of

the law, according to a statement Sunday from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

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ei Jianguo, a former vice-minister of commerce, said US bus

inesses and consumers will pay the cost amid hefty levies, which will eventually add significant pressure on the US economy.

The US government’s moves risk sparking a full-blown trade

war with China, and China is fully prepared for any possibility, Wei said.

Economists at Goldman Sachs said in a research note that recent data showed the costs of Washington’s tariffs on China last year

had fallen “entirely” on US businesses and households, with no clear reduction in prices charged by Chinese exporters.

The bank said that US consumer prices are higher, partly because Chinese exporters have not low

ered their prices to better compete in the US market. In addition, some US producers “op

portunistically” increased prices in response to protection from Chinese competitors, it said.

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Huang Jing, 25, from Jiangyin, Jiangsu province, said

 she buys cosmetics, handbags and clothing from top brands through cross-border e-commer

ce platforms every month. Sometimes, she drives for one to two hours to neighboring bigger cities, such a

s Wuxi in Jiangsu, and Shanghai for shopping. She also plans two or three overseas trips every year.

“I don’t have any housing or car loans, and don’t have to worry about daily costs, as I live with my parents. I usually spend all my sa

lary on daily consumption and entertainment, which is quite common for people such as myself,” she said.

Jason Yu, managing director of Kantar Worldpanel, said small-to

wn youths look to the internet for the latest information, products and lifest

yles. The gap between young people in lower-tier cities and those in metropolises has narrowed greatly.

“Small-town youths now have broader horizons, are well informed, and some have even started to lead ‘avant-garde’ lifestyles,” he said.

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t photographer gives stray animals makeov

Zhang Tianhang, a pet photographer based in Beijing, has taken photos of over 10,000 stray animals over the past eight ye

ars. Working with animal shelters, he is determined to raise people’s awareness of these abandoned pets and find them a new home.

“You won’t believe these are photos of the same dog,” Zhang said, pointing at two picture

s showing a dog before and after a complete makeover. “The animals feel so much happier if someone cares for them.”

This lucky dog got adopted by Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan, whic

h made Zhang believe in his cause even more. “Every dog is adorable. We want people to

see that and give them a home,” he said. “You just need to connect with the animals, let them trust you.”

Many of Zhang’s “models” have been adopted by local people, and

some even start a new life overseas. Zhang hopes more people will consider adoption ins

tead of buying a pet at the store. “It’s a very big responsibility, usually over 10 years,” he said.

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Lu said JD’s individual parcel pickup business is main

ly concentrated in first and second-tier cities. “JD has missed the good opportunity to expand its third-party logisti

cs business, and there is little room for growth owing to the fierce competition in the segment.”

In October, JD launched parcel delivery services for individuals in 17

cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and later extended it to 31 citie

s. In order to use the service, customers would ask for a pickup through the firm’s app.

Yang Daqing, a researcher at the China Society of Logistics, said such adjustm

ent will bring about some negative effects in the short term, but if JD Logistics ha

ndles the issue properly, it will become more competitive after the transformation.

Apart from the salary cut for the delivery unit, JD is seeing a r

ound of shake-ups on its management team. Following recent resignations of its chief technology of

ficer Zhang Chen and chief legal officer Long Yu, the tech giant announced last week that L

am. Following recent resignations of its chief technology officer Zhang C

hen and chief legal officer Long Yu, the tech giant announced last week that L

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he index of the miles per intervention of each enter

prise is not compared in Beijing’s road test report, avoid

ing data fraud and guiding the enterprises to pay attention to safety, accumula

te road test experience and industrialize scientific and technological achievements.

Focusing on safety and overall performance, Beijing’s road test report evaluates the self-driving capability of a mass o

f cars with at least 100,000 km traveled with no accidents and under diverse conditions.

The travel of one or two self-driving cars is easy, while dozens or hund

reds of cars running at the same time is another story. It re

quires high vehicle stability, reflecting the capabilities of the companies, including their vehicle integra

tion technology and the software-hardware integration technology, according to Ga

sgoo.s a basic threshold of autonomous driving, traveling 100,000 km without an accident demon

strates self-driving capability, the level of quality control system and safety test management, Gasgoo reported.

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