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perty applications and protection, SSGKC will provide comprehensive services to protect t

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national IP Exchange Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, the local government said.

 上海千花网品茶微信”One of the main reasons that overseas resources and companies are choosing to cooperate with the knowledge city or settle

down here is that SSGKC is relentless in its efforts to be as good as its global counterparts in terms of IP prote

ction,” said Yu Long, president of Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute. 上海千花网

More than 80 IP-related organizations and institutes are located in SSGKC, includi

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istration and the first overseas representative office of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

Li Lietao, co-founder and board chairman of Lion TCR Pte, a renowned clinical-stage biotechnology company in Asia, said 上海千花网

 上海千花网his decision to move the company from Singapore to SSGKC two years ago has been proven wise.

He said he was attracted by the familiar planning of SSGKC, which, initially

based on the planning idea of Liu Thai-Ker, former master planner of Singapore, has been 上海千花网品茶微信

developed into a naturally harmonious community on the 123-square-kilometer plot.

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“The government has rendered significant amount of suppor

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BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.

 上海千花网The company was founded by Wang Xiaodong and John Oyler in 2010. Wang has served as a member of the National Aca

demy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Hopeful ly, some innovative medicines will be soon produced in the new plant in SSG 上海千花网品茶微信

KC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.

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Liu Xiangdong, a rese上海千花网the China Center for Int

ternational Economic Exchanges, said besides the policies launched to further stimulate c

上海千花网onsumption upgrade, the authorities needed to regulate the consumption environment in elderly car

e, healthcare and information while easing market entry in the healthcare, education and elderly care industries.

上海千花网Foreign companies are also showing a positive attitude toward the Chinese market.

“The implementation of more opening-up policies in the field of consumption is contributing to the shift of China’s econom

ic growth model from investment orientation to consumption orientation, which is more sustainable,” said St上海千花网品茶微信

phane Rinderknech, CEO of L’Oreal China, one of the world’s leading beauty products makers.

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our great China dream team, we are confident in making China the number one market for L’Oreal Group in the near fut

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d companies will further stimulate China’s domestic consumption and benefit consumers.”

Faced with trade friction with the United States, experts believe consumption will play a major

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“China is a market with a population of 1.4 billion and 400 million middle-income earners, and there is a strong dem

and for consumption upgrade,” said Wang Bin, an official at the Ministry of Commerce. “The domestic consumption ma

rket is full of potential and it is China’s biggest advantage to maintain long-term stable development.”

Rural areas offer more consumption potential, according to experts.

“The country’s exports in the first five months (of 2019) had been increasing but at a slower pace… in the future, the trade surp

lus will inevitably narrow,” said Xu Hongcai, deputy chief economist at the China Center for International Economic E

xchanges, arguing that the degree of dependence on foreign trade will decrease.

He said the country needed to turn to domestic demand to power ec

onomic growth, and the country’s ongoing urbanization offered large potential.

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mmon interests of the international community he said.

Large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday to protest against US Presiden

t Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump and his entourage arrived in the UK on Monday and spent the d

ay on ceremonial duties, before the political aspect of his visit began on Tuesday with a m

eeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who is resigning at the end of this week.

Just down the road from her Downing Street office where that meeting took place, thousands of protestors assembled f

or a demonstration against Trump’s visit, which included speeches from various people including Labour Party lea

der Jeremy Corbyn, who declined an invitation to dine with Trump during his visit. Also nearby in Parliament Square, the

famous Trump Baby Blimp, created for his visit to the UK last year, was once again flying.

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hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

First, China has undisputable sovereignty over islands and their surrounding waters in the South China Sea, backed by a wealth of historical and legal basis,” Shao said.

For a long period of time, various nations’ normal passage and flight in the region have never been obstructed. “There i

s no issue over the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea,” he said.

However, the US has frequently sent vessels and aircraft to trespass into Chinese mar

itime territory and airspace, and has conducted intense intelligence gathering and special drills in the region.

“These actions damage the peace and security of the region,” Shao said. “As a result, the PLA

has installed necessary defense equipment on the islands in accordance with security needs. This is within

the natural rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”

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The panda is a rare all-white individual in wild pandas, whi

ch showed that the albinism genes exist

in the wild population of giant pandas in Wolong, he said.

“The panda looked strong and his steps

were steady, a sign that the genetic mutation may not have quite impeded its life,” said Li.

Increasing access to mobile Internet technology has encouraged more

Chinese tourists to share travel experiences online, according to a new report.

Data from TongCheng-eLong, a leading

online travel service platform in China, showed that 60.8 percent of its users had sha

red their travel experiences online in the

past year, mainly by posting photos featuring local scenery or cuisine, said the

report released by TongCheng-eLong and Chinese travel services and social networking platform Mafengwo.

Shooting a minute or two of mobile phone videos on the move has become a

new trend among Chinese travellers, the report said.

The report said 42.3 percent of the platform’s users had shared their travel moments through short videos.

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Father of slain student petitions court for death penalty

It’s been nearly a year since Xie Diao, a postgraduate student of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was stabbed seven tim

es to death by his high school classmate Zhou Kaixuan at a restaurant outside the school.

Xie Zhonghua, father of Xie Diao, has been immersed in grief in the past year: He often

dreamed of his son, but then would suddenly awaken and start sobbing uncontrollably.

The case will finally be heard in Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court on May 24. To get justice for his son, Xie Zhon

ghua took to the streets and publicized the case, gathering tens of thousands of signatures that he has su

bmitted to the court. He hopes that, through his petition, the court would sentence Zhou to death.

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Specifically, the draft likely will and should feature key

 reforms to foster an investor-friendly legal system, represented by strengthened information disclosure, prot

ection of investors’ rights and interests, and crackdown on legal breaches, Liu said.

China must promote the healthy development of the capital m

arket through key institutional innovations, the Political Bureau of the Communist Part

y of China Central Committee, the Party’s core leadership, said a statement released after a meeting on Friday.

Dong said the revised law is likely to be adopted by the end of the first half of the ye

ar, adding it is imperative and possible to expedite rolling out the revised version.

“Previously, controversies over the registration-based IPO system reform ha

ve prolonged the revision process, but now this factor has been largely lifted,” he said.

“As foreign investors are set to play a bigger role in China’s capital

market development, the revised law should also consider clarifying the rights and oblig

ations of overseas investors, to help them form a stable policy expectation,” said Xue Yi, an associate p

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Four-day May Day holiday offers best of both the worlds

Editor’s Note: The May Day holiday this year would be extended to four days. When Premier Li Keqiang was asked at a news con

ference during the recent second session of the 13th National People’s Congress whether China would res

ume the May Day golden week holiday, he said relevant departments were studying the issue and would serio

usly consider the public’s opinions before making a decision. What effects will a four-day holiday have on the people and

the economy? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Liu Jianna. Excerpts follow:

Holiday answers people‘s appeals

The four-day holiday will, to a large extent, meet Chinese people’s require

ments for a better life, including the growing desire to enjoy quality longer vacations both at home and abroad.

There have been calls for longer holidays ever since the May Day golden

week holiday was reduced to three days. And the extension of the May Day holiday to four

days this year suggests the government has been taking public opinions into serious consideration.

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Obscure parliamentary procedures have been resurrecte

 providing daily drama from the House of Commons but making the future of Britain’s biggest change in generations no clearer.

After finally recognising that her minority Conservative g

overnment could not push through a Brexit deal on its own, May started talks this w

eek with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the hope of coming up with a cross-party solution.

But that means accepting the need for more time, including the possibility of Britain hol

ding European Parliament elections on May 23, which May has long hoped to avoid at all cost.

“The United Kingdom proposes that this period should end on 30 June 2019,” May said in the letter.

“The government will want to agree a timetable for ratification that allows the United Kin

gdom to withdraw from the European Union before 23 May, 2019, and therefore cancel the European Parlia

ment elections, but will continue to make responsible prepara

tions to hold the elections should this not prove possible.”

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Yorobe said on-site studies have shown that the vari

ieties introduced to the Philippines through the Green Super Rice project are capable of thriving in harsh environments and maintaining steady yields.

“After Typhoon Haiyan swept through Leyte Island in the central Phi

lippines in November 2013, we found that the Green Super Rice variety was one of the few that w

as still growing when submerged in saline water,” he said. “Local farmers were elated and regained hope.”

In West Africa, six Green Super Rice varieties with high-yield potential and strong tolerance to drought, salinity and iron to

xicity have been developed, and about 14.5 metric tons of such seeds were distributed to local rice breeders, ac

cording to Baboucarr Manneh, a researcher with the African Rice Center in Cote d’Ivoire.

“Moreover, about 500 scientists, technicians and farmers hav

e been trained in fields such as breeding, seed production and crop management th

rough the project. The training helps increase their capability and achieve sustainable growth in the future,” he said.

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