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Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte
d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦
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rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.
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Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da
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Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho
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Chinese e-commerce platform JD released its financial results for the second quarter ende
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to 3,558.9 million yuan in Q2, a 644 percent jump from 478.1 million yuan in Q2 of last year.
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ew to 31.8 billion yuan from 16.4 billion yuan for the 12 months ended June 30, 2018.
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Many of JD’s businesses have begun to meet the break-even or even profit in the past few years, Rich
ard Liu Qiangdong, chairman and CEO of JD, said during a conference call, highlighting JD Logistics began to br
eak even after suffering a loss of 2.8 billion yuan last year, according to report by Paper.cn.
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, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
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A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
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theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
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break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
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President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
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On July 20, four years to the day when the shop opened, half of about a dozen desks in its reading-for
-free zones were occupied. Outside, the din of the nearby Shichahai areas and hutong were dying
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nd the workplace. People actually do a lot of things in bookshops; they go there with relatives, meet friends in them a
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Zhang is skeptical about the chances of unstaffed bookshops, because one of the things that 24-hour bookshops have goin
g for them in the relentless battle against online bookselling is that they bring people together, he says.
“If you ask me, bookshops with no people seem a bit vulnerable.”
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Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France
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arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba
miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu
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Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan
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al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.
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tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.
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Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr
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The United States’ labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlike
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onald Trump, applied the label to China after the yuan depreciated, escalating the US-China trade friction.
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cy in support of larger exports,” he told China Daily. “China’s yuan was weakened by market forces in response t
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bama as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and codified in 2015.
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The chief executive of HSBC has stepped down after less than two years in the job, as the bank
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Under Flint’s leadership, the bank has pivoted to Asia, which
accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.
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rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s
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HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q
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top job and was known to be the favored selection of his predecessor, Stuart Gulliver.
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ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”
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HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.
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Big enterprises normally have business layout throughout the count
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