Given the current climate of cross-Straits relations, the Chinese mainla

上海楼凤nd suspended issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan on Thursday. What do

es the move suggest? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:

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Taiwan witnessed rapid growth in tourist arrivals from the mai

nland in the eight years before Tsai Ing-wen became the island leader in 2016.

Individual travel to Taiwan was first permitted for residents of Beijin

上海楼凤女神会所g, Shanghai and Xiamen, Fujian province, in 2011 when cross-Straits relations were goo

d thanks partly to Ma Ying-jeou being the Taiwan leader. The arrangement was extended to 47 mainland cities over the fol

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But tourist arrivals began dropping after Tsai took office, because she and her Democratic Progressive Party refused to rec

ognize the 1992 Consensus that there is only one China, which soured cross-Straits relations.上海楼凤女神会所

Mainland visitors-a large number of whom are individual travelers-account for ab

out a quarter of Taiwan’s total tourist arrivals, so the new curbs could rattle the island’s tourism industry and上海楼凤

hurt the broader economy. If the situation continues to worsen, the system for mai

上海楼凤nland tourists to apply for group travel to the island might also be affected in the foreseeable future.

But ignoring the mainland’s huge contribution to the island’s tou

rism sector prosperity and economic growth, Tsai and the DPP have more brazenly p上海楼凤女神会所

ushed forward their “Taiwan independence” agenda without thinking that, by fur

上海楼凤ther straining cross-Straits relations, they are compromising the well-being of Taiwan compatriots.

Besides, without any evidence to prove their outrageous claim, Tsai

and her fellow DPP leaders accused the mainland of sending spies and interferi上海楼凤女神会所

ng in the local elections last year, which put the safety of mainland individual travelers at risk.

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e from local players, pushing them to roll out more localized p

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ate major Mars – has launched jasmine and rose flavored candies to attract local consumers. Nes上海楼凤

tle’s local research team launched a series of new instant coffee products with three

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According to the latest China Shopper Report from Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel in June, Chinese brands grew b上海楼凤

y 15 percent since 2016, contributing 76 percent of market growth in 2018.By comparison, foreign brands grew m

ore slowly – by 9 percent since 2016 – and contributed 24 percent to last year’s market growth.

上海楼凤品茶微信The encouraging news for foreign brands is that despite being outpaced by domest

ic companies, the 24 percent growth in market share is actually double the rate in

2017.Foreign brands are learning what it takes to win in China, according to the report.上海楼凤

It requires keepAfter the construction is completed, t

he unmanned container transportation will be powered by lithium bat

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So far, Guangzhou Port has 108 foreign trade routes and 45 domestic

ones. Nansha alone has 102 foreign trading routes, mainly with economies involved in t上海楼凤

he Belt and Road Initiative including those in Africa and Southeast Asia, said Chen.

ing pace with the market’s rapid changes, the report said.上海楼凤

Guangzhou plans to build the world’s first automated unmanned parallel container quay for t

上海楼凤品茶微信he fourth phase construction of the Nansha area of Guangzhou Port by 2021.

The fourth phase includes construction of four 100

,000-metricton ship berths and 122,000-ton lighter berths. It will provide

an innovative solution for handling and transport automation through auto上海楼凤

mated quay cranes for container handling and automated rail-mounted gantry cranes.

Nansha will also use water-to-water transportation to re上海楼凤品茶微信

place road transportation in order to reduce the negative impact on

the environment, said Chen Zhiyi, deputy general economist of Guangzhou Port Group Co Ltd.

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Haase first became interested in Chinese medicine when he was in Canada. After graduating from high sc

hool, he entered the Oshio College of Acupuncture & Herbology in Victoria. Haase’s teacher then was from Hunan.

“His medical skills are brilliant, but he is modest too. This g

ave me a very good first impression of China and Chinese medicine,” Haase said.

“He taught us a lot of interesting things about Hunan, like the great herbalist doctor Zhang Zhongjing. He also told me tha

t if I want to really understand Chinese medicine, I must go to China where it originated, so I came to Hunan.”

In order to learn Chinese medical theory, Haase studies Chinese medicine

books, most of which are written in classical Chinese. Haase’s solution is to ask st

udents to translate the classical Chinese into modern Chinese and then translate them into English.

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 redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo

m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha

t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.

A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.

The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ

ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.

“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang

‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he

r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.

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I am so excited to receive a reply,” said fifth-grader Dang Wingzi, one of the students who

wrote the initial letter to Xi. “I will study hard to be able to better serve the country.”

Chan Lai-wing, a teacher at the school, said she believes the convictio

n of serving the country had taken root among children and would later blossom and bear fruit.

xpressed his hope that the students could pass on the fine tradition of loving the motherland and loving Macao, and make cont

ributions to Macao’s development and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation when they grow up.

In a statement, Chief Executive of Macao Special Administrative Region Fernando Chui Sai-on said that the letter has dem

onstrated Xi and the central government’s care and expectations for Macao’s students and youngsters.

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oqiang gives visitors a glimpse of modern Chinese art. Created specially for this exhibition, hig

hlight pieces include the monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.

Spiraling over visitors’ heads, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing o

f the sacred Mount Lishan, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors.

Cheng Jingye, Chinese ambassador to Australia, said at the preview ceremony that the exhib

tion represents another highlight in this year’s China-Australia cultural-and-arts exchange.

“I know that the Terracotta Warriors are very familiar with the

journey to Australia,” he says. “In 1982, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of d

iplomatic relations between China and Australia, Australia was chosen as the destinatio

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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 44,900 automobiles in China due to a tyre problem, according to China’s market regulator.

The recall, starting from Oct 25, was filed by Mercedes-Be

nz (China) Automotive Sales Co. and Beijing Benz Automo

tive Co. It involves its imported and parts of domestically-produced cars manuf

actured between April 20, 2016 and May 4, 2019, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

In the process of driving, the defective tyres may bulge due to external forces, causing safety risks.

The company said it would replace the defective parts free of charge.

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port Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, the 12th and the largest in the

country, to gradually explore and steadily promote the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

The Haikou Jiangdong New District covers 298 square kilometers o

n the east coast of Haikou, and will have two parts: a 106-sq-km ecological region boasting a key n

ational wetland natural reserve, and a 192-sq-km area that will serve both industrial and urban purposes.

The provincial government said Haikou should pay great attenti

on to ensure that environmental quality is advanced in an all-round way while developing the new ben

chmark area. This will integrate such new features as headquarters economy, commercial and financial business, inter

national consumption, cultural exchanges, and scientific and technological innovation.

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ite mixed, very dynamic and very open as well.”

Liu said that according to statistics, about 80 percent of Chinese employees were employed b

y private enterprises, and 80 percent of Chinese exports were done by private companies.

Asked how the US businesses operate in China with the risk of their intellectual property rights b

eing stolen, Liu said many American companies have been established in China and they’re very profitable.

“The great majority of them, I believe, plan to continue to invest i

n China and explore the Chinese market as well,” Liu said. “Now, US President Donald Tru

mp’s tariff makes it a little bit more difficult — makes the future a little bit uncertain.”

Liu said that there is consensus among Chinese people that no c

ountry or individual “can be stronger” and “develop itself” without intellectual prop

erty protection, and that isolated cases do not mean that America is stealing or Chinese people are stealing.

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quality food security system that is more efficient and more sustainable to guarantee the nation’s grain reserves, the statement sai

The US government is the one to blame for its self-contradictory actions that have led to escalating trade frictions with China, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

The US government has been sending self-contradictory signals, by saying that the two countries

will soon reach an agreement and then saying that it is not ready, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman.

US President Donald Trump said on Monday in Japan that Washington isn’t ready to strike a trade deal

with China, but he’s leaving open the possibility that the two nations could reach an agreement someday.

Gao said it is hard not to cast doubts on the sincerity of the US.

He added that the escalation of the trade dispute has seriously undermined the basis for further talks and the US is the one to blame.

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