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heng, one of 12 contestants in the annual English Speech Contest held by the College of Liberal Arts & Law of Da
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an opportunity to express my love for the culture of our motherland. In addition, this is also a figh 娱乐地图
t back to those who turn a deaf ear to both affairs at home and abroad. I want to tell them that we college students are no
t a “spoiled generation, we are not the kind of know-nothing-but-pleasure” generation, Wang said. 娱乐地图女神会所
The contestants were ethnically diverse, and expressed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride
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f Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic groups reache
d a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US. 娱乐地图
However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.
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o be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.
Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue 娱乐地图
l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lo
nger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age. 娱乐地图女神会所
Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era an
d appealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke
ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.
Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western attitude in C
hina. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and digest
their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.
China will maintain a prudent monetary policy in the year’s second half, with potential policy adjustments depending mainly on
the domestic economic situation and price levels, a senior central bank official said on Friday.上海千花网女神会所
Having noticed the recent monetary easing in some foreign central banks and the United States Fe
上海千花网女神会所deral Reserve’s strong message that it will make a cut later in the policy rate, the Chinese centra
l bank has decided not to change its monetary policy stance, while continually reducing the actual financing costs o
f enterprises, said Sun Guofeng, head of the monetary policy department of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank.上海千花网
“In the second half, we will maintain the liquidity at a reasonably ample level through leveraging
diversified tools and strengthening macroeconomic policy coordination,” said Sun, adding that mo
derate money supply growth can support the country’s high-quality economic growth.上海千花网
Sun made the remark after the central bank released major financial da
ta on Friday. The broad money supply, or M2, increased by 8.5 percent by the end of June
上海千花网女神会所from a year earlier. The growth rate had remained unchanged for three consecutive months starting in April.
Chinese banks issued yuan-denominated loans of 9.67 trillion yuan ($1.41 trillion) in the first six month
s, and 1.66 trillion yuan was newly extended in June, up from 1.18 trillion yuan in May, the PBOC said.上海千花网
Total social financing, a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy, increased by 13.23 trillion yuan in the firs
上海千花网女神会所t half, compared with an increase of 10.05 trillion yuan in the same period last year, officials said.
“Rapid growth of total social financing proved that the financial se
ctor is enhancing support for the real economy,” said Ruan Jianhong, head of the central ba上海千花网
nk’s Statistics and Analysis Department, at a Friday news conference.
上海千花网女神会所The RMB, compared with some other major currencies, has performe
d well in the first half, and its current exchange rate is basically in line with the economic fou
ndation, as the International Monetary Fund determined recently, according to Sun.上海千花网女神会所
“In the future, the market will play a decisive role in determining the RMB exchange rate, and we will take macro-pruden
t measures when it is necessary to maintain the exchange rate at a stable and reasonable equilibrium,” Sun added.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w
hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
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erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using
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gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
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Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
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emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
ecent annual gathering of the World Health Assembly in Geneva expressed worry and optimi
sm in almost equal measure. Delegates at the assembly－the decision-making body of the World He上海千花坊
上海千花坊女神会所alth Organization－likened the scope of the world’s health crisis to that of the threat posed by climate change. They also ag
reed, however, that digital technology and data will play a crucial role in accelerating efforts to achieve health for all.上海千花坊
In many respects, the world’s health has improved markedly in recent decades: average global life expectancy has incr
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rld’s population still lacks full access to basic health services, and health-related expenses drive roughly 100 m
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ancial burden of the four most frequent non-communicable diseases alone (cardiovascular disease, cancer, dia
betes and chronic respiratory diseases) is expected to surpass $7 trillion from 2011 to 2025, according to WHO.上海千花坊
At the same time, the world is just beginning to recognize the potential of digitally enhanced data to improve health. With increased use of digital tech
上海千花坊nology, we can help people stay healthy, rather than waiting for them to get sick. We can make reactive healthcare s
ystems proactive and－thanks to artificial intelligence (AI)－even predictive.
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uality care they need without incurring financial hardship. This is also a high priority for WHO, which earlier this
year created a Department of Digital Health and published its first set of guidelines on the subject.上海千花坊
With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co
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inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.
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care. Digitalized data collection, including through the use of AI and machine learning, can help healthcare sys
tems to detect risk factors in advance and respond quickly to prevent disease. Real-time data can inform planning and re
source-allocation decisions, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of care. Better
processes for ensuring data security and privacy are also essential to implement predictive systems at scale.
uld strengthen exchanges and cooperation, make more efforts to guide public opinio
n and promote the mutual understanding between the people of both sides, and make more contributions to consolidate the public basis of the two countries.上海419论坛女神会所
The chairwoman extended the sincere greetings and best wishes of Trong to Xi. She said that the Communist Party of Viet
上海419论坛nam, the government and the people always keep China’s precious support and help in mind.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Xi at the core, Ch
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Vietnam would like to implement the consensus of the two countries’ leaders, continue to support each other firmly in the
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dle disputes effectively, and promote bilateral ties to achieve greater development, she added.
Planned deal worth around $2.2 billion seriously violates international law
China said on Friday it will place sanctions on US companies involved in the lates上海419论坛女神会所
t planned military sale to Taiwan, which it said has impaired its sovereignty and national security.
The planned sale worth an estimated $2.2 billion seriously violates international law and b上海419论坛
asic norms of international relations, as well as the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three Chi
na-US joint communiques, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang in a statement.
上海419论坛女神会所China made the sanctions decision in order to safeguard its national interests, Geng said.
In a news conference in Beijing, Geng again urged the United States to call off the sale and cut military ties with Taiwan.
The US announced its State Department has approved the sale, the largest since US President Donald Trump took office in Jan上海419论坛女神会所
uary 2017. The announcement came just days before the arrival of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen to the US.
Tsai arrived in the US on Thursday, Reuters reported, and is spending four nights in th上海419论坛
e US－two on the first leg and two on the way back from a visit to four Caribbean countries.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China is “gravely concerned” by Tsa上海419论坛女神会所
i’s transiting the US, and is firmly against any form of official contact between the US and Taiwan.
“Taiwan independence” separatist activities are doomed to fail, and no foreign
intervention is allowed in the Taiwan question, which is purely China’s domestic affair, Wang said in a joint ne
ws conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Friday.
“No one and no force is able to obstruct the historical process of unifica
tion of the two sides across the Taiwan Straits,” Wang said, urging the US to honor its on
e-China promise and the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiques.
The event on Wednesday, co-funded by Wuhan city government and the Wuhan military garrison
, launched on April 17 and attracted over 100 teams and tens of thousands participants, according to organizers.
上海品茶微信女神会所and the governor thoroughly enjoyed their time there, and it was the perfect way to round of a t
rip which I hope will lead to the further strengthening of links between Liaoning province and Surrey.”上海品茶微信
hina and Russia signed two important joint statements, one to develop the lately upgraded bilateral relations and the oth
er to promote world stability during President Xi Jinping’s state visit on Wednesday.上海品茶微信
The statements were signed by Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.
The two leaders decided on Wednesday to lift the bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coor
上海品茶微信dination for new era, and the two governments issued a joint statement on developing the lifted partnership.
In the other statement, the two governments focus on reinforcing global strategic stability.
People from all walks of life, including governmental
and public institutions, State-owned companies and schools in Wuhan took part.上海品茶微信
The contest comprises preliminary and final rounds. Preliminary rounds are usually held in
landmark buildings, scenic spots and Militray World Games venues, so as to best showcase Wuhan.
上海品茶微信女神会所This is true of the ambassadors from 22 countries to the United Nations
who signed a letter on Wednesday to top UN human rights officials condemning Chi
na’s treatment of Uygur and other minority ethnic groups in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.上海品茶微信
Heeding the one-sided stories of some Western journalists or those Uygurs who not only harb
or resentment against China but also cherish the ill intention of seeking the region’s independence, these a
上海品茶微信mbassadors can hardly reach an informed judgment about what has happened and is happening in Xinjiang.
Few Western media organizations have reported on the terrorist att
acks several years ago in the autonomous region. Those that did, did so with bias.
the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch
inese banks in contempt of court for refusing to produce evidence for an investigation into violations of sanctions aga上海千花坊
inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba
上海千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.
Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u
se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m上海千花坊
essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.
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ount Sanctions list, meaning that it cannot open correspondent or payable-through accounts in the US.
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The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour
上海千花坊品茶微信aging Chinese financial institutions to treat compliance with US financial regulations with the utmost c
are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.
China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub
ling efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights protection, adhering to competitive neutrality and de上海千花坊品茶微信
fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten
上海千花坊sions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy.
The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo
mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca上海千花坊品茶微信
demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
Heritage Administration and Sichuan University in 1996 and he later published a series of relevant academic papers followi
ng research in the west of Tibet. His son David also nurtured his passion for archaeology during that time.上海千花坊
“One step follows the other, and we’ve kept going,” he sm
上海千花坊品茶微信iles. “We’re still ‘amateurs’, but it’s good to see David turn into a real professional.”
Strategy is helping institutions achieve better rankings at home and abroad
A veteran of such US universities as the University of Chicago and Yale University has become the first foreigner appointed by a Beij上海千花坊
ing university to a management position since the reform and opening-up policy was launched in 1978.
上海千花坊David Zupko was recently appointed deputy director of Tsinghua University’s global cooperation
and communication office after working at different universities in the United States for more than 20 years.
In 2017, when he was asked by the National Cultural Heritage Ad上海千花坊品茶微信
ministration if he would consider exhibiting his family collection in China, he agreed.
His sentiment was echoed by Wang Xudong, the then director of the Dunhuang Academ上海千花坊
y, who spent over a year contacting institutions abroad and around China to contribute to the exhibition.
上海千花坊品茶微信The Pritzker Art Collaborative brought 35 artifacts to the exhibition in Dunhuang. It is joined by key Chin
ese institutions, such as the National Museum of China, the Palace Museum and the Shaanxi History Mus
eum in Xi’an, as well as several other major overseas collections, including the Al Thani Collection owned by the Qatari ru上海千花坊
ling family, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum in Japan.
Abegg-Stiftung, a Swiss collection that mainly features textiles, dropped its “zero l上海千花坊品茶微信
oan policy” for the exhibition, opting in favor of cultural exchange and supplying 16 artifacts to the exhibition.
A hanging brocade with roundel featuring a pair of stags locking horns, on loan from Abegg-Stiftung, is one of the m
ost important exhibits on display. It is believed to have been hung as decoration in the tents of Tubo nobles as a symbol of power.上海千花坊品茶微信
“The Silk Road carries a message for all of us today,” Thomas Pritzker says. “The world will
always have problems … Yet each culture has its own history and values, which are unique.
“If we learn more about another country’s culture, it will be easier to find ways to solve these problems,” he says.
Tubo culture are still at an early stage.”We’ve only revealed the tip of the iceberg,” he says. “This exhibition is not so muc
h designed to come up with answers, but rather to raise more questions.”上海千花坊女神会所
From his point of view, further achievements in the field will require more solid support from archaeologists.
上海千花坊Pritzker, 36, who received his PhD from the University of Oxford with a f
ocus on the early textual history of Tibet, first came to the mountains of the Himalayas at
just 4 years old. With his parents, he spent a large part of his childhood living in Nepal.上海千花坊女神会所
For him, this exhibition represents a long-held family dream that has finally come true.
The Pritzker family from Chicago is famed for its achievements in entrepreneurship an上海千花坊
d philanthropy. It funds the Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the world’s leading architecture awards.
上海千花坊David’s parents Thomas and Margot Pritzker first came to the Hi
malayas in 1975 and soon became “addicted” to the place. Since then, the couple has made frequ
ent treks through the mountain ranges there. They first visited the Tibet autonomous region in 1981.
“When we started, the (ancient) Greek and Roman cultures and Renaissance were really上海千花坊女神会所
well understood in the West, and there was no new ground to be broken,” Thomas Pritzker, 69, tells China Daily.
“But here we discovered a lot of new ground to cover,” he sa
上海千花坊女神会所ys. “Tubo studies were in their infancy then, and we could do things that are really exciting.”
In recent years, studies of the Reshui site, a Tubo graveyard in Dula
n county, Qinghai province, have offered scholars a clearer picture of the communication betw上海千花坊
een Tang and Tubo peoples. Gold plaques unearthed from the site are also on show at the exhibition in Dunhuang, acc
o上海千花坊女神会所rding to Luo Wenhua, a researcher from the Palace Museum in Beijing and also one of the curators of the exhibition.
By comparison, studies of burial sites in Ngari offer a more global perspective through its links with other civilizations outside of China.上海千花坊
“However, these regions are on the frontiers of the Tubo regime,” Luo says. “Details of t
he rulers’ lives still largely remain a mystery due to a lack of archaeological evidence.上海千花坊女神会所
“It’s interesting for David and I to discuss where the exhibits first origin
ated,” he says. “That will trigger a great deal of inspiration for joint studies.”