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accelerate drought mitigation strategies and develop a regional sand-and dust-storm alert system. I hope the region can s
eize it to protect vulnerable communities from disasters in every corner of Asia and the Pacific.?亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
The author is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic a
?亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所nd Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
As the new school semester approaches, groups in the Hong Kong Spe
cial Administrative Region voiced resolute opposition on Thursday to any individual or or?亚博苹果客户端千花坊
ganization planning to bring politics onto campuses and into classrooms, including browbeating students into ski
pping school to attend rallies or bullying those who hold different political views.
?亚博苹果客户端千花坊The concerns have been fueled by a recent call by Demosisto, a local political party, along with several student groups, for
all of the city’s secondary school students to skip class beginning Monday, without providing a more specific time frame.
Their statements also come amid widespread worries of bullying of students, especially children of the city’s police officers.?亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
At a news conference on Thursday, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment an
d Progress of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party in the Legislative Cou
?亚博苹果客户端千花坊ncil, stressed firm opposition to the school strike campaign, saying politics should never trump education.
Recently, many parents have expressed concern to the alliance over possible effect
s on their children’s studies from a school strike, said alliance Chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king. They also feared t?亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
heir children might be targeted or bullied by schoolmates for not joining the strike.
Responding to those concerns, the alliance strongly opposed the strike as it might drag innoc
ent students into the political conflict and disrupt the harmonious atmosphere on campuses.
g journalists match Hong Kong’s reputation as a civilized society?
It is fair to say that the Hong Kong journalists involved are b亚博苹果客户端千花坊
adly educated and lack the most basic manners. When they disagree with somebody, they simply ai
m to talk the loudest. When they are in conflict, they always make sure they outnumber the other side to gain “con
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所fidence“. Their deeds are in every aspect contrary to the behavioral rules of any modern society.
What these Hong Kong journalists did on Tuesday brought shame upon journalism.
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China will roll out its reform of decoupling business licenses from operating permits on all 523 items concer
ning business operations subject to central government approval starting Dec 1 in pilot free trade zones nationwide.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
“The reform of decoupling business licenses and operating perm
亚博苹果客户端千花坊its is an important step in transforming government functions and improving the busi
ness environment. This ever-deepening reform in recent years has played a crucial role in energizing the mar
ket, unlocking creativity and tackling the downward economic pressure in a shifting external environment,” Li said.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
It was announced at the meeting that the decoupling will reduce permit requirements and simplify the review pro
cess. New measures will be introduced under all 523 items that are subject to central government approval.
Review requirements for 13 items, including record filing for fo亚博苹果客户端千花坊
reign trade operators, will be abolished. Review requirements of eight other items, inclu
ding the review of customs declaration enterprises, will be replaced by record filing.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
For the remaining items, services will mainly be improved by cutting document
ation requirements, providing faster online processing and abolishing on-site verification.
?and prejudice— no matter how soft-pedaled things got right before Hong Kong’s return — plays into the hands of tho
se who want to see China fractured. Whitewashing the crimes of colonial powers, to say nothing of waving their fla亚博苹果客户端千花坊
g, demonstrates a profound ignorance of history. Imagine for a moment what the people killed in anti-colonial fights ac
ross the globe would think if they saw this wholesale embrace of their tormentors.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
This is where the contrast between flags must be emphasized. Blind worsh
ip of any national symbol is dangerous, but the Chinese flag stands for very different prin
亚博苹果客户端千花坊ciples than the British or US ones. The People’s Republic of China flag represents liberation and an end to exp
loitation, and was only raised after years of bloodshed and revolutionary struggle. That success was the cul
mination of a century of resistance to imperialism, feudalism and colonialism. Countless lives were lost in pursuit of this no亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
ble goal, and those martyrs live on in the flag’s red fabric, as do the many others who have stood against opp
ression all over the world. The Chinese people are well aware of this, and treat their flag with care and pride.
But that shouldn’t be conflated with the callous jingoism of “former” colonial powers. Victory in a war of liberation and rut亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
hless imperial conquest are polar opposites — the former should be a source of strength and motivation in the fac
e of adversity, the latter should be regarded with the deepest shame. I myself recall my childhood in Texas, wh
亚博苹果客户端千花坊ere the flag of the US was invoked to justify unilateral action against countless countries and the massacring of millions. T
he stars and stripes are used as a cudgel against minority groups to this day, and a “love it亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
or leave it” attitude is deployed against any critics of the country’s record of bigotry and genocide.
ommitted to growing his Instagram page with quality content, Hammond has made a name for himself in the industry since cre
亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信ating photos for the marketing campabig-name brands in the past few years.
Regulations requiring Shanghai households and enterprises to sort their trash will create opportunities in circular economy
Trash sorting was a hot topic in Shanghai in the weeks before a new municipal regul亚博苹果客户端千花坊
ation on waste management took effect on July 1, requiring everyone, from househ
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Though the regulation inconveniences people while th
ey form new habits and those who don’t comply face fines, it has boosted existi亚博苹果客户端千花坊
ng waste treatment business and will create new opportunities in the circular economy.
Dealing with waste is big business as 200 billion yuan ($29 billion) in investment will be needed if the current trash-sorting
亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信program in Shanghai is to be implemented across China, according to a recent report by Orient Securities.
Particularly fond of seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures, he and Sophia have visi
ted 41 countries so far and keep heading to new places while revisiting some of their favorite countries.亚博苹果客户端千花坊
Hammond said in the past year or two, they’ve focused on setting u
亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信p their company but really hope to spend more time in China in the coming years.
“My goal over the next few years is to release a China photography book as I truly believe more people should visit Ch
ina, as there is so much more to the country than the megacities and smog that a lo亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
t of Western media outlets portray,” he answered when asked about his upcoming projects.
Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto,?La Joie de la Sou
ffrance?(The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc亚博苹果客户端千花坊
hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
亚博苹果客户端千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the
Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.
“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s亚博苹果客户端千花坊
uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled?Gateways,?the first recording of the Shanghai Sy
mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
iolin concerto,?La joie de la sufferance?and?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements).亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
亚博苹果客户端千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements) and?Iris De
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s?Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu?(a bowed two-string instrument) and
orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m亚博苹果客户端千花坊
ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
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Digital health tools that inform and empower patients can also play a crucial role in p
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ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
亚博苹果客户端千花坊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.
Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using
mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
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亚博苹果客户端千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
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亚博苹果客户端千花坊
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所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.亚博苹果客户端千花坊
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
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所illion people into poverty every year. The problem is particularly severe in low-and middle-income countries, where the fin
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.亚博苹果客户端千花坊
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
亚博苹果客户端千花坊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.
Most cost-effective way to meet health-related SDGs亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
In our view, digital health is the most efficient, cost-effective way for the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Develo
亚博苹果客户端千花坊pment Goals’ health-related targets－particularly universal health coverage, whereby everyone can access the q
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With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所verage in New York in September, the world must act now to realize the promise of digital health. We see three dist
inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.
Understanding－and, where possible, predicting－the health profile of populations is integral to providing better亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
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.
Jinshan district?sponsored intellectual property business basic training, symposiums, quizzes and case lectures.
An intellectual property forum and enterprises’ intellectual pr亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
operty strategic trainings kicked off in?Songjiang district.Vice mayor of Shanghai Chen Qu
亚博苹果客户端千花坊n and many heads of various government departments, as well as eight Shanghai deputies to the National Pe
ople’s Congress and members of the Shanghai CPPCC (Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Co亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
nference) held a symposium on construction of a high level intellectual property protection environment on April 17.
Qingpu district?hosted a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) panel discussion for companies.亚博苹果客户端千花坊
Fengxian district?held a meeting to promote juridical protection of I
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所PR and create a better business environment for the oriental beauty valley. The oriental be
auty valley IPR protection center was inaugurated at the meeting and the district administration for market re
gulation and the district procuratorate also signed a working agreement for the oriental beauty valley intellectual p亚博苹果客户端千花坊
roperty internet platform. The district also conducted an IPR management and protection seminar and training for en
terprises.hanghai will also accelerate the construction of the pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of亚博苹果客户端千花坊
the State Intellectual Property Operation Public Service Platform (SIPOP), as well as promote the e
亚博苹果客户端千花坊stablishment of the Shanghai international intellectual property operation alliance.
The Shanghai intellectual property administration took over 22 proposals raised by deputies of the two sessions this year.
Shanghai will carry out revision and drafting of the regulations on patent protecti亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
on in Shanghai, investigate comprehensive legislation of intellectual property rights (IPR), outline Shanghai’s in
tellectual property strategy for 2035, establish a city-wide service system for quick authorization and rapid rights con
firmation and maintenance, and build an intellectual property dispute solving mechanism.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
It is critical to do well in intellectual property work under the new situation, which needs more attention and support fr
om all sides, and especially guidance and help from deputies and members, said Chen.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
Chongming district?publicized the significance of resisting infringi
ng products and protecting IPR to the rural population in morning markets.
Jeremy Jurgens, at the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum.
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所Technologies emerging today will be shaping the world well into the f
uture, impacting economies and society at large, said Mariette DiChristina, editor-in-chief of
Scientific American and chair of the Emerging Technologies Steering Committee.亚博苹果客户端千花坊
“Now that we are well into the fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s critical we ensure
humanity is served by these new innovations so we can continue to prosper,” DiChristina said.
亚博苹果客户端千花坊The 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions was h
eld in Northern Peal Dalian, Northeast China Liaoning province, between July 1 and 3.亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所
Boasting the theme of “Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization”, the forum attracted more than
1,800 business leaders, policymakers and experts from over 120 countries to participate in more than 200 sessions.
Ecolab Inc, a United States-based global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services亚博苹果客户端千花坊
, will invest more on innovation in China and get focused on three of its core businesses, its top management said.
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所”A big area of focus for us more recently has been digital innovation,” said Jill Wyant, executive vice-president of regions, Ecolab. She is also the president of
the company’s global healthcare unit. “We have a corporate relationship with Microsoft in terms of some of their cloud com
puting platforms and solutions. We’re in the process of extending that relationship in china. We’ve hired a chief d亚博苹果客户端千花坊
igital officer and hired someone to help us look after digital infrastructure and architecture.”
Ecolab made a multimillion-dollar investment in innovation in China. The co
亚博苹果客户端千花坊女神会所mpany built a research and development center in Shanghai around a decade ago.
“We want more than double our business in China in the medium term,” said Wyant. “Our expectations are high for so
me reasons. One of which is the emerging middle class, so there are more opportunities for food safety.”
Ecolab, a $15 billion company in a $125 billion market, has a market share of around 11-12 percent globally.
“We see enormous opportunities here in China along with the underlying economic a
nd societal trends, such as the emerging of the middle class, water scarcity issues and the aging population, an
d our business is in line with the government’s commitment toward a more healthy and beautiful China. The ma
rket is huge and we are a good fit and well-placed to grasp the opportunities here,” said Wyant.
According to her, the company has to focus to succeed in China.
“It’s a massive country. It’s rife with opportunities, and it’s got a very aggressive and vibrant customer set, but als
o a competitive set. That’s why we say we really focus on three big opportunity areas where we think we bring a
dvantages that match China’s economic opportunities and its vision for society,” she added.
e man as Wang Zhenhua, chairman of the board of Seazen – a real estate deve
loper based in Shanghai and listed in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. It reported th亚博苹果客户端千花坊
at the alleged crime happened in a five-star hotel in Shanghai on Saturday, leaving the girl with lacerations on her vagina.
Beijing will push forward its waste sorting legislation soon, and the newly revised regul亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
ation will clarify an individual’s responsibility to sort domestic waste, a senior official said.
A municipal regulation in Shanghai covering domestic waste management had taken effect on Monday and required every household and institution to sort亚博苹果客户端千花坊
their trash into four categories: recyclable waste, hazardous waste, household food waste and residual waste.
Sun Xinjun, director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management, said Beijing will follow suit soon without giving a possible date.
“If the garbage is not sorted, the resident may face a fine of up to 200 yuan ($30),” he said亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
, adding that the penalty will be no less than Shanghai’s garbage classification punishment.
Different from the four categories of separating trash in Shanghai, Beijing will use four other garbage classification sta
亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信dards: recyclables, kitchen waste, hazardous waste and other waste, according to Sun.
Some departments and public institutions in the capital hav
e already implemented waste management. Beijing produces nearly 26,000 metric tons of do亚博苹果客户端千花坊
mestic waste every day, and 29 garbage disposal terminal facilities are already operating at their full capacity.
In 2018, Beijing collected 9.3 million tons of household waste.亚博苹果客户端千花坊品茶微信
The girl, who hails from Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu province, made a phone call to her
mother, who was in Jiangsu, about the incident. The mother contacted Shanghai police, it reported.
The 9-year-old and another 12-year-old girl were brought to the hotel by Zhou, a friend of the 9-year-old’s mother. Zhou tol
d the mother that she took the girl to Shanghai to visit Disneyland, according to the report.
The report said Wang paid Zhou 10,000 yuan ($1,400) in cash after committing the alleged molestation.