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Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at

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Airport violence totall上海乌托邦seless, brutal: Leung

Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status

Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday that radi上海乌托邦品茶微信

cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International

Airport was “extremely serious” as it could damage the city’s international status.上海乌托邦

The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou

ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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

Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f

rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.

上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.

Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da

ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦

“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium

term – on Hong Kong’s status as an international tourism and conference hub,” Leung warned.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho

ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”

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Tickets are now available for flights at Beijing Daxing In

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Flights to Guangzhou from Daxing airport, for instance, cost less than 1,300 yuan ($

185) for economy class while the lowest price at the Capital airport is nearly 1,800 yuan.

Before the winter season starts in November, domestic flights will be carried out solely by China United Airl 上海419品茶微信

ines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Eastern, which is also the first airline to transfer its operations to Da

xing airport from its current headquarters at Beijing Nanyuan Airport, the company said. 上海419

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port, which will serve a network of over 80 routes and 70 domestic destinations.

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ablanca, Morocco; Fukuoka, Japan; and Kathmandu, Nepal, according to travel website Qunar.

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t firm in Beijing and lives near the South Third Ring Road in Daxi

ng district, has long been looking forward to the opening of the phoenix-shaped airport.

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ing the expedition “makes it far more worthwhile” because “protection of the environment is a huge passion of min

nsfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hon

g Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the m

ainland and Hong Kong following recent disruptions at the special administration region’s airport.

It will enhance flight capacity as well as provide easier access for pas

sengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.

Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China South

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uld take him “to the heart of the country”.Dykes said that the journey was not on

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nstantly changed across China” made it fun.”It was about the locals, the different cultures, customs, and traditions. It has ju

st been amazing,” he said. “I was able to take time out and really soak up the expe

rience because it wasn’t about a speed record, it’s a first and so there was no time limit.”

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the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

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The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

上海千花坊品茶微信The overall GDP of the top 20 cities in H1 reached 16.16 trillion yuan ($2.29 trillion), contributing 35.84 percent to th

e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

atistics collected by a data journalism lab under 21st Century Business Herald, said.

Six cities witnessed their GDP exceeding 1 trillion yuan上海千花坊品茶微信

in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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ng, center, talks with vi上海会所 US President Richa

Messages and signals had been going back and forth between the two countries for more than two years.

In an interview with Time magazine in October 1970, Nixon s上海会所品茶微信

aid: “If there is anything I want to do before I die, it is to go to China. If I don’t, I want my children to.”

In March 1971, Washington ended all restrictions on the use of US passports for travel to the Chinese mainland.上海会所

In April that year, Nixon terminated the 20-year embargo on trade between the two n

上海会所ations. He also ordered new steps to be taken to ease currency and shipping controls placed on China.

At a news conference on April 29, 1971, Nixon said he expected to visit China sometime in some capacity.

He added that he hoped to contribute to “a policy in which we can have a new relationship” with China.上海会所品茶微信

In August 1970, Chairman Mao Zedong invited the US writer Edgar Snow to Bei

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rade celebrating the 21st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In December that year, in an interview with Snow, Mao said China was c上海会所

onsidering allowing US citizens of all political persuasions to visit the country. Whe

n Snow asked whether a rightist such as Nixon, who represented the “monopoly capitalists”, would be allowed to v

isit, Mao said he would be happy to talk to Nixon, whether he came as president or as a tourist.上海会所

Snow’s interview appeared in Life magazine in April 1971.

上海会所品茶微信Nixon recalled in his book that it was now public knowledge that Mao would welcome him to Beijing.

China and the US moved closer to negotiations after largely not communicating with each other for 20 years.

According to Nixon’s memoirs, his administration atte上海会所

mpted to find an intermediary who could “pass word directly to Beijing”.

When Nixon visited Pakistan in July 1969, he told President Yahya Khan that the

U上海会所S had decided to try to normalize relations with China, and asked for his help as an intermediary.

The Pakistani leader said his country would do anything it could

to help, but added, “Old enemies do not easily become new friends.” When Khan visited th上海会所品茶微信

e White House in October 1970, Nixon used their meeting to establish the so-called Yahya Channel.

During a visit to Romania in 1969, Nixon also talked with Presid

ent Nicolae Ceausescu about the need for a new Sino-US relationship.上海会所品茶微信

Nixon’s toast at a dinner in Romania was the first occasion on which a US president had intentionally referred to Ch

ina by its official name, the People’s Republic of China, rather than Communist China.

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The latest Chinese edit上海乌托邦 book, RN: The Memo

irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th

e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦

The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree

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In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦

nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.

“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers

上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in

ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com

munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦

According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi

bilities of rapprochement with the Chinese.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.

Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h

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The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w

ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦

“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w

orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l

ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C

hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信

g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.

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Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.

One of the loveliest women in Chinese literature, Yun in Shen Fu’s autobiography Six C上海千花网

hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.

上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup

ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.

In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网

office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.

The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun

上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.

Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.

“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网

ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.

Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所

en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.

上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas

ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog

ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所

The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.

Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.

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US toy prices may rise d上海后花园e to additional tariff

Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit

上海后花园For the US toy industry, President Donald Trump’s threatened 10 percent tariff on

an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shi上海后花园女神会所

pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

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ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.

“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custo上海后花园

mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the

上海后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi

na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.

It’s hard to tell whether companies will alleviate the impact of a new tariff before the holiday season arrives, Linda Bolton We上海后花园

iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.

上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix

and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.

“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s un上海后花园

certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.

上海后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede

d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.

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aunch of the Discovery 上海乌托邦e Week event on July

In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp

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oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.

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ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag

er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”

When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦

niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.

The “first step” area simulates the landing environment for the lunar spacecra上海乌托邦品茶微信

ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.

An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦

of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.

Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信

ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po

pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.

上海乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove

ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.

“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j上海乌托邦品茶微信

ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based

entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha

n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.

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