Dutch lighting specialist helps advance smart city initiative with lower energy use and reduced operating costs
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last year, the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront, was given a dramatic face-lift when it was illum
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Dutch lighting specialist Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, was responsible for the illumination. The com
pany said it is the largest, single, architectural lighting project in Signify’s 127-year history and illustrates the co上海夜网
mpany’s leadership in unlocking the potential of connected lighting to transform cities.
“The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid
way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.
上海夜网女神会所With more than 44 million connected light points and 6.4 billion e
uros ($7.21 billion) in sales last year, Signify is rated by multiple market agencies including the D
ow Jones Sustainability Index as the top player in conventional lighting, LED and connected lighting.上海夜网
Rondolat said Signify is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landm
上海夜网女神会所arks by using connected LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The new lighting is expe
cted to save the city 50-70 percent of its annual lighting costs compared to areas using conventional lighting.
Some of Signify’s exhibits during the last CIIE underscored its ambition to help adva上海夜网女神会所
nce China’s smart city initiative, such as Li-Fi lighting, horticultural products for
city farms, a newly launched internet of things platform and the Philips Hue, a smart lighting system for homes.
enness has helped build comprehensive partnerships both with developing and developed economies. Besides, the AIIB has
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h them including the World Bank, ADB and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.上海乌托邦
The governance structure and decision-making process of the AIIB are based on multilateralism.
上海乌托邦品茶微信And despite China theoretically having a veto on significant issues by virtue of being the largest (ab
out 30 percent) shareholder, it has never used it even once－and would never use it without reason.
China has helped establish the AIIB to facilitate global development and regional con上海乌托邦
nectivity. And through the AIIB, China has been promoting constructive reforms in the global fin
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And fourth, the AIIB blueprint focuses on cautiously but professionally advancing development in a
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ational finance and it would be irresponsible to carry out random “social experiments” in global development.
上海乌托邦品茶微信The AIIB has prudently weighed the different and diverse requests from both developed and developing member econ
omies before taking any decisions so that the future of the projects are not jeopardized.
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ed its governance capability in accordance with global norms, built an institutional cult
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riences in investing in and maintaining sustainable infrastructure facilities. No wonder it has received the high
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上海乌托邦品茶微信The author is an associate professor at the School of Government, and director of the Center for BRICS Cooperation Stud
ies at Beijing Normal University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
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The country also encouraged the applications of the Internet Plus model and
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The drug teams will be established by 2020 at both national a
nd provincial levels, the circular said, with an emphasis on high-risk drugs like vaccines.
The circular also determined the division of power and responsibilities for both teams.
Drug-inspection teams under the State Council drug regulatory department will be responsible for on
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Provincial teams will meanwhile conduct onsite inspections on the production of drugs, medical equipment, and cos
metics. They will also inspect pharmaceutical wholesale enterprises, headquarters of retail chains, as well as thir
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ause, it contends, Russia had for years violated it, in part by deve
loping and fielding the nuclear-capable SSC-8 ground-based cruise missile.上海夜生活女神会所
In February, Washington suspended its participation in the treat
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Moscow denied the allegation it violated the treaty and a
ccused Washington of breaking the accord, which the US likewise denied.上海夜生活
On July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill that suspends the country’s par
上海夜生活女神会所ticipation in the treaty. The decree was passed by the Russian parliament last month.
The INF Treaty, which was signed by US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, has been c
onsidered a landmark arms control agreement. It bans Russia and the US from possessing, producing or c上海夜生活
onducting test flights of ground-launched cruise missiles and ballistic missiles
with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The treaty caps the number of deployed warheads at 1,550 for each side.上海夜生活女神会所
In an article in Arms Control Today, a monthly magazine on nonprolif
eration and global security, Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the US-based Arms Cont上海夜生活
rol Association, suggested that the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as New START, be extended for f
ive years in order “to provide a foundation for a more ambitious successor agreement”.
上海夜生活女神会所”Without New START, there would be no legally binding, verifiable limits on the US or Ru
ssian nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly half a century,” Kimball said.
New START was signed by Russia and the US in 2010 and took effect in 20
11. It replaced the 1991 START I treaty, which expired in 2009, and superseded the 2002
Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, which was terminated when New START took effect.
New START limits the US and Russia to 1,550 deployed warheads on 700 deployed delivery vehicles for long-range, strategic n
uclear warheads. Both sides have reduced their forces, meeting the mandated limits in February last year. If Mosco
w and Washington don’t come to an agreement on an extension, the agreement could die in 2021.
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r concerns. As the toilet revolution is aimed at increasing farmers’ well-being, their opinions about the prog上海419
ram, especially after it is completed, should be given due importance by the local governments.
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nd the facilities can be sustainably maintained. Since the aim of the toilet revolution is not just to accomplish a task assign
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resenting results that appear impressive but lack substance. Instead, they should a
ttempt to fundamentally improve farmers’ living conditions so they can lead a better life.上海419品茶微信
Jiang Wenlai, a professor at the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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The toilet revolution has not only improved farmers’ quality of life,
but also brought them some unexpected benefits. For instance, thanks to the significant impr上海419品茶微信
ovement in the living conditions in rural areas, partly due to the toilet revolution, young people living in the city ten
d to spend more time with their parents or grandparents in the countryside. As such, farmers will gra上海419
dually recognize the program’s many benefits and their enthusiasm for the toilet revolution will likely increase.
Also, certain villages’ experiences of the nationwide toilet modernization campaign could be applied elsewhere. For i上海419品茶微信
nstance, the model of integrating toilet renovation with domestic wastewater treatment adopted by Laiwu, Sha
ndong province, not only turns waste into productive commodity, but also significantly lowers the cost of the toilet ren
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uld be established to assess the results and ensure the program is properly operated in the long run.
Yu Fawen, a research fellow at the Institute of Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
good global vision, political foresight, and understanding of international relations,” he said. “She has ac
complished a lot in the past eight years, thus, moving to lead ECB won’t be difficult for her.”上海龙凤419品茶微信
Wei, also a member of the Academic Committee of the International Mo
上海龙凤419netary Institute of Renmin University of China, said that he also appreciates Lagarde’s ef
forts in making the Chinese currency RMB part of the IMF Special Drawing Rights basket on Oct 1, 2016. It made the R
MB the fifth currency in the basket, joining the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound.上海龙凤419品茶微信
Edward Tse, founder and CEO of management consultancy Gao Feng Advisory, said that Lagarde’s comp
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He said that an important part of leading the ECB is balancing the p
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imes are more important than technical skills. And, in the ECB, there are already many economists to assist her.
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He added that the EU’s economy lacks vitality, so whoever is ECB head will find it hard to change the situation.
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The European Union on Wednesday lowered its forecasts for economic growth next year fo
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mpending exit from the bloc as well as current trade tensions around the world. Eurozone growth is expected to pick up f
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Tse said that EU’s economy has entered a structural downturn, and in many countries, ma
king short-term adjustments cannot help them achieve rapid economic development.上海龙凤419品茶微信
“Up till now, EU countries haven’t found the means for quic
k economic growth yet, which is different from the situation in China and t
he US, where innovation acts as the main driver for economic development,” he said.
with many from other localities outside Lanzhou. The rising number of visitors also gave her good financial returns.
“A ticket to the museum costs 36 yuan ($5), and if you book online in advance, you can get a disc上海千花坊品茶微信
ount of 6 yuan,” she said. Despite not being free, the lure of the museum has proved to be enduring. It curre
上海千花坊ntly receives up to 100 visitors every day on average, making it the latest “must-visit site” in Lanzhou.
But breakup museums did not originate in China. In 2006, an artist couple in Croatia came up
with the idea after breaking up and established the world’s first breakup museum. The idea drew many上海千花坊品茶微信
followers, and similar museums sprang up around the world. Many in China also jumped on the bandwagon.
“I think it is a quite new, creative form of economy,” said Dou Xuecheng, a professor wit
上海千花坊h Gansu Agricultural University. “Traditionally in China, love and relationships are not to be expressed or d
isplayed in public, but as our society becomes more diverse, the attitudes of young people are changing.”
Dou said that the museum is a reflection that more people are after spiritual satisfaction.上海千花坊品茶微信
“But such forms of the economy can be short-lived,” Dou said. “
The organizers need to strengthen the content and services in the museums to prolong their life.”上海千花坊
Li Fangfang said that currently, the most important thing is to keep the museum rolling financially.
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ut we will definitely enhance our services according to the demands of our customers in the future.”
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China’s largest autom上海千花坊
otive lithium-ion battery maker, forecast a 120 percent to 150 percent annual profit gr
owth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market.上海千花坊品茶微信
Net profit in the Jan-June period rose to between 2 billion yuan ($290 million) and 2.28
billion yuan, CATL said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Saturday.
CATL said the strong profit growth came after it attracted more customers, strengthene、
d cost control and the NEV market boom resulted in a bigger demand for its lithium-ion batteries.
Despite sluggish sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, China’s NEV market has experienced a boom.
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Liu Bingjiang, head of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s air quality management department, said at the same fo上海千花坊品茶微信
rum that it is unfair for companies with high operational costs on environmental protection to compete und
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The authorities will bring in industrial associations to tighten emissions assess
ment on steel producers when granting exemptions from production restrictions, he said.上海千花坊
Those with poor environmental protection records or that scheme to cheat the assessment will be severely punished, he said.
上海千花坊品茶微信Currently, China enforces steel production restrictions in key areas on days forecast to have heavy air pollution, and
roducers with ultra-low carbon emissions are allowed to have lower or no production cuts.
More than 60 steel producers in key areas, with a total crude steel capacity of 260 million上海千花坊
tons, have upgraded to meet ultra-low carbon emission standards, according to Liu.
上海千花坊品茶微信China expects 60 percent (340 million tons) of existing crude steel capacity in key areas
to be made with ultra-low carbon emissions by 2020, according to a ministry guideline released this year.
Li Xinchuang, president of the China Metallurgical Industry Planni
g and Research Institute, said that to achieve low-carbon emissions involves upgrades in上海千花坊
the whole process of steel production, and more attention should be paid to procedures such as raw materials tra
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China’s oil and gas industry saw steady growth in 2018, with expansion reported in both pr上海千花坊
oven reserves and annual output, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday.
In 2018, national exploration of oil and gas saw a total investment of 63.66 billio
n yuan (about $9.26 billion), up 8.9 percent year on year, the ministry said in a report on its website.上海千花坊品茶微信
Investment in oil and gas exploitation rose 24.7 percent to reach 203.11 billion yuan, according to the ministry.
Guangdong province, an economic powerhouse in South China, is accelerating development of 5G, with 8,949
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The province’s 5G industrial output is expected to reach more than 300 billion yuan ($43.6 billio
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In Guangzhou’s Huangpu district, 5G has already been implemented in commercial secto
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The district is expected to build 5,000 5G bases by the end of 2019, according to sources with the district government.
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In addition to the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product w
ill function as a center for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.
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According to Zhao, the new product also will have big potential for industrial use, given its stro
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enterprises from Zhejiang are actively exploring other markets, such as the European Union. Last year, Zhejiang’s trad
上海龙凤419女神会所e with EU countries grew by 9.3 percent year-on-year to reach 556.9 billion yuan.
Trade with ASEAN countries in 2018 surged 22.5 percent year-on-yea
r to 316 billion yuan. The province’s trade with countries and regions involved in the Belt and R上海龙凤419
oad Initiative reached 896.7 billion yuan, rising 12.3 percent year-on-year, the customs office said.
上海龙凤419女神会所”Multiple platforms, such as the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the China-CEEC Expo & International Consumer Goods Fair as well as overseas indu
strial parks are also helping our enterprises to optimize their global value chains,” Yuan added.
According to the State Council Information Office, in the first quarter, Zhejiang’s GDP totaled 1.3 trillion yuan, 7.7 perc上海龙凤419女神会所
ent higher than the same period last year. The disposable income of urban and rural dwellers in the January-March peri上海龙凤419
od stood at 18,391 yuan and 10,010 yuan, respectively, up 8.7 percent and 9.5 percent year-on-year. Total trade in go
ods amounted to 1.17 trillion yuan in the first five months, growing 7.4 percent year-on-year.上海龙凤419女神会所
Che Jun, secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, said that “taking advanta
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experiences from the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. In the f
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“As one of the major export regions of China, Zhejiang will continue to offer more favorable policies and assistance to exporters in
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Firm plans more investments to ensure cybersecurity, protect users’ privacy
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ment’s promise to relax restrictions on it and called for a direct removal of the company from a security blacklist.
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a, chairman of Huawei, in a news conference in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. “If the US compan
ies obtain licenses to continue selling products to Huawei, we will cooperate with th上海龙凤419女神会所
em. But we hope there is some certainty in the licenses so that businesses can be controllable.”