Meanwhile, Britain’s leading tax and spending think tank has said that Hunt’s promise to
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that his plans would mean a continuation of the u
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The foreign secretary, Hunt, has proposed reducing the rate of corporation ta
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The institute disputed the claims of some low-tax advocates that the policy would pay for itself by
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Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, said cutting corporation tax, and another promise made by Hun上海夜生活上海品茶
t to raise defense spending, would “leave no scope to relieve the pressure on other areas of pu
上海夜生活上海品茶blic spending without tax rises, or a fiscal stance which risked putting debt on a rising path”.
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ners for the party’s presidential nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
Thursday night’s 10-Democrat matchup included four of the five front
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They shared the stage with Senator Michael Bennet of Colora
do, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Congres
sman Eric Swalwell of California, author and activist Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Both Conservative leadership contenders announced this week they will bring down the barriers to talented overseas workers.
Johnson said he would make the UK “much more open” to high-skilled migrants such as scientists, while Hunt promis
ed to scrap the immigration target of keeping net migration below 100,000, which has never been met.
Hunt said: “We’re not going to be a country that changes from Little Britain in
to Little England and pulls down the shutters and says ‘Foreigners not welcome’.”
e mainland will improve their competitiveness, and most expected to learn more of the vocational culture and work environment.
The HKUYA Student Exchange Network, an organization unde
r the Hong Kong United Youth Association, launched this year’s summer internship program on Wednesday.
More than 200 Hong Kong college students will go to Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin and Dalian to take part in a six-week
program. They will work in government organs, State-owned enterprises, cultural and business institutions.
Stanley Choi Tak Shing, honorary chairman of the student exchange network, said he hoped students would learn
more about the country’s development through the internship, especially those who want to work on the mainland.
A student who will work in the Mei Lanfang Theater in Beijing this summer vacation said she wanted to work in the art indu
stry after graduation, and expected to learn more about the industry through the internship.
satellite in 2021, so the (Cambodian) government hoped that someone could learn something abo
ut spacecraft. But there is no school in Cambodia that teaches such a thing. So here I am,” Chea said.
China has signed an agreement with Cambodia to develop, make and launch the Southeastern Asian nation’s first sat
ellite in the next few years. The satellite, Techo 1, will be used for communications.
Moreno Pena, on the other hand, has 11 years’ experience at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities, Venezuela’s sp
ace organization, as an electrical engineer and chief of the spacecraft operation unit.
This is the second time he has come to China as a student. The first time w
as in 2007, when he was selected to take part in satellite application training in Beijing.
He said he came to China this time hoping to expan
d his knowhow on spacecraft and learn how to design and build satellites.
Visitors to the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition can expect attentive services mee
ting a variety of tourist needs at the Expo site since event’s opening day on Monday, Chinanews.com reported.
Two huge comprehensive visitor service centers, one near the China Pav
ilion and another in the International Pavilion, can sat
isfy tourists who want to take a rest, have a meal, use the restroom, seek medical help, care for babies and more.
Ambulances, emergency medicines and equipment including trauma supplies, respirators and
medical defibrillators are ready for use at the healthcare centers located in each of the two service centers.
Nearly another 20 automatic external defibrillators, used to revive a pe
rson experiencing cardiac arrest, have been scattered throughout the other pavilions.
eituan Dianping, China’s leading on-demand online service provider, is the youngest among China’s 10 most powerful businesspeople, according to the list.
Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman of Gree Electric Appliances, a major home appliances maker
based in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, is the only woman entrepreneur on the top 10 ranking, placing seventh.
Xu Jiayin (Hui Ka Yan), chairman of China’s property developer Evergrande Gro
up, and Lei Jun, founder of smartphone maker Xiaomi Group, also made the top 10.
The China Consumers Association said Wednesday that financial servi
ces in automobile sales should be clearly priced and forced transactions eliminated.
The association held a discussion Wednesday morning on the issues of fina
ncial service fees in automobile sales and car buyers’ difficulties defending their rights.
The discussion concluded that car dealers fabricate required ite
ms to increase consumers’ payments and fail to provide receipts or other certificates.
When disputes over quality arise, consumers often experience difficulties negotiating with dealers or lodging complaints.
He also underlined the significance of a strong audience base in the fu
ture. “It’s about developing the audience for Chinese animated films – to create projec
ts that are more popular with broader appeal,” he said. “The most important thing is to tell a good story with i
nteresting characters, in a way that is fresh and new, different and exciting for the audience.”
Minkoff said the Chinese animation industry has grown vigorously over the past dec
ade. “I’ve seen improvements made in the quality of the animation, the production and the filmmaking.”
With the coming of the 5G era and virtual reality, he thinks it opens up new space for creativity and accessibility. “The changes in techno
logy are going to continue to improve and make it possible to make really interesting, different kinds of films, an
d put the tools of filmmaking and animation into more people’s hands, which I think would be very good,” the director said.
Besides the animated adaptation of Wolf Totem, Minkoff revealed to
China Daily he is working on a “secret” project inspired by Chinese culture. “The movie is bas