Jason Yu, general ma上海乌托邦arket consultancy Ka

ntar Worldpanel China, said the quality and good prices of Costco’s food products are a major

attraction to Chinese consumers, as the demand for such products has grown. The retailer could bol上海乌托邦品茶微信

ster its fresh food offerings to increase their customer retention rate here, Yu said.

上海乌托邦”As Chinese consumers put more stress on healthy products and higher living standar

ds, the retail industry’s growth has remained robust in China and the momentum will continue,” he said.

Wang Caidi, 57-year-old retiree in Shanghai, left the store with avocados, cheese, m上海乌托邦品茶微信

ilk and a pizza. She said quality foods enticed her to travel the 40 kilometers to the store.

“The products are of good value. I may come here one month later when it is less crowded,” she said.

上海乌托邦Membership at Costco Shanghai has been available since July 1, with an annual membership

card priced at 299 yuan ($42). The company put its Chinese membership at over 120,000.

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ers, is located in suburban Minhang district, nearly 30 km from the city’s center.

Richard Zhang, Costco’s senior vice-president for Asia, said on A

上海乌托邦品茶微信ug 20 that the location was influenced by the presence of seven international schools i

n the area, indicating a large group of middle class consumers who are Costco’s targets.

He also said that the market has matured sufficiently for Chinese consumers to be “ready to pa上海乌托邦

y for a membership card”. Little effort was spent on educating the market about membership.

Costco is the world’s largest membership-only re

上海乌托邦品茶微信tailer. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has opened 26 membership-based Sam’s Club stores in Ch

ina. The latest opened in June in northern Shanghai, only 10 km from the Costco outlet.

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A resident whose sur上海乌托邦 Chen said the prote

protesters stuck stickers on the rail card readers at the

gates so the commuters won’t be able to swipe their rail cards to exit the station.上海乌托邦

Chen said he and other passengers left the station through a security exit.

Lilly Wang, another resident, said she took a bus to reach home after learning about the situatio上海乌托邦品茶微信

n at the Yuen Long station. But the bus had to halt near the Long Ping Station, about 1.4 kilometers from the

上海乌托邦Yuen Long station, at the road ahead was blocked. She spent another 20 minutes walking home.

Rail services at the station resumed on Thursday morning, but the damage at the station was quite visible, according to Wa

ng. Fire extinguishers were discharged by the protesters, and garbage bins were pushed over.上海乌托邦

In order to develop into a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characte

上海乌托邦品茶微信ristics that would strengthen democracy and rule of law, facilitate the flow of foreign talents and nurture an intern

ational financial hub, Shenzhen has to expand cooperation with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet, recently issued a guidance on sup上海乌托邦

porting Shenzhen in building the demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

上海乌托邦Shenzhen’s expanded cooperation with Hong Kong will also lay a solid fo

undation for the overall development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Grea

ter Bay Area. The demonstration pilot zone is also projected to play a leading role in the Greater Bay Area.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Just more than 30 years ago, Hong Kong residents used to be reluctant to visit neighboring Shenzhen. It was not only the complica

ted clearance procedure at the border, which took at least two to three hours, but also the backwardness of the上海乌托邦

then small fishing village which dissuaded the Hong Kong residents from visiting Shenzhen.

Today, Hong Kong residents marvel at the pace and ease with which Shenzhen has transformed into上海乌托邦品茶微信

a global innovation center, offering more opportunities and oozing more vitality than Hong Kong.

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Regarding Britain’s co 上海乌托邦the detention, Geng

 said the incident is purely China’s domestic affairs since the man is not a British citizen but a Hong Kong resident.

On Wednesday, the All-China Journalists Association made a statemen 上海乌托邦

t on the random blockade and malicious obstruction of Chen Xiaoqian by a small num

 上海乌托邦品茶微信ber of Hong Kong reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Chen, who works for Guangdong Radio and Television Station, was co

nducting an on-site interview at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters’ news conference.

The association condemned the Hong Kong reporters’ interference in Chen’s professional duties. 上海乌托邦

The “contraction” trend is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States’ foreign policy thanks to its “Am

erica first” approach. Once the major provider of global public goods, the US is becoming a penny-pinching country focu

 上海乌托邦sed solely on its national interests and thus weakening its international leadership.

Yet despite the contraction of its diplomacy, the US has gone on th

e offensive on particular issues, trade being the most prominent. Launching tra 上海乌托邦

de wars against nearly all major economies such as China, the European Union and Japan, the White House is

using the trade brawls to appeal to the US leader’s base even though tariff-slapping at will, and 上海乌托邦品茶微信

without any reason, goes against established trade practices and the World Trade Organization’s rules.

 上海乌托邦Besides, the US administration has shown an inclination toward revisionism on the Taiwan question, with a number of pro-Taiwan of

ficials holding key decision-making positions in the US. The US leader’s phone call to Taiwan leader Tsai Ingwe

n and his statement to substantially improve “US-Taiwan relations”, together with the US’ other provocativ

e moves including sailing aircraft carriers through the Taiwan Straits and endorsing laws such as the Taiwan Tr 上海乌托邦品茶微信

vel Act and Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 are all aimed at checking the Chinese mainland’s rise.

Since the US could try to ratchet up tensions across the Straits and

some separatist elements on the island could deman 上海乌托邦d “Taiwan independence” in a bid to r

estrain the mainland, Beijing should be fully prepared to deal with any eventuality.

China could play a key role in “re-globalization” 上海乌托邦

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also reflects the US elites’ ideological bias against China as well as their anxiety over China’s rise

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onday afternoon a cancellation of all flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport for the remainder of the day.

The cancelled flights do not include departing flights that have 上海乌托邦品茶微信

already finished check-in procedures or incoming flights to Hong Kong in the air.

The announcement came as airport operations were “severely affected” by a massive sit-in at its arrival hall.

 上海乌托邦HANGZHOU/JINAN – Typhoon Lekima has left 47 dead and 21 mis

sing in three Chinese provinces, wreaking havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales.

By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang province has risen to 39 while nine oth 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ers remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters.

The ninth and strongest typhoon of the year has affected 6.68 million res

 上海乌托邦idents in Zhejiang, among whom 1.26 million were evacuated. It damaged 234,000 hect

ares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of 24.22 billion yuan (about $3.4 billion).

Lekima landed at around 1:45 am Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejia 上海乌托邦

ng. It made a second landing at 8:50 pm Sunday on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong province.

In Shandong, it has left five people dead and seven missing, affecting 1.66 million people and forcing the relocation of 183,8

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In Anhui province that neighbors Zhejiang, it has left three peop

le dead and five missing in Ningguo city, affecting nearly 100,000 people and for 上海乌托邦

cing the relocation of nearly 18,000 as of 22:00 Sunday, said the city government.

An amicable relationship between China and Japan serves the interests of the two and the r

egion, experts said, as Beijing and Tokyo resumed strategic talks after a seven-year hiatus. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

On Saturday, a strategic dialogue between Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japa

 上海乌托邦nese counterpart, Takeo Akiba, was held at the Karuizawa mountain resort in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.

They had what was described as candid excha

nges about bilateral and regional issues and said they would push forward the cons 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ensus reached between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at t

he Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.

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China, along with oth 上海乌托邦ping countries, will ne

never allow the US to use a simple way to redefine other countries’ status. Existing WTO rule

 上海乌托邦品茶微信s need to be respected, while US unilateralism should be resolutely opposed,” Cheng said.

Speaking at the WTO General Council Meeting in March, Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen

 上海乌托邦of China said the core issue of development is not whether developing nation members are willing to make gre

ater contributions in future negotiations, but rather if they can have equal rights in negotiations.

Zhang said some developed-nation WTO members enjoy certain privileg 上海乌托邦

es in negotiations. If such structural imbalance continues, the only way for develo

ping members to partially remedy imbalances is through special and differential treatment, he said.

 上海乌托邦品茶微信Russia showed its navy muscle by displaying its latest frigates at a parade to mark its Navy Day on the Baltic Sea on Sunday.

The parade, involving more than 4,000 personnel, 43 warships and subm

arines, and 31 aircraft, was held near Saint Petersburg and nearby Kronshtadt. It show 上海乌托邦

s the Navy is ready to fight back any aggressor, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the parade.

 上海乌托邦The ships included the Admiral Kasatonov frigate, the Gremyashchiy-class corvette, the Kronshtadt submarine of p

roject 677, the small Mytishchi and the Serpukhov rocket ships and the Ivan Antonov minesweeper.

The Navy Day is celebrated across Russia to honor “all those who at different times in history served Russia faithfully and lo 上海乌托邦品茶微信

yally, and who continue doing this on its borders and far away from the homeland”, Putin said.

By the end of the parade, amphibious Be-200 airplanes, an A-50 long-range radar surveillan 上海乌托邦

ce aircraft, as well as Su-30SM fighter jets flew over the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland.

 上海乌托邦品茶微信”Our Navy ensures security of the country, its national interests and can properly repulse any aggressor,” Putin said.

This is guaranteed by unique weapons that Russia has, he said, “but the most import

ant is that the courage and training standards of the fleet crews, loyalty to the St. Andrew’s Flag (Russia’s

Navy Flag) and devotion to the Fatherland remain a special and lofty duty for 上海乌托邦品茶微信

them. The sailors stand to the end when they perform their combat missions”, Putin said.

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tional Museum of 上海乌托邦女神会所all-encompassing expe

For example, wh上海乌托邦女神会所en the show was staged in the Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore in

Naples, Italy, in 2017, Iacampo’s team used 3D scanning and mapping techniques to match their desig

ns to the interior of the historic structure, replicating their column designs with the real ones in the church.

Also on show at the exhibition at the National Museum of China is a re-creation of the su

bject of Van Gogh’s noted painting, Room at Arles. The painting depicts his bedroom, one of sev

eral rooms he rented in the building known as the Yellow House in Arles, southern France.

The painting is striking because of the contrast between its bright colors and sharp angles. The roo

m is also a testimony to a meaningful period in Van Gogh’s career: Not only did he aspire to m

ore freedom to his painting in Arles, but also, he invited his painter friend Paul Gauguin to stay and work with him. The

relationship between them gradually became tense and ended in tragedy when Van Gogh cut off his left ear lobe.

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n an unusual move上海乌托邦女神会所s sends a stron

ng signal to busin上海乌托邦女神会所esses, 24 of the EU leaders chose instead to reflect supp

ort for the mid-century goal as a footnote in their final statement:

“For a large majority of member states, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.”

Time is running out

Since French President Emmanuel Macron in March launched the

push for the EU to absorb as much as it emits by 2050, along with three other nations, supp

ort had snowballed, showing the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming.

Addressing the holdouts during the summit, German Chancellor A

ngela Merkel pointed to months of climate protests by youths that helped propel Gre

en parties to their strongest showing yet in May’s European Parliament elections.

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The two countries上海乌托邦品茶微信n for a brig

ght future of bila上海乌托邦品茶微信teral ties and reached a streak of major consensuses, Xi sa

id, adding that the two sides agreed that China and the DPRK need to unswervingly pass down their tra

ditional friendship from generation to generation and continue writing new chapters of the times.

Beijing and Pyongyang also agreed that a political settlement of the nuclear issue in the Korean Peninsula is a popular aspiration

and an inevitable trend, and that they need to continue to stick to peace talks so as to make even greater co

ntributions to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the wider world, Xi said.

Kim said that in their joint socialist construction endeavor, the DPRK and China have alrea

dy formed a tradition of sharing weal and woe as well as supporting each other and cooperating.

The two leaders affirmed the socialist system as the core of mainta

ning the DPRK-China friendship during their four meetings in the past year, Kim said.

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ance’s rail netw上海乌托邦品茶微信ork has been severely disrupted, as a wave of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron’s labour reforms gets under way.

The start of the strike has been dubbed “Black Tuesday”, but the action will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five.

Staff at state railway SNCF are leading the strike, but the energy and waste collection sectors are also affected.

The unrest presents Mr Macron’s biggest challenge since his election last May.

How is the strike taking hold?
With the four main rail unions observing the strike, servic

es have been severely curtailed. Some 77% of SNCF drivers are on strike, and 48% of all staff.

Only one in eight high-speed TGVs are scheduled and only one in five regional trains.

Commuter lines into Paris have also been slashed and bus services have been hugely ove

rcrowded. Some stations were crammed for the few trains available, others were deserted.

The website that measures car traffic around the capital recorded about 420km (260 miles) of jams at rush hour.

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Speaking of China’s rol上海乌托邦品茶微信o steadfastly purs

e a peaceful deve上海乌托邦品茶微信lopment path and share development opportunities with all part

ies, especially through Belt and Road cooperation and more conveniences in market access.

He also called for equal dialogue based on mutual respect and adhere

nce to multilateral trade rules in addressing economic and trade problems, stressing tha

t relevant sides should never readily resort to protectionism and unilateralism.

Xi arrived here Friday for the CICA summit and a state visit to Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is the second leg of Xi’s two-country Central Asia trip, which also

took him to Kyrgyzstan for a state visit and the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summ

it.The Fifth CICA Summit takes place at the Kohi Navruz (Navruz Palace) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Jun

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