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PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has

decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.

“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网

na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”

Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.

上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.

Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网

bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye

ar. Audi delivered 56,365 vehicles in July, up 6.1 percent from one year earlier.

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Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie

s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w

hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网

Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr

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nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.

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erman documentarian 爱上海 side of China foreigne

Guests moved through the verdant, clipped lawns of Mount St. Mary University Los

Angeles campus recently making their way to Amat House, where documentarian Chris D. Nebe’s new film, Yib 爱上海女神会所

in: Golden Gateway to the Yangtze River, showed them a side of China rarely seen by foreigners.

 爱上海The film incorporates striking images of evocative ancient petroglyphs depict

ing hunters and horsemen chiseled into the cliffs by ancient artists of a bygone era; heavi

ly-laden mountain ponies toting vegetables to market through treacherous mountain passes; small fish 爱上海女神会所

ing vessels bobbing down the river as fishermen ply their trade; and many other more personal and cultural views of Yi

bin, a city in Southwest China’s Sichuan province depicted as a gateway to the mighty Yangtze River. 爱上海

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As part of China’s historic Tea Horse Road, Yibin has been an important trading center for ov

er 2,200 years. In the past, it has been most famous for its tea, liquor, calligraphy, and bamboo. To

day, the city is also moved into manufacturing automobiles, high-tech mobile phones, and medical devices. 爱上海女神会所

“I didn’t choose Yibin, Yibin chose me, but it’s a really fascinating plac

e,” Nebe said, adding that his aim with this film was to paint a different picture of China. 爱上海

Nebe started his career as a film distributor in Germany before turning to documentary writing and directing. To date, he

 爱上海女神会所has made over 20 documentaries, many done collaboratively with China.

The director feels that Western prejudices often prevent them from being open to understanding China.

“The West has too much fear and inherent racism,” he told Xinhua.

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But, it’s also true that human capability is far in excess of robots, so we need that.

Most scientists would say they don’t like space flights because it removes a lot of money from their activities.上海夜生活

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But I think as a civilization, we may need to start thinking of going somewhere.

Have you written any children’s books, or will you?上海夜生活

It’s tremendously difficult to write books for children. A friend of mine, Oliver Je

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ning curves, so music and wine and other subjects make for interesting diversions. I get bored every five or six ye

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y are less easy to drink. So I like white Burgundies, and I very much like chardonnay and c

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Are you more underwhelmed or overwhelmed by the public’s general knowledge of science?

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Tencent came out of 上海419论坛ded regulatory freeze

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“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on

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ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.

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uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke

rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.

Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛

Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is

expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所

arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.

The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan

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“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over

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On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye

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to cause serious injuries or death to others are punishable

by life imprisonment under the Aviation Security Ordinance.上海会所品茶微信

The former leader of Hong Kong said he believes most people in the city are against such illegal acts.

“It is also important for the silent majority to speak up, so we have enough weight of public上海会所

opinion to stop these people from repeating these totally senseless and brutal activities,” Leung stressed.

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Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, which handles about 73 million travelers each year.

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g called on players in these industries, especially owners of small- and medium-sized enterprises, to speak out

against violence and obstruction at the airport, as their businesses could be heavily affected.上海会所品茶微信

Leung pointed out that radicals are not representatives of the majority in Hong Kong, as most people are peaceful and rational.

上海会所He hoped the violence at the airport won’t affect the be

nign interaction between people in Hong Kong and the mainland.

Meng Fankun, a seventeen-year-old Tsinghua University admit traveled nearly 1,000 kilometers by bicycle from his h上海会所品茶微信

ometown in Linquan county, East China’s Anhui province, to Beijing, finally arriving after 12 days.

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an, Shandong, Hebei provinces and other places, with the capital city as final destination.上海会所品茶微信

During the trip, Meng even got a suntan.

“My dad and I stayed at affordable inns at night. I made plans before we left, s

o the bad weather, bicycle problems and traffic were all expected,” Meng said.

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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

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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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ternational Airport, which is scheduled to begin operations before Sept 30. 上海419

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airport to many domestic destinations such as Shanghai, Xiamen in Fujian province, Gua

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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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The airline will operate over 130 flights daily from the new air 上海419品茶微信

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

Over 20 international routes operated by Finn Air, British Airways, Polish A

irlines and Malaysia Airlines can also be booked, including flights to London; Helsinki; Cas 上海419

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Huang Lei, who works for an investment managemen 上海419品茶微信

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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oor residents out of poverty, with an annual average of 13.73 milli

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Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquar

ters of multinational corporations in the municipality, local authorities said Tuesday.上海龙凤419品茶微信

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f multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with the most regional headquarters and

上海龙凤419foreign-funded research and development (R&D) centers of such enterprises in the Chinese mainland,” s

aid Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Commerce.

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atch the asset-light strategy of the companies. We hope to attract more regional headquarters to settle in

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The requirement for the total assets of parent companies of regional he

adquarters has been adjusted to 200 million U.S. dollars, according to the policies.

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Shanghai’s highest bookstore opened at 52nd floor of Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest skyscraper.

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can enjoy reading beside clouds and have a bird’s-eye view of both sides of the Huangpu River.

hile it’s commonplace for Chinese square dancing to be accompanied by loud music, one group of older dancers in N上海千花坊

anning has decided to turn off the loudspeakers without turning down their fun.

Tired of noise complaints, the Nanning Dream Team ditched the speakers and added individual headsets to make sure they上海千花坊品茶微信

can still enjoy dancing in the community, but in what to neighbors must be a more civilized way.

In a city square in Nanning, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, nearly 100 seniors concentrated on

following the moves of their dance leader while wearing headsets to listen to the music.上海千花坊

Many passersby did a double take when they saw the dance team go through a rout

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ade. Some even splashed water or threw items from the upstairs floors of buildings close by.

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the neighbors, and that’s why she suggested the group dance with headsets.

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So I followed that advic上海千花坊rt because of th

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

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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

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

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