Liang Jiajun, a former pilot in Beijing, cringed at the idea of faux meat.
“The first thought that crossed my mind is that they are filled with additives, coloring and 上海千花坊
flavoring,” she said. “Not even the benefit of reducing cholesterol levels appeals to me.”
Liu Xinyi, 27, said she ordered a veggie burger with a pl 上海千花坊
ant-based pork patty once when traveling in Texas in the United States.
上海千花坊女神会所”I was drawn to this item on the menu due to its lower calories. It contained about 400 calories, compared with about 900 calori
es for a regular burger.” she said. “But I won’t try it again. I could tell it was fake meat.” 上海千花坊
Even her friends with vegetarian dietary habits rarely buy fake meat products.
“It appears to me that they don’t bother to cheat their palates with thes
e meat alternatives. They just eat a ton of salad to keep up their energy,” Liu said.
Despite doubts and complaints, research efforts into better-tasting 上海千花坊
meat alternatives are intensifying, and the sector has attracted major investments.
上海千花坊Zhou, the professor, said faux meat is now increasingly consid
ered a significant step toward helping feed a swelling population and curtailing climate change. 上海千花坊女神会所
Vegetable-based meat is more expensive than real meat in some We
stern countries. But it is likely that the price gap will soon be closed, according to an exper 上海千花坊
t in biodiversity protection and green development who declined to be named for this story.
In the Chinese market, fake meat products are expected to first emerge as high-en
上海千花坊d, healthy and fashionable alternatives to real meat, first targeting more affluent consumers.
“In the future, maybe more attention will be paid
to their positive effects on environment,” the biodiversity expert said. 上海千花坊
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will decide on possible snap elections on Aug 27, after a new round of talks with p
arties aimed at solving the crisis triggered by the collapse of the populist government.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Aug 20 after blasting Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, accusing him of en 上海千花坊女神会所
ding the 14-month-old coalition government and damaging the economy for pers
onal and political interests. He was asked by Mattarella to remain in office as caretaker of current affairs.
The head of state held a first round of talks with le 上海千花坊
aders of every single party holding seats in parliament, to verify whether there
was the political will to forge an alternative majority and form a new government on Aug 21 and 22.
Italy has suffered from very slow economic grow 上海千花坊女神会所
th rates in the past three decades. The eurozone’s third-largest economy is am
ong the most sluggish performers in the European Union’s 19-nation currency bloc.
characteristics is the leadership of the Party, which plays a central role in co
ordinating the overall situation, he said, citing Shenzhen as a good example of ha上海千花坊
ndling the relationship between market and government since China’s reform and opening-up began.
上海千花坊女神会所Early this week, Washington will review its decision on Huawei as scheduled. It put the co
mpany on its export-control list on May 15, delaying the restrictions for three months from May 21.
Although it might be the US suppliers of Huawei that care more about the outcome than the Chinese telecommu上海千花坊
nications giant itself, the US should not try to hold Huawei hostage to try and force China into agreeing to an unfair trade deal.
Huawei is confident that no power can hold back the pace with which the world wil上海千花坊女神会所
l step over the threshold into the 5G era and equally sure of its leadership advanta
ges in that technology, which come from its innovation and foresight. It spends about $20 billion a year on research a上海千花坊
nd development, and it has reportedly already begun research on the next generation 6G telecommunications technology.
Its profitability has endowed its vision with practical meaning. In the first half of this year,上海千花坊女神会所
its sales revenue reached 401.3 billion yuan ($57 billion), up 23.2 percent year-on-year, realizing a net profit of a
bout $5 billion — last year the company’s annual net profit was about $8.4 billion.
上海千花坊Indeed, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, in his most recent
media interview, even thanked the US for letting the world know how good Huawei is.
Despite this, the US government should take the opportunity to rethink its decision on Huawei.上海千花坊女神会所
However, all the signs suggest the US will not change its mind. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, is still being detaine
d by Canada at the request of the US, and there has been no indication she will be released.
and prejudice— no matter how soft-pedaled things got right before Hong Kong’s return — plays into the hands of tho
se who want to see China fractured. Whitewashing the crimes of colonial powers, to say nothing of waving their fla上海千花坊
g, demonstrates a profound ignorance of history. Imagine for a moment what the people killed in anti-colonial fights ac
ross the globe would think if they saw this wholesale embrace of their tormentors.上海千花坊女神会所
This is where the contrast between flags must be emphasized. Blind worsh
ip of any national symbol is dangerous, but the Chinese flag stands for very different prin
上海千花坊ciples than the British or US ones. The People’s Republic of China flag represents liberation and an end to exp
loitation, and was only raised after years of bloodshed and revolutionary struggle. That success was the cul
mination of a century of resistance to imperialism, feudalism and colonialism. Countless lives were lost in pursuit of this no上海千花坊女神会所
ble goal, and those martyrs live on in the flag’s red fabric, as do the many others who have stood against opp
ression all over the world. The Chinese people are well aware of this, and treat their flag with care and pride.
But that shouldn’t be conflated with the callous jingoism of “former” colonial powers. Victory in a war of liberation and rut上海千花坊女神会所
hless imperial conquest are polar opposites — the former should be a source of strength and motivation in the fac
e of adversity, the latter should be regarded with the deepest shame. I myself recall my childhood in Texas, wh
上海千花坊ere the flag of the US was invoked to justify unilateral action against countless countries and the massacring of millions. T
he stars and stripes are used as a cudgel against minority groups to this day, and a “love it上海千花坊女神会所
or leave it” attitude is deployed against any critics of the country’s record of bigotry and genocide.
to register in the system, and select the “foreigners for permanent stay in China” option when filling out their information.
Journalists from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, have to select “Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan med上海千花坊女神会所
ia organizations” in the media category and input their specific region in the personal information field.
上海千花坊The time and place for the pickup of media passes will be up
dated on the official website of the expo (www.ciie.org) later.
Last year, around 4,100 journalists from 65 countries and regions covered the inaugural expo上海千花坊
S electric car maker Tesla Inc plans to raise prices in China from
September due to exchange rate uncertainty, according to Reuters on Wednesday.上海千花坊
The change will take effect before Tesla rolls out its first Chin
上海千花坊女神会所ese-made Model 3 vehicles, electric vehicle news website Electrek reported.
The price increase covers all Tesla models currently in the market, and even the Model 3 to be produced at the Gigaf
actory in Shanghai at the end of this year, said a sales representative in a report by The Paper on Thursday.上海千花坊
A person in charge of Tesla China told The Paper that everybody should rely on the company’s official website for specific p
rice information and did not respond to the detailed reasons for the price increase.
上海千花坊女神会所On Tesla China’s official website, there was no change in prices by Friday.
Last month, Tesla just marked down the prices of its Model 3 series, with the highest reduction up to 33,100 yu
an ($4,700). China-made Model 3 vehicles still maintain a starting price of 328,000 yuan.
torment” by revealing what he did with the body after the trial, the heartbroken father said this
“We hope that he suffers for the rest of his life, as he made Yingying suffer in the last moments of her life.”上海千花坊
Although Qixi has flown by, the yearning for an ideal love will never fully stop for China’s young generation.
上海千花坊女神会所Generation Z, today’s youngest group, are those born in and after 1995. They have g
rown up with the internet and are said to be tech-savvy and obsessed with social media.
And now, as they enter adulthood and will soon join the workforce, many wonder about their love philosophies.上海千花坊
Taobao Software and Tantan, the Chinese version of Tinder, issued reports a few days a
上海千花坊女神会所go that may shed light on the habits, desires and outlook of the generation.
Happy singles in movie theaters
According to Taopiaopiao and Dengta professional, two applications developed by Taobao, 29 percent of users born after 1上海千花坊
995 buy only one ticket when seeing a movie, implying most of them are what is known as “single dogs”.
上海千花坊女神会所Although the majority of viewers are not alone at movie theaters, those who cannot find
company won’t miss the opportunity for a few hours of entertainment and relaxation.
The report says most “single” viewers choose to watch a movie durin上海千花坊
g the day instead of the night – more often the dating hours for young lovers.
上海千花坊女神会所It also shows first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai have more viewers who don’t mind watching movies by themselves.
It seems these “single dogs” quite have an enjoyable experience at movie theaters in spite of being alone.
provinces ahead of commercial launches next year and it is forecast that 28 per
上海千花坊女神会所cent of the country’s mobile connections will be running on 5G network
s by 2025, accounting for about a third of all 5G connections globally by this point, the report said.
China’s telecom operators are projected to invest more than 220 billion yuan on 5G equipment and the expenditure on 5G equip上海千花坊
ment by all industries is expected to surpass 54 billion yuan in 2020, according to a white paper on 5G’s eco
nomic and social impact by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
上海千花坊女神会所The information consumption driven by 5G commercialization in the country will exceed 8 trillion
yuan from 2020 to 2025, directly driving the total economic output to 10.6 trillion yuan, said Liu Duo,
president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.上海千花坊
5G technology features high bandwidth, low delay and wide c
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gital transformation of economy and society, said Yang Jie, chairman of China Mobile.
The deep integration of 5G technology with other technologies including cloud computing, big data, artificial上海千花坊女神会所
intelligence will truly realize the interconnection of everything, Yang added.
China Mobile will build 50,000 5G base stations nationwide in 2019, providing commercialized 5G services in over 50 cities
上海千花坊and the services will be provided in all cities at and above the prefectural level by 2020 , according to Yang.
China Telecom announced completion of commercial deployment of 5G in m
ore than 40 cities by the end of this year. China Unicom has launched the上海千花坊 女神会所
“7+33+n” 5G network deployment, which means continuous coverage in seven urban areas, hot sp
ots coverage in 33 cities and customized 5G network based on current one in n cities, the report said.
The first batch of 10,000 5G terminal devices has been delivered by mobile manufactures including Huaw上海千花坊女神会所
ei, OPPO, Vivo, ZTE, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung and TCL at a price of several thousands.
tions to a source of inspiration just like a person. When users type a word, Xiaoice could draw vastly diverging pictures in response to that word.
上海千花坊”We don’t know what surprises Xiaoice will bring us, and the unpredictability is the charm that attracts us,” Xu said.
This is not the first time that Xiaoice has created something. Started
as a chatting robot in 2014, Xiaoice has already been “talking” with more than 100 million上海千花坊女神会所
users, published two collections of poetry and released and composed dozens of songs.
上海千花坊All these endeavors have helped accumulate more than 5 million followers on a Ch
inese micro blog, as Microsoft continues to experiment with how AI can use emotional intelligence to se
rve as a companion for people and how AI can be used to imbue machines with “creativity”.上海千花坊
Elsewhere in the world, researchers and industry participants are
also experimenting with AI. In 2017, US singer Taryn Southern unveiled Breaking F
上海千花坊ree, a song composed and produced by an AI system developed by US startup Amper Music.
Last year, an AI-generated painting of Edmond Belamy became the firs
t of its kind to be auctioned at Christie’s. The artwork, created by computer algorithms de上海千花坊女神会所
上海千花坊veloped by French AI company Obvious, was sold for more than $430,000.
Just like Xiaoice’s paintings, such AI-generated work is based on
machine-learning models of artificial neural networks that resemble the human brain and ne上海千花坊
rvous system, which can study input materials and produce output in their own right.
上海千花坊女神会所When it comes to AI painting, a neural network that goes by the acronym GAN plays a ke
y role. GAN, which stands for generative adversarial network, creates the image pixel
by pixel. Like any other artist or designer, it produces both broad strokes and fine details in layers.上海千花坊女神会所
But as pioneering AI-generated works appear around the world, the tech companies and art critics are also addressing the fundamental question of
上海千花坊whether the images, poems or songs produced by their networks can be called art at all.
Qiu Zhijie, an artist and professor at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, said the answ
er depends on how originality in art is defined when machines are involved in creation.上海千花坊女神会所
“When nobody can tell the difference between paintings genera
ted by AI and those of humans, then we can regard AI’s work as original,” Qiu said.上海千花坊
Apparently, Xiaoice has already passed the test. In May, works produced by the drawing bot under the name Xiao Yubing were
上海千花坊女神会所submitted to the exhibition of postgraduates’ work at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. When Xiao Yubing
‘s paintings were presented beside those of humans, nobody realized they were generated by AI.
China’s science-technology innovation board, dubbed the STAR Market, opened at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Mon
上海千花坊day, and officials and analysts said it will help support innovation-driven economic growth and capital market reform.
A series of new systemic arrangements have been introduced in the Nasdaq-style board, such as the registration-based init上海千花坊
ial public offering system, a wider daily price limit and strengthened information disclosure requirements.
上海千花坊女神会所The first 25 companies listed on the board made a strong debut, with an average da
ily increase of 140 percent, possibly because there is no price change limit for the first five trading days. At oth
er A-share markets, there is a 10-percent daily price limit. Shanghai-based integrated circuit maker Anji Mi上海千花坊
croelectronics reported the biggest daily jump of 400 percent to close at 196 yuan ($28.50) per share.
There are over 3 million individual investors qualified to invest in the new board while the n
上海千花坊女神会所umber and scale of listed companies in the STAR Market is relatively small at present, leading to the firs
t-day surge of prices, said Yang Delong, chief economist at Shenzhen-based First Seafront Fund.
Trading rules set by the Shanghai exchange and the China Securities Regulator上海千花坊
y Commission allow for a daily price fluctuation of 20 percent on the STAR Market after the first trading week. B
ut Yang warned investors of the possibility of price drops on the board in the next few days.
Liu Zhongyuan, di上海千花坊女神会所rector of securities investment at the National Council for Social Security Fund, said at the listing cerem
ony on Monday that the fund will invest in the STAR Market by sticking to its long-term investment pattern, in hop
es of supporting the development of technology startups and the real economy.
上海千花坊The new tech board, which was initiated in November, has realized the highest level of innovation in
terms of systems and ideas under the current framework, said Fu Lichun, research director at Northeast S
ecurities. With no existing model to refer to, efficiency in inaugurating the board is “stunning”, he said.上海千花坊女神会所
Bob McCooey, chairman of Nasdaq Asia Pacific, wrote in
which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
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les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will
be given two separate scores for traditional vehicle energy efficiency and new energy vehicle production.上海千花坊
If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.
The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.
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ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in
China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u
nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
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For instance, an electric car that can run 350 kilometers on one charge would earn 5 credits for上海千花坊
its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
上海千花坊品茶微信ccording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.
He added that the proposed policy encourag
es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch
inese banks in contempt of court for refusing to produce evidence for an investigation into violations of sanctions aga上海千花坊
inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba
上海千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.
Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u
se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m上海千花坊
essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.
上海千花坊品茶微信Already, one Chinese bank has been included on the Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Acc
ount Sanctions list, meaning that it cannot open correspondent or payable-through accounts in the US.
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The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour
上海千花坊品茶微信aging Chinese financial institutions to treat compliance with US financial regulations with the utmost c
are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.
China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub
ling efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights protection, adhering to competitive neutrality and de上海千花坊品茶微信
fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten
上海千花坊sions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy.
The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo
mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca上海千花坊品茶微信
demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.