Some consumers, h 上海千花坊er, harbor deep doubt

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.

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Major cities like She 上海乌托邦ngzhou and Hang

gzhou have registered substantial increases in the resident popul

ation. Core cities in the central and western parts of the country, such as Xi’an, Chen 上海乌托邦

gdu and Changsha, have been on the rise in attracting people, while the population gro

 上海乌托邦女神会所wth in eastern cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou and Wuxi has slowed down.

People go with industries, the report said, and first- and second

-tier cities have a more stable foundation and greater potential in their industries. Thes 上海乌托邦

e cities create 46.5 percent of the country’s GDP with 25.5 percent of the population.

 上海乌托邦First- and second-tier cities surpass others in terms of the number of listed companies, invention patents granted, tr

affic and location, public resources (including quality education, medical resourc

es and urban rail transit) and absolute purchasing power. However, these cities need to do more when it c 上海乌托邦女神会所

omes to the ratio of housing price to income as well as housing supply, the report said.

A law on promoting employment should be amended to better cater to new types of jo 上海乌托邦

bs and solve new job-related problems, such as the disorderly startup market cau

sed by people returning to their rural hometowns from big cities, legislators said on Friday.

 上海乌托邦”The current Chinese Employment Promotion Law has not caug

ht up with the fast developments of our job market. Some content needs to be further upd

ated and some demands need to be urgently regulated, especially how people create businesses after they come back to their rur 上海乌托邦女神会所

al homes,” said Zhang Chunxian, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.

He made the remarks at the bimonthly session of the Standing Committ 上海乌托邦

ee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislative body, on Friday.

From May to June, 11 members of the NPC Standing Committee, inclu 上海乌托邦

ding Zhang, and 12 NPC deputies were divided into three teams to inspect the Inner Mo

ngolia autonomous region and five provinces, including Yu女神会所nnan, Shandong and Jiangxi. 上海乌托邦

“We found more people have started up businesses after returning to t

heir hometowns from metropolises due to the booming of modern agriculture and rural to

urism, even though the number of migrant workers also grew steadily,” Zhang said.

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The activities include 上海夜生活bitions, lectures, semin

seminars, salons, book launches and many others.

One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing上海夜生活

to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.

上海夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc

ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe

en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.上海夜生活

A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on

Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.

上海夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.

“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong

Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o上海夜生活

pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.

Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th

ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H上海夜生活女神会所

ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.

This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre上海夜生活

ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.

上海夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.

“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.

The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i上海夜生活

mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.

“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to上海夜生活女神会所

enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir

ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.

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Ahead of the second上海千花网f the bill in the Legis

 the Legislative Council, the protests escalated.

On June 15, Hong Kong leader Lam suspended the bill. The next da上海千花网

y, Lam apologized and offered to “accept all criticism” and “serve the public”.

But the demonstrations did not stop.

上海千花网女神会所Paul Yeung, a Hong Kong-based researcher and commentator on public policy, said the protests against the extradi

tion bill have morphed into demonstrations against the local government’s manner of responding to pub

lic opinion. Thus the protests are continuing, though the bill has been declared “dead”, he said.

Some observers say many y上海千花网oung people who took to the streets were merely affected b

y peer influence, instigated by a small number of radicals, and lost their critical thinking and simply followed.

Yeung said another factor leading to the situation in Hong Kong is that the government上海千花网女神会所

has failed to respond in a timely manner to young people’s aspirations and sentiments throughout the process.

上海千花网He said channels that the Hong Kong government is to establ

ish to communicate with local people can help break the city’s current deadlock.

But he said it will be a difficult task, given the tense social atmosphere. “It is imperative to restore peace and r上海千花网

ationality to society, with both sides showing a willingness to compromise before dialogue,” he added.

Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years, and p上海千花网女神会所

art of it, Hong Kong Island, was ceded to the United Kingdom after a war in 18

42. In 1898, China also leased the rest of Hong Kong-the New Territories-to the British for 99 years.

上海千花网Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country

, two systems”, which means Hong Kong is part of China and enjoys a high degree of a

utonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs, as stipulated by Hong Kong’s Basic Law.上海千花网女神会所

Hong Kong’s leader, the chief executive, is currently elected by a 1,200-member election committee.

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President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch

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province. He learned about the latest developments in desertification control during the inspection tou

上海419President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation in the nati

on’s drive for high-quality development during his inspection tour of Gansu province on Wednesday.

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nesday in Gulang county, which is home to people moved from rural mountainous areas due to ecological conc

erns, and he talked with the villagers about their livelihoods and the progress in poverty relief.

The president also inspected an afforestation program in a desert area of the pro上海419品茶微信

vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.

Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert

in Gulang have been afforested since 1981, China Central Television reported.

When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419

ains, he was briefed by local government officials about the progress of ecological restoration in the area.

The Qilian Mountains are a vital ecological shield in western China, Xi said.上海419品茶微信

He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat

ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.

The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta

re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi

nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech and calls for bui

lding a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win dev

elopment ami上海419d growing challenges and risks, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerlan

President’s Thought on Diplomacy has opened new vistas, achieved fresh progress

上海419品茶微信Editor’s note: Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy is the fundamental guideline for China’s diplomati

c work in the new era. China Daily is publishing a series of stories to examine how Xi’s proposals have

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When Brenda Kazule returned to Zambia after completing her master’s degree at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and

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Kazule, a traditional-affairs officer from Muchinga province, said the book — Xi Jinping: The Governance of China — is import

ant to her because it gave her insights about China’s development as well as the governing of the world’s most popu上海419

lous country by the Communist Party of China, and she wanted to share it with her colleagues.

Since Xi Jinping was elected as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in November 2012 and p上海419品茶微信

resident of China in March 2013, the country’s diplomacy has opened new prospects and achieved new progress.

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ciples of the top CPC leadership’s governance and also helps foreign people better understand China’s development

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Kazule said what impressed her most about the book was the cou

ntry’s targeted poverty-reduction policy and Xi’s vision on building a community with a shared fut上海419

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mon development and prosperity — as in a global village, where all countries have a common destiny, she said.

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Liu said that after the 上海后花园 was set up, most of t

the patients were Chinese employees working at Chinese compani

es in Pakistan, but now more than 80 percent of patients are Pakistanis.上海后花园

The foundation also planned to build a similar center in Pakistan’s Balochistan province last year, but the plan was del

ayed due to security concerns. However, the center is likely to be opened this year, Liu said.上海后花园女神会所

The foundation also plans to build more of these facilities to meet local demand for medica

l care and emergency services, but obstacles such as the threat of terrorism remain, he said.

上海后花园On May 11, a five-star hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan, was attacked by terrorists, resultin

g in four hotel employees and a soldier being killed. Yan Yibing, a member of the CRCF, said the attack o

ccurred just a few hundred meters from the emergency center where he and his Chinese colleagues worked.上海后花园

“I had never heard gunshots before, and at first I thought it was firecrackers,” he recalled. “Then we heard people shouting o

utside and realized an attack happened. We were very frightened, and none of us dared to make a sound.”上海后花园女神会所

Liu said the emergency center has been reinforced to mak

e it more secure for medical and Red Cross staff members working there.上海后花园

Global demand for humanitarian assistance is huge, so China will intensify its contribution, Liu said.

In Afghanistan, for example, the number of children wit

h congenital heart disease registered with local Red Crescent societies exceeds上海后花园

7,000. In Iraq, it is estimated that more than 10 million people need humanitarian assistance, he said.

“We will intensify efforts and try our best to deliver more inter上海后花园女神会所

national humanitarian assistance to help more people,” Liu said.

Chinese candidates for the 45th WorldSkills competition had their zeal drummed up at a morale-motivating confe

上海后花园女神会所rence held by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in Beijing on Friday.

The biennial WorldSkills competition will be held from Aug 22 to 27 in Kazan, R

ussia, and will involve about 1,355 candidates from 69 member countries and regions.

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etailed view of a floral a上海后花园ing “Flowertime” eve

The Flowertime festival is a biennial initiative launched in 2013 by the City of Brussels and the ASBL (non-profit organi

zation) Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles. Themed “A World of Floral Emotions”, more than 30 top florists fro上海后花园

m 13 countries decorated rooms of Brussels City Hall, a UNESCO masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

上海后花园女神会所Brussels famous Grand Place hosted the occasion with a stunning flower arch com

posed of 500 fuchsias. This year, the artistic direction is once again in the hands of the world-famous Floraliën, and th

e renowned Manneken Pis have been dressed up by the floral artist Geoffroy Mottart.上海后花园

Foreign government officials and experts slammed the violence perpetrated by rad

ical protesters in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and voiced supp上海后花园

ort for the legitimate actions taken by the HKSAR government and local police to restore order.

上海后花园女神会所Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Hong Kong affairs are completely China

‘s internal affairs, and Pakistan understands the actions taken by the Chinese central government and the HK

SAR government to uphold national sovereignty and maintain the city’s prosperity and stability.上海后花园

Helen Sham-Ho, a former Australian politician, said the current chaotic situation in Hong Kong is damaging its pros

perity, adding that there is no doubt that the priority is to regain order and police have the right to uphold law and order.

Michael Borchmann, a law expert and former government official from German上海后花园女神会所

y, said that the purpose of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong is to stir up chaos and turmoil in the city, and is

not a response to the draft extradition bill, Nouvelles d’Europe cited him as saying.

Borchmann said it is true that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are prot上海后花园女神会所

ected by law in Hong Kong, but this doesn’t give people the right to use violence to i

mpose on the freedoms of others. Criticism of China by some voices in the Western media was irrelevant, he added.

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He said that monitorin上海夜网be enhanced to issue

arly warnings. Also, residents-especially those living in old communities, construction si

上海夜网tes, tourist attractions and places easily affected by geographic hazards-should be transported to safe shelters.

Zhejiang’s flood control authority issued an emergency notice on Thursday to raise the typhoon r

esponse to Level 3. In Taizhou, one of the province’s coastal cities, nearly all fishing boats docked at the port.上海夜网

In Xiangshan of Ningbo, a traditional fishing hub in Zhejiang, over 2,700 fishing boats have ret

上海夜网女神会所urned to shelter with 8,184 fishermen brought onshore, according to the local fishery administration.

Shanghai’s flood control department also issued an emergency notice to lower the wa

ter level in rivers and check drainage networks, pumping stations and related facilities.上海夜网

The notice reminded all districts to check underground spaces including garages, shopping malls, constru

ction sites, and entrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air condition

上海夜网女神会所ers and decorations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.

Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.

The provincial meteorological administration said large-sca上海夜网

le indoor and outdoor activities should be suspended and precarious buildings sho

上海夜网女神会所uld be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.

Yutu 2’s scientific missions include surveying terrain, detecting minerals

China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover has entered its eighth period of dormancy on the moon’s far side an上海夜网

d is in good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.

In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second m上海夜网女神会所

ovable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on Wed

nesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.

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Both countries are 上海夜生活friendly neighbors that are

are at a crucial stage of development, Wang said, calling for the two

countries to handle their historical grudge properly and avoid unilateral actions.上海夜生活

Qureshi said China is Pakistan’s long-trusted friend, and that he believe

上海夜生活女神会所s China will uphold justice over the Kashmir issue. Pakistan will continue to support Chi

na’s legitimate position in issues concerning China’s core interests without any hesitation, he said.

Honor, one of the two signature smartphone brands of Huawei Technologies Co, unveiled its first smart TV on上海夜生活

Saturday, marking the company’s official entry into the TV-related sector amid mounting competition.

It is the also the first electronic products that is powered by its in-house operating system Har

mony OS, as Huawei aims to build its own software ecosystem for the era of the internet of things.上海夜生活女神会所

Zhao Ming, president of Honor, said the company aims to leverage its years of innovation in smartphones to reshape the role of TV in daily lives.

On top of boasting the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product comes with a 55-i

nch screen and will function as a hub for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.上海夜生活

Priced from 3,799 yuan ($538), the TV comes with Wi-Fi chips which are used in smartphones, providing seamless experience. Zhao said.

上海夜生活女神会所Content from video steaming sites including Tencent Video and MGTV are available on Honor’s smart TV.

It is also equipped with an artificial-intelligence-enabled camera for smooth te

levision calls and supports playing mobile games on smart TVs with low latency.

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