Second, capital outflow pressure has been gradually allevia

Since October 2018, emerging markets have once again gained favor from international capital. In this context, the MSCI expansion of A shares and the inclusion of A shares into the FTSE Em erging Markets Index will likely happen in 2019, with foreign investment attracted by such major international o pportunities. Latest data showed that in the fourth quarter of 2018, net inflow of direct investment by overseas financial ins titutions soared to $2.14 billion, marking the highest level since the third quarter of 2015. Thanks to the overseas investment inflow, China’s capital ou tflow pressure is expected to continue to …

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Under the guideline, released by the Central Committee of

the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s cabinet, Chinese authorities will consolidate the produc tion capacity of such products as edible-oil crops and cotton through improving quality and efficiency. The nation will also improve the subsidy policy for soybean and corn producers this year, while also scaling up imports of agricultural products in shortage and diversifying import channels, the g uideline read. China will also cultivate a group of multinational agricultural enterprises. Jiao Shanwei, editor-in-chief of grain portal cngrain.com in Central China’s Henan Province, told the Global Times that the guide line, which is issued at the …

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Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs

group of German friends claimed a world record on Saturday for the highest number of smurfs gathered in one place. Fans of the blue elf-like creatures created in a Belgian comic strip during the 1950s, managed to gathe r 2,762 people dressed and painted blue in regulation smurf attire – curly hats and all. The gathering took place at the town of Lauchringen, near the German border with Switzerland, the organizers reported on Facebook. Their record came three years after their first attempt failed to beat the record held by Welsh s tudents who managed to unite 2,510 regulation smurfs …

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Haydar Sattar, a member of the local council in Eastern

Baquba, told the Xinhua News Agency that “mallows spread tremendously this winter. It reminds me of Iraq from a long time ago.” “Some valleys, close to my hometown of Mandli, 90 kilometers east of Baqub a, are now being called mallow valleys due to the spread of the weed,” he said. Arkan al-Nadawi, a local villager, said that “mallows spread this y ear in wheat and barley fields, and in most of the fields of northern and eastern regions.” “Mallows taste great and most of the people in villages and countryside love it, and it is the dish of the …

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The government should appropriately increase investm

ent in emerging infrastructure, especially in 5G and industrial internet infrastructure, in which there is much room for investment. Li Bo, vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese The core of securities regulation is information disclosure, rather than letting the government decide or mainta in stock indices at certain levels. Therefore it is essential to introduce registration-based IPO system reform more quickly and comprehensively. Moreover, reform to the social security system for seniors should be swiftly enacted. If we want to increase the weight of l ong-term stable institutional investors in the A-share market, reform to the …

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s not merely for the Pearl River Delta Area but also integrat

with China’s overall development plan,” said Chen.The guideline covers the period from now to 2022 in the near term and extends to 2035 in the long term. By 2022, a first-class international bay area with urban clusters should be basically established, fe aturing outstanding innovation ability and beautiful environments. By 2035, high-level interconnectivity in the ma rkets in the Greater Bay Area should be realized with synergized regional development. The grand plan calls for measures to strengthen cooperation in innovat ion and technology, enhance the building of basic innovation capacity, improved the in-depth integration of industries, academia and research, and …

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Li-Ning’s success during New York Fashion Week inspired man

older Chinese brands, who began seeking ways to reignite their dying brands. For instance, in Se ptember 2018, candy company White Rabbit and time-honored Shanghai cosmetic brand Maxam teamed up to produce a lipstick that looked and tasted like traditional milk candy. According to Maxam’s official website, the first batch of this lipstick, 960 in all, sold out in just two seconds on online retailer T-Mall. Another example of an unusual alliance was that between bug repellent maker Liushen and Rio cocktail. In the summer of 2018, these two companies co-produced a special cocktail drink, the gre en color of …

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Nevertheless, it should be made clear that despite the external

 pressures, it is actually a need for China’s economic development, at the current stage, to further open up markets. Thus, the c ountry’s accelerated opening-up is not only the response to the external risks, but also a key step in transforming pressures into new growth momentum. So far, the openness of China’s manufacturing sector is relatively high, especially compared to the degree of ope nness in the service industry, with foreign ownership limits and license restrictions set in such sectors like m edical care, education, express delivery and others. Since the overall manufacturing sector is now basically opening up, there …

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Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs

group of German friends claimed a world record on Saturday for the highest number of smurfs gathered in one place. Fans of the blue elf-like creatures created in a Belgian comic strip during the 1950s, managed to gather 2,762 people dressed and painted blue in regulation smurf attire – curly hats and all. The gathering took place at the town of Lauchringen, near the German border with Switzerland, the organizers reported on Facebook. Their record came three years after their first attempt failed to beat the record held by Welsh students who managed to unite 2,510 regulation smurfs in Swansea …

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Vice premier urges bolder, more effective measures imp

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Friday stressed to take bolder and more effective measures to implement the proactive fiscal policy. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Co mmittee, made the remarks when presiding over a meeting after an inspection of the Ministry of Finance (MOF). At the meeting, Han studied major issues, including the launch of another round of tax cu ts and fighting the “three critical battles” against risks, poverty and pollution. The MOF should stick to the basic tone of seeking progress while maintaining …

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