ed the opening addresses include Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Education Minister and co-chairp

上海龙凤女神会所erson of the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council; Ma Xingrui, governor of Guangdong provi

nce and Zhou Yawei, director-general of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City administrative com

mittee. Zhong Manying, commercial minister counselor of Embassy of China in Singapore attended the forum.上海龙凤

Ong Ye Kung hoped for SSKF to continue to serve as a high-end strate

上海龙凤女神会所gic dialogue platform for Singapore-Guangdong cooperation, positioning SSGKC to be one

of the leading projects among Sino-Singapore bilateral collaborations with its uniqueness in software cooperation.

Zhou Yawei also recognized SSGKC’s achievement of transforming itself into a large-scale and high-profile city of techn

ology and innovation. SSKF has also earned its credit of bridging ideas and minds in the past years. SSGKC is belie上海龙凤

ved to have reached greater heights with its new identity as a nation-level bilateral collaborative project.

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pment”, this year’s forum aims to tap on the collective intelligence of think tank experts and business lead

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een China and Singapore. An estimate of 250 guests from Singapore and China have attended the Forum.上海龙凤女神会所

Two thematic panel sessions took place right after the opening ceremony and the sessions

上海龙凤were themed respectively as “The Collaboration and Development Strategies between China and Singapore in th

e New Era of All-Round Opening up” and “High Quality Development, Reform and Innovation”. Invited guests from Chin上海龙凤女神会所

a and Singapore adopted a three-prong approach (political, business and academic) when tackling these themes and

their discussions primarily revolved around the development in Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Mac上海龙凤女神会所

ao, as well as Guangdong’s competitive advantage in the Belt and Road Initiative. They also took to explore h

ow China and Singapore can promote collaborations in the new era, and bring about hig上海龙凤

h quality development, reform and innovation to highlight the unique role that SSGKC plays throughout this process.

上海龙凤女神会所This year’s forum is hosted by SSGKC, organized by SSGKC’s Center of Excellence for Softw

are Transfer (CEST), and co-organised by Business China and SSGKC Investment and Development Co Ltd.

The forum also serves as a follow-up to the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council 9th meeting th上海龙凤

at took place on the morning of Aug 24, 2018 in Singapore, which was co-chaired by Mini

ster Ong Ye Kung and Governor Ma Xingrui. They have also witnessed the signing of several collaborative memo上海龙凤女神会所

randums of understanding and strategic partnership agreements between Gu

angdong and Singapore in areas related to artificial intelligence, smart travel and talents training.

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ge’s UK Independence Party won with 26.8 percent, followed by Labour on 24.7 percent and the Conse

rvatives on 23.3 percent. The Greens won 7.7 percent in 2014 and the Liberal Democrats 6.7 percent. Turnout was 35.6 percent.

Greater access to China’s financial sector will encourage global investors and dispel the gloom clouding the g

lobal economy amid Beijing’s trade tensions with Washington, according to senior officials and economists.

Chinese financial regulators are preparing a comprehensive opening-up, with more new measures in the pipeline. Foreig

n institutions with advanced performance in risk management, credit rating, consumer finance, endowments and

health insurance are especially welcome, senior officials stressed over the weekend.

The opening measures will offset part of the negative impacts of trade friction on economic re

covery, and enable China to reach its GDP growth target of above 6 percent this year, they said.

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policies for residence permits and financial incentives to lure more talent.

For example, Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, promised bonuses of 150,000 and 200,000 yuan for house purchases to gradua

tes with master’s and doctoral degrees, respectively, after they work in the city for three years.

Haikou, capital of Hainan province, is attracting college students with a monthly rent s

ubsidy of 1,500 yuan, with an 18,000-yuan allowance to graduates who decide to buy an apartment there.

Employment, especially some groups such as college gradu

ates and demobilized military staff, remains a priority to the government.

Premier Li Keqiang said at a teleconference on May 13 that employme

nt pressure will be felt this year by a larger number of college graduates. However, promotin

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According to the administration, the mechanism can switch the on-duty satellite to a quick-scan mode focusing on areas required by users when they are hit by disasters.

“During disasters, Fengyun satellites can scan as often as every five or six minutes. The China Meteo

rological Administration could send users cloud images and products via satellites and public clouds,” Wei said.

For example, in March, China provided a remote-sensing monitor repo

rt on flooding in Iran via Fengyun. The analysis estimated the coverage and ter

rain characteristics of the flooded area, which greatly assisted the country’s evacuation efforts.

China has launched 17 Fengyun series meteorological satellites, of which seven are currently operational.

The World Meteorological Organization has included China’s Fengyun serie

s of meteorological satellites as a major element of its global Earth observation system.

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lower-income-some growing and others not) developing countries will be of huge importance in red

ucing poverty further. Although these countries face significant headwinds, they could also seize imp

ortant new growth opportunities-especially with the help of digital platforms.

The headwinds are certainly considerable. For starters, advances in digital technolo

gies-robotics, machine learning, sensors, and vision-directly threaten the labor-intensive manu

facturing and assembly upon which lower-income, nonresource-rich economies have traditionally relied.

Moreover, climate change has had its greatest economic impact on the tropical and subtropical regio

ns where most of the lower-income countries are located. The effects of global warming are highly disrup

tive in fragile economies, and, taken together, constitute a major new obstacle to growthle

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Chinese economy can reach its indicative growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019.

Lower growth rate may mean more room for adjustment

Most Chinese economists seem quite comfortable with this targeted range. One explanati

on is that China’s potential growth rate is 6-6.5 percent, and a target should be set accordingly. Another is that a

lower growth rate would give the economy more room for structural adjustment.

From 1978 to 2008, China averaged an impressive 9.5 percent annual g

rowth rate. Then the global financial crisis struck, causing growth to plummet from 9.7 p

ercent in the third quarter of 2008 to 6.6 percent in the second quarter of 2009. A 4-trillion-yuan ($640 billion) sti

mulus package, introduced in November 2008, soon brought about a powerful rebound, with GDP growth rea

ching 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010. But since then China’s economic growth has been declining, partly b

ecause the government withdrew its stimulus. Last year, China’s GDP grew by 6.6 percent.

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he said. The report also found that studying overseas is no longer limited to wealthy fam

ilies, and the number of students from middle-class families studying overseas keeps growing.

According to the survey on parents’ professional backgrounds, most parents whose children prefer studying overseas hold o

rdinary positions at work, accounting for 43 percent of the total, up 14 percentage points from 2015.

Parents who are middle-level managers accounted for 35 percent, and those who are high-level executives accounted for 22 per

cent, the report said. The number of students studying overseas for master’s degrees continues to increase, a

counting for 70 percent of the total, up from 57 percent in 2016. They are studying ov

erseas to obtain higher academic qualifications and be more competitive in the domestic job market, it said.

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 future for mankind in his speech at the headquarters of the United

ations in September 2015, and in his report for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Par

ty of China in October 2017, Xi has pledged on different occasions to build a peaceful, safe, prosperous, open, inc

lusive, clean and beautiful world to let the sunshine of a community of shared future for mankind illuminate the world.

The world, which is going through a phase of adjustment that fea

tures huge development and fundamental changes, faces great and unfamiliar turbulent situ

ations — the overall trends of peace and development are irreversible, while instabilit

y and uncertainty are prominent. Some problems and challenges are unprecedented, and the int

ernational community faces crucial choices concerning the future of the world and the fate of humanity.

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He also attended the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which concluded on Saturday.

Bilateral trade reached over $6 billion last year, a year-on-year increase of 7.4 percent, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

Rebelo de Sousa said the two countries should translate their long-term friends

hip into future-oriented partnership, adding that he is fully confident of the prospects of the ties between them.

He said his attendance at the forum demonstrates his country’s

resolute support for the initiative. Portugal wants to build even closer links with China in trade, i

nvestment, science and technologies and culture, and develop the third-party market cooperation, he said.

Portugal supports intensification of European Union-China partner

ship and jointly safeguarding multilateralism and promoting free trade, he added.

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 quarter, compared with 6.1 percent in the first two months, the National Bureau of Statistics reported.

As favorable policies are implemented at all levels of government in the sec

ond quarter, manufacturers will start seeing concrete financial benefits and industrial out

put is expected to at least maintain a steady expansion from April to June, said Qin H

ailin, a senior industrial economy researcher at the China Center for Information Industry Development.

At the news conference, ministry officials also denied market rumors that China’s telecom carrie

rs are slowing down their investments in 5G, the fifth-generation mobile communication technology.

They said 5G is recognized as a fundamental digital infrastructu

re for societal and economic development, but it will take time to build a nationwide 5G netw

ork. China’s plan is to roll out the superfast technology step by step, the officials said.

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