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China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve
st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.上海后花园
Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com
上海后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie
ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.
Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea上海后花园
d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan
上海后花园品茶微信uary, has decelerated, laying a foundation for an overall good harvest this year, he said.
Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic
h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which上海后花园
usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.
上海后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au
thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d上海后花园品茶微信
rought and flooding, carry out emergency plans in a timely way in case of need and intensify oversight for im
上海后花园品茶微信plementation of disaster-relief measures to ensure another good harvest this year,” Wei said.
In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma
jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto上海后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc
reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.
With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu
上海后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b
illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio
n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.
that the monetary authority needs to keep the RMB stable, as well as advance the count
ry’s exchange rate reform to reflect the actual demand and supply of RMB in the market.
The central bank’s data is largely in line with the market’s expectations, said Ming Ming, a上海后花园品茶微信
n economist with CITIC Securities. “In terms of future monetary policy, the central bank’s move will be infl
上海后花园uenced by multiple factors. It is likely to maintain a neutral stand and we should not expect substantial monetary easing.”
Shen Jianguang, vice-president and chief economist at JD Digits, said moderate inflation
in China will leave more room for monetary policy adjustments, if necessary, in the third quarter.上海后花园
China’s consumer price index stood at 2.7 percent for June, unchanged from May, and wa
上海后花园品茶微信s 2.2 percent for the first half of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
Apart from monetary easing, further tax cuts and policy to encourage consumption are also in the policy toolb
ox for the authorities to boost the economy, said Shen.A sniffer dog senses drugs hidden in a room during the “S上海后花园
niffer Dog Open Day” activity held at the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city, East China’s Shandong provin
It’s not just narcotics officers and lawmakers who need to keep up with the rapid development of new types of illegal recr上海后花园品茶微信
eational drugs, but also sniffer dogs at the General Administration of Customs’ canine training center in Beijing.
上海后花园With dozens of suitcases lined up in two rows on the center’s training ground, Fun, a
3-year-old Labrador sniffer dog, takes just 10 seconds to find the one containing drugs.
Fun sits obediently in front of the suitcase while his handler, customs officer Yu Xiaodong, crouches and pats him上海后花园品茶微信
on the head as encouragement. Yu then uses a rolled-up towel to play a tug-of-war game with Fun.
“Tug-of-war is the biggest motivation for these dogs to work,” he said. “By dragging the towel, the excitability of the dogs can be cultivated.”上海后花园
Yu said the dogs rely on their acute sense of smell. “Without unpacking the luggage, the sniffer dogs are faster and more accurate than manual inspections.
“上海后花园品茶微信With the emergence of new kinds of drugs, these sniffer dogs need to update their sensibilities to detect the new stuff.”
New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P
rocuratorate. Detecting them has also become more difficult, because a large number of drug dealers no longer ca上海后花园
rry drugs with them but use the internet to purchase, sell and deliver their inventory.
“In accordance with the different tasks, the detection dogs in custo上海后花园品茶微信
ms are mainly divided into six types, aside from detecting drugs,” said Li Siwen, an anti-sm
uggling officer with Beijing customs. “Some are trained to find explosives, tobacco, bank notes and ivory. Our s
niffer dogs are capable of identifying more than seven kinds of drugs and their derivatives.”
Yu said Fun had been working for more than a year and can distinguish five different types of drugs.
iwan, the sales of arms send the wrong message to the secessionis
ts, encouraging them to go further on the road of seeking independence. As a res上海后花园女神会所
ult, the arms sales are anything but a move to stabilize the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
With the current trade frictions between the US and China, what is badly n上海后花园
eeded is more political trust between the two economic heavyweights. Arms sales to t
he island are not only incompatible with the spirit of the three joint communiqués Beijing and Washington signed for the esta
上海后花园女神会所blishment of diplomatic relations, but also set new stumbling blocks in the way of building mutual political trust.
More tension and worsening relations across the Taiwan Straits are not in the interests of the US. Its meddling in the internal af上海后花园
fairs of China in whatever form will only increase the possibility of the mainland resorting to whatever m
eans necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.上海后花园女神会所
The US should not hope to see and will not be able to do anything to prevent that scenario from becoming a reality.
上海后花园The best choice for the US is to stay away from Taiwan affairs.
Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with M
artian satellite, Martian lander, as well as Martian rover. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:上海后花园女神会所
In his speech, Ouyang mentioned that one of the main purposes of the
probe is to determine if the planet is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit it.上海后花园
For some, his words may sound like science fiction. It remains a fact t
hat only about 400 people in the whole of human history have ever ventured into space. Of th
em, only 12 astronauts have left their steps on the moon, the nearest celestial body to our Earth.
No human has been to Mars yet. SpaceX has an ambitious plan to set up a human colony on the Red Planet, but NASA’s ex
isting plan to get humans to the planet seems to have been kiboshed by funding constraints.
China has now thrown its hat into the ring.
While it might be some time in the future, the good news is, once humankind inh
abits Mars and starts to terraform it, the planet’s potential can be fully exploited and its rich supply of resources can p
rovide ample support for human kind’s further development and exploration of the planet.
t toward the Asi上海后花园女神会所region, where India’s market size ranking will rise to the third spot from seventh in the world and Indonesia’s to fifth from tenth, s
aid Hou Kan, regional director of airport, passenger, cargo and security of IATA North Asia.
In the next 20 years, half the growth in the global aviation market will come from the Asia-Pacific region, which will accou
nt for 55 percent, while growth from China will account for 28 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, Hou said.
The fast-growing aviation market will add pressure to airport infrastructure.
Among the world’s top 100 largest airports, only four have the infrastr
ucture to satisfy the passenger volume growth in next five years, according to Hou.
Moreover, the traditional airline carriers will also be challenged by some nonavi
ation companies such as internet tech firms and logistics companies, according to Hou.
ns in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technologies, stipulating that clini
cal research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ transplants be
tween species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.
Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.
The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r
egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.
Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics co
mmittee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wi
th ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.