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ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

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“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

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ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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The chief executive of HSBC has stepped down after less than two years in the job, as the bank

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The bank has also said it could cut nearly 5,000 jobs due to a weaker outlook, and the depar

ture of John Flint comes as trade-war tensions flare between the United States and China.上海千花网

Under Flint’s leadership, the bank has pivoted to Asia, which

accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.

HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker said talks over Flint’s future had been “going on for a while” and the decision was not taken lightly.上海千花网女神会所

“In the increasingly complex and challenging global environment in which the bank op

rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s

上海千花网ignificant opportunities before us,” Tucker said. “This is a decision about the future.”

HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q

uinn, head of the commercial banking division, will be interim CEO in the meantime.上海千花网

The 51-year-old Flint ran the bank’s retail and wealth management business be

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top job and was known to be the favored selection of his predecessor, Stuart Gulliver.

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ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”

Tucker denied that Flint was opposed to new cost cutting plans, which HSBC revealed on Monday would result in up to

4,700 job cuts, or 2 percent of its 237,685-strong global workforce. The move is e上海千花网女神会所

xpected to hit senior staff the hardest, helping reduce salary costs by as much as 4 percent.

HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.

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Huawei said on Friday that the company will use its HongMeng operating system in smart TV products to be unveiled in August.

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rch and development capabilities amid the US government’s restrictions on the company.上海千花网品茶微信

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said the smart-screen products, considered the futur

e of smart TVs, will use Huawei’s self-developed HongMeng operating system to connect home appliances.

上海千花网These smart-screen products are Huawei’s first step into the TV sector.

Alibaba’s chip-making subsidiary Pingtouge Semiconductor T

hursday launched its first processor XuanTie 910 built on an open-source architecture.上海千花网

The processor can be used in applications in fields including 5G, arti

ficial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving, according to Alibaba.

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open and energy saving, it said, adding that RISC-V is widely seen as one of the core architectures for chip dev

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The processor is over 40 percent more powerful than the current best RISC-V processors

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In the sectors of 5G, AI, network communication and autonomous driving, the processor c

an more than double the performance of chips and reduce the cost of chips by more than half, it said.上海千花网

Alibaba announced the establishment of Pingtouge Semiconductor in S

eptember 2018, just months after it acquired Chinese chipmaker C-SKY Microsystems.

上海千花网Experts on Thursday called for more effort to be made to enhance integration of digital technolog

ies and the physical world, so their application can benefit human beings in smart, safe ways.

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of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society

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A male foreign teacher suspected of molesting a young girl in a kindergarten in January in

上海千花网品茶微信Qingdao, Shandong province has been arrested, according to the local procuratorate.

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public security department conducted an investigation, according to a report from CCTV on Friday.

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bout one minute as the Chinese caretaker left for the bathroom at 2 pm on Jan 25, according to an an

上海千花网nouncement by the Beijing RYB Qingdao Vanke City Kindergarten on Thursday.

The kindergarten only gave the foreign teacher’s first name — Daniel, from the Republic of Columbia, born in 1984. Police deta

ined Daniel on Jan 29, immediately after the kindergarten and上海千花网品茶微信 the girl’s parents reported the case.

The announcement said the girl was found to have no injury after

a comprehensive medical check and returned to regular school attendance.

上海千花网China moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countr

ies this year, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Wednesday.

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asurements such as research and development investments, international patent and trademark applications, as w

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ry also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.

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Zhejiang province’s expo上海千花网emained steady in

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Yuan Jiajun, governor of Zhejiang province, said at a news conference that despite Sino-US t

上海千花网品茶微信rade disagreements, the growth rate of the province’s exports in the first five months rose 8.4 percent, and t

hat the province’s two-way trade in 2018 totaled 2.85 trillion yuan ($414.8 billion), of which exports comprised 2.1 tril

lion yuan. Zhejiang’s total exports last year accounted for 12.9 percent of the national total, ranking third nationwide.上海千花网品茶微信

“Trade conflicts between China and the United States have jeopardized China’s trade environment. T

herefore, we are taking active measures to ensure both the growth rate and the national proportion of

上海千花网Zhejiang’s imports and exports to contribute to national economic development,” Yuan said.

Last June, the provincial government launched an online sup

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Enterprises submit their export order information into the system so that the government is able to monitor ente

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Currently, over 40,000 exporters in Zhejiang have been registered in the monitoring syste

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vernment to take supportive measures when necessary to ensure healthy growth.

上海千花网In addition to boosting exports, the government is taking steps to foster new growth engines.

“Traditional trade may be hurt by the tough external environment, and therefor

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merce totaled 27.6 billion yuan, up 44.3 percent year-on-year, said Hangzhou Customs.

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In addition, the fair also set an exhibition zone for early-stage startups for the first time this year.

Delegations from 35 countries and the European Union are seeking cooperation with China’s innovative high-tech companies.上海千花网

The delegation from Argentina’s La Rioja province, which is taking part in the event for the

上海千花网品茶微信first time, signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s leading new-energy carmaker B

YD at the fair to purchase 50 electric buses. The Shenzhen-based company will also provide a package of new energy s

olutions, including electronic cars, e-trucks, solar panels, and energy storage systems.上海千花网

Ruben Eduardo Galleguillo, minister of industry and planning of La Rioja, said “Argentina is a country with abundant agric上海千花网品茶微信

ultural and tourism resources, while China is advanced

in technology. We hope to learn from and introduce Chin

ese technologies to our country while bringing our natural and cultural resources to China.”

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Work on a new film based on a script by novelist Liu Cixin, the fi

rst Asian ever to win a global sci-fi literature‘s top honor Hugo Award, has just begun.上海千花网

The movie called Mo Ri Zheng Jiu (The Rescue on the Last Day) will star award-winning Hong Ko

上海千花网女神会所ng actor Nick Cheung Ka-fai and veteran actor Hu Jun, best known for the first Sino-Kazakh coproduction The Composer.

Director Shen Yue says that Liu wrote the script before he started to write The Three-Body Pr

oblem, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in August 2015. The book was first published in 2006.

Zhu Jin, the curator of Beijing Planetarium, will be the film’s chief science consultant.上海千花网

Actors Nick Cheung Ka-fai, center, and Hu Jun, right, have joined the new sci-fi film Mo Ri Zheng Jiu( The

上海千花网女神会所Rescue on the Last Day), written by Hugo Award-winning novelist Liu Cixin. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The movie is on the slate recently announced by the Beijing-based company Cultural In

vestment Holdings during the just-concluded 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.上海千花网

The lineup consists of 11 feature-length films and three TV series.

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Other projects include a crime thriller A Robbery in Moscow; a comedy Coward Hero; a drama Moerdaoga; Hong Kong dir

ector Alan Mak Siu-fai’s Jian Cha Feng Yun (The Procurators) and the Sino-UK coproduction The Loch Ness Monster.

Filming for A Robbery in Moscow, co-developed by host-turned filmmaker Liu Yiwei and上海千花网女神会所

Hong Kong iconic star Andy Lau, and which stars Lau andr Ge You, is scheduled to start next year.

Coward Hero, set in Shanghai in 1930s, and starring actor Yue Yunpen

g and actress Tong Liya, centers on a street gangster who accidently becomes a police officer.

The film will be released across the Chinese mainland on July 19.

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By working with v上海千花网女神会所markets, China aim

s to make its ow上海千花网女神会所n capital market more regulated, transparent, open, dynamic and resilient.

He also stressed that the China-Japan ETF Connectivity, which is mutually beneficial cooperation between the wo

rld’s second and third-largest economies, is of great importance at a time of rising trade protectionism in the world.

Miyahara Koichiro, chief executive officer of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, said that the connectivity scheme will activate cross-b

order trading between China and Japan and deepen cooperation between the capital markets of the two countries.

SSE General Manager Jiang Feng said that the Shanghai bourse will continue its cooperation with Japan Exchange Group in ad

dition to the ETF connectivity program. The SSE will also seek opportunities to team up with stock exc

hanges in other markets to facilitate the two-way opening-up of the Chinese capital market.

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As one of the most su上海千花网女神会所mestic studios in rec

ecent years, Beiji上海千花网女神会所ng Culture is known for producing Wolf Warrior 2, and

The Wandering Earth, the top and second highest-grossing films of all time in China.

Aside from Huang, the film also casts A-list actresses Wang Luodan and Tan Zhuo.

As the directorial debut of renowned scriptwriter Dong Runnian, the movie is sort of a dark noir to explore humanity in extreme situa

tions. A huge bunch of weird light falls onto a city, causing the disappearance a lot of people. Amid fears an

d sorrows, the surviving civilians are trying to unravel the mystery as well as facing off new conflicts.

The other three films of Beijing Culture’s lineup are Taiwan director Lin Yu-hsien’s Danc

ing Elephant, Lu Chuan’s new directorial adventure tale Bureau 749, and director Ding Sheng’s action drama S.W.A.T.

Starring Jin Chunhua and Ai Lun, the inspirational comedy Dancing Elephant is about a dancer who falls into a coma after an accident. She wakes up 15 years

later, finding herself gaining a lot of weights, making her wish to return to stage a tough journey.

Dancing Elephant, now traveling across China to hold promotional events in nine cities, will be officially released on July 26.

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a spy mission. A general said on Friday that Iran had given two warnings before downing the US drone.

But the US said it had been flying over international waters.

Independent confirmation of the drone’s location when it was brought down was not immediately available.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Friday that Beijing has repe

atedly called upon all related parties to remain rational, exercise restraint and avoid any moves that will escalate tensions

Noting that the current situation in the Persian Gulf region is complicated and sensitive, Lu said relevant parties should not “open Pandora’s box”.

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