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hina’s first box-o上海后花园女神会所 ffice decline in eight years has prompted b

rainstorming among industry insiders at an ongoing movie festival, Xu Fan reports.

China’s January-to-May box-office revenue has declined for the first time since 2011.

This cause for concern among industry insiders has become a ma

jor topic of discussion at the ongoing 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.

Statistics from the country’s top film regulator show that China’s 64,510 screens had grosse

d 27 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) as of May 31, down 5.1 percent year-on-year, according to China Film News.

A report from box-office tracker Maoyan released during the fes

tival says the decline may be due to a drop in the number of the

atergoers. From January to May, cinemas on the mainland registered 688

million admissions, plummeting 13.5 percent from 796 million admissions in the same period in 2018.

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He also showed his上海夜网女神会所se record of a

by-12-inch duffe上海夜网女神会所l bag — one in early March that was l

ater returned, and one on June 3. A bag of the same model — almost the same size as an a

dult — was purchased by Manganaro during the investigation and was presented to the jury.

The defense noted that the bag was still in Christensen’s apartment as of J

une 12, 2017, according to his wife, who saw him carrying the bag out without much difficulty.

Also revealed by Manganaro was Christensen’s Google search history, which showed that he had searched for “how iP

hone tracker works”, “obstruction of justice” and, multiple times, for updates on the search for Z

hang between June 9, when Zhang disappeared, and June 30, when he was arrested.

Besides the FBI agent’s testimony, the jury also saw surveillance video from a Champaign grocery store showing Ch

ristensen buying a large bottle of rum at 7:45 am on the morning of Zhang’s disappearance.

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hina’s economy has generally maintained stable growth

 this year, a上海夜网品茶微信nd the central government will take a series of significant measures to promote high-quality economic development, Liu said.

Huang said China should be cautious about the impact of the slowing global growth and also hold some measures in reserve.

“If we use up all the ammunition, what are we going to do in a coup

le of years if the global economy suffers greater downturns, as some expect?” he asked.

Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said

on Friday that interest rates and reserve requirement ratios still have “plenty of ro

om” for adjustment, but the monetary policy will remain “prudent” and should be “sober-minded”.

A flexible RMB is good for the Chinese and global economy, and the PBOC is not interv

ening in the foreign exchange rate market, Yi said. “I hope this situation will continue.”

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One aim of the literature festival is to improve the cul

ltural appeal of the countryside so as to attract people back, Jia says. The organizers are als

o working to promote communication between the authors and the villagers, and encourage more reading activities.

Rural resident Ren Chunhua, 63, who now works as a narrator at a local history gallery, was list

ening to Ge Fei’s lecture in her gallery neighboring the festival venue and wanted to buy his work and got the write

r’s signature. She thought Ma’s work inspired by village life in the 1950s was well-written and accurately reflected the reality there.

Literature aficionado Cao Liang drove for two hours from Taigu county to attend the lectures. Having coll

ected all of Su’s books and being familiar with many of the guest authors’ works, he is currently writing his own novel.

Villagers took turns to attend the festival, a move which Ren believes will in

vigorate the local cultural environment and raise Jiajiazhuang’s profile.

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n accordance with security needs. This is within the natura

ral rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”

Mutual trust also is growing between China and countries in the region due to joint effo

rts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.

“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences and jointly

promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.

On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizing the penin

sula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.

“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented

the United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to

work with various parties to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula via political solutions.”

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The Sino-US trade tensions have had a limited impact

mpact on China’s financial markets and the effects will be “even smaller” in the future, Guo said.

Yi Huiman, chairman of the CSRC, also pledged earlier in May to continuously enhance the quality of listed firms as part of s

upply-side reforms in the financial sector to promote the high-quality development of the real economy.

The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planner, said on

Tuesday that the country is willing to continue supplying rare-earth metals to world markets but is oppo

sed to those who use products made with such rare earths to “suppress and dampen China’s development”.

It also said that the industries of China and the United States are highly compleme

ntary. Cooperation will benefit both countries while confrontation will only undermine their interests, it said.

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Since agricultural products account for a relatively smal

ll percentage of China’s total exports to the US, the tariff hike is expected to have a limited impact on its overall trade. But Chi

na’s export of textiles, chemicals, daily necessities and some other products will be affected. Yet the effect of the h

igher tariffs would be somewhat offset due to the ratio of foreign capital and value-added goods in China’s foreign trade.

In terms of product category, the tariffs are targeted at intermediate and capital goods. Intermediate prod

ucts, capital goods, and consumer goods account for 51 percent, 32 percent and 17 percent of t

he $250 billion of Chinese goods on which the US has imposed higher tariffs (the US had already slapped higher tari

ffs of $50 billion of Chinese goods last year). And since 29 percent of consumer goods, 39 percent of capital goods and 74 perce

nt of intermediate products face higher tariffs, intermediate products will be the most affected by the US tariffs.

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Last week, two central government authorities on Hong

 Kong affairs, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Counc

il, and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR, have also

expressed their support for the proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition law.

A new United Nations report concludes that high trade tensions

and policy uncertainty are damaging global economic growth prospects.

A further escalation of the trade dispute between the US and China threatens both short- and mediu

m-term global growth prospects, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Pro

spects (WESP) mid-2019 report released Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.

The report said that global merchandise trade-volume growth has slo

wed more sharply than expected, particularly in late 2018 and early

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ggested necessary reforms of the WTO be made so as to ove

China expressed concern over an unprecedented “existential crisis” confronting the World Trade Orga

nization and has submitted a proposal on WTO reform, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday.

The proposal was submitted by China’s delegation to the General Council of the WTO in Geneva on Monday.

According to the documents released on the ministry’s website, China said rising unilateralist and protectionist practices cou

ld lead to an “existential crisis” at the WTO and sabotage multilateralism and the free trade system.

The abuse of using national security as an exception, unilateral mea

sures inconsistent with WTO rules, as well as misuse or abuse of existing trade remedy meas

ures have severely damaged the rules-based, free and open international trade order, it said.

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Conflict also disrupts growth. Although many conflic

icts appear to have a religious or ethnic basis, some scholars believe their root cause may be economic, with ethnic divisio

s serving as a way to exclude other groups from access to scarce resources and opportunities. Whatever its so

urce, inequality of opportunity has a highly disruptive effect on governance and hence growth.

But these obstacles are not insurmountable. For one th

ing, developing countries now have huge potential export markets in middle-inc

ome countries, and no longer depend entirely on advanced economies for access to global markets.

Belt and Road can play vital development role

There is also a renewed awareness of the importance of infrastructure in e

nabling growth. In addition to roads, railways and ports, electricity and digital conn

ectivity are crucial. In this regard, the rapid expansion of cellular wireless technology, combined with the install

ation of high-capacity undersea broadband pipes around Africa, represents major prog

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