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At a giant venue at Beijing’s 751 Park, a stage was decorated like a replica of an apartment building in New York.
Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with
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imation sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
上海419品茶微信In the film, Chen is the voice of the conceited rabbit Snowball, while Feng dubs t
he canine protagonist Max, and Kuo lends her voice to Gidget, a white Pomeranian.
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g and actress Ma Li, who lend their voices to two of the major animal characters in the Mandarin version.
At a news conference held in the Chinese capital on June 25, the stars tried to strike
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on productions to grab attention in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
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arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
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ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.
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This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge
sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.
But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
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For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
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uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
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d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
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sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
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untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
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oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
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easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh
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As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre
ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.
“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p
roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.
University, said, “Although the DMZ meeting has created significant momentum that will help restart a change on the Korean Peninsula, as sanctions will remain in place, chances are
上海419品茶微信not high that the meeting will lead to a major change in the short-term trajectory of denuclearizing the peninsula.”
One of the most encouraging signs that emerged from the meeting between President Xi Jinpi
ng and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday was the s 上海419
oftening of Trump’s stance on the sanctions the US administration had imposed on Chinese telecommunications equi
pment provider Huawei. Trump said US companies can continue selling telecom components to Huawei. 上海419
If US companies indeed continue selling telecom components to Huawei, it will come as a big relief to the world at a time when th
e international community fears the “technology decoupling” of world’s largest and second-largest economies could u 上海419品茶微信
ndermine global technological development, especially the commercialization of 5G technology, in which Huawei is a leading global player.
Previously the US administration was reportedly mulling banning 5G telecom equipment designed and manufactured in China, includin 上海419
g those made by multinational companies such as Ericsson and Nokia, from the US market.
The fact is, as a global leader in 5G, Hu
上海419品茶微信awei is too big to fail. After the US administration banned American companies from selling chips to Huawei an
d other Chinese companies, Silicon Valley has suffered as much, if not more than, Huawei. Besides, some companies co
ntinued to supply chips to Huawei via their overseas branches in order to avoid violating the US ban. 上海419品茶微信
Hopefully, the Xi-Trump meeting and the likely resumption of trade talks between China and the U
S will prompt Washington to adopt a consistent and the right approach toward Chinese high-tech co
mpanies, not least because China tends to treat all companies, domestic as well as foreign, equally. 上海419品茶微信
For example, with research and development centers and manufacturing bases in China, Er
icsson and Nokia have won big contracts in the just launched bid for 5G network devices. These companies hav
e been supplying to markets and serving telecom operators and enterprises across the globe, by capi
talizing on China’s skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure and complete industrial chain.
Yet, if the US does not lift the ban, such companies would have to endure higher production co
sts. They could even be forced to transfer their businesses out of China, although both Ericsson and Nokia cl
aim they can operate production bases in other countries despite the higher costs, due to the flexible supply chain.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping talks with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jongun in Pyon
gyang on Friday. Several paces behind them are Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan (left), and Kim’s wife, Ri Solju
President Xi Jinping said on Friday that his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea demonstrated the two countries’ firm will to advance the po
litical settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue and to promote lasting peace and security in the region.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the W
orkers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, in Pyongyang. Xi wr
apped up his two-day state visit to the DPRK on Friday.General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Pa
rty of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan talk with Kim Jong-un, chairman of t
he Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Repu
blic of Korea (DPRK), and his wife Ri Sol-ju at the state guest house in Pyongyang, capital of the DP
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping will pay a state visit to the Democrat
ic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday to Friday, Hu Zhaoming, spok
esman of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said on Monday.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, was invited by Kim Jong-un, chairman
of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Hu sai
d.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, holds a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jon
g-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peo
ple’s Republic of Korea, before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan The long-awa
ited Shanghai-London Stock Connect was finally launched in London early on Monday, offering more opportunities for Briti
sh and Chinese financial institutions to buy into each others’ economic development.
in 2018, up 10.9 percent year-on-year with mobile games accounting for 47 percent of the total at $63.2 billion, up 12.8 per
cent year-on-year, gamesindustry.biz reported citing statistics from market analysts Newzoo.
China’s actual sales revenue of gaming industry rose 5.3 percent year-on-year to 214.44 billion yuan ($31.11 billion) last year, accounti
ng for 23.6 percent of the global gaming market, Financial Times reported, adding that social respo
nsibility should be an important part of gaming industry development.With the approach of full com
mercial use of 5G, local governments in China have intensively introduced their plans on 5G development recently, as r
egions like the Pearl River Delta region, Yangtze River Delta region and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region are gearing up t
o cultivate industrial clusters valued at trillions of yuan, according to a report by Economic Information Daily.