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years ago, he says, enjoying a wide range of styles, young bands and musical influences.

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ears, and now with the many ways you can help new talent stand out, such as reality shows, that dream can finally be realized.”

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rontrunner Boris Johnson has backtracked on his previous comments made on B

rexit negotiations, saying there is only a “million-to-one” chance that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal?yb亚博体育APP千花网.

Just a day after he stoked concern by promising in a radio interview to leave the EU on Oct 31 “co

me what may, do or die” with a no-deal Brexit, Johnson stated he did not believe that was where Britain would “end up”.

In a Conservative party hustings on Wednesday evening, Johnson said: “It’s absolutely vital that we prepare for a no-deal outcome if we’re going to get the deal that we need.

?yb亚博体育APP千花网女神会所”I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up — I think it’s a million to one against — but it’s vital that we prepare.”

The EU has said it will not return to Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, rejec

ted three times by UK Parliament, and experts are sceptical a new prime minister can secure any ch

anges to the controversial Northern Ireland backstop hated by Eurosceptic MPs by the end of October.?yb亚博体育APP千花网女神会所

Both men vying to be the next prime minster, Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, have said they would back a no

-deal Brexit departure from the EU, if a new withdrawal agreement with Brussels couldn’t be reached.

Johnson said there was a new feeling of “common sense breaking out” among members of Parliament in favor of passing a deal. He played down the idea tha?yb亚博体育APP千花网女神会所

t he would prorogue – or suspend – Parliament in order to secure a departure on Oct 31, but did not entirely rule it out.

“I’m not attracted to archaic devices like proroguing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Britain’s leading tax and spending think tank has said that Hunt’s promise to

reduce corporation tax to the lowest rates in the advanced world would only “exacerbate” the UK’s financial problems.

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Liu regards the upgrade of the cross-border rail trade as a pi

pivotal moment in Xinjiang’s overall development.

yb亚博体育APP千花坊”Its long distance from waterways has seen Xinjiang lag behind other parts of the country fo

r a long time in terms of its performance in global business; but a new oppo

yb亚博体育APP千花坊rtunity has emerged as the country adds impetus to trade growth via both land and sea,” he said.

“We believe that eventually, Xinjiang will blend into the global trade network fully and seamlessly.”

China’s top legislature on Saturday passed a law on vaccine administration, which stipulates the “strictest” manageme

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oughening penalties on producing and selling fake or substandard vaccines.

The law was adopted after the third reading at a bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, which closed on Saturday.

As the country’s first legislation dedicated to vaccine management, the new law will go into effect on Dec 1, 2019.

According to the law, supervision of vaccines will cover the whole process, from vaccine development, production and distribution, to vaccination.yb亚博体育APP千花坊

Specialized inspection teams of pharmaceutical professionals will be established at the central and provincial levels to conduct the supervision work.

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ge information of vaccines, period of validity, date of vaccination, and medical workers who conduct the vaccination and the recipients. The re

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The company is now home to more than 100 indie band

nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also

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usic Festival, which was launched in Beijing by the comyb亚博体育APP419

pany in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.

“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” sayb亚博体育APP419女神会所

ys the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band

in 1990 while he was studying radar engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But t

he most important thing was that when I learned to playyb亚博体育APP419

guitar I wanted to explore more beautiful sounds of the instru

ments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”

yb亚博体育APP419女神会所Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a large fan base in China then with poetic lyrics about youth, romance and friendship, accompanied by guitar.

One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerging live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.yb亚博体育APP419女神会所

A live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.

School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band yb亚博体育APP419女神会所agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.

“We wanted to have a place to enjoy music and drink together so we decided to launch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”

As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the liv

e bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.

“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.

Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and ga

ined a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.

“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 followers on their

Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the natu

ral charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.

Music fans are more diverse in their tastes than they were 10 years ago, he says, enjoying a wide range of styles, young bands and musical influences.

“I’m keen on putting together a group of good-looking young singer-songwriters, guitarists, bassists and drummers to for

m a rock band,” Liu says. “They could compete with the pop idols not only with their looks but also by winning a large follo

wing with their great songs and technique. I’ve been dreaming of this for 10 years, and now with the many ways yo

u can help new talent stand out, such as reality shows, that dream can finally be realized.”

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For instance, Chinese companies are driven to catch up

on merge and acquisition deals for safety reasons or com

mercial reasons, and they are still very active in terms of outbound deals, he said.

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ip, which was a positive sign that China and the US intend to promote new economic and trade negotiations, he said.yb亚博体育APP419论坛女神会所

At the G20 forum, efforts to reform the WTO dispu

te settlement system should be prioritized to avert the acute Appellate Body criyb亚博体育APP419论坛

sis that looms in late 2019, Liu said. “China, as a major member of the WTO, will definitely benefit from the organizational reform,” he added.

Reality show ensures rock bands get their just recognition.

The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the ayb亚博体育APP419论坛女神会所

dulation of screaming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock ba

nds that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed.

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ks for that can go to a reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.

With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songyb亚博体育APP419论坛女神会所

s and techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.

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the golden days of Chinese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established Beiji

ng-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head from Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiu

lian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.

For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.

The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bassist Ou Ya

ng and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The song

was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.

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More than 2,700 small and medium-sized companies from over 30 countries and regions will showcase t

heir products in an industrial expo in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, according to the organizers.yb亚博体育APP夜生活

The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF), which focuses on equipment, textile and garme

nt, construction material and furniture, energy saving and cross-border e-commerce, will be held in Guangzhou on Oct 10.yb亚博体育APP夜生活

Delegations consisting of officials and business people from Cote d’lvoire, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Kenya, Mya

nmar, Mexico, Vietnam, Russia and Poland will attend the fair, looking for opportunities to boost economic ties with China.yb亚博体育APP夜生活

“As one of the largest consumer markets, India will strengthen ties with China in terms of cooperation in industrial sector

s,” said P. Udayakumar, director of planning and marketing of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd, a government of India enterprise.

yb亚博体育APP夜生活An International Trade Centre (ITC) report warned Thursday that small firms across the world are twice as affected as their large ente

rprises counterparts when complying with standards and regulations required to conduct international business.

“Trade in the 21st century is increasingly consumer-centric,” said ITC Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez in a statement.yb亚博体育APP夜生活品茶微信

“Standards are an important means to respond to consumer demands for ‘good trade’, one that is environ

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also represent an impossible burden, in particular for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises),” she added.yb亚博体育APP夜生活品茶微信

According to the 2016 SME Competitiveness Outlook: meeting the standard for trade, a 10 percent increase in regu

yb亚博体育APP夜生活品茶微信latory burden cuts small-firm exports by 3.2 percent, compared to a 1.6 percent drop for large-business exports.

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he China International SME Fair, first held in, is currentl

ly the largest and most influential international gala of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

Last year, it witnessed the signing of about 30 billion yuan ($4.46 billion) in busiyb亚博体育APP品茶微信女神会所

ness and cooperative contracts between Chinese SMEs and their foreign counterparts.

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broad, and making more efforts to facilitate local SMEs to experience healthy and innovative development,” Zhu said.

The fair provides four professional exhibitions that are scheduled to be held in three time periods at two venues.

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The Smart Building Materials and Home Decorations Exhibition and the Intelligent Manufacturing and Equipme

nt Exhibition will be held at the Guangzhou International Sourcing Center respectively from Oct 16 to 20 and from Oct 24 to 27.

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n (2016-20) to boost the internationalization of SMEs in August. The plan aims to facilitate their integration into the global market by stren

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More than 350 overseas companies from 15 countries and regio

ns, as well as nearly 460 Chinese SMEs participated in this face to face meeting.

They covered industries such as modern agriculture, textile and apparel, advanced equipment and home appliances manufacturing.

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It will also explore new ways to face the challenges po

osed by new economic scenarios.The summit is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the St

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An Asia-Europe seminar on SME Financing will kick off on Oct 11Focusing on fundin

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Organizers will invite 300 government officials, experts and financi

al institution insiders from 53 members of the Asia Europe Meeting to the seminar.

They will bring up their successful cases, to clarify the new service models for financing SMEs.

They will look at broader ways to attract investment and the need to improve the financing environment.

The Guangzhou Initiative, a framework to support the financing development of SMEs in Asia and Europe, will be delivered at the event.

yb亚博体育APP会所”This seminar is a solid response to Premier Li Keqiang’s address at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting in Mongolia,” said He Zuoxi

an, deputy director-general of the SME Bureau of Guangdong at a media briefing before the event.yb亚博体育APP会所yb亚博体育APP品茶

“It will make a positive contribution to strengthening economic ties and the financing cooperation system among Asian and European countries.”

‘Globally important’ fair shaping future course of SMEs at home and abroad

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g committee will also arrange a series of matchmaking events for Chinese and overseas SMEs.

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Electric carmaker NIO will replace the power battery

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Apart from recalling vehicles with safety hazards, the company has also established a transde

yb亚博体育APP千花坊partmental investigation team to optimize the quality management system of their products in cooperation with supply chain partners.

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t 20, 2018, have been equipped with modules of the specification model NEV-P102, which has no safety hazards, the company said.

yb亚博体育APP千花坊senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business environ

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In unusual but true stories this week, we have 3D printing enabling a breakthrough in lab-grown human hair, a street art trail inspired by the Harry Po

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that mimic the natural microenvironment of hair follicles.For the first time, scientists have successfully gen

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The Marauder’s map in the?Harry Potter?books has been the i

nspiration for a town’s art trail, according to the BBC. Dunstable’s Invisible Street Art Trail has blac

k and white maps showing more than 20 artworks on pavements that are only revealed in the rain.

Primary school teacher and artist Claire London used pavemenyb亚博体育APP419论坛

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Joanne Bowes, one of the people behind the trail, said she hopes it will get people interested in the town’s history.

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He said such a systyb亚博体育APP夜生活品茶微信ountries, often t

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This year, O’Neill said, it looks as if Japan is going to try to feature the issue of global governance of te

chnology in terms of some common rules. He said it, and other countries that have ideas for new are

as of focus in the future, need to be pushed to explain precisely what they want to achieve in doing so.

“It is all very well to make very general grand statements, but unless anything specific occurs between and across G20 cou

ntries, what is really the point?” O’Neill said. “This must surely become a prerequisite fo?running out of time to secu

re a safe future for humanity; we have a climate crisis on our hands, and we have entered an era of mass ext

inction of species with grave consequences for humanity,” he said.r the G20 at this year’s meeting and into the future.”

Zhu Qiwen and Liu Yi contributed to this story.

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