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e prototype of how business should be run. Car company executives were seen as the most capable manage

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Then, in 1961, president Kennedy chose Ford president Robert McNamara for the same position. (Of course, McNamara’s incredible mismanagement of the war in Vietnam reduced any confidence that car company executives were especially competent.)

By the late 1960s, the “big three “car companies in the US – General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler – formed a virtual oligopoly and turned lazy. 上海千花网

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he very high wages made possible by a closed, non-competitive market. The US government responded by

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ir wages fall. Fortunately, the protection was only partial and temporary, so the competition eventually forced US carmakers to improve.

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mic opportunities around the world has been a great boon. Many products are more widely and cheaply available than ever before.

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nerations. American and Western European companies and consumers have greatly benefitted.

But nobody really likes competition against themselves. Most people like some degree of stability and protection. A worker w

ho has put in 20 or 30 years in an industry will definitely feel that it is unfair to have to move to a much lower-pa

ying service job. A company facing new competitors will try to convince its home government to stop the competition.

Americans saw many benefits from the second globalization period. As Japanese and, later Chinese, manufacturers began to export t

o the US, many consumer goods became a lot cheaper in US stores. Many American companies made good profits by exporting t

o the newly open markets or by outsourcing manufacturing to cheaper and/or better factories outside the US.

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rance, this period is called “30 glorious years” and in Germany it is known as the “economic miracle”.

The second stage of globalization started in the late 1970s and has continued until today with a process of reform and open上海千花坊

ing-up not only in China but in countries of the former Soviet Union and in India.

This has been great for the world. China alone has lifted more than 850 million peopl

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The partial globalization of 1945-1975 worked great for average workers in the West. For much of this period, a young perso

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It’s very hard to believe now, but in 1980, the US city with the highest average wage was Flint, Michigan, followed closely by Detroi

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of which were centers of industry and manufacturing. At that time, San Jose, the center of then quite small Silicon V

alley was fourth, San Francisco sixth, and capital Washington was eighth. New York City did not make the top 10.

Many people in the US and Western Europe look back nostalgically on those 30 years aft

er WWII when artificial limits on global competition protected extremely high-paying manufacturing jo

bs. It is very sad to see only empty, rusting factories where thousands of people used to work.

It’s tempting to use tariffs or other protectionist measures to try to

retain the companies that provide these high-paying manufacturing jobs. But, most o

ften the protections just lead to unproductive companies, declining innovation, and slowing GDP growth.

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Chen Zuoning, vice-president o上海夜生活f theAcademy of Eng

ineering, said the commercialization of 5G will reshape how software is applied to different industries, with cloud computing expected to play a bigger role in boost

上海夜生活女神会所ing efficiency in corporate governance and factory production. International cooperation is needed to better adapt to such a trend.

Bill McDermott, CEO of German software and cloud giant SAP, called the Chinese market “the jew上海夜生活

el in the crown” for the company in an earlier interview and said the company is doubling down on its presence here.

“I will not be surprised if China becomes our largest market by 2025, with local companies scrambli上海夜生活

ng to upgrade their corporate management methods and factories with digital technologies,” McDermott said.

The technology giant delivered its best results in the country in 2018 and promised in January to pour more resourc

上海夜生活女神会所es into expanding its presence in the market for small and medium-sized enterprises and building up the local talent and infrastructure in China.

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Ch

eng Yuet-ngor on Monday vowed to double the government’s efforts to get the city off to a new start.上海夜生活女神会所

That has imposed greater downside risks for Hong Kong’s economy, and the governmen

t should devote its energy to taking precautionary measures as well as making appropriate responses, Lam said.

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cal, economic and social areas. Yet, Hong Kong has, generally speaking, remained stable and prosperous, she said.

Backed by the motherland and open to the world, Hong Kong has continued to leverag

e its unique advantages under the “one country, two systems” principle, said the chief executive.

Lam made the remarks at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the establishment of the HKSAR.

Every year, July 1 is an opportunity to look back on the past and look forward to a new year ahead for the SAR, she said.

“Serving over 7 million people in Hong Kong, we also have much to do in the future to improve people’s livelihoods,” said Lam.

That requires Hong Kong society to make plans together and work in concert, Lam said.

She also took note of the problems the city is currently facing, including the unstable

external environment and the unsolved trade conflicts between China and the United States.

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Japan will resume commercial whaling Monday amid criticism from anti-whaling states a

上海419论坛nd environmental groups after the country withdrew from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Sunday.

Japan’s withdrawal from the IWC is the first time in its postwar history that it has withdrawn from a major international organization. Japan has lobbied for the resumption of commercial whaling for 30 years.上海419论坛

Last September, the IWC’s annual meeting rejected Japan’s latest proposal to resume commercial whaling. The Japanese government had threatened to withdraw from the international organization.

Japan announced its intention to withdraw last December, saying it was no longer possible to resume commercial whaling under IWC rules.

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ng in the Pacific. And in the northern city of Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture, five vessels plan to leave for whaling in nearby waters.

Japan says it will conduct commercial whaling only in its territorial waters and exclusive ec

上海419论坛女神会所onomic zones, hunting minke and other species that have large enough numbers, within quotas set by the IWC-adopted method.

Environmental activists are criticizing the resumption in light of resource conservation and animal protection.

Festive vibes spread across Hong Kong on Sunday with citywide celebrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the city’s return to the motherland.

Speaking at the launch of a three-day gala in Victoria Park that features high-tech and innovations-the largest celebration eve

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ecial Administrative Region government wants to promote innovation and technology.

It has invested more than HK$100 billion ($12.8 billion) in innovation and technology, Cheung said.

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sic concerts, trendy culture, a food festival and a special area for young people to showcase their creative ideas.

The fiesta, which started on Saturday, had attracted more than 60,000 visitors up to Sunday afternoon. It was one of som

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The association estimated that more than 300,000 Hong Kong people would take part in them.

Brave Chan Yung, the association’s acting executive chairman, said t

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y’s science and technology development and provide a broad platform for Hong Kong youngsters.

People of all ages were seen snaking through the venue, event by event and booth by booth, to

try out advanced high-tech products featuring virtual reality, 5G telecommunications and artificial intelligence.

Hong Kong resident Tsang Ka-hei, 22, was amazed by a mind-co

ntrolled robot invented by Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre.

Tsang, who had a go at controlling the robot, was awed by the advanced product and

said he enjoyed the experience, adding that he had never seen such a device before.

In addition to the high-tech exhibition and food booths, music concerts by inter

national and local pop singers are also being staged in the park every night during the festival.

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Guo Rui, a professo 上海419r of international relations at Jilin

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Economic relations between China and Cote d’Ivoire are set to deepen, as t

he latter became the first African country to co-host the 13th China International Small and Medium En

上海品茶微信女神会所terprises Fair that takes place in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, from Oct 10 to 27.

Azoumana Moutaye, head of the country’s Ministry of National Entrepreneurshi

p, Handicrafts and Promotion of SMEs, said China and Cote d’Ivoire jointly organizing the interna

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Cote d’Ivoire, with a population of around 23 million, has become one of Africa’s most resurgent economies in recent ye

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About 60 Ivorian enterprises led by Moutaye have participated in the exhibition, showcasing

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Indian Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra hoped the fair would be上海品茶微信

tter promote the cooperation between Chinese and Indian SMEs and help them achieve more substantial results.

上海品茶微信女神会所Small and medium-sized companies play a big role in India’s economic development, as 95 percent of the country’s companies are SMEs.

During the fair, textiles, machinery and equipment, hardware and electrical appliances and other goods from 124 Indian firms will be displayed.

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More than 60 buyers encompassing building materials,

, mining machinery, pesticides, furniture, home appliances, consumer electronics

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holds, pesticide agricultural machinery, electronic equipment, as well as medical equipment.

In addition, the fair also carried out the exhibition and sales of Guangxi specialty products. Hundreds of Nanning enterprise representatives and professional visitors conducted on-site procurement negotiations.上海会所

 globally important fair taking place in southern China is playing an ever greater role in the small and medium-enterprises sector internationally, as it capitalizes on China’s successful multilateral cooperation programs.

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The organizing committee of the fair, also known as CISMEF, said that a total of 31 countries and regions will send business delegations to the event.

More than 2,000 Chinese SMEs, as well as over 500 SMEs from nations such as Malaysia, Thailand and Russia, have confirmed their participation.上海会所品茶微信

The fair will provide 6,000 stands for participants in an exhibition area covering 150,000 square meters.

Major activities during the main course of the exhibition include a summit for Chinese SMEs and a seminar to upgrade financing among Asia-Europe SMEs.

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On its first day, CISMEF will have a China Small and Medium Enterprises Summit.

In it, Chinese and foreign government officials, well-known economists and representatives of outstanding entrepre

neurs, will exchange policies and measures as well as practical achievements in supporting the development of SMEs.

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only belongs to China, but also belongs to the world. It has spread to 183 countries and regions,” Wang said.娱乐地图

“Traditional Chinese medicine not only has advantages and characteristics in the treatment of chronic diseases, functional dise

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Guo Zongguang, director of the China Cultural Center in Wellington, saw the pro

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“Under the concept of innovation, coordination, green, openness and shar

ing, it is necessary to promote traditional Chinese medicine to go overseas.”

In the next two days, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners from Chin

上海品茶娱乐地图a will enter New Zealand schools and museums to carry out traditional Chinese medicine prod

uct workshop experience activities and carry out traditional Chinese medicine culture promotion and exchange.

A lifelong love for the grasslands has inspired Xin Xiaoping’s resear

ch that is key to cultivating a sustainable future for such environments, Li Yingxue reports.

As a leading expert in her field, Xin Xiaoping quite literally上海品茶娱乐地图

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hen digs down to take soil samples every 10 centimeters to a depth of 80 cm beneath the surface.

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Tourists may be disappointed by being unable to access the i

conic, gull-winged Osaka Castle, which is expected to be used as a backdrop for G20 events.

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The participants are leaders from 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are A

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s and representatives of invited guest international organizations

will participate in the summit along with leaders from the G20 members.

The host country of the G20 summit leads the group over the course of one year from Decemb

er through the following November as the G20 presidency. The G20 presidency also organizes relevant ministerial and working group meetings.

Together, the nations of the G20 account for around 80 percent of global economic out

put, nearly 75 percent of all global trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.

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rs and central bankers from twenty of the world’s largest established and emerging econom

The G20 initially focused largely on broad macroeconomic policy, but it has expanded its ambit. The 2018 summit in Argentina

focused on fair and sustainable development, while the previous summit in Germany drilled down on issues including corruption, money laundering and international tax havens.

Economic and financial coordination remains the centerpiece of each summit’s agenda, but issues such as the

future of work, terrorism and global health are recurring focuses as well. This was increasingly true in the d

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Kremlin responded o上海419论坛品茶微信ng all Putin’s con

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“I have no doubts that it will be in focus of the president’s all contacts that are now being pla

nned and arranged,” he said in an interview with the Moscow Kremlin Putin program on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.

However, he refused to say whether Putin would meet with Trump in Osaka. “Let us wait and see,” he said, Russia’s Tass News Agency reported.

The members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday urged parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint in the Gulf region.

“The Council members urge concerned parties and all countries in the region to exercise m

aximum restraint and take measures and actions to reduce escalation and end tension,” said Kuwaiti UN a

mbassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, who was authorized by the council members to read a statement to reporters.

“The Council members condemn the attacks on the oil tankers, which represen

ts a serious threat to maritime navigation and energy supply, contravening international rules

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