care, theme parks, pet boarding services are expanding the sector.
The Spring Festival holiday in February was a peak period for such services as more pet ow
ners tended to make use of luxury pet hotels as ordinary boarding kennels were overbooked.
Beijing-based Liu Ronghuan, 35, a college teacher, said she was quite satisfied with the pet hotel she chose for her cat.
It offered fancy services like massages, beauty salons, and pet portrait photos. The s
even-day stay cost Liu about 5,000 yuan, almost the same price as a three-star hotel room.
“Compared with the price, I cared more about whe
ther my cat was having an enjoyable time during the family reunion time,” Liu said.
and Sing-Tel of Singapore－will sell the as yet unnamed 5G Oppo phone first, which is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of this year.
Shen Yiren, vice-president of Oppo, said the four overseas carriers are rolling out the 5G netwo
rks rapidly, so the company chose to first sell its 5G smartphones in Europe. Its partnership with Swisscom is the fastest.
The move marks the latest step by Oppo to build itself as an innova
tive brand in Europe, trying to lure consumers with cutting-edge products and design.
This is also proof of the company’s determination to conquer more develop
ed markets after its products became available in more than 40 countries and regions.
with key industry partners such as Qualcomm, Dolby and Nokia. This strategy is expected
to clear the patent obstacles for Oppo to better serve global consumers in the 5G era, said Fu Liang, an independent telecom analyst.
“Talent is what we are in dire need of, to explore overseas market,” Wu said.
Oppo aims to have 90 percent of its Europe-based staff sourced from the local talent po
ol, so as to better tap into the design and art scholars from local universities.
The company said it currently has over 40,000 emplo
yees globally, with 10 manufacturing facilities and six research institutes across the world.
Its mobile operating system ColorOS commands 250 million users w
orldwide. To expand its reach, Oppo has also set up over 400,000 points of sale worldwide.
Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and
Hong Kong, overseas high-end talent and professionals in short supply that work in the Greater Bay Area will g
et subsidies from Guangdong province and Shenzhen municipality to offset the differentials, according to the MOF.
The subsidies will be exempt from paying individual income tax.
The policy, effective from January 2019 to the end of 2023, applies to nine cities in Guangdo
ng — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, the ministry said.
It said the move aimed to encourage the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Consisting of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the nine cities in
Guangdong, the area covers 56,000 square km. It had a combined population of about 70 million at the end of 2017.
wake of the Christchurch tragedy, laying flowers and messages of support on the side of Hagley Park, close to the Al Noor mosque.
A makeshift memorial grew in the center of the main street, below traffic lights that flashed orange to indicate roads leading to the mosque were closed.
No one was allowed to approach the building, not even local home owner Sue Harrison, whose c
ar was still parked in the driveway of her property behind the Deans Avenue mosque.
Christchurch resident Sue Harrison heard the gunshots from her house, near to the Al
Noor mosque, and called the police. Her son Zin (right) called her to check she was alright.
She remembers listening to the soothing chant of afternoo
n prayers when it was broken by gunshots. Harrison called the police and hid inside her
house as the gunman worked his way through the mosque, shooting as many people as he could.
”The time the shots were happening, it was terrifying, absolutely terrifying,” Har
rison said. “There was almost an immediate feeling that they’re being targeted.”
For President Donald Trump, a bad defeat is simply a spark for a future fight.
The President reacted with characteristic defiance to Congress’ repudiation of the national emergency declared in the cause of funding his border wall.
”VETO!” he tweeted, promising to crush the insubordination of lawmakers who had tri
ed, where many others had failed, to rein in his quest for power and contempt for constitutional norms.
Trump’s crisis management reveals defining attributes of this most unique of political care
ers: The irrepressible energy of a force of nature personality, a refusal to accept a loss and an instinctive reflex to seek a new opening.
But it also showcases less positive traits, including his willingne
ss to trample the truth for his own benefit, a selfish streak for which friendly foreign lead
ers sometimes pay the price and even a shockingly casual way of talking about political violence.
class of a photo-op in the Oval Office Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
A historian 100 years hence could pull the tape of the 16-minute tour de force and learn everything they needed to know about the Trump presidency.
Trump’s behavior on Thursday offered pointers to how he will attempt to ride out political crosswinds using the uni
que political tools that made his late-in-life transition from business to Washington so successful.
Thursday’s rebuke from Congress came amid a spell that wo
uld have been disastrous for any conventional politician, as legal and congressional probe
s suggest tough challenges ahead as special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report looms. Unusually, it also included a
slap from some Republicans who have been loath to challenge their leader in the first two years of his presidency.
Trump’s refusal to show weakness or humility in defeat allied with a brazen, relentless
temperament and an indifference to shame helps explain why he is so hard to bring down.
g to “negotiate with the Obama administration” about trade. In fact, the prev
ious administration sought to conclude a Transatlantic Trade and Investm
ent Partnership — or TTIP — with Europe, though was unable to get the deal across the line. Trump’s own talks on t
rade with Europe have been inconclusive, after he threatened to spark a trade war.
Trump vs. his global counterparts
Trump’s comments on Brexit also illustrated the tendency of a Pre
sident who admires dictators to throw allied leaders under the bus.
He criticized Prime Minister Theresa May, whose credibility has been shredded by parliamentary defeats.
”She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine, I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do,” said Trump, who was forced into
a rare apology last year after hammering May’s Brexit strategy on the eve of meeting her in the UK.
terpart and we’ve discussed their reaction and our reaction, but I would like to speak further within US govern
ment before we respond,” Bolton told reporters on the White House North Lawn Friday.
It comes after the US special representative for North Kore
a said Monday that Washington would not accept a phased denuclearization by Pyong
yang and maintained that the two nations remain closely engaged despite the collapse of the Hanoi summit.
”Let me start by saying the obvious — that diplomacy is still very much alive,” Stephen B
iegun said at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, DC on Monday. “While we haven’t made as much progress in the six
months as I would’ve hoped coming in on the first day, we stay closely engaged with our counterparts in North Korea.”
He downplayed recent satellite images that analysts say show activity at North Korea
n missile sites and urged against making any “snap judgment” on the significance of the images that appear to sho
w that North Korea has begun rebuilding a portion of the Sohae facility previously used to test long-range missile engines.
n with related crimes last year, and a group of mafia-like gangs that had been bullying people were punished.