SW China bamboo a rising star in Custom Orioles Jersey paper-making industry

The bamboo that grows in Southwest China’s Sichuan province is famous for Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey being pandas’ favorite food, but humans have increasingly turned to the plant for toilet paper and paper towels.

Last year, Sichuan produced 1.1 million tons of household paper from bamboo, equivalent to about one-tenth of China’s total paper production for household purposes, according to the Sichuan Paper Association.

With moist air and fertile soil, Sichuan has been a paradise for bamboo groves. The province is home to over 1.1 million hectares of bamboo forests, about 70 percent of which can be used to make bamboo pulp and paper. Making paper Custom Orioles Jersey from bamboo can reduce the logging of traditional pulpwood such as fir trees, pine trees and cottonwood.

“China lacks forest and timber resources, but is rich in bamboo. Expanding the use of bamboo is important to promote the paper-making industry,” said Wu Hejun, chairman of Sichuan Yong Feng Paper Industrial Co.

“Toilet paper, napkins and facial tissue made with bamboo pulp are soft yet Custom Red Sox Jersey strong and bacteriostatic, so they are quite popular on the market,” Wu said.

The success of bamboo paper in recent years has been partly due to pandas, Sichuan’s most famous residents.

By using bamboo fibers in the animal’s feces and food debris, “panda poop” paper products, usually adorned with pictures of the black and white bear,Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange became online best-sellers last year.

A roll of toilet paper made from panda excrement sells for 25 yuan ($4) on Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey  Taobao, while three boxes of paper napkins cost 129 yuan.

Pandas have become brand ambassadors for bamboo paper products, driving
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Last November, sales revenue of bamboo paper manufactured by Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Company, producer of the panda poop paper, surpassed 3 million yuan within three hours on Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.

In the first two months of 2018, the company’s sales volume surged by 50 percent to 110 million yuan, compared with last year.

“To a resource-dependent company like us, the bamboo pulp paper industry is green, ecological and sustainable. It will not damage the environment but promote it,” Yang Chaolin, president of the company said.

Yang added that bamboo usually has a lifespan of 50 to 100 years and can only continue to grow when people cut down the old bamboo, and it grows much
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China is a big paper user and producer. According to the China Paper Association, China produced 9.2 million tons of household paper in 2016, up 4 percent from a year ago. Consumption of household paper during the same period was 8.5 million tons, a yearly increase of 4.5 percent.

The process of traditional paper-making often consumes a huge amount of water with chemicals and bleach, posing a threat to the environment.

“Natural color bamboo paper doesn’t need to be bleached, so it uses fewer chemical products during the production process,” said Zhou Xiang, general
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The rise in bamboo paper sales also benefits local farmers. Wang Wen, 43, is one of 38,000 bamboo farmers in Muchuan county, which boasts 533,000 hectares of bamboo forest.

“Bamboo was sold at just 50 yuan per ton in the 1990s. Now it has soared to 600 yuan,” he said. Now one-third of farmers’ annual income in the county comes from bamboo.

A new road leading to his bamboo forest has just been finished, helping him transport the crop out.

“I hope to expand my bamboo forest in the coming years to make more money,” he said.

Trump defends school safety plan that Custom Orioles Jersey doesn’t include raising age to buy guns

President Trump defended his “action” plan on school safety Monday, claiming that the White House’s newly unveiled proposals aimed at curbing gun Custom Orioles Jersey violence in the wake of last month’s Parkland, Fla., massacre are “moving rapidly” — and saying he will take a wait-and-see approach to increasing the minimum age to purchase certain firearms.

“Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey fully backed by White House,” Trump tweeted early Monday. “Legislation moving forward. Bump Stocks will soon be out. Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to conceal carry, subject to State Law. Armed guards OK, deterrent!”

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He added in another Monday tweet: “If schools are mandated to be gun free Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey zones, violence and danger are given an open invitation to enter. Almost all school shootings are in gun free zones. Cowards
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Leadership is essence of Party,Custom Orioles Jersey senior official says

The overall leadership of the Communist Party of China should be guaranteed and strengthened in the deepening reform of Party and State institutions, a Custom Orioles Jersey senior official wrote in People’s Daily on Wednesday.

“The overall leadership of the Party is the fundamental guarantee for deepening reform,” wrote Yang Xiaodu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey CPC Central Committee.

China on Tuesday unveiled plans for a massive Cabinet restructuring to make the government more efficient and service-oriented.

The institutional reform plan of the State Council was submitted for deliberations to the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the top legislature.

The move aims to build a government able to satisfy the people’s needs. The State Council would have 15 fewer entities at ministerial or vice-ministerial
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Yang wrote that leadership of the CPC is the most essential element of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest strength of this system, therefore
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He said that in addition to the overall leadership of the Party, the reform also requires law-based governance with clear functions and responsibilities, world-class forces with Chinese characteristics and mass organizations for bridging and serving the general populace.

“Only in this way can the reform promote coordinated actions and resultant Custom Red Sox Jersey forces among the people’s congresses; governments; political advisory bodies and supervisory, judicial and prosecutorial organs;
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“To carry out the reform, efforts should be made to improve the system for upholding overall Party leadership and optimizing the structure and functions of government institutions.

“In the meantime, the reform should also focus on promoting coordinated reforms of institutions in the Party, the government, the military, people’s organizations and enterprises, as well as improving the setup of institutions at local levels.”

Yang said reforms to Party and State institutions provide the fundamental Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey institutional guarantee for the Party’s long-term governance and ensure the country’s long-term stability.

TCL plans AI center in Eastern Custom Orioles Jersey Europe

Consumer electronics giant TCL Corp will set up a research and development center in Eastern Europe with a focus on artificial intelligence research, and Custom Orioles Jersey pour more resources into the next-generation semiconductor display technology such as flexible displays, as part of a broader push to drive high-quality growth.

“We plan to establish an R&D center in Eastern Europe as there are excellent talents engaged in mathematics research, and the foundation of AI lies in Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey mathematics, big data and calculation,” said Li Dongsheng, chairman and chief executive officer of TCL on the sidelines of the ongoing annual two sessions.

Li, who is a deputy to the 13th National People’s Congress, hoped the center could undertake the basic research of AI and develop many mathematical models, which will play a key role in promoting the long-term development of AI and enhancing the company’s technological capacity.

“We will also increase investment in intelligent manufacturing, including the Custom Red Sox Jersey application of industrial internet, big data and cloud computing, to enhance the quality of products and the efficiency of supply chain,” Li said.

It may take three to five years to see the achievements, but enterprises must invest for the future as it is necessary for high-quality development, according to Li.

“We will also pay attention to the United States, Japan and other developed markets, and seek some merger and acquisition opportunities in these countries and regions,” Li said, adding the firm’s growth rate in overseas
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At present, TCL has more than 7,000 technical research staff, 26 R&D centers and 22 manufacturing bases around the word. It has set up sales offices in over 80 countries and regions, with its business covering more than 160 countries and regions in the world.

The expenditure on R&D each year accounts for over 4 percent of its total sales and its R&D expenses reached 4.27 billion yuan ($675 million) in 2016, Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey according to the company.

Li said they have invested in flexible AMOLED or active matrix/organic light-
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Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd, a subsidiary of TCL Group, started work on a sixth generation LTPS-AMOLED display panel
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Industry data showed TCL shipped 20 million liquid crystal display television sets around the world in 2016, with half of them smart TVs. That makes it the world’s third-largest liquid crystal display TV maker.

In 2017, the sales of TCL’s liquid crystal display TVs came to 23.8 million, up 15.9 percent compared with same period in 2016, while its sales in the North American market rose 131.5 percent year-on-year.

Yiwu-Madrid train offers growth Custom Orioles Jersey opportunities to Spanish SMEs: experts

The railway line between the Chinese city of Yiwu and the Spanish capital of Madrid gives a chance for Spanish small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) Custom Orioles Jersey to sell their products in China, a spokesperson for the Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce told Xinhua.

“The Yiwu-Madrid train represents an opportunity for Spanish SMEs to introduce their products into the Chinese market and in this sense Spanish Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey business people view it positively,” communications officer Esther Barranco said.

Boosting exports

The 13,000 km rail connection between Yiwu, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, and the Spanish capital, began operations in 2014.

Barranco said that since its opening, the line has become a “key option for the Custom Red Sox Jersey internationalization of companies, the opening of new markets and strengthening exports to Asia and especially China.”

Jordi Quero, an expert with the Barcelona Center for International Affairs), said: “The Spanish government sees this line as material evidence for the improvement in bilateral relations between Spain and China. For quite a while now, Spain has been developing a foreign policy which has been characterized by the promotion of economic interests abroad and focused on opening new
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Improving service

Two trains a week currently leave Yiwu for Madrid, while one leaves Madrid
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Despite these obvious difficulties, Barranco said the service is being used more Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey and more, while measures are being taken to resolve problems and improve train services.

“Slowly but surely the challenges to convert the line into an agile, efficient and
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Winery Bodegas Vivanco, from the famous Rioja wine region, has been using the line ever since it opened.

“We have had a good experience because our produce has always arrived in good condition,” the company’s head of merchandizing Javier Fernandez de Bobadilla said. “China is vital for us and we see the country as an important key towards the growth of our winery and to make our wine more popular,” he added.

Consumer confidence to stay up Custom Orioles Jersey this year

China’s Consumer Confidence Index or CCI will likely remain in positive territory in 2018, given the strong economic growth momentum and people’s expectation Custom Orioles Jersey  of better employment and higher income, according to Nielsen China.

Nielsen’s CCI measures perceptions of local job prospects, personal finance and immediate spending intentions.

Consumer confidence levels above and below a baseline of 100 indicate degrees of optimism and pessimism, respectively.

In a report, Nielsen said the CCI rose sharply in 2017, ranging between 110 and Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey 114 points, a relatively high level, indicating Chinese consumers’ strong confidence, optimism and positive attitude.

For the whole of 2017, the CCI reached 112 points, compared with 106 in 2016.

“Thanks to supply-side structural reforms, the innovation-driven development strategy has been deeply implemented. The country is continuously injecting new vitality to the healthy and sustainable development of economy,” said Vishal Custom Red Sox Jersey Bali, managing director of Nielsen China.

China’s GDP grew 6.9 percent in 2017 to 82.7 trillion yuan ($13 trillion), exceeding the official growth target of 6.5 percent. It was the first time in seven years that the annual figure rose, on the back of supply-side reforms.

“As the economic growth stabilizes, China’s CCI will remain on a steady growth
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Job prospects, personal finance, and the willingness to spend maintained stable growth in the fourth quarter 2017, reaching the highest since 2015, Nielsen data Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey showed.

Liang Hong, chief economist of investment bank China International Capital Corporation (CICC), said in a research that the country’s GDP growth of this year will reach 6.9 percent.

“For the past four years, China’s domestic consumption has become a leading force driving economic growth, thanks to government efforts to restructure the economy,” Bali said. “Online shopping festival ‘Double Eleven’ (on Nov 11 or 11-11) and the Chinese New Year holiday in February further shore up consumer
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Region-wise, the CCI in China’s east and south registered strong growth while that in the north was steady.

“The country’s new pattern of regional economic development was boosted, as effects of strategies like the Belt and Road Initiative, Yangtze River Economic Belt and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development unfolded. Regional reforms including the development of western region, the revitalization of old industrial bases in the northeast, the rise of the central region, also contributed to the new economic pattern,” said Bali.

Amid technological upgrade and quality-oriented economic expansion, rapid growth can be seen across fields like urban development and retail, he said.

Nielsen’s report shows 96 percent of Chinese consumers surveyed are more willing to pay via mobile phones. Also, the concept of New Retail, or a symbiotic mix of offline and online retail, has been quickly accepted in China.

And 45 percent of the manufacturers hold the view that New Retail will have a profound positive impact on the overall retail business, while 48 percent think New Retail will hurt the retail industry to a certain extent.

Alibaba granted information Custom Orioles Jersey security certificate

China’s online retail giant Alibaba has been granted a certificate for its sound information security management system by the International Organization Custom Orioles Jersey for Standardization (ISO), the company said Thursday.

The ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey an information security management system. Achieving accredited certification to ISO/IEC 27001 demonstrates that a company is following information security best practice, and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives.

Alibaba’s several business groups like B2B and B2C were granted the security certification.

Zheng Junfang, chief risk officer of Alibaba, said the certification would help Custom Red Sox Jersey the group expand in overseas markets thanks to its better practice in transactions and clients information protection.

In June 2017, China introduced the cybersecurity law to guarantee the safety of Internet products, services, operation, network data and information.

According to the China Academy of Information and Communications Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey Technology, China’s information security market will exceed 44 billion yuan (about $7 billion) by 2020.

China’s foreign trade up 16.2% in Custom Orioles Jersey January

China’s foreign trade volume rose 16.2 percent year-on-year in January to 2.51 Custom Orioles Jersey trillion yuan ($397 billion).

China’s exports increased 6 percent to reach 1.32 trillion yuan, while imports surged 30.2 percent to stand at 1.19 trillion yuan in January, according to the General Administration of Customs Thursday.

Trade surplus shrank 59.7 percent in January to 135.8 billion yuan, compared Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey with a 14.2 percent reduction in 2017.

China’s general trade has increased both in volume and proportion, expanding to 1.47 trillion yuan in January, accounting for 58.6 percent of total foreign trade.

The European Union, the United States and ASEAN are China’s top three trading partners, with exports to the United States rising 7.5 percent year-on-year.

Trade with countries along the Belt and Road rose 17.8 percent year-on-year, Custom Red Sox Jersey 1.6 percentage points higher than the general trade growth.

Chinese private enterprises played a bigger role in trade in January. Their share of the trade edged up 0.2 percentage points compared with January 2016.

Exports of machinery, electronics and home appliances products continued to Boston Red Sox Custom Jersey expand in January, while the volume of steel exports dropped 36.6 percent year-on-year to 4.65 million tonnes.

Tom Brady comments on Malcolm Butler’s Custom Orioles Jersey Instagram post, draws much attention

Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler shared a statement on social media Tuesday that said, among other things, that he has always given everything he Custom Orioles Jersey has to perform at a high level and that he never broke curfew or engaged in “ridiculous activities” before being benched in the Super Bowl.

That post got a lot of attention on Twitter and Instagram from fans, media and Butler’s teammates and peers in the NFL. Several players, including Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, linebacker Elandon Roberts and tackle Marcus Cannon, liked the post on Instagram and one prominent one also added a comment.

Quarterback Tom Brady shared some words with Butler that have been shared Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey far and wide on social media since they were posted.

“Love you Malcolm! You are and incredible teammate and player and friend.
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People comment on social media posts for all sorts of reasons and Butler’s entire message had the feel of a farewell address to New England with free agency on the horizon next month. That may mean Brady is just saying bye to Custom Red Sox Jersey someone he’s shared the last four years with in New England.

With WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane reporting that head coach Bill Belichick’s
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Democrats jeer Trump Custom Orioles Jersey about ‘treason’ charge

Congressional Democrats are reacting with outrage to President Trump’s Custom Orioles Jersey accusation they were “treasonous” and “un-American” for failing to applaud during his State of the Union speech.

“The president once again is making a simple but scary mistake here,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said on CNN on Tuesday morning. “He is not the state. Cheering for our president is not the same as being a patriotic and loyal American. In fact, there’s this thing called the First Amendment in the Constitution that protects the rights of all of us as citizens to either cheer or applaud the president when we agree with him or to not applaud when we have differing priorities. He simply doesn’t get that.”

“He’s not above the law,” Coons added. “And failure to cheer him when he Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey thinks we should is not only not treasonous, some of us would argue it’s patriotic.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., suggested, mockingly, that Trump was taking his views about patriotism from Kim Jong Un.

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