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Major convenience stores in Japan announced on Tuesday that the
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nment” before the country plays host to international sports events, such as the 2020 Olympics.
上海夜生活品茶微信7-Eleven Japan Co, Lawson Inc and FamilyMart Co, the top three convenience store chain operators, have all dec
ided to end the sale of adult publications and manga comics by the end of August, citing concerns over har
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f the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.
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d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.
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“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.
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1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
According to Lawson, the company had already stopped selling such magazines at outlets in Okinaw上海夜生活品茶微信、
a in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.
Thanks to huge demand in the emerging markets, China’s export of photovoltaic modules jumped 77.63 percent to 16.78 GW in
the first quarter, with exports value rising 31.89 percent to $4.39 billion, news portal Jiemian reported.
The report, citing newly released Import and Export Analysis Report of China’s Photovoltaic Prod
ucts in Q1 2019 by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Pr
ducts, said the cut in prices of China’s photovoltaic modules boosted purchase of overseas buyers.
The top five export destinations of China’s photovoltaic products
in the first quarter were Vietnam, the Netherlands, India, Japan, and Australia, the report said.
Different from the first several batches of tariffs that focused more on industrial and agricultural products, the most rece
nt 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports target mostly consumer products, including sneakers, clothing and furniture.
Trump has, on his Twitter account, asserted that “there is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs”.
The open letter, however, said “there should be no misunderstanding” that US consumers pay for tariffs on products that are imported.
“As an industry that faces a $3 billion duty bill every year, we can assure you that any incr
ease in the cost of importing shoes has a direct impact on the American footwear consumer,” it said.
It is an “unavoidable” fact that as prices go up at the border due to transportation costs, labor r
ate increases or additional duties, the consumer pays more for the product, the footwear trade and business association said.
from downtown Beijing to Yanqing. In Yanqing district, citizens can take bus lines Y44, Y20, Y4, Y9, Y10 and Y46 to the expo site.
Besides, during the event, 18 pairs of trains will run on the S2 rail line on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and h
olidays, and the trains will leave every hour. Non-stop trains will run from Huangtudian Station to Yanqing Station.
From Tuesday, visitors can take the S2 rail line to Yanqing Station where they can take free shuttle buses to the expo site directly.
Also, the S2 rail line allows visitors to scan a QR code to pay and pass to shorten the travel time.
At present, 11 temporary parking lots for the expo have been complet
ed and ready to be operational, with more than 20,000 parking spaces provided.
BUDAPEST, April 23 (Xinhua) — The Beijing Film and TV International Show inaugurated in the
Hungarian capital will enhance people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China, an Chinese official said here on Tuesday.
“Within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, more and more Chinese film and TV producti
on have become accessible for Hungarians,” said Wang Wei, director of the department of plan
ning and development, Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, at the opening of the show.
“This kind of cultural exchange can facilitate people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China
and will create a solid base for further cooperation between the two countries,” he stressed.
Maria Pap, an official from Hungarian National Tourist Office, said: “Budapest is a very important tourist att
raction and destination here in Central Europe. I am delighted to see more and more Chinese tourists coming to Hungary.”
She added that Budapest is a very important and beloved spot for film produc
ers, and more and more international film producers have chosen Budapest as their shooting place.
The Show kicked off with performances from Hungarian dancers and pop sing
ers, before showing trailers of the most exciting Chinese productions to Hungarian spectators.
ninth with a break of 76 to make it 6-3 after the first session.
Ding, the 2016 runner-up, will resume the competition with the Scot o
n Sunday morning and look to reach the second round at Crucible for the 10th time.
Ding’s compatriot Tian Pengfei, ranked 81st in the w
orld, took a surprise 5-4 lead over 15th-ranked Stephen Maguire of Scotland.
Tian, one of six Chinese players in the field this year, took the opening frame with a brea
k of 52. Maguire levelled with a run of 80 then took
a scrappy third frame, before Tian made it 2-2 with a 59.
In frame five, Maguire came from 58-0 down to ta
ke it with a clinical 62 clearance, then he added the sixth for 4-2. But Tian rose to the occasion as the sessi
on progressed, winning the last three frames with runs of 45, 100 and 70. They resume on Sunday at 7pm.
tte of standing on the right and walking on the left, is not the first city to abandon the
norm. Many cities in China, including Tianjin, Xi’an and Nanjing have dropped the practice.
“It used to be a courtesy not to block people walking on the escalat
or, but given the safety concerns and damage to the machines, holding the handrails and standi
ng still should be advocated,” lawyer Liu Linsheng was quoted as saying in the local news portal Eastday.
The new notices, although not compulsory, have won support from commuters.
“It’s been a habit for most to leave space on the left for those who walk
on escalators, so we may not be able to change our habits overnight,” said Peng Xu
an, a commuter in Shanghai. “But for the safety of everyone, if you want to walk or are in a hurry, you can use the stairs.”
Peng said he has seen some people fall while trying to move too quickly
on an escalator, adding that during peak hours standing on both sides is more efficient.