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China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly three decades in 2019.That wasn't unexpected, and Chinese officials insisted that the country's economy will be stable this year. But it might be too early to say the worst has passed, according to analysts.To get more china economy news latest, you can visit shine news official website.
The 6.1% GDP growth rate for 2019 was near the bottom of Beijing's target range, and sharply down on the previous year's 6.6%. The country also reported that GDP grew by just 6% in the fourth quarter.
The ongoing slowdown is indicative of all the challenges facing the world's second largest economy, which is contending with rising debt, cooling domestic demand and fallout from the trade war with the United States.
Trade tensions, at least, cooled off somewhat before Friday's announcement. Beijing and Washington signed a "phase one" trade deal earlier this week, which removes a little bit of pressure, at least in the short term.

Chinese officials seized on the temporary truce during a press briefing. The initial trade agreement will give people more reason to be optimistic about the country's economic growth, said Ning Jizhe, China's national statistical chief. He added that the deal will help China deepen its economic relationship with the United States.
Vice Premier Liu He, who was in Washington this week to sign the trade deal, also told reporters Wednesday that he is optimistic about the economy. He suggested that China is relying less on debt and is being driven by innovation.
Analysts have already pointed to the "phase one" deal — in which China agreed to buy hundreds of billions of dollars worth of products from the United States, among other terms — as something that will boost business confidence this year. Fitch Ratings, for example, on Thursday raised its economic growth forecast for China this year to 5.9% from 5.7%.
"The signing of the phase-one trade deal is a signal that the situation is unlikely to deteriorate," said J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Market Strategist Chaoping Zhu.
But analysts have also questioned whether China will be able to fully live up to its promises. The trade war isn't over: US tariffs on many Chinese goods still remain in effect, and Washington has made it clear that those will remain a form of leverage as the two sides negotiate the next phase of their agreement. And analysts from Citi, Nomura, and Invesco have all pointed out that it will be a challenge for China to reach its import targets for US goods.
Even with the "phase one" deal, China has other things to worry about, according to economists at Capital Economics.
"Despite the recent uptick in activity, we think it is premature to call the bottom of the current economic cycle," they said in a research note. They added that the effects of the trade deal will be offset by a renewed slowdown in domestic demand, which will trigger further action by China's central bank.
Ning, the Chinese statistical chief, admitted that the economy will be pressured this year. But he also said China will take action as necessary to help stave off a serious slowdown, on top of other stimulus measures it has already announced. That should help the economy maintain "stable growth" this year, he added.
Others also pointed to promising figures buried in Friday's data. Industrial production and retail sales data for December outperformed forecasts, said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst for Asia Pacific at Oanda.
buzai232 Jan 19, 11:25PM
The “Ip Man” franchise may not have the global name-recognition of “Star Wars” but, for fans of Chinese martial-arts movies, it evokes almost equal allegiance.To get more news about ip man 4 videos, you can visit shine news official website.

Which brings us to “Ip Man 4: The Finale,” the (theoretically, at least) last film in the series based on the adventures of the very real Ip Man, a Chinese martial-arts master who led a colorful life that included having Bruce Lee as a student. As Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported, “fans from around the world were left stunned by the news” after Yen posted on his social-media accounts that this would be the last chapter. (But there still may be other iterations of the Ip Man story as there have been many non-Yen, non-franchise Ip Man movies over the last decade, such as last year’s “Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy.”)

With all this in mind, the expectation was that “Ip Man” would go out with a kung-fu bang, offering an explosive summation to what has been an entertainingly neck-snapping tour through 20th century Chinese history as seen through Ip Man’s eyes. That “Ip Man 4” would be set in the early 60s in San Francisco — where both American racism and old-school Chinese masters wary of Lee’s desire to teach non-Chinese the virtues of kung-fu would make for formidable opponents — upped the ante. After all, in “Ip Man 3,” Yen went mano-a-mano with Mike Tyson. They’ve got to try and outdo that, right?
Ip Man, who finds out at the start of the film that he has cancer, travels from his home in Hong Kong to San Francisco at the invitation of Lee (Chan Kwok-Kwan) who wants Ip Man to see his martial-arts school. Ip Man also is checking out high schools for his son whose sole purpose in life seems to be backtalk and disobedience. Sending him abroad on his own might teach him a few lessons about life after Ip Man is gone.

But Ip Man lands in the middle of a cultural storm. The Chinese are despised, leading to fights everywhere, from the local high school to a Marine base where a Chinese soldier’s desire to incorporate kung-fu into the Corps’ karate-centric curriculum is met with cartoonish racist resistance. (Why are non-Chinese actors in Chinese martial-arts films always as stiff as steel planks?)

Meanwhile, in the Chinese community, Ip Man is eyed with suspicion as he’s the mentor and master for Lee, a man they feel is ruining kung-fu by popularizing it. So, Ip Man has to start laying down some very rough justice all over San Francisco.

The fights are well-staged, especially when he goes up against a fellow Chinese master played by Wu Yue, and xenophobic Marine Barton Geddes (Scott Adkins). Yen, a trained martial artist himself, has a stoic style that stands in contrast to, say, Lee’s more theatrical approach.

And director Wilson Yip, working from a script by Chan Tai-lee, Hiroshi Fukazawa, Leung Lai-Yin and Edmond Wong, makes a subtle-as-a-hammer-blow connection between the anti-immigrant fervor of 60 years ago and that of today.

But if you’re waiting for Ip Man to team with Lee for an epic battle royale, it never happens. In fact, Lee isn’t in much of the movie.

The result is a film that feels like unfinished business. At the end, there’s a compendium of scenes from the previous “Ip Man” films and it’s a sweetly nostalgic way to go out.
buzai232 Jan 19, 11:19PM
‘Ip Man 4’ Trailer: They Got Donnie Yen to Come Back for One Final Round


Donnie Yen has been playing Ip Man for more than a decade. Now the saga of Yen’s Wing Chun grandmaster is coming to an end, just as Ip Man comes to America in Ip Man 4. Ip Man 4 follows the martial arts master as he arrives in San Francisco where his famous student, Bruce Lee, has shaken up the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school. Watch the Ip Man 4 trailer below.To get more news about ip man film series, you can visit shine news official website.

Ip Man is back to fight for China in Ip Man 4, which takes the legendary Wing Chun master across the world. The biographical action flick starring Donnie Yen brings the saga to a close as the martial arts master faces off another blustering American fighter, played confusingly by British actor Scott Adkins. There’s more Danny Chan as Bruce Lee in this movie too, with the uncanny lookalike reprising his role from Ip Man 3.

After years of Yen being reportedly reluctant to return to the role that he originated in 2008, Ip Man 4 looks to be a worthy send-off of the character — though the franchise can presumably live on in dynamic spin-offs like Master Z: Ip Man Legacy. Where else can we get our nationalistic martial arts movies where China proves its superiority through bombastic showdowns? But it is a little bittersweet to see Yen leave the role that was so perfectly suited to him.
buzai232 Jan 19, 11:12PM
The “Ip Man” series of films directed by Wilson Yip and featuring the great Hong Kong martial arts film star Donnie Yen of Boston have told the story of the Wing Chun grandmaster after whom the films are named. The films’ strengths have always been the actual martial arts fights themselves. directed by the legendary Sammo Hung or Yuen Woo-Ping and an uncredited Yen.To get more news about ip man movie, you can visit shine news official website.

Yen’s quiet and dignified Ip Man is a widower, father and teacher of the Wing Chun style of Kung Fu. He has a school in Hong Kong in the early 1960s, although at the beginning of “Ip Man 4,” he is in San San Francisco, where he attends a tournament to see his protege Bruce Lee (an affable Kwok-Kwan Chan) fight.
Ip Man has received a diagnosis of cancer, although he has been told he can survive with treatment. He is also in California to try to land a place for his unruly teen son. He runs into trouble when the chairman of the Chinatown Business Association and fellow Kung Fu grandmasters take issue with Bruce Lee and his landmark martial arts book, which reveals Chinese fighting secrets to non-Chinese people.

The screenplay by series regular Tai-lee Chan and others is the usual weak point with its stereotype villains and badly translated dialogue. But at the center of it all is Yen, who was the cast standout in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” I honestly have no idea why his performance as the Zatoichi-like sightless warrior monk Chirrut Imwe has not led to more roles in U.S. films.

Highlights from the three previous films (there is another Ip Man film series as well) can be seen during the action of “Ip Man 4.” Cinematography by Siu-Keung Cheng is a big plus.
Like the previous films, the white characters in the film, who are supposed to be American, sound oddly British or Australian, which is because they are. Englishman Scott Adkins displays his awesome martial arts skills as the film’s principal villain, a martial arts expert Marine Gunnery sergeant. Yes, everything is basically a countdown to the big showdown between Yen and Adkins. But, oh, what a showdown it is. Long live Ip Man and Donnie Yen.
buzai232 Jan 19, 11:05PM
President Trump’s long-awaited trade deal with China includes some significant changes to the economic relationship between the world’s largest economies.To get more us china trade deal latest news, you can visit shine news official website.

The agreement signed Wednesday includes some victories for Mr. Trump: China has committed to buy an additional $200 billion of American goods and services by 2021 and crack down on business practices that the Trump administration has criticized. But text of the accord does not provide enough information to determine how it will work in practice, and it is unclear whether China will interpret it differently than the United States.
Mr. Trump said his deal is a boon for farmers, who have been among the hardest hit by the trade war. The deal includes significant commitments from China to buy agricultural products, as well as airplanes, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas.
China’s commitment to purchase additional American exports is based on 2017 levels, and includes $52.4 billion of energy exports, $32 billion of agricultural commodities, $77.7 billion of manufactured goods and $37.9 billion of services.

Although American businesses and farmers will be pleased by those commitments, China is only agreeing to make purchases for the next two years and is vague about what happens after. The agreement says the countries “project that the trajectory” of increased purchases would continue through 2025. The shopping list also leaves several open questions: What happens to China’s existing contracts with other countries for products like soybeans? Will the purchases distort commodities markets?

China’s vice premier, Liu He, who signed the deal with Mr. Trump at the White House on Wednesday, said Chinese businesses will buy American goods and services “based on the market demand in China,” suggesting Beijing may not view the targets as so ironclad.

While many farmers would welcome more Chinese purchases of their products, some experts warned that Mr. Trump’s deal could make them more vulnerable in the longer run.

“Of most concern, the deal turns Chinese purchases of U.S. agriculture from a constant to an uncertain variable that is now subject to the instability of U.S.-China relations,” Evan S. Medeiros, a Georgetown University professor who was senior Asia director in the Obama White House, said in an email. “That’s a devastating shift for U.S. farmers.”
In what is arguably the most robust part of the accord, China is committing to some big changes to its agricultural policy. The country will get rid of certain health standards that Chinese officials have used to block a variety of American agricultural goods.

Beijing is also relaxing licensing, inspection and registration rules that the United States has viewed as barriers to trade. The changes will affect products including meat, poultry, pet food, seafood, animal feed, baby formula, dairy and biotech.

Darci Vetter, a former agriculture negotiator for the Obama administration, said the section on agriculture “addressed a number of longstanding irritants” that have stopped shipments of milk, chicken, beef and pork.

Ms. Vetter said that the agreement in this area was surprisingly reciprocal, granting concessions that China was seeking to ensure its exports are treated more fairly in the United States.
buzai232 Jan 19, 10:56PM
May 8 2018: U.S. President Donald Trump formally announces U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal with Iran, formally known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). "A horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made," he said about the agreement. To get more news about tension between iran and us, you can visit shine news official website.

"It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will," he added. May 9, 2018: Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei describes President Trump's speech on nuclear agreement as "inane and superficial".

"In the name of the Iranian people, you are making a mistake, Mr. Trump," Khamenei said. May 12, 2018: U.S. condemns Iran's "destabilizing influence" in Middle East, pointing to Tehran's support for rebels in Yemen, attacks against Israel.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps fired rockets at Israeli citizens, Iran's proxies in Yemen launched ballistic missile at Saudi capital Riyadh.

May 21, 2018: U.S. announces 12 demands from Iran, including discontinuation of its nuclear program and withdrawal from Syrian war.

Aug. 7, 2018: U.S. moves to impose first wave of pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran, largely targeting country's banking sector.Nov. 5, 2018: Trump administration announces implementation of new sanctions covering Iran's energy, shipbuilding, shipping, financial sectors.

April, 8 2019: Washington designates IRGC as "foreign terrorist organization".In response, Iranian Supreme National Security Council formally designates U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) as "terrorist organization".

April 22, 2019: U.S. announces end of waivers for sanctions on countries importing oil from Iran.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says decision taken as part of Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign on Tehran to force countries to cease oil purchases from Iran.

April 22, 2019: Iran renews threats to close Strait of Hormuz if prevented from using strategic Persian Gulf waterway to export oil."If there is any threat […] to Iranian waters, we will not hesitate to respond," says Ali Reza Tengseiri, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps naval force.

May 5, 2019: U.S. deploys aircraft carrier strike group, bomber task force to CENTCOM in Middle East to send "clear and unmistakable message" to Iran, says Presidential National Security Adviser John Bolton.

May 6, 2019: Acting U.S. defense chief Patrick Shanahan warns Iran against any "provocation" or threats to American forces after Washington's deployment of naval strike group to the region.

May 8, 2019: President Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran's iron, steel, aluminum, copper sectors as tensions between rivals escalate.May 8, 2019: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani threatens resumption of high level enrichment of uranium if Iranian interests in nuclear deal with world powers not protected within 60 days.
May 8, 2019: Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says some officials in U.S. administration want war with Iran, saying this would be suicide

May 9, 2019: President Donald Trump says Tehran acting in threatening manner toward U.S., adds he was open to meeting Iranian counterpart."We have information that you don't want to know about, they were very threatening," says Trump.

May 10, 2019: U.S. announces Pentagon's deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries in Middle East to deter Iranian threats.
buzai232 Jan 17, 12:19AM
The Trump Administration is once again creating a hornet's nest in international diplomacy and insists on flirting with nuclear conflict.The failed negotiations with North Korea and the resumption of missile tests in the peninsula have served no purpose because now the tension is increasing in the Middle East.To get more latest news on iran and us tensions, you can visit shine news official website.

After the U.S. government withdrew in May 2018 from the nuclear agreement with Iran and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran in November, presidential advisers have sharpened their diplomatic stance.

Just three months ago, national security adviser John Bolton sent a threatening message to the leader of the Middle Eastern country, Ayatollah Khamenei, assuring that he would not have "many anniversaries to enjoy."

To make matters worse, four tankers were boycotted on Sunday in front of the United Arab Emirates, and Iran's enemy countries accused them of provocation.Both Trump and Khamenei have added fuel to the fire, threatening each other about an "imminent defeat" if the matter comes to armed conflict.

This week, however, both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and representatives of Tehran have lowered their tone by assuring that neither side is interested in reaching those extremes.

To guard their backs, the Administration ordered a "partial evacuation" of the staff in the embassy of the neighboring country, Iraq.Despite the prominence that the Trump government has adopted in the breakdown of relations with Iran, these have not always been good, especially since the Second World War.

During the 1940s, Iran was a victim of the invasion of the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, who were backed by the United States. However, the new diplomatic spirit of the world after the bloody conflict brought both sides to the negotiating table.

In 1953, the CIA backed an operation to overthrow the democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in order to protect the U.S. and Britain's interest in the country's oil—Mossadegh had nationalized the oil industry and the U.S. wanted to return control to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. The coup succeeded, and though the CIA did not admit its involvement until 2013, the Iranian people widely understood the coup to be an effort orchestrated by the U.S.

That frustration with the Shah's regime as a Western puppet was part of what fueled the Iranian Revolution in 1979, which ultimately submerged the nation under the yoke of a theocratic regime.

On Nov. 4 of that year, the radical group of Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line responded to President Jimmy Carter's decision to protect the former Shah (leader) by occupying the U.S. embassy in Tehran and abducting 52 U.S. diplomats for 444 days.The Carter administration responded with the so-called Executive Order 12170 and froze up to 12 billion dollars in Iranian assets, some of which remain suspended today.

Hence the chain of economic sanctions by the United States imposed mainly in 1995 by President Bill Clinton, and which includes Iranian purchases of food, spare parts, and medical products, as well as American purchases of carpets and food.

President George Bush continued these sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Law (ISA), which was renewed for another ten years in December 2016.
buzai232 Jan 17, 12:11AM
It remains to be seen whether Democratic voters will embrace Mike Bloomberg now that he is officially a 2020 candidate. But his late entry should be welcome news to Chinese leaders. To get more china finance news, you can visit shine news official website.

The billionaire and former New York City mayor is likely the field’s most Beijing-friendly candidate. He's argued against the U.S.-China trade war, maintained investments in China, hosted a conference there and frequently speaks up on behalf of its regime. His approach has drawn criticism from conservatives — but it also represents a vulnerability in a Democratic race that has embraced a more confrontational posture toward the Chinese government.

It’s an issue Bloomberg is wrestling with in real time. Just last week, as he prepared to jump into the race, he canceled a planned appearance in Beijing at the New Economy Forum, a conference hosted by his company, Bloomberg LP, and attended by top Chinese officials.

He tapped former treasury secretary Hank Paulson to open the event in his stead. “My good friend Michael Bloomberg asked Henry Kissinger and me to represent him here today, because, as you all know, he's made a decision to serve his country,” Paulson said, name-checking the former Secretary of State who has long worked to promote ties between the United States and China.

Bloomberg’s view of China’s authoritarian government has elicited closer scrutiny since he began signaling an interest in a bid he’d sworn off earlier this year. In particular, he faced blowback for defending Chinese President Xi Jinping in a September interview with PBS’s “Firing Line.” “The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public,” Bloomberg said on the show. “Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive.”
Pressed by host Margaret Hoover on whether he really believes Xi is not a dictator, Bloomberg emphasized his point. “No, he has a constituency to answer to,” Bloomberg said. “No government survives without the will of the majority of its people, okay? The Chinese Communist Party looks at Russia and they look for where the Communist Party is and they don’t find it anymore. And they don’t want that to happen. So, they really are responsive.” This is a stark contrast to the situation on the ground, where over a million Muslim Uighurs have been forced into detention camps and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong face live rounds and tear gas.

The claim flies in the face of a spate of Chinese crackdowns, including the forcing of over a million Musliim Uighurs into detention camps and the use of live rounds and tear gas on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

The exchange prompted Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin to write that Bloomberg’s “record on China shows he is the wrong person to guide our country in confronting this historic challenge.”
buzai232 Jan 13, 11:40PM
It’s common for car buyers to put most of their effort into finding the perfect car, and only think about financing at the end of the journey. While getting the right vehicle is critically important, figuring out how to pay for it and getting a car loan are also critical parts of the car-buying process. Figuring out your budget and financing can help you gauge how much car you can afford, helping you narrow your choices. To get more auto news today, you can visit shine news official website.

Few buyers can afford to pay cash for the full price of new- or used-car purchases. Instead, you’ll need to get an auto loan to cover either the entire cost of the vehicle or a substantial part of it. Getting a bad car finance deal can force you to pay extra each month or wreck your credit history for years. Your loan payment is just one piece of the cost of owning a car. It needs to fit into your budget, while at the same time paying down the balance as quickly as possible.

“Do your homework, and make sure it’s not just about ‘hey, I want to pay $300 a month,’” says Erin Klepaski, executive director of strategic alliances at Ally Financial. “Really make sure that vehicle meets your needs – that you can insure it, that the fuel economy makes sense for you, you can drive the number of miles you need, that it has the functionality that you need, so that you get that whole package and that total cost of ownership experience, as opposed to shopping the vehicle payment.”

Our new car rankings and used car rankings and reviews will help you find the right vehicle, while the following steps will guide you through getting a great deal on your car loan.

It is common for car buyers to put off the thought of financing until they are in a car dealership’s financing office. That's, unfortunately, a path to potential financial calamity. Smart car buyers know precisely how much vehicle they can afford and have a plan in place to finance their new ride before they even think about heading to a dealership. You might end up with dealer financing, but if the dealer doesn’t have an offer to beat they’ll have no incentive to give you a more affordable deal.
Here are seven steps to take when financing a new or used car:

Learn The Language of Lending - Know all the finance terms that are likely to be used when you’re looking for a car loan.
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Finalize the Deal - Sign the loan paperwork and close the deal.
Take These Extra Steps After You Have an Auto Loan - Learn what happens after you finalize the deal.
buzai232 Jan 13, 11:33PM
In a recent column you made the following statement: “The safest thing to do is to use a virtual private network, which encrypts ALL traffic between you and all websites.”

VPN encryption may not have the reach that you are stating. A VPN can only encrypt the transmission between the client and the service provider. The communication between the VPN service provider and the destination of the transmission is likely to be unencrypted.unblock websites
If the VPN service provider has an agreement with the destination it will be encrypted, but it is unlikely that Facebook or any other large web presence is establishing these VPN connections, primarily because they would not be able to provide the throughput necessary for the expected traffic to their sites through a VPN.

VPNs are perfect for protecting people on public Wi-Fi from the other folks that are on that Wi-Fi. But they do not provide end-to-end encryption.

A: You’re absolutely right. Using a VPN does two things. First, it encrypts the transmissions between your computer and the VPN’s servers. Secondly, it masks your IP address.

The transmissions between the VPN server and the third-party site are not encrypted unless the third-party site supports that.
So yes, there is still some exposure. But it is only with respect to the actual content of your message if it is intercepted between the VPN server and the third-party site. Unless you provide identifying information in the message it can’t be tracked back to you.

The bottom line: Be aware of where you are and what you’re transmitting. If you’re using public Wi-Fi for virtually anything, I recommend using a VPN. Many sensitive sites — such as banks — don’t, however, allow connections over a VPN. So in such cases I recommend not making such connections over public Wi-Fi.When comes to the issue of online privacy and security, we suggest to use a VPN, and our recommendation is RitaVPN.Qwer432
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