City's Economic Recovery Rankings Out!

Recently, city’s economic recovery ranking released. Among the 17 cities with a GDP of more than one trillion yuan, Guangzhou's recovery index is 63.9%, ranked first. However, the recovery index of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the three first-tier cities, is all less than 50%, failed to enter the top 10. Qingdao ranked second with 59.1%.

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Europe's specialty food makers brace for US tariffs

Jun 5, 2020

MILAN — European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on $7.5 billion on a range of European goods were approved by the World Trade Organization as compensation for illegal EU subsidies to plane maker Airbus. The U.S. has some leeway in deciding what goods it puts tariffs on. So while it is taxing European aircraft goods an extra 10%, it...

Sophia Loren, Valentino receive standing ovation in Milan

Jun 5, 2020

MILAN — Sophia Loren and Valentino received a standing ovation from a packed house of fashion and Hollywood A-listers during the third edition of the Green Carpet Awards honoring progress toward sustainability. Loren, stunning in a black gown and glistening diamond necklace, presented Valentino with an award for legacy achievement at Milan's famed La Scala Opera house. Loren said the 87-year-old designer was "a friend, a master, a legend, a man who revolutionized the world of fashion through his elegance, passion and style." The award capped an evening to mark progress in creating more ecological and social consciousness in the...

Gucci takes a kinky turn; Dolce&Gabbana give a jungle roar

Jun 5, 2020

MILAN — Fashion, according to Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, now is above all "a great platform. It has great power." Michele has used that platform during his 4½ years at Gucci's helm to give gender fluidity a voice. The fashion house also put sustainability on stage, saying it would spend millions on a program to become carbon neutral. Fashion is recognized as one of the world's top pollution-producing industries, and luxury producers are taking additional steps to address the environmental impact of making clothes. The Italian Fashion Chamber, along with Livia Firth's EcoAge consultancy, was presenting its third Green...

Armani explores connection with nature in ethereal looks

Jun 5, 2020

MILAN — Milan designers are presenting fashion as essential. That no longer refers to must-haves, but to a distillation of ideas, discarding excess in collections and by example in wardrobes, to discourage waste. Giorgio Armani's collection presented on Saturday, the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week, was both earthy and ethereal, with myriad natural references the designer said were meant to create closeness with Mother Earth. Angela Missoni left each guest a solar lamp with a note, "Join us in holding hands with the sun, we are at a crucial point for our planet and we need to take action."...

Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace

Jun 5, 2020

MILAN — Jennifer Lopez won Milan Fashion Week on Friday, wowing the crowd at Versace when she emerged wearing a version of the jungle dress that nearly broke the internet almost 20 years ago. Building up to the big reveal, Donatella Versace announced from backstage a Google search for "Versace jungle dress," and a dome ceiling above the circular runway filled with images of J-Lo wearing the 2000 Versace dress at the Grammys. Then Versace intoned: "The REAL jungle dress," and Lopez appeared in an updated version of the iconic gown, which maintained the plunging neckline but in a sleeveless...

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