ted cities, Jakarta, a city of more than 10 million people, is also one of the most congested.
In his address to parliament, Jokowi said: “A capital city is not just a symbol of nati亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所
onal identity, but also a representation of the progress of the nation.”
亚博娱乐yb156夜网He did not give the exact location in Kalimantan for the new city. It is a region with a
population of just over 16 million people and known for rainforests and orangutans.亚博娱乐yb156夜网
Widodo toured Kalimantan in May to survey potential sites.
亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所Kyle Springer, a senior analyst with the Perth USAsi
a Centre at the University of Western Australia, said from an infrastruc
ture perspective, Jokowi’s push to move the national capital to Kalimantan is “interesting”.亚博娱乐yb156夜网
“It is a less developed part of Indonesia where there are a number of infrastructure gaps,” the analyst said.
亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所An archipelago comprising nearly 17,000 islands, Indonesia has a population of mor
e than 270 million, mostly concentrated on the islands of Java and Sumatra.
A question mark has been hanging over the future of Jakarta as the nation’s capital for decades.亚博娱乐yb156夜网
Heri Andreas, a lecturer and researcher with the faculty of Eart
亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所h Science and Technology and the Institute of Technology Bandung, Ind
onesia, said Kalimantan was chosen because of its central location in the archipelago.
He said the new capital will probably be the political capital of the country while th亚博娱乐yb156夜网
e economic and commercial activities will remain on Java, at least for the time being.
He said Jakarta will be the “central economic city” of Indonesia.亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所
“I don’t see Jakarta being left behind after the new capital is established,” he said.
Publishers from home and abroad gathered Monday to discuss C
hina’s international publication and exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.亚博娱乐yb156夜生活女神会所
Over 200 people including publishers and experts from more than 60 overseas publishin
亚博娱乐yb156夜生活g houses in 30 plus countries attended the China Book International Foreign Consultants Seminar.
As 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, various stories about the develo
pment of China over the years could be told, said an official with the Publicity Department of the Communist Part亚博娱乐yb156夜生活女神会所
y of China Central Committee, who expected publishers from home and abroad to strengthen their exchanges and coope
ration based on these vivid stories, and create more works with global significance.
According to Niels Peter Thomas, managing director of the b亚博娱乐yb156夜生活女神会所
ook section of Springer Nature, to enhance the global influence of Chinese publications,
further cooperation between Chinese and foreign publishers is the most important step.
Also at the seminar, the “100 Titles of China Books Since 1949 for Translation and Promotion” w亚博娱乐yb156夜生活
as launched and displayed. The titles, actually 101 in number, include 37 in the hu
manities and social sciences, 34 in science and technology and 30 in literature and art.
亚博娱乐yb156夜生活女神会所The titles were selected by a panel, who considered the original fine works worth translating a
nd promoting overseas, as they reflect the achievements made in the course of China’s development.
The China Book International (CBI) project was launched in 2006, and currently has 38 member units.亚博娱乐yb156夜生活
By the end of 2018, the CBI had helped Chinese pub
lishers sign 3,233 copyright agreements with 715 overseas publishing hou亚博娱乐yb156夜生活女神会所
ses from 82 countries, covering 4,656 titles which have been translated into 57 languages.
city in Shanxi province, learned the art of making?xiuqiu?(a ball
made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h
亚博娱乐yb156千花网as been listed as a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage and she is an inheritor. Now the silk ball has become a loca
l cultural brand, generating an annual output value of nearly 1 million yuan ($141,494.8).亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro
vince, and now Xiangfen county of Linfen city, is a traditional auspicious ornament.
The 140-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) wow亚博娱乐yb156千花网
ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch
inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.
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ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five
Elements) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor.” Renowned American cellist Alisa We亚博娱乐yb156千花网
ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.
The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou
nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro
m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”
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This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad
es, while performing classical western music, the orchestra has made great efforts to cre亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.
earthed from a well at a 2,200-year-old relic site in the mountainous
Liye town, Longshan county, Hunan province. The front and back of the slip contain the fo亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
rmula in Chinese characters, which is believed to be the earliest and most complete such model in the country.
The slip was among some 38,000 bamboo and wooden pieces found in the well and d
亚博娱乐yb156千花网ates to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), China’s first unified empire that was powerful but short-lived.
The discovery of these slips, as well as other excavations at the Liye relic site, is deemed on
e of the most important archaeological findings in China since the beginning of the 21st century亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
It is not only because the Liye slips were 10 times the total number of Qin slips discovered in other parts of China before, but also be
cause the Liye slips bear more than 200,000 characters, documenting the political, economic and social aspects of Liy
亚博娱乐yb156千花网e life, a riverside military fortress during Qin rule. The relics are helping historians to understand more about the dyn
asty’s bureaucracy and economic systems, as written records about Qin were previously unclear.
After years of decoding and interpreting the information on the slips, researchers from Hunan are n亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
ow sharing some of their findings about the Qin era with a display of some 175 slips at A Tale of A S
mall Town, an exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing that runs through Sept 6.亚博娱乐yb156千花网
These objects are from the collections of the Hunan Provincial Institute of Archaeology in Changsha and the Liye Qi
n Slips Museum near the relic site. Bamboo and wooden slips were the primary亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
media for texts before paper was invented by Cai Lun, an official of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).
Pieces from the collection of Liye slips, which have been cleaned, date from 222 BC to 20亚博娱乐yb156千花网
8 BC, unfolding a panoramic view of administrative management at the prefecture level then, as well as ep
itomizing the area’s social life. It is through these tiny slips and glimpses of a small t亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
own’s past that people today are able to get a bigger picture of the rise and fall of Qin rulers.
Archaeologists and historians view the significance of the Liye slips rivalin
g that of the discovery of Qin’s Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, in 1974.
rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom
e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy.?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu
e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦女神会所
Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n
oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦
Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es
亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.
For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio
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67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.
“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec
ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦
of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per
cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦女神会所
y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon
etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦
nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”
Online advertising service revenue was 2.2 billion yuan in the second quarter, down 16 percent ye亚博娱乐yb156乌托邦女神会所
ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela
ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.
There are plenty of theories of extra dimensions and we do experiments to find them. Interestingly, one of the ideas abou
t why gravity is so weak is because it has to deal with other dimensions, where other forces don’t.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤
What would you say is people’s biggest misconception about space?
?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤品茶微信It’s not a misconception, exactly, but a lot of people can’t come to terms with what it means to be human without considering the un
iverse. So if there’s anything that surprises me about some people, it is that they don’t really care. But as long as en
ough people do, we’re okay. I remember people used to say to the famous US cosmologist Carl Sagan, “L?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤
ook at those lights in the sky.” And he’d say, “They’re more than lights, kids – they’re worlds.”
ive novels have won this year’s Mao Dun Literature Prize, one of th
e four highest literature awards in China, the prize’s organizer unveiled Friday.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤品茶微信
The five novels, respectively written by Liang Xiaosheng, Xu Huaizhong, Xu Zechen, Chen
Yan and Li Er, won the prize, which is awarded every four years, according to the China Writers Association.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤
The winners were chosen from 234 candidates after six rounds of reviews and votes.
An awarding ceremony will be held in October in Beijing.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤品茶微信
Focusing on China’s transformation and achievements over the past 70
years, the third Beijing Documentary Week commences Aug 23 and runs till Aug 29.
?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤The weeklong event majorly comprises two main parts: off-line activities to raise pu
blic interest about documentaries and online releases of critically acclaimed works.
Organizers expect the events, which will be held at the China Mille?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤品茶微信
nnium Monument from Aug 23-25, will draw at least 30,000 people.
Documentaries to be released include?If National Treasures Could Talk,?China Reinvents
Itself,?Zhongguancun?and?National Southwestern Associated University.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤
Zhang Su, deputy head of the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, says organizers have received 157 documen
taries and short video works since May and will announce the winners at the opening ceremony on Aug 23.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤品茶微信
He said that the winners will be released on streaming sites such as Tencent Video, Youku and iQiyi.
Chinese Plants that Have influenced the World, a documentary highli
ghting 28 exported plants, will be the first film released on Aug 23.
?carry out a plan he had thought about for half a year: riding to the university.
To accomplish this, Meng decided to earn some money to spend during亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
the journey. So he took a job at a restaurant and earned 4,000 yuan in his summer vacation.
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ed to sharpen his persistence and fearless spirit before beginning his studies.
Concerning over possible safety issues during the journey, Meng’s father, 44, decided to join his son.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所The younger Meng has always been a sports fan. He said when he was in high school, he
liked running on the playground every day. Cycling was also one of his favorites. He saw many new things
during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.
“I think I experienced a lot during the journey. It was unforgettable,” he said.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
His story has won wide praise on the internet. “What we lack is the courage to try what
we want in life,” one user said on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The logistics services in China have become more en亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla
ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.
By the end of June, 96 percent of the courier deliveri亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com
merce platforms have given up secondary packaging, said Liu Jun, deputy director of the SPB.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所China has also deployed waste sorting devices in nearly 10,000 courier service branches and built a n
umber of green distribution centers to save resources of land, energy and water, Liu said.
?become a key growth engine for us in the near future,” Hu said.
On the passenger side, Ehang plans to use the pilot program to test more flight routes an?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤女神会所
d vertiports based on practical scenarios before moving into real commercial operations.
?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤In January, Ehang was picked by the Civil Aviation Administration of China a
s the country’s first and only pilot company for passenger AAV development. Its AAV mad
e its global debut in Vienna in April, carrying a total of 17 passengers in successive flights.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤女神会所
“As one of the four transportation hubs in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzh
?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤ou has been very accommodating to innovation, which provides Ehang with the perfect ecos
ystem to build a smart urban air mobility market,” said Chen Zhiying, vice-mayor of Guangzhou.
A group of workers from the Chongqing section of China Railway Chengdu Bureau Group Co Ltd?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤
brave the summer heat while conducting safety inspections of the rail tracks in Southwest China’s Cho
?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤女神会所ngqing municipality, on Aug 13, 2019. The local temperature in Chongqing reached to 38 C on Tuesd
China has made historic achievements in fighting poverty over the past decades, makin
g the country a major contributor to the world’s poverty reduction endeavors.?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of Chin
a, and also a crucial stage for the country’s poverty-alleviation campaign as it vows to eradicate poverty by 2020.
The following are some facts and figures about t?亚博娱乐yb156楼凤女神会所
he progress the country has made in its poverty-alleviation campaign:
?Over the past 40 years, more than 700 million Chinese people hav
e cast off poverty, representing over 70 percent of global poverty reduction.
newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport begins
operation at the end of September, the report said.?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
5G technology development will be led by typical application
?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊s including 5G+8K HD video, 5G+ telemedicine and 5G+ auto
pilot, while 5G infrastructure construction in relative areas will also be strengthened.
Having selected 34 different light poles in different regions, a beta-test of 5G base stati?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
on construction using urban light poles has also been carried out, and the construc
tion of 5G base stations on 15 light poles has now entered the final implementation stage in Beijing.?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
About 20,000 5G base stations were built nationwide in China
by the end of June, with 90 percent of these base stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guan?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
gzhou and Shenzhen, according to a report by business news portal 21jingji.com.
5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million job opp?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
ortunities and 2.9 trillion yuan ($412 million) in economic ad
ded value by 2030, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said.
?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所The academy also projected the 5G industry will make a direct contribution to about 6 percent of the country’s GDP by 2030.
The number of internet users has surged to 830 million in 2018
from 620,000 in 1997, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
On Tuesday, the NBS released a report on China’s achievements on ec
onomic and social development since the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago.?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
Telecommunication industry has been developing fast in 70 years. In 2018, the traffic consumption of mobile internet rea
ched 71.1 billion GB, 56.1 times of the amount in 2013. At the end of 2018, 368 million peo?亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
ple accessed internet through optical fiber and 1.17 billion people accessed it through 4G.