?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.
Talking of his original intentions, Meng said he want亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
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.
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.
treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.
In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.
The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, pre亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H
all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.
“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie,?La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w
ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所uctions, titled?Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.
Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei
ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.
“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese
cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.
A part of Tibetan life for centuries, the revered animals provide food, clothing, labor and transport.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.
It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.
When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.
He could not have imagined that the bond would last for decades. Yaks sav亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.
?has become the third largest trading partner of US.
“The first half of this year, only US imports increased; but its export亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
s have declined by 1 percent year-on-year. Its foreign trade growth entirely relies on its i
mports,” he said. “However, China’s exports in the first half of this year were still on the rise.”亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
Mei Xinyu, a researcher at the International Trade and Economic Cooperation Institute of the Ministry of Com
merce, said the intensified trade dispute will only further expose a downfall within the US economy.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
India’s top lender seeks fresh growth opportunities to boost bilateral trade, investments
Amid a wave of closures of various Indians banks’ China operations, India’s larg
est lender said it will not only stay committed to serving the mainland market but seek fresh growth oppo亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
rtunities, to boost both bilateral trade and the growing Chinese investments in Indian startups.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊”The deepening of reforms and opening-up in China’s financial services sector, and
the rise of the AIIB(Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and the NDB (New Development Bank) are en
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊couraging signs in China. Despite slowing economic growth, China remains a key destination for foreign banks. Pr
ospects for bilateral trade growth are bright, so we are looking at trade finance,” said Venkat Nageswar, deputy ma
naging director in charge of international operations of the State Bank of India.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
He argued the $300 billion Chinese exports were mainly daily consumption products. As the tariffs are enforced, it will s
timulate inflation in the US, which has been increasing in recent years faster than the consumer price index.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊Zhou Mi, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Econ
omic Cooperation, said imposing tariffs will only put on more risk on the supply side of US’ industry chain.
“China is a developing country while the US is a post-industrialized country. A large part of their materials to make con亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
sumer goods and industrial products depends on imports,” Zhou said, adding that tariffs will only leave the US with two ch
oices—buying from China with a higher cost, or buying from other countries with uncertain quantity and quality.
h big potential, particularly in boosting consumption and improving people’s livelihoods,” Li said.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所At the same time, market oversight will be strengthened. Market players and individuals who are black
listed may be punished by multiple agencies. Such efforts will help protect the rights and interests of consumers.
“Cultural consumption deserves our careful study. It should receive亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
as much attention as the consumption of goods and tourism because it contributes to im
proving people’s livelihoods and countering downward pressure on the economy,” Li said.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所Central authorities call it second such insult, urge restoration of order in HK
The central government lambasted radical protesters in Hong Kong on Sunda
y for blatantly trampling on the national dignity and the principle of “one country, two systems”.
A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council made the rem亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
arks in response to an illegal assembly on Saturday in which some radical protesters removed the nati
onal flag from a flagpole near Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and tossed it into the harbor.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所Their act constitutes a violation of the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance in Hong Kong, and a blatant affro
nt to the national dignity and the principle of “one country, two systems”, the spokesperson said.
It also hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, including the people of Hong Kong, the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Spe亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
cial Administrative Region said it was the second time the nation’s dignity was trampled by radical pr
otesters who besieged the liaison office building and defaced the national emblem on July 21.
Such lawlessness must not be allowed and offenders must be brought to justice in acc亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
ordance with the law, the spokesperson said, reiterating the central government’s support for the SAR go
vernment and police to strictly enforce the law to punish lawbreakers and restore order.
Strong criticism 亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所poured in from various sectors of Hong Kong after a weeke
nd of violence rocked the city, paralyzing traffic and disrupting business in many areas.
?saw a drop in profit can be complicated. On one hand, last year’s tax crackdown and tightened regulatory policies in taxes have ce
rtainly struck some major players, costing them both time and money to pay the fine and restructure their亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
businesses,” said Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所”On the other hand, China’s film box office market is heading toward saturation, which m
eans that the profit surge that many entertainment companies saw in the past is less likely to happen,” Chen added.
Data from the National Radio and Television Administration
showed box office revenue in the first half of 2019 in China stood at 31.17 billion yuan, down 2.7 per亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
cent year-on-year. Cinema visits dropped 10.3 percent year-on-year to 808 million visits within the same period.
Chen believes, though, the companies will bounce back.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所”The industry is still likely to see a boom in the near future as there is more market pote
ntial to be tapped, such as film derivatives (toys and figure models), various genres of intellectual properties or t
rans-media storytelling (presenting the story with multiple platforms like films, TV shows, and games),” Chen said.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
“Such approaches to IP development can be an effective way to generate more revenue for entertainment companies,” he added.
Wanda and Huayi said in their statements that losses were due亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
to a lack of projects premiering in the first half of the year. Most of Huayi’s film projects such
as The Eight Hundred directed by Guan Hu would premiere in the second half of 2019.
“It’s common that entertainment companies adjust their film distribution plans based on market de亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
mand, and choose to release their films during a certain period of time to maximize their profits,” Chen said.
“But it is certainly not the reason why a majority of entertainment
companies saw a drop in profit. Although it is common for entertainment companies to premie亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
re their major film projects in second-half seasons with peak demand, it is unlikely for most of them to do so at the same
time, as the first half of the year also has many peak movie-going seasons,” said Chen.
?is one of them. “If we want to build cultural confidence, and want to
make our voice heard by the world, we have got to change,” Liu said. Her opinions were th亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
ose of reformists. She might reflect her own experience of pervasive prejudice and hope to change the status quo. But on th
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊e whole, most students showed great interest in and confidence over the future of traditional Chinese culture.
The students’ enthusiasm deeply impressed Professor Guo, the judge of the contest. “The co亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
ntest this year shows a big difference from previous ones. The contestants now are more interested in wor
ld affairs and the role China should play in the international community. They have broader perspectives and are more pa
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所ssionate in dealing with common challenges the whole universe is facing, and their views are more diversified,” Guo said.
Professor He, director of the College of Liberal Arts & Law, said that the competition was not just a test of studen亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
ts’ English capability, but also an expression of students’ patriotism and global horizon. Keeping track of both wo
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所rld and Chinese affairs and maintaining an open mind without losing interest in traditional Chinese culture in th
e era of globalization are priorities in higher education, especially for liberal arts ?students.
The contestants’ passion for traditional Chinese culture is the epitome of all college students’ reflection on Chinese culture亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
in China. They grew up in a prosperous and dynamic society with unlimited potential built by the older ge
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊nerations. Soon or later, they will take over their causes and reshape this great country based on their perspectives and v
alues, and their speeches can be regarded as their declaration of building a better China in the future.
About the author:亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
Guo Jiulin is professor at Dalian Minzu University and the dean of the Chinese Language and Literature Department.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊A visitor tours an exhibition showing the Chinese Ballad Singers Association’s ach
ievements in the past 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
Beijing, July 10, 2019.?More than 2,000 pictures and 400?quyi?articles are on display at the exhibition
o pre-incubate the overseas star-ups in UK then build their team and integrate domestic resources such
as investors, supporting technologies and markets in Shenzhen, aiming to improve the transition rate of the innovative star-ups.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
“It will be a one-stop model consisting of talent supply, industry research and development, proj
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所ect landing, business services and industry-academic-research cooperation, which we have explored for a
couple of years,” said Peng Lisi, general manager of UCLan Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.
Since its establishment in 2008, UTSL has devoted itself to international knowledge transfer, the cooperation of “ind亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
ustry-academic-research”, cross-border incubator and students’ entrepreneurship
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊”Our efforts are paying off. The cooperation between industry, academics and research in Shenzhen is moving fo
rward to a bigger international platform and posing higher demands,” said Peng.
Xing Tao, vice executive president of Kaisa Group and president of Kaisa Technology Group, said the cooperation with U亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
TSL has been one of the company’s efforts to change itself from a real estate developer to a high-tech company.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊”We are constructing a new industrial chain mode that includes real
estate projects, overseas innovation center and a Chinese incubator. Kaisa plans to build a br
and-new innovation eco-system that crosses different fields and combines necessary elements,” Xing said.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所
Wu Song, vice president of Luohu Hospital Group, said the cooperation with UTSL will he
lp deepen the hospital’s reform program. “In the future, the hospital will develop an operational mo亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
de of outpatient, industrial platform, R & D platform and a supporting platform,” Wu said.
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊女神会所Wen Zhenkun, director of the Department of Science and Technology of Shenzhen University, noted that this pro
ject has deepened the collaboration with UTSL in the area of incubation support for startups.
ia last year, she said she had been captivated since she was a c
hild by men and women dressed in Han-style robes fighting each other in kung fu television shows.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
Although she started wearing?hanfu?on a daily basis simply because she really liked it, Zhou began to take it more seri
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊ously when she began attracting the attention and interest of foreigners and others who share the same love for tradi
tional Chinese culture, according to a China Central Television report on?hanfu?last year.
The Sina Weibo star has seen both her business in Sydney and her popularity on the micro-blogging platform continue to grow.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
Because the clothing style disappeared for about 400 years before its reemergence, several
critics and academics doubt the authenticity of modern adaptations of hanfu, claiming tha
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊亚博娱乐yb156千花坊t the followers did not do sufficient historical research before recreating the outfits. Some have even gone on to say tha
t the movement is entrenched in racism and linked to nationalist movements which could spark potential con
flict between the Han ethnic group, which makes up almost 92 percent of China’s population, and the other 55 ethnic groups.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
However, many young people who adopt?hanfu?as their daily fashion choice maintain that they wear it to show appre
ciation for their heritage and to feel a connection to their roots, with no political intention or motivation involved.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
Despite of the ongoing debate over?hanfu, many young Chinese people, including Shi and Zhou, continue
亚博娱乐yb156千花坊to promote wearing?hanfu?as a lifestyle choice and hope that it will one day be accepted as mainstream fashion.
Khaya Njumbe won the top prize in the child group of a singing contest of Chinese songs in the U.S.
Midwest and received a trophy on Sunday in a Chinese culture center in the southwestern suburbs in Chicago.亚博娱乐yb156千花坊亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
This is part of the “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Singing Competition scheduled in August in Beijing of China.
Holding the trophy almost one-third of his size, the 10-year-old boy beamed, and just cou亚博娱乐yb156千花坊亚博娱乐yb156千花坊
ld not wait to play with other contest participating boys and girls standing around.
During the competition, the 10-year-old boy sang two Chinese songs, “Whe
n You Are Old and Grey” and “The Moon Represents My Heart.” The articulation, au
thentic pronunciation and emotional expression of the songs enabled him to win the prize.
Liu Zhongyi, 亚博娱乐yb156千花坊品茶微信head of the ministry’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, explained how such crimes usually ha
ppen: Chinese suspects collude with their foreign accomplices to deceive women, who usually are between 20 and 30 y
ears old, offering them good-paying jobs in businesses such as tourism or good marriage prospects.
Then they assist the women in entering China illegally and send them to their Chinese accomplices, who offer lodging, transp
ort them to different parts of the country and force them into illegal marriages or prostitution.
Chen Shiqu, deputy director of the bureau, said the price for each woman who w
as sold ranged from 100,000 to 180,000 yuan ($14,545 to $26,180), based on age, appearance and nationality.
He said the Chinese police were careful to protect the legitimate rights of the wo
men and distinguish them from those who illegally crossed Chinese borders for other purposes.