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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
The 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for
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esses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the inter
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The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to presen
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rough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.
亚博娱乐yb156千花网Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth an
d the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Stew
art, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am stil
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?The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, the fi
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The projectiles, presumed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, wer
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stal city of Hamhung in South Hamgyong province into its eastern waters.
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The ROK-US joint military drills kicked off on Monday, and were scheduled to last for about 10 more days.
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.
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ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.
?for literature,” he said, citing Garcia Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera,” a romance that develops on a river.
亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝While the river behind his childhood home has run dry, said Mo
Yan, he can always rely on the abundant waters of the Amazon for inspiration.亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝女神会所
“I will simply imagine that the Amazon is my river, the river of my childho
od. It will give me inspiration, guidance and confidence, as many readers do,” he said.
亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝At the conference, Mo Yan was awarded an honorary doctorate by the
Diego Portales University, the highest academic distinction from the university.
The Chinese writer will be traveling to other cities, following his visit to Santiago.亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝女神会所
Mo Yan was born in 1955 and grew up in Shandong province in eastern China.
In awarding him the Nobel Prize, the judges described him as a write
r “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝女神会所
An event, entitled “Night of Chinese Culture and Tourism,” which is p
亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝art of a series of activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment
of diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia, was held here on Thursday.
The event, co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia, the Mo亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝女神会所
ngolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports and the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Touri
sm attracted about 1,300 Mongolians and representatives of Chinese citizens living in Mongolia.亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝
The audience enjoyed an authentic and wonderful performance of Shaolin Kungfu
亚博娱乐yb156贵族宝贝and Tai Chi Kungfu by a group of kungfu masters from the Central China’s Henan province.
The event aims to show the Mongolian people the rich and colorful resources of China’s culture an
d tourism, showcase the unique customs and the diversity and charm of the Chinese civilization, and furt
er promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, according to the organizers.
?relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
aves and movie-like presentations that employ the imaging technology of the academy.亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan
亚博娱乐yb156千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.
“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”
Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroad亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat
uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.
亚博娱乐yb156千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo
b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
“You need to be in a state of tranquility, to guide a stable hand to mend the lines and reconnect the dots,” said Ya亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo
亚博娱乐yb156千花网rld of Buddhist murals, sculptures and writings located in nearly 500 grottoes. They c
over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Yang’s approach to repairing and preserving the iconic works of art for future genera亚博娱乐yb156千花网女神会所
tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.
volume book, which was jointly released in July by the Palace Museum Press and CITIC Press in B
eijing, provides children, its target audience, as well as curious adults, a new perspective of the emperor.亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所
His strong interest in zoology is often overshadowed by the stereotypical image of him as a fervent collector of jewels and antiques.
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trial animals, while eight high officials with the requisite knowledge were arranged to write explanatory texts for t
he encyclopedic albums, known as?Niao Pu?(“graphics of birds“) and?Shou Pu?(“graphics of beasts”).亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所
He also collected a comprehensive book called?Hai Cuo Tu?(“an album of the abundant marine world”), which was illus
trated by Nie Huang, a natural scientist who spent decades studying the country’s waterways and coastal areas.
亚博娱乐yb156夜网”Western painting techniques were introduced into the royal court of the Qing
Dynasty through missionaries,” says Li Shi, a researcher of ancient painting at the Palace Museum.
In Niao Pu, we can see that the expressive techniques of traditional Chinese ink-water pain亚博娱乐yb156夜网
ting are kept,” she says, adding, “but there are also paintings in the album which show that typical tech
亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所niques from Western paintings were applied to deal with shadows and add realistic detail.”
Qianlong loved the three encyclopedias and kept them in his residence for frequent reference and the education of his children.
Natural History in the Palace Museum?is edited from the three graphic albums by selecting 120 of t亚博娱乐yb156夜网
heir illustrations. The subjects’ modern names (along with their Latin references, where applicable) are inclu
ded, as well as vividly-written background information and stories, based on historical documents.
亚博娱乐yb156夜网女神会所The entries range from animals more commonly seen by the emp
eror, like tigers, donkeys, and dogs, to those that Qianlong would have never seen in his li
fetime, like giraffes on the African savanna or whales breaking the ocean surface.
?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.