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home to more than half of the nation’s population. Borneo, on the
other hand, is the country’s third-biggest island but has less than 6 percent of the population.上海贵族宝贝女神会所
“It is ideally situated to be the new capital,” Supriyatna said.
上海贵族宝贝”It is strategically located in the middle of Indonesia and a great deal of the land is already owned by the government or state-
owned companies. This would reduce investment costs for infrastructure and relocation,” he added.
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rinking water, electricity, sanitation and communication network services.
Moving the capital to a safer, less congested location would cost up to $33 billi上海贵族宝贝女神会所
on, according to Bambang Brodjonegoro, the country’s planning minister.
The price tag includes new government offices and homes
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Lithuania－Walking along the top of Lithuania’s decommissioned nuclear reactor, which was a set for HBO’s crit
ically acclaimed Chernobyl TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he’s not “afraid at all”.上海贵族宝贝女神会所
“They know what they’re doing,” the retired computer engineer from Chicago says, refe
rring to organizers of the three-hour tour of the Ignalina power station in eastern Lithuania.上海贵族宝贝
Similar in design to the Chernobyl reactor nearly 450 kil
ometers away, Ignalina provided the backdrop for the show’s outdoor scenes, shot last year.
上海贵族宝贝女神会所The state’s only nuclear power plant built in Soviet times was open to the public even before the Chernobyl drama first aire
d in May but has since seen a steady uptick in visitors on the heels of the show’s success.
Tourists don white overalls, walk on top of the reactor and tour the various w上海贵族宝贝
ork stations, including a command post built to resemble the one in the series.
They can even pretend to be the protagonists pushing the various buttons.
Ignalina plant spokeswoman Natalija Survila-Glebova said that the series had attracted a new stream of visitors, mostly Lithua上海贵族宝贝女神会所
nians but also foreign tourists from countries like Poland, Latvia and the United Kingdom.
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.上海千花网女神会所
Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h
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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上海千花网
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.
上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope
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上海千花网
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.上海千花网女神会所
“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.”
“The music is very Chinese, which I haven’t heard before … It was beautifully played, very exciting and experimenting,” she said.上海千花网
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上海千花网女神会所
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上海千花网女神会所
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
上海千花网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
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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
上海千花网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上海千花网女神会所
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.上海千花网
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上海千花网女神会所
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上海千花网
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上海千花网女神会所
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 上海千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊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 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
上海千花坊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. 上海千花坊
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 上海千花坊女神会所
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 上海千花坊
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 上海千花坊女神会所
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.
gn teachers, yet we are willing to shoulder the cost and e
mploy only the best to give our students a good education,” Yang said.上海419论坛
Qiao Lei, CEO of BlingABC, an online English teaching platform in Beijing that is a subsid
上海419论坛品茶微信iary of New Oriental Education and Technology Group, said the company has maintained strict
qualification requirements for all foreign teachers since it was founded two years ago.
All teachers must be native speakers, hold a bachelor’s degree along with CELTA (Cert上海419论坛
ificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TES
OL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificates. In addition, all the上海419论坛品茶微信
ir relevant information and qualifications are open to general scrutiny on its platform, he said.
The company has adopted an evaluation system based on credit for its foreign teachers.上海419论坛
Points are deducted from those who violate company regulations, such as arriving late or being the subject of co
mplaints from parents, which will affect their salary and position, Qiao added.
上海419论坛品茶微信Kelly Hong, director of Bling-ABC’s Center of Foreign Teacher Management, said the c
ompany records all classes on its platform and they are reviewed by staff members and parents.
“Some parents may have low requirements for foreign teachers and thin上海419论坛
k that native speakers should be able to teach English well, but that’s simply not the ca
se－just like not every Chinese person is able to teach the Chinese language,” she said.
上海419论坛品茶微信Hong added that establishments still need professionals who know how to manage a class, understand body lang
uage, can energize students and know the basic principles and methods of teaching a second language.
Qiao noted that the high demand in the sector resulted in several English-la上海419论坛
nguage platforms being founded almost every week last year. However, many subseq
uently closed because the teachers they employed did not meet the stringent quality standards.上海419论坛品茶微信
“The market has a way of weeding out companies that engage in malpractice. At the end of the
day, parents still prefer foreign teachers who can offer high-quality English tuition to their children.”
in new games as it rode Peacekeeper Elite and other titles like Honor of Kings to reignite growth in a business that co
ntributed 30 percent of its revenue. The company said it released 10 games in the second quarter.上海419论坛女神会所
“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on
上海419论坛ce again missed both our and the Street’s expectations,” said Alicia Yap, an analyst of Citigroup Global Markets Asia, wh
ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.
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uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke
rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.
Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛
Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is
expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所
arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.
The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan
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“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over
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business in China, the current stalemate wouldn’t last too long,” the Citic report said.
On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye
ar that includes payment and cloud services churned out 22.9 billion yuan, up 37 percent on co上海419论坛
mparable business last year. The sector was fueled by rapid growth in commercial payment volumes.
“We have learned from our industry contacts that Te上海419论坛女神会所
ncent’s WeChat Pay has enhanced efforts to improve profitability
by phasing out/reducing subsidies,” Nomura Securities said in its own research note.
on improper and illegal patent agents. The campaign will run from April to November during 2019-20.
ent agents and agencies play a key role in transforming innovative results into patent上海后花园品茶微信
s,” Lei Xiaoyun, director of the IP utilization and promotion department at NIPA told Xinhua News Agency.
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ment in the country, she said.
With the application of the campaign, NIPA will ha
ve a diversified supervision system in a bid to promote its supervision efficiency, she added.上海后花园
Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in China, welcom
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tional students from 51 countries and more than 60 students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Around 20 percent of the new students are from impoverished regions and 10 percent of students are from ethnic m上海后花园
inority groups, according to the university. The youngest student in this year’s fresh
men class is only 15, and eight students celebrated their 18th birthday on their first day at Tsinghua.上海后花园品茶微信
The class of 2019 includes some already famous names, such as Go w
orld champion Ke Jie, who will study at the School of Economics and Management上海后花园
and Yang Chenyu, who has achieved the highest score nationwide at this year’s nation
al college entrance exam, or gaokao. He got 730 out of a possible 750 at this year’s exam in June.上海后花园品茶微信
The university has also added more than 3,000 signs, posters and pamphlets in both Chin
ese and English to help international students better fit in.hinese and foreign
undergraduate students register at Tsinghua University Comprehensive Gymnasium on Aug
d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
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theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
park to takee over Hennessy Road, a major thoroughfare in the heart of the shopping district in Causeway Bay, bloc
king traffic and disturbing tourists. In hit-and-run tactics, they also went to Wan Chai, taking similar actions.上海419品茶微信
Those protesters face the risk of arrest because they deviated from the planned rally’s location.
Under Hong Kong’s Public Order Ordinance, participating in an unlawful assembl
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Also on Sunday, demonstrators continued to occupy the Hong Kong International Airport arrivals hall for a third day.
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urday that a Hong Kong pilot charged with rioting for taking part in a recent protest has been grounded.
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In Beijing, the Foreign Ministry urged the United Kingdom to stop interfering in China’s inte
rnal affairs and to refrain from making random, inflammatory accusations regarding Hong Kong.
上海419品茶微信The refutation came after the British Foreign Office said that new Foreign Secret
ary Dominic Raab spoke by telephone on Friday with Lam about the situation in Hong Kong.
“I’d like to point out that Hong Kong today is a special administrative
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ritish colonial rule,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Saturday.
Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.
One of the loveliest women in Chinese literature, Yun in Shen Fu’s autobiography Six C上海千花网
hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.
上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup
ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.
In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网
office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.
The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun
上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.
Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.
“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网
ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.
Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所
en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.
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ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog
ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所
The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.
Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.