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.

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The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou

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“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

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

上海千花网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).上海千花网女神会所

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.”

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This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

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ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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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上海千花网女神会所

ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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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

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on, according to Bambang Brodjonegoro, the country’s planning minister.

The price tag includes new government offices and homes

上海贵族宝贝for about 1.5 million civil servants expected to pack up and start moving in 2024.

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

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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.

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nians but also foreign tourists from countries like Poland, Latvia and the United Kingdom.

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d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419

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on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form-reached 4,763 metric tons per ye

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As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou

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上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.

He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.

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Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W

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Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所

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d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.

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o joint ventures-SAIC-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling – saw their sales in the fir

st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网

French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w

上海千花网女神会所as a meager 0.7 percent in the first seven months, down from 1.6 percent in the same period last year.

PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has

decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.

“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网

na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”

Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.

上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.

Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网

bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye

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Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie

s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w

hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网

Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr

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nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.

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ce then. A memorial square was set up in Yan’an in honor of Zhang, an

d hundreds of visitors from all walks of life come to honor him every day.上海龙凤419

Hou Xiuzhen, 74, always volunteers to tell visitors stories about Zhang and those hard times during wars.

Hou’s father-in-law was in the CPC’s army and took part in the production campaigns in Yan’an in

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become self-reliant, not only by establishing their own the grain supply, but in other areas of life as well.

“‘Serving the people’ was a motto of my father-in-law and has significantly influe上海龙凤419

nced his offspring,” Hou said. Before her retirement, Hou was an avid tree planter in the local reforestation drive.

“Mass line is the Party’s fundamental political and organizational line,” said Gu Sha上海龙凤419品茶微信

ojie, an associate professor with China Executive Leadership Academy in Yan’an.

上海龙凤419″People have different needs at different times. ‘Serving the people’ is to

put into practice the Party’s mass line in all aspects of governance,” Gu added.

Passing on spirit

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mbers every year to receive education. “Serving the people” is a must-have course.

“Zhang Side is a model who represents the image of the CPC, solving people’s pro上海龙凤419品茶微信

blems and bringing Party members and the masses closer,” said Tan Huwa, an expert with Yan’an University.

“In the new era, ‘serving the people’ embodies the victory in the war against p

overty and in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects,” Tan said.上海龙凤419品茶微信

Zhang Yangang is the Party secretary of Xinhu village, Shaanxi province. The grassroots official knew about Zhang Sid

e’s good deeds when he was a child, which inspired him to change the poor and backward village.

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the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

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hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

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itself. I can’t be the only one who wants the sad, sordid cycle to end once and for all.上海千花坊品茶微信

The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

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d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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percent year-on-year during the seven-month period, accounting for 14.2 percent of the total FDI.

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t seven months, posting growth of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.

MOC data showed that FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent compared with the same period last year.上海乌托邦

FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew 5 percent in the first seven months of 2019.

There’s been a whole lot of controversy over flags lately.

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ut their recent treatment by protesters in Hong Kong shows flagrant mis

understanding of the city’s past. Many demonstrators have taken to waving the colonial flag used for the territory before its r

eturn to China in 1997, and some go a step further, flaunting Great Britain’s current Union Jack or the flag of the Uni

ted States to show their desire for Western-style government or even intervention by those countries.上海乌托邦

Meanwhile, the flag of the People’s Republic of China and its national emblem h

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Just in case there’s any genuine confusion, I can provide a couple quick reminders.

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 enthusiasm, for the better-than-expected trading conditions at the STAR Market during the fi

上海千花坊rst 10 trading days could greatly stimulate investor confidence, Peng said, and those who hold a wait-

and-see attitude when the first batch of companies went public will enter into the market.

上海千花坊女神会所Eight people have been killed and four others remain missing amid

heavy downpours and floods in Central China’s Hubei province, CCTV reported.

Torrential rain hit Yunyang district in the city of Shiyan at around 4 am Tuesday, causing floods and landslide in Qinglo

ngshan village, leaving eight dead and four missing, the CCTV reported quoting Yunyang district government. 上海千花坊女神会所

More than 2,000 villagers have been relocated to safer locations, and rescue teams f

rom Shiyan city and Yunyang districts have arrived to assist in search and rescue, the district government said.

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ralyzed and two highways have been closed for safety reasons, Xinhua News Agency said.

The local meteorological department issued a red alert, the highest in China’s four-color weather alert system, for ra

上海千花坊女神会所instorm on Tuesday, noting high risk of flash floods, geological hazards and river flooding.

Huang Rui in Beijing contributed to this story.

Technology strategist hails successful projects achieved through cooperation

上海千花坊The United States and China have benefited greatly from cooperation in science, technology and innovation, a se

nior Chinese science strategist said, lamenting the recent protectionist turn in the US.

Hu Zhijian, president of the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Deve上海千花坊女神会所

lopment, said an objective appreciation of such accomplishments would help ease recent technology and t

rade frictions and reveal new grounds for win-win cooperation between the countries.

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Wang said he regarded the regulation as an “upgraded version” of rules previously made by the adm上海419品茶微信

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“But the situation, I believe, will change, if the blacklist regulation, a bigger threat, takes effect.”

Zhu Wei, an associate professor at China University of Political Science and Law, applauded the regulation

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“I’m glad that the current version identifies those who disregard business morality as ‘d

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ompetitive reasons – are often seen and not good for the business environment,” he added.

Wang said the blacklist is reasonable.

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上海419品茶微信Efforts to build an honest cyberspace have expanded in recent years. In December 2018, for instance, e-co

mmerce businesses were encouraged to make use of technologies that prevent dishonest behavior and improve overall online credibility.

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tinue robust growth as the government has pledged more facilitating measures.

At the latest executive meeting of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, a

uthorities vowed another raft of measures to beef up the growth of the sector.上海419品茶微信

Analysts believe these will help upgrade the industry and consumption, deep

en the supply-side structural reform and promote the establishment of a strong domestic market.

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State Council executive meeting chaired by Li says consumption will be buoyed

上海会所hina will take more measures, including improving services for people’s daily lives and

encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better meet t

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The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

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r better services will be deepened. Local governments will be supported in carrying out

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dical care and household services in the renovation of old residential communities. Such efforts to c

reate clusters of services that make life more convenient for people will receive fiscal support.

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s in cold chain logistics for farm products will be strengthened at a faster pace.

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. Policies will be formulated and implemented for ticket price cuts or exemptions at touri

st attractions, free admission during offseasons and ticket discounts for performances.

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