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rate such atrocious, violent acts. Hong Kong will slide into the abyss if such acts of terror are allow

ed,” the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR said in a statement.上海419

The most urgent and common aspiration of the Hong Kong p

ublic is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office added.

上海419The past weekend saw illegal protests on Hong Kong Island, in K

owloon and the New Territories, as protesters adopted hit-and-run tactics.

A total of 149 people were arrested for taking part in the illegal protest上海419

s and suspicion of committing violent acts over the weekend, according to the police.

上海419女神会所Fifteen of them were classified as “extreme violent rioters”. They w

ere arrested in relation to the protests in Causeway Bay on Sunday night. Police sa

id they classified the 15 suspects because they had allegedly used “lethal weapons”.上海419

Deputy Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung said the police have zero tolerance for violence.

Meanwhile, around 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s remaining

上海419女神会所flights after thousands of protesters swarmed the main terminal building for a fourth day, the

biggest disruption yet to the major aviation hub since demonstrations began in early June.

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national Airport had become “seriously disrupted” by the sit-in, the authority said.

上海419女神会所On the same day, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank

Chan Fan said in a news conference that the unlawful assembly will lead to en

ormous losses, damaging the economy and the livelihoods of airport staff, he said.

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Messages and signals had been going back and forth between the two countries for more than two years.

In an interview with Time magazine in October 1970, Nixon s上海会所品茶微信

aid: “If there is anything I want to do before I die, it is to go to China. If I don’t, I want my children to.”

In March 1971, Washington ended all restrictions on the use of US passports for travel to the Chinese mainland.上海会所

In April that year, Nixon terminated the 20-year embargo on trade between the two n

上海会所ations. He also ordered new steps to be taken to ease currency and shipping controls placed on China.

At a news conference on April 29, 1971, Nixon said he expected to visit China sometime in some capacity.

He added that he hoped to contribute to “a policy in which we can have a new relationship” with China.上海会所品茶微信

In August 1970, Chairman Mao Zedong invited the US writer Edgar Snow to Bei

上海会所jing, and on Oct 1, Mao placed Snow next to him on the reviewing stand at the pa

rade celebrating the 21st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In December that year, in an interview with Snow, Mao said China was c上海会所

onsidering allowing US citizens of all political persuasions to visit the country. Whe

n Snow asked whether a rightist such as Nixon, who represented the “monopoly capitalists”, would be allowed to v

isit, Mao said he would be happy to talk to Nixon, whether he came as president or as a tourist.上海会所

Snow’s interview appeared in Life magazine in April 1971.

上海会所品茶微信Nixon recalled in his book that it was now public knowledge that Mao would welcome him to Beijing.

China and the US moved closer to negotiations after largely not communicating with each other for 20 years.

According to Nixon’s memoirs, his administration atte上海会所

mpted to find an intermediary who could “pass word directly to Beijing”.

When Nixon visited Pakistan in July 1969, he told President Yahya Khan that the

U上海会所S had decided to try to normalize relations with China, and asked for his help as an intermediary.

The Pakistani leader said his country would do anything it could

to help, but added, “Old enemies do not easily become new friends.” When Khan visited th上海会所品茶微信

e White House in October 1970, Nixon used their meeting to establish the so-called Yahya Channel.

During a visit to Romania in 1969, Nixon also talked with Presid

ent Nicolae Ceausescu about the need for a new Sino-US relationship.上海会所品茶微信

Nixon’s toast at a dinner in Romania was the first occasion on which a US president had intentionally referred to Ch

ina by its official name, the People’s Republic of China, rather than Communist China.

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It is often said that art i上海龙凤419e. Films, many of whic

ch are inspired by real events, are no exception. The firefighting movi

The Bravest released last week is one of them. It was adapted from the Mongolian wri上海龙凤419女神会所

ter Bao’erji’s book, featuring an anthology of interviews of firefighters who joined the battle to put out the fire cau

上海龙凤419sed by a pipeline explosion in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, in July 2010. The movie, released for eight da

ys, has already raked in 890.55 million yuan ($126.42 million), second only to Ne Zha, the current domestic box-office champ.上海龙凤419

In addition to The Bravest, many films based on real events have achieved very good box-office results, such as Dying to Sur

上海龙凤419女神会所vive and Operation Red Sea. The reason why those films succeed is because their stories have strong reson

ance among viewers, who are moved by the details. Here are some Chinese films based on real events, which have e

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Adapted from a popular sci-fi novel, Chinese futuristic romance “Shanghai Fortress” is set to

open in Chinese theaters on Friday, according to the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association.上海龙凤419女神会所

Starring actress Shu Qi and singer-turned-actor Lu Han, the film tells the story of S

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ge to numerous cities around the globe in its quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.

上海龙凤419女神会所Audience attending the road shows ahead of the premiere said they were amazed at the visual effects in the movie, and the sce

nes of gigantic alien ship, Shanghai Cannon, rising from the Huangpu River and the sinking of the whole city.It is an

other high-profile movie to join the new club of China’s domestic sci-fi movies, whose combined box offices are pre

dicted to surpass those of foreign imports this year in an “unprecedented” development in China’s movie history, a上海龙凤419

ccording to an industry report released at Shanghai International Film Festival in June.

Earlier this year, “The Wandering Earth,” with a box office of 4.6 billion yuan ($670 million), became China’s second-highest-grossing movi上海龙凤419女神会所

e of all time, spurring heated discussions about the advent of a new era of China’s sci-fi blockbusters.

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unqu Opera play Six Cha上海千花网ating Life is brou

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.

上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas

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.

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aunch of the Discovery 上海乌托邦e Week event on July

In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp

ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m上海乌托邦

oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.

“We have long been conveying the spirit of mankind’s constant desire for exploration. We now hope to let people experi上海乌托邦品茶微信

ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag

er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”

When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦

niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.

The “first step” area simulates the landing environment for the lunar spacecra上海乌托邦品茶微信

ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.

An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦

of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.

Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信

ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po

pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.

上海乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove

ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.

“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j上海乌托邦品茶微信

ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based

entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha

n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.

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Younger generations上海龙凤419ve shows in demand

Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr

上海龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f

avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.上海龙凤419

“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons

tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t

上海龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.

Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows

is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.上海龙凤419

Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab

out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel

上海龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i

n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.

“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performe上海龙凤419

d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet

hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”

上海龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.

According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.上海龙凤419

Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab

上海龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors

and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”

He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th

e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”

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My three decades of r上海后花园 that these are not

t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a

上海后花园女神会所mong the world’s civilizations. They were created amid some of the most open periods in Chinese history,” Zhang said.

Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France

and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园

arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba

miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu

上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.

“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter

action, sharing our knowledge that traces back to Dunhuang’s place on the Silk Road,” he said.上海后花园

Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan

上海后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci

al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.

The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园

tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.

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resembles the Apollo of Greek mythology, the Mithra sun god of Persian Zo

上海后花园女神会所roastrianism and the Surya sun god of the Vedic religion, according to Zhang Yuanlin.

Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr

iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.

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The Wiener Staatsballett,上海千花坊eemed ballet company

years from Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performan

上海千花坊女神会所ces from May 28 to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Co

rsaire and Marie Antoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.

The SGT will also be opening itsown gallery space in the new season.上海千花坊

The Aura of Revival, a large abstract painting created by French Chinese artist Chu Teh-ch

上海千花坊女神会所un especially for SGT, will be presented in the new gallery space alongside other works.

Wang Junlin contributed to the story.As a major cultural and tourist destinatio

n, Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves suffer from what many other attractions will envy-too many visitors.上海千花坊

The crowds heading to the iconic repositories of ancient Buddhist art constantly

threaten the fragile cliff-side environment on the fringe of the Silk Road oasis, according to Zhao Shen

上海千花坊女神会所gliang, director of the Dunhuang Academy, which manages and studies the site and its relics.

To mitigate the impact of human activity on the grottoes in Gansu province, which face the Gobi Desert, the academy has sets lim

its on visitor numbers. Two ticket categories are sold every day. The first type is limited to 6,000 tickets and allows hold上海千花坊女神会所

ers to access eight of the 492 grottoes containing major Buddhist art, while the second category allows up to 12,000 v

isitors to enter four of the caves. More than 100 of the caves at the UNESCO World

Heritage Site are suitable for public access on a rotational basis as part of conservation measures.

Wang Xiaowei, director of the site’s monitoring cent上海千花坊

er, said the caves are at full capacity during the peak summer holiday season.

上海千花坊女神会所”In line with protective measures for the site, we take a preventive approach

that encompasses tracking the natural and human impacts,” Wang said.

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hina’s yuan, or renmin上海乌托邦came a world reserve

 currency on Oct 1, 2016. The yuan makes up 10.9 pe

rcent of the IMF’s special drawing rights currency basket, behind the dollar and euro.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Adjusting reserve levels can allow a central back to avoid wild fluctuations in its curren

上海乌托邦cy by affecting the exchange rate and increasing demand for the country’s own currency, boosting its value.

When other university students enjoy summer vacation, one 20-year old woman is

busying herself with an unusual online career in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan province.上海乌托邦

Taught to be independent in 18 by her mother, Wei Shufen, a performance major fa

scinated with the process of eating, started producing web videos on food as a freshman.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Cooperating with classmates skilled at video shooting and editing, Wei develop

ed series with 2 million fans, eventually receiving some commercial video production orders.

A meatball video titled “I like to eat hot pot” attracted tens of t

housands of people to visit a store on Taobao, China’s largest e-commerce platform.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Financially independent as a sophomore, Wei is optimistic about

her new identity as an anchor on Taobao and expects a brighter future.

上海乌托邦Orange alert issued as powerful Lekima churns its way toward Zhejiang province

A strong typhoon is forecast to either hit the coastal areas of East China’s Zhejiang province or

move northward along the coast on Saturday, according to China National Meteorological Center.上海乌托邦品茶微信

As of 5 pm on Thursday, Typhoon Lekima was 630 kilometers from southeast Wenli

ng city, Zhejiang province, with wind speeds reaching 208 kilometers per hour at its center.

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The EU remained China’上海419trading partner betw

ween January and July, with bilateral trade volume up 10.8 percent year

上海419on-year to 2.72 trillion yuan, followed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, up

11.3 percent to 2.35 trillion yuan, and the United States, down 8.1 percent to 2.1 trillion yuan.

To offset the negative impact caused by the Sino-US trade dispute, potential for trade cooperation between China and economie上海419品茶微信

s participating in the Belt and Road Initiative such as ASEAN, Russia and Italy has been further unleashed this yea

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Chen said the trade dispute between China and the US has prompted Chinese ente

rprises to accelerate their pace of innovation to break external restrictions in many fi上海419品茶微信

elds such as semiconductors and new materials, as well as expand their global presence at a notable pace.

Yan Min, a division head at the State Information Center’s Department of Economic Forecasting, said China’s div

上海419ersified trade development — exploring new markets and generating fresh demand — has become a driving forc

e for its foreign trade expansion and created room for the country to maintain stable trade growth.

New measures to stabilize trade can help ease the burdens of Chinese exporters and enh上海419品茶微信

ance their capabilities to address external uncertainties and boost their confidence, Yan said.

上海419According to the General Administration of Customs, China’s exports increased 6.7 percent year-on-year to 9.48 trillion yuan in th

e first seven months, while imports grew 1.3 percent to 7.93 trillion yuan. Its trade s

urplus widened by 47.4 percent year-on-year to 1.55 trillion yuan during the same period.

China’s trade with BRI economies totaled 5.03 trillion yuan, up 10.2 percent year-on-year, about 6 pe上海419品茶微信

rcentage points higher than the overall pace, accounting for 28.9 percent of China’s total trade volume.

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