Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.
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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 p
roduction 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.
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 pr
aised 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.
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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
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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.
relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
aves and movie-like presentations that employ t
he imaging technology of the academy.上海千花网女神会所 “We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan
上海千花网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上海千花网女神会所 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
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b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
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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
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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上海千花网女神会所
tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.
er capita from 2010 to 2020 and clearly will reach that goal.
上海千花网女神会所Nicholas Lardy, an often-cited Washi
ngton-based expert on the Chinese economy, argues i n his recent book
The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China that China could have co 上海千花网ntinued to grow at 10 percent per year through
out this decade if not for policy mistakes. His core argument is that Japan and South Korea continued high growth r
ates until they reached GDP per capita equal t
o 60 to 70 percent of the US, so why can’t China?上海千花网 With all due respect, I think this is a silly argument. The early growth in both Japan and South Korea was based on for
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xports were manufactured largely by state-led companies. China is a much larger economy. There is not enough potential import demand in the worl
d to continue as a main driver of the economy’s growth. It takes longer to grow organically from domestic demand.
上海千花网女神会所Japan saw very fast economic growth from the 1950s to the 1970s based on technological c
atch-up and on fast export growth to the US. The export industries of Japan – mostly cars and electronics –
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上海千花网女神会所ed in the Plaza Accords in 1985 that limited Japanese exports to the US and forced Jap
an to roughly double the value of the yen. So, export-led growth was no-longer an option.
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ents to stimulate the economy. This just resulted in negligible growth, ecological damage and a government-d
ebt-to-GDP ratio of more than 200 percent – by far the highest in the world. In contrast, China’s strategy of str
uctural reform, opening up, and increasing domestic competition will lead to more sustainable GDP growth.
will use the project to deepen cooperation in the fields of technological innovation, advanced manufacturing, artif
icial intelligence, intellectual property protect
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y after the agreement, the Guangzhou government said in a press release that as a model for a city’s knowledge economy, SSGKC will undertake more innovative reforms and measures to上海千花网
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uild a data exchange center and a technological innovation park for the greater bay area.
to the US, 90 percent of laptop computers and more than half of connected devices are from China, according to
Spector’s association, the principal body representing software and digital inform
ation industries worldwide.上海千花网女神会所 “Given this volume, there is simply insufficient capacity in the rest of the world t
o absorb production shifts of these high-demand de
vices in the short term,” she said.上海千花网 That means that if more tariffs go into effect, US producers would have to either sacrifice pro
fits on US sales or pass increased costs on to consumers by raising prices, Spector said.上海千花网
g Kong Special Administrative Region is expected to have a significant setback in approval 上海千花网女神会所of issues related to people’s lives, due to the forced closure of the city’s legislature after damage from a v
iolent break-in by protesters on Monday night, Le
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Items to be discussed by the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee involve more than HK$70 billion ($9 b
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There are still uncertainties as US media reported that Trump said in a
news conference after his meeting with President Xi Jinping in Japan last week tha上海千花网女神会所
t existing tariffs would remain in place on Chinese imports while negotiations continue. But additional ta
riffs he has threatened to slap on other Chinese goods would not go forward “for the time being”.
To create a better business environment, Gao from the Ministry of Commer
ce said China’s Unreliable Entities List is still being developed and will be released soon.
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nt and consumption is the major dividend.” Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization, agreed.
“The contract responsibility system in the 1980s, th
e privatization of urban housing in the 1990s, which上海千花网女神会所 has created 400 million middle-income earners, and membership of the World Trade Or
ganization, have powered the high-speed econom
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The DJ from Taiwan has been a mainstay of Asia’
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rd-partying crowds and marathon sets at nightclubs from Taipei to Tokyo – so she’s no stranger to the lifestyle.
But this set was different – this was Glastonbury, the largest fe
stival in the United Kingdom and one of the most iconic music events on the planet.上海千花网
“This was a dream come true,” she shouted unnecessarily, her eard
rums still adjusting. “Two years ago, I was playing here at the Blue Stage, and it was so
much fun. But this year they moved me to the Sonic Stage, which is way bigger. It was my honor to represent Asia.”上海千花网女神会所
He pointed out that China is now home to 1 billion low-income earners, including 500 to 600 million farmers and 300 mi
llion migrant workers, and the current task was to liberalize farmers’ homesteads – land previously allotted to
farmers by the government to build homes, which cannot be transferred to urban residents.上海千花网女神会所
He argued that if farmers are able to become middle-income ear
ners by selling their homesteads, domestic demand could be largely increased.
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rowth, 18.6 percentage points higher than 2017
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e taxes and fees to stimulate enterprises, as we
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sonal tax reform has also taken place … consume
rs’ willingness to spend has been further encouraged.” From home electronics to new energy cars, authorities have introduced policies to further stimulate domestic consumption.上海千花网
In early June, the National Development and R
eform Commission, the Min istry of Commerce and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment released an action plan to acc
上海千花网女神会所elerate the upgrade of consumption goods and resource recycling, which addressed the production, application a
nd innovation of new energy vehicles, green home appliances and the commercial use of 5G mobile phones.
The action plan also highlighted the potential for vehicle cons
umption in rural areas. In early January, the country issued an action plan to optimize co上海千花网女神会所
nsumption supplies, which also addressed subsidies for energy saving and new energy vehicles.
“The market size in China is not only huge, but is also undergo
上海千花网女神会所ing a consumption upgrade,” said Wang Qing, a research fellow at the Development Re
search Center of the State Council. “With the new round of policies being launched to stimulate consumption and c
ompanies diversifying their offerings, the consumption potential will be further liberalized.”
When the US government escalated economic and trade friction, a ridiculous argument of self-deception was floated by some in the US. It
上海千花网was claimed that “additional tariffs were good f
or the US”. From last year’s “trade war is good”, it has now come down to that China is payin g huge tariffs to the US … These huge taxes will be directly handed over to the US Treasury, and tariffs will bring more wealth t
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It is just the rhetoric of some in the US to hide the dangers of trade wars and fool people.
As far as the essence of trade protec
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state and the nation is merely a means of artificially “creating factory owners, exploiting independent workers and capitalizing the production materials and living m
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Trade friction harms the interests of ordinary US consumers. A large part of China’s exports to the US are ordinary consumer goods, and the price elasticity of demand is small. Therefore, according to the tax-transfer
principle, when the US imposes tariffs on Chinese goods, most of them will eventually be passed on to US consumers. A study from Goldman Sachs, a famed investment bank, believes tha
上海千花网品茶微信t after the US government imposed tariffs on Chinese goods last year, Chinese exporters did not lower their prices “to compete in the US market”. Therefore, tariff costs were mainly pa
ssed on to US companies and households, resulting in a rise in consumer prices. It has pushed up the core inflation rate in the US.
• Can Sino-US trade friction hurt the Chinese economy?上海千花网品茶微信 The US has continuously escalated Sino-US trade friction and used trade bullying and various other m
easures against China, which will undoubtedly adversely affect the production and operation of Chinese enterprises and people’s consu
mption and expectations, and increase downward pressure on the economy. However, if we take a long-term, comprehensive and fundamental vie
to calmly and objectively examine it, rather than being caught in the short-term economic fluctuations or the consideration of gains and losses for the mom
ent, we can draw the conclusion that the impact will be generally controllable and positive. The good trend is unchanged, the comprehensive ad
antages are obvious, and the means of regulation are sufficient. There are more opportunities than challenges.