Audiences get a compre上海千花网troduction to the

 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.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 have played in the country’s development and where they are today.

上海千花网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上海千花网女神会所

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

上海千花网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上海千花网女神会所

tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.

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Natural History in the P上海夜网Museum, a new three

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.上海夜网女神会所

His strong interest in zoology is often overshadowed by the stereotypical image of him as a fervent collector of jewels and antiques.

From 1750 to 1761, the emperor ordered two court artists, Yu Sheng and Zhang Weibang, to create paintings of birds and terres上海夜网

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”).上海夜网女神会所

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.

上海夜网”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上海夜网

ting are kept,” she says, adding, “but there are also paintings in the album which show that typical tech

上海夜网女神会所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上海夜网

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.

上海夜网女神会所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.

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Completion of tunnels上海夜网il line within reach

Most of the tunnels along the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sich

上海夜网品茶微信uan-Tibet Railway have been completed, railway authorities said over the weekend.

The Bukamu Tunnel, one of the longest tunnels on the railway linking Lha上海夜网

sa and Nyingchi in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, was completed on Fr

iday. With its completion, 96 percent of the tunnels on the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the railway are finished.上海夜网

The 9,240-meter Bukamu Tunnel is located in Manling county of the reg

ion’s eastern Nyingchi city. According to the China Railway 17th Bureau Group, and it is

also the 37th tunnel to be completed for this section, leaving 10 other tunnels to be finished by the end of the year.上海夜网品茶微信

“Once construction began in October 2015, it took more than 300 workers 1,234 days to complete the tunnel,” said Y

an Qingjing, an official of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway Headquarters, which is part of the group.上海夜网

“The oxygen level in the region is merely 50 percent that of the plain are

as, with the tunnel’s location at an average elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level, a上海夜网品茶微信

nd the oxygen level inside the tunnel is only 19 percent of that of the plain areas,” Yan said.

The group’s statistics show that more than 90 percent of the tunnel is rock burst section, and that more than 3,000 ro上海夜网

ck bursts were counted during construction of the tunnel, with an average daily burst of three.

Wang Shucheng, director of the project, said the tunnel’s depth reaches上海夜网

1,381 meters at one point, and high geostress inside causes the tunnel’s highest tem

perature to reach 42 C, much higher than the railway tunnel construction safety temperature of 28 C.上海夜网品茶微信

“The tunnel is like a steam room,” said Kang Yanjun, who works with the group. “On

ce you get inside, you begin sweating profusely. It is like doing anaerobic exercise.”上海夜网品茶微信

The technicians must exert a lot of energy every time the

y work in the tunnel, and each person needs at least 10 bottles of water, Kang said.

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cience expert laments 上海后花园protectionist trends

However, STI development is an arduous process, and the US has grow

上海后花园n increasingly anxious that its lead is being eroded,” Hu said. “So instead of staying a

head via continued innovation, it has turned protectionist toward China and other developing countries and used u

nconventional means, from tariffs to travel restrictions, in the h女神会所ope of keeping them behind.”上海后花园

At the same time, the US was plagued by many domestic issues, ranging

上海后花园from growing social inequality to rising corporate influence, and ordinary US

people, notably those from Midwestern states, felt disenfranchised by globalization and technological progress b

ecause “the fruits of these trends have been mostly reaped by the elites from coastal states”.上海后花园女神会所

“When internal issues become too difficult to handle, politicians often rely on scapeg

oating to divert public frustration and attract support, especially during election years,” Hu said.

上海后花园”But the US public must realize that blaming China and other countries for its econo

mic, social and existential woes will not solve its issues, it will only exacerbate them to disastrous levels for all.”

上海后花园女神会所Despite the US’s effort to disconnect with China, Hu said full detachment

was unlikely in the long run because it would not be in the interests of either country.

“China’s market and its pivotal role in the global industrial chain are too important for US companies to give up,” he said.上海后花园

In addition, science requires the exchange of ideas and collaboration to progress. When faced with common ch

allenges, from climate change to changing ethical landscapes in artificial intelligence and biosciences, “it will re上海后花园女神会所

quire a global joint effort to find the best solution to tackle these emerging issues,” Hu said.

“Dividing the scientific community and the world, as some politicians are implying, is dangerous and co上海后花园

unterintuitive to maximizing the potential of science and its benefit for the people,” he said.

上海后花园女神会所Given the unpredictability of the current US administration, China needs to “kee

p a rational, objective outlook and focus on improving its own capability at its own p

ace”, he said. “We must have the confidence and patience to get through turbulent times.”

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The area, comprising Tsim上海夜生活ui and Mong Kok

is home to many luxury hotels, brand boutiques and posh restaurants that are major attractions for locals and tourists.

上海夜生活On Sunday, radicals spread the violence and vandalism to Tseung Kwan O in East New Territories

and the western and central part of Hong Kong Island. In Causeway Bay, two police vehicles were set u

pon by masked protesters who attempted to blind officers with flashlights and laser pens. Some prot上海夜生活女神会所

esters vandalized Golden Bauhinia Square, where the flag-raising ceremony is held every day, in Wan Chai.

上海夜生活A total of 29 people were arrested on offenses including unlawful assembly and assault, according to the latest figure given by police.

“Violent protesters who breached the law should also be brought to justice,” a government spokesperson said.

President Xi Jinping arrived in Beijing from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Sunday after wrapping up his Central Asia trip.上海夜生活

On Saturday, Xi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of a numb

er of cooperation documents covering such areas as infrastructure, agriculture, investment and anti-terror.

上海夜生活女神会所The two presidents also signed a joint statement to further deepen the China-Tajikista

n comprehensive strategic partnership for common development and prosperity.

According to the statement, China and Tajikistan will continue to supp上海夜生活

ort each other on issues concerning their core interests, such as national sovereignty, se

curity and territorial integrity, and to give priority to the development of bilateral ties.上海夜生活女神会所

The two countries pledged in the statement to advance the in-depth align

ment between the Belt and Road Initiative and Tajikistan’s national developm

上海夜生活ent strategy for the period up to 2030 with a view to building a China-Tajikistan community of development.

China-Tajikistan relations have maintained sound development momen

tum since the establishment of diplomatic ties 27 years ago, Xi said, adding that they have become good n上海夜生活

eighbors, friends and partners and bilateral relations are at their best level in history.

China is glad to see a stable, developing and prosperous Tajikistan, and fir上海夜生活女神会所

mly supports the country in following a development path that suits its own natio

nal conditions, and backs its efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and security, Xi said.

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Its leading actor Li Xia上海419论坛g Zi also respond

ded on Weibo by defending the integrity of China’s territory.

上海419论坛Some State media, including People’s Daily, posted correct maps with the hashtag “R

ight way to open Chinese map” on Weibo and called on people to learn China’s territory better.

The ministry announced on its website that a nationwide program will be held at the end of this mont上海419论坛女神会所

h to educate the public about national territory and the map of China, as well as how to use the map correctly.

People living in Hotan prefecture in the southern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region

上海419论坛can travel to other parts of China along a newly opened expressway connecting th

e last prefecture in Xinjiang to the modern transportation infrastructure in the rest of the country.

The expressway, linking Shule county in Kashgar prefecture and Moyu county上海419论坛

in Hotan, stretches 434 kilometers and is a subsection of the G30 National Express

上海419论坛女神会所way, which links Lianyungang in East China’s Jiangsu province with Horgos on the China-Kazakhstan border.

Construction of the expressway began in July 2017 and it opened on July 31. It has a designed speed of up to 120 kilometers per hour.

The Hotan prefecture had its first expressway linking Moyu county and Hotan cit上海419论坛

y in August last year, but the expressway was not connected with those in other parts of Xinjiang.

Hotan is located in southern Xinjiang, which is known for its hostile environ

上海419论坛女神会所ment and complex geological conditions. It is also one of the poorest regions in China.

Pan Feng, president of a logistics company in Hotan, said the opening of the new expressway is great news for logistics comp

anies as it can shorten the travel time from Kashgar to Hotan from eight hours to just more than four hours.上海419论坛女神会所

“The opening of the expressway will improve traffic infrastructure and benefit the economic development and po

verty alleviation of Hotan,” said Lu Jun, head of the construction team for the expressway.

上海419论坛Extra efforts were taken to overcome construction difficulties and extreme weather, s

uch as sandstorms, rainstorms and flooding and to protect the local ecosystem, he said.

The total length of expressways in Xinjiang is expected to reach 5,234 km by the end of 2019, with上海419论坛

an additional 434 km being built this year, according to the Xinjiang transport department.

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High-tech spurs growt上海夜网condhand goods market

n the first half of 2019, a total of 6.86 million used cars

上海夜网were sold across China, up 3.9 percent year-on-year. Overall sales hit 43.4 billio

n yuan, according to the latest data from the China Automobile Dealers Association.上海夜网品茶微信

Luo Lei, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Dealers Association, said earlier that the booming market is tha

nks to the central government’s decision to remove limits on the flow of used vehicles across regions.

上海夜网Since last year, China has ramped up efforts to scrap limits on cross-region flow of used

cars, as part of the country’s broader push to make the automobile industry globally competitive.

“This will encourage consumers to switch cars more frequently and

help enterprises to adjust their plans and explore untapped demand,” Luo said.上海夜网品茶微信

China has about 240 million cars on the road, data from CADA showed, yet about 78 percent are from first-and second-tier cities.

“But demand for used vehicles chiefly comes from consumers in small cities, resulting in huge dema

上海夜网品茶微信nd-supply imbalances geographically,” according to data from Youxin, an online used car dealer.

To tap into the demand, major car dealers including Renrenche, Youxin and CA

RS are all gearing up to enter more cities and provinces to boost market share.上海夜网

Major ride-hailing firm Didi is also entering the mar

ket by buying used vehicles directly from Renrenche in a bid to lower costs.

上海夜网品茶微信”The transaction volume between the two sides is likely to exceed

2 million vehicles in three years,” said Renrenche in an earlier statement.

Major internet behemoths are also joining the fray.

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Cross-border investme 上海千花坊ave increased in a signi

nificant way, and Chinese and UAE companies are working in tandem to share technology, capital a

 上海千花坊品茶微信nd market access. Financial cooperation is also deepening, as demonstrated by the agreem

ent for China Everbright Group to set up its MENA financial and investment hub in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

A bold vision was outlined, as President Xi Jinping and Sheikh Mohamed 上海千花坊

bin Zayed Al Nahyan sat down together and signed an agreement aligning common go

 上海千花坊品茶微信als. This document included commitments to development, growth, prosperity and stability. Among other asp

ects, there was also an agreement to adhere to the principles of mutual interest, equality and understanding.

Another series of milestones stemmed from the UAE-China Economic Fo 上海千花坊r

um, where 19 agreements and memorandums were signed by a broad range of sectors betwe

en numerous UAE and China businesses. This forum showed the level of sophistication achieved in the UAE-Chi

 上海千花坊品茶微信na relationship, as opportunities for joint action for investment were explored with a high-ranking ministerial de

legation and business leaders from the respective nations. Such achievements are the result of decades of hard work, sinc

e the first visit of the late Sheikh Zayed in 1990, as the first leader to China from the Arab region. 上海千花坊

There was a fitting send-off toward the end of the visit, as a celebration was held marking th

 上海千花坊品茶微信e 35th anniversary of the establishment of friendship and bilateral relations between the United Arab Emi

rates and the People’s Republic of China. A grand ceremony took place in Beijing, which was attended by His Highn

ess Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, China’s Vice-President Wang Qishan, the staff of the diplomatic miss 上海千花坊

ion and many high-level dignitaries, ministers, businesses and investors. There were even

 上海千花坊品茶微信more agreements and memorandums achieved on the sidelines of this event, between a

number of Emirati and Chinese businesses, five more to cap off an extremely fruitful trip to China.

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For example, Sichuan上海后花园ince, in China’s inland so

southwest, increased its exports by 21.9 percent in the first half, largely selling to Europe and ASEAN countries.

上海后花园ang Wenlei shapes Olympus’ China strategy with focus on services, manufacturing

Yang Wenlei, CEO of the China unit of Japanese tech giant Olympus Corp, said the local market is of great s上海后花园

ignificance for the company. Olympus, she said, has great confidence in the growth potential of the Chinese market.

The company will press ahead with research and development activities and high-end manufa

上海后花园女神会所cturing in China’s medical field. It also aims to tap the huge local demand for medical equipment, inc

luding endoscopes, microscopes, and solutions for minimally invasive surgeries, she said.

“We will enhance our efforts in medical, imaging and scientific solution sectors in China this上海后花园

year,” Yang said. “The medical sector will be our main focus and we will pour more resources into the segment.”

上海后花园女神会所At present, Olympus is focusing on sales promotions in China. “In the future, we hope to build a compr

ehensive regional headquarters in China, covering R&D, manufacturing, services and training,” Yang said.

“We attach great importance to the medical sector in China. Compared with Europe, the United States, Japan and上海后花园

other developed countries, China has huge potential demand for medical equipment, given its aging population.”

I had expected to see some impact of the trade war on southeastern provinces where export manufa

上海后花园cturing is concentrated. But, Guangdong province grew by 6.6 percent and Zhejiang grew at 7.7 p

ercent year-on-year, both higher than the target rates, in the first quarter, according to the latest data available.

These export-oriented manufacturing provinces are transforming t上海后花园女神会所

oward higher tech manufacturing and are also increasing exports to developing co

untries. For example, Zhejiang’s exports to ASEAN countries surged 22.5 percent year-on-year.

上海后花园女神会所So, the strategy of using domestic reforms and international opening-up to in

crease domestic competition, moving to consumption and services, and emphas

izing higher tech, higher value-added manufacturing is working, according to the latest data.

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The government has set上海千花网f doubling GDP per

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 Washington-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 throughout 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 to 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

上海千花网eign demand for exports. In South Korea, these exports 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 –

are extremely competitive. But, much of the domestic economy is protected and inefficient.上海千花网

A series of trade disputes with the US in the 1970s and 1980s culminat

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.

Instead of opening-up and reforming its domestic economy, Japan first chose to use monetary stimulus in the late 1980s, which上海千花网

resulted in an immense real-estate bubble and led to the real-estate and stock market collapses in 1990 to 1992.

Through the 1990s and 2000s, Japan then tried to use very large infrastructure investm上海千花网女神会所

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.

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