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Guests moved through the verdant, clipped lawns of Mount St. Mary University Los

Angeles campus recently making their way to Amat House, where documentarian Chris D. Nebe’s new film, Yib 爱上海女神会所

in: Golden Gateway to the Yangtze River, showed them a side of China rarely seen by foreigners.

 爱上海The film incorporates striking images of evocative ancient petroglyphs depict

ing hunters and horsemen chiseled into the cliffs by ancient artists of a bygone era; heavi

ly-laden mountain ponies toting vegetables to market through treacherous mountain passes; small fish 爱上海女神会所

ing vessels bobbing down the river as fishermen ply their trade; and many other more personal and cultural views of Yi

bin, a city in Southwest China’s Sichuan province depicted as a gateway to the mighty Yangtze River. 爱上海

The film showcases Yibin as the classic embodiment of the Chinese Dream, a vibrant

 爱上海女神会所medley of ancient Chinese traditions and thriving modern industries.

As part of China’s historic Tea Horse Road, Yibin has been an important trading center for ov

er 2,200 years. In the past, it has been most famous for its tea, liquor, calligraphy, and bamboo. To

day, the city is also moved into manufacturing automobiles, high-tech mobile phones, and medical devices. 爱上海女神会所

“I didn’t choose Yibin, Yibin chose me, but it’s a really fascinating plac

e,” Nebe said, adding that his aim with this film was to paint a different picture of China. 爱上海

Nebe started his career as a film distributor in Germany before turning to documentary writing and directing. To date, he

 爱上海女神会所has made over 20 documentaries, many done collaboratively with China.

The director feels that Western prejudices often prevent them from being open to understanding China.

“The West has too much fear and inherent racism,” he told Xinhua.

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Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y

ear, retreated to 3.8 percent in the first seven months, compared with 4.1 percent in the first six months.上海419品茶微信

Economists have said they think the policy stance likely will be loosened again in Augus

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Goldman Sachs research showed on Friday that by the end of June, the official general government sp

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Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at

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ear,” Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell said in an earnings call late on Wednesday.

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Airport violence totall上海乌托邦seless, brutal: Leung

Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status

Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday that radi上海乌托邦品茶微信

cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International

Airport was “extremely serious” as it could damage the city’s international status.上海乌托邦

The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou

ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte

d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦

Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f

rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.

上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.

Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da

ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦

“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium

term – on Hong Kong’s status as an international tourism and conference hub,” Leung warned.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho

ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”

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“I used to be very frus上海419论坛ed when traveling by air

since I need to spend over 1.5 hours on the subway to get to the Capital airport. But once the Daxing airpo

rt is in operation, it will be cut to 40 minutes,” he said.上海419论坛

“I have bought tickets to my hometown Guangzhou from the new airport for the National Day holi

day, and I’m thrilled to explore the cutting-edge technologies and the interesting design of the terminal,” he added.上海419论坛女神会所

The new airport, constructed to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pr

essure off Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as the second international airport for Beijing.

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square meters, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.

Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing giant, plans to lower its minimum passenger age restricti上海419论坛女神会所

on for teens traveling without a supervising adult from 18 to 16, the company announced Wednesday.

The new adjustment comes months after Didi said in October that children under 18 were not上海419论坛

allowed to use the car-hailing service alone, which later generated heated discussion online.

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ome for work or study, the age regulation just shut them out of the service that gave

them no alternatives but to turn to illegal cab services, or black cars, the company said.上海419论坛女神会所

“It was never our intention to push some independent minors toward the more dangerou

s gray areas just because our policy requires all minors to take cars with their parents,” the company said.上海419论坛

According to an online poll initiated by Didi in February to seek public opinion on

whether minors can ride Didi alone, over half percent of the participants suppor上海419论坛女神会所

ted children below 18 years old being able to hail a ride without an adult accompanying them.

In another poll, the percentage of support group increased to 80% with the minimum age restriction was changed to 16.

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The latest Chinese edit上海乌托邦 book, RN: The Memo

irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th

e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦

The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree

上海乌托邦品茶微信r, sheds light on the Nixon administration’s behind-the-scenes decisions for dealing with a then-isolated China.

In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦

nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.

“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers

上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in

ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com

munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦

According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi

bilities of rapprochement with the Chinese.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.

Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h

上海乌托邦ad been taken in February 1970 when I sent the first Foreign Policy Report to Congress.”

The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w

ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦

“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w

orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l

ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C

hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信

g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.

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US toy prices may rise d上海后花园e to additional tariff

Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit

上海后花园For the US toy industry, President Donald Trump’s threatened 10 percent tariff on

an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shi上海后花园女神会所

pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

上海后花园Though some US toy companies have come up with contingency plans, like lowering their relian

ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.

“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custo上海后花园

mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the

上海后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi

na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.

It’s hard to tell whether companies will alleviate the impact of a new tariff before the holiday season arrives, Linda Bolton We上海后花园

iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.

上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix

and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.

“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s un上海后花园

certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.

上海后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede

d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.

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At the age of he joined he上海千花坊r father, who was a str

treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.

In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula上海千花坊

rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.

The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, pre上海千花坊女神会所

miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.

上海千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H

all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.

“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie, La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w

ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.上海千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

上海千花坊女神会所uctions, titled Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.

Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei

ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.上海千花坊

“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.

“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.

上海千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese

cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.

A part of Tibetan life for centuries, the revered animals provide food, clothing, labor and transport.上海千花坊女神会所

Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.

It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m

上海千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.

When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.

He could not have imagined that the bond would last for decades. Yaks sav上海千花坊女神会所

ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.

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Another 24-hour bookshop in Beijing that allows customers to get in touch with their dreams, and with the past, too, is China Boo

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On July 20, four years to the day when the shop opened, half of about a dozen desks in its reading-for

-free zones were occupied. Outside, the din of the nearby Shichahai areas and hutong were dying

上海419论坛品茶微信down; inside, some were reading the shop’s books and some were working or studying.

One shop assistant and one guard were on duty, their shifts due to end at 8 am the following day, and they seemed happy to

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nd selling gift items, some are turning into venues for all kinds of social activities.

In Page One Qianmen there are occasional mini concerts in the evening.上海419论坛品茶微信

“For 24-hour bookstores, the operating challenges run into the second half of the night, says Zhang Lei, also known as San S

hi, a veteran bookstore planner and critic. “The solutions include running multiple businesses.上海419论坛

“Midnight bookstores are like large study areas, a third space in addition to the home a

nd the workplace. People actually do a lot of things in bookshops; they go there with relatives, meet friends in them a

上海419论坛品茶微信nd treat them like well-known tourist attractions, taking the usual kinds of photos.”

Zhang is skeptical about the chances of unstaffed bookshops, because one of the things that 24-hour bookshops have goin

g for them in the relentless battle against online bookselling is that they bring people together, he says.

“If you ask me, bookshops with no people seem a bit vulnerable.”

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If the problem of unau上海会所horized corporate

es cannot be solved thoroughly, enterprises may pay fees doubtfully and even be forced to p

ay, lowering their expectations over tax and fee cut policies and dampening the policy impact,” said G上海会所品茶微信

an, citing that tax and fee cuts are the key measures to counter economic downside pressure.

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uthorized charges and conduct punishments accordingly, and to cancel every unfounded governmental re

上海会所quirement for enterprises to accept services provided by third parties, Gan said.

In the first six months, China’s newly introduced tax and fee cuts have saved busines

ses 1.17 trillion yuan ($166 billion), partially completing its annual plan to cut nearly 2 trilli上海会所品茶微信

on yuan worth of tax and fees on enterprises, said data from the State Taxation Administration.

In recent years, the country has stepped up efforts to tackle unauthorized fees le

上海会所vied on businesses, with the State Administration for Market Regulation havin

g detected and dealt with 620 million yuan worth of illegitimate corporate fees in its inspection last year.

“Incorporating the payment of various types of fees, such as labor union fees and city clean上海会所品茶微信

ing fees, onto the online taxation platform has helped to slash arbitrary charging by local taxation offi

cials in recent years,” said a representative of a Nantong, Jiangsu province-based textile manufacturer.
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Liu Chunsheng, an associate professor at the Central University of Financ

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different places and called for unified rules to regulate local taxation officials’ behavior.

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China and the US had上海千花网close partners in integr

grated research and development for most of the past four decades, Hu said.

上海千花网From 2012 to 2015, the number of collaborative research projects involving Chinese and US institutions increased by m

ore than 80 percent, according to a blue paper on China’s contribution to STI and global governance published by the ac

上海千花网品茶微信ademy last year. Chinese and US scientists had co-authored more than 55,000 papers by 2014.

Moreover, scientists from both countries had cooperated on climate change, clean energy, environmental protection, hea

lth, agriculture and other fields related to sustainable development and people’s livelihoods, the blue paper said.上海千花网

It added that Chinese enterprises had set up research and development facilities in the US, w

hile US companies had established more than 800 R&D centers in China covering industries including el上海千花网品茶微信

ectronics, information technology, software, food manufacturing, cosmetics, home furnishing and finance.

“These interactions have created a flow of talent and know-how to provide be上海千花网

tter products and services for the people of both countries and the world,” Hu said.

Over time, China and US had developed different but crucial positions in the global in

dustrial system and value chain, Hu said. The US was at the top, given its leading position in STI and emerging ind上海千花网品茶微信

ustries, while China was at the middle and lower end of the industrial and value chain, but striving to climb up.

Like Japan, Singapore, South Korea and other countries before it, China was improv上海千花网

ing its people’s living standards through education, trade, infrastructure investment and technologies.

上海千花网品茶微信”These feats mean China will inevitably close its gap with developed countries,” Hu said. “But

it does not mean China wants to or is capable of challenging the US’s global dominance.”

Historically, China’s technological rise was not an issue that troubled the US, he said, b上海千花网

ecause the US maintained its lead role by attracting the best talent from around the world to fuel its STI efforts – p

ushing new frontiers, making ne上海千花网品茶微信w products and climbing up the industrial value chain.

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