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The ongoing situation has disrupted travel plans for many passengers and caused inconvenience.Passengers also expr
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,” he said, adding that he will try to avoid nonessential travel to Hong Kong.The expedition along the world’s thi
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stration of China said that efforts will be made to increase the transfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hong K
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adagascar, a journey of 2,574 kilometers that took 155 days.Dykes is already thinking about his next a
dventure and says he would like to do something in China.”I’d like to do something
shorter but just as ambitious and make it more interactive and educational,” he said.
es have the right to explore their own path of development and their own human rights protection model.
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ational security and territorial integrity. The problems in Xinjiang are not ethnic or relig
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according to the law to respond to these challenges to ensure social stability and the fundamental interests of local people.
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These measures have reversed Xinjiang’s security situation within a few ye
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ich is a significant achievement for a region that is three times as large as France with a population of about 24 mil
l上海419论坛品茶微信ion comprising 47 ethnic groups and many different religions.Reviewing the reform of Party and State institutions at a m
eeting on July 5, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said the ref
orm’s achievements should be consolidated and China’s system and capacity for governance modernized.
Xinjiang was once at a crossroad where it threatened to become another hotbed and上海419论坛品茶微信
exporter of terrorism. China has turned it to a region of stability and prosperity.
Beijing has invited foreign envoys, ambassadors, international organization officials and repo
rters to visit Xinjiang many times. Almost all of the people who have seen Xinjiang, including the vo
cational education training centers, for themselves have said that it is different from the Western media’s reports.
The duplicity and hypocrisy of some Western countries are evident in their one-sided and baseless criticism of the a
nti-radicalism measures employed in Xinjiang. It seems only after Beijing gives a green light to the spre
ad of terrorism, extremism and separatism will these Western countries pocket their accusing fingers.
e Romance of the Three Kingdoms, such as the battle of Chibi and the battle of borrowing
arrows with thatched boats, depicting ancient Chinese military commanders’ wisdom.
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another first-grade relic, draws visitors’ attention with its broad branches and leaves, which unfurl in all directions and are decorat
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ooned with about 400 bronze coins, showing the intricacy and delicacy of ancient Chinese craftsmanship.上海419论坛
On one side of the exhibition wall, a large snake spear model, measuring more than 3 meters in length, is mounted. Accor
上海419论坛品茶微信ding to the exhibition, snake spears were used in the southwestern region of China’s Yunnan province in the second cent
ury BC, where actual snake spears are often found at historical sites. With the deification of Zhang Fei, a famous military co
mmander during the Three Kingdoms period, there is still debate about whether he himself wielded a snake spear.上海419论坛
Adding a little local flavor, the exhibition also displays the original manuscript of the Three Kingdoms m
上海419论坛anga comic by Japanese cartoonist Mitsuteru Yokoyama, a drawing for die-hard fans of the cartoon art form.
Dressed in a T-shirt embroidered with a map of the Three Kingdoms, Torahiko Hara, a fan
who works at Sony Digital Entertainment, says he was interested in the exhibition because of his love for Yokoy上海419论坛品茶微信
ama’s cartoons, adding that, since visiting it, he now understands more about the ancient history behind them.
上海419论坛The exhibition is the largest China-themed display ever held by the Tokyo National Museum, with 85 percent of the exhi
bits on display in Japan for the first time, says Zeniya Masami, executive director of the museum.
Zhou Ming, deputy director of Art Exhibitions China, says he believes the exhi上海419论坛
bition would arouse a new enthusiasm among the Japanese people for the c
ulture of the Three Kingdoms and help them gain a deeper understanding of the period’s history.
上海419论坛品茶微信According to the exhibition, the Three Kingdoms period began a
round 1,800 years ago amid the chaos of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). The events of this time, alo
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They provided the inspiration for numerous works of poetry, literature and painting, leadin
g to the formation of a rich and colorful “Three Kingdoms culture” that still resonates to this day.
Up until now, the stories of the Three Kingdoms have been continuously developed in various forms in Japan, including上海419论坛品茶微信
novels, comics, puppet shows and games, with many characters of the Three Kingdoms familiar to the Japanese people.
ational disarmament process, because with the annulment of the INF Treaty, the US and Russia could develop new intermediate-a
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上海419论坛品茶微信ng an arms race and geopolitical competition among major powers. The new arms race, which could prompt majo
r powers to build new types of smart weapons, would pose a severe threat to international peace and security.
What is especially surprising is that some Western observers want to d上海419论坛
rag China into the discussions on certain international issues regardless of whet
her it is a party to such issues. Regarding the INF Treaty, which has played an important role in improving inte
上海419论坛rnational relations, promoting nuclear disarmament, even safeguarding global strategic balance and stability, and ther
efore remains very much relevant and significant even today, China has made clear that it is opposed to not only the
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Of course, China is ready to participate in international cooperation and help maintain w
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nsible stakeholders. Any bilateral or multilateral agreements will be meaningless if the participating sides vio
late international rules and withdraw from them unilaterally to serve their own narrow interests.上海419论坛
The author is vice-president and academic dean of China
上海419论坛品茶微信Foreign Affairs University. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
he Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s board of governors approved the applications of three African countries－Benin,
Djibouti and Rwanda－at its fourth annual meeting in Luxembourg on July 13, taking the total number of me上海419论坛品茶微信
mbers to 100. That the AIIB’s membership has reached the century mark reflects the high degree of global reco
gnition and trust it has earned as a multilateral development bank in just three and a half years.
Meticulous planning, constructive efforts and visionary leadership are need
ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As
a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a
pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a
chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.
media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu
man rights as a weapon to attack China so they can hide their own atrocious human rights records.
Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su
ch as human rights to criticize China, but what they’re really after is China’s sovereignty. In pa
rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.
If governments and people across the world want to safeguard huma
n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag
ainst each other, respect cultural diversities and realize that human rights are really ab
out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.
of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t
hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e
nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:
State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co
mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.
After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits
as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.
Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel
ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.
Especially, in the past round of SOE reform, many retirees were allo
wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub
sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.
Money from the SOEs has long been considered an important way to supplement the social security fund. Howev
er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this
year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account
s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.
There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government
pital Land signed strategic cooperation agreements with a host of traditional art workshops, guilds and institutes of higher learning.
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mote Chinese intangible cultural heritage as well as investing in a 5 billion yuan cultural foundation.
上海419论坛女神会所The goal is to help every link in the intangible culture industry chain-from designers and inheritors to producers-to solve their
problems and convert intangible culture into marketable products with a practical value, Li says.
When a product is created, the Beijing company will invest in its production, increase its added value and help it to gain market presence.上海419论坛
Li says Beijing Capital Land will also use its outlet shops a
cross the country to promote products bearing elements of intangible culture.
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nline retail giants, including Alibaba, JD and Vipshop, to boost sales of these products.
The goal is to enable customers to better appreciate the beauty of Chinese culture and to build uniquely Chinese cultural brand, Li says.上海419论坛
Authorities expect the park to become a testing ground for national efforts in intangible cultural heritage protection.
上海419论坛女神会所ang Chenyang, an official at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s int
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and facilitate in-depth cooperation between those involved in art creation, design and marketing.
Beijing currently has more than 12,000 municipal-level intangible cultural heritage prac上海419论坛女神会所
tices, according to Li Yang, a senior official with the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.
“We hope Yongyuan will become a new name in the capital’s ‘national cultural center’ development in the future,” Li Yang says.上海419论坛
The Beijing government issued guidance in June to support the development of platfor
ms for cooperation in the fields of intangible cultural heritage, culture creation and health.上海419论坛女神会所
The guidance pushes for rational utilization of the city’s historical build
ings and former industrial sites, turning them into intangible cultural heritage hal
ls for protection, research, publicity and academic exchange purposes, according to Li Yang.
But there is one crucial difference; the young man is not alone but wi
th his father. That scene coincides with the Chinese title of this TV series, namely “stud上海419论坛女神会所
ying abroad with daddy”. The plot depicts the lives of three young Chinese s
上海419论坛tudents and their fathers, or mothers, who accompany them to a developed cou
ntry. Predicaments then arise. Study problems, issues with the homestay family, exam cheating and a campus shooting. This has ignited responses fro
m viewers, with mixed voices including both positive and faultfinding critical comments.上海419论坛
Increasing numbers of Chinese students are opting to go abroad to further their studies in colleges and universities. According
上海419论坛女神会所to data from UNESCO, overseas Chinese students now account for
14 percent of the global total. China tops the rankings of international stu
dents, according to Xinhua News Agency, reaching 660,000 in 2018. Of these 596,300 are self-funded.
The TV series has attracted a huge number of viewers and “overseas stu上海419论坛女神会所
dents” is a hot topic for online comment. On Sina Weibo, the com
ments of the hashtag about the TV series have hit more than 1.1 million.上海419论坛
Few Chinese families are wealthy enough to dispatch a parent to help a student face the challenges of life overseas.
上海419论坛女神会所Lucy Zhu, for example, points to her own experiences. “One day, in my seni
or year, I was driving, but suddenly my car was hit by another car being driven by a US te
enager. I had to deal with all the case proceedings and the insurance claim every step of the way,” she recalls.上海419论坛
In more ways than one, being an overseas student means there is a great learning curve. Jane Yang, now a US citizen, from Heb
ei province, studied as an international student at the University of Minnesota in 1988. “The early years a上海419论坛女神会所
broad, looking back, made me a more independent, open-minded person,” she says.
To Zhang Shuwei, the 20-something producer of the series, “the keyword
is more ‘daddy’ than ‘study abroad”‘, since the plot also depicts the lives of the three pa上海419论坛女神会所
rents, who accompany their children. Audience response suggests that they would like to learn more about the st
udents and their travails. The show has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 on review site Douban.
Yet on the other hand, the struggles of the overseas students portrayed in the TV series s
till managed to reveal typical issues faced or experienced by Chinese students who study abroad.
eepen cooperation, such as the Korean Peninsula denuclearization p
rocess, investment in third-party markets, environmental protection and the high-tec上海419论坛
h sector, which can serve as an important foundation for the continuous improvement of bilateral ties.
上海419论坛During Li’s visit to Japan, the two sides signed 10 documents in areas such as cultural exchanges, medical care and public health, service trade, third-party ma
rket cooperation and building sea and air communication mechanisms, some of which have already yielded results.上海419论坛女神会所
And when Abe visited China, 12 cooperation documents－two agreements and 10 memorandums of unders
上海419论坛tanding－and 52 documents on the Belt and Road Initiative were signed between the two governments, and companies and org
anizations from either side. These documents and cooperation projects on infrastructure facilities, logistics, info
rmation technology and finance have laid the basis for upgrading China-Japan relations in the new era.上海419论坛女神会所
However, to develop Sino-Japanese relations in a way that meet the req
上海419论坛女神会所uirements of the new era, some principles and guidelines have to be followed.
Politically, the two sides should abide by the principles enshrined in the four political document
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ch other. Exchanges and coordination at all levels, particularly those between the leaders, should be strengthened to d上海419论坛女神会所
eepen mutual trust and help Sino-Japanese ties to evolve on a friendly and cooperative track.
On the economic front, the two sides should deepen cooperatio
n in investment, third-party markets, technology and innovation so as to boost mut
ual economic growth and promote regional economic integration, including accelerating the regional economic coop
eration negotiation process, encouraging enterprises to increase investments in each other’s country and bui
ld a fair, nondiscriminatory and predictable business environment for companies from both sides.
ns limits immediate deterioration in trade relations but offers no indication of breakthro
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redictability over trade, the slowing global economy and Britain’s departure from the European Union.
“In a world where markets are up, the economy is still strong, consumers are spending, you mig上海419论坛
ht imagine you would hear people talking about growth or expansion,” Tom Barkin, president of the F
ederal Reserve Bank in Richmond, told The Wall Street Journal. “What I’m hearing is nervousness.”上海419论坛女神会所
The Fed left interest rates unchanged at its June meeting, but some analysts expect a rate cut when the Federal Open Ma
rket Committee meets July 30-31. However, Goldman Sachs warned that a rate cut could increase expectations for f上海419论坛女神会所
uture easing and this could undermine market stability and become a “channel for political pressure on Fed decisions”.
Trump has called for a rate cut and argued that the current target rate of 2.25 to 2.5 percent constrai上海419论坛
ns the US economy. Analysts at Bank of America warn that the Fed’s willingness to counteract the negative effect of the trade di上海419论坛女神会所
spute on the economy “could encourage an even tougher stance on trade which would trigger even more Fed acco
mmodation, and so on. The end result would be a loss of Fed policy ammunition with an economy that is still soft.”
The US economic recovery, which began in July 2009, is now 10 years old and the longest period of eco
nomic expansion in the nation’s history. Most analysts foresee slower growth ahead, but not a recession.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported Monday that its index of factory activity nationwide dropped to 51.7 in Jun
e from 52.1 in May, its lowest since October 2016. It was the third consecutive month the index declined. A rea
ding above 50 shows expansion in the manufacturing sector, which represents about 12 percent of the US economy.
The ISM said businesses were concerned about the ongoing US-China trade dispute, especiall
y because it disrupted supply chains and increased uncertainty among manufacturers. However, US factor
ies reported an increase in hiring, including replacement of retirees and adding summer help.
This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the show. “Witne
上海419论坛ssing the evolution of Chinese rock music is a fascinating experience. We are proud that we are part of it as The Face.”
Western rock music first gained popularity in China in the 1980s with a performance given by the rock singer-songwrite
r Cui Jian on May 9, 1986, during a concert at Beijing Workers‘ Stadium. At the上海419论坛
packed venue, the then 25-year-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My N
ame, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.
In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing tog上海419论坛
ether He Yong, Dou Wei, the former lead vocalist of Black Panther, Zhang Chu and Tang Dynasty, the concert was the first showcase for musicians from
the mainland to perform in Hong Kong. It stunned Hong Kong audiences and created the momentum for a wave of rock music to wash across the country.
“Looking back, those legendary musicians and their works are still inspiring for the young bands
,” Ou says. “They shaped the golden era of China’s rock music. The band members are different people and enjoy different musi上海419论坛上海品茶
c styles. They come together and contribute to the band as one person. That’s the most interesting part of being in a band.”
Then with the birth of Modern Sky, one of the country’s biggest indie labels, which former rock singer-songwriter Shen Lihui founded in 1997 in Beijing as a way to distribu上海419论坛上海品茶
te both his own and his friends’ music, more and more indie bands emerged in the country while developing their own unique styles. The pu
nk-rock band New Pants, the pop-rock band Queen Sea Big Shark and the heavy rock band Miserable Faith were among the most-watched bands then.
The song also marked the start of a journey that would later make Cui China’s godfather of rock ‘n’ roll. It also usher上海419论坛上海品茶
ed in a golden era of original Chinese rock bands influenced by the Western music genre and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. The first
rock bands included the heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, founded in 1988, the pop-rock band Black Panther, formed in 1987, and The Face.
“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Inste
ad, we were hungry for rock music and found any possible way to get the latest music from We
stern bands. Compared with young bands today, we had few opportunities to perform onstage because the audiences were
smaller and there were few live house venues. But we were very happy because we truly loved the music.”