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the journey. So he took a job at a restaurant and earned 4,000 yuan in his summer vacation.

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Concerning over possible safety issues during the journey, Meng’s father, 44, decided to join his son.

上海千花坊女神会所The younger Meng has always been a sports fan. He said when he was in high school, he

liked running on the playground every day. Cycling was also one of his favorites. He saw many new things

during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.

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His story has won wide praise on the internet. “What we lack is the courage to try what

we want in life,” one user said on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo.

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vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla

ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.

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es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com

merce platforms have given up secondary packaging, said Liu Jun, deputy director of the SPB.

上海千花坊女神会所China has also deployed waste sorting devices in nearly 10,000 courier service branches and built a n

umber of green distribution centers to save resources of land, energy and water, Liu said.

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So I followed that advic上海千花坊rt because of th

the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

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The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

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e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

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in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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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

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“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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Streamlined administra上海千花坊es for individual bu

usinesses looking to apply for, alter, or cancel registration will be further implemented.

上海千花坊To ensure the authenticity of enterprise registration, Hangzhou will introduce a real name registration system for the appl

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In terms of law enforcement, Hangzhou will strengthen supervision of data using internet a

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Efforts will also be made to advance cooperation between government departmen

ts and banks to provide high-quality, efficient and convenient services for new enterprises.上海千花坊品茶微信

Over the years, Hangzhou has been making efforts to improve its

investment environment with administrative reforms under the principle of “At Most O

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ols, building digitized sharing platforms and developing data analysis methods.

Amateur astrophotographer Xu Weibin talks about how he first got hooked on astronomy上海千花坊品茶微信

and the challenges he faces when it comes to setting up that perfect picture, He Qi reports in Shanghai.

上海千花坊Before the publication of the recent issue of Amateur Astronomer, Xu Weibin was best kno

wn to his friends and family as a salesman of steel tubes used in the domestic high-speed rail system.

Today, he’s better known among his peers as the amateur astrophotographer who captured th上海千花坊品茶微信

e stunning image of the Rosette Nebula which was published in the magazine. The Rosette Nebula is a clou

上海千花坊d of interstellar dust and gas located about 5,000 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros.

Born in Hubei province but currently based in Shanghai, the 46-year-old

said that his interest in astronomy was piqued during an elementary school science cla上海千花坊品茶微信

ss, when the teacher asked the students to identify a constellation in their textbooks.

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Njumbe became fasc上海千花坊hina and Chinese

language at the age of three, but only started to learn Chinese at a Chinese culture center at the age of eight.

“I pushed him to learn Spanish at school, because it is a lot easier,” Mrs. Nju

mbe told Xinhua. “He refused. Chinese is the only foreign language he wants to learn.”上海千花坊品茶微信

Mrs. Njumbe still remembered clearly the “Three Little Rabbits,” a Chinese lullaby, h

er son sang to her when he was three years old. “He learned it from a TV song contest.”上海千花坊品茶微信

Njumbe just spent two weeks to practice his prize-winning Chinese songs. He is dreaming

上海千花坊of going to China on summer programs once growing 12 years old. “I am not old enough to go now,” he told Xinhua.

“I love Chinese Kongfu, I like Bruce Lee,” Njumbe added.

Chinese songs are not the only area Njumbe is good at, he can also recite poems from上海千花坊品茶微信

China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907). He can also easily recite Di Zi Gui – The Rules for Students – from ancient China.

Njumbe is just one of the 38 players aged from 5 to 82 from six states in the U.S. Midwest to participate in the Chinese songs contest.

上海千花坊Emily Mcclintick, a seven-year-old girl, sang “Pear Trees Bloom Again” and another song at the competition and came out the sixth place.

“It is hard to learn Chinese,” she told Xinhua.上海千花坊品茶微信

This is the third year for Xilin Association to host the Chinese songs contest in U.S. Midwest for selecting singers for the final of the “Water Cube Cu

p” Chinese Songs Singing Competition, Linda Yang, executive director of Xilin Association, told Xinhua.

The association is a non-profit organization in the greater上海千花坊

Chicago area committed to providing an innovative educational system for children.

“After three years, the contest is enjoying growing popularity among people in U.S. Midwest.上海千花坊品茶微信

It has provided a platform for people overseas to sing Chinese songs, to have a better knowledge of Chinese cu

lture and language,” Yang said. She hoped that more people will take part in the contest next year.

The “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Singing Competition is sponsored by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Be

ijing municipal government and some other departments of the Beijing municipal government.

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The reason for the high-priced betrothal gifts is because of th

e poverty pervasive in rural areas and the competition among different families, Pei Chunliang, a de

 上海千花坊puty to the National People’s Congress, was quoted as saying last year by thecover.cn, a news website.

Pei, who is also Party chief of a community in Central China’s Henan province, said s

ome poor families hope to change their economic conditions by marrying off their daughters. 上海千花坊

“To develop the rural economy and improve villagers’ income will be the way to root out the trend,” he said.

Some other provinces, including Henan and Gansu, have also established rules or standards regarding marriage and funeral customs.

 上海千花坊品茶微信In addition, there could be a nationwide crackdown on such extravagant custo

ms after a suggestion on the development of rural areas released by the Communist Par

ty of China Central Committee and the State Council in February described such customs as unhealthy social trends.

China will increase international cooperation in the software industry, no matt 上海千花坊

er how the global situation develops, the nation’s top regulator of the industry said on Sunday.

Xie Shaofeng, head of the informatization and software services division at the Min

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elopment in China as local companies adopt their cloud services and software to accelerate digitalization.

In 2018, foreign software companies recorded combined revenue of around $194.6 billion in China, according to estim

ates by the China Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, a research institute affiliated to the ministry 上海千花坊.品茶微信

“Regardless of how the international situation changes, China’s software industry will become

more open to the global community,” Xie said at a news conference in Beijing. “We welcome fo

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Xie said industrial and manufacturing companies worldwide are attaching greater importance to building up their technological presence in software. Ge

rman electronic engineering giant Siemens is now the second-largest software company in Europe, and the US new

-energy vehicle maker Tesla has more than 400 million lines of computer code for its Model S electric car.

At such a critical juncture, it is increasingly important to further cross-border exchanges and co

mmunication, Xie said, explaining that favorable policies China has rolled out, such as tax cuts, also apply to foreign-funded s

oftware and semiconductor companies that comply with the nation’s laws and regulations.

“China has also been an active participant and contributor to the global open-source software community,” Xie said, adding that tw

o of the five biggest contributors to the three most-applied open-source cloud projects are Chinese companies.

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musical journey through time and space at art exhibi

Shanghai Long Museum on June 29 will host the opening of the cross-disciplinary art exhibition Spiri

上海千花坊tual Origin, presented in collaboration with emerging pianist Tim Zhang and contemporary artist Li Shurui.

Organized by Long Museum and co-organized by Vogue Me, from June 29 – July 14, attendees will be able to appreciate Li Shurui’s sign

ature works such as Wave and Storage for Primordial Spirit and also Tim Zhang’s second original composition Spiritual Orig上海千花坊

in.Staff members serve tourists with refreshments during Sanyaotai banquet at Daqian town, Daozhen Gelao and Miao autonomous county, southwest China’s Gui

zhou province, on June 25, 2019. Sanyaotai, listed as a national intangible cultural heritage, is a distinctive etiquette of banquet for people of Gelao ethnic gro

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The latter artist’s performance of this piece will be its global premiere.

Zhang’s musical inspiration came after a visit to the 18 mausoleums for Tang Dynasty (618-907) emperors in Nort

hwest China’s Shaanxi province. The ancient painting and archaeological relics gave him an in-depth un

derstanding of traditional Chinese art and history, as well as their influence in today’s world.

To amplify the celebration of infinity in Li Shurui’s artwork, Zhang’s composition is imbued with nuanced sentiments. The artist t

ends to adopt the rhythm at his fingertips and the vibration of the keys to interpret the wonders of the universe.

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rche which, under threat from Marine le Pen’s National

has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.

The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ

any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg

arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif

ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th

ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na

tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal

vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).

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This facial recognition app tells one panda from another

Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.

The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas

along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.

The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.

Close to 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated.

Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automa

tic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.

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New international talent hub unveiled in Shanghai’s Pudong

The Shanghai Pudong International Talent Hub, which is aimed at showcasing the

city’s commitment to embracing talents from all over the world, was officially unveiled on April 11.

The new talent hub is located at the core area of Zhangjiang Science

Park in Pudong, an important part of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

Also launched on the same day was a one-stop service platform for foreig

ners to apply for working visas in the Shanghai FTZ. Prior to that, foreigners had to make

at least two trips to related government departments to obtain a working visa.

With the new platform, foreign talents only need to make one trip and fill out a form at the plTo better serve foreign talents, a nu

mber of domestic and international human resources industry leaders have set up offices in the talent hub, i

ncluding Manpower, Shanghai Foreign Service Group, CDP Group and Liepin.com.atfor

m to apply for working visas. A professional team will also help their family members with the relevant procedures.

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