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ook at those lights in the sky.” And he’d say, “They’re more than lights, kids – they’re worlds.”

ive novels have won this year’s Mao Dun Literature Prize, one of th

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The five novels, respectively written by Liang Xiaosheng, Xu Huaizhong, Xu Zechen, Chen

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An awarding ceremony will be held in October in Beijing. 上海楼凤品茶微信

Focusing on China’s transformation and achievements over the past 70

years, the third Beijing Documentary Week commences Aug 23 and runs till Aug 29.

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blic interest about documentaries and online releases of critically acclaimed works.

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nnium Monument from Aug 23-25, will draw at least 30,000 people.

Documentaries to be released include If National Treasures Could TalkChina Reinvents

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He said that the winners will be released on streaming sites such as Tencent Video, Youku and iQiyi.

Chinese Plants that Have influenced the World, a documentary highli

ghting 28 exported plants, will be the first film released on Aug 23.

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d Gao Zengpeng, then deputy-director of the county’s animal husbandry bureau.

After two decades of development, the forest and grass coverage rate in Wuqi increased from 19.2 percent in 1997 to

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“I made the proposal, but I could by no means take the credit,” Hao said

. “The people are the real heroes who can enforce changes. It is exactly because of t上海贵族宝贝品茶微信

heir doubts and criticism that we could modify and refine policies to achieve the desired goal.”

The report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the CPC clearly stressed that the original mission of Chinese comm

unists is to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.上海贵族宝贝

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Zhou Xiaodong, a deputy general manager of an enterprise in Wuhan, Hubei province, has been thinking about sen

上海贵族宝贝ding his son Zhou Zixuan to an overseas university since he was just a seventh-grade student.

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His son was initially reluctant to study abroad. However, after returning from the

summer camp, he told Zhou that he hoped to attend a foreign university in the future.

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aunch of the Discovery 上海乌托邦e Week event on July

In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp

ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m上海乌托邦

oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.

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ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag

er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”

When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦

niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.

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ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.

An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦

of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.

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ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po

pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.

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ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.

“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j上海乌托邦品茶微信

ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based

entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha

n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.

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Audiences get a compre上海千花网troduction to the

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“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.”

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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”.

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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

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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ing giant revealed solid first half profits but warned it faced “challenging” geopolitics.上海千花网女神会所

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ture of John Flint comes as trade-war tensions flare between the United States and China.上海千花网

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accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.

HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker said talks over Flint’s future had been “going on for a while” and the decision was not taken lightly.上海千花网女神会所

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rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s

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HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q

uinn, head of the commercial banking division, will be interim CEO in the meantime.上海千花网

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top job and was known to be the favored selection of his predecessor, Stuart Gulliver.

上海千花网In an interview with the Financial Times on Monday, Tucker said: “This had noth

ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”

Tucker denied that Flint was opposed to new cost cutting plans, which HSBC revealed on Monday would result in up to

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xpected to hit senior staff the hardest, helping reduce salary costs by as much as 4 percent.

HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.

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Online tools will allo上海龙凤419ring on environment

hina has established an online platform for the sharing of environmental informatio

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e seminars and training will be organized, a senior Chinese official said in a recent interview with China Daily.

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lations of SCO member states, the platform-presented in Chinese, Russian and Engl

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A Chinese language compilation of Indian environmental laws and regulations is also expected to be published soon, she said.上海龙凤419品茶微信

“This helps SCO countries to know each other’s environmental r

equirements and lays a very good foundation for environmental cooperation,” she said.

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Under the SCO framework, China has held 13 training programs and seminars on environm

ental themes, including green economic development, solid waste disposal and water pollution control, drawi

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“These events have greatly promoted the sharing of policies and experience on environ

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Zhou said China will continue to strengthen environmental exchanges by holding

one or two seminars and training sessions under the SCO framework to exchange information on laws and regula

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She said the Chinese government will continue the Green Silk Road Envoy Pro

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laces involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, which will also benefit many officials from SCO states.

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Measures to improv上海会所e lives, boost demand

State Council executive meeting chaired by Li says consumption will be buoyed

上海会所hina will take more measures, including improving services for people’s daily lives and

encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better meet t

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The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

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more ways to spur business activities and provide greater convenience to consumers,” Li said.

上海会所品茶微信It was noted at the meeting that, in response to the trends in commercial transformati

on and consumer upgrades, the use of technologies such as big data will be encouraged, and individualized spen

ding on goods and services, smart consumption and other new business models will be boosted. Traditional shop

上海会所ping malls and aging factory buildings can be converted into new types of consumer facilities for multiple, comp

rehensive purposes. Pedestrian shopping areas can be renovated in accordance with local conditions.

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r better services will be deepened. Local governments will be supported in carrying out

上海会所the testing of registrations requiring one license and multiple venues for business brands. The power to approve

qualifications for retail sales of refined oil will be delegated to municipal-level governments.

Regions where conditions are ripe will be encouraged to include community education, eldercare, me上海会所品茶微信

dical care and household services in the renovation of old residential communities. Such efforts to c

reate clusters of services that make life more convenient for people will receive fiscal support.

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s in cold chain logistics for farm products will be strengthened at a faster pace.

It was agreed to take measures to stimulate consumption in culture and tourism上海会所品茶微信

. Policies will be formulated and implemented for ticket price cuts or exemptions at touri

st attractions, free admission during offseasons and ticket discounts for performances.

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mic conditions, solid job gains and moderately rising economic activity, though so

上海夜网ft business investment-did not necessarily warrant a rate cut (the decision was not unanimous). What mo

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2 percent and 10-year Treasury yields to about 2 percent. The Fed’s interest cut does not imply a start of a new r

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Tariff wars cloud US and global forecasts

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tly, he projected US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Qua

上海夜网litative assessments suggest deterioration, as the growth of domestic demand is slumping.

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y a (near-recession) slowdown-especially if trade and tech wars still escalate. In the absence of negative su上海夜网品茶微信

rprises, China’s GDP growth is likely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with su

上海夜网pportive fiscal and monetary conditions. US tariff wars are likely to penalize the Chinese economy by less th

an 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.

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spending, rising concern for continued trade wars and destabilizing geopolitics are likely to foster downside risks

上海夜网in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.

The author is the founder of Difference Group and has served at India, China and America In

stitute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Cen上海夜网品茶微信

tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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On the other hand, the上海乌托邦economy is not showing

optimistic signs. In May, the US’ industrial output declined 1.5

上海乌托邦percent year-on-year. In June, its composite purchasing managers’ index was 51.5-th

e second lowest since 2016. This means the US Federal Reserve could announce interest cuts to stimulate the US economy in

the short term, which in turn suggests the US’ economic growth in this round has almost reached its peak.上海乌托邦女神会所

According to US-China Business Council’s recent data, in actual terms, China’s exports to the US declined by m

上海乌托邦ore than $18 billion, accounting for 3 percent of China’s total exports to the US. And US exports to China dropped by m

ore than $23 billion, accounting for 15 percent of the US’ total exports to China. So even though a trade war is a lose-lose ga

me for both sides, the US stands to lose more than China were the trade war to intensify.上海乌托邦女神会所

More important, China is not afraid of a trade war, because it can use it to deepen reform and o

pening-up. In fact, the trade war has prompted China to accelerate reform and opening-up in order to p

上海乌托邦女神会所romote inclusive development in not only the country but also the rest of the world.

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d Economic Cooperation. The views do not necessarily reflect those of China Daily.上海乌托邦

Zha, based on a mythical figure in Chinese folklore, has been a box office phenomenon while reviving memories of o

ne of the best cartoon films in China’s modern history. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:

Within five days of hitting the screens, the film had made 1 billion yuan ($145 m上海乌托邦女神会所

illion). In fact, for three successive days its single-day sales exceeded 200 million yuan.

Ne Zha has won unprecedented high popularity from the market and applause from p

上海乌托邦女神会所rofessionals, which is quite rare. Even on Douban, China’s equivalent of IMDb where audiences and commentato

rs are rather critical, it got a rating of 8.7 out of 10, possibly one of the highest in the website’s history.

But on domestic social media networks, some have compa上海乌托邦

red it with Prince Ne Zha’s Triumph Against the Dragon King, an animated movie t

上海乌托邦女神会所hat hit the screens in 1979. Based on the same legendary story, the traditional film is cherishe

d by most people born in the 1980s, because it’s possibly the first animated movie they watched.

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The secondhand econ 上海千花网 the internet era will

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According to a report from market consultancy Big D

ata Research, the market volume of the country’s secondhand economy reached 202.54 billi 上海千花网

on yuan ($29.5 billion) in the first quarter of this year, a 5.5 percent increase year-on-year.

 上海千花网品茶微信”One important reason for the market rise is that the consumption upgrade is dri

ing changes in the consumption habits of younger generations, especially those born after 1990,” said He Fan, fo

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They tend to pursue lifestyles and have consumption habits that ar

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Another reason, according to Li Renjian from CITIC Capital, is that the use of advanced internet technologies including b

ig data and artificial intelligence has boosted the competitiveness of the whole sector. 上海千花网

Huafer, an online platform for secondhand maternity items developed by Par

terre Beijing Technology Co Ltd, is riding the wave by focusing on female users.

 上海千花网品茶微信Huafer offers new mothers a platform to buy and sell products that their babies no longer need.

“Unlike other secondhand products, those used by new mothers and babies are us

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The Beijing-based company has proved a hit. Two years after it was established, the firm has more

than 1.9 million registered users and over 80,000 users have made transactions through its platform.

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