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Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.

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hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.

上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup

ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.

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office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.

The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun

上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.

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Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所

en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.

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The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.

Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.

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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

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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.

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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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Younger generations上海龙凤419ve shows in demand

Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr

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“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons

tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t

上海龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.

Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows

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Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab

out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel

上海龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i

n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.

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d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet

hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”

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According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.上海龙凤419

Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab

上海龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors

and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”

He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th

e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”

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t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a

上海后花园女神会所mong the world’s civilizations. They were created amid some of the most open periods in Chinese history,” Zhang said.

Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France

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arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba

miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu

上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.

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Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan

上海后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci

al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.

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tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.

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Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr

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The bank has also said it could cut nearly 5,000 jobs due to a weaker outlook, and the depar

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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

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

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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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edule,” Kang said. “We place ice blocks in the tunnel to prevent workers from getting sick b

上海夜生活ecause of the high temperature, and we also use fans and oxygen transfer stations inside the tunnel.”

With a length of 2,416 kilometers, the Sichuan-Tibet Railway conne

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cond railway linking Tibet with the rest of the world, along with the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

上海夜生活女神会所A guideline on supporting the innovation of institutions and mechanisms for talent devel

opment in southern China’s Hainan province has been released by Chinese authorities.

Jointly issued by the Organization Department of the Communist Par

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Ministry of Education and four other authorities, the guideline stresses support for the island’s innovation of the traini

上海夜生活女神会所ng, introduction and utilization of talent to provide a solid guarantee for its deeper reform and opening-up in all areas.

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The guideline aims to help train and cultivate ranks of talent in 10 to 15 years who are well-structured, competent, vigoro

us and commensurate with Hainan’s bid to become a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

上海夜生活女神会所Hainan was approved in April 2018 to build a pilot free trade zone and e

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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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