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A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.
This is the first time Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 y上海千花坊
oung musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks’of intensive training in New
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e Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.上海千花坊
In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Cen
ter, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.上海千花坊
The orchestra had an open rehearsal before the concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. And
80 members of the public took part in the rehearsal, many of whom were parents with their school-age children.
上海千花坊女神会所Fourteen-year old Zhao Junhuan who was there with his father swayed in his seat to the rhy
thm of the music. Zhao, who has spent three years learning to play the drums, was impressed with the Am
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Shanghai-based music critic Gu Chao said that the young musicians showed e
xcellent technique that their performance was beyond his expectation. “What
these lacked in experience, they made up with their love for music,” he said.上海千花坊 女神会所”Watching them play I was conv
inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”
Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. And since 2013 the institution has
been bringing together outstanding musicians aged between 16 and 19 to form the NYO-USA, and NYO2, an inten上海千花坊
sive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14 to 17. In 2018, Car
negie Hall launched the NYO Jazz program, celebrating the big band tradition in American jazz music.
This year the 23 young musicians from 16 states in the US, led by acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones and Grammy Award-上海千花坊女神会所
winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling embarked on a tour to China after a concert at the Carnegie Hall.
Speaking about the band, Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie上海千花坊
Hall, said: “The musicians who make up NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster are among the finest jazz players in the nati
on, passionate not only about music, but also dedicated to connecting with people across cultures.
“This summer promises to be a truly memorable on上海千花坊女神会所
e of life-changing experiences through unparalleled training wit
h esteemed jazz artists and extraordinary performances of America’s beloved art form aro
und the world as they serve as wonderful musical ambassadors for their country.”
nmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into op
eration, helping Chinese researchers in their cultural heritage protection endeavors.上海千花坊女神会所
Zhao Liangsheng from the Dunhuang Research Academy in northwest China’s Gansu province told Xinhua that the plat
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Dunhuang was a major city along the ancient Silk Road and boasts a number of cultural
and historical attractions, including the caves of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.上海千花坊女神会所
The laboratories, which received 40 million yuan (5.6 million U.S. dollars) in investment, will contribute to under
standing the weathering of rocks in grottoes and the mechanism of salt damage on murals.
The facilities can simulate various environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, rainfall, snow上海千花坊
and soil salinity. They can help scientists understand the different types of strain, such as thermal and physical da
mage, which lead to the deterioration of relics in their natural environment; and advise conservation research.上海千花坊
Conservation efforts in places like Dunhuang have been hindered by the u
npredictable effects of various natural and environmental factors on cultural relics.上海千花坊女神会所
Over the years, Chinese research institutions such as Dunhuang Research Aca
demy have conducted in-depth research on the mechanism of damage to grottoes and
urals, but efforts to protect against the influence of environmental factors were limited.上海千花坊
With these laboratories now in service, heritage conservation c
an move from rescuing relics to actively preventing their deterioration.
上海千花坊女神会所”The laboratory will not only serve in the field of cultural relics protection by the Dunhuang Researc
h Academy, but also conduct experiments needed for cultural relics protection across the country,” said Zhao.
rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
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h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
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e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
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to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
gical tale and excellent word-of-mouth, the film – the first Chinese animated film made in the IMAX for
mat – is proving to have long legs at the box office, eclipsing all other movies released in the same period.上海后花园
With a total box office of 4.1 billion yuan ($582 million) and counting, Ne Zhais the highest-grossing animated feature e
ver in China, and the fourth-largest theatrical release in the country’s box office history.
上海后花园女神会所Many industry pundits believe the film, whose screening period has been extended throug
h Sep 26, is sure to outpace Avengers: Endgameto be the third-highest earner at the Chinese box office.
An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China’s Heilo上海后花园
ngjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.
The paleontologists from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan and Fr
上海后花园女神会所ance exchanged views on fossil protection, tourism featuring geological cult
ures, the study of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary and other issues in Jiayin county in the province.
The county is home to the first K-Pg boundary layer discovered in China, which
marks the period when the extinction of dinosaurs and other species occurred about 66 million years ago.上海后花园
Paleontologists have made great achievements in the study of paleontological fossil in the county in past
years, said Volker Mosbrugger, an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, adding that the forum p上海后花园
romoted the development of paleontological study and the tourism in the county.
The four-day forum was hosted by Paleontological Society of上海后花园女神会所
China, during which seminars, field research and other events will be held.
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Chinese tech heavyweight Lenovo Group Ltd saw its profit more than double in the quarter which ended in June, on the back of
a record high personal computer market share and strong performance in its internet data center business.上海乌托邦
Its profit hit $162 million compared with an average estimate of $154 millio
n by nine analysts, according to data service provider Refinitiv. Its revenue rose to $上海乌托邦
12.51 billion, marking year-on-year growth for the eighth consecutive quarter.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, said the Beijing-based company has cemented its positi上海乌托邦品茶微信
on as the world’s largest PC maker, grabbing a record 24.9 percent market share in the quarter.
“We have seen robust growth in market segments such as gaming PCs, and light
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According to him, the company also performed quite well in Japan after it acquired a 5
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“Our enhanced operational efficiency also contributed to our better profit
s,” Yang said. The company’s gross profit margin hit 16.4 percent in the quarter.
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ors to fulfill old orders while also shipping a healthy supply of new PCs into the channels,” Jitesh Ub
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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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The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou
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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
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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.”
rate such atrocious, violent acts. Hong Kong will slide into the abyss if such acts of terror are allow
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Deputy Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung said the police have zero tolerance for violence.
Meanwhile, around 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s remaining
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上海419女神会所On the same day, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank
Chan Fan said in a news conference that the unlawful assembly will lead to en
ormous losses, damaging the economy and the livelihoods of airport staff, he said.
park to takee over Hennessy Road, a major thoroughfare in the heart of the shopping district in Causeway Bay, bloc
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Those protesters face the risk of arrest because they deviated from the planned rally’s location.
Under Hong Kong’s Public Order Ordinance, participating in an unlawful assembl
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Also on Sunday, demonstrators continued to occupy the Hong Kong International Airport arrivals hall for a third day.
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urday that a Hong Kong pilot charged with rioting for taking part in a recent protest has been grounded.
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In Beijing, the Foreign Ministry urged the United Kingdom to stop interfering in China’s inte
rnal affairs and to refrain from making random, inflammatory accusations regarding Hong Kong.
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ary Dominic Raab spoke by telephone on Friday with Lam about the situation in Hong Kong.
“I’d like to point out that Hong Kong today is a special administrative
region of the People’s Republic of China. Long gone are the days when it was under B上海419品茶微信
ritish colonial rule,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Saturday.
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
and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园
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.
“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter
action, sharing our knowledge that traces back to Dunhuang’s place on the Silk Road,” he said.上海后花园
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.
The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园
tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.
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resembles the Apollo of Greek mythology, the Mithra sun god of Persian Zo
上海后花园女神会所roastrianism and the Surya sun god of the Vedic religion, according to Zhang Yuanlin.
Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr
iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.
The United States’ labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlike
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na’s currency practices are in line with its economic fundamentals, according to experts.
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onald Trump, applied the label to China after the yuan depreciated, escalating the US-China trade friction.
The yuan now trades at about 7-to-1 against the dollar. That’s in line with China’s econo
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bauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.
Hufbauer said that Trump believes the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) engaged in currency manipulation because it fail上海419论坛品茶微信
ed to support the yuan despite ample cash reserves, apparently creating a new standard overnight.
“The IMF defines currency manipulation as deliberate intervention to weaken a curren上海419论坛
cy in support of larger exports,” he told China Daily. “China’s yuan was weakened by market forces in response t
上海419论坛品茶微信o Trump’s latest tariff threat－and there’s nothing deliberate about China’s action.”
The IMF defines currency manipulation in Article IV of its rules and requires a vote by its execu
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bama as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and codified in 2015.
“Trump’s declaration is not consistent with any of the previously announced standards,” Hufbauer said
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y yuan－but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stabilization Fund controlled
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