Liu Yunfang, living i上海千花网n county of Linfen

city in Shanxi province, learned the art of making xiuqiu (a ball

made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h

上海千花网as been listed as a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage and she is an inheritor. Now the silk ball has become a loca

l cultural brand, generating an annual output value of nearly 1 million yuan ($141,494.8).上海千花网女神会所

Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro

vince, and now Xiangfen county of Linfen city, is a traditional auspicious ornament.

The 140-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) wow上海千花网

ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope

ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five

Elements) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor.” Renowned American cellist Alisa We上海千花网

ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou

nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.上海千花网女神会所

“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

“The music is very Chinese, which I haven’t heard before … It was beautifully played, very exciting and experimenting,” she said.上海千花网

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

es, while performing classical western music, the orchestra has made great efforts to cre上海千花网女神会所

ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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erman documentarian 爱上海 side of China foreigne

Guests moved through the verdant, clipped lawns of Mount St. Mary University Los

Angeles campus recently making their way to Amat House, where documentarian Chris D. Nebe’s new film, Yib 爱上海女神会所

in: Golden Gateway to the Yangtze River, showed them a side of China rarely seen by foreigners.

 爱上海The film incorporates striking images of evocative ancient petroglyphs depict

ing hunters and horsemen chiseled into the cliffs by ancient artists of a bygone era; heavi

ly-laden mountain ponies toting vegetables to market through treacherous mountain passes; small fish 爱上海女神会所

ing vessels bobbing down the river as fishermen ply their trade; and many other more personal and cultural views of Yi

bin, a city in Southwest China’s Sichuan province depicted as a gateway to the mighty Yangtze River. 爱上海

The film showcases Yibin as the classic embodiment of the Chinese Dream, a vibrant

 爱上海女神会所medley of ancient Chinese traditions and thriving modern industries.

As part of China’s historic Tea Horse Road, Yibin has been an important trading center for ov

er 2,200 years. In the past, it has been most famous for its tea, liquor, calligraphy, and bamboo. To

day, the city is also moved into manufacturing automobiles, high-tech mobile phones, and medical devices. 爱上海女神会所

“I didn’t choose Yibin, Yibin chose me, but it’s a really fascinating plac

e,” Nebe said, adding that his aim with this film was to paint a different picture of China. 爱上海

Nebe started his career as a film distributor in Germany before turning to documentary writing and directing. To date, he

 爱上海女神会所has made over 20 documentaries, many done collaboratively with China.

The director feels that Western prejudices often prevent them from being open to understanding China.

“The West has too much fear and inherent racism,” he told Xinhua.

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Do you think of spa 上海楼凤g dimensions we can

There are plenty of theories of extra dimensions and we do experiments to find them. Interestingly, one of the ideas abou

t why gravity is so weak is because it has to deal with other dimensions, where other forces don’t. 上海楼凤

What would you say is people’s biggest misconception about space?

 上海楼凤品茶微信It’s not a misconception, exactly, but a lot of people can’t come to terms with what it means to be human without considering the un

iverse. So if there’s anything that surprises me about some people, it is that they don’t really care. But as long as en

ough people do, we’re okay. I remember people used to say to the famous US cosmologist Carl Sagan, “L 上海楼凤

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

e four highest literature awards in China, the prize’s organizer unveiled Friday. 上海楼凤品茶微信

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

Yan and Li Er, won the prize, which is awarded every four years, according to the China Writers Association. 上海楼凤

The winners were chosen from 234 candidates after six rounds of reviews and votes.

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.

 上海楼凤The weeklong event majorly comprises two main parts: off-line activities to raise pu

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

Organizers expect the events, which will be held at the China Mille 上海楼凤品茶微信

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

Documentaries to be released include If National Treasures Could TalkChina Reinvents

ItselfZhongguancun and National Southwestern Associated University. 上海楼凤

Zhang Su, deputy head of the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, says organizers have received 157 documen

taries and short video works since May and will announce the winners at the opening ceremony on Aug 23. 上海楼凤品茶微信

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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According to the ho 上海千花坊ice index, the cities sa

aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h

ouse prices,” said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development I 上海千花坊女神会所

nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef

 上海千花坊fort to stabilize house prices, market expectations and market order has paid off.”

Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth

in new property prices in July, as the city’s average price for new housing grew 1.6 percent. 上海千花坊女神会所

“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.

“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in

 上海千花坊house prices. The local government needs to strengthen regulations in these cities.”

For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe

rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r 上海千花坊女神会所

ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.

Yan said July was the peak season for the housing rental market. As rent 上海千花坊

went up during summer, the prices of pre-owned property tended to go up as well.

“A total of 70 cities saw an average 0.4 percent monthly growth in pre- 上海千花坊女神会所

owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t

o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.” 上海千花坊

“The local governments have been aiming to stabilize land prices, house prices and market expectations, implementing a

long-term mechanism for real estate regulation in July to sustain the stable dev 上海千花坊女神会所

elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.

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At the end of 上海千花网e number of telephone user

ers was 1.75 billion, ranking top of the world. The number of mobile internet users (3G and

4G) doubled to 1.31 billion in 2018 from 580 million in 2014, an average increase of 22.4 percent year-on-year. 上海千花网品茶微信

Internet consumption unlocked residents’ consumption potential. By the end of 2018, the number of internet users inv

olved in online shopping reached 610 million, accounting for 73.6 percent of all internet users.

 上海千花网China’s express business has remained the top of the world after it surpassed the US in 2014. At t

he end of 2018, the number of express delivery rocketed to 50.7 billion from 1.53 million in 1988.

Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warned on Tuesday that escala

ting violence is pushing the special administrative region into an “abyss of destruction”. 上海千花网品茶微信

She appealed to the public to calm down, set aside differences on political issues and reject violence.

Meeting reporters ahead of the Executive Council, Lam appealed to the public, in a voice trembling with emotion, to pause and think.

“The top priority now is to oppose violence and safeguard the rule of law,” she said. “Rational discussions will start afte 上海千花网品茶微信

r the city’s law and order is restored. And that’s when we can mend what has been torn apart.”

Lam said developments over the past week validated her concerns that Hong Kong was in a dangerous situation. She re

minded people that Hong Kong had been ripped apart by violent protests that started on 上海千花网品茶微信

June 9, which saw radicals clash with the police, and residential and business areas become virtual war zones.

Lam said the chief executive’s responsibility is to ensure that Hong Kong remains a safe, orderly and law-abiding city.

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Guangzhou planning 上海夜网ir routes in view of the

Picture yourself going home after work on an autonomous aeria

l vehicle – a combination of drone and small helicopter – rather than being stuck in traffic.上海夜网

That may soon become a reality as a Guangzhou-based company has announced it is

上海夜网品茶微信cooperating with the local government to build a low-altitude aviation transportation network for AAVs.

Generally used to transport goods, “the network will shuttle passengers in a safe, fast, environmentally friendly, cost-efficien

t and intelligent way,” said Hu Huazhi, founder and chairman of technology company Ehang.上海夜网

The company, in cooperation with the Guangzhou government, will open the service to the public in 2021.

上海夜网品茶微信”We will launch pilot routes above the city roads this year,” Hu said. According to Hu, th

e company has finished the development of an application to allow passengers to pre-order the flying service.

“Passengers are allowed to pick up the drones at a designated上海夜网

station downtown, with charges being almost the same as taking a taxi,” Hu said.

上海夜网品茶微信He said the company is working with the local government to build more landing stations in the city in the following years.

Ehang, based in Guangzhou, has selected the city as its pilo

t city for the establishment of a low-altitude aviation transportation network.上海夜网

As part of the pilot program, Ehang will help the local government set up a command-and-control center to ensure that m

ultiple AAVs flying simultaneously can remain safe yet efficient. It will also help the city build the basic infrastru上海夜网品茶微信

cture to support urban air mobility, including by designing safety rules and market entry thresholds.

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She called for the park 上海夜生活o be overturned and

 for the park to compensate her loss. The case was heard on April 23 and the verdict is pending.

Since being disclosed by a number of Chinese media over the weekend, the case 上海夜生活

has sparked heated discussions on social media about whether it is reasonable for the world’s second largest W

alt Disney park to deny visitors the right to bring their own food. Some argue that the food and beverages supplied wi

 上海夜生活品茶微信thin the park are overpriced, making the motivation behind the policy appear dubious.

In an online poll by local media shobserver.com, 40 percent of the respon

dents said they don’t mind such a policy as long as there is no price difference between the food sold in and o

utside of the park. The poll attracted more than 3,000 people in less than six hours. 上海夜生活品茶微信

Shanghai Disneyland has banned outside food, alcohol and nonalcoholic beverages over

600 milliliters inside its park since November 2017, more than a year after its opening.

This is not the first time Shanghai Disneyland got sued over the p 上海夜生活

olicy. In June 2018, a lawyer from Suzhou, Jiangsu province, tried to take the theme pa

rk to court by accusing it of violating consumer rights. But the court turned down his appeal. 上海夜生活

Wang, together with three of her classmates and a mentor, approached the case

 上海夜生活品茶微信as a “service contract dispute”, calling the ban an unfair term in standard-form

consumer contracts. She also cited a statement by the Supreme Court, which said the policy of no outside food

and beverages in the catering industry is a “bullying term”, according to thePaper.cn. 上海夜生活

In one of its recent school journals, Wang and her three classmates, who are all majoring in

international law, said it’s the nature of legal practitioners to find fault with the status quo. 上海夜生活

In 2014, a college student in Yantai, Shandong province, won a lawsu

it against a local cinema that prohibited him from bringing his own drink. 上海夜生活品茶微信

Globally, three out of the six Disneyland parks are open to food and drinks from beyond

its services, while the three in Asia – Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai – carry a no-outside-food-and-drink policy.

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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

itself. I can’t be the only one who wants the sad, sordid cycle to end once and for all.上海千花坊品茶微信

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.

上海千花坊品茶微信The overall GDP of the top 20 cities in H1 reached 16.16 trillion yuan ($2.29 trillion), contributing 35.84 percent to th

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

atistics collected by a data journalism lab under 21st Century Business Herald, said.

Six cities witnessed their GDP exceeding 1 trillion yuan上海千花坊品茶微信

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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British switched tacti上海会所ng for the carrot more

 frequently than the stick. Though it used a lighter touch in administ

ration after World War II — and this approach had limits; see above — Britain never went so fa上海会所品茶微信

r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t

上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.

Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being

ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi

th the hundreds killed in protests under British rule. What’s more, even limited improvements in governance w上海会所品茶微信

ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se

riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su

rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所

But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po

pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi

s led to a sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where despite being occupiers the British were looked upon more fav上海会所品茶微信

orably as time passed. Sovereignty and self-determination were sacrificed at the altar of getti

ng ahead in a notoriously unequal system, where class divisions only grew more and more pronounced.上海会所

Long-standing inequalities with deep roots in the colonial period are now blamed by nostalgics on post-handover adm

inistration, and this misplaced blame is amplified by bad actors with an axe to grind. Thes上海会所品茶微信

e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th

ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.

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“There is no place in上海419orld that would toler

rate such atrocious, violent acts. Hong Kong will slide into the abyss if such acts of terror are allow

ed,” the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR said in a statement.上海419

The most urgent and common aspiration of the Hong Kong p

ublic is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office added.

上海419The past weekend saw illegal protests on Hong Kong Island, in K

owloon and the New Territories, as protesters adopted hit-and-run tactics.

A total of 149 people were arrested for taking part in the illegal protest上海419

s and suspicion of committing violent acts over the weekend, according to the police.

上海419女神会所Fifteen of them were classified as “extreme violent rioters”. They w

ere arrested in relation to the protests in Causeway Bay on Sunday night. Police sa

id they classified the 15 suspects because they had allegedly used “lethal weapons”.上海419

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

上海419女神会所flights after thousands of protesters swarmed the main terminal building for a fourth day, the

biggest disruption yet to the major aviation hub since demonstrations began in early June.

The cancellations came after operations at Hong Kong Inter上海419

national Airport had become “seriously disrupted” by the sit-in, the authority said.

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.

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