Monthly Archives: August 2019
o try for a spot at their dream university. In China, that all-or-nothing exam is the?gaokao,?the national college entrance exam
ination known as the single-log bridge students have to carefully cross to reach the next stage of their lives.亚博app官方下载安卓后花园女神会所
A Little Reunion, a hit TV drama that puts the spotlight on?gaokao,?came to an end on
亚博app官方下载安卓后花园Tuesday, wrapping up heated discussions sparked on social media over the past month.
Adapted from best-selling writer Lu Yingong’s eponymous novel,?A Little Reunion?serves as a loose sequel to the hig
hly-rated series?A Little Separation?focused on the senior high school en亚博app官方下载安卓后花园
trance examination — also helmed by veteran director Wang Jun, known for excelling at urban drama.
Featuring a seasoned cast including Huang Lei, Hai Qing, Tao Hong
亚博app官方下载安卓后花园女神会所, Sha Yi, Yong Mei and Wang Yanhui, the 49-episode show follows stories of three Beij
ing middle-class families as they prepare their youngsters for?gaokao,?a critical rite of passage.
The drama engages an audience of all age groups by focusing on three f亚博app官方下载安卓后花园
amilies — an optimistic couple with a poorly-performing son and a genius nephew; a di
vorced couple who later reunites for the sake of their daughter; and a pair of officials
struggling to reconnect with their rebellious son after a six-year absence from his life.亚博app官方下载安卓后花园女神会所
As the drama progressed, it saw its score on Douban, Chin
a’s largest film and TV review site, climb from 8.0 out of 10 to 8.3, making it th
e highest scorer among all series released through satellite channels in 2019 thus far.
亚博app官方下载安卓后花园女神会所Is there a magic formula this smash hit followed on its road to s
uccess? Maybe, maybe not. But we have a few ideas.
There are so many people hoping to buy the toys. It depends on luck,” says Kan.
Kan came to the event along with four friends, who are all big fans of designer toys. One of th亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所
em is Wang Mei, who started collecting designer toys in 2017 and now boasts a collection of more than 1,000.
亚博app官方下载安卓夜网”It’s a great way to socialize with people,” says Wang, 36. “We
share information about designer toys and what we bought on social media.”
When I look at those cute little toys after work, I feel relaxed亚博app官方下载安卓夜网
and warm,” says Wang. “For me, those toys are like affordable art pieces.”
Kan and Wang are typical of the growing number of Chinese toy-collecting enthu
siasts who have emerged in the past few years as the designer toy craze has taken off.亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所
They enjoy buying and collecting toys made from plastic or vinyl
produced by designers or artists. These toys are often associated with different themes, such as anim
als, amusement parks and zodiac signs. The styles of the toys can be cute, funny or even quirky.亚博app官方下载安卓夜网
It all started with Pop Mart, a Beijing-based company that introduced designer toy show
s to the Chinese mainland, and the organizer of the Beijing show as well as one in Shanghai. Three years ago, it sig亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所
ned a contract with Hong Kong illustrator and designer Kenny Wong, who designed Molly, a wide-eyed girl.
About 4 million finger-sized Molly dolls in different series or situations, such as Scho亚博app官方下载安卓夜网
ol Life and Ocean, were sold on the mainland in 2018, each for 59 yuan, one of the best-selling art toys in China.
The idea for Molly came from Wong’s experience in drawing portraits of child
亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所ren at a charity event. To keep the kids still for his portraits, he asked them to sit down w
hile he painted. All the children were pouting as they followed the instruction not to move.
The president has been advancing a new type of diplomacy with personal letters, initiatives
Editor’s note:?Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy is the fundamental guideline for China’s diplo亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信
matic work in the new era. China Daily is publishing a series of stories to examine how Xi’s proposals have b
亚博app官方下载安卓419ecome internationally accepted and made great contributions to world peace and human progress.
At the start of the new semester in August, 105 students at Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois, had chosen to learn Chinese as a world language.
Four months ago, a group of over 40 students from this school received a letter in亚博app官方下载安卓419
reply from President Xi Jinping encouraging them to make greater progress in studying Chinese.
Tedd Bowen, director of world languages at Niles Township High School District 219, said C
亚博app官方下载安卓419hinese classes began in 2008 following requests from parents and a student interest survey.
“American public schools are increasingly aware of th
e economic, political and strategic needs for learning Mandarin Chinese,” he said in an email.亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信
Recalling the letter exchange with China’s leader, Bowen said he was most impres
sed that the students received a personalized response. “We are honored to receive it,” he said.亚博app官方下载安卓419
When the students in their first year of studying Chinese began practicing asking qu
estions and writing, their teacher had them write a letter to Xi as practice, Bowen said.
The teacher “wa亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信s pleased with how well they did, so the students voted on the letter they wanted to send”, he said.
In the letter, the students said that they love the Chinese language and character
s, as well as music and Chinese food, and that they would love to have the chance to visit China.
亚博app官方下载安卓419The letter was sent to the Chinese consulate in Chicago and then sent on to Beijing.
In his reply, Xi welcomed the students to visit China and said he hopes that they will ma
ke contributions to promoting friendship between the Chinese and American peoples.亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信
It was not the first time this year that Xi has replied to letters to foreign stu
dents who are studying Chinese and praised their enthusiasm for Chinese culture.
China is willing to work with the internation
al community to create an age of virtual intelligence and share outcomes亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信
of greater breakthroughs in smart technology, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.
亚博app官方下载安卓419Modern information technology, represented by the internet, big data and artificial int
elligence, is witnessing rapid changes, Xi said in a congratulatory letter to the 2019 Sm
art China Expo, which opened in Chongqing on Monday and runs through Thursday.亚博app官方下载安卓419
A new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is developing with strong mo
亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信mentum, and the fast growth of smart technology is having significant and far-reach
ing influence on economic development, social progress and global governance, Xi said.
The president emphasized that China attaches great importance to the deve亚博app官方下载安卓419
lopment of smart technology and industrial digitalization, and advocates for for
ward-looking, in-depth integration of the digital economy and the real economy.亚博app官方下载安卓419
The annual Smart China Expo, begun last year, aims to showcase new products, technologies, business formats and mod
亚博app官方下载安卓419es of smart technology through conferences, exhibitions, summits and competitions.
This year’s expo attracted over 1,800 participants and 843 companies from 28 countries a
nd regions, including 13 Nobel Prize laureates, four Turing Award winners, Fortune 500亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信
business leaders and tech giants including Intel, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba and Xiaomi.
“Smart technology is developing very fast in China,” Vice-Premier Liu He said at the opening ceremony.亚博app官方下载安卓419
“It has become a new, important economic growth point, with preliminary statistics showing that the total industrial sc
亚博app官方下载安卓419ale of AI-related industries in China surpassed 500 billion yuan ($71.4 billion) in 2018.”
As the gateway to Southwest China and a major industrial base, Chongqin亚博app官方下载安卓419品茶微信
g, on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has established one of the world’s larg
est IT industrial clusters and one of China’s biggest auto manufacturing bases.
French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump participate in a G-7 Working Session on
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦品茶微信the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs at the G-7 summit with German Ch
ancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prim
e Minister Boris Johnson, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Italian亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Biarritz, France Au
The US leader has not been very happy to be seen as an outlier among t
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦he other leaders attending the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, mainly because of his diff
erent stance on issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and climate change, which h
ave made it impossible for the world’s major industrialized countries to unite around common goals.亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦品茶微信
But then he prefers to talk rather than listen, and he has hitherto paid little heed to complai
nts that the trade war he has launched against China is aggravating the woes of other countries.亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦
The European economy faces dim prospects, with Germany already on the brink of a recess
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦ion after its economy declined in the second quarter, and a possible no-deal Brexit set to bring even more
chaos. The trade war between China and the United States has only worsened the situation.
That is why, just before the start of the G7 summit, Eu亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦品茶微信
ropean Council President Donald Tusk said that “trade wars will lead to
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦recession” while stressing that the Sino-US trade confrontation would be really risky for the whole world.
That worry was shared by French President Emmanuel Macron, who told other
leaders at the summit on Saturday that “trade tensions are bad for everyone. We have t亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦
o try to get a de-escalation, to stabilize things to avoid this trade war that is happening everywhere”.
Even British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, described b亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦品茶微信
y the US leader as the “right man for the job”, told the US leader at a Sund
ay breakfast meeting that “we don’t like tariffs on the whole … We are in favor of trade peace”, having
said on his arrival on Saturday that the trade war was “not the right way to proceed”.
ite the weak performance of the main board. The gain momentum
was broken in the third trading week, when prices of STAR stocks fell by 10.5 perce亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所
nt on average, according to financial information provide Wind Info.
亚博app官方下载安卓夜网On Thursday, prices of STAR stocks fell by 1.9 percent on average.
“The overall performance of the STAR Market saw the full pricing-in of opinions from bulls and
bears, an uptrend with fluctuations, and a return to rationality,” the SSE said in the announcement.亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所
Relaxed price fluctuation limits have enabled the STAR Mark
亚博app官方下载安卓夜网et stocks to be more timely priced, leading to higher pr
icing efficiency than the main board, according to analysts from Shenwan Hongyuan Securities.
Securities regulators lifted price fluctuation limits for STAR stocks in their first five trading days, and thereafter a 20 p亚博app官方下载安卓夜网
ercent daily price fluctuation limit is effective, versus a 10 percent limit on the main board.
亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所Analysts expect trading on the STAR Market to become more rational in the medium term, with
valuation levels to better reflect company fundamentals. Firms with strong fundamentals may su
stain high valuations, while weaker ones may see a marked divergence in stock price performance.亚博app官方下载安卓夜网
The market-oriented initial public offering mechanism of the STAR Market,
or the registration-based IPO system, also showed its effect, with the 28 STAR list亚博app官方下载安卓夜网女神会所
ings’ price-to-earnings ratios of offer price varying from 18 to 269, according to SSE data.
This marked a difference from the main board, where almost all new offerings are p亚博app官方下载安卓夜网
riced at a maximum of 23 times earnings under the approval-based IPO system.
ed to help these underdeveloped areas fight natural disasters, he added.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, natural disasters have forced ne亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活女神会所
arly 4.4 million people to evacuate and have left 627 people dead or missing since June.
亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活Without comparing the number of people who evacuated, the ministry said the death toll is 23.2 percent lower compared with t
he average of the past five years for the same period. The country also saw the direct economic loss from these disa
sters go down by 2.3 percent from the past five years’ average to 215.3 billion yuan ($30.4 billion).亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活女神会所
To fight these disasters, more than 14,400 members from fire and rescue teams across the co
亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活女神会所untry were involved in over 13,000 tasks for flood control. Over 4.6 billion yuan earmarked for d
isaster relief was dispatched to the five worst-hit regions, including Jiangxi and Hunan pr
ovinces. Materials sent to flood-plagued areas included 18,000 tents and 66,000 folding beds, according to the ministry.亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活
Ye Jianchun, the vice-minister of water resources and emergency manage
ment, said 549 major rivers stricken by floods nationwide have seen their water levels inc亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活
rease above the warning line since June, which is more than the average every year since 1998.
亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活女神会所He said typhoons may continue to wreak havoc in the near future, with Typhoon Bailu ex
pected to land in Taiwan on Friday or Saturday and then in Fujian province on Sunday.
S urged to cancel $8 billion sale that would net the island 66 fighter jets亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活
Taiwan buying United States ‘fighter jets will not make its military strong enough to resist reunification by the People’s Lib
eration Army, and the exorbitant “protection fee” used to procure US weapons should ha亚博app官方下载安卓夜生活女神会所
ve been spent on improving the island’s economy and people’s livelihoods, military experts said on Thursday.
?citizens. Even many Americans disagree strongly with US politicians. The v
iolence part of Hong Kong protesters is what an average American would frown upon.亚博app官方下载安卓千花网
There was a “China is not an enemy” open letter to the US president recently in The Wa
亚博app官方下载安卓千花网shington Post by a group from the academic, foreign policy, military and business communities, overwhelmingly from
the US, including a former US ambassador to China and professors from Yale, MIT and Harvard.
The letter reads in part: “US opposition will not prevent the continued expansion of the Chinese economy, a greater global mar亚博app官方下载安卓千花网女神会所
ket share for Chinese companies and an increase in China’s role in world affairs…. We do not believe Beijing is an ec
nomic enemy or an existential national security threat that must be confronted in every sphere.”亚博app官方下载安卓千花网
It is imperative for the protesters to heal the wound now and clearly stay
away from the rioters. Identify the right crowd and recognize one incontrovertible fact－t
hat Hong Kong is part of China. Upholding the “one country, two systems” principle is the first step toward亚博app官方下载安卓千花网女神会所
restoring the rule of law in Hong Kong. Please do not become the ones you hated most. If Hong Kong becomes hell, you are
contributing to it, for, as the open letter mentioned earlier also says, “Efforts to isolate
China will simply weaken those Chinese intent on developing a more humane and tolerant society.”亚博app官方下载安卓千花网
The wrong crowd cannot represent you, and you are the most unique if you avoid the crowd and turn back now.
The auction of a prominent dragon-shaped building in Pangu Plaza in Beijing bega
亚博app官方下载安卓千花网n with a starting price of more than 5.18 billion yuan ($734 million) on Monday.
The auction, organized by the Beijing No 3 Intermediate People’s Court, is fo
r the 44-story No 5 building of the plaza near the National Stadium－also known as the B亚博app官方下载安卓千花网女神会所
ird’s Nest－on the capital’s north-south axis in Chaoyang district. It will end at 10 am on Tuesday.
Since the court put the building-related information on e-commer
ce platform Taobao in July, the auction has been viewed about 120,000 times.亚博app官方下载安卓千花网女神会所
But as of press time, just two people have registered to participate in the bidding.
According to the auction rules disclosed by the court, every participant should pay 1 billion yuan as a security deposit, a
nd the price will increase by 5 million yuan each time another participant joins.
In addition to the favorable policies, the city launched fast-track medical services for foreign experts through a WeChat account.
Chloe Emma Puccia, a foreign expert at the Heping IELTS English test training cen亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤女神会所
ter, said she was supported by a medical service plan after a recent car accident.
She was grateful for the speedy help and told the foreign experts affairs authorities s
亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤he would work until retirement and help promote Tianjin’s scheme to other foreign experts around China.
In April, Tianjin ranked among the Ministry of Science and Te
chnology’s Top 10 Amazing Cities for attracting foreign experts for the eighth time.亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤女神会所
Northeastern province to ban release of some animals to safeguard ecosystem
A revised draft of Heilongjiang’s Wild Animals Protection Regulation, presented to the Standing Committee of t
亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤he provincial People’s Congress recently, aims to strengthen protection of wildlife habitats and food chains.
It said those transporting and selling wildlife and related products should follow laws and provide relevant certificates.
The regulation would ban the unauthorized release of aquatic animals into the亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤
wild and the releasing of animals that may interfere with residents’ normal lives and harm the ecosystem.
The regulation would also ban the release of wild animal species that are not nat
亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤女神会所urally found in Heilongjiang or come from outside the northeastern province or overseas.
Organizers and participants in tourism, animal viewing, photography and video activities
should not interfere with the growth and reproduction of wild animals or destroy the habitats of wild animals.亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤
Those violating the rules could face fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,420).
Wildlife expert Zhang Wei, a professor at Northeast Forestry University, in Harbin, the provincial capital, said the current regulat
ion, in force since 1996, was unable to meet the practical demands of wildlife protection. The new version, fol亚博app官方下载安卓楼凤女神会所
lowing the basic principles of the Law on Protection of Wildlife, was significant and necessary.
mmittee of the National People’s Congress, said some US po
liticians have glorified violent crimes in Hong Kong as protests for human rights and freedom, wh亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦
ile smearing as violent suppression Hong Kong police efforts at law enforcement and maintaining social order.
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦女神会所Move expected to energize Greater Bay Area, enrich practice of ‘one country, two systems’
China will support Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong, in building a demonstration pi
lot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics, under a guideline issued on Su亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦
nday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.
It will help better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kon
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦g-Macao Greater Bay Area and enrich the practice of the “one country, two systems” principle, the gui
deline said, adding that it will be a good way to explore a new path in building a great modern socialist country in
an all-around way and providing strong support for realizing the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation.亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦女神会所
The guideline said that by 2025 Shenzhen will rank among the
top cities in the world in economic strength and quality of development, with inten亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦
sive research and development investment and world-class industrial innovation capacity.
It will be built into a modern, international and innovative city by then, with its cultural power greatly enhanced and it亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦女神会所
s public service level and ecological environment quality reaching an international advanced level, it said.
By 2035, Shenzhen will become a national model of high-quality develo
亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦pment and a globally recognized center of innovation and entrepreneurship. It will become an exa
mple for China to build itself into a powerful modern socialist country, the guideline said.亚博app官方下载安卓乌托邦女神会所
By midcentury, Shenzhen will become a global benchmark city in
its competitiveness, innovation and outstanding influence, it added.