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ncers from the Liaoning Ballet of China will take their original ballet Hua Mulan to the United States a

nd Canada in late August, representing the troupe’s first performance of the classic outside of China.上海品茶微信

For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.

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e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p

art well, she had to do push-ups and fight with sticks on stage, just like the male dancers.

上海品茶微信The story originates from a Northern Dynasty (386-581) folk song, known as the Ballad of Mulan. The song tells the tal

e of a valiant girl who joins the army on behalf of her ailing father, battles enemies to defend her country and fights with

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Besides the physical techniques required, Chinese b

allet cares about portraying its characters’ inner world and expressing emotions.

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ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”

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

上海品茶微信inese stories to global audiences, the legend of Mulan is more relatable than others.”

She says it is a touching story, and Mulan’s heroic spirit, perseverance, and love fo

r country and peace can resonate with people everywhere, adding that many European and American audiences are

already familiar with her story thanks to Disney’s classic animated film, which introduced上海品茶微信

the legend of Mulan to the West. Additionally, the recent release of initial footage from Disney’s u

pcoming live-action remake of Mulan has sparked renewed interest in the character.

上海品茶微信The 100 plus-minute ballet Hua Mulan incorporates classic and modern art elements that will suit the taste of today’s a

udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.

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Though RYB Education上海419hat Oswaldo has

a valid work visa, the regulations mean that as a Colombian citizen

whose mother tongue is Spanish, he is ineligible to work as an English-language teacher.上海419

An undercover investigation by China Central Television recently showed that salaries p

上海419品茶微信aid to foreign English-language teachers are much higher than those for Chinese nationals doing the same job.

For example, at one training institution in Beijing, a Chinese teacher of English can earn 300 yu

an an hour, while foreign teachers can earn as much as 1,800 yuan per hour simply by talking to the students.上海419

When the undercover reporter asked to see the qualifications and working visas of foreig

n teachers at one training institute, his request was refused because it “violates the teachers’ privacy”. A different i

nstitute refused to show the reporter the relevant documents because it was a “business secret”.上海419

At another online English training institution, the reporter discovered that two of the English-language te

achers were Portuguese nationals, even though the上海419品茶微信

institution repeatedly assured him that all of its teachers were native speakers.

Chu Zhaohui, a senior researcher at the National Institute of Education

Sciences, said the market for foreign teachers is like a gold rush, with abundant o上海419

pportunities, few regulations and big profits for those who want to make a quick buck.

“For foreigners, applying for jobs in English-language teaching at training establis上海419品茶微信

hments is straightforward-often, simply submitting a resume is enough, and usually they are not r

上海419equired to undergo background checks, provide references or proof of qualifications,” Chu said.

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ve speakers, because they assume that all foreigners have the ability to teach their mother tongue.

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I don’t think it’s a particularly prescient movie, but one of the earlies

t great movies I saw was Alien. I saw it in 1979 – so I was 11 – in the film club at scho上海后花园女神会所

ol. And I was into spaceships at that time. So I watched it and got the full Ridley Scott.

上海后花园The one thing that always strikes me about science fiction in those days

is that they got the space flight part wrong. For example, even in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the

y absolutely overestimated space flight capability and yet they completely underestimated computing power, which is ve上海后花园女神会所

ry interesting. In this respect, cinematically, we have always overestimated

上海后花园our spacecraft, but always underestimated our communication devices and computing powers.

In terms of influence, there’s Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which I

read when I was quite young. It had a massive influence on me. I just reread it; it’s rea上海后花园

lly a great book, but also strange and unusual, and there’s one great moment. Although it’s set in the mid-21st century, rou

上海后花园女神会所ghly, and the aliens have come down and mankind is about to perish under a different species, there’s a part where an ast

ronomer forgets the name of a star and he goes to a library to look it up in a book. And you think to yourself – of all t

he things that will be missed by the year 2050, will a physical library be one of them?上海后花园

It seems the Chinese invented and thought of just about everything prior to everybody else. What is China’s rela

tionship with cosmology like in history and how much has the West, if ever, borrowed from that?上海后花园

If you’re talking historically, I don’t think I know. I would have to research that. Something

上海后花园女神会所like cosmology is a well-defined science as the large-scale study of the universe. So I wouldn’t say there’s o

nly one way of looking at the universe. I don’t know about it culturally or what Chinese c

osmology was to people living in the 15th century. There are different ways of studying nature. What I do know is th上海后花园

at in my field today, China is looking at building big accelerators, which is absolutely along the mod

el of what we’ve been doing. Globally, it’s a very exciting time for cosmology and science generally.上海后花园女神会所

Everything cosmological seems like the search for the Holy Grail. But if you h

ad to single out one area that’s still most thrilling to consider, what would it be?

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Last year, the site ann上海楼凤d the launch of a “one

one-stop” digitalization solution for Chinese exporters, helping sellers with matchm

aking, branding, payment and escrow services, logistics and the cross-border supply chain.上海楼凤女神会所

Under the initiative, sellers can leverage Alibaba’s extensive database to wo

上海楼凤rk out the latest market trends and customize products for overseas buyers. The one-st

op shop also allows for interactive visual shopping online through mobile devices.

Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial arm, supports transactions in 22 currencies and can set上海楼凤

le local payment in 56 economies, said Cheng Li, chief operating officer of Ant’s international business.

Alibaba.com is also seeking to launch a special digital zone featuring Yiwu, China’s hub for上海楼凤女神会所

exports of small merchandise, in a bid to smooth cross-border transactions for millions of SMEs.

The new channel is set to satisfy the needs for stan上海楼凤

dardized goods from merchants in Yiwu and other small c

ommodity export hubs, said Yu Yong, vice-president of Alibaba and co-general manager of Alibaba.com.

上海楼凤This is a substantial part of putting into practice and boosting the electronic World Trade Platform, an initiative Alib

aba proposed in 2016 to facilitate trade for global SMEs through digitalization.

Yu said Yiwu will be among the 10 key industrial hub上海楼凤女神会所

s that Alibaba.com plans to nurture in a bid to create synergies and co

-found international industrial zones with the United States, Italy, Vietnam and India.上海楼凤

In June, Alibaba signed an agreement on eWTP with the municipal government of Yiwu to digitize trade in

frastructure and develop additional trade flows for the city. The venture also plan上海楼凤

s to work on innovations in trade finance and establish a smart logistics hub there.

“Using the digital tool, we noticed surging inter上海楼凤女神会所

est from the United States in bathroom cabinets that are longer and narrower

than our existing models,” said Ding Gefeng, general manager of Hangzhou Home

Dee Sanitary Ware Co Ltd. “That has prompted us to devise new models to secure new orders.”

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The 5G network will 上海千花坊nto use when the n

newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport begins

operation at the end of September, the report said. 上海千花坊女神会所

5G technology development will be led by typical application

 上海千花坊s including 5G+8K HD video, 5G+ telemedicine and 5G+ auto

pilot, while 5G infrastructure construction in relative areas will also be strengthened.

Having selected 34 different light poles in different regions, a beta-test of 5G base stati 上海千花坊女神会所

on construction using urban light poles has also been carried out, and the construc

tion of 5G base stations on 15 light poles has now entered the final implementation stage in Beijing. 上海千花坊

About 20,000 5G base stations were built nationwide in China

by the end of June, with 90 percent of these base stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guan 上海千花坊女神会所

gzhou and Shenzhen, according to a report by business news portal 21jingji.com.

5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million job opp 上海千花坊

ortunities and 2.9 trillion yuan ($412 million) in economic ad

ded value by 2030, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said.

 上海千花坊女神会所The academy also projected the 5G industry will make a direct contribution to about 6 percent of the country’s GDP by 2030.

The number of internet users has surged to 830 million in 2018

from 620,000 in 1997, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 上海千花坊

On Tuesday, the NBS released a report on China’s achievements on ec

onomic and social development since the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago. 上海千花坊

Telecommunication industry has been developing fast in 70 years. In 2018, the traffic consumption of mobile internet rea

ched 71.1 billion GB, 56.1 times of the amount in 2013. At the end of 2018, 368 million peo 上海千花坊女神会所

ple accessed internet through optical fiber and 1.17 billion people accessed it through 4G.

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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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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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ard scanned, and obtain their favorite books any time, because technology has made 24-hour unstaffed service feasible.

上海419In Sanlitun, the heart of Beijing’s nightlife hub, at 11 pm on a sum

mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa

nlitun Bookstore, a 24-hour bookstore that has become a landmark since it opened last year.上海419

The shop used to be a bar in a street reputed for its late-night carousing.

上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north

ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ

are-meter bookstore with about 20,000 books, a couple of young people were sitting next to their laptops open.上海419

“We come here quite often,” says one of them, who lives nearby. “It’s th

e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou

上海419品茶微信nd here where I do not need to worry about closing time, and you have the air conditioning in summer, too.”

Another of those in the shop, Zhao Xiaohan of Xiamen, Fujian province, who was on holi

day in Beijing, says: “I accidentally found this place while I was looking for a perch after a long day of trave上海419品茶微信

l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”

上海419In addition to stocking the latest titles and best-sellers, Sanlian Taofen sells books in ancien

t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al

so sells souvenirs and ornaments representative of traditional Chinese culture.上海419品茶微信

Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

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re I came in I wasn’t even sure it was still open. I’ve never come across anything like this in Russia.”

A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信

mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

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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

上海龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f

avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.上海龙凤419

“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

is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.上海龙凤419

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.

“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performe上海龙凤419

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.”

上海龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.

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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hina’s yuan, or renmin上海乌托邦came a world reserve

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Adjusting reserve levels can allow a central back to avoid wild fluctuations in its curren

上海乌托邦cy by affecting the exchange rate and increasing demand for the country’s own currency, boosting its value.

When other university students enjoy summer vacation, one 20-year old woman is

busying herself with an unusual online career in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan province.上海乌托邦

Taught to be independent in 18 by her mother, Wei Shufen, a performance major fa

scinated with the process of eating, started producing web videos on food as a freshman.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Cooperating with classmates skilled at video shooting and editing, Wei develop

ed series with 2 million fans, eventually receiving some commercial video production orders.

A meatball video titled “I like to eat hot pot” attracted tens of t

housands of people to visit a store on Taobao, China’s largest e-commerce platform.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Financially independent as a sophomore, Wei is optimistic about

her new identity as an anchor on Taobao and expects a brighter future.

上海乌托邦Orange alert issued as powerful Lekima churns its way toward Zhejiang province

A strong typhoon is forecast to either hit the coastal areas of East China’s Zhejiang province or

move northward along the coast on Saturday, according to China National Meteorological Center.上海乌托邦品茶微信

As of 5 pm on Thursday, Typhoon Lekima was 630 kilometers from southeast Wenli

ng city, Zhejiang province, with wind speeds reaching 208 kilometers per hour at its center.

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