The longer she lives in上海楼凤more eager Wu is to pro

omote traditional Chinese music worldwide. She never for

gets her roots — the treasures that define who she is, and from where she comes.

上海楼凤Early in 2006, Wu was overjoyed when officials of Carnegie Hall (one

of the world’s most prestigious music venues, in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City) as

ked her to help them produce two traditional-Chinese- music -themed concerts within two years. Within a short time, s上海楼凤女神会所

he began laying the groundwork for the concerts. She made special trips to remote rural areas in Shanxi (in North China) and

上海楼凤Shaanxi (in Northwest China) provinces, to watch folk musicians’ performances and to explore the origin of the tradi

tional Chinese folk music, so she could display the music’s unique charm to audiences outside of China.

“It was quite an interesting experience when I played, with my pipa at Carnegie Hall, the tunes of Shaanxi opera (Qinqiang) and of上海楼凤女神会所

shadow play in 2009. I invited the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, from Shaanxi, to perform a shadow play in the hall.

上海楼凤Many of the spectators were fascinated by the unique charm of the traditional Chinese culture,” recalls Wu.

n recognition of her virtuosity and collaborations across di

sciplines, Musical America in 2013 named Wu “Instrumentalist of the Year,” marking t上海楼凤女神会所

he first time the prestigious award was bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.

In 2017, Sing Me Home, produced by Wu and other members of Silk Road Ensemble, earned them the上海楼凤

Best World Music Album during the presentation of the 59th Grammy Awards, Wu composed.

上海楼凤女神会所Green (Vincent’s Tune), the album’s first melody, based on a tune created by her son. By drawing inspiration from the tun

e, which her then-four-year-old boy often hummed, Wu created the melody. She named the tune “Green”, to praise the b

eauty and exuberant vitality of spring, a season as vigorous and enthusiastic as a four-year-old.

In February 2015, Our World in Song, which featured 12 folk songs (of different countries), was n上海楼凤女神会所

ominated for the 57th Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album. Wu, along with Hawaiian instr

umentalist Daniel Ho and Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, played more than 50 musical instruments for the so

ngs’ accompaniments, creating an attractive, inspiring and exciting global music tour.

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The longer she lives in上海楼凤more eager Wu is to pro

omote traditional Chinese music worldwide. She never for

gets her roots — the treasures that define who she is, and from where she comes.

上海楼凤Early in 2006, Wu was overjoyed when officials of Carnegie Hall (one

of the world’s most prestigious music venues, in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City) as

ked her to help them produce two traditional-Chinese- music -themed concerts within two years. Within a short time, s上海楼凤女神会所

he began laying the groundwork for the concerts. She made special trips to remote rural areas in Shanxi (in North China) and

上海楼凤Shaanxi (in Northwest China) provinces, to watch folk musicians’ performances and to explore the origin of the tradi

tional Chinese folk music, so she could display the music’s unique charm to audiences outside of China.

“It was quite an interesting experience when I played, with my pipa at Carnegie Hall, the tunes of Shaanxi opera (Qinqiang) and of上海楼凤女神会所

shadow play in 2009. I invited the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, from Shaanxi, to perform a shadow play in the hall.

上海楼凤Many of the spectators were fascinated by the unique charm of the traditional Chinese culture,” recalls Wu.

n recognition of her virtuosity and collaborations across di

sciplines, Musical America in 2013 named Wu “Instrumentalist of the Year,” marking t上海楼凤女神会所

he first time the prestigious award was bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.

In 2017, Sing Me Home, produced by Wu and other members of Silk Road Ensemble, earned them the上海楼凤

Best World Music Album during the presentation of the 59th Grammy Awards, Wu composed.

上海楼凤女神会所Green (Vincent’s Tune), the album’s first melody, based on a tune created by her son. By drawing inspiration from the tun

e, which her then-four-year-old boy often hummed, Wu created the melody. She named the tune “Green”, to praise the b

eauty and exuberant vitality of spring, a season as vigorous and enthusiastic as a four-year-old.

In February 2015, Our World in Song, which featured 12 folk songs (of different countries), was n上海楼凤女神会所

ominated for the 57th Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album. Wu, along with Hawaiian instr

umentalist Daniel Ho and Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, played more than 50 musical instruments for the so

ngs’ accompaniments, creating an attractive, inspiring and exciting global music tour.

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businesses,” said Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University.

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eans that the profit surge that many entertainment companies saw in the past is less likely to happen,” Chen added.

Data from the National Radio and Television Administration

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cent year-on-year. Cinema visits dropped 10.3 percent year-on-year to 808 million visits within the same period.

Chen believes, though, the companies will bounce back.

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ntial to be tapped, such as film derivatives (toys and figure models), various genres of intellectual properties or t

rans-media storytelling (presenting the story with multiple platforms like films, TV shows, and games),” Chen said.上海千花坊

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Wanda and Huayi said in their statements that losses were due上海千花坊女神会所

to a lack of projects premiering in the first half of the year. Most of Huayi’s film projects such

as The Eight Hundred directed by Guan Hu would premiere in the second half of 2019.

“It’s common that entertainment companies adjust their film distribution plans based on market de上海千花坊

mand, and choose to release their films during a certain period of time to maximize their profits,” Chen said.

“But it is certainly not the reason why a majority of entertainment

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re their major film projects in second-half seasons with peak demand, it is unlikely for most of them to do so at the same

time, as the first half of the year also has many peak movie-going seasons,” said Chen.

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Which shows Western, especially US, politicians and

media accuse China of violating human rights in Xinjiang not because they care for the people of the region but because they want to use hu

man rights as a weapon to attack China so they can hide their own atrocious human rights records.

Just as Deng Xiaoping said, some Western countries use issues su

ch as human rights to criticize China, but what they’re really after is China’s sovereignty. In pa

rticular, the US, given its grim human rights record, has no right to criticize China.

If governments and people across the world want to safeguard huma

n rights and promote the global cause of human rights, they should abandon their biases ag

ainst each other, respect cultural diversities and realize that human rights are really ab

out making people’s lives better, which is exactly what the central government has been doing in Xinjiang.

of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, it was decided t

hat 10 percent of the shares of domestic large-and medium-sized State-owned e

nterprises will be transferred to the social security fund. Beijing News comments:

State capital belongs to the people and should benefit all members of society. It is also the co

mmon practice of developed countries to supplement social security fund with State-controlled capital.

After the money is transferred, the SOEs will enjoy the rights and profits

as financial investors, while the social security fund will be strengthened.

Before the move, the social security fund mainly rel

ied on enterprises and fees paid by individuals plus financial subsidies.

Especially, in the past round of SOE reform, many retirees were allo

wed to get their pensions without ever paying for them, which means the whole society sub

sidized the SOEs. Now the SOEs are flourishing and it is time they render some help back to society.

Money from the SOEs has long been considered an important way to supplement the social security fund. Howev

er, progress in achieving this goal has been rather slow. According to a national audit report, at the end of March this

year, only 113.2 billion yuan ($16.42 billion) of 23 SOEs had been transferred to the social security fund, which account

s for less than 10 percent of the planned total. Only four provinces had started the job.

There are vested interests behind this. For example, certain local government

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Japanese convenience上海夜生活an porn convenience sto

Major convenience stores in Japan announced on Tuesday that the

y will stop selling pornographic magazines in an effort to create a “comfortable enviro上海夜生活

nment” before the country plays host to international sports events, such as the 2020 Olympics.

上海夜生活品茶微信7-Eleven Japan Co, Lawson Inc and FamilyMart Co, the top three convenience store chain operators, have all dec

ided to end the sale of adult publications and manga comics by the end of August, citing concerns over har

ming the country’s image before the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next year’s Tokyo Olympics.上海夜生活

The companies said they hope the decision will create a more w

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f the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.

“In the past, 7-Eleven was mostly used by male customers to buy beverages and fast foo上海夜生活

d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.

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me an important shopping destination for families, children and elder people as well.上海夜生活品茶微信

“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom

ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.

The move will not have a major economic impact on the chain, as adult magazines account for less than上海夜生活

1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.

According to Lawson, the company had already stopped selling such magazines at outlets in Okinaw上海夜生活品茶微信、

a in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.

FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.

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After over 100 years o上海夜生活on by the west, m

 Chinese still cannot step out of the shadow that Chinese culture

is inferior to that of the west. This is eroding our cultural self-confidence. Now it is time for上海夜生活

us to speak out and tell Chinese stories both past and present to the whole world,” she said.

上海夜生活品茶微信”Chinese culture seeks a balance between yin and yang. We believe that only in this way could people build a harmonious worl

d. Chinese kung fu shares more of a reputation abroad than other Chinese cultural elements, like Beijing Opera, pap

er-cutting, painting, etc,” said Liu Biqi, a contestant who is a member of the Mongolian ethnic group.上海夜生活

Others, however, apparently have different views. Liu is one of them. “If we want to build cultural confidence, and want

上海夜生活品茶微信to make our voice heard by the world, we have got to change,” Liu said. Her opinions were those of reformists. She

might reflect her own experience of pervasive prejudice and hope to change the status quo. But on the whole, most stu

dents showed great interest in and confidence over the future of traditional Chinese culture.上海夜生活

The students’ enthusiasm deeply impressed Professor Guo, the judge of the contest. “The contest this year shows a big d

ifference from previous ones. The contestants now are more interested in world affairs and the role China should pla

上海夜生活品茶微信y in the international community. They have broader perspectives and are more passionate in dealing with common ch

allenges the whole universe is facing, and their views are more diversified,” Guo said.

Professor He, director of the College of Liberal Arts & Law, said that the competition was not just a test of stu上海夜生活

dents’ English capability, but also an expression of students’ patriotism and global horizon. Keeping track of both wo

rld and Chinese affairs and maintaining an open mind without losing interest in traditional Chinese culture in the上海夜生活品茶微信

era of globalization are priorities in higher education, especially for liberal arts  students.The contestants’ passion for

traditional Chinese culture is the epitome of all college students’ reflection on Chinese culture in China. They grew up

in a prosperous and dynamic society with unlimited potential built by the older generations. Soon or later, they will ta上海夜生活品茶微信

ke over their causes and reshape this great country based on their perspectives and val

ues, and their speeches can be regarded as their declaration of building a better China in the future.

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Have you ever been bitten by the nostalgia bug and tried to look up your favorite childhood

TV dramas and watch them? Often it’s the case that you soon find the fuzzy images and the awkward co上海乌托邦

lor so unbearable that you drop the show after watching it for no more than three minutes.

上海乌托邦女神会所However, recently a special film viewing marathon was held by Youku, a video streaming site owned by Alibaba, at a cinema in B

eijing. The event featured nonstop episodes of a digitally-restored version of the 2006 hit TV dra

a Soldiers Sortie, and attracted a large crowd of diehard fans, many born after 1995.上海乌托邦

Although the intensive viewing was quite a test of physical strength, much to everyone’s s

urprise, the greatly-enhanced definition of the restored version stood the test of the big screen.

上海乌托邦女神会所With the advent of the Ultra HD era characterized by enhanced set-top boxes, ever-evolving virtual reality technologies, and

display devices nearly all with an aspect ratio of 16:9 – when many of the original classical TV and film pro

ductions made with the 4:3 aspect ratio – they now look like “running mosaics” on today’s much wider screens.上海乌托邦

To top it all, due to multiple transfers of the original video file over the ye

上海乌托邦女神会所ars, the edges of picture have become serrated. Plus, stored for decades, negatives of tho

se classic shows have all been subject to severe color shift that calls for correction.

he good news is that digital restoration of classical TV dramas spearhea上海乌托邦

ded by China’s top video streaming websites, like Youku and iQiyi, is now in full swing.

Protecting and restoring old films has always been under way, but previously the job was mainly funded by the gove

rnment. By the end of 2011, as much as 265 million yuan ($38.6 million) had been appropriated for digital restoration wo上海乌托邦女神会所

rk, giving a new shine to a total of 4,810 old films, said Luo Jianhui from Chi

na Netcasting Services Association at the 7th China Internet Audio-visual Conference held in May.

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enovo unveils upgraded h上海千花坊ance computing plat

Tech firm Lenovo Group Ltd unveiled its upgraded high-performance co

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lopment of supercomputers in an attempt to post global leading breakthroughs.

上海千花坊The latest system is named Shenteng X9000. It is an integrat

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“The country’s high-performance computing has embraced

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China has emphasized the importance of high-performance comp

uting, highlighted by the use and application of supercomputers, in making innovations.上海千花坊品茶微信

Top500, one of the most authoritative rankings on supercomputers globally, said the co

上海千花坊untry continued to dominate the world’s fastest supercomputers in terms of the number of systems.

With 219 systems, the nation tops the supercomputer list and accounted for 4

3.8 percent of the world’s total, followed by the United States with 116 and Japan with 29.上海千花坊品茶微信

In the list, Lenovo claimed the greatest number of systems globally with 173, while the cou

上海千花坊ntry’s server maker Inspur Group hit 71, and supercomputer manufacturer Sugon stood at 63.

“Compared with our competitors, Lenovo is a unique company that can

offer solutions spanning cloud to the edge, meaning the firm can meet all kinds of de上海千花坊品茶微信

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上海千花坊品茶微信Even though the US Commerce Department added five Chinese supercomputer

companies to its Entity List barred from buying US technology, Scott said Lenovo has been able to deal wi

th the development because “Lenovo is a China-based company but (has) globalized” its operations.上海千花坊品茶微信

“We consider ourselves a global asset for high-performance computing. We are able to drive the value of high-perfo

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Qian Depei, dean of the School of Data and Computer Science of Su上海千花坊品茶微信

n Yat-sen University, pointed out that though China has gained momentum in the number of supe

rcomputers globally, there are still many challenges ahead, especially in the E-level supercomputer.

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as meant graduates who specialize in the dish can earn twice as much as others with college degrees.

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Huang Yu, 21, is a graduate from the crawfish school. He has ope

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hina’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has released a draft revision of regu

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China’s market regulator put an interim version of the regulations into effect on April 1, 2016.上海419论坛品茶微信

The draft revision is open to public opinions until Aug 10.

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