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The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region experienced a travel boom
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ntinue through the rest of 2019, according to a recent report by the region’s government.
The report said that in the first half of 2019, the region received abou上海419
t 76 million visits, up 46 per-cent year-on-year. Revenue generated by tourism exc
上海419品茶微信eeded 115 billion yuan ($16 billion), registering an increase of about 48 percent over the same period last year.
Urumqi, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture and Changji Hui autonomous pre
fecture were the three hottest destinations for travelers in the past half year. Yea
-on-year, Urumqi saw a 56 percent increase in travelers, Ili Kazak saw 81 per-cent, and Changji Hui 46 percent.上海419
Domestic travelers accounted for 98 percent of those visiting the region, w
hile the top three sources of overseas visitors were Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.
上海419品茶微信According to the report, tourism will maintain high-speed growth of 40 percent in the next half year thanks to sta
ble public security, enhanced infrastructure construction and flourishing winter tourism.上海419
Zhang Xiaoyu, general secretary of the Xinjiang Tourism Association, said that winter use
d to be the slack season for Xinjiang because of the rather low temperatures and heavy snow.
上海419品茶微信”Numerous scenic spots were shut down when winter came, but they grew
to be new attractions to travelers thanks to the popularity of winter tourism,” he said.
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more than the 69 that opened around that time last year, according to the report.
上海419品茶微信Scenic spots also saw an increase in travelers during the winter. Zha
ng said that the region offers diversified entertainment to travelers during the season.
and Communications Technology, said the peak download speed of Huawei’s 5G model can hit 1,850
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pporting cloud gaming on smartphones, allowing consumers to play high-definition, sophisticated games re
quiring big computing capability, traditionally available only on personal computers, Ma said.上海419
Mate 20X comes with a 7.2-inch screen perfect for gamers and entertainment bingers, Huawe
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ch held that the first 5G models would run about 10,000 yuan due to high production costs.上海419品茶微信
Huawei has strong capabilities in developing in-house chips and integrating i
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“Our price will set the tone for 5G smartphones in the China market. I believe, in th
上海419品茶微信e second half of this year, flagship smartphones of most smartphone companies will be 5G-ena
bled, which will drive the price to quickly move closer to that of 4G products,” He said.
ZTE’s 5G smartphone starts at 4,999 yuan, but analysts said its model supports only non-stand-alone networks. Smartp上海419
hone makers Oppo and Vivo are also scheduled to release their 5G models in China in the third quarter.
上海419品茶微信Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance, said smartphone v
endors are adopting an aggressive pricing strategy to appeal to early adopters of 5G and popularize its use.
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s globally in 2019, according to market research company International Data Corp.
hina Shouguang vegetable price index, a barometer of the country’s vegetable market, rose 2.24 percent to 91.36 points on Sunday.上海419品茶微信
The closely-watched vegetable price index was published daily by the city of Shouguang, Sha
ndong Province, China’s major vegetable production base and its vegetable distribution and price-setting center.上海419品茶微信
The index was approved by the Ministry of Commerce in 2010 and first published on April 20,
2011 to offer more timely and accurate reference for vegetable growers and trad
to rehear the case, as it believed after a series of investigations, reviews of files and materials, as well a
上海419品茶微信s visits with people involved in the case, that the 2007 ruling was based on the wrongful application of laws.
The 1999 ruling will also be reviewed at the rehearing, the court added.
The case received national attention in April when a local newspaper reported several gangs, including one led by Sun, were 上海419
smashed in a crackdown against organized crimes in Kunming. Sun was then detained for the gang activities.
The case triggered widespread public concern over possible corruption in the judicial and prison syst
上海419品茶微信ems after follow-up stories discovered Sun was the same man convicted of the multiple charges in 1
998 and that he had therefore mysteriously escaped death and been living as a free man.
Sun became shareholder of several enterprises and controlled many bars after leaving prison. 上海419
As the controversies were spreading on Chinese social media, a central inspection group to fight gangrelated cri
上海419品茶微信mes arrived in Yunnan, and demanded a thorough investigation of how Sun appeared to have escaped justice.
In an early release of the inspection group in May, 11 people in Yunnan, including a former senior prison official and a local high cou 上海419
rt judge, had been detained over their possible roles in helping Sun escape capital punishment.
By Friday, the number of officials involved in Sun’s case had increased to 20, according to the official release.
上海419品茶微信Sun’s case also sparked public speculation because of his various identiti
es and family connections, who were widely believed to have sheltered his legal activities.
However, specific information about Sun’s family released on Friday shows that statements previously spread online were u 上海419
ntrue, especially the speculation that Sun’s biological father was a very influential person.
上海419品茶微信Chen Yue, Sun’s biological father, joined the Kunming Public Security Bureau in 1 973 aft
er leaving the army. He divorced Sun’s mother, Sun Heyu, in 1982, and left the police in 1985
Barbey, 78, says he saw former premier Zhou Enlai many times (during the 1973 visit). “The trip by t
he French president lasted for five or six days, and Zhou was with the delegation every day for reasons of protocol.”上海419品茶微信
Barbey recalls that whenever Pompidou visited Beijing, Shanghai or Datong in Shanxi prov
上海419ince, where the French president traveled to see archaeological sites, he saw Zhou every day.
“Zhou is a special figure to the French people. He spent some years in France as a young m
an, among the generation of Chinese students who came to the country on a study-work program.”上海419
Barbey remembers asking Zhou’s interpreter, a woman in her mid-50s, how many French
上海419interpreters of her caliber were there in China－and she answered there was “about 11”. When he vis
ited Shanghai, he was told that there were only three French people living in the city.上海419品茶微信
One of the most iconic photos Barbey took from the 1973 visit is a portrait of Zhou when he
accompanied Pompidou on a boat trip around the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
上海419The image is not included in the show at the National Art Museum, but a portrait of another i
mportant figure who had a connection with France－a snapshot of Ba Jin sunbathing in 1980－is on display. Th上海419
e prominent Chinese author also studied in France for two years during the late 1920s.
“I met him very briefly in Shanghai at his house. He still spoke French,” says Barbey.上海419
The warm tones and sharpness of Barbey’s imagery also pres
上海419品茶微信erve the vibrant details of people’s everyday lives at a time when taking photos remained a lux
ury for many. Many of the scenes and ways of life have now vanished from the fast-paced metropolis. For example, one pho
to Barbey took in Nanjing shows boats with elongated sails traveling along the Yangtze River, while another photo show上海419
s paddy fields on the outskirts of Shanghai which have now been replaced by high-rise buildings.
Jean Loh, a photography curator and publisher, comments in the Color of China’s foreword: “Beijing, Shanghai, Sichu上海419品茶微信
an and Guangxi are, in his eyes, so different and distinct from one another … His Kodachrome film faithfully captured
the ochre red of the imperial palace of the Forbidden City and the morning blue of the Shanghai Bund.”
The expo hall is divided into sections, including a reading area, boo
上海419k display, international illustration gallery and a writer meet-and-greet zone.
Over 10 publishers have brought around 35,000 children’s books to the event that will feature 108 activities for visitors.
Noteworthy of the event is the attendance of international children’s上海419品茶微信
book publishing brands such as Scholastic, DK, Penguin Books and HarperCollins, while
上海419the picture book exhibition onsite comprises award-winning works in 11 different languages.
Different from conventional book expos, the CCBE combines printed books with immersive child-friendly activi
上海419品茶微信ties – attendees will be able to explore reading through AR devices, reading games and live theater performances.
Exhibitors and visitors are also welcome to donate children’s books, which will later b上海419
e transported to poverty-stricken areas in China.A three-day forum focusing on the creativity of Chinese writer
s and illustrators and the evolution of children’s books in the digital era will take place during the expo.上海419品茶微信
With 161 precious Chinese cultural relics, the exhibition Three Kingdoms: Unveiling T
上海419he Story opened to visitors at the Tokyo National Museum in the Japanese capital on July 9.
In order to let Japanese audience have a deeper understanding of the cultural essence of China, and to strengthen the cul
tural exchanges between the two countries, Chinese and Japanese experts spent three years visiting more than 50 cultu上海419品茶微信
ral institutions in more than 20 provinces and autonomous regions in China to select the exhibits.
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e the historical features of the Three Kingdoms period which lasted from 220 to 280.
The exhibition specially selected the latest archaeological findings a上海419品茶微信
nd research results from the excavation of the Cao Cao Mausoleum, the tomb of an a
上海419品茶微信ncient Chinese king. Visitors to the exhibition pass through a dark passage into a r
eplica of the tomb chamber. One of the items on display in the chamber is a guan jar, or alcohol jug, excavated from the mau
soleum. It is the earliest white porcelain product ever discovered – 300 years older than similar artifacts.
oga Lin gave a show in Beijing recently as part of his Idol World Tour, wh
ich he launched in 2018 at the Taipei Arena, to mark a decade in the music business. 上海419
For the Idol World Tour, Lin, 31, is music director. And he ha
上海419品茶微信s rearranged his hits and worked with multimedia artists to design the visual images.
Meanwhile, the veteran-studded cast also includes actor Wu Gang, known for China’s all-time h 上海419
ighest-grossing film Wolf Warrior 2, and Taiwan actor Chin Shih-chie, a best supporting actor w
上海419品茶微信inner at Beijing International Film Festival for the martial arts film The Master in 2016.
Separately, at a recent promotional event in Beijing, Huang said that most of the scenes for the series were shot over eight m
onths at a film and TV drama filming base near the West Taihu Lake in Changzhou, in Jiangsu province. 上海419
After Beijing, Lin will tour other Chinese cities, including Qingdao, in Shand
ong province; Nanjing, in Jiangsu province and Changsha, in Hunan province, till the end
上海419品茶微信of August. And besides China, he will go to Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in September.
Lin, who was born in Pingtung, Taiwan, joined a rock band while in hig
h school and performed in local pubs before launching his career as a singer.
He took his first steps to stardom by winning the first season of the One Mil 上海419品茶微信
lion Starcompetition in 2007, a popular reality TV singing contest in Taiwan.
So far, he has released five full-length studio albums, includi
ng Fiction and Perfect Life, both nominated for awards at the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards. 上海419
n an acting career spanning over 20 years, Huang Zhizhong has star
上海419red in a number of roles, ranging from the upright official Hai Rui in the Ming Dy
nasty in 1566, to Communist Party military leader Zhu De in The Founding of an Army.
But the ambitious actor is now shifting gears. And his directorial debut, De 上海419品茶微信
tective Ke Chen, recently made its debut on Beijing Satellite TV and the streaming site iQiyi.
Set in 1920s Tianjin, the 44-episode period drama centers on a detecti 上海419品茶微信
ve working at the city’s police station who unravel a series of mysterious cases.
In the series, Huang stars as detective Ke and actress Li Qian plays Ke’s romantic interest.
ependent entity, the island leader Tsai Ing-wen and other DPP officials have intensified their pro-ind
ependence activities, especially in the fields of education, culture and administration, sinc上海419
e she took office in 2016. In fact, Lai Ching-te, Tsai’s rival in the island’s next leadership election in January 2020, ope
上海419品茶微信nly pitched himself as a worker for “Taiwan independence” before stepping down as the head of the executive body.
To send a clear message against secessionism to the Tsai admini
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eld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.
上海419品茶微信But at the instigation of the US administration, thanks to its acts and resolutions and promise of support, the DPP co
uld try to further push forward its “pro-independence” agenda and cross the red line and worsen the situation ac
ross the Straits. Therefore, the US should review its policy and stop selling dreams to the Taiwan authorities.上海419
The Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 is a serious violation of the one China principle a
上海419品茶微信nd the three joint communiqués, which the Sino-US relationship is built on. The US’ int
erference in China’s internal affairs will not only endanger one of the world’s most important bilateral ties and jeo
pardize peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, but also increase the possibility of the mainland using w上海419
hatever means necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.
上海419品茶微信The US has frequently meddled in Taiwan affairs, which has significa
ntly undermined Sino-US ties, creating worries and risks across the Straits.
But since China is committed to safeguarding its sovereignty and territo
rial integrity, and achieving national reunification, the US should not hope to succ上海419品茶微信
eed in its design of splitting the country by leading the island authorities down the garden path.
largest economies have sent a strong signal across the globe that th
ey want to resolve their trade disputes, which helped stock markets worldwide to stage a r上海419
ally on Monday. The fact that both countries and the world beyond have started to feel the pinch of the trade war, to s
上海419品茶微信ome extent, helped the two sides to step down a bit in order to resolve their trade frictions.
The opposition of a large number of US high-tech companies, and consu
mers and industry organizations to the trade war could seriously impair the US ad上海419品茶微信
ministration’s ability to play the card of a booming economy, which the president relies on to be re-elected in 2020.上海419
Yet, irrespective of the Trump administration’s emphasis on defending US economic
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ce competition in core areas, strategic security, geopolitics, and science and technology. As a result, more disputes on mu上海419品茶微信
ltiple fronts could be the new normal for China-US relations even if a trade deal is eventually inked.上海419品茶微信
Bilateral trade ties that increasingly look like the only bond connecting the two countries now should be valued and mad
e the ballast for promoting Sino-US relations, instead of being made a tool to champion American interests. As Xi said, c
ooperation brings benefits for both countries while conflict incurs losses on both sides.
Zhang Monan, deputy director of and a research fellow at the Institute of Eur
opean and American Studies, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
President Xi Jinping’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Osaka las
t week produced a number of consensuses, with both sides agreeing to build Sino-Japanese relations by meeting the
needs of a new era so they can jointly safeguard world peace and promote common development.
The thawing of Sino-Japanese relations last year－after Premier Li Keqiang visited Japan in May and Abe visited China in Oct
ober－was partly due to the rise of unilateralism and protectionism in some parts of the world and the urgent n
eed to oppose them. And since ensuring a free and fair trade order is a shared goal of
the world’s second-and third-largest economies, they need to make greater efforts to realize that goal.
nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also
上海419promotes one of the country’s most popular outdoor musical events, the Strawberry M
usic Festival, which was launched in Beijing by the com上海419
pany in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.
“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” sa上海419女神会所
ys the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band
in 1990 while he was studying radar engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But t
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guitar I wanted to explore more beautiful sounds of the instru
ments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”
上海419女神会所Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a large fan base in China then with poetic lyrics about youth, romance and friendship, accompanied by guitar.
One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerging live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.上海419女神会所
A live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.
School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band 上海419女神会所agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.
“We wanted to have a place to enjoy music and drink together so we decided to launch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”
As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the liv
e bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.
“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.
Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and ga
ined a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.
“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 followers on their
Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the natu
ral charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.
Music fans are more diverse in their tastes than they were 10 years ago, he says, enjoying a wide range of styles, young bands and musical influences.
“I’m keen on putting together a group of good-looking young singer-songwriters, guitarists, bassists and drummers to for
m a rock band,” Liu says. “They could compete with the pop idols not only with their looks but also by winning a large follo
wing with their great songs and technique. I’ve been dreaming of this for 10 years, and now with the many ways yo
u can help new talent stand out, such as reality shows, that dream can finally be realized.”