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t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a
上海后花园女神会所mong the world’s civilizations. They were created amid some of the most open periods in Chinese history,” Zhang said.
Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France
and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园
arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba
miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu
上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.
“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter
action, sharing our knowledge that traces back to Dunhuang’s place on the Silk Road,” he said.上海后花园
Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan
上海后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci
al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.
The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园
tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.
One cave mural of a horse-riding solar deity上海后花园
resembles the Apollo of Greek mythology, the Mithra sun god of Persian Zo
上海后花园女神会所roastrianism and the Surya sun god of the Vedic religion, according to Zhang Yuanlin.
Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr
iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.
southwest, increased its exports by 21.9 percent in the first half, largely selling to Europe and ASEAN countries.
上海后花园ang Wenlei shapes Olympus’ China strategy with focus on services, manufacturing
Yang Wenlei, CEO of the China unit of Japanese tech giant Olympus Corp, said the local market is of great s上海后花园
ignificance for the company. Olympus, she said, has great confidence in the growth potential of the Chinese market.
The company will press ahead with research and development activities and high-end manufa
上海后花园女神会所cturing in China’s medical field. It also aims to tap the huge local demand for medical equipment, inc
luding endoscopes, microscopes, and solutions for minimally invasive surgeries, she said.
“We will enhance our efforts in medical, imaging and scientific solution sectors in China this上海后花园
year,” Yang said. “The medical sector will be our main focus and we will pour more resources into the segment.”
上海后花园女神会所At present, Olympus is focusing on sales promotions in China. “In the future, we hope to build a compr
ehensive regional headquarters in China, covering R&D, manufacturing, services and training,” Yang said.
“We attach great importance to the medical sector in China. Compared with Europe, the United States, Japan and上海后花园
other developed countries, China has huge potential demand for medical equipment, given its aging population.”
I had expected to see some impact of the trade war on southeastern provinces where export manufa
上海后花园cturing is concentrated. But, Guangdong province grew by 6.6 percent and Zhejiang grew at 7.7 p
ercent year-on-year, both higher than the target rates, in the first quarter, according to the latest data available.
These export-oriented manufacturing provinces are transforming t上海后花园女神会所
oward higher tech manufacturing and are also increasing exports to developing co
untries. For example, Zhejiang’s exports to ASEAN countries surged 22.5 percent year-on-year.
上海后花园女神会所So, the strategy of using domestic reforms and international opening-up to in
crease domestic competition, moving to consumption and services, and emphas
izing higher tech, higher value-added manufacturing is working, according to the latest data.
says that there are only about 20 days a year when the cloud and moonlight conditions are ideal for shooting.
上海后花园Other challenges include the expense-Xu says that he has spent more than 100,000 yuan on his hobby so far.
According to Tang, astronomy has grown in popularity in China in recent years thanks to the gro
wing achievements of China’s astronomers. One of the most recent achievements was taking part in sho上海后花园品茶微信
oting the historic first image of a black hole in April. The project was a global effo
上海后花园rt that involved more than 200 astronomers worldwide, including 16 from the Chinese mainland.
Growing income levels have also enabled enthusiasts to pursue the costly hobby, he adds.
Looking ahead, Xu hopes to be able to capture photos of even better quality. To do so, he n上海后花园品茶微信
oted, would require him to shoot in an environment where there is less light pollution.
“Within the next five years, I plan to have a remote platform installed in a place with less light pollution. Unfortunately, there
上海后花园will have to be a trade-off-I won’t be able to be as closely involved in the process because of its remoteness,” he says.
According to Xu, many astronomy enthusiasts set up their telescopes and cameras at f
acilities in Yunnan province and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where there is minimal light pollution.上海后花园品茶微信
These equipment will then be connected to the internet and looked after by caretakers, allowing them to take photos remot
ely via their computers. The annual fee of renting a space at this facility is around 20,000 yuan, Xu adds.
上海后花园品茶微信To spread his love for astronomy, Xu is also looking to organize classes for young people. Tang suppo
rts this cause, noting that schools in countries overseas place a greater emphasis on natural science than those in
China. As a result, ordinary people here know less about astronomy than their peers abroad.上海后花园
“Whenever you look up at the stars, you understand how sho
上海后花园品茶微信rt our lives are and how insignificant we are. The more you learn about astron
omy, the more you will learn to cherish life and the opportunity to photograph the stars,” Xu says.
Nansha district was established in the southernmost area of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, upon the appr
oval of the State Council on April 28, 2005. In September 2012, the district was upgraded into a national new district.上海后花园品茶微信
Nansha is located at the geometric center of the Greater Pearl River Economic Region. It is the only acc
上海后花园ess to the sea in Guangzhou, and about 38 nautical miles from Hong Kong and 41 nautical miles from Macao.
ccording to the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Ma
cao Greater Bay Area recently issued by the State Council, Hengqin of Zhuhai in Gua上海后花园
ngdong province will be advanced as an in-depth cooperation demonstration zone for the region.
Hengqin of Zhuhai will be established as Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao in-depth cooperation
上海后花园品茶微信demonstration zone. Coordinating Macao’s development into a world-class tourism and leisure ce
nter, Hengqin of Zhuhai will be built into a high-standard leisure and tourism island. Measures to facilitate visitors com
muting between Hengqin and Macao will be taken to allow tourism industry employees to work in Hengqin.上海后花园
Hengqin will develop through connecting with Zhuhai Bonded Area and Hong
上海后花园品茶微信wan Area. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Logistics Park will be built on the island.
Construction of key cooperation projects including Hengqin-Macao Yo
uth Entrepreneurship Valley and Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Indu上海后花园
strial Park will be fostered. Research on the construction of Guangdong-Macao Information Port will be conducted.
Covering 803 square kilometers, Nansha is composed of nine towns and neighborhoods: Wanqinsha town, Huangg上海后花园品茶微信
e town, Hengli town, Dongyong town, Dagang town, Lanhe town, Nansha neighborhood, Zhujiang neighborhood, an
上海后花园品茶微信d Longxue neighborhood. At the end of 2016, there were 789,400 permanent residents in Nansha.
Nansha has focused on the construction of strategic industries to improve core competi
tiveness. Major industries in Nansha include shipping logistics services, high-end business and trade s上海后花园
ervices, smart technology, high-end equipment technology, tourism services, and healthcare.
上海后花园品茶微信In 2017, Nansha achieved 139.2 billion yuan ($20.7 billion) in GDP, an increase of 10.5 percent year-on-year. Its fixed assets inv
estment was worth 74.5 billion yuan, up by 3.9 percent year-on-year, with a major investment in its tertiary industry.
o portray himself as a strong leader who brooks no nonsense so his ruling Liberal Democratic Pa
rty, along with its coalition partner Komeito, can win two-thirds of the seats in the upper house election on S 上海后花园女神会所
unday. To some extent, Japan also intends to show the United States that it will respond aggressively to any moves it con
上海后花园女神会所siders harmful to the country, so that the US stops coercing Japan to compromise its economic interests.
Yet in so doing Tokyo has adopted the US’ unilateral strategy of using economic sanctions to resolve non-economic issues. This will harm the RO 上海后花园
K as Japan expects, but it will also deal a blow to the regional economy and stability by hindering the progress of the China-Ja
上海后花园pan-ROK free trade agreement, especially because Seoul is mulling taking countermeasures against Tokyo, which cou
ld worsen the situation, and the US is not expected to sincerely mediate between its two allies. 上海后花园
The trade spat between the two neighbors has its roots in a series of events including the 2018 radar lock-on dispute, the closi
上海后花园女神会所ng of Japan-funded “comfort women” foundation and the controversy over some ROK officials demanding the Ja
panese emperor’s apology for Japan’s war crimes. And the Abe administration’s displeasure with Seoul’s policies under Presid 上海后花园女神会所
ent Moon Jae-in, as reflected in Moon’s engagement with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has boiled over.
But Tokyo’s move to wield the high-tech stick could draw the two countries into a vicious circle of attack and retaliation, in part 上海后花园
icular, because Seoul could respond in kind to what Moon said was an unprecedented emergency. In fact, anti-
上海后花园女神会所Japan sentiments are raging through the ROK with some shops ceasing to sell Japanese products.
The latest Tokyo-Seoul conflict has not only created new problems for b
ilateral ties but also threatens to weaken the economic and political fabric of East A 上海后花园
sia, which would be detrimental to the further integration of the regional economies, and make it more difficult for the
world to maintain economic stability and prosperity in the face of increasing trade disputes. 上海后花园女神会所
The deteriorating relations between Tokyo and Seoul have caused much worry amon
g US elites, too, because the US’ alliance with the two countries has helped Washington to consolidate its str 上海后花园
ategic foothold in the Asia-Pacific region while Japan’s actions against the ROK could push the latter closer to China on
economic and strategic issues. But despite the souring of relations, Japan and the ROK are not likely to engage in a se 上海后花园女神会所
curity conflict, because the ROK remains highly dependent on the US when it comes to security.
greater influence because it could radiate to the surrounding markets such as
China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.上海后花园
The Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum was held in the city-state at the Four Seasons H
上海后花园女神会所otel on Friday, when officials and top executives from both sides signed numerous agreements.
It was the first time that the annual event has been held in Singap
ore. Previously, it had been hosted in Guangzhou, Guangdong province for the past five years.上海后花园
As a flagship project of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, an example of bilateral cooperation, the SSK
上海后花园女神会所F is currently the only high-level forum that is now taking turns to be held in China and Singapore, its organizers said.
Themed “forging new frontiers – all-round opening-up and innovation-driven development”, this year’s forum was desi上海后花园
gned to tap the collective intelligence of think tanks, experts and business leaders from China and Singapore.
Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upgr上海后花园女神会所
ade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.
上海后花园The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in
SSGKC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use in t上海后花园女神会所
he fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.
“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and tal上海后花园女神会所
ent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, wh
ich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.
he National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Wednesday st
aged The Tales of Hoffmann, a renowned opera by light opera master Jacques Offenbach.上海后花园
Inspired by the life experience of the German writer and poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the opera tells l
上海后花园女神会所ove stories of Hoffmann and three women. He experiences romantic love, but each ends in tragedy. The
repeated blows make the poet lose passion for love and devote himself to art and poetry.
The NCPA production by world-acclaimed opera director Fr上海后花园女神会所
ancesca Zambello is part of the NCPA International Theater Festival 2019 that will
last until Sept 22. A total of 12 plays from home and abroad are performed during the festival.上海后花园
The Paris Opera Ballet stages Nureyev’s vivid production of the Tchaikovsky classic, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
上海后花园女神会所The Paris Opera Ballet, the national ballet company of France, wra
pped up a week of performances on Friday in Shanghai, the only stop in China during its s
hort tour of Asia that saw the prominent dance company visit Singapore from June 21 to 23.上海后花园
It was just one of a series of events to celebrate the POB’s 350th anniversary. The compa
上海后花园女神会所ny presented four performances of Swan Lake in Shanghai from June 29 to July 1 and two per
formances of a gala show, featuring creations by three contemporary choreographers, that concluded on Friday.
The company made the decision to perform Swan Lake in Shanghai not only because it is on
e of the most beloved productions in the ballet world, famed for its robust energy and rich color. More imp
ortantly, the version created by Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) is one that “best represents the style, aesthetics and cap
abilities of the Paris Opera Ballet”, says Flavien Moglia, executive president of the company.
Nureyev, one of the former Soviet Union’s best-known dancers, created a new versio
n of Swan Lake in 1984, when he was the director of the company. Also considered one of the greatest male ballet danc
ers of the 20th century, Nureyev brought a new depth to the ballet, especially by adding a psychological angle to
the role of the prince, says Jean-Guillaume Bart, a ballet master with the POB.Nureyev gave the story a Freudian di
mension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a profound sense of hopelessness, he adds.
In Nureyev’s Swan Lake, the dark wizard is an ambiguous figure. At first, he serves as a sort of tutor or guide to the prince, bef
ore gradually turning into a negative influence that mirrors the dark side of the prince. The contrast between the w
hite swan and black swan also reflects the two sides of the prince’s soul, Bart explains.
Also, Nureyev introduced difficult new movements and gestures into his choreography. “We hope audiences can appre
ciate the depth of Swan Lake, rather than just seeing it as a traditional and established ballet production.”
More efforts are needed from Chinese companies to explore the potentia
上海后花园l of massive data as mounting firms globally own “dark data” and very few know how to u
se it, an industry insider said during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as Summer Dav上海后花园女神会所
os, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province.Song Haiyan, (right), senior vice president and general m
上海后花园anager of security markets at Splunk, delivers a speech during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2
019, also known as Summer Davos, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning pro上海后花园女神会所
“Many companies or organizations didn’t fully realize the potential of “d
ark data”, which refers to all the unknown and untapped data generated by an org
anization’s s上海后花园女神会所ystems, devices and interactions”, said Song Haiyan, senior vice-president and general manager of se
curity markets of Splunk, a US company leveraging software to search and analyze data.
“The chaos of being unable to deal with such data creates tremendous opport上海后花园
unities for motivated companies to learn, as well as for Splunk to empower them to use it,” she said.
Another challenge for companies using data is that they tend to simply collect da上海后花园女神会所
ta but do not use it to predict something that they don’t even know, she added.
In the wake of such problems, Song said Splunk has integrated some premium solutions, including artificial intell
上海后花园igence, across the platform to help companies better use “dark data”, as well as predict future outcomes.
Splunk, founded in 2003, is a Nasdaq-listed company. Its total revenues hit $425 milli上海后花园女神会所
on for its fiscal first quarter ending April 30 this year, which was a 36 percent increase year-on-year.
“I am glad to see that here in China, companies are putting the use of AI into a higher-than-ever role in their bu
sinesses,” she said, adding that she was confident about business growth in the country.
impossible for them to keep track of every stude上海后花园品茶微信nt’s be
havior throughout a class,” she said, adding that AI is meticulous, tireless and fair
. “It might not replace human teachers, but it can free them from tedious tasks.”
For years, burnout has been a serious issue for the teaching profession around the globe. According
to a 2014 report by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a teachers’ advocacy group, roughly 50
0,000 teachers in the United States either move to new jobs or leave the profession every year.
Speaking at the 2019 National Education Work Conference in Beijing, Chen Baosheng, minister of education, said his minis
try has made reducing unnecessary work for teachers one of this year’s top priorities.
“We have to free teachers from pointless paperwork and nonteaching-related work,” he said.
“We have to give time and energy back to teachers to let them work on their research and on preparing lessons.”