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perspective to paint a picture of the waters, mountain ranges, folk customs and rituals in
China, using a large-scale orchestra,” says Zhou Long. “It’s like a musical map of China.”上海品茶微信
Elements of folk music used in the concerto include traditional M
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ibetan “Bon’e ri” music form, used in rituals, that is mimicked by the trombone and English horn.
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onal Chinese instruments. “It is an important way for me to showcase the cultural spirit of China,” he says.
Shui Lan, a conductor who has played Zhou’s compositions several times, praises Zhou’s work as being colorful and full of imagination.
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o help them understand Zhou’s music, and they immediately get it,” he says.
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e and precise,” he adds. “Zhou Long worked very closely together with us. He would sit at di
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Zhou Long attributed his knowledge of folk music to his experience of studying at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing上海品茶微信
during the 1980s when he collected many folk songs from remote areas each summer.
上海品茶微信”These traditional elements of Chinese culture and folk music are fundamental and inseparable parts of my composition. We
sterners expect Chinese composers to express their own culture through music,” Zhou says.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Cultural nourishment is necessary for a composer. A distinctive cultura
l label is a must for modern composers to reach new heights in their artistic achievements,” he adds.上海品茶微信
Tang Xiaofan contributed to the story.
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work, a result of one couple’s lifelong passion for the genre, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
The Long Museum in Shanghai is currently presenting a showcase of modern Chine
se art in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The mysteries of the ocean are explored in the multimedia art show O
cean by Naked, which is ongoing at the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai.
The show is an immersive experience that allows visitors to
feel like they are rising from 6,500 meters under the sea to 423 meters in the sky.
The celebrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as well as its image as Asia’s World City were
上海品茶微信marred by a large mob of anti-government protestors who stormed and vandalized the Legislative Council complex in Admiralty.
It was a watershed moment for the SAR, as it let the world see who is upholding the rule of law and other core values of Hong Kong society and who is trying to undermine them.上海品茶微信女神会所
But as well as the shocking rampage on Monday, in which a roused rabble broke into Hong Kong’s legislature and defaced the portraits
of lawmakers and spray-painted slogans in the chamber, the marked silence of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers has also outraged m上海品茶微信
any in Hong Kong who expected them to at least publicly condemn the appalling display of lawlessness and wanton destruction.
Opposition lawmakers, however, have chosen not to denounce the hooliganism. Instead, they have taken it as another opportunity to criticize the SAR government.上海品茶微信
As a matter of fact, the anger among many of those resorting to violence has been inflamed by opposition lawmakers’ rude
上海品茶微信女神会所behavior inside the legislative chamber over the years and they have been emboldened in their unruliness. Now
these politicians do not have the courage to acknowledge their responsibility for the monster they have fostered and unleashed.
While the opposition camp has remained tight-lipped over the eruption of violence by those whose growing temerity they have helped to上海品茶微信女神会所
nurture, law-abiding Hong Kong residents have been horrified by such a brazen challenge to Hong Kong’s law and order.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said she hopes the wider Hong Kong community will com
e together to censure those who defiled the legislature and has vowed to bring to justice all those responsible.上海品茶微信女神会所
What has also been notable is the hypocrisy of some Western governments — the United Sta
tes and United Kingdom most prominently — which have called for a stop to the violence, as if they have had
nothing to do with it. But, looking back at the whole protest saga, they have been deeply involved in fueling it since its inception.
The consequences of these outside agitations have been the increasingly serious
illegal actions that undermine Hong Kong’s rule of law and social order and harm the fundamental interests of its residents.
That is why the Commissioner’s Office of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing foreign
interference in Hong Kong affairs and demanding those Western governments stop fanning political unrest in Hong Kong.
oncert included Chinese folk orchestral works, for example Celebration Overture, and well-known Russia
n folk songs, such as The Long Road and Kalinka, performed by musicians from both countries.
According to Xi Qiang, Party secretary of the orchestra, the concert m
ainly focused on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations bet
ween China and Russia, as well as the deep friendship between the Chinese and Russian people.
“The ambience of the concert was consistently festive. It also f
eatured a diversified format, alternating between duet an
d ensemble, tenor solo and chorus,” said Zhao Dongsheng vice-president of the orchestra.
Four Chinese banks were among the world’s top 10 most profitable companies over
the past year concluding at the end of March, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank achieved a net in
come of $45 billion and $38 billion respectively over the past year, closely following Apple Inc, which retai
ned its title of world’s biggest moneymaker for the fourth straight year with a net income of $57.2 billion.
The Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China were respectively ranked at the
seventh and 10th places in the top profit list, with $31 billion and $27 billion in net incomes.
While financial service companies claimed nine spots among the top 10 most profitable compa
nies, no drugmakers or automotive firms appeared in the list for the first time in eight years, the report said.
ed China’s digital economy had reached more than 27 trillion yuan ($4 trillio
n) in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 20.3 percent, accounting for nearly 33 percent of GDP.
Lu said the growth rate of the number of people working as new media operators in 2017 was mo
re than 10 times that of 2013. The growth comes as more consumers turn from mass media to new me
dia, which provides more information, is faster, has a more diversified presentation and cheaper cost.
Algorithm engineers, in particular, grew at exponential rates. More than fi
ve times as many people worked as algorithm engineers in 2017 than 2013, he said.
“Algorithm is the foundation for artificial intelligence. AI has started to integrate with other industr
ies and already had been successfully implemented in AI plus marketing, finance and assisted medical dia
gnosis. AI engineers will have more value as AI becomes more closely tied with more businesses,” Lu said.
ople. However, neither the US nor China can expect to keep, much less get back, low-wage, low-skilled manufacturing jobs.
Many people have the impression that Chinese goods are dominant in US markets. That is true only in a few highly com
petitive, low-profit sectors. According to US Commerce Department data, China has more than 50 percent of the
US market in such items as umbrellas, toys, prepared feathers, footwear, straw products, and bedding.
Chinese exporters have from 20 to 50 percent of the US market in ot
her low-value-added markets, plus electrical machinery and equipment, mechanical app
liances, and iron and steel. In most other categories, China has less than 20 percent of the US market.
China also assembles and then exports a lot of phones, computers and other gad
gets to the US. But, most of the profits and wages go to Japanese or South Korean componen
World Trade Organization was being negotiated, China’s economy was ti
ny as a portion of world GDP. It was clearly a poor, less-developed country that, except in a f
ew areas, was not able to compete with Western companies in high-value-added products.
As Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury secretary, argued, a developing country may need to p
rotect its “infant industries” from already established foreign competitors. This was the policy foll
owed by the US in the 19th century and by Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea in the years after World War II.
China is no longer a poor country. It can no longer compete by using low-wa
ge labor. Fortunately, it has now developed world-class companies that are incre
asingly developing new products and services that can compete successfully in many foreign markets.