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Designated traffic lanes will be set aside on Beijing-Chongli Expressway for smooth traffic flow during the upcoming 2019 Bei
jing International Horticultural Exhibition, the capital’s transport authorities said on Monday, Beijing News reported.
The expo, which will kick off on April 29 and run until Oct 7, is expected to attract 16 million visitors from home and abroad.
The special lanes will be put in use on weekends and national holidays
(Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day) during the ho
rticultural exhibition, according to Beijing Municipal Commission of Transportation.
While the special lanes are in use, only public transport vehicles, large pass
enger cars, certified Beijing Expo vehicles, road maintenance vehicles and emergency vehi
cles, such as police cars, firefighting vehicles and ambulances, will be allowed to run on these lanes.
form for people from the two nations to enjoy excellent cinematic works of b
oth countries, but also a starting point for more and deeper cultural exchanges,” sai
d Hou Sheng, secretary-general of Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture.
Last year, a cross-border marathon was organized by the prefecture. Abo
ut 10,000 runners participated in the marathon, which started from Ruili and inclu
ded 7 kilometers in Muse, Myanmar, before re-crossing the border back to the Chinese city.
The first two films screened were Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a 2011 3D m
artial arts film featuring Jet Li and Zhou Xun, and Am
zing China, a 2018 documentary reviewing the country’s achievements in science, technology and economy.
ve been nominated for a Tiantan Award-actor-director Chen Jianbin’s new comedy drama The Eleventh Chapter, and the sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth.
After drawing in box-office receipts totaling a whopping 4.6 billio
n yuan ($685 million)-or 24 percent of Chinese box-office takings during the first qua
rter-The Wandering Earth is now regarded as a game-changer for its role in reviving the fortunes of the Chinese sci-fi genre.
As the longest film among all the nominated movies, Turkish master
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 188-minute The Wild Pear Tree will be screened for the first time in Chi
na. A Fortunate Man, the latest directorial epic by Danish auteur Bille August, is also a highly anticipated entry.
The other nominated films are Another World (Japan), Ben is Back (United States), Happ
ier Times, Grump (Finland), Here (Iran), Sunset (Hungary, France), Tehran: City of Love (Britain, Iran
and the Netherlands), The Keeper (Germany, Britain), The Unorthodox (Israel), Fear (India), and The Waiter (Greece).
We hang out together every weekend, and I enjoy being with my friends more than going on a date with
someone I just met — that’s why I think I will be not actively looking for a relationship in the next few years,” she added.
Coontz said one reason people are waiting longer to get married is because more of them, es
pecially women, are going to college. Even after graduation, most people want to wait until they have paid
off at least a good portion of their college debt and acquired a steady job, she said.
Two earners are increasingly necessary for people to establish a middle-class lifestyle, so mos
t individuals want to make sure that they and their partner have decent earnings prospects.
“Another part of the answer is that our expectations of marriage — especially women’s expec
tations — are much higher than in the past, and their options outside marriage are greater,” said Coo
ntz. “So, they can be more ‘picky’ about their mates, and they can afford to wait until they find one who suits them.”
players, especially when they happen at home. I hope that 10 years la
ter this team of players will still be remembered for what they did at the World Cup.”
Around 8,000 spectators packed into the arena to witness the draw, whi
ch was conducted by Chinese pop star Yang Chaoyue, a member of the idol group Rock
et Girls 101, and NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and was staged in conjunction with FIBA’s global partner Tencent Sports.
After going 0-5 at the 2016 Rio Olympics and failing to qualify for the last World Cup, in 2
014 in Spain, Asian Games champion China is under heavy pressure to deliver an improved performance at home.
Should China emerge from Group A, it will face one of the top two
teams from a tougher-looking Group B, which features Argentina, Russia, South Korea and Nigeria.
As tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan simmer, some people — mostly youths — ar
e trying to build bridges and dialogue between the two neighboring countries.
The #SayNoToWar campaign on Twitter comes shortly before Pak
istan announced that the captured Indian pilot, who was shot down over Kashmir, w
ould be released Friday in an attempt to defuse the gravest crisis in the disputed border region in years.
It is unclear who launched the hashtag on Twitter, but Kashmiri journalist
Sagrika Kissu was one of the first to promote it on Tuesday, a check by CNN shows.
”Let’s trend the hashtag #SayNoToWar. We don’t want more lives to be snu
ffed out. We want peace. War has never solved any problem. It never will. Thanks,” she wrote on Tuesday.
After being picked up by celebrities from both countries, politicians, rights group and common users, the hashtag began t
rending worldwide and was among the top trends in India and Pakistan before becoming a Twitter moment.
The Dataminr social discovery platforms shows that more than 128,500 tweets were published using the hashtag in the
past two days, with peaks of 2,000 tweets every 10 minutes on Wednesday at noon, CNN analysis shows.