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d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
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A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
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theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
ning flights in and out of Hong Kong after radical protesters “seriously disrupted” operations at Hong Kong In上海后花园
ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
The Shanghai Grand Theater(SGT) announced its 2019-2020 performance season o
n Aug 7, highlighting the top 10 projects that have been recommended by artists and critics.上海会所品茶微信
The upcoming season, which is titled “When We First Met”, will be the theater’s 21
上海会所st and Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of the SGT, said that the performances will “take audiences on a jour
ney back to the starting point…to discover the original love we felt for art and the theater.”上海会所
Among the projects shown will be Tchaikovsky’s epic opera Eugene Onegin, presented by the Moscow State Stan
islavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre on Sep 11, 13 and 14. The renowned theater made its first China tou上海会所品茶微信
r in 1954. The evening premiere on Sep 11 will also markthe beginning of SGT’s new season.
As next year would mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s bir
上海会所th, maestro conductor Xu Zhong will be collaborating with the Vienna Chamber Orc
hestra and Chinese soloists to present Beethoven’s complete Piano Concertos in two consecutive concerts on May 5 and 6. F
rom June 23-24 and June 26-27, they will play a full cycle of Beethoven’s nine symphonies.上海会所品茶微信
Xu will also be conducting Shanghai Opera House’s production Turandotby Puccini from Dec 13-15. The production will be di
rected by Roberto Ando, featuring Chinese soprano He Hui, tenor Han Peng and Carlo Ventre from Uruguay.上海会所
Chinese soprano He has been active in the global music scene for more than a decad
e and has recently made the career shift from a lyrical soprano to a theater opera singer.
上海会所品茶微信“This is a big step for an artist, and a road of no return,” Xu said. “I hop
e she will take the lead in many heavy-weight opera productions in the future.”
The Wiener Staatsballett, an esteemed ballet company of 150 years fr上海会所
om Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performances from May 28
to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Corsaire and Marie A上海会所品茶微信
ntoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.
years from Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performan
上海千花坊女神会所ces from May 28 to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Co
rsaire and Marie Antoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.
The SGT will also be opening itsown gallery space in the new season.上海千花坊
The Aura of Revival, a large abstract painting created by French Chinese artist Chu Teh-ch
上海千花坊女神会所un especially for SGT, will be presented in the new gallery space alongside other works.
Wang Junlin contributed to the story.As a major cultural and tourist destinatio
n, Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves suffer from what many other attractions will envy-too many visitors.上海千花坊
The crowds heading to the iconic repositories of ancient Buddhist art constantly
threaten the fragile cliff-side environment on the fringe of the Silk Road oasis, according to Zhao Shen
上海千花坊女神会所gliang, director of the Dunhuang Academy, which manages and studies the site and its relics.
To mitigate the impact of human activity on the grottoes in Gansu province, which face the Gobi Desert, the academy has sets lim
its on visitor numbers. Two ticket categories are sold every day. The first type is limited to 6,000 tickets and allows hold上海千花坊女神会所
ers to access eight of the 492 grottoes containing major Buddhist art, while the second category allows up to 12,000 v
isitors to enter four of the caves. More than 100 of the caves at the UNESCO World
Heritage Site are suitable for public access on a rotational basis as part of conservation measures.
Wang Xiaowei, director of the site’s monitoring cent上海千花坊
er, said the caves are at full capacity during the peak summer holiday season.
上海千花坊女神会所”In line with protective measures for the site, we take a preventive approach
that encompasses tracking the natural and human impacts,” Wang said.
und spaces including garages, shopping malls, construction sites, and e
上海会所ntrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air conditioners and de
corations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.
Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.上海会所品茶微信
The provincial meteorological administraion said largte-scale indoor an
上海会所vd outdoor activities should be suspended and precarious buildings shoul
d be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.
Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海会所
A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken
special measures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and touri
上海会所品茶微信sts from around the world, according to the municipal culture and tourism bureau.
Parks and spots including Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park hav
e extended their business hours, while destinations such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wil上海会所
dlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have presented special late shows or night-tour programs.
Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural Histor
上海会所品茶微信y Museum have launched special nighttime exhibitions, lectures and exploration activities.
Most of the nighttime tours and activities should be booked online so as to monitor an
d control the flow of visitors and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.上海会所
The municipality rolled out a guideline to boost the nighttime economy earlier this year.
Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activi上海会所品茶微信
ties and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.
Possible missile deployment raising concerns in Asia-Pacific, Beijing says
The United States’ intention to deploy new missiles in the Asia-Pacific region has raised co 阿拉爱上海
ncerns, and China will take countermeasures if necessary, the Foreign Ministry and experts said.
阿拉爱上海女神会所Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, said China will not “sit idly by” and wat
ch its interests being compromised if the US deploys intermediate-range missiles in the region.
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our doorstep” and “will take all necessary measures to safeguard nati
onal security interests” in a statement published on the ministry’s website late on Monday. 阿拉爱上海女神会所
The comments came days after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty sig
ned with the Soviet Union in 1987, which banned land-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. 阿拉爱上海
Following the withdrawal, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said over the weekend
that he wanted to deploy midrange conventional missiles in the Asia-Pacific within months.
阿拉爱上海Hua warned that international and region
al security will be severely undermined if the US insists on the deployment.
“For a long time, the US has been grossly interfering in the affairs of regional countries in the Asia-Pacific,” she said.
“Politically, it has tried to drive a wedge between them by promoting a so-ca 阿拉爱上海女神会所
lled Indo-Pacific strategy. It has adopted a selfish, beggar-thy-neighbor approach in econo
mic affairs while making military deployment and strengthening military allies in the region.”
阿拉爱上海The US has been shifting blame by using China as an excuse on issues including the INF
Treaty and hyping up the so-called China missile threat in disregard of the facts, Hua said.
“Despite strong international opposition, the US chose 阿拉爱上海女神会所
to withdraw from the INF Treaty. Now it is hastily seeking to deploy interm
ediate-range missiles in Asia. This, in fact, reveals the real intention of the US withdrawal from the treaty,” she added.
also includes profiles of many fictional animals, in a bid to stoke the imagination.
Parents who take their children to visit the Palace Museum are often bomb上海龙凤419女神会所
arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to
Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W
上海龙凤419ho are friendly and which are vicious. Perhaps the book can help parents answer these questions.”
A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a
flying horse with dragon’s wings called longma, and the dragon-like marine animal called jiaolong.上海龙凤419女神会所
Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu
m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res
上海龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.
“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”
If it rains heavily on this Wednesday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhin上海龙凤419女神会所
u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
上海龙凤419stival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This year it falls on Wednesday, August 7.Folklore Story
As the story goes, once there was a cowherd, Niulang, who lived with his elder brother and sister-in-law. But she disl
iked and abused him, and the boy was forced to leave home with only an old cow for company.上海龙凤419女神会所
The cow, however, was a former god who had violated imperial rules and was sent to earth in bovine form.
One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear
上海龙凤419th. Among them was Zhinu, the most beautiful fairy and a skilled seamstress.
The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau
ghter and their happy life was held up as an example for hundreds of years in China.
Yet in the eyes of the Jade Emperor, the Supreme Deity in Taoism, marriage betwee上海龙凤419女神会所
n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave
上海龙凤419n. Driven by Niulang’s misery, the cow told him to turn its hide into a pair of shoes after it died.
He adds that if things like the somewhat vague portrayal of some a
nimals through error and imagination “are viewed in the bigger picture of history上海龙凤419女神会所
and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.
es cannot be solved thoroughly, enterprises may pay fees doubtfully and even be forced to p
ay, lowering their expectations over tax and fee cut policies and dampening the policy impact,” said G上海会所品茶微信
an, citing that tax and fee cuts are the key measures to counter economic downside pressure.
The notice also ordered the establishment of a working system to efficiently deal with denouncements of una上海会所品茶微信
uthorized charges and conduct punishments accordingly, and to cancel every unfounded governmental re
上海会所quirement for enterprises to accept services provided by third parties, Gan said.
In the first six months, China’s newly introduced tax and fee cuts have saved busines
ses 1.17 trillion yuan ($166 billion), partially completing its annual plan to cut nearly 2 trilli上海会所品茶微信
on yuan worth of tax and fees on enterprises, said data from the State Taxation Administration.
In recent years, the country has stepped up efforts to tackle unauthorized fees le
上海会所vied on businesses, with the State Administration for Market Regulation havin
g detected and dealt with 620 million yuan worth of illegitimate corporate fees in its inspection last year.
“Incorporating the payment of various types of fees, such as labor union fees and city clean上海会所品茶微信
ing fees, onto the online taxation platform has helped to slash arbitrary charging by local taxation offi
cials in recent years,” said a representative of a Nantong, Jiangsu province-based textile manufacturer.
上海会所ngsu province has taken the lead in eliminating illegitimate charges, he added.
Liu Chunsheng, an associate professor at the Central University of Financ
e and Economics, said the situation of illegitimate charging may differ markedly in上海会所品茶微信
different places and called for unified rules to regulate local taxation officials’ behavior.
grated research and development for most of the past four decades, Hu said.
上海千花网From 2012 to 2015, the number of collaborative research projects involving Chinese and US institutions increased by m
ore than 80 percent, according to a blue paper on China’s contribution to STI and global governance published by the ac
上海千花网品茶微信ademy last year. Chinese and US scientists had co-authored more than 55,000 papers by 2014.
Moreover, scientists from both countries had cooperated on climate change, clean energy, environmental protection, hea
lth, agriculture and other fields related to sustainable development and people’s livelihoods, the blue paper said.上海千花网
It added that Chinese enterprises had set up research and development facilities in the US, w
hile US companies had established more than 800 R&D centers in China covering industries including el上海千花网品茶微信
ectronics, information technology, software, food manufacturing, cosmetics, home furnishing and finance.
“These interactions have created a flow of talent and know-how to provide be上海千花网
tter products and services for the people of both countries and the world,” Hu said.
Over time, China and US had developed different but crucial positions in the global in
dustrial system and value chain, Hu said. The US was at the top, given its leading position in STI and emerging ind上海千花网品茶微信
ustries, while China was at the middle and lower end of the industrial and value chain, but striving to climb up.
Like Japan, Singapore, South Korea and other countries before it, China was improv上海千花网
ing its people’s living standards through education, trade, infrastructure investment and technologies.
上海千花网品茶微信”These feats mean China will inevitably close its gap with developed countries,” Hu said. “But
it does not mean China wants to or is capable of challenging the US’s global dominance.”
Historically, China’s technological rise was not an issue that troubled the US, he said, b上海千花网
ecause the US maintained its lead role by attracting the best talent from around the world to fuel its STI efforts – p
ushing new frontiers, making ne上海千花网品茶微信w products and climbing up the industrial value chain.
hina will pour more resources into promoting telecom universal services, as part of a massive push to reduce the d
上海千花坊女神会所igital divide between rural and urban residents, the country’s top industry regulator said on August 1.
Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said tele上海千花坊
communication universal service embodies the fundamental rights and interests of all citizens in a
country. It has been included in the supreme values upheld by the telecommunications sector for over 10 decades.
上海千花坊”So far, 98 percent of China’s administrative villages have been covered by the 4G networ
k and optical network, offering an effective way for rural residents to enjoy remote education, int
ernet medical services, e-commerce and other internet-enabled services,” Zhang said.上海千花坊女神会所
According to him, more efforts will be made to deepen the coverag
e of the network. Cyberspace should be considered as a community of shared fu
ture for all humankind. Governments should scale up policy support to encourage telecom operators in actively e上海千花坊
nhancing the joint construction and coverage of broadband networks in rural, remote, difficult and unserved areas.
Starting from the end of 2015, the central government and telecom carriers including China Telecom, China Mobile an上海千花坊女神会所
d China Unicom, have invested more than 40 billion yuan ($5.8 billion) in total in three rounds of pilot projects to e
xpand optical networks to 130,000 administrative villages, including 43,000 poor villages.
上海千花坊女神会所”We also need to ramp up efforts to accelerate the pace of technologic
al innovation to power more internet applications in rural areas, with the focus o
n exploring more ways to help rural children access quality education,” Zhang added.上海千花坊
Data from the International Telecommunication Union show that 159 countries hav
e listed universal telecom services as part of their plans to promote broadband coverage.
in the International Table Tennis Championships in Tianjin, China. In 2005, he co
上海419品茶微信mpeted again in the event in Shanghai, where he and his former teammates from China enjoyed a get-together.
“We shared a youth and a dream,” said Cheng, who over the years has sent more than a few
US players to national and international competitions. “Looking back, I’m a natural teacher.”上海419
Cheng’s last appearance in the World Table Tennis Championships was in 2009 in Yokohama, Japan, when he was 51.
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ates have today become the main strength for Chinese table tennis. And I feel so happy for them – I really am,” he said. “But上海419品茶微信
I have no regrets – what I have learned and what I have been through here have made me a more rounded person.”
上海419An emotional moment came rather unexpectedly for Zhang one morning. “I was at the table hitti
ng at balls, and there they came, a group of young players in their early teens. One moment, they were rol
licking boys and girls; the next, they had positioned themselves in front of the table, shifting slightly left and right, and t上海419品茶微信
heir countenance started to change,” said Zhang. “Between us, we shared a champion’s dream.”
上海419The Ministry of Natural Resources on Thursday ordered an investigation into how
the hit TV romance Go Go Squid! featured a map incorrectly showing China’s borders.
The TV series, focusing on groups of young people in cybersecurity competitions, used the map in an episode ide上海419品茶微信
ntifying where the final round of an international cybersecurity tournament will be held.
上海419According to the ministry, mistakes on the map used in the teleplay include
that it incorrectly delineated the boundaries of the southern areas of the Tibet auton
omous region, and the colors for Taiwan and Hainan islands were different from other parts of China.上海419
The dotted line to indicate Chinese islands in the South China Sea was also missing.
上海419The problematic map, in a scene lasting 15 seconds, was first found by netizens as the episode was aired on Wednesday.
The ministry noticed the report and issued a statement on its website saying that the map h
ad not been submitted for official review and approval before the show aired last month.上海419品茶微信
So far, the map has been removed from the TV romance at video platforms such as Tencent Video.