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eans, Liu Yuejin, 上海419女神会所deputy director of the National Narcotics Control Comm
ission, said ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on Wednesday.
The Golden Triangle, which straddles Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, accounts for nearly
85 percent of the drugs illegally consumed in China, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Last year, Chinese police seized 29.6 metric tons of dru
gs from the Golden Triangle, up 17.6 percent year-on-year, the commission said.
The haul included 4.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine, more than four times as mu
h as in 2017, and 1.4 tons of ketamine, 35 times more than the previous year.
“Domestic drug manufacturing was hit hard last year and the traditi
onal sources of drug production in key provinces, including Guangdong, were greatly cur
bed, causing an imbalance between drug supply and demand, and higher prices for drugs nationwide,” Liu said.
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.
s now: In beer, ice cream, tea, coffee, body oils, shampoos, gummy bears, the hamburgers of a national fast-food chain, even doggy treats.
CBD-infused products can be bought on the internet, at gas stations, convenience stores, drugstore chains and retail stores.
Many of the products are vague about what exactly CBD is supposed to do, and the US Food and Drug Administration pro
hibits unproven health claims. Yet that doesn’t stop promises from proliferating on the internet, where arti
cles and testimonials suggest that CBD can effectively treat an array of ailments.
The deluge of CBD-infused products started after US President Donald Trump signed the Farm Bill into law in Dece
mber that legalized the production of hemp, which had been classified as a controlled substance on par with heroin. He
mp contains high levels of CBD, which is termed non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t produce a high feeling.
attract the young consumer group. In late May, Qunar teamed up with 33 domestic and foreign carriers, including Air China, Chi
na Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways, to l
aunch discounted prices for students on more than 3,000 routes, along with the concept of student flight tickets.
Students who have registered successfully with their identific
tion documents on the platform will be able to book cheaper tickets. For instance, a one-way
flight ticket from Guangzhou to Beijing can be as cheap as 460 yuan ($66.7), which is about half of the price tag – 8
62 yuan – for a second-class seat on a high-speed train. Qunar said such low-price flight tickets compared with high-spee
d trains may change the travel habits of college students and create user stickiness.
sent the works they host: green, inspired by the drapery and wall hangings seen in numerous Venetian R
enaissance paintings, and dark grey for the Florence school, echoing the stones used to build the famed gallery itself.
Federico Barocci’s huge Virgin of the People (also known as Ma
donna del Popolo) has been placed in the Hall of Pillar, whose light-painted walls recall the
atmosphere of a church. The room hosts a collection of altar pieces of the counter-reformation period.
The total cost of the renovation was around 700,000 euros ($780,000). The amount includes $100
,000 for the Venus of Urbino room donated by the nonprofit association Friends of the Uffizi Galleries.
An individual member of the association, named Trish Savi
des, contributed $15,000 to the renovation of Lorenzo Lotto’s Holy Family.