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-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box
-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所
To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re
上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.
“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch
inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所
Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv
上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.
“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the
reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信
ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.
上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.
Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa
id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信
s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.
“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin
ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.
A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi
上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show
s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.
“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所
s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.
Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws
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WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.
上海419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised countervailing measures imposed by t
he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.
However, the US failed to comply with the WTO ruling and上海419
accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.
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e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信
“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.
Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信
The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
上海419reate a fair and stable international trading environment for companies from both countries.
“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c上海419品茶微信
orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419
de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Well, we were showing in Paris, London and New York, but three years
ago we went into the mainland. We luckily found a showroom that could help us. The mainla上海千花网女神会所
nd’s market is hard, because stores are very new; brands might not have a website, just WeChat. But sales have
上海千花网grown from our first season to now and it has been significant. The mainland has overtaken my orders from Europe. And of cour
se, the scale is different. We have around 25 points of sale there now. So yes, we’re focusing more and more on the mainland.上海千花网女神会所
Do you design especially for the mainland market?
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are more about ourselves and our feedback from the buyers, who will tell us what sol
d well last season. We take that and move forward. But if the buyer says a particular fit works, or a certain color, we上海千花网
will expand on those things. So we take about 50% of outside advice and add 50% of our own ideas.
The media seems to portray the brand as being for fashionistas, yet Cynthia & Xiao doesn’t feel entirely that way. Would you agree?
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do get some cool fashionistas who might wear our stuff and some Hong Kong KOLs [key opin
ion leaders]. But I don’t see our brand as a KOL thing. I’d rather have more people wearing and touching the prod上海千花网
uct than a KOL endorsement. I also don’t have a massive inventory of stuff, so I don’t need some super high-profile K
上海千花网OL. It’s about the right balance.Hongkongers don’t really seem to support their local designers – or their artist
s for that matter, either. But isn’t the current digital age meant to be all about disruption, inclusion and youth?
The mainland is also such a different kind of vibe from Hong Kong. They like that “girl-next-door” look, which is very relatable. These上海千花网
influencers are really successful, but you don’t know who they are. It’s a different type of visibility.
We find color just works. When we started out, the palette was more muted, with navy and grey – the idea being that pieces
上海千花网女神会所could be mixed and matched. But as we’ve grown, we’ve incorporated more color – lots of it! [laughs] – like yellow, r
ed, orange, neon green… stuff that’s really in-your-face. And they sell really well for us. The consumers seem to love it.
What’s your best-selling piece?上海千花网女神会所
Our favorite shape is something we call “oversize”. For some girls, it could literally be a dress,
but you would have to wear something underneath. Let’s just say it covers the bottoms and is our best-sel
ling shape no matter what we do. Then again, they also don’t want something too long. They like above the knee. If you co上海千花网
ver the knee, you look short. And of course, the aim is to look both short and thin. In Sha上海千花网女神会所
nghai, we always go shorter – a more fitted shape. Sometimes we make longer pieces, too.
I spent over three hours a day practicing, but to be a clapper talk artist, per
formers must first memorize the lines, talk with rhythm, and gradually increase speed,” he上海千花网
says. To fully understand the lines, foreign performers have to learn a lot about Chinese culture.
上海千花网女神会所After graduating from the university in 2016, Komatsu first tried his han
d at business but failed. So, he worked as a Japanese teacher in a language training school.
Despite the pressure of work and life, Komatsu performs clapper talk with his teacher a上海千花网女神会所
nd fellow senior apprentices in theaters, communities, campuses and parks, though most of the performances are free.
Now, in his team, there are performers from Japan, Germany, Sweden and Britain.
上海千花网In August 2018, Komatsu decided to go back to Japan. However, he returned to Beijing half a year later.
Explaining why he came back, he says: “I missed my f
riends, Chinese culture and food too much, and life would be boring without them.”上海千花网女神会所
Komatsu has now decided to spend the rest of his life in China and continue with his hobby.
上海千花网He says: “I hope more Japanese will visit and learn more about China, so as to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.”
What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he b上海千花网
roke with his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.
Picasso’s innovations in perspective and technique dazzled the art world for d上海千花网女神会所
ecades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.
As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picass上海千花网
o’s poetry and other written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.
The artist did not begin to write until the age of 53. His literary endeavors r上海千花网女神会所
esulted in hundreds of poems with a unique fusion of words and visual imagery.
is not just about economic funding.The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students and lecturers – a mass flow of kn
owledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese students are among the top academic performers and contribute gre上海乌托邦品茶微信
atly to scholarly exchange and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.
上海乌托邦Looking ahead to the future of China-UK partnership in higher education, he hopes that both sides c
an bring together a cross-section of education, science and industry experts together to share insi
ghts, provide thoughtful leadership and organize discussions with the purpose of researching and co上海乌托邦
mmunicating the impact and implications of the future on education, and to debate and take action.
“The key to success is about ensuring mutual benefit, shared objectives and working together to resolve global challenges,” he says.
上海乌托邦品茶微信tudents enrolled in the global engagement program launched
by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on June 26 will be engaged in tackling typical issues
faced by countries involved in China and the Belt and Road Initiative. According to the statement of the univer上海乌托邦
sity organizers, over 10 countries and regions will be involved in the program that includes 13 projects.
上海乌托邦The projects cover research and surveys on specific themes before com
ing up with solutions to problems related to the environment, medicine and civil engineering.
Ten of the projects will be carried out during the summer, while the remaining thre上海乌托邦品茶微信
e will be held in winter, from December to January next year. Each project will last between two and four weeks.
上海乌托邦More than 200 students are expected to join the program, according to the university.
“Every project is challenging as most of the students have never set foot in these areas,” says Cao Yongk
ang, director of the International Research Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation at the university.上海乌托邦品茶微信
“The program will definitely motivate them to realize their social responsi
bility in the new era and inspire them to solve the common problems of humankind.”上海乌托邦
Cao will lead one of the teams in investigations of villages in Zhejiang province’s Lishui city.
This project will involve setting up furniture and facilities that are
urgently needed by residents. The team will later visit villages in the Italian Alps to explore ne上海乌托邦品茶微信
w development models for locals, and compare the practices for these two countries.
“The project is designed for those majoring in architecture, city planning, sociology, and other上海乌托邦品茶微信
related subjects, and will equip them with a comprehensive understanding of rural revitalization,” says Cao.
which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
上海千花坊品茶微信To cut fuel consumption and promote the popularity of new energy vehic
les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will
be given two separate scores for traditional vehicle energy efficiency and new energy vehicle production.上海千花坊
If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.
The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, especi上海千花坊品茶微信
ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in
China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u
nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
上海千花坊品茶微信The draft proposal is expected to help boost hybrids as well, to which Japanese carmakers have devoted much time and money.
For instance, an electric car that can run 350 kilometers on one charge would earn 5 credits for上海千花坊
its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
上海千花坊品茶微信ccording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.
He added that the proposed policy encourag
es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
the exhibition is named after one of the paintings on show by reno
wned artist Chen Yifei. The showcase opened on June 21 and will end on Sept 8.上海夜生活品茶微信
About 200 works of art are on display at the show, including oil paintin
上海夜生活gs, Chinese ink paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, political posters and New Year
posters, many of which are iconic images that used to appear in textbooks and other publications.
According to Chen Lyusheng, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the art theory co上海夜生活品茶微信
mmittee under the China Artists Association, the Long Museum’s collection of New China art started be
上海夜生活cause of the personal interests of the founders of the museum, Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian.
The couple established the first Long Museum in Pudong in
2012 before opening the second one, the Long Museum West Bund in Xuhui district, in 20上海夜生活品茶微信
14. Two other branches of the museum opened in Chongqing in 2016 and Wuhan in 2018.
上海夜生活Chen Lyusheng notes that while Liu has always been collecting classical Chinese art, hi
s wife Wang has instead been focusing on collecting New China art from 1949 onward.
“Long Museum has gained a special position in the field of modern Chinese art since上海夜生活品茶微信
1949, having accumulated a unique collection of art because of Wang Wei’s personal enthusiasm,” he says.
上海夜生活Wang began collecting revolutionary art in 2003 after she bought a paint
ing titled Hard Times by Zhang Hongxiang at an auction. The artwork depicts Chairman Ma
o Zedong standing among Red Army soldiers in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan.上海夜生活品茶微信
Following that purchase, Wang went on to amass a collection of more than 100 paintin
上海夜生活gs from the period before presenting an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2009. The collection cu
rrently has about 300 artworks that have been presented in exhibitions in Shanghai and Chongqing.
According to Liang Jiang, the head of the research institute of Gua上海夜生活品茶微信
ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col
上海夜生活品茶微信lection is so impressive that he often has to borrow their works for exhibitions.
“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp
ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.
“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th
e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le
ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”
kes it the ideal environment for the development of intangible cultural heritage.
The plant covers an area of 14,000 square meters and sits right next to the South Central Axis.上海419论坛品茶微信
It’s about 800 meters away from the iconic Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Te
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Remodeling began in September.
After months of constru上海419论坛ction, Yongyuan opened in late June.
The southern building which used to be Sanlu Plant’s production area now serves a space for the high-end customization and in
上海419论坛品茶微信novation of intangible cultural heritage, while the eastern facility offers immersive exhibition experiences.
The building in the north has been transformed into a retail sp
ace, where visitors can buy products such as handmade bags and traditionally created art.上海419论坛
Yongyuan park will focus on the development of intangible cultural heritage. It was set up to
allow inheritors to work with designers and find ways to blend the traditional arts more seamlessly into public life.
上海419论坛品茶微信So far, many inheritors are confined to limited development space, says Li.
The cultural product concept falls behind the times and is separated from modern design and sales, he adds.
“We need to bring together good designers and intangible culture inheritors for product innovation,” Li says.上海419论坛品茶微信
“We conducted protective reinforcement of the original architecture, ensu
ring everything from a piece of wood to a stalk of grass remained the way it was 100 year
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All of those old buildings have undergone exterior remodeling and interior refits, but vi
sitors can still touch the old red bricks that are exposed on its surface here and there.上海419论坛品茶微信
A traditional tile structure was applied to the partitions in the park.
Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys
from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所
The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.
娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos
ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.
Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所
The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely
娱乐地图, whose parents decided to donate the organs after the infant died, the hospital said.
Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图
splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.
娱乐地图女神会所The two kidneys are functioning normally and Wang’s health has recovered, the hospital said.
Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are
very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图
an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.
娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do
ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur
inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di
fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图
“The less the weight of the donor, the slower the kidney recovers functioning in the body where it is transplanted,” he said.
Although an adult can survive with just one kidney, usually two ki娱乐地图女神会所
dneys are transplanted from an infant to improve the chances of a healthy outcome, he said.
The success of the surgery means sources for kidney transplant surgeries can be expanded to inclu娱乐地图
de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie
娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.
In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit
h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.
that the monetary authority needs to keep the RMB stable, as well as advance the count
ry’s exchange rate reform to reflect the actual demand and supply of RMB in the market.
The central bank’s data is largely in line with the market’s expectations, said Ming Ming, a上海后花园品茶微信
n economist with CITIC Securities. “In terms of future monetary policy, the central bank’s move will be infl
上海后花园uenced by multiple factors. It is likely to maintain a neutral stand and we should not expect substantial monetary easing.”
Shen Jianguang, vice-president and chief economist at JD Digits, said moderate inflation
in China will leave more room for monetary policy adjustments, if necessary, in the third quarter.上海后花园
China’s consumer price index stood at 2.7 percent for June, unchanged from May, and wa
上海后花园品茶微信s 2.2 percent for the first half of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
Apart from monetary easing, further tax cuts and policy to encourage consumption are also in the policy toolb
ox for the authorities to boost the economy, said Shen.A sniffer dog senses drugs hidden in a room during the “S上海后花园
niffer Dog Open Day” activity held at the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city, East China’s Shandong provin
It’s not just narcotics officers and lawmakers who need to keep up with the rapid development of new types of illegal recr上海后花园品茶微信
eational drugs, but also sniffer dogs at the General Administration of Customs’ canine training center in Beijing.
上海后花园With dozens of suitcases lined up in two rows on the center’s training ground, Fun, a
3-year-old Labrador sniffer dog, takes just 10 seconds to find the one containing drugs.
Fun sits obediently in front of the suitcase while his handler, customs officer Yu Xiaodong, crouches and pats him上海后花园品茶微信
on the head as encouragement. Yu then uses a rolled-up towel to play a tug-of-war game with Fun.
“Tug-of-war is the biggest motivation for these dogs to work,” he said. “By dragging the towel, the excitability of the dogs can be cultivated.”上海后花园
Yu said the dogs rely on their acute sense of smell. “Without unpacking the luggage, the sniffer dogs are faster and more accurate than manual inspections.
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New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P
rocuratorate. Detecting them has also become more difficult, because a large number of drug dealers no longer ca上海后花园
rry drugs with them but use the internet to purchase, sell and deliver their inventory.
“In accordance with the different tasks, the detection dogs in custo上海后花园品茶微信
ms are mainly divided into six types, aside from detecting drugs,” said Li Siwen, an anti-sm
uggling officer with Beijing customs. “Some are trained to find explosives, tobacco, bank notes and ivory. Our s
niffer dogs are capable of identifying more than seven kinds of drugs and their derivatives.”
Yu said Fun had been working for more than a year and can distinguish five different types of drugs.