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also learned to do acupuncture and cupping therapy. He said that he likes to study the philosophy contained in Chin
ese medicine, the balance of yin and yang and the
five elements, which is also helpful for practicing tai chi. Haase has been to many cities in China, including Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Harbi
n. He found that every city in China has its ow n characteristics. Haase’s hometown Victoria and Changsha have a longstanding friendship. He has made m
any local friends in Changsha, where also met hi
s tai chi teachers, Chinese medicine teachers and his wife. Haase thinks the most attractive aspect of Chinese culture is Chinese philosophy and Taoism. He has adapted the slow-pace
tyle described in the Tao Te Ching, a book written by Lao Zi, the founder of Taoism. “The pace of life for mod ern people is too fast. I think everyone should learn from the
Tao Te Ching,” he said.
China, with related hashtags getting more than 150 million views on Weibo.
Eunice Yoon, Beijing bureau chief and Inside Ch
ina host at CNBC Interna tional, tweeted to Regan that 120 million people viewed a Chinese hashtag that she tran
slated to: “Fox News female anchor challenges debate after being accused by CCTV for being emotional”.
Yoon, incidentally, was a former classm
ate of Regan’s at Phillips Exeter Academy, a prep school in New Hampshire. “Seeing the kind of reaction online, I want to
say, it’s important for us to have a meaningfu l discussion to try to understand each other better. I appreciate the opportu
nity,” Liu wrote on May 24. Liu has been working at CCTV since 1997, after graduating from Nanjing University’s English studies program.
higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows
that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average tempera
ture is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961. Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Y
unnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought. Surveilla
nce from the National Climate Center shows that drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well
Praising Tianjin’s efforts and achievements in intelligent sc
ience and technology, Liu Chuanzhi, board cha
irman of Legend Holdings Co Ltd, pred icted the city will make a qualitative leap in two to three years by combining intelligent technologies with manufacturing.
Liu, also f
ounder of Chinese computer giant Lenovo, said his company, like Tianjin, considers intelligent technology a new imp etus. Lenovo is working on many intellige
nt applications and has invested in many high-tech ma nufacturing enterprises. It uses various artificial intelligence-driven algorithms and machine learning to ana
lyze the data of its supply chain system, using it to optimize Lenovo’s new intelligen
t spare parts supply chain. Liu Qingfeng, chairman and CEO of iFlytek, said the company has developed a series o
f products driven by AI applications, based on small samples over the past year.
The company’s latest technological breakthrough is for the first tim
e its machine has surpassed humans in English reading comprehension, Liu said.
He said that he believes AI in 2019 has entered the year of large-scale application.
So far, the pianist has performed all of the 32 Beethoven sonatas more than 50 times.
During the China tour, Buchbinder will also be th
e conductor besides his role as a soloist. Founded by Prince Elector Moritz von Sachsen in 1548, the Staat
skapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestra
s in the world and steeped in tradition. In 2018, Staatskapelle Dresden, which celebrated its 470th anniver
sary, toured China, and it was the seventh cooperation betw
een the o
rchestra and Wu Promotion, China’s leading music tour promoter, since 2011. Presenting pieces of German composer, Robert Schumann, the tour attracted nearly 7,000 music fans.
“China has great audiences who are passionate
about classical music. There ar e also many great symphony orchestras in the country, some of which are over 100 years old,” says Buchbinder.