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It may sound cool but it is challenging to start a band. But for young music
ians who yearn to do just that, a variety show Let‘s Band aims to help them.娱乐地图
The show, financed by streaming giant Youku and produced by the Shanghai-b
ased company Paul Edward Production, has been running on Youku since
娱乐地图女神会所Aug 17, one episode each Saturday. The last episode is scheduled for November.
In the show, pop musicians Wang Feng, Li Ronghao, Bai Jugang and Am
ber Kuo serve as the “mentors”, and their job is to judge the contestants’ performances. The sho娱乐地图
w features 75 young aspirants who were shortlisted from around 1,000 aspirants.
Among the 75 competitors are former champion of the popular show The Voice of
China, students of Berklee College of Music, and musicians from underground bands.娱乐地图女神会所
In the first episode, there were competitions in six c
ategories — vocal, guitar, bass, drum, electric instrument and classical instrument.娱乐地图
The final winners will be part of a band, which will
be assisted by the producers to stage performances around the country.
娱乐地图女神会所Speaking about the show, Cen Junyi, the chief producer, says: “We
found that a majority of youngsters born in 2000s are fond of music and know a
bout bands. So, trying to set up a band is fairly common for some young people.”娱乐地图
Director Li Yixun says Chinese audiences can now understand different genres of m
usic as a number of music-themed variety shows have been made over the last decade.娱乐地图女神会所
“So, now is a good time to dive deeper and make a more professional music show,” he says.
“We also want the show to convey the message that band music has evolved into many diverse forms now.”
omy was ignited by tensions within the coalition supporting Conte’s cabinet, made of
far-right, anti-immigrant League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S).上海后花园女神会所
President Mattarella would play a key role in this phase, verifying with every political force hold
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Given the sensitive time of the crisis — which may bring the country to un
usual new polls in autumn, when some crucial deadlines loom — the head of state might also上海后花园女神会所
suggest forming a technocrat government, but only if parliamentary forces agreed to support it.
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Mattarella’s talks with parties’ leaders will continue through Th
ursday afternoon, according to the official schedule unveiled by the president’s office.
If such consultations do not deliver any political solution, the president wi上海后花园
ll have to dissolve the parliament, and call snap elections in a range of 45 to 70 days.
Meanwhile, major parties began defining their own position in the crisis.
A possible deal between the M5S — which holds the largest number of seats in both lower house and se上海后花园女神会所
nate — and center-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) was under the scrutiny of political analysts and media.
The two parties have harshly attacked each other in latest years, but their joining forces now could上海后花园
produce a majority in parliament — with the help of minor allies — cutting anti-immigrant League out.
上海后花园女神会所On Wednesday, the PD leadership approved a resolution opening to possible n
egotiations with the M5S, but only on condition that five program points were respected, including “a loyal EU me
mbership… a change in the country’s (tough) migration policies, and a major shift in social and economic recipes.”
nmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into op
eration, helping Chinese researchers in their cultural heritage protection endeavors.上海千花坊女神会所
Zhao Liangsheng from the Dunhuang Research Academy in northwest China’s Gansu province told Xinhua that the plat
上海千花坊form is already in use with a number of preliminary experiments already carried out.
Dunhuang was a major city along the ancient Silk Road and boasts a number of cultural
and historical attractions, including the caves of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.上海千花坊女神会所
The laboratories, which received 40 million yuan (5.6 million U.S. dollars) in investment, will contribute to under
standing the weathering of rocks in grottoes and the mechanism of salt damage on murals.
The facilities can simulate various environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, rainfall, snow上海千花坊
and soil salinity. They can help scientists understand the different types of strain, such as thermal and physical da
mage, which lead to the deterioration of relics in their natural environment; and advise conservation research.上海千花坊
Conservation efforts in places like Dunhuang have been hindered by the u
npredictable effects of various natural and environmental factors on cultural relics.上海千花坊女神会所
Over the years, Chinese research institutions such as Dunhuang Research Aca
demy have conducted in-depth research on the mechanism of damage to grottoes and
urals, but efforts to protect against the influence of environmental factors were limited.上海千花坊
With these laboratories now in service, heritage conservation c
an move from rescuing relics to actively preventing their deterioration.
上海千花坊女神会所”The laboratory will not only serve in the field of cultural relics protection by the Dunhuang Researc
h Academy, but also conduct experiments needed for cultural relics protection across the country,” said Zhao.
Brands are working to establish emotional connections with shoppers amid rise in experience-driven consumption
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unger generation of diners, who are increasingly drawn to personalized products.
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mpaigns-all in a bid to trigger an emotional investment that resonates with customers.
So when Heytea, a milk tea brand known for its rich cheese-foam topping, introduced its fi
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ry drinking and culinary experience through a string of experimental installments.
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he regular portfolio, the newly opened Shanghai flagship store allows customers to mix cocktails with their tea drinks.
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ore than 250 stores nationwide and Nie is looking to expand to 400 by the end of this year.
aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h
ouse prices,” said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development I 上海千花坊女神会所
nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef
上海千花坊fort to stabilize house prices, market expectations and market order has paid off.”
Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth
in new property prices in July, as the city’s average price for new housing grew 1.6 percent. 上海千花坊女神会所
“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.
“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in
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For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe
rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r 上海千花坊女神会所
ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.
Yan said July was the peak season for the housing rental market. As rent 上海千花坊
went up during summer, the prices of pre-owned property tended to go up as well.
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owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t
o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.” 上海千花坊
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long-term mechanism for real estate regulation in July to sustain the stable dev 上海千花坊女神会所
elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.
Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y
ear, retreated to 3.8 percent in the first seven months, compared with 4.1 percent in the first six months.上海419品茶微信
Economists have said they think the policy stance likely will be loosened again in Augus
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Goldman Sachs research showed on Friday that by the end of June, the official general government sp
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Enthusiasm for new game titles to keep company in pink of health, say experts
Enthusiasm for new game titles and the development of industrial software
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Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at
HK$330.4, after it reported its core gaming business rebounded in the three months ending in June.
Net profit jumped 35 percent year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) in the t上海419
hree months to June, while revenue rose 21 percent to 88.8 billion yuan in the same period.
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heavy supply of advertising inventory will continue for the rest of the year and potentially into next y
ear,” Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell said in an earnings call late on Wednesday.
The ongoing situation has disrupted travel plans for many passengers and caused inconvenience.Passengers also expr
essed deep concerns about their recent trips to Hong Kong amid a massive backlog of flights.Huang Yanheng, 29, who上海419论坛品茶微信
works at a consulting company in Beijing, plans to travel to Indonesia next week and needs to transfer in Hong Kon
上海419论坛g.”I planned the trip almost half a year ago but the woes at the airport still remain. Therefore I had to cancel my trip
,” he said, adding that he will try to avoid nonessential travel to Hong Kong.The expedition along the world’s thi
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lk the length of Mongolia, solo and unsupported, something China’s civil aviation authority and airlines have been spari
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end all check-ins for departing flights for a second straight day on Tuesday afternoon as protesters returned and br
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stration of China said that efforts will be made to increase the transfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hong K
ong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the mainland and Hong Kong following rece
nt disruptions at the special administration region’s airport.It will enhance flight capacity as well as provide eas上海419论坛品茶微信
ier access for passengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.he ma
naged in 78 days. And, in 2016, he was described as the first person to have traversed the length of inland M上海419论坛品茶微信
adagascar, a journey of 2,574 kilometers that took 155 days.Dykes is already thinking about his next a
dventure and says he would like to do something in China.”I’d like to do something
shorter but just as ambitious and make it more interactive and educational,” he said.
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
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
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.
ch are inspired by real events, are no exception. The firefighting movi
e The Bravest released last week is one of them. It was adapted from the Mongolian wri上海龙凤419女神会所
ter Bao’erji’s book, featuring an anthology of interviews of firefighters who joined the battle to put out the fire cau
上海龙凤419sed by a pipeline explosion in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, in July 2010. The movie, released for eight da
ys, has already raked in 890.55 million yuan ($126.42 million), second only to Ne Zha, the current domestic box-office champ.上海龙凤419
In addition to The Bravest, many films based on real events have achieved very good box-office results, such as Dying to Sur
上海龙凤419女神会所vive and Operation Red Sea. The reason why those films succeed is because their stories have strong reson
ance among viewers, who are moved by the details. Here are some Chinese films based on real events, which have e
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Adapted from a popular sci-fi novel, Chinese futuristic romance “Shanghai Fortress” is set to
open in Chinese theaters on Friday, according to the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association.上海龙凤419女神会所
Starring actress Shu Qi and singer-turned-actor Lu Han, the film tells the story of S
hanghai’s battle to defend itself against an attack by an alien force that has laid sie上海龙凤419
ge to numerous cities around the globe in its quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.
上海龙凤419女神会所Audience attending the road shows ahead of the premiere said they were amazed at the visual effects in the movie, and the sce
nes of gigantic alien ship, Shanghai Cannon, rising from the Huangpu River and the sinking of the whole city.It is an
other high-profile movie to join the new club of China’s domestic sci-fi movies, whose combined box offices are pre
dicted to surpass those of foreign imports this year in an “unprecedented” development in China’s movie history, a上海龙凤419
ccording to an industry report released at Shanghai International Film Festival in June.
Earlier this year, “The Wandering Earth,” with a box office of 4.6 billion yuan ($670 million), became China’s second-highest-grossing movi上海龙凤419女神会所
e of all time, spurring heated discussions about the advent of a new era of China’s sci-fi blockbusters.
In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp
ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m上海乌托邦
oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.
“We have long been conveying the spirit of mankind’s constant desire for exploration. We now hope to let people experi上海乌托邦品茶微信
ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag
er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”
When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦
niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.
The “first step” area simulates the landing environment for the lunar spacecra上海乌托邦品茶微信
ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.
An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦
of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.
Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信
ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po
pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.
上海乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove
ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.
“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j上海乌托邦品茶微信
ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based
entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha
n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.