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bookstore opened in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei province. Driven by the adv
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ard scanned, and obtain their favorite books any time, because technology has made 24-hour unstaffed service feasible.
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mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa
nlitun Bookstore, a 24-hour bookstore that has become a landmark since it opened last year.上海419
The shop used to be a bar in a street reputed for its late-night carousing.
上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north
ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ
are-meter bookstore with about 20,000 books, a couple of young people were sitting next to their laptops open.上海419
“We come here quite often,” says one of them, who lives nearby. “It’s th
e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou
上海419品茶微信nd here where I do not need to worry about closing time, and you have the air conditioning in summer, too.”
Another of those in the shop, Zhao Xiaohan of Xiamen, Fujian province, who was on holi
day in Beijing, says: “I accidentally found this place while I was looking for a perch after a long day of trave上海419品茶微信
l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”
上海419In addition to stocking the latest titles and best-sellers, Sanlian Taofen sells books in ancien
t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al
so sells souvenirs and ornaments representative of traditional Chinese culture.上海419品茶微信
Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran
上海419ge of offerings. “I’ve never seen a bookstore like this. It’s got everything related to books you could ever want. Befo
re I came in I wasn’t even sure it was still open. I’ve never come across anything like this in Russia.”
A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信
mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).
Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr
上海龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f
avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.上海龙凤419
“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons
tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t
上海龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.
Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows
is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.上海龙凤419
Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab
out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel
上海龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i
n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.
“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performe上海龙凤419
d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet
hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”
上海龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.
According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.上海龙凤419
Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab
上海龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors
and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”
He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th
e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”
t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a
上海后花园女神会所mong the world’s civilizations. They were created amid some of the most open periods in Chinese history,” Zhang said.
Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France
and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园
arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba
miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu
上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.
“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter
action, sharing our knowledge that traces back to Dunhuang’s place on the Silk Road,” he said.上海后花园
Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan
上海后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci
al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.
The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园
tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.
One cave mural of a horse-riding solar deity上海后花园
resembles the Apollo of Greek mythology, the Mithra sun god of Persian Zo
上海后花园女神会所roastrianism and the Surya sun god of the Vedic religion, according to Zhang Yuanlin.
Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr
iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.
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”.
The chief executive of HSBC has stepped down after less than two years in the job, as the bank
ing giant revealed solid first half profits but warned it faced “challenging” geopolitics.上海千花网女神会所
The bank has also said it could cut nearly 5,000 jobs due to a weaker outlook, and the depar
ture of John Flint comes as trade-war tensions flare between the United States and China.上海千花网
Under Flint’s leadership, the bank has pivoted to Asia, which
accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.
HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker said talks over Flint’s future had been “going on for a while” and the decision was not taken lightly.上海千花网女神会所
“In the increasingly complex and challenging global environment in which the bank op
rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s
上海千花网ignificant opportunities before us,” Tucker said. “This is a decision about the future.”
HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q
uinn, head of the commercial banking division, will be interim CEO in the meantime.上海千花网
The 51-year-old Flint ran the bank’s retail and wealth management business be
fore taking over as chief executive last year. At that time, he was seen as a safe choice for the上海千花网女神会所
top job and was known to be the favored selection of his predecessor, Stuart Gulliver.
上海千花网In an interview with the Financial Times on Monday, Tucker said: “This had noth
ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”
Tucker denied that Flint was opposed to new cost cutting plans, which HSBC revealed on Monday would result in up to
4,700 job cuts, or 2 percent of its 237,685-strong global workforce. The move is e上海千花网女神会所
xpected to hit senior staff the hardest, helping reduce salary costs by as much as 4 percent.
HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.
hina’s National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicin
上海贵族宝贝e has rolled out a plan for further improving the accessibility of TCM services among the public.
The administration will launch easy-to-use navigation bars on government websites and the website of the China N
ews of Traditional Chinese Medicine to display information about key TCM hospitals and experienced practitioners上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
nationwide before the end of August this year, according to a circular released by the agency.
While asking for one-stop before-treatment services to be put i
n place before the same deadline, the circular orders TCM hospitals at and above the pr上海贵族宝贝
ovincial level to offer at least three methods of making reservations via WeChat, mobile applications, websites, t
elephone, self-help machines or service windows in hospitals before the end of December.上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
To better deliver quality TCM services to the public, TCM hospitals super
上海贵族宝贝vised by the administration are urged to send teams of experienced TCM practitioners
to communities for half-day visits at least twice a month starting from the end of August.
Shanghai has taken another stride toward building itself into a上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
global esports center, as it announced standards for the construction and ope
ration of esports venues during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference which ended on Monday.
上海贵族宝贝Published by the municipal culture and tourism bureau, the standar
ds for esports venues specify the construction requirements in areas such as stage ligh
ting and telecommunication networks, and set the service standards for operating such venues.上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
“The esports sector has been growing quickly in the past few years, bu
t there is a lack of top design. The guidelines can boost industry growth in a healthy ma
上海贵族宝贝nner,” Yu Xiufen, director of the bureau, was quoted as saying by Xinmin Evening News.
The criteria for esports venues have four categories, from A to D.With a constr
uction area of more than 50,000 square meters, class-A venues can host the highest level esports competitions, wh上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
ile class-D venues must have a 500-square meter construction area, and will be used to hold qualification trials.
ina and others involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to achieve the goals of the United Na
上海楼凤女神会所tions’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through capacity building.
While proactively making use of multilateral cooperation channels such as the BRI to promote environmental cooperation, China has also established a bila
teral environmental cooperation mechanism with Russia and Kazakhstan. The top environmental watchdogs of Ch上海楼凤
ina and Tajikistan are also expected to sign a memorandum of understanding soon, Zhou said.
上海楼凤女神会所The 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which was held in Bishkek, Ky
rgyzstan, the capital, has passed an implementation plan for the Conception of Environmental Cooperation Among Sh
anghai Cooperation Organization Member States, which was passed in 2018 at the SCO Qingdao Summit.上海楼凤
Xinjiang TV host Adyl Ashym said he was pleased in May to receive a formal letter of thanks from Kyrgyzstan national televis
ion officials for his 15 years of efforts to introduce China to Kyrgyzstan’s people through a daily TV program.
上海楼凤The 44-year-old anchor, of the Kyrgyz ethnic group in China, speaks the same language as people in Kyrgyzstan. He join
ed the Xinjiang Radio and Television Station in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in 2003.
In 2004, he became the host of a new TV program, China Today, which is broadcast daily in the Kyrgyz language via satellite on Kyrgyzstan national TV.上海楼凤女神会所
The program runs 60 minutes, with a 15-minute special report or documentary on Chinese cultu
re, economy, history, tourism, education or daily life and a 45-minute episode of a Chinese TV series.
The program team adapts videos from China Central Television and other television stations and dubs th
上海楼凤em into Kyrgyz. Adyl and two other anchors dub the videos, and sometimes he replaces the hosts in the original videos.
“Over the past 15 years, we’ve received many emails and phone calls from the audience in
Kyrgyzstan,” he said. “They like our programs, and many are surprised at China’s rapid development.”上海楼凤女神会所
Adyl recalled that years ago, when they broadcast reports about Chinese railwa
ys, he received a phone call from an amazed viewer who said, “China is so great that trains have been connected to Tibet”.
is home to many luxury hotels, brand boutiques and posh restaurants that are major attractions for locals and tourists.
上海夜生活On Sunday, radicals spread the violence and vandalism to Tseung Kwan O in East New Territories
and the western and central part of Hong Kong Island. In Causeway Bay, two police vehicles were set u
pon by masked protesters who attempted to blind officers with flashlights and laser pens. Some prot上海夜生活女神会所
esters vandalized Golden Bauhinia Square, where the flag-raising ceremony is held every day, in Wan Chai.
上海夜生活A total of 29 people were arrested on offenses including unlawful assembly and assault, according to the latest figure given by police.
“Violent protesters who breached the law should also be brought to justice,” a government spokesperson said.
President Xi Jinping arrived in Beijing from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Sunday after wrapping up his Central Asia trip.上海夜生活
On Saturday, Xi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of a numb
er of cooperation documents covering such areas as infrastructure, agriculture, investment and anti-terror.
上海夜生活女神会所The two presidents also signed a joint statement to further deepen the China-Tajikista
n comprehensive strategic partnership for common development and prosperity.
According to the statement, China and Tajikistan will continue to supp上海夜生活
ort each other on issues concerning their core interests, such as national sovereignty, se
curity and territorial integrity, and to give priority to the development of bilateral ties.上海夜生活女神会所
The two countries pledged in the statement to advance the in-depth align
ment between the Belt and Road Initiative and Tajikistan’s national developm
上海夜生活ent strategy for the period up to 2030 with a view to building a China-Tajikistan community of development.
China-Tajikistan relations have maintained sound development momen
tum since the establishment of diplomatic ties 27 years ago, Xi said, adding that they have become good n上海夜生活
eighbors, friends and partners and bilateral relations are at their best level in history.
China is glad to see a stable, developing and prosperous Tajikistan, and fir上海夜生活女神会所
mly supports the country in following a development path that suits its own natio
nal conditions, and backs its efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and security, Xi said.
State Council executive meeting chaired by Li says consumption will be buoyed
上海会所hina will take more measures, including improving services for people’s daily lives and
encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better meet t
上海会所品茶微信he need for consumer sector upgrades to further unleash the potential of domestic demand.
The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
“Government departments should enhance guidance and policy support, work out上海会所
more ways to spur business activities and provide greater convenience to consumers,” Li said.
上海会所品茶微信It was noted at the meeting that, in response to the trends in commercial transformati
on and consumer upgrades, the use of technologies such as big data will be encouraged, and individualized spen
ding on goods and services, smart consumption and other new business models will be boosted. Traditional shop
上海会所ping malls and aging factory buildings can be converted into new types of consumer facilities for multiple, comp
rehensive purposes. Pedestrian shopping areas can be renovated in accordance with local conditions.
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r better services will be deepened. Local governments will be supported in carrying out
上海会所the testing of registrations requiring one license and multiple venues for business brands. The power to approve
qualifications for retail sales of refined oil will be delegated to municipal-level governments.
Regions where conditions are ripe will be encouraged to include community education, eldercare, me上海会所品茶微信
dical care and household services in the renovation of old residential communities. Such efforts to c
reate clusters of services that make life more convenient for people will receive fiscal support.
上海会所E-commerce will be introduced to more rural areas and weak link
s in cold chain logistics for farm products will be strengthened at a faster pace.
It was agreed to take measures to stimulate consumption in culture and tourism上海会所品茶微信
. Policies will be formulated and implemented for ticket price cuts or exemptions at touri
st attractions, free admission during offseasons and ticket discounts for performances.
implemented 53 projects to improve expressway service areas, upgraded service facilities a
上海乌托邦Launched by the China Commission of Promo the Undertakings of Chinese Disabled Pers
ons earlier this year, the program has seen 2,000 installations completed in a number of provinces including Jiangsu, Yu
nnan and Henan, according to the commission’s deputy secretary-general Xu Gang. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Xu, while speaking at a news conference on Friday, said the program is expected to help tens of millions of senior and disabl
上海乌托邦ed inhabitants of old residential buildings and is crucial for their equal participation in society.
t 16 stations on national and provincial highways, and added 1,118 tourist signs, the department said.
Xinjiang has invested 10.5 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) in highway construction in the first five months of this year. The region pla 上海乌托邦
ns to invest 52.6 billion yuan in highway construction in 2019, which includes constructing and renovating 841 km of na
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A reported chlorine leak in a swimming club in Beijing sent dozens to hospital on Friday.
The accident happened when the pool called Ruilai in Fangshan District opened on a trial operation, according to media. 上海乌托邦
Victims totaling 38 were rushed to hospital, after they sh
上海乌托邦owed symptoms of nausea and dizziness. Of them, 23 were later discharged.
The Fangshan authorities said they have set up a team to investigat
e the accident. The suspects involved in the chlorine leak are now under police control. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
Older residential buildings make life tough for those with limited mobility
上海乌托邦China plans to install more than 20,000 elevators by the end of this year to promote accessibility for the disabled and s
enior dwellers of old residential buildings that have limited modern equipment. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
The program came as the country marks the seventh anniversary of a landmark regulation introduced by the central
government to boost physical accessibility in new facilities and buildings.