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r the subsidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tari

ffs to exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global

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The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “thre

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Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agricu

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elled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.

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gn, he is trying to mitigate US farmers’ sufferings, as the votes from the agricultural belts helpe上海419论坛品茶微信

d him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has provided numerous subsidies for farmers to

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nomies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agr

上海419论坛品茶微信icultural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.

However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane manuf

acturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose m

ore tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU goo

ds, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.

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Lin to perform in Qing上海夜生活jing and Changsha as

oga Lin gave a show in Beijing recently as part of his Idol World Tour, w

hich he launched in 2018 at the Taipei Arena, to mark a decade in the music business.上海夜生活女神会所

For the Idol World Tour, Lin, 31, is music director. And he has

上海夜生活rearranged his hits and worked with multimedia artists to design the visual images.

After Beijing, Lin will tour other Chinese cities, including Qingdao, in Sh

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of August. And besides China, he will go to Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in September.

上海夜生活Lin, who was born in Pingtung, Taiwan, joined a rock band while in h

igh school and performed in local pubs before launching his career as a singer.

He took his first steps to stardom by winning the first season of the One Milli

on Starcompetition in 2007, a popular reality TV singing contest in Taiwan.上海夜生活女神会所

So far, he has released five full-length studio albums, incl

uding Fiction and Perfect Life, both nominated for awards at the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards.上海夜生活女神会所

The 2019 Chinese Science Education Summit was held in Beij

ing recently and its theme was “Make science education more scientific”.

Speaking at the event, Zou Caineng, an academician from the Chinese Academy of

上海夜生活Sciences, emphasized the importance of cultivating a sense of innovation sense in kids.

David G. Evans, a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology presented some scien上海夜生活女神会所

tific experiments at the event and explained the necessity of letting kids do the experiments themselves.

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Li Baochuan, a researche上海419论坛 history at Hangzh

hou Normal University, echoes Cao’s views on the need for good voice-over work when he recall

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oice-over cast of more than 10 celebrities, including Jiang Wen, Chen Peisi and Zhu Shimao.

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上海419论坛品茶微信ms. And veteran actors, who have stage performance experience, have proved that they can do a better job.”

The 2019 Chinese Science Education Summit was held in Beijing recently and its theme was “Make science education more scientific”.

Speaking at the event, Zou Caineng, an academician from the Chinese Acad上海419论坛

emy of Sciences, emphasized the importance of cultivating a sense of innovation sense in kids.

David G. Evans, a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology presented some sci上海419论坛品茶微信

entific experiments at the event and explained the necessity of letting kids do the experiments themselves.

上海419论坛The summit was held by the Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing As

sociation for Early Education and Development and attracted more than 400 participants from all over China.

The Ministry of Education and the British Council recently announced the recipients of the first round of seed fund上海419论坛

ing under the UK-China-BRI Countries Education Partnership Initiative. And they included Peking U

niversity, Dalian University of Technology, the University of Leeds and King’s College London.上海419论坛

As part of the funding, an initial 420,000 pounds ($527,000) of the investm

ent will be provided to nearly 30 universities from 12 countries most of which are in上海419论坛

volved in the Belt and Road Initiative, to help deepen cooperation mainly in the fields of healthcare, food safety, a

dvanced manufacturing, renewable energy, and global leadership transformation.

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Cooperation and Exchanges at the Ministry of Education, says that the initiative is the mi

nistry’s first multilateral collaboration with a European country within the framework of the BRI, which aims to p

artner with more countries in higher education to resolve shared global challenges.上海419论坛品茶微信

To Andrew Zerzan, director of education at the British Council, the funding

is an essential step in connecting the brightest minds across the world to improve the qua

lity and impact of educational collaborations between the United Kingdom and China, and strengthen their expe上海419论坛品茶微信

rtise in student mobility, joint degree programs and groundbreaking research.

“In the current economic climate, investment in education is a k

ey lever in building lasting links between the two countries,” says Zerzan.

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In an acknowledgment that the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have been talking at cross-purposes, US Secretary of State M

ike Pompeo said on Monday that he hoped both sides could “be a little more creative” with what they bring to the ta

ble when the two sides restart talks aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.上海夜网

The US position hasn’t changed, he said, it still wants full and final denuclearization of the DPRK in a way that it could verify.

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rump signaled when he met with DPRK top leader Kim Jung-un in the demilitarized zone — as it drops t

he previous demand the DPRK denuclearize before receiving anything in return.上海夜网

Which suggests it’s not really creativity that’s required, but realistic expectations that can be translated into step-by-step moves.

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the country’s Constitution in April, re-ascertaining leader Kim Jong-un’s status as a “representative of the state”.

Since few doubted Kim’s role as representative of his

country, the constitutional amendment naturally attracted little interest.上海夜网

But Pyongyang’s belated revelation of the full text of its amended C

上海夜网品茶微信onstitution reveals something that does deserve Washington’s attention.

Although it retains the DPRK’s commitment to being a “nuclear state” — which confirms the assumption that the DPRK has

been deeming itself as a legitimate nuclear power in its talks with the US — the most important change thro上海夜网

ughout the constitutional amendment is literally something that is absent in the present text.

The longstanding “Songun Policy”, the core DPRK national strategy that prioritized

the military in the affairs of state and allocation of resources, has been removed from the amended Const上海夜网品茶微信

itution. This policy simultaneously resulted in the country’s nuclear capabilities and its economic hardships.

Elaborating on the change, Kim stated in his speech at the April meeting that the DPRK’s central上海夜网

task is to concentrate all the energies of the state on economic construction. And the amended Con

上海夜网品茶微信stitution includes new phrases such as “socialist corporate responsibility management system” and “revolutionary busi

ness practices”. Terms reminiscent of those in the early stage of China’s reform and opening-up.

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e the more warships that it and its allies have in the strait, the more risk there is of an inadve

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The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday the detention of a Canadian citizen accu上海419论坛品茶微信

sed of involvement in a drug-related case in Yantai, a coastal city in Shandong province.

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volving foreign students is under investigation and one of the people involved in the case is a Canadian citizen.

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gsu province, where a police crackdown resulted in the arrest of 19 people, including 16 foreigners.

He said public security authorities had made consular notificati上海419论坛

ons to relevant embassies in a timely manner and will arrange consular visits.

China will safeguard the legitimate rights of the parties concerned in accordance with law, Geng added.

The new case came as tensions continue in Sino-Canadian上海419论坛品茶微信

relations, sparked last year by the detention of Huawei’s chief financial offic

er, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition.

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As for China, US seclu上海会所ans scientific fields that r

t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m

ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所

cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”

上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl

d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst

ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所

“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world

上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob

al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”

China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards

and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所

governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.

上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.

China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh

ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信

The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i

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Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month

s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.

Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所

f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.

Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信

The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.

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More than 上海419论坛s into its orbit, Tiangong II has out

ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.

Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c

上海419论坛ontributed a great deal to China’s efforts to build its own space station as it accommodated astronauts’ sta

y and verified life-support and in-orbit refueling technologies, all of which are essential to running a space station.

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und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.

In 2024, it would become the world’s only space station if t上海419论坛

he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.

The multimodule station, named Tiangong, will be mainly composed of three parts-a core module attached to two s

上海419论坛pace labs-and have a combined weight of more than 90 tons, the academy said.

The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo

ing trade and technology disputes between the two countries, a senior science policy researcher said.上海419论坛

Stability, development, exchanges and global integration will remain C

hina’s top priorities in the coming decade. Hence, it is crucial for China and the US to respect, ratio

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ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.

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al issues including climate change, aging populations, energy and resources, and natural disasters, he said.

In recent years, China has seen substantial development in science and technol

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terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.

China’s budget for research and development increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP l

ast year, reaching a record high of 1.96 trillion yuan ($285 billion), acc上海419论坛女神会所

ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye

ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad

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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.

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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.”

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hinese American mus上海后花园debuts latest concerto

Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese American Zhou Long premiered his new c

oncerto Classics of Mountains and Seas at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 22.上海后花园

The concerto was performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shui Lan. The composition, whic

上海后花园女神会所h is based on a theme of Chinese mythology, was commissioned by the SSO as part of a series of new creations aim

ed at promoting Chinese culture to international audiences, according to Zhou Ping, head of the symphony.

The premiere of the concerto also marked the completion of the Symphonic Music in China 1949-2019 project which was上海后花园女神会所

jointly launched in 2017 by the SSO and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. The project consists of 70 sy

mphonic works which document the development of symphonic music in China.

上海后花园The collection of music albums and publications will be released in September

, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Born in Beijing in 1953, Zhou Long is known internationally for his works that blend Easte上海后花园

rn and Western music. According to Beijing-based music critic Li Hong, Zhou Long was among the first ge

neration of musicians from China to study abroad after the nation’s opening-up in the 1980s.

上海后花园女神会所Zhou Long’s composition for Madame White Snake, an opera based on Chinese folklor

e, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. He was the first Chinese composer to win the prize.

Classics of Mountains and Seas is a compilation of mythical Chinese tales. The classic text da

tes back as early as the 4th century BC, but the surviving form is traced to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220). The上海后花园

book is divided into 18 sections, but instead of following the narrative of the original text, Zhou Long created a con

certo of five movements, each depicting the mountains and landscapes in nort上海后花园女神会所

hern, western, eastern, southern and central China, as well as their distinctive local customs.

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According to Zhang Shu上海千花网 of the Yantai Ar

rt Museum, Peking Opera became popular in Yantai back in the 19th century after some famous Peking Opera maste

rs performed there, including Tan Xinpei (1847-1917), the founder of Tan-style performance.上海千花网品茶微信

Tan, who gave three shows in Yantai in 1868, was the first Peking Opera master who performed in Yantai.

上海千花网Peking Opera master Zhou Xinfang (1895-1975) made his debut performance in Yantai in 1907 when he was 12 years old.

After that he performed in Yantai six times from 1907 to 1931, which made him a household name in the city.

“Then, Peking Opera troupes which toured the country stopped by the docks at the上海千花网品茶微信

port in Yantai. as the city was regarded as a place which could test the popularity of the artists,” says Zhang.

During the summer camp, the Yantai Art Museum will also hold Peking O

上海千花网pera exhibitions, displaying artworks based on the old art form, including paper-cutting, in

k paintings, sculptures and facial makeup, which introduce the history and characters of Peking Opera.

On Aug 7, the exhibition will move to Beijing.上海千花网

Meanwhile, according to Zhang Zuling, the director of Yantai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Yantai has 10 pr

上海千花网品茶微信ofessional Peking Opera troupes, which give over 1,000 shows each year in the city.

In 2018, a project was launched by the government to promote Peking Opera in Yantai, especially among the young generation.

An original Peking Opera production Liberation of Yantai, which chronicles Yantai’s上海千花网品茶微信

liberation during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), was premiered by Yantai Pekin

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Speaking about the project, Zhang Zuling says: “In 2018, over 80 million tourists came to Y上海千花网品茶微信

antai. It’s a great platform to revitalize the old art form among the young students.”

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