Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.
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hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.
上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup
ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.
In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网
office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.
The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun
上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.
Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.
“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网
ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.
Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所
en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.
上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas
ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog
ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所
The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.
Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.
The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region experienced a travel boom
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Urumqi, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture and Changji Hui autonomous pre
fecture were the three hottest destinations for travelers in the past half year. Yea
-on-year, Urumqi saw a 56 percent increase in travelers, Ili Kazak saw 81 per-cent, and Changji Hui 46 percent.上海419
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hile the top three sources of overseas visitors were Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.
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ng said that the region offers diversified entertainment to travelers during the season.
Nuclear Power Group, a leading Chinese nuclear power equipment producer, said huge market d
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Both Zheng and He believe nuclear power will play a larger role in China’s green ene
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The institute is also working on application of digital technologies within the whole life cycle of a nuclear power pl
ant, combined with artificial intelligence, to maintain and ensure safety and reliability.
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ina, according to a report jointly published by the National Academy of Economic Strategy an
d Tourism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Monday.上海419论坛
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According to the report, Zhuhai ranked fourth on the top 10 list, followed by Shenzhen, Qingdao, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Xi’a
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re environment, eastern cities show less competition compared to those in northern and central regions.
and valid for three years, it added.Wang Sixin, a professor of internet law at Communication University of China, said
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“But the situation, I believe, will change, if the blacklist regulation, a bigger threat, takes effect.”
Zhu Wei, an associate professor at China University of Political Science and Law, applauded the regulation
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“I’m glad that the current version identifies those who disregard business morality as ‘d
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上海419品茶微信Efforts to build an honest cyberspace have expanded in recent years. In December 2018, for instance, e-co
mmerce businesses were encouraged to make use of technologies that prevent dishonest behavior and improve overall online credibility.
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tinue robust growth as the government has pledged more facilitating measures.
At the latest executive meeting of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, a
uthorities vowed another raft of measures to beef up the growth of the sector.上海419品茶微信
Analysts believe these will help upgrade the industry and consumption, deep
en the supply-side structural reform and promote the establishment of a strong domestic market.
tions with Tajikistan, enhance levels of cooperation in various fields and jointly buil
上海品茶微信d the China-Tajikistan development and security community, the Chinese president said.
The two countries should further synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Tajikistan’s national development str
ategy, raise the quality of cooperation and deepen joint efforts in connectivity, energy, agriculture and industry, Xi said.上海品茶微信女神会所
He pledged China’s willingness to help Tajikistan upgrade its agricultural modernization, actively participate in Taji
kistan’s construction of free economic zones and have more exchanges in culture, education and tourism.
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one of its diplomatic priorities, Rahmon thanked the Chinese side for its long-term support and assistance.
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cts in such fields as energy, petrochemicals, hydropower and infrastructure constru
ction within the framework of the Belt and Road so as to help Tajikistan realize its industrialization goals.
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paratism and extremism, as well as transnational crimes, strengthening law enforc
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After their talks, the two heads of state attended a ceremony to unveil construction
models of the parliament building and a government office building, with China providing assistance in both.上海品茶微信
They were also briefed on the designs and cooperation details of the projects.
上海品茶微信女神会所On Saturday, Xi also received the Order of the Crown, Tajikistan’s highest decoration, from Rahmon, due to the Chinese pr‘
’esident’s positive contributions to bilateral ties. Xi said he attached great significance to the honor.
e tools to ease the pressure on the job market. As the largest group of jo
上海419论坛女神会所b seekers, college graduates have an entire year to find jobs. In addition, college gra
duates have several options to seek employment immediately or in the near future－for instance, they can start their ow
n business or choose to pursue further studies. Plus, statistics show that more than 90 percent of college graduates find a上海419论坛女神会所
job within six months of leaving college, sometimes by accepting salaries lower than their expectations.
As for migrant workers, they have always been flexible in the job ma上海419论坛
rket. Due to the ever-improving employment information channel and rising demand for
workers in the service industry, the actual demand for migrant workers has been continuously rising in recent years.
上海419论坛女神会所The government, on its part, should improve its economic efficiency, overcome
uncertainties and take measures to fulfill enterprises’ requirements to ensure sustained eco
上海419论坛nomic growth, which in turn would further increase the demand for labor. The government should also accelerate re
form and opening-up, and implement targeted macroeconomic policies to minimize ec
onomic fluctuations and narrow the gap between job seekers’ expectations and the real condition in the market.上海419论坛女神会所
Take college graduates for example. The majority of them expect to get
a salary higher than the existing market rate－and many of them prefer to work in China’s
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ations and the actual situation in the job market. Besides, many college graduates’ knowledge and practical skills can
not fulfill the requirements of the market, especially those of big companies.上海419论坛女神会所
So the authorities should moderately loosen macroeconomic policy to create more jo
bs, strengthen social security and improve information sharing to cultivate more talents.上海419论坛女神会所
The author is a professor at the School of Economics, Renmin Univer
sity of China. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
n the first half of 2019, a total of 6.86 million used cars
上海夜网were sold across China, up 3.9 percent year-on-year. Overall sales hit 43.4 billio
n yuan, according to the latest data from the China Automobile Dealers Association.上海夜网品茶微信
Luo Lei, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Dealers Association, said earlier that the booming market is tha
nks to the central government’s decision to remove limits on the flow of used vehicles across regions.
上海夜网Since last year, China has ramped up efforts to scrap limits on cross-region flow of used
cars, as part of the country’s broader push to make the automobile industry globally competitive.
“This will encourage consumers to switch cars more frequently and
help enterprises to adjust their plans and explore untapped demand,” Luo said.上海夜网品茶微信
China has about 240 million cars on the road, data from CADA showed, yet about 78 percent are from first-and second-tier cities.
“But demand for used vehicles chiefly comes from consumers in small cities, resulting in huge dema
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To tap into the demand, major car dealers including Renrenche, Youxin and CA
RS are all gearing up to enter more cities and provinces to boost market share.上海夜网
Major ride-hailing firm Didi is also entering the mar
ket by buying used vehicles directly from Renrenche in a bid to lower costs.
上海夜网品茶微信”The transaction volume between the two sides is likely to exceed
2 million vehicles in three years,” said Renrenche in an earlier statement.
Major internet behemoths are also joining the fray.
n of Hubei province, announced that it had punished 15 local officials for constructing a bridge that caused the de
上海419品茶微信aths of 36 Chinese sturgeons, which are a critically endangered species. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:
In September 2018, when a company was constructing the local Miyue Bridge in Jingzhou, Hubei province, a nearby C
hinese sturgeon breeding base found that their Chinese sturgeons suffered and were jumping out of the water. 上海419
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A later probe even found that the construction project had not undergone any environmental impact assessment. The ca
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ncern is GDP growth. The construction of the bridge will probably result in tens of millions of yuan in GDP growth. C
ompared to that, in their minds, the lives of a few Chinese sturgeons are expendable. 上海419
For a long time, wildlife protection and other aspects of environmental protection have
上海419品茶微信been considered a job that belongs to environmental departments only. In this case, the local
government of Jingzhou received complaints first, but they simply passed them on.
Even when experts reached their conclusions, the bridge constr 上海419
uction still continued. It did not stop until the media reported on the incident.
This is the first of its kind, in which local officials have been punished for failing to properly protect an endangered species. Mo
上海419品茶微信re important, the majority of the 15 punished officials serve in administrative offices, not just the one responsible for wi
ldlife protection. In other words, wildlife protection is considered a job for every department.
Let’s hope it will guide more officials nationwide to have a deeper understanding of the importance of wildlife protection.
and Communications Technology, said the peak download speed of Huawei’s 5G model can hit 1,850
上海419megabits per second in lab tests, the fastest speed reported so far. It also performs very well in su
pporting cloud gaming on smartphones, allowing consumers to play high-definition, sophisticated games re
quiring big computing capability, traditionally available only on personal computers, Ma said.上海419
Mate 20X comes with a 7.2-inch screen perfect for gamers and entertainment bingers, Huawe
上海419i said. The model is priced at 6,199 yuan ($900) in China, far lower than industry experts’ forecasts, whi
ch held that the first 5G models would run about 10,000 yuan due to high production costs.上海419品茶微信
Huawei has strong capabilities in developing in-house chips and integrating i
上海419ndustrial resources, allowing the Shenzhen-based company to significantly lower the price, He said.
“Our price will set the tone for 5G smartphones in the China market. I believe, in th
上海419品茶微信e second half of this year, flagship smartphones of most smartphone companies will be 5G-ena
bled, which will drive the price to quickly move closer to that of 4G products,” He said.
ZTE’s 5G smartphone starts at 4,999 yuan, but analysts said its model supports only non-stand-alone networks. Smartp上海419
hone makers Oppo and Vivo are also scheduled to release their 5G models in China in the third quarter.
上海419品茶微信Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance, said smartphone v
endors are adopting an aggressive pricing strategy to appeal to early adopters of 5G and popularize its use.
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s globally in 2019, according to market research company International Data Corp.
hina Shouguang vegetable price index, a barometer of the country’s vegetable market, rose 2.24 percent to 91.36 points on Sunday.上海419品茶微信
The closely-watched vegetable price index was published daily by the city of Shouguang, Sha
ndong Province, China’s major vegetable production base and its vegetable distribution and price-setting center.上海419品茶微信
The index was approved by the Ministry of Commerce in 2010 and first published on April 20,
2011 to offer more timely and accurate reference for vegetable growers and trad
most innovative country, followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
上海后花园女神会所The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the re
port noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.上海后花园
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrastruc
上海后花园女神会所ture with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of intellect
ual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
Huge gains made in schooling, jobs for people who have special needs上海后花园
China has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled
citizens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
上海后花园The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it
has done its utmost to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.
The white paper said 666,000 such students studied in speci上海后花园女神会所
al schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
China had 19,475 such students in secondary vocational schools or classes nationwide last ye
上海后花园ar, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusive, the number of disabled atten
dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.上海后花园女神会所
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said at a news
conference on Thursday that China has worked over the last few decades to make上海后花园
sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools in multiple ways, including in mainstream scho上海后花园女神会所
ols, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.