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Liu Yunfang, living i上海千花网n county of Linfen

city in Shanxi province, learned the art of making xiuqiu (a ball

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Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h

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Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro

vince, and now Xiangfen county of Linfen city, is a traditional auspicious ornament.

The 140-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) wow上海千花网

ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

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ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five

Elements) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor.” Renowned American cellist Alisa We上海千花网

ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou

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“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

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This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

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ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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Audiences get a compre上海千花网troduction to the

Audiences get a compre上海千花网troduction to the

 relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c

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“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan

上海千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.

“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”

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Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat

uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.

上海千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo

b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.

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ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo

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over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

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tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.

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Zhejiang province’s expo上海千花网emained steady in

Zhejiang province’s expo上海千花网emained steady in

 the first five months of the year despite headwinds from the China-US trade dispute, and the prov

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Yuan Jiajun, governor of Zhejiang province, said at a news conference that despite Sino-US t

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hat the province’s two-way trade in 2018 totaled 2.85 trillion yuan ($414.8 billion), of which exports comprised 2.1 tril

lion yuan. Zhejiang’s total exports last year accounted for 12.9 percent of the national total, ranking third nationwide.上海千花网品茶微信

“Trade conflicts between China and the United States have jeopardized China’s trade environment. T

herefore, we are taking active measures to ensure both the growth rate and the national proportion of

上海千花网Zhejiang’s imports and exports to contribute to national economic development,” Yuan said.

Last June, the provincial government launched an online sup

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Enterprises submit their export order information into the system so that the government is able to monitor ente

上海千花网rprises’ export situations to make forecasts and provide support for those enterprises.

Currently, over 40,000 exporters in Zhejiang have been registered in the monitoring syste

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vernment to take supportive measures when necessary to ensure healthy growth.

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“Traditional trade may be hurt by the tough external environment, and therefor

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merce totaled 27.6 billion yuan, up 44.3 percent year-on-year, said Hangzhou Customs.

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Rwanda’s Confucius i上海千花网 celebrates nniversary

Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda on Wednesday held performances to celebrate the 70th anniver

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tnership between China’s Chongqing Normal University and the University of Rwanda.

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th a chorus in Chinese, followed by Chinese tai chi, dancing, crosstalk and other performances staged by

上海千花网品茶微信students from the Confucius Institute’s different teaching locations across the country.

Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda is the first Confucius institute established by the Chongqing Normal Unive

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ce-president of the Chongqing Normal University, shortly before the performances.

上海千花网Since 2009, Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda has been expanding the s

cale to meet the needs of learning the Chinese language and culture for Rwandan people, said Chen, add

ing that the number of registered students has been increasing from over 200 in 2009 to over 5,100 in 2019.上海千花网

Young people hold the key to the future of the country, and the establishment of the Con

上海千花网品茶微信fucius Institute is meant to use skill and knowledge to empower the youth to explore their academic po

tential, said George Njoroge, principal of the College of Education at the University of Rwanda.

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and culture will give students an advantage in competition with others, he said.

Confucius institute, named after ancient Chinese philosopher Confuci

us, serves as a non-profit public institution to help foreigners better understand China thr

ough language teaching and culture introduction in universities overseas. The first such institute was established in

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The urban population is 上海千花网cent, but is exp

The urban population is 上海千花网cent, but is exp

ected to reach上海千花网nt by 2030,” Xu said. “The ongoing urbanization will stimulate consumption upgrade and infra

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Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization, agreed.

“The contract responsibility system in the 1980s, the privatization of urban housing in the 1990s, which上海千花网女神会所

has created 400 million middle-income earners, and membership of the World Trade Or

ganization, have powered the high-speed economic growth of the past four decades,” said Wang.上海千花网

and breathless, Rayray needed a minute to take it all in when she came down from the stage at Glastonbury Festival this past weekend.

The DJ from Taiwan has been a mainstay of Asia’s electronic dance m

上海千花网女神会所usic scene for more than a decade – her work week is a blurred montage of international flights, ha

rd-partying crowds and marathon sets at nightclubs from Taipei to Tokyo – so she’s no stranger to the lifestyle.

But this set was different – this was Glastonbury, the largest fe

stival in the United Kingdom and one of the most iconic music events on the planet.上海千花网

“This was a dream come true,” she shouted unnecessarily, her eard

rums still adjusting. “Two years ago, I was playing here at the Blue Stage, and it was so

much fun. But this year they moved me to the Sonic Stage, which is way bigger. It was my honor to represent Asia.”上海千花网女神会所

He pointed out that China is now home to 1 billion low-income earners, including 500 to 600 million farmers and 300 mi

llion migrant workers, and the current task was to liberalize farmers’ homesteads – land previously allotted to

farmers by the government to build homes, which cannot be transferred to urban residents.上海千花网女神会所

He argued that if farmers are able to become middle-income ear

ners by selling their homesteads, domestic demand could be largely increased.

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Consumption has b上海千花网een the top driver of econ

Consumption has b上海千花网een the top driver of econ

nomic growt上海千花网h for six years in a row. In 2018, it contributed to 76.2 percent of economic g

rowth, 18.6 percentage points higher than 2017, and it is expected to be a major force again this year.

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sonal tax reform has also taken place … consumers’ willingness to spend has been further encouraged.”

From home electronics to new energy cars, authorities have introduced policies to further stimulate domestic consumption.上海千花网

In early June, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Min

istry of Commerce and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment released an action plan to acc

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nd innovation of new energy vehicles, green home appliances and the commercial use of 5G mobile phones.

The action plan also highlighted the potential for vehicle cons

umption in rural areas. In early January, the country issued an action plan to optimize co上海千花网女神会所

nsumption supplies, which also addressed subsidies for energy saving and new energy vehicles.

“The market size in China is not only huge, but is also undergo

上海千花网女神会所ing a consumption upgrade,” said Wang Qing, a research fellow at the Development Re

search Center of the State Council. “With the new round of policies being launched to stimulate consumption and c

ompanies diversifying their offerings, the consumption potential will be further liberalized.”

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n the Asia Salary Gu上海千花网品茶微信ecruitment expe

rts organizatio上海千花网品茶微信n Hays, 47 percent of companies said they were not confident of finding the talents with the needed skill

s in the year ahead. The skill gap has widened in the past year-up from 36 percent in 2018.

This means most enterprises will struggle to recruit the talents they need in the year ahead. Bu

t as well as challenges, there are opportunities, especially for the key industries enjoying fast growth.

The demand for skilled workers is particularly acute in four fast-growth industries: research a

nd development in innovative technologies, financial services, trade and logistics, and the medical industry.

In the technology R&D sector, there is a lack of data scientists, cloud architects, user int

erface designers, solution engineers and artificial intelligence professionals. And the success of these ind

ustries is essential for the GBA to become a global technology and innovation hub.

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It’s important we have both of the visions. One is the visi

It’s important we have both of the visions. One is the visi

on to look into the future amid urban life, and the other is to look back

on rural history – it’s our past,” he says, adding that this contradiction – resisting urban

ization while at the same time embracing progress – has driven the emergence of modern thought and di

scourse, which has become the internal motivation for change in art, literature and philosophy.

Ethnic Tibetan writer A Lai, famous for his novel Settling Dust, which was also published und

er the title Red Poppies, says many of the writers today still depict rural life as they imagine it, rather than ob

serving and reflecting on it by honestly facing the challenges posed by globalization.

“We should be aware that many of the problems facing Chinese farmers and villagers today are universal,” he says.

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We hope the two militaries will expand our cooperatio

tion on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit, and handle differences on the basis of mutual r

espect,” Wu said. “We should strive to make our military relations a stabilizer of the two countries’ ties.”

He also warned against US’ moves regarding Taiwan.

“Such moves were like playing with fire and hugely compromise Chin

a-US military relations as well as the peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits,” Wu s

aid.he State Council recently released a circular calling for further efforts to step up

innovation and opening-up in national economic and technological developm

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The US administration’s “America first” policy, repres

The US administration’s “America first” policy, repres

ented by its unilateral and protectionist moves, has harmed both countries’ economic interests an

d proved to be a drag on the global economy, as the recent turmoil in the international capital market shows.

Simulation tests of large general equilibrium models show that

both countries’ economic indicators would suffer due to the US tariff hike on $200 billio

n of Chinese goods two weeks ago. For example, China’s GDP could decline by 0.657 percent, manufacturing jobs by 1.02

8 percent, exports by 3.359 percent, and imports by 1.384 percent, while the decrease in the US’ GDP would be 0.004 per

cent, manufacturing jobs 0.652 percent, exports 1.876 percent, and imports 3.883 percent. And global GDP, ma

nufacturing jobs and trade could reduce by 0.123 percent, 0.28 percent and 0.79 percent.

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