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For most of us, it is just a daydream to quit our job, pull up stakes and travel around the world.

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the biggest project in his filmmaking career, after a six-month sabbatical to Africa earned him

上海夜网品茶微信the director’s chair on Disney’s $250 million live-action remake of its 1994 animation, The Lion King.

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According to the producers, Favreau went on a safari to Africa six months befor

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hog run past the safari vehicle and a member of the tour party started singing Hakuna Matata, a song from the mo

vie. The film was mentioned again later, when they saw several lions standing majestically on a rock.

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like there was a tremendous opportunity to build on that and to retell the story in a different medium.”

上海夜网品茶微信Widely regarded as a classic, the 1994 animated film won two Academy Awards-Best Original Song for Can You Feel the Love To

night, composed by Elton John and Tim Rice, and Best Score, thanks to composer Hans Zimmer.

In 1997, a stage production inspired by the film debuted on Broadw上海夜网品茶微信

ay, subsequently winning six Tony Awards. Now, more than 20 years later, the mus

ical has remained as one of Broadway’s biggest hits, recently staging its 9,000th show.

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The Daxing airport has上海夜网品茶微信e radio-frequ

quency identifi上海夜网品茶微信cation (RFID) baggage tracking system, which will a

llow passengers to track their luggage status in real time on their mobile phones.

The new airport, located in Daxing district of Beijing, is sche

duled to be completed on June 30 and begin operations in September.

As this year’s Father’s Day falls on Sunday, a survey conducted in 561 universities na

tionwide by the news website youth.cn reveals students’ relationships with their fathers.

More than 79 percent of college students know their father’s birthday, compared with 21 percent who don’t.

Xu Jianxing from North China University of Science and Technology said he can’t forget his father’s birthd

ay because it’s the same day as the Dragon Boat Festival. He usual

ly gives him a call or sends him a video on his birthday.

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Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief

Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief

of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, said in an afternoon media bri

efing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Liberation Army appreciates the US’ will

ingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

However, Shao said Shanahan also made some inaccurate claims on China’s military de

velopment and strategic intentions in his speech, “and the PLA resolutely opposes these accusations”.

Regarding the Taiwan question, the US side has reiterated its military

 

 

efing on behalf of the Chinese delegation that the People’s Liberation Army appreciates the US’ will

ingness to communicate and maintain a stable China-US military relationship.

support to the island based on the so-called Taiwan Relation Act.

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llover effects on the developing economies, particularly tho

llover effects on the developing economies, particularly tho

with high export exposure to the impacted economies

. A more protracted period of weak international trade activity could also harm investment pr

ospects and adversely affect productivity growth in the medium term.”

The report indicated that the entire global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved tra

de tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence.

The forecast for weaker global growth casts a shadow over efforts to im

plement the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which has set universal go

als for eliminating poverty, promoting prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment.

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Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Hua

Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Hua

 Huawei from buying US technology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilico

n, said it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blocking access to some components and technologies.

“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipation. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the

company’s products and a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conference

on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and i

nterference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.

HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Kirin, which has b

een used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, the company has also

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ess. And the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiativ althoug

ess. And the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiativ althoug

ugh criticized by much of the West, and the US in particular-could bring dramatic

improvements in physical and digital connectivity to Central Asia and parts of Africa.

Further advances in critical infrastructure will create important growth opportunities for developing countries via e-commerce, mobile paym

ents, and related financial services. The experience of China suggests that these digital platforms, and the ecosy

stems that develop around them, are powerful engines for incremental, highly inclusive growth.

China, of course, is a very large, homogenous market. If smaller, lower-income developing countries are to bene

fit from equally rapid inclusive growth, the digital platforms will have to be regional and international in scope.

Some are starting to emerge. Jumia, a Nigeria-based e-commerce

platform covering 14 African countries, recently went public on the New York Stock Exchange, am

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r kids’ footprints have been left on hundreds of desti

r kids’ footprints have been left on hundreds of desti

“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.

Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes

tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.

“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.

During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t

rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.

Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave

rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.

Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz

hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.

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The industrial park sits on nearly 26 hectares of land in

The industrial park sits on nearly 26 hectares of land in

Ballard County and has been set up to use the carp acquired by the fish center. Twelve tracts of land inside the park are for sale.

On opening day, eight tracts were already claimed, with most of the investors coming from China.

Jiang Chenguang, an internet businessman from the Guangxi

Zhuang autonomous region, launched the United Fisheries Group to process carp into fish balls

and fish cakes for export to China. Two Rivers Foods will process smoked fish, and has already shipped a smoker to the site.

A business called Lakeside City has been formed to process carp into salted fish, while

Eco Fish, which already existed, has hired fishermen to catch carp, process them and recycle waste into fertilizer.

Zhu Hongwei, a hotel and catering businessman from Jiangsu province, decided on the day the indus

trial park opened to buy one tract of land for food processing. “I will decide how to process the fish later,” Zhu said.

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He said an ideal souvenir is one that is practical, rem

He said an ideal souvenir is one that is practical, rem

niscent of local experiences, artistic and portable. “The souveni

r market is huge and growing, given the expanding Chinese middle-inc

ome population and consumers’ increasing purchasing po

wer. But to earn money in this market, souvenir-makers should do a much better job.”

China has the world’s largest and fastest-growing middle-income group (more than 400 m

illion, or 140 million families as of 2017), said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, in January.

Their annual family income is between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yu

an. This enables them to buy cars, properties and tourism packages, Ning said.

“Many im2pulsive purchases will be made during travels, either for self or to gift to relatives and friends,” said He.

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Emperor Akihito abdicates, Japan embraces end of era

Emperor Akihito abdicates, Japan embraces end of era

Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close

on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future.

Akihito, 85, was the first Japanese monarch enthroned unde

r a post-war Constitution that defines the role of the monarch as a merely a “symbol of the State.”

“To the people who accepted and supported me as a symbol, I express my heartfelt thanks,” Akihito, wearing a Western

-style morning coat, said at a brief abdication ceremony in the Imperial Palace’s Matsu no ma, or Hall of Pine.

“Together with the empress, I hope from my heart that the new Reiwa era that begins tomorrow will be peaceful and fru

itful, and pray for the peace and happiness of our country and the people of the world,” said a solemn Akihito, refer

ring to the new imperial era, standing flanked by Empress Michiko, who wore a long white and grey dress.

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