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Publishers from home and abroad gathered Monday to discuss C

hina’s international publication and exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.上海夜生活女神会所

Over 200 people including publishers and experts from more than 60 overseas publishin

上海夜生活g houses in 30 plus countries attended the China Book International Foreign Consultants Seminar.

As 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, various stories about the develo

pment of China over the years could be told, said an official with the Publicity Department of the Communist Part上海夜生活女神会所

y of China Central Committee, who expected publishers from home and abroad to strengthen their exchanges and coope

ration based on these vivid stories, and create more works with global significance.

According to Niels Peter Thomas, managing director of the b上海夜生活女神会所

ook section of Springer Nature, to enhance the global influence of Chinese publications,

further cooperation between Chinese and foreign publishers is the most important step.

Also at the seminar, the “100 Titles of China Books Since 1949 for Translation and Promotion” w上海夜生活

as launched and displayed. The titles, actually 101 in number, include 37 in the hu

manities and social sciences, 34 in science and technology and 30 in literature and art.

上海夜生活女神会所The titles were selected by a panel, who considered the original fine works worth translating a

nd promoting overseas, as they reflect the achievements made in the course of China’s development.

The China Book International (CBI) project was launched in 2006, and currently has 38 member units.上海夜生活

By the end of 2018, the CBI had helped Chinese pub

lishers sign 3,233 copyright agreements with 715 overseas publishing hou上海夜生活女神会所

ses from 82 countries, covering 4,656 titles which have been translated into 57 languages.

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pose anti-fascist demonstrators, collectively called “Antifa” and known for wearing m

asks and all-black clothing. They want Antifa to be declared a domestic terrorist organization.上海夜网

New battleground

Before the demonstration started, US President Donald Trump tweeted that “Ma

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Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

In response to Trump’s tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler told CNN that the presi上海夜网

dent was not “helpful” in addressing a “potentially dangerous and volatile situation”

. “Adding to that noise doesn’t do anything to support or help the efforts that are going on here in Portland,” he said.

Portland has become a new battleground for far-right and far-left extremists. Almos上海夜网品茶微信

t two months ago, clashes between another far-right group, Patriot Prayer, and counter

上海夜网protesters led to four arrests and four injuries, according to Portland Police Bureau.

In 2017, thousands of people skirmished in fights between pro-Trump groups and counterprotesters at a rally in Portland, followi

ng a stabbing on public transit train after a man reportedly harassed a woman wearing a hijab.上海夜网品茶微信

The debate on white supremacy has recently been fueled in the US after a shooter killed 22 people in El Paso, Te

xas, early this month. Before going on the killing spree, the suspect posted a manifesto

上海夜网online, which is filled with white supremacist language and racist hatred aimed at immigrants.

Clint Watts, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former FBI counte

rterrorism expert, has said that the country doesn’t take white nationalism seriously e上海夜网品茶微信

nough and suggested legislation to designate white supremacy as domestic terrorism.

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As the principal dan上海品茶微信nd dozens of other da

ncers from the Liaoning Ballet of China will take their original ballet Hua Mulan to the United States a

nd Canada in late August, representing the troupe’s first performance of the classic outside of China.上海品茶微信

For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.

“In the past, I often played the roles of a swan or a princess. This tim上海品茶微信

e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p

art well, she had to do push-ups and fight with sticks on stage, just like the male dancers.

上海品茶微信The story originates from a Northern Dynasty (386-581) folk song, known as the Ballad of Mulan. The song tells the tal

e of a valiant girl who joins the army on behalf of her ailing father, battles enemies to defend her country and fights with

high distinction. However, she refuses the accolades thrust upon her and ultimately retires to her hometown.上海品茶微信

Besides the physical techniques required, Chinese b

allet cares about portraying its characters’ inner world and expressing emotions.

“Playing the legendary warrior has made me grow up and deepened my understanding of performance, life and Chin上海品茶微信

ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”

Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch

上海品茶微信inese stories to global audiences, the legend of Mulan is more relatable than others.”

She says it is a touching story, and Mulan’s heroic spirit, perseverance, and love fo

r country and peace can resonate with people everywhere, adding that many European and American audiences are

already familiar with her story thanks to Disney’s classic animated film, which introduced上海品茶微信

the legend of Mulan to the West. Additionally, the recent release of initial footage from Disney’s u

pcoming live-action remake of Mulan has sparked renewed interest in the character.

上海品茶微信The 100 plus-minute ballet Hua Mulan incorporates classic and modern art elements that will suit the taste of today’s a

udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.

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Messages and signals had been going back and forth between the two countries for more than two years.

In an interview with Time magazine in October 1970, Nixon s上海会所品茶微信

aid: “If there is anything I want to do before I die, it is to go to China. If I don’t, I want my children to.”

In March 1971, Washington ended all restrictions on the use of US passports for travel to the Chinese mainland.上海会所

In April that year, Nixon terminated the 20-year embargo on trade between the two n

上海会所ations. He also ordered new steps to be taken to ease currency and shipping controls placed on China.

At a news conference on April 29, 1971, Nixon said he expected to visit China sometime in some capacity.

He added that he hoped to contribute to “a policy in which we can have a new relationship” with China.上海会所品茶微信

In August 1970, Chairman Mao Zedong invited the US writer Edgar Snow to Bei

上海会所jing, and on Oct 1, Mao placed Snow next to him on the reviewing stand at the pa

rade celebrating the 21st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In December that year, in an interview with Snow, Mao said China was c上海会所

onsidering allowing US citizens of all political persuasions to visit the country. Whe

n Snow asked whether a rightist such as Nixon, who represented the “monopoly capitalists”, would be allowed to v

isit, Mao said he would be happy to talk to Nixon, whether he came as president or as a tourist.上海会所

Snow’s interview appeared in Life magazine in April 1971.

上海会所品茶微信Nixon recalled in his book that it was now public knowledge that Mao would welcome him to Beijing.

China and the US moved closer to negotiations after largely not communicating with each other for 20 years.

According to Nixon’s memoirs, his administration atte上海会所

mpted to find an intermediary who could “pass word directly to Beijing”.

When Nixon visited Pakistan in July 1969, he told President Yahya Khan that the

U上海会所S had decided to try to normalize relations with China, and asked for his help as an intermediary.

The Pakistani leader said his country would do anything it could

to help, but added, “Old enemies do not easily become new friends.” When Khan visited th上海会所品茶微信

e White House in October 1970, Nixon used their meeting to establish the so-called Yahya Channel.

During a visit to Romania in 1969, Nixon also talked with Presid

ent Nicolae Ceausescu about the need for a new Sino-US relationship.上海会所品茶微信

Nixon’s toast at a dinner in Romania was the first occasion on which a US president had intentionally referred to Ch

ina by its official name, the People’s Republic of China, rather than Communist China.

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At the age of he joined he上海千花坊r father, who was a str

treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.

In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula上海千花坊

rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.

The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, pre上海千花坊女神会所

miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.

上海千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H

all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.

“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie, La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w

ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.上海千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

上海千花坊女神会所uctions, titled Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.

Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei

ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.上海千花坊

“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.

“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.

上海千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese

cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.

A part of Tibetan life for centuries, the revered animals provide food, clothing, labor and transport.上海千花坊女神会所

Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.

It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m

上海千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.

When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.

He could not have imagined that the bond would last for decades. Yaks sav上海千花坊女神会所

ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.

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may pay no heed to 上海419论坛ency manipulation charges

The United States’ labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlike

上海419论坛ly to compel the International Monetary Fund to intervene, as it concluded recently that Chi

na’s currency practices are in line with its economic fundamentals, according to experts.

On Monday, the US Treasury, following an earlier pronouncement by US President D上海419论坛品茶微信

onald Trump, applied the label to China after the yuan depreciated, escalating the US-China trade friction.

The yuan now trades at about 7-to-1 against the dollar. That’s in line with China’s econo

上海419论坛mic fundamentals, and the IMF is therefore unlikely to impose sanctions on Beijing, according to Gary Huf

bauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.

Hufbauer said that Trump believes the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) engaged in currency manipulation because it fail上海419论坛品茶微信

ed to support the yuan despite ample cash reserves, apparently creating a new standard overnight.

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cy in support of larger exports,” he told China Daily. “China’s yuan was weakened by market forces in response t

上海419论坛品茶微信o Trump’s latest tariff threat-and there’s nothing deliberate about China’s action.”

The IMF defines currency manipulation in Article IV of its rules and requires a vote by its execu

tive board. The US has its own standards, defined in a 1988 law, expanded by former president Barack O上海419论坛

bama as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and codified in 2015.

“Trump’s declaration is not consistent with any of the previously announced standards,” Hufbauer said

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y yuan-but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stabilization Fund controlled

by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”

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chief executive John Flin上海千花网tends the World Eco

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.

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cience expert laments 上海后花园protectionist trends

However, STI development is an arduous process, and the US has grow

上海后花园n increasingly anxious that its lead is being eroded,” Hu said. “So instead of staying a

head via continued innovation, it has turned protectionist toward China and other developing countries and used u

nconventional means, from tariffs to travel restrictions, in the h女神会所ope of keeping them behind.”上海后花园

At the same time, the US was plagued by many domestic issues, ranging

上海后花园from growing social inequality to rising corporate influence, and ordinary US

people, notably those from Midwestern states, felt disenfranchised by globalization and technological progress b

ecause “the fruits of these trends have been mostly reaped by the elites from coastal states”.上海后花园女神会所

“When internal issues become too difficult to handle, politicians often rely on scapeg

oating to divert public frustration and attract support, especially during election years,” Hu said.

上海后花园”But the US public must realize that blaming China and other countries for its econo

mic, social and existential woes will not solve its issues, it will only exacerbate them to disastrous levels for all.”

上海后花园女神会所Despite the US’s effort to disconnect with China, Hu said full detachment

was unlikely in the long run because it would not be in the interests of either country.

“China’s market and its pivotal role in the global industrial chain are too important for US companies to give up,” he said.上海后花园

In addition, science requires the exchange of ideas and collaboration to progress. When faced with common ch

allenges, from climate change to changing ethical landscapes in artificial intelligence and biosciences, “it will re上海后花园女神会所

quire a global joint effort to find the best solution to tackle these emerging issues,” Hu said.

“Dividing the scientific community and the world, as some politicians are implying, is dangerous and co上海后花园

unterintuitive to maximizing the potential of science and its benefit for the people,” he said.

上海后花园女神会所Given the unpredictability of the current US administration, China needs to “kee

p a rational, objective outlook and focus on improving its own capability at its own p

ace”, he said. “We must have the confidence and patience to get through turbulent times.”

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Established in 上海楼凤the program aims to help Chi

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”.

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hina will foster new gro上海419论坛els of the platform

 economy, promote the development of the “internet plus service industry “and encourage social capitals to invest in sect

上海419论坛ors like medicare, education and tourism, according to a statement released after the meeting.

The business climate will be further optimized and the approval procedures for the set

up of new platform firms and their branches will be further streamlined, said the statement.上海419论坛

The latest policy push comes after China unveiled a guideline on facilitating the sector in March, wh

上海419论坛女神会所ich promised to foster a batch of 100 billion yuan (about $14.5 billion) commodity markets by 2020.

Through the development of the platform economy, China aims to build a commodity circulation system that fits the m

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Thanks to the domestic economic transformation, fast-improvin

上海419论坛女神会所g internet infrastructure and the country’s continuous stimulation in mass inn

ovation and entrepreneurship, various commercial platforms have sprung up in recent years, covering fields f

rom traffic, shopping, entertainment, household services, home rental to food delivery.上海419论坛

Part of the platform economy, e-commerce has seen explosive expansion in China. Taking

e-commerce giant Alibaba as an example, its online sales within 24 hours on “Singles Day” or Nov 11 am

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With Alibaba, Tencent and Ant Financial ranking as the top three, the number of super-large

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lion, according to a survey by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.

上海419论坛In the first half of 2019, online sales of physical goods rallied 21.6 percent to 3.82 tri

llion yuan, accounting for 19.6 percent of the total retail sales, according to the MOC上海419论坛女神会所

data, partly showcasing the country’s huge potential for the expansion of the platform economic sector.

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