numbers exceed the “national line” ofpercent in the first qu

Of China’s 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions that h

ave released their GDP figures for the first quarter, South China’s Guangdong pro

vince takes the top spot with 2.39 trillion yuan ($345.94 billion), The Paper reported.

Besides Guangdong, four other provinces exceeded the one trillion yuan mark: Jiangsu

(2.29 trillion yuan), Shandong (2.02 trillion yuan), Zhejiang (1.31 trillion yuan), and Henan (1.16 trillion yuan).

A total of 13 regions witnessed their GDP top more than 700 billion yuan in the first quar

ter, among which seven came from the eastern region, four from central area and one from western.

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Condolences flooded social media at the news of Pei’s passing.

Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of

Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas

ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem

embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.

“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t

he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und

erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.

“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla

ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co

mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and

the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin

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A woman gets it into her head that she can never be too th

Zhang Xin, associate professor at the School of Psychological and Cognitive Science at Peking Uni

versity in Beijing, believes “fat talk” may be a way of expressing that “we all share feelings of insecu

rity”.In China, “fat” has become a word that women will do almost anything to avoid being associated with. This is not surpris

ing, given that being slim as a beauty ideal has become the subject of countless newspaper stories, TV comm

ercials and movies, resulting in the almost universal correlation between a slim figure and beauty.

“Women are more likely than men to enjoy chatting with their

peers about weight concerns and body issues, and this ma

y release them from pressure over their weight and serve as a way to bond with their friends,” he said.

But “fat talk” is a double-edged sword. While it may seem a harmless way to ease dissatisfact

ion over body shape by gaining reassurance within a peer group, it can also serve to reinforce negative feelings.

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Laoshan district launches global design competition

Laoshan district in Qingdao, Shandong province has launched a global compet

ition for cultural and innovative designs, offering a top prize of 50,000 yuan ($7,370).

The competition will run till July 30, and organizers will invite experts to

review collected works in August, with winners expected to be announced September.

The collection is divided into two sections: production

designs and special projects from individuals and groups, at home and abroad.

Production designs are to range from art crafts to prints, digital product

s, cartoons, furniture, as well as garments, while special projects can be related to sc

ulpture, tourism, festivals and even red cultural heritage, the color embodying China’s revolutionary spirit.

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Li said enrollment work has begun for the class of 2019

“So far, eight nations-Venezuela, Bolivia, Algeria, Egypt, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia-have applied for places for some 20 candidates.”

Cui, meanwhile, said he looks forward to collaborating with his foreign students in the future.

During the ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing’s Yanqing district, reporters fro

m various local and international media outlets can expect 5G technology coverage and floriculture lectures at the media center.

According to Ma Guoying, deputy head of the publicity and planning department of the expo’s coordinat

ion bureau, the media center, which opened on April 27, is fully covered by 5G-the fifth-generation wireless network.

“Reporters can get a 4K high-definition view of the expo through the 5G network,” she said.

Andres Osorio, a Colombian reporter who arrived on the center’s opening day, said it was easy to use.

“I am convinced that some of the students will become our partners in the future. Actuall

y, the former director of the Venezuelan space agency was one of the trainees here at the institute.

“So by teaching them, we are promoting not only spacecraft knowledge, but also China’s space industry standards.”

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Smaller airports seeing new surge in busines

More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small

er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.

Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G

uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum

p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates

of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.

“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai

rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but

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Nation remains on the right track of maintaining gro

The National Bureau of Statistics reported last week that China’s top-line GDP growth rate

in the first quarter was 6.4 percent, at the upper end of the government’s target of 6 to 6.5 percent grow

th for 2019. This faster-than-expected growth gives policymakers some breathing room to continue a stable mone

tary policy and to implement fiscal policies aimed b

oth at transforming the economy and at reducing the risks of accumulated debt.

Chinese policymakers are dealing with the hard dilemma of simultaneously transformi

ng the long-term nature of the economy while avoiding short-term inflation or recession. To transform the econo

my, the nation needs to continue to reduce outstanding debt levels and shift from overcapacity heavy and extractive indu

stries to a more innovative, consumer-focused economy. The danger is that moving too fast in that direction coul

d throw lots of people out of work or cause the financial collapse of companies.

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The 1980s classic The Bund produced by TVB, a sto

 set in Shanghai in the 1930s starring Chow Yunfat, has so far been the most time-consuming restoration work, but Jiang says it’s worth it.

“George Lucas spent many years restoring old Star Wars films he made himself,” Jiang says

. “It’s almost like a remake. We’re also looking to create a classic Chinese production, which needs just as much of our energy.”

Speaking of the future, Pei says there is no end to their work. “People get u

sed to watching TV productions shot in 4K resolution today. However, once 8K be

comes common, viewers might consider 4K shows ‘unwatchable’ again. Today’s work will still need restoration one day.”

lobal creator community giant WeWork officially launched its startup services platform, WeWork Lab

s, in China on April 11 in its bid to expand its presence in the burgeoning innovation and entrepreneurship market.

A pilot of the program was launched in Shanghai in 2018, with three locations serving 46 members.

It involves Tsinghua University, Peking University and Aliyun, where there will be exchange programs, through which busine

ss professionals will be trained and Chinese firms will be helped to expand at home and overseas.

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The inland class truly taught me a lot about many new thi

she said. As a fan of music, Tsering was once a singer in a bar and released two singles in Tibetan.

In 2017, she went on a popular talent show called Sing! China and became a sensation in the music industry thanks to her un

ique style of music. Before Tsering, there were no other Tibetan contestants on the show, she said.

“People thought Tibetan singers were all about ethnic music, but I wanted to break that stereotype,” she said.

Liu Hua, with Qinghai’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee, said China’s favorable eth

nic policies not only brought quality education to students in ethnic areas but also changed their lives.

“These graduates are using their wide range of knowledge and ima

ges to influence people around them and generations to come,” Liu said.

lack of skilled workers and the poor educational foundation in the Tibet autonomous region, the government decide

d to offer classes to Tibetan children. In 1985, the first batch of them went inland to study. Since then, an incr

easing number have pursued studies in more developed areas in China.Tsering Lhakyi, born in the 1990s, was ra

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ent has offered 1,000 yuan($149) per month of subsi

dies for each student and the district government has offered another 500 yuan per m

onth for each student. The students are only required to pay tuition of 900 yuan per month.

Apart from ensuring students get a high-quality education, the sub

sidies are also used to increase the salaries of teachers and give them better training, she said.

To ensure that more students receive inexpensive yet hig

h-quality preschool education, the school added 270 new kinde

rgarten slots in 2016, she said. It now has 18 classes and more than 540 students.

Children attending public kindergartens or affordable private on

es will account for 80 percent of all preschoolers by 2020, according to a d

irective issued recently by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

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