A former cosmetics factory, the Sanlu Plant in Beijing has been repurposed to house, dev
elop and protect the future of China’s intangible cultural heritage, Yang Feiyue reports.上海419女神会所
A former factory and Beijing landmark has been transfo
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Several modern-looking buildings and a big lawn at its heart easily set Yongyuan apart from its hutong surroundings.
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lant, a well-known cosmetics manufacturer back in the ’80s and ’90s, once stood.
上海419女神会所The Sanlu Plant’s Dabao skincare brand was a household name nationwide, and the plant develope
d more than 100 products in markets such as hair care and fragrances. It contributed over 100 mil
lion yuan ($14.57 million) to the economy in the 1990s, making it Beijing’s number one taxpayer.上海419
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out of the city, leaving the land at the center of the capital open for new use.
The Sanlu Plant began its search for a tenant and in 2018, Hong上海419
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“The proprietor sympathizes with the concept of the cultural and creative indu
stries, and intangible cultural heritage,” says Li Yue, general manager with the inta
ngible cultural heritage platform, which Beijing Capital Land established last year.
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上海419论坛女神会所Preparations for the film started two years ago. A team of 13 people was dispatched to Kenya for two weeks to seek inspi
ration and think about how to bring the iconic sets and characters to life. Three helicopters and six SUVs were used
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上海419论坛Disney, they also used something called the “black-box” theater technique to make sure that the voice-ov
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Kim Darroch has resigned as the United Kingdom Ambassador to the United States fo
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In a statement released by the UK Foreign Office on Wednesday, Darroch said he wanted to put an end to specu
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“The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” Da
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mstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador.”
In leaked emails published by the Mail on Sunday, Darroch labelled the Trump administr
ation “dysfunctional”, “unpredictable”, and “diplomatically clumsy and inept”.
Trump rounded on Darroch on Twitter, calling him “a stupid guy” and saying the US would “no longer deal with him”.
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These doubts and arguments may offer vivid examples of cultural differences between the East and the West. Still, one thi
上海品茶微信女神会所ng is certain — we should respect cultural diversity, and abide by the principle of equality among all cultures.
n recent years, China has become one of the world’s largest movie markets, and it is alwa
ys aiming to reach new audiences worldwide. From the mega-hit Kung Fu Panda series to the latest Mulan, Wes上海品茶微信
tern filmmakers have shown their great interest in bringing traditional Chinese culture and folklore to the big screen.
But for their Chinese counterparts, the question of how to produce
上海品茶微信女神会所a blockbuster, something based on our own culture that could also strike a sy
mpathetic chord among international audiences, deserves further consideration.
he 10th edition of the China Acrobatic Exhibition, formerly k上海品茶微信女神会所
nown as the National Acrobatics Competition, is set for July 17 to 28 in Nanning, south Ch
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For the first time, acrobatic dramas will be showcased in the ex
hibition this year, while in the past the entries were only acrobatics and magic tricks.上海品茶微信女神会所
Initiated in 1984 as a government-run event, the National Acrobatics Competition
has been held nine times and will be held under the title of China Acrobatic Exhibition from this year.
上海品茶微信The 9th National Acrobatics Competition was held in 2013 in Chongqing, southwest China, w
ith the participation of more than 700 performers with over 40 troupes.
This year’s event is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Cultur上海品茶微信女神会所
e and Tourism and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional People’s Government.
Meanwhile, Chinese telecom giant Huawei has unexpectedly spar
ked a wave of discussions as Liu’s petal-shaped head ornament looked surprisingly similar to the comp上海千花网
any’s logo in one scene. Some Western netizens on Twitter even asked: “Is that a Huawei logo on her forehead?”
上海千花网女神会所Mulan represents a household name in China, but the character fir
st gained fame worldwide in 1998 thanks to the eponymous Disney animated movie.
Disney is an undeniable master of adaptations, exploring good stories and transformin上海千花网
g them into global legends. However, like Disney’s other adaptations, Mulan has also raised some doubts.
上海千花网女神会所First of all, Mulan in the Disney version appears as a self-independent
woman who tries to break free of China’s ancient feudal shackles and meet her true self.
“It is my duty to fight,” Mulan said at the end of the trailer. But the saying, much discussed online, comes after an old na上海千花网女神会所
nny told Mulan: “Quiet, composed, graceful, disciplined — these are the qualities we see in a good wife.”
Many believed that the word “fight” here has double meanings. Mulan’s ambition goes beyond being a sword-wielding he
上海千花网roine, where she could also slash away the stereotypes of ancient Chinese women.
In the minds of most Chinese audiences, however, family bonds and patriotism should reign in Mulan’s story.
After all, the entire society paid great respect to the thoughts of Confucius and Mencius in anci上海千花网
ent times. Therefore, Mulan is not really pursuing freedom, but rather firmly following their core ideas of “Ke Ji Fu
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ique to China’s southern provinces. But history records Mulan as living in northern China.
But there is one crucial difference; the young man is not alone but wi
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ying abroad with daddy”. The plot depicts the lives of three young Chinese s
上海419论坛tudents and their fathers, or mothers, who accompany them to a developed cou
ntry. Predicaments then arise. Study problems, issues with the homestay family, exam cheating and a campus shooting. This has ignited responses fro
m viewers, with mixed voices including both positive and faultfinding critical comments.上海419论坛
Increasing numbers of Chinese students are opting to go abroad to further their studies in colleges and universities. According
上海419论坛女神会所to data from UNESCO, overseas Chinese students now account for
14 percent of the global total. China tops the rankings of international stu
dents, according to Xinhua News Agency, reaching 660,000 in 2018. Of these 596,300 are self-funded.
The TV series has attracted a huge number of viewers and “overseas stu上海419论坛女神会所
dents” is a hot topic for online comment. On Sina Weibo, the com
ments of the hashtag about the TV series have hit more than 1.1 million.上海419论坛
Few Chinese families are wealthy enough to dispatch a parent to help a student face the challenges of life overseas.
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or year, I was driving, but suddenly my car was hit by another car being driven by a US te
enager. I had to deal with all the case proceedings and the insurance claim every step of the way,” she recalls.上海419论坛
In more ways than one, being an overseas student means there is a great learning curve. Jane Yang, now a US citizen, from Heb
ei province, studied as an international student at the University of Minnesota in 1988. “The early years a上海419论坛女神会所
broad, looking back, made me a more independent, open-minded person,” she says.
To Zhang Shuwei, the 20-something producer of the series, “the keyword
is more ‘daddy’ than ‘study abroad”‘, since the plot also depicts the lives of the three pa上海419论坛女神会所
rents, who accompany their children. Audience response suggests that they would like to learn more about the st
udents and their travails. The show has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 on review site Douban.
Yet on the other hand, the struggles of the overseas students portrayed in the TV series s
till managed to reveal typical issues faced or experienced by Chinese students who study abroad.
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Fifty-five German cultural ambassador
Called the Hamburg-Shanghai New Silk Road Bus Tour, the road trip spanned nearly 13,000 kilometers and took them to ei
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Co-hosted by the cultural exchange association (Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Chinesische Verständigung e.V.), ZEIT REISE
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ommunication between China and Germany as well as raise awareness about the Belt and Road Initiative.
s arrived in Shanghai on July 5, the final stop in their 53-day road trip from Ham
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While in Shanghai, they visited the Dunhuang cultural exhibition held at Shan
ghai Tower. Journalists and scholars from Germany also attended the road trip.上海夜生活
The other draft regulation published on the same day is aimed at forming standards for nursery institutions.
A driver, who last year plowed his car into students crossing the road, killing six and inj
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The provincial Huludao Intermediate People’s Court publicly annou
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e crime of endangering public security with a dangerous method under the Criminal Law.
The court also said Han’s criminal act of driving into a group of students was premedita上海夜生活
ted, planned as a reaction to trivial problems, such as marital conflict and financial troubles.
The proposed standards require more attention to be paid to children of migrant workers in urban areas.上海夜生活品茶微信
Each institution should set up separate facilities for dining, sleeping, leisure activities, storage as well as restrooms. T
he average living space per capita at each institution should be no less than 3 square meters for each child.
According to the standards, a nursery should receive 150 children at most and have at least one security staff member on duty.
More efforts are needed from Chinese companies to explore the potentia
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se it, an industry insider said during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as Summer Dav上海后花园女神会所
os, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province.Song Haiyan, (right), senior vice president and general m
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“Many companies or organizations didn’t fully realize the potential of “d
ark data”, which refers to all the unknown and untapped data generated by an org
anization’s s上海后花园女神会所ystems, devices and interactions”, said Song Haiyan, senior vice-president and general manager of se
curity markets of Splunk, a US company leveraging software to search and analyze data.
“The chaos of being unable to deal with such data creates tremendous opport上海后花园
unities for motivated companies to learn, as well as for Splunk to empower them to use it,” she said.
Another challenge for companies using data is that they tend to simply collect da上海后花园女神会所
ta but do not use it to predict something that they don’t even know, she added.
In the wake of such problems, Song said Splunk has integrated some premium solutions, including artificial intell
上海后花园igence, across the platform to help companies better use “dark data”, as well as predict future outcomes.
Splunk, founded in 2003, is a Nasdaq-listed company. Its total revenues hit $425 milli上海后花园女神会所
on for its fiscal first quarter ending April 30 this year, which was a 36 percent increase year-on-year.
“I am glad to see that here in China, companies are putting the use of AI into a higher-than-ever role in their bu
sinesses,” she said, adding that she was confident about business growth in the country.
The United States seems intent on playing the dangerous “Taiwan card” again by allowing Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in the US on her way to “v
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ident’s “America first” agenda is in defiance of the norms followed by the international community, including US all
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ns such as Tsai create enough space for the US to play the “Taiwan card”. In fact, thanks to th
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vigating its warships through the Straits five times in the past five months, a frequency too high even by US “s
tandards”－in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides, the US has continued selling arms to the island.
By passing acts and resolutions indicating that the US’ relations with the island’s administration are strong not on
ly in political but also military fields, Washington is trying Beijing’s patience on the Taiwan question.
Worse, the US Congress has attempted to use Taiwan as a means to win brown
ie points in its conflict with the mainland by passing a number of acts related to the isl
and including the Taiwan Assurance Act, Taiwan Travel Act and the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018.
to a colorful spect上海后花园acle of ancient Chinese culture when the Liverp
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stonbury for the last 21 years, ever since they were first invited by festival co-founder Arabella Churchill.上海后花园
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e a rich history of the two cultures mixing together,” said James Roach, who heads the group of UK and British-Chinese performers.上海后花园女神会所
“We try and represent Chinese culture as authentically as we can in the co
nditions that we’ve got. Glastonbury tries to represent all cultures, so we are kind of th
e Chinese slice that tries to keep that bit alive. It’s important for us on t上海后花园女神会所wo levels – one, it’s the most important f
estival in the world, and two it’s the best festival in the world. So, if you are going to do it, you have to do it properly.”
Comedian Phil Wang delivered a standup routine at the Cabaret Tent that was both disarmingly charming and brilliantly cutti
ng. The son of a Chinese-Malaysian father and British mother, 29-year-old Wang opened by dissecting his full name (t
he product of a “cultural compromise”), setting the tone for a witty assault on white and Asian stereotypes.上海后花园女神会所
“I find that the conversations about race lack nuance a lot of the ti
me,” said the comic, who hosts a comedy series on BBC Radio 4 called Wangsplaining.上海后花园
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上海后花园女神会所overly cautious and patronizing,” he added. “So I think the only way to get into that se
nsible middle ground between the two is to talk about it openly, about my experiences, about my thoughts and also to
give people a break – people who always think they are on the edge of being culturally or racially insensitive – to kind of g上海后花园女神会所
et on their side a little and show them they don’t have to worry so much. So that’s the line I am trying to tread.”
cotics Control Co上海会所品茶微信mmission coordinated a special operation in 14 provinces and regions, includin
上海会所g Yunnan province, Guangxi and Guangdong, targeting drug trafficking in border areas, the ministry said.
During the three-month operation, police uncovered 5,669 drug-rel
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Liu said China has signed a four-year action plan agreement, running from 2019 through 2022, with Laos, Myanmar, Th
ailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to conduct joint operations to eradicate the drug trade in border areas.上海会所品茶微信
Under the plan, police from the six countries will focus on collecting evid
ence, launching joint investigations and conducting unified operations to root out cross-border drug-trafficking rings.上海会所
The rural rejuvenation strategy, released last year, aims to reduce
the gap between rural and urban areas and modernize China’s agriculture and rural areas by 2035.
上海会所品茶微信Yu Fawen, a researcher in rural development at the Chinese Academy of Social Scienc
es, said with rapid urbanization many rural areas in China are facing increased risks of en
vironmental pollution, which should be addressed while carrying out the rural rejuvenation strategy.
Rural areas face many challenges – lack of investment, inadequate infrastructure and insuffi上海会所品茶微信
cient governance in rural areas – in ensuring environmental protection while developing industries, he said.
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ed to improve residents’ awareness and participation in environmental protection in rural areas,” he said.