The US envoy said he 上海夜生活”fully committed to

 this important mission” as US President Donald Trump gave him the assignment to resume working-level talks with the DPRK

following the US president’s meeting with top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in late June.上海夜生活

Kim and Trump held an impromptu meeting at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom on June 30, agre

上海夜生活品茶微信eing to restart a working-level dialogue to implement the Singapore agreement, sign

ed by the two leaders during their first-ever summit in Singapore in June last year.

The two leaders met again in late February in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, but the second DPRK-U上海夜生活

S summit ended without any agreement. Under the Singapore deal, Kim and Trump agr

eed to the complete denuclearization of and the peace settlement in the peninsula.上海夜生活

Lee, the ROK’s nuclear envoy, told reporters that he had a productive dialogue

with Biegun as they discussed how to rapidly resume talks between Pyongyang an

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He noted that Biegun visited Seoul at a proper time when

efforts were necessary to restart the DPRK-US working-level talks.上海夜生活

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e end of the ROK-US joint military exercises.上海夜生活

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ks to verify the ROK’s military’s initial operational capability (IOC) for the transf

er of wartime operational control of the ROK’s troops from Washington to Seoul.

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It may sound cool but it is challenging to start a band. But for young music

ians who yearn to do just that, a variety show Let‘s Band aims to help them.娱乐地图

The show, financed by streaming giant Youku and produced by the Shanghai-b

ased company Paul Edward Production, has been running on Youku since

娱乐地图女神会所Aug 17, one episode each Saturday. The last episode is scheduled for November.

In the show, pop musicians Wang Feng, Li Ronghao, Bai Jugang and Am

ber Kuo serve as the “mentors”, and their job is to judge the contestants’ performances. The sho娱乐地图

w features 75 young aspirants who were shortlisted from around 1,000 aspirants.

Among the 75 competitors are former champion of the popular show The Voice of

China, students of Berklee College of Music, and musicians from underground bands.娱乐地图女神会所

In the first episode, there were competitions in six c

ategories — vocal, guitar, bass, drum, electric instrument and classical instrument.娱乐地图

The final winners will be part of a band, which will

be assisted by the producers to stage performances around the country.

娱乐地图女神会所Speaking about the show, Cen Junyi, the chief producer, says: “We

found that a majority of youngsters born in 2000s are fond of music and know a

bout bands. So, trying to set up a band is fairly common for some young people.”娱乐地图

Director Li Yixun says Chinese audiences can now understand different genres of m

usic as a number of music-themed variety shows have been made over the last decade.娱乐地图女神会所

“So, now is a good time to dive deeper and make a more professional music show,” he says.

“We also want the show to convey the message that band music has evolved into many diverse forms now.”

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But to avoid develo上海会所a image that was too

 far from the one familiar to generations of Chinese, the designers re

tained Ne Zha’s clothing style and more importantly, his signature hair buns.上海会所

Besides his looks, the way Ne Zha walks by putting his hands into the waist of his trous

ers, has also sparked a heated discussion on social media, with many asking if t上海会所品茶微信

hat was inspired by Hanamichi Sakuragi, the leading star in Japanese animation series Slam Dunk.

That inspiration has little to do with Sakuragi. On the one ha

上海会所nd, we thought this way of walking could add a touch of loveliness to the char

acter, bringing him closer to the audience. On the other, Ne Zha’s gait can strike audience as a little rasc

al, which is in line with the quality that comes with the ‘demon bead’ incarnate, Shen said.上海会所

In addition, when we created this look, we delved into the history of ancient Chinese clothing and found that trousers in a

ncient times were without pockets. So that’s why we made Ne Zha look like that, Shen added.

上海会所品茶微信”I believe many viewers would find Ne Zha a bit ugly at first sight, but as the plot unfolds, the protagonist, who is cheeky but

kind and unwilling to resign to his predestined fate, can easily pull at their heartstrings,” Shen said.

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More than 70 students from 23 countries have embarked on a cultural tr

ip in China, as a special project, Experience China: 2019 China Cultural Ce上海会所品茶微信

nter Students Award Tour, kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday. It will end on Aug 27.

The annual project started as a scholarship award tour in 2003, aimed at strengthening international

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ell as enhancing the friendship between Chinese people and the rest of the world.

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orea, Laos, Nepal, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Russia and New Zealand.

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corated in different styles, each selling a unique category including raw tea, milk tea, coffee, al

cohol, desserts, bread and ice cream, according to a company statement sent to China Daily.上海乌托邦

“Food prompts emotional triggers, and eating is a gateway to the mind,” Yu said.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Experience-driven and new product trials are the defining characteristics of China’s post-1990 pop

ulation, whose desire for instant gratification is shaping up to be the new norm of consumption, said Mich

elle Huang, industry analyst of Food and Agribusiness Research at Rabobank’s Shanghai branch.上海乌托邦

“It’s not just quality that customers are paying attention to, it’s also product innovation an

d the speed of new rollouts,” she said. “Hence, it’s imperative for brands to populate menus with上海乌托邦品茶微信

original ingredients and ideas-and they need to do it quickly and frequently.”

Huang said unique storefront design and customer experience help stores gain cultural clout.

“It’s an investment. For instance, in the case of Heytea, a big chunk of t上海乌托邦

raffic still comes from online orders,” she said. “The online ordering app helps strea

mline business but it is the storytelling that gets the tea brand into people’s heads in the first place.”

Even established brands are investing in good stories in the hope of triggering emotional responses from customers. KFC上海乌托邦品茶微信

China recently added skewers and hotpot to their long list of Chinese menu items, wishing to cash in on the burge

oning midnight snacks market that even the government is encouraging in a bid to spur spending.

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ng and sharing stories related to late-night treats, the firm attracted an emotional response from prospective diners.

“Your curated story needs to grab the attention of your ideal guests and activate their emo上海乌托邦品茶微信

tions-and that goes for storytelling across all media,” Yu from Kantar Worldpanel said.

Co-branding is another effective tool. Coffee chain S.Engine teamed up with e-comme上海乌托邦

rce site Tmall for a brick-and-mortar store to attract attention, while Happy Lemo

n’s tieup with domestic candy brand White Rabbit has generated online discussions on上海乌托邦品茶微信

Weibo, China’s most-used microblogging service, which is also a gauge of trending topics online.

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flight ticket, a used wallet, or even the person sitting next to you in a theater.

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d terms such as “freshly made” or “locally sourced” are no longer enough to appeal to the palates of a yo上海419论坛

unger generation of diners, who are increasingly drawn to personalized products.

It therefore comes as no surprise that brands are deciding to become storytellers-setting th

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mpaigns-all in a bid to trigger an emotional investment that resonates with customers.

So when Heytea, a milk tea brand known for its rich cheese-foam topping, introduced its fi

上海419论坛品茶微信rst Heytea Lab in Shanghai’s glitzy Grand Gateway 66 mall in June, the idea was to create a multisenso

ry drinking and culinary experience through a string of experimental installments.

Heytea has reinvented the retail concept by introducing novel menus that are updated on a weekly basis. Apart from t上海419论坛

he regular portfolio, the newly opened Shanghai flagship store allows customers to mix cocktails with their tea drinks.

It has taken inspiration from the local culture, selling ice crea上海419论坛品茶微信

ms featuring flavors like Shikumen Shanghai Rice Wine, a local liquor brand.

Neo Nie, founder and CEO of Heytea, said he sees Heytea not上海419论坛

only as a cheese-topped tea store, but a cool brand that has multiple possibilities.

The seven-year-old brand, which originated in Guangdong province, now has m上海419论坛品茶微信

ore than 250 stores nationwide and Nie is looking to expand to 400 by the end of this year.

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rld’s two largest economies goes far beyond their own borders, of course.

According to Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe, the Sino-上海千花坊品茶微信

US trade war poses the biggest risk to global economic stability. In a private meeting o

上海千花坊n Tuesday, Lowe said the trade dispute was hurting global investment, wages and e

conomic growth, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. That corroborates an earlier alarm about the trade w

ar sounded by the International Monetary Fund in May, saying it will “jeopardize” global growth.上海千花坊品茶微信

Yet despite all the negative consequences, the US leader has tried to rationalize the hefty ta

上海千花坊riffs he has imposed on Chinese goods by holding China responsible for all the US woes. “China has been ripping this c

ountry off for 25 years”, he said on Tuesday, ignoring the fact that Sino-US trade relations have benefited both sides ov上海千花坊品茶微信

er the years and their disputes — which exist among all trade partners — can only be solve

d through talks based on equality and mutual respect rather than hard-handedness.上海千花坊

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ontational stance on the part of Washington has only proved counterproductive.

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a, after the debut of the new market-driven lending rate, according to central bank officials.

“There is room for cutting interest rates and reserve requirement ratios,” Liu Guoqiang, deputy governor of the Peo上海千花坊

ple’s Bank of China, the central bank, told reporters on the sidelines of a news conference on Tuesday.

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dex,” said the senior central bank official. “The Chinese economy is not in deflation, and the marke

t rates have dropped obviously to a generally reasonable level at the moment.”

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her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

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

made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

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

上海千花网as been listed as a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage and she is an inheritor. Now the silk ball has become a loca

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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.

上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope

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

nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.上海千花网女神会所

“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.”

“The music is very Chinese, which

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

made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

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

上海千花网as been listed as a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage and she is an inheritor. Now the silk ball has become a loca

l cultural brand, generating an annual output value of nearly 1 million yuan ($141,494.8).上海千花网女神会所

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.

上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope

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

nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.上海千花网女神会所

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

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es, while performing classical western music, the orchestra has made great efforts to cre上海千花网女神会所

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

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Built on a successful 上海后花园 of Chinese mytholog

gical tale and excellent word-of-mouth, the film – the first Chinese animated film made in the IMAX for

mat – is proving to have long legs at the box office, eclipsing all other movies released in the same period.上海后花园

With a total box office of 4.1 billion yuan ($582 million) and counting, Ne Zhais the highest-grossing animated feature e

ver in China, and the fourth-largest theatrical release in the country’s box office history.

上海后花园女神会所Many industry pundits believe the film, whose screening period has been extended throug

h Sep 26, is sure to outpace Avengers: Endgameto be the third-highest earner at the Chinese box office.

An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China’s Heilo上海后花园

ngjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.

The paleontologists from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan and Fr

上海后花园女神会所ance exchanged views on fossil protection, tourism featuring geological cult

ures, the study of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary and other issues in Jiayin county in the province.

The county is home to the first K-Pg boundary layer discovered in China, which

marks the period when the extinction of dinosaurs and other species occurred about 66 million years ago.上海后花园

Paleontologists have made great achievements in the study of paleontological fossil in the county in past

years, said Volker Mosbrugger, an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, adding that the forum p上海后花园

romoted the development of paleontological study and the tourism in the county.

The four-day forum was hosted by Paleontological Society of上海后花园女神会所

China, during which seminars, field research and other events will be held.

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Chinese shares close上海会所ndayes brokerage in

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The Shenzhen Component Index closed 2.96 percent higher at 9,328.97 points.上海会所品茶微信

The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 3.5 percent to close at 1,622.84 points Monday.

Internet search giant Baidu Inc announced on Monday the launch of its cloud serv

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Baidu said its artificial intelligence cloud services have won certification from authorities in Sin

gapore, and has started to provide full-suite cloud services to Chinese internet, online game and financial co上海会所

mpanies which use Singapore as a hub of their global operations. Local Singapore companies are also clients.

In the first stage, the Baidu AI cloud will provide computing, storage, networking, security, d上海会所品茶微信

atabase and system management services, and will roll out more services to clients in the future.

Singapore has been a hub of Chinese companies’ gl

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The Baidu AI cloud has become the fastest cloud service provider in China to achieve quarterly revenues of more than 1 b

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IQiyi, a Beijing-based online streaming video service provider and Baidu’

s online entertainment subsidiary, and Do Global, a world leading mobile internet brand foc

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Baidu AI cloud services are available in multiple regions in the Asia-Pac

ific region, and will expand service offerings globally to serve global clients.

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According to IDC, Lenovo上海会所hipments grewper

ent year-on-year to 16.25 million units, far better than second placed HP Inc which grew only 3.2 percent.

Revenue from Lenovo’s mobile business group recorded a 9 percent f上海会所

all, but its smartphone shipments grew 30 percent in the North America market.

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Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alli

ance, a telecom industry association, said the strong results show that Lenovo上海会所

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venue mix, its footprint across 180 markets, and a more flexible majority-owned manufacturing base.

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Increases seen mainly in urban areas with relatively loose housing policies

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d property market saw mild heat due to the peak season for rental business, experts said.

According to the housing price data of 70 major Chinese cities released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursd上海会所

ay, house prices for newly built property in the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen saw 0.3

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Among the 70 cities listed by the NBS, 31 second-tier cities saw 0.7 percent mo

nthly growth in newly built property, down 0.1 percentage point from a month earlier.

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