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Shanghai’s highest bookstore opened at 52nd floor of Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest skyscraper.

The 2,200-square-meter place named Duoyun Bookstore is 239 meters above the ground. Book lovers上海千花坊品茶微信

can enjoy reading beside clouds and have a bird’s-eye view of both sides of the Huangpu River.

hile it’s commonplace for Chinese square dancing to be accompanied by loud music, one group of older dancers in N上海千花坊

anning has decided to turn off the loudspeakers without turning down their fun.

Tired of noise complaints, the Nanning Dream Team ditched the speakers and added individual headsets to make sure they上海千花坊品茶微信

can still enjoy dancing in the community, but in what to neighbors must be a more civilized way.

In a city square in Nanning, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, nearly 100 seniors concentrated on

following the moves of their dance leader while wearing headsets to listen to the music.上海千花坊

Many passersby did a double take when they saw the dance team go through a rout

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When asked why they dance in this way, they said they had no other choice

.– The area where they dance is between two close residential buildings, so noise e

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ade. Some even splashed water or threw items from the upstairs floors of buildings close by.

The team leader, surnamed Yang, said the dancers didn’t want to annoy上海千花坊品茶微信

the neighbors, and that’s why she suggested the group dance with headsets.

This perfect solution has ended complaints, simply via a small tran上海千花坊

smitter which can set channels and transmit the signals, creating the music all the dancers listen to simultaneously.

“I bought the device at my own expense, while our dancers pay for their own head上海千花坊品茶微信

sets,” Yang said. “Dancers can adjust the volume of their wireless headset and select stereo mode, which is ve

ry beneficial for us to enjoy dancing and not disturb others anymore. What a win-win solution!”

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British switched tacti上海会所ng for the carrot more

 frequently than the stick. Though it used a lighter touch in administ

ration after World War II — and this approach had limits; see above — Britain never went so fa上海会所品茶微信

r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t

上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.

Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being

ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi

th the hundreds killed in protests under British rule. What’s more, even limited improvements in governance w上海会所品茶微信

ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se

riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su

rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所

But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po

pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi

s led to a sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where despite being occupiers the British were looked upon more fav上海会所品茶微信

orably as time passed. Sovereignty and self-determination were sacrificed at the altar of getti

ng ahead in a notoriously unequal system, where class divisions only grew more and more pronounced.上海会所

Long-standing inequalities with deep roots in the colonial period are now blamed by nostalgics on post-handover adm

inistration, and this misplaced blame is amplified by bad actors with an axe to grind. Thes上海会所品茶微信

e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th

ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.

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rate such atrocious, violent acts. Hong Kong will slide into the abyss if such acts of terror are allow

ed,” the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR said in a statement.上海419

The most urgent and common aspiration of the Hong Kong p

ublic is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office added.

上海419The past weekend saw illegal protests on Hong Kong Island, in K

owloon and the New Territories, as protesters adopted hit-and-run tactics.

A total of 149 people were arrested for taking part in the illegal protest上海419

s and suspicion of committing violent acts over the weekend, according to the police.

上海419女神会所Fifteen of them were classified as “extreme violent rioters”. They w

ere arrested in relation to the protests in Causeway Bay on Sunday night. Police sa

id they classified the 15 suspects because they had allegedly used “lethal weapons”.上海419

Deputy Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung said the police have zero tolerance for violence.

Meanwhile, around 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s remaining

上海419女神会所flights after thousands of protesters swarmed the main terminal building for a fourth day, the

biggest disruption yet to the major aviation hub since demonstrations began in early June.

The cancellations came after operations at Hong Kong Inter上海419

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上海419女神会所On the same day, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank

Chan Fan said in a news conference that the unlawful assembly will lead to en

ormous losses, damaging the economy and the livelihoods of airport staff, he said.

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The latest Chinese edit上海乌托邦 book, RN: The Memo

irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th

e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦

The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree

上海乌托邦品茶微信r, sheds light on the Nixon administration’s behind-the-scenes decisions for dealing with a then-isolated China.

In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦

nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.

“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers

上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in

ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com

munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦

According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi

bilities of rapprochement with the Chinese.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.

Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h

上海乌托邦ad been taken in February 1970 when I sent the first Foreign Policy Report to Congress.”

The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w

ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦

“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w

orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l

ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C

hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信

g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.

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Passengers can now book flights departing from Beijing

Daxing International Airport, according to a report by Beijing Youth Daily.上海419论坛

Compared to those departing from Beijing Capital Internat

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generally priced lower because of route charges and services included in the tickets, the report said.

On the ticket booking platform of Qunar, an online travel company, tickets are available上海419论坛女神会所

for flights from the new airport to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Kunming from Sept 30.

In addition, international routes, including to London, He

上海419论坛lsinki, Casablanca, Fukuoka and Kathmandu, can be booked and the prices are gen

erally cheaper than those taking off from the Beijing Capital International Airport.

The new airport, built to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pressure off上海419论坛女神会所

Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as a second international airport for Beijing.

Located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, it will be the world’s largest s

上海419论坛ingle-terminal airport and is expected to handle more than 100 million passengers a year.

At 7:30 pm on July 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon

spoke to the nation from a television studio in Burbank, California.上海419论坛

“I have requested this time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the wo

rld,” he began, before reading an announcement that was also being made in Beijing.上海419论坛女神会所

It said that Premier Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s assis

上海419论坛tant for national security affairs, had met for talks in Beijing from July 9 to 11. Kn

owing that Nixon wanted to visit China, Zhou, on behalf of the Chinese government, had invited him to come to the co

untry at an “appropriate date” before May 1972. Nixon had accepted the invitation “with pleasure”.上海419论坛女神会所

Nixon said, “The meeting between the leaders of China and the United States is to seek the normalization of relations bet

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More than two years of complex, subtle and deter

mined diplomatic efforts and negotiations preceded the announcement.上海419论坛女神会所

Nixon wrote in his memoirs, published in 1978: “Despite the almost miraculous secrecy we had been able to maintain, the C

hina initiative was actually one of the most publicly prepared surprises in history.”

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A lot of stories take pl上海贵族宝贝hips and are a source

 for literature,” he said, citing Garcia Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera,” a romance that develops on a river.

上海贵族宝贝While the river behind his childhood home has run dry, said Mo

Yan, he can always rely on the abundant waters of the Amazon for inspiration.上海贵族宝贝女神会所

“I will simply imagine that the Amazon is my river, the river of my childho

od. It will give me inspiration, guidance and confidence, as many readers do,” he said.

上海贵族宝贝At the conference, Mo Yan was awarded an honorary doctorate by the

Diego Portales University, the highest academic distinction from the university.

The Chinese writer will be traveling to other cities, following his visit to Santiago.上海贵族宝贝女神会所

Mo Yan was born in 1955 and grew up in Shandong province in eastern China.

In awarding him the Nobel Prize, the judges described him as a write

r “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”上海贵族宝贝女神会所

An event, entitled “Night of Chinese Culture and Tourism,” which is p

上海贵族宝贝art of a series of activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment

of diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia, was held here on Thursday.

The event, co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia, the Mo上海贵族宝贝女神会所

ngolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports and the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Touri

sm attracted about 1,300 Mongolians and representatives of Chinese citizens living in Mongolia.上海贵族宝贝

The audience enjoyed an authentic and wonderful performance of Shaolin Kungfu

上海贵族宝贝and Tai Chi Kungfu by a group of kungfu masters from the Central China’s Henan province.

The event aims to show the Mongolian people the rich and colorful resources of China’s culture an

d tourism, showcase the unique customs and the diversity and charm of the Chinese civilization, and furt

er promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, according to the organizers.

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Certainly, you see ge上海夜生活ne passion among the yo

ung people for Dunhuang when they visit it,” Zhao said.Ma Jingna contributed to this story.

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a pe

rmanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted by the Diego Portales U上海夜生活

niversity here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

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permanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted上海夜生活

by the Diego Portales University here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活As a child, Mo Yan thought the stream that ran behind his home in China was the bigge

st in the world, till he was older to realize it was actually a “minor” river even in China.

Some of them even express interest in working at the academy, set in a上海夜生活女神会所

serene, tranquil compound on the edge of the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert, he said.

“Once you get to see Dunhuang art and really understand it, you will like it. We need to e上海夜生活

ncourage and tap that interest, to attract talent to take our development to the next stage.”

上海夜生活女神会所he 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for Juliet”. The photographer’s project, which involves actre

sses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the in

tersection of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.上海夜生活

The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to pre

sent the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each t上海夜生活女神会所

hrough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth and

the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Ste

wart, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.

Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am sti

ll searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream”.

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The EU remained China’上海419trading partner betw

ween January and July, with bilateral trade volume up 10.8 percent year

上海419on-year to 2.72 trillion yuan, followed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, up

11.3 percent to 2.35 trillion yuan, and the United States, down 8.1 percent to 2.1 trillion yuan.

To offset the negative impact caused by the Sino-US trade dispute, potential for trade cooperation between China and economie上海419品茶微信

s participating in the Belt and Road Initiative such as ASEAN, Russia and Italy has been further unleashed this yea

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Chen said the trade dispute between China and the US has prompted Chinese ente

rprises to accelerate their pace of innovation to break external restrictions in many fi上海419品茶微信

elds such as semiconductors and new materials, as well as expand their global presence at a notable pace.

Yan Min, a division head at the State Information Center’s Department of Economic Forecasting, said China’s div

上海419ersified trade development — exploring new markets and generating fresh demand — has become a driving forc

e for its foreign trade expansion and created room for the country to maintain stable trade growth.

New measures to stabilize trade can help ease the burdens of Chinese exporters and enh上海419品茶微信

ance their capabilities to address external uncertainties and boost their confidence, Yan said.

上海419According to the General Administration of Customs, China’s exports increased 6.7 percent year-on-year to 9.48 trillion yuan in th

e first seven months, while imports grew 1.3 percent to 7.93 trillion yuan. Its trade s

urplus widened by 47.4 percent year-on-year to 1.55 trillion yuan during the same period.

China’s trade with BRI economies totaled 5.03 trillion yuan, up 10.2 percent year-on-year, about 6 pe上海419品茶微信

rcentage points higher than the overall pace, accounting for 28.9 percent of China’s total trade volume.

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The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region experienced a travel boom

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ntinue through the rest of 2019, according to a recent report by the region’s government.

The report said that in the first half of 2019, the region received abou上海419

t 76 million visits, up 46 per-cent year-on-year. Revenue generated by tourism exc

上海419品茶微信eeded 115 billion yuan ($16 billion), registering an increase of about 48 percent over the same period last year.

Urumqi, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture and Changji Hui autonomous pre

fecture were the three hottest destinations for travelers in the past half year. Yea

-on-year, Urumqi saw a 56 percent increase in travelers, Ili Kazak saw 81 per-cent, and Changji Hui 46 percent.上海419

Domestic travelers accounted for 98 percent of those visiting the region, w

hile the top three sources of overseas visitors were Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.

上海419品茶微信According to the report, tourism will maintain high-speed growth of 40 percent in the next half year thanks to sta

ble public security, enhanced infrastructure construction and flourishing winter tourism.上海419

Zhang Xiaoyu, general secretary of the Xinjiang Tourism Association, said that winter use

d to be the slack season for Xinjiang because of the rather low temperatures and heavy snow.

上海419品茶微信”Numerous scenic spots were shut down when winter came, but they grew

to be new attractions to travelers thanks to the popularity of winter tourism,” he said.

In February, 351 attractions were available to travelers, much上海419

more than the 69 that opened around that time last year, according to the report.

上海419品茶微信Scenic spots also saw an increase in travelers during the winter. Zha

ng said that the region offers diversified entertainment to travelers during the season.

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The State Administratio 上海会所 Service has been inco

orporated into the Organization Department of the CPC Cen

 上海会所tral Committee, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television included in t

he Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, and the State Bureau of Religious Affairs merged into the Un

 上海会所ited Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee in a bid to transfer relevant administrative fu

nctions to the Party institutions to help them better and more directly perform their duties.

Third, the reform of the Party and State institutions has legal safeguards 上海会所

as the rule of law is the basic strategy of socialism with Chinese characteristics. To

this end, Xi made it clear that major reforms should be carried out in accordance with law. Consequently, na

 上海会所tional laws and Party regulations were amended, and the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National P

eople’s Congress on Adjustment of Responsibilities of Administrative Departments Concerning Laws and R

egulations in the Party and State Institutions Reform was passed on Apr 27, 2018. 上海会所

Later, the NPC Standing Committee amended more than 40

 上海会所laws. The Decision on Adjustment of Responsibilities of Administrative De

partments Involving Laws and Regulations in the State Council Reform was issued by the State Council, China’s Ca

binet, on May 24, 2018, and the problem of the legitimacy of restructuring, adjusting responsibility, and m 上海会所

anaging and enforcing the law before the revision of relevant laws and regulations was solved.

Reform regulations straightened out

 上海会所Besides, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee has straightened out the Part

y regulations and relevant documents on the Party and State institutions reform, abolishing three and rev

ising 35 documents. Which has provided the legal and regulatory basis for institutional reform. 上海会所

And fourth, the Party disciplinary system and national supervision sy

 上海会所stem have been unified. The Decision on Comprehensively Deepening the Party and

State Institutions Reform proposed to establish national-, provincial-, municipal-and prefecture-level su

pervision committees to jointly work with the Party disciplinary organs, in order to unify

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