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State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center), Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (right) and Republic of Korea Foreign

上海乌托邦Minister Kang Kyung-wha attend a ceremony marking the launch of a picture album featuring the three c

ountries after the ninth meeting of the countries’ foreign ministers on Wednesday in Beijing.

China, Japan and the Republic of Korea vowed on Wednesday to advocate multilateralism and promote regional peac上海乌托邦

e, making their cooperation the cornerstone of Northeast Asia’s prosperity and stability.

上海乌托邦女神会所This was agreed on by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang

Yi, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha du

ring the ninth meeting of the three countries’ foreign ministers in Beijing on Wednesday.

They also agreed to maintain bilateral ties and actively promote tril上海乌托邦

ateral cooperation, and speed up negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Econ

omic Partnership and the China-Japan-ROK free trade agreement, to jointly safeguard free trade.

上海乌托邦”China will continue to resolutely promote all-around openin

g-up, … which will absolutely bring new opportunities for the development of the ROK and Japan a

s well as providing broad space for trilateral cooperation,” Wang said at a news conference after the meeting.上海乌托邦女神会所

According to Wang, they also agreed on the necessity of strengthen

ing communication and coordination on macroeconomic policy among the three cou上海乌托邦

ntries and building an open world economy given the downward pressure faced by the global economy.

China, Japan and the ROK are the world’s second-, third- and上海乌托邦女神会所

11th-largest economies, with their total GDP accounting for about 20 percent of global GDP.

“We believe that, as important manufacturing and innovation countries, China, Japan and the上海乌托邦

ROK should strengthen cooperation in such areas as big d

ata, artificial intelligence and 5G,” Wang said, adding that China’s initiative to make 2020 the China

-Japan-ROK innovation cooperation year was positively responded to by the other two sides.

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The central bank annou上海千花网sures to reform the

e interest rate regime on Saturday. It decided to use the loan prime rate (LPR), the price of loans banks offer to their best cli

ents, as a new reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.上海千花网

The new LPR was reported for the first time on Tuesday at 4.25 percent for one-year loans, low

上海千花网女神会所er than the 4.35 percent one-year benchmark lending rate which has been unchanged since August 2015. The LP

R for five-year loans was at 4.85 percent, according to the National Interbank Funding Center.

Many analysts have seen the new measure as an alternativ上海千花网女神会所

e way of cutting overall interest rates. In response, central bank officials said the reform itself

cannot replace the monetary policy or other policies, but it can improve the effectiveness of monetary policy.

Sun Guofeng, head of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Department, said the market-oriented inte上海千花网女神会所

rest rate reform will not have a direct impact on the renminbi exchange rate. “The market rates are directly

上海千花网related to the exchange rate, but this reform is not involved with changes of market rates.”

He said the current interest rate spread between China and the United States “is within a comfortable zone”.

While many developed countries use monetary easing to spur econ上海千花网女神会所

omic growth, China is the only country among major economies to retain a normal mone

上海千花网tary policy, and the valuation of yuan-denominated assets is still at a relatively lower level. All of these factors can hel

p to maintain the renminbi exchange rate at a stable and adaptive level, Sun added.

Even under the new scheme, the interest rate level for mortgage loans will not decline, as the government will not ease the rea上海千花网女神会所

l estate control policy nor use real estate as a tool to stimulate short-term economic growth, said

Liu, who disclosed that the interest rate policy for personal mortgages will be revealed in several days.

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Liu Yunfang, living i上海千花网n county of Linfen

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

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

“The music is very Chinese, which I haven’t heard before … It was beautifully played, very exciting and experimenting,” she said.上海千花网

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

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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d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419

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n area for leisure and entertainment that meets the increasing demand from local residents for green space.

When the park was completed in June 2008, the proportion of forest area上海419

in Beijing rose to 67 percent and carbon sequestration-a process by which carb

on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form-reached 4,763 metric tons per ye

上海419女神会所ar. The park releases 5,208 tons of oxygen annually, according to the management committee.

As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou

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Since 2014, Zhang Yu, 40, an illustrator at a nature and geographical magazine in Beijing for young readers, has spent more than

上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.

He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.

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itat for hedgehogs, and they usually rest and sleep on the edges of grassy areas.

Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W

上海419女神会所e are lucky to have Olympic Forest Park as one of the areas to observe birds’ behavior.”

Wang, who worked in finance before retiring, said she used to watch birds to ease the pressure of work.

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enly appeared, I felt a sense of satisfaction and my spirits quickly rose,” she said.

Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所

“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an

d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.

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It is difficult andv上海419论坛nd qualified foreig

gn teachers, yet we are willing to shoulder the cost and e

mploy only the best to give our students a good education,” Yang said.上海419论坛

Qiao Lei, CEO of BlingABC, an online English teaching platform in Beijing that is a subsid

上海419论坛品茶微信iary of New Oriental Education and Technology Group, said the company has maintained strict

qualification requirements for all foreign teachers since it was founded two years ago.

All teachers must be native speakers, hold a bachelor’s degree along with CELTA (Cert上海419论坛

ificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TES

OL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificates. In addition, all the上海419论坛品茶微信

ir relevant information and qualifications are open to general scrutiny on its platform, he said.

The company has adopted an evaluation system based on credit for its foreign teachers.上海419论坛

Points are deducted from those who violate company regulations, such as arriving late or being the subject of co

mplaints from parents, which will affect their salary and position, Qiao added.

上海419论坛品茶微信Kelly Hong, director of Bling-ABC’s Center of Foreign Teacher Management, said the c

ompany records all classes on its platform and they are reviewed by staff members and parents.

“Some parents may have low requirements for foreign teachers and thin上海419论坛

k that native speakers should be able to teach English well, but that’s simply not the ca

se-just like not every Chinese person is able to teach the Chinese language,” she said.

上海419论坛品茶微信Hong added that establishments still need professionals who know how to manage a class, understand body lang

uage, can energize students and know the basic principles and methods of teaching a second language.

Qiao noted that the high demand in the sector resulted in several English-la上海419论坛

nguage platforms being founded almost every week last year. However, many subseq

uently closed because the teachers they employed did not meet the stringent quality standards.上海419论坛品茶微信

“The market has a way of weeding out companies that engage in malpractice. At the end of the

day, parents still prefer foreign teachers who can offer high-quality English tuition to their children.”

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ace-time behaves – and why the universe is accelerating at the speed it is.上海夜生活品茶微信

There are two answers to that and it’s quite political, of course. Space flight is expensive. And if you’re interested purely in s

上海夜生活cientific research, then I think you can send a lot of robots, because you can get more of them.

But, it’s also true that human capability is far in excess of robots, so we need that.

Most scientists would say they don’t like space flights because it removes a lot of money from their activities.上海夜生活

On the second point, we’re going to Mars because there is nowhere else to go

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But I think as a civilization, we may need to start thinking of going somewhere.

Have you written any children’s books, or will you?上海夜生活

It’s tremendously difficult to write books for children. A friend of mine, Oliver Je

ffers, wrote a great children’s book. Every single word and sentence has to be so pr上海夜生活品茶微信

ecisely constructed; it’s an art, a real art. I’ve written for newspapers – you would well understand – and you can ha

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cult ones to write. I would love to write children’s books, but it’s a skill I don’t have now.

You’re a wine lover. Why not write a book on wine?上海夜生活品茶微信

I’m a big fan of wine writer Jancis Robinson. For wine, I’m still on the learning curv

e. I started collecting it to drink, but I don’t collect it as investment; it’s more like a sort of exploration. I like lear上海夜生活

ning curves, so music and wine and other subjects make for interesting diversions. I get bored every five or six ye

ars, so science is about the only constant thing. I love red wines, like Bordeaux, but as I’ve got older, I find the上海夜生活品茶微信

y are less easy to drink. So I like white Burgundies, and I very much like chardonnay and c

hampagnes, blanc de blancs. It’s a bit niche though, the study of white Burgundy, to write a book about.

Are you more underwhelmed or overwhelmed by the public’s general knowledge of science?

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Tencent came out of 上海419论坛ded regulatory freeze

 in new games as it rode Peacekeeper Elite and other titles like Honor of Kings to reignite growth in a business that co

ntributed 30 percent of its revenue. The company said it released 10 games in the second quarter.上海419论坛女神会所

“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on

上海419论坛ce again missed both our and the Street’s expectations,” said Alicia Yap, an analyst of Citigroup Global Markets Asia, wh

ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.

“We expect gaming revenue to re-accelerate starting from the second q上海419论坛女神会所

uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke

rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.

Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛

Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is

expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所

arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.

The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan

上海419论坛ce will weigh on marketing demand and ads, said a research note from Citic Securities.

“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over

40 percent) and relatively low monetization rate of the ad上海419论坛女神会所

business in China, the current stalemate wouldn’t last too long,” the Citic report said.

On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye

ar that includes payment and cloud services churned out 22.9 billion yuan, up 37 percent on co上海419论坛

mparable business last year. The sector was fueled by rapid growth in commercial payment volumes.

“We have learned from our industry contacts that Te上海419论坛女神会所

ncent’s WeChat Pay has enhanced efforts to improve profitability

by phasing out/reducing subsidies,” Nomura Securities said in its own research note.

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The economy slowed上海419y in July. The National

Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y

ear, retreated to 3.8 percent in the first seven months, compared with 4.1 percent in the first six months.上海419品茶微信

Economists have said they think the policy stance likely will be loosened again in Augus

上海419t to support economic growth. As a result, growth is expected to be stronger in the next two months.

“In the current environment, we believe economic growth is likely to be strong only when there is clear policy support, like

in the first quarter and in June,” said Song Yu, chief China economist at Beijing Gao Hua Securities.上海419品茶微信

Goldman Sachs research showed on Friday that by the end of June, the official general government sp

上海419ending balance recorded a deficit of 1.6 percent of GDP, the largest half-year deficit since 2011. The gr

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Enthusiasm for new game titles to keep company in pink of health, say experts

Enthusiasm for new game titles and the development of industrial software

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Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at

HK$330.4, after it reported its core gaming business rebounded in the three months ending in June.

Net profit jumped 35 percent year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) in the t上海419

hree months to June, while revenue rose 21 percent to 88.8 billion yuan in the same period.

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tor. The segment accounts for 18 percent of Tencent’s overall revenue.

“Our assumption is that the macro environment will remain difficult for the rest of the year and that the situation of the上海419品茶微信

heavy supply of advertising inventory will continue for the rest of the year and potentially into next y

ear,” Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell said in an earnings call late on Wednesday.

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unqu Opera play Six Cha上海千花网ating Life is brou

Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.

One of the loveliest women in Chinese literature, Yun in Shen Fu’s autobiography Six C上海千花网

hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.

上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup

ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.

In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网

office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.

The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun

上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.

Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.

“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网

ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.

Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所

en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.

上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas

ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog

ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所

The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.

Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.

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The municipality roll上海龙凤419uideline to boost the

Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activiti

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A village in Yongjia county of Wenzhou was flooded as torrential dow

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The Shanzao village was submerged by the flood early Saturday morning after T

上海龙凤419yphoon Lekima made landfall at about 1:45 am on Saturday in Wenling of Zhejiang.

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Over 300 people were involved in the search and rescue mission at the village on Saturday.

Che Jun, Zhejiang’s Party secretary, rushed to the Shanzao village Saturday afternoon to check the damage and casualties.

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ke were blow down by the howling gale at noon, crumbling road lamp poles.

In nearby Shanghai, the local meteorological observatory issued an orange alert on Typhoon Lekima Satur

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The Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, was closed on Saturday for safety reasons.

It is the first time that Shanghai Disneyland has closed do

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People who had tickets for Shanghai Disneyland for Saturday can visit the park on any

other day within the next six months (by February 10, 2020), according to the resort.

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