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上海乌托邦oup of Christian democratic and liberal-conservative parties), and Frans Timmermans of the Prog

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es in the European Parliament to be elected to the post. In order to strengthen democracy and transparency, the EU ad

opted a lead-candidate-or Spitzenkandidaten-system in 2014, according to which the European Council has

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上海乌托邦ent Emmanuel Macron reflects the strong bond between France and Germany. Wh

ile German Chancellor Angela Merkel abstained from the vote on the commission president to avoid any con

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e made things difficult for the countries by giving negative assessments about them.

Still, the Spitzenkandidaten system is rather weak, because member states are still reluctant to transfer much power to the EU

上海乌托邦品茶微信institutions. In particular, the nomination of von der Leyen has broken the institutional balance between the Euro

pean Parliament and European Council, with the member states continuing to accumulate more power.

Von der Leyen’s nomination steered clear of the Spitzenkandidaten process,上海乌托邦

and she needed the support of different groups to be elected. Notably, outgoing Eur

opean Council President Donald Tusk called on the Group of Greens and the European Free Alliance to上海乌托邦品茶微信

support von der Leyen, as it has won 74 seats and become the fourth-largest group in the EP.

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Qin Fei, general manage上海夜生活ivo’s telecom research i

nstitute, said the company’s 5G smartphone will hit the st

reets in August and the testing speed of its model has reached one gigabit per second.上海夜生活品茶微信

Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Con

上海夜生活sumption Alliance, said this year will only see a very small number of 5G smart

phones sold, but companies are all trying to have the first-mover advantage to appeal to consumers.

According to a report by market research company Counterpoint, global 5G smartphone ship上海夜生活品茶微信

ments are expected to reach 108.2 million units in 2021, up an estimated 255 percent year-on-year.

Wigmakers in Juancheng county, East China’s Shandong province, are

making great strides toward the high-end market after several years’ stable development.上海夜生活

Juancheng is a small county with a history of 2,200 years in Sha

上海夜生活品茶微信ndong province, and has a history of more than 40 years in the hair-processing industry.

Hair-processing is one of the pillar industries for Juancheng, whi

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nter and processing and export base for wig products. Currently, Juancheng has a pop

ulation of 900,000, among which 75,000, or nearly one-in-12 work in the hair-processing industry.

上海夜生活品茶微信According to Juancheng’s official website, 220 hair-processing enterprises have been set up in this county, pro

cessing more than 15 million units of wig products annually. In 2017, the hair-processing

industry achieved 1.09 billion yuan in import and export, accounting for 74.67 percent of the total.上海夜生活

In the peak season, there were nearly 2,000 small and micro businesses engaged in wig produc

tion, a man surnamed Liu from a local wig company told Chinese financial news outlet Yicai.

上海夜生活品茶微信Wigs, made from human hair or synthetic fiber, are becoming i

ncreasingly popular, not only in the entertainment industry but also in daily life.

China’s wig producers have high regional concentration, and mainly focus on Henan and Shandong provinces, accor

ding to Northeast Securities. In 2017, Henan’s export in wig products was $1.61 billion, accounting for 50.7 percent, w

hile in Shandong, exports reached $768 million yuan, accounting for 24.16 percent.

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With the Office of the United States Trade Representative threatening to impose new tariff

s on $4 billion worth of European Union goods, the trade conflict between the US and the EU has inten上海千花坊品茶微信

sified. And if the US makes good the threat it issued on July 1, the additional tariffs would cover $25 billion of EU go

上海千花坊ods-in April the US had decided to impose additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU products. In addition, the US adm

inistration launched a Section 301 investigation against the digital service tax of France on July 10.

Washington’s move seems to have roots in the 15-year-old dispute over the su上海千花坊

sidies given to Boeing by the US and to Airbus by the EU. The US is using tariffs t

上海千花坊品茶微信o exert pressure on the EU to reduce subsidies to Airbus so Boeing can maintain its competitiveness in the global ma

rket and the jobs in the US plane manufacturing industry could be protected.

The US is wielding tariff as weapon also to increase its bargaining chips in the negotiations over “three zeros”-zero ta上海千花坊

riff, zero tariff barriers and zero subsidy-for non-auto industrial products.

Since the US and the EU have wide differences over auto and agri上海千花坊品茶微信

cultural products, the negotiations remain mired in uncertainty, although Washington com

pelled Brussels to continue the talks by threatening to impose fresh tariffs on EU goods in April.上海千花坊

As US President Donald Trump prepares to launch his re-election campaign, he is trying to mitigate US farmers’ sufferings, as the

votes from the agricultural belts helped him win the 2016 presidential election. The US administration has pro上海千花坊品茶微信

vided numerous subsidies for farmers to help offset their losses due to the US’ trade disputes with China, the EU and othe

r economies, but subsidies alone cannot solve the farmers’ problems. So Washington has put some EU agricu

ltural products on the tariff list in an effort to protect its agricultural products market.

However, the fact that the EU has agreed to resume negotiations on subsidies to the plane ma

nufacturing industry does not mean it will not take countermeasures if the US does impose mo

re tariffs on EU goods. In April, when the US levied additional tariffs on $21 billion of EU go

ods, Brussels responded by imposing tariffs on€20 billion ($22.43 billion) of US products.

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Re-weighting of index上海419论坛apital flowsk prices at

Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they intend, to in

crease the weighting of China’s securities in their respective benchmark indexes over the course of 2019-20.上海419论坛品茶微信

Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MS

上海419论坛CI Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la

rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent-a significant incr

ease from the current 0.7 percent-of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.上海419论坛品茶微信

The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese ma

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status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon full imple

mentation of phase 1 by March 2020, the A-shares will make up 5.7 percent of the index.上海419论坛品茶微信

And the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond (GAB) Index started the process of including China’s yuan-deno

上海419论坛minated government and policy bank bonds as a constituent on April 1. Other index providers, such as the FTSE R

ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.

The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a sizable share of the invest上海419论坛品茶微信

ible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tracked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in

上海419论坛assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and other investors. And the re-weighting

of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capital across emerging markets. As a

result, China’s asset market will inevitably become more important for global in上海419论坛品茶微信

vestors, notwithstanding the “noise” created by the ongoing US-China trade tension.

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Four concerto concerts, w上海乌托邦red Ma and Wu, we

e held in New York from March 6-9, marking the US (United States) pr

emiere of Chinese composer Zhao Lin’s A Happy Excursion, a concerto for cello, orchestra a上海乌托邦

d the Pipa. “I was thrilled when I saw so many Westerners watched our performances,” recalls Wu.

上海乌托邦品茶微信She is pleased the younger generation of the pipaplayers tends to be better s

killed than the older generation of performers. She suggests the young people should b

etter understand traditional Chinese culture. Why? Someday, when the young artists perform the traditional Chinese m上海乌托邦

usic on the global stage, they will realize the significance of seeking the roots of the traditional Chinese culture.

Wu cannot remember how many times she has staged performances,上海乌托邦

both at home and abroad, during the past three decades. “My most unforgettable perfor

上海乌托邦品茶微信mance took place in a small music hall in the Republic of Tajikistan several years ago. While I was playing the pipa, th

e audience was so quiet that I could even hear their breath. My heart was filled with delight when I noticed they wer

e responsive to my hands’ movements when I played the pipa. I felt I was lucky to find such a keenly appreciative au

dience,” recalls Wu. “As most of the residents had little chance for entertainment, they considered my上海乌托邦品茶微信

oncert a ‘great event’ in their lives. I was deeply touched by their respective, pious attitude.”

Wu’s zest to perform inspires her to make continuous efforts to pursue artistic perfection, so m

ore people from around the world will be impressed by the unique artistic beauty of the pipa.上海乌托邦

Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical m

usic performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melody featuring cul

tural uniqueness to mark the 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The “Maritime Silk Road Legend Concert 2019” was held in conjunction with marking the 45 years of the diplo

matic relations between the two countries, as we

ll-known conductor Tang Muhai guiding the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra conveyed the meaning of Chin上海乌托邦

ese traditional culture and friendship to the Malaysian people through classical music.

The performance drew hundreds of audience including senior Mala

ysian government officials like Mohamaddin Bin Ketapi, minister of tourism, arts and cul上海乌托邦品茶微信

ture as well as Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and Education Minister Maszlee Malik.

In his message to the performance, Mohamaddin said he believed that the perf

ormances would greatly enhance bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and China.

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Graduates trained in cooking the crustaceans earn double the average

Almost China’s national snack, people’s strong love for crawfish h上海419论坛女神会所

as meant graduates who specialize in the dish can earn twice as much as others with college degrees.

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tained vocational degrees from Qianjiang Crayfish School in Hubei province recently.上海419论坛

Twenty-nine of them have already secured jobs with average monthly salaries of more than 1

上海419论坛0,000 yuan ($1,457) due to the large demand for crawfish chefs, said Wang Zhongqiu, a teacher at the vocational college. He ad

ded that the other six graduates decided to open their own crawfish restaurant.

According to a report by Mycos, an educational research compa上海419论坛女神会所

ny, the average monthly salary for college graduates in China was 4,624 yuan in 2018.

上海419论坛It is quite common for crawfish chefs with more than three years’ experience to earn 30,000-50,000 yuan a month and the scho

ol plans to enroll another 200 students in crawfish-related majors this year, Wang said.

The school first introduced three majors related to the cooking, marketing and management of crawfish in 2017 and be上海419论坛女神会所

came the first and only college nurturing talent for the crawfish industry, he said.

上海419论坛”Apart from the three majors, it plans to open a new major in crawfish breeding. From raising baby crawfish, transporting the

m to the restaurant and finally bring the dishes to the table, we want to cultivate talent in all crawfish-related areas.”

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vertime and some have to cook hundreds of kilograms of crawfish each day, Wang said.

上海419论坛女神会所The peak season for crawfish is from March to November, so they will earn much less during the slow season, he added.

Huang Yu, 21, is a graduate from the crawfish school. He has ope

ned a crawfish restaurant with his family in Yichang, Hubei province, his hometown.

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Huateng, fo上海夜生活ealizing free movid restricand ch

vement across t上海夜生活he GBA. Ma Huateng, founder and chief executive of Tencent, believes rigid restrictions on the flow of talents in the GBA has prev

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ented Hong Kong companies from hiring people from the mainland and has raised the idea of a GBA ID card, which wou上海夜生活

ld allow Hong Kong and Macao residents to save their “mainland travel permit” information on their mobile pho

上海夜生活女神会所nes to give them greater mobility plus access to services such as mobile payments.

Talents who can speak three languages needed

What we are seeing now is a real demand for trilingual cand上海夜生活品茶微信idates who sp

eak English, Mandarin and Cantonese. They are essential to facilitate cross-border cooperation. Eventually the regi

on should be more open in order to bring in global talents to support the development, which is happening now. Bu

上海夜生活t we are seeing a high demand for returnees who have studied and/or worked in Western countries.

The rerun of restored classic TV dramas backed by some promotional campaigns on v

ideo-streaming sites has borne fruit. For example, the restored version of the 2010 TV h上海夜生活女神会所

istorical comedy-drama, Li Wei the Magistrate 3, on Youku has gained surprisingly high views that are mainly f

上海夜生活rom the fans of actress Zhao Liying, as the show starred their idol long before she joined the A-list.

During this year’s Spring Festival holiday, iQiyi released 25 restored classical works, like The Kan上海夜生活

gxi Dynasty and garnered massive views. So to tap the huge potential of the summer season, Youku has set up the “HD C

上海夜生活lassic” section featuring 1,000 restored classic film and TV productions in 1080P resolution.

Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto, La Joie

de la Souffrance (The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album wit上海夜生活

h the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.

Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the上海夜生活女神会所

Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou

nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the c

omposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.上海夜生活

“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good

idea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was su上海夜生活女神会所

ccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”

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Liu Zhongyi, 上海千花坊品茶微信head of the ministry’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, explained how such crimes usually ha

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ears old, offering them good-paying jobs in businesses such as tourism or good marriage prospects.上海千花坊

Then they assist the women in entering China illegally and send them to their Chinese accomplices, who offer lodging, transp

上海千花坊ort them to different parts of the country and force them into illegal marriages or prostitution.

Chen Shiqu, deputy director of the bureau, said the price for each woman who w

as sold ranged from 100,000 to 180,000 yuan ($14,545 to $26,180), based on age, appearance and nationality.上海千花坊

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men and distinguish them from those who illegally crossed Chinese borders for other purposes.上海千花坊品茶微信

The approval authority for the establishment of Sino-foreig

n joint ventures or wholly foreign-funded human resource recruitment agencies wi

上海千花坊 ll be delegated to the Qianhai and Shekou Area. The area is also authorized to formulate regulations on the ma

nagement of professionals from Hong Kong and Macao in accordance with national laws and regulations.

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ildhood TV dramas and watch them? Often it’s the case that you soon find the fuzzy images and the awkward c

上海千花坊 olor so unbearable that you drop the show after watching it for no more than three minutes.

However, recently a special film viewing marathon was held by Youku, a video streaming site owned by Alibaba, at a cinem

a in Beijing. The event featured nonstop episodes of a digitally-restored version of the 2006 hit TV d上海千花坊 品茶微信

rama Soldiers Sortie, and attracted a large crowd of diehard fans, many born after 1995.

Although the intensive viewing was quite a test of physical strength, much to everyone’s su

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上海会所品茶微信The pair, Little Grey and Little White, who had spent years in captivity as performers at the Changfeng Ocean World in Shangh

ai, were flown to the other side of the world in specially made slings and containers that were designed to their exact physical requirements.

The two 12-year-old female whales journeyed 9,223 kilometers,上海会所

including the flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik

上海会所International Airport and trips by truck and ferry, to end up at their new home in a natural bay on Heimaey, one of the

Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. They arrived on Wednesday.

Andy Bool, head of Sea Life Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Littl上海会所品茶微信

e Grey and Little White have safely touched down in Iceland. This is a complex but insp

上海会所iring project and we’ve been working with the whales for months, helping to prepare them for traveling to their new home.”

“For the next step, Hangzhou is going to establish an integrated transportation service system bot

h online and offline, providing a series of mature solutions that will help relieve the pressure of car p上海会所

arking in the city,” said Zhu Yunfu, chief executive of Hangzhou CBD Investment Group.

上海会所品茶微信Construction of Beijing’s new Fengtai Railway Station started in the first half of this year, and the sta

tion, reputed to be one of the largest in Asia, is expected to open at the end of 2020, local officials said on Tuesday.

The new Fengtai Railway Station, which is aiming to handle 14,000 passengers simultaneously when in operation, is desi上海会所

gned to have 12 platforms and 22 rail lines, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.

Some main high-speed rail routes, including lines from the capital to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong, will pass through the new railway station.

The project plans to ease pressure on Beijing West Railway Station, which reached it上海会所品茶微信

s capacity of 180,000 passengers a day in 2016, according to the Beijing Railway Bureau.

It is expected that some railways in the station will open at the end of 2020 and the station will fully

complete construction at the end of 2021, said Li Xiaotao, director of the investment department of the commission.

上海会所Once completed, the Fengtai station buildings will cover 400,000 square meters, 78,

000 square meters larger than Beijing South Railway Station, currently one of Asia’s largest.

Beijing South served about 20,000 passengers per day in its first days of operation, but it reached its maximum capa上海会所品茶微信

city of 210,000 passengers during the May Day holiday in 2018, according to station authorities.

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ed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride for the social and economic achievements made by Chinese people in the past

several decades. The recognition of Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic gr上海会所

oups reached a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US.

上海会所Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era and ap

pealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke上海会所品茶微信

ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.

上海会所Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western a

ttitude in China. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and di

gest their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.

上海会所品茶微信”After over 100 years of humiliation by the west, many Chinese still cannot step out of the sh

adow that Chinese culture is inferior to that of the west. This is eroding our cultural self-confidence. Now

it is time for us to speak out and tell Chinese stories both past and present to the whole world,” she said.上海会所品茶微信

“Chinese culture seeks a balance between yin and yang. We believe that only in this way could people build a harmonious wor

上海会所品茶微信ld. Chinese kung fu shares more of a reputation abroad than other Chinese cultural elements, like Beijing Opera, pa

per-cutting, painting, etc,” said Liu Biqi, a contestant who is a member of the Mongolian ethnic group.

However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.上海会所品茶微信

Some believe that Chinese culture is still as vibrant as it used to be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.

上海会所Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue

l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lon上海会所品茶微信

ger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age.

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