relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
aves and movie-like presentations that employ the imaging technology of the academy.上海千花网女神会所
“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan
上海千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.
“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”
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Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat
uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.
上海千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo
b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
“You need to be in a state of tranquility, to guide a stable hand to mend the lines and reconnect the dots,” said Ya上海千花网女神会所
ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo
上海千花网rld of Buddhist murals, sculptures and writings located in nearly 500 grottoes. They c
over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Yang’s approach to repairing and preserving the iconic works of art for future genera上海千花网女神会所
tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.
currency on Oct 1, 2016. The yuan makes up 10.9 pe
rcent of the IMF’s special drawing rights currency basket, behind the dollar and euro.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Adjusting reserve levels can allow a central back to avoid wild fluctuations in its curren
上海乌托邦cy by affecting the exchange rate and increasing demand for the country’s own currency, boosting its value.
When other university students enjoy summer vacation, one 20-year old woman is
busying herself with an unusual online career in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan province.上海乌托邦
Taught to be independent in 18 by her mother, Wei Shufen, a performance major fa
scinated with the process of eating, started producing web videos on food as a freshman.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Cooperating with classmates skilled at video shooting and editing, Wei develop
ed series with 2 million fans, eventually receiving some commercial video production orders.
A meatball video titled “I like to eat hot pot” attracted tens of t
housands of people to visit a store on Taobao, China’s largest e-commerce platform.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Financially independent as a sophomore, Wei is optimistic about
her new identity as an anchor on Taobao and expects a brighter future.
上海乌托邦Orange alert issued as powerful Lekima churns its way toward Zhejiang province
A strong typhoon is forecast to either hit the coastal areas of East China’s Zhejiang province or
move northward along the coast on Saturday, according to China National Meteorological Center.上海乌托邦品茶微信
As of 5 pm on Thursday, Typhoon Lekima was 630 kilometers from southeast Wenli
ng city, Zhejiang province, with wind speeds reaching 208 kilometers per hour at its center.
The United States’ labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlike
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na’s currency practices are in line with its economic fundamentals, according to experts.
On Monday, the US Treasury, following an earlier pronouncement by US President D上海419论坛品茶微信
onald Trump, applied the label to China after the yuan depreciated, escalating the US-China trade friction.
The yuan now trades at about 7-to-1 against the dollar. That’s in line with China’s econo
上海419论坛mic fundamentals, and the IMF is therefore unlikely to impose sanctions on Beijing, according to Gary Huf
bauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.
Hufbauer said that Trump believes the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) engaged in currency manipulation because it fail上海419论坛品茶微信
ed to support the yuan despite ample cash reserves, apparently creating a new standard overnight.
“The IMF defines currency manipulation as deliberate intervention to weaken a curren上海419论坛
cy in support of larger exports,” he told China Daily. “China’s yuan was weakened by market forces in response t
上海419论坛品茶微信o Trump’s latest tariff threat－and there’s nothing deliberate about China’s action.”
The IMF defines currency manipulation in Article IV of its rules and requires a vote by its execu
tive board. The US has its own standards, defined in a 1988 law, expanded by former president Barack O上海419论坛
bama as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and codified in 2015.
“Trump’s declaration is not consistent with any of the previously announced standards,” Hufbauer said
上海419论坛品茶微信 “Trump is toying with the idea of countervailing currency intervention－selling dollars to bu
y yuan－but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stabilization Fund controlled
by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”
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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
edule,” Kang said. “We place ice blocks in the tunnel to prevent workers from getting sick b
上海夜生活ecause of the high temperature, and we also use fans and oxygen transfer stations inside the tunnel.”
With a length of 2,416 kilometers, the Sichuan-Tibet Railway conne
cts Southwest China’s Sichuan province with the Tibet autonomous region. It is the se上海夜生活
cond railway linking Tibet with the rest of the world, along with the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
上海夜生活女神会所A guideline on supporting the innovation of institutions and mechanisms for talent devel
opment in southern China’s Hainan province has been released by Chinese authorities.
Jointly issued by the Organization Department of the Communist Par
ty of China Central Committee, the National Development and Reform Commission, the上海夜生活
Ministry of Education and four other authorities, the guideline stresses support for the island’s innovation of the traini
上海夜生活女神会所ng, introduction and utilization of talent to provide a solid guarantee for its deeper reform and opening-up in all areas.
It calls for efforts to establish a more inclusive mechanism to introduce talent, further imp
rove the mechanism for the evaluation and stimulation of talent and enhance the services for talent.上海夜生活
The guideline aims to help train and cultivate ranks of talent in 10 to 15 years who are well-structured, competent, vigoro
us and commensurate with Hainan’s bid to become a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
上海夜生活女神会所Hainan was approved in April 2018 to build a pilot free trade zone and e
xplore the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.
Most of the tunnels along the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sich
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The Bukamu Tunnel, one of the longest tunnels on the railway linking Lha上海夜网
sa and Nyingchi in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, was completed on Fr
iday. With its completion, 96 percent of the tunnels on the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the railway are finished.上海夜网
The 9,240-meter Bukamu Tunnel is located in Manling county of the reg
ion’s eastern Nyingchi city. According to the China Railway 17th Bureau Group, and it is
also the 37th tunnel to be completed for this section, leaving 10 other tunnels to be finished by the end of the year.上海夜网品茶微信
“Once construction began in October 2015, it took more than 300 workers 1,234 days to complete the tunnel,” said Y
an Qingjing, an official of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway Headquarters, which is part of the group.上海夜网
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as, with the tunnel’s location at an average elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level, a上海夜网品茶微信
nd the oxygen level inside the tunnel is only 19 percent of that of the plain areas,” Yan said.
The group’s statistics show that more than 90 percent of the tunnel is rock burst section, and that more than 3,000 ro上海夜网
ck bursts were counted during construction of the tunnel, with an average daily burst of three.
Wang Shucheng, director of the project, said the tunnel’s depth reaches上海夜网
1,381 meters at one point, and high geostress inside causes the tunnel’s highest tem
perature to reach 42 C, much higher than the railway tunnel construction safety temperature of 28 C.上海夜网品茶微信
“The tunnel is like a steam room,” said Kang Yanjun, who works with the group. “On
ce you get inside, you begin sweating profusely. It is like doing anaerobic exercise.”上海夜网品茶微信
The technicians must exert a lot of energy every time the
y work in the tunnel, and each person needs at least 10 bottles of water, Kang said.
ina and others involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to achieve the goals of the United Na
上海楼凤女神会所tions’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through capacity building.
While proactively making use of multilateral cooperation channels such as the BRI to promote environmental cooperation, China has also established a bila
teral environmental cooperation mechanism with Russia and Kazakhstan. The top environmental watchdogs of Ch上海楼凤
ina and Tajikistan are also expected to sign a memorandum of understanding soon, Zhou said.
上海楼凤女神会所The 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which was held in Bishkek, Ky
rgyzstan, the capital, has passed an implementation plan for the Conception of Environmental Cooperation Among Sh
anghai Cooperation Organization Member States, which was passed in 2018 at the SCO Qingdao Summit.上海楼凤
Xinjiang TV host Adyl Ashym said he was pleased in May to receive a formal letter of thanks from Kyrgyzstan national televis
ion officials for his 15 years of efforts to introduce China to Kyrgyzstan’s people through a daily TV program.
上海楼凤The 44-year-old anchor, of the Kyrgyz ethnic group in China, speaks the same language as people in Kyrgyzstan. He join
ed the Xinjiang Radio and Television Station in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in 2003.
In 2004, he became the host of a new TV program, China Today, which is broadcast daily in the Kyrgyz language via satellite on Kyrgyzstan national TV.上海楼凤女神会所
The program runs 60 minutes, with a 15-minute special report or documentary on Chinese cultu
re, economy, history, tourism, education or daily life and a 45-minute episode of a Chinese TV series.
The program team adapts videos from China Central Television and other television stations and dubs th
上海楼凤em into Kyrgyz. Adyl and two other anchors dub the videos, and sometimes he replaces the hosts in the original videos.
“Over the past 15 years, we’ve received many emails and phone calls from the audience in
Kyrgyzstan,” he said. “They like our programs, and many are surprised at China’s rapid development.”上海楼凤女神会所
Adyl recalled that years ago, when they broadcast reports about Chinese railwa
ys, he received a phone call from an amazed viewer who said, “China is so great that trains have been connected to Tibet”.
is home to many luxury hotels, brand boutiques and posh restaurants that are major attractions for locals and tourists.
上海夜生活On Sunday, radicals spread the violence and vandalism to Tseung Kwan O in East New Territories
and the western and central part of Hong Kong Island. In Causeway Bay, two police vehicles were set u
pon by masked protesters who attempted to blind officers with flashlights and laser pens. Some prot上海夜生活女神会所
esters vandalized Golden Bauhinia Square, where the flag-raising ceremony is held every day, in Wan Chai.
上海夜生活A total of 29 people were arrested on offenses including unlawful assembly and assault, according to the latest figure given by police.
“Violent protesters who breached the law should also be brought to justice,” a government spokesperson said.
President Xi Jinping arrived in Beijing from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Sunday after wrapping up his Central Asia trip.上海夜生活
On Saturday, Xi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of a numb
er of cooperation documents covering such areas as infrastructure, agriculture, investment and anti-terror.
上海夜生活女神会所The two presidents also signed a joint statement to further deepen the China-Tajikista
n comprehensive strategic partnership for common development and prosperity.
According to the statement, China and Tajikistan will continue to supp上海夜生活
ort each other on issues concerning their core interests, such as national sovereignty, se
curity and territorial integrity, and to give priority to the development of bilateral ties.上海夜生活女神会所
The two countries pledged in the statement to advance the in-depth align
ment between the Belt and Road Initiative and Tajikistan’s national developm
上海夜生活ent strategy for the period up to 2030 with a view to building a China-Tajikistan community of development.
China-Tajikistan relations have maintained sound development momen
tum since the establishment of diplomatic ties 27 years ago, Xi said, adding that they have become good n上海夜生活
eighbors, friends and partners and bilateral relations are at their best level in history.
China is glad to see a stable, developing and prosperous Tajikistan, and fir上海夜生活女神会所
mly supports the country in following a development path that suits its own natio
nal conditions, and backs its efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and security, Xi said.
mic conditions, solid job gains and moderately rising economic activity, though so
上海夜网ft business investment－did not necessarily warrant a rate cut (the decision was not unanimous). What mo
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上海夜网ate cut cycle. Instead, it does mean the post-2008 recovery is now over with darker clouds looming on the horizon.
Tariff wars cloud US and global forecasts
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tly, he projected US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Qua
上海夜网litative assessments suggest deterioration, as the growth of domestic demand is slumping.
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y a (near-recession) slowdown－especially if trade and tech wars still escalate. In the absence of negative su上海夜网品茶微信
rprises, China’s GDP growth is likely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with su
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an 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.
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spending, rising concern for continued trade wars and destabilizing geopolitics are likely to foster downside risks
上海夜网in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.
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stitute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Cen上海夜网品茶微信
tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.
government and wishes it to put into action what it said,” Yao said.
上海千花网But Liang from Huawei highlighted that the sales of some crucial US
technologies, including the Android operating system, have still not been resumed.上海千花网
“In the second half, Huawei’s overseas smartphone business will still meet some challenges,” Liang said, adding that if Hu
上海千花网a女神会所wei can regain access to the Android operating system, the company will use the system in its smartphones.
But if not, Huawei also has the capability to build its own operating system and relevant ecosystem, the senior executive added.上海千花网
Huawei said it will invest 120 billion yuan in research and development this year.
According to him, Huawei’s overseas smartphone business was ind
上海千花网女神会所eed affected by the US government restrictions, but recently, the business has rebounded b
ack to 80 percent of its performance before Huawei was put on the trade blacklist.
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y’s total half-year revenue, with its domestic smartphone businesses gaining strong momentum in China.
上海千花网女神会所Jia Mo, an analyst at market research company Canalys, said the US governm
ent’s ban on Huawei has caused uncertainty overseas, but “in China, it has kept its foot on the accelerator”.
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the second quarter of 2019, signifying the highest market share of any vendor in eight
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Huawei’s global mix has shifted back toward China, with 64 percent of
its smartphone shipments in the second quarter going to its home market.