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inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

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ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five

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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

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

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

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st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网

French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w

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PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has

decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.

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Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.

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Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网

bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye

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s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w

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Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr

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nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.

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uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.

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ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.

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n his recent book The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China that China could have co

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His core argument is that Japan and South Korea continued high growth r

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上海千花网eign demand for exports. In South Korea, these exports were manufactured largely by state-led companies.

China is a much larger economy. There is not enough potential import demand in the worl

d to continue as a main driver of the economy’s growth. It takes longer to grow organically from domestic demand.

上海千花网女神会所Japan saw very fast economic growth from the 1950s to the 1970s based on technological c

atch-up and on fast export growth to the US. The export industries of Japan – mostly cars and electronics –

are extremely competitive. But, much of the domestic economy is protected and inefficient.上海千花网

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ents to stimulate the economy. This just resulted in negligible growth, ecological damage and a government-d

ebt-to-GDP ratio of more than 200 percent – by far the highest in the world. In contrast, China’s strategy of str

uctural reform, opening up, and increasing domestic competition will lead to more sustainable GDP growth.

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wholly-owned by the leading global ratings firm, was granted access into China’s interba

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ancial corporate debt financing instruments, structured products and offshore bonds.上海千花网女神会所

According to the PBOC, introducing international credit rating agencies to conduct ratings in China is conducive to meeti

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The PBOC said it would, together with the country‘s securities regulato

r, promote wider opening-up in the ratings sector by allowing more qualified foreign-funded ra

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g licenses in the inter-bank bond market was also among the new opening-up measures.

In recent years, China’s bond market has seen significant growth in both the number of foreign issuers and the amou

nt of foreign investment, while the number of foreign intermediaries has continued to grow.上海千花网

As of now, a total of six foreign-funded banks have obtained type-B qualifications for major

上海千花网女神会所underwriting and underwriting business of non-financial enterprise debt financing instruments.

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ducing more overseas investment demand for domestic enterprises’ bond financing, a PBOC official said.

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 Jonathan Grabinsky stated that while racial segregation has been declining over the last

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aid “there remains a stark, persistent, white-black racial divide” from the rate of poverty to the level of education.

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uished visiting research fellow in its School of International Service. I cherish my chat with Hyra on the racial issue two y

上海千花网ears ago in Washington and learned a lot from his book, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.

Rice may call me biased if I share my observations on the racial issue after living and working in

Washington for five years. But fellow journalists have covered extensively the racial segregation in Washington.上海千花网女神会所

Responding to Washington’s latest threat to impose additional tariffs on another $325

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上海千花网女神会所Washington says the two sides still have a long way to go before they can conclude a trade deal, but a

s the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

The question that the two sides now have to answer is what that first step is to be to get the stalled trade negotiations moving again.上海千花网

In recent remarks on the trade talks, US officials claim Washington is not in a hurry, and a quality deal is all that matters.

Aaron Wiener, a veteran reporter at the Washington City Paper, descr

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rwhelming white majority west of Rock Creek Park and an overwhelming black majority east of the Anacostia River … DC

‘s racial divide is evident to anyone who’s spent time in the city. It shows up in every facet of District life, including vot上海千花网女神会所

ing patterns, home purchase, and school choice,” Wiener wrote in an article.

Senator Bernie Sanders, during his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, made it a priority to repair the US上海千花网

public education system and end school segregation and racial discrimination against students.

Rice would do better to devote time to such campaigns and fix the racial p上海千花网女神会所

roblems rather than distracting public attention by making a fuss over Zhao’s tweet.

The author is chief of China Daily EU Bureau based in Brussels.

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Last week in Shenyang, AVIC marked the 50th anniversary of the J-8’s maiden flight, as well as the 10th anniversary of J-15’s first flight.

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Financial service providers in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area are

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Some experts believe it is time to establish an integrated market and sup

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A survey of about 4,000 people living in the area by the Shenzhen Financial Society showed 70 percent of inte

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licies related to the purchase of cross-border wealth management and insurance products.

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CGB (China Guangfa Bank) said on July 5 to lower the threshold for Hong Kong and Macao citizens to apply for credit card

s so they do not need to provide extra deposits, collateral or complicated certificates of income and employment.

上海千花网品茶微信Lyu Shengnan, assistant president of CGB’s Credit Card Center, said ow

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In addition, she said the bank is opening its first branch in Hong Kong soon.

Bank of China in March also launched a pilot program in Hong Kong f

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lication. The account can be linked to mainland mobile payment applications for convenience in digital payments.

UnionPay, on the other hand, has lifted the burden on Hong Kong and Macao citize

ns in setting up mainland bank accounts to make a cross-border payment while charging no extra service fee.

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Other projects include a crime thriller A Robbery in Moscow; a comedy Coward Hero; a drama Moerdaoga; Hon

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eng Yun (The Procurators) and the Sino-UK coproduction The Loch Ness Monster.

Filming for A Robbery in Moscow, co-developed by host-turned filmmaker Liu Yiwei an

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Coward Hero, set in Shanghai in 1930s, and starring actor Yue Yunpeng and a

ctress Tong Liya, centers on a street gangster who accidently becomes a police officer.

The film will be released across the Chinese mainland on July 19.

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check out the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, in the Louvre Museum.

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece is to be moved, so that her room in the Louvre can be renovated, the Paris museum announced June 28.

The half-length portrait of the Florentine noble will only be carried less than “100 paces” to the

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The 500-year-old fragile painting has been rarely moved since it was housed in the Louvre’

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est and most visited art museum, which has been struggling to deal with more than 1o million visitors a year, the director said.

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rsary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Louvre will host a blockbuster da Vinci show be

ginning on Oct 24, and the Mona Lisa will be returned to her original spot right before that.

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loped have gained rapid acceptance among buyers, who have placed a steadily growing number of orders.

While Bai has seen other products on the internet that imitate his works, he doesn’t mind. “At least I am leading the industry,” he said.

Taiwan ethnic Puyuma singer-songwriter Hu De-fu, better known as Ara Kimbo, will give a concert, enti

tled The Call of the Valley, in Beijing’s Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on August 2, featu

ring some of his best known songs, including In a Flash and Wind from the Pacific Ocean. The songs to be performed du

ring the concert will feature new arrangements and be combined with poems written by Taiwan poets.

The 70-year-old folk singer-songwriter is known as the “Father of Taiwan Folk Music”. He started his music career dur

ing the 1960s and released his debut album, entitled Sky High Mountain Blues, at 54, which became a top seller in Taiwan.

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sorting by artificial intelligence technology will be the development direction for airports, Hou added.

Meng Hongwei, former vice-minister of public security and ex-presid

ent of Interpol, pleaded guilty to accepting bribe of 14.46 million yuan ($2.1 million) a

s he stood trial at the Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People’s Court on Thursday.

He was charged with taking advantage of his position to get others

jobs and promotions in return for bribes either paid in cash or kind.

As per the court, Meng showed repentance during the hearing and the verdict will be announ

ced at a later date.Meng Hongwei, former Chinese vice-minister of public security and president of Interpo

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