Besides, unlike the tic 上海千花坊ampion and its ru

runner-up, Ne Zha tells a story that is an integral part of traditional

Chinese culture. But instead of simply telling the story once again with modern tec 上海千花坊

hnology, the new film has rewritten the story so it better reflects the values of modern society.

 上海千花坊T女神会所he somewhat violent parts in the old story, as well as the parts that promote personal reven

ge, have been deleted and replaced by scenes that promote sincerity toward each other.

That’s partly why Ne Zha’s daily ticket sales rose day by day in the first fe 上海千花坊

w days. It has appealed to the hearts of the modern audiences with values acceptable to

 上海千花坊them. No wonder they have given it high-approval and are willing to recommend it to others.

In other words, Ne Zha’s success lies, to a large extent, on its ability to make traditio

nal Chinese culture relevant to modern society. Ne Zha has not been screened over 上海千花坊女神会所

seas yet, but there is ample reason to believe the film will be able to move the hearts of overseas audiences, as o

n social media networks there are already comments anticipating its arrival.

There are plenty of stories like that of Ne Zha which can appeal to modern audiences if well told in a modern w 上海千花坊

ay.Business sectors in adjacent Hong Kong say ‘win-win’ pilot zone can sharpen their edge

The vision to transform Shenzhen to become the country’s pilot zo

ne for socialism has been applauded by various business sectors in Hong Kong, as the cit 上海千花坊女神会所

y is poised to reap the benefits by enriching the practice of “one country, two systems.”

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s Ca

binet, issued the guideline on Sunday to support Shenzhen, adjacent to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Re

gion, in building a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Under the guideline, Shenzhen is vying to become a modern, inter

national and innovative city by 2035 through boosting efficient flow

s of personnel, capital, technology and information between Shenzhen, Hong Kong and

Macao, thus helping to better develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area blueprint.

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 participants involved in a project, so all culprits get their due punishment,” he said.

Zhai said ethical issues in science and technology were important because the development of h上海夜网女神会所

ighly risky technologies such as brain science and artificial intelligence could affect the future of humanity.

“For example, the latest biological technologies such as gene editing can produc

上海夜网女神会所e cross-generational effects and unpredictable results for our offspring,” she said. “We must be cautious about givin

g a certain scientist the right to make such alterations at will in the name of curing a serious disease.

“Ethical standards do not impede the development of science and technology. Rat上海夜网

her, they ensure the development is on the right path for the benefit of humankind.”

Qin Chuan, president of the Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences, said improved ethical supervisio

n was necessary to ensure the welfare of laboratory animals used in research on new drugs.上海夜网女神会所

“But it is important for the development of science and technology for

上海夜网the public good not to impose unnecessarily stringent ethical standards,” she said.

For example, scientists would, in principle, use lower-level animals for scienti

fic experiments, but in some research involving the study of the brain, mice migh上海夜网女神会所

t not be suitable and higher-level mammals would been to be used for effective research, she said.

Xiao Keyan, a doctorate in aquatic plant ecology and former associate prof

上海夜网essor at Wuhan University, is thriving in aquatic plant industry after quitting his job.

Xiao rented some land in a village after resigning from the university and began growing aquat

ic plants, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily on Monday, a newspaper in Hubei province.上海夜网女神会所

One of his plants has brought him huge economic returns. He got 50

,000 yuan ($7,082) for selling aquatic grass in 2 mu (0.13 hectare), he said.

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in the first seven mon 上海龙凤1314Given the widenin

ing gap between increased spending and the slower expansion of income, some local governments, especially at the co

unty level, are facing fiscal pressure. But the central government will transfer more funds to local go 上海龙凤1314女神会所

vernments to ensure stable fiscal spending and further implement tax and fee cuts, the ministry said.

 上海龙凤1314By the end of July, local governments had issued 2.55 trillion yuan in new b

onds for the year, accounting for 82.8 percent of the annual quota of 3.08 trillion yuan.

A quota of 2.15 trillion yuan for local governments’ special bonds-mainly meant to s 上海龙凤1314

upport infrastructure projects-had been 65 percent used up by the end of July, the Ministry of Finance said.

Market speculation is that there will be additional bond quota space to bolster fiscal spending in coming months. But a seni 上海龙凤1314女神会所

or official at the Financial Department of the Ministry of Finance said in an interview this week: “It is unlik

 上海龙凤1314ely that the government will raise the quota for local government bonds, or for the special bonds.”

Local government special bonds are seen as an important measur

e to support infrastructure investment, and they also are not included in local 上海龙凤1314

budgeted debt. The annual quota was set by the Government Work Report in March.

About 1.55 trillion yuan in local government special bonds had been iss 上海龙凤1314女神会所

ued in the first half, the Ministry of Finance said. The remaining 600 billion yuan

issuance must be finished by September-a State Council requirement to speed financing for key projects.

China should have an expansionary and much stronger fiscal policy in order to inc 上海龙凤1314

rease public spending and prevent a further slowing of economic growth, said Yu Yo

ngding, a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu spoke at a recent forum.

The fiscal deficit ratio, which may surpass the government target of 2.8 per 上海龙凤1314女神会所

cent of GDP this year, should be compensated by issuing more central government

bonds, said Yu, who also suggested the central bank lower interest rates for the bond issuance.

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he behind-the-seque 上海楼凤tories of Dust to Dust

Before the symposium, Xi visited the grottoes and inspected the w

ork of cultural relics protection and research. During his visit, Xi spoke with tourists. 上海楼凤

Digging of the Mogao Grottoes began in 366. They symbolize the great achievement

 上海楼凤女神会所s of China’s Buddhist art from the fourth century to the 14th century. They also showcase the cultural int

egration and mutual learning among the diverse civilizations along the ancient Silk Road.

Fan Jinshi, an archaeologist who began working in Dunhuang in 1963 at the age of 25 and is now hon 上海楼凤

orary president of the Dun­huang Academy, said she attended the symposium and was excited at Xi’

s placing so much importance on the protection of cultural relics, China Central Television reported. 上海楼凤

Xi mentioned many times in his remarks the need to increase support for the protection o

 上海楼凤女神会所f cultural relics, Fan said, adding that he also suggested employing high technology in protecting cultural relics.

In a written instruction to a national meeting on cultural relics protection in April 2016, Xi called cultural relics “a val

uable legacy from our ancestors”, and stressed that conservation will benefit future generations. 上海楼凤

On Tuesday, Xi laid a floral basket at a monument in memory of the revolutionary martyrs of the West Route Ar

my of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army in Gaotai county, and paid t 上海楼凤

ribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the battles against the Kuo­mintang from 1936 to 1937.

 上海楼凤女神会所He also visited Jiayu Pass, the first frontier fortress at the wes

t end of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He listened to an introd

uction of the Great Wall and the passes in Hexi Corridor, part of the ancient Silk Road.

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Brazil has replaced the上海千花网hina’s largest sour

rce of soybeans and cotton, and soon the US will also be substituted by other cou

ntries as the main supplier of chicken and wheat to China, if the trade row continues.上海千花网女神会所

Japan now has free trade agreements with the European Union and some trans-Paci

上海千花网fic countries, such as Australia and Canada, and the US has lost its advantage in its trade with Japan, not o

nly in soybeans and wheat-last year, US exports of pork to Japan declined by 35 percent.上海千花网

Coercing Japan to buy US agricultural products will not be sustainable, and ther

e is still a long way to go for the US administration to ease the anxiety of its farmers.

上海千花网女神会所Police in Fuzhou, the capital of Southeastern China’s Fujian province, said on Su

nday they had seized a handgun found in a FedEx parcel and launched an investigation into the case.

The parcel, carried by the United States express delivery service pro

vider, was shipped to a sporting goods company in Fujian from an American client, accor上海千花网

ding to a statement released by the public security bureau of the city’s Jin’an district on its Sina Weibo account.

The handgun was discovered in the package and seized by polic

上海千花网女神会所e, the statement said without releasing further details of the contents of the parcel.

It is not the first time that FedEx, which launched its business in China more than thre

e decades ago, has prompted official probes into alleged violations of Chinese postal regulations recently.上海千花网

In early June, FedEx was placed under investigation after Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications ma

上海千花网女神会所nufacturers, said it had diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to Huawei in China to the US.

Initial results from the probe, released in late July, refuted Fed-Ex’s claim that the rerouting was an “operational error”. The com

pany was also suspected of holding back over 100 packages that Huawei had intended to deliver to China.

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n May, a medical team 上海千花网zed by the Re

d Cross Society of China arrived in Kabul again, marking the beginning of the project’s second phase. It is expected that an add

itional 150 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will be selected after screening in Ka 上海千花网品茶微信

bul and then sent to hospitals in China for treatment, said Liu Xuanguo, vice-president of the CRCF.

In addition to Afghanistan, the foundation has provided h 上海千花网

umanitarian assistance to 26 countries in Asia and Africa in recent years. Among the pro

 上海千花网jects, it has established emergency centers in Pakistan, provided free diagnosis and treatment to children with co

ngenital heart disease in Afghanistan and Mongolia, built a blood dialysis center in B

angladesh, constructed mobile hospitals for Syria and Iraq and donated rescue vehicles in Cambodia and Laos, he said. 上海千花网

“Most of the programs have been carried out since 2017, follow

ing the proposal of the Belt and Road Initiative (in 2013),”

Liu said. “Humanitarian assistance is badly needed in many countries involved in the 上海千花网品茶微信

initiative. Although much smaller in scale compared with international assistance delivered by the Chinese gov

ernment, China Red Cross humanitarian assistance has played a very important role in promoting frie

 上海千花网ndship between China and these countries, and emotional connectivity between different peoples.”

For example, a foundation project that has provided free treatment in Chinese hospitals over the past two years to 100 Mo

ngolian children under age 14 with congenital heart disease has won high praise from the Mongolian government a 上海千花网

nd was recognized as one of the best humanitarian assistance projects in the country last year, Liu said.

In June, another Chinese medical team arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, to screen around 100 of the m

ost urgent cases of congenital heart disease for free treatment in Hohhot, the capital of 上海千花网品茶微信

the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.

In neighboring Pakistan, an emergency center established by the foundation in Gwadar in 上海千花网

cooperation with the Pakistani Red Crescent Society has also won the praise of locals, Liu said.

As of the end of April, three medical assistance teams sent by the Red 上海千花网品茶微信

Cross Society of China had been to the center in Gwadar since its establishment in Sep

tember 2017. Large numbers of Chinese employees work there to assist with various projects.

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In a statement, 上海419论坛ing, spokeswoman for th

 State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, said the central government supported t

he actions of Hong Kong police to arrest the rioters.上海419论坛女神会所

Xu said the violence at the airport Tuesday night was particularly shocking.

“Recently, the radical violators in Hong Kong have completely breached the bottom line of l上海419论坛

aw, morality and humanity. Their flagrant acts of serious violent crimes in public are shocking and chill

ing,” her statement read. “Their violence was an extreme contempt for the rule of law, which has seriously damaged H

上海419论坛女神会所ong Kong’s international image and hurt the feelings of compatriots on the mainland.”

She said such violent crimes must be severely punished according to law.

“We firmly support the Hong Kong police force and the judiciary in carrying out re

solute and strict justice and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible,” she said.上海419论坛

Shortly after being discharged from Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Fu Guohao, the beate

n reporter from the Beijing-based Global Times, said he did not have serious injuries.上海419论坛女神会所

Fu, with some bruises on his face, said he still loves Hong Kong and is grateful for the public’s care.

The Global Times sent Fu to Hong Kong to cover the mass protests there. He had his hands and legs tied up and was abuse

d by a group of radicals at the airport on Tuesday night, as those in the mob suspected he was a fake journalist.上海419论坛

In a statement, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progre

ss of Hong Kong, the city’s largest political party, said that what the protesters did to Fu

was “reckless” and tainted Hong Kong’s reputation in the international community.上海419论坛女神会所

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what the rioters did was lawless and in defiance of the city’s rul

e of law and moral and ethics. They were the shame of Hong Kong, the statement said.上海419论坛

Hong Kong police arrested five men at the airport on Tuesday night on suspicion of of

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police officers, according to Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of the Hong Kong police.

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There is no way the上海千花坊itary doesn’t know the

situation in Hong Kong, especially when mounting evidence shows US meddling in China’s dom

estic affairs,” he said. “US warships visiting now would inevitably send a very dangerous message in su上海千花坊女神会所

pport of the rioters, which is detrimental to the city’s peace and stability.”

China has repeatedly accused the US of interfering in Hong Kong affairs and urged it to stop. While the US has denied th

上海千花坊e accusations, US politicians and media have frequently slandered efforts by Beijing and

the Hong Kong police to maintain social order and voiced their support for the protesters.

“The chaos in Hong Kong has US fingerprints all over it,” Li said. “The US is上海千花坊女神会所

hoping to turn Hong Kong into another source of leverage it can use to pressure China.

China highly values Sino-US ties, but this relationship must be built on the bedrock of the US respecting China’s sovereignty.”上海千花坊

Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Aca

demy of Social Sciences, said the US has been a major external force fueling the current turmoi

l in Hong Kong by funding and training protestors, as well as whitewashing their violent actions.上海千花坊女神会所

“Denying port visits means China is very displeased with the deep US involvement in its domestic affairs,” Yuan said.

上海千花坊China’s consumer trend index, released by global market consultancy Nie

lsen to measure consumer confidence, remained high in the second quarter of this year.

Maintaining a reading of 115 from Q1, an index reading of above 100 indicates consumers are optimist上海千花坊女神会所

ic regarding local job prospects, personal finance and willingness to spend, a Nielsen report showed.

“As China’s supply-side structural reform deepens along with policies to ensure上海千花坊

the stability of employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and dom

estic investments, the country’s economic structure has constantly improved and the end上海千花坊女神会所

ogenous power of its economy has kept growing,” Justin Sargent, president of Nielsen China, said.

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British adventurer com上海龙凤earlong Yangtze walk

A British explorer is claiming to be the first person to walk the length of the Yangtze River in China after enduring fr

eezing temperatures, blistering heat, and altitudes of more than 5,000 meters during his epic trek.上海龙凤品茶微信

Ash Dykes, from Old Colwyn in North Wales, finished the 6,437-kilometer jo

上海龙凤urney on Monday after he was delayed by a couple of days because of Typhoon Lekima.

The 28-year-old said he felt great after crossing the finish line in

Shanghai, where he was greeted by family, media, and Chinese supporters.上海龙凤品茶微信

“As soon as I was on the final stretch, people started to join and we sort of ran to the finish and popped the champagne,” Dykes said.

The expedition took two years to plan and 352 days to complete.

At the start of the trek, the source of the Yangtze River was difficult to上海龙凤

reach and four members of his team left the expedition before it began because of al

titude sickness. There were also fears over the possibility of bear and wolf attacks.

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wolves and for the next two days we were followed by a pack of wolves, so that was very int

imidating,” Dykes said. “We thought bears would leave us alone but the locals told us otherwise … so we would try and shel上海龙凤

ter with the locals or, if I was in my tent, I wouldn’t get food out. We had to stay alert and focus.”

He said he wanted to use his journey to highlight conservation projects by partne上海龙凤品茶微信

ring with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Green Development Foundation, and Water to Go.

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The Hong Kong Fed上海乌托邦of Journalists also iss

d a condemnation of the incident. It is unacceptable that such atrocious acts happened in

the airport, considered among the most popular with tourists internationally, the federation said.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong

Kong said what the protestors did to Fu was “lynching” and reckless. It has tainted Hong

上海乌托邦Kong’s reputation in the international community, the city’s largest political party said in a statement.

The Federation of Trade Unions, the city’s largest union, also denounce

d the violence, saying that what protestors did was lawless and in defiance of Hong K上海乌托邦

ong’s rule of law, morals and ethics. They bring shame to Hong Kong, the statement said.

The guide, who has been working in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, said to his know上海乌托邦

ledge that this is the first time the airport has shut down for something other than a natural disaster.

He said his income was affected because a large number of tours had been canceled in recent months.

上海乌托邦He said he was worried that the incident would harm Hong Kong’s image as a tourist d

estination, but that he believes Hong Kong remains a safe city and that the unrest is only temporary.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Li Lei, a 30-year-old traveler from Chengdu who was taking a transfer flight in Hong

Kong to the Maldives, said he slept at the airport last night as his flight was canceled.

“I was angry and worried,” he said. “But Hong Kong belongs to China. Chinese people shall not be afraid of standing on Chinese soil.”上海乌托邦

Vice-Premier Liu He spoke by phone with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasur

y Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday evening at the request of the US, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

China strongly opposed US plans for an additional 10 percent tariff上海乌托邦品茶微信

on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods originally scheduled to start from Sept 1.

The two parties agreed to speak again via phone within two weeks, the ministry said.上海乌托邦

Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Centr

al Committee and chief of the Chinese delegation in the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China Yi Gang, and N

ing Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, were on the call.

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