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The Lancet report predicts that China will surpass the United States in alc
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ers annually on average and per capita consumption of alcohol in the US to drop to 9.5 liters. By then, about 77 percent of pe
ople in China are forecast to drink alcohol at least occasionally, compared with 73 percent in the US.
A recent report by major e-commerce platform Suning said that its sales of alcoho上海419论坛品茶微信
l rose greatly last year. Wine was the most popular choice, followed by spirits and beer.
Sales of the Chinese liquor baijiu, which is commonly used for wedding banquets, have risen along with the price, with som上海419论坛
e 20 million couples marrying in China from 2010 to last year. Baijiu is more popular in lower-tier cities than in me
tropolises. The greatest demand is for bottles priced from 100 to 300 yuan ($15 to $44), the Suning report said.
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US beer and spirits producer Alltech Beverage shipped its first Kentucky bourbon brand Town Branch to China in 2011.
上海419论坛品茶微信Jonathan Ardoin, head of Alltech Beverage Division China, said middle-class Chinese are now ready
to try spirits or beer from overseas, which wasn’t the case when the company first arrived in the count
ry. It now sells a range of imported drinks in China, and has also set up a factory in Hebei province.上海419论坛
“People are still drinking, but are willing to get out of their comfort zone,” Ardoin said.
He added that alcohol is a good “palliative solution” to relieve pr
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owing a global trend that has led to increased demand for imported alcoholic beverages.
Sales of Scotch whisky are falling in Europe and the US, while Irish w
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hina and began importing a range of Irish whiskey into the country this year, he said.
hou Normal University, echoes Cao’s views on the need for good voice-over work when he recall
s that the 1999 animation Lotus Lantern gained huge success, partly thanks to its star-studded v上海419论坛品茶微信
oice-over cast of more than 10 celebrities, including Jiang Wen, Chen Peisi and Zhu Shimao.
“It became a game-changer that ushered in a wave of big-budget animations that started to use celebrities to enhance the fil
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The 2019 Chinese Science Education Summit was held in Beijing recently and its theme was “Make science education more scientific”.
Speaking at the event, Zou Caineng, an academician from the Chinese Acad上海419论坛
emy of Sciences, emphasized the importance of cultivating a sense of innovation sense in kids.
David G. Evans, a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology presented some sci上海419论坛品茶微信
entific experiments at the event and explained the necessity of letting kids do the experiments themselves.
上海419论坛The summit was held by the Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing As
sociation for Early Education and Development and attracted more than 400 participants from all over China.
The Ministry of Education and the British Council recently announced the recipients of the first round of seed fund上海419论坛
ing under the UK-China-BRI Countries Education Partnership Initiative. And they included Peking U
niversity, Dalian University of Technology, the University of Leeds and King’s College London.上海419论坛
As part of the funding, an initial 420,000 pounds ($527,000) of the investm
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volved in the Belt and Road Initiative, to help deepen cooperation mainly in the fields of healthcare, food safety, a
dvanced manufacturing, renewable energy, and global leadership transformation.
上海419论坛品茶微信Zhang Jin, vice-director of the Department of International
Cooperation and Exchanges at the Ministry of Education, says that the initiative is the mi
nistry’s first multilateral collaboration with a European country within the framework of the BRI, which aims to p
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To Andrew Zerzan, director of education at the British Council, the funding
is an essential step in connecting the brightest minds across the world to improve the qua
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rtise in student mobility, joint degree programs and groundbreaking research.
“In the current economic climate, investment in education is a k
ey lever in building lasting links between the two countries,” says Zerzan.
World-class overseas universities are welcome to run schools in cooperation with Chinese inst
itutions or establish independent educational services of their own in Hainan province on a pilot basis, acc 上海419论坛女神会所
ording to a circular issued by the Ministry of Education and Hainan’s provincial government recently.
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ovation, deepen its educational reform in an all-around way and further open th
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Hainan, which is developing the country’s newest and largest free trade zone, will be a national pilot area where a ne
w, open system for running schools will be set up, in addition to a joint examination an
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It added that as long as risks are controlled, the island province will be encouraged to set up international high scho
ols and kindergartens on a pilot basis to implement international education.
The document also noted that when conditions mature, overseas engineering universities an 上海419论坛
d vocational colleges will be allowed to run pilot schools independently in Hainan, which will also explor
e allowing leading overseas business conglomerates to develop educational services on their own.
上海419论坛女神会所The new policy also gives a green light to overseas institutions to establish independent Sino-
foreign medical and health services in Hainan, according to the circular.
Furthermore, the pilot plan will encourage leading Chinese and foreign institutions of higher learning and scie
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rgetic platforms which will integrate production, teaching and scientific research in Hainan.
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on such key areas as ocean economy, tropical agriculture, healthcare, tourism
and cultural innovation – will receive government support, according to the circular.
to its acts and resolutions and promise of support, the DPP could try to further push forward its “pro-independence” agenda and cross the red line and worsen the sit
uation across the Straits. Therefore, the US should review its policy and stop selling dreams to the Taiwan authorities.上海419论坛
The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that the number of National Scholarship will increase by 10,000 this year, all of which will be awarded to ou
tstanding students from higher vocational schools, with 8,000 yuan ($1,164) for each student every year.
上海419论坛女神会所At a news conference at Lanzhou University, the ministry said the coverage of National Mo
tivational Scholarships and National Grants in polytechnic colleges have also been expanded.
Starting this year, the coverage of National Motivational Scholarship in higher vocational上海419论坛
colleges will rise by 10 percent, with the funding standard being 5,000 yuan per student per year. M
上海419论坛女神会所eanwhile, the National Grants coverage in higher vocational schools will also be increased by 10 percent from this year’s s
pring semester, and its average subsidy standard will be rise from 3,000 yuan to 3,300 yuan per year.
Besides, the National Scholarship will be set up in Secondary Vocational Education (including technical schools) this year on to re上海419论坛
ward outstanding full-time students. The scholarship will be awarded to 20,000 students each year, with 6,000
yuan per person. These policies will be implemented in both public and private secondary vocational schools.
上海419论坛女神会所The Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 is a serious violation of the one China principle and the thre
e joint communiqués, which the Sino-US relationship is built on. The US’ i
nterference in China’s internal affairs will not only endanger one of the world’s most important bilateral ties and j上海419论坛
eopardize peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, but also increase the possibility of the mainland using
上海419论坛女神会所whatever means necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.
The US has frequently meddled in Taiwan affairs, which has significantly undermined Sino-US ties, creating worries and risks across the Straits.
But since China is committed to safeguarding its sovereignt上海419论坛女神会所
y and territorial integrity, and achieving national reunification, the US should not ho
pe to succeed in its design of splitting the country by leading the island authorities down the garden path.
mance while being very artistic and entertaining,” said Zhou Xiaoheng, head of Deyang Acrobatic Tro
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The acrobatic programs performed in the theater have won more than 30 awards at home and abroad, with some shows win
ning the Golden Chrysanthemum Award, the highest honor for an acrobatic act in China.
上海419论坛According to the theater, performances that take place on stage serve as a bridge between traditional Ch
inese culture and the world, helping foreign visitors-from national leaders, dignitaries, diplomats, bu
siness leaders from multinational companies to tourists-learn more about Beijing and Chinese culture.
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Chaoyang Theatre has entertained and enthralled some 5 million foreign visitors to date,
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Bora Milutinovic, former head coach of the Chinese national soccer team, is one of the many audienc
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical An American in Paris made its debut in Beijing
on July 2 and runs for a week before it heads to other Chinese cities,上海419论坛品茶微信
including Shenyang in Liaoning province and Zhengzhou in Henan province.
Based on the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same title and adapted for t
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don, the musical opened on Broadway in April 2015 and became a hit worldwide.
The music is based on jazz-influenced symphonic tone poem written by American
composer George Gershwin in 1928. And it tells the story of a complicated romance between a French ballerina Lise, played
by British ballet dancer Leanne Cope, and an American expatriate painter Jerry, played by American dancer and actor Ryan Steele.
e members for whom Chaoyang Theatre holds a special place, having taken his family to see shows there four times.上海419论坛品茶微信
acrobatics shows at the Chaoyang Theatre. Photo provided to China Daily
of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of
pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.
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“As an alternative to pork, poultry will see a noticeable increase in
supply in the next two years, which will ease shortages in pork supplies,” he said.
Pork accounts for more than 60 percent of meat production in China上海419论坛
, said Xin Guochang, an information monitoring official at the ministry.
Authorities have been adapting swine fever controls and prevention measures since late last year to effectively contain the infec上海419论坛女神会所
tious disease, which has a high mortality rate for pigs but is not transmittable to humans, Xin said at the Gl
obal Pig Industry Conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on Thursday.
上海419论坛For example, all hogs within 3 kilometers of farms where swine fever had been verified used to be slaughtered for dise
ase prevention and control. Now, more sophisticated calculations are made to determine the area targeted for s
laughter so that farmers without infected animals are more easily able to maintain production, he said.上海419论坛女神会所
The government has been transparent in disclosing information about swi
ne fever outbreaks, Xin said. “But it cannot be entirely ruled out that some pig farmers fa
上海419论坛女神会所iled to report outbreaks to authorities, according to regulations, for various reasons,” he added.
Li Shuilong, president of the China Meat Association, said that although African swine fever has caused serious damage to the
country’s pork sector, it has also provided a good opportunity for the domestic industry to upgrade operations an上海419论坛女神会所
d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.
2008 global fin上海419论坛女神会所ancial crisis, needs to send a clear message in opposing protectionism
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Guillermo Santa Cruz, director of the Chinese Investment Monitor o
f the Argentina-China Chamber of Commerce, wrote in an article published in the Previe上海419论坛
w Policy Report for the G20 Osaka Summit that “we are at a point where we need to strengthen the message of op
enness, integration and fair competition that will take us to a shared prosperity”.上海419论坛女神会所
Building an open global economy with strong multilateral institutions is in everyone’s best interests, especially less-developed and developing countries, he said.
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eting has raised hopes that the two countries will narrow their differences. The news has turned global s
tock market sentiment upward, though concrete efforts are still needed to reach a deal, experts said.
上海419论坛女神会所Radical protesters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have attracted a barr、
age of criticism and condemnation after they stormed and vandalized the city’s legislative chamber on Monday night.
The central government and the Hong Kong community jointly denounced on Tuesday the v上海419论坛女神会所
iolence and vandalism by masked protesters targeting Hong Kong’s legislature and called for strict follow-up in accordance with the law.
The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council issued a statement on Tuesday expressing its firm support for the Hong Kon
g SAR government and the police in upholding the rule of law and holding the lawbreakers accountable in accordance with law.
The Legislative Council was attacked on the day Hong Kong was celebrating its return to the motherland 22 years ago, the statement
said. It said the attackers trampled the city’s rule of law, disrup
ted Hong Kong’s social order and damaged Hong Kong’s fundamental interests.
“The violent behavior is in blatant defiance of the bottom line of ‘one country, two systems’,” the office’s statement said.
construction of the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, SUSTech Institute of Microe
上海419论坛lectronics, Pengcheng Laboratory, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory and Nobel Laureate Laboratory.
The park will also dismantle old factories to add 3.5 million sq meters of floor space for industrial development.
Shenzhen’s first united headquarters building will also be located in the Na
nshan park to house 15 high-tech firms, 12 of which will be listed companies.上海419论坛
The zone’s Pingshan park, occupying 51.6 square kilometers, is the largest among the five parks across the city. It is divided into the
southern and northern areas. The northern area features a new-energy industry headquarters while the sout
上海419论坛hern area, where Shenzhen Technology University is located, is focused on education, intelligent manufacturing and innovative services.
In 2019, the Pingshan park will provide an additional 50,000 sq km of land for industrial development through urban rejuvenation and upgrading old industrial parks.
Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone, inaugurated in 1996, was transformed from Shenzhen Science and Technology Park, which was set up in 1985.
It is China’s second-largest national high-tech zone in terms of area and ranks No 2 in GDP amon上海419论坛
g the 157 national high-tech parks, following Zhongguancun in Beijing, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
It yielded 24.4 billion yuan ($3.87 billion) of GDP and 4.3 billion yuan of tax revenue per square kilometer in 2018, the biggest among
all its counterparts in the country. It accounted for 15 percent of the city’s total patent applications and yie
上海419论坛女神会所lded nearly 12 percent of the city’s total industrial output value last year. One-sixth of Shenzhen’s national-level high-tech enterprises are based in the zone
One of Britain’s leading economists said Chinese consumers will be the driving force of future global economic growth.
Jim O’Neill, chair of the international think tank Chatham House and former chief economist at Goldman Sachs, made the remarks in a speech on Wednesday at the c上海419论坛女神会所
elebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.
“What happens to the Chinese consumers is more important to China’s future,” O’Neill said.上海419论坛女神会所
“If China continues with 8 percent nominal GDP growth, which I believe is 5 percent real (GDP growth), and 3 percent pric
es (meaning inflation), and if the Chinese consumers become the 50 percent of that total, the change from the next year to the next decade is so
mewhere between $11 to $12 trillion, which is equivalent to create another China,” he said.