d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
elp get through the off-season. Lau fears that if the situation further deteriorates, the w上海后花园品茶微信
ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
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ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
place our brainpower in future and enable people to learn more about uncerta
上海后花园女神会所inties,” Li said in his keynote speech at the 2019 World Industry Internet Con
ference, which opened in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Thursday.
“We should also remember AI systems have a non-human mindset and th
上海后花园rough self-learning and practice, they can exceed human thoughts,” Li added.
The two-day conference brought officials, experts and entrepreneurs from six countri
es and regions to discuss the combination of high-end industry and artificial intelligence.
The annual event, regularly held in Qingdao, aims to build a com上海后花园女神会所
munication and cooperation platform to promote coordinated innovation worldwide.
上海后花园Jurgen Robmann, a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering in G
ermany, said his team is working with Qingdao partners by focusing on digital twins technology.
“Digital twins technology helps people understand how physical machines oper
ate, and how these integrate themselves into industrial processes,” Robmann said.上海后花园女神会所
Yangjiang nuclear power plant’s unit 6 in Guangdong province is ready
for commercial operation with all the debugging work done as of Wednesday, it
s operator China General Nuclear Power Corp said on Wednesday in a statement.
上海后花园女神会所After all six units of Yangjiang nuclear power plant are put into operation, the annual energy output of the plant should re
ach 48 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to 15.6 million metric tons of coal being burned.
This will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 38.28 million tons, sulfur dioxide by 370,000 t上海后花园
ons and nitric oxide by 240,000 tons, said CGN, one of China’s biggest nuclear power operators.
上海后花园女神会所”A gradual acceleration of reactors approvals is expected as nuclear energy is absol
utely key to cut the nation’s reliance on fossil fuel power generation,” said Joseph Jacob
elli, an independent energy analyst and Asia-Pacific CEO of clean energy producer Joule Power.
ve enjoyed the fastest economic growth in China recent years, the report said, especially Guizhou province and Ch
上海后花园上海后花园ongqing in the upstream, and Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei and Hunan provinces in the middle stream.
South China’s Guangdong province enjoyed year-on-year foreign trade growth of 1.3 perce上海后花园
nt, thanks to the big increase of the import and export volume with the European Union and the Asso
上海后花园上海后花园ciation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first half of the year, Guangdong customs said on Tuesday.
Guangdong’s foreign trade with the European Union witnessed year-on-year grow上海后花园上海后花园
th of 13.3 percent to hit 410.67 billion yuan (about $60 billion) in the first six months, representing 12.5 pe
rcent of the province’s total, according to statistics released by Guangdong customs on Tuesday.上海后花园
The southern province’s import and export volume with ASEAN climbed to 439.95 billion yuan from January to June,
上海后花园上海后花园up 5 percent year-on-year and accounting for 13.4 percent of the province’s total.
The steady foreign trade growth with European Union and ASEAN has helped the province, China’s
biggest foreign trader, offset the foreign trade decline with the United States since the beginning of the year.上海后花园
Guangdong’s foreign trade with the United States was 378.44 billion yuan in the first s
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Guangdong’s imports and exports with the neighboring Hong Kong Special Administrat上海后花园上海后花园
ive Region came to 500.18 billion yuan between January and June, a slight reduction of 0.7 percent year-on-year.
Guangdong, the window of China’s reform and opening-up, recorded a foreign trade v上海后花园
olume of 3.28 trillion yuan in the first six months, accounting for 22.4 percent of the country’s total.
The province, one of the country’s economic powerhouses, generated an exp上海后花园上海后花园
ort volume of 1.98 trillion yuan in the six months ending in June, up 3.9 percent year-on-year. But Guangdong’s imp
orts saw a year-on-year decline of 2.5 percent to come to 1.3 trillion yuan in the first half of the year.
he National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Wednesday st
aged The Tales of Hoffmann, a renowned opera by light opera master Jacques Offenbach.上海后花园
Inspired by the life experience of the German writer and poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the opera tells l
上海后花园女神会所ove stories of Hoffmann and three women. He experiences romantic love, but each ends in tragedy. The
repeated blows make the poet lose passion for love and devote himself to art and poetry.
The NCPA production by world-acclaimed opera director Fr上海后花园女神会所
ancesca Zambello is part of the NCPA International Theater Festival 2019 that will
last until Sept 22. A total of 12 plays from home and abroad are performed during the festival.上海后花园
The Paris Opera Ballet stages Nureyev’s vivid production of the Tchaikovsky classic, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
上海后花园女神会所The Paris Opera Ballet, the national ballet company of France, wra
pped up a week of performances on Friday in Shanghai, the only stop in China during its s
hort tour of Asia that saw the prominent dance company visit Singapore from June 21 to 23.上海后花园
It was just one of a series of events to celebrate the POB’s 350th anniversary. The compa
上海后花园女神会所ny presented four performances of Swan Lake in Shanghai from June 29 to July 1 and two per
formances of a gala show, featuring creations by three contemporary choreographers, that concluded on Friday.
The company made the decision to perform Swan Lake in Shanghai not only because it is on
e of the most beloved productions in the ballet world, famed for its robust energy and rich color. More imp
ortantly, the version created by Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) is one that “best represents the style, aesthetics and cap
abilities of the Paris Opera Ballet”, says Flavien Moglia, executive president of the company.
Nureyev, one of the former Soviet Union’s best-known dancers, created a new versio
n of Swan Lake in 1984, when he was the director of the company. Also considered one of the greatest male ballet danc
ers of the 20th century, Nureyev brought a new depth to the ballet, especially by adding a psychological angle to
the role of the prince, says Jean-Guillaume Bart, a ballet master with the POB.Nureyev gave the story a Freudian di
mension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a profound sense of hopelessness, he adds.
In Nureyev’s Swan Lake, the dark wizard is an ambiguous figure. At first, he serves as a sort of tutor or guide to the prince, bef
ore gradually turning into a negative influence that mirrors the dark side of the prince. The contrast between the w
hite swan and black swan also reflects the two sides of the prince’s soul, Bart explains.
Also, Nureyev introduced difficult new movements and gestures into his choreography. “We hope audiences can appre
ciate the depth of Swan Lake, rather than just seeing it as a traditional and established ballet production.”
to a colorful spect上海后花园acle of ancient Chinese culture when the Liverp
ool Chinese Martial Arts association performed a lion dance. The group has been coming to Gla上海后花园女神会所
stonbury for the last 21 years, ever since they were first invited by festival co-founder Arabella Churchill.上海后花园
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e a rich history of the two cultures mixing together,” said James Roach, who heads the group of UK and British-Chinese performers.上海后花园女神会所
“We try and represent Chinese culture as authentically as we can in the co
nditions that we’ve got. Glastonbury tries to represent all cultures, so we are kind of th
e Chinese slice that tries to keep that bit alive. It’s important for us on t上海后花园女神会所wo levels – one, it’s the most important f
estival in the world, and two it’s the best festival in the world. So, if you are going to do it, you have to do it properly.”
Comedian Phil Wang delivered a standup routine at the Cabaret Tent that was both disarmingly charming and brilliantly cutti
ng. The son of a Chinese-Malaysian father and British mother, 29-year-old Wang opened by dissecting his full name (t
he product of a “cultural compromise”), setting the tone for a witty assault on white and Asian stereotypes.上海后花园女神会所
“I find that the conversations about race lack nuance a lot of the ti
me,” said the comic, who hosts a comedy series on BBC Radio 4 called Wangsplaining.上海后花园
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上海后花园女神会所overly cautious and patronizing,” he added. “So I think the only way to get into that se
nsible middle ground between the two is to talk about it openly, about my experiences, about my thoughts and also to
give people a break – people who always think they are on the edge of being culturally or racially insensitive – to kind of g上海后花园女神会所
et on their side a little and show them they don’t have to worry so much. So that’s the line I am trying to tread.”
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yi Brothers Media and Tencent Pictures.Marking as director Ding’s latest action flick after A Better Tom
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he 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival concluded with a star-studded ceremony
at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. As one of the largest celebrations of the film industry in Asia, the上海后花园品茶微信
event was held from June 15 to 24, during which 522 movies were screened in 47 local cinemas.
The festival witnessed new and enhanced exchanges and connections between the Chi
上海后花园nese film sector and those in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Iranian film Castle of Dreams was the big winner at the 22nd Shanghai Inte
rnational Film Festival, winning best actor, best director and best feature film honors.上海后花园品茶微信
The film Inhale-Exhale, a coproduction of Georgia, Russia and Sweden, won
the Grand Jury Prize, with its leading actress Salome Demuria taking the best actress award.
上海后花园Authorities will guide green development of agriculture through the formulation and revis
ion of national and industrial standards, including those on the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, he said.
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s for green agricultural production, including grain and livestock farms, he said.
Moreover, the ministry will take further action to encourage the development of resource-conservation agriculture, including
上海后花园those that conserve water and land, and will not allow the development of high-pollution industries in rural areas, he said.
Yu made the comments at a news conference at the State Council Information Office while elaborating on a guideline released by the State Council on pr
omoting the development of industries such as food processing, tourism and e-commerce in rural areas.上海后花园品茶微信
The guideline specified major tasks, including improving industrial clustering wit
hin towns, promoting integration between agriculture and other sectors and accelerati上海后花园品茶微信
ng the development of green agriculture for sustainable growth. Industrial prosperity is a basis for rural rejuvenation, the guideline said.
ance entitled En上海后花园女神会所chanting China, staged at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presented by the China Broadcasti
ng Performing Arts Troupe, the show featured diverse forms of traditional Chinese art, such as orch
estral music, Peking Opera pieces, violin concerto and banhu (an ancient traditional instrument) concerto.
The Chinese orchestral piece Songs of the States kicked off the concert on Friday. More tha
n 3,000 people watched it at the Dolby Theatre, where the annual Oscars ceremony has been held.
“Chinese folk music is so beautiful and charming. I just love it, “says Gabrielle Laherram, a Los Angeles local resident.
She says it was her second experience watching a Chinese folk music show after the first in San Francisco years ago.
“I hope to see more Chinese performances here, and I’m very interested to learn more about Chinese culture.”
rnati上海后花园onal Economic Exchanges, warned that although China would not be happy to see the so-called trade war expand into the fields of finance, tech
nology or geopolitics, the country must be prepared for all kinds of confrontations.
“The US has repeatedly violated the multilateral mechanism based on World Trade Organizat
ion rules. Due to the influence of hard-line hawks, it is likely to continue the trade war,” he said.
China has less motivation to further stimulate economic growth, but the government needs t
o search for more methods to control debt and reduce default risks, according to officials and economists.
China’s macroeconomic leverage ratio, or the total debt-to-GDP proportion, rose slightly in the first quarter, but the over
all leverage level still remained stable, Huang Xiaolong, deputy head of the Financial Stability Bureau of the Peo
ple’s Bank of China, the central bank, said at a media conference on Wednesday.