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Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.

One of the loveliest women in Chinese literature, Yun in Shen Fu’s autobiography Six C上海千花网

hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.

上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup

ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.

In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网

office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.

The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun

上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.

Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.

“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网

ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.

Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所

en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.

上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas

ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog

ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所

The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.

Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.

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Audiences get a compre上海千花网troduction to the

 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.”

Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroad上海千花网女神会所

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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.

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.

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In January P Global 上海千花网tings, a companyet for

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

上海千花网nk bond market for all forms of credit rating businesses, covering financial institution bonds, non-fin

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

上海千花网ng the diverse needs of international investors and improving the quality of China’s rating industry.

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

ting agencies to develop businesses in China’s inter-bank and exchange bond market.上海千花网

上海千花网女神会所Giving the green light to foreign-funded institutions to obtain type-A major underwritin

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.

The permission for type-A major underwriting business will help enri上海千花网

ch the means for foreign institutions to serve China’s real economy, while intro

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

China will facilitate foreign institutional investors in investing in the inter-bank bond m上海千花网女神会所

arket, which was included in the new measures to optimize the opening-up of the financial sector.

“In order to achieve this, it is necessary to integrate policies and requirements regardin

上海千花网g different open channels and link up accounts of bond and capital,” said the official.

By satisfying the differentiated needs of investors, the measure will improve the convenience for foreign investors to invest in the上海千花网女神会所

market, which reflects the high-level opening-up required for the financial market, the official added.

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A 2015 report by Brookin上海千花网olars Stuart Butler an

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

50 years in the larger metropolitan areas, there are exceptions to this rule, one of which is Washington. It s上海千花网

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

上海千花网Rice can also compare notes with her current colleagues, such as Derek

Hyra, an associate professor at the American University, where Rice is now a disting上海千花网女神会所

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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gton to show “determination and perseverance” and work with Beijing to find a way out of the current impasse.

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

上海千花网女神会所ibed Washington as the sixth most segregated city. “DC remains wildly segregated, with an ove

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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There are about 400 MAX jets in service worldwide, inc

cluding about 97 in China. Wall Street analysts expect Boeing to spend about $1 billion to upda

te and install new software worldwide to prevent the MCAS system from repeatedly pointing the nose of the plane dow

n and to prevent the system from being activated by only one of two exterior sensors.

In the interview with the news website Axios, Muilenburg re

fused to say the MCAS system was a “red flag” during the MAX’s six

-year development and certification process. He said there were a “number of factors” involved in the fatal crashes.

Earlier this month, Muilenburg said he expected some MAX jets to return to commercia

l service by the end of the summer, but it could be months before the worldwide fleet returns to the air. Boeing said it has completed the software update for the MCAS syst

em and has tested it on 207 flights totaling 360 hours. The US Federal Aviation Administration has not said when its review of the updated software will be completed.

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Senate’s version of the emergency border funding bill after House Speak

er Nancy Pelosi reversed course amid pressure from moderate Democrats to tackle the migrant surge along the US-Mexico border immediately.

The Democrat-controlled House voted 305 to 102. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump supports the Senate bill.

“In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill,” Pelosi wrote in a statement before the Thursday voting.

“The children come first,” Pelosi said. “At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available.”

The sudden setback for Pelosi came amid heavy pressure from moderate Democrati

c lawmakers who are seen as most vulnerable at the 2020 U.S. general elections, local analysts said.

House Representative Josh Gottheimer, a Democratic leader of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, told Pelosi Thur

sday morning that he had rallied enough moderate Democrats to take down the rule on the amended House bill.

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hanghai has unveiled its first dedicated artificial intelligence incubator as part of its push t上海千花网o make AI a cornerstone of its industrial transformation.

上海千花网Launched in Shanghai’s Wujiaochang, an area home to multiple leading

research houses such as Fudan University and Tongji University, the first 3,000 square-mete

r AI Space serves as an accelerator to turn abstract AI ideas into prototypes and potentially into tangible products.上海千花网

Backed by the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatizati

o上海千花网n, the facility will provide working space, data bases, technical support, financing and res

ources match-making with application scenarios. Such a model will be duplicated across the city in due time.

上海千花网Five AI startups have signed memoranda of understanding with the first AI space, c

overing areas from the combination of AI and medical care, education and big data.

The incubator was launched earlier this week on the same occasion whe

n the city announced the setup of a series of awards, dubbed SAIL, dedicated to an AI-th

emed contest, whose results will be announced ahead of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in August.

“The SAIL awards are not only an influential part of the WAIC competition, but an impor上海千花网

tant carrier in the integration of industries, universities, researches and application in the field of AI

,上海千花网女神会所” said Zhang Ying, chief engineer of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization.

With four subcategories, the SAIL awards are expected to facilitat

e the development of AI and accelerate its transformation from concepts to reality.

Official statistics上海千花网女神会所 showed that the city is already home to 1,000 companies with AI as its core b

上海千花网女神会所usiness. According to a plan issued last year by municipal authorities, Shanghai is looking to lead the pack by b

ecoming a global AI hub, with plans to expand the scale of i上海千花网女神会所ts industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.4 billion) by 2020.

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Altogether they stand for a total installed capacity me

 megawatts and an estimated annual power output of 41 million kilowatt hours.

This supply is able to recharge 4 billion smart phones, or launch 12 rockets to the moon, according to the company.

Around 30 percent of Budweiser, one of AB InBev’s bra

nds, in China is to be brewed with renewable electricity.

Zhao Cong, vice-president and the principal pipa player of China N

ational Traditional Orchestra, spent months arranging the Chinese musical piece Full Blo

om into a duet for the pipa and the Russian balalaika, both plucked instruments iconic of their countries.

“The piece includes a section of antiphonal music between the pipa and balalaika, which can clearly present the bea

uty of different folk instruments through contrast, and also highlight the cooperation between them,” Zhao said.

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On Tuesday, a picture showing a questionnaire that a local

l kindergarten had used to ask children whether they were involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educa

tional bureau said that the research was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.

A number of regions in China, including Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture in Guizhou, Guangzhou city in Gu

angdong, and the cities of Chizhou and Anqing in Anhui, have decided to reschedule their dragon boat races so as to pr

ovide a quiet environment for gaokaotakers, news portal thepaper.cn reported.

Some places, such as the city of Yueqing in Zhejiang, have banned holding such activities during the gaokao, said the report.

The gaokao, or the national college entrance exam, will take place

on June 7 and 8 this year, coinciding with the Duanwu Festival (aka Dragon Boat F

estival) holiday, when traditionally dragon boat races are held in celebration of the festival.

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The results of the elections for the European Parliame

nt are broadly in line with expectations. Although pro-European Union parties have won a majori

ty of the seats, the EP is more fragmented than before with traditional center-right and center-left par

ties losing seats to Liberals and Greens, and Euroskeptic parties increasing their vote share. This is likely to

make it more difficult for the EU to agree new trade deals and choose new leaders for EU institutions.

The heads of government of EU states met on Tuesday to discuss who will fill the top jobs.

The new EP and the EU leadership face a difficult international environment, especially on th

e trade front. The United States administration, already engaged in a tariff war with China, has its sights on the

EU as well, describing the bloc as “a foe”. The US has imposed 25 percent tariffs on European steel and aluminum an

d threatened to slap similar tariffs on European cars unless the EU opens up its agricultural market.

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