aunch of the Discovery 上海乌托邦e Week event on July

In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp

ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m上海乌托邦

oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.

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ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag

er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”

When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦

niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.

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ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.

An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦

of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.

Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信

ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po

pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.

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ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.

“We are presenting people with the opportunity to experience things, rather than j上海乌托邦品茶微信

ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based

entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha

n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.

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bookstore opened in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei province. Driven by the adv

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ard scanned, and obtain their favorite books any time, because technology has made 24-hour unstaffed service feasible.

上海419In Sanlitun, the heart of Beijing’s nightlife hub, at 11 pm on a sum

mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa

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上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north

ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ

are-meter bookstore with about 20,000 books, a couple of young people were sitting next to their laptops open.上海419

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e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou

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Another of those in the shop, Zhao Xiaohan of Xiamen, Fujian province, who was on holi

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l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”

上海419In addition to stocking the latest titles and best-sellers, Sanlian Taofen sells books in ancien

t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al

so sells souvenirs and ornaments representative of traditional Chinese culture.上海419品茶微信

Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

上海419ge of offerings. “I’ve never seen a bookstore like this. It’s got everything related to books you could ever want. Befo

re I came in I wasn’t even sure it was still open. I’ve never come across anything like this in Russia.”

A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信

mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

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Certainly, you see ge上海夜生活ne passion among the yo

ung people for Dunhuang when they visit it,” Zhao said.Ma Jingna contributed to this story.

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a pe

rmanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted by the Diego Portales U上海夜生活

niversity here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

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permanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

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by the Diego Portales University here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活As a child, Mo Yan thought the stream that ran behind his home in China was the bigge

st in the world, till he was older to realize it was actually a “minor” river even in China.

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serene, tranquil compound on the edge of the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert, he said.

“Once you get to see Dunhuang art and really understand it, you will like it. We need to e上海夜生活

ncourage and tap that interest, to attract talent to take our development to the next stage.”

上海夜生活女神会所he 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for Juliet”. The photographer’s project, which involves actre

sses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the in

tersection of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.上海夜生活

The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to pre

sent the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each t上海夜生活女神会所

hrough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth and

the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Ste

wart, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.

Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am sti

ll searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream”.

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The EU remained China’上海419trading partner betw

ween January and July, with bilateral trade volume up 10.8 percent year

上海419on-year to 2.72 trillion yuan, followed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, up

11.3 percent to 2.35 trillion yuan, and the United States, down 8.1 percent to 2.1 trillion yuan.

To offset the negative impact caused by the Sino-US trade dispute, potential for trade cooperation between China and economie上海419品茶微信

s participating in the Belt and Road Initiative such as ASEAN, Russia and Italy has been further unleashed this yea

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Chen said the trade dispute between China and the US has prompted Chinese ente

rprises to accelerate their pace of innovation to break external restrictions in many fi上海419品茶微信

elds such as semiconductors and new materials, as well as expand their global presence at a notable pace.

Yan Min, a division head at the State Information Center’s Department of Economic Forecasting, said China’s div

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e for its foreign trade expansion and created room for the country to maintain stable trade growth.

New measures to stabilize trade can help ease the burdens of Chinese exporters and enh上海419品茶微信

ance their capabilities to address external uncertainties and boost their confidence, Yan said.

上海419According to the General Administration of Customs, China’s exports increased 6.7 percent year-on-year to 9.48 trillion yuan in th

e first seven months, while imports grew 1.3 percent to 7.93 trillion yuan. Its trade s

urplus widened by 47.4 percent year-on-year to 1.55 trillion yuan during the same period.

China’s trade with BRI economies totaled 5.03 trillion yuan, up 10.2 percent year-on-year, about 6 pe上海419品茶微信

rcentage points higher than the overall pace, accounting for 28.9 percent of China’s total trade volume.

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Zhu Hongwei, deputy P上海419of the nuclear power

r plant, said the four reactors are the world’s first-ever third-g

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Zheng Mingguang, president of Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Inst

itute Co Ltd, an affiliate of the State Power Investment Corp, said China has accumulated precious experiences and上海419女神会所

capabilities in nuclear power project design, construction, and operation over the past few decades.

By the end of June, China had 47 reactors in operation with a capacity of about 48.73 million kW, and the nuclear power

上海419plants produced about 160 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2019, up 23.09 percent year-on-year and acc

ounted for 4.75 percent of the total electricity generated in China, according to the China Nuclear Energy Association.

“We used to lag behind, but thanks to efforts of several generations of researchers, China is now among the few cou上海419女神会所

ntries in the world to have a comprehensive third-generation nuclear power industrial chain,” said Zheng, who is a

lso chief engineer of CAP1400, a third-generation nuclear reactor technology developed by the institute.

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stinct competitive advantages to export nuclear power projects, he said.

CAP1400 utilizes proven technologies and takes advantage of superior design features to reduce costs and meet high上海419女神会所

safety requirements, he said, adding China is able to design and manufacture key equipment and materials.

Over 85 percent of components and devices of CAP1400, including key ones s

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be domestically manufactured, thanks to efforts and innovations from both State-owned and private Chinese com上海419女神会所

panies, while the rest can be sourced from multiple foreign suppliers, according to Zheng

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hina is willing to stren上海品茶微信gthen bilateral relati

tions with Tajikistan, enhance levels of cooperation in various fields and jointly buil

上海品茶微信d the China-Tajikistan development and security community, the Chinese president said.

The two countries should further synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Tajikistan’s national development str

ategy, raise the quality of cooperation and deepen joint efforts in connectivity, energy, agriculture and industry, Xi said.上海品茶微信女神会所

He pledged China’s willingness to help Tajikistan upgrade its agricultural modernization, actively participate in Taji

kistan’s construction of free economic zones and have more exchanges in culture, education and tourism.

上海品茶微信The two nations should deepen cooperation in combating the three evil forces of terrorism, separatism and ex

tremism, as well as transnational organized crime, narcotics and cybersecurity, Xi said.

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one of its diplomatic priorities, Rahmon thanked the Chinese side for its long-term support and assistance.

上海品茶微信He expressed willingness to enhance bilateral cooperation in key proje

cts in such fields as energy, petrochemicals, hydropower and infrastructure constru

ction within the framework of the Belt and Road so as to help Tajikistan realize its industrialization goals.

Tajikistan is committed to working with China in combating terrorism, se上海品茶微信

paratism and extremism, as well as transnational crimes, strengthening law enforc

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After their talks, the two heads of state attended a ceremony to unveil construction

models of the parliament building and a government office building, with China providing assistance in both.上海品茶微信

They were also briefed on the designs and cooperation details of the projects.

上海品茶微信女神会所On Saturday, Xi also received the Order of the Crown, Tajikistan’s highest decoration, from Rahmon, due to the Chinese pr‘

’esident’s positive contributions to bilateral ties. Xi said he attached great significance to the honor.

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h big potential, particularly in boosting consumption and improving people’s livelihoods,” Li said.

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listed may be punished by multiple agencies. Such efforts will help protect the rights and interests of consumers.

“Cultural consumption deserves our careful study. It should receive上海千花坊

as much attention as the consumption of goods and tourism because it contributes to im

proving people’s livelihoods and countering downward pressure on the economy,” Li said.

上海千花坊女神会所Central authorities call it second such insult, urge restoration of order in HK

The central government lambasted radical protesters in Hong Kong on Sunda

y for blatantly trampling on the national dignity and the principle of “one country, two systems”.

A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council made the rem上海千花坊

arks in response to an illegal assembly on Saturday in which some radical protesters removed the nati

onal flag from a flagpole near Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and tossed it into the harbor.

上海千花坊女神会所Their act constitutes a violation of the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance in Hong Kong, and a blatant affro

nt to the national dignity and the principle of “one country, two systems”, the spokesperson said.

It also hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, including the people of Hong Kong, the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Spe上海千花坊

cial Administrative Region said it was the second time the nation’s dignity was trampled by radical pr

otesters who besieged the liaison office building and defaced the national emblem on July 21.

Such lawlessness must not be allowed and offenders must be brought to justice in acc上海千花坊女神会所

ordance with the law, the spokesperson said, reiterating the central government’s support for the SAR go

vernment and police to strictly enforce the law to punish lawbreakers and restore order.

Strong criticism 上海千花坊女神会所poured in from various sectors of Hong Kong after a weeke

nd of violence rocked the city, paralyzing traffic and disrupting business in many areas.

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Measures to improv上海会所e lives, boost demand

State Council executive meeting chaired by Li says consumption will be buoyed

上海会所hina will take more measures, including improving services for people’s daily lives and

encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better meet t

上海会所品茶微信he need for consumer sector upgrades to further unleash the potential of domestic demand.

The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

“Government departments should enhance guidance and policy support, work out上海会所

more ways to spur business activities and provide greater convenience to consumers,” Li said.

上海会所品茶微信It was noted at the meeting that, in response to the trends in commercial transformati

on and consumer upgrades, the use of technologies such as big data will be encouraged, and individualized spen

ding on goods and services, smart consumption and other new business models will be boosted. Traditional shop

上海会所ping malls and aging factory buildings can be converted into new types of consumer facilities for multiple, comp

rehensive purposes. Pedestrian shopping areas can be renovated in accordance with local conditions.

Reforms to streamline administration, enhance compliance oversight and delive上海会所品茶微信

r better services will be deepened. Local governments will be supported in carrying out

上海会所the testing of registrations requiring one license and multiple venues for business brands. The power to approve

qualifications for retail sales of refined oil will be delegated to municipal-level governments.

Regions where conditions are ripe will be encouraged to include community education, eldercare, me上海会所品茶微信

dical care and household services in the renovation of old residential communities. Such efforts to c

reate clusters of services that make life more convenient for people will receive fiscal support.

上海会所E-commerce will be introduced to more rural areas and weak link

s in cold chain logistics for farm products will be strengthened at a faster pace.

It was agreed to take measures to stimulate consumption in culture and tourism上海会所品茶微信

. Policies will be formulated and implemented for ticket price cuts or exemptions at touri

st attractions, free admission during offseasons and ticket discounts for performances.

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Tourist safety behind cro上海楼凤moveview of Taipei

Given the current climate of cross-Straits relations, the Chinese mainla

上海楼凤nd suspended issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan on Thursday. What do

es the move suggest? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:

上海楼凤女神会所DPP should stop splittist activities

Taiwan witnessed rapid growth in tourist arrivals from the mai

nland in the eight years before Tsai Ing-wen became the island leader in 2016.

Individual travel to Taiwan was first permitted for residents of Beijin

上海楼凤女神会所g, Shanghai and Xiamen, Fujian province, in 2011 when cross-Straits relations were goo

d thanks partly to Ma Ying-jeou being the Taiwan leader. The arrangement was extended to 47 mainland cities over the fol

上海楼凤lowing three years. As a result, mainland tourist arrivals in Taiwan peaked at more than 4 million in 2015.

But tourist arrivals began dropping after Tsai took office, because she and her Democratic Progressive Party refused to rec

ognize the 1992 Consensus that there is only one China, which soured cross-Straits relations.上海楼凤女神会所

Mainland visitors-a large number of whom are individual travelers-account for ab

out a quarter of Taiwan’s total tourist arrivals, so the new curbs could rattle the island’s tourism industry and上海楼凤

hurt the broader economy. If the situation continues to worsen, the system for mai

上海楼凤nland tourists to apply for group travel to the island might also be affected in the foreseeable future.

But ignoring the mainland’s huge contribution to the island’s tou

rism sector prosperity and economic growth, Tsai and the DPP have more brazenly p上海楼凤女神会所

ushed forward their “Taiwan independence” agenda without thinking that, by fur

上海楼凤ther straining cross-Straits relations, they are compromising the well-being of Taiwan compatriots.

Besides, without any evidence to prove their outrageous claim, Tsai

and her fellow DPP leaders accused the mainland of sending spies and interferi上海楼凤女神会所

ng in the local elections last year, which put the safety of mainland individual travelers at risk.

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mic conditions, solid job gains and moderately rising economic activity, though so

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tivated Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s decision may well have been the muted inflation pressures and par

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Interestingly, the Fed cut did not cause a rally; it stumped the market. S&P 500 dropped almost上海夜网

2 percent and 10-year Treasury yields to about 2 percent. The Fed’s interest cut does not imply a start of a new r

上海夜网ate cut cycle. Instead, it does mean the post-2008 recovery is now over with darker clouds looming on the horizon.

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tly, he projected US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Qua

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Worse, US GDP growth forecasts for 2020 indicate softening to 1.8 percent, possibl

y a (near-recession) slowdown-especially if trade and tech wars still escalate. In the absence of negative su上海夜网品茶微信

rprises, China’s GDP growth is likely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with su

上海夜网pportive fiscal and monetary conditions. US tariff wars are likely to penalize the Chinese economy by less th

an 0.5 percent of GDP, which could be offset by just a modest depreciation of the renminbi.

If recent policy mistakes in the White House prevail, slower growth in investment上海夜网品茶微信

spending, rising concern for continued trade wars and destabilizing geopolitics are likely to foster downside risks

上海夜网in global economic prospects, as risks for further downgrades morph into actual realities.

The author is the founder of Difference Group and has served at India, China and America In

stitute (US), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Cen上海夜网品茶微信

tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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