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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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The shop used to be a bar in a street reputed for its late-night carousing.
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
“We come here quite often,” says one of them, who lives nearby. “It’s th
e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou
上海419品茶微信nd here where I do not need to worry about closing time, and you have the air conditioning in summer, too.”
Another of those in the shop, Zhao Xiaohan of Xiamen, Fujian province, who was on holi
day in Beijing, says: “I accidentally found this place while I was looking for a perch after a long day of trave上海419品茶微信
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).
The mindset of Chinese people, their sense of aesthetics and lifestyle are largely determined by their taste for j
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Wednesday after his comfortable victory over rival Jeremy Hunt in the race to
replace Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and Britain’s prime minister.
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fficially took over the reins after an audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Pal
ace, becoming the 14th person to serve as UK prime minister since she was crowned in 1952.上海419
The BBC said Johnson’s priority will be to put together a team that will reflect “modern Britain” and that will include more w
omen and more people from ethnic minorities, as well as one that will unite his divided party.
上海419品茶微信He is expected to continue making appointments to his Cabinet for several days, includi
ng for the crucial position of finance minister following the resignation of P
hilip Hammond on Wednesday, who stood down in protest at Johnson’s Brexit stance.上海419
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Johnson praised May for her “fortitude and patience” and for her “deep sense of publi
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“The people who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts,” he said while pr
aising British values and insisting that a favorable deal with the EU is still possible.上海419
“Do not underestimate our country,” he added.
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queen after her final Prime Minister’s Questions, during w上海419品茶微信
hich MPs, both friends and foes alike, thanked her for her efforts and wished her well.
The joint conference should hold meetings as needed, record the minutes, and del
上海419品茶微信iver the printed minutes to related departments. Important items should
be reported to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.上海419
He Lifeng, head of NDRC, was appointed as the convener of the conference.
上海419The Shanghai Financial Court has set up a team of judges to deal with po
ssible lawsuits related to the newly launched science-technology innovation board.上海419
The team, comprised of high-performing judges experienced in financial and commercial trials, will provide timely and effective
judicial service to any business parties involved, the court said on Tuesday as it unveiled a 23-article policy to
上海419品茶微信provide legal support to the new Nasdaq-style board, STAR, that opened at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on July 22.
Such a tribunal is an effort to fast track court procedures, whic
h include registering for a lawsuit, conducting case investigations and court hearings to enforc上海419
ing compensations, and safeguarding the rights and interests of the parties involved. English services will be available when filing lawsuits both at the
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The policy also included selecting experts and scholars from financial regulatory age
ncies, financial institutions and relevant research institutes to serve as assesso上海419
rs – members of the public who assist judges and evaluate evidence – and participate in case reviewing and trials.
Considering the market influence of the cases related to the new board and the guiding role of the ruling of such cases, the cour上海419
t will allow individuals and organizations with expertise in the professional area related to a case – and who de
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“The goal is to better improve the quality, efficiency and credibility of judicial adjudicati
上海419品茶微信on in such financial cases,” said Xiao Kai, president of the Shanghai Financial Court.
Demonstration cases – an approach the court has used to solve securities disputes
since January – will also be adopted in dealing with lawsuits related to the new boa上海419品茶微信
rd involving listed companies suspected of making false statements and leading to
economic losses for a vast number of investors from various regions of the country, the court said.
Barbey, 78, says he saw former premier Zhou Enlai many times (during the 1973 visit). “The trip by t
he French president lasted for five or six days, and Zhou was with the delegation every day for reasons of protocol.”上海419品茶微信
Barbey recalls that whenever Pompidou visited Beijing, Shanghai or Datong in Shanxi prov
上海419ince, where the French president traveled to see archaeological sites, he saw Zhou every day.
“Zhou is a special figure to the French people. He spent some years in France as a young m
an, among the generation of Chinese students who came to the country on a study-work program.”上海419
Barbey remembers asking Zhou’s interpreter, a woman in her mid-50s, how many French
上海419interpreters of her caliber were there in China－and she answered there was “about 11”. When he vis
ited Shanghai, he was told that there were only three French people living in the city.上海419品茶微信
One of the most iconic photos Barbey took from the 1973 visit is a portrait of Zhou when he
accompanied Pompidou on a boat trip around the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
上海419The image is not included in the show at the National Art Museum, but a portrait of another i
mportant figure who had a connection with France－a snapshot of Ba Jin sunbathing in 1980－is on display. Th上海419
e prominent Chinese author also studied in France for two years during the late 1920s.
“I met him very briefly in Shanghai at his house. He still spoke French,” says Barbey.上海419
The warm tones and sharpness of Barbey’s imagery also pres
上海419品茶微信erve the vibrant details of people’s everyday lives at a time when taking photos remained a lux
ury for many. Many of the scenes and ways of life have now vanished from the fast-paced metropolis. For example, one pho
to Barbey took in Nanjing shows boats with elongated sails traveling along the Yangtze River, while another photo show上海419
s paddy fields on the outskirts of Shanghai which have now been replaced by high-rise buildings.
Jean Loh, a photography curator and publisher, comments in the Color of China’s foreword: “Beijing, Shanghai, Sichu上海419品茶微信
an and Guangxi are, in his eyes, so different and distinct from one another … His Kodachrome film faithfully captured
the ochre red of the imperial palace of the Forbidden City and the morning blue of the Shanghai Bund.”
ina will firmly 上海419女神会所support the DPRK’s socialist cause, the country’s new strategic line and its efforts
to promote the political settlement of the peninsula issue and safeguard regional peace and stability, Xi said.上海419品茶微信
On behalf of the Party, government and people of China, Xi expressed gratitude for the warm rec
上海419eption and thoughtful arrangements from the DPRK. The friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere thr
oughout the visit has reflected the deep friendship between the two parties and two countries, Xi said.
the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK, set the direction for the deve
上海419lopment of bilateral ties in the new period and demonstrated the two countries’ firm determination to promote th
e political settlement of the peninsula issue and safeguard peace and stability of the region.
The visit took place in this important year, which marks the 70th anni
versary of diplomatic relations. It is also the fifth meeting between the two leaders in the pa上海419品茶微信
st 15 months, Xi said, adding that both are vivid demonstrations of the vitality of China-DPRK traditional friendship.
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict上海419
ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
toration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the digital removal of scratches and u上海419
nnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean feat, as上海419品茶微信
increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which
上海419requires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital r
estoration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experience. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the ima上海419品茶微信
ges have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku.
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who上海419
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series bec
上海419品茶微信ause on the one hand, she wanted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, a
nd on the other hand, she wanted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
largest economies have sent a strong signal across the globe that th
ey want to resolve their trade disputes, which helped stock markets worldwide to stage a r上海419
ally on Monday. The fact that both countries and the world beyond have started to feel the pinch of the trade war, to s
上海419品茶微信ome extent, helped the two sides to step down a bit in order to resolve their trade frictions.
The opposition of a large number of US high-tech companies, and consu
mers and industry organizations to the trade war could seriously impair the US ad上海419品茶微信
ministration’s ability to play the card of a booming economy, which the president relies on to be re-elected in 2020.上海419
Yet, irrespective of the Trump administration’s emphasis on defending US economic
上海419interests, the US has basically formed a strategy to portray China as a main rival that involves a fier
ce competition in core areas, strategic security, geopolitics, and science and technology. As a result, more disputes on mu上海419品茶微信
ltiple fronts could be the new normal for China-US relations even if a trade deal is eventually inked.上海419品茶微信
Bilateral trade ties that increasingly look like the only bond connecting the two countries now should be valued and mad
e the ballast for promoting Sino-US relations, instead of being made a tool to champion American interests. As Xi said, c
ooperation brings benefits for both countries while conflict incurs losses on both sides.
Zhang Monan, deputy director of and a research fellow at the Institute of Eur
opean and American Studies, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
President Xi Jinping’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Osaka las
t week produced a number of consensuses, with both sides agreeing to build Sino-Japanese relations by meeting the
needs of a new era so they can jointly safeguard world peace and promote common development.
The thawing of Sino-Japanese relations last year－after Premier Li Keqiang visited Japan in May and Abe visited China in Oct
ober－was partly due to the rise of unilateralism and protectionism in some parts of the world and the urgent n
eed to oppose them. And since ensuring a free and fair trade order is a shared goal of
the world’s second-and third-largest economies, they need to make greater efforts to realize that goal.
上海419tions will strengthen the foundation of bilateral ties.Lawyers in Hong Kong joined on Wednesday the
wide condemnation against the violent takeover of the city legislative chambers, saying in a statement that it “had crossed th上海419
e line of freedom of expression and could be deemed a political act with a hidden agenda”.
They called on the legal community to unite and send a clear message that the Hong Kong Spec
ial Administrative Region, a community that upholds the rule of law, will never tolerate violence.上海419女神会所
The statement represented more than 135 members of the legal community, including Maria Tam Waichu, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee of the S
tanding Committee of the National People’s Congress. The statement was read by barrister and lawmaker Priscilla Leung Mei-fun in front of the council’s b上海419
uilding, which was besieged, occupied and defaced by radical protesters on Monday night.
上海419女神会所Leung said radical protesters had attacked the “one country, two systems” principle by their a
ctions after breaking into the legislative complex. Protesters were seen tearing up Basic Law doc
uments, waving the colonial-era Hong Kong flag and defacing the city’s regional emblem after they occupied the chamber.
“That shows they were there with a cause,” Leung said, adding that disturbing上海419女神会所
the public order for political reasons already crossed the bottom line of the Hong Kong community.
The statement also said that the city will never acquiesce to violence and that extremist protesters must receive legal punishment.上海419女神会所
Joining Leung was barrister Kacee Ting Wong, who criticized lawyers of the city’s opposition camp as turning a blind eye to violence. Ting
said they had failed in their responsibility to safeguard and maintain the rule of law of Hong Kong’s legal systems.
Bulgaria would like to play an active role in building the Belt and Road and become a door and hub to connect Europe with Asia, he said.
Bulgaria would like to enhance cooperation with China in such areas as tr
ade, transportation and aviation, and it welcomes Chinese investment, Radev said.
Bulgaria supports multilateralism and the World Trade Organization, and would like to enhance coordination with China, he added.
President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping on Thursday met with Japanese Prime M
inister Shinzo Abe ahead of the G20 summit slated to take place in Osaka, Japan.
Xi also met with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in earlie
r in the day on promoting win-win cooperation, multilateralism and free trade.
Xi arrived in Osaka on Thursday afternoon for the G20 summit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Economic issues, other global concerns on agenda in Osaka
Every year, leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies gather to discuss econo
mic and financial matters and coordinate policies on other issues of global significance.
Jim O’Neill, chairman of Chatham House, a London-based international affairs think tank, said improved effici
ency might be put on the agenda of this year’s G20 Summit, which will be held in Osaka, Japan, on Friday and Saturday.
eans, Liu Yuejin, 上海419女神会所deputy director of the National Narcotics Control Comm
ission, said ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on Wednesday.
The Golden Triangle, which straddles Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, accounts for nearly
85 percent of the drugs illegally consumed in China, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Last year, Chinese police seized 29.6 metric tons of dru
gs from the Golden Triangle, up 17.6 percent year-on-year, the commission said.
The haul included 4.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine, more than four times as mu
h as in 2017, and 1.4 tons of ketamine, 35 times more than the previous year.
“Domestic drug manufacturing was hit hard last year and the traditi
onal sources of drug production in key provinces, including Guangdong, were greatly cur
bed, causing an imbalance between drug supply and demand, and higher prices for drugs nationwide,” Liu said.