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?with a family member of late Chinese leader Li Peng in Beijing, capital of China, July 29, 2019. Late Chinese leader Li Pe
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信ng was cremated in Beijing on Monday. Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Z
hao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and Jiang Zemin, among others, paid their final respects at the Babaoshan R
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419evolutionary Cemetery. Hu Jintao, who is not in Beijing, sent a wreath to express his condolences
The cremation of former premier Li Peng took place on Monday in Beijing.
At the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and oth?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419
er members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Ce
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信ntral Committee — Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Hu-ning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng — as well as Vice-President Wang Qi
shan and former president Jiang Zemin, stood in silent tribute and bowed three times in front of the former p
remier’s body on Monday morning. They also extended their condolences to Li’s family.?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419
Former president Hu Jintao, who was not in Beijing at the time, sent a wreath and his condolences.
Li, aged 91, passed away due to illness in Beijing on July 22.
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419In addition to being premier and chairman of the ninth National People’s Congress Standing Committee,
Li was also a member of the Political Bureau, the Secretariat of the 12th CPC Central Committee and the Standing Committee of
the Political Bureau of the 13th, 14th and 15th central committees of the CPC.A Chinese national flag flies at half-mast to m?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信
ourn for late Chinese leader Li Peng at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Jul
To mourn his death, the national flag at Tian’anmen Square was flown at half-staff a
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信t 5:10 am on Monday as the national anthem, March of the Volunteers, was played. National flags at Xi
nhuamen, the Great Hall of the People, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seats of provincial-level committees of the CPC a
nd provincial-level governments, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Admi?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419
nistrative Region, seaports, airports and Chinese embassies and consulates were also flown at half-staff.
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信Li was extolled in an obituary issued by the central authorities as “an excellent Party member, a time-tested and loyal Communist
soldier, and an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, statesman and leader of the Party and the State”.
As of 4 pm Saturday, 29 people are dead and 22 more remain missing af
乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛ter a landslide hit Southwest China’s Guizhou province, local authorities said.
On Tuesday night, a landslide lashed a village in Shuicheng county of the city of Liupanshui, burying 21 houses. Rescue work soon started.
A total of 40 people had been rescued from the site, according to the local emergency rescue command.乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛女神会所
Multiple rescue teams and experts have been working on the site into the fourth day, se
乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛arching for the missing people. Disease control personnel have been sanitizing the area.
The local government has set up a temporary settlement point in a local middle school, offering medical services and psychological counseling.
A 30-million-yuan (about $4.35 million) disaster relief fund has been allocated by the ministries of finance and e乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛女神会所
mergency management and will be used to support the search, rescue and relocation of victims, as well as other disaster relief work.
Experts from Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital in Central China’s Hubei province
乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛have travelled thousands of kilometers across the nation to conduct examinations on chi
ldren with congenital heart diseases and carry out surgeries free of charge, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported.
Ever since the hospital was founded in 1999, the team of medical experts led by Tao L
iang, head of the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery department, has paid visits to a number of poverty-str乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛女神会所
icken regions, old revolutionary base areas and remote mountainous areas. In the past eight years, they have visited T
ibet autonomous region five times, bringing professional medical assistance to local residents.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛Phuntsok Yangdron, a 16-year-old Tibetan girl, received help from experts at Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital seven years ago.
In 2012, she was diagnosed with leakage in her left atrium and right heart cro
wn. Later, she was transferred to Wuhan to receive heart surgery, and Tao was her surgeon.乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛女神会所
The two met again this year when the hospital’s expert team revisited Yangdron’s hometown in Naidong county, Shannan, Tibet autonomous
region. The teenage girl was excited to see Tao, she said. “I still remember how frightened I was when I went to Wuhan. I w
乐动体育,乐动体育登录419论坛女神会所as 9 years old, alone and far away from home, and was about to receive my first ever heart surgery.”
But Yangdron was lucky. “The doctors at the hospital were very kind to me,” she said. “They comforted m
e, took care of me. They gave me the courage to do the surgery without too many worries.”
After undergoing the minimally invasive surgery, Yangdron recovered quickly and the operation was a total success.
mers and entertainment bingers, Huawei said. The model is priced at 6,199 yuan ($900) in China, far lower than industry expe
乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信rts’ forecasts, which held that the first 5G models would run about 10,000 yuan due to high production costs.
Huawei has strong capabilities in developing in-house chips and integrating乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信女神会所
industrial resources, allowing the Shenzhen-based company to significantly lower the price, He said.
“Our price will set the tone for 5G smartphones in the China market. I believe, in the se
乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信女神会所cond half of this year, flagship smartphones of most smartphone companies will be 5G-en
abled, which will drive the price to quickly move closer to that of 4G products,” He said.
ZTE’s 5G smartphone starts at 4,999 yuan, but analysts said its model supports only non-stand-alone networks. Smartph乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信
one makers Oppo and Vivo are also scheduled to release their 5G models in China in the third quarter.
Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance, said smartphone vend
乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信女神会所ors are adopting an aggressive pricing strategy to appeal to early adopters of 5G and popularize its use.
Shipments of 5G smartphones are expected to hit 6.7 million un
its globally in 2019, according to market research company International Data Corp.乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信
Wan Xiuying, a 91-year-old survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, died Thursday night in Nanjing, East Chin
乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信女神会所a’s Jiangsu province, according to the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.
Wan has said in earlier interviews that Japanese soldiers caught many civilians from a
refugee camp and lined them up in nine teams before shooting them with machine guns.乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信
She said that her brother, then 19, took off his hat to Japanese soldiers one day when he pa
乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信ssed by their lookout post, but the soldiers pulled out their swords and decapitated him.
Her elder sister, who was also at the scene, was terrified and hid in a nearby woodpile.
The number of survivors has dropped to 82, according to the memorial hall.乐动体育,乐动体育登录品茶微信女神会所
On Dec 13, 1937, the Nanjing Massacre took place when Japanese troops captured China’s
then capital city. They killed 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers over six weeks.
Shanghai will host the 12th round of China-US trade talks; The 52nd ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeti
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419ng will be held in Thailand; Colombian president will pay a state visit to China; Puerto Rico
Governor Ricardo will resign amid public anger over obscenity-laced online chats.
These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting July 29.?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信
China and the US will hold the 12th round of trade talks in Shanghai from July 30 to 31, said
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng at a news conference on Thursday.
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419The meetings scheduled for next week will be the first face-to-face discussions betw
een the two sides since their top leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan last month.
The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its related m?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信
eetings will take place from July 29 to Aug 3 in Bangkok. The meetings will further ad
vance topics discussed by ASEAN leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit, which has just concluded.
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419The main topics at the AMM in Bangkok will continue to be driving and responding to new challenges, which are relat
ed to the launch of a satellite warehouse in Chai Nat, Thailand, and the opening of the ASEAN Center of Military Medici
ne in Thailand, all capable of supporting countries outside the region coping with natural disasters.?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, the ASEA
N-China, Japan and the Republic of Korea foreign ministers’ meeting, foreign ministers’ meeting of East Asia Summit and
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信the ASEAN Regional Forum foreign ministers’ meeting, all to be held in Bangkok from July 30 to August 3.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Represent
ative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Vice-Premier Liu He to continue negotiations aimed at imp?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419
roving the bilateral trade relationship, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录419品茶微信Analysts said that holding the talks in Shanghai, the country’s financia
l hub, will help the US have a more direct understanding of China — a nation that is deter
mined to further open up. Previously, the trade talks in China took place in Beijing.
tions to a source of inspiration just like a person. When users type a word, Xiaoice could draw vastly diverging pictures in response to that word.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊”We don’t know what surprises Xiaoice will bring us, and the unpredictability is the charm that attracts us,” Xu said.
This is not the first time that Xiaoice has created something. Started
as a chatting robot in 2014, Xiaoice has already been “talking” with more than 100 million乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊女神会所
users, published two collections of poetry and released and composed dozens of songs.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊All these endeavors have helped accumulate more than 5 million followers on a Ch
inese micro blog, as Microsoft continues to experiment with how AI can use emotional intelligence to se
rve as a companion for people and how AI can be used to imbue machines with “creativity”.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊
Elsewhere in the world, researchers and industry participants are
also experimenting with AI. In 2017, US singer Taryn Southern unveiled Breaking F
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊ree, a song composed and produced by an AI system developed by US startup Amper Music.
Last year, an AI-generated painting of Edmond Belamy became the firs
t of its kind to be auctioned at Christie’s. The artwork, created by computer algorithms de乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊女神会所
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊veloped by French AI company Obvious, was sold for more than $430,000.
Just like Xiaoice’s paintings, such AI-generated work is based on
machine-learning models of artificial neural networks that resemble the human brain and ne乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊
rvous system, which can study input materials and produce output in their own right.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊女神会所When it comes to AI painting, a neural network that goes by the acronym GAN plays a ke
y role. GAN, which stands for generative adversarial network, creates the image pixel
by pixel. Like any other artist or designer, it produces both broad strokes and fine details in layers.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊女神会所
But as pioneering AI-generated works appear around the world, the tech companies and art critics are also addressing the fundamental question of
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊whether the images, poems or songs produced by their networks can be called art at all.
Qiu Zhijie, an artist and professor at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, said the answ
er depends on how originality in art is defined when machines are involved in creation.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊女神会所
“When nobody can tell the difference between paintings genera
ted by AI and those of humans, then we can regard AI’s work as original,” Qiu said.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊
Apparently, Xiaoice has already passed the test. In May, works produced by the drawing bot under the name Xiao Yubing were
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花坊女神会所submitted to the exhibition of postgraduates’ work at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. When Xiao Yubing
‘s paintings were presented beside those of humans, nobody realized they were generated by AI.
A sign for STAR Market, China’s new Nasdaq-style tech board, is see
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦女神会所n after the listing ceremony of the first batch of companies at Shanghai Stock Exchang
Prices of stocks on new tech-focused board likely to diverge, say experts?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦
Stocks on Shanghai’s STAR Market extended their gains on Thursday, and analysts
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦said prices of stocks on the new tech-focused board may diverge with lower volatility in the near future.
ward trend in the third quarter, they added, given fading concerns that the new
board may str?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦女神会所ain the liquidity of other submarkets and the expected bottoming out of economic growth.
After a spectacular average gain of 140 percent on Monday and a retreat on Tuesday, t
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦he first 25 stocks on the STAR Market posted consecutive gains broadly in the following two trading days.
On Thursday, stocks on the STAR Market ended up by 5.5 percent on a?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦
verage, versus 11 percent on Wednesday, with 23 of them registering gains and three of th
em rising by more than 10 percent, according to financial information provider Wind Info.
The value of shares that changed hands on the new board was around 29 billion yu?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦
an ($4.2 billion) on Thursday, down from the more than 48 billion yuan on Monday.
“Trading of the STAR Market has been relatively rational, without signs of notable excessive speculation,” said W
?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦女神会所ang Maobin, investment department chair at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
Behind the stable debut of the new market are innovations in fundamental market
rules, including enabling investors to short-sell stocks from their first trading day and the 10-minute halt of tra?乐动体育,乐动体育登录乌托邦女神会所
ding when intraday gains or losses hit 30 percent and 60 percent, according to Wang
ce biogas, but when it started in 2017, about 30 to 40 percent of the waste it received con
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网tained other waste such as plastic bottles, construction trash and paper, which nee
ded to be removed first to avoid lower efficiency during the anaerobic procedure.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网品茶微信
The purity of the kitchen waste rose significantly in 2018 when S
hanghai announced an action plan for trash sorting, and now after the implemen
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网tation of the regulation, 99 percent of the waste it receives meets the minimum quality level, said Hua.
The expansion of Liming Resources is just one exa
mple of the acceleration of the capacity building taking place in Shanghai.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网
A biological kitchen waste treatment center is due t
o open by the end of July on Chongming Island, Shanghai, that will use kit
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网chen waste to feed fly maggots, which on maturity can be used as animal feed and their droppings as fertilizer.
The center is operated by Shanghai Yuanshi Environment and will work as a biotechnology demonstration area.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网品茶微信
“If our technology meets market requirements, we hope it can be applied in other distr
icts in Shanghai,” said Na Chenning, co-founder of Shanghai Yuanshi Environment, adding that the profit
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网品茶微信from processing 1 ton of kitchen waste through this technology is about 700 to 800 yuan.
Apart from waste treatment, many startups are eyeing opportunities in other parts of the long value chain.
Yang Fei, a lecturer of economics at Zhejiang University of Science and Techn乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网
ology, said the compulsory trash sorting will make once valueless trash profitable.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网品茶微信According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China pro
duced 215 million tons of domestic waste in 2017, up nearly 60 percent from 2001.
The State Council plans to reach a recycling rate of at least 35 percent of domestic waste in the 46 major cities by 2020.
personnel to 24 United Nations peacekeeping operations. C
乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所品茶微信35hina also had trained more than 1,500 peacekeeping personnel for dozens of other countries.
The naval hospital ship CNS Daishandao, also known as the Peace乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所
Ark, has visited 43 countries and treated more than 230,000 people since 2009.
Lieutenant Colonel Tong Zhen, an expert on foreign military affairs from the PLA Academy of Military Science, said the world is ge
乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所nerally peaceful, but various security uncertainties and threats are emerging and no country can tackle them alone.
“The PLA is actively shouldering its international responsibilities and duties com
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to be a staunch ally for world peace, and a bridge builder for regional and global security cooperation.”
Perfect composition, organized chaos and bright, vibrant colors are what make viewers dec
乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所ide to follow British travel photographer Jord Hammond’s Instagram account in the first few seconds.
Scrolling through the potpourri of appealing scenes he’s captured from around t
he globe, with Asian countries in his cross-hairs, one can’t help but gleefully get glued to his page.乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所
Amazingly, the 25-year-old travel influencer is quite a n
乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所品茶微信ovice in photography, as marketing and advertising was his major at university.
Despite that, the gifted photographer has already distinguished himself from others in th
e industry with his unique voice; meanwhile, his visually stimulating feed has kept sparking w乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所
anderlust in his viewers, who’d follow his steps to places where his shots were taken.
With 449,000 fans and counting, Hammond’s ascent to prominence surprisingl
乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所品茶微信y traces back to his one-year stint in Southwest China’s Chongqing back in 2015.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所In Chongqing, a city the Dover-born man calls his second home, Hammond worked as an English teacher, and o
n his days off and holidays, he explored China with his significant other, Sophia Pope.
To capture the diverse and beautiful landscapes in China that he fell in love with, the Briton wa乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所品茶微信
s soon bitten by the photography bug and began instagramming his fine shots.
With a passion for scouting the gems in China’s landscapes, the duo has visited va
st swaths of the country, with their footsteps left in as many as 23 provinces to date.乐动体育,乐动体育登录会所
Since realizing there was a huge interest in China photography on social media, the Brit
on decided to finish working at his school until his year contract was up and started to deve
lop his photography skills, Hammond told China Daily Website in an exclusive interview.
uraging farmers to grow soybeans, as seen in China and many other countries such as the US, other ways should be expl
ored to increase domestic soybean production, such as developing new species, she said.乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网
According to the ministry, while continuing to encourage international trade in s
乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网oybeans, China is also making efforts to diversify its imports of the crop. It has increased imports from co
untries such as Argentina to minimize risks from turmoil in international relations.乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网品茶微信
Zhou Tianyong, an economics professor at the University of Science
乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网and Technology Beijing, said it is not practical to rejuvenate domestic soybean product
ion solely through the provision of subsidies, which require heavy government investment.
He said more efforts should be made to improve productivity – so that fewer farme乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网
rs can produce more soybeans – to reduce costs and increase domestic competitiveness.
Meanwhile, he suggested that authorities could consider using more uncultivated land, in
乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网品茶微信cluding desert and grassland, to enable it to be used for soybean production.
Ji, from the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Bureau in Wudalianchi city, said domes
tic development of soybeans still faces many challenges, including higher production costs than for imported
products, and a lack of processing services for the domestic crop. Higher subsi乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网品茶微信
dies for soybean exports from some countries mean the produce can be sold in China at e
ven lower prices, worsening the situation for the domestically produced crop, he said.乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网
“Authorities should formulate more policies to sup
port development of the soybean industry, and provide more support f
乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网品茶微信or the production of non-GM soybeans through financial subsidies and insurance coverage.
“Subsidies should not only cover farmers who plant soybeans, but also other factors suc
h as the research and development of soybeans, logistics, processing and consumption.”乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网
Ji said the authorities could provide more support for soybean insurance cove
rage, to enable farmers to be better prepared for losses stemming from natural disa
乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网品茶微信sters. More efforts should also be made to promote domestically produced soybeans to increase exports.
In addition, more should be done to protect the environment in m
ajor soybean production areas to improve the production and quality of the crop, he said.乐动体育,乐动体育登录夜网品茶微信
?composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 8’s first movement during the 90-minute concert.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网女神会所”It is said that classical music is a high art or high culture but it’s not true in China,” says Yang
. Now 30, he was born in Beijing and started to learn the cello at the ripe old age of 8.
Giving background to the composers and their work helps audiences “enjoy classic乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网
al music”, he says. “That’s why we’ve been trying to do our bit to help usher them
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网into the world of classical music with simple and fun knowledge and anecdotes about the art form and the works.”
Yang and the band have a loyal following. Hsieh Peiwen is one of the
m. She flew from Taipei to Beijing to attend the quartet’s concert on June 16.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网女神会所
“The musicians of the quartet use simple language and easy-to-understand stories to explain the history of classical music. This a
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网pproach made me interested in the composers and their pieces,” says Hsieh, who has been following the quartet since 2013.
“The quartet has solid technique and the musicians are dedicated to popularizing classical m乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网女神会所
usic among audiences who may have no classical music training or background. It’s inspiring,” she adds.
The quartet is performing at the National Library Arts Center to Aug 24.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网The repertoires include Franz Joseph Haydn’s first movement of String Quartet in
D Minor, Op 76, No 2, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet No 19 in C Ma乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网
jor, K 465, and Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, String Quartet No 14 in D Minor, D 810.
The quartet was founded in 2005 by cellist Yang and violinist Ning, both former students of the Central Conse
rvatory of Music. The other members are viola player Qi Wang and violinist Su Yajing. Violinist Ma Weijia, a co-foun乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网女神会所
der of the quartet, left in 2011 and joined the string quartet at the National Center for the Performing Arts.
Yang relayed how Shostakovich was influenced by World War II, and how the compo
ser created the work, which they were about to play, in three days (July 12-14, 1960).乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网女神会所
The musicians closed the concert with Totem, a string quartet work created by Chinese composer Zhang Chao, who spent tw
o years in his hometown in Southwest China’s Yunnan province observing and researching ethnic folk music.乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网
The quartet reached out to the audience and established a bond as they explained each piece of work before performing it.
乐动体育,乐动体育登录千花网女神会所With background stories of the composer
s and their pieces, as well as photos, the quartet highlighted the appeal, centr
ality and emotion of classical music to the audience, especially the younger members.