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The Hot and Spicy Festival, an annual two-day gourmet event hosted by the Beijin
ger, will offer delicious spicy foods from around the world in Beijing from April 20-21.上海会所
The event at Galaxy Soho in downtown will have a series of enterta
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Visitors will find spicy food from China, Mexico, the
US, the Philippines, Peru, Morocco, India, etc., offered by more than 40 vendors.
It’s the time of year when diverse cultures from around the world meet in Beijing.上海会所
From East to West, pop to traditional, opera to dance, drama to exhibitions, and music to go
urmet, the 2019 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival will have more than 50 cultural activities on offer.上海会所品茶微信
This year’s festival will gather nearly 600 artists from 25 counties and regions, from Apr
il 25 to May 25. They will grace major theaters and art centers in the capital, such as the National Center for the Pe
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The Guan Hanqing Grand Theater recently opened on the bank of the East Lake in Baoding, Hebei province. With an aerial view
that resembles a conch shell, the theater is now bringing harmonious melodies to the local residents.上海会所
For its opening performance on March 16, the theater staged The Red Lantern (Ho
ngdeng Ji), a modern Chinese opera performed by the National Peking Opera Company.上海会所品茶微信
The Red Lantern is among one of the eight representative yangbanxi, a series of revolution-themed
上海会所modern Peking Opera and ballet works produced during the “cultural revolution” (1966-76).
Using the performance techniques of traditional Peking Opera, it tells the
story of how the Communist Party members risked their lives to transfer coded me
ssages to the guerrilla forces during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).上海会所品茶微信
According to Jiang Qihu, an actor from the National Peking Opera Company, The Red La
ntern was so well-known in the 1960s that almost everybody could sing a few lines from it.
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ount of 6 yuan,” she said. Despite not being free, the lure of the museum has proved to be enduring. It curre
上海千花坊ntly receives up to 100 visitors every day on average, making it the latest “must-visit site” in Lanzhou.
But breakup museums did not originate in China. In 2006, an artist couple in Croatia came up
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followers, and similar museums sprang up around the world. Many in China also jumped on the bandwagon.
“I think it is a quite new, creative form of economy,” said Dou Xuecheng, a professor wit
上海千花坊h Gansu Agricultural University. “Traditionally in China, love and relationships are not to be expressed or d
isplayed in public, but as our society becomes more diverse, the attitudes of young people are changing.”
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“But such forms of the economy can be short-lived,” Dou said. “
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ut we will definitely enhance our services according to the demands of our customers in the future.”
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otive lithium-ion battery maker, forecast a 120 percent to 150 percent annual profit gr
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Net profit in the Jan-June period rose to between 2 billion yuan ($290 million) and 2.28
billion yuan, CATL said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Saturday.
CATL said the strong profit growth came after it attracted more customers, strengthene、
d cost control and the NEV market boom resulted in a bigger demand for its lithium-ion batteries.
Despite sluggish sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, China’s NEV market has experienced a boom.
aged to stay afloat thanks to a raft of stimulus measures and a surge in Chinese
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f 2019 and through 2020 as well, though the extent of that slowdown looks to be co
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at change of tack by the RBA is keeping the Australian dollar under control despite sky-high commodity prices.”
e promotional campaigns on video-streaming sites has borne fruit. For example, the restored version of the 2010 TV histori
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the fans of actress Zhao Liying, as the show starred their idol long before she joined the A-list.上海千花坊女神会所
During this year’s Spring Festival holiday, iQiyi released 25 restored classical works, like The Kangxi Dyna
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sic” section featuring 1,000 restored classic film and TV productions in 1080P resolution.
Yantai, a coastal city in East China’s Shandong province, which is
a popular tourist destination, is trying to regain its past glory as a center for Peking Opera.上海千花坊女神会所
Peking Opera, or jingju, is a traditional Chinese art form, which has a history of more tha
n 200 years. In 2010 UNESCO declared Peking Opera an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
上海千花坊To promote the art form, the local government in Yantai is to launch its first Peking Op
era summer camp from July 19 to 24, hoping to attract young students from around the country.
The summer camp, which is being supported by Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing will have veteran Peking Opera artists c上海千花坊女神会所
oach young students on painting the facial masks for Peking Opera, acting and giving live performances.
The origins of Peking Opera go back to 1790, when four famous Anhui Opera troupes came to Beijing as part of the celeb
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g. And then the artists from the Hubei and Anhui troupes often performed jointly.
Later, around 1840, Peking Opera began to formally take shape, growing even faster d
uring the reign of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), who was a Chinese opera lover.
After that, Peking Opera, which is known for combining various art for
ms, like singing, dancing, acrobatics, and for elaborate costumes and movements, grew f
rom strength to strength. Peking Opera troupes were born in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.
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Yu Dashuang, another graduate from the school, found a job at a cra
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rding to a report by the bureau of fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
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The search has intensified for a 9-year-old girl from Zhejiang province whose mysterio
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Zhang Zixin lived with her paternal grandparents in Chun’an, the rural part of the province’s capital, Hangzhou. She was ta
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The couple were spotted by a camera three hours later in a taxi without the girl. The taxi
driver recalled hearing no conversation between the couple over the hour-long ride, according to Beijing News.
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The first time the POB visited Shanghai was in 2005, when its performance of Giselle created a se
nsation in the city, says Zhang Xiaoding, general manager of Shanghai Grand Theatre.上海品茶微信
“It is very difficult to have the company come to China, because the cost is really high,” Zhang says.
上海品茶微信女神会所”We decided to make the best out of the opportunity, and prepared lectures, workshops and othe
r educational programs to allow the artists to communicate with the public in Shanghai.”
Tickets to the four Swan Lake shows sold out quickly, and the theater added dozens of temporary seats for each performance.
The two gala shows are selling very well, too,” she said before the shows.上海品茶微信
“Shanghai audiences not only enjoy classical ballets such as Swan Lake but have also show
上海品茶微信女神会所n a great deal of interest in contemporary dance. That’s why we made the request for the POB to present the
gala show featuring contemporary dance in Shanghai when we first discussed its tour plans.”
The gala show consists of three choreographers’ works. Blake Works I marks the first collaboration between choreo上海品茶微信
grapher William Forsythe and English musician James Blake. In the Night by Jerome Robbins is a romantic dan
上海品茶微信女神会所ce, consisting of three elegant duets to Chopin’s nocturne pieces. And The Seasons’ Canon features group dancing by
Crystal Pite to music from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, rearranged by Max Richter.
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is equally strong in its interpretation of contemporary-dance works, Moglia
says. Contemporary dance productions now make up half of the POB’s performance programs.
oday, the POB has 154 dancers, including 17 danseurs etoiles (上海品茶微信
star dancers), a title awarded to only the most outstanding principal dancers.
上海品茶微信女神会所While most of the POB dancers come from the Paris Opera Ballet S
chool, the institution also recruits aspiring dancers from all over the world.
“We have dancers from 14 different countries,” Moglia says.
“One of them is from China, who used to study in H
ong Kong, and after three years of training at our school, he is now a dancer with the POB.”
One of the oldest ballet companies in the world, the POB is an integrated part of the Pari
s Opera. The ballet originated from earlier dance institutions and practices of the court of Louis XIV. The P
OB represents an important branch in the evolution of ballet, which originated from t
he royal courts of the Italian Renaissance. It was in France that ballet turned into an independent theatrical form
of art. After that, the Royal Danish Ballet and the Imperial Ballet of Russia also began to flourish.
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
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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.”
d Shenyang Aircraft Corp’s latest major accomplishment, following
the J-15 carrier-based fighter jet and the half-century-old J-8 series fighter jet.上海千花网
Last week in Shenyang, AVIC marked the 50th anniversary of the J-8’s maiden flight, as well as the 10th anniversary of J-15’s first flight.
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Financial service providers in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area are
上海千花网seeking to attract investors with more cross-border products, as the area gains increasing popularity globally.
Some experts believe it is time to establish an integrated market and sup
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A survey of about 4,000 people living in the area by the Shenzhen Financial Society showed 70 percent of inte
上海千花网rviewees said cross-border consumption needs to be more convenient. Half expect an easing in po
licies related to the purchase of cross-border wealth management and insurance products.
With that in mind, many financial firms are competing to launch more convenient cross-border products this year.上海千花网
CGB (China Guangfa Bank) said on July 5 to lower the threshold for Hong Kong and Macao citizens to apply for credit card
s so they do not need to provide extra deposits, collateral or complicated certificates of income and employment.
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In addition, she said the bank is opening its first branch in Hong Kong soon.
Bank of China in March also launched a pilot program in Hong Kong f
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lication. The account can be linked to mainland mobile payment applications for convenience in digital payments.
UnionPay, on the other hand, has lifted the burden on Hong Kong and Macao citize
ns in setting up mainland bank accounts to make a cross-border payment while charging no extra service fee.
elecommunication company ZTE for smart city solutions at the exhibition.
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itors from all over the world. Some of the top global technology companies are also participating in the ev
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Delegations from 35 countries and the European Union are seeking cooperation with China’s innovative high-tech companies.
The delegation from Argentina’s La Rioja province, which is taking part in the event for the f上海后花园
rst time, signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s leading new-energy carmaker B
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olutions, including electronic cars, e-trucks, solar panels, and energy storage systems.
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ith abundant agricultural and tourism resources, while China is advanced in technology. We hope to learn from and introduce Ch
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Several Chinese companies have already set up offices in Bahrain, such as
Huawei, while companies in the e-commerce and online-gaming industry have charted plan
s to develop the market. Bahrain is also looking for Chinese investors to fund startups in the Middle East, he said.