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of director-general of the ministry’s Department of N orth American and Oceanian Affairs, according to the ministry’s updated website.
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top before he led the information department and spoke to media on a regular basis in 2015.
上海千花坊品茶微信Born in 1968 in East China’s Jiangsu province, Lu started his diplomatic career with the first few of his posts, all part
of the Foreign Ministry’s agencies focused on international organizations and conferences.
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The diplomat obtained a master’s degree in public policy after his study at the National University of Singapore in 2000-2001.
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demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
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The girl, who hails from Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu province, made a phone call to her
mother, who was in Jiangsu, about the incident. The mother contacted Shanghai police, it reported.
The 9-year-old and another 12-year-old girl were brought to the hotel by Zhou, a friend of the 9-year-old’s mother. Zhou tol
d the mother that she took the girl to Shanghai to visit Disneyland, according to the report.
The report said Wang paid Zhou 10,000 yuan ($1,400) in cash after committing the alleged molestation.
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doing so has far less support as doubts remain ov
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On the eve of the summit, Greenpeace activists
projected the image of a bomb-sh aped earth ready to explode on the facade of the building, warning “time was running out”.
“With people on the streets demanding action and
warnings from scientists that the window to respond is closing fast, our gove上海千花坊 rnments had a chance to lead from the front,” Greenpeace EU climate policy adviser Sebastian Mang said.
Statistics from a property research institution showed that Hangzhou, with a total lan上海千花坊
d revenue of 142.3 billion yuan ($20.71 billion), has become the “king of land revenue” during the first six months of this year.
According to data from the China Index Academy, a Beijing-based property research institution, the tot
al land transaction fees in 300 major Chinese cities was 2.25 trillion yuan in the first half, a 16 percent year-on-year increase.
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tionwide. It was followed by Wuhan, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing, whose land income all exceeded 60 billion yuan.
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nning areas of land transaction in the top 10 cities was 178.15 million square meters, up 9 percent year-on-year.
When it comes to land purchases, Country Garden, a Hong Kong-listed proper
ty developer, topped the list with 98.1 billion yuan, followed by Vanke and Sunac China.
The enthusiasm of property developers grew as the land market showed signs of rebound since March, the academy said. Durin
g the first six month, the value of land purchased by Beijing-based Sunac China increased by 5.8-fold to 68 billion yuan.
With his stage adaptation of Lao She’s classic novella This Life of Mine, actor-director Fang Xu continues to celebrate the work of the renowned author, Chen Nan reports.
上海千花坊He is a low-ranking policeman, born and raised in Beijing. He has waited for years to becom
e the head of his local police station but is replaced by a new policeman. He gets married but his wife runs away with his best friend. Soon after, he is sent to work in a small town, where he is later told that his son has died. It’s the story of Fuhai, the protagonist of This Life of Mine, a novella by renowned Chinese writer Lao She (1899-1966), which was published in 1937.上海千花坊
The novella chronicles the life story of Fuhai w
hich is set against the backdrop of the late Qi ng Dynasty (1644-1911). It was adapted into a monologue of the same name by actor-director Fang上海千花坊女神会所
Xu and premiered at the Central Acade
my of Drama, from where Fang graduated in 2011. Enlisting Shu Yi, the son of Lao She, as a consultant, Fang directed and performed the monologu
e himself, before embarking on a nationwide tour with around 60 shows after its debut.上海千花坊
To mark the 120th anniversary of Lao She’s birth this year, Fang decided to revive the
work for the stage on July 27 and 28 at the Capi
tal Theater in Beijing following a three-year hiatus. “Back in 2011, when I discussed the idea of turning This Life of Mine into a monologue, my colleagues were not really s上海千花坊女神会所
ure about the idea since it was a challenge to tell a man’s life story onstage within the space of 100 minutes all on my ow
n, “recalls the 53-year-old Beijing native. “But I was insistent and it turned out to be the right decision.上海千花坊女神会所
Fuhai tells his life story in a humorous way despite all the suffering and sorrow. He is hopeful about his life, but always ends u
p disappointed. Lao She is sympathetic toward Fuhai, as well as to the suffering of many other poor people livi
ng through those chaotic years,” Fang adds. “What makes this story interesting is that it still works today. When we look ba
ck at our own lives, we, like Fuhai, try to remain positive even when bad things happen.”
After watching Fang’s monologue at its premiere at the Central Academy of Drama in 2011, Shu Yi sa
id: “It’s one of the best adaptations of my father’s works. Fang’s adaptation is loyal to the spirit of his novella.”
Born as Shu Qingchun to a Manchu family in Beijing in 1899, Lao She is best known f
or his vivid descriptions of ordinary life, especially of poor people, which reflect the social reality of the time.
His precise depictions of local hutong life sparkle with his unique sense of humor and the raw dialect of the capital.
Lao She’s novels, including Rickshaw Boy and Four Generations Under One Roof, and his plays, such as Long Xu Gou (Dra
gon Beard Ditch) and Teahouse, have earned him the reputation as a literary master worldwide.
nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also promote
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musical events, the Strawberry Music Festival, whi ch was launched in Beijing by the company in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.
“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” says the singer-so
ngwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band in 1990 while he was studying rada上海千花坊 r engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But the most important thing was that when I learned to play guitar I wanted to explore more be
autiful sounds of the instruments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests
and who wanted to play music together with me.” Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a
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One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerg
ing live house venues and small bars, whic
h offer the indie rock bands stages to perform. live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.
School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.
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aunch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”
As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the l
ive bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.
“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.上海千花坊品茶微信
Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and gained a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.
“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 fol
lowers on their Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the n
atural charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.
decided to learn a上海千花坊女神会所bout the stock market and finance, hopin
g to make money at home by trading on the mar
ket and improve his financial situa tion. “No school would want to accept a broke, blind and disabled student,” he said.
In 2013, Yang heard a television comm
ercial for the newly launched XuetangX, which only offered five classes at the time. “But it was free, and from one of the best schools in the country. That gave me hope,” he said.
However, while signing up for classes was ea
sy, the study process was anything but. “I had to increase the font size of each character to that of an egg, an
d it would still take me around 10 seconds
to make sense of its meaning,” Yang said. Despite those difficulties, he completed about 15 courses and passed
every exam. He then put theory into practice by investing about 5,000 yuan in the stock mar
ket. After quadrupling his investment, he quit just before the market crashed in 2015.
in 上海千花坊女神会所the region, and local authorities must create an enabling environment for starting and doing business in the Northeast, he said.
The three provinces in the Northeast－Liaoni
ng, Jilin and Heilongjiang－saw GDP growt h of 5.7, 4.5 and 4.7 percent last year, which is below the national average of 6.6 percent.
ile, the three provinces have also seen a continuous outflow of working-age citizens. In Liaoning, the number of peo ple aged between 16 and 59 was down by 492,000 last year, according to the Liaoni
ng Bureau of Statistics.he United Sta tes’ trade deficit with China is not a matter of simple, objective truth. It has been brought on by actions of the US i
tself — a combination of export controls, market restrictions, competition, trade policie
s, currency dominance and other f actors — officials and experts said in response to a report from the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.