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Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto, La Joie de la Sou
ffrance (The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc上海千花坊
hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
上海千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the
Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co
上海千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.
“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s上海千花坊
uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
上海千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled Gateways, the first recording of the Shanghai Sy
mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
iolin concerto, La joie de la sufferance and Wu Xing (The Five Elements).上海千花坊女神会所
“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
上海千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.上海千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including Wu Xing (The Five Elements) and Iris De
上海千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu (a bowed two-string instrument) and
orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
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Digital data must be made part of health systems
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emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
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We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
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need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
d protectionism, China will simplify procedures for both imports and exports and reduce customs clearance times, make full use
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Li said exports of high value-added mechanical and electrical products have maintained 上海会所
strong growth momentum in the first half of this year, boosted by the country’s ongoing industrial upgrading.
上海会所品茶微信Year-on-year exports of portable computers rose by 11.4 percent, electronic passenger ca
rs rose by 91.9 percent and solar cells rose by 57.1 percent, according to customs officials, as
Chinese enterprises sought to tap more markets beyond traditional trade hubs such as the United States. 上海会所
Zhang Xiaoyi, vice-president of Guangdong-based Midea Group, one of China’s biggest home appliance manu
上海会所品茶微信facturers, said the company has seen increasing sales in overseas markets in recent years. Last year, overseas sales rep
resented 43 percent of its total sales, and of these, half of the orders originated in economies involved in the BRI.
Trade with economies involved in the BRI outpaced total trade in the first half of this year, customs officials said, while imp 上海会所
orts from and export to BRI markets reached 4.24 trillion yuan. That represented growth of 9.7 percent year-on-y
上海会所品茶微信ear, about 5.8 percentage points higher than overall trade growth, accounting for 28.9 of the country’s total trade.
Domestic sales also are on the rise, especially in high-tech products, given China’s industrial upgrades amid rising domestic demand.
Zhou Jialin, deputy general manager of Shengyi Technology Co, the world’s second-largest producer of copper-clad lam 上海会所
inate materials by production volume, said the city of Dongguan, Guangdong province, once was an exp
orter of low-end products. But now, export volume is not the only standard to evaluate a company’s competitiveness. 上海会所品茶微信
“Domestic demand from companies such as Huawei Technologies Co has increased, and a number of foreign com
panies have set up their factories in China to cater to domestic demand instead of exporting overseas,” Zhou said.
not repeat its mistakes or even “play with fire” over the is
sues, Wang said, warning it against attempts to create new trouble for Sino-US ties.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, sa
上海乌托邦id the transit is an attempt by Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party to use fore
ign forces to challenge the one-China principle and disrupt cross-Straits peace and stability for political purposes.上海乌托邦品茶微信
No forces should underestimate China’s determination and ability to s
afeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ma said in a news release.
上海乌托邦The Democratic Progressive Party has ignored the safety and wellbeing of
the people of Taiwan and has misjudged the situation by courting foreign support and s
erving as a pawn for foreign intervention in China’s domestic affairs, Ma said.上海乌托邦
China has sufficient policy tools and new measures to further optimize its fo
上海乌托邦品茶微信reign trade structure and deepen ties with new markets, especially those involved in the Be
lt and Road Initiative, in the second half of the year, a senior customs official said on Friday.
“We face a series of challenges in achieving stable foreign trade growth,” said Li K上海乌托邦
uiwen, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, at a news briefing.
He made the comment after customs released the country’s trade dat上海乌托邦
a for the first half of the year. Foreign trade increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year, tot
上海乌托邦品茶微信aling 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.16 trillion), with exports growing by 6.1 percent year-on-year. Imports rose 1.4 pe
rcent, and the country’s trade surplus widened by 41.6 percent year-on-year to hit 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.
Last year, foreign trade in the first half grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year, with exports rising 4.9 percent and imports up 11.5 percent.上海乌托邦
“The sector remains quite resilient” against the headwinds of Sino-US trade disputes and slowing global economic growth, he said.
Li also said that Sino-US trade frictions have had some impact on t上海乌托邦
he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who
le continued to expand as the world remains optimistic about the potential of the Chinese market,” he said.
uld strengthen exchanges and cooperation, make more efforts to guide public opinio
n and promote the mutual understanding between the people of both sides, and make more contributions to consolidate the public basis of the two countries.上海419论坛女神会所
The chairwoman extended the sincere greetings and best wishes of Trong to Xi. She said that the Communist Party of Viet
上海419论坛nam, the government and the people always keep China’s precious support and help in mind.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Xi at the core, Ch
ina will definitely achieve the important development goals set at the CPC’s 19th National Congress, she said.上海419论坛女神会所
Vietnam would like to implement the consensus of the two countries’ leaders, continue to support each other firmly in the
上海419论坛path of socialist development, develop traditional friendship, deepen mutual and beneficial cooperation, han
dle disputes effectively, and promote bilateral ties to achieve greater development, she added.
Planned deal worth around $2.2 billion seriously violates international law
China said on Friday it will place sanctions on US companies involved in the lates上海419论坛女神会所
t planned military sale to Taiwan, which it said has impaired its sovereignty and national security.
The planned sale worth an estimated $2.2 billion seriously violates international law and b上海419论坛
asic norms of international relations, as well as the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three Chi
na-US joint communiques, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang in a statement.
上海419论坛女神会所China made the sanctions decision in order to safeguard its national interests, Geng said.
In a news conference in Beijing, Geng again urged the United States to call off the sale and cut military ties with Taiwan.
The US announced its State Department has approved the sale, the largest since US President Donald Trump took office in Jan上海419论坛女神会所
uary 2017. The announcement came just days before the arrival of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen to the US.
Tsai arrived in the US on Thursday, Reuters reported, and is spending four nights in th上海419论坛
e US－two on the first leg and two on the way back from a visit to four Caribbean countries.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China is “gravely concerned” by Tsa上海419论坛女神会所
i’s transiting the US, and is firmly against any form of official contact between the US and Taiwan.
“Taiwan independence” separatist activities are doomed to fail, and no foreign
intervention is allowed in the Taiwan question, which is purely China’s domestic affair, Wang said in a joint ne
ws conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Friday.
“No one and no force is able to obstruct the historical process of unifica
tion of the two sides across the Taiwan Straits,” Wang said, urging the US to honor its on
e-China promise and the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiques.
ster stronger synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Russ
ian-led Eurasian Economic Union, advance negotiations on a Eurasian economic pa 上海千花坊女神会所
上海千花坊rtnership agreement and enhance facilitation of regional trade and investment.
He said development and use of the Arctic shipping routes will provide
new opportunities, a new platform and new impetus for synergizing the BRI and the EAEU. 上海千花坊女神会所
Security and environmental protection are crucial in developing these routes, and China encourages its compan
ies to take an active part and make practical contributions to the commercial op 上海千花坊
eration of Arctic shipping routes and local economic and social development, he said.
Featuring a vibrant range of cultural traditions, the opening ceremony of the Branch Field上海千花坊
of the Equestrian Events of the 11th Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of China kick
上海千花坊女神会所ed off in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on July 12.
Carrying the theme of “Hand in hand, the Chinese nation marching forward in a new e
ra”, the cultural performances started in the applause of 6,000 audience members and pres上海千花坊女神会所
ented a diverse landscape of ethnic minorities unified in the spirit of friendly competition, showing off their regional characteristics.
The traditional Andai dance showcased the hospitality of the Mongolian ethnic group, w
上海千花坊elcoming visitors from across the nation for the equestrian event in Hohhot. A total of nine delegation
s from Hebei, Shanxi, Henan, Yunnan and other provinces and autonomous regions attended the opening ceremony.
A total of 305 athletes, 365 horses and 13 camels are set to compete in speed racing, horse上海千花坊女神会所
back riding and performance programs during the series, which ends on July 17.
The 11th National Ethnic Games is scheduled to run in Zhenghou, Henan province, from Sept 8 to 16.
The Chinese economy has stayed on a trajectory of stable gro
wth, and the country’s economic fundamentals will remain p
ositive in the long run, President Xi Jinping said in a written interview with Russian media.娱乐地图女神会所
娱乐地图On the eve of his state visit to Russia, Xi told TASS Russian News Agency and the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper on Tues
day that China has all the necessary conditions, capability and confidence to deal with any risks or challenges.
Despite a slowdown in global growth and trade, the Chinese economy娱乐地图
娱乐地图女神会所has had a strong start this year with key economic indicators remaining in a proper range, he said.
The development of energy-saving and environmental protection industries will receive mo
re support, and breakthroughs in key areas such as clean energy and low-carbon technologies will be encouraged, he said.t娱乐地图
Li also called for more efforts to strengthen pollution treatment facilities, and he undersco
red the importance of using pricing, taxation and green finance policies to bring about better results.
t娱乐地图女神会所The premier also called for efforts to refine laws and regulations in pollution control.
President Xi Jinping and former US president Barack Obama announced in a joint statem
ent during a meeting in Beijing in November 2014 that the two countries would reduce greenhouse gas output. China vowt娱乐地图
ed to put a peak on its carbon dioxide emissions by around 2030, while the US pled
ged to bring national emissions to at least 26 percent below their 2005 levels by 2025.
The pledges were also part of each country’s national commitments related to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
portant stabilizing factor, he said. China’s research and development spending ranks se
cond in the world, accounting for around 2.18 percent of its GDP, while emerging strategic industries, the上海龙凤
sharing economy and other new growth engines are also seeing continuous expansion.
上海龙凤品茶微信The strong leadership of the Communist Party of China and the solid material and technological foundation built through decad
es of rapid development in the era of reform and opening-up will also help shore up economic growth, he said.
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ent, deep experience in macroeconomic regulation and ample space for policy adjustments.
China will continue to make arduous efforts to honor its promise to have its carbon emis上海龙凤
sions peak by around 2030 and promote global climate governance in a more fair, reasonable and collaborative way, Premier Li Keqiang said.
上海龙凤Li made the comment as he chaired a meeting on Tuesday of
the State Council leading group on coping with climate change, conserving energy and cutting emissions.上海龙凤
As the world’s largest developing country, China will fulfill its pledges meet its emissions target by 2030, he said.
上海龙凤品茶微信The country is also willing to work with the international community in adhering to the principles o
f fairness as well as common but differentiated responsibilities. China will also safeguard the United Nations Framew
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China will coordinate economic and social development with its efforts to cope with cli
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Li also highlighted the importance of continuing to build an ecologically sustainable so
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He called for greater efforts in energy saving and emissions reductions in key areas such as industry, transport and construction.
The strong rains in past days have started to dwindle in southern China on Wednesday, but a new round of rain is on the way
and will affect parts of southern China from Friday, according to the National Meteorological Center.上海楼凤
The new weather system will be weaker than the previous one between Sunday and Wednesday, but secondary disasters su
上海楼凤ch as mudslides may happen in the overlapping areas in Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.
On Friday, moderate to heavy rains will batter the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, north-central Gua
ngxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, southern Sichuan and southeastern Tibet. Heavy downpours may happen in some places.上海楼凤品茶微信
On Saturday, rains will continue and extend to southern Anhui, north-central Jiangxi and eastern Qinghai.
The past strong rains have affected millions of residents in South China, with thousands resettled.上海楼凤
In Hunan province, floods have affected 1.23 million individuals, causing 16 people to die or go missing, and direct loss
上海楼凤品茶微信es have reached 1.69 billion yuan ($245.5 million) by 5 pm on Tuesday, local authorities said.
Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in many parts of Hunan. On Tuesday mo
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The Juzizhou Islet scenic area in Changsha was closed on Tuesday. A flood peak on the Xiangjiang River reached Cha
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In Guangxi, local authorities said Wednesday rainfall had intensified since last Satur
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srupting the lives of over 360,000 residents. The direct losses reached 743.96 million yuan.
上海楼凤品茶微信Floods inundated the airport in the city of Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province, on Tuesday. When the water re
ceded, some animals were left, such as snakes and fish. Workers drove them away before resuming operations.
The Chinese authorities’ ramped-up efforts to promote high-qualit
y development in the new energy vehicle sector, reflected by the most recent re 上海会所品茶微信
lease of an updated list on NEVs to enjoy exemptions of vehicle and vessel tax, will further help boost the healthy de
上海会所velopment of the sector and also promote clean energy consumption, industry insiders said.
The vehicle and vessel tax, paid annually by car or ship owners, varies between hundre 上海会所
ds of yuan to thousands of yuan, depending on engine sizes and the capacity of vehicles or ships.
上海会所品茶微信According to the latest list of NEVs and small engine vehicles to enjoy vehicle and vessel tax cu
ts that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued recently on its website, vehicle and ve
ssel tax will be slashed completely for 444 types of NEVs and halved for 72 types of energy-saving vehicles. 上海会所
Moreover, the list has extended tax cuts to more NEVs compared with the previous list, and
上海会所品茶微信makes higher requirements on the performance of the NEVs to be included, such as lower power co
nsumption per 100 kilometers, the increased energy density of battery packs, and a higher cruising range, a
cording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association. 上海会所品茶微信
“The new list mirrors the progress of China’s NEVs, especially in key perfo
上海会所rmance indicators, and such progress is driven by incentives from the Chinese authorities,” Cui said.
“It is obvious Chinese NEVs have been making remarkable progress in high-quality development, and this will continue.”
The Chinese authorities announced cuts in vehicle and vessel tax on vehicles and ships that use new energy or engines 上海会所品茶微信
smaller than 1.6 liters as early as in 2012 and 2015, in a bid to save energy and combat pollution.