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relations, sparked last year by the detention of Huawei’s chief financial offic
er, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition.
President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour to North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday.
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ttee, learned about the grassroots party-building work as
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上海419品茶微信hina’s Tiangong II space lab will spend its last days in orbit this week before making a controlled fall on
Friday back into Earth’s atmosphere, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
All of the space lab’s assigned tasks have been finished. It is scheduled
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Tiangong II was put into orbit in September 2016 atop a Long March 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite La
unch Center in the Gobi Desert. The space lab is 10.4 meters high, 3.35 m in diameter and weighs 8.6 metric tons.
上海419品茶微信Two astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, entered the lab that October after the
ir Shenzhou XI spacecraft docked with the lab and remained there for 30 days.
From April to September 2017, Tiangong II and Tianzhou I cargo spacecraft performed several docking and in-orbit refuel
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上海419品茶微信Its predecessor, Tiangong I, was launched in September 2011 and was mainly used to test technologies involved in space re
ndezvous and docking. Tiangong I fell back to the Earth in April 2018 in an uncontrolled manner.
the exhibition is named after one of the paintings on show by reno
wned artist Chen Yifei. The showcase opened on June 21 and will end on Sept 8.上海夜生活品茶微信
About 200 works of art are on display at the show, including oil paintin
上海夜生活gs, Chinese ink paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, political posters and New Year
posters, many of which are iconic images that used to appear in textbooks and other publications.
According to Chen Lyusheng, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the art theory co上海夜生活品茶微信
mmittee under the China Artists Association, the Long Museum’s collection of New China art started be
上海夜生活cause of the personal interests of the founders of the museum, Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian.
The couple established the first Long Museum in Pudong in
2012 before opening the second one, the Long Museum West Bund in Xuhui district, in 20上海夜生活品茶微信
14. Two other branches of the museum opened in Chongqing in 2016 and Wuhan in 2018.
上海夜生活Chen Lyusheng notes that while Liu has always been collecting classical Chinese art, hi
s wife Wang has instead been focusing on collecting New China art from 1949 onward.
“Long Museum has gained a special position in the field of modern Chinese art since上海夜生活品茶微信
1949, having accumulated a unique collection of art because of Wang Wei’s personal enthusiasm,” he says.
上海夜生活Wang began collecting revolutionary art in 2003 after she bought a paint
ing titled Hard Times by Zhang Hongxiang at an auction. The artwork depicts Chairman Ma
o Zedong standing among Red Army soldiers in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan.上海夜生活品茶微信
Following that purchase, Wang went on to amass a collection of more than 100 paintin
上海夜生活gs from the period before presenting an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2009. The collection cu
rrently has about 300 artworks that have been presented in exhibitions in Shanghai and Chongqing.
According to Liang Jiang, the head of the research institute of Gua上海夜生活品茶微信
ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col
上海夜生活品茶微信lection is so impressive that he often has to borrow their works for exhibitions.
“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp
ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.
“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th
e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le
ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”
Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys
from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所
The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.
娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos
ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.
Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所
The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely
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Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图
splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.
娱乐地图女神会所The two kidneys are functioning normally and Wang’s health has recovered, the hospital said.
Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are
very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图
an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.
娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do
ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur
inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di
fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图
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dneys are transplanted from an infant to improve the chances of a healthy outcome, he said.
The success of the surgery means sources for kidney transplant surgeries can be expanded to inclu娱乐地图
de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie
娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.
In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit
h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.
exchanges between international and Chinese students, the statement said. Students who joi
n the program carry out activities in teams and students are required to strictly obey its regulations.上海品茶微信
The program, which matches students with common interests and hobbi
es, has been welcomed by both domestic and foreign students, the university said.
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uages and cultures,” Mohammad Rasheduzzaman, a student from Bangladesh studying at the university, said.
A temporary regulation published by the school’s international affairs上海品茶微信
office in 2016 shows the longest time a student can join the program is one year.
After that the student has to present a written application to continue in the program.
上海品茶微信女神会所A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deporta
tion will commence over the weekend, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, confi
rming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a delay.
The operation is expected to target hundreds of families in 10 cities that have recentl上海品茶微信女神会所
y been ordered deported by an immigration court but have not yet left the country.
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postponed it. It is unusual for the government to announce deportation operations ahead of time.
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d reporters on Friday, calling it a “major operation” that would mainly focus on removing criminals.
In a typical week, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests thousands of immigrants who are staying in t
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Immigrant advocates have said advance word of the weekend raids could help some of those targeted to evade arrest.
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s not concerned that the advance notice could help targeted immigrants evade arrest.
“If the word gets out, it gets out,” he said.
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all Democrats, have repeated their long-standing policies of not cooperating with ICE
officials on deportations and have advertised helplines people can call to understand their rights.上海品茶微信女神会所
Democratic lawmakers, among others, have also sought to inform immigrants of their rights, telling them not to open their door
for ICE unless agents present a court-issued warrant, and not to say or sign anything before speaking with a lawyer.
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rts up by 4.3 percent year-on-year and its foreign exchange reserves remaining above $3 trillion.
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rce the steady, healthy and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.
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hina has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, a 900-million-strong workforce, the w
orld’s largest middle-income population and over 100 million market entities.上海会所
47-year-old woman who suffered terminal kidney failure was saved after a transplant su
rgery using two kidneys from a donor who weighed just 1.3 kilograms – the lightest ki上海会所品茶微信
dney donor ever reported worldwide – a newspaper in Hubei province has reported.
上海会所The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos
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the same hospital in July last year, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.上海会所品茶微信
The kidneys used in the surgery came from a premature ba
by whose parents decided to donate after the baby’s death, the report said.
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Wang has recovered her health, the hospital said.
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ho weigh less than five kilograms are not considered sources of organs in many countries, the hospital said.
The success of the surgery in Wuhan means sources of kidney for transplant surgeries
will be greatly expanded to include early infants, which will ease the gap between the number of organs don
ated and the number of patients with terminal kidney diseases waiting for transplant surgeries in China, the hospital said.
the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch
inese banks in contempt of court for refusing to produce evidence for an investigation into violations of sanctions aga上海千花坊
inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba
上海千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.
Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u
se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m上海千花坊
essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.
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The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour
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are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.
China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub
ling efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights protection, adhering to competitive neutrality and de上海千花坊品茶微信
fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten
上海千花坊sions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy.
The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo
mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca上海千花坊品茶微信
demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu
上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.
The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment
. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所
rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as
Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for
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ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所
Essential to improve investment environment
上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u
p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi
ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所
roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.
But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count
上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co
mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r
emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm
artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所
China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain
committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所
panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d
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rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.
Warkentin, says: “Gershwin’s music is full of pictures, romantic and
sensory. And it takes the audience back to the city in 1945, at the end of World War II.”上海乌托邦女神会所
Sean Kelly, resident director of the musical, in Beijing, who spent two decades
上海乌托邦as principal dancer with Houston Ballet, had taught at the Beijing Dance Academy for a year in the early 1990s.
“Compared with the movie, the musical is more dramatic. And we worked hard on the casting to make
the dance dynamics come alive onstage,” Kelly says. “Chinese audiences enjoy musicals. But what e
xcites me more is that they like discussing the stories and characters with us after the shows.”上海乌托邦女神会所
A new musical marking the 70th anniversary of New China’s founding will premiere at the China National Theater for Children on July 6.
上海乌托邦Stars in the Flame tells the story of children who lost their parents during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).
It centers on the Battle of Songhu, also known as the Battle of Shanghai, which was one of the bloodiest conflicts during the war.
The work directed by Zhao Yu and composed by Wang
Gang is the opening play of the ninth China Children’s Theater Festival.上海乌托邦女神会所
“We went to Shanghai and Wuhan to learn about the history,” Zhao says.
“It was an unforgettable experience since we’ve learned many lesser-known sto
ries, especially those about the orphans who fought alongside our soldiers.”
Another children’s play, based on Danish author Hans Christian Anderse上海乌托邦
n’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, will also open the festival on July 6. The Chinese-Dan
ish joint production is directed by Torkild Lindebjerg and composed by Dane Jens Tolsgaard.上海乌托邦女神会所
The festival is staged annually during the summer vacation under the theme, “art changes lives”.
From July 6 to Aug 11, 57 theatrical productions from 14 countries, including the United
States, Japan and Russia, will stage 191 performances at the China National Theater for Children.
mance while being very artistic and entertaining,” said Zhou Xiaoheng, head of Deyang Acrobatic Tro
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The acrobatic programs performed in the theater have won more than 30 awards at home and abroad, with some shows win
ning the Golden Chrysanthemum Award, the highest honor for an acrobatic act in China.
上海419论坛According to the theater, performances that take place on stage serve as a bridge between traditional Ch
inese culture and the world, helping foreign visitors-from national leaders, dignitaries, diplomats, bu
siness leaders from multinational companies to tourists-learn more about Beijing and Chinese culture.
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Chaoyang Theatre has entertained and enthralled some 5 million foreign visitors to date,
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Bora Milutinovic, former head coach of the Chinese national soccer team, is one of the many audienc
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical An American in Paris made its debut in Beijing
on July 2 and runs for a week before it heads to other Chinese cities,上海419论坛品茶微信
including Shenyang in Liaoning province and Zhengzhou in Henan province.
Based on the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same title and adapted for t
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don, the musical opened on Broadway in April 2015 and became a hit worldwide.
The music is based on jazz-influenced symphonic tone poem written by American
composer George Gershwin in 1928. And it tells the story of a complicated romance between a French ballerina Lise, played
by British ballet dancer Leanne Cope, and an American expatriate painter Jerry, played by American dancer and actor Ryan Steele.
e members for whom Chaoyang Theatre holds a special place, having taken his family to see shows there four times.上海419论坛品茶微信
acrobatics shows at the Chaoyang Theatre. Photo provided to China Daily