Month: July 2019

When I was in fourth 上海夜网idn’t understand why

he river running through our village suddenly turned black. I only knew that I wasn’t allowed to swim in it anymore,” she recalled.

“I later found out that this was caused by factories disch

 上海夜网女神会所arging sewage into the waters. But back then, the villagers, including my

parents, thought that such a practice was normal. I even played with trash, collected it and burned it for fun.” 上海夜网

Zhou worked as a civil servant in Shanghai after getting a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature from Fudan Univ

ersity. While working this job, she had the chance to embark on her first overseas trip to Tasmania, Australia. 上海夜网女神会所

There, when faced with pristine scenes of n

ature, she finally understood the magnitude of the pollution problem at home. 上海夜网

“It was in Tasmania where I learned that leaves should not be cover

 上海夜网ed in dust, that the sky should be blue, that the water should be clear,” she said.

The trip sparked something within her, and she resigned from her job as soon as she returned, joining a

n environmental protection organization to protect bar-headed geese at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. 上海夜网女神会所

Two years later, in 2013, Zhou followed her husband to the United States, where he was accepte

 上海夜网d into Harvard Medical School. There, she continued to work at various nonprofit organizations.

Eager to learn more about how environmental protection organizations operate, Zhou applied for a master’s degree program at

Harvard Kennedy School in 2015. In her application letter, Zhou expressed that she was determined to re 上海夜网女神会所

turn to Shanghai after graduation to create an organization aimed at helping people live in an e

nvironmentally friendly way. She went on to study at the institution on a full scholarship.

 上海夜网女神会所Despite friends advising her to begin her career in the United States after graduation, Zhou made good on her promise

and returned to Shanghai in 2016. However, she was sidetracked from her original plan and ended up doing bus

iness related to organic food. It was only when she attempted to sell her organ

ic produce in a residential neighborhood in 2018 that she was reminded of her initial calling. 上海夜网女神会所

While chatting with the head of the neighborhood committee, she learned that in Ma

rch that year the Shanghai municipal government released a plan to implement household waste sorting.

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Concerned about the上海龙凤1314nancial fallout after

aggressive recruitment efforts have been made by UK universities to attract non-European students.

Meanwhile, favorable policies were announced by the UK’s Department for Education上海龙凤1314

, such as allowing international students to stay up to one year after their study visas expire.

上海龙凤1314女神会所According to the 2019 survey conducted by higher education marketing company QS, which covered more

than 75,000 students and 71 universities from around the world, 77 percent of prospective inte上海龙凤1314

rnational students claim that extending the post-study leave period for the UK’s visa offer to one year would incr

上海龙凤1314女神会所ease the likelihood of them studying in the UK. And 54 percent of students stated that feeling welcome as an inte

rnational student is one of the five important factors they consider when choosing a university.

However, Zerzan says the major reason for the UK being one of the fav上海龙凤1314

orite destinations for Chinese overseas students is that British education has a trad

ition of innovation by linking academic foundations with the needs of industry. This helps to instill in its grad上海龙凤1314女神会所

uates a need for continuous learning, an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to life as well as

strong practical and relevant skills that are appreciated by employers globally.

Zerzan adds that many foreign universities aim to recruit Ch上海龙凤1314

inese students for short-term financial gains, which might result in a mismatc

h in partners, poorer research output and possible frustrations on both sides.上海龙凤1314女神会所

And he also points out that international student mobility is not just about economic funding.

“The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students上海龙凤1314

and lecturers – a mass flow of knowledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese stud

ents are among the top academic performers and contribute greatly to scholarly ex上海龙凤1314女神会所

change and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

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Twenty-three provincial-lev上海后花园in China have anno

nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.

上海后花园Fifteen regions, including Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi,

Shaanxi and Jiangsu上海后花园品茶微信, have promised to pay the raised pension to retirees before the end of July.

In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta

ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha

ilong, deputy head of the provincial human resources and social security department.上海后花园

It is estimated the local government would provide additional funding of over 900 million yuan

to the pension scheme, which will benefit more than 15 million elderly rural and urban residents, Li said.上海后花园品茶微信

Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.

上海后花园Statistics show in the first half of 2019 enterprise expenses for basic endowment insurance,品茶微信

unemployment insurance and employment injury insurance have been cut by over 128 billion yuan.

After companies’ social insurance premium rates were reduce

d to 16 percent from 20 percent, the savings can be invested into production, expansion and o上海后花园品茶微信

peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.

A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans

上海后花园ferring State assets to social security funds this year. More beneficial policies are ex

pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.

A new natural gas network in the Xinjiang Uygur auton上海后花园品茶微信

omous region is making life for residents like Hazret Mamut much more convenient.

“I used to go to the gas station to change the fuel tank when it was empty, which used to take 10 minutes of riding an electric sco上海后花园品茶微信

oter,” Hazret recalled. But now, he only needs to turn the knob of the stove and the flame is lit.

“Using natural gas costs less than 20 yuan ($2.90) every month for cooking,” Hazret added.上海后花园

Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p

roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.

Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga

s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.

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Compared with norther上海夜生活outhern Chinese

 cities have a faster growth rate of total retail sales of consum

er goods due to differences in industrial structure, according to the report.上海夜生活

In general, southern Chinese cities’ per capita disposable income is also higher than nort

上海夜生活品茶微信hern Chinese cities, which need to accelerate industrial transformation, the report said.

Developing the night economy has been an important measure to stimulate the vitality o

f consumption and release consumption potential in various Chinese cities.上海夜生活

 Breaking-up may be hard for many people, but it might also prove to be a gold mine for some.

For Li Fangfang, 27, the “breakup economy” is obvious in the “breakup museum”

上海夜生活she launched in June in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China’s Gansu Province.

In the museum, exhibits such as rings, letters and train tickets are on display.

“I created this museum to help people out of sadness and desperation from heartbreak,” Li said. “All the exhibits were上海夜生活品茶微信

collected by me and my team from the Internet, or donated by visitors themselves.”

上海夜生活The museum is divided into sections of different themes. In addition to the ex

ibits, there are also punching bags, a screening room and a “make a wish” lobby.

“I want people to be able to relieve their internal pressure, let go of the past, move on and embrace a new, bright future,” she said.上海夜生活品茶微信

In China, “breakup museums” have mushroomed in many localities,

as the “breakup economy” catches on. In April, for instance, a similar museum opened in Eas

上海夜生活品茶微信China’s Anhui province. In the provinces of Sichuan and Jiangsu, there are also such museums.

To promote her museum, Li turned to social media such as WeChat and short video platforms like

Douyin to spread the word. She also established chatting groups on WeChat, where offline activities上海夜生活品茶微信

were often held. Some of the broken hearts in the groups began dating after meeting each other.

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hinese American mus上海后花园debuts latest concerto

Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese American Zhou Long premiered his new c

oncerto Classics of Mountains and Seas at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 22.上海后花园

The concerto was performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shui Lan. The composition, whic

上海后花园女神会所h is based on a theme of Chinese mythology, was commissioned by the SSO as part of a series of new creations aim

ed at promoting Chinese culture to international audiences, according to Zhou Ping, head of the symphony.

The premiere of the concerto also marked the completion of the Symphonic Music in China 1949-2019 project which was上海后花园女神会所

jointly launched in 2017 by the SSO and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. The project consists of 70 sy

mphonic works which document the development of symphonic music in China.

上海后花园The collection of music albums and publications will be released in September

, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Born in Beijing in 1953, Zhou Long is known internationally for his works that blend Easte上海后花园

rn and Western music. According to Beijing-based music critic Li Hong, Zhou Long was among the first ge

neration of musicians from China to study abroad after the nation’s opening-up in the 1980s.

上海后花园女神会所Zhou Long’s composition for Madame White Snake, an opera based on Chinese folklor

e, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. He was the first Chinese composer to win the prize.

Classics of Mountains and Seas is a compilation of mythical Chinese tales. The classic text da

tes back as early as the 4th century BC, but the surviving form is traced to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220). The上海后花园

book is divided into 18 sections, but instead of following the narrative of the original text, Zhou Long created a con

certo of five movements, each depicting the mountains and landscapes in nort上海后花园女神会所

hern, western, eastern, southern and central China, as well as their distinctive local customs.

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The buddy program a上海品茶微信te study and cultural

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.

上海品茶微信女神会所”The program is actually a win-win situation for both parties. It’s the best opportunity for learning about new lang

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.

上海品茶微信Trump revealed the operation on Twitter last month and then

postponed it. It is unusual for the government to announce deportation operations ahead of time.

“People are coming into this country illegally, we are taking them out legally,” Trump tol上海品茶微信女神会所

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

上海品茶微信he country illegally, according to government data. Most of those arrests are made without any advance publicity.

Immigrant advocates have said advance word of the weekend raids could help some of those targeted to evade arrest.

But the president, speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, said he wa上海品茶微信女神会所

s not concerned that the advance notice could help targeted immigrants evade arrest.

“If the word gets out, it gets out,” he said.

Since Trump first spoke of the plan, a number of city mayors, nearly上海品茶微信

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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With the world econom 上海会所by unilateralism an

d protectionism, China will simplify procedures for both imports and exports and reduce customs clearance times, make full use

 上海会所品茶微信of statistical systems for cross-border e-commerce business and diversify the country’s export destinations.

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.

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China launches first ro上海乌托邦ace from platform a

hina carried out the country’s first seaborne space launch on Wednesday, from a platf

orm in its territorial waters in the Yellow Sea, opening a new chapter in its space industry.上海乌托邦女神会所

A Long March 11 solid-propellant carrier rocket blasted off at 12:06 pm fr

上海乌托邦om a mobile launch platform — a modified submersible craft — in the Yellow Sea off the e

astern province of Shandong and then sent seven satellites into orbit about 600 kilometers above the Earth.

The mission — the first seaborne space launch in the world in five years — showcased China’s mastery of上海乌托邦

the technologies and capabilities required for

上海乌托邦女神会所such operations and indicates the country has found an alternative to its ground-based launch centers.

China is striving to expand its launch service portfolio and promote its carrier roc

kets to more countries, especially those wishing to have their own affordable satellite networks.上海乌托邦

A government draft released Friday said that children under six years old can take public transpor

t for free and those aged between six and 14 can avail of half-price tickets when presenting valid ID cards.

上海乌托邦The draft was jointly released by the Ministry of Transport and Na女神会所

tional Development and Reform Commission and is now open for public comments.

Height rather than age is the current determinant for deciding who can avail of cut-price or free tickets.上海乌托邦

Children whose height is below 120 centimeters can get fre

e tickets, while those between 120 and 150 centimeters can buy children’s tickets.

上海乌托邦女神会所Children taller than 150 centimeters are required to buy adult tickets under current policy.

As youngsters now tend to grows taller than their age, the current st

andards are believed to be unfair and there have been calls for overhauling the policy.上海乌托邦女神会所

The draft also highlighted that children who get free tickets should take up no more than 10 percent of buses’ passenger capacity.

The new policy will not be applicable to buses with nine seats or fewer

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Growing economic d上海龙凤ill also serve as an impo

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.

He added that China also has enormous resilience, potential and flexibility in developm上海龙凤品茶微信

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

ork Convention on Climate Change and the Paris climate agreement and work toward implementation, the premier said.上海龙凤

China will coordinate economic and social development with its efforts to cope with cli

上海龙凤品茶微信mate change, save energy and cut carbon emissions. It will also further promote the refining and upgrading of its economic structure, he said.

Li also highlighted the importance of continuing to build an ecologically sustainable so

ciety and taking decisive steps to prevent and control pollution so that China can continue to make its due contributions to coping with climate change.上海龙凤品茶微信

He called for greater efforts in energy saving and emissions reductions in key areas such as industry, transport and construction.

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Zupko has been hired to 上海后花园 Tsinghua’s global

zation strategy and will lead a team of teachers to make the univers

ity as international as possible, with the target of ensuring that international students and sc上海后花园

holars do not encounter language or cultural barriers at the university as of next year, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

上海后花园Zupko was quoted as saying a world-class university should be inclusive of different cultures, which was key to Tsinghua hiring him.

He illustrates the university’s continued internationalization efforts

. This strategy at many universities on the Chinese mainland has helped them to achieve better上海后花园女神会所

standings globally, as internationalization is an important factor in university rankings.

上海后花园In the latest QS World University Rankings published by higher education analyst QS Qu

acquarelli Symonds in London, six mainland universities made it into the world’s top 100.

Tsinghua is China’s highest-ranked university on the list, rising from 17th place last year to 16th. Peking University ros上海后花园

e eight places to 22nd, with both achieving the best rankings since the list was first published in 2004.

Fudan University in Shanghai ranked third among mainland 女神会所universities, up four place上海后花园

s year-on-year and 31 places since 2015. Zhejiang University’s rankings rose 14 places to 54th.

QS ranked 1,000 universities from 82 countries and regions. They are measured on academic standing, grad

上海后花园女神会所uate employability, student-to-staff ratio, research impact and internationalization.

Last year, more than 16,000 faculty and students went abroad for visits and exchanges, and

over 3,700 international students from 128 countries were studying at Tsinghua, he said.上海后花园

It is not the only university pursuing a more globalized education, with neighboring Peking University also rec

ently announcing its Global Excellence Strategy, which aims to enhance international exchanges and co

o上海后花园女神会所peration, overcome development barriers, gather high-quality resources and stimulate collegial progress.

The strategy features six development concepts: creativity, leade

rship, openness, uniqueness, diversity and shaping, the university said.

In his speech to celebrate Tsinghua’s 108th anniversary, Qiu Yon上海后花园

g, the institution’s president, said it is embracing the vision of being a global uni

versity, as well as promoting and representing the development of higher education in China.

上海后花园女神会所The university continues to further implement its global strategy, which strives to

enhance the competence of its students worldwide, conduct high-end research for the benefit of both China an

d the world, promote international exchanges and cooperation, and strengthen its global impact, he said.

A more open Tsinghua will embrace the world, and the university has signed cooperatio上海后花园女神会所

n agreements with 285 universities and research institutes in 50 countries, Qiu added.

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