about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.

The application of fertilizer on land used for the cultivation of rice, wheat and corn has also been more productive, with the utiliz上海千花坊女神会所

ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.

上海千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat

ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi

nts from 1999 to 2008.A medical team organized by the Red Cross Society of China provides help to residents of the vil上海千花坊女神会所

lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb

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ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.

“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf

lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所

One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet

上海千花坊ween the CRCF and the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society. Through the project, Chinese medical e

xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi

ldren, who are referred by local Red Crescent branches, for free treatment in China.上海千花坊女神会所

“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.

Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e

arly in China, some of the patients waiting for screening are more than 10 years old and上海千花坊

had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.

“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran上海千花坊女神会所

ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.

By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re

ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.

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Lu Kang, after serving as chief of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department and as a

上海千花坊品茶微信ministry spokesman since 2015, took the office of director-general of the ministry’s Department of N

orth American and Oceanian Affairs, according to the ministry’s updated website.

The ministry department Lu now serves handles affairs related to North American and O上海千花坊品茶微信

上海千花坊ceanian countries and regions, including the United States, Canada and Australia.

Lu undertook his new role at a time the relationship between Beijing

and Washington has been strained by economic and trade tensions.上海千花坊

The region’s affairs, particular those involving the US, are not ne

上海千花坊品茶微信w to Lu, as he worked as a deputy head of the regional department in 2010-2012.

His knowledge and work background with the US were further enhanced when

he was a minister at the Chinese Embassy in the United States from 2012-2015 – the last s上海千花坊

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.

He served as an attaché, then a third Secretaryat China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 1996-1999.上海千花坊

Lu started serving the ministry’s Department of Arms Control and Disarmame

nt in 2001 before taking the role of counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Ireland in 2006-2008.上海千花坊品茶微信

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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Also, the Uygur ethnic group came into being through a long proces

上海千花坊女神会所s of migration and integration. Islam is neither an indigenous nor the sole belief syste

m of the Uygur people. What’s more, in Xinjiang, different cultures and religions coexist, and ethnic cultures ha

ve been fostered and developed in the embrace of Chinese civilization, the white paper added.上海千花坊

The paper also stated that at the turn of the 20th century, as “Pan-Turkism” and “Pan-Islamism” made inroads into Xinjiang, se

上海千花坊paratists in and outside China politicized the geographical concept and manipulated its meaning, inc

iting all ethnic groups speaking Turkic languages and using Islam to create

the theocratic state of “East Turkistan”. The advocacy of this so-called state has beco上海千花坊女神会所

me a political tool and program for separatists and anti-China forces attempting to split China.

The surge in religious extremism around the world has caused a rise in religi

上海千花坊女神会所ous extremism in Xinjiang and has resulted in an increasing number of incidents of terr

or and violence. “Xinjiang’s fight against terrorism and extremism is a battle for justice and civilization against evi

l and barbaric forces. As such it deserves support, respect and understanding,” it said.上海千花坊

In 1949, the People’s Republic of China was founded and Xinjiang was pea

上海千花坊女神会所cefully liberated. In 1955, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region was established.

Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang strive together with people fro

m all over the country, and the region is now in the best development stage in its history with the economy in the re上海千花坊

gion developing sustainably, the social environment harmonious and stable, people’s lives c上海千花坊女神会所

ontinuously improving, religions developing soundly and people unifying, the document said.

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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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 Heritage Administration and Sichuan University in 1996 and he later published a series of relevant academic papers followi

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“One step follows the other, and we’ve kept going,” he sm

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A veteran of such US universities as the University of Chicago and Yale University has become the first foreigner appointed by a Beij上海千花坊

ing university to a management position since the reform and opening-up policy was launched in 1978.

上海千花坊David Zupko was recently appointed deputy director of Tsinghua University’s global cooperation

and communication office after working at different universities in the United States for more than 20 years.

In 2017, when he was asked by the National Cultural Heritage Ad上海千花坊品茶微信

ministration if he would consider exhibiting his family collection in China, he agreed.

His sentiment was echoed by Wang Xudong, the then director of the Dunhuang Academ上海千花坊

y, who spent over a year contacting institutions abroad and around China to contribute to the exhibition.

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ese institutions, such as the National Museum of China, the Palace Museum and the Shaanxi History Mus

eum in Xi’an, as well as several other major overseas collections, including the Al Thani Collection owned by the Qatari ru上海千花坊

ling family, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum in Japan.

Abegg-Stiftung, a Swiss collection that mainly features textiles, dropped its “zero l上海千花坊品茶微信

oan policy” for the exhibition, opting in favor of cultural exchange and supplying 16 artifacts to the exhibition.

A hanging brocade with roundel featuring a pair of stags locking horns, on loan from Abegg-Stiftung, is one of the m

ost important exhibits on display. It is believed to have been hung as decoration in the tents of Tubo nobles as a symbol of power.上海千花坊品茶微信

“The Silk Road carries a message for all of us today,” Thomas Pritzker says. “The world will

always have problems … Yet each culture has its own history and values, which are unique.

“If we learn more about another country’s culture, it will be easier to find ways to solve these problems,” he says.

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上海千花坊BeiGene, a Chinese biotechnology company, is building its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in SSGKC.

The company was founded by Wang Xiaodong and John Oyler in 2010. Wang has served as a membe上海千花坊女神会所

r of the National Academy of Sciences in the US and a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Hopeful ly, some innovative medicines will be soon produced in the new plant in SS上海千花坊

GKC and be distributed to the world in the future,” said a senior executive of BeiGene.

上海千花坊女神会所”We believe our location in SSGKC could help us achieve greater influence because it could radiate to the surrounding mar

kets such as China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.

Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upg

rade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.上海千花坊女神会所

The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in SSG

KC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use in上海千花坊女神会所

the fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.

“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and t

上海千花坊女神会所alent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, w

hich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.

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antou town is located in southwest of Hunan province, where bamboos grow in mountains. An ancien

 上海千花坊t handmade papermaking skill has been inherited in Tantou since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), whic

h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South China. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha

ndmade paper from his father Li Zhijun with the papermaking techniques such as bamboo cutting, soaking, crushing, squeezing and drying. Li Qiugui wis 上海千花坊

hes that he and his father could promote their own workshop to a papermaking research institute known nationwide.

The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screa

ming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock bands that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed. 上海千花坊

However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a

reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.

 上海千花坊With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songs a

nd techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.

For this feature story China Daily talked with a handful of Chinese bands and people who have experienced the golden days of Chi 上海千花坊女神会所

nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B

eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro

 上海千花坊女神会所m Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiulian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.

For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.

The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bass 上海千花坊女神会所

ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so

ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.

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Xi made the remark while presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Monday.

The study session came as an education campaign on the theme of “staying true to our founding mission” has been launc

hed throughout the Party since June. The campaign urged all CPC members to keep firmly in mind the Party’s fundamental purpose of whol

eheartedly serving the people and its historic mission of realizing national rejuvenation.

How to maintain the Party’s advanced nature and purity so as to ma

ke it perpetually vigorous and able to win people’s eternal support while achieving long-last

ing governance over the country are fundamental questions for which the Party must have good answers, Xi said.

The longer the CPC governs the country, the more important it is for

the Party to keep in mind its founding mission as well as a spirit of self-reform, he added.

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 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-Liaoning, 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.

Meanwhile, 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 Liaoning 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 policies, currency dominance and other f

actors — officials and experts said in response to a report from the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.

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ation have effectively boosted employment and stimulated innovation. Under the current situation, business s

tartups and innovation can make a special difference in sp

urring market vitality and supporting the employment of key groups of people,” Li said.

The Wednesday meeting decided on more steps to drive business startups and innovation.

The important role of business startups and innovation will be harness

ed to support employment, including creating more jobs that suit the needs of key gr

oups of people, such as college graduates and demobilized military personnel. The government will work to lo

wer institutional transaction costs, and draft and issue regulations on improving the business environment.

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