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Another 24-hour bookshop in Beijing that allows customers to get in touch with their dreams, and with the past, too, is China Boo

上海419论坛kstore Yanchi Building, renowned for its collections of ancient books and precious secondhand books. The build

ing in which the shop is located in a restored part of the Di’anmen Gate of old Beijing, dates back to the 15th century.上海419论坛

On July 20, four years to the day when the shop opened, half of about a dozen desks in its reading-for

-free zones were occupied. Outside, the din of the nearby Shichahai areas and hutong were dying

上海419论坛品茶微信down; inside, some were reading the shop’s books and some were working or studying.

One shop assistant and one guard were on duty, their shifts due to end at 8 am the following day, and they seemed happy to

offer assistance to customers. In these shops that help can go beyond locating books, because apart from having cafes, a上海419论坛

nd selling gift items, some are turning into venues for all kinds of social activities.

In Page One Qianmen there are occasional mini concerts in the evening.上海419论坛品茶微信

“For 24-hour bookstores, the operating challenges run into the second half of the night, says Zhang Lei, also known as San S

hi, a veteran bookstore planner and critic. “The solutions include running multiple businesses.上海419论坛

“Midnight bookstores are like large study areas, a third space in addition to the home a

nd the workplace. People actually do a lot of things in bookshops; they go there with relatives, meet friends in them a

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Zhang is skeptical about the chances of unstaffed bookshops, because one of the things that 24-hour bookshops have goin

g for them in the relentless battle against online bookselling is that they bring people together, he says.

“If you ask me, bookshops with no people seem a bit vulnerable.”

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He Yanqing, Party secr上海419论坛tary of Shanghai Electric

 Nuclear Power Group, a leading Chinese nuclear power equipment producer, said huge market d

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Both Zheng and He believe nuclear power will play a larger role in China’s green ene

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Zheng said nuclear energy is the only form of energy that can provide carbon-free and lar

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He said nuclear energy could also be a disrupter for energy services in

heating, hydrogen, desalination and other new applications in China beyond electricity.上海419论坛

The institute is also working on application of digital technologies within the whole life cycle of a nuclear power pl

ant, combined with artificial intelligence, to maintain and ensure safety and reliability.

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ina, according to a report jointly published by the National Academy of Economic Strategy an

d Tourism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Monday.上海419论坛

The evaluation for the ranking covers 290 cities in the country foc

used on several aspects, including city image, eco environment, leisure lives and tourism.上海419论坛品茶微信

According to the report, Zhuhai ranked fourth on the top 10 list, followed by Shenzhen, Qingdao, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Xi’a

上海419论坛n and Lhasa, among which eight are eastern cities, and the other two are in western China.

Cities in the eastern region do significantly better than those in western re

gions when referring to city image, leisure and consumption. While it comes to leisu上海419论坛品茶微信

re environment, eastern cities show less competition compared to those in northern and central regions.

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 economy, promote the development of the “internet plus service industry “and encourage social capitals to invest in sect

上海419论坛ors like medicare, education and tourism, according to a statement released after the meeting.

The business climate will be further optimized and the approval procedures for the set

up of new platform firms and their branches will be further streamlined, said the statement.上海419论坛

The latest policy push comes after China unveiled a guideline on facilitating the sector in March, wh

上海419论坛女神会所ich promised to foster a batch of 100 billion yuan (about $14.5 billion) commodity markets by 2020.

Through the development of the platform economy, China aims to build a commodity circulation system that fits the m

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Thanks to the domestic economic transformation, fast-improvin

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ovation and entrepreneurship, various commercial platforms have sprung up in recent years, covering fields f

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Part of the platform economy, e-commerce has seen explosive expansion in China. Taking

e-commerce giant Alibaba as an example, its online sales within 24 hours on “Singles Day” or Nov 11 am

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With Alibaba, Tencent and Ant Financial ranking as the top three, the number of super-large

platform enterprises in China stood at 20 by the end of 2018, whose market value totaled over $1.38 tril上海419论坛女神会所

lion, according to a survey by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.

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llion yuan, accounting for 19.6 percent of the total retail sales, according to the MOC上海419论坛女神会所

data, partly showcasing the country’s huge potential for the expansion of the platform economic sector.

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re to institutionalize now the policies and capabilities that can rebalance our econ

上海419论坛omic relations with China, strengthen our alliances with like-minded dem

ocracies and ultimately to defeat the PRC’s global ambitions to suppress freedom and liberty.”

Indeed, Fanell is aware of the irony of the pot calling the ke上海419论坛品茶微信

ttle black. But since Fanell and his ilk are honorable men, they should either do something diplomatically positive or get off the pot.

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r by its “just and fair” foreign policy, no longer has an ideological pot to … . No w

onder it has made taking potshots at China, blaming it for all the ills in the world, its favorite pastime.上海419论坛品茶微信

But should ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers’ hands.

It’s time US officials and think tank members stopped using s

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Chinese space startup iSpace, also known as Starcraft Glory, made history on Thursday with the successful launch of its SQX-1 Y1 rocket.

The launch sent two satellites and payloads into a 300-kilometer c上海419论坛

ircular orbit and was the first time a private Chinese company put a satellite into orbit.

The successful launch, which is considered a major step for private comp

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The 2016 China Space Whitepaper outlined appropriate mechan

isms for space investment and encouraged private sector participation in space.上海419论坛

Over the following years, dozens of Chinese space startups have eme

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While the two failed launches raised skepticism, the success of iSpac

e is expected to inject renewed confidence in private sector space programs in China.

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The election to Japan’s upper house on Sunday has acquired added significance because the result would be critical to the ruli

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issue in Japan since the end of World War II. Article 9 renounces war, and notes that the proh

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prohibits the maintenance of armed forces and denies Japan the right of “belligerency”. 上海419论坛

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come a normal country-that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made constitutional amendment his goal. 上海419论坛

But Abe should realize that amending the Constitution is no small feat beca

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jority in both houses of parliament, and then win an absolute majority of votes in a ref

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Abe should also know that the ruling LDP’s coalition

 上海419论坛品茶微信artner Komeito is a conservative party which is skeptical about amending Article 9.

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ne party, have made it almost impossible for the LDP to amend the Constitution. 上海419论坛

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ising the pacifist Constitution to allow Japan to have a regular military, others say the Japa 上海419论坛品茶微信

n Self-Defense Forces, which has constitutional sanction, should be strengthened to the level of a full-fledged military.

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apan, Democratic Party for the People, and the Japanese Communist Party strongly oppose the idea.

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Guangdong province, an economic powerhouse in South China, is accelerating development of 5G, with 8,949

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Sunday in the provincial capital of Guangzhou, Guangdong‘s 5G companies — Hu

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The province’s 5G industrial output is expected to reach more than 300 billion yuan ($43.6 billio

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“As part of booming technologies, the 5G will be used more in the internet of things

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In Guangzhou’s Huangpu district, 5G has already been implemented in commercial secto

rs, such as smart parking areas, automatic driving tests and bus operations.上海419论坛品茶微信

The district is expected to build 5,000 5G bases by the end of 2019, according to sources with the district government.

Honor, one of the two signature smartphone brands from Huawei Technologies Co, announced on Monday that it上海419论坛

will unveil a smart big-screen product in August, marking Huawei’s officially entrance into the TV sector.

“We hope to leverage our years of innovation in smartphon

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In addition to the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product w

ill function as a center for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.

“We never meant to blaze off a bloody road in the fiercely competitive market. Instead, we aim to bring new value,” Zhao said.上海419论坛品茶微信

According to Zhao, the new product also will have big potential for industrial use, given its stro

ng computing, telecommunication and interaction capabilities, but Zhao did not provide details.

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上海419论坛passioned” talks that dragged on for four hours failed to ease fears among the central and eastern Euro

pean states, including Estonia, that it would hurt economies like theirs dependent on nuclear power and coal.

EU leaders called on the European Investment Bank (EIB) to increase climate fund上海419论坛

ing and acknowledged vast differences in the continent’s energy mix, but Poland remained unmoved.

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Shandong University said in a statement on Friday that it has apologized for the bad social i

mpact caused by its buddy policy that implies local female students will be selected to aid foreign students who live and study at the school.

The university said that online comments on its buddy policy aroused public attention recently.

During the implementation of the policy, due to insufficient checks, the improper expres

sion, “making friends with foreigners of the opposite sex” appeared on the application form, the school said.

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation for people from all walks of life conce

rning the development of Shandong University, and be sincere abo

ut the criticism and suggestions of the vast number of netizens,” the statement said.

The university said the policy aims to facilitate academic achievements and cultural exchanges of native and foreign students by learning from each other.

The students all voluntarily applied to the program and are required to strictly obey related r

ules if they are selected. The students will study in groups, and there wil

l be no such situation as one male foreign student and three females.

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age integration and development of industry chains by providing financing services, logistics, storage and other services.

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center for environmental protection, new energy, new materials, biopharmaceuticals and other sunrise industries.

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pital of Central China’s Hubei province, has been a business hub throughout the nation’s modern history.

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The area is located between the largest railway station in Asia, the largest airport in Central China and the largest deep-water port in Central China.

In September 2016, the Hankoubei International Commodity Trade Center was listed as a natio上海419论坛

nal pilot market for foreign trade by on-the-scene purchasing, the only such market in Central and western China.

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or not only Chinese inland regions but the outside world. The Hankoubei wholesale market has gen

erated an annual trade volume of more than 150 billion yuan ($22.9 billion) over the last three years.

As e-commerce is currently emerging to become a substantial aspect of trade growth, Hankoub

ei established a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in October 2014 to build an in

dustry center in Wuhan. More than 2,000 e-commerce projects have been attracted to the area.

Hankoubei was recognized as a national demonstration base for e-commerce in July 2015 by the Ministry of Commerce.

The Financial Times’ investment promotion publication, fDi magazine, ranked Foshan first on the Chinese mainl

and in terms of its foreign direct investment strategy and one of Asia’s most coveted destinations for FDI last year.

And the city has pledged to take greater strides in the future.

“Even since the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Foshan has been a pioneer in responding to what the times call for and meeting

the challenges of different times,” Liu said. “It still has that pioneering spirit today.”

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unk rock band, has captivated the audience with their

This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the show. “Witne

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Western rock music first gained popularity in China in the 1980s with a performance given by the rock singer-songwrite

r Cui Jian on May 9, 1986, during a concert at Beijing Workers‘ Stadium. At the上海419论坛

packed venue, the then 25-year-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My N

ame, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.

In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing tog上海419论坛

ether He Yong, Dou Wei, the former lead vocalist of Black Panther, Zhang Chu and Tang Dynasty, the concert was the first showcase for musicians from

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c styles. They come together and contribute to the band as one person. That’s the most interesting part of being in a band.”

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te both his own and his friends’ music, more and more indie bands emerged in the country while developing their own unique styles. The pu

nk-rock band New Pants, the pop-rock band Queen Sea Big Shark and the heavy rock band Miserable Faith were among the most-watched bands then.

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ed in a golden era of original Chinese rock bands influenced by the Western music genre and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. The first

rock bands included the heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, founded in 1988, the pop-rock band Black Panther, formed in 1987, and The Face.

“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Inste

ad, we were hungry for rock music and found any possible way to get the latest music from We

stern bands. Compared with young bands today, we had few opportunities to perform onstage because the audiences were

smaller and there were few live house venues. But we were very happy because we truly loved the music.”

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For instance, Chinese companies are driven to catch up

on merge and acquisition deals for safety reasons or com

mercial reasons, and they are still very active in terms of outbound deals, he said.

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ip, which was a positive sign that China and the US intend to promote new economic and trade negotiations, he said.上海419论坛女神会所

At the G20 forum, efforts to reform the WTO dispu

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sis that looms in late 2019, Liu said. “China, as a major member of the WTO, will definitely benefit from the organizational reform,” he added.

Reality show ensures rock bands get their just recognition.

The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the a上海419论坛女神会所

dulation of screaming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock ba

nds that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed.

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ks 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.

With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their song上海419论坛女神会所

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the golden days of Chinese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established Beiji

ng-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head from Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiu

lian 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 bassist Ou Ya

ng and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The song

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

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