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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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n hands with auth上海后花园品茶微信orities that oversee the relevant industries, local governments, r

esearch institutes and NGOs to promote the work and establish monitoring standards and method systems,” Jiang said.

An action plan will be drafted and, in the following two to three years, the ministry will cooperate with major

participants in the oil exploration, refining and retailing sectors to draft efficient policies and measures, he said.

He also said joint campaigns with major coal producing regions will be launched to reduce emissi

ons in coal mining. The emissions in agriculture and solid waste disposal sectors will also be targeted.

According to Xu Huaqing, director-general of the National C

enter for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, about 55.3 milli

on metric tons of methane were emitted in China in 2014, the equivalent of 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.

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First molten salt so上海后花园女神会所lant runs at fu

The country’s first 上海后花园女神会所100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Ga

nsu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity on Monday morning, Chinanews.com reported.

Nearly 20 hours of operating records on Monday show the systems at the power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also s

et a new record by generating over 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of power day and night, with all indicat

ors suggesting it has reached or exceeded its designed values. This marks another important step after the plant cr

eated 1.67 million kWh of power over 34 hours of continuous operations in mid-April.

Huang Wenbo, vice-chairman of Beijing Shouhang, said the power plant has withstood the test of runni

ng under the harshest environmental conditions in different seasons, which means it can be widely used in northwestern areas.

The power station is among China’s first batch of solar thermal power generation demonst

ration projects. With an investment of 3 billion yuan ($433.1 million), it was built by Beijing Shouhang IHW Re

sources Saving Technology Co Ltd, which wholly owns the power station’s intellectual property rights.

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also stressed the i上海后花园品茶微信mportance of inclusiveness and mutual learning among different civilizations.

SCO nations should cherish their colorful civilizations, reject conflicts among them and uphold openness, inclusiveness and mutual

learning to inject an impetus for friendship and common development of the people of all countries, Xi said.

Xi also proposed deepening people-to-people exchanges and enha

ncing cooperation in areas including culture, education, tourism, sports and media.

Member states’ leaders signed the Bishkek Declaration of the Council of Heads of Sta

te of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and issued a communique on the summit.

It was agreed that the next summit of the organization will be held in Russia.

After the SCO summit, Xi attended a meeting of heads of state of China, Russia and Mongolia.

Xi left Bishkek and arrived in Dushanbe on Friday afternoon for the state visit to Tajikist

an and the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

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This has seriously violated relevant laws and regula

tions of China’s express industry and harmed the legitimate rights of Chinese clients, so the Chinese au

thorities decided to launch the investigation, Ma Junsheng, the bureau head, said in a statement on its website on Sunday.

“The fundamental rule of express services is that the service provider must deliver parcels to

designated addresses and receivers. Postal service administrators have the right to look into any

violations,” he said without mentioning the names of the clients that lodged complaints.

On Saturday, China announced that FedEx was put under investi

gation after Huawei Technologies Co claimed that FedEx, without providing any detailed expl

anation, diverted two parcels postmarked from Japan and destined for company addresses in China to the US. Th

e Chinese telecommunications equipment maker also said FedEx attempted

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On Tuesday, a picture showing a questionnaire that a lo

ocal kindergarten had used to ask children whether they we

re involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educational bureau said that the rese

arch was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.

Over 90 percent of Hong Kong college students responding to a survey said they were optimistic about the country’s fut

ure, and more than 80 percent said they would like to work on the mainland according to a report released Wednesday.

The HKUYA Student Exchange Network published the report based on a survey they carrie

d out between February and March on Hong Kong college students’ employment intentions for the mainland.

Nearly 75 percent of respondents said the major reas

on for them to work on the mainland is a plethora of job opportunities.

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Addressing the plenary session of the Fourth Eastern Eco

n Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, in September, Xi called for regional memb

ers to actively align their development strategies and work together for an open regional economy.

Wu Hongwei, a researcher of China-Russia relations at the Chin

ese Academy of Social Sciences, said bilateral cooperation plays a prominent role in guar

anteeing world peace and security at a time when the global situation is clouded by tensions and turmoil.

The two countries share the same position in promoting a mo

re stable and multipolar world, Wu said, adding that they

have sent such signals through supporting and coordinating with each other on international occasions.

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Since agricultural products account for a relatively smal

ll percentage of China’s total exports to the US, the tariff hike is expected to have a limited impact on its overall trade. But Chi

na’s export of textiles, chemicals, daily necessities and some other products will be affected. Yet the effect of the h

igher tariffs would be somewhat offset due to the ratio of foreign capital and value-added goods in China’s foreign trade.

In terms of product category, the tariffs are targeted at intermediate and capital goods. Intermediate prod

ucts, capital goods, and consumer goods account for 51 percent, 32 percent and 17 percent of t

he $250 billion of Chinese goods on which the US has imposed higher tariffs (the US had already slapped higher tari

ffs of $50 billion of Chinese goods last year). And since 29 percent of consumer goods, 39 percent of capital goods and 74 perce

nt of intermediate products face higher tariffs, intermediate products will be the most affected by the US tariffs.

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mers eat at a hotpot restaurant in Wuhan, capital of Hubei

In addition, a thread on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like comments platfor

m, titled “eating alone” contains 226,000 posts and has garnered 290 million hits.

In 2017, WithEating Magazine, a Chinese foodie journal, started its Eati

ng Alone channel on Bilibili, a popular video-sharing website. To date, the channel, wh

ich has 52 episodes explaining how to prepare meals for one, has attracted more than 200 million hits.

In February, the magazine published a book of the same name, listing 65 recipes for dishes ranging fr

om desserts to foreign cuisine, such as roasted ribs, the Korean favorite bibimbap and seafood curry.

To many people’s surprise, it became a best-seller. “We didn’t expect the book to sell so we

ll. We didn’t print enough copies initially,” the magazine said on its Weibo account last month.

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intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-

carrying bombers made an observa

tion flight along the western coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and were shado

wed by F-22 fighter jets of the US Air

Force at some sections of their flight, according to Russia’s Tass News Agency.

“Four Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers of the Aerospace Force performed planned flig

hts in the airspace over the neutral

waters of the Chukotsk, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and also along the we

stern coast of Alaska and the northern

coast of the Aleutian Islands,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

At some sections of the flight, the Russian strategic bombers were shadowed by US Air Force F-22 fighter jets, the statement said.

The Tu-95MS strategic bombers spent over 12 hours in the air, the ministry specified.

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