e promotional campaigns on video-streaming sites has borne fruit. For example, the restored version of the 2010 TV histori

上海千花坊cal comedy-drama, Li Wei the Magistrate 3, on Youku has gained surprisingly high views that are mainly from

the fans of actress Zhao Liying, as the show starred their idol long before she joined the A-list.上海千花坊女神会所

During this year’s Spring Festival holiday, iQiyi released 25 restored classical works, like The Kangxi Dyna

上海千花坊sty and garnered massive views. So to tap the huge potential of the summer season, Youku has set up the “HD Clas

sic” section featuring 1,000 restored classic film and TV productions in 1080P resolution.

Yantai, a coastal city in East China’s Shandong province, which is

a popular tourist destination, is trying to regain its past glory as a center for Peking Opera.上海千花坊女神会所

Peking Opera, or jingju, is a traditional Chinese art form, which has a history of more tha

n 200 years. In 2010 UNESCO declared Peking Opera an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

上海千花坊To promote the art form, the local government in Yantai is to launch its first Peking Op

era summer camp from July 19 to 24, hoping to attract young students from around the country.

The summer camp, which is being supported by Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing will have veteran Peking Opera artists c上海千花坊女神会所

oach young students on painting the facial masks for Peking Opera, acting and giving live performances.

The origins of Peking Opera go back to 1790, when four famous Anhui Opera troupes came to Beijing as part of the celeb

上海千花坊rations for the 80th birthday of Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and stayed on.

Then, in 1828, some famous Hubei Opera troupes came to Beijin上海千花坊女神会所

g. And then the artists from the Hubei and Anhui troupes often performed jointly.

Later, around 1840, Peking Opera began to formally take shape, growing even faster d

uring the reign of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), who was a Chinese opera lover.

After that, Peking Opera, which is known for combining various art for

ms, like singing, dancing, acrobatics, and for elaborate costumes and movements, grew f

rom strength to strength. Peking Opera troupes were born in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

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Kim said he would上海419论坛女神会所 like to follow the will of the past generations of leaders, make joint efforts with Xi, in

herit and develop DPRK-China relations at a new historic point and map out a bright future for DPRK-China friendship.上海419论坛女神会所

Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan, and Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju, also attended the meeting. Before their dep

arture, Xi and Peng attended a seeing-off ceremony held by Kim and Ri at the airport.上海419论坛

At a welcoming banquet held by Kim on Thursday evening, Xi said that Beijing is willing to join Pyongyang in opening up a bright future for bilateral ties, and lastin

上海419论坛女神会所g peace and common prosperity in the region.Recalling the 70 years of the China-DPRK relationship, Xi hailed the tr

aditional friendship as a shared, valuable asset forged and passed along by leaders of elder generations of both co上海419论坛

untries, saying that the friendship has remained strong and vigorous despite constant changes.

With the advent of the Ultra HD era characterized by enhanced set-top boxes, ever-evolving virtual realit上海419论坛

y technologies, and display devices nearly all with an aspect ratio of 16:9 – when many of the original classical TV and film pro

上海419论坛女神会所ductions made with the 4:3 aspect ratio – they now look like “running mosaics” on today’s much wider screens.

To top it all, due to multiple transfers of the original video file over the years, the edges of picture have become serrated. Plus, sto

red for decades, negatives of those classic shows have all been subject to severe color shift that calls for correction.

The good news is that digital restoration of classical TV dramas spearheaded by China’s top video streaming websites, like Youku and iQiyi, is now in full swing.上海419论坛女神会所

Protecting and restoring old films has always been under way, but previously the job was mainly funded by the government. By the end of 2011, as much as

265 million yuan ($38.6 million) had been appropriated for digital restoration work, giving a new shine to a total of 4,810 old fi上海419论坛

lms, said Luo Jianhui from China Netcasting Services Association at the 7th China Internet Audio-visual Conference held in May.

Luo also noted that internet companies are the new force in this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many re

上海419论坛女神会所sults. Earlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a vi

deo-enhancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it to

ok a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules such上海419论坛女神会所

as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour

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against Iran on F上海后花园品茶微信riday in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillan

ce drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute, The New York Times reported.

上海后花园女神会所The newspaper cited an official from the United States, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publi

cly and spoke on condition of anonymity, and said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries.

上海后花园Strikes were set to take place just before dawn on Friday to minimize r

isk to the Iranian military or to civilians. “Planes were in the air and ships were in p

osition, but no missiles fired, when the order to stand down came,” the official said.上海后花园女神会所

It was unclear if attacks on Iran might go ahead later, the newspaper rep

上海后花园orted, nor was it known whether Trump had changed his mind or whether his adm

inistration had become concerned about logistics or strategy. The White House declined requests for comment.上海后花园

Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong province released 39 measures to further deepen

the reform and innovation of the Qianhai and Shekou Area of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone on July 8.上海后花园女神会所

The measures cover four aspects: creating a sound investment environment, improving trade facilit

上海后花园ation, promoting financial innovation to serve the real economy, and advancing trials in the field of human resources.

To create a sound investment environment and attract more foreign investme

nt, the Qianhai and Shekou Area is allowed to introduce innovative tax services in line with international st上海后花园女神会所

andards. Wholly foreign-owned construction enterprises in the area, when undertaking Sino-foreign joint construction projects in the province, w

ill be free of restrictions on the proportion of Chinese and foreign investment.上海后花园

The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export tech

上海后花园女神会所nology contracts, as well as the record management of imported cosmetics with no special purposes. The ap

plication of single-window platforms for international trade throughout the city, in which cross-border traders can su

bmit regulatory documents at one location, will be promoted in the area to improve trade facilitation.上海后花园

Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other busine

上海后花园女神会所sses for overseas agencies in accordance with relevant regulations under the premise of legal compliance and

controllable risks. The area is also encouraged to carry out pilot work in securitizing intellectual property rights.

 

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Two beluga whal上海会所品茶微信es have landed safely in Iceland, where they will live out their days in a whale sanctuary.

上海会所品茶微信The pair, Little Grey and Little White, who had spent years in captivity as performers at the Changfeng Ocean World in Shangh

ai, were flown to the other side of the world in specially made slings and containers that were designed to their exact physical requirements.

The two 12-year-old female whales journeyed 9,223 kilometers,上海会所

including the flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik

上海会所International Airport and trips by truck and ferry, to end up at their new home in a natural bay on Heimaey, one of the

Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. They arrived on Wednesday.

Andy Bool, head of Sea Life Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Littl上海会所品茶微信

e Grey and Little White have safely touched down in Iceland. This is a complex but insp

上海会所iring project and we’ve been working with the whales for months, helping to prepare them for traveling to their new home.”

“For the next step, Hangzhou is going to establish an integrated transportation service system bot

h online and offline, providing a series of mature solutions that will help relieve the pressure of car p上海会所

arking in the city,” said Zhu Yunfu, chief executive of Hangzhou CBD Investment Group.

上海会所品茶微信Construction of Beijing’s new Fengtai Railway Station started in the first half of this year, and the sta

tion, reputed to be one of the largest in Asia, is expected to open at the end of 2020, local officials said on Tuesday.

The new Fengtai Railway Station, which is aiming to handle 14,000 passengers simultaneously when in operation, is desi上海会所

gned to have 12 platforms and 22 rail lines, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.

Some main high-speed rail routes, including lines from the capital to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong, will pass through the new railway station.

The project plans to ease pressure on Beijing West Railway Station, which reached it上海会所品茶微信

s capacity of 180,000 passengers a day in 2016, according to the Beijing Railway Bureau.

It is expected that some railways in the station will open at the end of 2020 and the station will fully

complete construction at the end of 2021, said Li Xiaotao, director of the investment department of the commission.

上海会所Once completed, the Fengtai station buildings will cover 400,000 square meters, 78,

000 square meters larger than Beijing South Railway Station, currently one of Asia’s largest.

Beijing South served about 20,000 passengers per day in its first days of operation, but it reached its maximum capa上海会所品茶微信

city of 210,000 passengers during the May Day holiday in 2018, according to station authorities.

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ember EU to lea上海419论坛品茶微信d by example in setting an ambitious new climate goal a

head of UN climate talks in September that US President Donald Trump has abandoned.上海419论坛

But unanimity was needed, and last-ditch persuasion efforts in what diplomats described as “im

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.

上海419论坛”We need concrete things on the table,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki s

aid. “What additional money could be allotted to Poland so that we do not end up in an offside trap?”上海419论坛

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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yet built up a giant company, and the country will have one in the future, industry insiders told the website.

The gross profit margin for the US’ three giant garbage sorting companies are 30 to 40 percent a上海419论坛

nd each has healthy cash flow, while China’s sanitation industry only reaches 6 to 10 percent, Zhang said.

The sanitation industry in China is in an expansion phase with tight cash flows, a

上海419论坛女神会所nd the industry has plenty of room to develop in the Chinese market, she added.

Policy supporting are still needed to grow sanitation as an industry, startup heads and investors told 21jingji.com.

Garbage clearance and transportation needs qualification licenses, which are given by the government in China.上海419论坛女神会所

As garbage sorting promoting and the sanitation

industry become hotspots, licenses will become precious.

上海419论坛Furthermore, achieving large-scale development and standard

ized operation in the industry are questions for startups to explore, the website said.

In June an official with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, said the上海419论坛

country will invest 21.3 billion yuan in the construction of garbage processing facilities, and by 2025 all 300 Chi

上海419论坛女神会所nese cities at or above the prefecture level shall complete the building of garbage sorting and processing systems.

ditor’s note: The 2019 China Internet Conference kicked off in Beiji

ng on Tuesday. Representatives from government departments, internet ind上海419论坛

ustries, as well as experts and scholars at home and abroad gathered in the three-day event with 29 subforums to di上海419论坛女神会所

scuss hot topics such as 5G, IPv6, artificial intelligence and financial technology.

Here are some of the quotable quotes captured from the conference.

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With experience accumulated from the 2016 hit, The Jungle Book, which seamlessly combines live-action performa

nce with photorealistic CGI animals and landscapes, Favreau seems competent enough for the job, exe上海419论坛

mplified by the vivid presentation of Simba and other animal characters in film’s trailers.

上海419论坛女神会所Preparations for the film started two years ago. A team of 13 people was dispatched to Kenya for two weeks to seek inspi

ration and think about how to bring the iconic sets and characters to life. Three helicopters and six SUVs were used

to transport nearly a ton of filming equipment used to capture more than 12.3 trillion terabytes of images.上海419论坛女神会所

To be as realistic as photographs, however, is not the ambitious crew’s final goal. According to

上海419论坛Disney, they also used something called the “black-box” theater technique to make sure that the voice-ov

er actors could perform naturally and record their facial emotions as part of the animation procedure.

Ma Boyong, a best-selling novelist, says he has watched the 1994 Lion King fi上海419论坛女神会所

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message conveyed by The Circle of Life, arguably the most famous song in the animated film.

上海419论坛女神会所”It makes the film about more than just the conf

lict between a group of animals, or a royal conspiracy… It discusses the classical ques

tions about the meaning of life, answers to which have been sought by humankind since ancient times,” he says.上海419论坛

Kim Darroch has resigned as the United Kingdom Ambassador to the United States fo

上海419论坛女神会所llowing a dispute over leaked emails that criticized US President Donald Trump.

In a statement released by the UK Foreign Office on Wednesday, Darroch said he wanted to put an end to specu

lation over his position, after the leaked cables sparked a diplomatic spat between the UK and the US上海419论坛.

“The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” Da

rroch said. “Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circu上海419论坛女神会所

mstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador.”

In leaked emails published by the Mail on Sunday, Darroch labelled the Trump administr

ation “dysfunctional”, “unpredictable”, and “diplomatically clumsy and inept”.

Trump rounded on Darroch on Twitter, calling him “a stupid guy” and saying the US would “no longer deal with him”.

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For most of us, it is just a daydream to quit our job, pull up stakes and travel around the world.

However, for Jon Favreau, doing just that may just have landed him上海夜网

the biggest project in his filmmaking career, after a six-month sabbatical to Africa earned him

上海夜网品茶微信the director’s chair on Disney’s $250 million live-action remake of its 1994 animation, The Lion King.

As one of the most anticipated blockbusters this summer, the new Lion King fi

lm will open across the Chinese mainland on Friday, a week earlier than North America.上海夜网

According to the producers, Favreau went on a safari to Africa six months befor

上海夜网品茶微信e even entering into talks with the Hollywood giant about taking the helm of the remake.

During his trip, the original film was used as frame of reference several times-first, when Favreau and other travelers saw a wart上海夜网

hog run past the safari vehicle and a member of the tour party started singing Hakuna Matata, a song from the mo

vie. The film was mentioned again later, when they saw several lions standing majestically on a rock.

上海夜网品茶微信In an introductory news release from Disney, Favreau says the Lion King story “pops up in music, on T

V shows, in comedy routines, as part of sketches … It’s such a deep part of our culture that it felt上海夜网

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上海夜网品茶微信Widely regarded as a classic, the 1994 animated film won two Academy Awards-Best Original Song for Can You Feel the Love To

night, composed by Elton John and Tim Rice, and Best Score, thanks to composer Hans Zimmer.

In 1997, a stage production inspired by the film debuted on Broadw上海夜网品茶微信

ay, subsequently winning six Tony Awards. Now, more than 20 years later, the mus

ical has remained as one of Broadway’s biggest hits, recently staging its 9,000th show.

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ed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride for the social and economic achievements made by Chinese people in the past

several decades. The recognition of Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic gr上海会所

oups reached a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US.

上海会所Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era and ap

pealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke上海会所品茶微信

ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.

上海会所Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western a

ttitude in China. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and di

gest their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.

上海会所品茶微信”After over 100 years of humiliation by the west, many Chinese still cannot step out of the sh

adow that Chinese culture is inferior to that of the west. This is eroding our cultural self-confidence. Now

it is time for us to speak out and tell Chinese stories both past and present to the whole world,” she said.上海会所品茶微信

“Chinese culture seeks a balance between yin and yang. We believe that only in this way could people build a harmonious wor

上海会所品茶微信ld. Chinese kung fu shares more of a reputation abroad than other Chinese cultural elements, like Beijing Opera, pa

per-cutting, painting, etc,” said Liu Biqi, a contestant who is a member of the Mongolian ethnic group.

However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.上海会所品茶微信

Some believe that Chinese culture is still as vibrant as it used to be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.

上海会所Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue

l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lon上海会所品茶微信

ger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age.

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ery, very important” for Beijing to “move immediately, quickly” on agricultural purchases, ev

en though he said there is “no timeline” and urged quality, not speed, for the negotiations.上海乌托邦

The immediate question of what comes next, however, may easily produce another round of foot-dragging.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Washington hopes to “pick up where we left off”, according to both US President Donald Trump and Kudlow. Beijing, on the o

ther hand, wants all tariffs to be removed as a precondition for a deal, which was not where the negotiations left off.

But then its perceptions of goodwill are no doubt fragile given the timing of substantial distractive factors in overall bilat上海乌托邦

eral relations, such as the disturbances in Hong Kong and US arms sales to Taiwan.

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ns to be seen. It will require realism and pragmatism from both.Zhang Ronghua, 89, and his gra

ndson Zhang Guoqing are the only inheritors of traditional oil-paper umbrella making in Xiangyang village. Xia上海乌托邦品茶微信

ngyang village has an over 400-year history of making handcrafted oiled paper umbrellas with bamboo stands. Made of oile

上海乌托邦d paper and bamboo frame, oil-paper umbrella is a traditional Chinese handicraft. The craftsmanship includes more than 80 procedures of so

phisticated techniques. Other than its utility, oil-paper umbrella is also indispensable in local traditional weddings.

Over the past 5,000 years, history has recorded the rise and fall of kingdoms and dynasties. One hundred and fifty years ago, the West c上海乌托邦品茶微信

onquered the world but failed to conquer the hearts of Chinese. Now, Uncle Sam is seeking unilateralism by abandoning world or

上海乌托邦品茶微信ders since World War II, but they encountered resistance all over the world, especially from China,” said Wang Y

aoheng, one of 12 contestants in the annual English Speech Contest held by the College of Liberal Arts & Law of

Dalian Minzu University on June 28. He made no secret of his admiration of Chinese culture.上海乌托邦

“After being informed of the speech contest, I was very excited about it. As a Chinese youth, I long for an opportunity to exp

ress my love for the culture of our motherland. In addition, this is also a fight back to those who turn a deaf ear to bo上海乌托邦品茶微信

th affairs at home and abroad. I want to tell them that we college students are not a “spoi

led generation, we are not the kind of know-nothing-but-pleasure” generation, Wang said.

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