But to avoid develo上海会所a image that was too

 far from the one familiar to generations of Chinese, the designers re

tained Ne Zha’s clothing style and more importantly, his signature hair buns.上海会所

Besides his looks, the way Ne Zha walks by putting his hands into the waist of his trous

ers, has also sparked a heated discussion on social media, with many asking if t上海会所品茶微信

hat was inspired by Hanamichi Sakuragi, the leading star in Japanese animation series Slam Dunk.

That inspiration has little to do with Sakuragi. On the one ha

上海会所nd, we thought this way of walking could add a touch of loveliness to the char

acter, bringing him closer to the audience. On the other, Ne Zha’s gait can strike audience as a little rasc

al, which is in line with the quality that comes with the ‘demon bead’ incarnate, Shen said.上海会所

In addition, when we created this look, we delved into the history of ancient Chinese clothing and found that trousers in a

ncient times were without pockets. So that’s why we made Ne Zha look like that, Shen added.

上海会所品茶微信”I believe many viewers would find Ne Zha a bit ugly at first sight, but as the plot unfolds, the protagonist, who is cheeky but

kind and unwilling to resign to his predestined fate, can easily pull at their heartstrings,” Shen said.

In this sense, watching the film can also be a process of letting go of prejudice, which is上海会所

exactly what the film aims to communicate through this character, said the designer.

More than 70 students from 23 countries have embarked on a cultural tr

ip in China, as a special project, Experience China: 2019 China Cultural Ce上海会所品茶微信

nter Students Award Tour, kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday. It will end on Aug 27.

The annual project started as a scholarship award tour in 2003, aimed at strengthening international

上海会所students’ understanding of China, the Chinese language and culture through field trips, as w

ell as enhancing the friendship between Chinese people and the rest of the world.

Students for the 2019 edition are selected from Chinese cultural centers worldwide, including South K上海会所品茶微信

orea, Laos, Nepal, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Russia and New Zealand.

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The shop design feature上海乌托邦pendent stands deco

corated in different styles, each selling a unique category including raw tea, milk tea, coffee, al

cohol, desserts, bread and ice cream, according to a company statement sent to China Daily.上海乌托邦

“Food prompts emotional triggers, and eating is a gateway to the mind,” Yu said.

上海乌托邦品茶微信Experience-driven and new product trials are the defining characteristics of China’s post-1990 pop

ulation, whose desire for instant gratification is shaping up to be the new norm of consumption, said Mich

elle Huang, industry analyst of Food and Agribusiness Research at Rabobank’s Shanghai branch.上海乌托邦

“It’s not just quality that customers are paying attention to, it’s also product innovation an

d the speed of new rollouts,” she said. “Hence, it’s imperative for brands to populate menus with上海乌托邦品茶微信

original ingredients and ideas-and they need to do it quickly and frequently.”

Huang said unique storefront design and customer experience help stores gain cultural clout.

“It’s an investment. For instance, in the case of Heytea, a big chunk of t上海乌托邦

raffic still comes from online orders,” she said. “The online ordering app helps strea

mline business but it is the storytelling that gets the tea brand into people’s heads in the first place.”

Even established brands are investing in good stories in the hope of triggering emotional responses from customers. KFC上海乌托邦品茶微信

China recently added skewers and hotpot to their long list of Chinese menu items, wishing to cash in on the burge

oning midnight snacks market that even the government is encouraging in a bid to spur spending.

上海乌托邦Rather than simply placing ads promoting the new offering, KFC used social media to create a buzz. By soliciti

ng and sharing stories related to late-night treats, the firm attracted an emotional response from prospective diners.

“Your curated story needs to grab the attention of your ideal guests and activate their emo上海乌托邦品茶微信

tions-and that goes for storytelling across all media,” Yu from Kantar Worldpanel said.

Co-branding is another effective tool. Coffee chain S.Engine teamed up with e-comme上海乌托邦

rce site Tmall for a brick-and-mortar store to attract attention, while Happy Lemo

n’s tieup with domestic candy brand White Rabbit has generated online discussions on上海乌托邦品茶微信

Weibo, China’s most-used microblogging service, which is also a gauge of trending topics online.

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Beijing’s ‘green lung’上海419ital breathing space

Covering 608 hectares, the park is home to 208 different wild animal species, including the yellow-bellie

d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419

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上海419女神会所ystem is the top priority, and the park is designed to act as Beijing’s “green lung”-a

n area for leisure and entertainment that meets the increasing demand from local residents for green space.

When the park was completed in June 2008, the proportion of forest area上海419

in Beijing rose to 67 percent and carbon sequestration-a process by which carb

on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form-reached 4,763 metric tons per ye

上海419女神会所ar. The park releases 5,208 tons of oxygen annually, according to the management committee.

As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou

ps and families use the walkways to exercise. Lovers often sit along the trails, listening to guitar players.上海419

Since 2014, Zhang Yu, 40, an illustrator at a nature and geographical magazine in Beijing for young readers, has spent more than

上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.

He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.

According to Zhang, untended land in the park provides the perfect hab上海419

itat for hedgehogs, and they usually rest and sleep on the edges of grassy areas.

Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W

上海419女神会所e are lucky to have Olympic Forest Park as one of the areas to observe birds’ behavior.”

Wang, who worked in finance before retiring, said she used to watch birds to ease the pressure of work.

“Every time I saw the birds, especially some new species that sudd上海419

enly appeared, I felt a sense of satisfaction and my spirits quickly rose,” she said.

Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所

“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an

d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.

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Facing external uncert 上海千花坊a has been unswe

rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks

and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊

h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.

 上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin

g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.

Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊

company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.

 上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom

e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.

Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha

nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan

ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所

to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).

Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊

he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm

ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.

The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所

lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.

A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro

ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.

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As the principal dan上海品茶微信nd dozens of other da

ncers from the Liaoning Ballet of China will take their original ballet Hua Mulan to the United States a

nd Canada in late August, representing the troupe’s first performance of the classic outside of China.上海品茶微信

For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.

“In the past, I often played the roles of a swan or a princess. This tim上海品茶微信

e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p

art well, she had to do push-ups and fight with sticks on stage, just like the male dancers.

上海品茶微信The story originates from a Northern Dynasty (386-581) folk song, known as the Ballad of Mulan. The song tells the tal

e of a valiant girl who joins the army on behalf of her ailing father, battles enemies to defend her country and fights with

high distinction. However, she refuses the accolades thrust upon her and ultimately retires to her hometown.上海品茶微信

Besides the physical techniques required, Chinese b

allet cares about portraying its characters’ inner world and expressing emotions.

“Playing the legendary warrior has made me grow up and deepened my understanding of performance, life and Chin上海品茶微信

ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”

Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch

上海品茶微信inese stories to global audiences, the legend of Mulan is more relatable than others.”

She says it is a touching story, and Mulan’s heroic spirit, perseverance, and love fo

r country and peace can resonate with people everywhere, adding that many European and American audiences are

already familiar with her story thanks to Disney’s classic animated film, which introduced上海品茶微信

the legend of Mulan to the West. Additionally, the recent release of initial footage from Disney’s u

pcoming live-action remake of Mulan has sparked renewed interest in the character.

上海品茶微信The 100 plus-minute ballet Hua Mulan incorporates classic and modern art elements that will suit the taste of today’s a

udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.

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Citi’s Yap said they wi上海乌托邦 data on the compa

pany’s monetization of games, the timing of online ad recovery, fintech p

roduction traction, and progress in industrial internet and software development.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Chinese tech heavyweight Lenovo Group Ltd saw its profit more than double in the quarter which ended in June, on the back of

a record high personal computer market share and strong performance in its internet data center business.上海乌托邦

Its profit hit $162 million compared with an average estimate of $154 millio

n by nine analysts, according to data service provider Refinitiv. Its revenue rose to $上海乌托邦

12.51 billion, marking year-on-year growth for the eighth consecutive quarter.

Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo, said the Beijing-based company has cemented its positi上海乌托邦品茶微信

on as the world’s largest PC maker, grabbing a record 24.9 percent market share in the quarter.

“We have seen robust growth in market segments such as gaming PCs, and light

上海乌托邦PCs, with related revenue jumping by about 30 percent year-on-year,” said Yang.

According to him, the company also performed quite well in Japan after it acquired a 5

1 percent stake in Japanese technology firm Fujitsu Ltd’s personal computer business.上海乌托邦

“Our enhanced operational efficiency also contributed to our better profit

s,” Yang said. The company’s gross profit margin hit 16.4 percent in the quarter.

Lenovo’s strong performance came as global PC market rebounded from April to上海乌托邦品茶微信

June. Year-on-year growth during the quarter reached 4.4 percent, which was nota

bly higher than expected as the easing of supply shortages combined with looming trade tensions which increased the上海乌托邦

demand, according to data from the market research company International Data Corp.

“Supply for Intel’s processors improved markedly during the quarter, allowing most PC vend上海乌托邦品茶微信

ors to fulfill old orders while also shipping a healthy supply of new PCs into the channels,” Jitesh Ub

rani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers, said in a research note.

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Tencent came out of 上海419论坛ded regulatory freeze

 in new games as it rode Peacekeeper Elite and other titles like Honor of Kings to reignite growth in a business that co

ntributed 30 percent of its revenue. The company said it released 10 games in the second quarter.上海419论坛女神会所

“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on

上海419论坛ce again missed both our and the Street’s expectations,” said Alicia Yap, an analyst of Citigroup Global Markets Asia, wh

ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.

“We expect gaming revenue to re-accelerate starting from the second q上海419论坛女神会所

uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke

rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.

Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛

Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is

expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所

arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.

The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan

上海419论坛ce will weigh on marketing demand and ads, said a research note from Citic Securities.

“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over

40 percent) and relatively low monetization rate of the ad上海419论坛女神会所

business in China, the current stalemate wouldn’t last too long,” the Citic report said.

On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye

ar that includes payment and cloud services churned out 22.9 billion yuan, up 37 percent on co上海419论坛

mparable business last year. The sector was fueled by rapid growth in commercial payment volumes.

“We have learned from our industry contacts that Te上海419论坛女神会所

ncent’s WeChat Pay has enhanced efforts to improve profitability

by phasing out/reducing subsidies,” Nomura Securities said in its own research note.

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So I followed that advic上海千花坊rt because of th

the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

itself. I can’t be the only one who wants the sad, sordid cycle to end once and for all.上海千花坊品茶微信

The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

上海千花坊品茶微信The overall GDP of the top 20 cities in H1 reached 16.16 trillion yuan ($2.29 trillion), contributing 35.84 percent to th

e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

atistics collected by a data journalism lab under 21st Century Business Herald, said.

Six cities witnessed their GDP exceeding 1 trillion yuan上海千花坊品茶微信

in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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Certainly, you see ge上海夜生活ne passion among the yo

ung people for Dunhuang when they visit it,” Zhao said.Ma Jingna contributed to this story.

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a pe

rmanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted by the Diego Portales U上海夜生活

niversity here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a

permanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted上海夜生活

by the Diego Portales University here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活As a child, Mo Yan thought the stream that ran behind his home in China was the bigge

st in the world, till he was older to realize it was actually a “minor” river even in China.

Some of them even express interest in working at the academy, set in a上海夜生活女神会所

serene, tranquil compound on the edge of the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert, he said.

“Once you get to see Dunhuang art and really understand it, you will like it. We need to e上海夜生活

ncourage and tap that interest, to attract talent to take our development to the next stage.”

上海夜生活女神会所he 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for Juliet”. The photographer’s project, which involves actre

sses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the in

tersection of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.上海夜生活

The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to pre

sent the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each t上海夜生活女神会所

hrough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth and

the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Ste

wart, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.

Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am sti

ll searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream”.

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The notice reminded all 上海会所o check undergrou

und spaces including garages, shopping malls, construction sites, and e

上海会所ntrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air conditioners and de

corations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.

Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.上海会所品茶微信

The provincial meteorological administraion said largte-scale indoor an

上海会所vd outdoor activities should be suspended and precarious buildings shoul

d be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海会所

A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken

special measures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and touri

上海会所品茶微信sts from around the world, according to the municipal culture and tourism bureau.

Parks and spots including Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park hav

e extended their business hours, while destinations such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wil上海会所

dlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have presented special late shows or night-tour programs.

Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural Histor

上海会所品茶微信y Museum have launched special nighttime exhibitions, lectures and exploration activities.

Most of the nighttime tours and activities should be booked online so as to monitor an

d control the flow of visitors and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.上海会所

The municipality rolled out a guideline to boost the nighttime economy earlier this year.

Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activi上海会所品茶微信

ties and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.

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