During an excavatio上海千花网 wooden slip was une

earthed from a well at a 2,200-year-old relic site in the mountainous

Liye town, Longshan county, Hunan province. The front and back of the slip contain the fo上海千花网女神会所

rmula in Chinese characters, which is believed to be the earliest and most complete such model in the country.

The slip was among some 38,000 bamboo and wooden pieces found in the well and d

上海千花网ates to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), China’s first unified empire that was powerful but short-lived.

The discovery of these slips, as well as other excavations at the Liye relic site, is deemed on

e of the most important archaeological findings in China since the beginning of the 21st century上海千花网女神会所

It is not only because the Liye slips were 10 times the total number of Qin slips discovered in other parts of China before, but also be

cause the Liye slips bear more than 200,000 characters, documenting the political, economic and social aspects of Liy

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asty’s bureaucracy and economic systems, as written records about Qin were previously unclear.

After years of decoding and interpreting the information on the slips, researchers from Hunan are n上海千花网女神会所

ow sharing some of their findings about the Qin era with a display of some 175 slips at A Tale of A S

mall Town, an exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing that runs through Sept 6.上海千花网

These objects are from the collections of the Hunan Provincial Institute of Archaeology in Changsha and the Liye Qi

n Slips Museum near the relic site. Bamboo and wooden slips were the primary上海千花网女神会所

media for texts before paper was invented by Cai Lun, an official of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

Pieces from the collection of Liye slips, which have been cleaned, date from 222 BC to 20上海千花网

8 BC, unfolding a panoramic view of administrative management at the prefecture level then, as well as ep

itomizing the area’s social life. It is through these tiny slips and glimpses of a small t上海千花网女神会所

own’s past that people today are able to get a bigger picture of the rise and fall of Qin rulers.

Archaeologists and historians view the significance of the Liye slips rivalin

g that of the discovery of Qin’s Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, in 1974.

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iyi continues membe上海乌托邦h despite challenges

Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu

e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.上海乌托邦女神会所

Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n

oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦

Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es

上海乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.

For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio

n yuan, in line with the 50 percent growth it posted as its member rolls jumped to 100.5 million from上海乌托邦

67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.

“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec

ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer上海乌托邦

of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per

cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg上海乌托邦女神会所

y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon

etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦

nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”

Online advertising service revenue was 2.2 billion yuan in the second quarter, down 16 percent ye上海乌托邦女神会所

ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela

ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.

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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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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

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“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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angdong province, o上海419论坛esday to cope with the

The ongoing situation has disrupted travel plans for many passengers and caused inconvenience.Passengers also expr

essed deep concerns about their recent trips to Hong Kong amid a massive backlog of flights.Huang Yanheng, 29, who上海419论坛品茶微信

works at a consulting company in Beijing, plans to travel to Indonesia next week and needs to transfer in Hong Kon

上海419论坛g.”I planned the trip almost half a year ago but the woes at the airport still remain. Therefore I had to cancel my trip

,” he said, adding that he will try to avoid nonessential travel to Hong Kong.The expedition along the world’s thi

rd-longest river is Dyke’s third noteworthy achievement. In 2014, he claimed to have become the first person to wa上海419论坛

lk the length of Mongolia, solo and unsupported, something China’s civil aviation authority and airlines have been spari

上海419论坛品茶微信ng no efforts in accommodating passengers in Hong Kong affected by flight cancellations.Hong Kong International Airport was forced to susp

end all check-ins for departing flights for a second straight day on Tuesday afternoon as protesters returned and br

ought chaos to the airport, hours after it resumed a limited number of flights in the morning.The Civil Aviation Admini上海419论坛

stration of China said that efforts will be made to increase the transfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hong K

ong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the mainland and Hong Kong following rece

nt disruptions at the special administration region’s airport.It will enhance flight capacity as well as provide eas上海419论坛品茶微信

ier access for passengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.he ma

naged in 78 days. And, in 2016, he was described as the first person to have traversed the length of inland M上海419论坛品茶微信

adagascar, a journey of 2,574 kilometers that took 155 days.Dykes is already thinking about his next a

dventure and says he would like to do something in China.”I’d like to do something

shorter but just as ambitious and make it more interactive and educational,” he said.

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One typical case occur上海419论坛ebruary when police

lice in Yichang, Hubei, uncovered a major online firearms and ammunition traffic

king ring. Police detained 29 suspects and confiscated 41 illegal firearms and 1,300 rounds of amm上海419论坛女神会所

unition, said Qian Xiongfei, deputy director at the ministry’s public security management bureau.

“China is one of the countries with the lowest number of gun crimes and is one of the safest countries in the world,” Sun said.

上海419论坛He said police will work closely with relevant authorities to set up a preventive mechanism to greatly curb such crimes at their source.I

ndia’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wan

g Yi shake hands on Monday in Beijing at the ending ceremony of the India-China High Level Media Forum上海419论坛

China is opposed to any unilateral actions that complicate the situa

tion in Kashmir, and called on both India and Pakistan to resolve related disputes t

hrough peaceful means, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.上海419论坛女神会所

In a meeting with visiting Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishank

ar, Wang said New Delhi’s announcement of the establishment of the Ladakh Union Territory, which in

上海419论坛volves Chinese territory, has challenged China’s sovereign rights and interests.

The announcement is neither valid in relation to China nor will it change the status

quo that China exercises sovereignty and effective administrative jurisdiction over the territory, Wang said.上海419论坛

Jaishankar’s three-day China visit, which began on Sunday, came days after Pakist

ani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi traveled to Beijing amid a Kashmir

crisis following India’s decision to revoke the special status of India-controlled Kashmir last week.上海419论坛女神会所

Wang said China is highly concerned about the current Kashmir situation and the escalating India-Pakistan conflict. N

ew Delhi’s move to end the constitutional status of India-controlled Kashm

ir will change the status quo of the disputed area and will result in a tense situation in the region, he added.上海419论坛

Wang urged India and Pakistan to resort to peaceful dialogu

e to resolve their disputes and jointly safeguard peace and stability in the region.

Saying India’s move doesn’t conform to the agreement between Beijing a上海419论坛女神会所

nd New Delhi in upholding peace and tranquillity along the border between the two count

ries, Wang proposed that India should do more to help enhance mutual trust and safeguard peace and stability in th

e bordering areas so as to avoid unnecessary disturbance of Sino-Indian relations.上海419论坛

Jaishankar said India’s amendment to its constitution in terms of the Kashmir is

sue will not result in a new claim of sovereignty, will not change the cease-fire li上海419论坛女神会所

e between India and Pakistan and will not change the line of actual control along the China-India border.

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It is often said that art i上海龙凤419e. Films, many of whic

ch are inspired by real events, are no exception. The firefighting movi

The Bravest released last week is one of them. It was adapted from the Mongolian wri上海龙凤419女神会所

ter Bao’erji’s book, featuring an anthology of interviews of firefighters who joined the battle to put out the fire cau

上海龙凤419sed by a pipeline explosion in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, in July 2010. The movie, released for eight da

ys, has already raked in 890.55 million yuan ($126.42 million), second only to Ne Zha, the current domestic box-office champ.上海龙凤419

In addition to The Bravest, many films based on real events have achieved very good box-office results, such as Dying to Sur

上海龙凤419女神会所vive and Operation Red Sea. The reason why those films succeed is because their stories have strong reson

ance among viewers, who are moved by the details. Here are some Chinese films based on real events, which have e

arned great results at the box office and high points on Douban, China’s most popular film review site. Let’s take a look.上海龙凤419

Adapted from a popular sci-fi novel, Chinese futuristic romance “Shanghai Fortress” is set to

open in Chinese theaters on Friday, according to the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association.上海龙凤419女神会所

Starring actress Shu Qi and singer-turned-actor Lu Han, the film tells the story of S

hanghai’s battle to defend itself against an attack by an alien force that has laid sie上海龙凤419

ge to numerous cities around the globe in its quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.

上海龙凤419女神会所Audience attending the road shows ahead of the premiere said they were amazed at the visual effects in the movie, and the sce

nes of gigantic alien ship, Shanghai Cannon, rising from the Huangpu River and the sinking of the whole city.It is an

other high-profile movie to join the new club of China’s domestic sci-fi movies, whose combined box offices are pre

dicted to surpass those of foreign imports this year in an “unprecedented” development in China’s movie history, a上海龙凤419

ccording to an industry report released at Shanghai International Film Festival in June.

Earlier this year, “The Wandering Earth,” with a box office of 4.6 billion yuan ($670 million), became China’s second-highest-grossing movi上海龙凤419女神会所

e of all time, spurring heated discussions about the advent of a new era of China’s sci-fi blockbusters.

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to the contemporary ag上海千花网ake it relevant to ever

The 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for

Juliet“. The photographer’s project, which involves actr上海千花网女神会所

esses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the inter

上海千花网section of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.

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

t the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each th上海千花网女神会所

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

上海千花网Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth an

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

art, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.上海千花网女神会所

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

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 The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, the fi

上海千花网女神会所fth such launch in over two weeks, according to the Republic of Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The projectiles, presumed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, wer

e launched at 5:34 am and 5:50 am local time each from the DPRK’s eastern coa上海千花网

stal city of Hamhung in South Hamgyong province into its eastern waters.

They flew about 400 km at an altitude of some 48 km and a maximum speed of Mach 6.1 or higher.上海千花网女神会所

The JCS said in a statement that it saw a high possibility for the DPRK’s additional proj

上海千花网ectile launches as the DPRK forces were under summertime drills and the combi

ned forces of the ROK and the United States launched their joint military exercises.上海千花网女神会所

The ROK-US joint military drills kicked off on Monday, and were scheduled to last for about 10 more days.

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Shanghai Grand Theat上海会所ces performances for

The Shanghai Grand Theater(SGT) announced its 2019-2020 performance season o

n Aug 7, highlighting the top 10 projects that have been recommended by artists and critics.上海会所品茶微信

The upcoming season, which is titled “When We First Met”, will be the theater’s 21

上海会所st and Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of the SGT, said that the performances will “take audiences on a jour

ney back to the starting point…to discover the original love we felt for art and the theater.”上海会所

Among the projects shown will be Tchaikovsky’s epic opera Eugene Onegin, presented by the Moscow State Stan

islavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre on Sep 11, 13 and 14. The renowned theater made its first China tou上海会所品茶微信

r in 1954. The evening premiere on Sep 11 will also markthe beginning of SGT’s new season.

As next year would mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s bir

上海会所th, maestro conductor Xu Zhong will be collaborating with the Vienna Chamber Orc

hestra and Chinese soloists to present Beethoven’s complete Piano Concertos in two consecutive concerts on May 5 and 6. F

rom June 23-24 and June 26-27, they will play a full cycle of Beethoven’s nine symphonies.上海会所品茶微信

Xu will also be conducting Shanghai Opera House’s production Turandotby Puccini from Dec 13-15. The production will be di

rected by Roberto Ando, featuring Chinese soprano He Hui, tenor Han Peng and Carlo Ventre from Uruguay.上海会所

Chinese soprano He has been active in the global music scene for more than a decad

e and has recently made the career shift from a lyrical soprano to a theater opera singer.

上海会所品茶微信“This is a big step for an artist, and a road of no return,” Xu said. “I hop

e she will take the lead in many heavy-weight opera productions in the future.”

The Wiener Staatsballett, an esteemed ballet company of 150 years fr上海会所

om Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performances from May 28

to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Corsaire and Marie A上海会所品茶微信

ntoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.

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Days before that, the c上海4195G unstaffed smar

bookstore opened in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei province. Driven by the adv

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ard scanned, and obtain their favorite books any time, because technology has made 24-hour unstaffed service feasible.

上海419In Sanlitun, the heart of Beijing’s nightlife hub, at 11 pm on a sum

mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa

nlitun Bookstore, a 24-hour bookstore that has become a landmark since it opened last year.上海419

The shop used to be a bar in a street reputed for its late-night carousing.

上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north

ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ

are-meter bookstore with about 20,000 books, a couple of young people were sitting next to their laptops open.上海419

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e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou

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Another of those in the shop, Zhao Xiaohan of Xiamen, Fujian province, who was on holi

day in Beijing, says: “I accidentally found this place while I was looking for a perch after a long day of trave上海419品茶微信

l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”

上海419In addition to stocking the latest titles and best-sellers, Sanlian Taofen sells books in ancien

t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al

so sells souvenirs and ornaments representative of traditional Chinese culture.上海419品茶微信

Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

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re I came in I wasn’t even sure it was still open. I’ve never come across anything like this in Russia.”

A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信

mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

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