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Chinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer.
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professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the capita
上海千花坊l Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.
Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2
006 when officers from Hungary became the first foreign law enforcement officials invited to t
ake part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assist their上海千花坊
Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.
上海千花坊女神会所In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the
streets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line
s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊
In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.
Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.
上海千花坊女神会所In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chin
ese visitors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.
“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monuments
and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.
-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box
-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所
To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re
上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.
“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch
inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所
Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv
上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.
“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the
reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信
ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.
上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.
Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa
id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信
s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.
“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin
ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.
A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi
上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show
s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.
“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所
s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.
of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the same school Zhang was attending, would be the first person to be sentenced to death in a federal cou
rthouse in Illinois since 2006, if the jury reaches a unanimous verdict that he should be executed by lethal injection.上海后花园品茶微信
US District Court Judge James Shadid read instructions to the jury on Wednesd
上海后花园ay morning after the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments.
“The law leaves this decision exclusively to you, the jury,” Shadid said. “Whichever sentence you choose, death or life im上海后花园
prisonment without the possibility of release, the court is required to impose that sentence.”
上海后花园品茶微信Zhang’s mother, father, boyfriend and brother were in the main courtroom Wednesday m
orning, but after some deliberation in the judge’s chambers, her mother didn’t return.
The same 12 jurors took under 90 minutes on June 24 to unanimo上海后花园
usly find Christensen guilty of all three counts against him, namely kidnapping resulting in th
上海后花园e death of the 26-year-old Zhang, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.
Christensen’s defense lawyers admitted to the court that in June 2017, he
raped Zhang and beat her to death with a bat. Christensen hasn’t said what he did with the bod上海后花园品茶微信
y. Investigators have not been able to find Zhang’s body, despite an intensive search.
In his closing argument, federal prosecutor James Nels上海后花园
on argued that “justice must be done” and asked, “Is this a minimum-sentence case?”
He acknowledged the grief of Christensen’s family would have if he were sen上海后花园品茶微信
tenced to death, but said the “source of that pain sits in that chair”, referring to Christensen.
He described the impact on Zhang’s family, as they placed great hope in her.
上海后花园”That’s why Yingying fought so hard. She had so much to live for,” Nelson said.
“Everyone in this room felt the weight of Yingying Zhang’s murder,” US Attorney Eug上海后花园品茶微信
ene Miller said. “There will be only one sentence in this case — the death penalty.”
oga Lin gave a show in Beijing recently as part of his Idol World Tour, w
hich he launched in 2018 at the Taipei Arena, to mark a decade in the music business.上海夜生活女神会所
For the Idol World Tour, Lin, 31, is music director. And he has
上海夜生活rearranged his hits and worked with multimedia artists to design the visual images.
After Beijing, Lin will tour other Chinese cities, including Qingdao, in Sh
andong province; Nanjing, in Jiangsu province and Changsha, in Hunan province, till the end上海夜生活女神会所
of August. And besides China, he will go to Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in September.
上海夜生活Lin, who was born in Pingtung, Taiwan, joined a rock band while in h
igh school and performed in local pubs before launching his career as a singer.
He took his first steps to stardom by winning the first season of the One Milli
on Starcompetition in 2007, a popular reality TV singing contest in Taiwan.上海夜生活女神会所
So far, he has released five full-length studio albums, incl
uding Fiction and Perfect Life, both nominated for awards at the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards.上海夜生活女神会所
The 2019 Chinese Science Education Summit was held in Beij
ing recently and its theme was “Make science education more scientific”.
Speaking at the event, Zou Caineng, an academician from the Chinese Academy of
上海夜生活Sciences, emphasized the importance of cultivating a sense of innovation sense in kids.
David G. Evans, a professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology presented some scien上海夜生活女神会所
tific experiments at the event and explained the necessity of letting kids do the experiments themselves.
on’t even bring clothes. I would simply have the rental platform deliver the garments to my hotel befo
re the trip. I’d then return them without having to go through all the hassle of doing laundry,” she says.上海品茶微信女神会所
“I think women just need different clothes instead of new clothes. I don’t need a closet that is larger than necessary to p
上海品茶微信rove myself. My professional achievements are my most glittering accessories,” she adds.
She is so proud of adopting this approach that she openly admits to her friends that she rents cloth
es instead of buying them. She has even recommended clothing rental services to many of her peers.上海品茶微信女神会所
Consumers like Shen, who are open to renting fashion items, are driving the sharing econo
上海品茶微信my within the fashion industry, which has been slow to jump on the bandwagon, says Clement Tang, CEO of Le To
e China, an online clothing rental company that originated in San Francisco in 2012.
According to the State Information Center, China’s sharing economy was worth 2.94 trilli上海品茶微信女神会所
on yuan by 2018, an increase of 41 percent year-on-year, and more than 760 mill
ion Chinese-over half the country’s population-have paid for shared services or products.
上海品茶微信The center also estimated that the annual growth rate in the sharing economy in China would remain steady at around 30 percent over the next three years.
A consumer survey by consultancy firm Mintel found that transportation remains the most popular上海品茶微信女神会所
segment in the sharing economy. Among the 3,000 consumers polled by the consultancy, 91 percent said the
y have paid to share car rides or bicycles. In contrast, clothing is the second least popular category, above mothe上海品茶微信
r care and baby products, with only 9 percent of the interviewees saying they pay for such services.
Rachel Botsman, the author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, noted in o上海品茶微信女神会所
ne of her TED talks that the rise of the sharing economy in other fields has provided a basis for the deva
luation of ownership in fashion, where there has long been “a stigma behind rental”.上海品茶微信
According to its website, TED is “a nonpartisan nonprofit (organi
zation) devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks”.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Clothing rental could be the next big revolution for the fashion industry, after the rise of fast fashion and e-commerce,” says Tang.
I spent over three hours a day practicing, but to be a clapper talk artist, per
formers must first memorize the lines, talk with rhythm, and gradually increase speed,” he上海千花网
says. To fully understand the lines, foreign performers have to learn a lot about Chinese culture.
上海千花网女神会所After graduating from the university in 2016, Komatsu first tried his han
d at business but failed. So, he worked as a Japanese teacher in a language training school.
Despite the pressure of work and life, Komatsu performs clapper talk with his teacher a上海千花网女神会所
nd fellow senior apprentices in theaters, communities, campuses and parks, though most of the performances are free.
Now, in his team, there are performers from Japan, Germany, Sweden and Britain.
上海千花网In August 2018, Komatsu decided to go back to Japan. However, he returned to Beijing half a year later.
Explaining why he came back, he says: “I missed my f
riends, Chinese culture and food too much, and life would be boring without them.”上海千花网女神会所
Komatsu has now decided to spend the rest of his life in China and continue with his hobby.
上海千花网He says: “I hope more Japanese will visit and learn more about China, so as to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.”
What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he b上海千花网
roke with his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.
Picasso’s innovations in perspective and technique dazzled the art world for d上海千花网女神会所
ecades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.
As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picass上海千花网
o’s poetry and other written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.
The artist did not begin to write until the age of 53. His literary endeavors r上海千花网女神会所
esulted in hundreds of poems with a unique fusion of words and visual imagery.
ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to
copy each other or foreigners. But, as China has developed its own technology and moved u上海千花网品茶微信
p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.
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ill step up our efforts for IPR protection as well as law enforcement in various aspects, and establish a sy上海千花网
stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”
上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio
n in his April speech to the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.上海千花网
Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in
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Financial market reforms
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p of securities firms, futures businesses and life insurance companies by 2020, a year earlier than was s
上海千花网品茶微信cheduled, Premier Li Keqiang told the Summer Davos Forum. Foreign institutions will be offered treatment e
qual to that of domestic companies in credit references, credit ratings and payments, he said.
Li emphasized that this reform is part of a broader push to force domestic上海千花网
firms to upgrade as they face foreign competition. “Further opening to foreign investors, we are no
上海千花网品茶微信t just providing them with opportunities to enter the Chinese market. We are also providing opportu
nities for the financial sector to upgrade and to improve its quality on a level playing field,” Li said.
Measures to boost private sectorThe Chinese government has also recently announced mea上海千花网品茶微信
sures to improve the availability of credit for the private sector and reduce taxes on it.
In a discussion with foreign CEOs at the Summer Davos meeting, Li noted that small and medium-sized companies and private e上海千花网
nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.
t rely heavily on importation of advanced equipment will be affected the m
ost. “The silver lining of US pressure is that China will be forced to innovate and be self-suffi上海会所
cient,” Pan said. “The US cutting off exchanges will slow us down a little, but will not stop our strides for progress.”
上海会所品茶微信Given the uncertainty of the situation, scientists and scholars around the world fear that the worl
d will be divided into two major blocs, like during the Cold War. “Splitting the world into two syst
ems and hyping the clash of civilizations will be disastrous for all humanity,” Pan said.上海会所
“The current international systems were mostly put in place after World War II, but this world
上海会所品茶微信order did not anticipate the astonishing rise of China,” he said. “As a result, some norms within the current glob
al systems must change in order to accommodate the new dynamics, a process in which China is willing to help.”
China has been slowly and sincerely contributing its own standards
and knowledge to global governance, especially in regard to the social impact and上海会所
governance of artificial intelligence, biosciences and other emerging technologies, Pan said.
上海会所”China is not a disrupter, but a contributor to the current world order,” he said.
China’s economic growth weakened to 6.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, but remained stable on the wh
ole in the first half of this year at 6.3 percent, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.上海会所品茶微信
The country’s industrial output rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year i
n June, compared with 5 percent in the previous month, official data showed.
But in the first half of this year, industrial output growth dropped to 6 percent, down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter.上海会所品茶微信
Fixed-asset investment growth was 5.8 percent in the first six month
s combined, compared with 6.3 percent in the first quarter, according to the NBS.
Retail sales increased by 8.4 percent year-on-year in the first hal上海会所
f of this year, compared with 8.3 percent in the first quarter, the data showed.
Production rises 34.6 percent for new energy vehicles and 20.1 percent for solar cells year-on-year in H1, the NBS said.上海会所品茶微信
The bureau said that growth remained on track despite increasing external uncertainties and new downward growth pressure.
the exhibition is named after one of the paintings on show by reno
wned artist Chen Yifei. The showcase opened on June 21 and will end on Sept 8.上海夜生活品茶微信
About 200 works of art are on display at the show, including oil paintin
上海夜生活gs, Chinese ink paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, political posters and New Year
posters, many of which are iconic images that used to appear in textbooks and other publications.
According to Chen Lyusheng, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the art theory co上海夜生活品茶微信
mmittee under the China Artists Association, the Long Museum’s collection of New China art started be
上海夜生活cause of the personal interests of the founders of the museum, Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian.
The couple established the first Long Museum in Pudong in
2012 before opening the second one, the Long Museum West Bund in Xuhui district, in 20上海夜生活品茶微信
14. Two other branches of the museum opened in Chongqing in 2016 and Wuhan in 2018.
上海夜生活Chen Lyusheng notes that while Liu has always been collecting classical Chinese art, hi
s wife Wang has instead been focusing on collecting New China art from 1949 onward.
“Long Museum has gained a special position in the field of modern Chinese art since上海夜生活品茶微信
1949, having accumulated a unique collection of art because of Wang Wei’s personal enthusiasm,” he says.
上海夜生活Wang began collecting revolutionary art in 2003 after she bought a paint
ing titled Hard Times by Zhang Hongxiang at an auction. The artwork depicts Chairman Ma
o Zedong standing among Red Army soldiers in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan.上海夜生活品茶微信
Following that purchase, Wang went on to amass a collection of more than 100 paintin
上海夜生活gs from the period before presenting an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2009. The collection cu
rrently has about 300 artworks that have been presented in exhibitions in Shanghai and Chongqing.
According to Liang Jiang, the head of the research institute of Gua上海夜生活品茶微信
ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col
上海夜生活品茶微信lection is so impressive that he often has to borrow their works for exhibitions.
“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp
ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.
“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th
e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le
ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”
this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.