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ed its two-year designed life span. The spacecraft helped to pave the way for China’s future manned space station, according to the agency.
Wang Ya’nan, editor-in-chief of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, said Tiangong II c
上海419论坛ontributed a great deal to China’s efforts to build its own space station as it accommodated astronauts’ sta
y and verified life-support and in-orbit refueling technologies, all of which are essential to running a space station.
China plans to start putting together its first manned space station around 2020. It is expected to be fully operational aro上海419论坛女神会所
und 2022 and to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology.
In 2024, it would become the world’s only space station if t上海419论坛
he United States-led International Space Station is retired that year as planned.
The multimodule station, named Tiangong, will be mainly composed of three parts－a core module attached to two s
上海419论坛pace labs－and have a combined weight of more than 90 tons, the academy said.
The scientific communities of China and the United States still have room for exchanges and cooperation despite ongo
ing trade and technology disputes between the two countries, a senior science policy researcher said.上海419论坛
Stability, development, exchanges and global integration will remain C
hina’s top priorities in the coming decade. Hence, it is crucial for China and the US to respect, ratio
上海419论坛女神会所nally perceive and adjust to each other’s national needs, Pan Jiaofeng, president of the Chinese Academy of Sci
ences’ Institutes of Science and Development, told China Daily in an interview.
The scientific communities should also enhance mutual exchanges and integration of standards to jointly tackle glob上海419论坛
al issues including climate change, aging populations, energy and resources, and natural disasters, he said.
In recent years, China has seen substantial development in science and technol
上海419论坛女神会所ogy due to strong government planning and support, bigger investments, greater efforts from tech en
terprises and sweeping reforms tailored to the needs of researchers to unleash their full innovative potential.
China’s budget for research and development increased to 2.18 percent of its GDP l
ast year, reaching a record high of 1.96 trillion yuan ($285 billion), acc上海419论坛女神会所
ording to the National Bureau of Statistics. There also was a 16.9 percent year-on-ye
ar increase last year in patent applications from Chinese innovators, amounting to 4.32 million at home and abroad
uld strengthen exchanges and cooperation, make more efforts to guide public opinio
n and promote the mutual understanding between the people of both sides, and make more contributions to consolidate the public basis of the two countries.上海419论坛女神会所
The chairwoman extended the sincere greetings and best wishes of Trong to Xi. She said that the Communist Party of Viet
上海419论坛nam, the government and the people always keep China’s precious support and help in mind.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Xi at the core, Ch
ina will definitely achieve the important development goals set at the CPC’s 19th National Congress, she said.上海419论坛女神会所
Vietnam would like to implement the consensus of the two countries’ leaders, continue to support each other firmly in the
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dle disputes effectively, and promote bilateral ties to achieve greater development, she added.
Planned deal worth around $2.2 billion seriously violates international law
China said on Friday it will place sanctions on US companies involved in the lates上海419论坛女神会所
t planned military sale to Taiwan, which it said has impaired its sovereignty and national security.
The planned sale worth an estimated $2.2 billion seriously violates international law and b上海419论坛
asic norms of international relations, as well as the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three Chi
na-US joint communiques, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang in a statement.
上海419论坛女神会所China made the sanctions decision in order to safeguard its national interests, Geng said.
In a news conference in Beijing, Geng again urged the United States to call off the sale and cut military ties with Taiwan.
The US announced its State Department has approved the sale, the largest since US President Donald Trump took office in Jan上海419论坛女神会所
uary 2017. The announcement came just days before the arrival of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen to the US.
Tsai arrived in the US on Thursday, Reuters reported, and is spending four nights in th上海419论坛
e US－two on the first leg and two on the way back from a visit to four Caribbean countries.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China is “gravely concerned” by Tsa上海419论坛女神会所
i’s transiting the US, and is firmly against any form of official contact between the US and Taiwan.
“Taiwan independence” separatist activities are doomed to fail, and no foreign
intervention is allowed in the Taiwan question, which is purely China’s domestic affair, Wang said in a joint ne
ws conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Friday.
“No one and no force is able to obstruct the historical process of unifica
tion of the two sides across the Taiwan Straits,” Wang said, urging the US to honor its on
e-China promise and the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiques.
Asia and Pacific Department Deputy Director Kennet上海419论坛h Kang, summarized that “China can play an important role and wou
ld benefit from further opening up and other structural reforms that enhance competition.”上海419论坛女神会所
The previously issued policy is sufficient to stabilize growth by 2020, desp
上海419论坛ite the recent US tariff hike, according to the fund’s report. “No additional policy ea
sing is needed, provided there are no further increases in tariffs or a significant slowdown in growth.”
Only if the trade tensions further escalate and threatChina’s Dragon Boat Fes
tival, or Duanwu, is just around the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the hol上海419论坛女神会所
iday, which falls on June 7 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.en economic and
上海419论坛financial stability, additional policy easing, such as fiscal expansion, could be used to stabilize the economy, it said.
This is great news for us. While we are at the beginning of 5G’s commercial deployment, the Chinese government’s open
policy will help drive the healthy growth of our industry and accelerate 5G applications in industrial verticals,” said Zh上海419论坛
ao Juntao, president of Ericsson China, as the negative lists ease market access to value-added telecom services.
上海419论坛女神会所One of the highlights of the revised negative lists is further opening-up in the exploration and development of petroleum and natural gas.
“I’m pleased to witness that China is pushing forward its opening-up policy. The continuo
us improvement of the business environment for foreign investors gives us more confidence in the f上海419论坛
uture development of the Chinese economy,” said William Zhao, Total China country chair.
上海419论坛女神会所The French energy giant is the first international energy company to conduct offshore
oil and gas exploration in China. “As our business has a presence across the entire value chain of China’s energy in
dustry, I believe, the company will have access to more opportunities in a fairer business environment,” Zhao said.
China bucked a global trend of foreign direct investment slide by attracting $138.3 billion last year. In the first five mon上海419论坛
ths of this year, the country saw an FDI inflow of $54.6 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said last Tuesday at the Summer Davos Forum that China will
remain firmly committed to opening-up and building an open economy of higher standards.上海419论坛女神会所
The country will become more open, transparent and predictable for foreign inves
tment, and its business environment will further improve, according to Li.
g province, which dates from 5,300 to 4,500 years ago, archaeologists unearthed a hug
e dam 3.5 kilometers long and more than 10 meters thick. Ruins of the city cover 3 million square met上海419论坛
ers, and the city’s walls are 40 to 60 meters thick. The discovery was made possible with remote sensing technology.
上海419论坛”In the city center, we found a terrace that is 630 meters by 450 meters,” he said. “Some of the foundations are as large as 900 square meters.”
He estimated that the entire city would have taken 10,000 people a decade or longer to build.上海419论坛女神会所
“It hardly would have been possible for a tribe or a league of tribes to mobilize so many
上海419论坛people,” Wang said. “That indicated a time of early-stage states with wide influence.”
Division of labor, hierarchical social classes and inequality in wealth were also observed when studying the Taosi Site (from
4,300 to 4,100 years ago) in Xiangfen county, Shanxi province, and several other key sites of “huge city ruins”, he said.上海419论坛女神会所
The relics are from what is believed to have been the capital of Emperor Ya
o, a legendary ancient ruler. Some markings were discovered that are believed to be a pro
上海419论坛女神会所totype of written characters, but they appear to have been used exclusively within a small group of ruling elites.
“Around 5,000 years ago, some regions along the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the western bank
of Liaohe River (in Northeast China) stepped into the age of civilization,” Wang said. Those ancient sta上海419论坛
tes, he said, “controlled certain territory, but had economic, political and cultural connections with each other”.
上海419论坛女神会所During the time of the Erlitou Site (3,750 to 3,550 years ago), in Luoyang, Henan province, China entered what is often called the age of dynasties, Wang said.
“Erlitou marked the time when the Central China plain began to widely influence上海419论坛
the surrounding areas,” he said. “It created a foundation for a united country with multiethnic groups.”
Speaking of how to define “civilization”, Zhao Hui, a professor at Peking University
上海419论坛女神会所who is in charge of the project, said traditional criteria in Western academia, which emphasize the ap
pearance of written characters and metallurgy, have not strictly been used in this project.
Liangzhu and several other early civilizations in China, h上海419论坛女神会所
owever, are known for their highly developed techniques in making jade articles.
上海419论坛女神会所”Some characters of human development are common,” Zhao said. “The
difference also shows there are some unique characters in early Chinese civilization.”
He said Chinese civilization also absorbed influences from other civilizations. Archaeological discoveries sho
w wheat cultivation, breeding of cattle and sheep, and bronze-making technology in China originated in We
stern and Central Asia and were later adopted and acquired local characteristics.
This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the sho
上海419论坛w. “Witnessing the evolution of Chinese rock music is a fascinating experience. We are proud that we are part of it as The Face.”
Western rock music first gained popularity in China in the 1980s with a performance given by the rock singer-songwriter Cui Jian on May 9, 1986, during a concert at Beijing Workers’ Stadium. At the packed venue, the then 25-year上海419论坛
-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My Name, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.
上海419论坛品茶微信The song also marked the start of a journey that would later make Cui China’s godfather of rock ‘n’ roll. It also ushered in a go
lden era of original Chinese rock bands influenced by the Western music genre and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. The first
rock bands included the heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, founded in 1988, the pop-rock band Black Panther, formed in 1987, and The Face.上海419论坛
“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Instead, we were hungry for roc
k music and found any possible way to get the latest music from Western bands. Compared with young bands today, we had few opportunities to perfo
rm onstage because the audiences were smaller and there were few live house venues. But we were very happy because we truly loved the music.”上海419论坛品茶微信
In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing toget
her He Yong, Dou Wei, the former lead vocalist of Black Panther, Zhang Chu and Tang Dynasty, the concert was the first showcase for musicians from
the mainland to perform in Hong Kong. It stunned Hong 上海419论坛Kong audiences and created the momentum for a wave of rock music to wash across the country.
“Looking back, those legendary musicians and their works are still inspiring for the young
bands,” Ou says. “They shaped the golden era of China’s rock music. The band members are different people and enjoy different m
usic styles. They come together and contribute t上海419论坛品茶微信o the band as one person. That’s the most interesting part of being in a band.”
Then with the birth of Modern Sky, one of the country’s biggest indie labels, which former rock singer-songwriter Shen Lihui
founded in 1997 in Beijing as a way to distribute both his own and his friends’ music, more and more indie band
s emerged in the country while developing the上海419论坛品茶微信ir own unique styles. The punk-rock band New Pants, the pop-rock band
Queen Sea Big Shark and the heavy rock band Miserable Faith were among the most-watched bands then.
ow is the focus上海419论坛品茶微信 for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, an ong
oing exhibition at the National Museum of China that runs through Sept 22. Techn
icians have used cutting-edge technology to bring to life the work of the gifted artist through an all-encompassing pr
ojection display of images taken from more than 200 paintings and drawings from the artist’s oeuvre.
The 35-minute show is being staged inside a purpose-built rectangular box occ
upying a section of the spacious third-floor corridor of the National Museum of China.
The viewer first encounters Van Gogh through a space set out like a galler
y, in which the painter’s self-portraits are displayed on wall-mounted screens. Then the gal
lery changes into different scenes inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic works, where viewers “step inside” these fam
iliar landscapes. One moment, viewers are surrounded by blossoming almond trees, while the next, they watch cr
ows flying over expansive wheat fields. Overhead, a dreamy, starlit night sky unfolds.
In recent years, Van Gogh has been the subject of many popular interactive exhibitions at home and abroad, where digital t
echnology rather than the original paintings are used to offer an insight into the painter’s life and art.
an Asian com上海419论女神会所坛munity with a shared future in the past few years, Xi encouraged CICA me
mbers to hold on to their goals, jointly seize opportunities and address challenges, and make concerted efforts in opening up ne
w prospects for Asian security and development under the new circumstances.
Building a prosperous Asia is a shared aspiration of Asian countries, a
nd development is the key to all problems, Xi said, adding that CICA members shoul
d work together to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and ink regional integration doc
uments such as Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at an early date.
Building an open and inclusive Asia is a common pursuit of Asian countries, said Xi. He urged CICA members to well imple
ment the consensus reached at the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held in May in Beijing, and devel
op a vision of civilizations based on equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness.
roughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed
as part of China’s national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state official and poet who lived during the Warring State
s Period (475-221 BC) before the reunification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after
opposing his king’s decision to ally with the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, h
e committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, threw rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so t
hey would not eat the body of their poet hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.
Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calen
dar is celebrated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.