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Another 24-hour bookshop in Beijing that allows customers to get in touch with their dreams, and with the past, too, is China Boo
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On July 20, four years to the day when the shop opened, half of about a dozen desks in its reading-for
-free zones were occupied. Outside, the din of the nearby Shichahai areas and hutong were dying
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One shop assistant and one guard were on duty, their shifts due to end at 8 am the following day, and they seemed happy to
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nd selling gift items, some are turning into venues for all kinds of social activities.
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“For 24-hour bookstores, the operating challenges run into the second half of the night, says Zhang Lei, also known as San S
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“Midnight bookstores are like large study areas, a third space in addition to the home a
nd the workplace. People actually do a lot of things in bookshops; they go there with relatives, meet friends in them a
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Zhang is skeptical about the chances of unstaffed bookshops, because one of the things that 24-hour bookshops have goin
g for them in the relentless battle against online bookselling is that they bring people together, he says.
“If you ask me, bookshops with no people seem a bit vulnerable.”
re to institutionalize now the policies and capabilities that can rebalance our econ
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ocracies and ultimately to defeat the PRC’s global ambitions to suppress freedom and liberty.”
Indeed, Fanell is aware of the irony of the pot calling the ke上海419论坛品茶微信
ttle black. But since Fanell and his ilk are honorable men, they should either do something diplomatically positive or get off the pot.
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r by its “just and fair” foreign policy, no longer has an ideological pot to … . No w
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But should ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers’ hands.
It’s time US officials and think tank members stopped using s
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Chinese space startup iSpace, also known as Starcraft Glory, made history on Thursday with the successful launch of its SQX-1 Y1 rocket.
The launch sent two satellites and payloads into a 300-kilometer c上海419论坛
ircular orbit and was the first time a private Chinese company put a satellite into orbit.
The successful launch, which is considered a major step for private comp
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The 2016 China Space Whitepaper outlined appropriate mechan
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Over the following years, dozens of Chinese space startups have eme
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While the two failed launches raised skepticism, the success of iSpac
e is expected to inject renewed confidence in private sector space programs in China.
Guangdong province, an economic powerhouse in South China, is accelerating development of 5G, with 8,949
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The province’s 5G industrial output is expected to reach more than 300 billion yuan ($43.6 billio
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“As part of booming technologies, the 5G will be used more in the internet of things
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In Guangzhou’s Huangpu district, 5G has already been implemented in commercial secto
rs, such as smart parking areas, automatic driving tests and bus operations.上海419论坛品茶微信
The district is expected to build 5,000 5G bases by the end of 2019, according to sources with the district government.
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will unveil a smart big-screen product in August, marking Huawei’s officially entrance into the TV sector.
“We hope to leverage our years of innovation in smartphon
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In addition to the entertainment features of traditional TVs, Honor’s smart-screen product w
ill function as a center for information sharing for families and a center for multi-device interaction.
“We never meant to blaze off a bloody road in the fiercely competitive market. Instead, we aim to bring new value,” Zhao said.上海419论坛品茶微信
According to Zhao, the new product also will have big potential for industrial use, given its stro
ng computing, telecommunication and interaction capabilities, but Zhao did not provide details.
pital Land signed strategic cooperation agreements with a host of traditional art workshops, guilds and institutes of higher learning.
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mote Chinese intangible cultural heritage as well as investing in a 5 billion yuan cultural foundation.
上海419论坛女神会所The goal is to help every link in the intangible culture industry chain-from designers and inheritors to producers-to solve their
problems and convert intangible culture into marketable products with a practical value, Li says.
When a product is created, the Beijing company will invest in its production, increase its added value and help it to gain market presence.上海419论坛
Li says Beijing Capital Land will also use its outlet shops a
cross the country to promote products bearing elements of intangible culture.
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nline retail giants, including Alibaba, JD and Vipshop, to boost sales of these products.
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and facilitate in-depth cooperation between those involved in art creation, design and marketing.
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tices, according to Li Yang, a senior official with the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.
“We hope Yongyuan will become a new name in the capital’s ‘national cultural center’ development in the future,” Li Yang says.上海419论坛
The Beijing government issued guidance in June to support the development of platfor
ms for cooperation in the fields of intangible cultural heritage, culture creation and health.上海419论坛女神会所
The guidance pushes for rational utilization of the city’s historical build
ings and former industrial sites, turning them into intangible cultural heritage hal
ls for protection, research, publicity and academic exchange purposes, according to Li Yang.
ges could lead to 上海419论坛女神会所a cascade of costly adjustments, including road si
gns, bus schedules, official seals and hukou, or household registration documents.
Xinhua News Agency published a commentary on Friday calling for local authorities to further regulate their work procedures in the rectification of existing names.上海419论坛品茶微信
While acknowledging the cleanup as a correct move, as geographic names are basic social information that needs
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entioned campaign to be welcomed. It also suggested establishing a mechanism to prevent strange names from appearing again.
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drugs, food, special purpose equipment and other areas vital to people’s life and health will be prioritized.
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The revised version also specifies 36 wrongdoings wh
ich businesses and individuals should not conduct to avoid being blacklisted.
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The draft revision is open to public opinions until Aug 10.
ember EU to lea上海419论坛品茶微信d by example in setting an ambitious new climate goal a
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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.
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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.
Students from China were among the big winners when the prize-giving ceremony for a global STEM competition organized by the Brit
ish International Education Association was held at the Royal Air Force museum in Hendon, North London.上海419论坛
The STEM competition – science, technology, maths and engineering – was run in association with the Born Free Fou
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n a historic move to unleash Africa’s growth potential by boosting intraregional trade, African leaders launched a continental free trade zone at th
上海419论坛e African Union Summit in Niamey, capital of Niger, on Sunday after 17 years of tough negotiations.
The African Continental Free Trade Area — a $3.4-trillion economic bloc that covers 54 of Africa’s 55 countries and un
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That African countries have finally reached the milestone deal des
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Currently, African countries conduct only 16 percent of their trade with
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percent of goods, which is likely to boost intra-African trade by 60 percent within a few years.
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But the AfCFTA is not a magic wand with which Africa can quickly lift itself out of po
verty, given the many constraints that it still faces. Many countries are still hugely
dependent on primary resources such as minerals and lack the diversity necessary for two-way trade.
The 2019 World Internet of Things Exposition (WIOT) will be held in Wuxi, eastern China’s Jiangsu province, from September 7 to 10.
This year’s exposition will focus on the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), the convergence of the mobile Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT).上海419论坛
Earlier in May, Wuxi was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to be the pilot area of developing IoV.
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The establishment of six new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) and expansion of the Shanghai FTZ are underway, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.
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the rest of the country, easing market access in agriculture, mining, manufacturing industries and services.
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Discussions will also involve sectors including inte
lligent manufacturing, intelligent robots, information security, big data and 5G.
A total of 180,000 visitors are expected to attend the exposition, including guests from more than 30 countries and regions.
China has introduced a two-year pilot program to find out the psychological conditions a
nd needs of senior citizens at the primary level, the National Health Commission (NHC) announced Thursday.
Covering 1,600 urban communities and 320 villages, the pilot program targets permanent reside
nts aged 65 or above, said Wang Haidong, director of NHC’s Department of Ageing and Health.
In unusual but true stories this week, we have 3D printing enabling a breakthrough in lab-grown human hair, a street art trail inspired by the Harry Po
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The Marauder’s map in the Harry Potter books has been the i
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