musicians from the 上海千花坊iences across the coun

A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.

This is the first time Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 y上海千花坊

oung musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks’of intensive training in New

上海千花坊女神会所York, they started their performances in Taichung in Taiwan on Jul 30, followed by the National Center for th

e Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.上海千花坊

In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Cen

ter, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.上海千花坊

The orchestra had an open rehearsal before the concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. And

80 members of the public took part in the rehearsal, many of whom were parents with their school-age children.

上海千花坊女神会所Fourteen-year old Zhao Junhuan who was there with his father swayed in his seat to the rhy

thm of the music. Zhao, who has spent three years learning to play the drums, was impressed with the Am

erican boys’ performance, but said: “I will be able to play as well as them when I am their age”.上海千花坊

Shanghai-based music critic Gu Chao said that the young musicians showed e

xcellent technique that their performance was beyond his expectation. “What

these lacked in experience, they made up with their love for music,” he said.上海千花坊 女神会所”Watching them play I was conv

inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”

Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. And since 2013 the institution has

been bringing together outstanding musicians aged between 16 and 19 to form the NYO-USA, and NYO2, an inten上海千花坊

sive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14 to 17. In 2018, Car

negie Hall launched the NYO Jazz program, celebrating the big band tradition in American jazz music.

This year the 23 young musicians from 16 states in the US, led by acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones and Grammy Award-上海千花坊女神会所

winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling embarked on a tour to China after a concert at the Carnegie Hall.

Speaking about the band, Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie上海千花坊

Hall, said: “The musicians who make up NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster are among the finest jazz players in the nati

on, passionate not only about music, but also dedicated to connecting with people across cultures.

“This summer promises to be a truly memorable on上海千花坊女神会所

e of life-changing experiences through unparalleled training wit

h esteemed jazz artists and extraordinary performances of America’s beloved art form aro

und the world as they serve as wonderful musical ambassadors for their country.”

ex079.cn

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.

nyavov.cn

The next batch of stocks上海千花坊e greater market e

 enthusiasm, for the better-than-expected trading conditions at the STAR Market during the fi

上海千花坊rst 10 trading days could greatly stimulate investor confidence, Peng said, and those who hold a wait-

and-see attitude when the first batch of companies went public will enter into the market.

上海千花坊女神会所Eight people have been killed and four others remain missing amid

heavy downpours and floods in Central China’s Hubei province, CCTV reported.

Torrential rain hit Yunyang district in the city of Shiyan at around 4 am Tuesday, causing floods and landslide in Qinglo

ngshan village, leaving eight dead and four missing, the CCTV reported quoting Yunyang district government. 上海千花坊女神会所

More than 2,000 villagers have been relocated to safer locations, and rescue teams f

rom Shiyan city and Yunyang districts have arrived to assist in search and rescue, the district government said.

The rain has also cut off roads and power in parts of the city. Traffic has been partially pa上海千花坊

ralyzed and two highways have been closed for safety reasons, Xinhua News Agency said.

The local meteorological department issued a red alert, the highest in China’s four-color weather alert system, for ra

上海千花坊女神会所instorm on Tuesday, noting high risk of flash floods, geological hazards and river flooding.

Huang Rui in Beijing contributed to this story.

Technology strategist hails successful projects achieved through cooperation

上海千花坊The United States and China have benefited greatly from cooperation in science, technology and innovation, a se

nior Chinese science strategist said, lamenting the recent protectionist turn in the US.

Hu Zhijian, president of the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Deve上海千花坊女神会所

lopment, said an objective appreciation of such accomplishments would help ease recent technology and t

rade frictions and reveal new grounds for win-win cooperation between the countries.

ashchc.com

Tianjin keeps high-tec上海千花坊al in sightst Ferris wh

City has ‘made great achievements’, aims to become R&D base, mayor says

上海千花坊女神会所Tianjin, a major northern port city, has witnessed positive outcomes in its efforts to pursue high-

quality development, and the city will continue working to boost productivity and seek new momentum to fost

er green and sustainable development, according to its city government.

“We’ve made great achievements in the field of smart technologies, buoyed by a group of leading tech firms and research instit上海千花坊

utes,” said Zhang Guoqing, mayor of Tianjin. “Next, we will ramp up efforts to build the city into a national advanced ma

上海千花坊女神会所nufacturing research and development base as well as a hub of strategic emerging industries.”

Zhang made the remarks on Monday at a State Council Information Office news conference held in Beijing.上海千花坊

According to him, the city will make a big push to transform and upgrade tradition

al industries, thus creating new growth and bringing about innovation-driven development.上海千花坊

More efforts are needed to foster the high-end industrial chain, introduce more innovative high-tech companies, creat

上海千花坊女神会所e a high-tech and high-end innovation platform and pursue the application of smart technologies, Zhang noted.

In the first half of this year, the city’s GDP surged 4.6 percent year-on-year to about 1.04 trillion yuan ($150 billion), official data showed.

During that period, value-added industrial output in Tianjin surpassed 417 billion yuan, up by 3.5 percent year-on-year.上海千花坊女神会所

Specifically, valued-added automobile manufacturing output and sp

上海千花坊ecialized equipment manufacturing surged by 11.7 percent and 18.2 percent respectively.

Now, Tianjin is shaping up to become a high-tech hub, having rolled out a series of supportive policies to develop the blo

ssoming artificial intelligence sector as it aims to inject new impetus into the city’s economic growth.

Last December, Tianjin unveiled a three-year plan to boost the innova上海千花坊

tive development of seven AI-related industrial chains, including the ind

上海千花坊女神会所ependent and controllable information system, smart security, big data, adv

anced communications, intelligent connected vehicles, industrial robots and intelligent terminals.

21nh.cn

The policy, effective fr上海千花坊019 to the end of

 applies to nine cities in Guangdong — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhu

上海千花坊品茶微信hai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, the ministry said.

It said the move aimed to encourage the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The functions of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone will be op上海千花坊

timized and improved, according to the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

上海千花坊品茶微信Strengthening the role of Qianhai as an engine of cooperation and development. More policies will be added and imple

mented to further expand the development space of Qianhai. The zone will also interconnect with Hong Kong’s build上海千花坊

ing of an open and innovative industrial system to leap towards the high end of the global value chain.

Financial openness and innovation will be promoted: the offshore account (OSA) function will be dev上海千花坊品茶微信

上海千花坊eloped, the free trade account (FTA) system of Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone will be learned, and mo

re effective ways will be explored for capital account convertibility. A commodity trading platform will be built at Qia

nhai Mercantile Exchange and more new models to serve the real economy will be explored.上海千花坊品茶微信

Consisting of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the nine cities i

上海千花坊n Guangdong, the area covers 56,000 square km. It had a combined population of about 70 million at the end of

2017.Based on the existing solid cooperation foundation, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation platform will

make full use of existing major cooperation platforms including Qianhai of Shenzhen, Nansha of Guangzhou, and Heng上海千花坊

qin of Zhuhai to explore a new model for coordinated development. It will increase the pragmatic cooperation betwee

上海千花坊品茶微信n the nine cities involved in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong, and Macao, by promoting exchanges of person

nel, materials, capital, and information. The cooperation platform will in

ject a new impetus for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao development and play an exem上海千花坊品茶微信

plary role in the close cooperation among Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao.

fqyp.org

acao to set up devel上海千花坊 invest in Greater Bay

The government of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) plans t

o set up an investment and development fund to support the development of the Gua上海千花坊

ngdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the SAR’s chief executive Chui Sai On has said.

上海千花坊女神会所During a question-and-answer session at the SAR Legislative Assembly Th

ursday, Chui told Macao’s legislative members that there were about 49 projects relating to M

acao’s participation in the Greater Bay Area set out in the outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area.

He said Macao’s basic fiscal reserves and surplus reserves amounted to 569.54 billion patacas (about 70.49 billion U.S. doll上海千花坊女神会所

ars), while there was 163.25 billion patacas (about 20.20 billion U.S. dollars) in foreign exchange reserves at the be

inning of 2019, and the government had the financial capability to establish such a fund.

上海千花坊The fund would be set up in the second half of 2019, and would be manag

ed by a government-owned entity operating independently of the current structure of pub

lic administration. It would be run in accordance with market-led and commercial principles, he added.上海千花坊女神会所

The chief executive said it was not only a way for improving returns on publicly-held capital and for the benefit of public fu

上海千花坊nds, but also for realizing policy goals mentioned in the Greater Bay Area outline development plan.

The Greater Bay Area consists of the Hong Kong SAR, the Macao SAR, as well as nine cities in Guangdong上海千花坊

Province — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing.

上海千花坊女神会所China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) Saturday announced a favorable tax pol

icy for overseas talent working in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, overseas high-end t上海千花坊

alent and professionals in short supply that work in the Greater Bay Area will get sub

sidies from Guangdong Province and Shenzhen Municipality to offset the differentials, according to the MOF.上海千花坊女神会所

The subsidies will be exempt from paying individual income tax.

www.fqyp.org

At the news confer上海千花坊 five typical cases minal

Liu Zhongyi, 上海千花坊品茶微信head of the ministry’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, explained how such crimes usually ha

上海千花坊ppen: Chinese suspects collude with their foreign accomplices to deceive women, who usually are between 20 and 30 y

ears old, offering them good-paying jobs in businesses such as tourism or good marriage prospects.上海千花坊

Then they assist the women in entering China illegally and send them to their Chinese accomplices, who offer lodging, transp

上海千花坊ort them to different parts of the country and force them into illegal marriages or prostitution.

Chen Shiqu, deputy director of the bureau, said the price for each woman who w

as sold ranged from 100,000 to 180,000 yuan ($14,545 to $26,180), based on age, appearance and nationality.上海千花坊

He said the Chinese police were careful to protect the legitimate rights of the wo

men and distinguish them from those who illegally crossed Chinese borders for other purposes.上海千花坊品茶微信

The approval authority for the establishment of Sino-foreig

n joint ventures or wholly foreign-funded human resource recruitment agencies wi

上海千花坊 ll be delegated to the Qianhai and Shekou Area. The area is also authorized to formulate regulations on the ma

nagement of professionals from Hong Kong and Macao in accordance with national laws and regulations.

Have you ever been bitten by the nostalgia bug and tried to look up your favorite ch上海千花坊 品茶微信

ildhood TV dramas and watch them? Often it’s the case that you soon find the fuzzy images and the awkward c

上海千花坊 olor so unbearable that you drop the show after watching it for no more than three minutes.

However, recently a special film viewing marathon was held by Youku, a video streaming site owned by Alibaba, at a cinem

a in Beijing. The event featured nonstop episodes of a digitally-restored version of the 2006 hit TV d上海千花坊 品茶微信

rama Soldiers Sortie, and attracted a large crowd of diehard fans, many born after 1995.

Although the intensive viewing was quite a test of physical strength, much to everyone’s su

rprise, the greatly-enhanced definition of the restored version stood the test of the big screen

www.qianpcd.com

We want more than dou上海千花坊ss in China in th

e medium term,” said Wyant. “Our expectations are high for some reasons. One of

which is the emerging middle class, so there are more opportunities for food safety.”上海千花坊

Ecolab, a $15 billion company in a $125 billion market, has a market share of around 11-12 percent globally.

上海千花坊”We see enormous opportunities here in China along with the underlying economic and so

cietal trends, such as the emerging of the middle class, water scarcity issues and the aging population, an

d our business is in line with the government’s commitment toward a more healthy and beautiful China. The m上海千花坊品茶微信

arket is huge and we are a good fit and well-placed to grasp the opportunities here,” said Wyant.

According to her, the company has to focus to succeed in China.

“It’s a massive country. It’s rife with opportunities, and it’s got a very aggressive and vibrant customer set, but also a co上海千花坊

mpetitive set. That’s why we say we really focus on three big opportunity areas where we think we bring ad

上海千花坊vantages that match China’s economic opportunities and its vision for society,” she added.

The first is food service, a market that is estimated to exceed 4 trillion y

uan, making it the second largest in the world. The annual revenue of the food service an上海千花坊品茶微信

d hospitality market has grown at double digits, providing a big opportunity for Ecolab.

上海千花坊And the second is around water management. This is where Ecolab brings things like the total water management capability.

“In China, we’re looking at the end use of water. And we’re leveraging out digital technologies like our 3D TRASARTM platf

orm, where we bring digitally connected devices into industrial cooling, boiler environments, and can reduce wa上海千花坊品茶微信

ter usage by up to 30 percent. Besides, we’re also introducing international standards on water management into the C

hina market, in a bid to upgrade the framework and bring corporate water management to the next level,” said Wyant.上海千花坊品茶微信

Ecolab and its client Nestlé are frontrunners on this, from setting

up a systematic water management approach for protecting the Taihu basin to ac

hieving the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard certification in 15 drinking water factories.

The last focused area, according to Wyant, is healthcare. The comp

any is in talks with some of the leading hospitals on better managing infectious diseases.

“China is the best place to learn how to be agile, how to be fast, how to be m

arket focused, so we think we bring global know-how, global innovation with the w

illingness to invest in local Chinese capabilities and stay relevant,” said Wyant.

www.chazhuzhu.cn

Li reaffirmed that上海千花坊女神会所ergize the Belt

 and Road Initiat上海千花坊女神会所ive with development strategies of various countrie

s based on market rules and business principles to ensure sustainable cooperation.

Chairmen and CEOs from leading global companies including UPS, Volk

swagen, Rio Tinto, Nokia, Schneider Electric, ABB and ArcelorMittal attended the meeting.

The business leaders said they all remain committed to strengthen

ing cooperation with China, and want to expand cooperation with it in such fields as fina

nce, automotives, digital economy, 5G, innovation, infrastructure and manufacturing.

They said they are committed to promoting global infrastru

cture connectivity, jointly upholding free trade and opposing protectionism.

www.goash419.com

Nobel laureate Mo Yan and a dozen winners of the presti

gious Luxun and Maodun literature prizes, including Ge Fei, A Lai and Su Tong, together

with a group of renowned Shanxi writers and poets gathered that week to discuss literary depictions of the countryside.

The village has a literary tradition which dates back to the mid-20th century, when a new Chin

ese modern literary genre shanyaodan, a nickname for a potato that’s popular in North China, emerged.

Authors who follow the shanyaodan school of writing such as Zhao Shuli, Ma Feng and Xi

Rong were all living in the Shanxi countryside, where their work centered around rural life there.

Many of Ma’s works in particular were written in Jiajiazhuang, where he witnessed the changes to the village broug

ht about by the agricultural cooperatives during the 1950s after moving to work in Fenyang.

www.ashpp.com