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.

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Over the years, e-buses have been accounting for an

 increasing ratio of city buses. In 2017, China’s overall e-bus retention rate reached 35.9 percent, and every three buses included an e-bus

, according to a report released by the consulting company under the China Center for Information Industry Development.

Wu Chuxiao, senior analyst at the Automobile Industry Research Center under CC

ID Consulting, said: “Currently, China’s NEV industry has the condition and foundation for large-scale promotion and application in terms of politics, eco

nomy, society and technology. However, limited by techniques, cost, infrastructure and public awareness, it sti

ll takes a certain amount of time to replace traditional vehicles with NEVs on a large scale.”

“Nevertheless, e-buses, as an essential part of the urban transportation network, have fixed

operation routes and distance, exclusive parking lots with charging facilities, as well as public fin

ancial subsidies. Chances are that China will take a lead in the further development of electric buses,” said Wu.

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rche which, under threat from Marine le Pen’s National

has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.

The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ

any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg

arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif

ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th

ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na

tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal

vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).

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he aim is to develop technologies and business mo

dels that will foster new growth and development. To do this, Ch

ina is committed to spearheading the Belt and Road Science, Technology and Innova

tion Cooperation Action Plan to advance information and communications technology infrast

ructure development with the aim of improving internet connectivity and security, Zondi said.

Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the Singapore Institute of Inte

rnational Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free trad

e and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”.

“The shift toward high-quality development is a na

tural extension of what China has been doing for the past few y

ears. Now that the BRI is five years old, it’s about time to upgrade quality joint development,” he said.

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National Business Daily said the two auto companies wi

ill increase investment on new cars and adjust their development strategies.

The auto industry has entered into high-quality developing stage. The Great Wall will phase

out more low-end products and push more new cars, said Wei Jianjun, president of Great Wall M

MC’s revenue showed a decline of 9.88 percent year-on-year to 28.25 billion yuan in 2

018, and the net profits attributable to shareholders was 92 million yuan, slumping 86.71 percent.

FAW Car said its revenue was 26.24 billion yuan last year, down 5.94 percent from a year e

arlier, and the net profits attributable to shareholders was 155 million yuan, sliding 44.88 percent.

otors.This year, Geely will focus on enhancing market sh

are in response to the market’s uncertainties, An Conghui, president and CEO of Geely Auto Group, said.

In 2019, Geely will launch six new models and 10 facelifts, National Business Daily said.

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The vote will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm local tim

 on Sunday. More than 51 million people are registered as eligible voters.

There are more than 90,000 polling stations across the country. The E

lection Commission expected that at least 80 percent of voters will cast their ballots.

Unofficial results will be unveiled about three hours after the polling stations close. Official results will be announced before May 9.

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn made a call for unity and happiness just 12 hours before the vote.

In the election, voters will choose 350 senators in the lower house. The new constitution all

ows parliament’s upper house, the 250-seat Senate, to vote with the 500-seat lower house to choose the prime minister.

Pro-military parties would probably need 126 seats in the lower House of Representa

tives to win a majority in a combined vote. Opposition parties would need 376 seats.

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The program, customized for primary school student

nts, features smaller basketballs, lower rims and more accessible courts on campus to make the already popular sport even more appealing.

Yao, at 2.26 meters tall, has been a towering figure at two sessions meetings since 2013. But this year, instead of making

new proposals, he chose to focus on gathering more support from governmental departments to expand the program.

“It has to be a collaborative effort between the sports and educa

tion departments,” said Yao, an eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets.

“To make it campus-based means we don’t count on it to cultivate future pro players. … We b

elieve participation in team sports helps children grow stronger as individuals physically and mentally.”

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We don’t know why regulators are taking different approaches

  The MAX 8 was unveiled to great fanfare little over two years ago, but passengers ar

ound the world are now asking if the planes are safe after they were involved in two tragedies in less than six months.

  On Monday, Boeing said it has no “basis to issue new guidance to operators.”

  But several countries have taken the decision out of their hands, grounding the 737 MAX 8 or th

e whole MAX range to carry out additional safety checks and await developments in the investigation.

  On the other hand, most airlines in the US have said they are still confident in the model,

and the Federal Aviation Administration has not yet taken action. Several American airlines have the plane in th

eir fleet, including Southwest, which has more MAX 8s than any carrier other in the world.

  ”We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our fleet of more than 750 Boeing aircraft,” Southwest said in a statement sent to CNN on Monday.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the space station in demo flight

  SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, its first spacecraft designed to carry humans, took flight for the first time Saturday.

  An uncrewed demonstration mission took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Saturd

ay for the International Space Station. NASA tweet

ed early Sunday that it had attached to the International Space Station.

  ”Capture confirmed!” it said.

  The successful launch without people puts SpaceX one step closer to

an historic landmark: Crew Dragon could be the first commercially built sp

acecraft to carry NASA astronauts to orbit. And Crew Dragon — along with a capsule called Sta

rliner built by Boeing — could end the United States’ decade-long reliance on Russia for human spaceflight.

  Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive and lead designer, told a cro

wd of reporters that he was “emotionally exhausted” after launch. His rocket com

pany’s main goal since it was founded in 2002 was to someday send humans to space.

  ”It’s been 17 years to get to this point,” he said. It took “an in

credible amount of hard work and sacrifice from a lot of people to get to this point.”

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They are ordinary, hardworking Chinese people, who hav

  g far away from their hometowns and chasing their dreams in big cities such as Beijing and Shang

mbitions and diligence also shaped China’s economic miracle today.

  Those who stick to their posts also help ease the shortage of labor during the holiday.

  Some online service provider platforms have already adjusted their services and info

rmed consumers about the shortage of workers, according to industry news site ccn.com.cn.

  During Spring Festival, the prices of the top 10 services,

such as house cleaning services, have been raised by an average of 3 to 23 percent, the report said.

  Authorities have also vowed to stabilize prices, which might be volatile due to changes in supply and demand.

  ”Relevant departments and enterprises have been fully prepared to ensure abundant

supply during the festival and to stabilize prices,” Wang Bin, deputy director of the Department of

Market Operations under the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, told a press briefing on Tuesday.

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