Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided the test-firing of “a newly-developed large-caliber multiple la
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊unch guided rocket system” on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.
The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post “early in the Friday morning,” without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.
The test-firing “satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, trac亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
k changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket,” said KCNA.
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊According to the report, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” with the result of the test-firin
g, saying that “another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made.”
Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasiz
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊ed that the system has “a great strategic significance” for boosting the combat capability of the country’s army.
The European Union’s disagreement with the United States over Iran widened when the EU vowed on Thursday to co
ntinue working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the latest US sanctions against him.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday its sanctions on Zarif. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s S
upreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a st
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊atement. The US put sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 24.
“We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
“From our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplom
at and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
The EU has been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actio
n (JCPOA) that was reached in July 2015 by Iran and China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. US
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal last May and reimposed sanctions
on Iran, endangering the implementation of the agreement also endorsed by the UN Security Council.
ation will continue in the second half of the year, affected by slowing economic growth, falling corpo
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊rate profits and China-US trade negotiations. It will take time for China and the US to reach an agreement, it said.
Hua Changchun, an analyst with Guotai Junan Securities, said the biggest impact of the US planned ne亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
w tariffs on the US will be inflation, and it will cause urgent need for the US to find new sources of good suppliers.
The tariff plan’s biggest influence on China is that the country’s participation in th
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊e global industrial chain will be further disrupted, Hua said in a research study on Friday.
JING SHUIYU and ZHONG NAN in Beijing, ZHANG YUNBI in Bangkok
Mo Jingxi in Beijing, Scott Reeves and Belinda Robinson in New York contributed to this story
Ex-legislator targets US, ‘pro-Taiwan independence’ forces and liberal studies亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
The United States and “pro-Taiwan independence” forces are to blame for recent tu
rmoil in Hong Kong, according to a former Hong Kong member of the Standing Committee of the National P
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊eople’s Congress, who said links between the violent vandals and external forces have surfaced.
The observation by Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who served in the nation’s top legislature, cam
e after repeated protests over a now-suspended extradition bill in the past two months.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
The ulterior motive is to throw Hong Kong into major turmoil, the former pr
esident of the Legislative Council told China Daily in an exclusive interview on Thursday.
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊”When Hong Kong is in a chaotic state, the US can unsettle China, while people from Taiwan in favor of independence
will say ‘one country, two systems’ is not applicable to Taiwan because it is a failure in Hong Kong,” Fan said.
“Due to the rapid rise of China, the US always sees China as a big threat.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
If Hong Kong is unsettled, the city will lose its functions of contributing to the nation’s
development, with the trade dispute being one of the US tactics to unsettle China.
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所”In addition, the US and other Western powers can criticize China for not doing well e
nough to maintain implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ unchanged for 50 years,” she said.
limate, and its traditional Chinese medicine resources were also effective and cheap, making the sector competitive.
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eate bright prospects for cooperation in the island province’s medical tourism sector,” Wang said.
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所About 100,000 foreigners – mostly from Russian-speaking countries and northern Europe, as well as some
from Canada, the US, Turkey and Iran – have received tailored TCM therapies that eased or cured
their illnesses in Sanya since the hospital began its healthcare tourism in 2002, according to the hospital.
The education authorities in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region posted a map online recently, warning of high-risk drowni亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
ng areas to reduce the number of children who die while swimming during the summer vacation.
More than 12,000 spots across the region have been hig
hlighted on the map as drowning hazards, with 981 labeled “high risk”.
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by the region’s education department and Guilin University of Electronic Technology, according to
Deng Guofeng, a professor at the university who was also in charge of developing the system.
The high-risk areas were mapped out according to a collection of dr亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
owning cases in past years that were reported by 3,625 schools in the region.
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ning messages to the school staff registered in the system so that they can have time to take precautionary me
asures,” Deng said. Some senior teachers remain on duty during the summer holiday.
When temperatures and humidity are high, people are more likely亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
to go swimming, increasing the chances that someone may drown, Deng said.
The system is also trying to collect information about students who go swim
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“The system is not designed for schools exclusively, but also open to the public,” Deng
said. “Actually, we need more people to be involved to prevent drowning. The more, the better.
Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto,?La Joie de la Sou
ffrance?(The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the
Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.
“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled?Gateways,?the first recording of the Shanghai Sy
mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
iolin concerto,?La joie de la sufferance?and?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements).亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including?Wu Xing?(The Five Elements) and?Iris De
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s?Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu?(a bowed two-string instrument) and
orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
ecent annual gathering of the World Health Assembly in Geneva expressed worry and optimi
sm in almost equal measure. Delegates at the assembly－the decision-making body of the World He亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所alth Organization－likened the scope of the world’s health crisis to that of the threat posed by climate change. They also ag
reed, however, that digital technology and data will play a crucial role in accelerating efforts to achieve health for all.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
In many respects, the world’s health has improved markedly in recent decades: average global life expectancy has incr
eased by more than five years, while childhood mortality has declined by more than 50 percent since 1990. Yet half the wo亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
rld’s population still lacks full access to basic health services, and health-related expenses drive roughly 100 m
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所illion people into poverty every year. The problem is particularly severe in low-and middle-income countries, where the fin
ancial burden of the four most frequent non-communicable diseases alone (cardiovascular disease, cancer, dia
betes and chronic respiratory diseases) is expected to surpass $7 trillion from 2011 to 2025, according to WHO.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
At the same time, the world is just beginning to recognize the potential of digitally enhanced data to improve health. With increased use of digital tech
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊nology, we can help people stay healthy, rather than waiting for them to get sick. We can make reactive healthcare s
ystems proactive and－thanks to artificial intelligence (AI)－even predictive.
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In our view, digital health is the most efficient, cost-effective way for the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Develo
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uality care they need without incurring financial hardship. This is also a high priority for WHO, which earlier this
year created a Department of Digital Health and published its first set of guidelines on the subject.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co
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inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.
Understanding－and, where possible, predicting－the health profile of populations is integral to providing better亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
care. Digitalized data collection, including through the use of AI and machine learning, can help healthcare sys
tems to detect risk factors in advance and respond quickly to prevent disease. Real-time data can inform planning and re
source-allocation decisions, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of care. Better
processes for ensuring data security and privacy are also essential to implement predictive systems at scale.
n the 1,400-me亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所ter-long street. The reason was not only to beat his homesickness but to restore Russian culture and lifestyle to the city.
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said. “Construction work took four years based on more than 2,000 design drawings.”
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In 2007, Russia Coffee & Food was rated as one of the 50 best restaurants in China by National Geographic magazine, Hu said.
Hu loves writing about the city and has finished several novels. He published his first book in
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊2016 and is now working on a new novel that depicts the lives of early Russian settlers in Harbin.
“I visited Russia several times in recent years, mainly in search of inspiration for my story,” he said.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
The just concluded G20 Summit in Osaka witnessed President Xi Jinping achieving diplomatic success in terms of upholding mult
ilateralism, partnerships, mutually beneficial cooperation and providing directions for global growth and global governance.
Delivering a key speech at the Osaka Summit, Xi continued to promote opening-up and cooperation by ann亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
ouncing five major measures. The president vowed to further open up Chinese market, including the release of the 2019 version of the negative list for fo
reign investment access, greater openness in the agriculture, mining, manufacturing and services sectors, and the establishment of six new pilot free tra
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titutional costs of imports. Xi also called on all parties to work together to build a high-quality world economy.
An important player for global governance
The president pledged to take more steps to improve China’s business environment, implement a new foreign investm
ent system from Jan 1 next year, establish a punitive compensation mechanism for intellectual property rights violations, and lift all foreign inves
tment restrictions beyond the negative list, giving equal treatment to all types of businesses. The country will vigorously advance economic and trade ne
gotiations, including making efforts for the early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and
expediting the talks on the China-EU investment agreement and the China-Japan-Republic of Korea free trade agreement.
On the one hand, Xi’s speech brought hope to the world economy at a time when glo
bal economic recovery is facing challenges and uncertainties thanks to the rise of trade protectionism and unila
teralism in some economies since 2017. In fact, protectionism and unilateralism have become an impediment to global growth.
antou town is located in southwest of Hunan province, where bamboos grow in mountains. An ancien
?亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊t handmade papermaking skill has been inherited in Tantou since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), whic
h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South Ch
ina. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha
ndmade paper from his father Li Zhijun with the papermaking techniques such as ba
mboo cutting, soaking, crushing, squeezing and drying. Li Qiugui wis?亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
hes that he and his father could promote their own workshop to a papermaking research institute known nationwide.
The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screa
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However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a
reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.
?亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songs a
nd techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.
For this feature story China Daily talked with a handful of Chinese bands and people who have experienced the golden days of Chi?亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B
eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro
?亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所m Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiulian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.
For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.
The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bass?亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊女神会所
ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so
ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.
nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also promote
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊s one of the country’s most popular outdoor musical events, the Strawberry Music Festival, whi
ch was launched in Beijing by the company in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.
“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” says the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band in 1990 while he was studying rada亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊
r engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But the most important thing was that when I learned to play guitar I wanted to explore more be
autiful sounds of the instruments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”
Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a
亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊品茶微信large fan base in China then with poetic lyrics about youth, romance and friendship, accompanied by guitar.
One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerg
ing live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.
?live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.
School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.
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aunch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”
As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the l
ive bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.
“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.亚愽娱乐官网网址千花坊品茶微信
Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and gained a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.
“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 fol
lowers on their Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the n
atural charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.
of representatives from Russia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, South Korea as well as the Hong Kong special administrative region and Taiwan.