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ten the same ones I would ask. That’s what we do with the show. We go straight to heart of the matter and take on very central question
s – like why are we are, how did we get here and what should we be doing? And the answer is that we don’t fully kyabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所
now, but we have a vague idea. I can talk about the edge of our knowledge and that raises the questions that we all ask.
yabo亚博体育下载夜生活The important thing about science is that it shouldn’t be separated from other aspects of human endeavor.
I think science can be described as a human reaction to nature, and that’s the motivating factor. There’s only one intere
sting question really, in my view, which is: What does it mean to be small, fragile and finite – to live a small, fragile ayabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所
nd finite life in an infinite universe? That, ultimately, is the only question that I’m interested in.
Physics is like a rule book for the building blocks we encounter, compar
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te; it comes along and stirs it all up in ways that are unknowable and unanswerable. Isn’t the very random natu
re of our existence here what makes our presence on Earth an ecstatic one to celebrate?yabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所
There’s a sequence where I say exactly that in the show. Why is the Earth the way it is?
It’s a very complex mixture of the simple laws of nature and chance, and separating the twyabo亚博体育下载夜生活
o is important if you’re trying to think about our place in the universe. You have to understand there’s a lo
yabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所t of chance involved, which we can’t make sense of. It’s just like blind chance. For example, the asteroid that wiped out the d
inosaurs – had that flicked one speck of dust a different way in relation to the solar system, we might not have happen
ed. We wouldn’t be here. About one billion other things might not have happened, either. (laughs)yabo亚博体育下载夜生活
So you can’t define a human being through the laws of nature, but you can extract from
the laws of nature a framework that allows you to think. You’re not allowed to stray outside it. For exayabo亚博体育下载夜生活
mple, we do know we are very small. But there’s nothing we can do about that. I struggle with that sometimes.
yabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所One of your BBC programs begins with a lovely moment where you examine the beauty of a snowflake.
The inspiration for that came from the 17th century and an incredible work called The Six-C
ornered Snowflake by (Johannes) Kepler. It is absolutely brilliant. It’s considered the first book to eyabo亚博体育下载夜生活
ver describe the structure of crystals or snowflakes, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
A courtier is charged by his king to bring the most valuable gift he can find that is close toyabo亚博体育下载夜生活
nothing. So the courtier considers some water, some dust and then the snowflake. “I’ll give you the most val
uable gift, which is the closest thing to nothing I can find,” he says. Kepler is a great geyabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所
nius, with the most amazing mind. Every single question he asks about the universe so long ago is correct.
secutive day as protesters occupied large parts of the Hong Kong International Air
port. All departing flights were canceled in the afternoon in the wake of what offiyabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所
cials said was an unauthorized assembly seriously disrupting the airport’s operations.
Also on Tuesday, Hong Kong’s stock market dropped to its lowest level since Jan 4 at the end of trading.
yabo亚博体育下载夜生活Following the fall of all three major US indexes overnight, the benchm
ark Hang Seng Index fell by 1 percent as the market opened. The index continued on a do
wnward trajectory, ending the day at 25,281.3, a decline of 543.42 points or 2.1 percent.yabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所
Shares of airline companies were among leading decliners in the wake of the cancellation o
f more ?and outbound flights on Tuesday. Hong Kong’s largest carrier, Cathay Pacific Airwyabo亚博体育下载夜生活
ays, continued its drop on Monday. Shares of Cathay Pacific tumbled 2.96 percent to HK$9.51 ($1.21), a 10-year low.
At press time, police had not taken action against the illegal assembly at the airport.
yabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所Citing recent examples of the obstruction of law enforcement operations, the Hong Kong Pol
ice Force appealed to the public on Tuesday for cooperation in maintaining law and order.
At a daily news briefing, Chief Superintendent of Police Pyabo亚博体育下载夜生活
ublic Relations Tse Chun-chung said two months of violent protests against the n
ow-shelved extradition amendment bill have created tensions between the public and police.
Daily police operations, even those unrelated to the protests, haveyabo亚博体育下载夜生活
been impeded to various degrees due to the hostility toward the police, Tse said.
He cited a recent incident in which police officers were blocked by over 50 residents as they in
vyabo亚博体育下载夜生活女神会所estigated a suicide case in public housing in Tai Po on Sunday night. The officers were shut out of the build
ing. Some residents targeted them with laser pointers while others surrounded a police van, according to the officer.
newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport begins
operation at the end of September, the report said.?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
5G technology development will be led by typical application
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊s including 5G+8K HD video, 5G+ telemedicine and 5G+ auto
pilot, while 5G infrastructure construction in relative areas will also be strengthened.
Having selected 34 different light poles in different regions, a beta-test of 5G base stati?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
on construction using urban light poles has also been carried out, and the construc
tion of 5G base stations on 15 light poles has now entered the final implementation stage in Beijing.?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
About 20,000 5G base stations were built nationwide in China
by the end of June, with 90 percent of these base stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guan?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
gzhou and Shenzhen, according to a report by business news portal 21jingji.com.
5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million job opp?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
ortunities and 2.9 trillion yuan ($412 million) in economic ad
ded value by 2030, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said.
?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所The academy also projected the 5G industry will make a direct contribution to about 6 percent of the country’s GDP by 2030.
The number of internet users has surged to 830 million in 2018
from 620,000 in 1997, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
On Tuesday, the NBS released a report on China’s achievements on ec
onomic and social development since the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago.?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
Telecommunication industry has been developing fast in 70 years. In 2018, the traffic consumption of mobile internet rea
ched 71.1 billion GB, 56.1 times of the amount in 2013. At the end of 2018, 368 million peo?yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
ple accessed internet through optical fiber and 1.17 billion people accessed it through 4G.
ce then. A memorial square was set up in Yan’an in honor of Zhang, an
d hundreds of visitors from all walks of life come to honor him every day.yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
Hou Xiuzhen, 74, always volunteers to tell visitors stories about Zhang and those hard times during wars.
Hou’s father-in-law was in the CPC’s army and took part in the production campaigns in Yan’an in
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419品茶微信the 1940s. The military and civilians were encouraged to reclaim farmland from the uncultivated land to
become self-reliant, not only by establishing their own the grain supply, but in other areas of life as well.
“‘Serving the people’ was a motto of my father-in-law and has significantly influeyabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
nced his offspring,” Hou said. Before her retirement, Hou was an avid tree planter in the local reforestation drive.
“Mass line is the Party’s fundamental political and organizational line,” said Gu Shayabo亚博体育下载龙凤419品茶微信
ojie, an associate professor with China Executive Leadership Academy in Yan’an.
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419″People have different needs at different times. ‘Serving the people’ is to
put into practice the Party’s mass line in all aspects of governance,” Gu added.
Passing on spirit
As the revolutionary base of the CPC, Yan’an receives more than 300,000 CPC meyabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
mbers every year to receive education. “Serving the people” is a must-have course.
“Zhang Side is a model who represents the image of the CPC, solving people’s proyabo亚博体育下载龙凤419品茶微信
blems and bringing Party members and the masses closer,” said Tan Huwa, an expert with Yan’an University.
“In the new era, ‘serving the people’ embodies the victory in the war against p
overty and in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects,” Tan said.yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419品茶微信
Zhang Yangang is the Party secretary of Xinhu village, Shaanxi province. The grassroots official knew about Zhang Sid
e’s good deeds when he was a child, which inspired him to change the poor and backward village.
Passengers can now book flights departing from Beijing
Daxing International Airport, according to a report by Beijing Youth Daily.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛
Compared to those departing from Beijing Capital Internat
yabo亚博体育下载419论坛ional Airport, flights operating out of the new airport, which will to begin operation on Sept 30, are
generally priced lower because of route charges and services included in the tickets, the report said.
On the ticket booking platform of Qunar, an online travel company, tickets are availableyabo亚博体育下载419论坛女神会所
for flights from the new airport to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Kunming from Sept 30.
In addition, international routes, including to London, He
yabo亚博体育下载419论坛lsinki, Casablanca, Fukuoka and Kathmandu, can be booked and the prices are gen
erally cheaper than those taking off from the Beijing Capital International Airport.
The new airport, built to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pressure offyabo亚博体育下载419论坛女神会所
Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as a second international airport for Beijing.
Located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, it will be the world’s largest s
yabo亚博体育下载419论坛ingle-terminal airport and is expected to handle more than 100 million passengers a year.
At 7:30 pm on July 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon
spoke to the nation from a television studio in Burbank, California.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛
“I have requested this time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the wo
rld,” he began, before reading an announcement that was also being made in Beijing.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛女神会所
It said that Premier Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s assis
yabo亚博体育下载419论坛tant for national security affairs, had met for talks in Beijing from July 9 to 11. Kn
owing that Nixon wanted to visit China, Zhou, on behalf of the Chinese government, had invited him to come to the co
untry at an “appropriate date” before May 1972. Nixon had accepted the invitation “with pleasure”.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛女神会所
Nixon said, “The meeting between the leaders of China and the United States is to seek the normalization of relations bet
yabo亚博体育下载419论坛ween the two countries and also to exchange views on questions of concern to the two sides.”
More than two years of complex, subtle and deter
mined diplomatic efforts and negotiations preceded the announcement.yabo亚博体育下载419论坛女神会所
Nixon wrote in his memoirs, published in 1978: “Despite the almost miraculous secrecy we had been able to maintain, the C
hina initiative was actually one of the most publicly prepared surprises in history.”
The 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for
Juliet“. The photographer’s project, which involves actryabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
esses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the inter
yabo亚博体育下载千花网section of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.
The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to presen
t the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each thyabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
rough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.
yabo亚博体育下载千花网Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth an
d the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Stew
art, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.yabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am stil
l searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dreamyabo亚博体育下载千花网
?The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, the fi
yabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所fth such launch in over two weeks, according to the Republic of Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
The projectiles, presumed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, wer
e launched at 5:34 am and 5:50 am local time each from the DPRK’s eastern coayabo亚博体育下载千花网
stal city of Hamhung in South Hamgyong province into its eastern waters.
They flew about 400 km at an altitude of some 48 km and a maximum speed of Mach 6.1 or higher.yabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
The JCS said in a statement that it saw a high possibility for the DPRK’s additional proj
yabo亚博体育下载千花网ectile launches as the DPRK forces were under summertime drills and the combi
ned forces of the ROK and the United States launched their joint military exercises.yabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
The ROK-US joint military drills kicked off on Monday, and were scheduled to last for about 10 more days.
Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit
yabo亚博体育下载后花园For the US toy industry, President Donald Trump’s threatened 10 percent tariff on
an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shiyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园Though some US toy companies have come up with contingency plans, like lowering their relian
ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.
“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custoyabo亚博体育下载后花园
mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi
na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.
It’s hard to tell whether companies will alleviate the impact of a new tariff before the holiday season arrives, Linda Bolton Weyabo亚博体育下载后花园
iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix
and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.
“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s unyabo亚博体育下载后花园
certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede
d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.
treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.
In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained populayabo亚博体育下载千花坊
rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.
The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, preyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H
all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.
“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie,?La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w
ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所uctions, titled?Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.
Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei
ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊
“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.
“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese
cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.
A part of Tibetan life for centuries, the revered animals provide food, clothing, labor and transport.yabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.
It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m
yabo亚博体育下载千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.
When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.
He could not have imagined that the bond would last for decades. Yaks savyabo亚博体育下载千花坊女神会所
ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.
Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f
avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons
tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.
Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows
is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab
out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i
n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.
“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performeyabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet
hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.
According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419
Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab
yabo亚博体育下载龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors
and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”
He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th
e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”
?relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
aves and movie-like presentations that employ the imaging technology of the academy.yabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan
yabo亚博体育下载千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.
“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”
Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroadyabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat
uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.
yabo亚博体育下载千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo
b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
“You need to be in a state of tranquility, to guide a stable hand to mend the lines and reconnect the dots,” said Yayabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo
yabo亚博体育下载千花网rld of Buddhist murals, sculptures and writings located in nearly 500 grottoes. They c
over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Yang’s approach to repairing and preserving the iconic works of art for future generayabo亚博体育下载千花网女神会所
tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.