The SAR government, in a statement issued at around 6 pm on Sunday, said Hong Kong will descend to a
yabo亚博体育下载后花园dangerous tipping point if such blatant lawlessness and violence, which is beyond freedom of expression, were condoned.
Hong Kong saw two very different crowds on Saturday afternoon. On
was made up of 90,000 people who assembled peacefully in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
Observers called the peaceful, positive rally, the third of its type since mid-June, the silent majority’s answer to the radicalism a
yabo亚博体育下载后花园nd violence mounted by protesters who have repeatedly thrown the city into chaos. Two earlier rallies saw ab
out 480,000 people voicing their shared aspirations of restoring peace and harmony to the city.
The damp lawns of Victoria Park were packed with participants. At one point in the public rally, youngsters took the stage toyabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
remove their masks to reveal their identities in stark contrast to masked radicals.
Emma Chan Ming-kwan took her 13-year-old son to the rally in hopes of teaching him “to tell right from wrong”.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园”Biased school education and media reports have failed to warn youngsters about the consequences of violence,” she said.
A 46-year-old Hong Kong resident of Italian origin who gave his name as Renato said he attended to support Hong Kong
police and the SAR government because he doesn’t agree with the behavior of unlawful protesters.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
At about the same time in the Kowloon Peninsula, one of the city’s busiest business districts
yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信was almost completely paralyzed as thousands of protesters against a now-suspended extradition amendme
nt bill ignored police warnings and blocked major roads, occupying a critical cross-harbor tunnel twice.
Zhang said the group also has more job opportunities thanks to better legal protections, more policy support and training programs.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园More than 80 laws and 50 administrative regulations have been passed concerning the prot
ection of the rights and interests of people with disabilities, according to the white paper.
A number of policies, including tax breaks, have been rolled out to encourage employers to hire disabled workers, it said.yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
Profits of China’s major industrial firms fell 2.4 percent year on year in the first half
yabo亚博体育下载后花园of 2019, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Saturday.
The decline quickened slightly from a fall of 2.3 percent in the January-May period.
Combined profits of industrial firms with annual revenue of moryabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
e than 20 million yuan (about $2.9 million) amounted to 2.98 trillion yuan in the first
yabo亚博体育下载后花园six months, while their revenue rose 4.7 percent to 50.9 trillion yuan during the period.
Specifically, profits of state-owned industrial firms dropped 8.7 percent from one year earlier to 936.88 billion yuan, w
hile those of private ones reached 743.07 billion yuan, a 6-percent year-on-year increase.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
In June alone, profits of industrial firms dropped 3.1 percent from one year earlier to 601.92 billion yuan, according to the NBS.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信Profits at 26 of the 41 sectors surveyed rose compared with one
year earlier, while 15 sectors saw their profits fall, according to the NBS.
The sectors of oil and natural gas exploration, power generation and equipment manufacturing posted strong pyabo亚博体育下载后花园
rofit growth in H1, while auto production, chemicals, and computer, communica
yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信tion and electronics manufacturing industries saw their profits decline.
Zhu Hong, an NBS senior statistician, attributed the fall in profits to the weak market demand in the
auto industry and rising cost of the raw materials, including the crude oil and iron ore.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
In H1, auto industry saw its profits sharply down 24.9 percent, while profits in the petroleum processing
yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信and steel sectors slumped 53.6 percent and 21.8 percent respectively, dragging the
overall industrial profit growth down by 6.3 percentage points, according to Zhu.
?most innovative country, followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the re
port noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrastruc
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所ture with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of intellect
ual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
Huge gains made in schooling, jobs for people who have special needsyabo亚博体育下载后花园
China has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled
citizens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it
has done its utmost to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.
The white paper said 666,000 such students studied in speciyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
al schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
China had 19,475 such students in secondary vocational schools or classes nationwide last ye
yabo亚博体育下载后花园ar, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusive, the number of disabled atten
dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said at a news
conference on Thursday that China has worked over the last few decades to makeyabo亚博体育下载后花园
sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools in multiple ways, including in mainstream schoyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
ols, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.
?says that there are only about 20 days a year when the cloud and moonlight conditions are ideal for shooting.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园Other challenges include the expense-Xu says that he has spent more than 100,000 yuan on his hobby so far.
According to Tang, astronomy has grown in popularity in China in recent years thanks to the gro
wing achievements of China’s astronomers. One of the most recent achievements was taking part in shoyabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
oting the historic first image of a black hole in April. The project was a global effo
yabo亚博体育下载后花园rt that involved more than 200 astronomers worldwide, including 16 from the Chinese mainland.
Growing income levels have also enabled enthusiasts to pursue the costly hobby, he adds.
Looking ahead, Xu hopes to be able to capture photos of even better quality. To do so, he nyabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
oted, would require him to shoot in an environment where there is less light pollution.
“Within the next five years, I plan to have a remote platform installed in a place with less light pollution. Unfortunately, there
yabo亚博体育下载后花园will have to be a trade-off-I won’t be able to be as closely involved in the process because of its remoteness,” he says.
According to Xu, many astronomy enthusiasts set up their telescopes and cameras at f
acilities in Yunnan province and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where there is minimal light pollution.yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
These equipment will then be connected to the internet and looked after by caretakers, allowing them to take photos remot
ely via their computers. The annual fee of renting a space at this facility is around 20,000 yuan, Xu adds.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信To spread his love for astronomy, Xu is also looking to organize classes for young people. Tang suppo
rts this cause, noting that schools in countries overseas place a greater emphasis on natural science than those in
China. As a result, ordinary people here know less about astronomy than their peers abroad.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
“Whenever you look up at the stars, you understand how sho
yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信rt our lives are and how insignificant we are. The more you learn about astron
omy, the more you will learn to cherish life and the opportunity to photograph the stars,” Xu says.
?Thiel is seeking to leverage the annoyance of the US Department of Defense and hawk
s in the administration that Google has withdrawn from some US defense projects after a backlash from its employees.yabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
Google was targeted with similar accusations in March, when General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta
yabo亚博体育下载后花园ff, expressed such unfounded concerns about Google in a congressional hearing.
Google has repeatedly denied any relations with the Chinese government or the Chinese military.
In response to the latest charges, Riva Sciuto, a spokeswoman for Google, said: “As we have said before, we do not work wityabo亚博体育下载后花园
h the Chinese military. We are working with the US government, including the Depar
yabo亚博体育下载后花园tment of Defense, in many areas including cybersecurity, recruiting and healthcare.”
It is irresponsible of the US leader to buy into Thiel’s allegations and cast aspersions
on China. Google has little business in China. But, to some extent, Thiel has just given him the excuyabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
se he needs to cow Google ahead of the election campaign that is looming ever closer.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园The White House has growing concerns about Google’s influence ove
r internet searches and online advertising. It is reportedly mulling a crackd
own on Google for supposedly disadvantaging conservatives in search results.
But as shown by the recent controversial tweets against four congresswomeyabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
n by the White House, it is not going to let the truth and social niceties get in the way of its
attack on Google. As such, China has become a victim of US domestic politics, as it hayabo亚博体育下载后花园品茶微信
s been put in the cross-fire between the White House and the internet giant.
The baseless charges against China do a disservice to the efforts of those working hard to hammer out the details of a trade deal.
?interests. Olsen chose to place his ad in the “soft” category, sayin
g that he and his campaign “has tried to hit there, where Danes are the most”.yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
Olsen’s unorthodox campaigning has helped him bolster his profile, as his confessio
yabo亚博体育下载后花园n gathered over 1,400 likes and tonnes of comments, positive and negative alike.
“Joachim, this is nothing less than brilliant!” one commenter wrote.
Even the Liberal Alliance’s political rivals appreciated the trick.
“The only thing that annoys me is that I wasn’t the first one to get tyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
his done”, Anders Stjernholm of the green Alternative party admitted.
Others, however, were far less supportive. “Sic
yabo亚博体育下载后花园k joke for people with a clownish attitude to democracy”, one person said.
41-year-old Joachim Olsen is a former world class shot putter. With ten straight internat
ional finals, Olsen holds the longest string of appearances in finals at Olympic, Woryabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
ld and European Championships among throwers. He was elected to the Danish Parliament in 2011.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration would not sell T
urkey F-35 fighter jets because of Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system.
“We are now telling Turkey…we’re not going to sell you the F-35 fighter jets,” Trump told the media in the White House.yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
He also blamed the Obama administration for refusing t
o sell US Patriot systems, which finally led to Turkey’s S-400 deal with Russia.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园Pentagon, however, has long rejected the assertion that Turkey pu
rchased the S-400 because it could not get a comparable air defense system.
At 7.5 percent of the vote, the libertarian Liberal Alliance is a junior payabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
rty in the government led by the conservative-liberal Venstre party. Its platform is bas
ed upon economic liberalism, tax cuts, and reduction of welfare programmes.
he National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Wednesday st
aged The Tales of Hoffmann, a renowned opera by light opera master Jacques Offenbach.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
Inspired by the life experience of the German writer and poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the opera tells l
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所ove stories of Hoffmann and three women. He experiences romantic love, but each ends in tragedy. The
repeated blows make the poet lose passion for love and devote himself to art and poetry.
The NCPA production by world-acclaimed opera director Fryabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
ancesca Zambello is part of the NCPA International Theater Festival 2019 that will
last until Sept 22. A total of 12 plays from home and abroad are performed during the festival.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
The Paris Opera Ballet stages Nureyev’s vivid production of the Tchaikovsky classic, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所The Paris Opera Ballet, the national ballet company of France, wra
pped up a week of performances on Friday in Shanghai, the only stop in China during its s
hort tour of Asia that saw the prominent dance company visit Singapore from June 21 to 23.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
It was just one of a series of events to celebrate the POB’s 350th anniversary. The compa
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所ny presented four performances of?Swan Lake?in Shanghai from June 29 to July 1 and two per
formances of a gala show, featuring creations by three contemporary choreographers, that concluded on Friday.
The company made the decision to perform?Swan Lake?in Shanghai not only because it is on
e of the most beloved productions in the ballet world, famed for its robust energy and rich color. More imp
ortantly, the version created by Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) is one that “best represents the style, aesthetics and cap
abilities of the Paris Opera Ballet”, says Flavien Moglia, executive president of the company.
Nureyev, one of the former Soviet Union’s best-known dancers, created a new versio
n of?Swan Lake?in 1984, when he was the director of the company. Also considered one of the greatest male ballet danc
ers of the 20th century, Nureyev brought a new depth to the ballet, especially by adding a psychological angle to
the role of the prince, says Jean-Guillaume Bart, a ballet master with the POB.Nureyev gave the story a Freudian di
mension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a profound sense of hopelessness, he adds.
In Nureyev’s?Swan Lake, the dark wizard is an ambiguous figure. At first, he serves as a sort of tutor or guide to the prince, bef
ore gradually turning into a negative influence that mirrors the dark side of the prince. The contrast between the w
hite swan and black swan also reflects the two sides of the prince’s soul, Bart explains.
Also, Nureyev introduced difficult new movements and gestures into his choreography. “We hope audiences can appre
ciate the depth of Swan Lake, rather than just seeing it as a traditional and established ballet production.”
?to a colorful spectyabo亚博体育下载后花园acle of ancient Chinese culture when the Liverp
ool Chinese Martial Arts association performed a lion dance. The group has been coming to Glayabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
stonbury for the last 21 years, ever since they were first invited by festival co-founder Arabella Churchill.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
“We are based in Liverpool which has got the oldest Chinatown in Europe, so we hav
e a rich history of the two cultures mixing together,” said James Roach, who heads the group of UK and British-Chinese performers.yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
“We try and represent Chinese culture as authentically as we can in the co
nditions that we’ve got. Glastonbury tries to represent all cultures, so we are kind of th
e Chinese slice that tries to keep that bit alive. It’s important for us on tyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所wo levels – one, it’s the most important f
estival in the world, and two it’s the best festival in the world. So, if you are going to do it, you have to do it properly.”
Comedian Phil Wang delivered a standup routine at the Cabaret Tent that was both disarmingly charming and brilliantly cutti
ng. The son of a Chinese-Malaysian father and British mother, 29-year-old Wang opened by dissecting his full name (t
he product of a “cultural compromise”), setting the tone for a witty assault on white and Asian stereotypes.yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
“I find that the conversations about race lack nuance a lot of the ti
me,” said the comic, who hosts a comedy series on BBC Radio 4 called Wangsplaining.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
“Either people are careless about it and hurt people’s feelings, or they are
yabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所overly cautious and patronizing,” he added. “So I think the only way to get into that se
nsible middle ground between the two is to talk about it openly, about my experiences, about my thoughts and also to
give people a break – people who always think they are on the edge of being culturally or racially insensitive – to kind of gyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所
et on their side a little and show them they don’t have to worry so much. So that’s the line I am trying to tread.”
China has added 46 new majors to the catalog of secondary vocational schools to better ser
ve the country’s economic and social development, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).yabo亚博体育下载后花园
Among the newly-added majors are rural drinking water supply engineering technology, new ener
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The setting of secondary vocational majors should aim to improve quality and efficiency of economic growth, build China into a manufacturer of quality and promote the Belt and Road as well as the Internet Plus initiatives, the MOE said in a statement.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
henzhen National High-Tech Zone plans to add an additional 2,000 high-tech enterprise
s to its premises this year, according to a government meeting on the city’s high-tech industrial development on Monday.
品茶微信Enterprises engaged in frontier industries such as AI, integrated circuits, new energy, robotics, life health and new materials will be preferred, according to information disclosed at the meeting.
The zone, totaling 159.48 sq km and comprising five industrial parks in Nanshan, Pingshan, Longga
ng, Bao’an and Longhua districts, will house more than 60 percent of Shenzhen’s total high-tech enterprises, meeting attendees were told.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
Aiming to become a world-class high-tech park, the zone will cultivate a first-class ecosystem chain for facilitating the deve
lopment of innovative businesses by building key infrastructures, labs, test bases, innovation incubators, research institutes and service agencies.
The zone’s Nanshan park is intended to develop into the main comprehensive national-level science center of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.yabo亚博体育下载后花园
In the next few years, the Nanshan park will speed up construction of the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Grad
uate School, SUSTech Institute of Microelectronics, Pengcheng Laboratory, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory and Nobel Laureate Laboratory.
The park will also dismantle old factories to add 3.5 million sq meters of floor space for industrial development.
Shenzhen’s first united headquarters building will also be located in the Nan
shan park to house 15 high-tech firms, 12 of which will be listed companies.
Related adjustment should also meet the demands of new occupations created by new technology, new products and new business forms and models, it added.
ance entitled Enyabo亚博体育下载后花园女神会所chanting China, staged at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presented by the China Broadcasti
ng Performing Arts Troupe, the show featured diverse forms of traditional Chinese art, such as orch
estral music, Peking Opera pieces, violin concerto and banhu (an ancient traditional instrument) concerto.
The Chinese orchestral piece Songs of the States kicked off the concert on Friday. More tha
n 3,000 people watched it at the Dolby Theatre, where the annual Oscars ceremony has been held.
“Chinese folk music is so beautiful and charming. I just love it, “says Gabrielle Laherram, a Los Angeles local resident.
She says it was her second experience watching a Chinese folk music show after the first in San Francisco years ago.
“I hope to see more Chinese performances here, and I’m very interested to learn more about Chinese culture.”