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ncers from the Liaoning Ballet of China will take their original ballet Hua Mulan to the United States a

nd Canada in late August, representing the troupe’s first performance of the classic outside of China.上海品茶微信

For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.

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e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p

art well, she had to do push-ups and fight with sticks on stage, just like the male dancers.

上海品茶微信The story originates from a Northern Dynasty (386-581) folk song, known as the Ballad of Mulan. The song tells the tal

e of a valiant girl who joins the army on behalf of her ailing father, battles enemies to defend her country and fights with

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allet cares about portraying its characters’ inner world and expressing emotions.

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ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”

Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch

上海品茶微信inese stories to global audiences, the legend of Mulan is more relatable than others.”

She says it is a touching story, and Mulan’s heroic spirit, perseverance, and love fo

r country and peace can resonate with people everywhere, adding that many European and American audiences are

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the legend of Mulan to the West. Additionally, the recent release of initial footage from Disney’s u

pcoming live-action remake of Mulan has sparked renewed interest in the character.

上海品茶微信The 100 plus-minute ballet Hua Mulan incorporates classic and modern art elements that will suit the taste of today’s a

udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.

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An undercover investigation by China Central Television recently showed that salaries p

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For example, at one training institution in Beijing, a Chinese teacher of English can earn 300 yu

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When the undercover reporter asked to see the qualifications and working visas of foreig

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Chu Zhaohui, a senior researcher at the National Institute of Education

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Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status

Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday that radi上海乌托邦品茶微信

cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International

Airport was “extremely serious” as it could damage the city’s international status.上海乌托邦

The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou

ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte

d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦

Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f

rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.

上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.

Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da

ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦

“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium

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Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho

ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”

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Tickets are now available for flights at Beijing Daxing In

ternational Airport, which is scheduled to begin operations before Sept 30. 上海419

On various travel websites, passengers can book tickets from the new

airport to many domestic destinations such as Shanghai, Xiamen in Fujian province, Gua

ngzhou in Guangdong province, Chengdu in Sichuan province and Kunming in Yunnan province. 上海419

Compared to the flights departing from Beijing Capital International Airport, which is l

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Flights to Guangzhou from Daxing airport, for instance, cost less than 1,300 yuan ($

185) for economy class while the lowest price at the Capital airport is nearly 1,800 yuan.

Before the winter season starts in November, domestic flights will be carried out solely by China United Airl 上海419品茶微信

ines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Eastern, which is also the first airline to transfer its operations to Da

xing airport from its current headquarters at Beijing Nanyuan Airport, the company said. 上海419

So far, most of the booked trips will be made during the weeklong National Day holiday from Oct 1 to 7, according to the company.

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port, which will serve a network of over 80 routes and 70 domestic destinations.

Over 20 international routes operated by Finn Air, British Airways, Polish A

irlines and Malaysia Airlines can also be booked, including flights to London; Helsinki; Cas 上海419

ablanca, Morocco; Fukuoka, Japan; and Kathmandu, Nepal, according to travel website Qunar.

Huang Lei, who works for an investment managemen 上海419品茶微信

t firm in Beijing and lives near the South Third Ring Road in Daxi

ng district, has long been looking forward to the opening of the phoenix-shaped airport.

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oor residents out of poverty, with an annual average of 13.73 milli

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— The country still had 16.6 million rural people living below the national poverty line at the end

of 2018, with more than half of them living in the country’s less-developed western region.上海龙凤419

— In 2018, the annual per capita disposable income of rural res

idents in poverty-hit regions stood at 10,371 yuan (about $1,475), double its 2012 level.

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tion in poor areas reaching 8,956 yuan last year, representing an average annual increase of 11.4 percent.

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s in their poverty-reduction efforts. By the end of October 2015, the country had provided 400 bil

lion yuan of assistance to 166 countries and international organizations, dispatched over 600,000 assistan

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Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquar

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“Shanghai is home to more than 700 regional headquarters o

f multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with the most regional headquarters and

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aid Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Commerce.

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atch the asset-light strategy of the companies. We hope to attract more regional headquarters to settle in

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The requirement for the total assets of parent companies of regional he

adquarters has been adjusted to 200 million U.S. dollars, according to the policies.

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She called for the park 上海夜生活o be overturned and

 for the park to compensate her loss. The case was heard on April 23 and the verdict is pending.

Since being disclosed by a number of Chinese media over the weekend, the case 上海夜生活

has sparked heated discussions on social media about whether it is reasonable for the world’s second largest W

alt Disney park to deny visitors the right to bring their own food. Some argue that the food and beverages supplied wi

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In an online poll by local media shobserver.com, 40 percent of the respon

dents said they don’t mind such a policy as long as there is no price difference between the food sold in and o

utside of the park. The poll attracted more than 3,000 people in less than six hours. 上海夜生活品茶微信

Shanghai Disneyland has banned outside food, alcohol and nonalcoholic beverages over

600 milliliters inside its park since November 2017, more than a year after its opening.

This is not the first time Shanghai Disneyland got sued over the p 上海夜生活

olicy. In June 2018, a lawyer from Suzhou, Jiangsu province, tried to take the theme pa

rk to court by accusing it of violating consumer rights. But the court turned down his appeal. 上海夜生活

Wang, together with three of her classmates and a mentor, approached the case

 上海夜生活品茶微信as a “service contract dispute”, calling the ban an unfair term in standard-form

consumer contracts. She also cited a statement by the Supreme Court, which said the policy of no outside food

and beverages in the catering industry is a “bullying term”, according to thePaper.cn. 上海夜生活

In one of its recent school journals, Wang and her three classmates, who are all majoring in

international law, said it’s the nature of legal practitioners to find fault with the status quo. 上海夜生活

In 2014, a college student in Yantai, Shandong province, won a lawsu

it against a local cinema that prohibited him from bringing his own drink. 上海夜生活品茶微信

Globally, three out of the six Disneyland parks are open to food and drinks from beyond

its services, while the three in Asia – Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai – carry a no-outside-food-and-drink policy.

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At the age of he joined he上海千花坊r father, who was a str

treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.

In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula上海千花坊

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, pre上海千花坊女神会所

miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.

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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.上海千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

上海千花坊女神会所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.上海千花坊

“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.

上海千花坊女神会所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.上海千花坊女神会所

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

上海千花坊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 sav上海千花坊女神会所

ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.

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aunch of the Discovery 上海乌托邦e Week event on July

In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp

ective”, a 200-meter stretch of Yuanmingyuan Road was decorated like the surface of the m上海乌托邦

oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.

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ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag

er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”

When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦

niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.

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ft, where visitors have the chance to leave their own footprint on the surface of the moon.

An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦

of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.

Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信

ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po

pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.

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ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.

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ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based

entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha

n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.

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bookstore opened in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei province. Driven by the adv

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ard scanned, and obtain their favorite books any time, because technology has made 24-hour unstaffed service feasible.

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mer night, among the bustling crowds one store stands out. It is Sanlian Taofen Sa

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The shop used to be a bar in a street reputed for its late-night carousing.

上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north

ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ

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e place I use most for finishing work each day. This is the only quiet place I can find arou

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l. It’s a relaxing place, but many young people come in here after dinner time because it’s the summer holidays.”

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t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al

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Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

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A shop assistant says the design of the shop, on two floors, is inspired by Travelers a上海419品茶微信

mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

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The Wiener Staatsballett,上海千花坊eemed ballet company

years from Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performan

上海千花坊女神会所ces from May 28 to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Co

rsaire and Marie Antoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.

The SGT will also be opening itsown gallery space in the new season.上海千花坊

The Aura of Revival, a large abstract painting created by French Chinese artist Chu Teh-ch

上海千花坊女神会所un especially for SGT, will be presented in the new gallery space alongside other works.

Wang Junlin contributed to the story.As a major cultural and tourist destinatio

n, Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves suffer from what many other attractions will envy-too many visitors.上海千花坊

The crowds heading to the iconic repositories of ancient Buddhist art constantly

threaten the fragile cliff-side environment on the fringe of the Silk Road oasis, according to Zhao Shen

上海千花坊女神会所gliang, director of the Dunhuang Academy, which manages and studies the site and its relics.

To mitigate the impact of human activity on the grottoes in Gansu province, which face the Gobi Desert, the academy has sets lim

its on visitor numbers. Two ticket categories are sold every day. The first type is limited to 6,000 tickets and allows hold上海千花坊女神会所

ers to access eight of the 492 grottoes containing major Buddhist art, while the second category allows up to 12,000 v

isitors to enter four of the caves. More than 100 of the caves at the UNESCO World

Heritage Site are suitable for public access on a rotational basis as part of conservation measures.

Wang Xiaowei, director of the site’s monitoring cent上海千花坊

er, said the caves are at full capacity during the peak summer holiday season.

上海千花坊女神会所”In line with protective measures for the site, we take a preventive approach

that encompasses tracking the natural and human impacts,” Wang said.

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