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mpaigns-all in a bid to trigger an emotional investment that resonates with customers.

So when Heytea, a milk tea brand known for its rich cheese-foam topping, introduced its fi

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he regular portfolio, the newly opened Shanghai flagship store allows customers to mix cocktails with their tea drinks.

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Neo Nie, founder and CEO of Heytea, said he sees Heytea not上海419论坛

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ore than 250 stores nationwide and Nie is looking to expand to 400 by the end of this year.

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ion yuan in 2018, with huge potential to tap compared with developed countries, accor

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Dolls are no longer exclusively for children. Jiang Fan, a 22-year-old college graduate in Shanghai, became captivated by Moll

y dolls two years ago. Now, she has a collection of more than 70, and the number is climbing. 上海419品茶微信

These tiny toys, commonly known as blind box figures, come in sealed packaging and collectors have no idea which specific f

igure from a series they are buying. Many series even feature rare special figures or lucky-draw figures.

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Molly dolls are little dolls with curly yellow hair, big turquoise eyes and pouting lips. Each one costs 59 yuan ($8.5), which 上海419

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Shanghai Toy Show attracted more than 100,000 fans of designer toys, just like Jiang.

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t an emphasis on designer toys in 2017, after the company detected the enormous potential of th

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The company sold about 4 million Molly dolls in 2018 and expects to replicate the sales volume this y

ear, Wang Ning, founder of Pop Mart, said in a speech at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in April.

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Publishers from home and abroad gathered Monday to discuss C

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Over 200 people including publishers and experts from more than 60 overseas publishin

上海夜生活g houses in 30 plus countries attended the China Book International Foreign Consultants Seminar.

As 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, various stories about the develo

pment of China over the years could be told, said an official with the Publicity Department of the Communist Part上海夜生活女神会所

y of China Central Committee, who expected publishers from home and abroad to strengthen their exchanges and coope

ration based on these vivid stories, and create more works with global significance.

According to Niels Peter Thomas, managing director of the b上海夜生活女神会所

ook section of Springer Nature, to enhance the global influence of Chinese publications,

further cooperation between Chinese and foreign publishers is the most important step.

Also at the seminar, the “100 Titles of China Books Since 1949 for Translation and Promotion” w上海夜生活

as launched and displayed. The titles, actually 101 in number, include 37 in the hu

manities and social sciences, 34 in science and technology and 30 in literature and art.

上海夜生活女神会所The titles were selected by a panel, who considered the original fine works worth translating a

nd promoting overseas, as they reflect the achievements made in the course of China’s development.

The China Book International (CBI) project was launched in 2006, and currently has 38 member units.上海夜生活

By the end of 2018, the CBI had helped Chinese pub

lishers sign 3,233 copyright agreements with 715 overseas publishing hou上海夜生活女神会所

ses from 82 countries, covering 4,656 titles which have been translated into 57 languages.

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Liu Yunfang, living i上海千花网n county of Linfen

city in Shanxi province, learned the art of making xiuqiu (a ball

made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h

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l cultural brand, generating an annual output value of nearly 1 million yuan ($141,494.8).上海千花网女神会所

Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro

vince, and now Xiangfen county of Linfen city, is a traditional auspicious ornament.

The 140-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) wow上海千花网

ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope

ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five

Elements) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor.” Renowned American cellist Alisa We上海千花网

ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou

nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.上海千花网女神会所

“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

“The music is very Chinese, which I haven’t heard before … It was beautifully played, very exciting and experimenting,” she said.上海千花网

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

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ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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Facing external uncert 上海千花坊a has been unswe

rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks

and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊

h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.

 上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin

g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.

Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊

company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.

 上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom

e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.

Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha

nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan

ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所

to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).

Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊

he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm

ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.

The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所

lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.

A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro

ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.

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There are two answers to that and it’s quite political, of course. Space flight is expensive. And if you’re interested purely in s

上海夜生活cientific research, then I think you can send a lot of robots, because you can get more of them.

But, it’s also true that human capability is far in excess of robots, so we need that.

Most scientists would say they don’t like space flights because it removes a lot of money from their activities.上海夜生活

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But I think as a civilization, we may need to start thinking of going somewhere.

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ffers, wrote a great children’s book. Every single word and sentence has to be so pr上海夜生活品茶微信

ecisely constructed; it’s an art, a real art. I’ve written for newspapers – you would well understand – and you can ha

v上海夜生活e different allowable paragraph lengths, and sometimes the shortest sentences in a paragraph are the most diffi

cult ones to write. I would love to write children’s books, but it’s a skill I don’t have now.

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e. I started collecting it to drink, but I don’t collect it as investment; it’s more like a sort of exploration. I like lear上海夜生活

ning curves, so music and wine and other subjects make for interesting diversions. I get bored every five or six ye

ars, so science is about the only constant thing. I love red wines, like Bordeaux, but as I’ve got older, I find the上海夜生活品茶微信

y are less easy to drink. So I like white Burgundies, and I very much like chardonnay and c

hampagnes, blanc de blancs. It’s a bit niche though, the study of white Burgundy, to write a book about.

Are you more underwhelmed or overwhelmed by the public’s general knowledge of science?

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ke rash decisions. Once the herding ban was issued, we immediately started to give subsidies, provide training

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d Gao Zengpeng, then deputy-director of the county’s animal husbandry bureau.

After two decades of development, the forest and grass coverage rate in Wuqi increased from 19.2 percent in 1997 to

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“I made the proposal, but I could by no means take the credit,” Hao said

. “The people are the real heroes who can enforce changes. It is exactly because of t上海贵族宝贝品茶微信

heir doubts and criticism that we could modify and refine policies to achieve the desired goal.”

The report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the CPC clearly stressed that the original mission of Chinese comm

unists is to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.上海贵族宝贝

“The Party’s original aspiration and mission have never changed, though the times are

changing,” Tan said. “This is why the CPC can lead the Chinese people from one victory to another.”上海贵族宝贝品茶微信

Zhou Xiaodong, a deputy general manager of an enterprise in Wuhan, Hubei province, has been thinking about sen

上海贵族宝贝ding his son Zhou Zixuan to an overseas university since he was just a seventh-grade student.

In order to help his son get accustomed to life and studies overseas in advance, Zhou last yea

r enrolled him in a summer camp in the United States, which Zhou said “changed his son greatly”.上海贵族宝贝品茶微信

His son was initially reluctant to study abroad. However, after returning from the

summer camp, he told Zhou that he hoped to attend a foreign university in the future.

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He has been remembe上海龙凤419e Chinese people sinc

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.上海龙凤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

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become self-reliant, not only by establishing their own the grain supply, but in other areas of life as well.

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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 Sha上海龙凤419品茶微信

ojie, an associate professor with China Executive Leadership Academy in Yan’an.

上海龙凤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 me上海龙凤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 pro上海龙凤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

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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.

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So I followed that advic上海千花坊rt because of th

the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

itself. I can’t be the only one who wants the sad, sordid cycle to end once and for all.上海千花坊品茶微信

The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

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in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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unition, said Qian Xiongfei, deputy director at the ministry’s public security management bureau.

“China is one of the countries with the lowest number of gun crimes and is one of the safest countries in the world,” Sun said.

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China is opposed to any unilateral actions that complicate the situa

tion in Kashmir, and called on both India and Pakistan to resolve related disputes t

hrough peaceful means, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.上海419论坛女神会所

In a meeting with visiting Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishank

ar, Wang said New Delhi’s announcement of the establishment of the Ladakh Union Territory, which in

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The announcement is neither valid in relation to China nor will it change the status

quo that China exercises sovereignty and effective administrative jurisdiction over the territory, Wang said.上海419论坛

Jaishankar’s three-day China visit, which began on Sunday, came days after Pakist

ani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi traveled to Beijing amid a Kashmir

crisis following India’s decision to revoke the special status of India-controlled Kashmir last week.上海419论坛女神会所

Wang said China is highly concerned about the current Kashmir situation and the escalating India-Pakistan conflict. N

ew Delhi’s move to end the constitutional status of India-controlled Kashm

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Wang urged India and Pakistan to resort to peaceful dialogu

e to resolve their disputes and jointly safeguard peace and stability in the region.

Saying India’s move doesn’t conform to the agreement between Beijing a上海419论坛女神会所

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ries, Wang proposed that India should do more to help enhance mutual trust and safeguard peace and stability in th

e bordering areas so as to avoid unnecessary disturbance of Sino-Indian relations.上海419论坛

Jaishankar said India’s amendment to its constitution in terms of the Kashmir is

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e between India and Pakistan and will not change the line of actual control along the China-India border.

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