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o try for a spot at their dream university. In China, that all-or-nothing exam is the?gaokao,?the national college entrance exam
ination known as the single-log bridge students have to carefully cross to reach the next stage of their lives.亚博88娱乐场后花园女神会所
A Little Reunion, a hit TV drama that puts the spotlight on?gaokao,?came to an end on
亚博88娱乐场后花园Tuesday, wrapping up heated discussions sparked on social media over the past month.
Adapted from best-selling writer Lu Yingong’s eponymous novel,?A Little Reunion?serves as a loose sequel to the hig
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trance examination — also helmed by veteran director Wang Jun, known for excelling at urban drama.
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ing middle-class families as they prepare their youngsters for?gaokao,?a critical rite of passage.
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As the drama progressed, it saw its score on Douban, Chin
a’s largest film and TV review site, climb from 8.0 out of 10 to 8.3, making it th
e highest scorer among all series released through satellite channels in 2019 thus far.
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Given his strength and ability, I believe Lin could still play in the NBA or in Europe, but he wished to find a team that
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“Lin chose Beijing Shougang, which shows his trust in our club. It’s also our great pleasure.
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erience and great spirit will encourage all of us. His persistence matches the spirit of Beijing Shougang.
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g more energy to the CBA.He will also bring excitement to the city of Beijing.”
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ip last season but he was often benched during the postseason, playing a total of 51
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He became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and struggled to find a team with which to try to re-create the “Linsanity” cr
aze he sparked during a torrid early-season scoring binge with the New York Knicks in 2012.
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ur starts in 74 appearances for Atlanta and Toronto last season, averaging 9.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.4 reb
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itory.eremy Lin shares a light moment with fans during a commercial activity in Beijing on Sunday. Lin is repo
rtedly set to sign a contract with the CBA’s Beijing Ducks. Photo provided to China Daily亚博88娱乐场品茶微信
He broke down in tears during an emotional appearance in
Taiwan last month when he described feeling abandoned by the NBA.
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go is up－but rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me.”
s have a long history of doing business at night, other sectors, including tourism and culture, still have plenty of room to gro
w if they are to equal the standards set by international cities such as London or Amsterdam, Vernotti said.?亚博88娱乐场千花网
Jiang Hao, partner at global consultancy Roland Berger, said China’s nighttime economy has great potential. As the country ha
?亚博88娱乐场千花网s risen to become the second-largest economy in the world, people’s consumption capacity and willingness to buy are c
onstantly increasing. In the fast pace of city life, many people go shopping only after working during the day.
“The night economy gives people more time to buy and increases their choice, which will bri
ng more business opportunities and become a new growth driver for China’s economy,” he said.?亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所
According to market consultancy iiMedia Research, 60 percent of consumption in China occurs at nigh
t. In the past three years, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.
?亚博88娱乐场千花网Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after du
sk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled out last month to encourage after-dusk eco
nomic activities, including extending the operating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a?亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所
nd later closing hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.
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es, with 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending the
ir business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.
?亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Decem
ber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.
The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between
Pingtan and Taiwan’s Taichung. A total of 124 flights have been canceled at Xiamen airport.亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所
South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the
亚博88娱乐场夜生活lowest level, for strong winds. The provincial agriculture and rural affairs depart
ment issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbor for shelter.
The Guangdong Power Grid Corporation has deployed more than 300 power generatio亚博88娱乐场夜生活
n vehicles and over 400 sets of satellite communication equipment for emergency repair.
China firmly opposes the United States’ new threat to impose additional tariffs on about $550 billion
亚博88娱乐场夜生活worth of Chinese imports, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday.
In a brief statement, the ministry said the US act is unilateral, trade protectionism, and using maximum pressure.
It violates the consensus reached between the top leaders of the two co亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所
untries, severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal internat
ional trade order, and Washington will eat the bitter fruits of its own action, the ministry said.
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n counter to the consensus of the heads of state of China and the United States, and run
counter to the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” the spokesperson said.亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所
The ministry urged Washington to immediately stop its wrongful deeds, otherwise it will “bear all the consequences.”
The ministry warned the US administration not to misj
亚博88娱乐场夜生活udge the situation, nor to underestimate the determination of the Chinese people.
“China strongly urges the United States not to misjudge the situation, or underestimate the determination of the C
hinese people. It must immediately stop its erroneous practices, or bear all the consequences,” the spokesperson said.A g亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所
irl does homework in an air-raid shelter at People’s Square in Chongqing, Southwest Chin
a, Aug 24, 2019. The air-raid shelters, once used to protect Chongqing residents from air attac
ks during wartime, have turned out to be an ideal place to escape from the scorching heat.
rule out the possibility of taking other actions as well. “The PLA has the means, capability and will to safeguard national sovereig
nty and territorial integrity. This determination and ability should not be questioned,” he said.亚博88娱乐场夜网
Senior Colonel Cao Yanzhong, a researcher from the war institute, said the motive behind the arms deal is the DPP t
亚博88娱乐场夜网女神会所rying to borrow the strength of foreign influence and resist unification at the expense of the Taiwan people.
Cao said the recent deal is aimed at making Taiwan more dependent on US equipment, thus allowing US military in
dustries to create more jobs and continue to squeeze more money from the island.亚博88娱乐场夜网
“The DPP is foolishly paying more and more protection fees to the US as an act of
compliance,” he said. “The money can be better spent elsewhere, like improving the eco亚博88娱乐场夜网女神会所
nomy and the livelihood of Taiwan compatriots.”An official firefighting rescue team was stationed at the National Mu
seum of China, the biggest museum in the world, on Thursday, marking the establis亚博88娱乐场夜网
hment of the first firefighting rescue work station that is specially set up for a museum in China.
China has released a guideline to tackle difficulties in enforcing亚博88娱乐场夜网
court orders, according to an office of law-based governance on Aug 22.
The guideline calls for more transparency when e
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It demands a credit system that covers various aspects of social life in
cluding transactions, house property purchases, fees and tax payment and law violations.亚博88娱乐场夜网
The market exit mechanism for businesses as well as systems of legal assis
亚博88娱乐场夜网女神会所tance, liability insurance and civil laws should all be improved, said the guideline.
It also called for better coordination between different depa
rtments and efforts to improve judgment-enforcing personnel.
?but the yuan’s share of global foreign exchange transactions is only 4 percent, ranking eighth i
n the world and lagging far behind major reserve currencies such as the dollar, euro, pound and the yen.亚博88娱乐场会所品茶微信
Thus Shenzhen needs to ease restrictions properly on capital account flow on a trial basis and, if it proves successful, expl
亚博88娱乐场会所ore reasonable methods and measures for supervision, while developing more yuan-denominated inv
estment instruments and stocks with the help of Hong Kong’s built-in advantages. This will promote the in
亚博88娱乐场会所ternationalization of the yuan and give other countries and regions more choices in terms of international currencies, as we
ll as better safeguard the stability of the global financial market and the security of China‘s foreign exchange re
serves. Along the way, the foundation for Shenzhen to become a global financial center would also be strengthened.亚博88娱乐场会所
As such, Shenzhen, with the support of a new round of policies f
rom the central government, will expedite its development and become the leading city in亚博88娱乐场会所品茶微信
the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and help build a brighter future for the area.
The author is dean of the Hainan University Belt and Road R
亚博88娱乐场会所esearch Institute. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
The donation of a dead body or its organs is prohibited if the deceased h
as not previously formally consented. But that could change as lawmakers seek legal so亚博88娱乐场会所
lutions to ease the country’s severe shortage of organ donors and cadavers for research.
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ft the restriction by giving close relatives the right to decide on donation issues on be
half of their departed loved ones, as long as the deceased had not previously rejected that option.亚博88娱乐场会所
A revised draft of the code’s section on personal rights said spouses, adult c
hildren and parents of the deceased must all agree on donating a departed relative
亚博88娱乐场会所品茶微信’s body or organs for it to be legal. It has been submitted to the bimonthly session of the Nation
al People’s Congress Standing Committee, the top legislature, which opened Thursday, for a second review.
e been seriously harmed in recent years after their personal information was leaked, abused
or improperly collected, so we’ve paid a lot of attention to solving the problem through legislation,” he said.?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314女神会所
China has already enacted several laws, regulations and rules rela
?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314ting to the issue, such as the Criminal Law and the Cybersecurity Law, according to him.
Asked whether China would legalize same-sex marriage at the news con
ference, he said Chinese law only allowed for marriage between a man and a woman.?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314女神会所
“This rule suits our country’s national condition and historical and cultural traditions,” he said. “As far as I know, a majo
rity of countries in the world don’t recognize the legalization of same-sex marriage.”
Besides Zang, director of the commission’s research department, Yue Zhong?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314
ming, director of its legislative planning department, was also named as the spokesperson.
At Wednesday’s conference, Zang added that he and his colleagues would like to answ
er legislative questions from the public and increase communication with the public.?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314女神会所
China’s State Council made a series of arrangements Wednesday on expanding elderly care services.
According to a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, demand-oriented development of elderly car
?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314e services is a key measure to improve the quality of life for the aging population.
Efforts will be made to develop a variety of home-based elderly care services supported
by communities, including aids in terms of dining, health care, travel and cleaning, the meeting noted.?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314女神会所
Non-governmental institutions will be encouraged to develop touris
m, health care and other services suitable for the consumption of elderly people.
The country will further support the development of commercial endowment insurance and e?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314
stablish a long-term care system which links insurance, welfare and aid, according to the meeting.
The meeting also decided to step up supervision over the quality of products and services for?亚博88娱乐场龙凤1314女神会所
aged people, and sternly punish those that violate the rights and interests of the senior citizens.
seminars, salons, book launches and many others.
One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing亚博88娱乐场夜生活
to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.
亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc
ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe
en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.亚博88娱乐场夜生活
A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on
Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.
亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.
“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong
Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o亚博88娱乐场夜生活
pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.
Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th
ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所
ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.
This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre亚博88娱乐场夜生活
ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.
亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.
“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.
The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i亚博88娱乐场夜生活
mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.
“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to亚博88娱乐场夜生活女神会所
enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir
ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.
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Tourists may be disappointed by being unable to access the i
conic, gull-winged Osaka Castle, which is expected to be used as a backdrop for G20 events.
亚博88娱乐场419论坛Some 700 schools in the city will close on the summit days in order to reduce congestion, according to local press reports.
The participants are leaders from 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are A
rgentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy
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s and representatives of invited guest international organizations
will participate in the summit along with leaders from the G20 members.
The host country of the G20 summit leads the group over the course of one year from Decemb
er through the following November as the G20 presidency. The G20 presidency also organizes relevant ministerial and working group meetings.
Together, the nations of the G20 account for around 80 percent of global economic out
put, nearly 75 percent of all global trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.
亚博88娱乐场419论坛The G20 was formed in 1999, in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, to unite finance ministe
rs and central bankers from twenty of the world’s largest established and emerging econom
The G20 initially focused largely on broad macroeconomic policy, but it has expanded its ambit. The 2018 summit in Argentina
focused on fair and sustainable development, while the previous summit in Germany drilled down on issues including corruption, money laundering and international tax havens.
Economic and financial coordination remains the centerpiece of each summit’s agenda, but issues such as the
future of work, terrorism and global health are recurring focuses as well. This was increasingly true in the d
ecade following the global financial crisis, when the G20 was able to turn its attention beyond acute economic crisis management.
ies. A decade later, at the height of the global economic crisis, the G20 was elevated to include heads of state and government.亚博88娱乐场419论坛女神会所
rce of soybeans and cotton, and soon the US will also be substituted by other cou
ntries as the main supplier of chicken and wheat to China, if the trade row continues.亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所
Japan now has free trade agreements with the European Union and some trans-Paci
亚博88娱乐场千花网fic countries, such as Australia and Canada, and the US has lost its advantage in its trade with Japan, not o
nly in soybeans and wheat－last year, US exports of pork to Japan declined by 35 percent.亚博88娱乐场千花网
Coercing Japan to buy US agricultural products will not be sustainable, and ther
e is still a long way to go for the US administration to ease the anxiety of its farmers.
亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所Police in Fuzhou, the capital of Southeastern China’s Fujian province, said on Su
nday they had seized a handgun found in a FedEx parcel and launched an investigation into the case.
The parcel, carried by the United States express delivery service pro
vider, was shipped to a sporting goods company in Fujian from an American client, accor亚博88娱乐场千花网
ding to a statement released by the public security bureau of the city’s Jin’an district on its Sina Weibo account.
The handgun was discovered in the package and seized by polic
亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所e, the statement said without releasing further details of the contents of the parcel.
It is not the first time that FedEx, which launched its business in China more than thre
e decades ago, has prompted official probes into alleged violations of Chinese postal regulations recently.亚博88娱乐场千花网
In early June, FedEx was placed under investigation after Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications ma
亚博88娱乐场千花网女神会所nufacturers, said it had diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to Huawei in China to the US.
Initial results from the probe, released in late July, refuted Fed-Ex’s claim that the rerouting was an “operational error”. The com
pany was also suspected of holding back over 100 packages that Huawei had intended to deliver to China.