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Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto, La Joie de la Sou

ffrance (The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc上海千花坊

hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.

上海千花坊Yu wanted to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the

Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou

nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co

上海千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert where the repertoires were all written by him.

“Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i

dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “However, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s上海千花坊

uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”

上海千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled Gateways, the first recording of the Shanghai Sy

mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co

nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v

iolin concerto, La joie de la sufferance and Wu Xing (The Five Elements).上海千花坊女神会所

“When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu

上海千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in

ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c

ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee

l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.上海千花坊女神会所

Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’

s music during the concert in 2002, including Wu Xing (The Five Elements) and Iris De

上海千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu (a bowed two-string instrument) and

orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.

Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.

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China’s prospects for copi上海千花坊anctions – whic

 the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch

inese banks in contempt of court for refusing to produce evidence for an investigation into violations of sanctions aga上海千花坊

inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba

上海千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.

Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u

se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m上海千花坊

essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.

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ount Sanctions list, meaning that it cannot open correspondent or payable-through accounts in the US.

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The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour

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are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.

China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub

ling efforts to strengthen intellectual property rights protection, adhering to competitive neutrality and de上海千花坊品茶微信

fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten

上海千花坊sions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy.

The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo

mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca上海千花坊品茶微信

demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.

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Organization at the co上海千花坊女神会所 system with the Wo

onsensus for en上海千花坊女神会所 suring a transition to a climate neutral European Union by 2050 was not reached,” said Romanian President Klaus Ioh

annis. Romania’s six-month presidency at the Council of the European Union will end on June 30.上海千花坊女神会所

At the news conference, Tusk also noted that the biggest risks t

上海千花坊女神会所o the global economic outlook are trade and geopolitical tensions.

“We will take this message to the G20 in Osaka, where we will try to p

ersuade our partners to cooperate, rather than threaten one another,” he said.

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ntrance examinations, but miserable days for t

hose whose scores may deny them the opportunity to study in a university.

She vowed to follow up, given that the violence has undermined the c上海千花坊女神会所

ity’s long-cherished value of the rule of law, one of Hong Kong’s cornerstones.

“This is something that we should seriously condemn because nothing is more important than the rule of law in Hong Kong,” Lam said上海千花坊.

The clashes escalated as masked protesters, demanding withdrawal of the extradition

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They tore pictures of Legislative Council presidents off the wall, painte

d profane language on the wall and damaged the facility, including chairs and glass cabinets.

On the same day, a large number of demonstrators took to th

e street to march against the government’s extradition bill in a relatively peaceful fashion.

 

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Seeing trains rushing by with plenty of unused space ha

has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza

tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appealing to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所

“The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv

ed in the China Express Railway into one holistic platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊

The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊

“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.

According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r

eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.上海千花坊女神会所

Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro

ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the China Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries.

上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser

vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.

One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所

ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.

“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所

nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.

It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.

“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu

ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.

“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da

mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo

r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”

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Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry

d China has always called for resolving trade tensions with the US through dia

上海千花坊logue and consultation, but it will firmly safeguard its own legitimate interests.

US threats to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports cannot intimidate the Chinese people, Geng added.上海千花坊

Gao said China’s stance toward tariffs is clear, that the country has always opposed

unilaterally imposed tariffs. “The US trade bullying eventually hurts its own businesses and consumers,” he said.上海千花坊女神会所

The “unreliable entities” list-a blacklist of foreign parties that, for noncom

上海千花坊mercial reasons, harm the interests of Chinese companies, will be released soon,

Gao said. Companies that abide by Chinese law and the spirit of contracts have nothing to worry about, he said.

上海千花坊女神会所Zhou Mi, deputy director of the Institute of American and Oceania Studies of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Eco

nomic Cooperation, said it is necessary for China to push forward with the list of “unreliable entities,” and export restriction measures.

“These moves will bring about institutional improvement,” Zhou said. “They are

上海千花坊女神会所not meant to punish any company, but to guide all market entities to abide by the laws, regulations and commercial con

tracts. They can further level the playing field for both homegrown and foreign companies.”上海千花坊

In a recent survey, a majority of US and Chinese consumers expressed strong su

pport for bilateral trade due to a belief that both countries benefit from the exchan

ge of goods, said Mei Yan, senior partner and China chair at advisory firm Brunswick Group.上海千花坊

The online survey was conducted among 1,000 US consumers and 1,000 Chinese consumers in early June.

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Li expressed apprecia上海千花坊品茶微信 companies that

at have introduc上海千花坊品茶微信ed capital, technology and new business philosophies to Ch

ina through long-term cooperation during the nation’s reform and opening-up drive.

“In the meantime, you already have a broad market in China as well as busin

ess returns,” Li said. “Actually, we have achieved win-win results over the past decades.”

Li called on the global business leaders to expand investment in the count

ry and share in its development opportunities. He said China has allowed foreign capital to f

ully access the manufacturing industry and will gradually expand opening-up in the services sector.

Saying China pursues innovation-driven development, Li underlined the importance of p

rotecting intellectual property rights. He said protecting IPR is linked to protecting innovation efforts.

China treats domestic and foreign enterprises equally

and will protect all of their lawful rights and interests, including IPR, Li said.

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Improving governance in rural areas is a complex pr

roject, considering disparities between different regions in terms of hist

ory, economic development and culture,” Zhang said. “We hope different areas can draw

upon the successful experiences of others and find proper ways of rural governance that suit their region best.”

China will release a list of generic drugs by the end of June this year to g

uide enterprises to develop, register and produce urgently needed generic drugs fo

r clinical use, public health and safety, according to the National Health Commission.

Those on the list will be the first batch of generic drugs of which production will be encouraged, the Commission said, ad

ding that a renewed list would be released by the end of each year starting from 2020.

With healthcare reform going deeper and a population increasingly ageing, China encoura

ges both the creation of new drugs and the research and development of generic drugs, and strives

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The latest figures from the National Cultural Heritage Administ

stration show China had 5,354 museums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 2

6,000 exhibitions in 2018 and received 1.126 billion people, an increase of 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

The International Council of Museums organized the annual I

nternational Museum Day in 1977 to address the changing roles of museums.

Museums across the world are reinventing their roles to become more interacti

ve, audience focused and active in delivering creativity and knowledge to their communities.School students and adult

visitors learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and learn about the appreciation of and technological me

thods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum, May 1

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has huge potential for prosperityir of the policy and resou

The Belt and Road Initiative has huge potential to bring prosperity

to millions by building infrastructure in areas of the world where it is most needed, a UK offici

al said after attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

Catherine McGuinness, chair of the policy and resources comm

ittee at the City of London Corporation, was very impressed by Chinese President Xi Jinp

ing’s speech on the crucial need for financial and environmental sustainability.

McGuinness wished to learn more on how the Green Belt and Road Investment Principles, developed in

part by the City of London Corporation’s Green Finance Initiative, can play a part in this journey for win-win cooperation.

She spoke highly of the achievements Chinese government has made in developin

g BRI from a concept on the drawing board to the reality of roads, rail tracks and ports since it was proposed in 2013.

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Yi pledged to use more market-based commercial fund

 He also said improving transparency for projects’ financing is needed, especially for green

financing, and using local currencies in BRI investments to curb exchange rate risks. “The opening of local curr

ency-denominated bond markets will effectively attract long-term funds and reduce risks of currency mismatches,” he said.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fu

nd, said at the forum that China’s increased focus on the long-term success of BRI projects and the

BRI debt sustainability framework “are very welcome steps in the right direction”.

The further opening-up of China’s financial sector, such as the b

ond market, will enable diversification and foster renminbi internationalization, she said.

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