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Shanghai’s highest bookstore opened at 52nd floor of Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest skyscraper.

The 2,200-square-meter place named Duoyun Bookstore is 239 meters above the ground. Book lovers上海千花坊品茶微信

can enjoy reading beside clouds and have a bird’s-eye view of both sides of the Huangpu River.

hile it’s commonplace for Chinese square dancing to be accompanied by loud music, one group of older dancers in N上海千花坊

anning has decided to turn off the loudspeakers without turning down their fun.

Tired of noise complaints, the Nanning Dream Team ditched the speakers and added individual headsets to make sure they上海千花坊品茶微信

can still enjoy dancing in the community, but in what to neighbors must be a more civilized way.

In a city square in Nanning, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, nearly 100 seniors concentrated on

following the moves of their dance leader while wearing headsets to listen to the music.上海千花坊

Many passersby did a double take when they saw the dance team go through a rout

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When asked why they dance in this way, they said they had no other choice

.– The area where they dance is between two close residential buildings, so noise e

choed and disturbed nearby residents. Surrounding merchants and residents used to complain about the noise they m上海千花坊

ade. Some even splashed water or threw items from the upstairs floors of buildings close by.

The team leader, surnamed Yang, said the dancers didn’t want to annoy上海千花坊品茶微信

the neighbors, and that’s why she suggested the group dance with headsets.

This perfect solution has ended complaints, simply via a small tran上海千花坊

smitter which can set channels and transmit the signals, creating the music all the dancers listen to simultaneously.

“I bought the device at my own expense, while our dancers pay for their own head上海千花坊品茶微信

sets,” Yang said. “Dancers can adjust the volume of their wireless headset and select stereo mode, which is ve

ry beneficial for us to enjoy dancing and not disturb others anymore. What a win-win solution!”

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China’s pilot free tr上海乌托邦es saw FDI inflow up

percent year-on-year during the seven-month period, accounting for 14.2 percent of the total FDI.

Western China registered the fastest growth of FDI compared with oth上海乌托邦

er regions, with the figure up 25.2 percent year-on-year to reach 39.94 billion yuan.

Foreign investment from Germany and the Republic of Korea climbed quickly in the firs上海乌托邦女神会所

t seven months, posting growth of 72.4 percent and 69.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.

MOC data showed that FDI from the European Union rose 18.3 percent compared with the same period last year.上海乌托邦

FDI from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative grew 5 percent in the first seven months of 2019.

There’s been a whole lot of controversy over flags lately.

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ut their recent treatment by protesters in Hong Kong shows flagrant mis

understanding of the city’s past. Many demonstrators have taken to waving the colonial flag used for the territory before its r

eturn to China in 1997, and some go a step further, flaunting Great Britain’s current Union Jack or the flag of the Uni

ted States to show their desire for Western-style government or even intervention by those countries.上海乌托邦

Meanwhile, the flag of the People’s Republic of China and its national emblem h

ave been desecrated in a series of attacks as violence in the city escalates. Militants have shown their di上海乌托邦女神会所

ssatisfaction with a proposed extradition amendment by vandalizing these objects, inflaming tensions in a city al

ready reaching its boiling point. Never mind that the amendment was suspended weeks ago; who needs coherence when th上海乌托邦

ere’s stuff to destroy? This isn’t just a destructive, counter-productive approach to enacting change, though — i

t’s an attitude that beggars belief for anyone who knows the history of these nations.上海乌托邦女神会所

Just in case there’s any genuine confusion, I can provide a couple quick reminders.

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Beijing new airport fl上海419论坛start selling tickets

Passengers can now book flights departing from Beijing

Daxing International Airport, according to a report by Beijing Youth Daily.上海419论坛

Compared to those departing from Beijing Capital Internat

上海419论坛ional Airport, flights operating out of the new airport, which will to begin operation on Sept 30, are

generally priced lower because of route charges and services included in the tickets, the report said.

On the ticket booking platform of Qunar, an online travel company, tickets are available上海419论坛女神会所

for flights from the new airport to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Kunming from Sept 30.

In addition, international routes, including to London, He

上海419论坛lsinki, Casablanca, Fukuoka and Kathmandu, can be booked and the prices are gen

erally cheaper than those taking off from the Beijing Capital International Airport.

The new airport, built to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pressure off上海419论坛女神会所

Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as a second international airport for Beijing.

Located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, it will be the world’s largest s

上海419论坛ingle-terminal airport and is expected to handle more than 100 million passengers a year.

At 7:30 pm on July 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon

spoke to the nation from a television studio in Burbank, California.上海419论坛

“I have requested this time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the wo

rld,” he began, before reading an announcement that was also being made in Beijing.上海419论坛女神会所

It said that Premier Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s assis

上海419论坛tant for national security affairs, had met for talks in Beijing from July 9 to 11. Kn

owing that Nixon wanted to visit China, Zhou, on behalf of the Chinese government, had invited him to come to the co

untry at an “appropriate date” before May 1972. Nixon had accepted the invitation “with pleasure”.上海419论坛女神会所

Nixon said, “The meeting between the leaders of China and the United States is to seek the normalization of relations bet

上海419论坛ween the two countries and also to exchange views on questions of concern to the two sides.”

More than two years of complex, subtle and deter

mined diplomatic efforts and negotiations preceded the announcement.上海419论坛女神会所

Nixon wrote in his memoirs, published in 1978: “Despite the almost miraculous secrecy we had been able to maintain, the C

hina initiative was actually one of the most publicly prepared surprises in history.”

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It is often said that art i上海龙凤419e. Films, many of whic

ch are inspired by real events, are no exception. The firefighting movi

The Bravest released last week is one of them. It was adapted from the Mongolian wri上海龙凤419女神会所

ter Bao’erji’s book, featuring an anthology of interviews of firefighters who joined the battle to put out the fire cau

上海龙凤419sed by a pipeline explosion in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, in July 2010. The movie, released for eight da

ys, has already raked in 890.55 million yuan ($126.42 million), second only to Ne Zha, the current domestic box-office champ.上海龙凤419

In addition to The Bravest, many films based on real events have achieved very good box-office results, such as Dying to Sur

上海龙凤419女神会所vive and Operation Red Sea. The reason why those films succeed is because their stories have strong reson

ance among viewers, who are moved by the details. Here are some Chinese films based on real events, which have e

arned great results at the box office and high points on Douban, China’s most popular film review site. Let’s take a look.上海龙凤419

Adapted from a popular sci-fi novel, Chinese futuristic romance “Shanghai Fortress” is set to

open in Chinese theaters on Friday, according to the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association.上海龙凤419女神会所

Starring actress Shu Qi and singer-turned-actor Lu Han, the film tells the story of S

hanghai’s battle to defend itself against an attack by an alien force that has laid sie上海龙凤419

ge to numerous cities around the globe in its quest to harvest a hidden energy only found on earth.

上海龙凤419女神会所Audience attending the road shows ahead of the premiere said they were amazed at the visual effects in the movie, and the sce

nes of gigantic alien ship, Shanghai Cannon, rising from the Huangpu River and the sinking of the whole city.It is an

other high-profile movie to join the new club of China’s domestic sci-fi movies, whose combined box offices are pre

dicted to surpass those of foreign imports this year in an “unprecedented” development in China’s movie history, a上海龙凤419

ccording to an industry report released at Shanghai International Film Festival in June.

Earlier this year, “The Wandering Earth,” with a box office of 4.6 billion yuan ($670 million), became China’s second-highest-grossing movi上海龙凤419女神会所

e of all time, spurring heated discussions about the advent of a new era of China’s sci-fi blockbusters.

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Days before that, the c上海4195G unstaffed smar

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

antages of 5G networking, book lovers can enter after having their face or their identity c上海419品茶微信

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

上海419In Sanlitun, the heart of Beijing’s nightlife hub, at 11 pm on a sum

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

nlitun Bookstore, a 24-hour bookstore that has become a landmark since it opened last year.上海419

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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

are-meter bookstore with about 20,000 books, a couple of young people were sitting next to their laptops open.上海419

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

上海419品茶微信nd here where I do not need to worry about closing time, and you have the air conditioning in summer, too.”

Another of those in the shop, Zhao Xiaohan of Xiamen, Fujian province, who was on holi

day in Beijing, says: “I accidentally found this place while I was looking for a perch after a long day of trave上海419品茶微信

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

上海419In addition to stocking the latest titles and best-sellers, Sanlian Taofen sells books in ancien

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

so sells souvenirs and ornaments representative of traditional Chinese culture.上海419品茶微信

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

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re I came in I wasn’t even sure it was still open. I’ve never come across anything like this in Russia.”

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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Younger generations上海龙凤419ve shows in demand

Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr

上海龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f

avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.上海龙凤419

“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons

tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t

上海龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.

Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows

is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.上海龙凤419

Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab

out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel

上海龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i

n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.

“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performe上海龙凤419

d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet

hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”

上海龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.

According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.上海龙凤419

Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab

上海龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors

and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”

He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th

e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”

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The notice reminded all 上海会所o check undergrou

und spaces including garages, shopping malls, construction sites, and e

上海会所ntrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air conditioners and de

corations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.

Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.上海会所品茶微信

The provincial meteorological administraion said largte-scale indoor an

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d be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海会所

A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken

special measures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and touri

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Parks and spots including Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park hav

e extended their business hours, while destinations such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wil上海会所

dlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have presented special late shows or night-tour programs.

Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural Histor

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Most of the nighttime tours and activities should be booked online so as to monitor an

d control the flow of visitors and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.上海会所

The municipality rolled out a guideline to boost the nighttime economy earlier this year.

Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activi上海会所品茶微信

ties and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.

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chief executive John Flin上海千花网tends the World Eco

The chief executive of HSBC has stepped down after less than two years in the job, as the bank

ing giant revealed solid first half profits but warned it faced “challenging” geopolitics.上海千花网女神会所

The bank has also said it could cut nearly 5,000 jobs due to a weaker outlook, and the depar

ture of John Flint comes as trade-war tensions flare between the United States and China.上海千花网

Under Flint’s leadership, the bank has pivoted to Asia, which

accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.

HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker said talks over Flint’s future had been “going on for a while” and the decision was not taken lightly.上海千花网女神会所

“In the increasingly complex and challenging global environment in which the bank op

rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s

上海千花网ignificant opportunities before us,” Tucker said. “This is a decision about the future.”

HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q

uinn, head of the commercial banking division, will be interim CEO in the meantime.上海千花网

The 51-year-old Flint ran the bank’s retail and wealth management business be

fore taking over as chief executive last year. At that time, he was seen as a safe choice for the上海千花网女神会所

top job and was known to be the favored selection of his predecessor, Stuart Gulliver.

上海千花网In an interview with the Financial Times on Monday, Tucker said: “This had noth

ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”

Tucker denied that Flint was opposed to new cost cutting plans, which HSBC revealed on Monday would result in up to

4,700 job cuts, or 2 percent of its 237,685-strong global workforce. The move is e上海千花网女神会所

xpected to hit senior staff the hardest, helping reduce salary costs by as much as 4 percent.

HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.

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“We have implemented 上海夜生活inute work shift sch

edule,” Kang said. “We place ice blocks in the tunnel to prevent workers from getting sick b

上海夜生活ecause of the high temperature, and we also use fans and oxygen transfer stations inside the tunnel.”

With a length of 2,416 kilometers, the Sichuan-Tibet Railway conne

cts Southwest China’s Sichuan province with the Tibet autonomous region. It is the se上海夜生活

cond railway linking Tibet with the rest of the world, along with the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

上海夜生活女神会所A guideline on supporting the innovation of institutions and mechanisms for talent devel

opment in southern China’s Hainan province has been released by Chinese authorities.

Jointly issued by the Organization Department of the Communist Par

ty of China Central Committee, the National Development and Reform Commission, the上海夜生活

Ministry of Education and four other authorities, the guideline stresses support for the island’s innovation of the traini

上海夜生活女神会所ng, introduction and utilization of talent to provide a solid guarantee for its deeper reform and opening-up in all areas.

It calls for efforts to establish a more inclusive mechanism to introduce talent, further imp

rove the mechanism for the evaluation and stimulation of talent and enhance the services for talent.上海夜生活

The guideline aims to help train and cultivate ranks of talent in 10 to 15 years who are well-structured, competent, vigoro

us and commensurate with Hainan’s bid to become a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

上海夜生活女神会所Hainan was approved in April 2018 to build a pilot free trade zone and e

xplore the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

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Tourist safety behind cro上海楼凤moveview of Taipei

Given the current climate of cross-Straits relations, the Chinese mainla

上海楼凤nd suspended issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan on Thursday. What do

es the move suggest? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:

上海楼凤女神会所DPP should stop splittist activities

Taiwan witnessed rapid growth in tourist arrivals from the mai

nland in the eight years before Tsai Ing-wen became the island leader in 2016.

Individual travel to Taiwan was first permitted for residents of Beijin

上海楼凤女神会所g, Shanghai and Xiamen, Fujian province, in 2011 when cross-Straits relations were goo

d thanks partly to Ma Ying-jeou being the Taiwan leader. The arrangement was extended to 47 mainland cities over the fol

上海楼凤lowing three years. As a result, mainland tourist arrivals in Taiwan peaked at more than 4 million in 2015.

But tourist arrivals began dropping after Tsai took office, because she and her Democratic Progressive Party refused to rec

ognize the 1992 Consensus that there is only one China, which soured cross-Straits relations.上海楼凤女神会所

Mainland visitors-a large number of whom are individual travelers-account for ab

out a quarter of Taiwan’s total tourist arrivals, so the new curbs could rattle the island’s tourism industry and上海楼凤

hurt the broader economy. If the situation continues to worsen, the system for mai

上海楼凤nland tourists to apply for group travel to the island might also be affected in the foreseeable future.

But ignoring the mainland’s huge contribution to the island’s tou

rism sector prosperity and economic growth, Tsai and the DPP have more brazenly p上海楼凤女神会所

ushed forward their “Taiwan independence” agenda without thinking that, by fur

上海楼凤ther straining cross-Straits relations, they are compromising the well-being of Taiwan compatriots.

Besides, without any evidence to prove their outrageous claim, Tsai

and her fellow DPP leaders accused the mainland of sending spies and interferi上海楼凤女神会所

ng in the local elections last year, which put the safety of mainland individual travelers at risk.

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