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A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.

This is the first time Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 y上海千花坊

oung musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks’of intensive training in New

上海千花坊女神会所York, they started their performances in Taichung in Taiwan on Jul 30, followed by the National Center for th

e Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.上海千花坊

In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Cen

ter, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.上海千花坊

The orchestra had an open rehearsal before the concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. And

80 members of the public took part in the rehearsal, many of whom were parents with their school-age children.

上海千花坊女神会所Fourteen-year old Zhao Junhuan who was there with his father swayed in his seat to the rhy

thm of the music. Zhao, who has spent three years learning to play the drums, was impressed with the Am

erican boys’ performance, but said: “I will be able to play as well as them when I am their age”.上海千花坊

Shanghai-based music critic Gu Chao said that the young musicians showed e

xcellent technique that their performance was beyond his expectation. “What

these lacked in experience, they made up with their love for music,” he said.上海千花坊 女神会所”Watching them play I was conv

inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”

Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. And since 2013 the institution has

been bringing together outstanding musicians aged between 16 and 19 to form the NYO-USA, and NYO2, an inten上海千花坊

sive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14 to 17. In 2018, Car

negie Hall launched the NYO Jazz program, celebrating the big band tradition in American jazz music.

This year the 23 young musicians from 16 states in the US, led by acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones and Grammy Award-上海千花坊女神会所

winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling embarked on a tour to China after a concert at the Carnegie Hall.

Speaking about the band, Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie上海千花坊

Hall, said: “The musicians who make up NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster are among the finest jazz players in the nati

on, passionate not only about music, but also dedicated to connecting with people across cultures.

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e of life-changing experiences through unparalleled training wit

h esteemed jazz artists and extraordinary performances of America’s beloved art form aro

und the world as they serve as wonderful musical ambassadors for their country.”

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Streamlined administra上海千花坊es for individual bu

usinesses looking to apply for, alter, or cancel registration will be further implemented.

上海千花坊To ensure the authenticity of enterprise registration, Hangzhou will introduce a real name registration system for the appl

icants in an effort to curb illegal activities such as false registration of shareholders.上海千花坊

In terms of law enforcement, Hangzhou will strengthen supervision of data using internet a

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Efforts will also be made to advance cooperation between government departmen

ts and banks to provide high-quality, efficient and convenient services for new enterprises.上海千花坊品茶微信

Over the years, Hangzhou has been making efforts to improve its

investment environment with administrative reforms under the principle of “At Most O

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ols, building digitized sharing platforms and developing data analysis methods.

Amateur astrophotographer Xu Weibin talks about how he first got hooked on astronomy上海千花坊品茶微信

and the challenges he faces when it comes to setting up that perfect picture, He Qi reports in Shanghai.

上海千花坊Before the publication of the recent issue of Amateur Astronomer, Xu Weibin was best kno

wn to his friends and family as a salesman of steel tubes used in the domestic high-speed rail system.

Today, he’s better known among his peers as the amateur astrophotographer who captured th上海千花坊品茶微信

e stunning image of the Rosette Nebula which was published in the magazine. The Rosette Nebula is a clou

上海千花坊d of interstellar dust and gas located about 5,000 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros.

Born in Hubei province but currently based in Shanghai, the 46-year-old

said that his interest in astronomy was piqued during an elementary school science cla上海千花坊品茶微信

ss, when the teacher asked the students to identify a constellation in their textbooks.

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As the museum’s reput上海千花坊 more visitors ca

with many from other localities outside Lanzhou. The rising number of visitors also gave her good financial returns.

“A ticket to the museum costs 36 yuan ($5), and if you book online in advance, you can get a disc上海千花坊品茶微信

ount of 6 yuan,” she said. Despite not being free, the lure of the museum has proved to be enduring. It curre

上海千花坊ntly receives up to 100 visitors every day on average, making it the latest “must-visit site” in Lanzhou.

But breakup museums did not originate in China. In 2006, an artist couple in Croatia came up

with the idea after breaking up and established the world’s first breakup museum. The idea drew many上海千花坊品茶微信

followers, and similar museums sprang up around the world. Many in China also jumped on the bandwagon.

“I think it is a quite new, creative form of economy,” said Dou Xuecheng, a professor wit

上海千花坊h Gansu Agricultural University. “Traditionally in China, love and relationships are not to be expressed or d

isplayed in public, but as our society becomes more diverse, the attitudes of young people are changing.”

Dou said that the museum is a reflection that more people are after spiritual satisfaction.上海千花坊品茶微信

“But such forms of the economy can be short-lived,” Dou said. “

The organizers need to strengthen the content and services in the museums to prolong their life.”上海千花坊

Li Fangfang said that currently, the most important thing is to keep the museum rolling financially.

上海千花坊品茶微信”Even though we have many visitors, we also face high rent and labor costs,” she said. “B

ut we will definitely enhance our services according to the demands of our customers in the future.”

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China’s largest autom上海千花坊

otive lithium-ion battery maker, forecast a 120 percent to 150 percent annual profit gr

owth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market.上海千花坊品茶微信

Net profit in the Jan-June period rose to between 2 billion yuan ($290 million) and 2.28

billion yuan, CATL said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Saturday.

CATL said the strong profit growth came after it attracted more customers, strengthene、

d cost control and the NEV market boom resulted in a bigger demand for its lithium-ion batteries.

Despite sluggish sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, China’s NEV market has experienced a boom.

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 months this year was from non-CISA members, whose clean capacity cannot be guaranteed, he emphasized.

Liu Bingjiang, head of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s air quality management department, said at the same fo上海千花坊品茶微信

rum that it is unfair for companies with high operational costs on environmental protection to compete und

上海千花坊er the same market conditions against those investing little into environmental protection.

The authorities will bring in industrial associations to tighten emissions assess

ment on steel producers when granting exemptions from production restrictions, he said.上海千花坊

Those with poor environmental protection records or that scheme to cheat the assessment will be severely punished, he said.

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roducers with ultra-low carbon emissions are allowed to have lower or no production cuts.

More than 60 steel producers in key areas, with a total crude steel capacity of 260 million上海千花坊

tons, have upgraded to meet ultra-low carbon emission standards, according to Liu.

上海千花坊品茶微信China expects 60 percent (340 million tons) of existing crude steel capacity in key areas

to be made with ultra-low carbon emissions by 2020, according to a ministry guideline released this year.

Li Xinchuang, president of the China Metallurgical Industry Planni

g and Research Institute, said that to achieve low-carbon emissions involves upgrades in上海千花坊

the whole process of steel production, and more attention should be paid to procedures such as raw materials tra

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China’s oil and gas industry saw steady growth in 2018, with expansion reported in both pr上海千花坊

oven reserves and annual output, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday.

In 2018, national exploration of oil and gas saw a total investment of 63.66 billio

n yuan (about $9.26 billion), up 8.9 percent year on year, the ministry said in a report on its website.上海千花坊品茶微信

Investment in oil and gas exploitation rose 24.7 percent to reach 203.11 billion yuan, according to the ministry.

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Apple supports more t上海千花坊 jobs in China, tech

Apple Inc said it has supported more than 5 million jobs in China through its local companies, research

and development centers, local suppliers and third-party mobile application developers on its App Store.上海千花坊女神会所

The United States tech giant said that it derived about 20 percent of its global revenue from China in 2018, up $7 billion from a year ago.

上海千花坊It has set up nine companies in China, with 71 branches nationwide. It also had 51 retail

stores across the country by the end of 2018, Apple added in its latest China corporate social responsibility report.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro comp上海千花坊女神会所

uter in China, shifting production of its only major device assembled in the US to China.

Ecolab Inc, a United States-based global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, will invest mo

e on innovation in China and get focused on three of its core businesses, its top management said.上海千花坊

“A big area of focus for us more recently has been digital innovation,” said Jill Wyant, executive vice-president of regions, Ecolab. She is also the president of

上海千花坊女神会所the company’s global healthcare unit. “We have a corporate relationship with Microsoft in terms of some of their cloud co

mputing platforms and solutions. We’re in the process of extending that relationship in china. We’ve hired a chief dig

ital officer and hired someone to help us look after digital infrastructure and architecture.”上海千花坊

Ecolab made a multimillion-dollar investment in innovation in China. The comp

any built a research and development center in Shanghai around a decade ago.

Apple said in a statement, “the new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in California and includes components from seve上海千花坊女神会所

ral countries including the United States”, and “final assembly is only one part of the manufacturing process”.

Apple has been expanding its R&D push in China, one of the world’s largest consumer elec

上海千花坊女神会所tronics markets. Since 2017, it has established four R&D centers in the country – one each in Beijing, Sh

enzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 million) and emp

loyment for over 1,000 people dedicated to innovation in hardware, software and services.上海千花坊女神会所

The company directly employed over 13,600 people in China by the end of 2018.

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Njumbe became fasc上海千花坊hina and Chinese

language at the age of three, but only started to learn Chinese at a Chinese culture center at the age of eight.

“I pushed him to learn Spanish at school, because it is a lot easier,” Mrs. Nju

mbe told Xinhua. “He refused. Chinese is the only foreign language he wants to learn.”上海千花坊品茶微信

Mrs. Njumbe still remembered clearly the “Three Little Rabbits,” a Chinese lullaby, h

er son sang to her when he was three years old. “He learned it from a TV song contest.”上海千花坊品茶微信

Njumbe just spent two weeks to practice his prize-winning Chinese songs. He is dreaming

上海千花坊of going to China on summer programs once growing 12 years old. “I am not old enough to go now,” he told Xinhua.

“I love Chinese Kongfu, I like Bruce Lee,” Njumbe added.

Chinese songs are not the only area Njumbe is good at, he can also recite poems from上海千花坊品茶微信

China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907). He can also easily recite Di Zi Gui – The Rules for Students – from ancient China.

Njumbe is just one of the 38 players aged from 5 to 82 from six states in the U.S. Midwest to participate in the Chinese songs contest.

上海千花坊Emily Mcclintick, a seven-year-old girl, sang “Pear Trees Bloom Again” and another song at the competition and came out the sixth place.

“It is hard to learn Chinese,” she told Xinhua.上海千花坊品茶微信

This is the third year for Xilin Association to host the Chinese songs contest in U.S. Midwest for selecting singers for the final of the “Water Cube Cu

p” Chinese Songs Singing Competition, Linda Yang, executive director of Xilin Association, told Xinhua.

The association is a non-profit organization in the greater上海千花坊

Chicago area committed to providing an innovative educational system for children.

“After three years, the contest is enjoying growing popularity among people in U.S. Midwest.上海千花坊品茶微信

It has provided a platform for people overseas to sing Chinese songs, to have a better knowledge of Chinese cu

lture and language,” Yang said. She hoped that more people will take part in the contest next year.

The “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Singing Competition is sponsored by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Be

ijing municipal government and some other departments of the Beijing municipal government.

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Since the area features two free trade zones in Shang

anghai and Zhejiang, Bank of China will come up with more offshore FTZ businesses in the near future.

上海千花坊Kong Qingwei, chairman of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co Ltd, said t

he Yangtze River Delta region is a key driver of the group’s annual income and inno

vative development. Of the insurer’s 126 million customers in China, 30 million live in the region, and account for 80

billion yuan, or 25 percent, of the insurer’s 320 billion yuan in total premiums.上海千花坊品茶微信

As Kong understands, there are plenty of opportunities for insurance companies in the integr

ated development of the Yangtze River Delta region, with transportation as a top priority.上海千花坊

“Insurance capital can help the government to boost domestic consumption. A com

prehensive transportation network connecting railway, subway, ports and even airports ha

上海千花坊品茶微信s been a longstanding goal of many cities in this area. This is where insurers can play a big role,” he said.

Elderly care is another sector where insurance companies can find big opportunities, said Ko

ng. In early June, CPIC opened an elderly care community in Hangzhou, and is about to launch a new one in Nanjing.

“The idea is to let the senior citizens in Shanghai enjoy quality elderly

care services in other parts of the Yangtze River Delta region. More room in Sha上海千花坊品茶微信

nghai can thus be given to ambitious young entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses,” he said.

The integration of risk prevention schemes for peasants in the Ya

ngtze River Delta region is one more area where insurers can focus on, said Kong.上海千花坊品茶微信

Peasants’ income can be largely increased via products such

as cost insurance, yield insurance, income insurance or one-stop insurance service.

上海千花坊品茶微信He Haifeng, director of the Institute of Financial Policy, which is a part of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the

integrated development of the delta region presents many latent challenges. So, more efforts should be made to ref

orm finance and tax areas, to reduce fees in various fields, and improve the overall business environment.

sabel Ge Mahe sharpens US tech giant’s focus on the Chinese market with new initiatives

Isabel Ge Mahe, vice-president and managing director of Apple in C

hina, started off her career on the technical management side but graduated to bu

siness administration, leveraging both her aptitude and educational qualifications.

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Focusing on the hot issues of SME development with

the purpose of promoting international exchanges and cooperation, and achieving win-win results, the events and forums will

上海千花坊上海品茶promote national macroeconomic policies, discuss national development strategies including supply-side struc

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d accelerating the establishment of an “open new economic system“, helping SMEs learn about economic trends, address t

ransformation and development problems and break reform and innovation bottleneck.上海千花坊

Additionally, the events will guide enterprises in, innovating, reforming and developing healthily, organizing and mobilizing

social forces to support SME development and practically serve enterprises, pay attention to the actual effects of e

上海千花坊上海品茶vents, and help SMEs achieve breakthroughs in innovation and develop markets in the aspects of technology, idea and management.

The 2017 CISMEF is themed on “Intelligence, Wisdom, Smart Manufacturing, Energy Conservation”, and hosted

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There will be 6,000 international standard booths, and a total exhibition area of 150,000 square meters. Interna

tional theme exhibitions and domestic theme exhibitions will be held at Poly World Trade Center Expo from Oct 10 to 13; Intelligent Manufacturing & “In

上海千花坊上海品茶ternet+” Exhibition, Intelligent Building and Smart Home Exhibition, and Energy Conservation Exhibition will be h

eld at the Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center from Oct 12 to 15 and from Oct 20 to 23.

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But the Saudis aren’t just shopping in the US for arms

 and they’re not just shopping for conventional weapons, either. Riyadh seems to 上海千花坊品茶微信be using its favored ally status and the general sense of geop

olitical turmoil to sweep up whatever it can, including with Washington’s rivalccording to classified intell

igence initially kept from Congress but eventually revealed to CNN, the Saudis turned to China in recent years for h

elp in h

ave been expanding their ballistic missile program.A voluntary 1987 pact bars Riyadh from buying US tec

hnology t上海千花坊品茶微信hat could carry weapons of mass destruction, so, it is alleged Saudi Arabia sought assistance fro

m Beijing. Similar transactions may also have been conducted in the past decade. It’s unclear precisely what the purc

hases amounted to, but they are yet another s    ‘s aggressive pur

suit of the best arsenal in the region.The US State Department insists the

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rche which, under threat from Marine le Pen’s National

has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.

The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ

any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg

arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif

ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th

ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na

tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal

vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).

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