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“Shanghai audiences not only enjoy classical ballets such as Swan Lake but have also show

上海品茶微信女神会所n a great deal of interest in contemporary dance. That’s why we made the request for the POB to present the

gala show featuring contemporary dance in Shanghai when we first discussed its tour plans.”

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grapher William Forsythe and English musician James Blake. In the Night by Jerome Robbins is a romantic dan

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Crystal Pite to music from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, rearranged by Max Richter.

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is equally strong in its interpretation of contemporary-dance works, Moglia

says. Contemporary dance productions now make up half of the POB’s performance programs.

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star dancers), a title awarded to only the most outstanding principal dancers.

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chool, the institution also recruits aspiring dancers from all over the world.

“We have dancers from 14 different countries,” Moglia says.

“One of them is from China, who used to study in H

ong Kong, and after three years of training at our school, he is now a dancer with the POB.”

One of the oldest ballet companies in the world, the POB is an integrated part of the Pari

s Opera. The ballet originated from earlier dance institutions and practices of the court of Louis XIV. The P

OB represents an important branch in the evolution of ballet, which originated from t

he royal courts of the Italian Renaissance. It was in France that ballet turned into an independent theatrical form

of art. After that, the Royal Danish Ballet and the Imperial Ballet of Russia also began to flourish.

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hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

First, China has undisputable sovereignty over islands and their s

urrounding waters in the South China Sea, backed by a wealth of historical and legal basis,” Shao said.

For a long period of time, various nations’ normal passage and flight in the region have never bee

n obstructed. “There is no issue over the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea,” he said.

However, the US has frequently sent vessels and aircraft to trespass into Chinese maritim

e territory and airspace, and has conducted intense intelligence gathering and special drills in the region.

“These actions damage the peace and security of the region,”

Shao said. “As a result, the PLA has installed necessary defense equipment on the islands i

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Lippi, who led his native Italy to World Cup glory in 2006

was first hired in November 2016, but his original two-year stint in China delivered littl

e to cheer about. He was unable to take China to the World Cup finals in Russia in 2018.

The 71-year-old Lippi had stepped down in January, after the country’s quarterfinal

exit from the Asian Cup, when he reportedly became furious in the dressing room after China’s crushing 3-0 loss to Iran.

Lippi’s first game in his second tenure will be a friendly match with the Philippines in Guangzhou o

n June 7, as Team China prepares for the second round of Asian zone qualifying for Qatar 2022, which kicks off in September.

“I think I’d vote for Lippi to come back,” 38-year-old Team China capt

ain Zheng Zhi said on China Central Television in March. “The old man would for sure brin

g more values to the team. We never lost faith in him, and our players all recognize his importa

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iners developing a taste for table-for-one tren

A growing number of people are eating alone, whether at home or in restaurants, and overturning traditional etiquette. Zhang Yangfei reports.

In China, food has always played a major role in promoting social cohesion. Communal eating is not on

ly familybased and deeply rooted in the nation’s cultural heritage, but is also regarded as an indicator of society’s health and stability.

Given that background, it is little wonder that eating alone, publicly or privately, has long been considered taboo.

However, in recent years things have started to change as a r

esult of demographic shifts and the growing influence of modern lifestyles.

According to a report released last year by the global market researcher

Kantar, 46 percent of people interviewed said they had eaten alone in the previous 24 ho

urs, a rise of 9 percent from 2017, and about 16 percent expressed a preference for eating solo.

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More comprehensive and well-targeted policy respon

ses are needed to tackle the current growth slowdown,” Elliot Harris, UN chief economist and assi

stant secretary-general for economic development, said Tuesday at a news conference. “It is increasingly clear that policies to pro

mote sustainable development will need to look beyond GDP growth and identify new and more robust measures of

economic performance that appropriately reflect the costs of inequality, insecurity and climate change.”

In response to slowing growth and subdued inflation, major central banks have eased their monetary policy stances. The recent mo

netary policy shifts have helped to stabilize global financial markets and capital flows to emerging economies.

However, the report cautions that a more protracted period of monetary accommodation could exacerbate fina

ncial imbalances, including further fueling debt accumulation and raising medium-term risks to financial stability.

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Roughly 20 years ago, when China’s admission to the

World Trade Organization was being negotiated, China’s economy was ti

ny as a portion of world GDP. It was clearly a poor, less-developed country that, except in a f

ew areas, was not able to compete with Western companies in high-value-added products.

As Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury secretary, argued, a developing country may need to p

rotect its “infant industries” from already established foreign competitors. This was the policy foll

owed by the US in the 19th century and by Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea in the years after World War II.

China is no longer a poor country. It can no longer compete by using low-wa

ge labor. Fortunately, it has now developed world-class companies that are incre

asingly developing new products and services that can compete successfully in many foreign markets.

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We think the authorities should step up their efforts to

 improve the governance of ethics in scientific research in light of the loopholes exposed in He’s case,” Zhai told China Daily.

Results of further investigations in the case should be made public, including the penalties given to all involved, she said.

One reason for publishing the article on Nature was to show the resolve of the gover

nment and ethics scholars in China to improve ethical compliance in the sciences, Zhai said.

In the commentary, the four scholars said the government should release clearer rules and regulations on the use of techn

ologies and hand down sharper punishments to offenders, including disqualifying them from scientific research.

“Self-regulation of scientists is unlikely to be enough, given their potential conflicts of i

nterest under market pressures. Thus, top-down regulation is crucial,” they said.

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Earnings growth may sustain at a rather high speed

Wang Yang, an analyst with Soochow Securities based in Suzhou, Jia

ngsu province, said that apart from the economic recovery underpinned by su

pportive policies, cyclical factors also imply that earnings growth will continue to recover in the rest of the year.

According to Wang, the current profit cycle of A-share companies started from 2

016 and should end with recovery this year, as the cycles usually last for 12 to 14 quarters.

This year’s gradual recovery in earnings growth could help the A-share market to withstan

d external uncertainties, said Yan Xiang, an analyst with Shenzhen-based Guosen Securities.

“It is quite different from 2018 when earnings growth of most companies deteriorated. Earn

ings growth, a determinant of the market trend, is likely to be on the recovery path,” Yan said in a note.

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Wang Chunyan has arranged to take her son on study

“We’ve been to deserts, grasslands and (sections of) the Silk Road over the years,” Wang says.

Wang has booked for her son-who is currently in the fifth grade-a two-week trip to Australia and a two-week trip to the US in August.

“He will be sitting in local classes and studying with local children there,” Wang says.

Although the outbound-study trips will cost her around 70,000 yuan, she believes it’s money well spent.

“He will learn things while having fun in a foreign country, which

will open his eyes to the world and enable him to make new friends,” she says.

Speaking about the effects of taking those study tours, Wang says her son has a better understanding of differ

ent cultures and has become more confident on such occasions as when he has to talk in public or participate in a performance.

“I will keep sending him on such trips so that he can see more places and get to know their culture and history,” she says.

Enthusiasm for study tours is likely fueled by the fact that some middle schools in Ch

ina have already put them under consideration when evaluating a student’s comprehensive performance.

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The two drafts are under their third readings at the

ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.

The emphasis on objectivity and impartiality was suggested after the drafts’ seco

nd readings, as legal experts pointed to the importance of procurators to objectively collect evidence.

The new drafts also stipulate tighter supervision over judges and p

rocurators and give them more responsibilities such as keeping business secrets and personal priva

cy information. There will be legal consequences if they fail to do so, according to the drafts.

China aims to substantially reduce water consumption by 2020 to ta

ckle a supply bottleneck that could undermine the environment and sustainable economic growth.

By next year, waster usage per 10,000 yuan (about $1,492) of gross domestic product will b

e 23 percent less than in 2015, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

The country also aims to cap water consumption below 670 billion cubic meters by 2022 and 700 billion cubic meters by 2035.

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