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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inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”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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The impact of heighten上海千花坊s between the world’

rld’s two largest economies goes far beyond their own borders, of course.

According to Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe, the Sino-上海千花坊品茶微信

US trade war poses the biggest risk to global economic stability. In a private meeting o

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conomic growth, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. That corroborates an earlier alarm about the trade w

ar sounded by the International Monetary Fund in May, saying it will “jeopardize” global growth.上海千花坊品茶微信

Yet despite all the negative consequences, the US leader has tried to rationalize the hefty ta

上海千花坊riffs he has imposed on Chinese goods by holding China responsible for all the US woes. “China has been ripping this c

ountry off for 25 years”, he said on Tuesday, ignoring the fact that Sino-US trade relations have benefited both sides ov上海千花坊品茶微信

er the years and their disputes — which exist among all trade partners — can only be solve

d through talks based on equality and mutual respect rather than hard-handedness.上海千花坊

Maximizing pressure may be part of his deal-making art. But as the trade dispute stretches into its second year, the confr

ontational stance on the part of Washington has only proved counterproductive.

上海千花坊For trade talks to make progress, the US has to take concrete actions to show its sincerity.

Interest rate reform not to have direct impact on renminbi exchange rate

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a, after the debut of the new market-driven lending rate, according to central bank officials.

“There is room for cutting interest rates and reserve requirement ratios,” Liu Guoqiang, deputy governor of the Peo上海千花坊

ple’s Bank of China, the central bank, told reporters on the sidelines of a news conference on Tuesday.

“The future adjustments will depend on the changes of economic growth pace and the price level indicated by the consumer price in上海千花坊品茶微信

dex,” said the senior central bank official. “The Chinese economy is not in deflation, and the marke

t rates have dropped obviously to a generally reasonable level at the moment.”

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According to the ho 上海千花坊ice index, the cities sa

aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h

ouse prices,” said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development I 上海千花坊女神会所

nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef

 上海千花坊fort to stabilize house prices, market expectations and market order has paid off.”

Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth

in new property prices in July, as the city’s average price for new housing grew 1.6 percent. 上海千花坊女神会所

“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.

“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in

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For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe

rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r 上海千花坊女神会所

ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.

Yan said July was the peak season for the housing rental market. As rent 上海千花坊

went up during summer, the prices of pre-owned property tended to go up as well.

“A total of 70 cities saw an average 0.4 percent monthly growth in pre- 上海千花坊女神会所

owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t

o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.” 上海千花坊

“The local governments have been aiming to stabilize land prices, house prices and market expectations, implementing a

long-term mechanism for real estate regulation in July to sustain the stable dev 上海千花坊女神会所

elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.

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The next batch of stocks上海千花坊e greater market e

 enthusiasm, for the better-than-expected trading conditions at the STAR Market during the fi

上海千花坊rst 10 trading days could greatly stimulate investor confidence, Peng said, and those who hold a wait-

and-see attitude when the first batch of companies went public will enter into the market.

上海千花坊女神会所Eight people have been killed and four others remain missing amid

heavy downpours and floods in Central China’s Hubei province, CCTV reported.

Torrential rain hit Yunyang district in the city of Shiyan at around 4 am Tuesday, causing floods and landslide in Qinglo

ngshan village, leaving eight dead and four missing, the CCTV reported quoting Yunyang district government. 上海千花坊女神会所

More than 2,000 villagers have been relocated to safer locations, and rescue teams f

rom Shiyan city and Yunyang districts have arrived to assist in search and rescue, the district government said.

The rain has also cut off roads and power in parts of the city. Traffic has been partially pa上海千花坊

ralyzed and two highways have been closed for safety reasons, Xinhua News Agency said.

The local meteorological department issued a red alert, the highest in China’s four-color weather alert system, for ra

上海千花坊女神会所instorm on Tuesday, noting high risk of flash floods, geological hazards and river flooding.

Huang Rui in Beijing contributed to this story.

Technology strategist hails successful projects achieved through cooperation

上海千花坊The United States and China have benefited greatly from cooperation in science, technology and innovation, a se

nior Chinese science strategist said, lamenting the recent protectionist turn in the US.

Hu Zhijian, president of the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Deve上海千花坊女神会所

lopment, said an objective appreciation of such accomplishments would help ease recent technology and t

rade frictions and reveal new grounds for win-win cooperation between the countries.

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hina’s smart assistant de上海千花坊ket to grow fast report

hina’s installed base of smart assistant devices are expected to re

上海千花坊ach 5.8 billion by 2023, an industrial forecast showed.

Devices for the home such as air conditioners, door locks, TVs and refrigerators,上海千花坊女神会所

which will be able to be operated by a smart assistant via the network, will reach 3.6 billion in 2023, according to

上海千花坊the latest report on China’s Internet of Things (IOT) market by global technology market analyst firm Canalys.

The rise of smart assistants built-in to speakers catalyzed the growth of smart home devices that can be controlled via voice.

The installed base of devices with smart assistants built-in will reach 2.2 billion units in China上海千花坊女神会所

with a compound annual growth rate of 42 percent between 2018 and 2023, the report showed.

Canalys predicts that every Chinese household will

own an average of seven smart assistant-compatible home devices by 2023.

上海千花坊女神会所”The large appliance category, which includes refrigerators, washing machines and air condi

tioners, is expected to contribute the biggest growth,” said Canalys Research Analyst Cynthia Chen.

The smartphone will continue to be the main device category for smart assistants in 2023.上海千花坊

Over the next few years, the increasing awareness of saving energy and creating a healthier liv

ing environment will also be important for the Chinese IoT market, according to the report.

上海千花坊Huawei on Friday unveiled its first commercial 5G sma

rtphone in China, as the Chinese tech giant scrambles to be among the first

to give domestic consumers the access to the groundbreaking technology.上海千花坊女神会所

Priced at 6,199 yuan ($900) in China, the Mate 20 X comes with a 7.2 inch- screen, which is designed for a truly immersive experienc

e so that gamers and people who binge on films and TV shows can get the best from the phone, Huawei said.上海千花坊女神会所

He Gang, president of Huawei’s consumer business group, said the hands

et is the first in the world to support standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.

Its downloading peak speed can be 10 times as fast as 4G smartphones, He said.

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Khoo said that they上海千花坊vited to Guangzhou in Janu

uary and it only took four months to reach an official agreement with the CSGKC administrative committee.

Biopharmaceuticals company InnoCare entered the CSGKC last year. Its founder and CEO, Cui Jis上海千花坊女神会所

ong, said the company will set up a production base in the CSGKC. Their first independent patented

上海千花坊new drug will hit the market by 2020 with an estimated sales value of 10 billion yuan.

Meanwhile, a General Electric bio-campus and an oncother

apy medicine manufacturing center of the international pharma company BeiGene wi上海千花坊女神会所

ll finish construction in the CSGKC this year. It will lead a new stage of development for the knowledge city.

Liu Jian, senior vice-president of BeiGene, said that the production center started construction in 2017. It is exp

上海千花坊女神会所ected to begin operating in the third quarter of 2019, with a production capacity of 24,000 liters of biological agent.

The CSGKC is also designated as a State-level pilot zone for the comprehensive reform of IP use and protection by the Sta上海千花坊

te Council. It has attracted the Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the National Intellectual Property Ad

ministration in Guangdong to settle in CSGKC. They are an important partner to build a whole IP chain in the area.上海千花坊女神会所

The center assesses patent invention applications, searches international patents and international preliminary applic

ations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. It has processed 706,000 patent filings to date.上海千花坊

The center can handle more than 150,000 filings every year, covering machi

上海千花坊女神会所nery, electricity, communication, medicine, chemistry, optoelectronics and materials sectors.

Qiu Jiangwen, deputy director of the center, said it will participate in the Bay Area

‘s IP cooperation mechanism and promote the IP culture through various activities.上海千花坊

The local government is striving to improve the local investm

上海千花坊女神会所ent environment with better policies, infrastructure and public facilities.

Among them, the local government will provide housing and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.

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he rerun of restored classic上海千花坊acked by

e promotional campaigns on video-streaming sites has borne fruit. For example, the restored version of the 2010 TV histori

上海千花坊cal comedy-drama, Li Wei the Magistrate 3, on Youku has gained surprisingly high views that are mainly from

the fans of actress Zhao Liying, as the show starred their idol long before she joined the A-list.上海千花坊女神会所

During this year’s Spring Festival holiday, iQiyi released 25 restored classical works, like The Kangxi Dyna

上海千花坊sty and garnered massive views. So to tap the huge potential of the summer season, Youku has set up the “HD Clas

sic” section featuring 1,000 restored classic film and TV productions in 1080P resolution.

Yantai, a coastal city in East China’s Shandong province, which is

a popular tourist destination, is trying to regain its past glory as a center for Peking Opera.上海千花坊女神会所

Peking Opera, or jingju, is a traditional Chinese art form, which has a history of more tha

n 200 years. In 2010 UNESCO declared Peking Opera an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

上海千花坊To promote the art form, the local government in Yantai is to launch its first Peking Op

era summer camp from July 19 to 24, hoping to attract young students from around the country.

The summer camp, which is being supported by Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing will have veteran Peking Opera artists c上海千花坊女神会所

oach young students on painting the facial masks for Peking Opera, acting and giving live performances.

The origins of Peking Opera go back to 1790, when four famous Anhui Opera troupes came to Beijing as part of the celeb

上海千花坊rations for the 80th birthday of Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and stayed on.

Then, in 1828, some famous Hubei Opera troupes came to Beijin上海千花坊女神会所

g. And then the artists from the Hubei and Anhui troupes often performed jointly.

Later, around 1840, Peking Opera began to formally take shape, growing even faster d

uring the reign of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), who was a Chinese opera lover.

After that, Peking Opera, which is known for combining various art for

ms, like singing, dancing, acrobatics, and for elaborate costumes and movements, grew f

rom strength to strength. Peking Opera troupes were born in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

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enovo unveils upgraded h上海千花坊ance computing plat

Tech firm Lenovo Group Ltd unveiled its upgraded high-performance co

mputing platform on Friday, as the country’s tech giants pushed forward the research and deve上海千花坊品茶微信

lopment of supercomputers in an attempt to post global leading breakthroughs.

上海千花坊The latest system is named Shenteng X9000. It is an integrat

ed solution network embedded with several key technologies such as high-performance comp

uting, artificial intelligence and big data, which industry insiders said can tackle a variety of scenarios.上海千花坊品茶微信

“The country’s high-performance computing has embraced

上海千花坊new breakthroughs,” said Tong Fuyao, senior vice-president of Lenovo.

China has emphasized the importance of high-performance comp

uting, highlighted by the use and application of supercomputers, in making innovations.上海千花坊品茶微信

Top500, one of the most authoritative rankings on supercomputers globally, said the co

上海千花坊untry continued to dominate the world’s fastest supercomputers in terms of the number of systems.

With 219 systems, the nation tops the supercomputer list and accounted for 4

3.8 percent of the world’s total, followed by the United States with 116 and Japan with 29.上海千花坊品茶微信

In the list, Lenovo claimed the greatest number of systems globally with 173, while the cou

上海千花坊ntry’s server maker Inspur Group hit 71, and supercomputer manufacturer Sugon stood at 63.

“Compared with our competitors, Lenovo is a unique company that can

offer solutions spanning cloud to the edge, meaning the firm can meet all kinds of de上海千花坊品茶微信

mands from clients,” said Scott Tease, executive director of HPC and AI at Lenovo.

上海千花坊品茶微信Even though the US Commerce Department added five Chinese supercomputer

companies to its Entity List barred from buying US technology, Scott said Lenovo has been able to deal wi

th the development because “Lenovo is a China-based company but (has) globalized” its operations.上海千花坊品茶微信

“We consider ourselves a global asset for high-performance computing. We are able to drive the value of high-perfo

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Qian Depei, dean of the School of Data and Computer Science of Su上海千花坊品茶微信

n Yat-sen University, pointed out that though China has gained momentum in the number of supe

rcomputers globally, there are still many challenges ahead, especially in the E-level supercomputer.

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Shenzhen releases mea上海千花坊rm, innovation

Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong province released 39 measures to further deepen the reform a

nd innovation of the Qianhai and Shekou Area of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone on July 8.上海千花坊

The measures cover four aspects: creating a sound investm

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vation to serve the real economy, and advancing trials in the field of human resources.

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ed to introduce innovative tax services in line with international standards. Wholly foreign-owned cons

上海千花坊女神会所truction enterprises in the area, when undertaking Sino-foreign joint construction projects in the province, will

be free of restrictions on the proportion of Chinese and foreign investment.

The Qianhai and Shekou Area will be granted the administrative authority to register free import and export techn上海千花坊

ology contracts, as well as the record management of imported cosmetics with no special purposes. The appli

cation of single-window platforms for international trade throughout the city, in which cross-border traders can subm上海千花坊女神会所

it regulatory documents at one location, will be promoted in the area to improve trade facilitation.

Financial institutions in the Qianhai and Shekou Area are permitted to handle renminbi derivatives and other bus

inesses for overseas agencies in accordance with relevant regulations under the premise of legal compliance and上海千花坊

controllable risks. The area is also encouraged to carry out pilot work in securitizing intellectual property rights.

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gn joint ventures or wholly foreign-funded human resource recruitment agencies wi

ll be delegated to the Qianhai and Shekou Area. The area is also authorized to formulate regulations on the manag上海千花坊女神会所

ement of professionals from Hong Kong and Macao in accordance with national laws and regulations.

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Gao stressed that the in上海千花坊China and theare hig

ighly integrated and their fields of cooperation are broad.

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ual benefit, bridge differences with mutual respect and properly resolve bilateral economic and trade issues, Gao said.上海千花坊

He said that China’s economy is currently running smoothly, maintaining a GDP growth rate above 6 percent.

The country has seen stable growth in imports, exports and employment. No matter w上海千花坊

hat happens, China will take firm action to ensure opening-up and improve the business environment, Gao added.

Stephen Lamar, executive vice-president of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, sai上海千花坊品茶微信

d it is important to take every opportunity to make sure the association’s views on the trade dispute are known.

“We are looking forward to resolution of the underlying issues and continue to push for the elimination of all (additional) tariffs at the earliest possible opportunity,” he said, addin

上海千花坊g it is noteworthy that whether or not a deal is made, inflation is already inherent in the system.

“The result will still be increased prices for US consumers, including those least able to afford them,” Lamar said. “We ar

e demanding that the administration (of US President Donald Trump) stop using tariffs as a negotiation strategy.”

Connie Bryant Breedlove, director of public relations at the Juvenile Products Manufactu上海千花坊品茶微信

rers Association, said her organization was glad that no new tariffs are pending. “However, we remain co

上海千花坊ncerned about the future uncertainty of these trade discussions, and we are strongly committed to our position that all

child care articles and protective child safety products be exempt from tariffs,” Breedlove told China Daily in an email.

In her rebuttal comments following the tariffs hearings on June 1725, Je上海千花坊品茶微信

sse Spector, director of technology policy at the Software & Information Industry Ass

ociation, also highlighted the harm member companies will face if additional tariffs are levied.

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