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r the other, they should be able to walk back a bit and find a point where they can agree to restart their talks and proceed step by step from there.上海千花坊
Chinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise
when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer. For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be joining their fellow上海千花坊女神会所
nals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the capita 上海千花坊l Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.
as been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2 006 when officers from Hungary became the first foreign law enforcement officials invited to t
ake part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assist their上海千花坊
Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.
上海千花坊女神会所In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the
streets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line
s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊
In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.
Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.
上海千花坊女神会所In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chin
ese visitors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.
“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monuments
and sightseeing,” said Zagreb Tourist Board spokeswoman Darja Dragoje.
With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ
an commission president since Walter Hallstei
n served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所 Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a
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u will make a great President.” European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations
[email protected] Congratulations Europe.” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will s
ucceed Tusk on Dec 1, said on Twitter that h上海千花坊 e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth
er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him sha
king hands with von der Leyen. 上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent
er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol
itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.上海千花坊
The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.
Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af
上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye
n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla
nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊
During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath
ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim
上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.
Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori
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and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.
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 n ew album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc上海千花坊 hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
ed 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 direc
tor 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 w
here 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. “Howe
ver, 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
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.
With his stage adaptation of Lao She’s classic novella This Life of Mine, actor-director Fang Xu continues to celebrate the work of the renowned author, Chen Nan reports.
上海千花坊He is a low-ranking policeman, born and raised in Beijing. He has waited for years to becom
e the head of his local police station but is replaced by a new policeman. He gets married but his wife runs away with his best friend. Soon after, he is sent to work in a small town, where he is later told that his son has died. It’s the story of Fuhai, the protagonist of This Life of Mine, a novella by renowned Chinese writer Lao She (1899-1966), which was published in 1937.上海千花坊
The novella chronicles the life story of Fuhai w
hich is set against the backdrop of the late Qi ng Dynasty (1644-1911). It was adapted into a monologue of the same name by actor-director Fang上海千花坊女神会所
Xu and premiered at the Central Acade
my of Drama, from where Fang graduated in 2011. Enlisting Shu Yi, the son of Lao She, as a consultant, Fang directed and performed the monologu
e himself, before embarking on a nationwide tour with around 60 shows after its debut.上海千花坊
To mark the 120th anniversary of Lao She’s birth this year, Fang decided to revive the
work for the stage on July 27 and 28 at the Capi
tal Theater in Beijing following a three-year hiatus. “Back in 2011, when I discussed the idea of turning This Life of Mine into a monologue, my colleagues were not really s上海千花坊女神会所
ure about the idea since it was a challenge to tell a man’s life story onstage within the space of 100 minutes all on my ow
n, “recalls the 53-year-old Beijing native. “But I was insistent and it turned out to be the right decision.上海千花坊女神会所
Fuhai tells his life story in a humorous way despite all the suffering and sorrow. He is hopeful about his life, but always ends u
p disappointed. Lao She is sympathetic toward Fuhai, as well as to the suffering of many other poor people livi
ng through those chaotic years,” Fang adds. “What makes this story interesting is that it still works today. When we look ba
ck at our own lives, we, like Fuhai, try to remain positive even when bad things happen.”
After watching Fang’s monologue at its premiere at the Central Academy of Drama in 2011, Shu Yi sa
id: “It’s one of the best adaptations of my father’s works. Fang’s adaptation is loyal to the spirit of his novella.”
Born as Shu Qingchun to a Manchu family in Beijing in 1899, Lao She is best known f
or his vivid descriptions of ordinary life, especially of poor people, which reflect the social reality of the time.
His precise depictions of local hutong life sparkle with his unique sense of humor and the raw dialect of the capital.
Lao She’s novels, including Rickshaw Boy and Four Generations Under One Roof, and his plays, such as Long Xu Gou (Dra
gon Beard Ditch) and Teahouse, have earned him the reputation as a literary master worldwide.
nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also promote
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musical events, the Strawberry Music Festival, whi ch was launched in Beijing by the company in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.
“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” says the singer-so
ngwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band in 1990 while he was studying rada上海千花坊 r engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But the most important thing was that when I learned to play guitar I wanted to explore more be
autiful sounds of the instruments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests
and who wanted to play music together with me.” Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a
上海千花坊品茶微信large fan base in China then with poetic lyrics about youth, romance and friendship, accompanied by guitar.
One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerg
ing live house venues and small bars, whic
h offer the indie rock bands stages to perform. live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.
School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.
“We wanted to have a place to enjoy music and drink together so we decided to l上海千花坊品茶微信
aunch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”
As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the l
ive bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.
“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.上海千花坊品茶微信
Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and gained a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.
“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 fol
lowers on their Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the n
atural charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.
on hotels reached 234 yuan per night, jumping 17.5 percent over the p
revious year, and the growth rate was higher than the older generation. Besid
es, the report found that students are likely to spend twice the amount
of money on hotels two years after graduation. Qunar has cooperated with more than 6,000 hotels, hostels and b
ed-and-breakfast services and launched discounted hotel prices for students.
Sales of n
ew energy vehicles are expected to see renewed momentum in China, with passenger electric vehicles accounting for 57 pe rcent of NEV sales by 2040 and electric buses for 81 percent of sales of city buses, a new report said.
rt, issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said that due to governm ent support and surging demand, by 2025, China will account for 48 percent of the global EV market with s
Hainan provincial health authorities have revoked Boao Yinfeng Healthcare International H
ospital’s business license, for illegally administe
ring HPV 9-valent vaccines, according to a statement Sunday. Located in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, the hospit
al has since January last year vaccinated 37 custo
mers with HPV 9-valent, charging each 9,000 yuan. They did so without obtaining an official vaccination outpatient license, said the statement.
It said the
local health commission of Qionghai, where the Boao pilot zone is loc ated, on April 18 issued the hospital a notice of p
enalties, including a warning, confiscati on of illegal income, a fine of 8,000 yuan, and a revocation of its business license as a medical institution.
It’s a Sunday afternoon and Yang Haisong seems to be in a chipper mood. Under a blazing sun on a warm day in Beijing he sit
s on the side of a road smoking a cigarette. Yang, a founding member of the Chine
se rock band P. K. 14 and its l ead vocalist, is taking a break from activities in Free Sound, a record store in which he has been talking to fans about th
seventh studio album, What We Talk About When We Talk About His Name. Yang hails from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and it was there that P.K. 14 was formed nearly 22 y
ears ago before going on to become one of the mo
st influential rock bands in China’s indie rock scene. “I love record stores,” Yang, 46, says. “Of course listening to music
online through streaming services is incredibly conven
when I hold cassette tapes or vinyls in my hands I feel this connection with the music.” The band’s latest album, released on Oct 14, 2018, was recorded in Be
rlin, and in addition to being streamed online, it was distributed on record and cassette.