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ccidentally discovered that baijiu from his hometown, a small village in
Lichuan city, Hubei province, was popular with some consumers in first-tier cities.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Fu Lei, product manager at Yefu Academy Cultural and Creative Industries Co, said: “Yefu’s mother used to work in a baijiu distillery, so he has a s
上海乌托邦品茶微信pecial interest in baijiu and likes drinking and collecting baijiu products. He misses products from his childhood a
nd has mentioned many of them in his stories, including the local vegetables, tea and alcohol.”上海乌托邦
The baijiu brand Wuximan was first presented as a gift to people who bought other local products, but the
上海乌托邦品茶微信number of repeat purchases of the drink rose unexpectedly. The company then started sell
ing it online or through Yefu’s personal social media platforms to his followers at 99 yuan a bottle.上海乌托邦
With artistic packaging featuring his poetry and lyrics on a terrazzo bottle, the brand was produced by a small workshop in Yefu’
上海乌托邦品茶微信s village from mountain spring water and pure red sorghum. On good days, more than 100 bottles a day are sold.
Fu said: “Baijiu is a niche market and consumers mainly come from big cities, where there are either
expensive high-end brands or low-end ones. It is not easy for people to obtain pure-grain baijiu,上海乌托邦
and we try to sell them good-quality original products that are reasonably priced.”
上海乌托邦Ardoin, from Alltech Beverage Division China, said the Chinese ma品茶微信
rket is evolving much faster than elsewhere, and innovation is the key to survival.
“Chinese consumers like completely different flavors to those in Euro上海乌托邦
pe or the US, and they are far more open-minded about trying something new,” he said.
Vice-Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury S上海乌托邦品茶微信
ecretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday.
上海乌托邦Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Comm
ittee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.
They exchanged views on implementing the consensus reac上海乌托邦品茶微信
hed by the two heads of state in Osaka, as well as the next round of trade talks.
Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan attended the call.
The Lancet report predicts that China will surpass the United States in alc
上海419论坛品茶微信ohol intake per capita by 2030, with Chinese adults projected to drink more than 10 lit
ers annually on average and per capita consumption of alcohol in the US to drop to 9.5 liters. By then, about 77 percent of pe
ople in China are forecast to drink alcohol at least occasionally, compared with 73 percent in the US.
A recent report by major e-commerce platform Suning said that its sales of alcoho上海419论坛品茶微信
l rose greatly last year. Wine was the most popular choice, followed by spirits and beer.
Sales of the Chinese liquor baijiu, which is commonly used for wedding banquets, have risen along with the price, with som上海419论坛
e 20 million couples marrying in China from 2010 to last year. Baijiu is more popular in lower-tier cities than in me
tropolises. The greatest demand is for bottles priced from 100 to 300 yuan ($15 to $44), the Suning report said.
上海419论坛品茶微信Sales of beer and wine have also been steadily rising, especially high-qua
lity or niche products such as imported wine and craft beer. Chinese women prefer fruit
beer, nonalcoholic beer and sweet wine, with growth of all three exceeding the industry average.上海419论坛
US beer and spirits producer Alltech Beverage shipped its first Kentucky bourbon brand Town Branch to China in 2011.
上海419论坛品茶微信Jonathan Ardoin, head of Alltech Beverage Division China, said middle-class Chinese are now ready
to try spirits or beer from overseas, which wasn’t the case when the company first arrived in the count
ry. It now sells a range of imported drinks in China, and has also set up a factory in Hebei province.上海419论坛
“People are still drinking, but are willing to get out of their comfort zone,” Ardoin said.
He added that alcohol is a good “palliative solution” to relieve pr
essure for people who are constantly under stress, and Chinese consumers are foll上海419论坛品茶微信
owing a global trend that has led to increased demand for imported alcoholic beverages.
Sales of Scotch whisky are falling in Europe and the US, while Irish w
hiskey is the industry’s fastest-growing market. Alltech has received many inquiries from C上海419论坛品茶微信
hina and began importing a range of Irish whiskey into the country this year, he said.
-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box
-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所
To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re
上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.
“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch
inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所
Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv
上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.
“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the
reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信
ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.
上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.
Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa
id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信
s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.
“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin
ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.
A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi
上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show
s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.
“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所
s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.
ed to find that her role was intensely criticized online. Her charac
ter was accused of being stupid. Some people even equated her with the role. In reality, of c上海会所品茶微信
ourse, it showed her ability to win over audiences with the integrity of her performance.
上海会所”As an actress, I cannot shape a perfect role. The script is there, and I have to show the role’s stupidity according to the script,” says Yang.
Another highlight of her career was the fantasy drama, Ashes of上海会所品茶微信
Love, which aired in 2018. It topped TV ratings for 34 consecutive days.
上海会所But success can take a toll. Yang lost 9 kilograms while shooting, but the end result made the sacrifice worthwhile, she says.
Yang cares deeply about audiences and welcomes critical suggestions. “I don’t like hearing praise all the time, since that makes it hard to pro
gress. I like to listen to different people and improve my acting based on their suggestions.”上海会所品茶微信
With 20 years of acting under her belt, Yang allows herself a modicum of confidence. “I used to feel tense and was afraid the director might be dissatisfied with
上海会所my acting. But now, I can discuss the character and my acting with the director if I have a different understanding of the role.”
Yang also says she used to care a little too much about what others thought
. Now, she focuses more on her inner feelings and is clearer on what road she should take.上海会所品茶微信
“Sometimes, it seems two people are fighting inside my heart, but I always tell myself to discover my true feelings.”
Gu Ying, formerly a professional paraglider, is now a wild
life photographer. Gu has spent much time shooting wild animals in Hoh Xil Nat上海会所
onal Nature Reserve, in northwestern China’s Qinghai province, since 2016. “My responsibility and obli
gations are to record wild animals in a real, comprehensive way, and to reveal the actual living conditions of the an
上海会所品茶微信imals to the public. I hope the public will learn about the wild animals, and then help protect them,” says Gu.
Becoming a Photographer
Both of Gu Ying’s parents served in China’s air force. Under their infl
uence, Gu developed a yearning to fly when she was young. One day, in 2003, paragliding c上海会所
aught her attention, while she was hiking. The sport evoked her childhood dream of flying.
Gu took some paragliding courses, and she later became a profe
ssional paraglider. She practiced paragliding for half a year before she won the gold medal in a n上海会所品茶微信
ational paragliding competition. She became a member of China’s national paragliding team in 2004. She wo
n gold medals in national paragliding competitions three times over the next five years. Unfortunately, she had an accid
ent while she was practicing in 2009; she fractured the second lumbar vertebra, and she was confined to bed for the ne
xt three months. She had to suspend her paragliding career for at least one year.
Chen Xinyu contributed to the story.
during puberty should be discussed with minors by parents and teachers. Minors should also learn when the opposite gend
er may develop such impulses and how they could influence or even harm them, she said.上海千花坊品茶微信
“They can also be taught ways to prevent such impulses when they feel they are on the verge of
上海千花坊losing control of their behavior. For example, they can play sports, rather than harm others,” Lin said.
Sun appealed to the public to create a more inclusive and kinder environment for both minors and adult victims of sexual as
saults, as pressure arising from gossip can sometimes “deal a heavier blow” than an incident of sexual assault itself.上海千花坊品茶微信
“One fact that best illustrates this is that everybody can be straightforward
about telling others that their wallet has been stolen. However, few people, including m
en and boys, dare to speak publicly if they have experienced a sexual assault,” she said.上海千花坊
n his famous book The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, the lat
e economics professor at the University of Maryland, argued that if societies don’t conti
上海千花坊品茶微信nuously evolve their economic structures, then they will become stagnant and innovation will stop.
Industry groups will try to use protectionist policy to protect
their position, thus hurting economic growth and leading to national decline, he said.
Opening up to foreign competition is an essential step toward preventing this ossification. Many historical ex上海千花坊品茶微信
amples show that a nation that tries to protect its indus
try from competition just ends up with inefficient industries and a left-behind economy.
上海千花坊For 40 years, China’s reform and opening-up process has improved econ
omic efficiency and upgrading by iteratively reforming economic and legal structures.
China has been able to maintain high economic growth for a very long period through this process of continuous institu上海千花坊品茶微信
tional innovation. This gradual process of continuous reform while institutions are built has proven much more
successful than the “shock therapy” implemented by Russia, Poland and others in the 1990s.
In the last few months, many additional reforms aimed at further opening up the Chinese econo
my to foreign firms and supporting the private sector have been announced. These reforms are coin]
cidentally consistent with some of the requests by the United States in the trade negotiations.
But, they are being made for the long-term benefit of the Chinese econom
e the more warships that it and its allies have in the strait, the more risk there is of an inadve
rtent run-in or miscalculation that may trigger a military conflict that neither the US nor Iran wants.上海419论坛
That the US stopped short of launching a retaliatory military attack agains
上海419论坛品茶微信t Iran after Iran shot down its surveillance drone suggests that the US does not want a w
ar with Iran. It hopes that its sanctions and maximum pressure will finally make Iran give in.
But that is very unlikely given the way Iran has responded to wh
at the US has done. The best solution to the current stand-off is for both sides to take a step back,上海419论坛
which Iran already seems to have taken, and engage in talks, talks in which the US should not ask for too much.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday the detention of a Canadian citizen accu上海419论坛品茶微信
sed of involvement in a drug-related case in Yantai, a coastal city in Shandong province.
Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news conference that a drug-related case in上海419论坛
volving foreign students is under investigation and one of the people involved in the case is a Canadian citizen.
上海419论坛品茶微信Geng also said that the case has nothing to do with a recent drug-related case in Xuzhou, Jian
gsu province, where a police crackdown resulted in the arrest of 19 people, including 16 foreigners.
He said public security authorities had made consular notificati上海419论坛
ons to relevant embassies in a timely manner and will arrange consular visits.
China will safeguard the legitimate rights of the parties concerned in accordance with law, Geng added.
The new case came as tensions continue in Sino-Canadian上海419论坛品茶微信
relations, sparked last year by the detention of Huawei’s chief financial offic
er, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition.
the exhibition is named after one of the paintings on show by reno
wned artist Chen Yifei. The showcase opened on June 21 and will end on Sept 8.上海夜生活品茶微信
About 200 works of art are on display at the show, including oil paintin
上海夜生活gs, Chinese ink paintings, prints, sketches, sculptures, political posters and New Year
posters, many of which are iconic images that used to appear in textbooks and other publications.
According to Chen Lyusheng, curator of the exhibition and deputy director of the art theory co上海夜生活品茶微信
mmittee under the China Artists Association, the Long Museum’s collection of New China art started be
上海夜生活cause of the personal interests of the founders of the museum, Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian.
The couple established the first Long Museum in Pudong in
2012 before opening the second one, the Long Museum West Bund in Xuhui district, in 20上海夜生活品茶微信
14. Two other branches of the museum opened in Chongqing in 2016 and Wuhan in 2018.
上海夜生活Chen Lyusheng notes that while Liu has always been collecting classical Chinese art, hi
s wife Wang has instead been focusing on collecting New China art from 1949 onward.
“Long Museum has gained a special position in the field of modern Chinese art since上海夜生活品茶微信
1949, having accumulated a unique collection of art because of Wang Wei’s personal enthusiasm,” he says.
上海夜生活Wang began collecting revolutionary art in 2003 after she bought a paint
ing titled Hard Times by Zhang Hongxiang at an auction. The artwork depicts Chairman Ma
o Zedong standing among Red Army soldiers in the mountainous area of Jinggangshan.上海夜生活品茶微信
Following that purchase, Wang went on to amass a collection of more than 100 paintin
上海夜生活gs from the period before presenting an exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2009. The collection cu
rrently has about 300 artworks that have been presented in exhibitions in Shanghai and Chongqing.
According to Liang Jiang, the head of the research institute of Gua上海夜生活品茶微信
ngzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangdong province, the Long Museum’s art col
上海夜生活品茶微信lection is so impressive that he often has to borrow their works for exhibitions.
“I was one of the curators of a major exhibition of Guangdong art, and we had to borrow some paintings, including imp
ortant pieces depicting Chairman Mao in the countryside, from the Long Museum,” he says.
“I see that the collection at the Long Museum is making up for th
e deficiency of national art collections in State-owned institutions. I believe the Long Museum is le
ading a good trend that is worthy of praise. I know how difficult it is to achieve this.”
this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys
from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所
The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.
娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos
ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.
Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所
The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely
娱乐地图, whose parents decided to donate the organs after the infant died, the hospital said.
Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图
splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.
娱乐地图女神会所The two kidneys are functioning normally and Wang’s health has recovered, the hospital said.
Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are
very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图
an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.
娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do
ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur
inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di
fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图
“The less the weight of the donor, the slower the kidney recovers functioning in the body where it is transplanted,” he said.
Although an adult can survive with just one kidney, usually two ki娱乐地图女神会所
dneys are transplanted from an infant to improve the chances of a healthy outcome, he said.
The success of the surgery means sources for kidney transplant surgeries can be expanded to inclu娱乐地图
de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie
娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.
In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit
h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.
The precise satellite positioning program organized in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang provi
nce, targeting 364 historical buildings in the city’s central area, was completed by the city’s hi上海夜网女神会所
storical building protection center recently, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
By comparing and analyzing multiple satellite images, people can get a more comprehensive understanding of the historical buildings.上海夜网
Although image clarity from different satellites has varied, some images sent back have been quite clear
上海夜网女神会所, according to the report. Roof structures, planting conditions and certain decorative objects in the yards can also be observed.
“Except for the rooftops, the surrounding environment and the conditions of the w
hole area also come with a plain view,” said a staff member with the protection center.上海夜网
Currently, the daily supervision of the city’s historical buildings i
上海夜网女神会所s completed mainly through regular human inspections, especially in bad weather.
But now, these checks have been supplemented with precise satellite positioning, which enables remote mo
nitoring of the historical buildings and fills in the inspection blanks in time and space.上海夜网
This program also provides reasonable grounds for protective law enforcement.
上海夜网女神会所”(Previously) when our staff members inspected the protection con
ditions, they may not have been able to enter those buildings. Some of them are enclosed so th上海夜网
ey may look normal from the outside, but may have already been pulled down inside,” said a staff member in charge. “B
上海夜网女神会所ut now they can be inspected through images from the satellite and any destructive behavior will be discovered.”
The historical conditions of these buildings in geographical space can also be reviewed back in time via the satellite imagery ‘
’system, which can provide pictures dating back to the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded.