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 new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc上海千花坊

hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.

上海千花坊Yu wanted 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 director 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 where 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. “However, 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

iolin concerto, 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.

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Tubo culture are still at an early stage.”We’ve only revealed the tip of the iceberg,” he says. “This exhibition is not so muc

h designed to come up with answers, but rather to raise more questions.”上海千花坊女神会所

From his point of view, further achievements in the field will require more solid support from archaeologists.

上海千花坊Pritzker, 36, who received his PhD from the University of Oxford with a f

ocus on the early textual history of Tibet, first came to the mountains of the Himalayas at

just 4 years old. With his parents, he spent a large part of his childhood living in Nepal.上海千花坊女神会所

For him, this exhibition represents a long-held family dream that has finally come true.

The Pritzker family from Chicago is famed for its achievements in entrepreneurship an上海千花坊

d philanthropy. It funds the Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the world’s leading architecture awards.

上海千花坊David’s parents Thomas and Margot Pritzker first came to the Hi

malayas in 1975 and soon became “addicted” to the place. Since then, the couple has made frequ

ent treks through the mountain ranges there. They first visited the Tibet autonomous region in 1981.

“When we started, the (ancient) Greek and Roman cultures and Renaissance were really上海千花坊女神会所

well understood in the West, and there was no new ground to be broken,” Thomas Pritzker, 69, tells China Daily.

“But here we discovered a lot of new ground to cover,” he sa

上海千花坊女神会所ys. “Tubo studies were in their infancy then, and we could do things that are really exciting.”

In recent years, studies of the Reshui site, a Tubo graveyard in Dula

n county, Qinghai province, have offered scholars a clearer picture of the communication betw上海千花坊

een Tang and Tubo peoples. Gold plaques unearthed from the site are also on show at the exhibition in Dunhuang, acc

o上海千花坊女神会所rding to Luo Wenhua, a researcher from the Palace Museum in Beijing and also one of the curators of the exhibition.

By comparison, studies of burial sites in Ngari offer a more global perspective through its links with other civilizations outside of China.上海千花坊

“However, these regions are on the frontiers of the Tubo regime,” Luo says. “Details of t

he rulers’ lives still largely remain a mystery due to a lack of archaeological evidence.上海千花坊女神会所

“It’s interesting for David and I to discuss where the exhibits first origin

ated,” he says. “That will trigger a great deal of inspiration for joint studies.”

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cers and sellers of defective vaccines. Those prod

ucing or selling fake vaccines shall face a fine of 15 to 50 times the value of the illicit product上海千花坊女神会所

s, while substandard vaccine makers or sellers face a fine of 10 to 30 times the value.

上海千花坊It also raises the threshold for fines, by stipulating that fake or substandard vaccines worth less than 500,000 yuan ($72,908) shall be calculated as 500,000 yuan.

Production and business operation will be suspended for rectification, and drug registration certificates or even pharmaceutical production licenses can be revoked, it said.上海千花坊女神会所

The tough punishments will exert positive impacts on the whole-process supervision of vaccines, said Jiao Hong, head of the National Medical Products Administration.

It will further enhance the quality of the country’s vaccines and boost the public’s confide上海千花坊

nce on vaccine safety, Jiao said at a press conference held after the five-day legislative session closed.

An autopsy will be carried out to help determine the reason behind the death of a 3-year-old girl from Lianyungang, Jiang

上海千花坊女神会所su province, who died after receiving a rabies vaccine, the local government was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

The girl, surnamed Zhang, was scratched by the pet dog of her classmate on April 26. After about 23 hours, she received a freeze-dried rabies vaccine at a local hosp

ital. But early April 28, the girl suffered a febrile convulsion and was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment. She died later that day.

The case has attracted attention from netizens who wondered whether the death could be caused by disqualified vaccines.上海千花坊女神会所

According to The Paper, a preliminary investigation by local health authorities showed

no recipients had adverse reactions after getting vaccines from the same batch between March 11 and April 30.

The investigation also showed the hospital where she was vaccinated and the doctor involv

ed are qualified, the vaccine used was within its validity period and there is no problem found in its

cold-chain transportation. As required by the girl’s family, the hospital has kept a vaccine of the same batch as a sample to check.

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has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza

tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appealing to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所

“The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv

ed in the China Express Railway into one holistic platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊

The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊

“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.

According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r

eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.上海千花坊女神会所

Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro

ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the China Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries.

上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser

vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.

One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所

ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.

“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所

nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.

It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.

“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu

ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.

“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da

mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo

r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”

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d China has always called for resolving trade tensions with the US through dia

上海千花坊logue and consultation, but it will firmly safeguard its own legitimate interests.

US threats to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports cannot intimidate the Chinese people, Geng added.上海千花坊

Gao said China’s stance toward tariffs is clear, that the country has always opposed

unilaterally imposed tariffs. “The US trade bullying eventually hurts its own businesses and consumers,” he said.上海千花坊女神会所

The “unreliable entities” list-a blacklist of foreign parties that, for noncom

上海千花坊mercial reasons, harm the interests of Chinese companies, will be released soon,

Gao said. Companies that abide by Chinese law and the spirit of contracts have nothing to worry about, he said.

上海千花坊女神会所Zhou Mi, deputy director of the Institute of American and Oceania Studies of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Eco

nomic Cooperation, said it is necessary for China to push forward with the list of “unreliable entities,” and export restriction measures.

“These moves will bring about institutional improvement,” Zhou said. “They are

上海千花坊女神会所not meant to punish any company, but to guide all market entities to abide by the laws, regulations and commercial con

tracts. They can further level the playing field for both homegrown and foreign companies.”上海千花坊

In a recent survey, a majority of US and Chinese consumers expressed strong su

pport for bilateral trade due to a belief that both countries benefit from the exchan

ge of goods, said Mei Yan, senior partner and China chair at advisory firm Brunswick Group.上海千花坊

The online survey was conducted among 1,000 US consumers and 1,000 Chinese consumers in early June.

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f the Second Belt上海千花坊品茶微信 and Road Forum for International Cooper

ation, make full use of their special advantages and promote connections bet

ween the Belt and Road Initiative and other regional cooperation platforms such as the Eurasian Economic Union.

Xi proposed promoting the connection of railways, roads and natural gas

pipelines among SCO members to build an interconnective system.

Xi said SCO members should make joint efforts to make the organization a model of unity and mutual trust.

The SCO has maintained good development momentum in rec

ent years and become an important force promoting regional safety, stability, dev

elopment and prosperity, he said, adding that mutual trust is the key to SCO development.

Xi said that faced with threats of terrorism and extremism, SCO m

embers should take effective measures to ensure the region’s safety and stability.

They should improve their laws to enhance security cooperation

and improve the organization’s capability to deal with complicated situations, he said.

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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. Besides, 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 new 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.

The report, 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

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ummer of 2017 is now seen as a watershed which made b

oth sides ever more pragmatic in building their partnership. This explains why, during his fir

st term as India’s prime minister, Modi visited China five times while Xi Jinping visited India twice. The two lea

ders also met at many multilateral meetings, several of which saw them showcasing joint statesmanship.

Since his Shangri-La Dialogue speech in June last year, Modi has propagated engaging China in Indo-Pacific disco

urses as well as ensured that the “Quad” (the grouping of the US, Japan, Australia and India) does not become a mili

tarized or “exclusive” club of a few. Breaking out of the myopic preoccupation of seeking parity with Ch

ina in the limited bandwidth of their expanding economic prowess-where China is five times taller th

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andu recovering from frostbite she contracted during crowded conditions, told AFP that cli

mbers without basic skills should be barred to prevent a recurrence of this year’s deadly season.

The 29-year-old Indian had to wait 20 minutes to come down from the peak. She saw some clim

bers without basic skills fully relying on their Sherpa guides. Officials should change the qualification cri

teria. Poorly trained climbers put their own lives at risk and also the lives of the Sherpas, Chauhan said.

Some climbers died due to their own negligen

ce. They insisted on reaching the top even when their oxygen was running out, she added.

New European Parliament reflects divided policy options

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