econd-phase trial, and the initial work is underway at a hospit
al in Beijing and another hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, he said.上海会所品茶微信
Chuang Chuang, who runs Hangzhou Sunflower, a charity organiz
上海会所ation promoting LGBT rights that helped recruit volunteers in Hangzhou, said more
than 100 volunteers had approached the organization to register after hearing about the second-phase trial.
“Some of them were disqualified after our selection process, and the rest were referred to上海会所品茶微信
the hospital in Hangzhou,” he said. “They must pass physical tests before formally becoming volunteers.
上海会所品茶微信”Most of the volunteers I know are students or (other) young men. Some signed up initially, but withdrew after b
eing informed they would have to participate the whole trial, which lasts nearly two years.
Nuan Yang, a volunteer from Hangzhou, said he registered throug上海会所
h the organization as soon as he heard about the second-phase trial.
上海会所”品茶微信I hope to see the vaccine available for us as early as possible. Although HIV can be controlled and AIDS is almost a chronic dise
ase now, many people with HIV are living under heavy pressure and have to endure discrimination from others,” he said.
“If a vaccine is available to prevent the infection, fewer people will fear HIV and discriminate against carriers.”上海会所品茶微信
Shao said developing HIV vaccines was much harder than developing vaccines for other diseases because of the co
上海会所nstantly evolving nature of HIV, but progress has been made around the world in the past decade.
“AIDS is one of the most serious threats to human health, and we s上海会所品茶微信
hould never lose faith we will conquer it, even though it is very difficult,” he said.上海会所
The number of people living with HIV in China was estimated at around 1.25 million at the end of last year, and about
80,000 people become infected each year, according to the National Health Commission.
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.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin
g, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a meeting highli上海419
ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin
上海419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation
and supervision in a creative way to better contribute to China’s economic and social development as well as reforms.上海419
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe上海419
e and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a recent instruction.
上海419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du
ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.
Faced with the present situations and tasks in the new era, th上海419
ey should creatively carry out their work based on local conditions, he said.
上海419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.
The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X
said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.上海419品茶微信
The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t
he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.上海419
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the N上海419品茶微信
ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.
which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
上海千花坊品茶微信To cut fuel consumption and promote the popularity of new energy vehic
les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will
be given two separate scores for traditional vehicle energy efficiency and new energy vehicle production.上海千花坊
If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.
The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, especi上海千花坊品茶微信
ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in
China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u
nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
上海千花坊品茶微信The draft proposal is expected to help boost hybrids as well, to which Japanese carmakers have devoted much time and money.
For instance, an electric car that can run 350 kilometers on one charge would earn 5 credits for上海千花坊
its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
上海千花坊品茶微信ccording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.
He added that the proposed policy encourag
es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
For those who are concerned about China’s economic well-being, the first half-year fig
ures released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday may not be enough to relieve them of their worr上海419
ies, especially given the ongoing trade conflict with the United States and weakening global demand.
上海419After all, a 6.2 percent growth in the second quarter — although still within the gove
rnment’s target range of 6-6.5 percent for the year — was the weakest in nearly three decades.上海419
This, together with lukewarm trade readings released on Friday — exports fell 1.3 percent in June from a year earlier and imports dropped 7.3 percent — sugge
sts economic conditions are still severe and, with external uncertainties on the rise, the economy “is under new dow
上海419女神会所nward pressure”, as NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said at a news conference.
But again, this is really a question of do you see the glass half empty or half full, given that
China remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. While pessimists focus on the diffi
culties, optimists see the silver lining of the Chinese economy’s remarkable resilience given the headwinds it faces.上海419
For example, retail sales, a major gauge of consumption, surged 9.8 percent, much higher than the expected 8.5 percen
t and also the highest since March 2018. Many analysts attribute the progress to the central government’s ef
forts to boost domestic consumption — these range from massive tax cuts of nearly 2 trillion yuan ($291 billion) to the iss上海419女神会所
uance of 2.15 trillion yuan of special bonds by local governments for infrastructure construction.
上海419Other strong data, such as a 6.3-percent increase in industrial output an
d a 5.8-percent rise in January-June fixed asset investment, all indicate that the fund
amentals for steady growth remain unchanged and the government still has ample room for policy maneuvers.
Actually, once last month’s much-better-than-expected gains in retail上海419女神会所
sales, factory output and fixed-asset investment were announced, the market quickly cast its vot
上海419女神会所e of confidence in the Chinese economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 0.4 percent up on Monday a
fter casting off losses that had pushed it down as much as 1.5 percent in the morning ahead of the data release.
rt Museum, Peking Opera became popular in Yantai back in the 19th century after some famous Peking Opera maste
rs performed there, including Tan Xinpei (1847-1917), the founder of Tan-style performance.上海千花网品茶微信
Tan, who gave three shows in Yantai in 1868, was the first Peking Opera master who performed in Yantai.
上海千花网Peking Opera master Zhou Xinfang (1895-1975) made his debut performance in Yantai in 1907 when he was 12 years old.
After that he performed in Yantai six times from 1907 to 1931, which made him a household name in the city.
“Then, Peking Opera troupes which toured the country stopped by the docks at the上海千花网品茶微信
port in Yantai. as the city was regarded as a place which could test the popularity of the artists,” says Zhang.
During the summer camp, the Yantai Art Museum will also hold Peking O
上海千花网pera exhibitions, displaying artworks based on the old art form, including paper-cutting, in
k paintings, sculptures and facial makeup, which introduce the history and characters of Peking Opera.
On Aug 7, the exhibition will move to Beijing.上海千花网
Meanwhile, according to Zhang Zuling, the director of Yantai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Yantai has 10 pr
上海千花网品茶微信ofessional Peking Opera troupes, which give over 1,000 shows each year in the city.
In 2018, a project was launched by the government to promote Peking Opera in Yantai, especially among the young generation.
An original Peking Opera production Liberation of Yantai, which chronicles Yantai’s上海千花网品茶微信
liberation during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), was premiered by Yantai Pekin
上海千花网g Opera Company, and was also staged at the eighth China Peking Opera Art Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
Speaking about the project, Zhang Zuling says: “In 2018, over 80 million tourists came to Y上海千花网品茶微信
antai. It’s a great platform to revitalize the old art form among the young students.”
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.
ority will continue to come up with measures to grow the construction of facilities t
hat protect intangible cultural heritage and offer better conditions for cultural inheritors.上海乌托邦品茶微信
So far, several masters of intangible culture have moved in, and the park is talking
上海乌托邦with more than 30 inheritors nationwide about some form of cooperation.
The park offers more than 30 spaces for traditional artists to meet guests and show their work.
For example, many artists will make bracelets because they are currently popular,” Zhang says.上海乌托邦品茶微信
“But jade, after all, is non-renewable. If we all cut good material to make quick consumables, it would be pointless,” he adds.
上海乌托邦Zhang believes joining Yongyuan will allow for more thorough, long-term learning am
ong artisans in his field and collaboration with designers who are more familiar with the market.
The ultimate goal is to better combine the art of jade sculpture with tasteful design and then h上海乌托邦
elp the public to gain a better appreciation for the beauty of this traditional art, Zhang says.
上海乌托邦The China National Textile and Apparel Council has also settled in the park.
Handbags and clothes bearing elements of intangible culture are neatly placed at the co上海乌托邦品茶微信
uncil’s workshop for visitors to appreciate and, if it tickles their fancy, purchase.
上海乌托邦”We will mainly showcase products deriving from intangible cultural heritage i
nnovation in the field of textiles,” says Xia Jingjing, an employee with the textile council.
These products are selected from art masters working in the industry nationwide.上海乌托邦品茶微信
The council will also invite textile art masters to mee
t with designers and develop new products for the future, according to Xia.
“The Yongyuan office will also be a good platform to test the wate上海乌托邦
r and see what kinds of textile products appeal to consumer tastes,” Xia says.
上海乌托邦品茶微信Zhang Tiecheng, a Chinese arts and crafts master, is one of the first to move into Yongyuan.
His workshop at the park now presents a range of delicate jade items on sale to the public.
Zhang has engaged in the art of jade sculp
ting-an art form once practiced by ancient royal houses-for more than three decades.
He says that people are increasingly interested in the field because of its growi
ng returns, but that has unfortunately led many inheritors of art to make items purely for money.
that the monetary authority needs to keep the RMB stable, as well as advance the count
ry’s exchange rate reform to reflect the actual demand and supply of RMB in the market.
The central bank’s data is largely in line with the market’s expectations, said Ming Ming, a上海后花园品茶微信
n economist with CITIC Securities. “In terms of future monetary policy, the central bank’s move will be infl
上海后花园uenced by multiple factors. It is likely to maintain a neutral stand and we should not expect substantial monetary easing.”
Shen Jianguang, vice-president and chief economist at JD Digits, said moderate inflation
in China will leave more room for monetary policy adjustments, if necessary, in the third quarter.上海后花园
China’s consumer price index stood at 2.7 percent for June, unchanged from May, and wa
上海后花园品茶微信s 2.2 percent for the first half of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.
Apart from monetary easing, further tax cuts and policy to encourage consumption are also in the policy toolb
ox for the authorities to boost the economy, said Shen.A sniffer dog senses drugs hidden in a room during the “S上海后花园
niffer Dog Open Day” activity held at the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city, East China’s Shandong provin
It’s not just narcotics officers and lawmakers who need to keep up with the rapid development of new types of illegal recr上海后花园品茶微信
eational drugs, but also sniffer dogs at the General Administration of Customs’ canine training center in Beijing.
上海后花园With dozens of suitcases lined up in two rows on the center’s training ground, Fun, a
3-year-old Labrador sniffer dog, takes just 10 seconds to find the one containing drugs.
Fun sits obediently in front of the suitcase while his handler, customs officer Yu Xiaodong, crouches and pats him上海后花园品茶微信
on the head as encouragement. Yu then uses a rolled-up towel to play a tug-of-war game with Fun.
“Tug-of-war is the biggest motivation for these dogs to work,” he said. “By dragging the towel, the excitability of the dogs can be cultivated.”上海后花园
Yu said the dogs rely on their acute sense of smell. “Without unpacking the luggage, the sniffer dogs are faster and more accurate than manual inspections.
“上海后花园品茶微信With the emergence of new kinds of drugs, these sniffer dogs need to update their sensibilities to detect the new stuff.”
New synthetic drugs including stimulants similar to amphetamines are appearing constantly, according to the Supreme People’s P
rocuratorate. Detecting them has also become more difficult, because a large number of drug dealers no longer ca上海后花园
rry drugs with them but use the internet to purchase, sell and deliver their inventory.
“In accordance with the different tasks, the detection dogs in custo上海后花园品茶微信
ms are mainly divided into six types, aside from detecting drugs,” said Li Siwen, an anti-sm
uggling officer with Beijing customs. “Some are trained to find explosives, tobacco, bank notes and ivory. Our s
niffer dogs are capable of identifying more than seven kinds of drugs and their derivatives.”
Yu said Fun had been working for more than a year and can distinguish five different types of drugs.