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Covering 608 hectares, the park is home to 208 different wild animal species, including the yellow-bellie

d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419

According to the Olympic Park Management Committee, protecting the ecos

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n area for leisure and entertainment that meets the increasing demand from local residents for green space.

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in Beijing rose to 67 percent and carbon sequestration-a process by which carb

on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form-reached 4,763 metric tons per ye

上海419女神会所ar. The park releases 5,208 tons of oxygen annually, according to the management committee.

As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou

ps and families use the walkways to exercise. Lovers often sit along the trails, listening to guitar players.上海419

Since 2014, Zhang Yu, 40, an illustrator at a nature and geographical magazine in Beijing for young readers, has spent more than

上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.

He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.

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itat for hedgehogs, and they usually rest and sleep on the edges of grassy areas.

Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W

上海419女神会所e are lucky to have Olympic Forest Park as one of the areas to observe birds’ behavior.”

Wang, who worked in finance before retiring, said she used to watch birds to ease the pressure of work.

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enly appeared, I felt a sense of satisfaction and my spirits quickly rose,” she said.

Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所

“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an

d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.

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Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China So

uthern, all stepped up their efforts to handle inconvenienced passengers. The airlines sai上海419女神会所

d Tuesday they will fully refund or help with ticket bookings for passengers affected by cancellations.Air China, whi

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ing the expedition “makes it far more worthwhile” because “protection of the environment is a huge passion of min

nsfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hon

g Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the m

ainland and Hong Kong following recent disruptions at the special administration region’s airport.

It will enhance flight capacity as well as provide easier access for pas

sengers to reschedule or refund tickets, the administration said on Monday.

Mainland airlines such as Air China, China Eastern and China South

ern, all stepped up their efforts to handle inconvenienced passengers. The airlines sa

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uld take him “to the heart of the country”.Dykes said that the journey was not on

ly about challenging himself but about meeting people along the way and he said “the sheer scale and diversity that co上海419女神会所

nstantly changed across China” made it fun.”It was about the locals, the different cultures, customs, and traditions. It has ju

st been amazing,” he said. “I was able to take time out and really soak up the expe

rience because it wasn’t about a speed record, it’s a first and so there was no time limit.”

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r plant, said the four reactors are the world’s first-ever third-g

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Zheng Mingguang, president of Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Inst

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capabilities in nuclear power project design, construction, and operation over the past few decades.

By the end of June, China had 47 reactors in operation with a capacity of about 48.73 million kW, and the nuclear power

上海419plants produced about 160 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2019, up 23.09 percent year-on-year and acc

ounted for 4.75 percent of the total electricity generated in China, according to the China Nuclear Energy Association.

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ntries in the world to have a comprehensive third-generation nuclear power industrial chain,” said Zheng, who is a

lso chief engineer of CAP1400, a third-generation nuclear reactor technology developed by the institute.

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stinct competitive advantages to export nuclear power projects, he said.

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safety requirements, he said, adding China is able to design and manufacture key equipment and materials.

Over 85 percent of components and devices of CAP1400, including key ones s

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panies, while the rest can be sourced from multiple foreign suppliers, according to Zheng

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The exhibition, titled Accomplishment, has been open at Tsinghua University Art Muse

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These men studied hard by winning medals at architecture competi

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onopoly of foreign architects. And they also helped establish China’s education system for architecture.

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They connect in so many different ways and means that it’s hard to prioritise any of them.

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kes conflict between the airs, graces, niceties and sweetness of traditional English afternoon tea versus the plight of the b

lack slaves working on the sugar plantations. It’s stark, brutal, incontrovertible black-and-white truth.

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ed foot atop a white line in the road, is forceful but softer – like an exclamation mark to the beauty of the black aesthetic.

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ending to today’s brilliant young black talent from around the world, a group of 110 interdisciplinary artists are showcasing th上海419品茶微信

eir work together for the first time. They explore black experience and influence, from the post-war era to the present da

y, and how its makers have merged the personal and political to highlight the issues of their time.

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Barbey, 78, says he saw former premier Zhou Enlai many times (during the 1973 visit). “The trip by t

he French president lasted for five or six days, and Zhou was with the delegation every day for reasons of protocol.”上海419品茶微信

Barbey recalls that whenever Pompidou visited Beijing, Shanghai or Datong in Shanxi prov

上海419ince, where the French president traveled to see archaeological sites, he saw Zhou every day.

“Zhou is a special figure to the French people. He spent some years in France as a young m

an, among the generation of Chinese students who came to the country on a study-work program.”上海419

Barbey remembers asking Zhou’s interpreter, a woman in her mid-50s, how many French

上海419interpreters of her caliber were there in China-and she answered there was “about 11”. When he vis

ited Shanghai, he was told that there were only three French people living in the city.上海419品茶微信

One of the most iconic photos Barbey took from the 1973 visit is a portrait of Zhou when he

accompanied Pompidou on a boat trip around the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

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mportant figure who had a connection with France-a snapshot of Ba Jin sunbathing in 1980-is on display. Th上海419

e prominent Chinese author also studied in France for two years during the late 1920s.

“I met him very briefly in Shanghai at his house. He still spoke French,” says Barbey.上海419

The warm tones and sharpness of Barbey’s imagery also pres

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ury for many. Many of the scenes and ways of life have now vanished from the fast-paced metropolis. For example, one pho

to Barbey took in Nanjing shows boats with elongated sails traveling along the Yangtze River, while another photo show上海419

s paddy fields on the outskirts of Shanghai which have now been replaced by high-rise buildings.

Jean Loh, a photography curator and publisher, comments in the Color of China’s foreword: “Beijing, Shanghai, Sichu上海419品茶微信

an and Guangxi are, in his eyes, so different and distinct from one another … His Kodachrome film faithfully captured

the ochre red of the imperial palace of the Forbidden City and the morning blue of the Shanghai Bund.”

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d in incorporating garbage classification into the rule of law.

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0 yuan for mixed garbage and 50,000 yuan for mixed transportation by units.

The regulations also hold that disposable cups and utensils cannot be used in the Shanghai Party internal office and  上海419government organs.

Hotels will no longer provide disposable household necessities or they’ll

 上海419品茶微信be fined at least 500 yuan and less than 5,000 yuan. Caterers cannot provide disposable tab

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Editor’s note: Japan has restricted the exports of three highly specialized products needed to make sem

 上海419品茶微信iconductors, smartphones and computers to the Republic of Korea, which could seriously hurt ROK enter

prises such as electronics giants Samsung and SK Hynix. At a meeting of the Council on Trade in Goods of the Wo

rld Trade Organization last week, the ROK criticized Japan’s move, saying it’s unjustified. What will be the impact of the Tokyo-Seoul spat on the regional eco

nomy and stability? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Liu Jianna. Excerpts follow: 上海419品茶微信

Tokyo vents anger against ROK moves

 上海419Japan has restricted the exports of the three products to the ROK mainly to vent its anger agai

nst the ROK Supreme Court’s ruling last year that Japanese companies must compensate Koreans forced

to work in mines and factories and as “comfort women” before and during World War II, ROK President Moon Jae-in’s 上海419品茶微信

hard-line policy toward Tokyo, and the two countries’ conflicting policies on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Besides, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to portray himself as

 上海419a strong leader who brooks no nonsense so his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, along with

its coalition partner Komeito, can win two-thirds of the seats in the upper house election on Sunday. To some exte

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ful to the country, so that the US stops coercing Japan to compromise its economic interests.

The author is Shanghai Academy research fellow Center for China and Glob

alization(CCG) invited researcher. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.

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The company is now home to more than 100 indie band

nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also

上海419promotes one of the country’s most popular outdoor musical events, the Strawberry M

usic Festival, which was launched in Beijing by the com上海419

pany in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.

“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” sa上海419女神会所

ys the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band

in 1990 while he was studying radar engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But t

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guitar I wanted to explore more beautiful sounds of the instru

ments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”

上海419女神会所Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a 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 emerging live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.上海419女神会所

A 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 上海419女神会所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 launch 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 liv

e 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.

Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and ga

ined 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 followers on their

Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the natu

ral charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.

Music fans are more diverse in their tastes than they were 10 years ago, he says, enjoying a wide range of styles, young bands and musical influences.

“I’m keen on putting together a group of good-looking young singer-songwriters, guitarists, bassists and drummers to for

m a rock band,” Liu says. “They could compete with the pop idols not only with their looks but also by winning a large follo

wing with their great songs and technique. I’ve been dreaming of this for 10 years, and now with the many ways yo

u can help new talent stand out, such as reality shows, that dream can finally be realized.”

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In terms of bilateral ties, Xi called on the ROK to speed

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Xi said China-ROK teamwork is mutually beneficial and should not be affected by externa上海419

l pressure. He expressed the hope that Seoul will continue to properly deal with problems between the two countries.

Xi also called on the ROK to strengthen coordination w

ith China within multilateral platforms such as the United Nations and the G20, jointly oppos

上海419上海品茶e protectionism, uphold multilateralism and free trade, and advance the building the open global economy.

Moon said his country stands ready to work with China on third-party market cooperati

on under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. Safeguarding multilateral

ism, free trade and an open economy also matters to the ROK’s interests, he added.

t is the seventh consecutive time that President Xi Jinping attends or chairs the G20 summ

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out such issues as the global economy and trade, digital economy, inclusive and sustainable

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world economy, seek solutions to current problems, and examine the direction of the global economy.

Xi is set to attend the informal meeting of the leaders

of the BRICS nations, which are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. He also will attend the informal meeting of the leaders

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President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping on Thursday met with Japanese Prime M

inister Shinzo Abe ahead of the G20 summit slated to take place in Osaka, Japan.

Xi also met with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in earlie

r in the day on promoting win-win cooperation, multilateralism and free trade.

Xi arrived in Osaka on Thursday afternoon for the G20 summit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Economic issues, other global concerns on agenda in Osaka

Every year, leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies gather to discuss econo

mic and financial matters and coordinate policies on other issues of global significance.

Jim O’Neill, chairman of Chatham House, a London-based international affairs think tank, said improved effici

ency might be put on the agenda of this year’s G20 Summit, which will be held in Osaka, Japan, on Friday and Saturday.

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es can apply for certain licenses and certificates online via the mini-program.

The mini-program is also connected with local government online

service platforms in several provinces including Guangdong and Zhejiang, while more loc

al e-government services will be connected in the future, the statement said.

E-government services via apps and mini-programs are increasingly popular in China

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A total of 30 provincial-level regions have established int

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