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Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu

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Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n

oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦

Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es

上海乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.

For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio

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67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.

“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec

ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer上海乌托邦

of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per

cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg上海乌托邦女神会所

y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon

etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦

nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”

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ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela

ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.

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ol. And I was into spaceships at that time. So I watched it and got the full Ridley Scott.

上海后花园The one thing that always strikes me about science fiction in those days

is that they got the space flight part wrong. For example, even in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the

y absolutely overestimated space flight capability and yet they completely underestimated computing power, which is ve上海后花园女神会所

ry interesting. In this respect, cinematically, we have always overestimated

上海后花园our spacecraft, but always underestimated our communication devices and computing powers.

In terms of influence, there’s Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which I

read when I was quite young. It had a massive influence on me. I just reread it; it’s rea上海后花园

lly a great book, but also strange and unusual, and there’s one great moment. Although it’s set in the mid-21st century, rou

上海后花园女神会所ghly, and the aliens have come down and mankind is about to perish under a different species, there’s a part where an ast

ronomer forgets the name of a star and he goes to a library to look it up in a book. And you think to yourself – of all t

he things that will be missed by the year 2050, will a physical library be one of them?上海后花园

It seems the Chinese invented and thought of just about everything prior to everybody else. What is China’s rela

tionship with cosmology like in history and how much has the West, if ever, borrowed from that?上海后花园

If you’re talking historically, I don’t think I know. I would have to research that. Something

上海后花园女神会所like cosmology is a well-defined science as the large-scale study of the universe. So I wouldn’t say there’s o

nly one way of looking at the universe. I don’t know about it culturally or what Chinese c

osmology was to people living in the 15th century. There are different ways of studying nature. What I do know is th上海后花园

at in my field today, China is looking at building big accelerators, which is absolutely along the mod

el of what we’ve been doing. Globally, it’s a very exciting time for cosmology and science generally.上海后花园女神会所

Everything cosmological seems like the search for the Holy Grail. But if you h

ad to single out one area that’s still most thrilling to consider, what would it be?

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The 5G network will 上海千花坊nto use when the n

newly-built Beijing Daxing International Airport begins

operation at the end of September, the report said. 上海千花坊女神会所

5G technology development will be led by typical application

 上海千花坊s including 5G+8K HD video, 5G+ telemedicine and 5G+ auto

pilot, while 5G infrastructure construction in relative areas will also be strengthened.

Having selected 34 different light poles in different regions, a beta-test of 5G base stati 上海千花坊女神会所

on construction using urban light poles has also been carried out, and the construc

tion of 5G base stations on 15 light poles has now entered the final implementation stage in Beijing. 上海千花坊

About 20,000 5G base stations were built nationwide in China

by the end of June, with 90 percent of these base stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guan 上海千花坊女神会所

gzhou and Shenzhen, according to a report by business news portal 21jingji.com.

5G technology is expected to create more than 8 million job opp 上海千花坊

ortunities and 2.9 trillion yuan ($412 million) in economic ad

ded value by 2030, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said.

 上海千花坊女神会所The academy also projected the 5G industry will make a direct contribution to about 6 percent of the country’s GDP by 2030.

The number of internet users has surged to 830 million in 2018

from 620,000 in 1997, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). 上海千花坊

On Tuesday, the NBS released a report on China’s achievements on ec

onomic and social development since the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago. 上海千花坊

Telecommunication industry has been developing fast in 70 years. In 2018, the traffic consumption of mobile internet rea

ched 71.1 billion GB, 56.1 times of the amount in 2013. At the end of 2018, 368 million peo 上海千花坊女神会所

ple accessed internet through optical fiber and 1.17 billion people accessed it through 4G.

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British switched tacti上海会所ng for the carrot more

 frequently than the stick. Though it used a lighter touch in administ

ration after World War II — and this approach had limits; see above — Britain never went so fa上海会所品茶微信

r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t

上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.

Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being

ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi

th the hundreds killed in protests under British rule. What’s more, even limited improvements in governance w上海会所品茶微信

ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se

riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su

rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所

But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po

pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi

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orably as time passed. Sovereignty and self-determination were sacrificed at the altar of getti

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Long-standing inequalities with deep roots in the colonial period are now blamed by nostalgics on post-handover adm

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e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th

ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.

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Passengers can now book flights departing from Beijing

Daxing International Airport, according to a report by Beijing Youth Daily.上海419论坛

Compared to those departing from Beijing Capital Internat

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generally priced lower because of route charges and services included in the tickets, the report said.

On the ticket booking platform of Qunar, an online travel company, tickets are available上海419论坛女神会所

for flights from the new airport to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Kunming from Sept 30.

In addition, international routes, including to London, He

上海419论坛lsinki, Casablanca, Fukuoka and Kathmandu, can be booked and the prices are gen

erally cheaper than those taking off from the Beijing Capital International Airport.

The new airport, built to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pressure off上海419论坛女神会所

Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as a second international airport for Beijing.

Located 46 kilometers south of downtown Beijing, it will be the world’s largest s

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At 7:30 pm on July 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon

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“I have requested this time tonight to announce a major development in our efforts to build a lasting peace in the wo

rld,” he began, before reading an announcement that was also being made in Beijing.上海419论坛女神会所

It said that Premier Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s assis

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owing that Nixon wanted to visit China, Zhou, on behalf of the Chinese government, had invited him to come to the co

untry at an “appropriate date” before May 1972. Nixon had accepted the invitation “with pleasure”.上海419论坛女神会所

Nixon said, “The meeting between the leaders of China and the United States is to seek the normalization of relations bet

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More than two years of complex, subtle and deter

mined diplomatic efforts and negotiations preceded the announcement.上海419论坛女神会所

Nixon wrote in his memoirs, published in 1978: “Despite the almost miraculous secrecy we had been able to maintain, the C

hina initiative was actually one of the most publicly prepared surprises in history.”

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Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.

One of the loveliest women in Chinese literature, Yun in Shen Fu’s autobiography Six C上海千花网

hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.

上海千花网女神会所The first production of SGT, Six Chapters of a Floating Life was premiered in the theater on July 13. A major project sup

ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.

In May when the production was announced and box-上海千花网

office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.

The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun

上海千花网女神会所qu Opera production, deeply rooted in the tradition, without losing relevance to the contemporary view of beauty”.

Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.

“We hope to add the play to our repertoire so that it can go on to be sta上海千花网

ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.

Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch上海千花网女神会所

en Yun, in the autobiographical book Six Chapters of a Floating Life.

上海千花网In the book he recalled the happiness of ordinary family life, the cas

ual discussions with his wife about literature and art, the experience of traveling tog

ether and of enduring hardships and poverty, until losing his wife to illness away from home.上海千花网女神会所

The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.

Six Chapters of a Floating Life has been translated into many languages.

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Another 24-hour bookshop in Beijing that allows customers to get in touch with their dreams, and with the past, too, is China Boo

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ing in which the shop is located in a restored part of the Di’anmen Gate of old Beijing, dates back to the 15th century.上海419论坛

On July 20, four years to the day when the shop opened, half of about a dozen desks in its reading-for

-free zones were occupied. Outside, the din of the nearby Shichahai areas and hutong were dying

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One shop assistant and one guard were on duty, their shifts due to end at 8 am the following day, and they seemed happy to

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nd selling gift items, some are turning into venues for all kinds of social activities.

In Page One Qianmen there are occasional mini concerts in the evening.上海419论坛品茶微信

“For 24-hour bookstores, the operating challenges run into the second half of the night, says Zhang Lei, also known as San S

hi, a veteran bookstore planner and critic. “The solutions include running multiple businesses.上海419论坛

“Midnight bookstores are like large study areas, a third space in addition to the home a

nd the workplace. People actually do a lot of things in bookshops; they go there with relatives, meet friends in them a

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Zhang is skeptical about the chances of unstaffed bookshops, because one of the things that 24-hour bookshops have goin

g for them in the relentless battle against online bookselling is that they bring people together, he says.

“If you ask me, bookshops with no people seem a bit vulnerable.”

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Audiences get a compre上海千花网troduction to the

 relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c

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“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan

上海千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.

“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”

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Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat

uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.

上海千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo

b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.

“You need to be in a state of tranquility, to guide a stable hand to mend the lines and reconnect the dots,” said Ya上海千花网女神会所

ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo

上海千花网rld of Buddhist murals, sculptures and writings located in nearly 500 grottoes. They c

over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Yang’s approach to repairing and preserving the iconic works of art for future genera上海千花网女神会所

tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.

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The notice reminded all 上海会所o check undergrou

und spaces including garages, shopping malls, construction sites, and e

上海会所ntrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air conditioners and de

corations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.

Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.上海会所品茶微信

The provincial meteorological administraion said largte-scale indoor an

上海会所vd outdoor activities should be suspended and precarious buildings shoul

d be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海会所

A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken

special measures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and touri

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Parks and spots including Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park hav

e extended their business hours, while destinations such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wil上海会所

dlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have presented special late shows or night-tour programs.

Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural Histor

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Most of the nighttime tours and activities should be booked online so as to monitor an

d control the flow of visitors and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.上海会所

The municipality rolled out a guideline to boost the nighttime economy earlier this year.

Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activi上海会所品茶微信

ties and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.

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may pay no heed to 上海419论坛ency manipulation charges

The United States’ labeling of China as a currency manipulator is unlike

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na’s currency practices are in line with its economic fundamentals, according to experts.

On Monday, the US Treasury, following an earlier pronouncement by US President D上海419论坛品茶微信

onald Trump, applied the label to China after the yuan depreciated, escalating the US-China trade friction.

The yuan now trades at about 7-to-1 against the dollar. That’s in line with China’s econo

上海419论坛mic fundamentals, and the IMF is therefore unlikely to impose sanctions on Beijing, according to Gary Huf

bauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.

Hufbauer said that Trump believes the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) engaged in currency manipulation because it fail上海419论坛品茶微信

ed to support the yuan despite ample cash reserves, apparently creating a new standard overnight.

“The IMF defines currency manipulation as deliberate intervention to weaken a curren上海419论坛

cy in support of larger exports,” he told China Daily. “China’s yuan was weakened by market forces in response t

上海419论坛品茶微信o Trump’s latest tariff threat-and there’s nothing deliberate about China’s action.”

The IMF defines currency manipulation in Article IV of its rules and requires a vote by its execu

tive board. The US has its own standards, defined in a 1988 law, expanded by former president Barack O上海419论坛

bama as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and codified in 2015.

“Trump’s declaration is not consistent with any of the previously announced standards,” Hufbauer said

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y yuan-but that seems unlikely. The Fed is not likely to go along, and the Exchange Stabilization Fund controlled

by the Treasury does not have the big bucks needed to move currency markets.”

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