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The Hot and Spicy Festival, an annual two-day gourmet event hosted by the Beijin

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Visitors will find spicy food from China, Mexico, the

US, the Philippines, Peru, Morocco, India, etc., offered by more than 40 vendors.

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The Guan Hanqing Grand Theater recently opened on the bank of the East Lake in Baoding, Hebei province. With an aerial view

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According to Jiang Qihu, an actor from the National Peking Opera Company, The Red La

ntern was so well-known in the 1960s that almost everybody could sing a few lines from it.

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and executive producer, Remi Racine. NetEase Games will nominate a director to Behaviour’s Board.

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ai, were flown to the other side of the world in specially made slings and containers that were designed to their exact physical requirements.

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including the flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik

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Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. They arrived on Wednesday.

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e Grey and Little White have safely touched down in Iceland. This is a complex but insp

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gned to have 12 platforms and 22 rail lines, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.

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s capacity of 180,000 passengers a day in 2016, according to the Beijing Railway Bureau.

It is expected that some railways in the station will open at the end of 2020 and the station will fully

complete construction at the end of 2021, said Li Xiaotao, director of the investment department of the commission.

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Last week, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down a US drone, which Iran said had crossed Iranian borders.

Tehran will take judicial measures concerning the US move in deploying a “spy drone into Iranian airspace as a viol

ation of the international law,” said Laya Joneidi, vice president for legal affairs in the Iranian administration.

But the United States said the drone, a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk, was flying over international waters when it was downed.

The United States also carried out cyber attacks against Iranian m

issile control systems last week, an action which Iran said on Monday had failed.

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We dodged a bullet, thanks to the financial knowledge

 I learned from free online courses,” Yang said.

Since 2013, he has been studying basic economi上海会所女神会所cs and finance on XuetangX, China

‘s first and biggest massive open online course platform, launched by Tsinghua University.

By April, the platform was hosting nearly 2,140 classes provided by top u

niversities from around the world and had more than 26 million registered users.

In recent years, China has embraced new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and big data, to provide lifelo

ng, equitable and personalized educational opportunities for its 518,900 schools and 276 million students at all le

vels-the world’s largest education sector, according to the Ministry of Education.

In a congratulatory letter to the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence a

nd Education in Beijing last month, President Xi Jinping said China is fully using the advantages of AI and has dee

pened its integration to facilitate reforms and changes in the education sector.

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ndividual users can search information about their

 education and traffic violation record, among others, while enterp

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

The mini-program is also connected with local government online ser

vice platforms in several provinces including Guangdong and Zhejiang, while more l

cal 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 am

id national and local efforts to cut administrative red tape to benefit residents and businesses alike.

A total of 30 provincial-level regions have established integrated e-government plat

forms that incorporate the services of provincial, city and county governments, according to a report released in May.

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he May report summarized that China’s growth appear

ears to be stabilizing on the back of recently enhanced supportive measures.

The report expanded the number of countries it scrutinizes for curr

ency manipulation to 21 from 12. Countries with a current account surplus with the US e

quivalent to 2 percent of GDP were put on the watch list, compared with 3 percent of GDP before.

China didn’t meet the “currency manipulator” criteria listed by the US Treasury, but Washi

ngton will continue assessing the RMB’s performance given China’s large trade surplus with the US, the report said.

The US Treasury removed India from the watch list, while it added Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

“Chinese authorities have not used the exchange rate in prior easing

cycles to support growth, and they are unlikely to do so now, as this could pose macr

oeconomic stability risk,” said Andrew Fennell, lead sovereign analyst for China at Fitch Ratings.

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Southwest Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces

 are also expected to experience the weather in the coming days, along with some provinces in Northeastern China.

China has a four-tier color coded weather warning system, with

red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Environment minister and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday

he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported.

“I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime

minister of this country,” Sky News quoted Gove as telling reporters outside his house.

“I believe that I’m ready to unite the Conservati

ve and Unionist Party, ready to deliver Brexit, and ready to lead this great country.”

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Experts believe the animal-friendly tours are part of an em

n emerging trend that will benefit animal protection work in the long run.

The survey, released last week, found that more than 90 perce

nt of Chinese travelers who had participated in an overseas wildlife tour said they would take

into account whether their activities negatively affected the animals before making future tour decisions.

“Wildlife-friendly travel plays a crucial role in the healthy growth of wildlife tourism. The

research shows the responsibility that Chinese travelers would like to take, which is very enc

ouraging,” said Zhao Zhonghua, chief representative of the World Animal Protection China office.

The research was based on 2,206 questionnaires and jointly conducted by marketing com

pany CVSC-TNS Research and World Animal Protection-an international nonprofit animal welfare organization.

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School students and adult visitors learn about making print

In celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, the Palace Museum in Beijing turned itself into a dynamic stage on Saturd

ay and offered a variety of activities to echo this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”.

Students and adult visitors were invited to the museum to learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and to learn about

the appreciation of and technological methods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum.

The Chinese Musicians Association’s choir gave an outdoor performance. An exhibitio

n opened showing dozens of lithographs by artists from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a plat

form for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural bac

kgrounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.

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