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mpaigns-all in a bid to trigger an emotional investment that resonates with customers.

So when Heytea, a milk tea brand known for its rich cheese-foam topping, introduced its fi

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ore than 250 stores nationwide and Nie is looking to expand to 400 by the end of this year.

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International carmak上海千花网 insolated. GM’s two

o joint ventures-SAIC-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling – saw their sales in the fir

st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网

French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w

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PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has

decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.

“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网

na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”

Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.

上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.

Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网

bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye

ar. Audi delivered 56,365 vehicles in July, up 6.1 percent from one year earlier.

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Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie

s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w

hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网

Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr

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nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.

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For Yu, who entered the Liaoning Ballet in 2009, it has been a unique process.

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e, I had to become a man who is ultimately found to be a woman,” she says. To act Mulan’s p

art well, she had to do push-ups and fight with sticks on stage, just like the male dancers.

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e of a valiant girl who joins the army on behalf of her ailing father, battles enemies to defend her country and fights with

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allet cares about portraying its characters’ inner world and expressing emotions.

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ese culture,” Yu says. “You should be able to impress yourself before you can impress your audience.”

Qu Zijiao, 57-year-old director of the Liaoning Ballet, says: “To tell Ch

上海品茶微信inese stories to global audiences, the legend of Mulan is more relatable than others.”

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r country and peace can resonate with people everywhere, adding that many European and American audiences are

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the legend of Mulan to the West. Additionally, the recent release of initial footage from Disney’s u

pcoming live-action remake of Mulan has sparked renewed interest in the character.

上海品茶微信The 100 plus-minute ballet Hua Mulan incorporates classic and modern art elements that will suit the taste of today’s a

udiences at home and abroad, according to Wang Yong, choreographer-director of the show.

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,” he said, adding that he will try to avoid nonessential travel to Hong Kong.The expedition along the world’s thi

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stration of China said that efforts will be made to increase the transfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hong K

ong-Macao Greater Bay Area to avoid disruption to trips between the mainland and Hong Kong following rece

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adagascar, a journey of 2,574 kilometers that took 155 days.Dykes is already thinking about his next a

dventure and says he would like to do something in China.”I’d like to do something

shorter but just as ambitious and make it more interactive and educational,” he said.

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As an emerging busine 上海楼凤an air mobility will b

 become a key growth engine for us in the near future,” Hu said.

On the passenger side, Ehang plans to use the pilot program to test more flight routes an 上海楼凤女神会所

d vertiports based on practical scenarios before moving into real commercial operations.

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s the country’s first and only pilot company for passenger AAV development. Its AAV mad

e its global debut in Vienna in April, carrying a total of 17 passengers in successive flights. 上海楼凤女神会所

“As one of the four transportation hubs in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzh

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ystem to build a smart urban air mobility market,” said Chen Zhiying, vice-mayor of Guangzhou.

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China has made historic achievements in fighting poverty over the past decades, makin

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of Chin

a, and also a crucial stage for the country’s poverty-alleviation campaign as it vows to eradicate poverty by 2020.

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he progress the country has made in its poverty-alleviation campaign:

 Over the past 40 years, more than 700 million Chinese people hav

e cast off poverty, representing over 70 percent of global poverty reduction.

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Chinese e-commerce platform JD released its financial results for the second quarter ende

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“JD delivered robust growth in the second quarter across our key metrics of revenue, profitabili

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The Nasdaq–listed company’s net revenue for the Q2 reached 150.3 billion yuan ($21.9 billion), increasing by 22.9 pe

cent from the same period last year, which created a new quarterly record, according to the company’s financial report.上海乌托邦女神会所

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n Q2, while they suffered a net loss of 2,212.5 million yuan for the same period last year.

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to 3,558.9 million yuan in Q2, a 644 percent jump from 478.1 million yuan in Q2 of last year.

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In addition, the company’s annual active customer accounts increased to 321.3 million in the 12 months ended June 30.上海乌托邦女神会所

Many of JD’s businesses have begun to meet the break-even or even profit in the past few years, Rich

ard Liu Qiangdong, chairman and CEO of JD, said during a conference call, highlighting JD Logistics began to br

eak even after suffering a loss of 2.8 billion yuan last year, according to report by Paper.cn.

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Hou’s father-in-law was in the CPC’s army and took part in the production campaigns in Yan’an in

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ojie, an associate professor with China Executive Leadership Academy in Yan’an.

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mbers every year to receive education. “Serving the people” is a must-have course.

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blems and bringing Party members and the masses closer,” said Tan Huwa, an expert with Yan’an University.

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Zhang Yangang is the Party secretary of Xinhu village, Shaanxi province. The grassroots official knew about Zhang Sid

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the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

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The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

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r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

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e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

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in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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unqu Opera play Six Cha上海千花网ating Life is brou

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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aunch of the Discovery 上海乌托邦e Week event on July

In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp

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oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.

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ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag

er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”

When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦

niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.

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An “information station” presents documentaries about space to help evoke the spirit上海乌托邦

of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.

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ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po

pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.

上海乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove

ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.

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ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based

entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha

n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.

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