Those earnings mark a s 上海品茶微信th China’s lower-tha

-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box

-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所

To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re

 上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.

“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch

inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所

Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv

 上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.

“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the

reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信

ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.

 上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.

Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa

id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信

s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.

“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin

ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.

A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi

 上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show

s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.

“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所

s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.

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Traditional tailor-made i 上海千花网sociated with luxury.

 Customers are paying as much for the products as for the meticulous, personal servic

es and the exclusive, well-decorated spaces where such services are provided. W 上海千花网女神会所

e have removed all the unnecessary parts and are targeting office workers and fresh graduates,” said Wei.

 上海千花网Together with four co-founders, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University graduate mad

e several entrepreneurial forays before settling on “accessible menswear tailoring”. 上海千花网

“We have spotted a gap between the supply and demand. On one hand, manufacturers and bran

 上海千花网女神会所ds are struggling to keep consumers in an increasingly competitive market. On the other hand, the

young consumers are always looking to find the next perfect shirt or dress,” said Wei.

Today, the company is in partnership with a dozen apparel factories across the country, which help produ

ce not only shirts, but also jeans and jackets for the company’s 1.5 million members. 上海千花网

Sales this year are expected to reach 800 million yuan, four times that of 2018.

 上海千花网”I don’t think we are in competition with any particular brand. Instead, we are creating a new category,” said Wei.

But she admitted that the pricing of their offerings has put them in the same field as fast fas 上海千花网女神会所

hion brands like Uniqlo and China’s homegrown menswear giant Heilan Home. 上海千花网

he market for menswear in China has been underestimated for a long time. It’s not like men don’t need to lo

 上海千花网女神会所ok smart or have the financial capability to spend, but it’s in our traditional mindset that there is

not a market for them. If there is any difference, it is that they are less willing to spe

nd time on selecting styles and brands, which means higher brand loyalty,” said Wei. 上海千花网

Consultancy firm Euromonitor International estimated that China’s menswear market was worth over 572 billio

n yuan in 2018, up 7 percent year-on-year. While it still accounts for about one-third of the total apparel market, it is proj 上海千花网女神会所

cted to enjoy a higher-than-average growth rate and surpass 612 billion yuan by 2023.

Everbright Securities estimated that China’s tailoring market would be worth 200 billion yuan by 2020, almost twice t

hat of 2016, and about 80 percent of the business would come from the mid-price sector.

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uropean Commission上海千花坊elect Ursula von der Ley

With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ

an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所

Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a

上海千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”

European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email protected] Congratulations Europe.”

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will succeed Tusk on Dec 1, said on Twitter that h上海千花坊

e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth

er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.

上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent

er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol

itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.上海千花坊

The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.

Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af

上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye

n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla

nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊

During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath

ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim

上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.

Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori

ty of the EU citizens do not see defense as a priority; they see health, environmental issues上海千花坊女神会所

and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.

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Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws

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WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.

上海419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised countervailing measures imposed by t

he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.

However, the US failed to comply with the WTO ruling and上海419

accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.

上海419The WTO mechanism is what members use to settle trade disputes, and countries in most cases abide by the rulings made by th

e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.上海419品茶微信

“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system

will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some

上海419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.

Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc

onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.上海419品茶微信

The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete

action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c

上海419reate a fair and stable international trading environment for companies from both countries.

“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case

have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c上海419品茶微信

orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra上海419

de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Is the Chinese mainla上海千花网e main focus for your

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ago we went into the mainland. We luckily found a showroom that could help us. The mainla上海千花网女神会所

nd’s market is hard, because stores are very new; brands might not have a website, just WeChat. But sales have

上海千花网grown from our first season to now and it has been significant. The mainland has overtaken my orders from Europe. And of cour

se, the scale is different. We have around 25 points of sale there now. So yes, we’re focusing more and more on the mainland.上海千花网女神会所

Do you design especially for the mainland market?

We do tailor some of our designs, yes. I sometimes follow trends, but we c上海千花网

are more about ourselves and our feedback from the buyers, who will tell us what sol

d well last season. We take that and move forward. But if the buyer says a particular fit works, or a certain color, we上海千花网

will expand on those things. So we take about 50% of outside advice and add 50% of our own ideas.

The media seems to portray the brand as being for fashionistas, yet Cynthia & Xiao doesn’t feel entirely that way. Would you agree?

上海千花网女神会所Yes. It’s for fun kinds of girls who feel comfortable with themselves. We

do get some cool fashionistas who might wear our stuff and some Hong Kong KOLs [key opin

ion leaders]. But I don’t see our brand as a KOL thing. I’d rather have more people wearing and touching the prod上海千花网

uct than a KOL endorsement. I also don’t have a massive inventory of stuff, so I don’t need some super high-profile K

上海千花网OL. It’s about the right balance.Hongkongers don’t really seem to support their local designers – or their artist

s for that matter, either. But isn’t the current digital age meant to be all about disruption, inclusion and youth?

The mainland is also such a different kind of vibe from Hong Kong. They like that “girl-next-door” look, which is very relatable. These上海千花网

influencers are really successful, but you don’t know who they are. It’s a different type of visibility.

We find color just works. When we started out, the palette was more muted, with navy and grey – the idea being that pieces

上海千花网女神会所could be mixed and matched. But as we’ve grown, we’ve incorporated more color – lots of it! [laughs] – like yellow, r

ed, orange, neon green… stuff that’s really in-your-face. And they sell really well for us. The consumers seem to love it.

What’s your best-selling piece?上海千花网女神会所

Our favorite shape is something we call “oversize”. For some girls, it could literally be a dress,

but you would have to wear something underneath. Let’s just say it covers the bottoms and is our best-sel

ling shape no matter what we do. Then again, they also don’t want something too long. They like above the knee. If you co上海千花网

ver the knee, you look short. And of course, the aim is to look both short and thin. In Sha上海千花网女神会所

nghai, we always go shorter – a more fitted shape. Sometimes we make longer pieces, too.

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Komatsu grabbed the o上海千花网d worked very hard.

I spent over three hours a day practicing, but to be a clapper talk artist, per

formers must first memorize the lines, talk with rhythm, and gradually increase speed,” he上海千花网

says. To fully understand the lines, foreign performers have to learn a lot about Chinese culture.

上海千花网女神会所After graduating from the university in 2016, Komatsu first tried his han

d at business but failed. So, he worked as a Japanese teacher in a language training school.

Despite the pressure of work and life, Komatsu performs clapper talk with his teacher a上海千花网女神会所

nd fellow senior apprentices in theaters, communities, campuses and parks, though most of the performances are free.

Now, in his team, there are performers from Japan, Germany, Sweden and Britain.

上海千花网In August 2018, Komatsu decided to go back to Japan. However, he returned to Beijing half a year later.

Explaining why he came back, he says: “I missed my f

riends, Chinese culture and food too much, and life would be boring without them.”上海千花网女神会所

Komatsu has now decided to spend the rest of his life in China and continue with his hobby.

上海千花网He says: “I hope more Japanese will visit and learn more about China, so as to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.”

What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he b上海千花网

roke with his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.

Picasso’s innovations in perspective and technique dazzled the art world for d上海千花网女神会所

ecades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.

As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picass上海千花网

o’s poetry and other written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.

The artist did not begin to write until the age of 53. His literary endeavors r上海千花网女神会所

esulted in hundreds of poems with a unique fusion of words and visual imagery.

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For instance, an electric ca上海千花网run 350 kilomet

ers on one charge would earn 5 credits for its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be redu

ced to 2.5, according to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.上海千花网

He added that the proposed policy encourages better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.

上海千花网女神会所Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, es

pecially 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 envi上海千花网

ronment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.

The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will

上海千花网女神会所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.

The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 units上海千花网

during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.

上海千花网女神会所The draft proposal is expected to help boost hybrids as well, to which Japanese carmakers have devoted much time and money.

They would still be considered fossil-fueled but re-classified as “low fuel consu

mption passenger vehicles” and thus will incur less negative points than traditional vehicles.

Under the current system, automakers in China are obliged to make up for a portion of the negative points they incur whe上海千花网女神会所

n they produce internal combustion engine vehicles with points won for producing new energy vehicles.

Analysts said the revision could see more traditional vehicles replaced with hybrids, because when automakers prod

uce hybrids. The proposed change came as a surprise, some experts and industry officials said, because the gove上海千花网女神会所

rnment has never before given any preferential treatment for hybrid technology.

“The new proposed policy is a roundabout way to promote hybrid cars,” said Cui in a social media post.

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China broke into the 上海乌托邦rld’s innovative econo

conomies, jumping from 22nd in 2017 to the 17th last year, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018, published by Cornell U

niversity, the World Intellectual Property Organization and INSEAD, a global business graduate school. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Pan said these achievements are manifestations of China’s growing technol

 上海乌托邦ogical capability, fueled by the desire to use innovations to push socioeconomic progress.

This, however, has led to some Western countries, such as the US, fearing that China’s scientific and te

chnological rise will challenge their global position. “This sentiment is understandable, but misguided,” he said.

“China is still a developing country, lacking a base and accumulation of innovation capability compared with the US, as w 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ell as drastically different national conditions,” Pan said. “This means we cannot follow the deve

 上海乌托邦lopmental path that the West expects us to take, and we have to forge our own path one step at a time.

“But now the US is treating China like a developed country capable of challenging its global dominance, it is holding China to sta

ndards that we cannot meet for the time being, and it makes accusations against us if we don’t,” he said.

As of late May, the US Department of Commerce had placed more t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

han 140 entities from the Chinese mainland on its Entity List, a ledger of firms legally pro

 上海乌托邦hibited to trade with the US, on the basis of an alleged threat to US national security and interests.

In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug

on, Higon and the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, the chipmaker for China’s most powerful sup

ercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, which also ranked as the third most powerful globally. 上海乌托邦

The United States also is targeting Chinese scholars and students b

y closing their labs or denying visas to visit the US over alleged spying dangers. In May, Emo

 上海乌托邦品茶微信ry University in Atlanta fired neuroscientists Li Xiao­jiang and his wife, Li Shihua, both US citizens who had worked

at Emory for more than two decades, accusing them of hiding funding and ties to institutions in China.

“These actions are antithetical to the US’ immigrant roots and inte 上海乌托邦

rests, and will impede global scientific exchange and progress,” Pan said.

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ollision of thought: Colleg 娱乐地图view cultural China

“Over the past 5,000 years, history has recorded the rise and fall of kingd

oms and dynasties. One hundred and fifty years ago, the West conquered the world but 娱乐地图女神会所

failed to conquer the hearts of Chinese. Now, Uncle Sam is seeking unilateralism by abandoning world ord

 娱乐地图女神会所ers since World War II, but they encountered resistance all over the world, especially from China,” said Wang Yao

heng, one of 12 contestants in the annual English Speech Contest held by the College of Liberal Arts & Law of Da

lian Minzu University on June 28. He made no secret of his admiration of Chinese culture. 娱乐地图女神会所

“After being informed of the speech contest, I was very excited about it. As a Chinese youth, I long for

an opportunity to express my love for the culture of our motherland. In addition, this is also a figh 娱乐地图

t back to those who turn a deaf ear to both affairs at home and abroad. I want to tell them that we college students are no

t a “spoiled generation, we are not the kind of know-nothing-but-pleasure” generation, Wang said. 娱乐地图女神会所

The contestants were ethnically diverse, and expressed their reverence to traditional Chinese culture and great pride

 娱乐地图for the social and economic achievements made by Chinese people in the past several decades. The recognition o

f Chinese cultural identity among young students from different ethnic groups reache

d a record high against the background of the global trade war and unilateralism triggered by the US. 娱乐地图

However, as to the role of Chinese traditional culture in the modern era, students’ views varied.

Some believe that Chinese culture is still as vibrant as it used t 娱乐地图女神会所

o be, while others see that Chinese culture needs to remember its traditions.

Tong Fei, a contestant, said that the absence of filial piety among members of the younger generation has become a crue 娱乐地图

l reality. For instance, the notion of “raising children for old age” is no longer accepted. Increasingly, more people no lo

nger believe that it is practical to wait for their children to take care of them in their old age. 娱乐地图女神会所

Contestant Shi Jia expressed her worries over Chinese cultural identity in the new era an

d appealed for revitalization of tradition. “Abandoning Chinese cultural identity is very dangerous. Only if we ke

ep our cultural identity, then we know who we are, and our nation will survive,” she said.

Contestant Lin Wanlu was adamant in her criticism of a pro-western attitude in C

hina. She advocated that Chinese should first try their best to dig out and digest

their own culture, and then extend the wisdom of Chinese traditional culture as a treasure to the world.

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According to Zhang Shu上海千花网 of the Yantai Ar

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.”

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