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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
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“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
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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.
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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
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Consultancy firm Euromonitor International estimated that China’s menswear market was worth over 572 billio
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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.
Well, we were showing in Paris, London and New York, but three years
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?
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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.
I spent over three hours a day practicing, but to be a clapper talk artist, per
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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.
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Explaining why he came back, he says: “I missed my f
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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.”
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ecades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.
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esulted in hundreds of poems with a unique fusion of words and visual imagery.
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.
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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.
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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.
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n they produce internal combustion engine vehicles with points won for producing new energy vehicles.
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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.
rt Museum, Peking Opera became popular in Yantai back in the 19th century after some famous Peking Opera maste
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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.
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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
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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
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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.”
Chinese and Western elements and values can find common ground. A good example being the part in the trailer where the matchmaker describes the qu
alities that make for a good wife, namely a woman being “quiet, composed, graceful, disciplined”. This is said with M上海千花网品茶微信
ulan appearing in two images. One has her dressing as a woman, the other with her practicing sword. Obviously Disney de
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That’s a good point where Chinese and Western values are similar because gender equality and female independence are上海千花网
now valued in both cultures. It will strike a chord with both Chinese and Western audiences.
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men. Disney’s Mulan should also prompt the Chinese movie industry to make better use of Chinese stories. Chinese scriptwriters an
d directors can well tell stories about Chinese ancient heroes to the world, instead of waiting for Disney or H上海千花网
ollywood to tell them. Good stories move audiences of the whole world because their hearts are interconnected.
上海千花网品茶微信The top 500 Chinese companies saw their revenue reach 45.5 trillion yuan, an increase of 14.8 perce
nt year-on-year, accounting for more than a half of China’s GDP that broke through 90 tr
illion yuan last year, according to Fortune magazine’s Chinese edition on Wednesday.
The net profits of the 500 companies reached 3.635 trillion yuan, up 4.21 percent from a year earlier, and the threshold to list in China’s Fortune 500 r上海千花网品茶微信
anking rose to 16.23 billion yuan revenue, up by 17 percent year-on-year, said the magazine.
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State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited, with 2.89 trillion yuan, 2.35 trillion yuan and 1.3 tr
illion yuan in revenue, respectively, and 63.09 billion yuan, 52.59 billion yuan and 38.24 billion yuan in profits, respectively.
上海千花网品茶微信The top 10 most profitable companies are China’s “Big Four” banks – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of Ch
ina and the Bank of China – and China Mobile Limited, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd, China Me
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nd their total profits reached 1.46 trillion yuan, accounting for 40.3 percent of the 500 companies’ profits.
e small and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are family businesses and contribute the greater part of the country’s GDP.
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uality of its food, such as apples and milk, which are already available on the Chinese m
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He said the CISMEF is an international event which features the highest level, largest scale and most wid
e-ranging influence in the Asia-Pacific region and specially serves SMEs. Over the past 13 years, 16 countries and international organizations in Asia, Europe, Oceania, America (North上海千花网
America and South America) and Africa have been invited to host the exhibition, with its international influence growing year by year.
The 14th CISMEF will feature South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNI
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es in industries such as agriculture, and services, to promote and present distinctive local products, industrial investment environment and cultural customs. UNIDO will set up
a special promotion area in the International Hall to popularize the knowledge of industry, and provide technical support and projects needed by SMEs.上海千花网
Currently, 31 countries, regions and organizations have confirmed their participation and booked 1,028 booths, including South Africa,
UNIDO, Egypt (first time), Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Greece, the UAE, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, Japan, Poland, Sri Lanka, Russia, Sou
th Korea, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Iran, Nigeria, Germany, Indonesia, the USA, Spain, Australia, Qatar, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
上海千花网女神会所Responding to the national strategy of opening up, the fair will host several international pavilions featuring the Belt and R
oad; China-Africa Cooperation Mechanism and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Africa pavilion; Central and Eastern Euro
pe pavilion; Middle East pavilion and Hong Kong; and the Macao & Taiwan pavilion will be set up to present distinctive products and 上海千花网女神会所quality services.
A wide range of practical events, such as the second Asia-Europe SME Financing Seminar, SME Cross-border M
atchmaking Seminar and Business Promotion of Overseas Exhibition Groups and Purchase Presentation, will be held conc
urrently to build a capital, technology and intelligence networking platform for Chinese and foreign SMEs.
With 6,000 standard booths and an exhibition area of 150,000 square meters, the 14th CISMEF is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Info
rmation Technology of the People's Republic of China, the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, the People
's Government of Guangdong Province, the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa and UNIDO.