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treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.

In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula上海千花坊

rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.

The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, pre上海千花坊女神会所

miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.

上海千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H

all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.

“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie, La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w

ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.上海千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

上海千花坊女神会所uctions, titled Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.

Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei

ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.上海千花坊

“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.

“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.

上海千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese

cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.

A part of Tibetan life for centuries, the revered animals provide food, clothing, labor and transport.上海千花坊女神会所

Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.

It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m

上海千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.

When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.

He could not have imagined that the bond would last for decades. Yaks sav上海千花坊女神会所

ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.

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A lot of stories take pl上海贵族宝贝hips and are a source

 for literature,” he said, citing Garcia Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera,” a romance that develops on a river.

上海贵族宝贝While the river behind his childhood home has run dry, said Mo

Yan, he can always rely on the abundant waters of the Amazon for inspiration.上海贵族宝贝女神会所

“I will simply imagine that the Amazon is my river, the river of my childho

od. It will give me inspiration, guidance and confidence, as many readers do,” he said.

上海贵族宝贝At the conference, Mo Yan was awarded an honorary doctorate by the

Diego Portales University, the highest academic distinction from the university.

The Chinese writer will be traveling to other cities, following his visit to Santiago.上海贵族宝贝女神会所

Mo Yan was born in 1955 and grew up in Shandong province in eastern China.

In awarding him the Nobel Prize, the judges described him as a write

r “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”上海贵族宝贝女神会所

An event, entitled “Night of Chinese Culture and Tourism,” which is p

上海贵族宝贝art of a series of activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment

of diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia, was held here on Thursday.

The event, co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia, the Mo上海贵族宝贝女神会所

ngolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports and the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Touri

sm attracted about 1,300 Mongolians and representatives of Chinese citizens living in Mongolia.上海贵族宝贝

The audience enjoyed an authentic and wonderful performance of Shaolin Kungfu

上海贵族宝贝and Tai Chi Kungfu by a group of kungfu masters from the Central China’s Henan province.

The event aims to show the Mongolian people the rich and colorful resources of China’s culture an

d tourism, showcase the unique customs and the diversity and charm of the Chinese civilization, and furt

er promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, according to the organizers.

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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

aves and movie-like presentations that employ the imaging technology of the academy.上海千花网女神会所

“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.”

Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroad上海千花网女神会所

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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Parents who take their children to visit the Palace Museum are often bomb上海龙凤419女神会所

arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to

Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W

上海龙凤419ho are friendly and which are vicious. Perhaps the book can help parents answer these questions.”

A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a

flying horse with dragon’s wings called longma, and the dragon-like marine animal called jiaolong.上海龙凤419女神会所

Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu

m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res

上海龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.

“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”

If it rains heavily on this Wednesday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhin上海龙凤419女神会所

u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.

Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe

上海龙凤419stival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This year it falls on Wednesday, August 7.Folklore Story

As the story goes, once there was a cowherd, Niulang, who lived with his elder brother and sister-in-law. But she disl

iked and abused him, and the boy was forced to leave home with only an old cow for company.上海龙凤419女神会所

The cow, however, was a former god who had violated imperial rules and was sent to earth in bovine form.

One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear

上海龙凤419th. Among them was Zhinu, the most beautiful fairy and a skilled seamstress.

The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau

ghter and their happy life was held up as an example for hundreds of years in China.

Yet in the eyes of the Jade Emperor, the Supreme Deity in Taoism, marriage betwee上海龙凤419女神会所

n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.

Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave

上海龙凤419n. Driven by Niulang’s misery, the cow told him to turn its hide into a pair of shoes after it died.

He adds that if things like the somewhat vague portrayal of some a

nimals through error and imagination “are viewed in the bigger picture of history上海龙凤419女神会所

and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.

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Zhu Hongwei, deputy P上海419of the nuclear power

r plant, said the four reactors are the world’s first-ever third-g

上海419eneration pressurized water reactors that are being built without any time overruns.

Zheng Mingguang, president of Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Inst

itute Co Ltd, an affiliate of the State Power Investment Corp, said China has accumulated precious experiences and上海419女神会所

capabilities in nuclear power project design, construction, and operation over the past few decades.

By the end of June, China had 47 reactors in operation with a capacity of about 48.73 million kW, and the nuclear power

上海419plants produced about 160 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2019, up 23.09 percent year-on-year and acc

ounted for 4.75 percent of the total electricity generated in China, according to the China Nuclear Energy Association.

“We used to lag behind, but thanks to efforts of several generations of researchers, China is now among the few cou上海419女神会所

ntries in the world to have a comprehensive third-generation nuclear power industrial chain,” said Zheng, who is a

lso chief engineer of CAP1400, a third-generation nuclear reactor technology developed by the institute.

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stinct competitive advantages to export nuclear power projects, he said.

CAP1400 utilizes proven technologies and takes advantage of superior design features to reduce costs and meet high上海419女神会所

safety requirements, he said, adding China is able to design and manufacture key equipment and materials.

Over 85 percent of components and devices of CAP1400, including key ones s

上海419uch as steam generators, pressure vessels, accumulators, and squib valves, can

be domestically manufactured, thanks to efforts and innovations from both State-owned and private Chinese com上海419女神会所

panies, while the rest can be sourced from multiple foreign suppliers, according to Zheng

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The area, comprising Tsim上海夜生活ui and Mong Kok

is home to many luxury hotels, brand boutiques and posh restaurants that are major attractions for locals and tourists.

上海夜生活On Sunday, radicals spread the violence and vandalism to Tseung Kwan O in East New Territories

and the western and central part of Hong Kong Island. In Causeway Bay, two police vehicles were set u

pon by masked protesters who attempted to blind officers with flashlights and laser pens. Some prot上海夜生活女神会所

esters vandalized Golden Bauhinia Square, where the flag-raising ceremony is held every day, in Wan Chai.

上海夜生活A total of 29 people were arrested on offenses including unlawful assembly and assault, according to the latest figure given by police.

“Violent protesters who breached the law should also be brought to justice,” a government spokesperson said.

President Xi Jinping arrived in Beijing from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Sunday after wrapping up his Central Asia trip.上海夜生活

On Saturday, Xi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of a numb

er of cooperation documents covering such areas as infrastructure, agriculture, investment and anti-terror.

上海夜生活女神会所The two presidents also signed a joint statement to further deepen the China-Tajikista

n comprehensive strategic partnership for common development and prosperity.

According to the statement, China and Tajikistan will continue to supp上海夜生活

ort each other on issues concerning their core interests, such as national sovereignty, se

curity and territorial integrity, and to give priority to the development of bilateral ties.上海夜生活女神会所

The two countries pledged in the statement to advance the in-depth align

ment between the Belt and Road Initiative and Tajikistan’s national developm

上海夜生活ent strategy for the period up to 2030 with a view to building a China-Tajikistan community of development.

China-Tajikistan relations have maintained sound development momen

tum since the establishment of diplomatic ties 27 years ago, Xi said, adding that they have become good n上海夜生活

eighbors, friends and partners and bilateral relations are at their best level in history.

China is glad to see a stable, developing and prosperous Tajikistan, and fir上海夜生活女神会所

mly supports the country in following a development path that suits its own natio

nal conditions, and backs its efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and security, Xi said.

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mic conditions, solid job gains and moderately rising economic activity, though so

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上海夜网ate cut cycle. Instead, it does mean the post-2008 recovery is now over with darker clouds looming on the horizon.

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tly, he projected US growth at 3 percent. Yet analysts estimate US growth this year at 2.5 percent or less. Qua

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rprises, China’s GDP growth is likely to stay within the target of 6.2 percent in 2019 and possibly in 2020 as well, with su

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tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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ymbol of social progress,” he said.Xu said China has an estimated 85 million people with disabiliti

s craving for accessible designs. The need was also fueled by the country’s fast-aging population.

 上海会所品茶微信The National Statistics Bureau said in January that China had almost 250 mil

lion people age 60 and above, accounting for 17.9 percent of its population.

A 2016 survey conducted by the Office of National Working Commission on Aging fo 上海会所

und more than 40 million seniors had limited or no capacity to take care of themselves.

 上海会所品茶微信Chen Zhenhua, head of the office’s information technology department, said Chinese seniors have an average eight ye

ars of poor health before they reach a life expectancy of 77 years old, and many are victims of bone and joint diseases.

“That has seriously affected seniors’ mobility and social participation,” he said. 上海会所

In 2016, the office, alongside the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and dozens of other depart

ments, issued a guideline on creating a senior-friendly environment, which kicked off a flurry of programs aim

 上海会所ed at renovating old residential buildings with limited accessibility for vulnerable groups.

China had about 170,000 such old communities nationwide, and about 5 million ele

vators are needed to improve living conditions for more than 42 million families, the vice-minister of ho 上海会所品茶微信

using and rural-urban development Huang Yan said at a news conference early last month.

As of last year, more than 10,000 elevator installations have been finished, and ano

 上海会所ther 11,000 elevators were either under construction or going through the approval process, she said.

In addition, China also renovated almost 3 million homes for families of disabled people 上海会所品茶微信

between 2016 and last year, according to a white paper released last month by the State Council Information Office.

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n the first half of 2019, a total of 6.86 million used cars

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n yuan, according to the latest data from the China Automobile Dealers Association.上海夜网品茶微信

Luo Lei, deputy secretary-general of the China Automobile Dealers Association, said earlier that the booming market is tha

nks to the central government’s decision to remove limits on the flow of used vehicles across regions.

上海夜网Since last year, China has ramped up efforts to scrap limits on cross-region flow of used

cars, as part of the country’s broader push to make the automobile industry globally competitive.

“This will encourage consumers to switch cars more frequently and

help enterprises to adjust their plans and explore untapped demand,” Luo said.上海夜网品茶微信

China has about 240 million cars on the road, data from CADA showed, yet about 78 percent are from first-and second-tier cities.

“But demand for used vehicles chiefly comes from consumers in small cities, resulting in huge dema

上海夜网品茶微信nd-supply imbalances geographically,” according to data from Youxin, an online used car dealer.

To tap into the demand, major car dealers including Renrenche, Youxin and CA

RS are all gearing up to enter more cities and provinces to boost market share.上海夜网

Major ride-hailing firm Didi is also entering the mar

ket by buying used vehicles directly from Renrenche in a bid to lower costs.

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2 million vehicles in three years,” said Renrenche in an earlier statement.

Major internet behemoths are also joining the fray.

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Cross-border investme 上海千花坊ave increased in a signi

nificant way, and Chinese and UAE companies are working in tandem to share technology, capital a

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ent for China Everbright Group to set up its MENA financial and investment hub in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

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bin Zayed Al Nahyan sat down together and signed an agreement aligning common go

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ects, there was also an agreement to adhere to the principles of mutual interest, equality and understanding.

Another series of milestones stemmed from the UAE-China Economic Fo 上海千花坊r

um, where 19 agreements and memorandums were signed by a broad range of sectors betwe

en numerous UAE and China businesses. This forum showed the level of sophistication achieved in the UAE-Chi

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legation and business leaders from the respective nations. Such achievements are the result of decades of hard work, sinc

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ion and many high-level dignitaries, ministers, businesses and investors. There were even

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number of Emirati and Chinese businesses, five more to cap off an extremely fruitful trip to China.

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