But to avoid develo上海会所a image that was too

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tained Ne Zha’s clothing style and more importantly, his signature hair buns.上海会所

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ers, has also sparked a heated discussion on social media, with many asking if t上海会所品茶微信

hat was inspired by Hanamichi Sakuragi, the leading star in Japanese animation series Slam Dunk.

That inspiration has little to do with Sakuragi. On the one ha

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acter, bringing him closer to the audience. On the other, Ne Zha’s gait can strike audience as a little rasc

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In addition, when we created this look, we delved into the history of ancient Chinese clothing and found that trousers in a

ncient times were without pockets. So that’s why we made Ne Zha look like that, Shen added.

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kind and unwilling to resign to his predestined fate, can easily pull at their heartstrings,” Shen said.

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More than 70 students from 23 countries have embarked on a cultural tr

ip in China, as a special project, Experience China: 2019 China Cultural Ce上海会所品茶微信

nter Students Award Tour, kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday. It will end on Aug 27.

The annual project started as a scholarship award tour in 2003, aimed at strengthening international

上海会所students’ understanding of China, the Chinese language and culture through field trips, as w

ell as enhancing the friendship between Chinese people and the rest of the world.

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orea, Laos, Nepal, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Russia and New Zealand.

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The notice reminded all 上海会所o check undergrou

und spaces including garages, shopping malls, construction sites, and e

上海会所ntrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air conditioners and de

corations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.

Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.上海会所品茶微信

The provincial meteorological administraion said largte-scale indoor an

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d be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.

Shanghai unveiled a list of cultural activities and tour routes to boost its nighttime economy on Aug 8.上海会所

A total of 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city have taken

special measures to meet the growing demand for nighttime leisure from both Shanghai residents and touri

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Parks and spots including Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park hav

e extended their business hours, while destinations such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wil上海会所

dlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have presented special late shows or night-tour programs.

Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural Histor

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Most of the nighttime tours and activities should be booked online so as to monitor an

d control the flow of visitors and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.上海会所

The municipality rolled out a guideline to boost the nighttime economy earlier this year.

Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activi上海会所品茶微信

ties and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.

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Macao International上海会所ositioned as small- and

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ch office of Macao International Airport. Besides regional business aircraft services, the airport focu上海会所

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Hong Kong is gearing up to play an even more important role in the aviation sector. Hong Kong Inter上海会所品茶微信

national Airport currently has two runways and began its three-runway system construction in 2016.

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ther with a new passenger building, a new automated people mover, a new baggage han

dling system and expansion of the existing Terminal 2 into a full-service processing terminal.上海会所

The revamped airport will be able to accommodate 620,000 flight movements annually, welcoming about 100 million pa

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Last year, the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and Hong Kong-Zhu

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With its airport sitting right at the heart of the “double gat

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ess air-to-land and air-to-sea connections with a huge number of nearby destinations.

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Re-weighting of indexes 上海会所affect capital flows

Major stock and bond index providers have started, or have announced that they inten

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Global index provider MSCI Inc. announced in February that China’s coverage in the MSCI上海会所品茶微信

Emerging Market Index will increase from its coverage of 235 large-capitalization A-shares to 253 la

上海会所rge-and 168 mid-capitalization stocks. On a pro forma basis, A-shares will constitute 3.3 percent-a significant inc

rease from the current 0.7 percent-of the MSCI-EM Index when the process is completed in November.

The FTSE Russell, the first international index provider of the Chinese mainland’s benchmarks 20 years ago, has elevated Chi上海会所

na’s A-shares to emerging market status and started adding them to the FTSEEM Index from June 24, 2019. Upon f

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ominated government and policy bank bonds as a constituent on April 1. Other index providers, such as the FTSE R

ussell and JPMorgan, are reportedly also considering adding China’s debt to their indices.上海会所品茶微信

The MSCI, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg Barclays GAB indexes cover a

sizable share of the investible markets in the world. For example, the MSCI-EM alone is tr

上海会所acked by an estimated $1.9 trillion in assets under management (AUM) from pensions, endowments, passive funds, and

other investors. And the re-weighting of these major global investment indexes is expected to result in a re-allocation of capit

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An increased weighting for China’s securities in these indexes in the MSCI would me

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e a welcome development for both Chinese enterprises seeking financing and global i

nvestors searching for emerging opportunities, it potentially represents bad news for other emerging markets.

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 a century ago, with the idea revived after the foundation of the People’s Re

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lly began running on the first section of the line to open, from Chengdu to Ya’an in Sichuan province, in December.

上海会所The third section of the line, between Ya’an and Nyingchi, will be one

of the world’s most challenging railway projects because it winds through the Sichuan Ba

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00 meters, according to Zhao Jian, a professor of rail transportation at Beijing Jiaotong University.

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mplete the feasibility study for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section by June and finish preparations for construction by th

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On June 17, Peng Qinghua, Party secretary of Sichuan, said at a news confere

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losed that a new office had been established to lead the Sichuan-Tibet railway project. A new company, Sic上海会所

huan-Tibet Railway, was also added to the existing 18 railway bureaus and companies controlled by the group.

On June 26, various government departments in Sichuan discu上海会所品茶微信

ssed the route selected for the Ya’an-Nyingchi section in the province and reached a conse

nsus on the proposed route, according to the website of Sichuan’s Department of Natural Resources.

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ington continued t上海会所品茶微信o tighten sanctions against Tehran and the two sides traded barbs.

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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Candice Chen, a graduate studying in Beijing, travel

led with a few of her friends to Japan in January. Despite living in Beijing, she bought return flight ticke

ts that departed from the nearby city Tianjin to Japan, and the return tickets cost less than 1,500 yuan in total.

“It’s a great deal as I can save more money for shopping in Japan. It’s convenient to take a high-speed train fr

om Beijing to Tianjin, which only took half an hour, and then I caught a taxi to go to Tianjin airport,” she said.

Last year, the per capita spending of college students on flights edged up 2.6 percent year-on-year, the study said witho

ut disclosing specific numbers, and indicated their high sensitivity on flight ticket prices. Despite that they try to save m

ore money in buying flight tickets, college students prefer to stay at better hotels.

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hina’s ‘big three’ State-run airlines ask Boeing for compen

Air China, the country’s leading carrier, has formally requested compensation from Boeing Co for th

e grounding of its 15 737 MAX aircraft and delayed deliveries of future planes, the company said Wednesday.

China Southern Airlines, another of China’s “big three” State-run

carriers, has also officially asked the US aircraft-maker for compensation involving its 24 gro

unded MAX aircraft and postponed deliveries of such planes, CCTV reported the same day.

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines had already sought compensa

tion from Boeing for incurring considerable losses after the grounding of the 737 MAX aircr

aft following two major crashes, according to a previous China Daily report citing People’s Daily.

The carrier filed a claim against Boeing for the losses caused by 14 suspensions of 737 MAX ai

rcraft since March 11 and delayed delivery of the models it had booked earlier, the report said.

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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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Food festivals offer visitors taste of Asiaonal Beijin

Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.

The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere

nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.

The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b

etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.

Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh

ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at

tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers

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