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d they were worried about the prospects of Hong Kong tourism in the next year.
Wong Ka-ngai, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union上海后花园
, said that the tourism sector saw positive data in the first half of 2019, but recent prot
ests sent it into deep recession during the July-August period, which traditionally is the high tourist season.上海后花园品茶微信
A tour guide used to receive 12 to 15 tour groups per month on average in July and August in p
上海后花园revious years. But this year, the protests led to mass cancellations by tour groups from the Chinese mainland, Sou
theast Asia, Europe and the United States, Wong said. Many tour guides received no groups in August, he said.
The city’s tourism sector is facing a recession worse than that during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome out上海后花园
break in 2003, said Lau Chun-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Certified Tour Escort Association.
Many tourism employees would use revenues earned in the high season to h
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ork and life of tourism employees will be affected, which may cause a wave of employee outflow in the industry.
At about 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s rema
ning flights in and out of Hong Kong after radical protesters “seriously disrupted” operations at Hong Kong In上海后花园
ternational Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers from around the world.
China must boost high-quality development, according to a meeting of the P
上海后花园品茶微信olitical Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee presided over by
President Xi Jinping on July 30. Xi has talked about high-quality development many times this year.
President Xi stressed the need to unswervingly advance supply-side structural r
eform, foster new growth points and achieve high-quality development in a down-to-earth manner.
southwest, increased its exports by 21.9 percent in the first half, largely selling to Europe and ASEAN countries.
上海后花园ang Wenlei shapes Olympus’ China strategy with focus on services, manufacturing
Yang Wenlei, CEO of the China unit of Japanese tech giant Olympus Corp, said the local market is of great s上海后花园
ignificance for the company. Olympus, she said, has great confidence in the growth potential of the Chinese market.
The company will press ahead with research and development activities and high-end manufa
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luding endoscopes, microscopes, and solutions for minimally invasive surgeries, she said.
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year,” Yang said. “The medical sector will be our main focus and we will pour more resources into the segment.”
上海后花园女神会所At present, Olympus is focusing on sales promotions in China. “In the future, we hope to build a compr
ehensive regional headquarters in China, covering R&D, manufacturing, services and training,” Yang said.
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other developed countries, China has huge potential demand for medical equipment, given its aging population.”
I had expected to see some impact of the trade war on southeastern provinces where export manufa
上海后花园cturing is concentrated. But, Guangdong province grew by 6.6 percent and Zhejiang grew at 7.7 p
ercent year-on-year, both higher than the target rates, in the first quarter, according to the latest data available.
These export-oriented manufacturing provinces are transforming t上海后花园女神会所
oward higher tech manufacturing and are also increasing exports to developing co
untries. For example, Zhejiang’s exports to ASEAN countries surged 22.5 percent year-on-year.
上海后花园女神会所So, the strategy of using domestic reforms and international opening-up to in
crease domestic competition, moving to consumption and services, and emphas
izing higher tech, higher value-added manufacturing is working, according to the latest data.
he National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Wednesday st
aged The Tales of Hoffmann, a renowned opera by light opera master Jacques Offenbach.上海后花园
Inspired by the life experience of the German writer and poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the opera tells l
上海后花园女神会所ove stories of Hoffmann and three women. He experiences romantic love, but each ends in tragedy. The
repeated blows make the poet lose passion for love and devote himself to art and poetry.
The NCPA production by world-acclaimed opera director Fr上海后花园女神会所
ancesca Zambello is part of the NCPA International Theater Festival 2019 that will
last until Sept 22. A total of 12 plays from home and abroad are performed during the festival.上海后花园
The Paris Opera Ballet stages Nureyev’s vivid production of the Tchaikovsky classic, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
上海后花园女神会所The Paris Opera Ballet, the national ballet company of France, wra
pped up a week of performances on Friday in Shanghai, the only stop in China during its s
hort tour of Asia that saw the prominent dance company visit Singapore from June 21 to 23.上海后花园
It was just one of a series of events to celebrate the POB’s 350th anniversary. The compa
上海后花园女神会所ny presented four performances of Swan Lake in Shanghai from June 29 to July 1 and two per
formances of a gala show, featuring creations by three contemporary choreographers, that concluded on Friday.
The company made the decision to perform Swan Lake in Shanghai not only because it is on
e of the most beloved productions in the ballet world, famed for its robust energy and rich color. More imp
ortantly, the version created by Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) is one that “best represents the style, aesthetics and cap
abilities of the Paris Opera Ballet”, says Flavien Moglia, executive president of the company.
Nureyev, one of the former Soviet Union’s best-known dancers, created a new versio
n of Swan Lake in 1984, when he was the director of the company. Also considered one of the greatest male ballet danc
ers of the 20th century, Nureyev brought a new depth to the ballet, especially by adding a psychological angle to
the role of the prince, says Jean-Guillaume Bart, a ballet master with the POB.Nureyev gave the story a Freudian di
mension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a profound sense of hopelessness, he adds.
In Nureyev’s Swan Lake, the dark wizard is an ambiguous figure. At first, he serves as a sort of tutor or guide to the prince, bef
ore gradually turning into a negative influence that mirrors the dark side of the prince. The contrast between the w
hite swan and black swan also reflects the two sides of the prince’s soul, Bart explains.
Also, Nureyev introduced difficult new movements and gestures into his choreography. “We hope audiences can appre
ciate the depth of Swan Lake, rather than just seeing it as a traditional and established ballet production.”
More efforts are needed from Chinese companies to explore the potentia
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se it, an industry insider said during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as Summer Dav上海后花园女神会所
os, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Liaoning province.Song Haiyan, (right), senior vice president and general m
上海后花园anager of security markets at Splunk, delivers a speech during the three-day Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2
019, also known as Summer Davos, which ended Wednesday in Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning pro上海后花园女神会所
“Many companies or organizations didn’t fully realize the potential of “d
ark data”, which refers to all the unknown and untapped data generated by an org
anization’s s上海后花园女神会所ystems, devices and interactions”, said Song Haiyan, senior vice-president and general manager of se
curity markets of Splunk, a US company leveraging software to search and analyze data.
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unities for motivated companies to learn, as well as for Splunk to empower them to use it,” she said.
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ta but do not use it to predict something that they don’t even know, she added.
In the wake of such problems, Song said Splunk has integrated some premium solutions, including artificial intell
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Splunk, founded in 2003, is a Nasdaq-listed company. Its total revenues hit $425 milli上海后花园女神会所
on for its fiscal first quarter ending April 30 this year, which was a 36 percent increase year-on-year.
“I am glad to see that here in China, companies are putting the use of AI into a higher-than-ever role in their bu
sinesses,” she said, adding that she was confident about business growth in the country.