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

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“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

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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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hinese consumers to drive future global growth

One of Britain’s leading economists said Chinese consumer 上海品茶微信s will be the driving force of future global economic growth.

Jim O’Neill, chair of the international think tank Chatham House and former chief econom

i 上海品茶微信st at Goldman Sachs, made the remarks in a speech on Wednesday at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of th

e founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.

“What happens to the Chinese consumers is more important to China’s future,” O’Neill said.

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ces (meaning inflation), and if the Chinese consumers become the 50 percent of that total, the change from the next

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O’Neill i 上海品茶微信s known for coining the term BRIC, the group term for Brazil, Russia, India and China, in 2001, to describe the four rapidly-developing nations that symbolized the shifting balance in the global economy.

South Africa was added to the group nine years later, making it BRICS.

“China remains the only one of the BRICS countries that aft上海品茶微信er 17 years has actually done exactly what we had expected it would achieve,” he said.

His opinion is that the ongoing trade dispute with the Un

ited States is not the most important challenge the country currently faces.

To continue its success, O’Neill said, China ne

上海品茶微信女神会所eds to address aspects of its aging population, which is a key contr

ibutor to the economic growth slowdown, and tackle environmental issues and population control in urban areas.

O’Neill is a former British commercial secretary to the Treasury. He said the Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, initiated six ye

ars ago, will play a “hugely important” role in global trade, which has been buffeted by rising protectionism and unilateralism.

The BRI aims to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver policies, infra

structure, trade, financial and people-to-people c上海品茶微信女神会所onnectivity via a new platform for a brighter future.

“If it can be implemented collectively, it can transform the trade pattern in Asia, p

articularly between China and India, two of the major BRICS countries,” he added.

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After its 18th National上海品茶微信女神会所ctivities were undert

ertaken to brin上海品茶微信女神会所g the Party closer to the people and officials were urged to maintain discipline and moral integrity.

The Party also required its members to have a solid understanding of the Party’s Constitution,

Party regulations and major policy addresses, as well as to adhere to Party standards of behavior.

All the measures aim to help the CPC curb undesirable practices such as complacency, formality and bureaucracy.

He Yiting, vice-president of the Party School of the CPC Central C

ommittee, said the courage to carry out self-reform is a big advantage of the CPC.

“It is easier to launch a revolution against others than against oneself,” he said.

During the group study session, Xi also urged Party members and le

ading officials to keep studying and improve themselves, strengthen innovation in theo

ry, practice and culture, and enhance political integrity so as to comprehensively improve governance ability.

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After its 18th National上海品茶微信女神会所ctivities were undert

ertaken to brin上海品茶微信女神会所g the Party closer to the people and officials were urged to maintain discipline and moral integrity.

The Party also required its members to have a solid understanding of the Party’s Constitution,

Party regulations and major policy addresses, as well as to adhere to Party standards of behavior.

All the measures aim to help the CPC curb undesirable practices such as complacency, formality and bureaucracy.

He Yiting, vice-president of the Party School of the CPC Central C

ommittee, said the courage to carry out self-reform is a big advantage of the CPC.

“It is easier to launch a revolution against others than against oneself,” he said.

During the group study session, Xi also urged Party members and le

ading officials to keep studying and improve themselves, strengthen innovation in theo

ry, practice and culture, and enhance political integrity so as to comprehensively improve governance ability.

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Schools must provide more opportunities for students exp

experience tr上海品茶微信ansformative technologies. Only then will they be able to tackle the challenges of the ‘Intelligent Age’.”

A futuristic vibe permeates the entire campus. One can witness Xi

aoyi, a teaching aid program, answer students’ questions, while Xiaohuang, a self-dr

iving cart, delivers packages to teachers, and Wukong, a service robot, attends to visitors’ needs.

AI has also been integrated into 36 classes, from classical Chinese literature to biology. Li said the classes are meant to s

toke the students’ curiosity and familiarize them with AI technologies and equipment.

The school also provides intermediate classes on programming languages and web

and上海品茶微信 app design, and advanced lessons in robotics and self-driving technology.

Song Yan, director of the school’s information center, said there a

re plans to have 30 percent of students take part in AI-related courses.

“We want our students and teachers to have ample time to freely explore and innovate with AI,” he said.

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All of the respondents said they wanted to install the app

pplication software platforms of the Fengyun satellites for weather forecasting, as well as climate and environment monitoring.

They also requested a range of services, especially in monitoring rainfall, droughts, dust stor

ms, heavy fog and lightning, in addition to training courses on Fengyun meteorological satellite data ana

lysis, remote-sensing applications and data collection.

Many countries along the Belt and Road have high mountains, deserts, oc

eans and a lack of accurate meteorological information. The number of me

teorological disasters in the regions is more than double the global average, the administration said.

Wei Caiying, deputy general-director of the National Satellite Meteorol

ogical Center, said that real-time disaster monitoring by meteorological satellites co

uld provide these countries with a scientific basis for disaster prevention and reduction.

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Digital tech applications creating jobs for women, engineer

merging jobs related to the digital economy have been and are expected to continue gro

wing quickly in China as digital technology is applied in more fields, said a senior executive from LinkedIn.

New media operators, front-end development engineers, algori

thm engineers, user interface designers, and data analysts were the top five profes

sions with the fastest growing number of practitioners in China on the US-based professional networking site fro

m 2013 to 2017, said Lu Jian, president of LinkedIn China in an exclusive interview with China Daily.

“Digital economy, which has become part of the national strategy, is just unfolding in the country. It won’t surprise us if such jobs con

tinue to draw employees of both genders and in both urban and rural areas in the coming years,” Lu said.

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Now that it has reached middle-income status, China’s eco

nomic strategy will focus on creating a highly competitive domestic market that forces com

panies to produce high-value goods so they can pay high wages to highly skilled people.

Because of its long experience in manufacturing, much of tha

t push will be focused on higher value-added production, using the new technologies of r

obotics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and 5G. This is the only way to avoid the middle-income trap.

The reform and opening-up policies are exactly the kinds of market-driven reforms

needed to make this happen. The Chinese government is investing heavily in research and development, but it sho

uld be noted that the R&D spending as a percentage of GDP is still lower than that of the US.

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A PLA Navy carrier battle group sails in formation. en active in

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in pr

oviding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.

The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more th

an 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.

Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 officers and soldiers to escor

t over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.

Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countries and regions and provided free medical servi

ces to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to approval from t

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A large number of Chinese cultural heritage sites are b

eing restored as well. We have no room for even the slightest error,” Song said.

Liu Qingzhu, a cultural heritage expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, “In anci

ent times, thunderstorms were the biggest threats for wooden architecture. They became much safer after l

ighting rods were widely installed. However, the use of electricity in restorations has created a new problem.”

Unlike the stone structures of much ancient architecture in the W

est, wood was the primary building material in ancient China. “If a fire similar to the one at Notre

Dame in Paris happened at a Chinese building, the whole building would probably burn down,” Liu said.

Hours after the fire in Paris, the Palace Museum in

Beijing, China’s former imperial palace from 1420 to 1911 and also known as the Forbidden City, held an eme

rgency meeting to go over its fire-prevention efforts. It is the world’s biggest architectural complex made of wood.

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