And he also points out上海乌托邦nal student mobility

 is not just about economic funding.The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students and lecturers – a mass flow of kn

owledge – and the UK has to engage in that so Chinese students are among the top academic performers and contribute gre上海乌托邦品茶微信

atly to scholarly exchange and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

上海乌托邦Looking ahead to the future of China-UK partnership in higher education, he hopes that both sides c

an bring together a cross-section of education, science and industry experts together to share insi

ghts, provide thoughtful leadership and organize discussions with the purpose of researching and co上海乌托邦

mmunicating the impact and implications of the future on education, and to debate and take action.

“The key to success is about ensuring mutual benefit, shared objectives and working together to resolve global challenges,” he says.

上海乌托邦品茶微信tudents enrolled in the global engagement program launched

by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on June 26 will be engaged in tackling typical issues

faced by countries involved in China and the Belt and Road Initiative. According to the statement of the univer上海乌托邦

sity organizers, over 10 countries and regions will be involved in the program that includes 13 projects.

上海乌托邦The projects cover research and surveys on specific themes before com

ing up with solutions to problems related to the environment, medicine and civil engineering.

Ten of the projects will be carried out during the summer, while the remaining thre上海乌托邦品茶微信

e will be held in winter, from December to January next year. Each project will last between two and four weeks.

上海乌托邦More than 200 students are expected to join the program, according to the university.

“Every project is challenging as most of the students have never set foot in these areas,” says Cao Yongk

ang, director of the International Research Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation at the university.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“The program will definitely motivate them to realize their social responsi

bility in the new era and inspire them to solve the common problems of humankind.”上海乌托邦

Cao will lead one of the teams in investigations of villages in Zhejiang province’s Lishui city.

This project will involve setting up furniture and facilities that are

urgently needed by residents. The team will later visit villages in the Italian Alps to explore ne上海乌托邦品茶微信

w development models for locals, and compare the practices for these two countries.

“The project is designed for those majoring in architecture, city planning, sociology, and other上海乌托邦品茶微信

related subjects, and will equip them with a comprehensive understanding of rural revitalization,” says Cao.

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Our current recoverable 上海乌托邦ble to ferry 250 kilog

grams of scientific payloads back to Earth. The new model will be able to carry up to 600 kg,” the designer said.

Officials from the academy previously said the new satellite series will weigh 3.5 metric tons and will be launched by China 上海乌托邦品茶微信

‘s Long March 2D carrier rocket at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.

 上海乌托邦The first of them will be tasked with assessing overall design and reliability in space, they said.

China launched its first recoverable satellite in 1975, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and the for

mer Soviet Union. China has sent 25 such satellites comprising seven types into space since then. These satellites 上海乌托邦品茶微信

enabled Chinese scientists to carry out hundreds of space-based tests and experiments.

The most recent mission by a Chinese recoverable satellite took place in April 2016 when the

 上海乌托邦Shi­jian 10 carried out scientific experiments during a 12-day space journey before returning to Earth.

In another development, i-Space, a private rocket maker in Beijing, announced on F 上海乌托邦

riday that it had recently conducted a successful ignition test of its JD-1, a reusable liquid-propelled rocket engine.

The company called the 200-second test a milestone in the development of JD-1, which is set to lift i-Space’s SQX-2 carrier rocket. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

SQX-2 is at the research and design stage and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, i-Space said.

While teaching children-girls in most cases-to better protect themselves against sexual assault, more efforts should be m

ade by society to tell boys to respect and care for the opposite sex, according to experts. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

Lin Zi, a psychologist, suggested that “readable” teaching materi

al be introduced for boys to tell them to better respect and protect girls and to unders

 上海乌托邦tand that there is a “sense of personal space” regarding contact between the two genders.

She said some boys are confused about this situation, as their family members rarely discuss this with them.

Lin, vice-chairwoman of the Shanghai Psychological Counseling Association and founder 上海乌托邦品茶微信

of a psychological consultancy, is helping with the review of a sex educat

ion manual for children ages 10 to 14 launched by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund.

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The US must handle Taiw上海乌托邦sues correctly and

 not repeat its mistakes or even “play with fire” over the is

sues, Wang said, warning it against attempts to create new trouble for Sino-US ties.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, sa

上海乌托邦id the transit is an attempt by Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party to use fore

ign forces to challenge the one-China principle and disrupt cross-Straits peace and stability for political purposes.上海乌托邦品茶微信

No forces should underestimate China’s determination and ability to s

afeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ma said in a news release.

上海乌托邦The Democratic Progressive Party has ignored the safety and wellbeing of

the people of Taiwan and has misjudged the situation by courting foreign support and s

erving as a pawn for foreign intervention in China’s domestic affairs, Ma said.上海乌托邦

China has sufficient policy tools and new measures to further optimize its fo

上海乌托邦品茶微信reign trade structure and deepen ties with new markets, especially those involved in the Be

lt and Road Initiative, in the second half of the year, a senior customs official said on Friday.

“We face a series of challenges in achieving stable foreign trade growth,” said Li K上海乌托邦

uiwen, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, at a news briefing.

He made the comment after customs released the country’s trade dat上海乌托邦

a for the first half of the year. Foreign trade increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year, tot

上海乌托邦品茶微信aling 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.16 trillion), with exports growing by 6.1 percent year-on-year. Imports rose 1.4 pe

rcent, and the country’s trade surplus widened by 41.6 percent year-on-year to hit 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.

Last year, foreign trade in the first half grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year, with exports rising 4.9 percent and imports up 11.5 percent.上海乌托邦

“The sector remains quite resilient” against the headwinds of Sino-US trade disputes and slowing global economic growth, he said.

Li also said that Sino-US trade frictions have had some impact on t上海乌托邦

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he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who

le continued to expand as the world remains optimistic about the potential of the Chinese market,” he said.

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China launches first ro上海乌托邦ace from platform a

hina carried out the country’s first seaborne space launch on Wednesday, from a platf

orm in its territorial waters in the Yellow Sea, opening a new chapter in its space industry.上海乌托邦女神会所

A Long March 11 solid-propellant carrier rocket blasted off at 12:06 pm fr

上海乌托邦om a mobile launch platform — a modified submersible craft — in the Yellow Sea off the e

astern province of Shandong and then sent seven satellites into orbit about 600 kilometers above the Earth.

The mission — the first seaborne space launch in the world in five years — showcased China’s mastery of上海乌托邦

the technologies and capabilities required for

上海乌托邦女神会所such operations and indicates the country has found an alternative to its ground-based launch centers.

China is striving to expand its launch service portfolio and promote its carrier roc

kets to more countries, especially those wishing to have their own affordable satellite networks.上海乌托邦

A government draft released Friday said that children under six years old can take public transpor

t for free and those aged between six and 14 can avail of half-price tickets when presenting valid ID cards.

上海乌托邦The draft was jointly released by the Ministry of Transport and Na女神会所

tional Development and Reform Commission and is now open for public comments.

Height rather than age is the current determinant for deciding who can avail of cut-price or free tickets.上海乌托邦

Children whose height is below 120 centimeters can get fre

e tickets, while those between 120 and 150 centimeters can buy children’s tickets.

上海乌托邦女神会所Children taller than 150 centimeters are required to buy adult tickets under current policy.

As youngsters now tend to grows taller than their age, the current st

andards are believed to be unfair and there have been calls for overhauling the policy.上海乌托邦女神会所

The draft also highlighted that children who get free tickets should take up no more than 10 percent of buses’ passenger capacity.

The new policy will not be applicable to buses with nine seats or fewer

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The US’ policy to contain 上海乌托邦evident in the way

 it has hyped up the problems in Xinjiang. Some American people and organizations have openly suppor

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p, and by disseminating its separatist ideas through publicity and diplomatic channels in the disguise of human rights an

 上海乌托邦d freedom. No wonder they call white black and assume the measures China has taken in Xinjiang to fight terrorism, se

paratism and extremism and improve public welfare are human rights violations.

President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have agreed at the G20 summit in Osaka to resu 上海乌托邦品茶微信

me trade negotiations, but the path to ending the trade war remains far from clear. After all, the two leaders had rea

ched a similar agreement at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in December 2018 and that agreement ultimately fail

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Whether the US administration makes the same mistake this time remains to be seen. In any case, it is worth considering how t 上海乌托邦品茶微信

he trade war might unfold over the coming months and years – and what China can do to protect itself.

US has not withdrawn tariffs it imposed earlier

 上海乌托邦Import tariffs may, for the foreseeable future, remain steady – neither es

calating nor being rolled back. The agreement in Osaka kept the US administration from foll

owing through on its threat to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. But it did nothing to re 上海乌托邦品茶微信

verse past measures, such as the 15-percentage-point tariff hike, to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese p

roducts that the US implemented after the 11th round of talks broke down in May. 上海乌托邦

While these tariffs have not yet had serious consequenc

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suading the US to remove them – or, at least, not raise them further – if it refrains from retaliating with tariffs of its own 上海乌托邦

on US goods. Instead, China should focus on reducing its bilateral trade surplus with the US on its own terms. It is incr

easingly clear that the US tariffs have done more damage to American businesses and consumers than to China’s. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The US wants to create among Belt and Road partner countries doubt

s about the situation in Xinjiang, which is a core region on the Silk Road Economic Belt, and

thus dissuade them from participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Some American politicians and media will continue to proclaim

the US as the judge of the world and infringe upon other countries’ sovereignty. They are also ex

pected to hype up the Tibet issue and Taiwan question, even the Hong Kong issue. In fact, their involvement in the

recent protests against the amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws is cl

ear. But as a Uygur saying goes, camels march on as usual even when dogs bark furiously.

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Speaking about the music上海乌托邦’s music director Jesse

Warkentin, says: “Gershwin’s music is full of pictures, romantic and

sensory. And it takes the audience back to the city in 1945, at the end of World War II.”上海乌托邦女神会所

Sean Kelly, resident director of the musical, in Beijing, who spent two decades

上海乌托邦as principal dancer with Houston Ballet, had taught at the Beijing Dance Academy for a year in the early 1990s.

“Compared with the movie, the musical is more dramatic. And we worked hard on the casting to make

the dance dynamics come alive onstage,” Kelly says. “Chinese audiences enjoy musicals. But what e

xcites me more is that they like discussing the stories and characters with us after the shows.”上海乌托邦女神会所

A new musical marking the 70th anniversary of New China’s founding will premiere at the China National Theater for Children on July 6.

上海乌托邦Stars in the Flame tells the story of children who lost their parents during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).

It centers on the Battle of Songhu, also known as the Battle of Shanghai, which was one of the bloodiest conflicts during the war.

The work directed by Zhao Yu and composed by Wang

Gang is the opening play of the ninth China Children’s Theater Festival.上海乌托邦女神会所

“We went to Shanghai and Wuhan to learn about the history,” Zhao says.

“It was an unforgettable experience since we’ve learned many lesser-known sto

ries, especially those about the orphans who fought alongside our soldiers.”

Another children’s play, based on Danish author Hans Christian Anderse上海乌托邦

n’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, will also open the festival on July 6. The Chinese-Dan

ish joint production is directed by Torkild Lindebjerg and composed by Dane Jens Tolsgaard.上海乌托邦女神会所

The festival is staged annually during the summer vacation under the theme, “art changes lives”.

From July 6 to Aug 11, 57 theatrical productions from 14 countries, including the United

States, Japan and Russia, will stage 191 performances at the China National Theater for Children.

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For anyone interested in Spanish and the vibrant cultures of the Spanish-s

上海乌托邦peaking world, the annual Spanish Day is a real feast that certainly cannot be missed.

As a traditional open day of the Beijing arm of the Cervantes Institute, a Spanish cultural center, the Spanish Day is celebrated to honor learners, lovers and promoters of Spanish, the world’s second most spoken native language.上海乌托邦

Held on June 22 this year, the event featured young soccer players and Spanish learners who staged a medley of sports and artistic performances. In addition, as a prelude to the exhibition Writer Picasso, those young participants also created a mega-sized mosaic artwork as a tribute to the Spanish master.上海乌托邦品茶微信

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owcased how diverse and intriguing the Spanish culture is through dance performances, film screenings, concerts, foods and more.

Construction of the second 330-meter-tall tower for one of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridges was completed in East China’s Jiangsu province on Thursday.

上海乌托邦品茶微信The 11,072-meter-long Hutong Yangtze River Bridge, linking the cities of Nantong and Suzhou, is de

signed with a main span of 1,092 meters, making it the world’s first road-rail cable-stayed bridge with a span over 1,000 meters.

Ning Chaoxin, with the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd (MBEC), the project’s contractor, said the two c上海乌托邦品茶微信

able towers are the key force structure of the bridge. The longer the bridge spans, the higher the cable tower needs to be.

To ensure the shipping on China’s busiest waterway, the bridge is designed to have a longer span. About 73,000 cubic meters of concrete

and 11,000 tonnes of steel bars were used to build each tower, whose height is equivalent to a 110-storey skyscraper.

Ning said the huge construction volume is required so that the bridge can withstand

violent typhoons, magnitude-8 earthquakes and impacts from the collision of a 100,000-tonne ship.

The bridge will have a 6-lane expressway on the upper deck and four railway tracks on the lower deck.

The track laying on the bridge will start in January 2020, according to MBEC. The bridge is expected to ensure the river shipping on the Yangtze, while easing the roa

d and railway traffic pressure in the Yangtze River Delta region, China’s economic powerhouse.

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allowed 94 stu上海乌托邦品茶微信dents into the tent and accommodated the rest at a home for the elderly in the town.

Music, fine arts and composition classes were given in the tent classroom.

In the music class, Zeng Yingtian taught the students how to sing As Resilient as Bamboo.

Written by a high school teacher in Changning, the song said quake-affected people would

not cry, even if they shed tears, as they were uncrushed bamboo and green hope would arise from the debris.

In the fine arts and composition classes, students were told to draw pictures of people involved in earthquake relief and write w

ords of gratitude. Some of the students sent their drawings to policemen and people in charge of quarantine.

Since the earthquake, the Changning quake zone has received donations of more than 100 million yuan from companies and individuals.

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e a peaceful deve上海乌托邦品茶微信lopment path and share development opportunities with all part

ies, especially through Belt and Road cooperation and more conveniences in market access.

He also called for equal dialogue based on mutual respect and adhere

nce to multilateral trade rules in addressing economic and trade problems, stressing tha

t relevant sides should never readily resort to protectionism and unilateralism.

Xi arrived here Friday for the CICA summit and a state visit to Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is the second leg of Xi’s two-country Central Asia trip, which also

took him to Kyrgyzstan for a state visit and the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summ

it.The Fifth CICA Summit takes place at the Kohi Navruz (Navruz Palace) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Jun

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But, in general, they have been weaker when compa

red with urban areas, Zhang said. “Problems such as loose organization and lack of ability to provide public ser

vices and governance exist in some rural areas, which urgently requires intensified efforts,” he said.

In recent years, some rural areas have improved governance throu

gh innovative measures based on the reality of their situation, Zhang said.

The ministry released 20 model cases on better governance in rural areas on Wednesday.

They cover aspects such as improving connections and interactions between vil

lage officials and residents, facilitating public participation in decision-making, and

finding solutions to eliminate social problems, such as extravagance and waste in hosting events.

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