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Zhao Liangsheng from the Dunhuang Research Academy in northwest China’s Gansu province told Xinhua that the plat

上海千花坊form is already in use with a number of preliminary experiments already carried out.

Dunhuang was a major city along the ancient Silk Road and boasts a number of cultural

and historical attractions, including the caves of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.上海千花坊女神会所

The laboratories, which received 40 million yuan (5.6 million U.S. dollars) in investment, will contribute to under

standing the weathering of rocks in grottoes and the mechanism of salt damage on murals.

The facilities can simulate various environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, rainfall, snow上海千花坊

and soil salinity. They can help scientists understand the different types of strain, such as thermal and physical da

mage, which lead to the deterioration of relics in their natural environment; and advise conservation research.上海千花坊

Conservation efforts in places like Dunhuang have been hindered by the u

npredictable effects of various natural and environmental factors on cultural relics.上海千花坊女神会所

Over the years, Chinese research institutions such as Dunhuang Research Aca

demy have conducted in-depth research on the mechanism of damage to grottoes and

urals, but efforts to protect against the influence of environmental factors were limited.上海千花坊

With these laboratories now in service, heritage conservation c

an move from rescuing relics to actively preventing their deterioration.

上海千花坊女神会所”The laboratory will not only serve in the field of cultural relics protection by the Dunhuang Researc

h Academy, but also conduct experiments needed for cultural relics protection across the country,” said Zhao.

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The size of the cosmetic surgery market in China exceeded 220 bill

ion yuan in 2018, with huge potential to tap compared with developed countries, accor

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The industry is estimated to develop with compound yearly growth of 22.7 percent throughout t

he next three years in China, and in 2020, the market size will be more than 400 billion yuan, she said. 上海419

Dolls are no longer exclusively for children. Jiang Fan, a 22-year-old college graduate in Shanghai, became captivated by Moll

y dolls two years ago. Now, she has a collection of more than 70, and the number is climbing. 上海419品茶微信

These tiny toys, commonly known as blind box figures, come in sealed packaging and collectors have no idea which specific f

igure from a series they are buying. Many series even feature rare special figures or lucky-draw figures.

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Molly dolls are little dolls with curly yellow hair, big turquoise eyes and pouting lips. Each one costs 59 yuan ($8.5), which 上海419

means Jiang has to pay at least 708 yuan for an entire series of 12 figures. “My purse really hurts,” she joked.

Jiang is not the only “big kid “who is fascinated with the dolls. In April this year, the biennial 上海419品茶微信

Shanghai Toy Show attracted more than 100,000 fans of designer toys, just like Jiang.

The sponsor of the toy expo is Pop Mart, a leading designer toy company i

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t an emphasis on designer toys in 2017, after the company detected the enormous potential of th

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Chinese on-demand video streaming platform iQiyi Inc reported a 15 percent year-on-year increase in revenu

e in the second quarter of 2019, continuing to see strong growth in its paid membership.上海乌托邦女神会所

Unaudited results show the company’s second-quarter revenue reached 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion). The report also n

oted iQiyi’s net loss expanded to 2.3 billion yuan from 2.1 billion during the same period in 2018.上海乌托邦

Membership services mainly drove the company’s revenue. The company attributed this to its premium content — es

上海乌托邦女神会所pecially original programming — as well as various operational initiatives during the quarter.

For the second quarter, iQiyi’s membership revenue grew 38 percent year-over-year to 3.4 billio

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67.1 million during the same period last year. Among overall subscribers, 98.9 percent are paid.

“We achieved continued revenue growth in the second quarter despite some rec

ent challenges facing our industry,” said Wang Xiaodong, chief financial officer上海乌托邦

of iQiyi. “Our membership business generated solid growth, with subscription revenues increasing 38 per

cent year-over-year, driven by our strong content slate during the quarter. As our IP-centered diversification strateg上海乌托邦女神会所

y grows to scale, we are constantly expanding the scope of our value-added services and pursuing better mon

etization. We believe our long-term growth landscape remains intact, and we will conti上海乌托邦

nue to invest in our original content and technology which serve as the dual engines to drive future growth.”

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ar-on-year mainly due to the challenging macroeconomic environment in China, content launch dela

ys and slower-than-expected recovery of its in-feed advertising, the company explained.

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rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks

and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊

h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.

 上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin

g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.

Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊

company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.

 上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom

e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.

Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha

nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan

ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所

to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).

Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊

he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm

ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.

The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所

lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.

A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro

ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.

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ol. And I was into spaceships at that time. So I watched it and got the full Ridley Scott.

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y absolutely overestimated space flight capability and yet they completely underestimated computing power, which is ve上海后花园女神会所

ry interesting. In this respect, cinematically, we have always overestimated

上海后花园our spacecraft, but always underestimated our communication devices and computing powers.

In terms of influence, there’s Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which I

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上海后花园女神会所ghly, and the aliens have come down and mankind is about to perish under a different species, there’s a part where an ast

ronomer forgets the name of a star and he goes to a library to look it up in a book. And you think to yourself – of all t

he things that will be missed by the year 2050, will a physical library be one of them?上海后花园

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tionship with cosmology like in history and how much has the West, if ever, borrowed from that?上海后花园

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上海后花园女神会所like cosmology is a well-defined science as the large-scale study of the universe. So I wouldn’t say there’s o

nly one way of looking at the universe. I don’t know about it culturally or what Chinese c

osmology was to people living in the 15th century. There are different ways of studying nature. What I do know is th上海后花园

at in my field today, China is looking at building big accelerators, which is absolutely along the mod

el of what we’ve been doing. Globally, it’s a very exciting time for cosmology and science generally.上海后花园女神会所

Everything cosmological seems like the search for the Holy Grail. But if you h

ad to single out one area that’s still most thrilling to consider, what would it be?

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Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status

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cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International

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ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte

d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦

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rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.

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Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da

ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦

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Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho

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s in their poverty-reduction efforts. By the end of October 2015, the country had provided 400 bil

lion yuan of assistance to 166 countries and international organizations, dispatched over 600,000 assistan

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“Shanghai is home to more than 700 regional headquarters o

f multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with the most regional headquarters and

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aid Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Commerce.

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d Gao Zengpeng, then deputy-director of the county’s animal husbandry bureau.

After two decades of development, the forest and grass coverage rate in Wuqi increased from 19.2 percent in 1997 to

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“I made the proposal, but I could by no means take the credit,” Hao said

. “The people are the real heroes who can enforce changes. It is exactly because of t上海贵族宝贝品茶微信

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The report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the CPC clearly stressed that the original mission of Chinese comm

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Zhou Xiaodong, a deputy general manager of an enterprise in Wuhan, Hubei province, has been thinking about sen

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His son was initially reluctant to study abroad. However, after returning from the

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ublic is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office added.

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Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit

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an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shi上海后花园女神会所

pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

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ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.

“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custo上海后花园

mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the

上海后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi

na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.

It’s hard to tell whether companies will alleviate the impact of a new tariff before the holiday season arrives, Linda Bolton We上海后花园

iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.

上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix

and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.

“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s un上海后花园

certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.

上海后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede

d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.

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