The central bank annou上海千花网sures to reform the

e interest rate regime on Saturday. It decided to use the loan prime rate (LPR), the price of loans banks offer to their best cli

ents, as a new reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.上海千花网

The new LPR was reported for the first time on Tuesday at 4.25 percent for one-year loans, low

上海千花网女神会所er than the 4.35 percent one-year benchmark lending rate which has been unchanged since August 2015. The LP

R for five-year loans was at 4.85 percent, according to the National Interbank Funding Center.

Many analysts have seen the new measure as an alternativ上海千花网女神会所

e way of cutting overall interest rates. In response, central bank officials said the reform itself

cannot replace the monetary policy or other policies, but it can improve the effectiveness of monetary policy.

Sun Guofeng, head of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Department, said the market-oriented inte上海千花网女神会所

rest rate reform will not have a direct impact on the renminbi exchange rate. “The market rates are directly

上海千花网related to the exchange rate, but this reform is not involved with changes of market rates.”

He said the current interest rate spread between China and the United States “is within a comfortable zone”.

While many developed countries use monetary easing to spur econ上海千花网女神会所

omic growth, China is the only country among major economies to retain a normal mone

上海千花网tary policy, and the valuation of yuan-denominated assets is still at a relatively lower level. All of these factors can hel

p to maintain the renminbi exchange rate at a stable and adaptive level, Sun added.

Even under the new scheme, the interest rate level for mortgage loans will not decline, as the government will not ease the rea上海千花网女神会所

l estate control policy nor use real estate as a tool to stimulate short-term economic growth, said

Liu, who disclosed that the interest rate policy for personal mortgages will be revealed in several days.

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her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

city in Shanxi province, learned the art of making xiuqiu (a ball

made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h

上海千花网as been listed as a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage and she is an inheritor. Now the silk ball has become a loca

l cultural brand, generating an annual output value of nearly 1 million yuan ($141,494.8).上海千花网女神会所

Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro

vince, and now Xiangfen county of Linfen city, is a traditional auspicious ornament.

The 140-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) wow上海千花网

ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope

ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five

Elements) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor.” Renowned American cellist Alisa We上海千花网

ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou

nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.上海千花网女神会所

“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

“The music is very Chinese, which

city in Shanxi province, learned the art of making xiuqiu (a ball

made of strips of silk) from her mother-in-law for more than 10 years.上海千花网女神会所

Then she trained women in her village the skill to further develop the handicraft. The technique of making silk ball h

上海千花网as been listed as a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage and she is an inheritor. Now the silk ball has become a loca

l cultural brand, generating an annual output value of nearly 1 million yuan ($141,494.8).上海千花网女神会所

Taiping silk ball, once popular in ancient Taiping county in southern Shanxi pro

vince, and now Xiangfen county of Linfen city, is a traditional auspicious ornament.

The 140-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) wow上海千花网

ed spectators on Monday night with a stunning concert marking the debut of a Ch

inese orchestra in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the world’s leading performing art event.

上海千花网女神会所The concert featured both Chinese and Western music works, including the ope

ning piece by leading Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s “Wu Xing” (The Five

Elements) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5 in D minor.” Renowned American cellist Alisa We上海千花网

ilerstein collaborated with the group by preforming Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.

The concert ended with the “Beautiful Night,” a piece of traditional Chinese music, winning rou

nds of applause and cheers by more than 2,000 spectators who packed the famous Usher Hall.上海千花网女神会所

“The performance is intriguing and fantastic,” said British audience Rosalind Stoddart fro

m Northamptonshire, adding that she was very impressed by the opening piece “Wuxing.”

“The music is very Chinese, which I haven’t heard before … It was beautifully played, very exciting and experimenting,” she said.上海千花网

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

es, while performing classical western music, the orchestra has made great efforts to cre上海千花网女神会所

ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). During the past decad

es, while performing classical western music, the orchestra has made great efforts to cre上海千花网女神会所

ate Chinese music works to showcase the profound Chinese culture to a global audience.

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Some curbs reimpose爱上海ontrolled Kashmir

India-controlled Kashmir-Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movem

ent in parts of India-controlled Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after overnight clashes between resid爱上海

ents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said.

爱上海女神会所Since Saturday, there have been a series of protests against the decision on Aug 5 by India

n Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government to revoke the autonomy of the region.

The officials said security forces had been pelted爱上海

with stones on 47 occasions on Saturday night in the Kashmir Valle

y, and more than 20 on Sunday. One said the protests were growing more intense.

爱上海On Saturday, about two dozen people reported to Srinagar’s two main hospitals with injuries, mainly from pellets fired by Ind

ian forces, said the officials, who declined to be named. Residents and police said m爱上海

any people with pellet wounds were not seeking treatment for fear of being identified and arrested.

The state and federal governments did not respond to questions about the number of incidents and the level of injuries.

India has imposed a security lockdown in its portion of Kashmir爱上海女神会所

to avoid violence in reaction to the move to change the territory’s status.

The government has said it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing the lockdown,爱上海

but changes were slow. Public buses were running in rural areas, but soldiers limited

the movement of people on mostly deserted streets in Srinagar, the region’s main city.爱上海女神会所

The Press Trust of India reported that restrictions w

ere reimposed in parts of Srinagar after violence was reported on Saturday.

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Beijing’s ‘green lung’上海419ital breathing space

Covering 608 hectares, the park is home to 208 different wild animal species, including the yellow-bellie

d weasel and hedgehogs, along with numerous types of birds. Tourists visit the venue throughout the year.上海419

According to the Olympic Park Management Committee, protecting the ecos

上海419女神会所ystem is the top priority, and the park is designed to act as Beijing’s “green lung”-a

n area for leisure and entertainment that meets the increasing demand from local residents for green space.

When the park was completed in June 2008, the proportion of forest area上海419

in Beijing rose to 67 percent and carbon sequestration-a process by which carb

on dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and held in solid or liquid form-reached 4,763 metric tons per ye

上海419女神会所ar. The park releases 5,208 tons of oxygen annually, according to the management committee.

As dusk falls at the park, young men play basketball on outdoor courts, retirees dance in large grou

ps and families use the walkways to exercise. Lovers often sit along the trails, listening to guitar players.上海419

Since 2014, Zhang Yu, 40, an illustrator at a nature and geographical magazine in Beijing for young readers, has spent more than

上海419女神会所100 nights in the park during summer and autumn, searching with a flashlight for signs of hedgehogs.

He even considered bringing a tent to the park late at night to ensure he had sufficient time to track the creatures.

According to Zhang, untended land in the park provides the perfect hab上海419

itat for hedgehogs, and they usually rest and sleep on the edges of grassy areas.

Wang Zhou, 60, from Beijing, who has been a keen bird watcher since 1996, said, “W

上海419女神会所e are lucky to have Olympic Forest Park as one of the areas to observe birds’ behavior.”

Wang, who worked in finance before retiring, said she used to watch birds to ease the pressure of work.

“Every time I saw the birds, especially some new species that sudd上海419

enly appeared, I felt a sense of satisfaction and my spirits quickly rose,” she said.

Wang has also watched birds at other parks in Beijing, such as the Old Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.上海419女神会所

“Compared with other places, Olympic Forest Park has bushy shrubs an

d untrimmed plants, providing a better environment for wildlife,” she said.

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The Proud Boys said t上海夜网the rally was to opp

pose anti-fascist demonstrators, collectively called “Antifa” and known for wearing m

asks and all-black clothing. They want Antifa to be declared a domestic terrorist organization.上海夜网

New battleground

Before the demonstration started, US President Donald Trump tweeted that “Ma

上海夜网品茶微信jor consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.’

Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

In response to Trump’s tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler told CNN that the presi上海夜网

dent was not “helpful” in addressing a “potentially dangerous and volatile situation”

. “Adding to that noise doesn’t do anything to support or help the efforts that are going on here in Portland,” he said.

Portland has become a new battleground for far-right and far-left extremists. Almos上海夜网品茶微信

t two months ago, clashes between another far-right group, Patriot Prayer, and counter

上海夜网protesters led to four arrests and four injuries, according to Portland Police Bureau.

In 2017, thousands of people skirmished in fights between pro-Trump groups and counterprotesters at a rally in Portland, followi

ng a stabbing on public transit train after a man reportedly harassed a woman wearing a hijab.上海夜网品茶微信

The debate on white supremacy has recently been fueled in the US after a shooter killed 22 people in El Paso, Te

xas, early this month. Before going on the killing spree, the suspect posted a manifesto

上海夜网online, which is filled with white supremacist language and racist hatred aimed at immigrants.

Clint Watts, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former FBI counte

rterrorism expert, has said that the country doesn’t take white nationalism seriously e上海夜网品茶微信

nough and suggested legislation to designate white supremacy as domestic terrorism.

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What’s interesting is t上海夜生活uestions are very oft

ten the same ones I would ask. That’s what we do with the show. We go straight to heart of the matter and take on very central question

s – like why are we are, how did we get here and what should we be doing? And the answer is that we don’t fully k上海夜生活女神会所

now, but we have a vague idea. I can talk about the edge of our knowledge and that raises the questions that we all ask.

上海夜生活The important thing about science is that it shouldn’t be separated from other aspects of human endeavor.

I think science can be described as a human reaction to nature, and that’s the motivating factor. There’s only one intere

sting question really, in my view, which is: What does it mean to be small, fragile and finite – to live a small, fragile a上海夜生活女神会所

nd finite life in an infinite universe? That, ultimately, is the only question that I’m interested in.

Physics is like a rule book for the building blocks we encounter, compar

tmentalizing why and how things happen, and establishing reason and fact. But probability seems like the devil’s advoca上海夜生活

te; it comes along and stirs it all up in ways that are unknowable and unanswerable. Isn’t the very random natu

re of our existence here what makes our presence on Earth an ecstatic one to celebrate?上海夜生活女神会所

There’s a sequence where I say exactly that in the show. Why is the Earth the way it is?

It’s a very complex mixture of the simple laws of nature and chance, and separating the tw上海夜生活

o is important if you’re trying to think about our place in the universe. You have to understand there’s a lo

上海夜生活女神会所t of chance involved, which we can’t make sense of. It’s just like blind chance. For example, the asteroid that wiped out the d

inosaurs – had that flicked one speck of dust a different way in relation to the solar system, we might not have happen

ed. We wouldn’t be here. About one billion other things might not have happened, either. (laughs)上海夜生活

So you can’t define a human being through the laws of nature, but you can extract from

the laws of nature a framework that allows you to think. You’re not allowed to stray outside it. For exa上海夜生活

mple, we do know we are very small. But there’s nothing we can do about that. I struggle with that sometimes.

上海夜生活女神会所One of your BBC programs begins with a lovely moment where you examine the beauty of a snowflake.

The inspiration for that came from the 17th century and an incredible work called The Six-C

ornered Snowflake by (Johannes) Kepler. It is absolutely brilliant. It’s considered the first book to e上海夜生活

ver describe the structure of crystals or snowflakes, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

A courtier is charged by his king to bring the most valuable gift he can find that is close to上海夜生活

nothing. So the courtier considers some water, some dust and then the snowflake. “I’ll give you the most val

uable gift, which is the closest thing to nothing I can find,” he says. Kepler is a great ge上海夜生活女神会所

nius, with the most amazing mind. Every single question he asks about the universe so long ago is correct.

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The latest Chinese edit上海乌托邦 book, RN: The Memo

irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th

e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦

The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree

上海乌托邦品茶微信r, sheds light on the Nixon administration’s behind-the-scenes decisions for dealing with a then-isolated China.

In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦

nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.

“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers

上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in

ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com

munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦

According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi

bilities of rapprochement with the Chinese.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.

Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h

上海乌托邦ad been taken in February 1970 when I sent the first Foreign Policy Report to Congress.”

The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w

ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦

“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w

orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l

ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C

hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信

g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.

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treet acrobat, and traveled to Belgium, becoming a street singer.

In 1935, Piaf performed in a club off the Champs-Elysees and soon gained popula上海千花坊

rity. And in April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song. She died at the age of 47 from liver failure.

The musical, starring French singer-actresses Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte, both playing the role of Piaf, pre上海千花坊女神会所

miered in 2015 and has been staged more than 300 times in France, Britain and the United States.

上海千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H

all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.

“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie, La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w

ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.上海千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

上海千花坊女神会所uctions, titled Paris! The Show. Impressed by her performance, Marsalla offered Carrere the role of Piaf.

Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei

ress”, says: “I am drawn to Edith Piaf and her music because each of her songs has its own story.上海千花坊

“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.

“The director has a clear vision for the show and I just let myself fulfill his vision,” she adds.

上海千花坊女神会所After Beijing, the musical will tour other Chinese

cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.

A part of Tibetan life for centuries, the revered animals provide food, clothing, labor and transport.上海千花坊女神会所

Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.

It was 1977, two years after Wu had started working in Tibet. He and more than 50 other people took shelter in a m

上海千花坊ud-brick house while the blizzard raged. The outside temperature dropped to-30 C, and food was running out.

When the rescue team finally arrived with yaks carrying lifesaving supplies, Wu immediately bonded with the beasts.

He could not have imagined that the bond would last for decades. Yaks sav上海千花坊女神会所

ed his life, and he has spent most of his life promoting the animals.

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Younger generations上海龙凤419ve shows in demand

Tang Yuqing, 19, a college student in Beijing, says she watches ballet, dr

上海龙凤419ama or musicals about five times a month. Each ticket costs her from 100 to 300 yuan. Her f

avorites include French musical Mozart-L’opera Rock and the play adapted from Eileen Chang’s novel The Golden Cangue.上海龙凤419

“Watching live performances gives a more immersive experience than TV or the internet. Observing the details of ons

tage performances is fun. And it makes me feel relaxed by becoming part of the audience atmosphere,” she says, adding t

上海龙凤419hat she thinks it’s a waste not to visit a theater when Beijing provides much more resources than her hometown.

Tang also says part of the reason for students like her who enjoy shows

is that they have more free time and are yet to shoulder the pressures of life.上海龙凤419

Wu Di, 22, who studies anthropology in London, says she now watches musicals about twice a month. Each ticket costs ab

out 20 to 30 pounds ($24 to $36) on discount. At first she used to follow actors or scripts that she liked when sel

上海龙凤419女神会所ecting plays. Now, her interest has grown and she has watched nearly 20 plays i

n the city, including Les Miserables, The Phantom Of the Opera and Notre-Dame de Paris.

“It’s kind of local life to watch live performances, when over 100 plays will be performe上海龙凤419

d every night,” she says. “The songs are pleasing to hear. The stage is beautifully decorated. The stories convey somet

hing good about humanity. It’s also a social activity for me and my friends to watch and discuss together.”

上海龙凤419女神会所She says she often gets information through advertisements on the subway and Sina Weibo.

According to the report, in 2017, males were about 39 percent of the audience. Its proportion grew 5 percentage points last year.上海龙凤419

Song Yuran, 24, an animation designer in Beijing, spent two weeks in London last year to watch plays, with tickets costing ab

上海龙凤419女神会所out 8,000 yuan. One of the plays, Hamilton, inspired him. “The body moves and eye contact between the actors

and the audience, as well as the emotions aroused at the theater, were unforgettable.”

He adds: “At another play, an actress was singing alone onstage. At th

e crux of that song, a beam of light came across her and hit the audience.”

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Certainly, you see ge上海夜生活ne passion among the yo

ung people for Dunhuang when they visit it,” Zhao said.Ma Jingna contributed to this story.

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a pe

rmanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted by the Diego Portales U上海夜生活

niversity here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a

permanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted上海夜生活

by the Diego Portales University here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活As a child, Mo Yan thought the stream that ran behind his home in China was the bigge

st in the world, till he was older to realize it was actually a “minor” river even in China.

Some of them even express interest in working at the academy, set in a上海夜生活女神会所

serene, tranquil compound on the edge of the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert, he said.

“Once you get to see Dunhuang art and really understand it, you will like it. We need to e上海夜生活

ncourage and tap that interest, to attract talent to take our development to the next stage.”

上海夜生活女神会所he 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for Juliet”. The photographer’s project, which involves actre

sses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the in

tersection of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.上海夜生活

The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to pre

sent the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each t上海夜生活女神会所

hrough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth and

the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Ste

wart, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.

Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am sti

ll searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream”.

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