In the US, high school5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园ke the SAT exam to

o try for a spot at their dream university. In China, that all-or-nothing exam is the?gaokao,?the national college entrance exam

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A Little Reunion, a hit TV drama that puts the spotlight on?gaokao,?came to an end on

5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园Tuesday, wrapping up heated discussions sparked on social media over the past month.

Adapted from best-selling writer Lu Yingong’s eponymous novel,?A Little Reunion?serves as a loose sequel to the hig

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trance examination — also helmed by veteran director Wang Jun, known for excelling at urban drama.

Featuring a seasoned cast including Huang Lei, Hai Qing, Tao Hong

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ing middle-class families as they prepare their youngsters for?gaokao,?a critical rite of passage.

The drama engages an audience of all age groups by focusing on three f5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园

amilies — an optimistic couple with a poorly-performing son and a genius nephew; a di

vorced couple who later reunites for the sake of their daughter; and a pair of officials

struggling to reconnect with their rebellious son after a six-year absence from his life.5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园女神会所

As the drama progressed, it saw its score on Douban, Chin

a’s largest film and TV review site, climb from 8.0 out of 10 to 8.3, making it th

e highest scorer among all series released through satellite channels in 2019 thus far.

5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园女神会所Is there a magic formula this smash hit followed on its road to s

uccess? Maybe, maybe not. But we have a few ideas.

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On online shopping pl5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园ercent of products ar

On Taobao, women buy over half of men’s clothes, 60 percent of condiments, 70-80 pe

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Women’s repayment speed and integrity to pay loans are meanwhile consid

ered 27 percent higher than men on MYbank, an online bank under Ant Financial, said Ma.5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园

Artificial intelligence will significantly affect manufacturing, and m

5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园ost companies have already begun or plan to deploy artificial intelligence, said Philip T

sai, chairman of Deloitte China, at a forum of the 2019 Smart China Expo on Monday.

According to a Deloitte survey of companies, 41 percent of respondents believ5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园女神会所

d that artificial intelligence would have a considerable impact on enterprises, and 12 percent believed it w

5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园ould even lead to a thorough transformation. Fifty-two percent of surveyed c

ompanies had begun to deploy artificial intelligence, and 35 percent planned for arrangements.

Integration between the real economy and digital technol5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园

ogy will play the leading role of value creation in the next stage, Tsai said.

5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园China is predicted to spend 2.8 trillion yuan ($391 bil

lion) in the digital transformation this year, and the figure is expected to s

urge to 3.2 trillion yuan in 2020 and 3.7 trillion yuan in 2021. Manufacturing (220.5 billion yuan),5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园女神会所

governments (193.4 billion yuan) and financial services (145.5 billion yuan) are the

5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园top three sectors in spending for the digital transformation in 2019, according to Deloitte.

Tsai also shared scenarios of the real economy combined with digital tech

nology, like accurate forecasts of customer demand, customized production and delivery, AI-based pre-s

ales and after-sales service, equipment and product financial services supported by t5元5包微信红包接龙群后花园女神会所

he internet of things, as well as a charging model that better meets customer needs.

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Jason Yu, general ma5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦arket consultancy Ka

ntar Worldpanel China, said the quality and good prices of Costco’s food products are a major

attraction to Chinese consumers, as the demand for such products has grown. The retailer could bol5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信

ster its fresh food offerings to increase their customer retention rate here, Yu said.

5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦”As Chinese consumers put more stress on healthy products and higher living standar

ds, the retail industry’s growth has remained robust in China and the momentum will continue,” he said.

Wang Caidi, 57-year-old retiree in Shanghai, left the store with avocados, cheese, m5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信

ilk and a pizza. She said quality foods enticed her to travel the 40 kilometers to the store.

“The products are of good value. I may come here one month later when it is less crowded,” she said.

5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦Membership at Costco Shanghai has been available since July 1, with an annual membership

card priced at 299 yuan ($42). The company put its Chinese membership at over 120,000.

The store, with a shopping area of 14,000 square met5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦

ers, is located in suburban Minhang district, nearly 30 km from the city’s center.

Richard Zhang, Costco’s senior vice-president for Asia, said on A

5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信ug 20 that the location was influenced by the presence of seven international schools i

n the area, indicating a large group of middle class consumers who are Costco’s targets.

He also said that the market has matured sufficiently for Chinese consumers to be “ready to pa5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦

y for a membership card”. Little effort was spent on educating the market about membership.

Costco is the world’s largest membership-only re

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ina. The latest opened in June in northern Shanghai, only 10 km from the Costco outlet.

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Alibaba banking on l5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活er citiesses an adv

commerce giant pump primes Juhuasuan to cash in on abundant opportunities

Times are changing fast at e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. While st5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

ore-openings from a range of global brands like Burberry to Ferragamo were

5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活the norm earlier, they have since been replaced by deals, bargains and growth in lower-tier cities.

Against flattened economic growth and brutally aggressive competition, Alibaba is no

w giving unprecedented priority to Juhuasuan, its group-buying and flash-sale platfor5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

m, repositioning it as the top destination for consumers from smaller cities and townships.

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rchandise and giving out cash dividends, coupons and other perks. Unlike the

more reputable Nov 11 annual sales event, the 10-day event is targeted at good-quality budget items.5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

“We see massive growth in lower-tier cities this year via the Juhuasuan platform. This is the

5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活engine fueling future growth and a bluesea market-meaning opportunities abound for each and e

very industry player to take a share,” said Liu Bo, general manager of Juhuasuan.

Media publications and industry analysts often categorize C5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

hinese cities into tiers, defining them based on population, gross domestic prod

5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活uct and other criteria. Tier-one cities normally refer to super metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai.

Alibaba’s strategy to penetrate into lower-tier markets has reaped some early gains. In the

quarter ending June 30, over 70 percent of increased annual active consumers came from less dev5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

eloped markets. The company attributed the achievement to initiatives to cater to a b

roader user base, such as “using simpler interfaces for first-time or less-frequent users”.5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活

Realizing the potential, Juhuasuan has announced a slew of plans to rev up services. On the

supply side, the platform aims to help manufacturers digitize their factories through consumer ana5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

lytics and the internet of things technology. Liu said he hopes such efforts will foster

brands, create 1 million sought-after items and nurture 10,000 digital plants.

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While restaurants an 5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网ge Chinese cities ha

s have a long history of doing business at night, other sectors, including tourism and culture, still have plenty of room to gro

w if they are to equal the standards set by international cities such as London or Amsterdam, Vernotti said.?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网

Jiang Hao, partner at global consultancy Roland Berger, said China’s nighttime economy has great potential. As the country ha

?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网s risen to become the second-largest economy in the world, people’s consumption capacity and willingness to buy are c

onstantly increasing. In the fast pace of city life, many people go shopping only after working during the day.

“The night economy gives people more time to buy and increases their choice, which will bri

ng more business opportunities and become a new growth driver for China’s economy,” he said.?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网女神会所

According to market consultancy iiMedia Research, 60 percent of consumption in China occurs at nigh

t. In the past three years, the country’s nighttime consumption has grown by 17 percent on average.

?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网Authorities nationwide recently unveiled plans to “light up” cities after du

sk. In Beijing, a series of policies were rolled out last month to encourage after-dusk eco

nomic activities, including extending the operating hours of several subway lines every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网女神会所

nd later closing hours at tourist spots, museums, sports grounds and art galleries.

Longer hoursThis month, Shanghai announced a list of cultural activities and tour rout?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网

es, with 105 scenic spots, art galleries, museums and memorials across the city extending the

ir business hours, or presenting special late-night shows or night-tour programs.

?5元5包微信红包接龙群千花网女神会所Convenience store chain Bianlifeng, which was established in Decem

ber 2016, has already benefited from 24-hour operation at all its more than 800 outlets.

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Rioters removed raili5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊m roads and used wa

ter-filled barriers, bamboo sticks, traffic cones and other objects to set up barriers against the police.

They hurled gasoline bombs and bricks dug up from the pavement at p5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊

olice officers, also pointing laser beams at them. Police condemned the violence.

5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊After repeated warnings, riot police used tear gas and used minimum force to disperse the protesters after 5 pm.

The police also deployed for the first time their new crowd control vehicle with a water cannon.5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所

At about 7 pm, a China Daily photographer’s camera lens was broken by a thrown

brick. The crowd gradually dispersed after 7 pm. Police arrested some protesters.5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊

As normalcy returned, with public transport service resuming in the eastern Kowloon district

5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所of Kwun Tong on Sunday, the scars of the previous day’s violent clashes on the streets remained.

Railway service at various stations resumed along the Kwun Tong

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stores reopened. Black, abusive graffiti scrawled on roads and walls of buildings wer

5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所e a grim reminder of Saturday’s violence, which had shattered the previous weekend’s relative calm.

In Kowloon Bay on Sunday, the scene of fierce clashes between demo

nstrators and police, a sea of refuse left by protesters-including broken umbrellas a5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊

nd dismantled barricades-had been cleared up by workers and stood piled on roadsides.

5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所Some of the “smart” lampposts on Sheung Yuet Road vandalized on Saturday were now protected by traffic cones.

Black-clad, masked protesters had sawed off the new lampposts on Sat

urday. City officials said each “smart” lamppost cost about 5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊HK$140,000($17,850).

Residents were enraged. A security guard at a building on Tai Yip

5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所Street-the scene of violent rioting on Saturday-said the building

and some nearby shops and garages were closed on Saturday, and some remained closed on Sunday.

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hina’s Chang’e-4 probe 5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊rk for ninth lunar day

The lander and rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have resumed work for the ninth lunar

day on the far side of the moon after “sleeping” during the extremely cold night.5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所

The lander woke up at 8:10 am Sunday, and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 8:42 am Saturday, according to the L

unar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊For the ninth lunar day, the lander’s neutron radiation detector and low-frequency ra

dio detector, as well as the rover’s infrared imaging spectrometer and other instruments will be restarted to co

nduct scientific tasks including moon surface observation and composition analysis.5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所

China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on Dec 8, 2018, made the first-ever soft landing o

n the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Cha5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊

ng’e-4 probe switches to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.

As a result of the tidal locking effect, the moon’s revolution c

ycle is the same as its rotation cycle, and the same side always faces Earth5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所

The scientific tasks of the Chang’e-4 mission include low-frequency radio astro

nomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral comp

osition and shallow lunar surface structure and measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.5元5包微信红包接龙群千花坊女神会所

The Chang’e-4 mission embodies China’s hope to combine human wisdom in space exploratio

n with four payloads developed by the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.

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The activities include 5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活bitions, lectures, semin

seminars, salons, book launches and many others.

One day before the opening of BIBF, the 13th Special Book Award of China was held in Beijing5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活

to honor 15 foreign writers, translators and publishers who have helped spread Chinese culture.

5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所Romanian translator Ioan Budura was one of the award winners. He said he felt enc

ouraged by the honor and wanted to “continue supporting the communication betwe

en China and Romania” in the future. Romania is also featured as the guest of honor of the fair this year.5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活

A Beijing International Publishing Forum was also held on

Aug 20 to discuss how to improve the quality of publishing content and promotion.

5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所A Hong Kong pavilion has also been opened at the book fair despite the special administrative region’s recent troubles.

“It is Hong Kong’s ninth visit to BIBF, and we want to exchange Hong

Kong’s creations with people in the publishing business and with readers through this o5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活

pportunity,” said Lee Ka Kui, chairman of Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited.

Lee admits the recent chaos in Hong Kong has negatively affected publishing th

ere since many retail bookstores have closed and much fewer people attended the H5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

ong Kong Book Fair that was held on July 17-23. He hopes violence will cease and communication will continue.

This time, 66 Hong Kong companies brought over 2,000 books and other works. One feature of their pavilion is a cre5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活

ation corner showcasing many STEM books – about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“It seems STEM books are quite popular in the world now, and we want to follow that trend,” Lee said.

5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所The pavilion also contains an artistic and cultural zone exhibiting some Cantonese books.

“I hope we will bring more Chinese mainland writers and books to Hong Kong, and vice versa,” Lee said.

The establishment of a national ethics committee on science and technology will i5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活

mprove supervision and ensure they develop along the right path, experts said.

“There have long been calls to set up a top-level ethics committee to5元5包微信红包接龙群夜生活女神会所

enable unified supervision of scientific research,” said Zhai Xiaomei, deputy dir

ector of the National Health Commission’s Expert Committee on Medical Science Ethics.

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What’s happening in 5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦e world next week

Chinese officials and experts have urged politicians in the United States to stop using the situat

ion in Hong Kong as a bargaining chip for negotiations or as leverage for fueling competition with Beijing.5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信

Senior politicians such as US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pel

osi have spoken out on or pushed legislation concerning the recent violent protests in the city.5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信

Pence angered China on Monday by telling the Detroit Economic Club that “for the Un

ited States to make a deal with China”, Beijing needs to “respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws”.

5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦”Our administration will continue to urge Beijing to act in a humanitarian manner,” Pence added.

In response, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special A

dministrative Region said on Tuesday that China resolutely opposes any country attempting to “take Hong Kong’s s5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦

tability and prosperity as well as the well-being of more than 7 million Hong Kong residents as a bargaining chip”.

“Do not daydream about China making a deal using its territorial sovereignty and national reunification,” an unnamed spokesperson5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信

said in a statement, calling for a halt to intervention in China’s domestic affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.

On Aug 6, Pelosi said in a written statement that “the extraordinary outpourin

5元5包微信红包接龙群乌托邦品茶微信g of courage from the people of Hong Kong stands in stark contrast to a cowardly government”, and she reite

rated her call for suspending “future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police force”.

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Parliamentary party leaders in the Senate on Aug 13 decided the date when Prime Minister Gius

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alvini. The League party had formed a coalition with Conte’s Five Star Movement.

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ini, whose popularity has been soaring, wants Italians to go to the polls quickly, possibly as early as October.5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛女神会所

Politicians from all the parties in parliament said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will address the S

enate on that day. Conte must offer his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella if the motion passes.

President Donald Trump will welcome the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to t5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛

he White House on Aug 20. Trump and Iohannis will discuss shared security challe

nges facing the US and Romania and ways to advance trade and energy partnerships.

The visit comes in the 15th year of Romania’s membership of NATO.5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛

Local governments told to provide accurate information to authorities

Authorities have found a series of problems5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛女神会所

while carrying out the third national land survey, warning local gover

nments and natural resource departments to fulfill their responsibilities.

5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛The problems were outlined on Friday by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the central

government supervision team, and involved 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.

In Qinghai province, for example, local natural resources department and sup5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛

ervisory teams were blamed for not taking the field surveys seriously, nor did they urg

e that uncovered problems be corrected in accordance with rules and regulations.

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y out the investigation responsibly, resulting in imprecise

outcomes, and county-level authorities deliberately changed and forged mapping data.

“Those cases reflected problems, such as poor quality surveys a5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛nd data accuracy. I hope that will be a w

arning for future work,” said Wang Guanghua, vice-minister of natural resources.

He said the ministry will not tolerate the forging of data.5元5包微信红包接龙群419论坛女神会所

The third national land survey was launched in 2017

by the State Council, aiming to thoroughly check the status of the country’s l

and use, collect accurate data, and improve the mechanism of surveys and statistics.

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