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The companies said they hope the decision will create a more w

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f the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.

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d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.

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“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom

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a in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.

FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.

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us to speak out and tell Chinese stories both past and present to the whole world,” she said.

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d. Chinese kung fu shares more of a reputation abroad than other Chinese cultural elements, like Beijing Opera, pap

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Others, however, apparently have different views. Liu is one of them. “If we want to build cultural confidence, and want

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might reflect her own experience of pervasive prejudice and hope to change the status quo. But on the whole, most stu

dents showed great interest in and confidence over the future of traditional Chinese culture.上海夜生活

The students’ enthusiasm deeply impressed Professor Guo, the judge of the contest. “The contest this year shows a big d

ifference from previous ones. The contestants now are more interested in world affairs and the role China should pla

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allenges the whole universe is facing, and their views are more diversified,” Guo said.

Professor He, director of the College of Liberal Arts & Law, said that the competition was not just a test of stu上海夜生活

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era of globalization are priorities in higher education, especially for liberal arts  students.The contestants’ passion for

traditional Chinese culture is the epitome of all college students’ reflection on Chinese culture in China. They grew up

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ke over their causes and reshape this great country based on their perspectives and val

ues, and their speeches can be regarded as their declaration of building a better China in the future.

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ld allow Hong Kong and Macao residents to save their “mainland travel permit” information on their mobile pho

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on should be more open in order to bring in global talents to support the development, which is happening now. Bu

上海夜生活t we are seeing a high demand for returnees who have studied and/or worked in Western countries.

The rerun of restored classic TV dramas backed by some promotional campaigns on v

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istorical comedy-drama, Li Wei the Magistrate 3, on Youku has gained surprisingly high views that are mainly f

上海夜生活rom the fans of actress Zhao Liying, as the show starred their idol long before she joined the A-list.

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gxi Dynasty and garnered massive views. So to tap the huge potential of the summer season, Youku has set up the “HD C

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Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto, La Joie

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h the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.

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Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou

nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic director from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the c

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ccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”

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The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF), which focuses on equipment, textile and garme

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Delegations consisting of officials and business people from Cote d’lvoire, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Kenya, Mya

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“As one of the largest consumer markets, India will strengthen ties with China in terms of cooperation in industrial sector

s,” said P. Udayakumar, director of planning and marketing of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd, a government of India enterprise.

上海夜生活An International Trade Centre (ITC) report warned Thursday that small firms across the world are twice as affected as their large ente

rprises counterparts when complying with standards and regulations required to conduct international business.

“Trade in the 21st century is increasingly consumer-centric,” said ITC Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez in a statement.上海夜生活品茶微信

“Standards are an important means to respond to consumer demands for ‘good trade’, one that is environ

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According to the 2016 SME Competitiveness Outlook: meeting the standard for trade, a 10 percent increase in regu

上海夜生活品茶微信latory burden cuts small-firm exports by 3.2 percent, compared to a 1.6 percent drop for large-business exports.

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my of camp, and of what Sontag describes as “naive camp” versus “deliberate camp”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President Xi Jinping on his 66th birthday while in D

ushanbe, Tajikistan on Saturday, TASS Russian News Agency and RIA Novosti reported.

Putin expressed his congratulations before attending the fifth summi

t of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in Dush

anbe. Putin spoke highly of Xi’s role in the development of Russia-China relations, stressing that Xi’s state visit to Ru

ssia not long ago was a complete success and ties will maintain a good momentum of development.

Xi thanked Putin and pointed out that the Russian leader is very popular in

China. Putin offered Xi a box of Russian ice-cream and Xi returned with Chinese tea.

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s of working together to tackle impending oil crisis, he may also seek Xi’s endorsement for his anti-terrorism po

licy, which was Modi’s winning narrative during Indian’s recently held 17th general elections.

he World Bank maintained its prediction for Chinese economic growth at 6.2 percent in 2019, despite increasing global unce

rtainties, because the world’s second-largest economy has remained resilient, an updated report said on Friday.

“In an external environment that has become less

favorable due to slowing global growth and risin

g trade tensions, China’s economy will need to rely increasingly on domestic demand to susta

in rapid growth,” according to the May’s edition of the World Bank’s China Economic Update.

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conomy is accelerating restructuring reform and shifting from an export-dominated growth model to a more services-driven model, they added.

“The United States escalated trade tensions, but it cannot solve any pro

blem. This causes volatility and sluggishness in global financial markets and hurts the global ec

onomy,” said Guo Shuqing, the People’s Bank of China’s Party secretary and also head of the China Banking and In

surance Regulatory Commission. His keynote speech was delivered by a commission spokesman at a forum on Saturday.

Impact on the Chinese economy will be very limited, said Guo. “Chinese finan

cial markets, although they were excessively affected by trade tensions last year, are unl

ikely to be hit more dramatically going forward, as financial resilience is strengthening.”

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nese social media. An hour after the announcement, related topics had been viewed more than 5 million times. While many b

asked in the coach’s return, others expressed concern about the current status of the national team.

The last major appearance of Team China was at the 2019 China Cup in

Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, in March, when the squad lost both its gam

es. Lippi’s successor, Fabio Cannavaro, who coached both China and Evergrande, resigned a month later.

Lippi will now guide the team through the qualifying rounds

of the 2022 World Cup. China is looking to secure a place in the

World Cup again after making its one, and so far only, appearance in the finals in 2002.

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 British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Br

exit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday.

Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is littl

e clarity over when, how and even whether Brexit will happen, prompting some in her party to c

all for a new approach to the country’s biggest policy shift in more than 40 years.

May has promised to step down after her Brexit deal is approved by lawma

kers. But many in her party want her to set out clearly when she will quit if the agr

eement is rejected for a fourth time, and others are demanding her immediate departure.

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unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.

“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno

vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”

Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count

erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t

hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc

ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.

For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha

t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.

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