this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
center, and they will serve in customs in different provinces in northern China after a year of training,” he said.
The training center for detector dogs in Beijing, established in 1993, is one of three run上海后花园
上海后花园女神会所by the customs administration. The others are in Ruili, Yunnan province, and Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
The training center in Beijing has become the leading breeder and trainer of detection dogs. Since 1995, sniffer dogs fro
m Beijing have helped solve 122 drug-related crimes and confiscate 270 kilograms of illegal substances.上海后花园
“We are planning to build a new training center for detection dogs in Beijing’s Daxing district as Daxing International Airport will be open before Sept 30,” Li said.
上海后花园女神会所”Although these sniffer dogs are cute, what I want to emphasize is, please do not tease, pet, feed or take photos with them
while they are working at the airport, because these sensitive animals can be easily frightened.”
Shandong University has apologized for the negative social impact caused by its buddy progra上海后花园女神会所
m that implies local female students will be selected to aid male foreign students who live and study at the school.
上海后花园The university said in a statement on Friday that online comments on its buddy program aroused public attention recently.
Due to insufficient checks during the implementation of the program, the improper expressi
on, “making friends with foreigners of the opposite sex” appeared on the application form, the statement said.上海后花园女神会所
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation for people from all walks of life concerning the development of Sha
ndong University, and be sincere about the criticism and suggestions of the vast number of netizens,” the statement said.上海后花园
The buddy program, which was introduced in late 2016, has not been reviewed properly, the statement said.
On Thursday, netizens strongly criticized the program after a Weibo p
osting said three local students, including women, had been selected to assist one foreign student.上海后花园
The university denied the claim, but conceded the program had flaws because of insufficient reviews.
“The university will conduct an overall assessment on the bu
ddy program to improve the program’s performance,” said the statement.
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
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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
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.
Large crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday to protest against US Presiden
t Donald Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom.上海千花网
Trump and his entourage arrived in the UK on Monday and spent the d
上海千花网品茶微信ay on ceremonial duties, before the political aspect of his visit began on Tuesday with a m
eeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who is resigning at the end of this week.
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or a demonstration against Trump’s visit, which included speeches from various people including Labour Party lea
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famous Trump Baby Blimp, created for his visit to the UK last year, was once again flying.
As China launches garbage sorting work among cities at the prefecture l
evel and above this year, some wonder whether an opportunity to invest is presenting itself.
A listed job to inspect garbage sorting could have a salary of 400 yuan ($58.24) per day, and t上海千花网
here were 53 new registered garbage sorting companies by the last week of June according to news website 21jingji.com.
上海千花网品茶微信The sanitation market will be 200 billion yuan in the future, the website said, citing an industry insider.
As more cities carry out garbage sorting, demand for waste sorting store, collecti
on, transportation equipment and services will increase. Moreover, positions like waste sor
ter, inspector, project manager and sanitation engineer are currently common on recruitment websites.上海千花网
China’s solid waste clearance volume is only one-third of the US’ figure, and the marketizat
ion of the sanitation industry is less than 30 percent, the website asserted, citing Zhang Xiaowen,上海千花网品茶微信
deputy managing director of investment management department under Everbright Financial Holding Asset Management.
The market value of the US’ three listed garbage sorting companies — Waste Management,
Republic Service, and Waste Connections — surpasses $92 billion. Among these Waste Management is top, with a market value of $48.7 billion.
r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t
he FDA－Epidiolex－which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.
上海会所品茶微信”There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a
neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said
the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.上海会所品茶微信
The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency
上海会所held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.
But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc
ing its regulations. “We’ll continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to con上海会所
They need to develop their empathy with China by putting themselves in C
hinese people’s shoes. If their sympathy always goes to those willing to take innocent p
上海会所品茶微信eople’s lives, we have more than enough reason to tell them that their sympathy is misplaced.
hinese PC manufacturer Lenovo topped the global PC market share in the second qua上海会所
rter of this year, according to research and advisory firm Gartner on Thursday.
上海会所品茶微信Market share for Lenovo stood at 25 percent with a shipment of 15.77 million u
nits, followed by 22.2 percent for HP, 16.9 percent for Dell and 5.9 percent for Apple.
Lenovo also recorded the fastest year-over-year growth of 15.9 pe
rcent and the largest share gain among the top vendors, said the report.上海会所
The worldwide PC market saw a 1.5 percent growth in the secon
d quarter of 2019 after two quarters of decline, according Gartner, and PC shipments tota
上海会所品茶微信led 63 million units at the same time, up from 62 million units compared with a year earlier.
The demand from the Windows 10 operating system replacements in the business market, improved condition for Intel CPU
shortage, all contributed the shipments growth, according to Mikako Kitagawa, a senior principal analyst at Gartner.
n London has helped set up links between Surrey and Liaoning provinc
上海后花园e and, in February this year, the mayor of Shenyang paid us a visit, where under
standing was built about mutual opportunities, since when I have also been there,” Samuels said.上海后花园
As the gateway to the industrial heartland of northeast China, Liao
ning has huge commercial market potential, with more than 109 million customers, and S上海后花园
amuels believes Surrey has a headstart on some other regions because of its existing connections.
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North Eastern University in Shenyang, and retains strong alumni links. My visit there helped strengthen e
xisting connections between the two institutions, and I’m hopeful thi上海后花园
s will lead to greater mutual understanding and tangiblebenefits in the months to come.”
A story by the head of the National Endowment for Democracy published in The Washingt
上海后花园品茶微信on Post last Thursday about the horrifying riot on July 5, 2009, was a typical example of this.
In that riot, 197 innocent people were killed and 1,700 more injured. Without showing any sympathy to the dead and injur
ed, the author called the riot “the struggle of the Uygur people to defend their rights”.上海后花园
Looking at what happens in Xinjiang through such a prism of bias, it is not uncom
上海后花园品茶微信mon for Westerners to have a double standard when it comes to terrorist attack
s in China and the country’s efforts to combat terrorism and extremism in the region.
The vocational training centers China has organized are meant to equip Uygurs, in partic
ular Uygur youths, with knowledge and skills上海后花园
so that they can land a job to make a decent living, which will hopefully keep them away from contact with extremism.
Such training has proved effective. Xinjiang has witnessed no terrorist attack
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my has grown by 40 percent over the past five years; and the Uygur population has increased from about
9.8 million to over 12 million in over a decade with their religious rights and activities strictly protected by law.
It seems as if what those Westerners, who always point accusing fingers at China for上海后花园品茶微信
what it has done and is doing in Xinjiang, want to see this region being plagued by terrorist attacks. It seems as if they consider a
Xinjiang plagued by violence as the one respecting human rights and a peaceful Xinjiang the one lacking any respect for human rights.
Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio
nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.上海会所
This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.
上海会所品茶微信Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.
Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.
Premier Li says a ‘special difference’ can spur market vitality and jobs上海会所
China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov
ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State
上海会所品茶微信Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.
Global retail giant Walmart Inc is planning to further increase its investment in th
e Chinese market after opening a mega perishable products distribution center in South China’s Guangdong province in March.上海会所品茶微信
The US-based multinational said on Monday it would spend around 8 billion yuan
上海会所($1.16 billion) over the next 10 years to build or upgrade over 10 distribution centers to boost online
and offline businesses to meet Chinese customers’ demand for fresh goods and convenient services.
The investment plan came a day after China released a revised list of industries for foreig上海会所品茶微信
n investment, which includes logistics of ordinary goods, cold chain logistics for fresh agricultural goods and special medicines.
Walmart is looking for sustainable and quality growth in the Chinese market and the revised
上海会所品茶微信foreign investment list further supports its investment plan for upgrading local logistics
supply chains, said Ryan McDaniel, senior vice-president of supply chain with Walmart China.
Along with the catalog, two shortened negative lists were also rolled out.上海会所
The two lists, one for pilot free trade zones and one for the rest of the country, contain fe
wer access-limiting measures. Pilot FTZs now have 37 items that are restricted for foreign inv上海会所品茶微信
estors, down from 45, while non-FTZ areas are required to implement 40 items instea
d of 48.The negative lists outline sectors that are restricted to foreign investment.
the US administration is likely to use more often – are not so bright. Last month, a US judge found three large Ch
inese banks in contempt of court for refusing to produce evidence for an investigation into violations of sanctions aga上海千花坊
inst the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The ruling ignores the fact that, according to Chinese law, any request for ba
上海千花坊品茶微信nking records should be handled in accordance with the US-China mutual legal assistance agreement.
Chinese financial institutions thus need to prepare for more troubles, including the risk of being blacklisted – that is, deprived of the right to u
se the US dollar and important services, such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication financial m上海千花坊
essaging service and the Clearing House Interbank Payments System. It is a punishment few companies can survive.
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ount Sanctions list, meaning that it cannot open correspondent or payable-through accounts in the US.
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The Chinese government has few options here, but it can step up legislative efforts to protect Chinese banks’ interests, while encour
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are. It should also continue working to internationalize the yuan, as there is still a long way to go on this front.
China remains committed to its 40-year-old process of reform and opening-up. Today, that process must focus on redoub
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fending multilateralism. But following through on this commitment will require China to find ways to manage escalating ten
上海千花坊sions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy.
The author, a former president of the China Society of World Econo
mics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Aca上海千花坊品茶微信
demy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
Beijing’s Chaoyang Theatre has for decades been the capital’s go-to destination for el
ectrifying and awe-inspiring Chinese acrobatics performances, entertaining audiences from all over the globe.上海后花园
Located in the city’s Chaoyang district, the theater, which opened in 1984, has evolved from being a
上海后花园venue for dance dramas and opera to a must-visit destination awarded as a national center of culture in 2001.
After years of refinements, acrobatics was eventually designated as the theater’s perman
ent theme. Chinese acrobatics is a spectacular performance art characterized by amazing physical fe上海后花园品茶微信
ats and gravity-defying stunts, inspired by the struggle between humans and nature.
Acrobatics has a rich history in China. In ancient times, the art form was inspired by hunting and going to war. Historical documents show acrobatics first app
上海后花园eared during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). It was refined during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B
C-AD 24), when pole climbing and tightrope walking debuted on stage. The most famous performance at that time, Gu
ang Chang Bai Xi, saw a rich variety of acrobatic acts performed simultaneously in a public square.上海后花园品茶微信
Chaoyang Theatre currently stages about 1,000 dazzling performances every year, includ
ing up to four daily shows in its 1,300-seat performance hall during peak season from May to October.
上海后花园品茶微信Many renowned acrobatics troupes have graced the stage at the theater, among them Deyang Acrobatic Troupe from Sou
thwest China’s Sichuan province, which has performed its acrobatics show Flying in Chaoyang Theatre for almost 20 years.
The show celebrates the ancient worship of the sun and birds by the people of Sichuan tho
usands of years ago. Its name was inspired by the notion that one day the human mind and body would be able to fly freely.上海后花园品茶微信
The storytelling mixes flips, falls, dance and high-wire spectacle with the latest in high-tech sound and lighting, to whisk the
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of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of
pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.
Zhu predicted a further decline in production and consu上海419论坛女神会所
上海419论坛mption this year, and a gap of 5 to 10 percent between supply and demand.
“As an alternative to pork, poultry will see a noticeable increase in
supply in the next two years, which will ease shortages in pork supplies,” he said.
Pork accounts for more than 60 percent of meat production in China上海419论坛
, said Xin Guochang, an information monitoring official at the ministry.
Authorities have been adapting swine fever controls and prevention measures since late last year to effectively contain the infec上海419论坛女神会所
tious disease, which has a high mortality rate for pigs but is not transmittable to humans, Xin said at the Gl
obal Pig Industry Conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on Thursday.
上海419论坛For example, all hogs within 3 kilometers of farms where swine fever had been verified used to be slaughtered for dise
ase prevention and control. Now, more sophisticated calculations are made to determine the area targeted for s
laughter so that farmers without infected animals are more easily able to maintain production, he said.上海419论坛女神会所
The government has been transparent in disclosing information about swi
ne fever outbreaks, Xin said. “But it cannot be entirely ruled out that some pig farmers fa
上海419论坛女神会所iled to report outbreaks to authorities, according to regulations, for various reasons,” he added.
Li Shuilong, president of the China Meat Association, said that although African swine fever has caused serious damage to the
country’s pork sector, it has also provided a good opportunity for the domestic industry to upgrade operations an上海419论坛女神会所
d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.