It may sound cool but it is challenging to start a band. But for young music
ians who yearn to do just that, a variety show Let‘s Band aims to help them.娱乐地图
The show, financed by streaming giant Youku and produced by the Shanghai-b
ased company Paul Edward Production, has been running on Youku since
娱乐地图女神会所Aug 17, one episode each Saturday. The last episode is scheduled for November.
In the show, pop musicians Wang Feng, Li Ronghao, Bai Jugang and Am
ber Kuo serve as the “mentors”, and their job is to judge the contestants’ performances. The sho娱乐地图
w features 75 young aspirants who were shortlisted from around 1,000 aspirants.
Among the 75 competitors are former champion of the popular show The Voice of
China, students of Berklee College of Music, and musicians from underground bands.娱乐地图女神会所
In the first episode, there were competitions in six c
ategories — vocal, guitar, bass, drum, electric instrument and classical instrument.娱乐地图
The final winners will be part of a band, which will
be assisted by the producers to stage performances around the country.
娱乐地图女神会所Speaking about the show, Cen Junyi, the chief producer, says: “We
found that a majority of youngsters born in 2000s are fond of music and know a
bout bands. So, trying to set up a band is fairly common for some young people.”娱乐地图
Director Li Yixun says Chinese audiences can now understand different genres of m
usic as a number of music-themed variety shows have been made over the last decade.娱乐地图女神会所
“So, now is a good time to dive deeper and make a more professional music show,” he says.
“We also want the show to convey the message that band music has evolved into many diverse forms now.”
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According to Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe, the Sino-上海千花坊品茶微信
US trade war poses the biggest risk to global economic stability. In a private meeting o
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er the years and their disputes — which exist among all trade partners — can only be solve
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ontational stance on the part of Washington has only proved counterproductive.
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Interest rate reform not to have direct impact on renminbi exchange rate
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Lithuania－Walking along the top of Lithuania’s decommissioned nuclear reactor, which was a set for HBO’s crit
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“They know what they’re doing,” the retired computer engineer from Chicago says, refe
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Similar in design to the Chernobyl reactor nearly 450 kil
ometers away, Ignalina provided the backdrop for the show’s outdoor scenes, shot last year.
上海贵族宝贝女神会所The state’s only nuclear power plant built in Soviet times was open to the public even before the Chernobyl drama first aire
d in May but has since seen a steady uptick in visitors on the heels of the show’s success.
Tourists don white overalls, walk on top of the reactor and tour the various w上海贵族宝贝
ork stations, including a command post built to resemble the one in the series.
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nians but also foreign tourists from countries like Poland, Latvia and the United Kingdom.
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
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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
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he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
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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.
gical tale and excellent word-of-mouth, the film – the first Chinese animated film made in the IMAX for
mat – is proving to have long legs at the box office, eclipsing all other movies released in the same period.上海后花园
With a total box office of 4.1 billion yuan ($582 million) and counting, Ne Zhais the highest-grossing animated feature e
ver in China, and the fourth-largest theatrical release in the country’s box office history.
上海后花园女神会所Many industry pundits believe the film, whose screening period has been extended throug
h Sep 26, is sure to outpace Avengers: Endgameto be the third-highest earner at the Chinese box office.
An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China’s Heilo上海后花园
ngjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.
The paleontologists from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan and Fr
上海后花园女神会所ance exchanged views on fossil protection, tourism featuring geological cult
ures, the study of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary and other issues in Jiayin county in the province.
The county is home to the first K-Pg boundary layer discovered in China, which
marks the period when the extinction of dinosaurs and other species occurred about 66 million years ago.上海后花园
Paleontologists have made great achievements in the study of paleontological fossil in the county in past
years, said Volker Mosbrugger, an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, adding that the forum p上海后花园
romoted the development of paleontological study and the tourism in the county.
The four-day forum was hosted by Paleontological Society of上海后花园女神会所
China, during which seminars, field research and other events will be held.
hinese stocks closed higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 2.1 percent, at 2,883.1 points.
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The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 3.5 percent to close at 1,622.84 points Monday.
Internet search giant Baidu Inc announced on Monday the launch of its cloud serv
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Baidu said its artificial intelligence cloud services have won certification from authorities in Sin
gapore, and has started to provide full-suite cloud services to Chinese internet, online game and financial co上海会所
mpanies which use Singapore as a hub of their global operations. Local Singapore companies are also clients.
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Singapore has been a hub of Chinese companies’ gl
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The Baidu AI cloud has become the fastest cloud service provider in China to achieve quarterly revenues of more than 1 b
illion yuan ($141.9 million), and has become one of the top players in China’s cloud market.上海会所品茶微信
IQiyi, a Beijing-based online streaming video service provider and Baidu’
s online entertainment subsidiary, and Do Global, a world leading mobile internet brand foc
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Baidu AI cloud services are available in multiple regions in the Asia-Pac
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上海419品茶微信The night China Daily visited the shop, and alley that connects the north
ern and southern ends of Sanlitun Village was teeming with people, while in the 700-squ
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t Chinese and many works in English. To attract customers in an area that is popular with tourists it al
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mong Mountains and Streams, an ink-wash painting by Fan Kuan of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).
t just invaluable repositories of Buddhist art, the artifacts also illuminate the historical and cultural interactions a
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Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France
and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese上海后花园
arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba
miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu
上海后花园女神会所es into rubble in 2001 and the international community has been discussing how to restore them ever since.
“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter
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al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.
The cave artifacts depict artistic elements beyond India, and Central and Wes上海后花园
tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.
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Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr
iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.
relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
aves and movie-like presentations that employ the imaging technology of the academy.上海千花网女神会所
“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan
上海千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.
“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”
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Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat
uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.
上海千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo
b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
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ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo
上海千花网rld of Buddhist murals, sculptures and writings located in nearly 500 grottoes. They c
over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Yang’s approach to repairing and preserving the iconic works of art for future genera上海千花网女神会所
tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.
also includes profiles of many fictional animals, in a bid to stoke the imagination.
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arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to
Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W
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A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a
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Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu
m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res
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“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”
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u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
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The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau
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n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave
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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.