Museums are throwing off the shackles of convention and time to pull in the crowds
What does it take to extinguish the fire of curiosity? A few drops of rain, a few gusts of wind or a full-blown typhoon?上海千花坊
Officials of the Shanghai Museum got an answer to those qu
estions when it threw its doors open to the public on the evening of Aug 9.
上海千花坊女神会所Typhoon Lekima, packing winds of 185 km/h, was just a few hours
from making landfall in neighboring Zhejiang province, so many people in Shanghai av
erse to bad weather may well have thought th上海千花坊at this would be a night to stay home.
In the event, more than 700 people chose to brave the rain and strong
winds that Typhoon Lekima brought to the city and visit the Shanghai Museum.
上海千花坊”We made the reservation on the museum WeChat service a week ago,” said Julie Wang, a Shanghai sc
hoolteacher who attended with her daughter and several other parents and children.
“I also thought the rain might keep a lot of people away and it would be less crowded.”上海千花坊女神会所
The parents prepared pamphlets and PowerPoint files on a tablet, teach
ing the children, all preschoolers from a single class, about the exhibition Arts of the G
上海千花坊reat Ocean, Pacific Art Collection from the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques-Chirac in Paris.
Walking among the carved oars, feather masks and wood sculptures, Wang occasionally br
ought to the children’s attention patterns, figures and interesting details in the exhibits.上海千花坊女神会所
“We often see fine arts from China and the West in the museum, but this ex
hibition is quite different and a rare opportunity to see the Pacific art,” Wang said.上海千花坊
Shanghai Museum began to extend its opening hours into th
e evening in 2017 when the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects
上海千花坊女神会所attracted many enthusiastic visitors, who were willing to line up for hours waiting to see it.
“We started opening in the evening on more than 20 days over three months to meet demand,” said Xia Beibei, a member
of the museum staff. Since then the museum has often held “Night of the Museum” events.
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is it’s none of our business. It’s no more our business surely how Hong Kong is governed
than how Saudi Arabia is governed. In the latter case, we accept that,” he argued.上海龙凤419
Last week, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, said in a press con
ference in London that no foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong affairs.
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esponsibility for the current situation in Hong Kong, as selective reporti
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e Gaulle Airport was seized by protesters and had to be c
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Martin Jacques, one of Britain’s best-known Sinologists, recently expressed his views on the
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ina was not being true to democracy. Jacques called it pure “British hypocrisy”.
A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.
This is the first time Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 y上海千花坊
oung musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks’of intensive training in New
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e Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.上海千花坊
In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Cen
ter, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.上海千花坊
The orchestra had an open rehearsal before the concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. And
80 members of the public took part in the rehearsal, many of whom were parents with their school-age children.
上海千花坊女神会所Fourteen-year old Zhao Junhuan who was there with his father swayed in his seat to the rhy
thm of the music. Zhao, who has spent three years learning to play the drums, was impressed with the Am
erican boys’ performance, but said: “I will be able to play as well as them when I am their age”.上海千花坊
Shanghai-based music critic Gu Chao said that the young musicians showed e
xcellent technique that their performance was beyond his expectation. “What
these lacked in experience, they made up with their love for music,” he said.上海千花坊 女神会所”Watching them play I was conv
inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”
Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. And since 2013 the institution has
been bringing together outstanding musicians aged between 16 and 19 to form the NYO-USA, and NYO2, an inten上海千花坊
sive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14 to 17. In 2018, Car
negie Hall launched the NYO Jazz program, celebrating the big band tradition in American jazz music.
This year the 23 young musicians from 16 states in the US, led by acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones and Grammy Award-上海千花坊女神会所
winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling embarked on a tour to China after a concert at the Carnegie Hall.
Speaking about the band, Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie上海千花坊
Hall, said: “The musicians who make up NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster are among the finest jazz players in the nati
on, passionate not only about music, but also dedicated to connecting with people across cultures.
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e of life-changing experiences through unparalleled training wit
h esteemed jazz artists and extraordinary performances of America’s beloved art form aro
und the world as they serve as wonderful musical ambassadors for their country.”
corated in different styles, each selling a unique category including raw tea, milk tea, coffee, al
cohol, desserts, bread and ice cream, according to a company statement sent to China Daily.上海乌托邦
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上海乌托邦品茶微信Experience-driven and new product trials are the defining characteristics of China’s post-1990 pop
ulation, whose desire for instant gratification is shaping up to be the new norm of consumption, said Mich
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original ingredients and ideas-and they need to do it quickly and frequently.”
Huang said unique storefront design and customer experience help stores gain cultural clout.
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raffic still comes from online orders,” she said. “The online ordering app helps strea
mline business but it is the storytelling that gets the tea brand into people’s heads in the first place.”
Even established brands are investing in good stories in the hope of triggering emotional responses from customers. KFC上海乌托邦品茶微信
China recently added skewers and hotpot to their long list of Chinese menu items, wishing to cash in on the burge
oning midnight snacks market that even the government is encouraging in a bid to spur spending.
上海乌托邦Rather than simply placing ads promoting the new offering, KFC used social media to create a buzz. By soliciti
ng and sharing stories related to late-night treats, the firm attracted an emotional response from prospective diners.
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tions-and that goes for storytelling across all media,” Yu from Kantar Worldpanel said.
Co-branding is another effective tool. Coffee chain S.Engine teamed up with e-comme上海乌托邦
rce site Tmall for a brick-and-mortar store to attract attention, while Happy Lemo
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Weibo, China’s most-used microblogging service, which is also a gauge of trending topics online.
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Liye town, Longshan county, Hunan province. The front and back of the slip contain the fo上海千花网女神会所
rmula in Chinese characters, which is believed to be the earliest and most complete such model in the country.
The slip was among some 38,000 bamboo and wooden pieces found in the well and d
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The discovery of these slips, as well as other excavations at the Liye relic site, is deemed on
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It is not only because the Liye slips were 10 times the total number of Qin slips discovered in other parts of China before, but also be
cause the Liye slips bear more than 200,000 characters, documenting the political, economic and social aspects of Liy
上海千花网e life, a riverside military fortress during Qin rule. The relics are helping historians to understand more about the dyn
asty’s bureaucracy and economic systems, as written records about Qin were previously unclear.
After years of decoding and interpreting the information on the slips, researchers from Hunan are n上海千花网女神会所
ow sharing some of their findings about the Qin era with a display of some 175 slips at A Tale of A S
mall Town, an exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing that runs through Sept 6.上海千花网
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n Slips Museum near the relic site. Bamboo and wooden slips were the primary上海千花网女神会所
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own’s past that people today are able to get a bigger picture of the rise and fall of Qin rulers.
Archaeologists and historians view the significance of the Liye slips rivalin
g that of the discovery of Qin’s Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, in 1974.
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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
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
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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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to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
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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.
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und 10:40 pm local time on Saturday inside the Hotel Shahr-e Dubai’s wedding hall when it was full of g
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French President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday for a rare visit.
Macron would welcome Putin at 5:30 pm at his official holiday resi
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cluding US President Donald Trump for the August 24-26 G7 summit in Biarritz.
Topping the meeting would be the situation in Ukraine after Ukrainian President
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The Normandy Four consists of Russian, Ukrainian, Fre
nch and German senior representatives who aim to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. 上海夜生活
Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov said that the dialogue between France and Russia had “intensified” in the recent months an
d that Putin’s visit was the “logical continuation” of his regular contact with Macron.
Alexander Baunov, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, said Macron would be looki 上海夜生活品茶微信
ng for ways to resuscitate the 2015 Minsk cease-fire deal which Paris and Berlin helped broker.
“The main public issue will be reviving the Minsk accords,” Baunov said.
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the garbage sorting and recycling campaign makes headway, providing related compa上海千花坊
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ing to maximize the use of intelligent and cutting-edge technologies in waste disposal.
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elp sort garbage by using artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies.
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Industry body calls on authorities to implement government guidelines
上海千花坊Officials at China’s leading auto industry association are calling for local authoriti
es to implement the central government’s guidelines for boosting car consumption in the wake of ve
hicle sales in the country having fallen for 13 months in a row as of the end of July.
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onths because of a lower comparable base figure from the second half of last year a上海千花坊
nd because of the measures implemented to help with car consumption.
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from 2018 to 26.68 million vehicles. It has also trimmed its forecast for a rise in new ene
rgy vehicle sales to 1.5 million from a forecast of 1.6 million made at the start of the year.
aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h
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nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef
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Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth
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“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in
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For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe
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ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.
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