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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.
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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.
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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.
Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status
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cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International
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ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte
d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦
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rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.
上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.
Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da
ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦
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Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho
ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”
irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th
e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦
The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree
上海乌托邦品茶微信r, sheds light on the Nixon administration’s behind-the-scenes decisions for dealing with a then-isolated China.
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nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.
“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers
上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in
ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com
munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦
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The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.
Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h
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The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w
ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦
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Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l
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g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.
In order to maximize the display of Gaia and the “moon persp
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oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.
“We have long been conveying the spirit of mankind’s constant desire for exploration. We now hope to let people experi上海乌托邦品茶微信
ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag
er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”
When visitors enter the “Discovery station”, they first have to go through an artistic recreation of the u上海乌托邦
niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.
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Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信
ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po
pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.
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ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.
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ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based
entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha
n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.
On Wednesday, Dutch and Belgian meteorological services recorde
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alle for two hours, with some of the carriages in the dark inside a tunnel and others outside in the sun.
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rom Rotterdam told the BBC. “We’re happy to be off the train, where it’s 15 C less.”
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eaking records in France this week with more than 80 regions on orange heatwave alert, says Meteo France.
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er conditions”, urged passengers to delay trips, offered them refunds and said its h
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The speed and extent of current global warming exceeds any similar event in the past 2,000 years, a new study says. Sc
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cting different parts of the world at different times. By comparison, human-caused cli
mate change affected 98 percent of the globe simultaneously through the 20th century, the research says.
With the summer vacation fast approaching, a number of coming-of-age dramas are fl
ooding to TV channels and streaming sites in a bid to grab youngsters’ attention.上海乌托邦品茶微信
So far, the biggest hits include Unrequited Love, a 24-episode series about an ordinary girl who has a secret crush on a top student.
上海乌托邦Adapted from the namesake best-selling novel written by Liu Wanhui, perhaps better known by her pseu
donym, Bayue Chang’an, Unrequited Love has garnered a score of 8.6 points out of 10 on the streaming site Tencent Video.
Put Your Head on My Shoulder is another example that reflects the rising popularity of youth-oriented romance dramas.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Adapted from a best-selling novel written by Zhao Qianqian, the heartwarming story chronicles the chaos caused when a bumbl
上海乌托邦ing young graduate confused about her future and a genius physics student end up accidentally living together.
The drama has recently obtained an 8 points out of 10 score on Douban, making it the highest-ranked in its genre on the site.
series Blowing in the Wind about a university mountaineering club has just been released on livestreaming site Youku.
Thai actor Chanon Santinatornkul, 23, who is known for the 2017 Thai film Bad Genius, leads the cast of the TV series.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Santinatornkul showed up at a fan meeting in Beijing on July 2
, sharing his stories of filmingBlowing in the Wind, together with director Li Bingqiang.
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“And even though the temperature was nearly 40 C when we f
ilmed, all the actors worked very hard to overcome the hot weather,” says Li.
a national television station in Thailand, is broadcasting Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a 1994 hit historical drama, on i
ts 2HD channel in prime time. The 84-episode show, which started on Monday, will run on weekdays this summer.
The rerun is part of the celebrations on the Thailand side to mark
the 44th anniversary of the establishment of China-Thailand diplomatic ties.
The 1994 show, dubbed into Thai by MVTV 25 years ago, was a runaway success in the country and many chara
cters in the show, like Liu Bei, Cao Cao and Zhuge Liang, have become household names in Thailand.
There is another 上海乌托邦品茶微信 section in the exhibition where people can paint or draw and
then have their works scanned and the digital versions shown on a screen. In another sect
ion of the exhibition, people can put on virtual reality headsets to “visit” the places where Van Gogh worked.
Beijing is the first Chinese city where the exhibition is being held, Iacampo says, but the company hopes to take the show to Sh
anghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou, and details are to be confirmed with local exhibition providers.
The Large Dragon postage stamps, issued by the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) govern
ment in 1878, marked the beginning of the modern postal service in China, hence the treasured status and hig
h value of such stamps among philatelists－collectors who specialize in postage stamps.
According to Sun Jiangtao, artist and vice-president of the All-China Philatelic Federa
tion, less than 20 complete sets of Large Dragon stamps now exist around the world.
inese close-fitting dress cheongsam, also known as qipao, and its buttons.
Freshly baked cranberry scones, two glasses of rose wine and two cups of coffee with foam lattes in a 3D effect, which
can be shaped according to favorite photos provided by guests, are also part of the afternoon tea set.
Guests can add an extra 200 yuan ($30) for a The Palace Gift swallow necklace and ear
ring set, which is a hefty cut from the original price of 699 yuan, according to the hotel.
In addition to this meticulously crafted afternoon treat, a display of The Palace Gift’s Ma
rriage Jewelry Series, co-organized by the two parties, is being held on the hotel’s first floor.
According to the jewelry brand, it takes eight important moments of li
fe – birth, becoming an adult, starting university, getting married, birthdays, moving into a new h