Yutu 2’s scientific missions include surveying terrain, detecting minerals
China’s Yutu 2 lunar rover has entered its eighth period of dormancy on the moon’s far side and is in上海千花坊
good condition after traveling 271 meters, according to China National Space Administration.
上海千花坊女神会所In a statement sent to China Daily on Thursday, the administration said the rover, China’s second
movable robot on the moon after Yutu, was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on W
ednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e 4 robotic probe.上海千花坊
Before its dormancy, the machine had traveled 271 meters on the lunar surface, more than dou
上海千花坊女神会所ble the distance covered by Yutu, which reached the moon in December 2013 and worked there until July 2016.
The administration said that on the lunar day that just ended, Yutu 2 and Chang’e 4’s lander, wh
ich has also entered a dormancy period, obtained a great deal of scientific data.上海千花坊
A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. During the lunar
night, the temperature falls below minus 180 C, and there is no sunlight to provide power to the probe.
上海千花坊女神会所Chang’e 4 was lifted atop a Long March 3B rocket in early December at the Xi
chang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to make the country’s fourth
lunar exploration and the world’s first expedition to the moon’s far side, which never faces Earth.上海千花坊
The probe made a soft landing on the far side on Jan 3 and then released Yutu
2, the world’s seventh moon rover, and also the first to get to the far side and survey th上海千花坊女神会所
e South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest and deepest known basin in the solar system.
to register in the system, and select the “foreigners for permanent stay in China” option when filling out their information.
Journalists from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, have to select “Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan med上海千花坊女神会所
ia organizations” in the media category and input their specific region in the personal information field.
上海千花坊The time and place for the pickup of media passes will be up
dated on the official website of the expo (www.ciie.org) later.
Last year, around 4,100 journalists from 65 countries and regions covered the inaugural expo上海千花坊
S electric car maker Tesla Inc plans to raise prices in China from
September due to exchange rate uncertainty, according to Reuters on Wednesday.上海千花坊
The change will take effect before Tesla rolls out its first Chin
上海千花坊女神会所ese-made Model 3 vehicles, electric vehicle news website Electrek reported.
The price increase covers all Tesla models currently in the market, and even the Model 3 to be produced at the Gigaf
actory in Shanghai at the end of this year, said a sales representative in a report by The Paper on Thursday.上海千花坊
A person in charge of Tesla China told The Paper that everybody should rely on the company’s official website for specific p
rice information and did not respond to the detailed reasons for the price increase.
上海千花坊女神会所On Tesla China’s official website, there was no change in prices by Friday.
Last month, Tesla just marked down the prices of its Model 3 series, with the highest reduction up to 33,100 yu
an ($4,700). China-made Model 3 vehicles still maintain a starting price of 328,000 yuan.
torment” by revealing what he did with the body after the trial, the heartbroken father said this
“We hope that he suffers for the rest of his life, as he made Yingying suffer in the last moments of her life.”上海千花坊
Although Qixi has flown by, the yearning for an ideal love will never fully stop for China’s young generation.
上海千花坊女神会所Generation Z, today’s youngest group, are those born in and after 1995. They have g
rown up with the internet and are said to be tech-savvy and obsessed with social media.
And now, as they enter adulthood and will soon join the workforce, many wonder about their love philosophies.上海千花坊
Taobao Software and Tantan, the Chinese version of Tinder, issued reports a few days a
上海千花坊女神会所go that may shed light on the habits, desires and outlook of the generation.
Happy singles in movie theaters
According to Taopiaopiao and Dengta professional, two applications developed by Taobao, 29 percent of users born after 1上海千花坊
995 buy only one ticket when seeing a movie, implying most of them are what is known as “single dogs”.
上海千花坊女神会所Although the majority of viewers are not alone at movie theaters, those who cannot find
company won’t miss the opportunity for a few hours of entertainment and relaxation.
The report says most “single” viewers choose to watch a movie durin上海千花坊
g the day instead of the night – more often the dating hours for young lovers.
上海千花坊女神会所It also shows first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai have more viewers who don’t mind watching movies by themselves.
It seems these “single dogs” quite have an enjoyable experience at movie theaters in spite of being alone.
Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided the test-firing of “a newly-developed large-caliber multiple la
上海千花坊unch guided rocket system” on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.
The report said Kim guided the test-firing at the observation post “early in the Friday morning,” without mentioning the site where the test-firing took place.
The test-firing “satisfactorily confirmed the altitude control level flight performance, trac上海千花坊
k changing capability, accuracy of hitting a target and warhead explosion power of the guided ordnance rocket,” said KCNA.
上海千花坊According to the report, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” with the result of the test-firin
g, saying that “another Juche-oriented weapon planned and so desired by the Party has been made.”
Kim also guided the test-firing of the weapon system on Wednesday, when he emphasiz
上海千花坊ed that the system has “a great strategic significance” for boosting the combat capability of the country’s army.
The European Union’s disagreement with the United States over Iran widened when the EU vowed on Thursday to co
ntinue working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the latest US sanctions against him.上海千花坊
The US Treasury Department announced on Wednesday its sanctions on Zarif. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s S
upreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a st
上海千花坊atement. The US put sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 24.
“We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
“From our side, we will continue to work with Mr Zarif as Iran’s most senior diplom
at and in view of the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels,” he said, as quoted by the Agence France-Presse.上海千花坊
The EU has been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actio
n (JCPOA) that was reached in July 2015 by Iran and China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the US. US
上海千花坊President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal last May and reimposed sanctions
on Iran, endangering the implementation of the agreement also endorsed by the UN Security Council.
and 4 high-resolution Earth-observation satellites as well as the weather
上海千花坊女神会所satellite Fengyun 3C－that are available for duties under the charter,” Guo said.
Over the past two weeks, China’s satellites took photographs of flood-stricken region
s in India. China provided those images, together with previously taken pictures of the same places, to the In 上海千花坊
dian Space Research Organization to assist with the neighboring nation’s recent flood relief efforts.
上海千花坊Vivek Singh, a spokesman for the space research group, told Xinhua on Thursday that India appreciated China’s
help in the disaster-relief efforts and that such mutual assistance was a good example of international cooperation.
上海千花坊As of Sunday, the death toll in India’s flood-hit states had risen to more than 200. At least 11 million people have been directly affected.
The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is a worldwide collaboration platform, throug
h which satellite data are made available for the benefit of disaster management. It has 61 contributing satellites operated by 17 c 上海千花坊女神会所
harter members, including the European Space Agency and United States Geological Survey.
上海千花坊China signed the charter in May 2007 and first called for assistance under the charter in July of that year when deva
stating floods ravaged central and eastern parts of the country, according to the China National Space Administration.
To date, China has invoked the charter 24 times and obtained a significant amount of satellite d 上海千花坊女神会所
ata for post-disaster relief efforts, according to information published on the charter’s website.
上海千花坊女神会所The most recent time China activated the charter was in June last year when it asked for as
sistance to monitor a serious forest fire in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
With Tuesday’s victory, von der Leyen has become the first Germ
an commission president since Walter Hallstein served in that post from 1958 to 1967.上海千花坊女神会所
Juncker, also from the EPP, offered his congratulations on Twitter, saying: “This job is a
上海千花坊huge responsibility and a challenge. I am sure you will make a great President.”
European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet: “Congratulations [email protected] Congratulations Europe.”
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will succeed Tusk on Dec 1, said on Twitter that h上海千花坊
e looked forward to cooperating closely with the institutions for the future of Europe. “Let’s work togeth
er in the interest of all Europeans,” Michel said. The post included a photo of him shaking hands with von der Leyen.
上海千花坊女神会所Von der Leyen, a mother of seven, had the backing of her own EPP as well as the cent
er-left Socialists and Democrats and the liberal Renew Europe party, the three major pol
itical forces in the European Parliament. But many of the members also vowed to vote against her.上海千花坊
The Greens and some left-wing and right-wing parties were the most vocal in opposing her nomination.
Ska Keller, co-leader of the Greens, offered her congratulations after the announcement of the vote result. But in a tweet af
上海千花坊女神会所ter von der Leyen’s opening speech in the morning, Keller said: “Nice speech by @vonderleye
n. But beyond nice words, nothing concrete on #climate, #searescue, #ruleoflaw, #leadcandidates. How exactly is she pla
nning to put the words into action? Concrete proposals would have been good.”上海千花坊
During the morning speeches, many members of the European Parliament delivered scath
ing remarks about von der Leyen, challenging her in everything from clim
上海千花坊女神会所ate change and defense to Brexit and the divide between Eastern and Western Europe.
Monika Vana, an Austrian MEP of the Greens, blasted von der Leyen’s argument for more military spending. “A majori
ty of the EU citizens do not see defense as a priority; they see health, environmental issues上海千花坊女神会所
and education as a priority. That’s what this majority of citizens wants,” she said.
With his stage adaptation of Lao She’s classic novella This Life of Mine, actor-director Fang Xu continues to celebrate the work of the renowned author, Chen Nan reports.
上海千花坊He is a low-ranking policeman, born and raised in Beijing. He has waited for years to become the head of his local police station but is replaced by a new policeman. He gets married but his wife runs away with his best friend. Soon after, he is sent to work in a small town, where he is later told that his son has died.
It’s the story of Fuhai, the protagonist of This Life of Mine, a novella by renowned Chinese writer Lao She (1899-1966), which was published in 1937.上海千花坊
The novella chronicles the life story of Fuhai which is set against the backdrop of the late Qi
ng Dynasty (1644-1911). It was adapted into a monologue of the same name by actor-director Fang上海千花坊女神会所
Xu and premiered at the Central Academy of Drama, from where Fang graduated in 2011.
Enlisting Shu Yi, the son of Lao She, as a consultant, Fang directed and performed the monologu
e himself, before embarking on a nationwide tour with around 60 shows after its debut.上海千花坊
To mark the 120th anniversary of Lao She’s birth this year, Fang decided to revive the
work for the stage on July 27 and 28 at the Capital Theater in Beijing following a three-year hiatus.
“Back in 2011, when I discussed the idea of turning This Life of Mine into a monologue, my colleagues were not really s上海千花坊女神会所
ure about the idea since it was a challenge to tell a man’s life story onstage within the space of 100 minutes all on my ow
n, “recalls the 53-year-old Beijing native. “But I was insistent and it turned out to be the right decision.上海千花坊女神会所
Fuhai tells his life story in a humorous way despite all the suffering and sorrow. He is hopeful about his life, but always ends u
p disappointed. Lao She is sympathetic toward Fuhai, as well as to the suffering of many other poor people livi
ng through those chaotic years,” Fang adds. “What makes this story interesting is that it still works today. When we look ba
ck at our own lives, we, like Fuhai, try to remain positive even when bad things happen.”
After watching Fang’s monologue at its premiere at the Central Academy of Drama in 2011, Shu Yi sa
id: “It’s one of the best adaptations of my father’s works. Fang’s adaptation is loyal to the spirit of his novella.”
Born as Shu Qingchun to a Manchu family in Beijing in 1899, Lao She is best known f
or his vivid descriptions of ordinary life, especially of poor people, which reflect the social reality of the time.
His precise depictions of local hutong life sparkle with his unique sense of humor and the raw dialect of the capital.
Lao She’s novels, including Rickshaw Boy and Four Generations Under One Roof, and his plays, such as Long Xu Gou (Dra
gon Beard Ditch) and Teahouse, have earned him the reputation as a literary master worldwide.
nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also promote
上海千花坊s one of the country’s most popular outdoor musical events, the Strawberry Music Festival, whi
ch was launched in Beijing by the company in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.
“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” says the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band in 1990 while he was studying rada上海千花坊
r engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But the most important thing was that when I learned to play guitar I wanted to explore more be
autiful sounds of the instruments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”
Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a
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One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerg
ing live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.
live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.
School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.
“We wanted to have a place to enjoy music and drink together so we decided to l上海千花坊品茶微信
aunch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”
As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the l
ive bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.
“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.上海千花坊品茶微信
Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and gained a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.
“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 fol
lowers on their Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the n
atural charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.
n our cities, whe上海千花坊品茶微信re more than half the world’s population now lives and 70 percent of GDP is cre
ated, to ensure they are places where we can live, breathe, move safely and be productive,” Stern said.
The G20 nations must lead by example on this imperative, Stern said, and especially the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China.
“China is demonstrating leadership through its significant investments in zero-carbon energy, particularly rene
wable power,” he said. “China’s support for solar power has directly contributed to the astonishingly rapid fall in
he production costs of panel units, making it now the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world.”
Stern also noted that China can provide even greater leadership through the Belt and Road Initiative if it e
ncourages the application of robust sustainability tests to investments in new infrastructure in partner countries.