So I followed that advic上海千花坊rt because of th

the empty patriotism associated with the US flag. Now my stomach turns when I see it flown alongside calls to “liberate” Ho

ng Kong — do they want the “liberation” Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Honduras and Haiti got? — so I can’t im上海千花坊

agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

Not all flags are created equal. There’s a reason the flag of Nazi Germany is only flown by the most hateful people on the planet; t上海千花坊品茶微信

hat symbol has been rightfully shunned. Yet an equally noxious banner gets unfurled by myopic protesters — let’s not f

orget the millions of Indians killed in the Bengal famine engineered under British rule — and no one bats an eye.上海千花坊

Without a real reckoning with the past, this kind of ignorant spectacle is doomed to repeat

itself. I can’t be the only one who wants the sad, sordid cycle to end once and for all.上海千花坊品茶微信

The author is a copy editor with chinadaily.com.cn.

The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.

The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less remained the same as last yea上海千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102 last year, moving in to the top 100 this year while Jiaozuo f

rom the same province dropping out, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.

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e nation’s GDP, 1.2 percentage points higher than that of the same period last year, the report, based on economic st

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Six cities witnessed their GDP exceeding 1 trillion yuan上海千花坊品茶微信

in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

d by Beijing (1.52 trillion yuan), Shenzhen (1.21 trillion yuan) and Guangzhou (1.18 trillion yuan).

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British switched tacti上海会所ng for the carrot more

 frequently than the stick. Though it used a lighter touch in administ

ration after World War II — and this approach had limits; see above — Britain never went so fa上海会所品茶微信

r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t

上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.

Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being

ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi

th the hundreds killed in protests under British rule. What’s more, even limited improvements in governance w上海会所品茶微信

ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se

riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su

rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所

But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po

pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi

s led to a sort of Stockholm Syndrome, where despite being occupiers the British were looked upon more fav上海会所品茶微信

orably as time passed. Sovereignty and self-determination were sacrificed at the altar of getti

ng ahead in a notoriously unequal system, where class divisions only grew more and more pronounced.上海会所

Long-standing inequalities with deep roots in the colonial period are now blamed by nostalgics on post-handover adm

inistration, and this misplaced blame is amplified by bad actors with an axe to grind. Thes上海会所品茶微信

e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th

ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.

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rate such atrocious, violent acts. Hong Kong will slide into the abyss if such acts of terror are allow

ed,” the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR said in a statement.上海419

The most urgent and common aspiration of the Hong Kong p

ublic is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office added.

上海419The past weekend saw illegal protests on Hong Kong Island, in K

owloon and the New Territories, as protesters adopted hit-and-run tactics.

A total of 149 people were arrested for taking part in the illegal protest上海419

s and suspicion of committing violent acts over the weekend, according to the police.

上海419女神会所Fifteen of them were classified as “extreme violent rioters”. They w

ere arrested in relation to the protests in Causeway Bay on Sunday night. Police sa

id they classified the 15 suspects because they had allegedly used “lethal weapons”.上海419

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Meanwhile, around 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s remaining

上海419女神会所flights after thousands of protesters swarmed the main terminal building for a fourth day, the

biggest disruption yet to the major aviation hub since demonstrations began in early June.

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Chan Fan said in a news conference that the unlawful assembly will lead to en

ormous losses, damaging the economy and the livelihoods of airport staff, he said.

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ng, center, talks with vi上海会所 US President Richa

Messages and signals had been going back and forth between the two countries for more than two years.

In an interview with Time magazine in October 1970, Nixon s上海会所品茶微信

aid: “If there is anything I want to do before I die, it is to go to China. If I don’t, I want my children to.”

In March 1971, Washington ended all restrictions on the use of US passports for travel to the Chinese mainland.上海会所

In April that year, Nixon terminated the 20-year embargo on trade between the two n

上海会所ations. He also ordered new steps to be taken to ease currency and shipping controls placed on China.

At a news conference on April 29, 1971, Nixon said he expected to visit China sometime in some capacity.

He added that he hoped to contribute to “a policy in which we can have a new relationship” with China.上海会所品茶微信

In August 1970, Chairman Mao Zedong invited the US writer Edgar Snow to Bei

上海会所jing, and on Oct 1, Mao placed Snow next to him on the reviewing stand at the pa

rade celebrating the 21st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In December that year, in an interview with Snow, Mao said China was c上海会所

onsidering allowing US citizens of all political persuasions to visit the country. Whe

n Snow asked whether a rightist such as Nixon, who represented the “monopoly capitalists”, would be allowed to v

isit, Mao said he would be happy to talk to Nixon, whether he came as president or as a tourist.上海会所

Snow’s interview appeared in Life magazine in April 1971.

上海会所品茶微信Nixon recalled in his book that it was now public knowledge that Mao would welcome him to Beijing.

China and the US moved closer to negotiations after largely not communicating with each other for 20 years.

According to Nixon’s memoirs, his administration atte上海会所

mpted to find an intermediary who could “pass word directly to Beijing”.

When Nixon visited Pakistan in July 1969, he told President Yahya Khan that the

U上海会所S had decided to try to normalize relations with China, and asked for his help as an intermediary.

The Pakistani leader said his country would do anything it could

to help, but added, “Old enemies do not easily become new friends.” When Khan visited th上海会所品茶微信

e White House in October 1970, Nixon used their meeting to establish the so-called Yahya Channel.

During a visit to Romania in 1969, Nixon also talked with Presid

ent Nicolae Ceausescu about the need for a new Sino-US relationship.上海会所品茶微信

Nixon’s toast at a dinner in Romania was the first occasion on which a US president had intentionally referred to Ch

ina by its official name, the People’s Republic of China, rather than Communist China.

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The 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for

Juliet“. The photographer’s project, which involves actr上海千花网女神会所

esses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the inter

上海千花网section of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.

The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to presen

t the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each th上海千花网女神会所

rough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

上海千花网Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth an

d the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Stew

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Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am stil

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 The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, the fi

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The projectiles, presumed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, wer

e launched at 5:34 am and 5:50 am local time each from the DPRK’s eastern coa上海千花网

stal city of Hamhung in South Hamgyong province into its eastern waters.

They flew about 400 km at an altitude of some 48 km and a maximum speed of Mach 6.1 or higher.上海千花网女神会所

The JCS said in a statement that it saw a high possibility for the DPRK’s additional proj

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ned forces of the ROK and the United States launched their joint military exercises.上海千花网女神会所

The ROK-US joint military drills kicked off on Monday, and were scheduled to last for about 10 more days.

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Certainly, you see ge上海夜生活ne passion among the yo

ung people for Dunhuang when they visit it,” Zhao said.Ma Jingna contributed to this story.

上海夜生活女神会所The Amazon River, which flows through Peru, Colombia and Brazil, has been a pe

rmanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted by the Diego Portales U上海夜生活

niversity here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

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permanent source of inspiration for China’s Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan.

The river is present throughout his work, Mo Yan said this week in a speech at a conference hosted上海夜生活

by the Diego Portales University here in Santiago on Tuesday, with the theme of “Rivers and my literature,”

上海夜生活As a child, Mo Yan thought the stream that ran behind his home in China was the bigge

st in the world, till he was older to realize it was actually a “minor” river even in China.

Some of them even express interest in working at the academy, set in a上海夜生活女神会所

serene, tranquil compound on the edge of the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert, he said.

“Once you get to see Dunhuang art and really understand it, you will like it. We need to e上海夜生活

ncourage and tap that interest, to attract talent to take our development to the next stage.”

上海夜生活女神会所he 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi entitled “Looking for Juliet”. The photographer’s project, which involves actre

sses and singers of different cultures and countries, takes its cue from the Shakespearean drama and the in

tersection of love, strength, youth and beauty embodied by its female protagonist.上海夜生活

The protagonists of “Looking for Juliet” were invited by the photographer to pre

sent the role of Juliet in an ideal casting session that sees them act, pose, sing; each t上海夜生活女神会所

hrough their own emotion, art form, personality, character and interpretation of the role.

Roversi chose nine personalities to interpret the role of Juliet. They include the British actors Claire Foy, Mia Goth and

the British actor and activist Emma Watson, the American actors Indya Moore, Yara Shahidi and Kristen Ste

wart, the Chinese singer Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), the Spanish singer Rosalia, and the Franco-Italian artist Stella Roversi.

Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, Roversi says of his calendar: “I am sti

ll searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life. Because Juliet is a dream”.

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The book, despite its t上海龙凤419 History in the Pa

 also includes profiles of many fictional animals, in a bid to stoke the imagination.

Parents who take their children to visit the Palace Museum are often bomb上海龙凤419女神会所

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

上海龙凤419ho are friendly and which are vicious. Perhaps the book can help parents answer these questions.”

A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a

flying horse with dragon’s wings called longma, and the dragon-like marine animal called jiaolong.上海龙凤419女神会所

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

上海龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.

“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”

If it rains heavily on this Wednesday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhin上海龙凤419女神会所

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

上海龙凤419stival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This year it falls on Wednesday, August 7.Folklore Story

As the story goes, once there was a cowherd, Niulang, who lived with his elder brother and sister-in-law. But she disl

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One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear

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The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau

ghter and their happy life was held up as an example for hundreds of years in China.

Yet in the eyes of the Jade Emperor, the Supreme Deity in Taoism, marriage betwee上海龙凤419女神会所

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

上海龙凤419n. Driven by Niulang’s misery, the cow told him to turn its hide into a pair of shoes after it died.

He adds that if things like the somewhat vague portrayal of some a

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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.

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The blacklisting will be上海419ed by the administrat

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上海419the regulation shows the country’s efforts and determination to clean up cyberspace.

Wang said he regarded the regulation as an “upgraded version” of rules previously made by the adm上海419品茶微信

inistration, adding that the blacklist is urgently needed and necessary to improving the online environment.

上海419″In the past, the administration often launched campaigns agains

t online violations and named violators, but some website operators and service suppliers d

idn’t take it seriously, because the administrative punishments were not strong enough to affect their businesses,” he said.上海419品茶微信

“But the situation, I believe, will change, if the blacklist regulation, a bigger threat, takes effect.”

Zhu Wei, an associate professor at China University of Political Science and Law, applauded the regulation

上海419seeing it as a new step by the administration to manage cyberspace by rule of law and ensure honesty online.

“I’m glad that the current version identifies those who disregard business morality as ‘d

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ompetitive reasons – are often seen and not good for the business environment,” he added.

Wang said the blacklist is reasonable.

“When enterprises realize they could miss opportunities and lose out on developments上海419

in the next three years of this internet era, they will strictly abide by rules and regulate their operations,” he said.

上海419品茶微信Efforts to build an honest cyberspace have expanded in recent years. In December 2018, for instance, e-co

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China’s online platforms that offer a multitude of services are expected to con上海419

tinue robust growth as the government has pledged more facilitating measures.

At the latest executive meeting of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, a

uthorities vowed another raft of measures to beef up the growth of the sector.上海419品茶微信

Analysts believe these will help upgrade the industry and consumption, deep

en the supply-side structural reform and promote the establishment of a strong domestic market.

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Yet intercultural comm娱乐地图is impossible witho

ut intercultural education. As John Dewey put it,” … education is

娱乐地图女神会所a regulation of the process of coming to share in the social consciousness; and that the ad

justment of individual activity on the basis of this social consciousness is the only sure method of social reconstruction.”娱乐地图

Therefore, to prepare the young generation to act as competent global citizens of

a community with a shared future for mankind, we have to sow in their hearts and minds the seeds of em

娱乐地图女神会所pathy, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, which will enable the community to constantly grow and flourish.

As I understand it, intercultural education is not one course, nor a-once-and-for-all effort. It should be

integrated into day-by-day classroom teaching and extracurricular activities from the kindergarten through elementary and hi娱乐地图

gh school to the institutions of higher education, so it becomes a life-long pursuit of every global citizen.

娱乐地图女神会所So, as Mother Teresa put it, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin.”

State Council executive meeting chaired by Li says consumption will be buoyed

China will take more measures, including improving services for people’s dail娱乐地图

y lives and encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better mee

娱乐地图女神会所t the need for consumer sector upgrades to further unleash the potential of domestic demand.

The decision was made on Wednesday at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

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ut more ways to spur business activities and provide greater convenience to consumers,” Li said.

It was noted at the meeting that, in response to the trends in commercial transf

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Tourist safety behind cro上海楼凤moveview of Taipei

Given the current climate of cross-Straits relations, the Chinese mainla

上海楼凤nd suspended issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan on Thursday. What do

es the move suggest? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:

上海楼凤女神会所DPP should stop splittist activities

Taiwan witnessed rapid growth in tourist arrivals from the mai

nland in the eight years before Tsai Ing-wen became the island leader in 2016.

Individual travel to Taiwan was first permitted for residents of Beijin

上海楼凤女神会所g, Shanghai and Xiamen, Fujian province, in 2011 when cross-Straits relations were goo

d thanks partly to Ma Ying-jeou being the Taiwan leader. The arrangement was extended to 47 mainland cities over the fol

上海楼凤lowing three years. As a result, mainland tourist arrivals in Taiwan peaked at more than 4 million in 2015.

But tourist arrivals began dropping after Tsai took office, because she and her Democratic Progressive Party refused to rec

ognize the 1992 Consensus that there is only one China, which soured cross-Straits relations.上海楼凤女神会所

Mainland visitors-a large number of whom are individual travelers-account for ab

out a quarter of Taiwan’s total tourist arrivals, so the new curbs could rattle the island’s tourism industry and上海楼凤

hurt the broader economy. If the situation continues to worsen, the system for mai

上海楼凤nland tourists to apply for group travel to the island might also be affected in the foreseeable future.

But ignoring the mainland’s huge contribution to the island’s tou

rism sector prosperity and economic growth, Tsai and the DPP have more brazenly p上海楼凤女神会所

ushed forward their “Taiwan independence” agenda without thinking that, by fur

上海楼凤ther straining cross-Straits relations, they are compromising the well-being of Taiwan compatriots.

Besides, without any evidence to prove their outrageous claim, Tsai

and her fellow DPP leaders accused the mainland of sending spies and interferi上海楼凤女神会所

ng in the local elections last year, which put the safety of mainland individual travelers at risk.

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