His music is based on the connection between his root

ots as an ethnic Puyuma and American blues.For American director and writer Kurt Paul MacCarley, the Chi

nese violin concerto Butterfly Lovers not only took him through a beautiful and sad love stor

y but has also inspired him to collaborate with Chinese musicians for his new movie Shanghai Cinderella.

“I cried in my heart. It was very emotional,” MacCarley said after watching the show on Friday.

“We are casting (for) the new movie. The music solo inspired me tonight to make this music collaboration.”

The concerto, performed by renowned Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing, illustrates the folktale of

the star-crossed lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, known as the “Chinese Romeo and Juliet”.

He left the music scene in the 1980s to help found non-profit organizations to protect the rig

hts of Taiwan aborigines. When he returned to the music scene with a single, entitled In a Flash, in 2005, the

singer-songwriter won both the Best Lyricist and Best Song of the Year Golden Melody Awards a year later.

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In separate statements 上海后花园女神会所he announcemen

spokespersons st上海后花园女神会所ressed that the central government supports, respects and understands the SAR government’s decision.

Tam Yiu-chung, an HKSAR member of the Standing Committee of the

National People’s Congress, said suspending the extradition law legislation is a positive mo

ve by the government in response to public sentiment calling for more time for discussion.

By doing so, Lam has shown sincerity, he said. And he hop

es the public will understand and support the government’s decision.

Barrister Ronny Tong Ka-wah, who is also a member of the HKSAR’s Ex

ecutive Council, a top policy advisory body to the SAR’s chief executive, said the gove

rnment’s decision to suspend the extradition law revision at this point is appropriate.

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This has seriously violated relevant laws and regula

tions of China’s express industry and harmed the legitimate rights of Chinese clients, so the Chinese au

thorities decided to launch the investigation, Ma Junsheng, the bureau head, said in a statement on its website on Sunday.

“The fundamental rule of express services is that the service provider must deliver parcels to

designated addresses and receivers. Postal service administrators have the right to look into any

violations,” he said without mentioning the names of the clients that lodged complaints.

On Saturday, China announced that FedEx was put under investi

gation after Huawei Technologies Co claimed that FedEx, without providing any detailed expl

anation, diverted two parcels postmarked from Japan and destined for company addresses in China to the US. Th

e Chinese telecommunications equipment maker also said FedEx attempted

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Since agricultural products account for a relatively smal

ll percentage of China’s total exports to the US, the tariff hike is expected to have a limited impact on its overall trade. But Chi

na’s export of textiles, chemicals, daily necessities and some other products will be affected. Yet the effect of the h

igher tariffs would be somewhat offset due to the ratio of foreign capital and value-added goods in China’s foreign trade.

In terms of product category, the tariffs are targeted at intermediate and capital goods. Intermediate prod

ucts, capital goods, and consumer goods account for 51 percent, 32 percent and 17 percent of t

he $250 billion of Chinese goods on which the US has imposed higher tariffs (the US had already slapped higher tari

ffs of $50 billion of Chinese goods last year). And since 29 percent of consumer goods, 39 percent of capital goods and 74 perce

nt of intermediate products face higher tariffs, intermediate products will be the most affected by the US tariffs.

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If they were with a strong and experienced team they

would have likely been fine, but with minimal support, once something goes wrong it’s tough to get back on course,” Madison told Reuters.

Mount Everest can also be climbed from Tibet and casualties have been reported from there this season too.

 China overwhelmed Japan 3-0 to win the record 11th title of the Sudirman Cup here Sunday afternoon.

Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, the World Championships 2018 winners, awarded China th

e opening point in the men,s doubles by beating Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 21-18, 21-10 in 54 minutes.

Then, the 3rd-ranked Chen Yufei rallied from one game down to turn the t

ide for the hosts, winning the women’s singles 17-21, 21-16 and 21-17 in one hour and 21 m

inutes against 4th-ranked Akane Yamaguchi who took the last six points in a row to take the first game.

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Huawei’s workers tell their stories of resilience, solidarity

A public letter titled “We, the Huawei people” from telecom giant Huawei detailing its employee

s’ personal stories of solidarity and resilience amid restrictions from the United States, went viral on Chinese social media on Friday.

The letter was published by Xinsheng Shequ, Huawei’s official employee community platform, on i

ts Sina Weibo account on Thursday. As of Friday afternoon, the letter has received more than 190 million reads.

Chinese netizens have flooded the comment sections of Huawei’s social media platf

orms as well as news outlets that have reported on the letter, many leaving the message: “Huawei, fight on.”

The letter is a collection of short stories submitted by anonymous

Huawei employees depicting how their lives have subtly changed after the US last week put H

uawei and its affiliates on an “Entity List”, which restricts the sale or transfer of US technologies to the company.

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mers eat at a hotpot restaurant in Wuhan, capital of Hubei

In addition, a thread on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like comments platfor

m, titled “eating alone” contains 226,000 posts and has garnered 290 million hits.

In 2017, WithEating Magazine, a Chinese foodie journal, started its Eati

ng Alone channel on Bilibili, a popular video-sharing website. To date, the channel, wh

ich has 52 episodes explaining how to prepare meals for one, has attracted more than 200 million hits.

In February, the magazine published a book of the same name, listing 65 recipes for dishes ranging fr

om desserts to foreign cuisine, such as roasted ribs, the Korean favorite bibimbap and seafood curry.

To many people’s surprise, it became a best-seller. “We didn’t expect the book to sell so we

ll. We didn’t print enough copies initially,” the magazine said on its Weibo account last month.

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Liu’s article was published in Qiushi Journal, a flagship m

magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a

re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.

Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.

Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp

anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea

d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.

“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this

round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma

rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.

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The danger here lies in the fact that excessively low

growth targets, based on excessively low estimates of potential growth, lead to lower actual growth. Fo

r an economy the size of China’s, a difference of even 1 percentage point has a huge impact on welfare.

Many economists would counter that a conservative growth target is useful-or even necessary-to create space for struct

ural adjustment. But this claim is unconvincing. Reducing China’s excessive reliance on investment in real es

tate-one of the economy’s most serious structural problems-does not necessarily require a reduction in FAI gro

wth, let alone GDP growth. Nor is slower GDP growth a prerequisite for improving financial stability.

China must pursue as high a growth rate as possible

In my view, because no one is sure what exactly China’s potential growth rate is, the best strategy is to try to achieve as high a g

rowth rate as possible, so long as it doesn’t worsen inflation and hinder structural adjustment.

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The meeting on Sunday decided on further steps to

 identify unwarranted certification items for abolition and list all certification items deemed ne

cessary. At the same time, work to establish a pre-commitment qualification system will be intensified.

“The reform of the qualification system is part and parcel of our efforts to build a credit-based society. Without a fully fledg

ed credit-based society, our business environment will not see significant improvements,” Li said.

It was decided at the meeting that the practice of pre-commitment of qualification will be piloted in 13 pro

vinces and municipalities, including Tianjin, Liaoning, Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan and Shaanxi, and in five mi

nistries-the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Minist

ry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Transport.

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