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The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 3.5 percent to close at 1,622.84 points Monday.
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Singapore has been a hub of Chinese companies’ gl
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Baidu AI cloud services are available in multiple regions in the Asia-Pac
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But, it’s also true that human capability is far in excess of robots, so we need that.
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Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y
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during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.
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The logistics services in China have become more en上海千花坊女神会所
vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla
ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.
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es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com
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stration of China said that efforts will be made to increase the transfer capacity of airports in the Guangdong-Hong K
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adagascar, a journey of 2,574 kilometers that took 155 days.Dykes is already thinking about his next a
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oor residents out of poverty, with an annual average of 13.73 milli
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Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquar
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all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.
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ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.上海千花坊
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cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.
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relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
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上海千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.
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Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat
uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.
上海千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo
b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
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ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo
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over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
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tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.
also includes profiles of many fictional animals, in a bid to stoke the imagination.
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Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W
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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
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u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
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n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.