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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

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 live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.

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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.

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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.

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According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r

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Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro

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nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.

It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.

“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu

ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.

“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da

mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo

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A senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business envi

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ection, and new protection mechanisms have already taken shape in the country,” he said in a written reply.

He believes China will step up its efforts in protecting the intellectual prope

rty rights of foreign investors, following the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law.

Asked about his take on the China-US trade dispute, Liu said: “Although we have seen many uncertainties concerning the tra

de dynamics between China and the US, we still believe in the potential and vitality of trade and investment markets.”

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border e-commerce for the first time, in order to panoramically present the Chinese industrial business chain.

The exhibition includes four main areas – an importer area, exporter area, integrated service provider area and international area.

Chen Haiquan, head of Guangdong Asia-Pacific E-commerce Research Institute, said cross-border e-commerce is considered an important engine of China’s innovation-driven development.

he ongoing 13th China International SME Fair, which is being held from Oct 10 to 27 in Guang

zhou, has organized four industrial exhibitions for visitors and professional buyers both from home and abroad.

Energy Conservation ExhibitionDate and Location: Oct 10-13; Poly World Trade Center Expo

Energy-saving and emission-reduction projects are endowed with even higher and new requirements in 2016, the beginning of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). The E

nergy Conservation Exhibition, held annually, is the largest and most influential gala of its kind in Guangdong province. This year’s event provided 280 international-standard booths in an area of more than 5,600 square meters.

Textile and Apparel Exhibition

Date and Location: Oct 10-13; Poly World Trade Center Expo Along with the advancement of science and technology, and the flourishing development of internet plus industries, traditional garment com

panies have in recent years grown more interested in a new and vibrant sector – smart clothing. This year’s Textile and Apparel Ex

hibition set up a specific exhibition area for smart clothing, in a bid to help integrate both the up – and downstream of the industrial chain.

Smart Building Materials and Home Decorations Fair

Date and Location: Oct 16-20; Guangzhou International Sourcing Center To help companies start and expand export trade globally, thi

s year’s Smart Building Materials and Home Decorations Fair will gather worldwide purchasing resources and work with professional financi

al institutions to provide a one-stop integrated export service, which includes customs clearance, foreign exchange and tax reimbursement, as well as sea, air and land logistics.

Intelligent Manufacturing and Equipment Exhibition

Date and Location: Oct 24-27; Guangzhou International Sourcing Center This year’s Intelligent Manufacturing and Equipment Exhibition set up 600 international-standard booths in an area of 17,500 square meters. It is expected to attra

ct 300 exhibitors and over 60,000 professional visitors. There are 66 medical service institutions in the area, including two top level public hospitals.

It has also become one of few Chinese industries that can lead the world.

According to a related leaders summit held on Oct 11, the volume of China’s cross-border e-commerce transactions reached 5.4 trillion yuan in 2015, up 28.6 perc

ent year-on-year. As of June this year, the volume reached 2.6 trillion yuan, up 30 percent over the same period last year.

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The UAE delegation will comprise some 75 SMEs from a broad range of sectors: agriproducts, trade and retail, innovation, technology, hospitality, industries and manufacturing. These will cover a total exhibition area of 800 square meters, said Rahma Alshamsi, UAE consul general in Guangzhou.

A number of countries – including Bulgaria, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, Laos and Myanmar – have shown great interest in co-hosting the fair in the future and will hold talks with the organizers during the event, He said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, which co-hosted the fair last year, has agreed to take the role for the next five years starting from this year. He said the move would give impetus to the consistent development of SMEs across the globe.

Zhang Linhe, head of the business unit in the Ofice of Japan External Organization in Gua

ngzhou, told the briefing that 29 companies from a variety of industries – including food, beauty products, fashion and

metalware – would join the Japanese delegation. Zhang said 17 of these are new to the event.

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hina’s real estat上海楼凤品茶微信e market is expected to usher in a new period of adj

ustment during the second half of this year, Economic Information Daily reported.

Adhering to the policy that “houses are for living, not for speculation”, local governments have kept differentiated poli

cies based on local conditions, and made obvious achievement in tightening control of the real estate market.

The market saw pickup in March and April. However, it didn’t gather en

ough momentum and showed some signs of cooling down in May, Wang Yeqiang, a rese

archer with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said in a signed article published by the newspaper.

Last month’s data also indicated the rebound is not stable, W

ang said, adding that the market is likely to enter a new period of adjustment.

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ding officials w上海夜生活品茶微信ho are clean, responsible and loyal to the Party.

Xi called for improving the oversight system of the Party to exercise strict discipline in cases of misconduct and allo

wing deserving Party members and leading officials to exercise initiative and creativity to make new achievements.

He stressed that staying true to the founding mission of the Party depends mainly on leading officials at various lev

els, particularly senior officials, and urged them to take the lead in the ongoing education campaign.

The latest campaign comes at a time the Party sees as a critical year of development.

China is less than two years away from finishing building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

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production to reduce the growing gap between supply and demand for the product in recent years, he said.

With the implementation of the plan, it is expected soybean crops in China will increase t

o 9.3 million hectares by the end of next year, and the production of soybeans per hectare will also increase.

With increasing domestic demand for protein and edible oil, demand for soybeans has been increasing in China in rece

nt years. Soybeans are a major agricultural product import, with most soybeans consumed in China imported.

Key study session focuses on staying true to original aspiration, better serving the people

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has underlined the need for the whole Party to stay true to it

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Iran over the past years, saying that “We have been facing cyber-terrorism for a long time.”

Earlier this month, the United States claimed Iran is responsible for an attack on two oil

tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The accusation was dismissed by the Islamic Republic.

Over the accusation, Zarif has said the United States immediately jumped to make allegat

ions against Iran was a plan to use sabotage diplomacy to cover up its economic terrorism against Iran.

Following the attack on the oil tankers, the Pentagon authorized the d

eployment of about 1,000 additional troops to the region for so-called “defensive purpose.”

This was preceded by the deployment of the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier group, bo

mbers, the amphibious transport dock and Patriot air defense system to the region in early May.

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isitors are surrounded by a projection of art by Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh at a National Museum of Chi

na exhibition in Beijing on Saturday. The exhibition presents digitized versions of over 200 of the ar

he artworks of painter Vincent van Gogh are vividly brought to life at an immersive digital exhibition in Beijing, Lin Qi reports.

Sunflowers gently wave in the breeze, windmills start to turn,

and sitting in front of a canvas, an artist selects a color from a pile of paint tubes.

Then, the scene suddenly changes: A vase of blooming flowers app

ears and the water inside starts to overflow before turning into a stream.

These easily recognizable elements from Vincent van Gogh’s paintings have been digi

talized, animated, rearranged and projected onto the ceiling, walls and floor of an ex

hibition space that draws the audience into an immersive look at the life and inner world of the Dutch artist.

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