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onday afternoon a cancellation of all flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport for the remainder of the day.

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already finished check-in procedures or incoming flights to Hong Kong in the air.

The announcement came as airport operations were “severely affected” by a massive sit-in at its arrival hall.

 上海乌托邦HANGZHOU/JINAN – Typhoon Lekima has left 47 dead and 21 mis

sing in three Chinese provinces, wreaking havoc there with torrential rains and strong gales.

By Monday morning, the death toll in Zhejiang province has risen to 39 while nine oth 上海乌托邦品茶微信

ers remained missing, said the Zhejiang provincial flood control headquarters.

The ninth and strongest typhoon of the year has affected 6.68 million res

 上海乌托邦idents in Zhejiang, among whom 1.26 million were evacuated. It damaged 234,000 hect

ares of crops, inflicting a direct economic loss of 24.22 billion yuan (about $3.4 billion).

Lekima landed at around 1:45 am Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejia 上海乌托邦

ng. It made a second landing at 8:50 pm Sunday on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong province.

In Shandong, it has left five people dead and seven missing, affecting 1.66 million people and forcing the relocation of 183,8

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In Anhui province that neighbors Zhejiang, it has left three peop

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cing the relocation of nearly 18,000 as of 22:00 Sunday, said the city government.

An amicable relationship between China and Japan serves the interests of the two and the r

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On Saturday, a strategic dialogue between Le Yucheng, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and his Japa

 上海乌托邦nese counterpart, Takeo Akiba, was held at the Karuizawa mountain resort in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.

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ensus reached between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at t

he Group of 20 Summit in Osaka in June, a Foreign Ministry statement issued after the dialogue said.

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olence is not really targeting the extradition la

w amendment bill, long pronounced dead and therefore no longer an issue.

上海乌托邦A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Brendt Christensen, a former University of Illinois doct

oral student, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the kidnapping and killing of Chinese scholar

Zhang Yingying after a jury said it was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty.上海乌托邦品茶微信

“The jury has spoken, and the trial is over, but Yingying is not

上海乌托邦home,” said Zhang’s father, Zhang Ronggao at a brief news conference following the sentence.

“We ask the defendant to unconditionally tell us what he knows about Yingying’s location,” the father said. “If you have any上海乌托邦

humanity left in your soul, please help end our torment. Please let us bring Yingying home.”

上海乌托邦品茶微信He said that although the family does “not agree with that result (referring to the jury

‘s decision), we accept that he will spend the rest of his life in prison, which still reflects our loss in a meaningful way”.

“We hope that every day he spends in prison h

上海乌托邦e feels the pain and suffering that we feel for the loss of Yingying,” Zhang said.

US District Court Judge James Shadid addressed Christensen, who d

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tent about social inequality, have been manipulated by these political radicals to unleash violence.

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At a time when the future of their city is threatened by lawlessness, the s

ilent majority of Hong Kong has every reason to come out and defend their home.

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And he also points out上海乌托邦nal student mobility

 is not just about economic funding.The environment now is one where there is a mass flow of students and lecturers – a mass flow of kn

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atly to scholarly exchange and academic research and development within the UK education sectors,” he says.

上海乌托邦Looking ahead to the future of China-UK partnership in higher education, he hopes that both sides c

an bring together a cross-section of education, science and industry experts together to share insi

ghts, provide thoughtful leadership and organize discussions with the purpose of researching and co上海乌托邦

mmunicating the impact and implications of the future on education, and to debate and take action.

“The key to success is about ensuring mutual benefit, shared objectives and working together to resolve global challenges,” he says.

上海乌托邦品茶微信tudents enrolled in the global engagement program launched

by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on June 26 will be engaged in tackling typical issues

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sity organizers, over 10 countries and regions will be involved in the program that includes 13 projects.

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ing up with solutions to problems related to the environment, medicine and civil engineering.

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e will be held in winter, from December to January next year. Each project will last between two and four weeks.

上海乌托邦More than 200 students are expected to join the program, according to the university.

“Every project is challenging as most of the students have never set foot in these areas,” says Cao Yongk

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“The program will definitely motivate them to realize their social responsi

bility in the new era and inspire them to solve the common problems of humankind.”上海乌托邦

Cao will lead one of the teams in investigations of villages in Zhejiang province’s Lishui city.

This project will involve setting up furniture and facilities that are

urgently needed by residents. The team will later visit villages in the Italian Alps to explore ne上海乌托邦品茶微信

w development models for locals, and compare the practices for these two countries.

“The project is designed for those majoring in architecture, city planning, sociology, and other上海乌托邦品茶微信

related subjects, and will equip them with a comprehensive understanding of rural revitalization,” says Cao.

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The Tibetan Tubo regim上海乌托邦ate contemporary

Jointly organized by the Dunhuang Academy, the research and management institution of the Mogao Gro

ttoes and the Chicago-based Pritzker Art Collaborative, the exhibition opened last week and will run until Oct 22.上海乌托邦

According to David Pritzker, co-curator of the exhibition, the event

上海乌托邦品茶微信aims to display only the highest quality objects, both in terms of aesthetics and historical impo

rtance, to reflect the cultural interactions between the Tubo regime and its neighboring regions.

“To start with beauty is the best way to draw the general public into history,” the curator says.上海乌托邦

During its peak, the Tubo regime also controlled the oases in the Taklamakan Desert, l

上海乌托邦ocated in today’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as well as certain areas of Central Asia.

Dunhuang was also ruled by the regime from 781 to 848, when 56 caves were carved out at the Mogao Grottoes-with Ca

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hind during this period, according to Zhao Shengliang, director of Dunhuang Academy.

“The exhibition is not only about the origins and development of the Tubo regime,” Zhao says. “It also provides a plat上海乌托邦

form to show the mutual influences between the different cultures along the Silk Road.”

Consequently, the exhibition presents a much bigger picture thr

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earthenware figurines from the Tang Dynasty, to a silver dish featuring a royal banquet scene from the Sogdian peo

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The exhibition hall is a glittering world. A burial mask with engraved animals, a figurine of a rid

er on horseback, a brooch inset with turquoise, amethyst and aquamarine-all made of gold-all de

monstrate, not just the prosperity of that ancient era on the plateau, but its different facets.

Gilded silver ornam上海乌托邦品茶微信ental artifacts provide one of the highlights of the exhibition. Six p

ieces depicting celestial deities playing Chinese lutes remind visitors of the popularity of music at that ti

上海乌托邦me, while an arched plaque also tells people of the Tubo people’s admiration for the phoenix.

The daily life of the Tubo people is portrayed through a hunting s

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“When people talk about the Silk Road, it is largely about the East-West connection, yet little is said about the influ

ence of Tubo on the Silk Road, since its timespan is relatively short,” Pritzker says. “However, its role is important.”

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dancers pose for a group photo on theSpanish Day at

For anyone interested in Spanish and the vibrant cultures of the Spanish-s

上海乌托邦peaking world, the annual Spanish Day is a real feast that certainly cannot be missed.

As a traditional open day of the Beijing arm of the Cervantes Institute, a Spanish cultural center, the Spanish Day is celebrated to honor learners, lovers and promoters of Spanish, the world’s second most spoken native language.上海乌托邦

Held on June 22 this year, the event featured young soccer players and Spanish learners who staged a medley of sports and artistic performances. In addition, as a prelude to the exhibition Writer Picasso, those young participants also created a mega-sized mosaic artwork as a tribute to the Spanish master.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Supported by the embassies of Spanish-speaking countries such as Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina, the 12-hour-long open day sh上海乌托邦

owcased how diverse and intriguing the Spanish culture is through dance performances, film screenings, concerts, foods and more.

Construction of the second 330-meter-tall tower for one of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridges was completed in East China’s Jiangsu province on Thursday.

上海乌托邦品茶微信The 11,072-meter-long Hutong Yangtze River Bridge, linking the cities of Nantong and Suzhou, is de

signed with a main span of 1,092 meters, making it the world’s first road-rail cable-stayed bridge with a span over 1,000 meters.

Ning Chaoxin, with the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd (MBEC), the project’s contractor, said the two c上海乌托邦品茶微信

able towers are the key force structure of the bridge. The longer the bridge spans, the higher the cable tower needs to be.

To ensure the shipping on China’s busiest waterway, the bridge is designed to have a longer span. About 73,000 cubic meters of concrete

and 11,000 tonnes of steel bars were used to build each tower, whose height is equivalent to a 110-storey skyscraper.

Ning said the huge construction volume is required so that the bridge can withstand

violent typhoons, magnitude-8 earthquakes and impacts from the collision of a 100,000-tonne ship.

The bridge will have a 6-lane expressway on the upper deck and four railway tracks on the lower deck.

The track laying on the bridge will start in January 2020, according to MBEC. The bridge is expected to ensure the river shipping on the Yangtze, while easing the roa

d and railway traffic pressure in the Yangtze River Delta region, China’s economic powerhouse.

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n an unusual move上海乌托邦女神会所s sends a stron

ng signal to busin上海乌托邦女神会所esses, 24 of the EU leaders chose instead to reflect supp

ort for the mid-century goal as a footnote in their final statement:

“For a large majority of member states, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.”

Time is running out

Since French President Emmanuel Macron in March launched the

push for the EU to absorb as much as it emits by 2050, along with three other nations, supp

ort had snowballed, showing the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming.

Addressing the holdouts during the summit, German Chancellor A

ngela Merkel pointed to months of climate protests by youths that helped propel Gre

en parties to their strongest showing yet in May’s European Parliament elections.

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i said he wants to use t上海乌托邦女神会所 along with K

Kim and other com上海乌托邦女神会所rades from the DPRK to map out plans for bilateral coope

ration, writing a new chapter in the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Xi added that he and Kim are confident about and capable of bringing bil

ateral ties to a stage of new development in the new era to deliver more benefits to the peo

ple from both countries and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day visit to the De

mocratic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday. How should we evaluate the sign

ificance of the visit? Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:

DPRK not bargaining chip in talks with US

Some argue that China wants to play the “DPRK card” at President Xi’s e

xpected meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 su

mmit scheduled for June 28-29 in Japan. Their argument could not be more wrong.

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By late April, China had been hit by 129 African swine

 fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr

eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no

t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va

ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc

tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su

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When the desired train tickets are not available at the tick

et booking site and the app of the China Railway Corporation, a person can use the “waiting” function, and the system will add the wanted ticket information to a list.

One person could make an order for three tickets in the waiting list, and the function will be

free and much more efficient than other third-party software to grab tickets, according to the operator.

When ticket buyers cancel or change their tickets, the system will allocate the returned tickets to waiting buyers on the list.

To use this function, people have to pass a verification process on their status through facial recognition.

They will have to prepay the maximum price for each ticket, and once the

y have obtained the tickets, the difference from the actual fare will be refunded. If they f

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Xinjiang to launch up to 100 trains for tourists

As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home and abroad, local

authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October.

The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other part

s of the country to boost Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Ti

ngfen, deputy general manager of Xinjiang Railway Tourism Development Group.

The trains will provide easier access to both the southern and northern parts of Xinjia

ng, said Huang. It will also be more convenient for Xinjiang residents to travel to other parts of the country.

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