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center in Guangzhou aims to become a high-tech hub for South China, by attracting world-class companies
Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City in Guangzhou – a sm上海楼凤品茶微信
art eco technology center being developed to showcase the latest in sustainable devel
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These will aim at developing the facility, a 123-square-kilometer green-field township in Guangzhou, into a high-tech hub in South China.上海楼凤品茶微信
The knowledge city was selected as one of the core platforms that sup
上海楼凤port the Guangzhou-Shenzhen science and technology innovation corridor con
struction in Guangdong province, which involves the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan.
“As a core platform for constructing the corridor, SSGKC will enhance infrastructure construction and continue to e上海楼凤
xpand its transportation network,” said Xu Hui, deputy director of the development and construction office of SSGKC.上海楼凤品茶微信
An extension of subway line 14, connecting SSGKC and other parts of Guangzhou, will go into operation by the end this month.
上海楼凤Cutting-edge knowledge city takes shape
Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway and another three subway lines are under construction, layi
ng foundations as a strategic node of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.上海楼凤
“SSGKC will make efforts to build public facilities with international sta
ndards to create a good living and working environment for businesses and re
sidents,” said Tan Minghe, director of the development and construction office of SSGKC.上海楼凤品茶微信
The construction of sports venues and ecological footpaths have started. Hospita
上海楼凤ls, schools, an international conference center, a museum and a library will be built soon.
More than 900 companies, with combined registered capital of 100 billion yua
n ($15.4 billion), had committed to being in the new knowledge city as of the end of November.上海楼凤品茶微信
The city is home to leading companies such as BeiGene and US giant General Electric.
greater influence because it could radiate to the surrounding markets such as
China’s Hong Kong and Macao as well as Southeast Asian countries,” the executive said.上海后花园
The Sino-Singapore Knowledge Forum was held in the city-state at the Four Seasons H
上海后花园女神会所otel on Friday, when officials and top executives from both sides signed numerous agreements.
It was the first time that the annual event has been held in Singap
ore. Previously, it had been hosted in Guangzhou, Guangdong province for the past five years.上海后花园
As a flagship project of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, an example of bilateral cooperation, the SSK
上海后花园女神会所F is currently the only high-level forum that is now taking turns to be held in China and Singapore, its organizers said.
Themed “forging new frontiers – all-round opening-up and innovation-driven development”, this year’s forum was desi上海后花园
gned to tap the collective intelligence of think tanks, experts and business leaders from China and Singapore.
Herman Lee, vice-president for market and business development at Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc, said the upgr上海后花园女神会所
ade of SSGKC is very encouraging for his company, and could help it further enrich its talent pool.
上海后花园The company will invest a total of 7 billion yuan in facilities in
SSGKC that will produce 12-inch wafers, of which the first phase is expected to be put into use in t上海后花园女神会所
he fourth quarter of 2019 with a monthly production capacity of 20,000 wafers.
“As we know, SSGKC will enjoy the same treatment as the free trade zone in terms of market access, investment promotions and tal上海后花园女神会所
ent attraction after its upgrade. Meanwhile, many administrative services could be fulfilled inside the district, wh
ich could further improve efficiency, meaning more money for the companies involved,” Lee said.
uary and it only took four months to reach an official agreement with the CSGKC administrative committee.
Biopharmaceuticals company InnoCare entered the CSGKC last year. Its founder and CEO, Cui Jis上海千花坊女神会所
ong, said the company will set up a production base in the CSGKC. Their first independent patented
上海千花坊new drug will hit the market by 2020 with an estimated sales value of 10 billion yuan.
Meanwhile, a General Electric bio-campus and an oncother
apy medicine manufacturing center of the international pharma company BeiGene wi上海千花坊女神会所
ll finish construction in the CSGKC this year. It will lead a new stage of development for the knowledge city.
Liu Jian, senior vice-president of BeiGene, said that the production center started construction in 2017. It is exp
上海千花坊女神会所ected to begin operating in the third quarter of 2019, with a production capacity of 24,000 liters of biological agent.
The CSGKC is also designated as a State-level pilot zone for the comprehensive reform of IP use and protection by the Sta上海千花坊
te Council. It has attracted the Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the National Intellectual Property Ad
ministration in Guangdong to settle in CSGKC. They are an important partner to build a whole IP chain in the area.上海千花坊女神会所
The center assesses patent invention applications, searches international patents and international preliminary applic
ations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. It has processed 706,000 patent filings to date.上海千花坊
The center can handle more than 150,000 filings every year, covering machi
上海千花坊女神会所nery, electricity, communication, medicine, chemistry, optoelectronics and materials sectors.
Qiu Jiangwen, deputy director of the center, said it will participate in the Bay Area
‘s IP cooperation mechanism and promote the IP culture through various activities.上海千花坊
The local government is striving to improve the local investm
上海千花坊女神会所ent environment with better policies, infrastructure and public facilities.
Among them, the local government will provide housing and rent subsidies for professionals working in the CSGKC.
Dutch lighting specialist helps advance smart city initiative with lower energy use and reduced operating costs
Ahead of the inaugural China International Import Expo上海夜网
last year, the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront, was given a dramatic face-lift when it was illum
上海夜网女神会所inated along with three bridges and more than 40 buildings in the financial and tourist districts.
Dutch lighting specialist Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, was responsible for the illumination. The com
pany said it is the largest, single, architectural lighting project in Signify’s 127-year history and illustrates the co上海夜网
mpany’s leadership in unlocking the potential of connected lighting to transform cities.
“The upgraded lighting system helps demonstrate Shanghai’s cultural heritage in a more vivid
way, creating impressive night scenes in an energy efficient way,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.
上海夜网女神会所With more than 44 million connected light points and 6.4 billion e
uros ($7.21 billion) in sales last year, Signify is rated by multiple market agencies including the D
ow Jones Sustainability Index as the top player in conventional lighting, LED and connected lighting.上海夜网
Rondolat said Signify is committed to helping Chinese cities to develop more eco-friendly business and tourist landm
上海夜网女神会所arks by using connected LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The new lighting is expe
cted to save the city 50-70 percent of its annual lighting costs compared to areas using conventional lighting.
Some of Signify’s exhibits during the last CIIE underscored its ambition to help adva上海夜网女神会所
nce China’s smart city initiative, such as Li-Fi lighting, horticultural products for
city farms, a newly launched internet of things platform and the Philips Hue, a smart lighting system for homes.
More than 100 students shared their family stories at an exhibition at Shanghai Jiao Tong
University that celebrates the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up.上海千花坊女神会所
Wang Yan, dean of the School of Marxism at the university, says that the exhibition aims to foster a greater recognition of socialism
上海千花坊with Chinese characteristics and encourage students to contribute to the future development of the country.
The exhibition at the university’s Qian Xuesen Library and Mus
eum ended on Dec 31. It features works based on students’ communication with their family m上海千花坊
embers about the times before the reform and how the opening-up initiatives have transformed the country.
Exhibits include photos of families, hometowns, stamp collections and memoirs.
上海千花坊女神会所Yang Hongbo, an undergraduate majoring in electronic information, expla
ins his work at the exhibition: “My grandfather showed me a congratulatory letter he w
as awarded with when he was an aeronautical doctor at the Lanzhou Military Area Command in northwestern China.上海千花坊
“During a military exercise, smoke suddenly appeared in the cabin of a plane after it landed. Only
my grandpa noticed the situation immediately. He ran toward the plane, boarded it and dragged the pilot out.
上海千花坊女神会所”A piece of debris from the plane’s explosion left a scar on my grandpa’s face, and he calle
d it badge of honor. I am proud of him and will grow up to be a man like him, devoted to the country and its people.”
Cao Hong from Zhiyuan College also shares a story about his father’s generation in his hometown of Zixi in Fujian province.上海千花坊
“Before the reform and opening-up, the village mainly relied on gro
wing rice, vegetables and green tea at the foot of the Dagu Mountain,” he says.
上海千花坊女神会所”Farmers had to take a long journey through the rugged landscape of steep, rocky
hills and winding roads in the mountains to sell their produce in the county center.
The Trump administration on Monday moved to bar almost all immigrants from appl
ying for asylum at the country’s southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe上海后花园女神会所
haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.
上海后花园The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement issued with the Departme
nt of Justice, said the interim rule would set a “new bar” for immigrants “by
placing further restrictions or limitations on eligibility for aliens who seek asylum in the United States.”
The American Civil Liberties Union called the new rule “patently unlawful” and vowed to file a lawsuit.上海后花园女神会所
The rule would make it all but impossible for applicants seeking p
rotection from persecution unless they first apply for asylum in “third count
上海后花园ry” such as Mexico or Guatemala, through which they traveled en route to the United States.
It was just short of a “nuclear option, close to something like shutti
ng down the border,” said Jessica Vaughan from the Center上海后花园女神会所
for Immigration Studies, which supports increased immigration restrictions.
上海后花园uatemala, which both sends migrants the United States and receives Hondurans and Salvadorans passing through, said on Sunday it wo
uld postpone President Jimmy Morales’ visit to Washington to discuss Guatemala’s potential designati
on as a “safe third country” for asylum seekers, stressing it had no plans to sign such an agreement.上海后花园
The proposed changes, set to become official on Tuesday, represent the latest effort by the Trump administration to c
rack down on immigration, the signature issue that helped propel Trump to the Wh上海后花园女神会所
ite House in the 2016 election and one already figuring prominently in the 2020 campaign.
The change 上海后花园would also place an even higher burden on Mexico, w
hich has been somewhat cooperative with US efforts to slow Central American immigration.
Mexico pushed back on Monday, saying asylum-seekers上海后花园女神会所
rejected by the United States should have to go back to their home countries, not Mexico.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said the new US rule would not unila上海后花园女神会所
terally convert Mexico into a designated “safe third country,” a status that would
oblige it to offer asylum to those who entered its territory en route to the United States.
Major convenience stores in Japan announced on Tuesday that the
y will stop selling pornographic magazines in an effort to create a “comfortable enviro上海夜生活
nment” before the country plays host to international sports events, such as the 2020 Olympics.
上海夜生活品茶微信7-Eleven Japan Co, Lawson Inc and FamilyMart Co, the top three convenience store chain operators, have all dec
ided to end the sale of adult publications and manga comics by the end of August, citing concerns over har
ming the country’s image before the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next year’s Tokyo Olympics.上海夜生活
The companies said they hope the decision will create a more w
上海夜生活品茶微信elcoming environment for women and children and will avoid giving off a bad impression o
f the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.
“In the past, 7-Eleven was mostly used by male customers to buy beverages and fast foo上海夜生活
d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.
上海夜生活”However, as the role and usage of 7-Eleven stores has changed in recent years, 7-Eleven beca
me an important shopping destination for families, children and elder people as well.上海夜生活品茶微信
“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
ers during the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” the chain said.
The move will not have a major economic impact on the chain, as adult magazines account for less than上海夜生活
1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
According to Lawson, the company had already stopped selling such magazines at outlets in Okinaw上海夜生活品茶微信、
a in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.
perspective to paint a picture of the waters, mountain ranges, folk customs and rituals in
China, using a large-scale orchestra,” says Zhou Long. “It’s like a musical map of China.”上海品茶微信
Elements of folk music used in the concerto include traditional M
上海品茶微信女神会所ongolian khoomei, a unique type of throat-singing, the contrabassoon, the piccolo and the T
ibetan “Bon’e ri” music form, used in rituals, that is mimicked by the trombone and English horn.
According to Zhou Long, various techniques have been used in his composition to mimic the tone of traditi上海品茶微信
onal Chinese instruments. “It is an important way for me to showcase the cultural spirit of China,” he says.
Shui Lan, a conductor who has played Zhou’s compositions several times, praises Zhou’s work as being colorful and full of imagination.
上海品茶微信女神会所”Sometimes I would ask instrumentalists to think about Debussy t
o help them understand Zhou’s music, and they immediately get it,” he says.
“This concerto is grand and magnificent, but with details that are intricat上海品茶微信
e and precise,” he adds. “Zhou Long worked very closely together with us. He would sit at di
上海品茶微信女神会所fferent locations in the music hall to experience the acoustic balance and make adjustments.”
Zhou Long attributed his knowledge of folk music to his experience of studying at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing上海品茶微信
during the 1980s when he collected many folk songs from remote areas each summer.
上海品茶微信”These traditional elements of Chinese culture and folk music are fundamental and inseparable parts of my composition. We
sterners expect Chinese composers to express their own culture through music,” Zhou says.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Cultural nourishment is necessary for a composer. A distinctive cultura
l label is a must for modern composers to reach new heights in their artistic achievements,” he adds.上海品茶微信
Tang Xiaofan contributed to the story.
The event encompasses an impressive compendium of modern art上海品茶微信女神会所
work, a result of one couple’s lifelong passion for the genre, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
The Long Museum in Shanghai is currently presenting a showcase of modern Chine
se art in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The mysteries of the ocean are explored in the multimedia art show O
cean by Naked, which is ongoing at the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai.
The show is an immersive experience that allows visitors to
feel like they are rising from 6,500 meters under the sea to 423 meters in the sky.
pital Land signed strategic cooperation agreements with a host of traditional art workshops, guilds and institutes of higher learning.
The Beijing company also aims to integrate investment, technological research and retail facilities to further pro上海419论坛
mote Chinese intangible cultural heritage as well as investing in a 5 billion yuan cultural foundation.
上海419论坛女神会所The goal is to help every link in the intangible culture industry chain-from designers and inheritors to producers-to solve their
problems and convert intangible culture into marketable products with a practical value, Li says.
When a product is created, the Beijing company will invest in its production, increase its added value and help it to gain market presence.上海419论坛
Li says Beijing Capital Land will also use its outlet shops a
cross the country to promote products bearing elements of intangible culture.
上海419论坛To date, the company has also reached strategic agreements with several o
nline retail giants, including Alibaba, JD and Vipshop, to boost sales of these products.
The goal is to enable customers to better appreciate the beauty of Chinese culture and to build uniquely Chinese cultural brand, Li says.上海419论坛
Authorities expect the park to become a testing ground for national efforts in intangible cultural heritage protection.
上海419论坛女神会所ang Chenyang, an official at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s int
angible cultural heritage division, says that he hopes the park will provide opportunities to co
mbine exciting cultural heritage products from all over China, and promote the upgrading of the traditional arts上海419论坛
and facilitate in-depth cooperation between those involved in art creation, design and marketing.
Beijing currently has more than 12,000 municipal-level intangible cultural heritage prac上海419论坛女神会所
tices, according to Li Yang, a senior official with the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.
“We hope Yongyuan will become a new name in the capital’s ‘national cultural center’ development in the future,” Li Yang says.上海419论坛
The Beijing government issued guidance in June to support the development of platfor
ms for cooperation in the fields of intangible cultural heritage, culture creation and health.上海419论坛女神会所
The guidance pushes for rational utilization of the city’s historical build
ings and former industrial sites, turning them into intangible cultural heritage hal
ls for protection, research, publicity and academic exchange purposes, according to Li Yang.
A former cosmetics factory, the Sanlu Plant in Beijing has been repurposed to house, dev
elop and protect the future of China’s intangible cultural heritage, Yang Feiyue reports.上海419女神会所
A former factory and Beijing landmark has been transfo
上海419女神会所rmed into an intangible cultural heritage park in the capital’s downtown.
Several modern-looking buildings and a big lawn at its heart easily set Yongyuan apart from its hutong surroundings.
Yongyuan park sits on Xingfu Street in Beijing’s Dongcheng district where the Sanlu P上海419
lant, a well-known cosmetics manufacturer back in the ’80s and ’90s, once stood.
上海419女神会所The Sanlu Plant’s Dabao skincare brand was a household name nationwide, and the plant develope
d more than 100 products in markets such as hair care and fragrances. It contributed over 100 mil
lion yuan ($14.57 million) to the economy in the 1990s, making it Beijing’s number one taxpayer.上海419
In 2003, the plant’s cosmetics production line was transferred
out of the city, leaving the land at the center of the capital open for new use.
The Sanlu Plant began its search for a tenant and in 2018, Hong上海419
Kong-listed Beijing Capital Land came in and decided to develop its cultural operations.上海419女神会所
“The proprietor sympathizes with the concept of the cultural and creative indu
stries, and intangible cultural heritage,” says Li Yue, general manager with the inta
ngible cultural heritage platform, which Beijing Capital Land established last year.