It may sound cool but it is challenging to start a band. But for young music
ians who yearn to do just that, a variety show Let‘s Band aims to help them.娱乐地图
The show, financed by streaming giant Youku and produced by the Shanghai-b
ased company Paul Edward Production, has been running on Youku since
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In the show, pop musicians Wang Feng, Li Ronghao, Bai Jugang and Am
ber Kuo serve as the “mentors”, and their job is to judge the contestants’ performances. The sho娱乐地图
w features 75 young aspirants who were shortlisted from around 1,000 aspirants.
Among the 75 competitors are former champion of the popular show The Voice of
China, students of Berklee College of Music, and musicians from underground bands.娱乐地图女神会所
In the first episode, there were competitions in six c
ategories — vocal, guitar, bass, drum, electric instrument and classical instrument.娱乐地图
The final winners will be part of a band, which will
be assisted by the producers to stage performances around the country.
娱乐地图女神会所Speaking about the show, Cen Junyi, the chief producer, says: “We
found that a majority of youngsters born in 2000s are fond of music and know a
bout bands. So, trying to set up a band is fairly common for some young people.”娱乐地图
Director Li Yixun says Chinese audiences can now understand different genres of m
usic as a number of music-themed variety shows have been made over the last decade.娱乐地图女神会所
“So, now is a good time to dive deeper and make a more professional music show,” he says.
“We also want the show to convey the message that band music has evolved into many diverse forms now.”
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ion yuan in 2018, with huge potential to tap compared with developed countries, accor
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Shanghai Toy Show attracted more than 100,000 fans of designer toys, just like Jiang.
The sponsor of the toy expo is Pop Mart, a leading designer toy company i
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t an emphasis on designer toys in 2017, after the company detected the enormous potential of th
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The company sold about 4 million Molly dolls in 2018 and expects to replicate the sales volume this y
ear, Wang Ning, founder of Pop Mart, said in a speech at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in April.
e interest rate regime on Saturday. It decided to use the loan prime rate (LPR), the price of loans banks offer to their best cli
ents, as a new reference for bank loans, instead of the existing one-year benchmark lending rate.上海千花网
The new LPR was reported for the first time on Tuesday at 4.25 percent for one-year loans, low
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R for five-year loans was at 4.85 percent, according to the National Interbank Funding Center.
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e way of cutting overall interest rates. In response, central bank officials said the reform itself
cannot replace the monetary policy or other policies, but it can improve the effectiveness of monetary policy.
Sun Guofeng, head of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Department, said the market-oriented inte上海千花网女神会所
rest rate reform will not have a direct impact on the renminbi exchange rate. “The market rates are directly
上海千花网related to the exchange rate, but this reform is not involved with changes of market rates.”
He said the current interest rate spread between China and the United States “is within a comfortable zone”.
While many developed countries use monetary easing to spur econ上海千花网女神会所
omic growth, China is the only country among major economies to retain a normal mone
上海千花网tary policy, and the valuation of yuan-denominated assets is still at a relatively lower level. All of these factors can hel
p to maintain the renminbi exchange rate at a stable and adaptive level, Sun added.
Even under the new scheme, the interest rate level for mortgage loans will not decline, as the government will not ease the rea上海千花网女神会所
l estate control policy nor use real estate as a tool to stimulate short-term economic growth, said
Liu, who disclosed that the interest rate policy for personal mortgages will be revealed in several days.
rvingly opening to the outside world to increase its resilience to risks
and shoulder its responsibility as a major country,” said Wang Xiaosong, a researc 上海千花坊
h fellow with the National Academy of Development and Strategy under Renmin University of China.
上海千花坊Covestro, a global chemicals giant that has been in China for nearly 20 years, is plannin
g to upgrade its China headquarters in Shanghai to its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Holly Lei, president of Covestro China, said after the move, the 上海千花坊
company could better coordinate global resources to grow together with China.
上海千花坊China is Covestro’s biggest single market and Shanghai is hom
e to its largest plant while housing its Asia-Pacific innovation center, said Lei.
Covestro is not alone in terms of expanding its business ambitions in the world’s second-largest economy. 上海千花坊
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to set up a regional procurement center in Sha
nghai. German chemicals giant BASF has increased investment to upgrade its innovation center in Shan
ghai after investing in a $10 billion production facility in Zhanjiang. The city is also home 上海千花坊女神会所
to Tesla’s gigafactory, which is under construction with an investment of over 50 billion yuan ($7.1 billion).
Investments from the European Union, Singapore, Japan and countries included in t 上海千花坊
he Belt and Road Initiative all grew at double-digit rates in the first half and the investm
ent structure is being optimized, said Hua Yuan, director of the municipal commission of commerce.
The high-tech service industry reported an actual use of foreign investment of $1.7 bil 上海千花坊女神会所
lion in the first six months, posting a hefty annual growth of 29.6 percent, said Hua.
A series of opening-up measures in multiple fields and industries and the impro
ving business environment has ramped up foreign investment interests in China.
o joint ventures-SAIC-GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling – saw their sales in the fir
st seven months drop 13 percent to 945,646 and 28 percent to 853,212, respectively.上海千花网
French carmakers have been further marginalized. The market share of Peugeot, Citroen and Renault combined w
上海千花网女神会所as a meager 0.7 percent in the first seven months, down from 1.6 percent in the same period last year.
PSA Group’s Chinese joint venture Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles has
decided to halve its workforce to 4,000 as it closes one plant and sells another.
“We’re just a whisker away from having to withdraw from Chi上海千花网
na,” one person close to the PSA board told Reuters. “It really is that serious.”
Its sales in the country shrunk almost threefold to 251,700 vehicles last year from a 2014 peak of 731,000, according to Reuters.
上海千花网女神会所Premium carmakers have managed to grow though despite the headwind in the overall car market.
Lexus, Toyota’s premium arm, saw its sales from January to July total 109,933, up 31 percent year-on-year.
Mercedes-Benz’s July sales grew 11 percent from July 2018 to 60,093,上海千花网
bringing its sales in the first seven months to 410,097, up 2 percent year-on-ye
ar. Audi delivered 56,365 vehicles in July, up 6.1 percent from one year earlier.
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Some 8,500 groups of dancers from 150 countrie
s and regions are competing at the 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival (China), w
hich kicked off at the Shanghai Baoshan Sports Center on Sunday and will last through Tuesday.上海千花网
Top ballroom dancers including Domen Krapez and Natascha Karabey fr
上海千花网女神会所om Germany, Eldar Dzhafarov and Anna Sazhina from Russia, and Troels Bager a
nd Ina Jeliazkova from the United States performed at the opening ceremony.
gical tale and excellent word-of-mouth, the film – the first Chinese animated film made in the IMAX for
mat – is proving to have long legs at the box office, eclipsing all other movies released in the same period.上海后花园
With a total box office of 4.1 billion yuan ($582 million) and counting, Ne Zhais the highest-grossing animated feature e
ver in China, and the fourth-largest theatrical release in the country’s box office history.
上海后花园女神会所Many industry pundits believe the film, whose screening period has been extended throug
h Sep 26, is sure to outpace Avengers: Endgameto be the third-highest earner at the Chinese box office.
An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China’s Heilo上海后花园
ngjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.
The paleontologists from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan and Fr
上海后花园女神会所ance exchanged views on fossil protection, tourism featuring geological cult
ures, the study of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary and other issues in Jiayin county in the province.
The county is home to the first K-Pg boundary layer discovered in China, which
marks the period when the extinction of dinosaurs and other species occurred about 66 million years ago.上海后花园
Paleontologists have made great achievements in the study of paleontological fossil in the county in past
years, said Volker Mosbrugger, an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, adding that the forum p上海后花园
romoted the development of paleontological study and the tourism in the county.
The four-day forum was hosted by Paleontological Society of上海后花园女神会所
China, during which seminars, field research and other events will be held.
in new games as it rode Peacekeeper Elite and other titles like Honor of Kings to reignite growth in a business that co
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“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on
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ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.
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uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke
rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.
Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛
Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is
expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所
arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.
The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan
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“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over
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business in China, the current stalemate wouldn’t last too long,” the Citic report said.
On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye
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ncent’s WeChat Pay has enhanced efforts to improve profitability
by phasing out/reducing subsidies,” Nomura Securities said in its own research note.
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lion yuan of assistance to 166 countries and international organizations, dispatched over 600,000 assistan
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Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquar
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“Shanghai is home to more than 700 regional headquarters o
f multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with the most regional headquarters and
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aid Yang Chao, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Commerce.
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atch the asset-light strategy of the companies. We hope to attract more regional headquarters to settle in
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The requirement for the total assets of parent companies of regional he
adquarters has been adjusted to 200 million U.S. dollars, according to the policies.
Picture yourself going home after work on an autonomous aeria
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That may soon become a reality as a Guangzhou-based company has announced it is
上海夜网品茶微信cooperating with the local government to build a low-altitude aviation transportation network for AAVs.
Generally used to transport goods, “the network will shuttle passengers in a safe, fast, environmentally friendly, cost-efficien
t and intelligent way,” said Hu Huazhi, founder and chairman of technology company Ehang.上海夜网
The company, in cooperation with the Guangzhou government, will open the service to the public in 2021.
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e company has finished the development of an application to allow passengers to pre-order the flying service.
“Passengers are allowed to pick up the drones at a designated上海夜网
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Ehang, based in Guangzhou, has selected the city as its pilo
t city for the establishment of a low-altitude aviation transportation network.上海夜网
As part of the pilot program, Ehang will help the local government set up a command-and-control center to ensure that m
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r as to risk its own position. Indeed, when push came to shove the cudgel was still happily relied upon; discontent in t
上海会所he 1950s and ’60s was smothered with a force today’s protesters couldn’t begin to imagine.
Police, after all, did nothing to stop the Legislative Council from being
ransacked and defaced with the colonial flag early last month — compare that treatment wi
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ere done cynically, as a means of pacifying a restive population. “Democratic” reforms were never se
riously pursued until negotiations began between Britain and China for the restoration of Chinese sovereignty. Su
rely we can put two and two together and see this as more than mere coincidence.上海会所
But for some, this strategy worked. With a few token concessions — none of which compare to the rights the po
pulation now enjoys — certain segments were won over to the idea of living as colonial subjects. Thi
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e contradictions won’t be resolved so long as outside forces attempt to interfere, and th
ere certainly won’t be any progress if the city’s past is viewed through rose-colored glasses.