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
娱乐地图女神会所Aug 17, one episode each Saturday. The last episode is scheduled for November.
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.”
Commission said that more than 231,000 college students graduated from universities in
Beijing last year, but 37.5 percent of employed graduates chose to work outside the capital.
A female college student surnamed Zhang said that she chose to w
ork in Wuhan, Hubei province, after graduating from Tsinghua University in June, 2018.
“The biggest reason driving me away from Beijing was the living cost,” she said. “Tho
ugh I can earn 8,000 ($1,160) or even 10,000 yuan a month in Beijing, the rent may cost me 3,000 yuan or more ea
ch month, let alone other expenses such as meals, transportation and getting together with friends.”
In contrast, some so-called new first-tier cities like Chengdu, Sichua
n province; Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; and Wuhan have sprung up as new at
tractions to college graduates for their cheaper living costs and preferential policies to newcomers.
untries can lead to the pooling of skills and expertise on tax collection. It can also strengthen natio
nal tax rules in areas such as withholding tax, transfer pricing and dispute resolution to ensure that fair am
ounts of taxes are collected, said Daniel Witt, president of the International Tax and Investment Center.
“BRI countries should be careful not to create barriers to investment, an
d the priority should be to look at practical solutions to remove complexities and co
mpliance burdens on tax administrations and taxpayers,” Witt added.
To serve the BRI, Liao Tizhong, director-general of the International Taxation Department, State
Taxation Administration, said China has expanded a tax treaty network to cover 95 countries and regions.
The number of foreign companies from BRI countries that invest in China and pay annual
taxes of more than 5 million yuan reached 1,205 in 2018. Their average revenue grow
Zimbabwe to help families who don’t have access to phone or internet find their missing relatives.
About 1.7 million people are affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, according to UNICEF.
”The situation on the ground remains critical,” said Christophe Boulierac, UNICEF sp
okesperson in Geneva, describing the scene in Beira.”There is no electricity or running water.”
Thousands of people are congregating in informal camps in desperate c
onditions, according to UNICEF representative Marco Luigi Corsi, who has traveled to affected areas.
Taylor, 62, who has lived in Mozambique for 10 years, became stranded on Satur
day on the highway to Zimbabwe from Beira, where Cyclone Idai made landfall, after flood waters one-meter high blocked the road.
At 3 a.m. on Monday, he abandoned his car and joined the stre
ams of people wading in the pitch black through the waters along the raised highway.