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nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef

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“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.

“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in

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rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r?亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所

ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.

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owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t

o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.”?亚博体育yb千花坊

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elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.

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Concerning over possible safety issues during the journey, Meng’s father, 44, decided to join his son.

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liked running on the playground every day. Cycling was also one of his favorites. He saw many new things

during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.

“I think I experienced a lot during the journey. It was unforgettable,” he said.亚博体育yb千花坊

His story has won wide praise on the internet. “What we lack is the courage to try what

we want in life,” one user said on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The logistics services in China have become more en亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所

vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla

ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.

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es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com

merce platforms have given up secondary packaging, said Liu Jun, deputy director of the SPB.

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On the passenger side, Ehang plans to use the pilot program to test more flight routes an?亚博体育yb楼凤女神会所

d vertiports based on practical scenarios before moving into real commercial operations.

?亚博体育yb楼凤In January, Ehang was picked by the Civil Aviation Administration of China a

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e its global debut in Vienna in April, carrying a total of 17 passengers in successive flights.?亚博体育yb楼凤女神会所

“As one of the four transportation hubs in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzh

?亚博体育yb楼凤ou has been very accommodating to innovation, which provides Ehang with the perfect ecos

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brave the summer heat while conducting safety inspections of the rail tracks in Southwest China’s Cho

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China has made historic achievements in fighting poverty over the past decades, makin

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of Chin

a, and also a crucial stage for the country’s poverty-alleviation campaign as it vows to eradicate poverty by 2020.

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he progress the country has made in its poverty-alleviation campaign:

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e cast off poverty, representing over 70 percent of global poverty reduction.

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agine how Chinese people must feel seeing it only a few years after the city’s long-delayed return.

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The list of top 100 cities in China with strongest GDP in the first half of this year more or less?remained the same as last yea亚博体育yb千花坊

r, despite Xinyang city in Henan province, ranked 102?last year, moving in to the top 100?this year?while Jiaozuo f

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in first half, with Shanghai leading the list with a GDP of 1.64 trillion yuan, followe

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Yun from Shen Fu’s autobiography Six Chapters of a Floating Life, was recently brought to life in a Kunqu Opera.

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hapters of a Floating Life, recently had her life story told in a Kunqu Opera play by Shanghai Grand Theatre.

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ported by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation, the play is the first production solely by SGT.

In May when the production was announced and box-亚博体育yb千花网

office sales kicked off, the tickets sold out for the premiere night within 28 hours.

The Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News praised the play to be “a highly aesthetic new Kun

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Encouraged by the success of the premiere, SGT has decided to present a second round of performances over Nov 22-24.

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ged for many years to come,” says Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of SGT.

Shen Fu (1763-1825) recounted his life in Suzhou with his wife, Ch亚博体育yb千花网女神会所

en Yun, in the autobiographical book?Six Chapters of a Floating Life.

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The book has been popular in China since the late 19th century, and loved for its vivid writing and the deep emotions.

Six Chapters of a Floating Life?has been translated into many languages.

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亚博体育yb千花坊In 2017, the 90-minute musical was presented at Carnegie H

all on the 60th anniversary of Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.

“The musical was inspired by the award-winning movie,?La Vie En Rose. To produce the musical, we visited people w

ho knew Piaf and had them narrate the rags-to-riches story of the singer,” the director says.亚博体育yb千花坊

The director first met singer-actress Anne Carrere in 2014 when she auditioned for another of his prod

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Speaking about her role, Carrere, who is hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical hei

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“Her music is timeless and I was inspired by her life story.

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cities, including Xiamen, Fujiang province and Foshan, Guangdong province.

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Over 40 years ago, Wu Yuchu was trapped in a blizzard in the Tibet autonomous region.

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Another tourist in the shop, who says she is from Moscow, was astounded by the shop’s ran

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Building on the conservation support it received from the United States, France

and other countries starting in the 1980s, the academy has since extended its rese亚博体育yb后花园

arch work to other developing areas, Zhang said. Zhang himself led a multidisciplinary research trip to the Ba

miyan Buddhist statues site in Afghanistan last year. The Taliban turned the statu

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“Our researchers have gone to India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. We are going out and opening more doors to cultural inter

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Zhang Yuanlin, chief librarian and director of the center for research on the Silk Road and Dunhuan

亚博体育yb后花园女神会所g at the academy, said the Mogao Caves are fascinating examples of the cultural, religious and soci

al interaction that China hosted in ancient times through its role as a trading hub.

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tern Asia, to encompass influences from as far away as Greece and Rome, he said.

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Another cave contained images of 12 ecliptical signs, with some resembling Western descr

iptions of zodiac constellations such as Scorpius, Gemini, Cancer and Pisces, he said.

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