The company is now home to more than 100 indie band

nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also

上海419promotes one of the country’s most popular outdoor musical events, the Strawberry M

usic Festival, which was launched in Beijing by the com上海419

pany in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.

“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” sa上海419女神会所

ys the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band

in 1990 while he was studying radar engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But t

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guitar I wanted to explore more beautiful sounds of the instru

ments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”

上海419女神会所Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a large fan base in China then with poetic lyrics about youth, romance and friendship, accompanied by guitar.

One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerging live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.上海419女神会所

A live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.

School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band 上海419女神会所agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.

“We wanted to have a place to enjoy music and drink together so we decided to launch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”

As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the liv

e bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.

“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.

Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and ga

ined a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.

“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 followers on their

Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the natu

ral charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.

Music fans are more diverse in their tastes than they were 10 years ago, he says, enjoying a wide range of styles, young bands and musical influences.

“I’m keen on putting together a group of good-looking young singer-songwriters, guitarists, bassists and drummers to for

m a rock band,” Liu says. “They could compete with the pop idols not only with their looks but also by winning a large follo

wing with their great songs and technique. I’ve been dreaming of this for 10 years, and now with the many ways yo

u can help new talent stand out, such as reality shows, that dream can finally be realized.”

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mpetitiveness Outlook provides a compass for gover

eking University’s National School of Development and a former member of the central bank’s monetary policy committee.

“But the adoption of (overly aggressive) macro-polices should be avoided” and there is no need to r上海419

epeat 2009-type stimulation this time, Huang said last week. “Because it could have negative c上海419女神会所

onsequences, including excessive production capacity, inflation and asset bubbles.”上海419

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G20 group gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, over the weekend and discuss上海419女神会所

上海419ed possible impacts of escalated China-US trade tensions on economic growth. The International Monetary F

und and the World Bank have recently downgraded their global growth projections for the next two years.上海419女神会所

Finance Minister Liu Kun warned at the G20 meeting that protectionism co

uld hurt global growth. “All parties should pay close attention to downside risks and joint

ly protect the rule-based multilateral mechanism. Trade disputes should be resolved on a basis of fairness and ra

上海419女神会所tionality,” said Liu, according to a statement on the ministry’s website on Sunday.

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he China International SME Fair, first held in, is currentl

ly the largest and most influential international gala of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

Last year, it witnessed the signing of about 30 billion yuan ($4.46 billion) in busi上海品茶微信女神会所

ness and cooperative contracts between Chinese SMEs and their foreign counterparts.

Under the theme of Intelligence, Wisdom, Smart Manufacturing and Energy Conservation, this year’s event has attracted more than 2,700 SMEs from o上海品茶微信

ver 30 countries and regions, including Bulgaria, the United Arab Emirates and Myanmar. Zhu Xiaodan, governor of Guangdong, said at a rece

ption dinner on Oct 9 that SMEs play a unique and important role上海品茶微信

in stabilizing employment, improving people’s livelihoods and increasing taxes.

To support the steady recovery of the global economy, “Guangdo

ng is looking forward to deepening mutual cooperation with all parties from home and a上海品茶微信

broad, and making more efforts to facilitate local SMEs to experience healthy and innovative development,” Zhu said.

The fair provides four professional exhibitions that are scheduled to be held in three time periods at two venues.

上海品茶微信女神会所The first two exhibitions covering energy conservation, and textiles and apparel took place from Oct 10 to 13 at the Poly World Trade Center Expo.

The Smart Building Materials and Home Decorations Exhibition and the Intelligent Manufacturing and Equipme

nt Exhibition will be held at the Guangzhou International Sourcing Center respectively from Oct 16 to 20 and from Oct 24 to 27.

There are also two h上海品茶微信ighlights of the fair, one of which was a trade negotiation meeting for industrial cooperation and investment matchmaking held on Oct 10.

Organized by the Bank of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Guangd

ong provincial government, the meeting served as the first move after the bank and MIIT decided to initiate a five-year pla上海品茶微信女神会所

n (2016-20) to boost the internationalization of SMEs in August. The plan aims to facilitate their integration into the global market by stren

gthening information sharing and policy coordination, build

ing a cross-border matchmaking platform and innovating financial services.上海品茶微信女神会所

More than 350 overseas companies from 15 countries and regio

ns, as well as nearly 460 Chinese SMEs participated in this face to face meeting.

They covered industries such as modern agriculture, textile and apparel, advanced equipment and home appliances manufacturing.

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romoting pragmatic collaboration between inese and

This year’s China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair, scheduled to be held in Guangdong province in October, will advance

 上海后花园the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Africa and promote the inclusive and sustainable development of SMEs in China a

nd various countries, according to Xu Lejiang, vice-chairman of the organizing committee and vice-minister of industry and information technology.

Xu said at a news conference on Monday that the annual fair, known CISMEF, helps Chinese SMEs to go global and foreign SMEs to access the China market. 上海后花园品茶微信

This year’s fair adds two co-hosts: South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, he said.

“Under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the BRICS cooperation mechanism, the joint hosting 上海后花园

of the event will further promote pragmatic collaboration between China and South Africa in industry, trade and economics,” he said.

Thabo Thage, the consul general of South Africa in Shanghai, said SMEs contribute more than half of his country’s GDP.

“We expect that CISMEF will help to enhance our current trade patterns by increasing China’s sourcing of value added products from South Africa,” Thage said. 上海后花园品茶微信

Serving as a co-host of the fair for the first time, South African will select key companies to showcase the diverse nature of its economy, he added.

 上海后花园品茶微信The main venue for the fair, which is due to be held on Oct 10-13, is slated to be the Poly Wo

rld Trade Center Expo in Guangzhou, capital of the province in South China.

Two other events are to be held later that month in Shunde, a manufacturing hub in the province.

The first, which will run from Oct 12 to Oct 15, will focus on intelligent manufacturing and businesses involved in the

national Internet Plus strategy aimed at promoting the integration of internet technologies with traditional industries.

The second, to be held on Oct 20-23, will focus on smart construction mater

ials and home appliances, as well as energy conservation products and technologies.

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Edith Vries, director general of South Africa’s Departm

ment of Small Business Development, said that the vital significance of SMEs should be noted.

Nanning held the Guangxi Procurement and Investment Fair with Representativ上海乌托邦品茶微信

es of 16 African Countries on June 25, reaching a preliminary purchase intention of $30 million on site.

Co-sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi C

ommittee, the African Union, the China-Africa Alliance of SMEs, the Embassy of Burkina Faso in China, the Emb上海乌托邦

assy of Ethiopia in China, and the China Trade Week Committee, th

e fair featured 96 indoor booths with a product exhibition area of 6,600 square meters.

上海乌托邦品茶微信She added that the responsibility of policy makers to develop effective policies an

d measures, to improve the environment for SME development, should be emphasized.

Philippe Scholtes, managing director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, said that SMEs n

eeded technology, human capital, energy, quality production, industrial organization and a conducive business environment.

The 14th China International Small and Medium Enterprise Fair (CISMEF), an event forenterprises to showcase their products and tap into the Chinese market, was inaugurated in Guangzhou on Oct 10.上海乌托邦品茶微信

The event is held by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, t

he People’s Government of Guangdong Province, the Ministry of Small Business Development of South Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

上海乌托邦品茶微信It covers an exhibition area of more than 150,000 square meters with nearly 3,000 exhibitors from home and abroad showcasing their technologies and products across 6,282 booths.

According to the organizers, More than 12,000 merchants have registered for the event, as well as a total of 265 domestic andforeignenterprisesand539individualshavesignedupfor10matchmaking events includingIntelligentManufacturing ProductsMatchmakingandEnergyconservingndEnvironmentally-friendlyProducts Matchmaking.

International and domestic exhibitions will be held at the Poly World Trade Center Expo from Oct 10 to 13; Intelligent Manufacturing

and “Internet+” Exhibition, Smart Building Materials and Home Decoration Exhibition, Energy Conservation Exhibition will be held in two

sessions at the Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center from Oct 12 to 15 and Oct 20 to 23.

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Traditional Chinese medicine promotion kicks offi

 traditional Chinese上海龙凤419medicine promotion kicked off at the New Zealand Parliament Building on Thursday.

Four 上海龙凤419traditional Chinese medicine practitioners from Beijing, China diagnosed and treated local people.

Raymond Huo, chairman of New Zealand Parliamentary Justice Select Committee, said that the cultural experience of tra上海龙凤419

ditional Chinese medicine is in line with the theme of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.

上海龙凤419″In the global arena, traditional Chinese medicine is attracting more and more people. Legislation management is the guarante

e for the overseas development of traditional Chinese medicine. The EU, the United States and Australia are trying the l

egislations of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. The New Zealand Par

上海龙凤419品茶微信liament has included traditional medicine in the legislative plan as early as 2010,” said Huo.

“The main reason for the current delay on the progress of overseas traditional Chinese medicine legislation is that we have limi

ted knowledge or understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, and there is a long way to go for i

nternational exchange and popularization of traditional Chinese medicine,” he added.上海龙凤419品茶微信

Wang Xiaofeng, director general of the Department of Internation

al Cooperation of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese medicine of China, bel

上海龙凤419品茶微信ieved this event will promote the cultural exchange between China and New Zealand, so that more New Ze

alanders can understand traditional Chinese medicine and experience traditional Chinese medicine.

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I’m not attracted to archaic devices like proroguing,” he said

Meanwhile, Britain’s leading tax and spending think tank has said that Hunt’s promise to

 上海夜生活reduce corporation tax to the lowest rates in the advanced world would only “exacerbate” the UK’s financial problems.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that his plans would mean a continuation of the u

 上海夜生活npopular Tory policy of austerity and would cost 13 billion pounds ($16.5 billion) a year.

The foreign secretary, Hunt, has proposed reducing the rate of corporation ta

x paid by companies to 12.5 percent, matching the rate in Ireland among the lowest of any major economy. 上海夜生活

The institute disputed the claims of some low-tax advocates that the policy would pay for itself by

上海夜生活driving up company investment and encouraging overseas companies to locate in Britain.

Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, said cutting corporation tax, and another promise made by Hun上海夜生活上海品茶

t to raise defense spending, would “leave no scope to relieve the pressure on other areas of pu

上海夜生活上海品茶blic spending without tax rises, or a fiscal stance which risked putting debt on a rising path”.

United States – The second night of the first Democr上海夜生活上海品茶atic primary debate here on Thursday featured more early front-run

ners for the party’s presidential nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Thursday night’s 10-Democrat matchup included four of the five front

-runn上海夜生活上海品茶ing candidates in early polls: former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie San

ders of Vermont, Senator Kamala Harris of California, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg of Indiana.上海夜生活上海品茶

They shared the stage with Senator Michael Bennet of Colora

do, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Congres

sman Eric Swalwell of California, author and activist Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Both Conservative leadership contenders announced this week they will bring down the barriers to talented overseas workers.

Johnson said he would make the UK “much more open” to high-skilled migrants such as scientists, while Hunt promis

ed to scrap the immigration target of keeping net migration below 100,000, which has never been met.

Hunt said: “We’re not going to be a country that changes from Little Britain in

to Little England and pulls down the shutters and says ‘Foreigners not welcome’.”

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xperts trace Chinese cultural origins in ancient Yangzhou an

Launched by the T上海后花园raditional Chinese Culture Research Center at Renmin University, a group of experts in archa

eology, history and cultural promotion went to Jingbian county上海后花园

in Northwest China’s Shanxi province from June 16 to 19 to discover and study ma

上海后花园terial remains in the ruins of ancient Yangzhou city, with a history that may date back over 2,300 years.

According to Ji Yingming, deputy secretary-general of the center, over 700 Neolithic s

上海后花园ites are scattered across the area in and around Jingbian county. That’s why he initiated the trip and held a sym

posium in an effort to trace the origins of Chinese civilization.To bring historical sites closer to the public and spa

rk widespread interest in delving into the long course of Chinese history, Ji livestreamed his journey to Jingbian cou

上海后花园nty via online platforms such as Yizhibo. He also plans to livestream visits to other important sites, including the Liangzhu Neolithic ruins in Zhejiang pro

vince, the Dadiwan historical site of Qin’an in Gansu province, and the Banpo Neolithic relic site in Shaanxi province.

“As one of the descendants of the Yellow emperor, I feel a s品茶微信trong sense of responsibility to untangle the complex information about how the country and the

people evolved through the long course of history,” says Ji, who has traveled around China twice to study folklo

re and material remains of ancient times.The 13th Inner Mongolia Art Exhibition opened in Hohhot, capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia au上海后花园品茶微信

tonomous region, on Thursday. Featuring nearly 400 pieces of traditional Chinese paintings, oil works, pri

nts and sculptures, the show demonstrates the impact made by artists on Inner Mongolian culture.

Picasso is known to the world as an audacious art giant of the 20th century, but only few know him as a writer.

However, an ongoing exhibition titled “Picasso, Esr上海后花园品茶微信itor’ (Writer Picasso) at the Cervantes Institute in B

eijing through September, offers the public a chance to know that the Spanish genius who changed the world of art was also a poet.

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hanghai has unveiled its first dedicated artificial intelligence incubator as part of its push t上海千花网o make AI a cornerstone of its industrial transformation.

上海千花网Launched in Shanghai’s Wujiaochang, an area home to multiple leading

research houses such as Fudan University and Tongji University, the first 3,000 square-mete

r AI Space serves as an accelerator to turn abstract AI ideas into prototypes and potentially into tangible products.上海千花网

Backed by the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatizati

o上海千花网n, the facility will provide working space, data bases, technical support, financing and res

ources match-making with application scenarios. Such a model will be duplicated across the city in due time.

上海千花网Five AI startups have signed memoranda of understanding with the first AI space, c

overing areas from the combination of AI and medical care, education and big data.

The incubator was launched earlier this week on the same occasion whe

n the city announced the setup of a series of awards, dubbed SAIL, dedicated to an AI-th

emed contest, whose results will be announced ahead of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in August.

“The SAIL awards are not only an influential part of the WAIC competition, but an impor上海千花网

tant carrier in the integration of industries, universities, researches and application in the field of AI

,上海千花网女神会所” said Zhang Ying, chief engineer of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization.

With four subcategories, the SAIL awards are expected to facilitat

e the development of AI and accelerate its transformation from concepts to reality.

Official statistics上海千花网女神会所 showed that the city is already home to 1,000 companies with AI as its core b

上海千花网女神会所usiness. According to a plan issued last year by municipal authorities, Shanghai is looking to lead the pack by b

ecoming a global AI hub, with plans to expand the scale of i上海千花网女神会所ts industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.4 billion) by 2020.

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Electric carmaker NIO will replace the power battery

pack with an improved version for vehicles within the scope of the recall for free to eliminate safety hazards.At least three NIO ES8 vehicles上海千花坊

had self-ignition accidents in the past three months and the State Administration for Market Regulation has started investigating the vehicles in these incidents.上海千花坊

Apart from recalling vehicles with safety hazards, the company has also established a transde

上海千花坊partmental investigation team to optimize the quality management system of their products in cooperation with supply chain partners.

By May this year, NIO had delivered over 170,000 ES8 vehicles, and the 70 kilowatt-hour battery packs produced after Oc上海千花坊

t 20, 2018, have been equipped with modules of the specification model NEV-P102, which has no safety hazards, the company said.

上海千花坊senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business environ

ment, as the country is determined to develop an advanced intellectual property protection legal regime.

“上海千花坊We are very optimistic about the future of China’s business environment,” said Eric Liu, manag

ing partner of Zhao Sheng Law Firm. The office is the British law firm Linklaters’ joint operating partner in China.

Despite the uncertaint女神会所y caused by the trade conflict, which has put investment and consumption on hold, Liu said he beli

eves “China will continue opening its economy up to international trade and cross-border inbound and outbound direct investment.”

“China has become increasingly innovative, and is determined to develop an advanced legal regime for

IP protectio上海千花坊女神会所n, and new protection mechanisms have already taken shape in the country,” he said in a written reply.

He believes China will step up its efforts in protecting the int

ellectual property rights of foreign investors, following the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law.

Asked about his take on the China-US trade dispute, Liu said: “Although we have seen many uncertainties concerning the tr上海千花坊

ade dynamics between China and the US, we still believe in the potential and vitality of trade and investment markets.”

Fo上海千花坊女神会所r instance, Chinese companies are driven to catch up on merge and acquisiti

on deals for safety reasons or commercial reasons, and they are still very active in terms of outbound deals, he said.

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