hina’s NCPA stages ope上海后花园Tales of Hoffmann’

he National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Wednesday st

aged The Tales of Hoffmann, a renowned opera by light opera master Jacques Offenbach.上海后花园

Inspired by the life experience of the German writer and poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the opera tells l

上海后花园女神会所ove stories of Hoffmann and three women. He experiences romantic love, but each ends in tragedy. The

repeated blows make the poet lose passion for love and devote himself to art and poetry.

The NCPA production by world-acclaimed opera director Fr上海后花园女神会所

ancesca Zambello is part of the NCPA International Theater Festival 2019 that will

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The Paris Opera Ballet stages Nureyev’s vivid production of the Tchaikovsky classic, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.

上海后花园女神会所The Paris Opera Ballet, the national ballet company of France, wra

pped up a week of performances on Friday in Shanghai, the only stop in China during its s

hort tour of Asia that saw the prominent dance company visit Singapore from June 21 to 23.上海后花园

It was just one of a series of events to celebrate the POB’s 350th anniversary. The compa

上海后花园女神会所ny presented four performances of Swan Lake in Shanghai from June 29 to July 1 and two per

formances of a gala show, featuring creations by three contemporary choreographers, that concluded on Friday.

The company made the decision to perform Swan Lake in Shanghai not only because it is on

e of the most beloved productions in the ballet world, famed for its robust energy and rich color. More imp

ortantly, the version created by Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93) is one that “best represents the style, aesthetics and cap

abilities of the Paris Opera Ballet”, says Flavien Moglia, executive president of the company.

Nureyev, one of the former Soviet Union’s best-known dancers, created a new versio

n of Swan Lake in 1984, when he was the director of the company. Also considered one of the greatest male ballet danc

ers of the 20th century, Nureyev brought a new depth to the ballet, especially by adding a psychological angle to

the role of the prince, says Jean-Guillaume Bart, a ballet master with the POB.Nureyev gave the story a Freudian di

mension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a profound sense of hopelessness, he adds.

In Nureyev’s Swan Lake, the dark wizard is an ambiguous figure. At first, he serves as a sort of tutor or guide to the prince, bef

ore gradually turning into a negative influence that mirrors the dark side of the prince. The contrast between the w

hite swan and black swan also reflects the two sides of the prince’s soul, Bart explains.

Also, Nureyev introduced difficult new movements and gestures into his choreography. “We hope audiences can appre

ciate the depth of Swan Lake, rather than just seeing it as a traditional and established ballet production.”

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US President Don上海后花园品茶微信military strikes

against Iran on F上海后花园品茶微信riday in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillance drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute, The New York Times reported.

The newspaper cited an official from the United States, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publi

cly and spoke on condition of anonymity, and said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries.

Strikes were set to take place just before dawn on Friday to minimize r

isk to the Iranian military or to civilians. “Planes were in the air and ships were in p

osition, but no missiles fired, when the order to stand down came,” the official said.

It was unclear if attacks on Iran might go ahead later, the newspaper rep

orted, nor was it known whether Trump had changed his mind or whether his adm

inistration had become concerned about logistics or strategy. The White House declined requests for comment.

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The leading pipa player says that though she has perfor

rformed on stage along with Western instruments such as guitars and violins, it was the first tim

e she performed the piece with a balalaika player, and she was excited to see the outcome.

“Music itself is the language. Despite the fact that we are from different countries, when we s

tart to play, we can communicate with each other through music,” Zhao said.

The China National Traditional Orchestra performed a concert in t

he Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, on Wednesday, presenting a fusion of Chinese and Russ

ian music and celebrating the 70 years of diplomatic relations between the countries.

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hakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

Xi and Putin also witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation documents covering such a

reas as investment, 5G technologies, e-commerce, natural gas, soybeans, nuclear power and the Belt and Road.

In talks with Putin, Xi said that both countries are facing changes in the world that were not seen in the past century.

The people of both countries and the international community have greater expectations of China and Russia, Xi said.

There is no end to the development of China-Russia relations, Xi said, adding that China

would like to make joint efforts with Russia to bring more benefits to the people of both nations.

Noting that this is his first state visit to Russia since he was reele

cted president last year, Xi said that the two leaders have maintained close contact in recent years.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of d

iplomatic relations, and the bilateral relationship is at its best in history, Xi said.

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Liaoning has had a close economic relationship wit

 the UK since the Eighth China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue in 2016, where Britain’s Chancellor of the Exche

quer Philip Hammond and China’s Vice-Premier Ma Kai agreed to explore partnerships with China’s free-trade zones.

Following on from that, in 2017 the UK Department of International Tr

ade signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dalian municipal government to esta

blish the Sino-UK (Dalian) Advanced Manufacturing Industry Pilot Park in the Dalian Huayuankou Economic Zone, an a

rea that has won several national awards for its innovative business practices.

To round of the visit, Samuels took his guests to one of Surrey’s biggest global succes

s stories -the headquarters of the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, in the town of Woking.

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The global market share for Huawei witnessed an incre

 increase from 10.5 percent to 15.7 percent over the same period last year.

Huawei’s smartphone sales grew in all regions and the company did

particularly well in the European market, with sales up 69 percent.

Apple ranked third on the list with sales declining to 44.56 million and market

share down to 11.9 percent in the first quarter of 2019.

China’s smartphone vendors OPPO and Vivo ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, on th

e list released by Gartner, indicating a

2.7 percent decline in global smartphone sales in the first quarter of this year.

According to another market research firm IDC, shipments by Huawei increased by 50 percent to 59.1 million uni

ts in the first quarter of this year, replacing Apple to grab the second spot again since the second quarter of last year.

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This facial recognition app tells one panda from another

Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.

The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pand

as along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.

The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.

Close to 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated.

Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automa

tic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.

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Museums need lot of stuff such as vending machines and au

These kinds of machines are very complicated and benefit customers.

Most of all, students can gain a variety of scientific knowledge and principles through them.

I think art exhibits should be free to the public. I do, however, think twice

a year the museums should host a fundraising event to help pay for the cost of upkeep.

They do it all the time. Wealthy buyers pay $100 for a plate and the proceeds are given to the muse

um. If you decide you want to buy the art, the proceeds should go to the artist, with a fee going to the museum.

That’s why people need to pay admisson fees with regular prices.

However, they can’t run and develop these kinds of things without more budgets.

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More than 60 percent of people aged between and 25 sai

they set goals within three years after starting their careers, comparing with around 50 percent for those aged betw

een 26 and 30 and around 40 percent for those in the 31-35 age bracket, according to the report.

The subway line connecting downtown Beijing with its new international airport will start tri

al operations June 20, the Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office said Tuesday.

Work is underway in finishing the interior decor, installing equipment and laying tra

cks for the subway, as the Beijing Daxing International Airport is set to open Sept 30.

Stretching over 41 kilometers through the southern part of Beijing, the new line will run throu

gh Fengtai and Daxing districts. Stops are planned at three stations: New Airport North Terminal Sta

tion, Cigezhuang Station and Caoqiao Station, which will start operation at the same time as the new airport.

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Nobody likes competition against themselves. So, it mu

st be admitted that China’s transition to a high-tech, high-value-added economy will come as

a shock to many companies around the world. The US economy, which has about 7 percent of G

DP in high-tech manufacturing, will be lightly affected by this change.

On the other hand, advanced manufacturing contributes ar

ound 20 percent of GDP in South Korea, Japan, Germ

any and a few smaller European countries. They will be much more directly affected.

China’s transition over the next 10 years will not be pai

nless for its companies or for foreign competitors. But, refo

m and opening-up policies that create more competitive companies and markets are t

he only way to achieve a richer and more productive world economy in the long term.

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