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Shanghai will encourage more cultural and tourism sites to launch nighttime activiti
亚博体育登录龙凤419es and upgrade the overall service capacity for the nighttime economy, said the city’s authorities.
A village in Yongjia county of Wenzhou was flooded as torrential dow
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The Shanzao village was submerged by the flood early Saturday morning after T
亚博体育登录龙凤419yphoon Lekima made landfall at about 1:45 am on Saturday in Wenling of Zhejiang.
The mountain torrential flood, with its highest water level rising above 10 meters within 10 minutes, inundated the vi
llage, besieging 120 villagers who found out it was too late to retreat to higher safety places, the Yongjia government said.亚博体育登录龙凤419
Over 300 people were involved in the search and rescue mission at the village on Saturday.
Che Jun, Zhejiang’s Party secretary, rushed to the Shanzao village Saturday afternoon to check the damage and casualties.
亚博体育登录龙凤品茶微信419In Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, trees along the scenic West La
ke were blow down by the howling gale at noon, crumbling road lamp poles.
In nearby Shanghai, the local meteorological observatory issued an orange alert on Typhoon Lekima Satur
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The Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, was closed on Saturday for safety reasons.
It is the first time that Shanghai Disneyland has closed do
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People who had tickets for Shanghai Disneyland for Saturday can visit the park on any
other day within the next six months (by February 10, 2020), according to the resort.
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arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to
Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W
亚博体育登录龙凤419ho are friendly and which are vicious. Perhaps the book can help parents answer these questions.”
A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a
flying horse with dragon’s wings called longma, and the dragon-like marine animal called jiaolong.亚博体育登录龙凤419女神会所
Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu
m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res
亚博体育登录龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.
“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”
If it rains heavily on this Wednesday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhin亚博体育登录龙凤419女神会所
u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
亚博体育登录龙凤419stival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This year it falls on Wednesday, August 7.Folklore Story
As the story goes, once there was a cowherd, Niulang, who lived with his elder brother and sister-in-law. But she disl
iked and abused him, and the boy was forced to leave home with only an old cow for company.亚博体育登录龙凤419女神会所
The cow, however, was a former god who had violated imperial rules and was sent to earth in bovine form.
One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear
亚博体育登录龙凤419th. Among them was Zhinu, the most beautiful fairy and a skilled seamstress.
The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau
ghter and their happy life was held up as an example for hundreds of years in China.
Yet in the eyes of the Jade Emperor, the Supreme Deity in Taoism, marriage betwee亚博体育登录龙凤419女神会所
n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave
亚博体育登录龙凤419n. Driven by Niulang’s misery, the cow told him to turn its hide into a pair of shoes after it died.
He adds that if things like the somewhat vague portrayal of some a
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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.
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complished a lot in the past eight years, thus, moving to lead ECB won’t be difficult for her.”亚博体育登录龙凤419品茶微信
Wei, also a member of the Academic Committee of the International Mo
亚博体育登录龙凤419netary Institute of Renmin University of China, said that he also appreciates Lagarde’s ef
forts in making the Chinese currency RMB part of the IMF Special Drawing Rights basket on Oct 1, 2016. It made the R
MB the fifth currency in the basket, joining the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound.亚博体育登录龙凤419品茶微信
Edward Tse, founder and CEO of management consultancy Gao Feng Advisory, said that Lagarde’s comp
亚博体育登录龙凤419rehensive experiences in multilateral institutions would make her a qualified ECB head.
He said that an important part of leading the ECB is balancing the p
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imes are more important than technical skills. And, in the ECB, there are already many economists to assist her.
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The European Union on Wednesday lowered its forecasts for economic growth next year fo
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Tse said that EU’s economy has entered a structural downturn, and in many countries, ma
king short-term adjustments cannot help them achieve rapid economic development.亚博体育登录龙凤419品茶微信
“Up till now, EU countries haven’t found the means for quic
k economic growth yet, which is different from the situation in China and t
he US, where innovation acts as the main driver for economic development,” he said.
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at I will be released because my suffering is unbearable,” Pothoven wrote in a post, which has since been removed.
“I have not really been alive for so long, I am surviving, and not even that. I am still breathing but I am no longer alive.”
unday, Dutch media reported that Pothoven had died in a hospital bed in her family’s home in Arnhem after she sto
pped eating and drinking.
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at happens when a patient says, ‘Doc, help me die’
But, in the hours and days that followed, a barr
age of international media reports falsely suggested that Pothoven had been “legally euthanized.”
a sensationalist version of an already tragic story that swiftly spread across the globe, triggering an emotive de
bate over the ethics of euthanasia and raising questions over how someone so young could be allowed to die that way.