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上海夜生活品茶微信7-Eleven Japan Co, Lawson Inc and FamilyMart Co, the top three convenience store chain operators, have all dec
ided to end the sale of adult publications and manga comics by the end of August, citing concerns over har
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The companies said they hope the decision will create a more w
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f the country as Japan prepares for a flood of foreign visitors during the sports events.
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d, and our product assortment was designed accordingly,” the chain told Reuters.
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“We also considered the increasing number of foreign custom
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1 percent of total sales at the roughly 20,000 7-Eleven stores across Japan, a spokesperson said.
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a in November 2017 and has now decided to expand the ban to about 14,000 of its stores nationwide.
FamilyMart reported that 2,000 of its 16,000 franchises had already stopped selling adult magazines.
He was one of the most famous Peking Opera masters of the last century
who developed a singing technique that still bears his name－yang pai, or Yang style.上海夜生活品茶微信
Yang Baosen (1909-1958), who specialized in playing the roles of laosheng,
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ning more than 200 years, and in 2010, UNESCO declared it an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity.
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t the National Center for the Performing Arts from May 16 to 19 with Peking Opera artists from Ti
anjin, Shanghai, Beijing and Shandong province who have inherited his performing style.上海夜生活
Some of Yang’s most classic Peking Opera pieces, including The Generals of the Yang Family, which tells the story of a loyal
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e Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a 14th-century novel by Luo Guanzhong, will be performed.
Born in Beijing, he started learning Peking Opera at 8 years old with his grandfathe上海夜生活
r Yang Guiyun and father Yang Xiaofang－who were also Peking Opera artists－Yang Baosen made his sta
上海夜生活品茶微信ge debut at age 14 and founded his own Peking Opera troupe, named Bao Hua She.
Yang Baosen rose to fame with his solid performing techniques, especi
ally his high-pitched voice, and formed his own performing style with the support of two Chi上海夜生活
ese musicians, Yang Baozhong, who played the huqin (a traditional Chinese stringed musical instrument), and dru
上海夜生活品茶微信mmer Hang Zihe, both of whom accompanied Yang Baosen in performances.
In 1939, Yang Baosen married his first wife, Zhao Xiazh
ang, and adopted a daughter, Yang Wenhui, who is 80 years old now. Yang Min上海夜生活
is his son from his second wife, Xie Hongwen. His son was only 4 years old when Yang Baosen died.
One of the highlights of the shows at the NCPA will be the full-le
上海夜生活品茶微信ngth performance of Wu Zixu, which will be performed by Pe
king Opera artists, including Yang Shaopeng, Zhang Ke and Du Zhenjie, on May 17.
unication company ZTE for smart city solutions at the exhibition.
John Kilmartin, executive director of Bahrain Economic Development Board, said they a上海夜生活品茶微信
re looking at cloud solutions, digital entertainment services and internet security companies in particular.
上海夜生活”I am impressed by innovative products and technologies in the fair, such as facial recognition, virtual
reality, IOT and robotics,” he noted, “China is a beacon for Bahrain. Especially in Shenzhen, if we
could emulate any small way what happened here, we would be very proud of that.”上海夜生活
Several Chinese companies have already set up offices in Bahrain, such as H
uawei, while companies in the e-commerce and online-gaming industry have charted pla
上海夜生活品茶微信ns to develop the market. Bahrain is also looking for Chinese investors to fund startups in the Middle East, he said.
A high-level group of Chinese researchers and innovators attended the 2017 C
hina-Europe Research and Innovation Tour in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on Nov 16.上海夜生活
Held as part of the China High-tech Fair, which opened in Shenzhen on the same day, the event gave China’s tech community a chance to discover the pio
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The tour, which has been in its fifth year since 2013, seeks to upgrade
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top on the tour this year, after previous events were held in Beijing, Hangzhou, Changsha and Guangzhou.
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ssies of European countries such as Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Sw
eden and Switzerland, as well as representatives from China-Europe STI cooperation entities, attended the S上海夜生活品茶微信
henzhen event, which mainly targets the research and innovation communities based in Shenzhen.
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esearch and innovation that has a budget of €30 billion ($35.3 billion), which was released in October in Beijing.
unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.
“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno
vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”
Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count
erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t
hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc
ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.
For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha
t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.
difficult it was to take the picture and the occasions when will be used,” he added.
Chen Jing, another Beijing lawyer, said, “Footage and photos have yet been priced as stan
dardly as written work, and without clear pricing, some companies may sell the images at an unreasonably high
price or claim an expensive compensation but fail to make a reasonable payment to the authors,” said.
“It results in the authors not being able to have adequate rights prot
ection, consumers paying too much and companies gaining relatively high profits, whic
h, from our current analysis, are illegitimate,” said Chen, from the Commerce & Finance Law Office.
She agreed with Wang on improving laws to change the situatio
n, and told China Daily a new version of Chinese Copyright Law is being discussed.
Jesus Madrazo, a member of Bayer’s executive leadership team and head of Agricultural Affai
rs and Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer, said the company, sensing tremendous op
portunities in China, is constantly looking for opportunities to expand its operations in China.
“There is a broad recognition that China has made tremendous prog
ress in not only advancing food security, but also about the quality of what is grown, and gro
w it not only more but also better, better for the consumers and better for the environment.”
He said Bayer, having been operating in the Chinese market for more than 30 years, plans to be here for many decades to co
me to support the agricultural development and introduce the best products and technologies.
Bayer Crop Science Greater China Country Head Huang Weidong said China has bee
n vigorously supporting the development and upgrading of agricultural industry and opening the doo
r to new technologies, new business models, digital agriculture and digital-related applications.