Condolences flooded social media at the news of Pei’s passing.

Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of

Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas

ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem

embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.

“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t

he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und

erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.

“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla

ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co

mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and

the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin

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We do rehearsals during each tour and every note insp

Beethoven’s first piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795 and hi

s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 was written between 1809 and 1811.

The last piano concerto is also known as the Emperor Concerto

and the composition exudes a powerful, grand and heroic mood.

The five completed piano concertos cover the entire music career of the composer.

Buchbinder, 74, who was the youngest student ever to have enrolled to study at the Vie

nna Academy of Music at the age of 5, twice recorded the full cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in 2007 and 2011.

In 1986, Buchbinder performed all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas for the first time at the Wiener Musikverein.

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Dozens of places provide food service and offer a w

wide variety of choices including beef noodles, braised pork rice, du

mplings, hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti, fast food, desserts, beverages and ice cream.

To deal with an overwhelming number of tourists, some fas

t food restaurants have cut customer wait times to less than one minute.

A total of 25 restrooms and a number of baby care rooms have been b

uilt at the site, dotted around gates and major exhibition halls. Nursing rooms come equi

pped with baby chairs and breastfeeding stations as well as sofas and hand-washing sinks.

In addition, tourists could rent wheelchairs and baby carriages with their ID cards and a certain amount of deposit.

What’s more, 30 volunteer service booths and nearly 100 informati

on desks have been set up to answer tourists’ questions and guide them to tour the event.

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The Maputo-Katembe Bridge, opened in November after

 four years of construction, is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project built by CRBC. It is 187 kilometers long and s

erves as an arterial highway that directly links Maputo to the border with South Africa, to the south.

CRBC mainly undertakes contracting, investment and infrastructure pro

jects, including roads, bridges, ports and railways, and has operations stretching ac

ross more than 60 countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

“China Road and Bridge Corporation has a wealth of experience in building bridges of the highest quality, including many brid

ges in China that presented even tougher challenges than the Maputo-Katembe Bridge,” Wang said.

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When visiting Kazakhstan and Indonesia in Septem

er and October of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Eco

omic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as the Belt and Road, or B&R). The Chine

se government then set up the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative with an admini

strative office under the National Development and Reform Commission. In March 2015, the Chinese government publis

hed the “Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. In May

2017, the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was convened in Beijing. China also hosted the Bo

ao Forum for Asia annual conferences, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Qingdao Summit, the 2018

Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and the China International Import Expo. Over

the past five years, the Belt and Road Initiative has won positive responses from numerous countries and intern

ational organizations and has attracted worldwide attention. Its influence is growing.

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ent has offered 1,000 yuan($149) per month of subsi

dies for each student and the district government has offered another 500 yuan per m

onth for each student. The students are only required to pay tuition of 900 yuan per month.

Apart from ensuring students get a high-quality education, the sub

sidies are also used to increase the salaries of teachers and give them better training, she said.

To ensure that more students receive inexpensive yet hig

h-quality preschool education, the school added 270 new kinde

rgarten slots in 2016, she said. It now has 18 classes and more than 540 students.

Children attending public kindergartens or affordable private on

es will account for 80 percent of all preschoolers by 2020, according to a d

irective issued recently by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

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Chengdu inks 22 foreign-invested dealsinvested proj

A total of 22 foreign-invested projects worth $3.39 billion were signed during the “Chengdu c

an do” foreign investment signing event held in the capital city of Sichuan province on Friday.

Nine of the projects are for high-end manufacturing, including sectors such as electronic informatio

n, aerospace, automobile and equipment manufacturing, which totaled $1.77 billion, and 13 are modern service pro

jects that are related to finance, logistics, culture and creativity and senior care service., totaling about $1.62 billion.

The investors include many worldwide industry leader companies such as French multin

tional AREP, Happyeasygo Group from Singapore, and Baxter International from the United States.

Luo Qiang, the city’s mayor, said Chengdu has always been the powe

rhouse of China’s opening-up in the past four decades, and will continue to welcome foreig

n investments with ever improving business environment as China enters a new era of reform and opening-up

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The data from the ministry covered the population of per

rmanent residents in urban areas, population density and built-up areas in 666 cities between 2014 and 2017.

Sixteen shrinking cities are in Northeast China’s Heilon

gjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, according to the National Business D

aily report. Most of the cities are resource-exhausted or old industrial bases, such as Jixi and Daqing.

Some of the shrinking cities still have increasing built-up areas in recent years, which will lead to low effic

iency in using the urban land and be not conducive to the compact development of cities, the report says.

Ding Changfa, associate economic professor from the Xiamen

University, said that small and medium cities suffered the shrinkage bec

ause they have weak industries and public services, difficult to attract talents to work and live there.

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Last year, China reduced the tax and fee burden on

enterprises and individuals by around 1.3 trillion yuan, official data showed.

The country aims to implement large-scale tax cuts and fee reductions this year to boost the vitality of m

arket entities, increase urban and rural personal incomes and expand capacity for consumption.

China’s pet insurance market has a bright future amid growing rates of pet ownership across the country.

Last year, over 73 million households in Chinese cities were also home to a pet. The

value of the Chinese pet market reached 170.8 billion yuan ($25.3 billion), w

ith medical care for cats and dogs accounting for 14 percent and 15 percent, according to an industrial report.

The report also showed that the average annual cost of medical care stood at 1,557 yua

n for dog owners and 1,446 yuan for cat owners. However, those who bought medical insur

ance for their pets saved most of the expense, spending only around 300 to 500 yuan on pet insurance.

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He made the decision to exit the public hospital sys

tem and become an independent practitioner in the hope of providing better treatment to patients and earning a higher income.

Today, Zhang is not only a vascular surgeon, but also the founder and head of Dr. Smile M

edical Group, China’s first group medical practice, which he established in Shanghai in July 2014.

Back then, group practices, in which doctors partner together to offer medical servic

es to patients and share operational costs, was a fairly new concept in China.

But in many other countries such as the United States, group medical practices are c

ommon for doctors who work independently instead of being employed by hospitals.

Since 2014, group practices have sprung up across China, and many established doctors have left hospitals to start their own practices.

A recent example is Zhou Yuehua, one of the most acclaimed eye surgeons in China, who made headlines when he left the re

puted Beijing Tongren Hospital at the end of 2018 and founded Zhou Yuehua Myopic Doctor Group in Beijing.

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