The release of the report was part of the Pujiang Innova

tion Forum, a major annual event in Shanghai for exchanges on science and technology innovation between China and the rest of the world. Nearly 150 gues

t speakers from 23 countries and regions will make speeches at 16 different forums through Sunday at this year’s event.

All China’s administrative villages are expected to enjoy delivery services by 2022, according to the country’s postal service regulator.

Besides, there will be delivery service outlets in every township across China, one o

f the goals outlined in a guideline to leverage postal services to vitalize the rural areas.

About 74.9 percent of the country villages still don’t have rural e-commerce delivery stations.

The central government’s infrastructure investment, as well as local specific funds for rural

vitalization, should offer support for rural delivery infrastructure development, the guideline said.

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We are sad to hear the passing of architect I.M. Pei, whos

 incomparable contributions to museums and culture worldwide will leave an indelible legacy. In 1983, he accepted the Pritzker Architecture Prize here at The Met, s

aying: ‘Let us all be attentive to new ideas, to advancing means, to dawning needs, to impetuses of change so that we may ac

hieve, beyond architectural originality, a harmony of spirit in the service of man,” read The Met’s official Twitter account.

“For this Chinese-American growing up in the DC area, the East Win

g of the National Gallery of Art was an extraordinarily special place. A mon

ument ot beauty and to the possibilities of being an immigrant. RIP to a legend,” Twitter user Jia Lynn Yang wrote.

“You cannot talk about architecture in the last 60 years without talking seriously about I.M. Pei,” said Ro

bert AM Stern, a former dean of the Yale University school of architecture. “It’s not a single building. It’s h

is work over a generation of time and his logical and relentless pursuit of the highest degree of excellence.”

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After decades of industrialization, the average level of the

 hard environment in Chinese cities has improved, though space remains for the developm

ent of soft environments. These are key to a city’s business environment, the report said.

Decades ago, university graduates’ artwork was exhibited only for viewing by students and teachers. Today, these exhibi

tions have become a big celebration, not only for denizens of the university, but also the general public.

Tsinghua University’s arts and design academy is currently showing paintings, sculptures, mixed-m

edia works and designs created by postgraduates who will receive their master’s degree in June. The

y are displayed at the academy’s buildings and Tsinghua University Art Museum, through May 30.

The exhibition has not only drawn gallery owners, art dealers, representatives from cultural instit

utions and enterprises who scout for upcoming talent or new additions to their collections; but has allo

wed an audience of the general public to keep up with the evolution of art and broaden their artistic horizons.

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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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Participants are required to send their works, in the form

of design drafts or PPT, by email to sqhywcdsm, while telephone contact numbers are

The event aims to showcase the district’s cultural resources and boost the local cultural sector,

said Xu Jinhong, executive vice director of the publicity department of CPC Laoshan District Committee.

“We will protect intellectual property and help the selected designs to tra

nsfer into commercial products,” Xu told a news conference Sunday.

Laoshan district, named after the sacred Mount Lao, is marked by a beautiful en

vironment, rich intangible cultural heritage, tasty delicacies and historical tales.

Xu said the winning designs are expected to reflect the characteristics of the region.

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Besides catering to fans, the festival has also acted as an indus

With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie

s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.

A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi

on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.

For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.

“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am

brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.

As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr

ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.

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Zhao added that the new consumption trend of this

year’s holiday is also an epitome of the overall consumption trend in the country this year.

“The growth has been driven by the surge in disposable incomes and the middle-income population,” she added.

Guideline calls for 80 percent of related shipping to use cleaner means by 2025

China plans to achieve ultralow emissions at most steel plants by 2025, with 80 percent of raw m

aterials and final products shipped by cleaner methods including railways, ships and pipelines, rather than trucks.

Experts believe the ambitious goal, if reached, will contribute signi

ficantly to reducing bad air in the country, as the steel industry currently pollutes more than any other.

The holiday period also triggered demand for travel-related pro

ducts. Suning reported that sales of sunblock products and sunscreen clothes grew 74 perc

ent and 107 percent year-on-year. Travel packages rose by 128 percent during the period.

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But Pelosi said the Trump administration was contin

nuing to ignore congressional subpoenas and noted that Congress launched impeachment proceedings against P

resident Richard Nixon in the 1970s after he resisted similar demands. Nixon resigned in 1974.

“I think that the statements being made by the president of the United States as giving a blanket s

tatement that he’s not going to honor any subpoenas is obstruction of justice,” Pelosi said.

White House legal counsel Emmet Flood, in an April 19 letter to Barr obtained by Reuters on Thursday, said Trump’s d

ecision to let advisers cooperate with the Mueller probe does not extend to congressional oversight investigations.

“It is one thing for a president to encourage complete cooperat

ion and transparency in a criminal investigation conducted largely within the Executive Bra

nch. It is something else entirely to allow his advisers to appear before Congress,” the letter said.

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Regulators seek source of illegal HPV vaccine

Drug regulators in Hainan province are investigating the suspected sources of HPV 9-valent vaccines that were illegally admin

istered at Boao Yinfeng Healthcare International Hospital, whose business license was revoked as a result.

If a crime is found to have been committed, the case will be handed to public security d

epartments, according to a statement jointly issued on Sunday by Hainan’s Health Commission, Market Su

pervision Administration, Drug Administration and Public Security Department.

It said the four departments will form a working group to supervise the investigations and legal enforcement.

The working group will contact people who received the vaccine

s at Yinfeng hospital, listen to their opinions and take action to safeguard their rights.

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nd the winter sports industry in China? And what

Winter sports are relatively new to China and not played by

many Chinese people. In recent years, the Chinese winter sports team particip

ated in some individual events in the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul and

the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, and won some medals, including gold medals.

The development of winter sports in China suffers from reg

ional imbalance, with people in the northeastern region being

the most avid fans and practitioners of winter sports.

But after winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, especially s

ince the issuing of a guideline that aims to prompt 300 million people to play winter sports by 20

22, the development of winter sports and the winter sports industry has gathered pace in China.

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