this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

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hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

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took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

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ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

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Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

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ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as

Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for

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roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.

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mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r

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ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.

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Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said many people from Hong Kong were saddened by the scenes of violence.

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ing meetings before its summer recess in mid-July because of the time needed to repair the extensive damage.

The damage may cost taxpayers HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million) to re

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In the wake of the violence, barrister and lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong, together with some、

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opposition of continuing to condone and encourage the violent behavior, which sends the wrong message to society.

Richard Cullen, an Australian visiting law professor at the University of Hong Kong, said: “This sort

of behavior leaves a stain on Hong Kong’s rule-of-law reputation. It is plainly not compatible with the rule of law.”

Meeting with the media in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Executive of

the Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly condemned the extreme use of violence and vandalism

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hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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for longevity in northwestern Hainan island. As the top international barista event in Ch

ina, the championship has attracted a total of more than 180 players from 40 countries over the years.

Kayonga Charles, Rwandan ambassador to China, said the Fushan C

up International Barista Championship sponsored by Chengmai county, where Fus

han is located, has not only promoted coffee products and displayed coffee-making skills, but also has built a plat

form for exchanges among coffee makers from all over the world. The ambassador said Rwanda has about 40

0,000 farmers growing coffee and 98 percent of the products are sold overseas every year.

He said Rwanda hopes to work with Hainan companies to build a mutually beneficial and win-win partnership.

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Use of new tec上海会所品茶微信hnologies in online education is breaking boundaries for the nation’s students

Yang Ming, a 33-year-old immobile and partially sighted man from

Chengde, Hebei province, never imagined he could become his family’s “financial adviser”.

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ements of a company whose stock was owned by his relatives, so he advised selling the shares.

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hares at a slight loss, but kept most of their 4,000 yuan ($578) investment intact.

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ng uncertainty over trade negotiations between China and the United States.

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nsform and upgrade economic structure in revitalizing the rust belt in Northeast China.

Li’s remarks came as he presided over a State Council meeti

ng on Thursday on revitalizing the country’s traditional industrial bases.

He underscored the importance of transforming government functions a

nd bettering the business environment, and urged government departments to offer m

ore support to provinces in the Northeast in streamlining administration.

The tax cuts and fee reduction policies must be implemented in full, and the country w

ill make the region a priority in special transfer payments to localities, he said.

The reform of State-owned enterprises must be moved forwa

rd, and more work must be done to expand the private sector, he said.

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 province, said his district has been trying to address the issue of extravagance.

Li said they were trying to reverse the trend of residents comparing the hosting of w

edding ceremonies and funerals, which has resulted in jealousy and complaints.

The district has ordered all officials to take the lead in rejecting the trend, and residents in 265 village

s have signed letters of commitment against extravagance in hosting such events, he said.

The district has also released a standard on hosting such events to prevent comparison among villagers. It includes re

quiring the wedding ceremony be finished within a day and no fireworks, he said.

Through these efforts, expenditure on events has been significantly reduced, which has been welcomed by villagers, Li said.

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el more frequently, and enable them to have higher budgets for spending on accommodati

on and destination entertainments,” said Sun Peiming, director of e-commerce at Sichuan Airlines.

Last year, along with graduate students, there were 37 million enrolled college students in the country,

according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2018, students registered on Qunar flew 4.4 time

s annually on average, higher than the average of 3.45 times nationwide, according to the company.

“Low prices have a decisive impact on their choices. Compani

es that provide cheaper options will attract more students and gain the initiative in seizing tho

se future backbone consumers,” said Liu Simin, a researcher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h

as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.

Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he

released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.

Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th

at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri

tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.

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