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There are plenty of theories of extra dimensions and we do experiments to find them. Interestingly, one of the ideas abou
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What would you say is people’s biggest misconception about space?
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iverse. So if there’s anything that surprises me about some people, it is that they don’t really care. But as long as en
ough people do, we’re okay. I remember people used to say to the famous US cosmologist Carl Sagan, “L 上海楼凤
ook at those lights in the sky.” And he’d say, “They’re more than lights, kids – they’re worlds.”
ive novels have won this year’s Mao Dun Literature Prize, one of th
e four highest literature awards in China, the prize’s organizer unveiled Friday. 上海楼凤品茶微信
The five novels, respectively written by Liang Xiaosheng, Xu Huaizhong, Xu Zechen, Chen
Yan and Li Er, won the prize, which is awarded every four years, according to the China Writers Association. 上海楼凤
The winners were chosen from 234 candidates after six rounds of reviews and votes.
An awarding ceremony will be held in October in Beijing. 上海楼凤品茶微信
Focusing on China’s transformation and achievements over the past 70
years, the third Beijing Documentary Week commences Aug 23 and runs till Aug 29.
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blic interest about documentaries and online releases of critically acclaimed works.
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nnium Monument from Aug 23-25, will draw at least 30,000 people.
Documentaries to be released include If National Treasures Could Talk, China Reinvents
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Zhang Su, deputy head of the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, says organizers have received 157 documen
taries and short video works since May and will announce the winners at the opening ceremony on Aug 23. 上海楼凤品茶微信
He said that the winners will be released on streaming sites such as Tencent Video, Youku and iQiyi.
Chinese Plants that Have influenced the World, a documentary highli
ghting 28 exported plants, will be the first film released on Aug 23.
I don’t think it’s a particularly prescient movie, but one of the earlies
t great movies I saw was Alien. I saw it in 1979 – so I was 11 – in the film club at scho上海后花园女神会所
ol. And I was into spaceships at that time. So I watched it and got the full Ridley Scott.
上海后花园The one thing that always strikes me about science fiction in those days
is that they got the space flight part wrong. For example, even in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the
y absolutely overestimated space flight capability and yet they completely underestimated computing power, which is ve上海后花园女神会所
ry interesting. In this respect, cinematically, we have always overestimated
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In terms of influence, there’s Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which I
read when I was quite young. It had a massive influence on me. I just reread it; it’s rea上海后花园
lly a great book, but also strange and unusual, and there’s one great moment. Although it’s set in the mid-21st century, rou
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ronomer forgets the name of a star and he goes to a library to look it up in a book. And you think to yourself – of all t
he things that will be missed by the year 2050, will a physical library be one of them?上海后花园
It seems the Chinese invented and thought of just about everything prior to everybody else. What is China’s rela
tionship with cosmology like in history and how much has the West, if ever, borrowed from that?上海后花园
If you’re talking historically, I don’t think I know. I would have to research that. Something
上海后花园女神会所like cosmology is a well-defined science as the large-scale study of the universe. So I wouldn’t say there’s o
nly one way of looking at the universe. I don’t know about it culturally or what Chinese c
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at in my field today, China is looking at building big accelerators, which is absolutely along the mod
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Everything cosmological seems like the search for the Holy Grail. But if you h
ad to single out one area that’s still most thrilling to consider, what would it be?
aw an overall 0.6 percent monthly growth and 10.1 percent yearly growth in newly built h
ouse prices,” said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development I 上海千花坊女神会所
nstitution. “Both figures indicated a slowing upward trend in house prices, as the ef
上海千花坊fort to stabilize house prices, market expectations and market order has paid off.”
Yan noted that Pingdingshan in Henan province was the city with the biggest monthly growth
in new property prices in July, as the city’s average price for new housing grew 1.6 percent. 上海千花坊女神会所
“The housing policies were relatively loose in cities such as Pingdingshan,” he said.
“With Pingdingshan topping the list, other smaller cities also saw mild growth in
上海千花坊house prices. The local government needs to strengthen regulations in these cities.”
For pre-owned property, in July, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen all saw a growth in prices respectively by 0.4 pe
rcent, 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent compared to June. The 31 smaller cities saw similar trends as the average price r 上海千花坊女神会所
ose by 0.4 percent month-on-month, up 0.1 percentage point from the month earlier.
Yan said July was the peak season for the housing rental market. As rent 上海千花坊
went up during summer, the prices of pre-owned property tended to go up as well.
“A total of 70 cities saw an average 0.4 percent monthly growth in pre- 上海千花坊女神会所
owned property prices,” Yan said. “But the growth rate was smaller compared t
o the same period last year, thanks to the tightened regulation since May.” 上海千花坊
“The local governments have been aiming to stabilize land prices, house prices and market expectations, implementing a
long-term mechanism for real estate regulation in July to sustain the stable dev 上海千花坊女神会所
elopment of the property market,” said Liu Jianwei, a senior statistician at the NBS.
ent year-on-year to 16.25 million units, far better than second placed HP Inc which grew only 3.2 percent.
Revenue from Lenovo’s mobile business group recorded a 9 percent f上海会所
all, but its smartphone shipments grew 30 percent in the North America market.
上海会所品茶微信The company said it will focus on emerging markets for smartphone business growth this year.
Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alli
ance, a telecom industry association, said the strong results show that Lenovo上海会所
is outperforming rivals in the PC sector, despite global geopolitical uncertainty.
Amid China-US trade frictions, Lenovo said the company i
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venue mix, its footprint across 180 markets, and a more flexible majority-owned manufacturing base.
上海会所But the company also warned that it will have to raise product prices if US tariffs increase.
Increases seen mainly in urban areas with relatively loose housing policies
Housing prices in 70 major Chinese cities remained stable in July, while the pre-owne上海会所品茶微信
d property market saw mild heat due to the peak season for rental business, experts said.
According to the housing price data of 70 major Chinese cities released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursd上海会所
ay, house prices for newly built property in the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen saw 0.3
percent growth in July compared to the month before, mainly powered by price rises in Beijing and Guangzhou.上海会所品茶微信
Among the 70 cities listed by the NBS, 31 second-tier cities saw 0.7 percent mo
nthly growth in newly built property, down 0.1 percentage point from a month earlier.
in new games as it rode Peacekeeper Elite and other titles like Honor of Kings to reignite growth in a business that co
ntributed 30 percent of its revenue. The company said it released 10 games in the second quarter.上海419论坛女神会所
“Although we thought our recently revised estimates would be low enough, second quarter of 2019 topline growth on
上海419论坛ce again missed both our and the Street’s expectations,” said Alicia Yap, an analyst of Citigroup Global Markets Asia, wh
ich maintained a Buy Rating on Tencent shares after the results were published.
“We expect gaming revenue to re-accelerate starting from the second q上海419论坛女神会所
uarter onward,” David Dai, a Hong Kong-based analyst at research and broke
rage firm Bernstein, told Bloomberg News, adding this would also drive a surge in overall revenues.
Tencent’s performance is actually in line with the bigger picture for other digital outfits.上海419论坛
Digital ad spending in the world’s second-largest economy is
expected to hit $79.82 billion in 2019, growing 22 percent from the year before, said eM上海419论坛女神会所
arketer. But the figure represents a reduction from the 28 percent growth seen last year.
The slower growth in economy combined with the prolific ad inventory at rival Bytedan
上海419论坛ce will weigh on marketing demand and ads, said a research note from Citic Securities.
“But given Tencent’s abundant share in online traffic (over
40 percent) and relatively low monetization rate of the ad上海419论坛女神会所
business in China, the current stalemate wouldn’t last too long,” the Citic report said.
On a positive note, the new revenue category of “FinTech and Business Services” set up this ye
ar that includes payment and cloud services churned out 22.9 billion yuan, up 37 percent on co上海419论坛
mparable business last year. The sector was fueled by rapid growth in commercial payment volumes.
“We have learned from our industry contacts that Te上海419论坛女神会所
ncent’s WeChat Pay has enhanced efforts to improve profitability
by phasing out/reducing subsidies,” Nomura Securities said in its own research note.
Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y
ear, retreated to 3.8 percent in the first seven months, compared with 4.1 percent in the first six months.上海419品茶微信
Economists have said they think the policy stance likely will be loosened again in Augus
上海419t to support economic growth. As a result, growth is expected to be stronger in the next two months.
“In the current environment, we believe economic growth is likely to be strong only when there is clear policy support, like
in the first quarter and in June,” said Song Yu, chief China economist at Beijing Gao Hua Securities.上海419品茶微信
Goldman Sachs research showed on Friday that by the end of June, the official general government sp
上海419ending balance recorded a deficit of 1.6 percent of GDP, the largest half-year deficit since 2011. The gr
eater than expected half-year deficit is from the combined effects of tax and fee cuts and more public spending.
Despite some fiscal challenges and rising debt levels, the government will continue to step up fiscal suppo上海419
rt, as needed, to ensure the economy doesn’t slow more than policymakers can tolerate in the near
term, said Wang Shengzu, co-head of Investment Strategy Group Asia at Goldman Sachs.上海419品茶微信
Enthusiasm for new game titles to keep company in pink of health, say experts
Enthusiasm for new game titles and the development of industrial software
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encent Holdings Ltd following the release of the company’s second quarter earnings.上海419品茶微信
Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at
HK$330.4, after it reported its core gaming business rebounded in the three months ending in June.
Net profit jumped 35 percent year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) in the t上海419
hree months to June, while revenue rose 21 percent to 88.8 billion yuan in the same period.
The company experienced a slowdown in the online advertising sec上海419
tor. The segment accounts for 18 percent of Tencent’s overall revenue.
“Our assumption is that the macro environment will remain difficult for the rest of the year and that the situation of the上海419品茶微信
heavy supply of advertising inventory will continue for the rest of the year and potentially into next y
ear,” Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell said in an earnings call late on Wednesday.
carry out a plan he had thought about for half a year: riding to the university.
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the journey. So he took a job at a restaurant and earned 4,000 yuan in his summer vacation.
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ed to sharpen his persistence and fearless spirit before beginning his studies.
Concerning over possible safety issues during the journey, Meng’s father, 44, decided to join his son.
上海千花坊女神会所The younger Meng has always been a sports fan. He said when he was in high school, he
liked running on the playground every day. Cycling was also one of his favorites. He saw many new things
during the trip, improved his ability to schedule and deal with emergencies.
“I think I experienced a lot during the journey. It was unforgettable,” he said.上海千花坊
His story has won wide praise on the internet. “What we lack is the courage to try what
we want in life,” one user said on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The logistics services in China have become more en上海千花坊女神会所
vironmentally friendly as the packages for express delivery are more recycla
ble and transport became greener, according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Wednesday.
By the end of June, 96 percent of the courier deliveri上海千花坊
es have used digital waybills, while 45 percent of the products sold on e-com
merce platforms have given up secondary packaging, said Liu Jun, deputy director of the SPB.
上海千花坊女神会所China has also deployed waste sorting devices in nearly 10,000 courier service branches and built a n
umber of green distribution centers to save resources of land, energy and water, Liu said.
Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status
Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday that radi上海乌托邦品茶微信
cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International
Airport was “extremely serious” as it could damage the city’s international status.上海乌托邦
The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou
ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte
d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦
Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f
rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.
上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.
Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da
ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦
“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium
term – on Hong Kong’s status as an international tourism and conference hub,” Leung warned.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho
ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”
since I need to spend over 1.5 hours on the subway to get to the Capital airport. But once the Daxing airpo
rt is in operation, it will be cut to 40 minutes,” he said.上海419论坛
“I have bought tickets to my hometown Guangzhou from the new airport for the National Day holi
day, and I’m thrilled to explore the cutting-edge technologies and the interesting design of the terminal,” he added.上海419论坛女神会所
The new airport, constructed to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pr
essure off Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as the second international airport for Beijing.
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square meters, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.
Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing giant, plans to lower its minimum passenger age restricti上海419论坛女神会所
on for teens traveling without a supervising adult from 18 to 16, the company announced Wednesday.
The new adjustment comes months after Didi said in October that children under 18 were not上海419论坛
allowed to use the car-hailing service alone, which later generated heated discussion online.
Some people hold that for users aged between 16 to 18 who have left h上海419论坛
ome for work or study, the age regulation just shut them out of the service that gave
them no alternatives but to turn to illegal cab services, or black cars, the company said.上海419论坛女神会所
“It was never our intention to push some independent minors toward the more dangerou
s gray areas just because our policy requires all minors to take cars with their parents,” the company said.上海419论坛
According to an online poll initiated by Didi in February to seek public opinion on
whether minors can ride Didi alone, over half percent of the participants suppor上海419论坛女神会所
ted children below 18 years old being able to hail a ride without an adult accompanying them.
In another poll, the percentage of support group increased to 80% with the minimum age restriction was changed to 16.
He said the company’s strong performance in Q2 demonstrated the resilience of its superior business model.
“We will continue to increase investment in technology, such as artificial上海会所
intelligence, big data, cloud computing continue to sustain investment. At the same t
上海会所ime, we will continue to invest in new categories, such as fresh food and supermarket,” Liu added.
China’s capital city Beijing is expected to build over 10,000 5G base stations b
y the end of 2019, the overseas edition of the People’s Daily reported on Wednesday.上海会所品茶微信
Statistics show China Tower, China’s telecommunications tower infrastructure service provider
, has completed construction and delivered 7,863 5G base stations, and operators opened 6,324 5G base s
上海会所tations at the end of July in Beijing, according to the Beijing Communications Administration.
Multiple measures are ongoing and expected to be taken to further
promote the construction of 5G infrastructure, the municipal telecom authority said.上海会所品茶微信
To guarantee the high-quality development of 5G technology, procedure standards have been dev
上海会所eloped throughout the planning process. A special plan for 5G infrastructure construction has been made by B
eijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources and Beijing Communications Administration.上海会所品茶微信
The plan covers development status, aim, overall plan, key areas and implementation sug
gestions for building 5G infrastructure systems including base stations, office buildings, pipelines and power.
Specific requirements for buildings have been made in line with the development of 5G technology, according to a specificat上海会所
ion for the mobile communication infrastructure of buildings, taking effect on July 1.
5G base stations have been constructed in key areas, including and上海会所品茶微信
surrounding area the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beiji
ng in Yanqing district of city, Shougang Park, home of the Beijing 2022 Winter Oly
mpics organizing committee, and Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City along Chang’an street.