His Fengshen Trilogy films is adapted from the Ming Dyn

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nt. The novel fictionalizes a turbulent era when two conflicting human forces get help from supernatural beings such as deities and spirits.

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ng the country’s all-time top and second-highest grossing films, Wolf Warrior 2 and The Wandering Earth, respectively.

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Du Yang, vice-president of Beijing Culture, says the cast consists of A-list stars, veteran actors and young people, but doesn’t reveal the names.

The trilogy, which is now being shot in the coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong provi

阿拉爱上海nce, is scheduled to release its three feature-length films consecutively every year from 2020 to 2022.

Last year, all the youngsters on the project had a six-month training in Chinese history, culture, ancient etiquette, horse riding and so on. And so

me who play spirits in avatars of animals were given extra study material on the habits of wild creatures.

The trilogy marks the acting debut of a woman who plays Su Daji, a

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the dictator, in the novel. Wuershan says he has asked her to research on foxes to prepare for her role.

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Fascinated by the novel since childhood, the filmmaker who was bo

rn in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, announced the project’s launch in 2012. Wue

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urrection and Mojin: The Lost Legend. He chose Beijing Culture as a partner for the film project.

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Security tightened 阿拉爱上海品茶微信er of personal info

Internet service p阿拉爱上海品茶微信roviders in China will be put un

der tighter scrutiny when they handle overseas transfers of personal in

formation, according to a draft regulation of the Cyberspace Administration of China.

The introduction of the regulation, tentatively called the Asse

ssment Regulation on the Security of Personal Information’s Overseas Uses, is intended to bet

ter safeguard internet users’ rights, national security, public interests and cyberspace sovereignty, the ad

ministration said in a statement on Thursday, while calling for opinions and suggestions to improve the draft.

Based on the Network Security Law, the draft requires internet service operators to conduct security screening on personal infor

mation gathered in their operations within Chinese borders. Any transfer of information that is likely to affect na

tional security, public interests or personal information security is banned by the document.

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Substantial and resolute efforts must be made to prevent

 major contradictions and outstanding problems through coordinated planning and targete

d measures to make reform better serve the country’s economic and social development, Xi said.

The meeting reviewed and approved a series of official documents including a guideline on innovation and improving ma

cro-regulation, as well as a guideline on strengthening opening-up and cooperation in innovation capacity.

The meeting called for taking the supply-side structural reform as the main task, making coordinated efforts to stabilize eco

nomic growth, promoting reforms, readjusting the economic structure, improving people’s livelihoods, pr、

eventing risks, and ensuring social stability, according to a statement issued after the meeting.

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China attaches great importance to the development of the

 big data industry and is willing to share opportunities of the digital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new

growth drivers and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Xi added.

With increasingly wider applications of digital technologies in China, the country is expected to generate

and store 27.8 percent of global online data by 2025, up from 23.4 percent last year, according to a r

eport by market researcher International Data Corp and data storage firm Seagate.

In comparison, the US share will stand at 17.5 percent by 2025, a drop from its 21 percent share in 2018, the report added.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said th

at from medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a re

markable tool to advance global progress, but with that opportunity also comes risk.

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Xi noted that China and Brazil are the biggest developing

 countries in the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and both are imp

ortant emerging markets. The two countries have a common wish and great potential for d

evelopment, he said, adding that both countries are important forces for promoting a multilateral world.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 45 years

ago, relations between China and Brazil have achieved fruitful outcomes, Xi said.

The president said it is a critical period for the two countries, and they

should forge ahead, and each side should deem the other as a partner for development.

Xi called on the two countries to respect, trust and support each other in making the China-Brazil relationship a model for d

eveloping countries’ cooperation and an important force in promoting world peace and progress.

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Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committ

mittee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, laid a floral basket at a monument on Monday marking the departure of the Long March.

At a museum marking the start of the Long March, Xi spoke with nine representati

ves of descendants of Red Army soldiers and relatives of revolutionary martyrs.

The People’s Republic of China was founded at the cost of the blood of numerous revoluti

onary martyrs, Xi said, adding that the CPC and the Red Army, upholding lofty revolutionary id

eals, had brought about incredible achievements after repeatedly surviving desperate situations during the Long March.

Xi called for staying true to the revolutionary martyrs, the P

arty’s original aspiration and mission, its revolutionary ideals and principles, and the

people living near revolutionary sites. Xi’s inspection tour took place a week after the Political Bureau of the CPC

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Huawei CEO addresses US ban, 5G and users’ rights

Ren said in an interview with Chinese media in Shenzhen on Tuesday that “We are very grateful to the

US companies. They have made a lot of contributions to us. Many of our consultants are from American companies such as IBM.

“We can make chips as good as those made by US companies, but it does not mean that we will not buy chips from them,” Ren added.

He said the company will not exclude US chips. “Instead, we should grow together. But if there is a

supply shortage, we have a backup. In the “peace period”, half of our chips are from the US companies and half

from Huawei. We cannot be isolated from the world.”Ren also highlighted that Huawei’s 5G plan will not be affected by

the US ban. “Others will definitely not be able to catch up with Huawei in 5G technologies for two or three years,” he said.

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it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blo

access to some components and technologies.

“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipat

ion. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the company’s products an

d a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conferen

ce on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and inte

rference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.

HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Ki

rin, which has been used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, th

e company has also developed chips for base stations, basebands and chipsets powered by artificial intelligence.

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hina formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December

last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on susp

icion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference.

Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, has also been arrested on suspicion of ste

aling and illegally providing state secrets to overseas forces, Lu added.Teenagers’ first exposure to elec

tronic gadgets and online games tends to be at a younger age, said a report released Wednesday.

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Tax reduction is a comprehensive policy that requires gove

nment departments to enhance coordination as they implement various policies, Li said.

The premier attached great importance to such measures as reducing the rate of the value-add

ed tax, increasing the tax exemption for research costs and reforming individual income tax.

The measures should not only ease the tax burden for manufacturing

companies but also reduce taxes for construction enterprises, which provide a great nu

mber of jobs, Li said, adding that all industries should be covered by the benefits of tax cuts.

Li pledged more efforts to urge government departments and State-ow

ned enterprises to pay off their debts so that the effects of tax reduction are not diminished.

The government will take further measures to deepen reform and opening-up, encoura

ge innovation and entrepreneurship and promote fair competition, Li said, adding that co

mpanies should also seize the opportunity to promote high-quality growth.

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