The festival was held in an open square at a cultural zone

 redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo

m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha

t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.

A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.

The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ

ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.

“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang

‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he

r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.

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Taiwan-based TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipm

aker, said its shipments to Huawei have not been affected by the US

ban on the latter’s access to US components, Reuters reported on Thursday.

On Monday, the US Department of Commerce issued a 90-day

temporary license, effective until Aug 19, allowing “specific limited engagement in tra

nsactions involving the export, reexport, and transfer of items” to Huawei.

Some analysts said the US moves against Huawei will lead to strong support for the

unlisted Chinese firm as Huawei is working hard to offset the fallout of the restrictions.

Xiang Ligang, director-general of telecom industry association Information Consu

mption Alliance, said TSMC’s commitment to continue shipping products is of strate

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According to the news portal Chinanews.com, Xie Diao and

d Zhou Kaixuan had known each other for many years and shared the same dormitory when they were in high school in C

hongqing. Both did well in their studies. After graduating from high school, Xie Diao went to Xidian Uni

versity, while Zhou Kaixuan was also admitted to Sichuan University, but soon dropped out of school. Xi’an Jiaotong Uni

versity later admitted Zhou in the second year. However, because of his addiction to games, he couldn’t continue hi

s studies. By that time, Xie had become a postgraduate in the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

After graduation, Zhou experienced frustration in finding a job and failed the civil service

exam. According to the report quoting Xie Zhonghua, Xie Diao tried to comfort Zhou at a previous high sch

ool reunion, but they had a quarrel later during the role-playing game Werewolf.

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Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in US stock debut

Shares of Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, rose 20 percent in their US stock market debut Friday.

The Chinese company, which opened its first store in Beijing less than two years ago, has 2,370

locations and plans to surpass the 3,700 stores Starbucks has in China by the end of the year.

But unlike Starbucks, Luckin is losing money.

It brought in $125 million in revenue last year, but spent much more than

that on coffee beans, store rent and other costs. Last year, it lost $475 million.

Most of Luckin’s stores are small, have few seats and are used mainly as a place to pick up mobile orders.

It also offers delivery in 30 minutes and promises a refund for delays or spilled drinks.

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The industrial internet, education and medical care are ou

r priorities in upgrading internet services in order to boost industrial development, improve acc

ess to quality medical resources and promote fairness in education,” Premier Li said.

Basic telecommunication service providers will be encouraged to further lower prices. The g

oal this year is to cut the average broadband service rate for small and midsized enterprises by 15 perc

ent, the average rate for mobile internet services by more than 20 percent, and roaming charges for inter

net traffic between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao by 30 percent. A “floor-price” rate will be set for low-income and elderly populations.

Basic telecommunication service providers will be urged to ensure that cellphone users n

ationwide can switch service carriers without changing phone numbers by the end of November, and any e

xtra term required for this service will be looked into. These companies will also be urged to straighten out their service pa

ckages to trim the packages available by more than 15 percent within this year, bringing more benefits to consumers.

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He said it is key for scientists to communicate with gov

ernment officials to create better planning and new solutions, and more inte

rdisciplinary research into natural disasters and risk management is also helpful.

China is in the midst of implementing a host of reforms, which are focu

sed on opening up its economy to foreign competition and strengthening its private sec

tor. They are needed to upgrade its industries and avoid the dreaded middle-income trap.

Many of these reforms are exactly what the United States is asking for in the trade negotiations, but China

is actually pursuing these reforms primarily to achieve its own long-term internal economic goals.

One standard goal is to create a “level playin

g field” so that foreign companies can compete against domestic companies in each country.

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Although some hospitals have established such comm

mittees, many of them are loosely organized and incapable of ethical inspect

ions to ensure people’s lives and health in cases of highly risky clinical trials, he said.

Zhai of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences said existing regulations for oversight of the

life sciences come from various government departments and don’t sufficiently deter violations.

“Higher-level legislation is needed to establish law to hold violators criminally accountable and deter any similar behavior,” she said.

Uber Technologies Inc’s conservative initial public offering could not keep its shares from s

inking in their trading debut on Friday, fueling debate on Wall Street over whether the outcome of the m

ost anticipated listing since Facebook Inc would weigh on other Silicon Valley unicorns.

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With its story set entirely in Shanghai, the English version

 features the voices of action superstar Jackie Chan and Constance W

u, who is best known for the 2018 US romcom Crazy Rich Asians.

South Korean producer Hongjoo Ahn, the creator of The Nub Job franchise and a speaker at the festiva

l’s master class, reveals that he is currently working on two animated films with strong connections to China.

One is Mean Margaret, a China-US production based on the

novel of the same name by American writer Tor Seidler. The other is Songhua, an original sto

ry inspired by the annual ice festival in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province.

“We have been working closely with Chinese animation talents and studios for many years. We have seen an amazing pa

ce of growth in this industry. The cultural and technological advancements are leading us into a golden age where we c

an create content based on Chinese stories that we feel can play globally,” says Ahn.

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Many travel products that cost just a few hundred yuan

can be very educational and well within the reach of ordinary families, she adds.

One of Ctrip’s most popular museum tours in Shanghai costs just 168 yuan for a child,

and is led by a scholar from Shanghai-based Fudan University’s School of Life Science.

The tour is open to children older than the age of 5 during weekends and exposes them to fossils and specimens.

Ctrip has developed 12 themed study tours, such as scientific ex

ploration, outdoor survival and sports, to meet the growing needs of the market.

Each product has been divided to suit different age groups and learning goals, so c

ustomers can more easily choose the one that best suits their needs, Zhang explains.

For the fast-approaching summer, a series of tours coverin

g both Eastern and Western civilizations in such destinations as Henan province’s Luo

yang and Shaanxi province’s capital, Xi’an, have been developed for children to better understand the Silk Road.

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All of my knowledge and expertise in the space field

 was about ground operations, such as telemetry, tracking and command of spacecraft.

“I want to study satellites. I want to learn and work on communications satellites operating in low Earth orbit, because no

w we have a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, and remote-sensing satellites in low Earth orbit,” he said.

“I want to learn how to combine these technologies and do some research here in Beijing, s

o when I come back to my country I can help to develop our own satellite technology,” he added.

Each of Venezuela’s three satellites-one communication and two r

emote-sensing satellites-was designed, built and launched by China.

The Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology, a subsidiary of State-owned spa

ce giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, is a major developer of satellites and spaceships in China.

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