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arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to
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A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a
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Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu
m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res
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“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”
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u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
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The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau
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n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.
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“This helps SCO countries to know each other’s environmental r
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Zhou said China will continue to strengthen environmental exchanges by holding
one or two seminars and training sessions under the SCO framework to exchange information on laws and regula
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laces involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, which will also benefit many officials from SCO states.
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What’s your take on the current global economic uncertainty especially in US-China trade? How will this affect your company’s business?
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WiZ, horticulture lighting, animal lighting, 3D printing and other new applications.
Last time we talked about Li-Fia two-way, high-speed wireless technology similar to Wi-Fi, which uses light waves instead of radi
o waves to transmit data. Signify’s Li-Fi products could provide a broadband internet connection through light waves wi
thout compromising lighting quality. But it was the beginning of it. Now we can say that we have four pilots in China for Li-Fi – one
with the China Academy of Building Research, where they’re testing and improving the capacity of that technology. So, we’ve moved from prese
nting the technology to application, finding customers and developing pilots. So this is the big change from last time.
Do you have any plans especially in the Yangtze River Delta region?
We don’t only look at our investment from a geographic perspective. We have invested in research and development and China is ho
me to the second biggest R&D center that we have. We develop not only for China but also for the world. It’s mostly in
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Wei, also a member of the Academic Committee of the International Mo
亚博国际手机版登录龙凤419netary Institute of Renmin University of China, said that he also appreciates Lagarde’s ef
forts in making the Chinese currency RMB part of the IMF Special Drawing Rights basket on Oct 1, 2016. It made the R
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Edward Tse, founder and CEO of management consultancy Gao Feng Advisory, said that Lagarde’s comp
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imes are more important than technical skills. And, in the ECB, there are already many economists to assist her.
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Tse said that EU’s economy has entered a structural downturn, and in many countries, ma
king short-term adjustments cannot help them achieve rapid economic development.亚博国际手机版登录龙凤419品茶微信
“Up till now, EU countries haven’t found the means for quic
k economic growth yet, which is different from the situation in China and t
he US, where innovation acts as the main driver for economic development,” he said.
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