Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese American Zhou Long premiered his new c
oncerto Classics of Mountains and Seas at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on June 22.上海后花园
The concerto was performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shui Lan. The composition, whic
上海后花园女神会所h is based on a theme of Chinese mythology, was commissioned by the SSO as part of a series of new creations aim
ed at promoting Chinese culture to international audiences, according to Zhou Ping, head of the symphony.
The premiere of the concerto also marked the completion of the Symphonic Music in China 1949-2019 project which was上海后花园女神会所
jointly launched in 2017 by the SSO and the Shanghai Music Publishing House. The project consists of 70 sy
mphonic works which document the development of symphonic music in China.
上海后花园The collection of music albums and publications will be released in September
, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Born in Beijing in 1953, Zhou Long is known internationally for his works that blend Easte上海后花园
rn and Western music. According to Beijing-based music critic Li Hong, Zhou Long was among the first ge
neration of musicians from China to study abroad after the nation’s opening-up in the 1980s.
上海后花园女神会所Zhou Long’s composition for Madame White Snake, an opera based on Chinese folklor
e, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. He was the first Chinese composer to win the prize.
Classics of Mountains and Seas is a compilation of mythical Chinese tales. The classic text da
tes back as early as the 4th century BC, but the surviving form is traced to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220). The上海后花园
book is divided into 18 sections, but instead of following the narrative of the original text, Zhou Long created a con
certo of five movements, each depicting the mountains and landscapes in nort上海后花园女神会所
hern, western, eastern, southern and central China, as well as their distinctive local customs.
d in demographi上海后花园女神会所c turnaround. It took just 46 years－from 1949 to 1995－to lift its people’
s average life expectancy from 40 years to 70.8 years, an accomplishment all the more admirable because China is still a de
veloping economy. As such, China has set a fine example for human development.
As a leading developing country, China has notably closed the gap with developed countries in terms of people’s life
expectancy and health. In fact, by 2015, Chinese people’s average life expectancy at birth had increased to 76.34 years.
Compared with the mortality rate, however, the changes in China’s fertility rate have been astoundingly rapid. China became a low fertility country toward the end
of last century with its total fertility rate dropping below the replacement the level in 1992 from 5.81, about 2.8 times of rep
lacement level, in 1970. China has had a fertility rate of about 1.6, equivalent to developed countries’ average, for quite a while.
n hands with auth上海后花园品茶微信orities that oversee the relevant industries, local governments, r
esearch institutes and NGOs to promote the work and establish monitoring standards and method systems,” Jiang said.
An action plan will be drafted and, in the following two to three years, the ministry will cooperate with major
participants in the oil exploration, refining and retailing sectors to draft efficient policies and measures, he said.
He also said joint campaigns with major coal producing regions will be launched to reduce emissi
ons in coal mining. The emissions in agriculture and solid waste disposal sectors will also be targeted.
According to Xu Huaqing, director-general of the National C
enter for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, about 55.3 milli
on metric tons of methane were emitted in China in 2014, the equivalent of 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.
n London has helped set up links between Surrey and Liaoning provinc
e and, in February this year, the mayor of Shenyang paid us a visit, where under
standing was built about mutual opportunities, since when I have also been there,” Samuels said.
As the gateway to the industrial heartland of northeast China, Liao
ning has huge commercial market potential, with more than 109 million customers, and S
amuels believes Surrey has a headstart on some other regions because of its existing connections.
“The vice-chancellor of Surrey University, Professor Max Lu, is a graduate of
North Eastern University in Shenyang, and retains strong alumni links. My visit there helped strengthen e
xisting connections between the two institutions, and I’m hopeful thi
s will lead to greater mutual understanding and tangiblebenefits in the months to come.”
In addition, a thread on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like comments platfor
m, titled “eating alone” contains 226,000 posts and has garnered 290 million hits.
In 2017, WithEating Magazine, a Chinese foodie journal, started its Eati
ng Alone channel on Bilibili, a popular video-sharing website. To date, the channel, wh
ich has 52 episodes explaining how to prepare meals for one, has attracted more than 200 million hits.
In February, the magazine published a book of the same name, listing 65 recipes for dishes ranging fr
om desserts to foreign cuisine, such as roasted ribs, the Korean favorite bibimbap and seafood curry.
To many people’s surprise, it became a best-seller. “We didn’t expect the book to sell so we
ll. We didn’t print enough copies initially,” the magazine said on its Weibo account last month.
magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a
re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.
Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.
Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp
anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea
d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.
“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this
round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma
rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.