Luo also noted that inte上海会所mpanies are the new

 this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所

hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it

took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所

The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict

上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res

oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig

ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所

Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea

上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ

ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所

ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im

ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe

riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信

Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa

上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan

ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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tral Asian hanging silk br 上海会所xhibitionpair of Cen

A gilded silver wine rhyton in the form of an antelope’s head demonstrate

s the aesthetics of the Sasanian Empire (224-651), located in today’s Iran. A gilded bronze 上海会所

standing Buddha bearing strong Greek influences is believed to have originated in what is currently Kashmir.

 上海会所Six ewers from the period reflect the common influences shared acros

s the different cultures along the Silk Road, and one of them, a 50-centimeter-tall gold

ewer, represents a tasteful blend of their styles. It is believed to have been made by the Sogdian people for a c 上海会所

ustomer looking for a piece that combined Tang, Sasanian and Central Asian influences.

“When you put them side by side, you can see their shared cultural influen

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es found on the ewers can be seen in some of the silk pieces on display. Some similar images can also be found in Cave 158.

“They are closely related, but this is the first time that they can be seen together,” he adds.

According to Huo Wei, an archaeology professor from Chengdu-based Sichuan Universit 上海会所

y, the rising power of the Tubo regime in the latter half of the 9th century enabled it to build up a huge n

etwork of trade routes connecting it with the rest of China, South Asia and Central Asia. 上海会所品茶微信

“The Tubo people introduced Buddhist art from the Tang regions an

d what was today’s Nepal, along with techniques in craftsmanship for making gold and silver art

 上海会所ifacts from Persia,” Huo explains. “It amassed a huge number of silk pieces through trade, despite the fact that Tubo pe

ople never learned how to make silk, probably due to the restrictions within their natural environment.

“We like to refer to it as the Silk Road on the Plateau,” he explains. “It was an indispensable part of the ancient Silk Road.” 上海会所品茶微信

Pritzker says: “Studies of Tibetan culture around the world have largely been influen

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ced by the dominance of Buddhism, and it tends to overshadow other aspects. Nowadays, we are starting to

understand the importance of the cultural exchanges that went beyond religion.”

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More than 60 buyers encompassing building materials,

, mining machinery, pesticides, furniture, home appliances, consumer electronics

上海会所品茶微信clothing, and other industries in 16 countries, including Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Zambia, conducted one-on-one negotia

tions with more than 90 Guangxi enterprises in seven major industries s

panning construction machinery, building materials, food and medicine, daily house上海会所

holds, pesticide agricultural machinery, electronic equipment, as well as medical equipment.

In addition, the fair also carried out the exhibition and sales of Guangxi specialty products. Hundreds of Nanning enterprise representatives and professional visitors conducted on-site procurement negotiations.上海会所

 globally important fair taking place in southern China is playing an ever greater role in the small and medium-enterprises sector internationally, as it capitalizes on China’s successful multilateral cooperation programs.

上海会所品茶微信The 14th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair being held on Oct 10-13 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, is expected to have greater influence within the international community, according to the event’s organizers.

The organizing committee of the fair, also known as CISMEF, said that a total of 31 countries and regions will send business delegations to the event.

More than 2,000 Chinese SMEs, as well as over 500 SMEs from nations such as Malaysia, Thailand and Russia, have confirmed their participation.上海会所品茶微信

The fair will provide 6,000 stands for participants in an exhibition area covering 150,000 square meters.

Major activities during the main course of the exhibition include a summit for Chinese SMEs and a seminar to upgrade financing among Asia-Europe SMEs.

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On its first day, CISMEF will have a China Small and Medium Enterprises Summit.

In it, Chinese and foreign government officials, well-known economists and representatives of outstanding entrepre

neurs, will exchange policies and measures as well as practical achievements in supporting the development of SMEs.

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g private capital fo上海会所品茶微信t urged more effo

orts to attract p上海会所品茶微信rivate capital to sustainable infrastructure, and called on multilateral de

velopment banks to contribute more toward improving project preparation and country policy fra

meworks and maintaining supportive conditions by, for instance, providing better information for market players.

Stern said the G20 nations can promote sustainable economic growth and development, reduce poverty and improve living standards across the world.

“But they must move quickly and on scale,” he said. “The climate crisis is real and now; delay will be profoundly dangerous.”

Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and Richard Kozul-Wright, director of the Division

on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, have appealed t

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Xi and his wif上海会所品茶微信g Liyuan, were greeted by Kim and

his wife, Ri Solju, at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport upon their arrival.

Under Chinese and DPRK national flags and large welcome banners, nearly 10,000 people

lined up at the airport, waving flowers and chanting cheerful slogans to greet the Chinese guests.

Following a grand welcoming ceremony complete with a 21-gun salute, Xi headed to the square of

the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where he became the first foreign leader to receive a salute at the hi

ghly symbolic site. Hundreds of thousands of people lined up along the road from the airport, waving flags and flo

wers and chanting “Long Live the China-DPRK Friendship” and other slogans to welcome Xi.

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medical personnel 上海会所品茶微信who were sent to Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2015 will man points of entry to detect Ebola

cases. The team that returned in June last year was part of the African Union mission in Ebola in West Africa.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans had long been put in place in Uganda for possible imported Ebola cases, according to WHO. The gov

ernment has vaccinated about 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities, including the one where the dead boy was treated.

“This is a sobering development that everyone has been working to avoi

d and highlights the complexity of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the

Congo,” Robert Redfield, director of the country’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Redfield had issued a warning, a week ago, that the outbreak in the DR Congo could spread outside the country. He ad

ded that there was a risk of the current supply of vaccines running out before more is produced.

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The China Fushan Cup International Barista Champions

ship was launch上海会所女神会所ed in 2012 in Chengmai, a place well known

for longevity in northwestern Hainan island. As the top international barista event in Ch

ina, the championship has attracted a total of more than 180 players from 40 countries over the years.

Kayonga Charles, Rwandan ambassador to China, said the Fushan C

up International Barista Championship sponsored by Chengmai county, where Fus

han is located, has not only promoted coffee products and displayed coffee-making skills, but also has built a plat

form for exchanges among coffee makers from all over the world. The ambassador said Rwanda has about 40

0,000 farmers growing coffee and 98 percent of the products are sold overseas every year.

He said Rwanda hopes to work with Hainan companies to build a mutually beneficial and win-win partnership.

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Low travel costs may stimulate college students to trave

el more frequently, and enable them to have higher budgets for spending on accommodati

on and destination entertainments,” said Sun Peiming, director of e-commerce at Sichuan Airlines.

Last year, along with graduate students, there were 37 million enrolled college students in the country,

according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2018, students registered on Qunar flew 4.4 time

s annually on average, higher than the average of 3.45 times nationwide, according to the company.

“Low prices have a decisive impact on their choices. Compani

es that provide cheaper options will attract more students and gain the initiative in seizing tho

se future backbone consumers,” said Liu Simin, a researcher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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The country’s GDP grew by 6.4 percent in the first quar

uarter, which represented the 14th consecutive quarter in the 6.4 percent to 6.8 percent range.

The country added 4.59 million urban jobs in the first four months, with total imports and expo

rts up by 4.3 percent year-on-year and its foreign exchange reserves remaining above $3 trillion.

Xi said there will be ample factors to reinfo

rce the steady, healthy and sustainable growth of the Chinese economy.

The president called the country’s large pool of resources a primary factor. C

hina has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, a 900-million-strong workforce, the w

orld’s largest middle-income population and over 100 million market entities.

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Li’s restaurant isn’t the only one to feature “isolated dining” Eater

ries boasting the concept, which originated in Japan, have sprung up in many cities includi

ng Shanghai, Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, and Shenzhen and Guangzhou, both in Guangdong province.

Kong Yanling is a big fan of singles-friendly restaurants. The 25-year-old unattached Xi’an res

ident remembers passing a Korean-style chicken restaurant a few years ago and deciding to drop in.

However, the waitress at the door told her the restaurant only served large, shared platters. Kong took the hint and left.

She has also found herself dining with strangers involuntarily when waiters have asked if she minded other people sharing her table.

“I don’t mind eating alone, but sometimes things like that really bugged me. I am ve

ry happy to see more singles-friendly restaurants appearing so there is more choice when eating out,” she said.

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