this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
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took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pritzker says: “Studies of Tibetan culture around the world have largely been influen
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.