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Then, a few minutes after the event host appeared from the door, three windows opened, with
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arin voice-overs is a pivotal part of the local marketing strategy for imported animation films.
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inals with subtitles, the Mandarin version is the top option for families with young children,” adds Jiang.
But while stars can boost ticket sales, some of them have also sparked contro
versy, mostly due to skepticism surrounding their inadequate voice-over techniques.
ectors have been a “wild west” where Chinese firms did not hesitate to
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p the value chain, protecting intellectual property rights has become a high priority for the government.
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stem of punitive punishment for IPR infringement to significantly raise the cost of violating the law.”
上海千花网品茶微信And, President Xi announced that China will strengthen intellectual property rights protectio
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Also, the removal of the requirement that foreign companies enter in
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nterprises provide over 80 percent of employment in urban areas and 60 percent of GDP.
Doctors in Hubei province have successfully transplanted kidneys
from a prematurely born donor baby into a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure.娱乐地图女神会所
The donor weighed only 1.3 kilograms, the lightest kidney donor ever reported, Wuhan Union Hospital said on Wednesday.
娱乐地图The woman, surnamed Wang, from Duchang county, Jiangxi province, was diagnos
ed with uremia in June last year and transplant surgery performed a month later.
Without the transplant, she would have had to rely on blood dialysis for the rest of her life.娱乐地图女神会所
The kidneys used in the surgery were from a baby born prematurely
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Following a year of follow-up treatment, the baby’s kidneys, which were between 3 and 4 centimeters long when tran娱乐地图
splanted, have grown to 6.9 cm and 7.6 cm in the patient’s body, closer to the usual size of 10 cm for an adult.
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Transplant surgeries using kidneys donated by infants are
very difficult compared with kidneys donated by adults. Generally, infants that weigh less th娱乐地图
an 5 kg are not considered as sources of organs for transplant surgeries abroad, the hospital said.
娱乐地图女神会所Wang Zhendi, a transplant surgeon in the hospital and the woman’s do
ctor, said the blood vessels and ureter, a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the ur
inary bladder, are very thin in infants’ kidneys. This makes precise surgery very difficult, with higher chances of post-surgery complications. It is also more di
fficult for such kidneys to function in an adult’s body as they are not fully developed.娱乐地图
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de infant donors. This will ease the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patie
娱乐地图女神会所nts with terminal kidney disease waiting for transplant surgery in China, the hospital said.
In Wuhan Union Hospital alone, more than 500 registered patients wit
h kidney failure are waiting for suitable organs for transplantation, the hospital said.
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t for Hong Kong should be willing to work with the SAR government to tackle the deep-seated problems the SAR faces.
上海千花网Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and other secessionists on the island ma
y feel exhilarated about the US State Department on Monday approving the pot
ential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, considering the move to be a sign that they will be able to count on the U上海千花网品茶微信
nited States for help should there be a military confrontation with the Chinese mainland.
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Tsai and her followers should know that their exhilaration is nothing but whistling past the
graveyard. The more arms the island buys from the US, the less safe the island becomes as efforts to bu上海千花网
ild up the island’s military capabilities only serve to send a clear message of secessionism to the mainland.
Tsai and her followers should not underestimate the mainland’s resolve to defend the nation’s sovereignty and territ
orial integrity. The farther the island moves away from the possible peaceful reunion w
ith its motherland, the more resolute the mainland will become to take the island back by force.
By building up its military defense, Tsai is playing a game of brinkmanship.
Jointly organized by the Dunhuang Academy, the research and management institution of the Mogao Gro
ttoes and the Chicago-based Pritzker Art Collaborative, the exhibition opened last week and will run until Oct 22.上海乌托邦
According to David Pritzker, co-curator of the exhibition, the event
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rtance, to reflect the cultural interactions between the Tubo regime and its neighboring regions.
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During its peak, the Tubo regime also controlled the oases in the Taklamakan Desert, l
上海乌托邦ocated in today’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as well as certain areas of Central Asia.
Dunhuang was also ruled by the regime from 781 to 848, when 56 caves were carved out at the Mogao Grottoes－with Ca
ve 158 being the most representative of them. A large number of documents written in the Tibetan language were left be上海乌托邦品茶微信
hind during this period, according to Zhao Shengliang, director of Dunhuang Academy.
“The exhibition is not only about the origins and development of the Tubo regime,” Zhao says. “It also provides a plat上海乌托邦
form to show the mutual influences between the different cultures along the Silk Road.”
Consequently, the exhibition presents a much bigger picture thr
上海乌托邦品茶微信ough its kaleidoscopic variety of exhibits, spanning from sancai, the three-color glazed
earthenware figurines from the Tang Dynasty, to a silver dish featuring a royal banquet scene from the Sogdian peo
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The exhibition hall is a glittering world. A burial mask with engraved animals, a figurine of a rid
er on horseback, a brooch inset with turquoise, amethyst and aquamarine－all made of gold－all de
monstrate, not just the prosperity of that ancient era on the plateau, but its different facets.
Gilded silver ornam上海乌托邦品茶微信ental artifacts provide one of the highlights of the exhibition. Six p
ieces depicting celestial deities playing Chinese lutes remind visitors of the popularity of music at that ti
上海乌托邦me, while an arched plaque also tells people of the Tubo people’s admiration for the phoenix.
The daily life of the Tubo people is portrayed through a hunting s
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“When people talk about the Silk Road, it is largely about the East-West connection, yet little is said about the influ
ence of Tubo on the Silk Road, since its timespan is relatively short,” Pritzker says. “However, its role is important.”
Since the pilot park was established in 2016, the Chinese government
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h as monitoring facilities, community education and construction of big data centers, according to official statistics.
In 2015, Yushu’s Zadoi county government teamed up with Sanjiangyuan National上海419论坛女神会所
Park Lancang River Management Committee, Peking University and Shanshui Conservation Cen
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anging from wildlife monitoring to community training and nature watch projects.
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ds is stable, it means the quality of the pastures and environment here is good,” said Liu Xinnong, a stu
dent from Peking University who currently works as a volunteer at the station.上海419论坛女神会所
“Monitoring efforts in recent years have contributed to the lack of data on wildlife in th
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Conservation prioritized to economic development
A major exhibition examining the pivotal role played by the Tibetan Tubo regime in the S上海419论坛
ilk Road era is breaking new ground, Wang Kaihao reports in Dunhuang.
上海419论坛女神会所When you mention the ancient Silk Road to most people, they usually think of the Eurasian trade routes spreading from Chang’an, today’
s Xi’an and the capital of Shaanxi province, toward Central Asia out through the deserts of Northwest China.
Dunhuang, Gansu province, served as a pivotal crossroads on this networ上海419论坛女神会所
k of routes for over a millennium. It’s also an ideal place to gain an insight into the pros
perity that those trade routes brought when you visit the nearby Mogao Grottoes. This complex of hundreds of cav上海419论坛
es features a host of exquisite statues and murals in a mix of artistic styles from a diverse range of civilizations.
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o a much wider area than first believed, covering the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and all the way up to the Himalayas.
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ons and collectors worldwide at Cultural Exchange Along the Silk Road: Masterpieces of the Tubo Period (7th-9th C
entury), a show currently being held at the Dunhuang Caves exhibition hall at the foot of the Mogao Grottoes.上海419论坛女神会所
“Yushu is located at the source of China’s three great rivers. Both the provincial governmen
t and the prefecture government understand (our ecological responsibility) and emphasize pr
otection. We all have this consensus,” said Tobgyal, director of Yushu’s ecological environment bureau.
The area has prioritized environmental conservation before economic deve
lopment, also part of the local government’s commitment to ensure water qu
ality in the upstream region of China’s three major rivers, which influences 20 provincial areas across China.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
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A mechanism for livestock compensation has also been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age. 上海419品茶微信
To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
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nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the 上海419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives. 上海419
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上海419品茶微信ore the season for picking chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte
r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
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g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
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ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
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sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat
erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
ce to optimizing the district’s investment environment, developing its headquarters econ
omy and upgrading key industries such as finance and technology. The government has en上海后花园
hanced its support for businesses in emerging industries, such as cloud computing, big data, the internet of t
上海后花园hings and the IAB industries – information technology, artificial intelligence and biopharmaceuticals.
Lin Daoping, Party chief of Tianhe, said: “As for the artificial intelligence industry, Tianhe would like to
attract more R&D, sales and support centers. In manufacturing and biopharmaceuticals, Tianhe eyes more opportunities in a上海后花园女神会所
dvanced medical apparatus and instruments, health services, and stem cell and regenerative medicine among others.
上海后花园”Finance is the blood for the IAB industries’ development.”
Tianhe district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province is striving to establish a technology innovation hub by focu
sing on the IAB industries: information technology, artificial intelligence and biomedicine.上海后花园女神会所
“Tianhe is home to a national-level central business district, high-tech zone and software pa
rk, and is the first district to implement the Internet Plus strategy in Guangdong. The district provides a sou上海后花园
nd living environment for internet-related enterprises,” said Huang Hao, rotating president of UC.
He said that’s why Tianhe pays special attention to developing its financial industry. The district has formed three kinds
上海后花园女神会所of science and technology financing platform systems: venture capital investment, loans and multilevel capital market.
Quality education and medical care, a habitable environment, developed urban infrastructure and efficient public ser
vices in Tianhe are also important factors that attract professionals from around the world.上海后花园
The new technology revolution is speeding up, presenting both opportunities and challenges, said the local official.
A combination of information and intelligence technologies can help to upg上海后花园女神会所
rade these industries, so as to improve the quality and efficiency of the supply side.
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rtunities brought about by the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become an
international first-class central business district, an international core area for innovation in science and t
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Its solid industrial foundation and favorable business environment, as well as the gove
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By the end of November, 162 out of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises had invested in 228 proj
上海千花网ects in finance, science and technology, trade and commercial services in Tianhe. It is the city
‘s center for headquarters, with 104, or 29 percent of the total across Guangzhou, making Tianhe’s business dis
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eadquarters in Tianhe are in the service sector and 25 headquarters are foreign-funded ventures.
上海千花网In the first three quarters of 2017, Tianhe’s GDP hit 304 billion yuan ($46 billion), up 9.5 percen
t year-on-year. Its GDP has been the highest among all the districts in Guangzhou for 10 years consecutively.
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sectors have become the driving force of the district’s economic growth. The district go
上海千花网品茶微信vernment focuses more on quality rather than quantity when it comes to the economy.
With 53 innovation platforms and 51 startup incubators above city level, the district government is carrying out what it c
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llectively owned by villagers to provide a platform for startups and to foster local economic growth. So far, Tianhe has cr
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As a center of finance and technology industries, Tianhe has 215 registered financial agencie
s and 33 enterprises listed on the stock market. It boasts 378 research and development institutes set u
p by enterprises, 86 institutes affiliated to universities and governments, and 239 engineering technology research centers.上海千花网品茶微信
Last year, 4,312 patent applications were submitted in Tianhe, 32 percent
of the city’s total and a rise of 45 percent year-on-year. Among these 1,158 patents were granted.
By the end of last year, Tianhe had 1,403 high and new-technology ent
erprises, as well as more than 50,000 science and technology enterprises.
Shanghai and provinces of the Yangtze River Delta region, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, will work together to strengt
hen intellectual property protection, according to the press conference on intellectual property de上海419
velopment and protection in the Yangtze River Delta held on April 19 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
上海419品茶微信The three provinces and Shanghai signed a letter of intent on optimizing the intellectua
l property business environment in the Yangtze River Delta region. Together they will set up an in上海419
tellectual property protection and cooperation mechanism and an intellectual property service system for th
上海419品茶微信e Yangtze River Delta region to bolster its overseas resource sharing of intellectual property.
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or economic and social development in the Yangtze River Delta region, as well as a significant topic to discuss for S
hanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces,” said Yang Hui, member of the Party Leadership Group of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Ad
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pecific measures, cooperation mechanisms and operational cooperation projects.
Shanghai and Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces also released their white
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The pilot (Shanghai) platform for the international operation of the State Intellectual Property Operation Public Ser
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ecame operational, according to the municipal government press conference on April 23.
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been built for the international operation platform for online purchase of intellectual property projects.
The pilot platform in Shanghai is an important department of the state intellectual property rights (IPR) op
eration public service system, as well as a significant infrastructure of the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center,
said Rui Wenbiao, director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration.
The platform is located in Zhangjiang International Talent Hub in Pudong New Area. It will realize IPR trading services, fin
ancial innovation, overseas layout and rights protection, as well as key industry operations and basic services.