Writer Zheng Shiping, kn上海乌托邦is pen name Yefu, acc

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Lichuan city, Hubei province, was popular with some consumers in first-tier cities.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Fu Lei, product manager at Yefu Academy Cultural and Creative Industries Co, said: “Yefu’s mother used to work in a baijiu distillery, so he has a s

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nd has mentioned many of them in his stories, including the local vegetables, tea and alcohol.”上海乌托邦

The baijiu brand Wuximan was first presented as a gift to people who bought other local products, but the

上海乌托邦品茶微信number of repeat purchases of the drink rose unexpectedly. The company then started sell

ing it online or through Yefu’s personal social media platforms to his followers at 99 yuan a bottle.上海乌托邦

With artistic packaging featuring his poetry and lyrics on a terrazzo bottle, the brand was produced by a small workshop in Yefu’

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Fu said: “Baijiu is a niche market and consumers mainly come from big cities, where there are either

expensive high-end brands or low-end ones. It is not easy for people to obtain pure-grain baijiu,上海乌托邦

and we try to sell them good-quality original products that are reasonably priced.”

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rket is evolving much faster than elsewhere, and innovation is the key to survival.

“Chinese consumers like completely different flavors to those in Euro上海乌托邦

pe or the US, and they are far more open-minded about trying something new,” he said.

Vice-Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury S上海乌托邦品茶微信

ecretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday.

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ittee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue.

They exchanged views on implementing the consensus reac上海乌托邦品茶微信

hed by the two heads of state in Osaka, as well as the next round of trade talks.

Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan attended the call.

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People in South China w上海乌托邦egin growing ric

 about 10,000 years ago and millet in North China about 8,000 years ago, and thus also benefited the rest of world.

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Shen Jiliang, an official with the Ministry of Education in charge of textb

ooks, said the new academic achievements will be soon included in school syllabuses.上海乌托邦

The 4,000-year-old Shimao Site, city ruins found in Shenmu, Sha

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with Taosi, and they are now treated as one important origin of Chinese civilization.

上海乌托邦Shen said such new discoveries will be added to high school textbooks.

“History education concerns our nurturing of national pride and cultural confidence,” he said.

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ers to learn more about their country’s past. Today, we present to you the Liangzhu Jade Cong King.

上海乌托邦Peering at us from the murky dawn of human existence, the eyes engraved on th

e Liangzhu Jade Cong King hint at our ancient ancestors’ loves, fears and their beliefs.

Five thousand years ago, an advanced culture flourished in the Lake Taihu area of eastern Ch上海乌托邦品茶微信

ina. There were towns, tombs, altars, villages, barracks, irrigation works and jade workshops.

Excavation of the site began in 1936. In the course of the following eighty years, the most important find it has yielded is this Jade Cong.上海乌托邦品茶微信

A Cong is a tubular vessel contained within a rectangular body. This one, weighing 6.5 kilos, an

d with a height of 8.9 centimeters and a diameter of 17.6 centimeters, is known as the “Jade Cong King”.

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Kim and other com上海乌托邦女神会所rades from the DPRK to map out plans for bilateral coope

ration, writing a new chapter in the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Xi added that he and Kim are confident about and capable of bringing bil

ateral ties to a stage of new development in the new era to deliver more benefits to the peo

ple from both countries and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.

Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day visit to the De

mocratic People’s Republic of Korea from Thursday. How should we evaluate the sign

ificance of the visit? Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:

DPRK not bargaining chip in talks with US

Some argue that China wants to play the “DPRK card” at President Xi’s e

xpected meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 su

mmit scheduled for June 28-29 in Japan. Their argument could not be more wrong.

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government survey conducted between 2013 and 2017

reported that Delhi saw 981 deaths from acute respirator

y infection while more than 1.7 million residents suffered from infections.

And India’s garbage mountains will only get bigger in coming years.

Indian cities are among the world’s largest garbage producers, generating 62 million

tons of waste annually. By 2030, that could rise to 165 million tons, according to government figures.

FDA holds first hearing as users, sellers await legal clarity on cannabis claims

It makes a variety of claims: It may relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s, Alz

heimer’s and dementia; lessen arthritis pain; quell anger, psychosis and epilep

sy; cure cancer; lower blood sugar; and counter anxiety and sleeplessness. It may even tame an unruly pet.

It is CBD oil, or cannabidiol, a chemical derived from hemp or marijuana plants that does not induce a high in users.

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Technology teams from Shanghai universities start

businesses in Suzhou, Zhejiang province. Things like this happen a lot now,” Wang said.

“And plans to build data infrastructure, such as cloud computi

ng and data centers, have been made in the integrated development of the region.”

The report also surveyed AI education in China, which has started at all levels. More tha

n 30 universities have opened schools on AI, and 75 established AI majors or interdisciplinary majors with AI.

China’s first high school textbook on AI was published by East China Normal Universit

y last year, and 40 high schools nationwide have participated in a pilot program on teaching AI to their students.

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The resident of Chengdu, Sichuan province, is a popular vlogge

and his reviews of digital appliances have won him more than 124,000 fans on social media.

He had never eaten hotpot alone before. However, he happened to be in

Beijing on business and when he heard the restaurant offered stuffed toys as co

mpanions for solo diners he decided to visit and produce a vlog so his fans would know how it felt.

Knowing that a large number of unattached people often

spend festivals alone, Pu hoped his vlog would help them enjoy their solitude.

Even though he was the only solo diner in the restaurant, Pu said he didn’t feel at all awk

ward eating with a toy companion. The vlog showed him eating casually, occasionally scrolling through his phone, an

d having a video chat with his family. The restaurant was full of diners, but no one gave him a second glance.

“Overall, it was very enjoyable; the only thing was that I can’t eat too much so I only ordered a small amount of food,” he said.

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When the desired train tickets are not available at the tick

et booking site and the app of the China Railway Corporation, a person can use the “waiting” function, and the system will add the wanted ticket information to a list.

One person could make an order for three tickets in the waiting list, and the function will be

free and much more efficient than other third-party software to grab tickets, according to the operator.

When ticket buyers cancel or change their tickets, the system will allocate the returned tickets to waiting buyers on the list.

To use this function, people have to pass a verification process on their status through facial recognition.

They will have to prepay the maximum price for each ticket, and once the

y have obtained the tickets, the difference from the actual fare will be refunded. If they f

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At 65 meters in diameter, the radio telescope Tianma-or

 heavenly horse-located in the suburban Songjiang district, is the largest omnibearing movable telescope in Asia an

d is ranked third in the world in comprehensive performance. It began providing celestial observations in 2012.

While Tianma was not directly involved in the observations that led to the black hole image, its ability to see other phenome

na in the universe on certain wavelengths, contributed to the precise calibration of the final data for the image, s

cientists in Shanghai said. Tianma is part of the East Asia Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, or EAVN.

Shen Zhiqiang, head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ S

hanghai Astronomical Observatory and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) inter

national team that assembled the black hole image-more than 200 astronomers worldwide linked via a g

lobe-spanning array of eight ground-based radio telescopes-said that the equipme

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than 10 million visitors each year. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei

World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,

has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le

ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.

Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof

ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo

us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th

e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.

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In Forbes’s ranking, 309 of the world’s top 2,000 largest publ

 public companies are from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

The United States has 575 companies, the most among the 61 countries and regions involved in the ranking.

Japan is third-largest contributor, with 223 companies joining in the list.

This year marks the 17th release of the Global 2000 ranking since it was first published by Forbes in 2003, when the Unite

d States was home to 776 companies in the list while the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong only had 43.

Industry-wise, banks and diversified finance make

up most of the list, with 453 companies appearing on it, followed by tech ind

ustry and construction industry, with 184 and 123 companies on the list, respectively.

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