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The Central Conservatory of Music will hold a festival from May 23 to 27 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of
The Yellow River Cantata.
Written by composer Xian Xinghai (1905–1
945) in Yan’an, Shaanxi pro vince, in early 1939, the piece was inspired by a patriotic poem by Guang Weiran, and the lyrics
pted for the cantata. Premiered on April 13 of the same year in Yan’an, the work became, and remains, popular. The conservatory’s symphony orchestra, choirs and chamber music grou
ps will join in the festival with 20 concerts
, including the opening concert on May 23 condu cted by Yu Feng, president of the university.
The Yellow River Cantata will be performed by young singers. Veteran Chinese musicians and singers, including Guo Shuzhen and Wang Xiufen,
will perform during the festival. Besides concerts, masterclasses and forums will be held in Yan’an.
The music festival will also celebrate the 70th birthday of the country.
China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area
s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its
increasing waste stockpile. The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr
and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities. The central government has made arrangements to offer support to
the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, s
aid Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.
He said an expert committee has been establishe
d to guide the pilot program and evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.
So far, the pianist has performed all of the 32 Beethoven sonatas more than 50 times.
During the China tour, Buchbinder will also be th
e conductor besides his role as a soloist. Founded by Prince Elector Moritz von Sachsen in 1548, the Staat
skapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestra
s in the world and steeped in tradition. In 2018, Staatskapelle Dresden, which celebrated its 470th anniver
sary, toured China, and it was the seventh cooperation betw
een the o
rchestra and Wu Promotion, China’s leading music tour promoter, since 2011. Presenting pieces of German composer, Robert Schumann, the tour attracted nearly 7,000 music fans.
“China has great audiences who are passionate
about classical music. There ar e also many great symphony orchestras in the country, some of which are over 100 years old,” says Buchbinder.
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t propellers stirring in the air and the motor roaring, a flying vehicle successfully carried its inventor Zhao Deli, who was dressed in a black suit complete with a helmet, goggles and elbow and knee protectors, into the air.
0 news media industry executives, journalists, sponsors and suppliers attended the 2019 event. The Guardia
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be released immediately after passing on-site inspections, providing they
have valid electronic chips and their owners h
ave valid reports showing rabies anti body test results from any of 62 authorized laboratories in various countrie
s, according to the regulation. Certified service dogs, such as guide dogs, will also be free from extended quarantine periods.
If the animals fail to meet the above-mentioned three criteria, they have to be quaranti
ned for 30 days, according to the regulation. Under previous rules, all pets, except service dogs, had to be placed under quarantine in desi
reas for at least seven days, and in some cases 30 days, upon entering the Chinese mainland. The former General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspe
ction and Quarantine, which supervised entry-exit inspections and quarantines, told China Daily
in 2016 that it was considering revising the regulation so pets could be released after passin
The volunteer team－led by Wu Liangliang, a security guard who has gained online fame for his fluent self-taught En
glish－has also been part of the site’s efforts to provide a more personal managem
ent style, in addition to the city go vernment’s introduction of various measures, including a mobile app, to help tourists.
oodrich, from Seattle, who has been traveling with his wife in the Yangtze River Delta for three weeks, lauded the volunteers’ contributions.
rked in the computer industry since “the era of brick-si zed cellphones”, the 65-year-old said that while technology has provided unimaginable con
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its urbanization process. Lastly, it plans to have development of urban and rural areas fully integrated by the middle of the century.
Under the plan, China will relax restrictio
ns on new migrants to urban areas, excluding some mega cities. hen Liuqin, founder and director-general of Beijing-based Qin Dian Think Tank, said the stimulus policy d
emonstrates the government’s commit
ment to pursue a balanced and integrated development of rural and urban areas. “The integration of rural and urban areas is not meant to eliminate differences between them, but r
ather to optimize allocation of resources and boos
t common development,” Chen added. “We sho uld abandon the fixed mindset and consider both rural and urban areas as a unified ecosystem.”
According to Chen, with the high-quality development strategy and more integ
ration, there is huge market potential in many cities. Specifically, the government will increase spending on rural infrastructure, including roads, ferries and public tran
sport. And it will encourage public-private partnerships in rural infrastructure such as water supply, waste
management and sewage treatment, farmers markets, power supply, telecommunications and logistics.