The longer she lives in上海楼凤more eager Wu is to pro

omote traditional Chinese music worldwide. She never for

gets her roots — the treasures that define who she is, and from where she comes.

上海楼凤Early in 2006, Wu was overjoyed when officials of Carnegie Hall (one

of the world’s most prestigious music venues, in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City) as

ked her to help them produce two traditional-Chinese- music -themed concerts within two years. Within a short time, s上海楼凤女神会所

he began laying the groundwork for the concerts. She made special trips to remote rural areas in Shanxi (in North China) and

上海楼凤Shaanxi (in Northwest China) provinces, to watch folk musicians’ performances and to explore the origin of the tradi

tional Chinese folk music, so she could display the music’s unique charm to audiences outside of China.

“It was quite an interesting experience when I played, with my pipa at Carnegie Hall, the tunes of Shaanxi opera (Qinqiang) and of上海楼凤女神会所

shadow play in 2009. I invited the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, from Shaanxi, to perform a shadow play in the hall.

上海楼凤Many of the spectators were fascinated by the unique charm of the traditional Chinese culture,” recalls Wu.

n recognition of her virtuosity and collaborations across di

sciplines, Musical America in 2013 named Wu “Instrumentalist of the Year,” marking t上海楼凤女神会所

he first time the prestigious award was bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.

In 2017, Sing Me Home, produced by Wu and other members of Silk Road Ensemble, earned them the上海楼凤

Best World Music Album during the presentation of the 59th Grammy Awards, Wu composed.

上海楼凤女神会所Green (Vincent’s Tune), the album’s first melody, based on a tune created by her son. By drawing inspiration from the tun

e, which her then-four-year-old boy often hummed, Wu created the melody. She named the tune “Green”, to praise the b

eauty and exuberant vitality of spring, a season as vigorous and enthusiastic as a four-year-old.

In February 2015, Our World in Song, which featured 12 folk songs (of different countries), was n上海楼凤女神会所

ominated for the 57th Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album. Wu, along with Hawaiian instr

umentalist Daniel Ho and Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, played more than 50 musical instruments for the so

ngs’ accompaniments, creating an attractive, inspiring and exciting global music tour.

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The currency s上海楼凤女神会所et istral bank con

The currency s上海楼凤女神会所et istral bank con

nsists of one si上海楼凤女神会所lver and two gold commemorative coins cast by Shanghai Mint Co and She

nzhen Guobao Mint Co and the coins will be distributed by China Gold Coin Inc.

The front sides of all three commemorative c

oins feature representations of Yingxun Gate in the city, the country name and issue year.

The 150-gram gold commemorative coin with a denomination of 2,000 yuan ($289.66) is in

scribed with an image of the Ancient City of Pingyao on the reverse and has a maximum circulation of 600.

The 8 g, 100-yuan gold commemorative coin is engraved with Zh

enguo Temple on the reverse and it has a maximum circulation of 10,000.

The 30 g silver coin worth 10 yuan is inscribed with the representation of the Weituo Bud

dha sculpture and a hall in the Shuanglin Temple on its reverse. A total of 20,000 of those coins will be released.

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

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

arter, 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 an

d exports 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 reinf

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

The president called the country’s large pool of resources a prima

ry factor. China 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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It’s important we have both of the visions. One is the visi

It’s important we have both of the visions. One is the visi

on to look into the future amid urban life, and the other is to look back

on rural history – it’s our past,” he says, adding that this contradiction – resisting urban

ization while at the same time embracing progress – has driven the emergence of modern thought and di

scourse, which has become the internal motivation for change in art, literature and philosophy.

Ethnic Tibetan writer A Lai, famous for his novel Settling Dust, which was also published und

er the title Red Poppies, says many of the writers today still depict rural life as they imagine it, rather than ob

serving and reflecting on it by honestly facing the challenges posed by globalization.

“We should be aware that many of the problems facing Chinese farmers and villagers today are universal,” he says.

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No approaches to regional issues should resort to mili

No approaches to regional issues should resort to mili

tary blocs, nor should they undermine the interests of others,” Wei said.

He called out the United States for its military support to Taiwan and naval operations in the

South China Sea, saying they have undermined China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

China resolutely follows the path of peaceful development and this commitment is ensh

rined in the constitutions of both the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of

China, Wei said. “If this is not convincing enough for some people, nothing will be.”

Moreover, China adopts a military strategy of “active defense”, with emphasis on self-defe

nse and post-strike response. The strategy’s purpose is entirely for self-defense and coping with se

curity threats using a reasonable and appropriate defense expenditure, he added.

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hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

First, China has undisputable sovereignty over islands and their s

urrounding waters in the South China Sea, backed by a wealth of historical and legal basis,” Shao said.

For a long period of time, various nations’ normal passage and flight in the region have never bee

n obstructed. “There is no issue over the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea,” he said.

However, the US has frequently sent vessels and aircraft to trespass into Chinese maritim

e territory and airspace, and has conducted intense intelligence gathering and special drills in the region.

“These actions damage the peace and security of the region,”

Shao said. “As a result, the PLA has installed necessary defense equipment on the islands i

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hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

hina to remain steadfast protecting national security

hina welcomes the United States’ willingness to develop a stable mi

litary-to-military relationship, but will remain steadfast in safeguarding national sove

reignty and security, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday in Singapore.

In a keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday morning, acting US

Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that China and the US can still have a cooperative rela

tionship. Although competition does exist between the two countries, it does not always mean conflict, he added.

Shanahan also noted some “destabilizing activities” in Asia and emphasized the US’s milit

ary presence and commitment in the region. He called for more communication between the US and Chi

nese militaries to settle their differences and build a constructive relationship

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Presented in parallel, work by contemporary artist Cai Gu

Presented in parallel, work by contemporary artist Cai Gu

oqiang gives visitors a glimpse of modern Chinese art. Created specially for this exhibition, hig

hlight pieces include the monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.

Spiraling over visitors’ heads, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing o

f the sacred Mount Lishan, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors.

Cheng Jingye, Chinese ambassador to Australia, said at the preview ceremony that the exhib

tion represents another highlight in this year’s China-Australia cultural-and-arts exchange.

“I know that the Terracotta Warriors are very familiar with the

journey to Australia,” he says. “In 1982, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of d

iplomatic relations between China and Australia, Australia was chosen as the destinatio

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China to remain steadfast protecting national security

China to remain steadfast protecting national security

China welcomes the United States’ willingness to develop a stable mi

litary-to-military relationship, but will remain steadfast in safeguarding national sove

reignty and security, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday in Singapore.

In a keynote speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday morning, acting US Defen

se Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that China and the US can still have a cooperative relati

onship. Although competition does exist between the two countries, it does not always mean conflict, he added.

Shanahan also noted some “destabilizing activities” in Asia and emphasized the US’s military

presence and commitment in the region. He called for more communication between the US and Chi

nese militaries to settle their differences and build a constructive relationship.

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Tibet guards safety on highest mountaineautiful scene

The safety of mountaineers in China’s recently concluded Qomolangma climbing season, which saw 241 climbers scale the peak from t

he Chinese side, was ensured through good management practices, the government of the Tibet autonomous region said on Friday.

Twelve Chinese mountaineers, 21 Chinese guides, 94 foreign mountaineers and 108 Sherpa

guides made it to the summit from April 10 to May 30, according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association.

Two alpinists, however, have become the victims on the north face of th

e mountain in Tibet’s Dingri county, resulting from the extreme physical demands.

“Mountaineering is a high-risk sport, and safety is the priority,” said Pema Trinley, the association’s deputy director.

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