d studies in more developed areas in China.Tsering Lhakyi, born in the 1990s, was raised in Tibet’s Nagchu prefecture. Because of h
er high scores in the primary school, she was admitted to an inland Tibetan middle school. After the national colle
ge entrance exam, she applied to a university in Yantai, Shandong province, because she “wanted to see the sea”.
“The inland class truly taught me a lot about many new things,” sh
e said. As a fan of music, Tsering was once a singer in a bar and released two singles in Tibetan.
In 2017, she went on a popular talent show called Sing! Chi
na and became a sensation in the music industry thanks to her u
nique style of music. Before Tsering, there were no other Tibetan contestants on the show, she said.
“People thought Tibetan singers were all about ethnic
music, but I wanted to break that stereotype,” she said.
Liu Hua, with Qinghai’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee, said China’s favora
ble ethnic policies not only brought quality education to students in ethnic areas but also c
I’d like to see more films made in China reaching out to the world,” said American dir
ector Rob Minkoff, jury president at the main competition of the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival.
Best known for the celebrated Disney classic The Lion King, Minkoff has also directed a num
ber of animated films including Stuart Little, The Haunted Mansion and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
In a press conference held last Thursday, Minkoff said Beijing is the heart
of the Chinese film industry. The BIFF attracts film productions from around the world, boo
sting development of filmmaking. With a global jury panel, the festival has become an international affair.
In light of the remarkable progress made by online subscription services like Netflix
and Amazon, Minkoff thinks these platforms offer a promising alternative to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters.
Having closely worked with Netflix on an original animated series based on Anna Dewdney’s picture book franchise Llama Lla
ma, he thinks its business model guarantees more liberty for the creator, thereby leading to more eclectic content.
magnitude earthquake at a depth of 19 kilometers was detected at 12:47pm on Sunday
in Beijing’s Huairou district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
It is the second earthquake in a week that occurred in the capital, following a 2.9-magnitude earthquake in Beijing’s Haidian district last Sunday.
Earthquake experts said minor quakes are normal in the area, as Beijing is located in the earth’s rift zone. There is no need for worry.
Since Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zone of Shanxi province, the North China Plai
n and Yanshan Mountain, it’s normal for the capital to experience small quakes at a magnitude of two to thre
e, said Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, as quoted by Beijing News.
“There will be no major impact on those living or working in the capital,” he said.
Seven rift belts are scattered through the plains in Beijing, mostly lyin
g from the northeast to the southwest. Among those rift belts, active ones are more likely to trigger quakes.
GAZA – At least four Palestinians were killed and 316 injured on Saturday during day-long cla
shes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.
Gaza’s health ministry said in a statement that Bilal al-Najjar, 17, was critically wou
nded earlier on Saturday and succumbed to his sustained wounds later at night.
Al-Najjar joined the protests and rallies in the East of Kahn Younis town, close to the border with Israel in southern Gaza Strip.
Ashraf al-Qedra, health ministry spokesman in Gaza, said earlier said that Tammer Abu Al-Khe
ir, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire in his chest e
ast of Khan Younis town in southern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
“Four were killed and 316 injured, including 64 injured by live gunshots, 16 by rubber bullets an
d the rest by tear gas,” said al-Qedra, adding that nine paramedics and four journalists were among the injuries.