Hunan art festival promotes rural culture vitalization

Hunan art festival promotes rural culture vitalization

The annual Huaihua Beautiful Country Culture and Arts Festival recently took place in Huna

n province, aiming to involve more villagers in art creation and vitalize local culture.

Hosted by the China Art Association, Hunan Photographers Association and the Huaihua Feder

ation of Literary and Art Circles, this year’s arts festival featured local people performing a vari

ety of disciplines on stage, including wind and percussion music, group dance and Chinese operas.

Unique to this year’s arts festival is a photography exhibition, showcasing 50 pictures taken by mi

grant workers. The photos are selected from the award winners of the 2018 Hunan Province W

orkers Photography Exhibition.
“These photos focus on the extraordinary achievements made by laborers from all wa

lks of life, freeze-framing the wonderful moments of their daily work, presenting their diligence, endeavor and co

mmitment to innovation,” says Liang Xiangfeng, secretary-general of Hunan Photographers Association.

The exhibition is a major measure taken by the association in 2019 in its bid to use the arts to alleviate poverty and promote rural vitalization.

Founder of the arts festival, artist Shu Yong, says: “To vitalize the countryside, we must first vitalize rur

al culture. Only when the local villagers feel proud of their home and culture, can rural vitalization truly be realized.”

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With more and more people gathering at the lake, it became over

With more and more people gathering at the lake, it became over

run with fences and nets used to trap fish. Pollutants discharged by residents liv

ing in the area went directly into the lake, and water quality went from bad to worse.

“We could drink directly from the lake at the beginning, but a few years lat

er, the water began to stink, and we had to buy bottled water onshore” Chen recalled.

Overfishing and other human activities put the lake in crisis.

Realizing the need to clean up the lake, the local government took a series of protec

tive measures including relocating all the fishermen and getting rid of all the fences and nets.

Under the government policy on relocation of fishermen, Chen got 170,000 yuan (around 25,368 U.S. dollars) of

subsidy after moving onshore. Using the subsidy, the 110,000 yuan he got from selling his boat to the g

overnment and his own savings, he bought a nice apartment not far from his workplace.

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They are ordinary, hardworking Chinese people, who hav

They are ordinary, hardworking Chinese people, who hav

  g far away from their hometowns and chasing their dreams in big cities such as Beijing and Shang

mbitions and diligence also shaped China’s economic miracle today.

  Those who stick to their posts also help ease the shortage of labor during the holiday.

  Some online service provider platforms have already adjusted their services and info

rmed consumers about the shortage of workers, according to industry news site ccn.com.cn.

  During Spring Festival, the prices of the top 10 services,

such as house cleaning services, have been raised by an average of 3 to 23 percent, the report said.

  Authorities have also vowed to stabilize prices, which might be volatile due to changes in supply and demand.

  ”Relevant departments and enterprises have been fully prepared to ensure abundant

supply during the festival and to stabilize prices,” Wang Bin, deputy director of the Department of

Market Operations under the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, told a press briefing on Tuesday.

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A blood test that looks for antibodies to H. pylori can also

A blood test that looks for antibodies to H. pylori can also

 less useful as a positive result can mean either that you are infected with H. pylori or that you had an infection in the past that i

s now cleared. All of these tests, together with H. pylori treatment, are available at the Digestive D

isease Center at Beijing United Family Hospitals.

Second, stop smoking. We all know that smoking is bad for us! Smokers have a two-fold incre

ased risk of developing stomach cancer and stopping smoking reduces the risk of stomach cancer over tim

e. Smoking also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and stroke.

Third, lose weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of stomach ca

ncer. On the other hand, being physically active can help lower your risk. Obe

sity also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The American Cancer Society recomm

ends people to stay at a healthy weight throughout their lives by balancing calorie intake with physical activity.

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International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival opens in Arxan

International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival opens in Arxan

The opening ceremony of the 13th China Arxan International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival was held in Arxan, Hinggan League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on December 21.

Hosted by Hinggan League Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Hinggan League Administrative Office, undert

aken by CPC Arxan Municipal Committee and Arxan municipal government, the festival will last until

May 31, 2019 and will conduct over 30 activities involving ice and snow sports, arts, culture, trade and tourism.

Gao Changsheng, Party secretary of Arxan, gave a speech at the opening ceremony.

He said that in recent years, Arxan follows the developmental idea which was mentioned by Chinese

President Xi Jinping that “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets and so are ice

and snow” in building an ice and snow tourism brand and transforming the ecological advantage of Arxan into

a developmental advantage. This year’s Ice and Snow Festival also opens the curtain to the Hinggan League’s winter tourism season. Hinggan League an

d Arxan sincerely welcome visitors to enjoy the ice, snow, hot springs and other winter scenery here during the festival.

Forums and meetings on winter sports, the tourism industry, regimen and poverty relief have already been held, respectiv

ely. Arxan will also witness sports such as aerial skiing performances, teenager snowfield soccer mat

ches, snowfield horse racing and motorcycle racing along with a series of cultural activities,

such as the China-Russia-Mongolia painting and calligraphy exhibition, and interactive activities and programs held in the frozen city.

Arxan means “warm and holy spring” in Mongolian. It is a city with abundant tourism resources, where tourists can enjoy rare volcanic landforms, hot spring

s and snowy forests. In 2018, the number of tourists who visit Arxan is currently 4,005,300 with a year-on-year gro

th of 17 percent. The revenue of the tourist industry in 2018 is 5.13 billion yuan ($744 million) with a year-on-year growth of 18 percent.

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Cherry hype’ a sign of vigorous demand among Chinese co

Cherry hype’ a sign of vigorous demand among Chinese co

A box of cherries is sold at almost 120 yuan ($17.81) per kilogram at a Jingkelong Supermarket in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Zhang Dan/GT

“A 26-year-old earns 15,000 yuan ($2,227) a month but can’t afford cherries,” sai

d an article complaining about the costly fruit that has gone viral on Chinese social media.

A blogger called Xingyanshuo mentioned the different stages of financial freedom of Chinese internet users last year, classif

ying the economic status of female consumers based on what they could afford to buy. Cherries were on that list.

Listed at the bottom of the ranking is being able to buy latiao, a spicy soy snack, which costs

about 2 yuan per bag, without any hesitation. Other items in order are bubble tea, website me

mberships, take-out food, Starbucks coffee, cherries, paid online games and lipstick.

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President Donald Trump said later in the day that his countr

President Donald Trump said later in the day that his countr

will “move forward with developing our own military response options.”

The United States “will work with NATO and our other allies and partners to deny Russia any

military advantage from its unlawful conduct,” said Trump in a statement released by the White House.

Moscow on Friday expressed regret over Washington‘s intention to pull out of the treaty, calling the move a pre-decided action.

“The Americans’ reluctance to hear any arguments, their reluctance to conduct an

y substantive negotiations, suggests that the decision to dismantle the treaty was

made by Washington a long time ago,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov quoted by TASS.

NATO backed Washington’s decision in a statement released after Pompeo’s r

emarks, urging Russia to “return to full and verifiable compliance” to the treaty.

In his remarks, Pompeo also said that the United States will provide Russia and the other treaty par

ties with formal notice that the United States is withdrawing from the INF Treaty “effective in six months.”

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enezuelan president visits military commandos, calls for streng

enezuelan president visits military commandos, calls for streng

ve and strengthen intelligence systems, the intelligence of the Bolivarian National Gu

ard is extraordinary; on that base we must expand the preventative intelligence,” Maduro said.

He affirmed that intelligence should be used to confront terrorism, coups and crime in all forms.

“Who wins the intelligence area, wins the battle of security, peace,” he stressed.

“The Bolivarian National Armed Forces is the backbone of the integrity and unity of the nation, and the Bolivarian National Guar

d as a component is the central element for the guarantee of national peace,” said the president.

Venezuela’s GNB is part of its armed forces and can serve as gendarmerie, civil defense force or reserve force.

Maduro also said the GNB makes a great contribution to peace in the country and is the

“guardian of co-existence and sovereignty, if there is peace in the republic, there will be sovereignty.”

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez accompanied the president on his visit, durin

g which some 2,000 GNB commandos demonstrated their military capabilities.

Since the beginning of the week, Maduro has visited the country’s main military ba

ses as part of preparations for the military exercises to be held on Feb. 10-15.

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Because have different sounds, and next to the clock tow

Because have different sounds, and next to the clock tow

  January 29 at 7 PM, next to the clock tower to see Chinese reporters, “suddenly turn hostile the

Terra Cotta Warriors” face is not bright, “beilin welcome you” brand has been moved to the flow

er bed next to the edge.Beside the suddenly turn hostile the Terra Cotta Warriors, have crane truck on the side of the road.

  Late on January 28th, clock tower near the “suddenly turn hostile the Terra Cotta Warriors” netizens, by scanning the face phot

os, can put your own face projection to the Terra Cotta Warriors in the face.”Suddenly turn hostile the Terra Cotta

Warriors” photo quickly triggered heated debate on the Internet, some people say that “terrifying”, some people say tha

t “too ugly”, also some people thought “interesting”.Facing with online discussion, beilin response, because per

manently black, can only remove the “suddenly turn hostile the Terra Cotta Warriors”.

  On January 29th night, a lot of people come to visit “suddenly tur

n hostile the Terra Cotta Warriors”, did not see the Terra Cotta Warriors face lit up, every

one felt very disappointed.Visitors from zhejiang Mr. Su said yesterday on the Internet to see this feel fun, specially tod

ay and friends to come over, the results found that the faces of the Terra Cotta Warriors is not illuminated, felt very

disappointed.Xian Lin and his friend made a special trip with pictures of out-of-town fri

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Starbucks CEO said he would run for President, trump twe

Starbucks CEO said he would run for President, trump twe

Just the web comprehensive coverage rump on twitter for former starbucks CEO Howard schultz responded to run for P

resident.He said on twitter, “Howard schultz didn’t the courage to run for President.Look at his perf

ormance last night on “60 minutes”, I quite agree with, he says he is he is not a “wise man”.In addition, the United States ha

s a wise man!I only hope, starbucks can continue to give me pay for their rent in the trump tower!”

According to a CNN reported previously, a former star

bucks CEO Howard schultz, 27, said he was seriously considered in 2020

as a “centrist independent” running for President.He aired on 27, on the CBS tele

vision program “60 minutes”, said “we are living in one of the most vulnerable period”.

Not only that, but he also batch trump and the two parties in the United States.”N

ot only the President, in fact, not qualified to be President, the two parties didn’t do things that the Am

erican people need, but also every day to participate in the political retaliation.”Schultz said.

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