more than 100 projectors were installed to digitally recreate mangrove fo
rests and the environment surrounding them: tropical seas, tides and beaches.
With sound, light and electrical effects, the exhibition shows how mangroves, one of the very few vegetation env
ironments that can survive in coastal waters, thrive in the tides and change their surroundings for the better.
Tianjin resident Li Lingyan, who visited the park on Monday, was fascinated by the mangrove exhibition.
“Looking at the exhibit, it is as though I was brought to the seashore to se
e how mangroves grow in a tough environment. It was an amazing process,” she said.
” I was totally thrilled, and I got to learn a lot about mangroves.”
Near Gate No 5 of the park, “a forest of lights and shadows” draws crowds.
said. “This is not only beneficial to the two countries and their peoples, but also conducive to the entire world.”
The words came as the US Department of Commerce reported that the US trade deficit with China narrowed by 6.4 perce
nt to $34.5 billion in January. US goods exports to China dropped 22.3 percent to $7.1 billion, the lowest since Sep
tember 2010, and Chinese imports dropped 9.6 percent to $41.6 billion, the Commerce Department said.
The trade imbalance has been at the center of monthslong tensions between China and the US. Other iss
ues at the top of the list for their consultations include technology transfers and protection of intellectual property rights.
Gao said guaranteeing that companies can pursue technical cooperation based on voluntary principles and business rules is cond
ucive to creating a fair and competitive business environment and promoting high-quality economic development.
“It is in line with China’s need to further deepen reform and opening up,” he said.
ence” leader, to stop over in Hawaii on her way back to the island after an eight-day tour of thr
ee Pacific island nations this week, Washington is breaching all established protocols and violating the 1979
Joint Communiqué. Beijing lodged “stern representations” with Washington on Thursday against Tsai’s transit in Hawaii.
“We have consistently and resolutely opposed the United States or other countries which
have diplomatic relations with China arranging this kind of transit,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ge
ng Shuang said in Beijing. Beijing has urged Washington not to send “Taiwan independence forces any wrong signal”, Geng said.
The method behind fluctuating policy of US
When the US intends to maintain good relations with the mainland, it significantly reduces the
use of or even refrains from mentioning the Taiwan Relations Act. But when Washington wants to put pressure on Beijing to fina
lize a deal or sign a trade agreement in its favor, it promptly resorts to using the Act. At times, even the island’s a
uthorities stir up trouble, prompting the US to use the Act to try and browbeat or incite the mainland.
a series of memorandums of understanding on Belt and Road infrastructure investments during Xi’s upcoming visit to Italy, Reuters reported. If the
y are signed, Italy would be the first one of the Group of Seven industrialized nations to participate in the BRI.
Speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday, Vice-Foreign Mi
nister Wang Chao said the country appreciates Italy’s active involvement in the BRI.
”We believe the signing of relevant cooperation documents conforms to the common interests of both countries,” Wa
ng said, adding that Belt and Road cooperation aims to generate mutually beneficial and win-win results.
Regarding skepticism about the BRI, Wang said practice will prove that the initia
tive will have positive effects on countries’ economic development and bilateral cooperation.
He added that the infrastructure investment of Chinese companies in Europe is purely business practice and will ab
ide by market rules and business principles on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and transparency.
Ocean, was described by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cre
scent Societies (IFRC) as “terrible” following an aerial assessment conducted by the agency Monday.
IFRC spokesman Jamie LeSueur said that up to 90% of the ar
ea had been destroyed. “The scale of devastation is enormous,” said LeSueur.
On Sunday, a dam burst cutting off the last road to the city, which aid workers are now struggling to reach.
A former Portuguese colony, Mozambiq
ue gained independence in 1975 and suffered a 16-year civil war that ended in 1992. Today, despite recent eco
nomic growth, about half the population remains below the poverty line.
Cylone Idai has caused destruction on such a large scale because of that poverty and lack of infrastructure.
of national political angst and with a heavy duty policy debate already under way. But Trump is an expert at trivializing and belittling opponents, to de
tract from the gravity of their arguments and to feed the conservative media machine.
His diagnosis of Jeb Bush’s “low energy” four years ago established a narrative about the former Florida gove
rnor’s campaign that hinted at a grain of truth. The one-time GOP front-runner could never recover.
Trump vs. Brexit — and Obama
At one point in the meeting Tump, said he wasn’t going to “comment on Bre
xit,” but characteristically unable to constrain himself, could barely leave the topic alone.
At the start of his meeting, Trump welcomed Varadkar, and poin
ting out that his visitor was in a difficult position over Britain’s tortured attempts to comp
lete its withdrawal from the European Union, which could harm Ireland’s peace and prosperity.
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, stand with Portuguese President M
arcelo Rebelo de Sousa at Belem Palace, the official presidential residence in Lisb
on, Portugal, on Dec 4, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]
President Xi Jinping and his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, vowe
d on Friday to make concerted efforts to advance bilateral ties to benefit the two countries and the two peoples.
The two presidents made the statement in exchanging congratulations on the 40th
anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Portugal.
In his congratulatory message to Rebelo de Sousa, Xi said that over the past four d
ecades, the two nations have been promoting sound development of bila
teral ties in the spirit of mutual respect, treating each other as equals and benefiting from win-win cooperation.
He hailed the proper resolution of the question of Macao by the two countries in 1999
as a good example of how nations can solve problems left from history through friendly consultations.
Huawei and Qualcomm settle temporarily: Huawei pays Qualcomm $150 million Quarterly
According to foreign media reports, Qualcomm said Huawei had signed a short-term aut
horization agreement with Qualcomm. In a conference call with analysts on the company’s financial perf
ormance, Qualcomm Chief Financial Officer George Davis said Huawei would pay Qualcomm $150 million a quarter. The
deal, which was concluded by Qualcomm in the first quarter ending December 30, will last until June 30.
Qualcomm probably wants to concentrate on Apple’s patent war.
Collection of Five Blessings: Occupy Your Blessing, Must Have Houfu and Other Hot Words
This year Alipay’s new “flower card” and “lucky card” set off a new round of upsurge. In order to get friends’ flower car
ds or professional dedication, netizens are also wits and wits. Some netizens have also coined such new wor
ds as “Zhan you fu”, “You must have later fu”, “scrapi
ng card type poverty alleviation” and so on, which are called “Ji Wufu slang”.
One meal was as fierce as a tiger, with a New Year’s Eve score of 0.5.
Apple revoked Facebook’s iOS Enterprise D
THOUGHTS OF OLD TIME FROM A NIGHT-MOORING
UNDER MOUNT NIU-ZHU
This night to the west of the river-brim
There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky,
As I watch from my deck the autumn moon,
Vainly remembering old General Xie….
I have poems; I can read;
He heard others, but not mine.
…Tomorrow I shall hoist my sail,
With fallen maple-leaves behind me.
ON A MOONLIGHT NIGHT
Far off in Fuzhou she is watching the moonlight,
Watching it alone from the window of her chamber-
For our boy and girl, poor little babes,
Are too young to know where the Capital is.
Her cloudy hair is sweet with mist,
Her jade-white shoulder is cold in the moon.
…When shall we lie again, with no more tears,
Watching this bright light on our screen?
A SPRING VIEW
Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure;
And spring comes green again to trees and grasses
Where petals have been shed like tears
And lonely birds have sung their grief.
…After the war-fires of three months,
One message from home is worth a ton of gold.
…I stroke my white hair. It has grown too thin
To hold the hairpins any more.
A NIGHT-VIGIL IN THE LEFT COURT OF THE PALACE
Flowers are shadowed, the palace darkens,
Birds twitter by for a place to perch;
Heaven’s ten thousand windows are twinkling,
And nine cloud-terraces are gleaming in the moonlight.
…While I wait for the golden lock to turn,
I hear jade pendants tinkling in the wind….
I have a petition to present in the morning,
All night I ask what time it is.
TAKING LEAVE OF FRIENDS ON MY WAY TO HUAZHOU
In the second year of Zhide, I escaped from the capital through the Gate of Golden Light and went to Fengxiang. In the first year of Qianyuan, I was appointed as official to Huazhou from my former post of Censor. Friends and relatives gathered and saw me leave by the same gate. And I wrote this poem.
This is the road by which I fled,
When the rebels had reached the west end of the city;
And terror, ever since, has clutched at my vitals
Lest some of my soul should never return.
…The court has come back now, filling the capital;
But the Emperor sends me away again.
Useless and old, I rein in my horse
For one last look at the thousand gates.
ON HEARING AN WANSHAN PLAY THE REED-PIPE
Bamboo from the southern hills was used to make this pipe.
And its music, that was introduced from Persia first of all,
Has taken on new magic through later use in China.
And now the Tartar from Liangzhou, blowing it for me,
Drawing a sigh from whosoever hears it,
Is bringing to a wanderer’s eyes homesick tears….
Many like to listen; but few understand.
To and fro at will there’s a long wind flying,
Dry mulberry-trees, old cypresses, trembling in its chill.
There are nine baby phoenixes, outcrying one another;
A dragon and a tiger spring up at the same moment;
Then in a hundred waterfalls ten thousand songs of autumn
Are suddenly changing to The Yuyang Lament;
And when yellow clouds grow thin and the white sun darkens,
They are changing still again to Spring in the Willow Trees.
Like Imperial Garden flowers, brightening the eye with beauty,
Are the high-hall candles we have lighted this cold night,
And with every cup of wine goes another round of music.
RETURNING AT NIGHT TO LUMEN MOUNTAIN
A bell in the mountain-temple sounds the coming of night.
I hear people at the fishing-town stumble aboard the ferry,
While others follow the sand-bank to their homes along the river.
…I also take a boat and am bound for Lumen Mountain —
And soon the Lumen moonlight is piercing misty trees.
I have come, before I know it, upon an ancient hermitage,
The thatch door, the piney path, the solitude, the quiet,
Where a hermit lives and moves, never needing a companion.
A SONG OF LU MOUNTAIN TO CENSOR LU XUZHOU
I am the madman of the Chu country
Who sang a mad song disputing Confucius.
…Holding in my hand a staff of green jade,
I have crossed, since morning at the Yellow Crane Terrace,
All five Holy Mountains, without a thought of distance,
According to the one constant habit of my life.
Lu Mountain stands beside the Southern Dipper
In clouds reaching silken like a nine-panelled screen,
With its shadows in a crystal lake deepening the green water.
The Golden Gate opens into two mountain-ranges.
A silver stream is hanging down to three stone bridges
Within sight of the mighty Tripod Falls.
Ledges of cliff and winding trails lead to blue sky
And a flush of cloud in the morning sun,
Whence no flight of birds could be blown into Wu.
…I climb to the top. I survey the whole world.
I see the long river that runs beyond return,
Yellow clouds that winds have driven hundreds of miles
And a snow-peak whitely circled by the swirl of a ninefold stream.
And so I am singing a song of Lu Mountain,
A song that is born of the breath of Lu Mountain.
…Where the Stone Mirror makes the heart’s purity purer
And green moss has buried the footsteps of Xie,
I have eaten the immortal pellet and, rid of the world’s troubles,
Before the lute’s third playing have achieved my element.