This year marks the 上海千花坊品茶微信orld stamp exh

exhibition offere上海千花坊品茶微信d a section for people with disabilities.

Ten years ago when the 2009 World Stamp Exhibition took place in Luoyang, Henan province, Li Shaohua, a fellow of the Al

l-China Philatelic Federation who has mobility impairment, founded the China Disabled Persons Stamp Collecting Association.

According to Li, currently president of the association, the association now has more than 1,000 mem

bers. Over 200 members from the association attended the world stamp exhibition on the first day, bringing 124 sets of stamps.

“Establishing a section for people with disabilities is groundbreaking. It fulfills the wish

of many disabled philatelists across China and shows the care devoted to the disabled,” he says.

As for Li, he brought his own collection entitled Disability and Recovery, int

ending to raise awareness for the disabled and motivate them on their road to recovery.

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As the state was look上海龙凤品茶微信tive ways to tackle

 the Asian carp 上海龙凤品茶微信problem, Kentucky awarded Yu its first-ever fish house contract in fall last year. Under the deal, Yu’s Kentucky Fish

Center will buy Asian carp at a guaranteed price, with part of this coming from a government subsidy.

All fish at the center will be sold by auction to buyers in the US or overseas. S

ales will be overseen by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Kentucky provided a secured $734,000 fixed-assets loan to help the center begin oper

ating. Additional incentives will be awarded every year based on performance.

The center needs to reach certain goals: to remove 2.26 million kg of Asian

carp from Kentucky waters this year and increase that amount gradually to just ov

er 9 million kg annually by 2024. If those goals are met, the loan will be waived.

The entire program will cost Kentucky about $4 million.

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I’m glad to know that上海千花坊品茶微信our opportunity

 to pursue furthe上海千花坊品茶微信r study while also training hard and promoti

ng sports,” Xi said in his reply to a letter written jointly by the students in April.

Xi said he had watched a number of their competitions and hailed the athletes for “fighti

ng hard to achieve excellent results and win glory for our country at major international competitions.”

“I hope you maintain your efforts, continue to build China into a l

eading sporting nation and bring more positive energy to Chinese society,” Xi added.

Established in 2003, the champions’ program is available only to world champion-caliber student athletes who hav

e won Olympic gold medals or world championship titles and their coaches. It helps them advance their academic stu

dies so they will be able to pursue a master’s degree in athletic training theories.

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Regulator warns four cities to keep property pricescheck

hina’s housing r上海龙凤1314品茶微信egulator has warned four Chine

se cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.

Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Dev

elopment to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.

This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.

Zhang Dawei, chief analyst with Centaline Property, said the main reason behind this is the real estate market in some

cities is at risk of going out of control, and the land market shows signs of overheating.

China’s house prices continued to stabilize despite slight increases

in April, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Sixty-seven out of the 70 major Chine

se cities saw an increase in the number of newly built homes that were sold in April.

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Now, 65 large framed photos by Rock, which captur

ure Bowie in his dressing room, his transformation into Ziggy Stardust, shots of his live performances and candid, private moments between the shows, are bein

g displayed as an exhibition, entitled Bowie by Mick Rock, at 798 Space in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone from May 29 to Aug 4.

The exhibition, which is supported by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, a no

nprofit museum dedicated to reflecting contemporary popular culture, and co-organized by Beijing-based i

ndie record label, Modern Sky, also showcases performance footage of Bowie, interviews with Rock, who talks abou

t directing Bowie’s first four music videos, as well as photos of other music legends of the era taken by Rock, i

ncluding Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. It’s MoPOP’s first exhibition to be staged in Asia.

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Candice Chen, a graduate studying in Beijing, travel

led with a few of her friends to Japan in January. Despite living in Beijing, she bought return flight ticke

ts that departed from the nearby city Tianjin to Japan, and the return tickets cost less than 1,500 yuan in total.

“It’s a great deal as I can save more money for shopping in Japan. It’s convenient to take a high-speed train fr

om Beijing to Tianjin, which only took half an hour, and then I caught a taxi to go to Tianjin airport,” she said.

Last year, the per capita spending of college students on flights edged up 2.6 percent year-on-year, the study said witho

ut disclosing specific numbers, and indicated their high sensitivity on flight ticket prices. Despite that they try to save m

ore money in buying flight tickets, college students prefer to stay at better hotels.

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Companies are also introducing low-price options to

 attract the young consumer group. In late May, Qunar teamed up with 33 domestic and foreign carriers, including Air China, Chi

na Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways, to l

aunch discounted prices for students on more than 3,000 routes, along with the concept of student flight tickets.

Students who have registered successfully with their identific

tion documents on the platform will be able to book cheaper tickets. For instance, a one-way

flight ticket from Guangzhou to Beijing can be as cheap as 460 yuan ($66.7), which is about half of the price tag – 8

62 yuan – for a second-class seat on a high-speed train. Qunar said such low-price flight tickets compared with high-spee

d trains may change the travel habits of college students and create user stickiness.

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Since they established diplomatic ties, relations betwe

tween the two countries have become firm and unshakable, with fruitful outcomes generated from pragmatic cooperation, Xi said.

They have brought tangible benefits to the two peoples and made p

ositive contributions to the stability and development in the region, he added.

Both countries are at a cru2cial period in their development, Xi said, and bilateral cooperation has broad prospects. He said he

considers Sino-Malaysian ties highly important and expressed hope that the two countries, taking the joint building of the B

elt and Road as an opportunity, would strengthen synergies between their development strategies to inject new c

ontent into the China-Malaysia comprehensive strategic partnership, and add new momentum to regional development.

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Li Daokui, director of the Academic Center for Chine

se Economic Practice and Thinking at Tsinghua University, said China “should be more confident” in accelerating open

ing-up of its financial sector, which will help global investors seize numerous opportunities in the Chinese market.

Domestic financial institutions are now capable of engaging i

n fiercer competition with global peers as their service abilities in many aspe

cts, such as banking and insurance, have improved a lot over the past years, Li said.

Despite headwinds from the trade tensions, global investors are still optimistic about China’s economic pro

spects, said Zhang Zhiwei, Deutsche Bank’s chief China economist and head of China equity strategy.

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While eating alone is hardly a novel experience in many

“Chinese culture is family-based. Everyone wants to have a group of people eating toget

her, so eating is more of a collective behavior. People either eat with family members at home or with colle

agues and clients at work,” said Cai Yani, who has directed a series of short videos about solo dining.

Eating together is considered crucial for family bonding. On a typical Chinese dining table, one rarely finds dishes for indi

viduals; instead, there is usually a range of dishes-meat, fish, vegetables and soup-for everyone to share.

Restaurants usually boast round tables with a rotatable surface, known as a “lazy Susan” in the West, to make sharing easier.

The move away from the traditional sharing approach is largely due to a demo

graphic shift in the country, especially a sharp rise in the number of unmarried people. Statistics from the Mi

nistry of Civil Affairs show that more than 200 million people were living on their own in 2017.

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