Chen liked to say something to the audience about his pieces and I have always stopp
ed him. His music speaks for itself and is strong enough to communicate with people.”上海千花坊
Born in Shanghai, Yu, 55, studied piano with his grandfather, the composer Ding Shande, before he
上海千花坊品茶微信was trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and later at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin. On
his return from Europe, Yu has become a central character in the development of the Chinese classical music scene.
Like Yu, Chen, 68, is also a Shanghai native. In 1977, Chen was enrolled to study composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and in 1984上海千花坊
he moved to France where, for four years, he studied with Olivier Messiaen as the great French composer’s last pupil. He
上海千花坊品茶微信is best known as the musical director for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and composed the
song, You and Me. He is also known for his cooperation with Chinese film director Zhang Yimou on the 2001 ballet prod上海千花坊
uction, Raise the Red Lantern, based on Zhang’s film with the same title and the film, The Flowers of War, in 2011.上海千花坊品茶微信
The two works by Chen on the new album come from very different periods in his career.
written between 1998 and 1999, is a five-movement suite, portrayi
ng the five traditional Chinese elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal.上海千花坊
“When I first wrote Wu Xing, the piece was not well received, since the melodies were not smo
oth and not considered beautiful in a traditional way,” says Chen. “But, over the course of the last 20 years, a gr
owing number of people have developed a liking for it and it’s beyond my expectation.”上海千花坊品茶微信
The violin concerto, La joie de la Souffrance, was written in 2017, and Chen added color w
ith a percussion section. Maxim Vengerov played the solo part and the violinist premiered the work alon
g with China Philharmonic under the baton of Yu during the 20th Beijing Music Festival.
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra also knows the violin conce
rto very well since it was a test piece for the 2018 Shanghai Isaac
Stern International Violin Competition and was played by the six finalists, accompanied by the Orchestra.
“The relationship between a composer and his music is like that of a biological father and his
children. For the interpreters, like the conductors and symphony orchestras, they are like the ‘f
oster parents’ of the work,” says Chen. “As the ‘biological father’, I can do nothing about my work after I finished wr
ting it, but Yu has his own understanding of my music, which sometimes surprises me.”
is one of them. “If we want to build cultural confidence, and want to
make our voice heard by the world, we have got to change,” Liu said. Her opinions were th上海千花坊女神会所
ose of reformists. She might reflect her own experience of pervasive prejudice and hope to change the status quo. But on th
上海千花坊e whole, most students showed great interest in and confidence over the future of traditional Chinese culture.
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ntest this year shows a big difference from previous ones. The contestants now are more interested in wor
ld affairs and the role China should play in the international community. They have broader perspectives and are more pa
上海千花坊女神会所ssionate in dealing with common challenges the whole universe is facing, and their views are more diversified,” Guo said.
Professor He, director of the College of Liberal Arts & Law, said that the competition was not just a test of studen上海千花坊
ts’ English capability, but also an expression of students’ patriotism and global horizon. Keeping track of both wo
上海千花坊女神会所rld and Chinese affairs and maintaining an open mind without losing interest in traditional Chinese culture in th
e era of globalization are priorities in higher education, especially for liberal arts students.
The contestants’ passion for traditional Chinese culture is the epitome of all college students’ reflection on Chinese culture上海千花坊女神会所
in China. They grew up in a prosperous and dynamic society with unlimited potential built by the older ge
上海千花坊nerations. Soon or later, they will take over their causes and reshape this great country based on their perspectives and v
alues, and their speeches can be regarded as their declaration of building a better China in the future.
About the author:上海千花坊女神会所
Guo Jiulin is professor at Dalian Minzu University and the dean of the Chinese Language and Literature Department.
上海千花坊A visitor tours an exhibition showing the Chinese Ballad Singers Association’s ach
ievements in the past 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in上海千花坊女神会所
Beijing, July 10, 2019. More than 2,000 pictures and 400 quyi articles are on display at the exhibition
language at the age of three, but only started to learn Chinese at a Chinese culture center at the age of eight.
“I pushed him to learn Spanish at school, because it is a lot easier,” Mrs. Nju
mbe told Xinhua. “He refused. Chinese is the only foreign language he wants to learn.”上海千花坊品茶微信
Mrs. Njumbe still remembered clearly the “Three Little Rabbits,” a Chinese lullaby, h
er son sang to her when he was three years old. “He learned it from a TV song contest.”上海千花坊品茶微信
Njumbe just spent two weeks to practice his prize-winning Chinese songs. He is dreaming
上海千花坊of going to China on summer programs once growing 12 years old. “I am not old enough to go now,” he told Xinhua.
“I love Chinese Kongfu, I like Bruce Lee,” Njumbe added.
Chinese songs are not the only area Njumbe is good at, he can also recite poems from上海千花坊品茶微信
China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907). He can also easily recite Di Zi Gui – The Rules for Students – from ancient China.
Njumbe is just one of the 38 players aged from 5 to 82 from six states in the U.S. Midwest to participate in the Chinese songs contest.
上海千花坊Emily Mcclintick, a seven-year-old girl, sang “Pear Trees Bloom Again” and another song at the competition and came out the sixth place.
“It is hard to learn Chinese,” she told Xinhua.上海千花坊品茶微信
This is the third year for Xilin Association to host the Chinese songs contest in U.S. Midwest for selecting singers for the final of the “Water Cube Cu
p” Chinese Songs Singing Competition, Linda Yang, executive director of Xilin Association, told Xinhua.
The association is a non-profit organization in the greater上海千花坊
Chicago area committed to providing an innovative educational system for children.
“After three years, the contest is enjoying growing popularity among people in U.S. Midwest.上海千花坊品茶微信
It has provided a platform for people overseas to sing Chinese songs, to have a better knowledge of Chinese cu
lture and language,” Yang said. She hoped that more people will take part in the contest next year.
The “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Singing Competition is sponsored by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Be
ijing municipal government and some other departments of the Beijing municipal government.
ia last year, she said she had been captivated since she was a c
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Although she started wearing hanfu on a daily basis simply because she really liked it, Zhou began to take it more seri
上海千花坊ously when she began attracting the attention and interest of foreigners and others who share the same love for tradi
tional Chinese culture, according to a China Central Television report on hanfu last year.
The Sina Weibo star has seen both her business in Sydney and her popularity on the micro-blogging platform continue to grow.上海千花坊
Because the clothing style disappeared for about 400 years before its reemergence, several
critics and academics doubt the authenticity of modern adaptations of hanfu, claiming tha
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t the movement is entrenched in racism and linked to nationalist movements which could spark potential con
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However, many young people who adopt hanfu as their daily fashion choice maintain that they wear it to show appre
ciation for their heritage and to feel a connection to their roots, with no political intention or motivation involved.上海千花坊上海千花坊
Despite of the ongoing debate over hanfu, many young Chinese people, including Shi and Zhou, continue
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Khaya Njumbe won the top prize in the child group of a singing contest of Chinese songs in the U.S.
Midwest and received a trophy on Sunday in a Chinese culture center in the southwestern suburbs in Chicago.上海千花坊上海千花坊
This is part of the “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Singing Competition scheduled in August in Beijing of China.
Holding the trophy almost one-third of his size, the 10-year-old boy beamed, and just cou上海千花坊上海千花坊
ld not wait to play with other contest participating boys and girls standing around.
During the competition, the 10-year-old boy sang two Chinese songs, “Whe
n You Are Old and Grey” and “The Moon Represents My Heart.” The articulation, au
thentic pronunciation and emotional expression of the songs enabled him to win the prize.
of its most dynamic enterprises from North West, Free Stat
上海千花坊e and Limpopo provinces, involving a variety of sectors, including agro-processing, biodiesel produ
ction, jewelry manufacturing, engineering and infrastruct
ure development, textile and fashion, farming, solar energy and tourism.
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ills to achieve international competitiveness to ensure access to global markets for SMEs, the director-general said.
“We believe that small, medium and micro enterprises and coop
eratives are important drivers of economic growth and job creation,” Vries said.
上海千花坊上海品茶In total, more than 70 small, medium and micro enterprises of South Afric
a will promote their products and investment opportunities during this year’s event.
The event’s organizers have launched a series of overseas promotions to showcase the annu
al fair, and 1,028 exhibition booths have been confirmed already by businesses and organizations from 31 countries and regions.
The fair will include special exhibition zones covering countries related to the Belt and Road上海千花坊上海品茶
Initiative, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, as well as China’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
“Since the announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative, Poland has been willing to be a part of it and an im
portant trade and economic partner for China,” said Joanna Skoczek, consul general of Poland in Guangzhou.
Skoczek said the number of Chinese visiting P上海千花坊上海品茶oland in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 85 percent compared with the same period last year. The trade volume between Guangdong and Poland was
nearly $4.2 billion in 2016, increasing 13.3 percent year-on-year and accounting for over one-fifth of the total between China and Poland.
“Chinese businesses are encouraged to visit Poland to strengthen the mutual cooperation in the fields of trading, investment and education,” Skoczek said.
ion to reconside上海千花坊女神会所r the application of an additional duty on these products, Xinhua News Agency reported.
The Chinese capital market accelerated its opening-up with the official launch of the China-Japan ETF Connectivity schem
e on Tuesday, allowing investors in both countries to invest in each other’s exchange traded funds market.
At the launch ceremony held at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Tuesday, four China-Japan ETF connectivity produ
cts started trading at the Shanghai bourse. The products were rolled out by four Chinese fund companies－E Fund M
anagement, China Asset Management, China Southern Asset Management and HuaAn Funds.
It took less than 10 months for the connectivity sch
eme to start trading. The SSE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japan Securities Gr
oup in October to study the feasibility and make joint efforts to realize China-Japan ETF Connectivity.
and Road Initiat上海千花坊女神会所ive with development strategies of various countrie
s based on market rules and business principles to ensure sustainable cooperation.
Chairmen and CEOs from leading global companies including UPS, Volk
swagen, Rio Tinto, Nokia, Schneider Electric, ABB and ArcelorMittal attended the meeting.
The business leaders said they all remain committed to strengthen
ing cooperation with China, and want to expand cooperation with it in such fields as fina
nce, automotives, digital economy, 5G, innovation, infrastructure and manufacturing.
They said they are committed to promoting global infrastru
cture connectivity, jointly upholding free trade and opposing protectionism.
Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.
The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas
along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.
The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.
Close to 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated.
Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automa
tic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.
r priorities in upgrading internet services in order to boost industrial development, improve acc
ess to quality medical resources and promote fairness in education,” Premier Li said.
Basic telecommunication service providers will be encouraged to further lower prices. The g
oal this year is to cut the average broadband service rate for small and midsized enterprises by 15 perc
ent, the average rate for mobile internet services by more than 20 percent, and roaming charges for inter
net traffic between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao by 30 percent. A “floor-price” rate will be set for low-income and elderly populations.
Basic telecommunication service providers will be urged to ensure that cellphone users n
ationwide can switch service carriers without changing phone numbers by the end of November, and any e
xtra term required for this service will be looked into. These companies will also be urged to straighten out their service pa
ckages to trim the packages available by more than 15 percent within this year, bringing more benefits to consumers.
dels that will foster new growth and development. To do this, Ch