ten the same ones I would ask. That’s what we do with the show. We go straight to heart of the matter and take on very central question
s – like why are we are, how did we get here and what should we be doing? And the answer is that we don’t fully k上海夜生活女神会所
now, but we have a vague idea. I can talk about the edge of our knowledge and that raises the questions that we all ask.
上海夜生活The important thing about science is that it shouldn’t be separated from other aspects of human endeavor.
I think science can be described as a human reaction to nature, and that’s the motivating factor. There’s only one intere
sting question really, in my view, which is: What does it mean to be small, fragile and finite – to live a small, fragile a上海夜生活女神会所
nd finite life in an infinite universe? That, ultimately, is the only question that I’m interested in.
Physics is like a rule book for the building blocks we encounter, compar
tmentalizing why and how things happen, and establishing reason and fact. But probability seems like the devil’s advoca上海夜生活
te; it comes along and stirs it all up in ways that are unknowable and unanswerable. Isn’t the very random natu
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There’s a sequence where I say exactly that in the show. Why is the Earth the way it is?
It’s a very complex mixture of the simple laws of nature and chance, and separating the tw上海夜生活
o is important if you’re trying to think about our place in the universe. You have to understand there’s a lo
上海夜生活女神会所t of chance involved, which we can’t make sense of. It’s just like blind chance. For example, the asteroid that wiped out the d
inosaurs – had that flicked one speck of dust a different way in relation to the solar system, we might not have happen
ed. We wouldn’t be here. About one billion other things might not have happened, either. (laughs)上海夜生活
So you can’t define a human being through the laws of nature, but you can extract from
the laws of nature a framework that allows you to think. You’re not allowed to stray outside it. For exa上海夜生活
mple, we do know we are very small. But there’s nothing we can do about that. I struggle with that sometimes.
上海夜生活女神会所One of your BBC programs begins with a lovely moment where you examine the beauty of a snowflake.
The inspiration for that came from the 17th century and an incredible work called The Six-C
ornered Snowflake by (Johannes) Kepler. It is absolutely brilliant. It’s considered the first book to e上海夜生活
ver describe the structure of crystals or snowflakes, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
A courtier is charged by his king to bring the most valuable gift he can find that is close to上海夜生活
nothing. So the courtier considers some water, some dust and then the snowflake. “I’ll give you the most val
uable gift, which is the closest thing to nothing I can find,” he says. Kepler is a great ge上海夜生活女神会所
nius, with the most amazing mind. Every single question he asks about the universe so long ago is correct.
There are plenty of theories of extra dimensions and we do experiments to find them. Interestingly, one of the ideas abou
t why gravity is so weak is because it has to deal with other dimensions, where other forces don’t. 上海楼凤
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iverse. So if there’s anything that surprises me about some people, it is that they don’t really care. But as long as en
ough people do, we’re okay. I remember people used to say to the famous US cosmologist Carl Sagan, “L 上海楼凤
ook at those lights in the sky.” And he’d say, “They’re more than lights, kids – they’re worlds.”
ive novels have won this year’s Mao Dun Literature Prize, one of th
e four highest literature awards in China, the prize’s organizer unveiled Friday. 上海楼凤品茶微信
The five novels, respectively written by Liang Xiaosheng, Xu Huaizhong, Xu Zechen, Chen
Yan and Li Er, won the prize, which is awarded every four years, according to the China Writers Association. 上海楼凤
The winners were chosen from 234 candidates after six rounds of reviews and votes.
An awarding ceremony will be held in October in Beijing. 上海楼凤品茶微信
Focusing on China’s transformation and achievements over the past 70
years, the third Beijing Documentary Week commences Aug 23 and runs till Aug 29.
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blic interest about documentaries and online releases of critically acclaimed works.
Organizers expect the events, which will be held at the China Mille 上海楼凤品茶微信
nnium Monument from Aug 23-25, will draw at least 30,000 people.
Documentaries to be released include If National Treasures Could Talk, China Reinvents
Itself, Zhongguancun and National Southwestern Associated University. 上海楼凤
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taries and short video works since May and will announce the winners at the opening ceremony on Aug 23. 上海楼凤品茶微信
He said that the winners will be released on streaming sites such as Tencent Video, Youku and iQiyi.
Chinese Plants that Have influenced the World, a documentary highli
ghting 28 exported plants, will be the first film released on Aug 23.
I don’t think it’s a particularly prescient movie, but one of the earlies
t great movies I saw was Alien. I saw it in 1979 – so I was 11 – in the film club at scho上海后花园女神会所
ol. And I was into spaceships at that time. So I watched it and got the full Ridley Scott.
上海后花园The one thing that always strikes me about science fiction in those days
is that they got the space flight part wrong. For example, even in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the
y absolutely overestimated space flight capability and yet they completely underestimated computing power, which is ve上海后花园女神会所
ry interesting. In this respect, cinematically, we have always overestimated
上海后花园our spacecraft, but always underestimated our communication devices and computing powers.
In terms of influence, there’s Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which I
read when I was quite young. It had a massive influence on me. I just reread it; it’s rea上海后花园
lly a great book, but also strange and unusual, and there’s one great moment. Although it’s set in the mid-21st century, rou
上海后花园女神会所ghly, and the aliens have come down and mankind is about to perish under a different species, there’s a part where an ast
ronomer forgets the name of a star and he goes to a library to look it up in a book. And you think to yourself – of all t
he things that will be missed by the year 2050, will a physical library be one of them?上海后花园
It seems the Chinese invented and thought of just about everything prior to everybody else. What is China’s rela
tionship with cosmology like in history and how much has the West, if ever, borrowed from that?上海后花园
If you’re talking historically, I don’t think I know. I would have to research that. Something
上海后花园女神会所like cosmology is a well-defined science as the large-scale study of the universe. So I wouldn’t say there’s o
nly one way of looking at the universe. I don’t know about it culturally or what Chinese c
osmology was to people living in the 15th century. There are different ways of studying nature. What I do know is th上海后花园
at in my field today, China is looking at building big accelerators, which is absolutely along the mod
el of what we’ve been doing. Globally, it’s a very exciting time for cosmology and science generally.上海后花园女神会所
Everything cosmological seems like the search for the Holy Grail. But if you h
ad to single out one area that’s still most thrilling to consider, what would it be?
since I need to spend over 1.5 hours on the subway to get to the Capital airport. But once the Daxing airpo
rt is in operation, it will be cut to 40 minutes,” he said.上海419论坛
“I have bought tickets to my hometown Guangzhou from the new airport for the National Day holi
day, and I’m thrilled to explore the cutting-edge technologies and the interesting design of the terminal,” he added.上海419论坛女神会所
The new airport, constructed to meet China’s surging air service demand and take the pr
essure off Beijing Capital International Airport, will serve as the second international airport for Beijing.
上海419论坛With four runways, 268 parking bays and a vast terminal building covering 700,000
square meters, the new airport is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025.
Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing giant, plans to lower its minimum passenger age restricti上海419论坛女神会所
on for teens traveling without a supervising adult from 18 to 16, the company announced Wednesday.
The new adjustment comes months after Didi said in October that children under 18 were not上海419论坛
allowed to use the car-hailing service alone, which later generated heated discussion online.
Some people hold that for users aged between 16 to 18 who have left h上海419论坛
ome for work or study, the age regulation just shut them out of the service that gave
them no alternatives but to turn to illegal cab services, or black cars, the company said.上海419论坛女神会所
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s gray areas just because our policy requires all minors to take cars with their parents,” the company said.上海419论坛
According to an online poll initiated by Didi in February to seek public opinion on
whether minors can ride Didi alone, over half percent of the participants suppor上海419论坛女神会所
ted children below 18 years old being able to hail a ride without an adult accompanying them.
In another poll, the percentage of support group increased to 80% with the minimum age restriction was changed to 16.
The Shanghai Grand Theater(SGT) announced its 2019-2020 performance season o
n Aug 7, highlighting the top 10 projects that have been recommended by artists and critics.上海会所品茶微信
The upcoming season, which is titled “When We First Met”, will be the theater’s 21
上海会所st and Zhang Xiaoding, the general manager of the SGT, said that the performances will “take audiences on a jour
ney back to the starting point…to discover the original love we felt for art and the theater.”上海会所
Among the projects shown will be Tchaikovsky’s epic opera Eugene Onegin, presented by the Moscow State Stan
islavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre on Sep 11, 13 and 14. The renowned theater made its first China tou上海会所品茶微信
r in 1954. The evening premiere on Sep 11 will also markthe beginning of SGT’s new season.
As next year would mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s bir
上海会所th, maestro conductor Xu Zhong will be collaborating with the Vienna Chamber Orc
hestra and Chinese soloists to present Beethoven’s complete Piano Concertos in two consecutive concerts on May 5 and 6. F
rom June 23-24 and June 26-27, they will play a full cycle of Beethoven’s nine symphonies.上海会所品茶微信
Xu will also be conducting Shanghai Opera House’s production Turandotby Puccini from Dec 13-15. The production will be di
rected by Roberto Ando, featuring Chinese soprano He Hui, tenor Han Peng and Carlo Ventre from Uruguay.上海会所
Chinese soprano He has been active in the global music scene for more than a decad
e and has recently made the career shift from a lyrical soprano to a theater opera singer.
上海会所品茶微信“This is a big step for an artist, and a road of no return,” Xu said. “I hop
e she will take the lead in many heavy-weight opera productions in the future.”
The Wiener Staatsballett, an esteemed ballet company of 150 years fr上海会所
om Austria, will embark on its debut tour of Chinaand put up five performances from May 28
to Jun 3, 2020 at SGT. Two productions will be performed: Le Corsaire and Marie A上海会所品茶微信
ntoinette, choreographed by Manuel Legris and Patrick de Bana respectively.
relics with the help of digital renderings of the murals, full-scale replicas of important c
aves and movie-like presentations that employ the imaging technology of the academy.上海千花网女神会所
“We are heading in the right direction,” Wu said, adding that the efforts should be expan
上海千花网ded beyond the Mogao Caves to cover other grottoes and cultural heritage offerings.
“The idea is to tap these resources, under the right conditions, for the people to enjoy at any time and in any place.”
Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroad上海千花网女神会所
Editor’s note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is feat
uring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country’s development and where they are today.
上海千花网When asked in front of foreign visitors what it takes to sustain the love for his jo
b after three decades, mural restorer Yang Tao said it is all about having “peace of mind”.
“You need to be in a state of tranquility, to guide a stable hand to mend the lines and reconnect the dots,” said Ya上海千花网女神会所
ng, 52, who works at the Mogao Caves near the major Silk Road hub of Dunhuang, Gansu province.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the best examples in the wo
上海千花网rld of Buddhist murals, sculptures and writings located in nearly 500 grottoes. They c
over a large expanse of Chinese history, including the golden age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Yang’s approach to repairing and preserving the iconic works of art for future genera上海千花网女神会所
tions reflects the serious conservation efforts undertaken in Dunhuang in recent decades.
side world, boosting Chinese businesses’ need for returning talents. They will n
eed more overseas returnees as the country‘s economy keeps growing and as it further o上海后花园女神会所
pens the economy. More talents, meanwhile, will move back,” he said.
To enhance competitiveness, a number of Chinese cities have jumped into a fierce “war” f上海后花园
or talents with attractive financial support, favorable hukou (household registration) policies and other subsidies.
上海后花园女神会所Shenzhen in Guangdong province, for example, has started its “peacock project”
to attract overseas returnees since 2011, and is granting rewards of 3 million yuan ($432,000) to high-end o
verseas talents in industries that are facing an acute shortage of skilled workers.上海后花园
In June, Guangdong announced a policy to reduce taxes for overseas talents and the much-needed
skilled workers planning to move into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.上海后花园
“The Chinese immigrants overseas and students overseas are the em
上海后花园女神会所erging power of China’s future economic development,” said Wang Huiyao, fo
under and director of the Center for China and Globalization, a nongovernment think tank in Beijing. “The ta
lent war is getting more and more fierce. In Silicon Valley, international talents count for 50 percent of its total tale上海后花园
nt pool, but in Zhongguancun (China’s technology hub in Beijing), the ratio is only 1 percent.”
About 53 percent of the surveyed respondents mo
上海后花园女神会所ved back for opportunities to progress and develop their careers i
n key emerging sectors that face talent shortages, such as the biopharmaceutical industry.
However, better payment was not the sole reason for the s上海后花园
hift, the report said. “Being close to family is of paramount im
portance to professionals who want to return to their families as Asia is aging rapidly.”
上海后花园女神会所The survey found that 71 percent of the Chinese overseas returnee respondents regarded family as
the prime motive for moving back to the home country, a rapid increase from the 41 percent seen in a similar
Hays survey in 2013, despite the fact that they may not receive a pay increase at home.
hina’s National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicin
上海贵族宝贝e has rolled out a plan for further improving the accessibility of TCM services among the public.
The administration will launch easy-to-use navigation bars on government websites and the website of the China N
ews of Traditional Chinese Medicine to display information about key TCM hospitals and experienced practitioners上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
nationwide before the end of August this year, according to a circular released by the agency.
While asking for one-stop before-treatment services to be put i
n place before the same deadline, the circular orders TCM hospitals at and above the pr上海贵族宝贝
ovincial level to offer at least three methods of making reservations via WeChat, mobile applications, websites, t
elephone, self-help machines or service windows in hospitals before the end of December.上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
To better deliver quality TCM services to the public, TCM hospitals super
上海贵族宝贝vised by the administration are urged to send teams of experienced TCM practitioners
to communities for half-day visits at least twice a month starting from the end of August.
Shanghai has taken another stride toward building itself into a上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
global esports center, as it announced standards for the construction and ope
ration of esports venues during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference which ended on Monday.
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ds for esports venues specify the construction requirements in areas such as stage ligh
ting and telecommunication networks, and set the service standards for operating such venues.上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
“The esports sector has been growing quickly in the past few years, bu
t there is a lack of top design. The guidelines can boost industry growth in a healthy ma
上海贵族宝贝nner,” Yu Xiufen, director of the bureau, was quoted as saying by Xinmin Evening News.
The criteria for esports venues have four categories, from A to D.With a constr
uction area of more than 50,000 square meters, class-A venues can host the highest level esports competitions, wh上海贵族宝贝品茶微信
ile class-D venues must have a 500-square meter construction area, and will be used to hold qualification trials.
While addressing the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly on Sept 28, 2015, President Xi Jinping, in his state
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nkind”, emphasized that, “In today’s world, all countries are interdependent and share a common future.”
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nity with a shared future for mankind based on five principles: building partnerships in which countries treat each other as eq
uals, engage in mutual consultation and show mutual understanding; creating a security architecture featuring fa
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Given the nature of the current international community and the inertia of internationa
l politics, characterized by the law of the jungle and zero-sum games, there is reason enough to doubt th
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oss the world have to take a variety of measures, including political, economic, security and environmental measures. F
or instance, Xi proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013 with the aim of improving infrastructure connectivity bet
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such as peace, development, harmony in diversity, equity, justice, democracy and freed
om, all of which are fundamental to the survival of a community of shared future.
implemented 53 projects to improve expressway service areas, upgraded service facilities a
上海乌托邦Launched by the China Commission of Promo the Undertakings of Chinese Disabled Pers
ons earlier this year, the program has seen 2,000 installations completed in a number of provinces including Jiangsu, Yu
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Xu, while speaking at a news conference on Friday, said the program is expected to help tens of millions of senior and disabl
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t 16 stations on national and provincial highways, and added 1,118 tourist signs, the department said.
Xinjiang has invested 10.5 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) in highway construction in the first five months of this year. The region pla 上海乌托邦
ns to invest 52.6 billion yuan in highway construction in 2019, which includes constructing and renovating 841 km of na
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A reported chlorine leak in a swimming club in Beijing sent dozens to hospital on Friday.
The accident happened when the pool called Ruilai in Fangshan District opened on a trial operation, according to media. 上海乌托邦
Victims totaling 38 were rushed to hospital, after they sh
上海乌托邦owed symptoms of nausea and dizziness. Of them, 23 were later discharged.
The Fangshan authorities said they have set up a team to investigat
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Older residential buildings make life tough for those with limited mobility
上海乌托邦China plans to install more than 20,000 elevators by the end of this year to promote accessibility for the disabled and s
enior dwellers of old residential buildings that have limited modern equipment. 上海乌托邦品茶微信
The program came as the country marks the seventh anniversary of a landmark regulation introduced by the central
government to boost physical accessibility in new facilities and buildings.