Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

 British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Br

exit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday.

Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is littl

e clarity over when, how and even whether Brexit will happen, prompting some in her party to c

all for a new approach to the country’s biggest policy shift in more than 40 years.

May has promised to step down after her Brexit deal is approved by lawma

kers. But many in her party want her to set out clearly when she will quit if the agr

eement is rejected for a fourth time, and others are demanding her immediate departure.

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an civilizations have written a brilliant chapter in hu

an civilizations have written a brilliant chapter in hu

Being one of the earliest human settlements and a major birthplace of

human civilization, Asia takes up one third of the total land o

n Earth, has two thirds of the global population, and consists of 47 countries and more than 1,000 ethnic groups.

Asian people have made incredible cultural achievements over the past thousand

s of years and they have started cultural exchanges and mutual learning since the early days.

Asian people’s aspiration for better life should become reality

Geographically and culturally connected, Asian countries have

experienced similar historical situations and pursue the same dream.

Facing future, Asian countries should grasp overall situation and strive to turn people’s aspiration for a better life into reality.

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Fertility rates, meanwhile, remain astonishingly high in

Fertility rates, meanwhile, remain astonishingly high in

n some countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In a few of the poorest-Niger, Mali and th

e Democratic Republic of Congo-the rate is 6-7 children per woman. The resulting flood of new ent

rants to the labor market is far outstripping the number of jobs available.

Empowering women key to meeting challenge

No known growth model can accommodate or keep up with this k

ind of demographic surge. Even sustained economic growth of around 7 percent per year

won’t be enough. And although fertility tends to decline as incomes rise, that does not happen immediately. Em

powering women, therefore, may be the most effective way of starting to address the challenge.

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These values, rooted on Asia’s culture and history and cen

These values, rooted on Asia’s culture and history and cen

ered on consensus, social harmony, stability and discipline, are more important and rel

evant than ever in the face of challenges-such as protectionism and terrorism-confronting the world today.

Joefe Santarita, dean of the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines, said Asian values promote consensual approach and communitari

anism rather than individualism, and they prioritize social order and harmony as well as respect for elders, discipline and a pate

rnalistic state along with the primary role of government in economic development.

“Asian values are the salient ingredients on how to learn to work tog

ether through trust and consequently promote globalization,” Santarita told China Da

ily. He cited China’s guanxi, a cultural concept that stresses deep personal connections and maintaining relations.

“Guanxi is a clear manifestation of a success story of a cultural element that is aptly applied

in the business sector. Trust is a fundamental element for Chinese businessmen who have engaged in com

mercial partnerships and international trading systems for centuries,” he said.

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A woman gets it into her head that she can never be too th

A woman gets it into her head that she can never be too th

Zhang Xin, associate professor at the School of Psychological and Cognitive Science at Peking Uni

versity in Beijing, believes “fat talk” may be a way of expressing that “we all share feelings of insecu

rity”.In China, “fat” has become a word that women will do almost anything to avoid being associated with. This is not surpris

ing, given that being slim as a beauty ideal has become the subject of countless newspaper stories, TV comm

ercials and movies, resulting in the almost universal correlation between a slim figure and beauty.

“Women are more likely than men to enjoy chatting with their

peers about weight concerns and body issues, and this ma

y release them from pressure over their weight and serve as a way to bond with their friends,” he said.

But “fat talk” is a double-edged sword. While it may seem a harmless way to ease dissatisfact

ion over body shape by gaining reassurance within a peer group, it can also serve to reinforce negative feelings.

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We do rehearsals during each tour and every note insp

We do rehearsals during each tour and every note insp

Beethoven’s first piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795 and hi

s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 was written between 1809 and 1811.

The last piano concerto is also known as the Emperor Concerto

and the composition exudes a powerful, grand and heroic mood.

The five completed piano concertos cover the entire music career of the composer.

Buchbinder, 74, who was the youngest student ever to have enrolled to study at the Vie

nna Academy of Music at the age of 5, twice recorded the full cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in 2007 and 2011.

In 1986, Buchbinder performed all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas for the first time at the Wiener Musikverein.

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The legacy plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter G

The legacy plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter G

ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.

“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used

in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto

nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.

Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p

lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.

To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon

sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38

million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.

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Participants are required to send their works, in the form

Participants are required to send their works, in the form

of design drafts or PPT, by email to sqhywcdsm, while telephone contact numbers are

The event aims to showcase the district’s cultural resources and boost the local cultural sector,

said Xu Jinhong, executive vice director of the publicity department of CPC Laoshan District Committee.

“We will protect intellectual property and help the selected designs to tra

nsfer into commercial products,” Xu told a news conference Sunday.

Laoshan district, named after the sacred Mount Lao, is marked by a beautiful en

vironment, rich intangible cultural heritage, tasty delicacies and historical tales.

Xu said the winning designs are expected to reflect the characteristics of the region.

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Besides catering to fans, the festival has also acted as an indus

Besides catering to fans, the festival has also acted as an indus

With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie

s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.

A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi

on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.

For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.

“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am

brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.

As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr

ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.

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Sales of Saky products in the lower-tier market only accou

Sales of Saky products in the lower-tier market only accou

unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.

“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno

vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”

Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count

erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t

hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc

ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.

For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha

t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.

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