rotagonist of This Life of Mine, a 100-minute monologu

With his stage adaptation of Lao She’s classic novella This Life of Mine, actor-director Fang Xu continues to celebrate the work of the renowned author, Chen Nan reports.

上海千花坊He is a low-ranking policeman, born and raised in Beijing. He has waited for years to become the head of his local police station but is replaced by a new policeman. He gets married but his wife runs away with his best friend. Soon after, he is sent to work in a small town, where he is later told that his son has died.

It’s the story of Fuhai, the protagonist of This Life of Mine, a novella by renowned Chinese writer Lao She (1899-1966), which was published in 1937.上海千花坊

The novella chronicles the life story of Fuhai which is set against the backdrop of the late Qi

ng Dynasty (1644-1911). It was adapted into a monologue of the same name by actor-director Fang上海千花坊女神会所

Xu and premiered at the Central Academy of Drama, from where Fang graduated in 2011.

Enlisting Shu Yi, the son of Lao She, as a consultant, Fang directed and performed the monologu

e himself, before embarking on a nationwide tour with around 60 shows after its debut.上海千花坊

To mark the 120th anniversary of Lao She’s birth this year, Fang decided to revive the

work for the stage on July 27 and 28 at the Capital Theater in Beijing following a three-year hiatus.

“Back in 2011, when I discussed the idea of turning This Life of Mine into a monologue, my colleagues were not really s上海千花坊女神会所

ure about the idea since it was a challenge to tell a man’s life story onstage within the space of 100 minutes all on my ow

n, “recalls the 53-year-old Beijing native. “But I was insistent and it turned out to be the right decision.上海千花坊女神会所

Fuhai tells his life story in a humorous way despite all the suffering and sorrow. He is hopeful about his life, but always ends u

p disappointed. Lao She is sympathetic toward Fuhai, as well as to the suffering of many other poor people livi

ng through those chaotic years,” Fang adds. “What makes this story interesting is that it still works today. When we look ba

ck at our own lives, we, like Fuhai, try to remain positive even when bad things happen.”

After watching Fang’s monologue at its premiere at the Central Academy of Drama in 2011, Shu Yi sa

id: “It’s one of the best adaptations of my father’s works. Fang’s adaptation is loyal to the spirit of his novella.”

Born as Shu Qingchun to a Manchu family in Beijing in 1899, Lao She is best known f

or his vivid descriptions of ordinary life, especially of poor people, which reflect the social reality of the time.

His precise depictions of local hutong life sparkle with his unique sense of humor and the raw dialect of the capital.

Lao She’s novels, including Rickshaw Boy and Four Generations Under One Roof, and his plays, such as Long Xu Gou (Dra

gon Beard Ditch) and Teahouse, have earned him the reputation as a literary master worldwide.

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Yiwu joins Hangzh上海夜网品茶微信d Chinese city to

be part of the in上海夜网品茶微信itiative that also has global counterpart hubs in Malaysia, Belgium and Rwanda. The mechani

sm was included in the communique of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. Rwanda joined eWTP on Oct 31.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame touted the platform in opening new frontiers in e-comm

erce, tourism and boosting the capacity and competitiveness of the country’s entrepreneurs and business people.

Selling directly to a much larger set of customers while bypassing co

stly intermediarieThe People’s Bank of China recently issued a set of gold and silve

r commemorative coins themed on the Ancient City of Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the first time it has com

memorated the city since the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949. s will “improve productivity and pro

fitability”, Kagame said. “There are really no downsides to doing business on a global scale.”

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hina’s first box-o上海后花园女神会所 ffice decline in eight years has prompted b

rainstorming among industry insiders at an ongoing movie festival, Xu Fan reports.

China’s January-to-May box-office revenue has declined for the first time since 2011.

This cause for concern among industry insiders has become a ma

jor topic of discussion at the ongoing 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.

Statistics from the country’s top film regulator show that China’s 64,510 screens had grosse

d 27 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) as of May 31, down 5.1 percent year-on-year, according to China Film News.

A report from box-office tracker Maoyan released during the fes

tival says the decline may be due to a drop in the number of the

atergoers. From January to May, cinemas on the mainland registered 688

million admissions, plummeting 13.5 percent from 796 million admissions in the same period in 2018.

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hina’s economy has generally maintained stable growth

 this year, a上海夜网品茶微信nd the central government will take a series of significant measures to promote high-quality economic development, Liu said.

Huang said China should be cautious about the impact of the slowing global growth and also hold some measures in reserve.

“If we use up all the ammunition, what are we going to do in a coup

le of years if the global economy suffers greater downturns, as some expect?” he asked.

Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said

on Friday that interest rates and reserve requirement ratios still have “plenty of ro

om” for adjustment, but the monetary policy will remain “prudent” and should be “sober-minded”.

A flexible RMB is good for the Chinese and global economy, and the PBOC is not interv

ening in the foreign exchange rate market, Yi said. “I hope this situation will continue.”

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Candidates urged to stand aside in crowded UK leadersh

Candidates bidding to replace Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister

and the leader of its ruling Conservative Party are vying to separate themselves from the pack

in a crowded leadership race that had, as of Monday, attracted 13 competitors and much criticism.

Leadership battles typically attract a handful of hopefuls but this is the largest in Conservative Party history.

The BBC said on Monday the overcrowded race had led so

me senior members of the Conservative Party, including Housing Minister James Bro

kenshire, to urge fringe candidates to pull out in order to save time and leave the waters less muddied.

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n accordance with security needs. This is within the natura

ral rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”

Mutual trust also is growing between China and countries in the region due to joint effo

rts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.

“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences and jointly

promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.

On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizing the penin

sula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.

“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented

the United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to

work with various parties to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula via political solutions.”

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Development of huge shale oil field goes full steam

This year, PetroChina’s Xinjiang Oilfield Company has been fully develop

ing the Jimsar shale oil field, which boasts 1 billion tons of shale oil reserves, Xinhua reported.

The company has mobilized 36 drilling rigs, started drilling on 47 wells and completed eight wells till now. The daily drille

d footage surpassed 2,000 meters and the total drilled footage reached 160,000 meters.

PetroChina has ramped up exploration efforts on Bohai Bay Basin, Songliao Basin, Ordo

s Basin and Junggar Basin in recent years and shale oil was listed as one of the four exploration goals. Dagang Oilfi

eld, Xinjiang Oilfield, Tuha Oilfield and Changqing Oilfield have been set as important demonstration zones.

Xinjiang Oilfield Company said it planned to mobilize 45 drilling rigs this year to finish drilling nearly 100 wells.

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Last week, two central government authorities on Hong

 Kong affairs, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Counc

il, and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR, have also

expressed their support for the proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition law.

A new United Nations report concludes that high trade tensions

and policy uncertainty are damaging global economic growth prospects.

A further escalation of the trade dispute between the US and China threatens both short- and mediu

m-term global growth prospects, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Pro

spects (WESP) mid-2019 report released Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.

The report said that global merchandise trade-volume growth has slo

wed more sharply than expected, particularly in late 2018 and early

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Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology wil

The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distribution,

ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher with

the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”

“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and

effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.

China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.

The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and na

med in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.

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The idea of setting up such a museum came to Kang wh

en he visited a museum of broken relationships in Chengdu, capita

l of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, with two friends in January. They tho

ught it would be a good thing for Taiyuan to have a place for people to bury souvenirs from a failed relationship.

They acted fast and opened the museum after three months’ preparation.

The world’s first museum of broken relationships was founded in Croatia in 2006 by two artists, who

ended their four-year relationship and got the idea of setting up a museum to house their leftover personal items.

China has several museums of broken relationships now, in Nanjing, Chen

gdu, Xi’an, Wuhan, Beijing, Chongqing, Jinan, Harbin, Changsha, Guangzhou and Changchun.

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