One aim of the literature festival is to improve the cul

ltural appeal of the countryside so as to attract people back, Jia says. The organizers are als

o working to promote communication between the authors and the villagers, and encourage more reading activities.

Rural resident Ren Chunhua, 63, who now works as a narrator at a local history gallery, was list

ening to Ge Fei’s lecture in her gallery neighboring the festival venue and wanted to buy his work and got the write

r’s signature. She thought Ma’s work inspired by village life in the 1950s was well-written and accurately reflected the reality there.

Literature aficionado Cao Liang drove for two hours from Taigu county to attend the lectures. Having coll

ected all of Su’s books and being familiar with many of the guest authors’ works, he is currently writing his own novel.

Villagers took turns to attend the festival, a move which Ren believes will in

vigorate the local cultural environment and raise Jiajiazhuang’s profile.

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While many people doubt whether Mo could top the s

success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h

as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.

Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he

released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.

Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th

at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri

tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.

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letter receives high praise from primary school students in

Students from a Macao primary school hailed President Xi Jinping’s reply letter

delivered to them before International Chil

dren’s Day, and they pledged to live up to

Xi’s expectations by passing on the traditions of loving Macao and the country.

In the library of the Hou Kong Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle

School in Macao, students clapped after hearing Xi’s letter.

Hou Kong Middle School, established in

1932, was the first to raise a national flag in Macao on Oct 1, 1949.

“I am so excited to receive a reply,” said fifth-grader Dang Wingzi, one of the stude

nts who wrote the initial letter to Xi. “I will study hard to be able to better serve the country.”

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The “good-looking economy” is highlighted throug

h the changes in snack food over the past few years. That is to say, consumers pay more atte

ntion to exterior design, with snacks packed in gift boxes showing a high-end trend.

Meanwhile, there is growing trend toward buying healthy snacks. Data showed th

at natural food, whole grain, sugar-free and additive-free have become “hot tags” for snack food.

The major consumer group for snack food is young people aged 20-30 seeking tasty and health

y food. Sales results from e-commerce platforms also support this conclusion. Last year, sales of lightly bake

d and additive-free nuts jumped nearly 190 percent. Dried fruits and vegetables also saw a surge in sales.

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I think the manufacturing industry feels the same thi

Holden is positive about the future of the relationship. “Honestly, both countries need each other,” he said.

“We need to be able to sell products in China. The Chinese population is wanting the goods that we can

produce here. China also gives us a workforce in some of our industries, which makes them com

petitive globally,” said Holden, who opened Missouri’s first trade office in China during his term from 2001 to 2005.

“I think there are advantages and opportunities on both sides if we ca

n get people to sit down and really look at how do we put these pieces together,” Holden said.

He listed infrastructure, energy, education and business-to-bu

siness relationships as potential areas of cooperation between China and the US, an]

d he suggested such cooperation could start from subnational bilateral exchanges.’

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We are now poised to do the hard job, which is to li

link the activity of neurons, muscle, and behavior and decipher the neur

al code to explain completely how the nervous system creates behavior, at least in one

animal,” said senior author Rafael Yuste of Columbia University.

The study has brought researchers a step closer to “breaking the neural c

ode” and understanding the relationship between a stimulus and its neural response.

The study has been published in Current Biology.US sta

tes continue to value trade relations with China, despite ongoing tensions at the international level, and th

ey hope tensions will be resolved through negotiations.

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This has seriously violated relevant laws and regula

tions of China’s express industry and harmed the legitimate rights of Chinese clients, so the Chinese au

thorities decided to launch the investigation, Ma Junsheng, the bureau head, said in a statement on its website on Sunday.

“The fundamental rule of express services is that the service provider must deliver parcels to

designated addresses and receivers. Postal service administrators have the right to look into any

violations,” he said without mentioning the names of the clients that lodged complaints.

On Saturday, China announced that FedEx was put under investi

gation after Huawei Technologies Co claimed that FedEx, without providing any detailed expl

anation, diverted two parcels postmarked from Japan and destined for company addresses in China to the US. Th

e Chinese telecommunications equipment maker also said FedEx attempted

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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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The region’s measures for mountaineering safety mana

nagement include controlling the number of climbers, limiting the climbing sea

son, setting high requirements and maintaining the high-traffic climbing routes.

“Seasonally, since 2017, we have only allowed climbers on Moun

t Qomolangma in spring due to favorable weather conditions of the northern slope,” Trinley said.

“Controlling the number of climbers is another key measure to ensure both mountaineering safety and ecological protection,” he said.

In 2019, the north face routes had a total of 362 people, including 142 foreign climbers fr

om 33 countries, 12 domestic climbers and 208 Nepali Sherpa mountaineering guides, the association said.

Within the last few years, the overall number of climbers has averaged 290, the association said.

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The Guangdong government will optimize the autom

obile consumption environment. Automobile plate lotteries and bidding indicators in Guan

gzhou and Shenzhen will be broadened, and no other cities in Guangdong province may introd

uce automobile purchase restriction regulations. The government will strengthen the supervision of automobile sales, the maintenance and acc

essories industry, and establish a public notice system for automobile sales. Meanwhile, the used car consumer mar

ket will be improved and procedures for used car transactions will be simplified.

The Implementation Plan clearly states its aim to stabilize housing co

nsumption. The province will expand the supply of rental housing and the coverage of perma

nent residents in public rental housing, and housing provident fund systems.

The province will promote the upgrading of rural consumption in building rural tourism brands and improving infrastru

cture such as rural networks, communications, h

ydropower, logistics and highways. It will also vigorously encourage new modes of cons

umption, including accelerating the development of new information consumer products such as 5G-base

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