this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E

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hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.

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took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc

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ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res

toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.

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Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who

do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.

Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa

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ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.

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o the deepening reform on value-added tax and 91.7 billion to inclusive policies for small and micro

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Privately and individually owned businesses are the biggest beneficiaries of inclusive policies targeting small and micro

enterprises, accounting for 83.4 percent in the total cuts of 66.8 billion yuan, achieved through implementing relevant policies.

Increasing the pre-tax deduction ratio for research and d上海会所女神会所evelopment expenses added a tax reduction of 87.8 billion yuan.

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velopment banks to contribute more toward improving project preparation and country policy fra

meworks and maintaining supportive conditions by, for instance, providing better information for market players.

Stern said the G20 nations can promote sustainable economic growth and development, reduce poverty and improve living standards across the world.

“But they must move quickly and on scale,” he said. “The climate crisis is real and now; delay will be profoundly dangerous.”

Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and Richard Kozul-Wright, director of the Division

on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, have appealed t

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China, the world’s largest producer of rare earths, currently produces around 80 percent of the world’s supply of the metals.

The NDRC said in late May that China is willing to continue supplying rare

earth metals to global markets, but is opposed to those who use products made with Chi

nese rare earths to “suppress and dampen China’s development”.The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party

of China in October 2017 advocated that China would be developed into a modern socialist country that is prosp

erous, strong, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by the middle of this century. But some in the United States c

onsider China’s resolve to develop itself into a prosperous and strong country as a matter of concern.

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hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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Use of new tec上海会所品茶微信hnologies in online education is breaking boundaries for the nation’s students

Yang Ming, a 33-year-old immobile and partially sighted man from

Chengde, Hebei province, never imagined he could become his family’s “financial adviser”.

However, in late April, he noticed trouble brewing in the financial stat

ements of a company whose stock was owned by his relatives, so he advised selling the shares.

Although they were reluctant at first, his relatives sol上海会所品茶微信d the s

hares at a slight loss, but kept most of their 4,000 yuan ($578) investment intact.

A short time later, the company’s stock went into free fall when the Shanghai Stock Exchange plunged as a result of risi

ng uncertainty over trade negotiations between China and the United States.

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Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio

nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.

This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.

Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.

Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.

Premier Li says a ‘special difference’ can spur market vitality and jobs

China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov

ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State

Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.

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r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t

he FDA-Epidiolex-which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.

“There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a

neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said

the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.

The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency

held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.

But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc

ing its regulations. “We’ll continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to con

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el more frequently, and enable them to have higher budgets for spending on accommodati

on and destination entertainments,” said Sun Peiming, director of e-commerce at Sichuan Airlines.

Last year, along with graduate students, there were 37 million enrolled college students in the country,

according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2018, students registered on Qunar flew 4.4 time

s annually on average, higher than the average of 3.45 times nationwide, according to the company.

“Low prices have a decisive impact on their choices. Compani

es that provide cheaper options will attract more students and gain the initiative in seizing tho

se future backbone consumers,” said Liu Simin, a researcher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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me minister on Thursday, Modi is likely to have his first “structured” talks with President Xi Jin

ping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, in June.

China has been viewed in India as far more positively inclined to engage with Modi during

his second term in office. Even before the full results of the recent elections were declared, the Chinese media

welcomed Modi’s return to office. In the midst of India’s exhausting six-week-long elections, Beijing’s diplomatic an

d strategic moves helped Modi assert his anti-terrorism policy and reinforced memories of the informal summit in Wu

han, Hubei province, in April last year, which showcased the personal chemistry of the two Asian leaders.

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