et revolution, should be encouraged to actively participate in the program and freely voice thei
r concerns. As the toilet revolution is aimed at increasing farmers’ well-being, their opinions about the prog上海419
ram, especially after it is completed, should be given due importance by the local governments.
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nd the facilities can be sustainably maintained. Since the aim of the toilet revolution is not just to accomplish a task assign
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resenting results that appear impressive but lack substance. Instead, they should a
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The toilet revolution has not only improved farmers’ quality of life,
but also brought them some unexpected benefits. For instance, thanks to the significant impr上海419品茶微信
ovement in the living conditions in rural areas, partly due to the toilet revolution, young people living in the city ten
d to spend more time with their parents or grandparents in the countryside. As such, farmers will gra上海419
dually recognize the program’s many benefits and their enthusiasm for the toilet revolution will likely increase.
Also, certain villages’ experiences of the nationwide toilet modernization campaign could be applied elsewhere. For i上海419品茶微信
nstance, the model of integrating toilet renovation with domestic wastewater treatment adopted by Laiwu, Sha
ndong province, not only turns waste into productive commodity, but also significantly lowers the cost of the toilet ren
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uld be established to assess the results and ensure the program is properly operated in the long run.
Yu Fawen, a research fellow at the Institute of Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
A former cosmetics factory, the Sanlu Plant in Beijing has been repurposed to house, dev
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A former factory and Beijing landmark has been transfo
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Several modern-looking buildings and a big lawn at its heart easily set Yongyuan apart from its hutong surroundings.
Yongyuan park sits on Xingfu Street in Beijing’s Dongcheng district where the Sanlu P上海419
lant, a well-known cosmetics manufacturer back in the ’80s and ’90s, once stood.
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d more than 100 products in markets such as hair care and fragrances. It contributed over 100 mil
lion yuan ($14.57 million) to the economy in the 1990s, making it Beijing’s number one taxpayer.上海419
In 2003, the plant’s cosmetics production line was transferred
out of the city, leaving the land at the center of the capital open for new use.
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“The proprietor sympathizes with the concept of the cultural and creative indu
stries, and intangible cultural heritage,” says Li Yue, general manager with the inta
ngible cultural heritage platform, which Beijing Capital Land established last year.
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oughout the visit has reflected the deep friendship between the two parties and two countries, Xi said.
the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK, set the direction for the deve
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e political settlement of the peninsula issue and safeguard peace and stability of the region.
The visit took place in this important year, which marks the 70th anni
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st 15 months, Xi said, adding that both are vivid demonstrations of the vitality of China-DPRK traditional friendship.
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ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
toration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the digital removal of scratches and u上海419
nnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean feat, as上海419品茶微信
increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which
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estoration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experience. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the ima上海419品茶微信
ges have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku.
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do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
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nd on the other hand, she wanted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
largest economies have sent a strong signal across the globe that th
ey want to resolve their trade disputes, which helped stock markets worldwide to stage a r上海419
ally on Monday. The fact that both countries and the world beyond have started to feel the pinch of the trade war, to s
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The opposition of a large number of US high-tech companies, and consu
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Bilateral trade ties that increasingly look like the only bond connecting the two countries now should be valued and mad
e the ballast for promoting Sino-US relations, instead of being made a tool to champion American interests. As Xi said, c
ooperation brings benefits for both countries while conflict incurs losses on both sides.
Zhang Monan, deputy director of and a research fellow at the Institute of Eur
opean and American Studies, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
President Xi Jinping’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Osaka las
t week produced a number of consensuses, with both sides agreeing to build Sino-Japanese relations by meeting the
needs of a new era so they can jointly safeguard world peace and promote common development.
The thawing of Sino-Japanese relations last year－after Premier Li Keqiang visited Japan in May and Abe visited China in Oct
ober－was partly due to the rise of unilateralism and protectionism in some parts of the world and the urgent n
eed to oppose them. And since ensuring a free and fair trade order is a shared goal of
the world’s second-and third-largest economies, they need to make greater efforts to realize that goal.