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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The ongoing G20 summit was regarded as a chance to

o resume the conversation between Chinese and US leadership, which was a positive

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At the G20 forum, efforts to reform the WTO dispute settlement system should be prioritized to avert the acute Appellate Body上海后花园

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上海后花园ting bribes by Guiyang City People’s Procuratorate, according to Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) on Friday.

The Guiyang City People’s Procuratorate has prosecuted the case to Guiyang City Interm

ediate People’s Court and the court hearing will be held at a later date, the SPP said in a statement on Friday.

上海后花园According to the indictment, he took advantage of his job to gain benefits for other e

nterprises and individuals, then accepted huge bribes either paid in cash or other properties.

Yuan, 62, was born in Renhuai, Guizhou, where the Mo上海后花园品茶微信utai group is located. He joined Moutai in 1975 and became deputy manager in 1990.

上海后花园Between 1990 and 2018, he mainly served as deputy manager and manager of Kw

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He was replaced by Li Baofang as the chairman of上海后花园品茶微信 Moutai group in May 2018. One year later, he wa

s dismissed from the Guizhou Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

According to the SPP, the prosecutors informed h上海后花园品茶微信is litigation rights and liste

ned carefully to his lawyer’s statement of defense during the interrogation to protect his legitimate rights.

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He called for build上海夜生活品茶微信ly qualified leadin

ding officials w上海夜生活品茶微信ho are clean, responsible and loyal to the Party.

Xi called for improving the oversight system of the Party to exercise strict discipline in cases of misconduct and allo

wing deserving Party members and leading officials to exercise initiative and creativity to make new achievements.

He stressed that staying true to the founding mission of the Party depends mainly on leading officials at various lev

els, particularly senior officials, and urged them to take the lead in the ongoing education campaign.

The latest campaign comes at a time the Party sees as a critical year of development.

China is less than two years away from finishing building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

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He wanted to study at Sichuan University, and knew

 it was too difficult for him as the score should be more than 600 poi

nts. So he thought Sichuan Normal University would be another good choice.

For this year’s gaokao, he has taken many practice tests to quicken h

is pace, as he was too slow in past years and could not compete with the high school st

udents who also study diligently.hina will intensify efforts to improve governance and provide better public ser

vices in rural areas, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday.

The measures are part of the rural rejuvenation strategy, proposed by the top leade

rship in 2017, which aims to modernize rural areas and agricultural practices by 2035.

Rural governance, relating to the personal inter

sts of rural residents and stability in rural areas, is an important p

art of the rejuvenation strategy, said Zhang Tianzuo, an official from the ministry.

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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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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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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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mers eat at a hotpot restaurant in Wuhan, capital of Hubei

In addition, a thread on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like comments platfor

m, titled “eating alone” contains 226,000 posts and has garnered 290 million hits.

In 2017, WithEating Magazine, a Chinese foodie journal, started its Eati

ng Alone channel on Bilibili, a popular video-sharing website. To date, the channel, wh

ich has 52 episodes explaining how to prepare meals for one, has attracted more than 200 million hits.

In February, the magazine published a book of the same name, listing 65 recipes for dishes ranging fr

om desserts to foreign cuisine, such as roasted ribs, the Korean favorite bibimbap and seafood curry.

To many people’s surprise, it became a best-seller. “We didn’t expect the book to sell so we

ll. We didn’t print enough copies initially,” the magazine said on its Weibo account last month.

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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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ggested necessary reforms of the WTO be made so as to ove

China expressed concern over an unprecedented “existential crisis” confronting the World Trade Orga

nization and has submitted a proposal on WTO reform, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday.

The proposal was submitted by China’s delegation to the General Council of the WTO in Geneva on Monday.

According to the documents released on the ministry’s website, China said rising unilateralist and protectionist practices cou

ld lead to an “existential crisis” at the WTO and sabotage multilateralism and the free trade system.

The abuse of using national security as an exception, unilateral mea

sures inconsistent with WTO rules, as well as misuse or abuse of existing trade remedy meas

ures have severely damaged the rules-based, free and open international trade order, it said.

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