nt the album to the public,” Yang says.Yang was talking a couple of weeks before Record Store Day, an eve
nt that a group of record store owners and employees in the United States establishe
d in 2007 aimed at highlighting the importance of record shops to the music industry.
The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008 and is celebrated
by record stores around the globe. This year’s event takes place on Saturday.
Yang, also a producer and chief executive of Maybe Mars, one of the larg
est independent record labels in China – and whose founding in Beijing coincided with that of Reco
rd Store Day – announced that to mark the day this year the company would hold a live show in the capital on Apr
il 21 featuring three indie rock bands: Lonely Leary, Muzzy Mum and Streets Kill Strange Animals.
Three days before the show the record label will release a compilation of vinyls featuring the three
bands’ latest singles, and P.K 14 will contribute two singles to the compilation.When Yang gets to Free
Sound his fans are waiting in a basement room whose walls are adorne
d with concert postures featuring well-known Chinese rockers such as Dou Wei and Ma Tiao.
ecially the development of the tourism sector, a pillar industry of China.
In fact, after the four-day holiday was announced on March 22, tourism-related stocks rose sharpl
y. Also, the number of tourists and tourism revenue during May Day holiday this year are set to increase by ab
out 8 and 9 percent year-on-year, respectively, according to China Tourism Academy.
But the actual number of holidays has not increased because April 28 and
May 5 being Sundays are make-up working days. And since there is a debate on whether t
he government should put people’s demand for longer holidays above economic development, the four-day hol
iday without reducing the number of working days will help the government and companies to strike a balance bet
ween maintaining economic development and meeting people’s need for longer holidays.
But why do Chinese people crave for longer holidays? They do so be
cause some employers, especially in some underdeveloped regions, have not given (or
have been reluctant to give) the paid leave to their employees. Besides, national holidays put
Qingming Festival, which falls on April 5 this year, is known as Tomb-Sweeping Day. Chine
se people value it very much because it is the grandest festival for ancestor worship in China.
The festival always appears about the beginning of April when spring has come. Not only is i
t a period for commemorating the dead, it is also a time for people to go out and enjoy nature.
Roman poet Virgil once wrote: Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree wit
h leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its colorful attire. In such a beau
tiful season, Chinese have a three-day vacation during the festival to go out to enjoy nature after a cold winter.
Where is the best place to go during the festival? Here are 10 popular tourist attractions.Located in Southwest China’s Sichuan
province, the Jiuzhaigou Valley is renowned for its scenic and aesthetic majesty. Its fairyland landscape of num
erous lakes, waterfalls, and limestone terraces with their attractive, clear, mineral-rich waters are set in spe
ctacular alpine mountains with a highly diverse forest ecosystem, demonstrating remarkable natural beauty.
ledge of jewelry and the history of the brands. She has placed many orders after watching these livestreaming videos.
Zhang is among the growing consumers who are willing to accept new things, learn about
overseas brands, cultures and lifestyle as well as make friends with overseas shoppers who share the same interests.
Online shopping via livestreaming videos is gaining traction among the post-80s and post-90s generatio
n consumers, who have increasing demands for premium brands and high-quality imported products amid consumption upgrade.
Statistics from Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform Ymatou showed that nearly 32 perc
ent of users buy products through livestreaming videos, and the post-80s and post-90s generation consumers, who tend to buy medieval peri
od jewelry, clothing and bags by watching livestreaming videos, have become the main force of overseas online shopping.
In the meantime, the post-2000 generation prefers to buy fashion brands, beauty makeup products, with high repurchasing rates.
With Italy becoming the first of the Group of Seven industrialized nations to
sign on to the Belt and Road Initiative during President
Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country, the China-proposed connectivity plan might gain more participants, observers said.
Xi and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte witnessed the signing of the intergovernmental me
morandum of understanding on joint construction of the Belt and Road after they held talks in Rome on Saturday.
The two sides realize the huge potential of the BRI in promoting connectivity, and stand ready to strengthen the alignment of th
e BRI and the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Networks and deepen cooperation in ports, logistics, mar
ine transportation and other areas, according to a joint communique issued by the two countries.
During his talks with Conte, Xi said China’s and Italy’s historical status as nati
ons at either end of the ancient Silk Road made it natural for them to cooperate on building the Belt and Road
nst reckless conduct by Musk going forward,” the agency said. “It is therefore stunning to learn that, at the time of fil
ing of the [contempt] motion, Musk had not sought pre-approval for a single one of the nume
rous tweets about Tesla he published in the months since the court-ordered pre-approval policy went into effect.”
Musk is interpreting the settlement “as not requiring pre-approval unless Musk himself unil
aterally decides his planned tweets are material,” the agency said, adding that such an approach is “inco
nsistent with the plain terms” of the settlement and makes the pre-approval requirement “meaningless.”
The SEC also said that Musk has “made no diligent or good faith effort to comply with the pre-approval provision of the court’s order.”
And it dismissed the Tesla CEO’s argument that his First Amendment rights are being
violated because needing pre-approval for his tweets does not mean “that he is prohibited from speaking.”
Lawyers representing Musk responded with a court filing seeking permission to a
ddress “unsupported assertions” made by the SEC and to submit documentation that “un
dermines” the regulator’s position. Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
to the government, can provide the most advanced technologies and equipment for 5G mobile net
works. Those trying to block it on national security grounds are simply not keeping up with the times.
No country has provided any solid evidence to support the accusations that the Chinese telecoms giant presents a threat.
What they’ve done to Huawei will, as technology progresses, be show
n to be nothing more than a political farce.China Saturday announced specific rules con
cerning tax exemption to reduce the amount of individual income tax (IIT) paid on incomes earned overseas.
According to the rules jointly unveiled by the Ministry of Finance and
State Taxation Administration (STA), individuals who have lived on the Chines
e mainland for six consecutive years and have stayed there for 183 days or more each year will need to pay IIT on th
eir overseas-sourced incomes. Otherwise, their incomes earned overseas will be IIT exempt.
The clock for the six-year period will be reset if the individual leaves the mainland for more than 30 consecutive days in a year, according to the rules.
He hasn’t been able to talk to his people for the last six years, let alone govern,” Ghanem
tells CNN. “(These protests) are about getting back their dignity.”For years the country has faced rising
unemployment and a debilitating financial crisis as a result of a collapse in oil revenues, which has often led to prot
ests. But Ghanem argues these demonstrations should not be viewed in the same way.
”We are seeing a unique sequence of events we haven’t seen since the 90s. These prote
sts remind me of the protests that my mother used to drag me to when I was young,” she explains.
In the last several weeks, Ghanem says she joined several marches and while they may
have started as student-led demonstrations, she saw a broad cross-section of the population — some of who
m have never been politically active before — in the streets with a clear demand: No fifth term for Bouteflika.
As time has gone on, activists have added calls for the elections to be scrap
ped altogether, and for a more drastic overhaul of the country’s government.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that he plans to cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee’s probe into President Donald Trump.
”I will do everything to facilitate this investigation, and there’s nothing I have to hide,” Spicer said in an interview on Fox News.
He is one of 81 individuals and entities that the committee sent letters to Monday requesting documents relating to the Pr
esident’s campaign, businesses, transition and administration. The requests began a broad probe into pos
sible corruption, abuses of power, hush money payments and collusion with Russia.
Although Spicer intends to cooperate with the probe and said he respects the committee’s aut
hority, he called it a “fishing expedition” by the Democrats. He said Democrats in the House are sea
rching for wrongdoing by the President rather than pursuing a legislative agenda.
using equipment from Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecommunications equipment, over security concerns.