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This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the sho

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-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My Name, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.

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“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Instead, we were hungry for roc

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In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing toget

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Then with the birth of Modern Sky, one of the country’s biggest indie labels, which former rock singer-songwriter Shen Lihui

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Lam said the S上海419论坛女神会所nment would make

ghts safegu上海419论坛女神会所ards of the bill legally binding and would regularly report to the legislature implementation of the bill after it is passed.

Other heavyweights also expressed their strong disapproval of some protesters’ conduct.

Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung condemned the violence. He said the g

overnment would continue to attentively and humbly listen to public opinion on the amendments.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo Wai-chung strongly condemned the conduct of demonstrators and underlined the police

will follow up on cases and identify the law-breakers who disguised themselves by wearing masks.

In a statement responding to the incident issued on Monday morni

ng, the non-official members of the Executive Council, an organ for assisting the chief execu

tive in policymaking, expressed regret over the violent acts of a small minority of protesters.

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acclaimed by the international community and also has met its expectations.

Advancing the political settlement process and safeguarding the peace and stability of the penin

sula conforms to the development needs of both countries and the common interests of the two peoples, Xi said.

Saying Beijing supports dialogue to address Pyongyang’s legitimate conc

erns, the president stated China stands ready to strengthen communication and coordin

ation with the DPRK and other parties concerned and jointly push for progress in the consultations about the pe

ninsula issue to make positive contributions to regional peace, stability and prosperity.

The visit comes as China and the DPRK embrace the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year.

Xi said that, at this historic moment, his visit to the DPRK aims to carry

on the traditional friendship and usher in a new chapter of bilateral ties.

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hina’s revised civil servant law takes effect

China’s civil servant law, newly revised in December 2018, took effect Saturday.

The revised law clarifies systems of civil servant promotion and asses

sment, and includes statutes to improve rewards and benefits such as pension schemes.

It also tightens supervision over civil servants, keeping its statutes in

line with the supervision law and disciplinary rules of the Communist Party of China.

The revised law bans civil servants from working as leaders of industry regulators or administrati

ve departments in charge of supervising businesses run by their spouses, children or in-laws.

The civil servant law first took effect in 2006.

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Wang Peng, deputy head of think tank China Center for

 Information Industry Development, said Huawei’s chip making arm HiSilicon can help Huawei ensure the s

ustainability of its business to some extent, and its chip stocks “are expected to provide a buffer of six months to a year”.

Huawei said it procured around $70 billion worth of components and services from i

ts 13,000 suppliers worldwide last year, with roughly $11 billion coming from US suppliers.

The US has been voicing the “national security threat” of using Huawei products.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France will allow Huawe

i to build its 5G network infrastructure while preserving national security, according to Xinhua News Agency.

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artment announced on Wednesday it will add telecommunications eq

uipment maker Huawei and its affiliates to the Entity List on Wednesday. Being on the list

bars the company from buying US technology without government approval due to security concerns.

On the same day, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars US companies fr

om using telecom equipment from manufacturers considered a national security risk, without mentioning Huawei by name.

Such moves, as well as the increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods earlier this m

onth, complicated the prospect of continuing the bilateral trade talks that have been ongoing for more than a year.

China has always believed in and hoped to solve trade differences thr

ough talks, but such talks should be equal, Wang said. In any talks, China must protect its legitim

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Festival will mark 80th anniversary of popular cantata

The Central Conservatory of Music will hold a festival from May 23 to 27 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Yellow River Cantata.

Written by composer Xian Xinghai (1905–1945) in Yan’an, Shaanxi pro

vince, in early 1939, the piece was inspired by a patriotic poem by Guang Weiran, and the lyrics

were adapted for the cantata. Premiered on April 13 of the same year in Yan’an, the work became, and remains, popular.

The conservatory’s symphony orchestra, choirs and chamber music grou

ps will join in the festival with 20 concerts, including the opening concert on May 23 condu

cted by Yu Feng, president of the university. The Yellow River Cantata will be performed by young singers.

Veteran Chinese musicians and singers, including Guo Shuzhen and Wang Xiufen, will perform during the festival.

Besides concerts, masterclasses and forums will be held in Yan’an.

The music festival will also celebrate the 70th birthday of the country.

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Santarita said a similar concept can also be found in other

Asian countries, citing the Philippines’ compadrazgo and Indonesia’s bapakism as examples.

Compadrazgo, a Spanish word that literally translates to “co-fatherhood”, is based

on a kinship ritual that is formed after a child gets baptized into the Roman Catholic faith.

For the predominantly Catholic and close-knit Philippine society, t

he godfather (known as the padrino) is part of one’s extended family and is expected to he

lp and protect his godchild. The godchild is expected to respect and be loyal to the padrino.

Bapakism is derived from the Indonesian word for “father”. When us

ed in Indonesian business, bapakism demands great respect and obedience to one’s su

perior. The manager in his role as the company’s bapak is expected to look after and care for his employees.

Although Asian values are steeped in an ancient culture and tradition, it was only in t

he 1990s that this concept drew global attention. This was partly due to Asian leaders like the la

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Efforts should be made to give people a more solid and

sustained sense of security, Xi said.Beijing blasts US Congress for Taiwan defense bill

Xi called for reforms in public security work and said big data should be used as a major engine to promote innovation in the sector. More

measures for higher-quality services should be implemented to give the public a substantial sense of fulfillment, he added.

While demanding that high discipline be exercised within the public security forc

es, Xi said there will be zero tolerance for violations of laws and Party discipline.

He also urged Party committees at all levels to suppo

Beijing resolutely opposes the United States House of Representatives for passing a bill on Tues

day to bolster Taiwan’s defense capability, calling it “boorish interference” in China’s domestic affairs.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment on Wedn

esday after the House voted to pass a nonbinding resolution reaffirming the US commitment to Taiwan. It also backed the

so­-called Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019, which supports Taiwan increasing its defense spending.

rt public security staff in exercising power and fulfilling their responsibilities in accordance with the law.

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The 20-year-old said she first learned about the history

The volunteer team-led by Wu Liangliang, a security guard who has gained online fame for his fluent self-taught En

glish-has also been part of the site’s efforts to provide a more personal management style, in addition to the city go

vernment’s introduction of various measures, including a mobile app, to help tourists.

Larry Goodrich, from Seattle, who has been traveling with his wife

in the Yangtze River Delta for three weeks, lauded the volunteers’ contributions.

Having worked in the computer industry since “the era of brick-si

zed cellphones”, the 65-year-old said that while technology has provided unimaginable con

venience, traveling is about being a part of the destination and interacting with local residents.

“The human connection is always better,” said Goodrich.

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