this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
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oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
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Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
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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ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
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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.
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The Chinese authorities’ ramped-up efforts to promote high-qualit
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ts that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued recently on its website, vehicle and ve
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“The new list mirrors the progress of China’s NEVs, especially in key perfo
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smaller than 1.6 liters as early as in 2012 and 2015, in a bid to save energy and combat pollution.
war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu
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rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as
Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for
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roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.
But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count
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mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r
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nciples and ensure economic and social benefits to improve the continent’s capacity for sustainable development.
Wang said more than 880 cooperation projects will be carried out in the next three years.
In a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Vice-Minister of Com
merce Qian Keming said that in their next step, China and Africa will carry out capacity-buil
ding cooperation and promote infrastructure, trade and investment cooperation. China will increase imports fro
m Africa to ensure the continent shares in the huge Chinese market, he added.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the eight major initiatives have helped address the de
velopment challenges facing African countries and will help guide their cooperation in the right direction.
Xi and his wif上海会所品茶微信g Liyuan, were greeted by Kim and
his wife, Ri Solju, at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport upon their arrival.
Under Chinese and DPRK national flags and large welcome banners, nearly 10,000 people
lined up at the airport, waving flowers and chanting cheerful slogans to greet the Chinese guests.
Following a grand welcoming ceremony complete with a 21-gun salute, Xi headed to the square of
the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where he became the first foreign leader to receive a salute at the hi
ghly symbolic site. Hundreds of thousands of people lined up along the road from the airport, waving flags and flo
wers and chanting “Long Live the China-DPRK Friendship” and other slogans to welcome Xi.
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.
na, and the one-China principle is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.
“The US side has conducted a series of negative rhetoric and actions regarding the Taiwan questi
on, violated the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to
Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainlan
d, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermini
ng freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
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.
standing up in panic, Zhou attacked him again, piercing Xie’s neck several times. Xie then fell down to
the ground but Zhou didn’t stop. He rushed to Xie, pressed down on his body, and stabbed him
again and again until Xie died. Zhou then rose, holding his arms and assuming a triumphant gesture.
Zhou was later arrested and confessed that he had bought the dagger online in advance.
Since losing their only child, Xie Zhonghua and his wife stop
ped going to work and have seen their health deteriorate. So far, they haven’t received an ap
ology from Zhou or his family.The average life expectancy of Chinese people rose 42 years, from 35 years in 1949 to 77 yea
rs in 2018, according to a statistics communique recently released by the National Health Commission.
he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera