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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Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry

d China has always called for resolving trade tensions with the US through dia

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The “unreliable entities” list-a blacklist of foreign parties that, for noncom

上海千花坊mercial reasons, harm the interests of Chinese companies, will be released soon,

Gao said. Companies that abide by Chinese law and the spirit of contracts have nothing to worry about, he said.

上海千花坊女神会所Zhou Mi, deputy director of the Institute of American and Oceania Studies of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Eco

nomic Cooperation, said it is necessary for China to push forward with the list of “unreliable entities,” and export restriction measures.

“These moves will bring about institutional improvement,” Zhou said. “They are

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In a recent survey, a majority of US and Chinese consumers expressed strong su

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The online survey was conducted among 1,000 US consumers and 1,000 Chinese consumers in early June.

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The G20 nations must lead by example on this imperative, Stern said, and especially the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China.

“China is demonstrating leadership through its significant investments in zero-carbon energy, particularly rene

wable power,” he said. “China’s support for solar power has directly contributed to the astonishingly rapid fall in

he production costs of panel units, making it now the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world.”

Stern also noted that China can provide even greater leadership through the Belt and Road Initiative if it e

ncourages the application of robust sustainability tests to investments in new infrastructure in partner countries.

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onsensus for en上海千花坊女神会所 suring a transition to a climate neutral European Union by 2050 was not reached,” said Romanian President Klaus Ioh

annis. Romania’s six-month presidency at the Council of the European Union will end on June 30.

At the news conference, Tusk also noted that the biggest risks t

o the global economic outlook are trade and geopolitical tensions.

“We will take this message to the G20 in Osaka, where we will try to p

ersuade our partners to cooperate, rather than threaten one another,” he said.

This week will be joyful for those who have gotten high scores in their national college e

ntrance examinations, but miserable days for those whose scores may deny them the opportunity to study in a university.

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The latest figures from the National Cultural Heritage Administ

stration show China had 5,354 museums by the end of 2018, and museums across the country held some 2

6,000 exhibitions in 2018 and received 1.126 billion people, an increase of 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

The International Council of Museums organized the annual I

nternational Museum Day in 1977 to address the changing roles of museums.

Museums across the world are reinventing their roles to become more interacti

ve, audience focused and active in delivering creativity and knowledge to their communities.School students and adult

visitors learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and learn about the appreciation of and technological me

thods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum, May 1

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Hospital in Boao has business license revoked over ille

Hainan provincial health authorities have revoked Boao Yinfeng Healthcare International H

ospital’s business license, for illegally administering HPV 9-valent vaccines, according to a statement Sunday.

Located in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, the hospit

al has since January last year vaccinated 37 customers with HPV 9-valent, charging each 9,000 yuan.

They did so without obtaining an official vaccination outpatient license, said the statement.

It said the local health commission of Qionghai, where the Boao pilot zone is loc

ated, on April 18 issued the hospital a notice of penalties, including a warning, confiscati

on of illegal income, a fine of 8,000 yuan, and a revocation of its business license as a medical institution.

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Wang Xiaoshuai: Auteur’s film shows solicitude towar

the latest film by leading Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai, sets to examine changing times in modern China.

It is a family saga about parenthood, friendship, struggle and forg

iveness. Covering a large stretch of space and time, t

he story moves from the 1980s to the present, and from the North to the South of China.

Known for realism, Wang is no stranger to prominent international film festivals. This time,

his work scooped two Berlin Film Festival awards – Silver Bear for Best Actress and Best Actor.

On the occasion of So Long, My Son screening in Chinese cinemas, China Daily sp

oke with him about the film’s production, his life and his view on Chinese auteur film.

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In the fall, Musk agreed to a court-approved deal with the SEC in

  r to settle charges over his controversial tweet in August about his plans to take Tesla private. The settlem

ent stipulated that Musk receive pre-approval for any social media posts containing information that is “material” to Te

sla shareholders. At the time, the electric carmaker said it would establish a board committee to oversee its CEO’s posts.

  But the SEC has since found fault with Musk’s tweeting. In late February, the commissi

on filed a motion asking a federal judge to hold Musk in contempt for violating the terms of the settlement.

  The SEC cited a tweet from February 19 in which Musk said Tesla

would build 500,000 cars in 2019. He then tweeted a clarifying message that Tesla would be build

ing at an annual rate of 500,000 cars by the end of the year, but would actually only make 400,000 cars in 2019.

  Musk fired back last week, arguing that the tweet didn’t contain material information about Tesla, that he diligent

ly tried to follow the court settlement, and that the SEC’s request is a breach of his constitutional right to free speech.

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Trump vows to sign an executive order requiring colleges

  President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sign an executive order requiring c

olleges and universities to “support free speech” in order to be eligible for federal research dollars.

  ”If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like

Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak,” Trump said in part of his two-ho

ur long speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

  The President did not offer any more details on the order.

  Trump was referring to Hayden Williams, a conservative activist who recently made headlines

after he was allegedly punched in the face at the University of California Berkeley earlier thi

s week. The President brought Williams out as he made the announcement.

  ”Ladies and gentlemen, he took a hard punch in the face for all of us,” Trump said.

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A businessman, three women and Joseph Stalinttee has

  One of the two witnesses says the committee has a photograph of a younger Geovanis apparently posing in a portrait with three partially clo

thed women. The portrait, once displayed in a Russian gallery under the title “The Capitalist,” depicts the subjects in front of a picture of th

e former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. It’s not clear whether the portrait is a single photograph or a composite.

  The witness told CNN that they were shown the photograph during questioning.A thi

rd witness has alleged in written testimony, seen by CNN, that Geovanis may be valuable in the mystery of

whether Russia has material on Trump that could be personally embarrassing to him.

  Known by the nickname “Geo” to his friends, Geovanis was born in Brockton, Mass

achusetts, and is a graduate of Trump’s alma mater, the Wharton School at the Un

iversity of Pennsylvania. After starting his career in finance, Geovanis went to Moscow to work for a Russian ve

nture of a company called Brooke Group, which owned land earmarked for the site of a proposed Trump Tower. W

hen Trump came to town to promote the project, sources say, it was Geovanis’ job to show him around.

  Also on the trip were Brooke Group’s owners, the real estate moguls Bennett LeBow and How

ard Lorber, who went on to become substantial donors to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump pers

onally acknowledged the pair from the podium after he won the 2016 New York Republican primary.

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