ance entitled En上海后花园女神会所chanting China, staged at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presented by the China Broadcasti
ng Performing Arts Troupe, the show featured diverse forms of traditional Chinese art, such as orch
estral music, Peking Opera pieces, violin concerto and banhu (an ancient traditional instrument) concerto.
The Chinese orchestral piece Songs of the States kicked off the concert on Friday. More tha
n 3,000 people watched it at the Dolby Theatre, where the annual Oscars ceremony has been held.
“Chinese folk music is so beautiful and charming. I just love it, “says Gabrielle Laherram, a Los Angeles local resident.
She says it was her second experience watching a Chinese folk music show after the first in San Francisco years ago.
“I hope to see more Chinese performances here, and I’m very interested to learn more about Chinese culture.”
Two beluga whal上海会所品茶微信es have landed safely in Iceland, where they will live out their days in a whale sanctuary.
The pair, Little Grey and Little White, who had spent years in captivity as performers at the Changfeng Ocean World in Shangh
ai, were flown to the other side of the world in specially made slings and containers that were designed to their exact physical requirements.
The two 12-year-old female whales journeyed 9,223 kilometers,
including the flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik
International Airport and trips by truck and ferry, to end up at their new home in a natural bay on Heimaey, one of the
Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. They arrived on Wednesday.
Andy Bool, head of Sea Life Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Littl
e Grey and Little White have safely touched down in Iceland. This is a complex but insp
iring project and we’ve been working with the whales for months, helping to prepare them for traveling to their new home.”
Liu Zhongyi, 上海千花坊品茶微信head of the ministry’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, explained how such crimes usually ha
ppen: Chinese suspects collude with their foreign accomplices to deceive women, who usually are between 20 and 30 y
ears old, offering them good-paying jobs in businesses such as tourism or good marriage prospects.
Then they assist the women in entering China illegally and send them to their Chinese accomplices, who offer lodging, transp
ort them to different parts of the country and force them into illegal marriages or prostitution.
Chen Shiqu, deputy director of the bureau, said the price for each woman who w
as sold ranged from 100,000 to 180,000 yuan ($14,545 to $26,180), based on age, appearance and nationality.
He said the Chinese police were careful to protect the legitimate rights of the wo
men and distinguish them from those who illegally crossed Chinese borders for other purposes.
China friendship上海会所品茶微信 said, adding that he and Xi had an in-depth exchange of views and reached important consensuses.
Following the banquet, Xi and Peng, accompanied by Kim and Ri, watched a large gr
oup performance featuring calisthenics and artistic displays at the May Day Stadium.
hinese police, together with their counterparts in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietna
m and Thailand, cracked human trafficking and marriage fraud cases involving more than 1,100 foreign w
omen who were sold to buyers in China, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Friday.
Authorities also arrested 1,332 suspects in the cases, which were part of a special campaign last year.
Most of the women were abducted or tricked into going to China and then forced to marry local men or offer sex services, officials said.