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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
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
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.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
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.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
China will maintain a prudent monetary policy in the year’s second half, with potential policy adjustments depending mainly on
the domestic economic situation and price levels, a senior central bank official said on Friday.上海千花网女神会所
Having noticed the recent monetary easing in some foreign central banks and the United States Fe
上海千花网女神会所deral Reserve’s strong message that it will make a cut later in the policy rate, the Chinese centra
l bank has decided not to change its monetary policy stance, while continually reducing the actual financing costs o
f enterprises, said Sun Guofeng, head of the monetary policy department of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank.上海千花网
“In the second half, we will maintain the liquidity at a reasonably ample level through leveraging
diversified tools and strengthening macroeconomic policy coordination,” said Sun, adding that mo
derate money supply growth can support the country’s high-quality economic growth.上海千花网
Sun made the remark after the central bank released major financial da
ta on Friday. The broad money supply, or M2, increased by 8.5 percent by the end of June
上海千花网女神会所from a year earlier. The growth rate had remained unchanged for three consecutive months starting in April.
Chinese banks issued yuan-denominated loans of 9.67 trillion yuan ($1.41 trillion) in the first six month
s, and 1.66 trillion yuan was newly extended in June, up from 1.18 trillion yuan in May, the PBOC said.上海千花网
Total social financing, a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy, increased by 13.23 trillion yuan in the firs
上海千花网女神会所t half, compared with an increase of 10.05 trillion yuan in the same period last year, officials said.
“Rapid growth of total social financing proved that the financial se
ctor is enhancing support for the real economy,” said Ruan Jianhong, head of the central ba上海千花网
nk’s Statistics and Analysis Department, at a Friday news conference.
上海千花网女神会所The RMB, compared with some other major currencies, has performe
d well in the first half, and its current exchange rate is basically in line with the economic fou
ndation, as the International Monetary Fund determined recently, according to Sun.上海千花网女神会所
“In the future, the market will play a decisive role in determining the RMB exchange rate, and we will take macro-pruden
t measures when it is necessary to maintain the exchange rate at a stable and reasonable equilibrium,” Sun added.
To explore further the challenges and huge opportunities in this area, the Novartis Fou
ndation and Microsoft are co-chairing a new Broadband Commission working group that will m上海千花坊
ake recommendations regarding how AI can safely improve health and strengthen healthcare systems. In a sim
上海千花坊品茶微信ilar vein, health-advocacy organization PATH is working with the Tanzanian government to test machine-lea
rning applications that promise to predict demand for vaccines more accurately and optimize their delivery.上海千花坊
Digital health tools that inform and empower patients can also play a crucial role in p
reventing disease. Simple, existing, cost-effective technology, such as mobile phones and broadband, can ma上海千花坊品茶微信
ke a huge difference in raising awareness of the causes and early symptoms of diseases. PATH and the No
上海千花坊vartis Foundation, for example, are collaborating on the Communities for Healthy Hearts program in Vietnam, w
hich uses digital technology to improve and accelerate control of hypertension－the leading cause of heart disease.
Finally, digital technology can help to deliver healthcare to people in remote or und上海千花坊品茶微信
erserved areas, thereby tackling one of the greatest obstacles to reducing disease. Using
mobile phones, WhatsApp, and text messages can improve the quality and accessibility of care for millions of people. In this re上海千花坊品茶微信
gard, the Novartis Foundation and PATH have introduced telemedicine in Ghana, which connects rural inhabitants wi
th trained healthcare professionals, and digital dashboards that enable better, faster malaria care.上海千花坊品茶微信
Digital data must be made part of health systems
Digital data and technology must be fully integrated into national health systems, and should become as essential as hos
pital beds. Too many digital health pilot programs over the past decade have been uncoordinated and focused on sing上海千花坊
le issues. Leadership from national governments is therefore critical to ensuring a coherent approach.
Fortunately, global and country-led efforts are starting to move in this direction. Earlier this year, for example, the D上海千花坊品茶微信
emocratic Republic of the Congo established its first digital health agency, with the aspiration of improving ma
nagement of the healthcare system, providing better care, and making services more accessible.
We can solve the global health crisis and achieve universal coverage, but only by making
digital tools central to all countries’ health systems. No single organization can achieve this on its own: we
need the public, private and social sectors to work together. In fact, the goal must be to make these new technologies s
o widespread that we no longer need to refer to “digital” health, because that is what all health systems will be.
Ann Aerts is head of the Novartis Foundation, and Steve Davis is president and CEO of the Seattle-based intern
ational nonprofit organization PATH. Project Syndicate
The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
not repeat its mistakes or even “play with fire” over the is
sues, Wang said, warning it against attempts to create new trouble for Sino-US ties.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, sa
上海乌托邦id the transit is an attempt by Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party to use fore
ign forces to challenge the one-China principle and disrupt cross-Straits peace and stability for political purposes.上海乌托邦品茶微信
No forces should underestimate China’s determination and ability to s
afeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ma said in a news release.
上海乌托邦The Democratic Progressive Party has ignored the safety and wellbeing of
the people of Taiwan and has misjudged the situation by courting foreign support and s
erving as a pawn for foreign intervention in China’s domestic affairs, Ma said.上海乌托邦
China has sufficient policy tools and new measures to further optimize its fo
上海乌托邦品茶微信reign trade structure and deepen ties with new markets, especially those involved in the Be
lt and Road Initiative, in the second half of the year, a senior customs official said on Friday.
“We face a series of challenges in achieving stable foreign trade growth,” said Li K上海乌托邦
uiwen, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, at a news briefing.
He made the comment after customs released the country’s trade dat上海乌托邦
a for the first half of the year. Foreign trade increased by 3.9 percent year-on-year, tot
上海乌托邦品茶微信aling 14.67 trillion yuan ($2.16 trillion), with exports growing by 6.1 percent year-on-year. Imports rose 1.4 pe
rcent, and the country’s trade surplus widened by 41.6 percent year-on-year to hit 1.23 trillion yuan during the same period.
Last year, foreign trade in the first half grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year, with exports rising 4.9 percent and imports up 11.5 percent.上海乌托邦
“The sector remains quite resilient” against the headwinds of Sino-US trade disputes and slowing global economic growth, he said.
Li also said that Sino-US trade frictions have had some impact on t上海乌托邦
he country’s foreign trade, but the impact is “largely controllable”. “Our foreign trade as a who
le continued to expand as the world remains optimistic about the potential of the Chinese market,” he said.
The Chinese economy has stayed on a trajectory of stable gro
wth, and the country’s economic fundamentals will remain p
ositive in the long run, President Xi Jinping said in a written interview with Russian media.娱乐地图女神会所
娱乐地图On the eve of his state visit to Russia, Xi told TASS Russian News Agency and the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper on Tues
day that China has all the necessary conditions, capability and confidence to deal with any risks or challenges.
Despite a slowdown in global growth and trade, the Chinese economy娱乐地图
娱乐地图女神会所has had a strong start this year with key economic indicators remaining in a proper range, he said.
The development of energy-saving and environmental protection industries will receive mo
re support, and breakthroughs in key areas such as clean energy and low-carbon technologies will be encouraged, he said.t娱乐地图
Li also called for more efforts to strengthen pollution treatment facilities, and he undersco
red the importance of using pricing, taxation and green finance policies to bring about better results.
t娱乐地图女神会所The premier also called for efforts to refine laws and regulations in pollution control.
President Xi Jinping and former US president Barack Obama announced in a joint statem
ent during a meeting in Beijing in November 2014 that the two countries would reduce greenhouse gas output. China vowt娱乐地图
ed to put a peak on its carbon dioxide emissions by around 2030, while the US pled
ged to bring national emissions to at least 26 percent below their 2005 levels by 2025.
The pledges were also part of each country’s national commitments related to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
The strong rains in past days have started to dwindle in southern China on Wednesday, but a new round of rain is on the way
and will affect parts of southern China from Friday, according to the National Meteorological Center.上海楼凤
The new weather system will be weaker than the previous one between Sunday and Wednesday, but secondary disasters su
上海楼凤ch as mudslides may happen in the overlapping areas in Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.
On Friday, moderate to heavy rains will batter the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, north-central Gua
ngxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, southern Sichuan and southeastern Tibet. Heavy downpours may happen in some places.上海楼凤品茶微信
On Saturday, rains will continue and extend to southern Anhui, north-central Jiangxi and eastern Qinghai.
The past strong rains have affected millions of residents in South China, with thousands resettled.上海楼凤
In Hunan province, floods have affected 1.23 million individuals, causing 16 people to die or go missing, and direct loss
上海楼凤品茶微信es have reached 1.69 billion yuan ($245.5 million) by 5 pm on Tuesday, local authorities said.
Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in many parts of Hunan. On Tuesday mo
rning, a river broke through levees in Hengdong county, inundating three villages.上海楼凤
The Juzizhou Islet scenic area in Changsha was closed on Tuesday. A flood peak on the Xiangjiang River reached Cha
上海楼凤品茶微信ngsha at 6:22 pm on Wednesday, and the water level rose to 38.31 meters, 2.31 meters higher than warning level.
In Guangxi, local authorities said Wednesday rainfall had intensified since last Satur
day, unleashing floods in nine cities in central and northern Guangxi, leaving one person missing while di上海楼凤
srupting the lives of over 360,000 residents. The direct losses reached 743.96 million yuan.
上海楼凤品茶微信Floods inundated the airport in the city of Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province, on Tuesday. When the water re
ceded, some animals were left, such as snakes and fish. Workers drove them away before resuming operations.
The precise satellite positioning program organized in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang provi
nce, targeting 364 historical buildings in the city’s central area, was completed by the city’s hi上海夜网女神会所
storical building protection center recently, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
By comparing and analyzing multiple satellite images, people can get a more comprehensive understanding of the historical buildings.上海夜网
Although image clarity from different satellites has varied, some images sent back have been quite clear
上海夜网女神会所, according to the report. Roof structures, planting conditions and certain decorative objects in the yards can also be observed.
“Except for the rooftops, the surrounding environment and the conditions of the w
hole area also come with a plain view,” said a staff member with the protection center.上海夜网
Currently, the daily supervision of the city’s historical buildings i
上海夜网女神会所s completed mainly through regular human inspections, especially in bad weather.
But now, these checks have been supplemented with precise satellite positioning, which enables remote mo
nitoring of the historical buildings and fills in the inspection blanks in time and space.上海夜网
This program also provides reasonable grounds for protective law enforcement.
上海夜网女神会所”(Previously) when our staff members inspected the protection con
ditions, they may not have been able to enter those buildings. Some of them are enclosed so th上海夜网
ey may look normal from the outside, but may have already been pulled down inside,” said a staff member in charge. “B
上海夜网女神会所ut now they can be inspected through images from the satellite and any destructive behavior will be discovered.”
The historical conditions of these buildings in geographical space can also be reviewed back in time via the satellite imagery ‘
’system, which can provide pictures dating back to the early days after the People’s Republic of China was founded.
n among the 500 companies, the figure hitting 45.6 percent, and its revenue and profit are 77.2 billion yuan and 35.3 billion yuan.
This year, the ranking has 42 newcomers or re-listed companies. Xiaomi Corporation上海后花园
makes its debut with 174.92 billion yuan in revenue and 13.55 billion yuan in profits to take 53th spot.
上海后花园女神会所The citizen card of a missing girl taken away by two tenants in her home at Hangzhou was found along the Xiang
shan coastline in Ningbo by search and rescue staff on Wednesday night, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
Hundreds of people including Xiangshan police and civilian rescue teams have taken part in t
he search on the sea and nearby mountains. The search scope has been narrowed to 2 kilometers along the coastline.上海后花园女神会所
The 9-year-old girl, Zhang Zixin, had lived with her grandparents in Qingxi village in Chun’an county of East China’s Zhejiang
上海后花园province. The two tenants, surnamed Liang and Xie, took the girl away on the morning of July 4, saying th
ey would attend a wedding ceremony in Shanghai. On July 7, they didn’t return home as promised and lost contact with th
e family. On July 8, the couple committed suicide in Ningbo, a city in Zhejiang. The girl was nowhere to be found.上海后花园
As more details of the case were dug out by domestic media, people found it hard to understand the motive of the tenants.
They arrived in Qingxi village from South China’s Guangdong province in the middle of June and stayed in a 7 Days Inn for half a month.
上海后花园女神会所Starting from June 29, they rented a room at the girl’s grandparents’ house. They acted politely and
nicely, usually inviting the whole family to have dinner together and bought snacks and toys for the girl.上海后花园
Later, they said they would go to Shanghai to attend their friend’s w
edding and wanted to invite the girl to be the flower girl and tour the city with them.上海后花园女神会所
The girl’s father, who works in North China’s Tianjin, didn’t agree when the grandparent
s asked for his opinion. The girl and the two tenants persuaded the grandmother and got the nod.
iwan, the sales of arms send the wrong message to the secessionis
ts, encouraging them to go further on the road of seeking independence. As a res上海后花园女神会所
ult, the arms sales are anything but a move to stabilize the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
With the current trade frictions between the US and China, what is badly n上海后花园
eeded is more political trust between the two economic heavyweights. Arms sales to t
he island are not only incompatible with the spirit of the three joint communiqués Beijing and Washington signed for the esta
上海后花园女神会所blishment of diplomatic relations, but also set new stumbling blocks in the way of building mutual political trust.
More tension and worsening relations across the Taiwan Straits are not in the interests of the US. Its meddling in the internal af上海后花园
fairs of China in whatever form will only increase the possibility of the mainland resorting to whatever m
eans necessary to realize the final reunification of the island with the motherland.上海后花园女神会所
The US should not hope to see and will not be able to do anything to prevent that scenario from becoming a reality.
上海后花园The best choice for the US is to stay away from Taiwan affairs.
Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with M
artian satellite, Martian lander, as well as Martian rover. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:上海后花园女神会所
In his speech, Ouyang mentioned that one of the main purposes of the
probe is to determine if the planet is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit it.上海后花园
For some, his words may sound like science fiction. It remains a fact t
hat only about 400 people in the whole of human history have ever ventured into space. Of th
em, only 12 astronauts have left their steps on the moon, the nearest celestial body to our Earth.
No human has been to Mars yet. SpaceX has an ambitious plan to set up a human colony on the Red Planet, but NASA’s ex
isting plan to get humans to the planet seems to have been kiboshed by funding constraints.
China has now thrown its hat into the ring.
While it might be some time in the future, the good news is, once humankind inh
abits Mars and starts to terraform it, the planet’s potential can be fully exploited and its rich supply of resources can p
rovide ample support for human kind’s further development and exploration of the planet.