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China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO - Peak Dy­nasty and Em­peror Kangxi Grand Cer­e­mony

China is wit­ness­ing the in­te­gra­tion of tra­di­tional sec­tors and the dig­i­tal econ­omy, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased by the China Academy of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy. Last year, the value of the dig­i­tal econ­omy reached 22.6 tril­lion yuan ($3.3 tril­lion), ac­count­ing for more than 30 per­cent of China’s GDP, the re­port said. Visit our web­site for a look at the top 10 sec­tors that have un­der­gone the big­gest trans­for­ma­tion, thanks to the dig­i­tal econ­omy. Mang­gao is a leg­endary god in the Miao cul­ture, who drives out evil spirits and brings good for­tune. Dur­ing Spring Fes­ti­val, a num­ber of Miao vil­lages hold Mang­gao Fes­ti­val, which was listed as an in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage last year. Liang Ronghua, from the Guangxi Zhuang au­tonomous re­gion, has made a Mang­gao mask for more than two decades. The 57-year-old started learn­ing the skill when he was 20. In 2012, he was hon­ored as one of the 10 best folk artists in his county. You may have seen plays in a the­ater with an en­closed stage, lights and sound equip­ment. But would an out­door show with moun­tains and rivers as the back­drop be an even bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence? That’s what

of­fers. Since its pre­miere in Chengde, He­bei prov­ince, in 2010, it has be­come a big hit. Cen­ter­ing on the splen­did cul­ture and his­tor­i­cal sto­ries of the Qing Dy­nasty (1644-1911), the performance is di­vided into five parts. Post-truth is de­fined as re­lat­ing to or de­not­ing cir­cum­stances in which ob­jec­tive facts are less in­flu­en­tial in shap­ing po­lit­i­cal de­bate or pub­lic opin­ion than ap­peals to emo­tion and per­sonal be­lief. It ev­i­dences an emerg­ing use of post-pre­fix form­ing words, de­not­ing that a spec­i­fied con­cept has be­come unim­por­tant or ir­rel­e­vant.

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Item­fromJuly26,1990,in Chi­naDaily:Res­i­dentsofa Bei­jingneigh­bor­hood­will soon­be­gin­mov­ing­to­mod­er­na­part­mentsmod­eledaftertheir­tra­di­tion­al­court­yard homes....

Thea­part­mentsweresold tothe­former­res­i­dents­for about600yuan­per­square me­ter,whilethe­mar­ket pri­ceis2,500to3,000yuan.

Bei­jing au­thor­i­ties are tak­ing steps to re­store the city’s his­toric ar­chi­tec­ture that in­cludes hu­tong, or nar­row al­ley­ways, and si­heyuan, or tra­di­tional court­yard res­i­dences.

In De­cem­ber, the city’s en­vi­ron­men­tal con­struc­tion plan­ning division launched a cam­paign to de­mol­ish il­le­gal con­struc­tions in about 1,500 hu­tong.

To pro­tect si­heyuan, the lo­cal gov­ern­ment is­sued a no­tice in 2004 en­cour­ag­ing com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als to buy them, spark­ing in­ter­est among the wealthy, who are now adding si­heyuan to their col­lec­tion of homes.

But for most res­i­dents liv­ing in the cap­i­tal, soar­ing home prices make own­ing an apart­ment very dif­fi­cult.

An av­er­age house­hold in Bei­jing will have to save for more than 30 years to buy a 90-square-me­ter apart­ment, based on price-toin­come ra­tios, ac­cord­ing to a rank­ing com­piled ear­lier this year by global ad­vi­sory com­pany Ox­ford Eco­nom­ics. Last month, me­dian home prices in Bei­jing topped 60,000 yuan ($8,900) per sq m.

To help mid­dle- and low­in­come fam­i­lies own prop­erty, au­thor­i­ties are adopt­ing var­i­ous mea­sures, in­clud­ing af­ford­able hous­ing pro­grams.

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