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reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.
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For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.
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ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so
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One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerg
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which I think represents a high standard for stamp exhibitions,” Ma adds.
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, anothe
r special exhibition at the Wuhan event displayed over 4,000 commemorative stamp
s released in China over the past 70 years, including those jointly issued by China and foreign countries.
“Chinese stamps have prospered especially during the 40 years since the reform and opening-up star
ted, “Li Jinzhu, a fellow of the All-China Philatelic Federation, says. “Chinese stamps have begun to participate in inte
national cooperation. So far China has jointly issued stamps with nearly 40 countries.”
The design scripts of the biggest set of stamps in China’s history, Unity o
f All Ethnic Groups in China, were also on display. The set had been issued at the 50th a
nniversary of the founding of New China and includes 56 stamps, each depicting an ethnic group.
on hotels reached 234 yuan per night, jumping 17.5 percent over the p
revious year, and the growth rate was higher than the older generation. Besides, the report found
that students are likely to spend twice the amount of money on hotels two years after graduation.
Qunar has cooperated with more than 6,000 hotels, hostels and b
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Sales of new energy vehicles are expected to see renewed momentum in China, with passenger electric vehicles accounting for 57 pe
rcent of NEV sales by 2040 and electric buses for 81 percent of sales of city buses, a new report said.
The report, issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said that due to governm
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