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Xu Bizeng, a college student from the Beijing Institute of Technology who works at the Uganda Pavilion, has est
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Shanghai’s waste classification standard has changed many times.
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Laws and regulations are obviously crucial to any waste management system, and on July
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These systems were first carried out from the perspective of the circular economy. Shangh
ai, as a catcher, started to classify and recycle municipal garbage through comprehensive integration.上海千花坊
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efore remains very much relevant and significant even today, China has made clear that it is opposed to not only the
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Meticulous planning, constructive efforts and visionary leadership are need
ed to make a development bank successful in today’s turbulent global financial market. As
a China-proposed multilateral development bank, the AIIB has been playing a
pioneering role in innovative development by overcoming a series of challenges. And it has a
chieved success and global trust because of its strict self-discipline and painstaking pursuit of excellence.
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Wu cannot remember how many times she has staged performances,上海乌托邦
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Wu’s zest to perform inspires her to make continuous efforts to pursue artistic perfection, so m
ore people from around the world will be impressed by the unique artistic beauty of the pipa.上海乌托邦
Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical m
usic performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melody featuring cul
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mposer and conductor)’s Ghost Opera, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (in New YorkW
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