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?also includes profiles of many fictional animals, in a bid to stoke the imagination.
Parents who take their children to visit the Palace Museum are often bomb2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419女神会所
arded with questions about the decorations featuring sacred animals, according to
Bao Fang, one of the book’s editors from CITIC Press. “Children always want to know everything about these animals: W
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419ho are friendly and which are vicious. Perhaps the book can help parents answer these questions.”
A kaleidoscope of mythical species are presented, including the auspicious unicorn called qilin; a
flying horse with dragon’s wings called longma, and the dragon-like marine animal called jiaolong.2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419女神会所
Zhang Jinshuo, chief curator of popular science at the National Zoological Museu
m of China, points out that, in recent years, translated works from the West have often been the favored res
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419ource. The new book, he says, offers an opportunity for readers to appreciate a record of domestic natural history.
“The paintings’ exquisite details bring the creatures to life,” Zhang says. “They show a colorful world of natural history.”
If it rains heavily on this Wednesday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhin2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419女神会所
u, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Fe
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419stival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This year it falls on Wednesday, August 7.Folklore Story
As the story goes, once there was a cowherd, Niulang, who lived with his elder brother and sister-in-law. But she disl
iked and abused him, and the boy was forced to leave home with only an old cow for company.2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419女神会所
The cow, however, was a former god who had violated imperial rules and was sent to earth in bovine form.
One day the cow led Niulang to a lake where fairies took a bath on ear
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419th. Among them was Zhinu, the most beautiful fairy and a skilled seamstress.
The two fell in love at first sight and were soon married. They had a son and dau
ghter and their happy life was held up as an example for hundreds of years in China.
Yet in the eyes of the Jade Emperor, the Supreme Deity in Taoism, marriage betwee2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419女神会所
n a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden. He ordered the heaven troop to catch Zhinu back.
Niulang grew desperate when he discovered Zhinu had been taken back to heave
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419n. Driven by Niulang’s misery, the cow told him to turn its hide into a pair of shoes after it died.
He adds that if things like the somewhat vague portrayal of some a
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and society, it will still greatly help us to have a clearer view of our own cultural traditions”.
utional investors, gradual proliferation of product development, and initial signs of fee reductions have been driving the future gr
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419owth of China’s ETF market,” said Ray Chou, a partner with Oliver Wyman and co-author of the report.
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shares, with more than 480 percent and 340 percent growth from 2017 to 2018, respectively.
He suggested that fund management companies develop differentiat
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ising area thanks to the philosophy of long-term investment commitment and stable returns.
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tem, voluntary occupational pensions, in the form of annuities and covering only a min
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ter for International Social Security Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
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ent funds, which fall into the third category, are quickly gathering pace in China,” Fang said.
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419″In China the retirement or pension market is on the rise. As regulators started to en
courage commercial pensions, that’s definitely an area that players should look into,” Chou noted.
A report from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences released la2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419品茶微信
st year said that the pension gap in China would expand to 890 billion
2019微信红包接龙群二维码龙凤419yuan by 2020, but the nation’s younger generation seemed ill-prepared for their later years.
According to a survey jointly conducted by investment fu
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ugust, Chinese people aged between 18 and 34 believed they need at least 1.63 million
yuan for a comfortable retirement. But in fact, they have average monthly savings of only 1,339 yuan per capita.