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
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oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
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Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
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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
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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
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Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio
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Global retail giant Walmart Inc is planning to further increase its investment in th
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and offline businesses to meet Chinese customers’ demand for fresh goods and convenient services.
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Walmart is looking for sustainable and quality growth in the Chinese market and the revised
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supply chains, said Ryan McDaniel, senior vice-president of supply chain with Walmart China.
Along with the catalog, two shortened negative lists were also rolled out.上海会所
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estors, down from 45, while non-FTZ areas are required to implement 40 items instea
d of 48.The negative lists outline sectors that are restricted to foreign investment.
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purchase large quantities of US agricultural products, Gao said China and the United States are str
ongly complementary in agricultural trade and have huge room for cooperation.
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between the two countries has taken a blow, which is something we do not want to see,” Gao said.
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Gao expressed the hope that the two sides will follow the important instructions given at the meet
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equality and mutual respect, and seek mutually beneficial and win-win solutions to create a stable and
predictable trade and investment environment for enterprises of the two countries and the rest of the world.
“This is not only in the interests of China and the United States and their
peoples, but is also the common expectation of the international community,” he said.
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ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.
But French President Emmanuel Macron and some other EU leaders oppose Weber to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of European Commission.
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Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said many people from Hong Kong were saddened by the scenes of violence.
上海会所Leung, after inspecting the aftermath of the vandalism, said the council will cancel its remain
ing meetings before its summer recess in mid-July because of the time needed to repair the extensive damage.
The damage may cost taxpayers HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million) to re
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In the wake of the violence, barrister and lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong, together with some、
20 lawmakers, accused the opposition camp of ignoring the acts of the violent protesters and blaming the SAR government instead.
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opposition of continuing to condone and encourage the violent behavior, which sends the wrong message to society.
Richard Cullen, an Australian visiting law professor at the University of Hong Kong, said: “This sort
of behavior leaves a stain on Hong Kong’s rule-of-law reputation. It is plainly not compatible with the rule of law.”
Meeting with the media in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Executive of
the Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly condemned the extreme use of violence and vandalism
hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.
success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h
as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.
Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he
released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.
Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th
at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri
tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.