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Beijing beautiful, HK safe - study

Le 22 février 2017, 05:05 dans Humeurs 0

  Beijing is the most beautiful city in China and Hong Kong the safest and second most beautiful, according to a study by the China Institute of City Competitiveness.

  The capital came in ahead of 558 other mainland cities and the two SARs, with a score of 0.756 points out of one for its impressive historical monuments and tourist attractions.

  Gui Qiangfang, the institute's chairman, said: "The capital has a rich history and culture, which have been key to its development."

  The assessment took into consideration the cities' urban design, infrastructure, architecture, culture and natural beauty.

  Factors including the preservation of historical monuments, forest coverage, air quality, the transportation network, city life, public space and GDP were also considered.

  Hong Kong, which ranked second with 0.666 points, won praise for its skyscrapers, Victoria Harbor and the development of its service industry.

  Shenzhen took third spot with 0.664 points, scoring highly for its role as the pioneer of China's opening up and reform policies.

  Shanghai finished fourth with 0.663 points for being the country's financial center.

  In the voting for the safest city, which assessed the social, economic and ecological development, Hong Kong came first with 0.849 points.

  In this category, the cities' crime rates, stability of financial policies, authority of the government, industrial accident rate, food safety and pollution situation, were considered.

  The institute said Hong Kong had low crime, and the number of work-related casualties is only 18.4 per 1,000 workers last year.

  The SAR also attracted $42.7 billion foreign investment last year, up 19 percent on 2005.

  Shanghai ranked second in the safe city poll with 0.712 points, followed by Nanjing with 0.666 points.

  The institute said Shanghai is developing a harmonious society ahead of the 2010 World Expo.

The beauty of life

Le 11 janvier 2017, 03:47 dans Humeurs 0

  Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?   And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech datacenter server?   The aggrieved and the injured say, "Beauty is kind and gentle. Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us."   And the passionate say, "Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread.   Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us."   The tired and the weary say, "beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit.   Her voice yields to our silences like a faint light that quivers in fear of the shadow."   But the restless say, "We have heard her shouting among the mountains,   And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions."   At night the watchmen of the city say, "Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east."   And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say, "we have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset."   In winter say the snow-bound, "She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills Surveying BSc  ."   And in the summer heat the reapers say, "We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair."   All these things have you said of beauty.   Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,   And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.   It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,   But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted Conference Table.   It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,   But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.   It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,   But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

Loving France

Le 2 décembre 2016, 04:05 dans Humeurs 0

Landing in France, a sacred feeling suddenly arises which attracts you to know more about this country marketing solution.   France, approximately hexagonal in shape, has a boundary on the east with Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and is bounded on the southeast by Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea; on the south are Spain and Andorra, with the Bay of Biscay on the west and the English Channel on the north as natural borders.   A series of massive mountain ranges includes the Alps, which separate France and Italy, and the Jura Mountains that delineate the Franco-Swiss border. The Rhine River, at the northeast corner of France forms the Franco-German boundary. The Pyrenees Mountains, extending along the Franco-Spanish frontier from the Mediterranean to the Bay of Biscay, forms the other mountain boundary of France MOOCs.   The plains region is a projection of the great plain of Europe. The outstanding features of the plains are the river valleys. Among all the rivers, totaling more than 200 with numerous tributaries which are almost all commercially navigable, the Rhine River is the largest in terms of discharge volume.   The capital and largest city in France is Paris, which attracts many visitors every year. Marseilles is a chief port and Lyon is an industrial center famous for its textiles. Other major cities include Toulouse, an industrial and trade center; Nice, a resort; Strasbourg, a Rhine River port and industrial and commercial center; Bordeaux, a seaport and most famous for its wine.   French perfume, champagne, and bridges in Paris… want to know more? Then next time we will return to Paris, and you will learn more about her.

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