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    Pearl legend

      Pearls of different shapes and luster like silk are very attractive to people’s aesthetic senses. Unlike other gemstones, pearls are formed by biological changes, which makes it so unique in the gemstone world. Its color and original ecology make it inherently noble and gorgeous. Pearls have been widely used in religious handicrafts, personal adornment, and royal clothing over the past few centuries. Pearls are often used in paintings, inlays, carvings, coins, reliefs, and textiles, along with gemstones, emeralds, amber, and other materials. From some of the handed down works, we can roughly outline a cultural history about pearls.   Ancient Greece and Rome: The Age of Luxurious   Alexander’s expedition in the…

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    Man who stole atomic bomb secrets

      George Kowal, born in Iowa, USA, was trained in the US military, and later became a spy for the former Soviet Union, stealing the secrets of US nuclear weapons, and making great contributions to the successful development of the first atomic bomb in the former Soviet Union. Why Kowal became a former Soviet spy was not revealed until recently.   Kowal is a very independent old man who, despite his advanced years, still has a clear mind, a keen memory, and speaks fluent Russian with a slight American accent. His wife died in 1999. Later, he had problems with his legs and could not walk, but he was unwilling to accept…

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    Friendship beyond race

      In the summer of 1936, the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler stubbornly held to the theory that his athletes belonged to a “superior nation,” and a nationalist frenzy hung over the competition.   I’m not too worried about this situation. For the past 6 years, I have kept the Olympics in my mind, trained hard, put in a lot of sweat and disciplined myself. On the boat ride to the Games, all I thought about was winning a gold medal or two to take home. I keep my focus on the long jump. A year ago, as a college student, I set a world record in the…

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    Nepal halts progress on US Partnership Program

    Nepal is a “land-locked country” located at the southern foot of the Himalayas, bordering my country’s Tibet to the north and bordering India on the east, west and south.   Since 2022, Nepal, a “land-locked country” located in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, has frequently attracted the “enthusiastic attention” of the United States. The United States first set a “deadline” in February this year, “urging” Nepal’s parliament to approve the signing of the “Millennium Challenge Plan (MCC)” agreement, and then stepped up its military infiltration into Nepal, trying to push the country to implement the “state partnership” Plan (SPP)”. Although on July 29, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal…

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    Bangladesh emerges as ‘rising star in South Asia’s economic growth’

      On June 25, the Padma Bridge in Bangladesh was officially opened to traffic, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the opening ceremony. The Padma Bridge, Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project since independence in 1972, is likely to boost the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by about 1.5 percent and facilitate the country’s internal integration process. The completion of the bridge is not only a milestone in Bangladesh’s infrastructure construction, but also an important symbol of the country’s economic transformation. Prudent domestic and foreign policies are key   Bangladesh was one of the poorest countries in the world at the beginning of its independence, when its national income depended mainly on the export…

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    Ramos in memory of the times

    On August 9, 2016, Ramos held a press conference at the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong. At that time, he was appointed as the special envoy for China affairs and came to Hong Kong to “break the ice” in the diplomatic deadlock between the two countries over the so-called “South China Sea arbitration case”.   On July 31, the 12th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos, died of complications from the new coronary pneumonia at the age of 94. Ramos is regarded as one of the most capable contemporary leaders of the Philippines, enjoys high prestige in the Philippines and is very friendly to China. He participated…

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    Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

      In December 1987, the 11th meeting of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization decided to include the Miracle Square in Pisa, Italy (the Miracle Square includes four buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the cemetery) in the World Heritage List. Because it meets the following four selection conditions: 1. It represents a masterpiece of human creative spirit. Rationale: The four buildings on the square are architectural masterpieces, and their spatial design is artistically unique; 2. Through architecture or technology, monumental artwork, urban planning or landscape The exchange of significant human values ​​within a period or within a cultural…

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    Ancient Roman dinner

      The ancient Romans thought it was the most comfortable thing to sit at the table and enjoy food after a day’s work, so compared with their simpler breakfast and Chinese food, the ancient Romans had a richer dinner, which was the most relaxing meal of the day. of beautiful moments. Generally speaking, the ancient Romans had a shorter meal time for breakfast and Chinese food, and usually did not need to set the table and wash their hands after the meal, and the dinner food was not only various, but also quite elegant, especially at the end of the republic, by the ancient Greeks and foreign food Influenced by the…

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    A place of pilgrimage for the book trade

      The Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany is known as the “Pilgrimage Place for Book Trading” and is the largest book fair in the world. Although its real revival in the modern sense began in 1949, its long history can be traced back to the Renaissance in the 14th century. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a fairly international book fair. Today, three-quarters of the exhibitors are publishing institutions outside Germany, and only one-quarter of the units are domestic. It has attracted the imitation of book fairs around the world, such as the London Book Fair, the Beijing Book Fair or the Bologna Book Fair, all of which are based on it.…

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