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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-07-23 15:51


>Hukou registration starts

The Beijing municipal bureau of human resources and social security will select 6,000 people with the most points out of 106,403 non-native applicants to be awarded the city's hukou, or household registration status, this year.

The bureau's online system for applications closed on Saturday, and it plans to publish the final list of beneficiaries on Oct 15.

The quota is basically the same as that of last year, when the city adopted the point-based household registration reform.

The point-based household registration method has been widely regarded as a fair way for non-natives to obtain local urban status, which has been introduced in Beijing and Shanghai.

It has also proved to be effective in meeting the demand for personnel flow while limiting rapid growth of urban population in the mega-cities.


Li Na of China takes the stage to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, US, July 20, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

>Li Na enters Hall of Fame

Two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na became the first Chinese player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Enshrined together with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov as class of 2019, the iconic former Chinese star broke new ground once again by becoming the first-ever Asian member of the Hall of Fame since its founding 65 years ago.

Li earned her fame in the 2011 Australia Open as the runner-up and later she won the French Open trophy the same year, becoming the first Asian-born player to win a Grand Slam title.

She retired in 2014 after winning her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.


Tony Leung Chiu-wai(L) smiles after receiving the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from French Consul General Arnaud Barthelemy in Hong Kong on June 8, 2015.[Photo/China News Service]

>Cast of Shang-Chi announced

Marvel Cinematic Universe announced the cast of its first Chinese superhero film on Sunday, stirring discussions among Chinese netizens.

Chinese Canadian actor Simu Liu, best known from the sitcom "Kim's Convenience", will play the title role in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings".

The cast includes "Crazy Rich Asians" star Nora Lum, better known by her stage name Awkwafina, and Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

Some of Leung's fans complain that their idol will play a supporting character in a film starring a less well known Chinese Canadian actor.

"Liu is not popular in China. Many fans had never even heard his name before Marvel announced the cast," said a Marvel superhero fan.

The reason that Marvel chose a little-known character even to Marvel fans to play Shang-Chi is that the company had made similar decisions on films about lesser known characters that paid off at the box office, such as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films, according to film critic Raymond Zhou.



>Prince George turns 6

Kensington Palace published three official photographs of Prince George taken recently by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. They were released to mark the prince's 6th birthday. Prince George, the third in line to the throne after his grandfather and his father, turns six on Monday.

Two of the images show the prince wearing a white England home shirt and grinning in the garden of his home at Kensington Palace.

A third shows him on a family holiday, wearing a green polo shirt and striped blue and white shorts.

Prince George was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on July 22, 2013. The prince has completed Year 1 at the private Thomas's Battersea school and will begin Year 2 this September.


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