• Viṣṇu resting on Śeṣa nāga, king of snakes

    The illustration is part of the book Bhaktamāla by Nābhādāsa (17th c.), a description of vaiṣṇavite mystics from the perspective of the Rāmānandī sect. 

    (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36579#0026)

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  • Thunder god from the Gangōji engi

    The thunder god appears in the picture scroll called Gangōji engi (元興寺縁起, Kanbun period (1661-1673), Nara emaki). His miraculously born son Tatsunosuke later slays the devil that had haunted the temple Gangōji. Call number: Libri japon. 484 (Link)

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  • "Red Decree" 紅票, printed in three languages (1716)

    The Kangxi emperor ordered 300 copies of this “open letter” to be distributed among the foreigners in his empire informing them about his politics concerning the “Rites Controversy”. For more details see blog entries by Helliwell and CrossAsia. (Libri sin. 165)

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  • China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries

    (XINHUANEWS)

    "Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

  • Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone

    (XINHUANEWS)

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common concern.

  • Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China

    (XINHUANEWS)

    Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

  • Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area

    (XINHUANEWS)

    Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

  • 交通运输部:明年起8座、9座客车通行费降一半

    (时政频道)

    新华社北京12月14日电(记者魏玉坤)记者14日从交通运输部获悉,明年起,所有跑高速的车辆都将按照修订后的交通运输行业标准核定收费,其中8座、9座客车收费标准将降一半。 交通运输部5月发布修订后的交通运输行业标准《收费公路车辆通行费车型分类》,明确1类和2类客车分类界限值由核定载人数7人修订为9人且车长小于6米。7月,交通运输部又印发通知,明确从2020年1月1日起执行新的收费标准。 交通运输部新闻发言人孙文剑表示,8座、9座客车由2类客车变为1类客车,收费标准基本下降了一半。 此外,为解决摩托车的统一分类问题,新标准继承各地区对摩托车分类的主流规定,明确摩托车通行收费公路,按1类客车分类。

  • 黄坤明在江苏调研时强调 深入宣传中央经济工作会议精神 营造同心同德奔小康的浓厚氛围

    (时政频道)

      新华社南京12月14日电 12月12日至13日,中共中央政治局委员、中宣部部长黄坤明在江苏调研时强调,要贯彻落实党的十九届四中全会精神,深入宣传中央经济工作会议精神,紧扣全面建成小康社会目标任务,扎实开展基层宣传工作和农村文化建设,营造同心同德奔小康的浓厚氛围。   调研期间,黄坤明先后深入徐州市贾汪区、南京市江宁区,详细了解经济宣传工作、精神文明建设、基层宣传文化等方面情况,认真听取干部群众意见建议。   黄坤明指出,2020年是全面建成小康社会和“十三五”规划收官之年,中央经济工作会议为做好当前和今后一个时期的经济工作指明了方向、提供了遵循。要大力宣传今年我国经济社会发展取得的重大成就,宣传我国经济稳中向好、长期向好的基本趋势,宣传党中央关于做好明年经济工作的总体要求和目标任务,更好统一思想、凝聚力量。要全面准确解读新发展理念的科学内涵和实践要求,充分展示各地贯彻落实新发展理念、推动高质量发展的好做法好经验,宣传各地坚决打好三大攻坚战、保障和改善民生的新进展新成效。要突出宣传坚持问题导向、目标导向、结果导向做好“六稳”工作,加大对基层一线典型的宣传力度,着力稳定预期、增强信心。   黄坤明指出,农村文化建设是全面建成小康社会的重要方面。要加强思想引领和理论宣传普及,组织接地气、有特色的宣讲活动,推动习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想走进农村大地、走进群众心里。要保护传承非物质文化遗产,大力发展乡村特色文化产业,探索农村地区文化和旅游融合发展的新路子。要发挥好新时代文明实践中心和县级融媒体中心在农村文化建设中的重要作用,进一步加强资源整合、探索长效机制,立足农村实际和群众需求,广泛开展丰富多样的群众性文化活动和志愿服务活动,努力在服务群众中凝聚群众、引领群众,不断提升农村文化建设的质量和水平,更好满足农民群众精神文化新期待。

  • 汪洋在四川凉山调研时强调 突出重点攻坚 确保全面小康路上一个民族都不掉队

    (时政频道)

      新华社成都12月14日电(记者林晖)中共中央政治局常委、全国政协主席汪洋近日在四川凉山彝族自治州调研脱贫攻坚工作。他强调,要深入贯彻落实习近平总书记关于扶贫工作的重要论述和中央经济工作会议关于打赢脱贫攻坚战的重要部署,坚定信心、乘势而上,对重点地区突出问题挂牌督战,集中兵力打好深度贫困歼灭战,确保脱贫攻坚任务如期全面完成,确保全面小康路上一个民族都不掉队。   凉山州是脱贫任务最重的“三区三州”之一,对全国夺取脱贫攻坚全面胜利有着重要影响。12日至14日,汪洋来到昭觉县、金阳县,走访村寨、学校、卫生院、产业园区、易地扶贫搬迁安置点和在建工地,看望慰问贫困户和基层扶贫干部,并在西昌主持召开脱贫攻坚调研座谈会,听取有关方面情况汇报。汪洋充分肯定四川脱贫攻坚取得的显著成绩和民族地区发生的深刻变化。他指出,脱贫攻坚进入决战决胜、全面收官的关键阶段,各地要聚焦重点地区、突出问题,集中兵力攻克深度贫困堡垒。对工作难度大的县和村,要挂牌督战、以督促战,抓住控辍保学、基本医疗、易地扶贫搬迁、住房安全、饮水安全等薄弱环节,更好调度兵力、整合资源、确定战术,有序有效地打好歼灭战。要保持脱贫攻坚期内扶持政策总体稳定,在大多数贫困人口实现脱贫的条件下,抓紧建立返贫监测预警和应急救助机制,对贫困人口、脱贫人口进行动态管理,及时做好返贫人口和新发生贫困人口的监测和帮扶。   汪洋强调,贫困群众既是脱贫攻坚的对象,更是脱贫致富的主体。无论是现在解决绝对贫困问题,还是将来解决相对贫困问题,归根到底都要靠群众自身努力,激发脱贫的内生动力。要坚持扶贫与扶志扶智相结合,树立自力更生、勤劳致富的正确导向,引导贫困群众依靠自己的双手摘掉穷帽、斩断穷根。要持之以恒推进移风易俗,引导群众摒弃陈规陋习,融入现代文明生活。要认真总结脱贫攻坚的成功做法和经验,讲好脱贫的中国故事,用脱贫攻坚的生动实践,增强“四个意识”、坚定“四个自信”、做到“两个维护”,为世界减贫事业贡献中国智慧、中国方案。   致公党中央和国务院有关部门负责同志陪同调研。

  • 云南省高级人民法院原党组书记、院长赵仕杰因严重违纪受到留党察看一年处分

    (时政频道)

    人民网北京12月14日电 据中央纪委国家监委网站消息,日前,经中共中央批准,中央纪律检查委员会对云南省高级人民法院原党组书记、院长赵仕杰严重违纪问题立案审查。 经查,赵仕杰同志严重违反党的纪律,特别是利用担任云南省高级人民法院院长的职权,在孙小果案申诉再审过程中,违背事实和法律规定,徇私舞弊,授意和要求审判人员枉法裁判,致使孙小果由死缓被改判有期徒刑二十年,造成恶劣影响和严重后果。审查中,赵仕杰同志能够认错悔错。 依据《中国共产党纪律处分条例》等有关规定,经中央纪委常委会会议研究并报中央政治局常委会会议审议,决定给予赵仕杰同志留党察看一年处分,按二级巡视员确定其退休待遇。 此外,云南省纪检监察机关还对涉及孙小果案的云南省人民检察院党组副书记、副检察长许绍政,云南省审计厅原党组书记、厅长刘明,云南省人民政府原参事郑蜀饶,云南省人大常委会原委员、内务司法委员会原主任冯家聪,云南省高级人民法院原院长孙小虹(正厅级)等5名省管干部违纪问题进行了审查。依据《中国共产党纪律处分条例》等有关规定,经云南省纪委常委会会议研究并报云南省委批准,给予上述人员党纪处分。


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  • Should S.Korea Pay More Money to Mollify Trump?

    (The Chosun Ilbo)

    South Korea and the U.S. are holding talks to split the costs of maintaining 28,500 American troops on the Korean Peninsula, and up to W6 trillion in additional expenditures for the South are at stake (US$1=W1,167). Opinions are divided even in Washington over how the cost-sharing talks will pan out...

  • What Would It Cost to Expand Nat'l Assembly?

    (The Chosun Ilbo)

    Minor opposition parties like Justice and Bareun Mirae want the number of lawmakers increased from 300 to 330 to ensure fairer representation, but that would come at a hefty cost to the taxpayer.This year, each lawmaker takes home a salary of about W150 million (US$1=W1,167). Each has a staff of no ...

  • Korea's Potential Growth Plummets Below 3%

    (The Chosun Ilbo)

    Korea posted the third largest drop in potential growth rate among 36 OECD countries for the last three years. According to the OECD on Sunday, Korea's potential growth rate for this year is estimated at 2.7 percent, a drop of 0.4 percentage points from 2017. The rate is an estimate of the growth a ...

  • U.S., Korea Cancel Massive Aerial Drill Again

    (The Chosun Ilbo)

    South Korea and the U.S. have canceled a massive joint aerial drill for the second time running this year. The exercise, dubbed "Vigilant Ace," used be staged every December, and the last one in 2017, when the North Korean nuclear crisis reached boiling point, involved a record 230 warplanes.Instead...


  • Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying earns shot at third world tour finals crown

    (Latest | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS)

    Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's world No.1 badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) reached the final of the the women's singles at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2019 in China on Saturday, after a straight-games victory in the semifinals.

  • President Tsai unveils growth roadmap for southern Taiwan

    (Latest | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS)

    Kaohsiung, Dec. 14 (CNA) In a government statement that doubled as a campaign policy presentation President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced a development roadmap for southern Taiwan on Saturday, less than a month before Taiwan's 2020 Presidential election, in which she is hoping to be re-elected.

  • Kinmen kaoliang liquor wins gold medal for ingenuity in China

    (Latest | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS)

    Kinmen, Dec. 14 (CNA) Sorghum liquor produced by Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc. (KKL) won a gold medal for ingenuity at the Quality and Brand Pioneer Forum of China on Dec. 8, according to a recent press release from the company.

  • Central bank set to leave rates unchanged for 14th straight quarter

    (Latest | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS)

    Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's central bank is expected to announce no change in its key interest rates for the 14th consecutive quarter in an upcoming quarterly policymaking meeting scheduled for Dec. 19, on the back of sound economic fundamentals and mild inflationary pressure, economists said Saturday.


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