With a clearer evaluation system, students and teachers can assess learning results more precisely and efficiently, Xiong said.
As introduced by the mayor, Sanya, at the southern tip of Hainan island, receives an average of 20 million tourists each year and during the past Spring Festival, from Feb 15-21, it received more than one million people.
Nicole Chiang, the museum's curator, said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the burglary as we are preparing for our 25th anniversary celebrations. Not only do the stolen objects have significant historical and cultural value, they also hold irreplaceable emotional value for our founder.”
In years gone by, the media was awashed with cases of dog bites, dogs terrorizing people in public, dog poo all over, dogs barking incessantly in residential neighborhoods depriving residents of sleep, etc.
Following tradition, the vice-chairs include representatives of non-Communist parties, former chief executives of special administrative regions, leaders with ethnic minority backgrounds and top officials of some other central organs.
Shanxi is home to 452 cultural relics under state-level protection and more than 28,000 ancient architectural sites -- among the highest in all provincial regions.
Mackerras' love for music, both Western and Chinese, comes from his family, especially on his mother's side.
Born in Turramurra in Sydney's northern suburbs, Mackerras followed his elder brother to Cambridge in England.
There is a touch of irony here in that it was the Chinese government — not its Australian counterpart — which had suggested that the distinguished sinologist and leading authority on Chinese opera be present during Xi's address.