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The phenomenon of Chinese square-dancing, which is known for generating widespread public complaints about loud music, will be regulated and choreographed by China's sports and culture authorities.
Developed as a positive form of exercise, Chinese square-dancing－generally groups of older women who dance in open spaces to loud music－has sparked heated debates online.
Complaints over the noisy music and even pictures of Chinese grannies occupying sites such as New York's Sunset Park and the square in front of the Louvre in Paris Cheap Nike Air Max Thea Outlet
, have made headlines overseas.
On Monday, to regulate and promote square-dancing, the General Administration of Sport of China and the Ministry of Culture introduced 12 choreographed practices.
"Square-dancing represents the collective aspect of Chinese culture, but now it seems that the overenthusiasm of participants has dealt it a harmful blow with disputes over noise and venues. So we have to guide it with national standards and regulations," Liu Guoyong Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Outlet
, chief of the General Administration of Sport of China's mass fitness department, said on Monday.
Choreographed by an expert panel including dancers and fitness trainers, the 12 square-dancing drills accompanied by pop music such as Internet hit Little Apple will be introduced to local fitness sites in 31 provinces and municipalities in the next five months.
The authority will continue collecting dance ideas from the public this summer to create more official drills.
More than 600 instructors for the 12 drills have been trained by the expert panel led by fitness trainer Wang Guangcheng, whose square-dancing team rocked the stage of China Central Television's Spring Festival Gala in February.
"All the negative comments on square-dancing are about reckless practicing without caring about the public benefits. The unified drills will help keep the dancing on the right track where they can be performed in a socially responsible way," said the 29-year-old.
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BERLIN, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The president of German Soccer Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach handed over the Champions League trophies to Berlin mayor Michael Mueller at the "Rote Rathaus" here on Monday.
Berlin will host the UEFA Champions League final 2015 in the Olympia stadium on June 6 as well as the women's Champions League final in the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn Sportpark on May 14.
UEFA president Michel Platini was actually designated to hand over the trophies but due to private reasons Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet
, DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach represented the UEFA at the handover ceremony.
Both trophies will be displayed at Berlin's famous "Rote Rathaus" from May 2 to 8. On Wednesday the Champions League trophies will be transported through Berlin to present it to the fans.
PARIS, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Following are the French soccer league results on Friday:
Saint-Etienne 3 (Nguemo 18, Mollo 57, Erding 83) Lens 3 (Touzghar 60, 69-penalty Cheap Air Max 1 Outlet
, Chavarrma 77)
Playing on Saturday (1930GMT unless stated)
Rennes v Marseille (1530)
Bastia v Metz
Caen v Toulouse
Evian v Bordeaux
Montpellier v Lille
Reims v Lorient
Playing on Sunday
Guingamp v Monaco (1300)
Nice v Nantes (1600)
Lyon v Paris Saint-Germain (2000)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Monday insisted on blaming the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK) for a cyber attack on the U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, demanding Pyongyang compensate for the damages caused.
"Well, as the FBI and the president and everyone who's now made clear we are confident the North Korean government is responsible for this destruction attack. We stand by this conclusion," said Marie Harf Cheap Air Max Thea Outlet
, deputy spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, at a news briefing.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claimed Friday that it had "enough information" to conclude that the DPRK was responsible for hacking into Sony computers and posting online some of the stolen data in late November.
Sony last week canceled the planned Dec. 25 release of its comedy movie "The Interview," which depicts a fictional assassination attempt against the DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, after major U.S. cinema chains decided not to show the movie as the hackers warned movie-goers to stay away from cinemas screening the film.
While speaking at his end-of-the-year news conference Friday, U. S. President Barack Obama said Sony made a mistake by canceling the release of the movie. He also said he wished the company had contacted him directly before taking the action Cheap Air Max 2017 Outlet
, vowing to " respond proportionally" to the cyber attack.
The DPRK on Saturday flatly rejected the U.S. accusations and proposed a joint investigation with the United States. In response, Harf said that, if Pyongyang wants to help, "they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages that they caused."
"We do urge North Korea to exercise restraint, to refrain from further threatening actions at this time. Obviously Cheap Air Max 2018 Outlet
, we talked about this a lot in the last few days, but that's what we're focused on right now," Harf said.
Harf declined to tell in detail about what the U.S. retaliatory measures will be in response to the cyber attack, reiterating that the U.S. would implement its responses. "Some will be seen, some may not be seen Cheap Air Max Outlet
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