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July 3, 2015  -- Middle School student perform the traditional Yi bell dance at Bandi Middle School in Bandi Township of Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Bell dance is a traditional art form of the Yi ethnic group. It originated from Yi people's daily life and is usually performed during festivals to worship ancestors and gods. Dancers ring bells held in their hands in time with a rhythm created by drums and other bells. In 2006, bell dance was added to China's National Intangible Cultural Heritage List. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

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4 July 2015 04:17 (GMT +8)
Macau government to consult public on budget framework bill next week
Newly appointed Finance Services Bureau (DSF) Director Stephen Iong Kong Leong said on Thursday that the government would start consulting the public on Tuesday about the government’s budget framework bill. Speaking to reporters after his swearing-in ceremony, Iong said the consultation period w...
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Macau’s gaming revenue slumps to lowest level in over four years
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Macau government to publish LRT consultation results this month
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