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HANGZHOU Cheap Oakland Raiders Jerseys , Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese folk painter Yu Haijun never imagined that his art would be viewed by people outside of his province, let alone anyone from abroad. The G20 summit changed that.

For the duration of the summit, which ran on Sept. 4 and 5, in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, a set of postcards Giorgio Tavecchio Raiders Jersey , featuring colorful paintings by local folk painters, were given pride of place in the press center.

Among the paintings is Yu's work "Ten mile dowry."

"It depicts a local custom in eastern Zhejiang. It is traditional for a woman's dowry to accompany her to her wedding. It is said that a rich family's dowry procession can stretch for ten miles," Yu explained.

Canadian journalist Courtney Hallink said that this was the first time that she had seen paintings by farmers at an international event.

She said that, to her, Yu's work reminded her of Picasso.

Yu was very pleased that his work was received well.

"I loved to paint when I was a child, but my parents were not supportive and believed that it was a useless skill. Thankfully I stuck to it Marquel Lee Raiders Jersey ," Yu said. He is now a professional artist, working out of a studio in his home village Cixi, which is 100 km away from the provincial capital of Hangzhou. Life was simple when he was growing up, most of his fellow villagers eked a living by growing cotton or rice.

During the past three decades, however, Cixi witnessed rapid growth in light industry and the lives of its residents has greatly improved.

The per capita disposable income of local farmers was around 27 Jared Cook Raiders Jersey ,000 yuan (4,042 U.S. dollars) in 2015, compared to the national figure of 11,422 yuan.

"These folk paintings not only depict the beautiful countryside but also serve as a record of material and spiritual gains," said Hu Jian, deputy head of the publicity department of Zhejiang.

The improvement of people's lives in Cixi is a result of inclusive development NaVorro Bowman Raiders Jersey , which chimes with the G20 theme of "Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy", he added.@ During the past three decades, China's poverty relief work has resulted in more than 700 million people being lifted out of poverty. This achievement accounts for more than 70 percent of the global poverty reduction success.

Chinese folk painting usually depicts the lifestyle, wishes and festivities of rural folk and is known for its use of bright colors. As a genre Marshall Newhouse Raiders Jersey , it has been especially popular since the 1980s when Chinese farmers began to lead affluent lives and could explore their creativity.

Painter Yu Shixiang is from the island city of Zhoushan in Zhejiang. His piece "Another big net of fish," which is among the G20 postcards, was inspired by his experience as a fisherman.

"I worked as a fisherman for around two decades. I love to paint fish and sea birds, they are so beautiful," said the 64-year-old who also works as a goldsmith to supplement his part-time painting endeavors.

He recalled that there was no electricity on the island when he was a teenager. To save lamp-oil, residents would go to bed early Mario Edwards Jr Raiders Jersey , and he had to cover his window with a bed sheet when he was painting at night so that his parents would not see that he had the light burning.

"My simple rural life filled me with inspirations, and the radical changes in the countryside provided me with a passion to pursue beauty," he said, "with a paintbrush in hand, I want to show the world the beauty of China and the creativity of Chinese people."

Sprinters Marvin Bracy and Tianna Bartoletta successfully -defended their crowns by -winning the 60-meter events on the final day of the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships on Sunday.

Bracy took advantage of an early stumble by Ryan Bailey to win in a time of 6.55 -seconds. Joe Morris (6.57) finished -second and Clayton Vaughn placed third in 6.60.

"To come here with a great field and win, especially to -repeat my national title Karl Joseph Raiders Jersey , it's a great accomplishment," Bracy said.

Bartoletta claimed her -second consecutive national -title with a time of 7.08 seconds. Her time was the second fastest in the world and the fastest by an American over the first two months of 2015.

Bartoletta said she gained -inspiration from her ill father.

"My dad has been in -hospital," she said. "He taught me the last few weeks what it means to fight. At the end of the day, you have got to know what is in you."

Demi Payne claimed her first national title by clearing 4.55 meters to win the pole vault. World record holder Jenn Suhr was forced to withdraw after two attempts at 4.60 -meters. Suhr injured her heel in a recent swimming mishap but had hoped it would be well enough to allow her to compete.

"I really wanted to compete but it didn't work out," she said. "My training was going well but this is a stupid injury. You expect to get hurt pole-vaulting, not in the swimming pool."

Michelle Carter earned her third national title by winning the shot put with a world--leading toss of 19.45 meters.

Chaunte Lowe dominated the women's high jump with a leap of 1.88 meters to beat runner--up and five-time Olympian Amy Acuff David Sharpe Raiders Jersey , who cleared 1.82 meters. Acuff is attempting a comeback after three years away from the sport.

Matthew Centrowitz won the mile in a pedestrian time of 4 minutes 01.40 seconds. His time was almost 12 seconds slower than the US record of 3:49.89 set by Bernard Lagat in 2005.

There was just one US -record set on Sunday in the 600 meters and none in the marquee sprint events. The American men's 60-meter hurdle record (7.36) has stood since 1987 and the women's 60-meter sprint record (6.95) since 1993.

ALGIERS, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Algerian army on Sunday arrested a senior militant at al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb ( AQIM), and killed three of his companions in an ambush set in a remote area on the border between Algeria and Mali, a securi.



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