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CANBERRA Cheap New Balance 597 Shoes , Jan. 2 (Xinhua)-- Books, maps, drawing, posters and other documents of China's last empire, the Qing Dynasty, are on display as an exhibition, named Celestial Empire Cheap New Balance 597 , opened to public at the National Library of Australia (NLA) on Saturday.

Some 170 items, 88 of which are from the Chinese National Library, are arranged in five parts in the exhibition, namely the culture of rule, inheriting the past, the rambling world, looking in and a troubled century.

The two national libraries have been working for three years to jointly stage the exhibition in order to show the Australians a kaleidoscope of Chinese society in the last imperial dynasty.

Among all the items is a 6 meter-long Cheap New Balance 574 Kids , 60 cm-wide architectural sketch of the empire's Forbidden City palace. The piece is estimated to have been done in 1889 and belongs to the Lei family, who were architects for China's imperial court for seven generations.

"The exhibition is meant to showcase different aspects of life in China over the last centuries of imperial rule," said Curator Nathan Wolley.

Captions are in both English and Chinese, making the exhibition the first bilingual one by the NLA, according to Media Manager Sally Shopman.

NLA Director-General Anne-Marie Schwirtlich said the two national libraries have been in good working relationship for about 60 years. When the two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in 2012, both sides wished to push the bilateral cooperation to a higher level and a fresh area, which led to the exhibition.

Impressed by the rich and sophisticated culture in China three centuries ago Cheap New Balance 574 Womens , Kathy and Geoffrey Prids from Newcastle, New South Wales, said it's good to know more about Australia's Asian neighbors through exhibitions like this.

"When we were in high school, we just learned European history," said Geoffrey in his 60s. "We are more Euro-centric at that time."

"Australia now considers itself an Asian country and China is our biggest trading partner. We'd better know more about their culture and their history," he said.

The exhibition will last till May 22 and will only be shown in the National Library in Canberra.

LONDON, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Following is the English Premier League result on Monday (home teams listed first):

Tottenham 3 Aston Villa 1

Played on Sunday

Everton 6 Sunderland 2

Southampton 2 Bournemouth 0

LONDON Cheap New Balance 574 Mens , Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Following are the leading English Premier League scorers after Monday's matches:?

15: Lukaku (Everton), Vardy (Leicester)

14: Ighalo (Watford)

13: Mahrez (Leicester)

11: Kane (Tottenham)

10: Giroud (Arsenal)

7: Aguero (Man City), Arnautovic (Stoke), Wijnaldum (Newcastle)

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Protesters demand to enter a courtroom where auctions of foreclosed properties are held in Athens, Greece, on Nov. 29, 2017. Auctions of foreclosed properties in Greece resumed on Wednesday both at local courts and via the new introduced platform of electronic auctions, amid clashes of protesters with riot police in Athens and Thessaloniki. (XinhuaLefteris Partsalis)

by Alexia Vlachou

ATHENS, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Auctions of foreclosed properties inGreece resumed on Wednesday both at local courts and via the newintroduced platform of electronic auctions, amid clashes ofprotesters with riot police in Athens and Thessaloniki.

After home repossessions in courts across Greece having beenblocked for several months Cheap New Balance 574 Sweatshirt , the recommencement of the auctions wasmet with strong reactions and public uproar.

Riot police guarded the offices of notaries participating in theprocedure of electronic auctions. Protesters clashed with riotpolice at local courtrooms in the Greek capital later in theevening.

Three protesters were reportedly injured during their attempt toblock a scheduled property auction at the Athens local courtbuilding, after police used tear gas.

"With the use of violence, they prevented us from entering thecourtroom. This action makes the auctions performed today, 10 ofwhich were of first residence, invalid and illegal," LeonidasPapadopoulos, founding member of movement "Den Plirono" (I am notpaying) told journalists.

"They did not let debtors who were losing their properties todayto watch the procedure Cheap New Balance 574 Outside In ," he added, saying that every citizen has aright to enter and watch the procedure inside the court.

"In this country, there is a junta of auctions," the head of afar-left out-of-Parliament party, Panayiotis Lafazanis, a one-timeSYRIZA minister, told reporters Cheap New Balance 574 Island , condemning the use of tear gasagainst the protesters.

Property auctions in Greece have systematically been blocked bygroups of protesters, which also targeted offices of lawyers andnotaries involved in the procedure.

Following a series of verbal attacks and threats against them,notaries boycotted foreclosures hearings, requesting protectionfrom the state. Their action had frozen the process of propertytransfers.

Greek notaries had declared a strike until the end of the year,but they called it off on Monday. They came into an agreement withthe Greek government after ensuring their security at proceedingsat specific courts.

As Greece's lenders returned for a scheduled review of thecountry's economic performance this week, the Greek governmentinaugurated the formula of e-auctions to facilitate banks to reducenonperforming loans and meet bailout targets.

The long-awaited electronic system was introduced successfullywith the first two electronic foreclosures.

"Today's auction was a test for the electronic system that hasbeen created and tested for the first time under real conditions,"the president of the notaries Cheap New Balance 574 Outdoor , Giorgos Rouskas, told localmedia.

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