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Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group, is inspired by the Chinese yin and yang symbol. The facility allows the male and fe
male pandas to live apart most of the year, yet in proximity and with easy access to a common area when the female is in heat.
Copenhagen Zoo CEO Jorgen Nielsen hailed the impending
arrival of the two pandas as one of the biggest events in the zoo’s 160-year history.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi Jin
ping nearly six years ago, has made practical progress, with 125 countries and 29 inter
national organizations having signed 173 cooperation agreements under the initiative framework as of March 27.
Under the initiative’s five cooperation priorities of policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, finan
cial integration and people-to-people bond, there are a batch of projects, such as transportation const
ruction and industrial infrastructure, in full swing or already having yielded fruitful results.
Here are some of the amazing projects achieved worldwide under the initiative.
um on Britain’s EU membership, but could change its mind if there appeared no other way to pass a Brexit deal.
Britain voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU in 2016. Since then, polls sugge
st the “remain” side has gained in strength, but it’s far from clear who would win a new referendum.
The new vote could leave Britain just as divided over Europe as it is now.
The Chinese aid team sent to cyclone-stricken Mozambique provided medical services to about 1,30
0 people and food to more than 1,000 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The first squad offered medical services to more than 500 people in a shelter 10 kilomete
rs away from its Beira city camp, and also disinfected an area of almost 10,000 square meters.
Having received information from an unmanned aerial vehicle, the seco
nd squad visited another shelter more than 70 kilometers away from the Chinese tea
m’s camp, carrying food and medicine, the ministry said in a statement late Thursday.
om countries involved in the BRI have visited Hainan annually to study agricultural technology, including Nanf
an’s breeding program, which is “playing the role of Silicon Valley for the country’s seed industry”, Wang said.
Hainan’s climate and biological resources have made Nanfan an important nati
onal center of seed propagation. Every winter, more than 7,000 domestic agricultural scientists and
workers are busy at the Nanfan centers. More than 70 percent of the country’s 7,000 crop varieties have been cul
tivated in the tropical island province, which is building a global resources center, National Business Daily reported.
“With good stress resistance and higher yields, hybrid rice seeds developed by Nanfan’s cen
ters are being welcomed in Southeast Asian countries,” said Xie Zhenyu, an assistant research fellow at the R
esearch Institute of Tropical Crop Germ Plasm under the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences.
“We have sent farming experts to hybrid rice growing areas overseas, and we give local farmers guidance, training and planni
ng for future development,” said Xie, who has worked as an expert in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Gambia.
accelerate the process to fully lower the market access threshold for foreign investments in
banking, securities and insurance, the premier said. Service sectors, including medical care and educ
ation, will be opened up along with transportation, infrastructure and energy, he said.
Li said China will further make it easier for foreign companies to set up a venture capital presence and will improve regulati
ons on foreign investors’ strategic investments in listed companies and their mergers with and acquisitions of domestic enterprises.
Also, preferential policies for investments from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan w
ill remain unchanged, and greater development opportunities will be offered for them, Li said.
Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalizaton, said he was impressed by Li’s speech to cl
ean up rules and regulations inconsistent with the Foreign Investment Law as well as to launch a more streamlined negative list.
“It shows China’s attitude of further opening-up, which is a higher-level and more concrete commitment of China,” he said.
Leif Johansson, chairman of global biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, said
Li’s speech reflects the determination to create a more open, fair and transpare
entered a new era of moderately slowing expansion and a transition to a high-quality grow
h model. That has pushed economists to reconsider some long-term issues, such as whether the economy wo
uld cool down sharply before a considerable rise in wealth, especially after a period of fast growth.
“The key method to ensure China’s role as a high-income cou
ntry is to adjust industrial structures and promote productivity,” said Zhu Min, an inf
luential Chinese economist and former deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund.
High-tech manufacturing, the service industry and the digital economy will be the new engines
for the economy, while some traditional driving forces, such as injecting funds into the market, are losing momentum, Zhu said.
China’s total GDP exceeded 90 trillion yuan ($13.4 trillion) in 2018, and the per cap
ita GDP was about $9,700. Economists predict that if the country maintains growth of at least 6 percent th
is year, which is likely given the current momentum, its per capita GDP this year would surpass $10,000.
one of China’s most popular video-sharing platforms. They are owned by the same person who posts their videos on an account called “Liu Erdou who can speak”.
The account became very popular quickly, attracting over 46 million followers and 390 million “thumbups” (or “likes”).
The account manager began to receive advertising opportunities from recogni
zed brands. The latter requested her to endorse certain products in her short videos.
That’s just one form of making money in the cat economy.
Many people are making products, or offering services, that make cats’ lives fancier, and their owners happier.
An electric scalp massager retails for about 120 yuan, and a FURminat
or (cat grooming comb) for over 100 yuan, with a freebie thrown in, in the form of a comb for t
he cat owner! Then, there is an indoor slide for 300 yuan, all kinds of beds, what have you.
that a stay of less than 24 hours on the mainland will not be counted as a day, and the count started from Jan. 1 this year.
The adjustment marked more generous tax exemptions on overseas-sourced incomes of foreigne
rs and non-mainland citizens working in the mainland. The move will attract more foreign investm
ent and overseas talent to work in the mainland, the STA said in a statement on its website.
Previously, the exemption was for tax residents who have lived on the mainland for less than five years.A house collapse triggered by a lan
dslide in North China’s Shanxi province has caused 10 deaths and left another 10 missing, local authorities said Sunday.
As of 10 am Sunday, 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment. Seven were found dead at the site.
So far, three of the 13 injured have left hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing.
The rescuers are searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.
The accident occurred at around 6:10 pm Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen
city, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.
many Chinese leave their hometowns to make a living in big cities, where they live alone. This makes it inevitable that they will do things on their own at times.
“Due to life’s stresses, sometimes they will actively look for the chance to escape from social interaction to enjoy solitude. As a re
sult, dining, traveling and singing karaoke or watching movies alone has become more common,” she said.
Chen added that the perception of single people has witnessed profound
changes, as there is no longer any stigma attached to them and many prefer to remain alone.
“Whether in TV shows or movies, there are increasing scenarios that tell people they sho
uld remain independent, and it is possible to live a nice life without getting married, especially for women,” she said.