As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home and abroad, local
authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October.
The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other part
s of the country to boost Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Ti
ngfen, deputy general manager of Xinjiang Railway Tourism Development Group.
The trains will provide easier access to both the southern and northern parts of Xinjia
ng, said Huang. It will also be more convenient for Xinjiang residents to travel to other parts of the country.
th Huawei and some features of 5G are very suitable for the rollout of the superfast techn
ology in Europe. For instance, 5G capacity is 20 times that of 4G, and its power consumption 10 times l
ess. “We also use materials that will not corrode for decades, and these characteristics are very suitable for Europe.”
Ren said the US technologies are still worth learning in both their depth and width. Many small US companies have super-precision products.
“But in our business (5G), Huawei is at the forefront, though when
it comes to comparison between countries, we are still far behind the United States,”Ren added.
“We will not go through an extreme shortage of supplies. We have made sound preparati
ons,” Ren said, adding that the company’s employees are working overtime to prepare for such situations.
Degree holders turn their backs on mega cities for better lifestyle choices
The population of college graduates is projected to reach a record high this year, turning an
already tough job market into a pressure cooker and intensifying the scramble for talent nationwide.
To many new graduates, mega cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Guangdong province, are less attractive beca
use of their high cost of living and greater peer pressure in the job market. And so the graduates are looking elsewhere.
The trend is changing the employment landscape in China, but it’s good news for sec
ond- and third-tier cities. The mega cities’ loss could be their gain in the brain drain game.
rcing to countries other than China under the tariff specter, the FDRA said there had been com
panies moving away, but “footwear is a very capital-intensive industry, with years of planning required to m
ake sourcing decisions, and companies cannot simply move factories to adjust to these changes”.
Douglas H. Paal, vice-president of the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowme
nt for International Peace, said the footwear industry’s complaints are justifiable, albeit a little late.
“Since their issues do not involve critical technologies, the
re might be room for the administration to offer a degree of relief,” Paal told China Daily.
ontinuously working with customers as well as industry and governme
nt stakeholders to ensure its technology adheres to all of their requirements.
The US Department of Homeland Security issued an alert warning on Monday that Chinese-made drones may be se
nding sensitive flight data back to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there.
According to a report by CNN, the alert warns companies and organizations that the US gov
ernment has “strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data into the territory of an au
thoritarian state that permits its intelligence services to have unfettered access to that data.”
The report does not name any specific manufacturers, but nearly 80 percent of the
drones used in the US and Canada come from DJI, according to industry analysis.
d overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe are the top three destinations.
About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that migh
t interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.
More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours wit
h higher prices and which take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.
“Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. Ho
wever, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.
He said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into cap
tivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
event wild animals from being touched by tourists. In such conditions, education on wildlife protection before the tour will be needed,” he said.
“Also, we can further explain contributions travelers can make through a
nimal-friendly tourism during the trip, which will make the tour much more meaningful and unforgettable.”
Apart from travel agencies, online tourism information platforms are also contributing efforts to promote wildlife-frien
dly tours. Qyer.com－a Chinese website that enables travel enthusiasts to write notes and exchange experiences, has
recently added a new item of “not chasing tigers in the national parks” into their travel guidebook for India.
“Wildlife protection needs efforts from each one of us and we will keep updating such informa
tion, encouraging more travelers to join our efforts,” said Lin Yi, manager of Qyer’s offline business department.
Mainstream political groups will continue to dominate in elections to the European Parli
ament this week but probably will lose some seats to nationalist and far-right parties, analysts predict.
“There is no fear for the solidity of the EU-decision-making system”, said Sven Biscop, director of the Euro
pe in the World Program at the Egmont-Royal Institute for International Relations, a think tank based in Brussels.
But he urged “those who favor the European project” to not be complacent, as the rise of
populist and far-right parties has already become a major concern for the EU and its member states.
About 400 million people from the EU’s 28 member countries – includi
ng for now the United Kingdom – are eligible to vote in polls to be held from Ma
Kong affairs, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Counc
il, and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR, have also
expressed their support for the proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition law.
A new United Nations report concludes that high trade tensions
and policy uncertainty are damaging global economic growth prospects.
A further escalation of the trade dispute between the US and China threatens both short- and mediu
m-term global growth prospects, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Pro
spects (WESP) mid-2019 report released Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.
The report said that global merchandise trade-volume growth has slo
wed more sharply than expected, particularly in late 2018 and early
ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.