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.
n April 2018, Shanghai police arrested eight people from Shanlin (Shanghai) Financial In
formation Service Co, which was involved in illegal fundraising of more than 60 billion yuan.
The company, with a registered capital of 1.2 billion yuan, adopted a physical store and online ma
rketing to take public deposits. From October 2013, the company opened over 1,000 physical stores
across the nation and trained its employees to sell financial products through advertising and telemarketing wit
h the promise of high interest. In 2015, the company opened online financing platforms to raise money.
The company’s claimed investment projects were found to have no profit
ability, resulting in a huge capital gap that prevented it from repaying investors’ principal and interest. Last
public offering at $17 per share on Nasdaq Stock Exchanges, CNBC reported on Friday.
This price is at the top of its expected range from $15 to $17 in a regulatory filing, indicating the value of the company at about $4.2 billion.
Luckin Coffee raised $150 million in the most recent Series B+ round of financing, lifting the B
eijing-based company’s valuation to about $2.9 billion, the company announced on April 18.
With the aid of new technology, Luckin Coffee provides customers convenient service with innovative business model.
“The old way is people looking for coffee. With us coffee finds the people,” Luckin Coffee’s Co-founder Eric Guo told CNBC.
As a representative of China’s new retail based on mobile app, Luckin Coffee, founded in 2017, has expanded at a rapid pace.
ization, and the issue of occupational diseases, which has been accumu
lating over the decades of extensive growth, is gradually starting to show,” Li said.
A key task of the campaign is to complete a survey of the threat of dust pois
oning, covering industries including mining, metallurgy and building materials by the end
of 2020, and to hold companies accountable for preventing the hazard, a commission document said.
The campaign also aims to have employers who generate large amounts of dust suspend their businesses and over
haul working conditions, and will ask local authorities to shut down those that cannot improve.
The campaign aims for more rigorous inspections of high-dust employers and to punish those who violate laws and regula
tions. It will also urge employers to sign contracts with their employees and join occupational injury insurance.
duals look in real life without the posing, the filters, the photoshopping and the professional hair and make-up,” Martz said.
Pan, the Renmin University researcher, also believes that pi
ctures shared frequently on social media impose peer pressure on women.
“If people around you look thin on WeChat Moments, you are inevi
tably anxious to fit the general profile of having the ‘right look’,” she said.
Articles have also gone viral in summer on WeChat Moments, with sensational headlines such as “Good-looking girls never
weigh more than 50 kilograms” or “If you don’t lose weight in May, you will cry out loud in June”.
Shen Zijiao, a psychological consultant at Beijing Normal University, said: “Women don’t know what kind of beauty is best for th
em; they just thumb through their phone screens and get the notions of ‘being slender’ consciously or uncons
ciously. They always worry if their bodies are inconsistent with the so-called perfect body shape.”
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, one of the best Beethoven interpreters of all time, will perform
all five Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos during his upcoming China tour with the German orch
estra, Staatskapelle Dresden, which kicks off on May 15 at the Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall.
He will also perform with the German orchestra in Changsha, Hunan province, on May 18
and 19, and conclude the tour at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on May 21 and 22.
“Beethoven was the most romantic of composers. The more I play Beethoven’s works, the more musical freedom I get,” says Buch
binder, in an email interview with China Daily before the China tour. He adds that he has performed the com
plete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos with Staatskapelle Dresden for many times all around the world.
will impact various industries and stimulate the emergence of many new products, services and industries.
China Daily’s app was named the “Highly Commended” news app of the year at the newsawards 2019 in London on Wednesday.
The result was announced at the gala dinner held at the Royal Lancaster London. Ch
ina Daily beat two other nominees – The Independent and the Belfast Telegraph – to win the honor.
The China Daily app offers “a powerful mix of technology and innovation, with great clarity on audience needs,” said the judges.
The automotive sector will most likely be one of the first industries to rely
on 5G, connecting vehicles to other vehicles, roadsides, traffic lights, buildings and the inter
net to process data across cars or in the cloud, according to the report.
As 5G technology has integrated various industries and technologies, the number of 5G Stand
ards-Essential Patents applications surged to more than 60,000 globally by the end of April, the report said.
was disestablished in the latest government reshuffle and quara
ntine management functions were merged into the General Administration of Customs.
With a rising number of inbound foreign travelers and Chinese students returning home wit
h pets in tow, the administration issued the new rule in January to facilitate entry.
Shanghai Customs inspected 25 cats and 15 other pets at its ports of entry between May 1 and May 5. Twenty-seven of them were all
owed in after on-site inspections. Eleven were put under quarantine, and two were sent back to their original co
untry or region due to the lack of quarantine reports and rabies antibody test results.
Last year alone, 1,577 pets－822 dogs and 755 cats－entered Shanghai from overseas, customs data show.
Shanghai Customs has been publicizing information on the new regulations throu
gh various channels to passengers, including cooperating with more than 60 air carriers, it said.
l become a platform for people to experience natural beauty and t
o better understand, and then materialize, Xi’s wonderful ecological ideas.
When the sustainable developme
ustin Irwin anad James Berry took turns to steer their boat o
n Barkley Lake in western Kentucky, looking for Asian carp.
It did not take them long to spot a school of fish. Stopping the boat, Berry started to feed a 180-m
eter-long net into the water as Irwin maneuvered the boat to form the net into a large circle.
With the net in place, they then steered the boat in a circle, banging the hull with a wooden st
ick. Immediately, carp started to jump out of the water before splashing back in.
nt goals are firmly established in people’s minds, the significance of hosting the exhibition will have been achieved.
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held the t