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.
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
her telescopes have diameters of 20 meters at most. Tianma can receive more signals than all of them combined,” Shen said.
Tianma has also played an indispensable role in determining orbits for China’s moon an
d deep space explorations. It will also determine orbits for the country’s first Mars exploration in 2020, Shen said.
The government is tackling illegal disposal of lead-acid fuel cells, w
hich has resulted in pollution and higher health risks. Hou Liqiang reports from Pizhou, Jiangsu.
China is the world’s largest manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, which are widely us
ed to power electric bikes and supply the ignition spark for conventional automobiles.
However, spent batteries, which are officially designated as hazardous waste, are often dispose
d of illegally, squandering large amounts of valuable lead and causing pollution that is costly to remedy.
nal savings rate and has to be compensated by other countries’ national savings, which in tu
rn adds to the trade deficit. On the other hand, China’s efficiency in the manufacturing industry makes it a lar
ge exporter of manufactured goods to the US and helps it sustain its high savings rate.
A high growth rate means higher trade deficit for US
Given that the US economy is driven by domestic demand, consumpt
ion in particular, instead of exports, a high rate of ec
onomic growth will widen the trade deficit, as it would have to import more products than it exports. In such a sit
uation, the implementation of large-scale infrastructure construction projects would further increase the trade deficit.
Guan said that the Chinese team will launch an appeal to the World Taekwo
ndo, the sport’s world governing body, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“We will definitely appeal to the decision,” he said. “And th
is referee’s qualification should be stripped of. This scandal is a serious damage to our sport.”
Booing drowned out any cheers from British fans as Walkden was announced as the winner and Zheng refused to ack
nowledge the Briton’s victory before sensationally collapsing on the podium and leaving the competition area in tears.
“I have been doing this sport for 16 years, but this is the first time I have realized that a taekwondo match could be played like this.
sing monitor report on flooding in Iran via Fengyun. The analysis estimated the coverage and
terrain characteristics of the flooded area, which greatly assisted the country’s evacuation efforts.
China has launched 17 Fengyun series meteorological satellites, of which seven are currently operational.
The World Meteorological Organization has included China’s Fengyun se
ries of meteorological satellites as a major element of its global Earth observation system.
ountries should work together for a better future in today’s world that is globaliz
ed and multipolar, Javier Solana, former secretary-general of NATO, said in an interview with China Daily.
en he visited a museum of broken relationships in Chengdu, capita
l of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, with two friends in January. They tho
ught it would be a good thing for Taiyuan to have a place for people to bury souvenirs from a failed relationship.
They acted fast and opened the museum after three months’ preparation.
The world’s first museum of broken relationships was founded in Croatia in 2006 by two artists, who
ended their four-year relationship and got the idea of setting up a museum to house their leftover personal items.
China has several museums of broken relationships now, in Nanjing, Chen
gdu, Xi’an, Wuhan, Beijing, Chongqing, Jinan, Harbin, Changsha, Guangzhou and Changchun.
China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area
s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile.
The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr
ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities.
The central government has made arrangements to offer support to
the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi
nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.
He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and
evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.
refore, giving rural children a good education is an important task in poverty relief, and