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.
heavenly horse－located in the suburban Songjiang district, is the largest omnibearing movable telescope in Asia an
d is ranked third in the world in comprehensive performance. It began providing celestial observations in 2012.
While Tianma was not directly involved in the observations that led to the black hole image, its ability to see other phenome
na in the universe on certain wavelengths, contributed to the precise calibration of the final data for the image, s
cientists in Shanghai said. Tianma is part of the East Asia Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, or EAVN.
Shen Zhiqiang, head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ S
hanghai Astronomical Observatory and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) inter
national team that assembled the black hole image－more than 200 astronomers worldwide linked via a g
lobe-spanning array of eight ground-based radio telescopes－said that the equipme
ong the country’s top development priorities in the telecommuni
cations industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Te
chnology, said on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedit
e the commercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has a
lready unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G foldable smartphone, the Mate X, which is
expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Huawei from buying US t
echnology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilicon, said
The root cause for the repeated twists and turns in the China-US trade talks lies, to a grea
t extent, in the United States’ serious deviation from, and disdain for, the objective laws of econ
omics. The fact that China will never accept its unreasonable demands further complicates the matters for the US.
The US administration’s often competing and clashing objectives－though m
any of them are understandable－cannot be realized simultaneously. For instance, the U
S hopes to revive its industries and boost its real economy while maintaining the huge bubble in its financial market.
A dream called sustainable reindustrialization
Yet the US expends huge amounts of its resources just to maintain its mo
netary hegemony and thus ensure its financial sector offers higher pay and return on inv
estment compared with the real economy sectors, which helps it to maintain its advantage in
magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a
re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.
Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.
Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp
anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea
d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.
“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this
round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma
rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.
cted by the China Consumer Association from December to March, which included mor
e than 1,700 students from elementary, junior high and senior high school.
According to the report, most elementary school students were first exposed t
o the internet in third grade, and these 9-year-old students accounted for 32.2 percent of th
e total. For junior high school students, most had their first online experience at the age of 12 years in grade six, a
nd these students comprised 21.7 percent. Among high school students, the peak period to access the internet fell duri
ng their first year in junior high school, with these 13-year-olds representing 19.4 percent.
The report shows over 90 percent of teenagers use electronic devices for study or playing game
s every week. What deserves attention is that the percentage of inevitable exposure to electronic devi
ces among elementary school students is significantly higher than that of the other two groups.
government on Tuesday to consider the costs it would bear through raising tariffs.
He reiterated that China will never capitulate under any external pressure and hopes the US meets China halfway.
The US has no need to “worry about” China’s affairs, Geng said at a daily news conference. The country has made progress i
improving its foreign investment environment and has become a popular investment destination, he sa
id, citing the expansion of US-based Exxon Mobil Corp and Tesla Inc in the market last year.
Geng stressed that China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the market and will co
ntinue to establish a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable investment and business environment.
A shares, in the final step as part of the November 2019 Semi-Annual Index Review, according to the report.
About 109 companies will be added and three removed from the MSCI China A Onshore Index, whic
h will take place as of the close of May 28, and the three largest additions to this index would be the
Wens Foodstuff Group A, Contemporary A and Shenzhen Mindray A, the MSCI said.
In addition, the MSCI China A Onshore Small Cap Index will see 503 stocks added and 49 cut, with most of the new addi
tions coming from newly eligible ChiNext stocks, according to an official statement of MSCI.
MSCI also updated the list of China A Mid Cap securities that may potentially be adde
d to the MSCI China and the MSCI Emerging Markets Indexes as part of the third step of th
traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away