of last year, all but nine of 6,251 violations that inspectors found had been corrected, at a total investment of 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) in 31 provincial regions. According to the top environmental watchdog, 3,740 industrial enterprises wer e relocated and 1,883 wastewater outlets were shut down during the campaign. “In the long run, the campaign will help curb pollution at sites that supply drinking water and prevent more of them from being abandoned due to pollution,” Ma from the institute said. There are specific dos and don’ts at these sites, but some of the restrictions will be lifted if they cease to beRead More →

China has issued guidelines to ensure the high-quality development of cross-border e-commerce posting and delivery services, a State Post Bureau (SPB) official said on April 11. The guidelines were jointly issued by the SPB, Ministry of Commerc e and General Administration of Customs, SPB official Tu Gang told a press conference. While stressing the significance of cross border delivery services, Tu said weaknesse s remained in aspects such as user experience, security control and international rules. China will launch a whole-process supervision approach on cross-border delivery services and implement security management regulations including real-name receiving and posting, human and machine examination of parcels. China supportsRead More →

r Force Shenyang J-11 fighter jets flew across the so-called median line of t he Taiwan Straits, prompting a strong reaction by Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen. She vo wed a “forceful expulsion” of mainland fighters should they cross the line again. A former official on the island, Lai Ching-te, said in a recent interview that the pro-secession Democratic Progres sive Party, of which Tsai and Lai are members, is protecting Taiwan by pursuing independence. Responding to both questions, Ma said the flight was part of the PLA’s scheduled exercise this year. “Protecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity is the sacred duty of the PLA,” heRead More →

s the company’s net profits saw a surge of 102.27 percent year-on-year to 37.31 million yu an in last year, while its revenue went down 22.5 percent to 1.13 billion yuan. If the non -recurring profit and loss is excluded, the company’s net loss was 1.26 billion yuan last year. National Business Daily citing JMC, FAW Car and TianJin FAW X iali said their performances declined due to the car market slow down. Moreover, BYD said its net profits fell on account of the subsidy cutting a nd rise in R&D spending. In 2018, BYD’s net profits attributable to shareholders were 2.78 billi on yuan,Read More →

ational classifications to keep pace with economic and technological development, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The professions include technicians for artificial intelligence, the Inter net of Things, big data and cloud computing, as well as electronic sports specialists, unm anned aerial vehicle pilots, agricultural managers and industrial robot system operators. The ministry said in a statement that with the massive utilization of AI, th e IOT, big data and cloud computing, technicians in these fields are badly needed. As industrial robots replace human labor in more factories in China, operating and maintaining robots are becoming hot professions. The demand forRead More →

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector increased at a faster pace in March, rising into the expansion territory, adding to confidence in the recovery of the world’s second-largest economy. Analysts said the rise is attributable to seasonal and other fact ors and it is still too early to predict a full rebound in manufacturing activity. The purchers index for the country’s manufacturing sector came in at 50.5 in M arch, up from 49.2 in February, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while one below it reflects contraction. The manufacturing PMI had been below the 50 mark for thrRead More →

After an explosion at a chemical plant killed 47, residents of Xiangshui county in Jiangs u province have flooded centers to donate blood for the severely injured survivors. There were so many people coming in to donate blood that the organizers at one center ran out of application forms, China Daily discovered Friday afternoon. “On average,People wait in line to donate blood at a donation point after a deadly chemical factory blast killed dozens in Xiangshui county in Jiangsu province on Frid ay people have to wait for at least five hours for their turn,” said Meng Xianghua, a me mber of the local laborRead More →

The bridge will greatly alleviate traffic burden on the First Beilun River Bridge three kilomet ers away, which was previously the only means of shipping personnel and cargo to or from Dongxing Checkpoint. Statistics from immigration authorities show that 12.19 million people and 47,056 vehicles passed over the old bridge in 2018, far beyond its maximum capacity. The new bridge is now designated for freight vehicles, while the First Be ilun River Bridge is reserved for personnel. This could save 30 minutes or more in custo ms clearance time for each consignment, according to Huang Xiong, deputy chief of Dongxing Customs. 1.jpgIn early 2015, theRead More →

after controversies that still loom over Chinese academia. Scientist He Jiankui’s announcement to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies to HIV sparked international condemnation, and act or Zhai Tianlin was found to have committed plagiarism in his doctoral pap ers, which aroused public anger online.Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: 8 Chinese among 157 victimsAn Ethiopian Ai lines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard There were no survivors onboard the flight  Eight Chinese were aboard the flight, seven were from the mainland and one from Hong Kong The plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8,Read More →

What did I know about Chinese culture or festivals before moving to Beijing? Growing up in the United States, it was m ostly stereotypical nonsense seen in reruns of old Charlie Chan movies on TV. As an adult, I have really enjoyed watching Jackie Chan kick the living daylights out of the bad guys i n the world, but there hasn’t been much exposure to genuine Chinese experiences, especially in my adopted hometown of Birmin gham, Alabama. There, in the heart of the South, Chinese are few compared with the majority white and Af rican-American population. The total Asian population was 2,152 last year, accordingRead More →