Imax box offices set a new record over the Chinese New Year period starting on Feb 5, grossing 217 million yuan ($32.3 million) across its 599 theaters in China. Imax Corporation and Imax China said in a news release on Feb 11 that the results were driven by the strong performances of three local-language films – The Wandering Earth, Crazy Alien and Peg asus. The sales figures marked Imax China’s best Chinese New Year performance ever, up 40 percent year-on-year. The Wandering Earth, China’s first big-budget sci-fi film, led the pack by grossing more than 185 million yuan in Imax theaters to become the highestRead More →

The water quality of Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei Province has been significantly im proved in 2018, according to the ecology and environment bureau of the new area on Sunday. The concentration of the major pollutants total phosphorus and ammon ia nitrogen in Baiyangdian Lake saw a year-on-year decrease of 35.16 percent and 45.45 percent respectively last year. To protect the environment of Baiyangdian Lake, Xiongan New Area started to deal with a sewage reservoir that is only 2.5 km away from the lake and posed a threat to the water quality in 2018. A total of 126,000 tonnes ofRead More →

will rise by $30 if Apple moves its final assembly lines to the United States. If Apple manufactu res components and assembles them in the country, the cost will go up by $100 with the investment, labor and logistics involved. What’s more, the relocation to the United States would also see rising prices of many supplier items produced outside the U nited States, including semi-conductors, processors, memory, displays, batteries, the plastic and metal enclosures. “Our industry involves highly customized products. It requires both strong research and development ability and ind ustry scale. So, moving the supply chain would be a long shot,” said Meng WuRead More →

NEW YORK – Residents’ opposition, labor shortage, and technology transfer difficulties are the three main reasons why manuf acturing companies like Foxconn could not move back to the United States easily, industry insiders and analysts have said. Being built on a vast 2,800 acres of land in the US State of Wisconsin, the Foxconn plant project is dubbed by US President Donald Trum p as the “eighth wonder of the world” for the scale of investment, the number of new jobs it promises to brin g in, and the hundreds of upstream and downstream manufacturing companies that potentially would follow suit. The company, which makesRead More →

CANBERRA – Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham has said he has confidence tha t the relationship between Australia and China will continue to prosper in 2019 in his Chinese New Year Message. In a statement confirmed by the Australian embassy in China on Friday, Birmingham e xtended his “best wishes of health, happiness, success and prosperity to everyone who is celebrating the Lunar New Year”. “With over 1.2 million people of Chinese heritage living in Australia, it is a s pecial time for many communities and families across our nation,” he said. “As the Australian Minister for Trade, I am veryRead More →

ancient China, while blending western and modern musical elements. Hand cymbals, resembli ng those in Peking Opera, were seamlessly merged with a Baroque violin ensemble, and the sound of bird chirping echoed the hymns of human beings, creating dialogue between mankind and nature. Various non-musical objects, as a signature style of Tan, were used to imitate cer tain sounds. For example, the orchestra repeatedly turned pages of their scores to create the sound of wind. Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong led the orchestra for the first time. He turned himself into a Shaman in the ritual with rich body languages, adding to a sense of immersiveRead More →

chodrama composed of four major sections, i.e. Dramatic Presentation, Interactive E xperiences, Volunteer Interpretation and Hui Diji’s Heart Forum, based on real stories and psycho-social counseling cases. All performances will be presented in Chinese with English subtitles. The event is part of the second annual Creative China Festival (CCF), which is co-organized b y Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) and Creative China Center in New York. The current CCF has been open from September 2018 to March 2019 in New York, Bo ston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Seattle. The CCF aims to nurture innovative creators and foster in-depth collaRead More →

Early stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms, making early detection very d ifficult. Stomach cancer may present vague gastrointestinal symptoms or may m imic other conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis or a peptic ulcer. Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include: a sense of fullness after ea ting small amounts, discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen, nausea and vomi ting and/or bloating after meals, loss of appetite and/or unexplained weight loss, indigestion, heartburn or diffi culty swallowing, vomiting blood or blood in the stool, and weakness and fatigue. Most of these symptoms may be caused by things other than stomachRead More →

  In the 21th century the world cannot be imagined without very close relationship between China and Europe. Better ec onomic relations with China not only benefits China but also Europe, said Victor Ponta, former president of the Socialist and D emocratic Party and former Prime Minister of Romania in an interview with People’s Daily Online.Ponta is in Beijing to attend the 5th China-Europe High-level Political Parties Forum held from May 17-18. He believes these forums are very useful initiatives fr om both the Chinese side and European side. “I think political decisions should be taken into joint consideration by the Europea n political parties andRead More →

According to the Japanese Times website on the 30th, the nuclear fuel facility in Donghai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, sounded the “radioactive material leakage” alarm on the afternoon of the same day, and nine staff members were bei ng inspected to determine whether they had been exposed to nuclear pollution. According to Taiwan’s Toshimori News Cloud, the Japan Release Association was q uoted as saying that nine staff members were present when the fuel manuf acturing equipment of Japan Atomic Power Research and Development Agency (JARDA) in Do nghai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, was operating. Ibaraki County said the incident did not affect the surrounding environment.Read More →