uangzhou, provincial capital of Guangdong province, pledged to further cooperate with overseas counterparts in the fight against endangered animal smuggling in the coming months, said a senior local customs officer. “Top priorities will be given to big cases: major smuggling gangs, channels and networks,” said Zheng Jun, deputy director of the Guangzhou customs anti-smuggling bureau, at a news conference in Guangzhou on Thursday. According to Zheng, Guangzhou customs provided valuable and accurate information to its Malaysian count erparts in January, resulting in the seizure by Malaysian customs officers of more than 60 kilograms of rhinoceros horns. Zheng reiterated that customs officers from his bure auRead More →

ipation ever of Nobel Prize winners, with four on the team They were Arieh Warshel, the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in chem istry; Edvard I. Moser, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; Konstantin Novoselov, the 2010 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; and Michael Young, the 2017 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or med icine. These four were also joined by Les Valiant, the 2010 Turing Prize winner. The survey was conducted by the International Tal ents magazine. The organizer and Dataway provided data analysis of the survey. China Daily cons tructed the official website for the survey and reported on theRead More →

Ahead of this year’s London Book Fair in March, media reported a rise in interest in translat ed works among British readers, with a special mention of the wider acceptance of transl ated Chinese titles last year. For translator Anna Holmwood, this signals the arrival of a new era. “This is a big moment for Chinese fiction abroad,” says Holmwood, who has translated Chinese literature for almost a decade. Her translation work, Legends of the Condor Heroes: A Hero Born, a fa ntasy novel written by Jin Yong (Louis Cha Leung-yung), and Liu Cixin’s science-fictio n book, The Three Body Problem, are shown in aRead More →

re is a price to pay: time, money and the risk of losing your job. And as a result they took to cyberspace,” she said. Employers are obliged to provide overtime pay, bonuses and welfare benefits to em ployees working overtime. But many tech company employees said it was too much to hope for. A senior developer with the e-commerce giant Alibaba, who asked not to be named to protect his career, said employers seldom say the schedule is compulsory, but failure to follow the rules could lead to low performance scores and layoffs. “Defiant behavior can also lead to losing your annual bonus, whichRead More →

The head of one of the world’s best-known museums is retiring, and as the news spread l ate Monday, netizens praised him as a tireless guardian and promoter of the nation’s heritage. The retirement of Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang, 65, whose name has frequently been in the news, was announced on Monday at a meeting at the museum, also known as the Forbidden City. Shan “has made the Forbidden City shift from a luxury beyond reach to one that is accessible to ordinary people”, Feng Kaitai, a la wyer and Weibo user, posted on Monday. “He makes more younger people fall in love withRead More →

Chinese startup Ofo has denied it is bankrupt, and claimed all is w ell at the bike-sharing company in a statement released on Tuesday. According to media reports, Beijing Baikeluoke Technology Co, one of Ofo’s operat ors, was involved in a bankruptcy case on March 25, listed on the national bankruptcy disclosure platform. Ofo, however, insists it is not bankrupt, saying that its debt-related litigation and negotiations are still underway. The company has been suffering financial problems for the past few m onths, with tens of millions of users waiting for refunds since the second half of last year. To compound matters for the company,Read More →

A saying goes that love knows no age. One example is what happened between the 96-year-old g randfather Han and the 85-year-old grandmother Wu in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province. Their romance can be traced back to Spring Festival in 2017, when they met at their ch ildren’s gathering for the first time, according to Changjiang Daily. They had been living alone since their spouses die d. Their children, who happened to be friends, had worried about their parents’ loneliness and decided to fix them up. Han thought Wu was nice after the meeting and decided to pursue a rel ationship with his children’s support.Read More →

 that rejecting May’s deal could see Brexit delayed indefinitely. The promises moved some previously resistant Brexit-backers to support the deal. Former Forei gn Secretary Boris Johnson — a likely contender to replace May as Conservative Party leader — twe eted that rejecting it risked “being forced to accept an even worse version of Brexit or losing Brexit altogether.” But the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, with 10 seats in the House of Commons, has refused to back the agreement because it treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK. Parliament voted on the legally binding, 585-page withdrawal agreement that May agreed uponRead More →

tension if it plans to change course and tack toward a softer departure. That would, however, require the U.K. to particip ate in elections for the European Parliament in late May — something both the bloc and the British government have sought to avoid. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the bloc was open to extending the departure process by “six or nine or 12 months.” The political morass has left Britons on both sides of the debate frustrated and angry. S ome Brexit supporters, who had planned to be celebrating Friday, were protesting instead. Thousands converged on Parliament Square as lawmakers voted inside, wavingRead More →

Island province ‘will ensure’ that Boao Forum continues to promote cooperation The international exchanges and cooperative efforts prompted by the Boao Forum for Asia are turning Hainan province into the Silicon Valley of seeds for co untries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to a Hainan government official. More hybrid rice seeds cultivated by Chinese scientists at the Nanfan Scientific and Rese arch Breeding Base in Hainan are being introduced to ASEAN countries. The total combined area of hyb rid rice cultivation in India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia – major rice-growing countries – has reac hed 4.28 million hectares, said WangRead More →