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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

real name-”the most hardcore cat lover” for building the AI cat shelter. The wooden box, 165 centimeters tall, is cozy with a small entry. Inside is a multil evel cat den with a scratching post, plush resting places, dangling toys and hideaways. The access control system features AI facial recognition technology. A high-definition camera on top can identify 174 kinds of cats and let them enter or exit as they wish. It has night vision to let in any ginger toms or gray tabbies wandering by at night. The camera can check cats for four common feline diseases, including inflammation of the mout h andRead More →

Christchurch, New Zealand (CNN)Zaid Mustafa should have been at school on Wednesday. Instead, he was being pushed in a wheelchair to the graves of his father and brother, surrounded by mourning strangers in a country he had only recently made home. The 13-year-old was shot in the leg last Friday when a gunman opened fire on worshipers at two mosques in the New Zeala nd city of Christchurch, killing 50 people and shocking a nation that thought it could never happen there. The Mustafas didn’t think it could happen there, either.Zaid Mustafa, 13, whose father and brother were killed in the Chri stchurch terrorist attack,Read More →

percent of the nation’s primary energy demand by 2020, according to the commission. “Demand for gas has surged in China in recent years, which has posed a pot ential threat to the country’s energy security. Underground gas storage, on the other hand, could w ell meet the peak for gas consumption and is a necessary part of the natural gas industrial chain,” he said. “Sufficient storage facilities and competent peak load regulation capacity is necessary for a stable supply of natural gas.” According to Zhang, major gas consumers around the world have set up gas storage sy stems, with gas in storage contributing more thanRead More →