she buys cosmetics, handbags and clothing from top brands through cross-border e-commer
ce platforms every month. Sometimes, she drives for one to two hours to neighboring bigger cities, such a
s Wuxi in Jiangsu, and Shanghai for shopping. She also plans two or three overseas trips every year.
“I don’t have any housing or car loans, and don’t have to worry about daily costs, as I live with my parents. I usually spend all my sa
lary on daily consumption and entertainment, which is quite common for people such as myself,” she said.
Jason Yu, managing director of Kantar Worldpanel, said small-to
wn youths look to the internet for the latest information, products and lifest
yles. The gap between young people in lower-tier cities and those in metropolises has narrowed greatly.
“Small-town youths now have broader horizons, are well informed, and some have even started to lead ‘avant-garde’ lifestyles,” he said.
up China to market vinyls for pop stars such as Jacky Cheung, Karen Mok and Faye Wong, aiming to popularize vinyls among young Chinese buyers.
Turntables are designed to appeal to a contemporary lifestyle that is simple and sustainable, Lin says.
His company opened a vinyl store, called 33-rpm, in Shenzhen on March 21
, and he has ambitious plans to have outlets in about 200 Chinese cities within the next two years.
“When you look at convenience, portability, and all those things,
vinyl doesn’t make sense,” he says. “But it is rooted in a passion or love for music. Some people
buy vinyls but they don’t necessarily listen to them. They’re collecting these things like works of art.”
A total of 700 Chinese sturgeons were released on Saturd
ay into the country’s longest river, the Yangtze River, to save the species from extinction.
The 700 captive-bred sturgeons, nicknamed “aquatic pan
das,” were released in the city of Yichang, Central China’s Hubei province, by the
Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute (CSRI) of the China Three Gorges Corporation.
The sturgeons released into the river will help boost the endangered species’ survival rate in the wild and en
hance their generic diversity, said Li Zhiyuan, deputy director of CSRI.Chinese sturgeons released into China’s longest river
the two-way eight-lane tunnel will be the largest and widest in the worl
d upon completion. Its tunnel will be 1.2 meters longer and two lanes wider than the HZMB.
Yang said the immersed tunnel used the steel shell tube, the first of its kind in China, and there were many other new struct
ures and technologies, which brought lots of challenges, such as lack of technical standards in the country.
He said the tunnel will have 32 tubes and each tube will have about 10,000 tons of steel, 165 met
ers long and with a displacement of about 80,000 tons. Each tube has more than 2,500 separate chambers.
e construction site, and the most difficult process is to sink and connect, Yan
g said. His company has invited experts to deliberate in rounds on the cement pouring, sealing and connection.
The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge is another important infrastructure project of the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).
The construction started on Dec 29, 2016. It is expected to put into operation in 2024.
play an active facilitating role, and create better conditions for and inject greater momentum into the development of bilateral relations.
The Italian Senate warmly welcomes Xi for his visit, Casellati said, notin
g that the Italian and Chinese peoples have always trusted each other and maintained pr
ofound friendship, with close ties in such fields as economy and trade, and culture.
The Senate speaker said she agrees with Xi on his remarks about the traditional friendly exchanges betwe
en the two countries dating back over 2,000 years, published in leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera ahead of his visit.
China and Italy are major countries that boast a rich culture, she said, adding that Italy is willing to boost communication and co
operation with the Chinese side in such fields as culture, art, language, heritage protection, tourism, science and tec
hnology, and innovation, and encourage their youths to increase exchanges and mutual understanding.
dworking, and bravely take responsibility,” he said. “There are no honorary members, only responsible members.”
Political adviser He Yun’ao, from Jiangsu province, said this year’s session was busy and substantial.
“I got up early and got to sleep late to read more material so as to im
prove my proposals,” he said. “The meeting was over, but Chairman Wang has given us man
y assignments. I will do more surveys and study this year and bring better proposals next year.”
Zhang Zhihao and Wang Kaihao contributed to this story.
hina’s poverty relief battle is the world’s biggest and toughest. Over the last 30-plus ye
ars, China has made determined and innovative efforts to reduce poverty and remarkable achievements have been witnessed.
In this exclusive interview, an episode of China Daily’s two sessions special coverage answe
ring questions put forward by media outlets from more than 20 countries, Lei Ming, dean of the Insti
tute of Poverty Research, Peking University, shares his view on the ways of the toughest poverty-relief battle.
plant business owner Lee Won-jeong in 2017 bought the site from Kim, but kept him on as manager. Lee is based in Busan, in the south of the country, and claims he was unaware of the problems at the site.
Lee says that after the sale, Kim deposited more than 80 times the amount of g
arbage permitted at the site, including household waste, construction materials, and discarded polymer.
The manager of the site had a permit to dump 2,000 tons of waste, the site holds more than 80 times that now.
As the trash mountain decomposed, gas built up under the surface. In December last year, fires began to appear.
Lee says that when he learned of Kim’s misconduct he fired him. Kim has since disappeared and CNN was unable to reach him for comment.
Kwon Hyun-soo, the Uiseong county environmental supervisor, says local authorities ar
e using their own resources to tackle the trash but the flaming mountain is too big for them to resolve.
”The waste is mostly from outside of our region. It’s too much for us to take care of the issue at the local level,” says Kwon.