With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympic

 preparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.

Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s no

rthern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou

ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.

As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Linglong Tow

er, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heightened f

or the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature ath

letic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.

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The National Health Commission issued draft regulatio

ons in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technolog

ies, stipulating that clinical research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ tra

nsplants between species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.

Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face

punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.

The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r

egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.

Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics

committee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wit

h ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.

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In 2008, he accidentally came across a group of people fly

 flying a remote-controlled model aircraft, which intrigued him

and brought back his fantasy. He immediately bought a model aircraft for himself. Ho

wever, due to his lack of basic knowledge in operating it, he broke the aircraft that same day.

“I tried very hard to fix it but failed,” he said, adding that he was then d

etermined to make himself an expert. He began to study online and made friends with many dieh

ard fans. After half a year, he was able to make modifications on model aircrafts.

With drones becoming mainstream in China, Zhao decided to s

et up his own company in 2010 to sell drones. After his compa

ny was set up, five drone models had been invented by his team, including a modified drone powered with fuel.

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Short-video apps such as Douyin and Kuaishou offer maj

major platforms for them to learn about the outside world. They also l

ike to use social networking platforms such as Pinduoduo and WeChat, on which they can bu

y products, socialize with friends, learn about the latest fashion trends and make purchases, Yu said.

“For example, Pinduoduo asks consumers to invite friends to join the platform, to help r

educe prices, which can be a good way of obtaining new customers and retaining them,” he said. “C

onsumers also like purchasing activities that can strengthen connections with friends.”

Sun said that because they face less work pressure and shorter commuting time, small-town youths have more free time com

pared with their peers in big cities. They mainly spend this time online or getting together with friends.

Some 88.7 percent of small-town youths surf the internet, 80.6 percen

t hang out with friends, and 60 percent watch movies, according to Sun’s report.

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All the professors here at the institute have not only

theoretical knowledge, but also very good and deep experience in different

types of satellites. For example, Professor Hu was part of China’s own satellite program from th

e very beginning, and Professor Cui has taken part in both of my nation’s remote-sensing satellite projects.

“All of them have at least 10 years of experience in satellite re

search and development. This is very important and very unique,” he added.

Moreno Pena said China is special to him, professionally as well as personally.

“I met my wife during my first training in Beijing in 2007. She was also a Venezuelan studying spacecraft here at that time,” he said.

“China is a very special nation to me. I’ve made a lot of Chinese friends. I love Chinese f

ood in all flavors, especially Beijing roast duck, noodles and local Muslim food,” he added.

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This quarter’s data show that China is avoiding this

The consumer inflation rate was 1.8 percent year-on-year and produce

r prices went up only 0.2 percent. A standard rule of thumb used by central bankers wor

ldwide is that the inflation rate should be targeted at about 2 percent per year

. This rule is actually built in to the mandate of the European Central Bank. So, the stable monetary policy of the Peop

le’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is working.

The March unemployment rate in urban areas was 5.

2 percent, slightly below the level last year. Most economists define “full employ

ment” as anything below 6 percent, so we are not seeing significant pro

blematic unemployment even during a period of major economic transformation.

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It’s Xinzhu’s first overseas production base, marking

 the first step of its overseas development.Du Xiaofeng, vice-president of the company, said it aims to serve members of the Commonweal

th of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, and other Middle East and European marke

ts. He said the company will adopt localized management and hire a large number of Belarusian employees.

The company also introduced the core technology for medium- and low-speed maglev traffic system f

rom German company Max Bogl Group and put it into local production. Its production line is expected to be completed in June.

“Our overseas outreach has gradually transformed from technological and academic com

munications to capacity cooperation,” said Hu Jishi, senior counselor and technical director of the company.

More BRI-related countries and companies have found

business potential in Chengdu. The Sino-German small and medium-sized enter

prises cooperative park, Sino-French ecological park, Sino-Italian cultural innovation park, Sino-South Korean innovation and

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People’s tastes are more highly developed,” Jiang says

 “We just want to give people the same feeling watching them on digital devices today as they had on small TV screens years ago.”

More than 300 TV series have been restored since November, and Pei says all their da

ta has gradually helped to build up a database, which will further improve the algorithms.

In March, the restored edition of 2003’s Legend of the Dragonslayer Sword was released online through Youku. Unexpected

ly, it soon climbed into the top 10 list of most-viewed drama series on the platform, with all the others being new productions.

Jiang points out that many adaptations of old classics are now being made following the rise of online streaming media platforms.

“But they are often heavily criticized,” he says. “I don’t know whether it is because the performances are so poor. However, if we c

an make the original productions look just like new ones through restoration, people can at least have more choice.”

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The restriction applies to vehicles traveling out of Beiji

ng between 7 am and 11 am and to those entering the city from outside Beijing between 5 pm and 10 pm. Violators will be fined 100 yuan.

Also part of support measures for visitors to the event, construction of 11 temporary parking lots was completed earlier this mo

nth. The parking lots, with a total area of 106.04 hectares, can accommodate more than 20,000 vehicles.Tan Choon Ho

ng, a Malaysian man of Chinese descent, is deputy project manager of the Penang STP2 Project Management Office unde

r China Communication Construction (M) SDN BHD. His wife tells us how the company stimulates the develo

pment of the local economy, enriches the lives of local residents and makes overseas Chinese proud.

Every year, about 5,000 people with potentially deadly head and neck cancer come to S

un Yat-sen University Cancer Center, the world’s busiest medical facility treating the disease.

Ma Jun, a specialist in nasopharyngeal cancer who has worked at the

hospital in Guangdong province for 34 years, says every patient has a heart-wrenching story.

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Cabbies evacuate students free of chargeed many pe

Cabbies warmed many people’s hearts when they rushed to evacuate stu

dents and residents free of charge after a fire broke out on Qipan Mountain in She

nyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, last Tuesday, Beijing Evening News reported.

The fire started at about 1:50 pm and expanded quickly as the wind blew at a speed of 12.8 meters per second.

Students of He University, situated at Mt. Qipan Scenery Tourism Dev

elopment Zone, and residents living nearby needed to be evacuated for safety reasons.

Many cabbies rushed to Qipan Mountain and transported people away free of charge.

“We don’t know if the university has enough vehicles to send studen

ts away, so we came as soon as we heard the news,” said Zhang Shengjun, a member of Fu

shun Leifeng, a voluntary cab-driver team. “We’re waiting outside the school gate to see if we can offer some help.”

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