ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used
in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto
nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p
lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon
sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38
million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.
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.
More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small
er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.
Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G
uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum
p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates
of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.
“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai
rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but
and localize its products to meet Indian customers’ needs and suit the local conditions.
One such attempt was the “Jahukna Mat” (Hindi for ‘no need to bend‘ or ‘do not bend’) campaign, which aim
ed at avoiding bending by users to put in or bring out commodities stored inside the fridg
e. This was introduced to the Indian market seven years ago, and the concept had an immediate acceptance.
“Traditionally, in the refrigerators, the veggies box was at the bottom
and homemakers had to bend down many times in a day to put in or pull out co
mmodities stored inside the box,” said Eric Braganza, president of Haier Appliances (India).
“After proper product research, we introduced the upside-down concept, and put the veggies box at the top to ensure that p
eople, especially women, avoid bending. This change has been well received by Indian consumers.”
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.