Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.
The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere
nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.
The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b
etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.
Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh
ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at
tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers
our country. We must encourage fair competition, and ensure that
our measures to lower internet service charges are fully delivered as they are an impo
rtant part of our efforts in improving people’s lives,” Premier Li said.Baisu Gulang, a 37-year-old horse hea
d fiddle maker, makes a horse head fiddle in Qian Golos Mongolian autonomous county of Songyuan, Nort
heast China’s Jilin province, May 15, 2019. Under his father’s influence, Baisu Gulang has an ardent love in making and playin
g horse head fiddle, a traditional musical instrument favored by Mongolian ethnic group. He started lear
ning to make horse head fiddle when he was 18 years old. In 2006, Baisu Gulang started a horse head fiddle maki
ng studio where he voluntarily teaches enthusiasts to make and play the instrument besides selling
Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.
On a warm spring afternoon, 28-year-old Ye Xiaoxian keeps her eyes glued to her comp
uter screen as she chats with female co-workers in an office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Her concentration is only broken when a colleague offers a plate of snacks.
“I’ve already eaten a chicken drumstick, three pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of potato chips, half a bowl of white rice and som
e walnuts. My thighs will swell if I eat these snacks,” Ye said, reluctantly pushing the plate away.
Her colleague, pinching Ye lightly on the forearm, replied: “Come on, you are not fat at all. I am the elephant in the room.”
But Ye, popping a slice of pineapple into her mouth, responded, “No, I don’t e
ven feel like eating dinner tonight and I really should renew my gym membership.”
manufacturing and selling fake or substandard vaccines, and stipulates a punitive compensation to those who sell or use su
bstandard vaccines with knowledge, causing death or serious health consequences.
Every morning, Sonam Tsering, 30, takes up his backpack and
earphones, boards the subway and arrives at a commercial bank in Beijing for work.
Sonam’s job in is the international busine
ss unit of the bank. His success has a lot to do with his educational background.
Sonam was born in Jone county in Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Gansu pro
vince. Under China’s ethnic policies, Sonam was able to study at a middle school in northern Hebei province.
“There were many ethnic classes in our school, and many of my classmates were ethnic
minorities,” he said. After graduation, Sonam went for further study in Britain.