n, who came to the main venue of the festival on Thursday with four friends. “We went to Thailand for a vacation last month. The beautiful sunshine and beaches there are enchanting,” the 54-year-old Beijing native said. “Now, we have a second chance to experience its food.” Yang Lin, 26, who described herself as a foodie, also went to t he gala. “I love Korean food most, except for Chi nese cuisine, and I’m happy that Beijing is holding such a big food exhibition.” Xu Hejian, a Beijing official in charge of the event, said visitors can see how Asian food i s made atRead More →

April 8 and was succeeded by Wang, former director of the Dunhuang Academy. Shan is well known for his innovative changes to the Palace Museu m, such as the introduction of a light show during the Lantern Festival. By the end of 2018 over 80 percent of the Forbidden City had opened to visitors, compared with only 52 percent in 2014. The Palace Museum established the Palace Museum Research Institute in Nove mber 2013 as an unincorporated organization for scholarly inquiry and exchange. The institute includes Palace Museum Institute researchers, scholars in the Palace Museum, and oth er Chinese and international scholars, all coming togetherRead More →

Health authorities will redouble their efforts to train nurses in eldercare as the proportion of older people in the popula tion expands and tens of millions of people struggle with disabilities, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Jiao Yahui, deputy chief of medical administration and supervision at the Nation al Health Commission, said there are not enough nurses to cope with the growing needs of the country’s elderly. A regulation on the training of healthcare workers and standards of service is being drafted. It is expected to boost the number of nurse’s aides, Jiao said ahead of International Nurses Day on Sunday. The nurse’sRead More →

as the capital of Israel and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that fueled the massive protests from Palest inians and the Arab world and deepened the enmity between the Palestinians and Israelis. The Trump administration has closely aligned itself with Israel’s right wing, and on Su nday night, US President Donald Trump reinforced this when he tweeted his “100%” su pport for Israel’s actions, blaming the violence on “terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad”. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group s eized control of Gaza from Western-backed Palestinian forces in 2007, but its leader Ism ail Haniyeh saidRead More →

omy was more than 20 percent; in the past four decades, it has steadily declined to 15 percent. At the same time, China’s share (in purchasing powe r parity terms) has soared from 5 percent to about 20 percent. While the PPP indicators inflate the pace of progress, the trend lines do herald a coming structural shift in the world economy. China can foster the share of developing nations In the future, the well-being of the advanced economies will de pend on the rising living standards in less-wealthy nati ons. And just as US leadership supported the role of the advanced countries in the 20thRead More →

th other WTO members should be properly handled according to the WTO dispute settlement proc edures. It not only takes the initiative to file claims in order to safeguard its legal interests and the authority of the WTO rules, but also actively responds to charges, and respects and enforces WTO rulings. The WTO’s ruling on this dispute over shows that the orga nization has an important role to play in safeguarding the multil ateral trading system. It’s not simply a matter of one side tallying up a victory against the other. The multilateral trading system, with the WTO as its core, has been a mainstayRead More →

 convicted of incitement to commit public nuisance. Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng handed down the verdicts. The court will h ear defendants’ petition in the afternoon. The date for sentencing has not yet been revealed. According to the Crimes Ordinance and the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, each charge carries up to seven years’ imprisonment. The illegal Occupy protests saw massive sit-ins on Tim Mei Avenue and Fenwick Pier Street – major thoroughfares linking Wan Cha i and Central – between Sept 28 and Dec 11 of 2014. It put the city in a standstill for 79 days. China will lower the tax rates on a range ofRead More →

Travelers on laid-back trips for the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday crowded to return home on Sunday, China Railway Corp said. According to the State-owned railway provider, about 14.54 million visits would be made on Sunday, the last day of the three-day break, and 732 trains were added to deal with the rush. High-tech assistance was available to travelers, such as facial recognition speeding up entry and visual-reality navigati on in 45 railway stations operated by the Wuhan branch of China Railway Corp. Tomb Sweeping Day, or Qingming, is a traditional holiday for honoring ancestors an d also a break for spring outings. This year, theRead More →

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sunday in Be ijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Two earthquake experts said the minor quake was a normal activity in the earth’s crust caused by changes in crustal stress, and th ere is no need for the public to panic, according to a report on huanqiu.com. “It is a normal and isolated event,” said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering School at the Institute of Disaster Prevention. “As Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zones of Shanxi province, the Hebei Plain andRead More →

ecially the development of the tourism sector, a pillar industry of China. In fact, after the four-day holiday was announced on March 22, tourism-related stocks rose sharpl y. Also, the number of tourists and tourism revenue during May Day holiday this year are set to increase by ab out 8 and 9 percent year-on-year, respectively, according to China Tourism Academy. But the actual number of holidays has not increased because April 28 and May 5 being Sundays are make-up working days. And since there is a debate on whether t he government should put people’s demand for longer holidays above economic development, the four-day holRead More →