public companies are from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. The United States has 575 companies, the most among the 61 countries and regions involved in the ranking. Japan is third-largest contributor, with 223 companies joining in the list. This year marks the 17th release of the Global 2000 ranking since it was first published by Forbes in 2003, when the Unite d States was home to 776 companies in the list while the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong only had 43. Industry-wise, banks and diversified finance make up most of the list, with 453 companies appearing on it, followed by tech ind ustry andRead More →

 followers on Sina Weibo and works as a part-time commercial photogra pher, said that virtually all his female clients ask him to alter their pictures digitally to mak e them appear skinnier before they are posted online-even those who are already super-thin. The 30-year-old also engages in “fat talk” with his fri ends, and sometimes jokes about his rotund belly to his followers on Sina Weibo. He said, “Different from women, guys my age or younger engage more in ‘mus cle talk’ because they want to be bigger and stronger”, while many middle-aged men who h ave gained weight get caught up in “fat talk”,Read More →

No need for dogs, cats to go through quarantine if they meet set conditions Pets owners no longer need to be separated from their beloved dogs or cats when they ar rive in China from overseas if they meet certain conditions, under a regulation that took effect on May 1. Dogs or cats with valid electronic chips arriving from 19 designated c ountries or regions no longer have to undergo weeklong quarantines if they pass on-site inspe ctions at ports of entry, according to the regulation released by the General Administration of Customs earlier this year. The designated countries and regions are New Zealand, Australia,Read More →

l culture, which has contemporary value and relevance to the modern wor   ld, and show it. In this way we can on the one hand tell the world how and why China is wh at it is, and on the other have Chinese and other civilizations create benefits for mankind. It is hoped that the Conference on Dialogue of Asi Many pets entering China will now be subject to streamlined customs clearance procedures. As of Wednesday this week, dogs or cats from designated countries or regi ons that carry valid electronic chips and pass on-site inspection will no longer be subject to extended quarantine,Read More →

versity of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, in the United States, said Xi wants to convey a specific message: that China sees the BRI as a method by which it can make a substantial and permanent contribution to lasting peace, common security and global prosperity. “While some Westerners may scoff at the impact they think the BRI m ay have on these issues, Xi genuinely sees the BRI as a global development project and will cont inue to wholeheartedly put China’s money, resources and energies into this project,” he said. Chen Weihua in Brussels, Bo Leung in London, Zhao Huanxin in Washington, Edith Muteth yaRead More →

 back to the US government’ s military occupation of the Philippines in the 1890s. Christ opher J. Coyne, a professor at George Mason University in the United States sai d in the book Tyranny Comes Home that under the leadership of Ralph Van Deman, the father of US military int elligence, the American occupier established an advanced monitoring agency at the time to suppress rebels and dissidents. In May 1917, Vanderman took charge of the Military Intelligence Section ( MIS), a similar surveillance facility in the United States, and which would eventually evo lve into the US National Security Agency (NSA). In 1955, the UnitedRead More →

tivity of infrastructure, unimpeded trade, financial integration and closer people-to-people ties as its main goals, has advanced in solid steps, the report said. “Significant progress has been made, including a number of landmark early results. Participating countries have obtai ned tangible benefits, and their appreciation of and participation in the initiative is growing,” according to the report. With a view to building a global community of shared future, the BRI uphold s the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits, the report said. “Through the initiative China has made a constructive contribution to the reform of th e current global governance system andRead More →

world: One in the Suzhou Zoo, one in Dong Mo Lake west of Hanoi and one in Xuan Khanh Lake in Hanoi’s outskirts. The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is one of the world’s largest known freshwater turtle species, and one of the world’s 50 most threatened turtles. The 125th China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, China’s largest trade fair, will open on Monday in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong province. The spring session of the biannual fair will be held in three phases. The export section w ill have 51 exhibition areas with 59,651 booths booked by 24,800 domesticRead More →

ion, said China will revise its regulation to improve oversight of organ donations and transplants to ensure safety and quality of services. Speaking at a conference on organ donation and transplantation hel d in February in Wuhan, Hubei province, she said the revised rules will specify the legal resp onsibilities of various parties in the sector, including medical institutions, organ procurement organizations and med ical staff. Violators of laws or regulations will more effectively be held accountable, she added. Health, education authorities step up intervention on child myopia China’s health and education authorities pledged to work together to control child myopia on April 3. HealthRead More →

too little use electronic devices such as computer tablets and mobile phones, the survey fou nd, and youths whose parents use smartphones in front of them are more likely to have less sleep. Other factors, such as noise and light pollution, contributed to the problem, the report said. The survey also indicated that good sleep results in higher efficiency in study. Students who sleep longer generally fini sh homework in two and three hours per day, while those who sleep less require four to six hours. Gao Xuemei, vice-president of the society, said studies have shown that decreasing sle eping time for children and teenagersRead More →