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    China logs 256 mln domestic tourist trips during Spring Festival holiday

    A total of 256 million domestic tourist trips were made during China’s weeklong Spring Festival holiday ending on Feb. 17, up 15.7 percent year on year, said the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Thursday. The figure has recovered to 75.3 percent of pre-epidemic levels, the ministry added. The total domestic tourism revenue reached 301.1 billion yuan (around 46.7 billion U.S. dollars), up 8.2 percent from the same period in 2020 and equal to 58.6 percent… Read further. More

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  • China’s epidemic response helps planes get back in skies
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    China’s epidemic response helps planes get back in skies

    A Southern Airlines aircraft takes off from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport on February 13. Photo: VCG Although strict prevention measures in various cities have curbed passenger travel, China’s domestic flight activities have rebounded significantly over the past few days. Market watchers and insiders said China’s aviation industry is expected to record a V-shaped recovery in the short term, which will greatly increase the confidence of aviation industry. Industry information data VariFlight showed that China civil aviation ushered a high-speed rebound after the second bottom, such as the passenger load factor of domestic routes after the Spring Festival holiday was above […] More

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  • Canada’s motion boycotting Beijing Winter Olympics is sinister
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    Canada’s motion boycotting Beijing Winter Olympics is sinister

    Illustration: Tang Tengfei/GT With the one-year countdown to the Winter Olympics in Beijing underway, some anti-China forces cannot pass up opportunity to use the high-profile sports event to vilify China, including Canada, the US and the UK.  The vilification will barely affect the highly-expected global gala event, and if any possible negative result comes of their move, it is the winter sports sector of these countries which will bear the losses. Under the guise of a completely fabricated human right issue in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, certain Western countries have been targeting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, with Canada’s […] More

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  • Tongban hamlet: from "empty village" to hot destination on internet
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    Tongban hamlet: from “empty village” to hot destination on internet

    Girls pose for a photo in front of their house in Tongban hamlet, Yajiao Village of Rong’an County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 15, 2021.Photo:Xinhua   Tongban hamlet, located in deep mountainous area of Rong’an County of Guangxi, was once an “empty village” with only six elders living.In 2012, people who have worked outside for over 20 years returned to the hamlet and set up a cooperative to develop sightseeing tourism.Photo:Xinhua   Nine years later, the hamlet has become a hot destination on the internet and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Those children who returned […] More

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  • Chinese conglomerates, including Alibaba, Wanda praised for poverty alleviation efforts
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    Chinese conglomerates, including Alibaba, Wanda praised for poverty alleviation efforts

    Photo: Xinhua  Chinese conglomerates including Alibaba Group and Dalian Wanda Group were credited on Thursday in Beijing for their efforts in eradicating poverty over the past years. From characteristic tourism to e-commerce, many business strategies and technological achievements have contributed to the mighty task. More than 500 enterprises and representatives of enterprises were regarded as advanced models in China’s poverty alleviation fight on Thursday, involving industries such as internet, education, agriculture, electricity, energy, aviation and other fields. CEO of ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing Cheng Wei, aviation company China Eastern Airlines, property developer Evergrande, telecom provider China Mobile and Shanghai… Read further. More

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  • How China deployed some of its most innovative business models to fight poverty
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    How China deployed some of its most innovative business models to fight poverty

    A farmer displays newly-harvested pumpkins in Xujiaba Township, Sinan County of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Aug. 12, 2020. Guizhou, which used to be a provincial-level region with the biggest population of poor people, has lifted more than 9 million people out of poverty since 2012. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin) China has made remarkable achievements in lifting approximately 100 million people from poverty, a hard-won result of top-down policy support, nation-wide solidarity and commercial innovation.  From characteristic tourism to e-commerce to innovative lending, many business strategies and technological achievements have contributed to the mighty task. In Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local […] More

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  • Digital technologies make travel safer, convenient amid epidemic
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    Digital technologies make travel safer, convenient amid epidemic

    During the holiday period that lasted from Feb 11 to 17, the West Lake, a popular scenic spot in the city of Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, saw more than 1.66 million visitors.[Photo/Xinhua] The use of digital technologies in famed tourist attractions of China during this year’s Spring Festival holiday has brought convenience to visitors amid stringent anti-epidemic measures. During the holiday period that lasted from Feb 11 to 17, the West Lake, a popular scenic spot in the city of Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, saw more than 1.66 million visitors. Shedding light on the […] More

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  • Australian media outlet fakes news to accuse China of causing 'debt traps' through BRI
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    Australian media outlet fakes news to accuse China of causing ‘debt traps’ through BRI

    Photo: VCG The fact that China has been expanding its influence in the world while sharing its growth dividend with partner countries through projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has caused envy and animosity in some Western countries, which have been demonizing China and accusing the country of setting up “debt traps”. This has been an attempt to sow discord between China and its partners.   A recent article by political editor Peter Hartcher, published in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, once again alleged that China’s BRI projects in Europe have turned into a national debt trap.   It says a […] More

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  • MEKONG NATIONS COUNT COST OF PANDEMIC
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    MEKONG NATIONS COUNT COST OF PANDEMIC

    Economic woes pose threat to region’s poverty fight For Bernard Kervyn, the pandemic has made poverty alleviation an even more challenging task in countries along the Mekong River. Kervyn, regional director in Vietnam and Cambodia for the nonprofit organization Mekong Plus, said the outbreak has led to a 30 percent rise in the number of people living in acute poverty in the region’s rural areas. Due to travel and other restrictions imposed by countries across the region and worldwide to curb the spread of infection, Kervyn has had to scale down, postpone or even cancel fundraising events and poverty reduction […] More

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  • Greece eager to welcome more visitors
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    Greece eager to welcome more visitors

      Tourists enter the departures lounge of the airport of Heraklion, on the island of Crete, Greece, Sept 8, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] Politicians in discussions over vaccine certificates in attempt to boost tourism British holidaymakers vaccinated against COVID-19 could be able to travel to Greece as early as May, after politicians in one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe discussed proposals to break from the European Union’s more cautious line about international travel. According to the road map out of pandemic lockdown published by the British government on Monday, if the initial steps prove successful, the earliest possible date […] More

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  • Deputy seeks to bolster Hezhe tourism
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    Deputy seeks to bolster Hezhe tourism

    Editor’s Note: China Daily is publishing a series of stories focusing on major issues expected to be discussed at the annual sessions of the National People’s Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, known as the two sessions, the biggest annual political event in China, which starts next week. Some stories will also look at how the participants in the two sessions, deputies and political advisers, perform their duties. Even during the Spring Festival holiday, Liu Lei kept busy preparing for the upcoming annual session of the National People’s Congress. As a Heilongjiang province deputy […] More

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