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    Space travel may soon be affordable for adventurous Chinese

    Sir Richard Branson holds up photos that he brought with him into space, as he speaks after flying into space aboard a Virgin Galactic vessel, a voyage he described as the “experience of a lifetime” — and one he hopes will usher in an era of lucrative space tourism at Spaceport America, near Truth and Consequences, New Mexico on July 11, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] Virgin boss Richard Branson’s successful mission into space on a suborbital flight has thrust the budding space tourism industry back into the public interest. Private space travel is now within reach of the super-wealthy, but some Asian […] More

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    Australia all alone on anti-China path despite Japan envoy’s empty talks

    China Australia. Photo: VCG In a recent speech made at Australia’s National Press Club, Japanese Ambassador to Canberra Shingo Yamagami profusely applauded the Morrison administration’s provocative and hostile approaches of handling Australia’s relations with China. He slandered China’s lawful and justified trade actions on Australian exports as coercive pressure, and instigated Canberra to continue relentlessly antagonizing its biggest trade partner in an inimically confrontational way. “You are doing an excellent job,” commended Yamagami, adding more fuel to the already fiery tensions between Australia and China. As Japan’s top diplomat to Australia, it is obviously very undiplomatic for Yamagami to try […] More

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    US support to Australia trade woes may once again proved to be mere rhetoric

    Illustration: Tang Tengfei/GT US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday met with Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan. Tai emphasized that the US is closely monitoring the trade situation between Australia and China and stands with Australia to tackle this “shared challenge.” This is not the first time the US government commit itself on Australia on its trade with China. During a meeting with Tehan in March, Tai said almost the same thing when addressing Australia’s trade relation with China. However, what happened in the following months is American companies have gladly absorbed market share in China that Australia lost due […] More

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    Cameroon aims to boost tourism during AFCON

    YAOUNDE, July 22 (Xinhua) — Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute met with senior government officials on Thursday to strategize on how to boost the country’s tourism potential, which has been badly affected by COVID-19 pandemic, during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for next year. Cameroon’s tourism potential will be given huge exposure to the world through AFCON, which will increase the popularity of the central African nation as a tourism destination, Ngute said during the National Tourism Board meeting in the capital, Yaounde. Cameroon will rehabilitate and renovate hotels, improve health service, beautify its towns and cities, […] More

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    Zhejiang, Guangdong bracing for typhoons

    A resident rides an electric bicycle in the rain in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, July 19, 2021. Typhoon Cempaka, the seventh this year, is forecast to make landfall on the coast of Guangdong on Tuesday. (Photo/Xinhua) Typhoon In-Fa, which was approaching southeastern China on Wednesday, is expected to bring heavy rain in coastal areas of eastern Zhejiang province over the weekend, the National Meteorological Center said. As of 2 pm on Wednesday, the center of the typhoon, the sixth this year, was approximately 560 kilometers east of Taiwan, moving northwest toward the coastal areas of Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. […] More

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    Jiangsu curly tea leaves enjoy well-earned fame

    The Chinese have been drinking tea for more than 4,700 years, and it has become a deep spiritual existence with deep cultural connotations. As the saying goes, “Cultivation of the heart and nature is all in this tea pot, no matter how big the world is.” East China’s Jiangsu province has been a sacred place for tea production since ancient times, and its tea-drinking style is outstanding. Bi Luo Chun, a famous green tea in Jiangsu, and one of the top 10 famous tea brands in China, was first given its name by Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) emperor Kangxi during his […] More

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    Expo shows post-pandemic resilience of China’s tourism industry–China Economic Net

    The Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo, which concluded on Sunday, has shed light on the strong recovery momentum in China’s tourism sector in the post-COVID-19 era.   Tourism projects involving 17.5 billion yuan (2.7 billion U.S. dollars) of investment were inked at the expo, its organizers have said.   The event in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province and home to the Terracotta Warriors, was attended by more than 800 tourism firms and institutions from China, as well as diplomats and exhibitors from 15 countries and regions.   Despite the decreased scale of the exhibition due to COVID-19 […] More

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    Winners crowned in CCP history English speech contest

    Winning students in an English speech contest about the history of the Communist Party of China were awarded at Shanghai International Studies University on Tuesday. The Shanghai Students Recounting CPC Historical Narratives In English SFLEP Competition was organized by the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press and attracted more than 3,616 students from local primary, middle and high schools, as well as vocational schools and colleges who were divided into six age groups. Mei Deming, a professor at the Shanghai International Studies University and chair of the jury, said to know about China, people must know about the CPC. “When telling […] More

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