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    Xi Leads Fight Against Poverty

      — When Xi Jinping became China’s top leader in 2012, he inherited a mission China had striven to achieve for generations, which is eradicating absolute poverty. — The entire system was mobilized to help the rural indigent population, with more than 250,000 teams dispatched to offer on-the-ground support and over 3 million people sent to countryside as special commissioners for poverty relief. — “Through eight years, under the current standard, China has eradicated extreme poverty for the nearly 100 million rural people affected,” Xi said in the New Year speech that rang in […] More

  • Overseas snow sports industry eyes the untapped China market opportunity brought by the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
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    Overseas snow sports industry eyes the untapped China market opportunity brought by the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

    A skier participates in a snow game in Zhangjiakou, North China’s Hebei Province on Monday. Photo: VCG From ski manufacturers to snow log makers, winter sports industries from all over the world are optimistic about the huge market opportunities brought by the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics despite some foreign politicians’ threat to boycott the games. The Chinese ski market is getting ready to burst and the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is expected to create an opportunity to grow this untapped market,  sports enterprises including those from the US and Finland told the Global Times. Seizing opportunities Despite the set-back […] More

  • Young Chinese ardently support the CPC out of understanding of its role to nation
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    Young Chinese ardently support the CPC out of understanding of its role to nation

    An illustration from Year Hare Affair that depicts a Chinese soldier protecting national territory in a Galwan Valley skirmish with India in June 2020. Photo: Courtesy of Lin Chao When the gallant deeds of PLA martyr Xiao Siyuan were reported by the media, after the 24-year-old soldier sacrificed his life to safeguard the Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley skirmish with India in June 2020, a lot of people were moved, especially when they found out that Xiao had been using an image from patriotic cartoon Year Hare Affair as his WeChat profile photo. “I’m so touched and inspired to […] More

  • Chinese a tourism language now
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    Chinese a tourism language now

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Spanish government have announced that Chinese has formally become an official language of the UNWTO since Jan 25. That means the organization will use the Chinese language, enhancing China’s soft power in global tourism and, by extension, the cultural domain. It will help China’s tourism growth, encouraging other countries to adopt its policies. Tourist places in China too will get more exposure, encouraging more people globally to learn the Chinese language. China’s influence in the cultural and tourism sectors will definitely grow. There are two main reasons for that. First, Chinese cultural […] More

  • Tourists visit the Yuyuan Garden scenic area in east China's Shanghai, Feb. 17, 2021. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
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    China to see increased domestic tourism in 2021: report

    Tourists visit the Yuyuan Garden scenic area in east China’s Shanghai, Feb. 17, 2021. (Xinhua/Chen Fei) A total of 4.1 billion domestic tourist trips will be made in China in 2021, up 42 percent from 2020, according to a report released by the China Tourism Academy on Monday. China will gain… Read further. More

  • Tourism insiders see growth return in 2021
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    Tourism insiders see growth return in 2021

    Domestic tourism insiders are bullish on the industry’s recovery this year after the severe blow dealt to it by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The China Tourism Academy gave its positive estimation in a report released on Monday that said the domestic tourism market will see 4.1 billion trips this year-42 percent more than last year-generating revenue of 3.3 trillion yuan ($510 billion), up 48 percent year-on-year. Last year, the industry endured a hard time due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said domestic tourism revenue dropped by 61.1 percent year-on-year in 2020, with just 2.2 trillion […] More

  • Extended reach of short trips
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    Extended reach of short trips

    Visiting local attractions surged during this Spring Festival holiday as many people stayed in their cities of residence following guidelines to reduce COVID-19 risk, Yang Feiyue reports. Many Chinese shortened the distances of their travels during Spring Festival this year. Zhao Yun checked into a rural homestay with a couple of friends in northeastern Beijing’s Miyun district during the seven-day holiday. “It was my first time spending the festival away from home,” says the 29-year-old Beijing resident, who’s originally from East China’s Anhui province. Zhao says many of his friends whose hometowns are outside of Beijing chose to stay put. […] More

  • A cradle of the revolution
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    A cradle of the revolution

    Jiangxi province hosts cities and rural settlements that were crucial to the operations of the Party and Red Army in the early 20th century and remain important to public education today,report Cheng Yuezhu in Beijing and Wang Jian in Nanchang. Jiangxi province has long been a landmark of the Communist Party of China’s revolutionary movements. It’s home to a slew of historical sites and educational institutions where the stories of leaders and martyrs of yore are still told. Its major cities, including its capital Nanchang and county-level cities Jinggangshan and Ruijin, have remained iconic red-tourism destinations, drawing visitors from around […] More

  • COVID-19 threat level on China's mainland downgraded to low
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    COVID-19 threat level on China’s mainland downgraded to low

    The COVID-19 threat level in the last existing medium-risk areas on the Chinese mainland had been downgraded to low on Monday, marking the mainland’s elimination of all medium- and high-risk areas for COVID-19. The local anti-epidemic headquarters in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province made the decision on Monday to downgrade the county of Wangkui, where cluster infections were reported in early January, to a low-risk area, as no new confirmed or asymptomatic cases were reported over the past two weeks. On Sunday, Shijiazhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei Province, which was hit by a recent resurgence of COVID-19, announced the decision […] More

  • Tibetan New Year draws more tourists to northwest China
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    Tibetan New Year draws more tourists to northwest China

    For the first time, Guo Yuchao, a 33-year-old programer, had the chance to experience the unique Tibetan culture of Losar, or the Tibetan New Year. This year’s Losar coincided with the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, that fell on February 12. In Gannan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Gansu Province, local Tibetans celebrate the festival with religious rituals, horse races, family gatherings and feasts. “I’ve never seen the celebration of Tibetan New Year before and finally have the chance to experience the unique culture,” said Guo, who has been working in Hezuo City in the prefecture for three years. Many […] More

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    New spending trends thrive amid China’s ‘staying put’ holiday

    The Chinese Lunar New Year holiday has traditionally played an important role in driving consumption, especially tourism. However, the week-long holiday this year witnessed different consumption patterns as people were encouraged to “stay put” to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are some fresh spending trends evidenced by online payment data, indicating robust service activities during the holiday. DIGITAL-SAVVY ELDERLY The Spring Festival… Read further. More

  • Chinese FM refutes Western rumors about Xinjiang
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    Chinese FM refutes Western rumors about Xinjiang

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Photo: VCG  Some people in Canada, the US and Australia have been spreading rumors about Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for some time, which only makes the world see their ignorance and absurdity, and further casts their self-proclaimed aura of democracy and human rights into the shadow, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Friday. It’s a pity that these people are obviously unwilling to hear about the real situation in Xinjiang, which the Chinese side including its Xinjiang region have given detailed information about through various means, Hua said at a […] More

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