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aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said.
The parade, with singing and dancing, is held twice a day. Members of the public who want
to experience the food festival and parade at the main venue need to register online in advance at www.damai.cn.
During Asian Civilization Week, the public can attend several cu
ltural performances, films or exhibitions with Asian features at lower prices or free.
For example, an Asian arts exhibition will be held at the Beijing 798 Art Zone n
ext week, said Wang Xiuqin, an official from the China Arts and Entertainment Group.
“Our aim is to help more people understand Asian culture and attend related activities,” he said.
Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.
ative safer, more sustainable and disaster-proof, according
to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-road Disa
ster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.
Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reducti
on Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sich
uan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.
More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regions and international organizations supported the declaration. It reco
mmended actions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and in
frastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.
lines alone, this collaborative approach allows the voice-over performer to see the emotional cha
nges acted by others, prompting a natural reaction from an individual performer, according to Date.
“I heard that some foreign fans are learning Japanese so that they can understand the original version. We’re very proud of that,” says Date.
He adds that he hopes Chinese animators will continue to take inspiration from th
eir own culture and similarly encourage overseas audiences to learn Chinese.
Currently codirecting the anime series Magmell of the Sea Blue, a Sino-Japanese animated ser
es adapted from a Chinese comic book story of the same title, Date says he still marvels at the story’s so
phisticated narrative, which centers around the adventures of a rescuer of explorers on a newly formed continent.
Interestingly, more and more foreign animation filmmakers are seeking inspiration from China.
Marsden reveals that Sony is partnering with Base Animation in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian province, to produce the animated feature Wish Dragon.
organ Stanley China, said this age group will be a main driver of the consumption upgrade in the next decade, with consum
ption in third- and fourth-tier cities expected to reach 45 trillion yuan in 2030, compared with 15 trillion yuan in 2017.
There were estimated to be about 112 million small-town youths in
China last year, according to mobile internet industry consultancy iiMedia Research.
Chen Ke, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said that with lower housing prices in third- and fourth-tier c
ities, small-town youths have sizable disposable income and are more willing to spend a larger proportion of th
eir income on daily consumption, compared with people of the same ages living in bigger cities.
“They also have an increasing desire to live a better material and spir
itual life, are becoming more interested in personal products and are more willing to sp
end on entertainment and hobbies, as they have more spare time than their peers in big cities,” he said.
reness regarding cancer treatment, diagnosis and drugs among Chinese people, and
that the government also is investing more in healthcare infrastructure at the same time.
“These factors might drive the cancer drug market and cancer treatment development positively in China in the future,”
The upcoming May Day holiday is expected to see an av
erage of 2.2 million inbound and outbound trips made by Chinese and foreign tourists per day, up 5.9
percent year on year, according to the National Immigration Administration (NIA) Friday.
This year’s holiday, from May 1 to 4, is a day longer than previous years and suitable for outbound long-distance trips, sai
d the NIA, adding that passenger volumes at major airports in places such as Beijing and Shanghai would increase notably.
It anticipates that the average daily tourist flow at the Beijing Capital Intern
ational Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport will reach 79,000 and 107,000 respectively.Chen added.