Shanghai hotels no longer provide disposables automatically

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.

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Instead of the traditional way where a voice artist records

 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.

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If you come in to the shore to deliver, it takes at least

an hour – an hour we lose on the water. The thing about the fish

is that once you find them, you’ve got to stay on top of them,” Berry said.

Irwin said that every day the fish seem to prefer different temperatures and water depths. He is us

ing all the skills he has learned throughout the world to find better ways to fish for carp in Kentucky.

The half-brothers are not the only ones lured to the state by Asian car

p. About a year ago, Lin Jiantong and his wife Jiang Huiying moved there from Atlanta to fish the species.

In Atlanta, they were employed as kitchen workers by Chinese restaurants. After le

arning they could make a living from fishing, Lin had no hesitation in trying a new lifestyle.

Growing up along the coast in Fujian province, he knows a thing or two about fishing.

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hina to issue millions of electronic social security cards

hina has planned to issue at least 100 million electronic social security cards in cities acros

s the country this year, according to a recent notice from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

The notice also shows that China would like to fulfill the full use of the electronic social security cards within three years, form

ing a comprehensive application mode for social security cards for both online and offline purposes.

According to the recent notice, all cities should open mobile payment services for the e-cards.

So far, China has 1.25 billion social security card holders, acc

ounting for 89.6 percent of the total population, according to the MHRSS.

By Jan 23, electronic social security cards were issued in 230 cities in 26 provinces across th

e country, according to data from the ministry. Social security card holders can apply for an e-card through 58 apps.

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water resources while one-fourth of provincial regi

gions are facing severe lack of water, the institute said. In the meantime, urbanization has increased the amount of waste

water by 4.2 percent annually, from 48.5 billion metric tons in 2013 to 57.1 billion tons in 2017, it said.

China lags behind leading economies in water-use efficien

cy, said Yuan Da, the NDRC spokesman. Every 10,000 yuan in indu

strial added value consumes 45.6 cu m of water, double that for developed economies, he said.

Water conservation should be promoted from developing, using an

d protecting the natural resource with careful all

ocation, said E Jingping, minister of water resources, in an article published by People’s D

aily late last month. Projects that do not pass water conservation assessments will not be approved, he said.

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Shaorong, vice-general manager of Qinzhou Nixing Po

He told China Daily his company’s priority is to attract more peo

ple, especially non-locals, to visit and boost sales, as local consumption has limited potent

ial. The company is eyeing more business opportunities based on word-of-mouth among visitors, Long said.

This “one-stop industrial tourism”, as Long calls it, has contrib

uted more than 60 percent in total sales since his company started to feel out the market in 2005.

Long witnessed the company transform from a State-owned enterprise to a market-orient

ed limited company at the turn of century. By streamlining internal bodies and lifting the proportion of em

ployees involved in production while promoting its products via culture and tourism, costs can be cut, according to Long.

Now, he added, the annual production value of the company has reached 10 million yuan ($1.5 million).

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As of now, he has released 92 videos, and has won mor

e than 25 million thumbs-up, and the number of his fans is 2.92 million.

In order to make more interesting short videos, Lao Ma brainstorms w

ith his team every day and recreates “small encounters” he has in his daily life in China.

And through the scripts, roles, shooting, editing, soun

dtrack and subtitles, he shows his understanding and love of Chinese culture.

Since he has become popular, he also uses his leisure time to integra

te into local cultural and sporting activities; study traditional arts such as paper-cut

ting and calligraphy and learn to cook Chinese food items such as wontons and fried spring rolls.

Lao Ma says that he will not only add more elements of Chinese culture, but also bring in African songs and dances in his new videos.

In the future, he wants to be a professional actor and chase his “Chinese Dream”.

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As well as The Composer, two other domestic films ha

ve been nominated for a Tiantan Award-actor-director Chen Jianbin’s new comedy drama The Eleventh Chapter, and the sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth.

After drawing in box-office receipts totaling a whopping 4.6 billio

n yuan ($685 million)-or 24 percent of Chinese box-office takings during the first qua

rter-The Wandering Earth is now regarded as a game-changer for its role in reviving the fortunes of the Chinese sci-fi genre.

As the longest film among all the nominated movies, Turkish master

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 188-minute The Wild Pear Tree will be screened for the first time in Chi

na. A Fortunate Man, the latest directorial epic by Danish auteur Bille August, is also a highly anticipated entry.

The other nominated films are Another World (Japan), Ben is Back (United States), Happ

ier Times, Grump (Finland), Here (Iran), Sunset (Hungary, France), Tehran: City of Love (Britain, Iran

and the Netherlands), The Keeper (Germany, Britain), The Unorthodox (Israel), Fear (India), and The Waiter (Greece).

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Baidu match the latest road test report by the Calif

 km on all kinds of road conditions with no accidents, presenting the leading position of Baidu’s Apollo system.

The results of Baidu match the latest road test report by the Califor

nian Department of Motor Vehicles in the United States in February. They show that t

he Apollo system helped cars travel up to 29,117 km in 2018, a growth of 818 percent from the previous year.n addit

ion, Baidu’s test fleet traveled some However, since China has more complicated driving and road conditions than

the US, the DMV report has its limitations in terms of testing China’s autonomous cars. The main items tested by the

DMV include the total miles traveled and the miles per intervention, which means the frequency of manual takeo

vers. According to auto portal Gasgoo, the miles per intervention is an important technical index measuring the com

pany’s technology research and development. It is not a gauge for compariso

n among the enterprises, since the complexity of the cars and road conditions varies. k

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saw good financial results last year, with the revenu

yuan, 72.38 billion yuan and 902.19 billion yuan, respecti

vely, a year-on-year rise of 13.2 percent, 1.13 percent and 3.62 percent, respectively.

The three companies’ net profits attributable to shareholders were 4.43 billion yuan, 10.9 billion yuan, 36 billion yua

n, a year-on-year increase of 96.6 percent, 1.08 percent and 4.65 percent, respectively.

Last year, GAC sold 2.15 million vehicles, up 7.34 percent year-on-year, with the self-owned br

ands sales volume increasing 5.23 percent; the sales volume of the joint venture brands including GAC Ho

nda, GAC Toyota and GAC Mitsubishi rising 5.16 percent, 31.11 percent and 22.69 percent, respectively.

SAIC’s annual sales were 7.05 million vehicles with self-owned brands Roewe and MG sel

ing 730,000 vehicles and joint venture brand SAIC Volkswagen selling 2.06 million vehicles in 2018.

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