Skip to content
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.
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.
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.
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).
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”.
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).
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.