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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He was to negotiate a business dispute with a seller i

 in Guilin face to face after a consultation via phone failed and, if the negotiation came to noth

ing, to threaten the seller and seek revenge, according to the Hunan provincial public security department.

Chen was killed in the coach fire triggered accidentally by the inflammables on the way, the department said.

The 59-seater bus caught fire on a highway in Hanshou County in the city of Changde, Hu

nan Province. There were 56 people on board, including 53 passengers, two drivers and a tour guide.

It is illegal in China to carry inflammable or explosive substances on public transportation vehicles.

China’s top securities regulator said Friday that it had approved J.P. Morgan and Nomura to set up respective securities joint ventures in the country.

Last year, the two companies both applied to set up securities joint ventures, in which each will hold a 51-percent stake.

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resident Mu Yi moved to Dali after careful planning a

d visits to the city with his wife.

He said he decided to relocate 2,100 kilometers from the capital due to heavy smog, which ha

d caused him serious discomfort. But more important, he wanted to change his way of life.

The 45-year-old worked for a State-owned company in Beijing before moving. Since 2001, he had

been sent abroad by his company to work in countries such as Sudan, Ecuador, Iran, Syria and Iraq as chief manager for busi

ness development. However, he faced great pressure, both from work and security problems.

Mu said he had several narrow escapes from bomb attacks near his office in Iraq, where he worked for seven years.

When he returned to work at the company’s Beijing headquarters in 2015, he found he could n

ot adapt to life in the city. He had to travel for a total of three hours each day on the subway between home and work.

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Fans have now seen the home side lose its opening game

of the China Cup in three consecutive years-2-0 to Iceland at the inaugural

edition in 2017, and 6-0 to Wales last year.

Thursday’s defeat-the first test of newly appointed coach Fabio Canna

varo who is also helming CSL side Guangzhou Evergrande-was harder to swallow bec

ause Team China had defeated Thailand in the round of 16 at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January.

The 45-year-old Caannavaro, who took over from compatriot Marcello Lippi last week, has made headlines and triggered controversy because of the dual club-and-country role.

“China now has the financial power to bring the best coach to manage its team, but that cannot bring any improvement overnight,” Cannavaro said after the loss.

“You need to set up a sustainable system in order to develop soccer over the long term.

“China cannot improve with only good tactics. I found that problem during this year’s Asian Cup. And what I saw tonight confirmed my judgment.”

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Barack Obama: “We grieve with you and the Muslim communi

  White House official on New Zealand attack: This “seems to be a terrorist attack”From CNN’s Betsy Klein

  National security advisor John Bolton expanded upon the White House’s statement on the

attack on New Zealand mosques, which he characterized as “what seems to be a terrorist attack” and a “hate crime.”

  Bolton said the US is “very concerned” and is following the events “very closely.”

  He told reporters Friday morning:

  “We’re obviously greatly disturbed on what seems to be a terror attack, this hate crime in New Zealand. We’ve been in touch

with our embassy overnight, we’re still getting details, but the State Department and others are following up on it.”

  Bolton continued, “We’re very concerned, we’re going to cooperate with New Zealand author

ities to the extent we can if there’s any role we can play, but we’re obviously following the events there very closely.”

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Despite a growing number of countries suspending use of

  f their aircraft, Boeing said they have “full confidence” in the safety of the 737 MAX, in a statement tweeted from their official account on Tuesday.

  Boeing said they “understand” the decisions made by customers, but reiterated that “safety” remains their “number one” priority.

  ”The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this ti

me, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators,” the statement also

said.hile there is no evidence of a link between the incidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia, similarities between the tw

o have prompted some airlines to take extra safety precautions while both crash investigations are ongoing.

  ”Given in both air crashes, the aircrafts were newly deli

vered Boeing 737 MAX 8, and both accidents occurred during the take-off, they share certain simil

arities,” the Chinese aviation administration said in a statement Monday. It added that it would contact Boei

ng and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to confirm “flight safety” issues before allowing the planes to fly again.

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