standing of the pros and cons of rural reconstruction through their work were also invited to hold a dialogue with the writers, which resonated so strongly with the
villagers that some of them surrounded the speakers afterward hoping to expand their discussions.
He Wei, assistant professor at the school of architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, w
ho has been leading several projects in the countryside, thinks a major problem is the conflicting demands between the elite class
of city dwellers, who tend to seek spiritual comfort in village life, and the villagers themselves who naturally want to i
mprove their quality of life. However, many of the rural traditions have been lost during the process.
“Once they leave the countryside, it’s hard for people to come back and settle, both in person and spiritually,” he says.
ntries in the region due to joint efforts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.
“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences an
d jointly promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.
On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizin
g the peninsula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.
“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented the
United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to w
d that the nation wants to use the event to voice its thoughts and ideas on these issues.
“Wei’s position and rank will bring us a better opportunity to le
t our voice be heard by more people and have a bigger influence,” Zhao said.
“In addition, his participation represents China’s willingness to take part in more multilateral defense dialogues,” Zhao added.
In another development, Wu said at Thursday’s news conference that military relations between C
hina and the US are “generally stable” and the two militaries maintain normal communications and exchanges.
The spokesman noted that the two will have some communication and cooperation programs in the coming months.
A growing number of people are eating alone, whether at home or in restaurants, and overturning traditional etiquette. Zhang Yangfei reports.
In China, food has always played a major role in promoting social cohesion. Communal eating is not on
ly familybased and deeply rooted in the nation’s cultural heritage, but is also regarded as an indicator of society’s health and stability.
Given that background, it is little wonder that eating alone, publicly or privately, has long been considered taboo.
However, in recent years things have started to change as a r
esult of demographic shifts and the growing influence of modern lifestyles.
According to a report released last year by the global market researcher
Kantar, 46 percent of people interviewed said they had eaten alone in the previous 24 ho
urs, a rise of 9 percent from 2017, and about 16 percent expressed a preference for eating solo.
dumping and anti-subsidy measures, have largely reduced China’s export to the country.
Photovoltaic modules export to India also slumped 24.4 percent to 1.81 GW in the first quarter, as the Indian government ordere
d that all photovoltaic modules for government and central public utilities projects should be 100 percent India-made.
China’s top five photovoltaic modules exporters in value in the first quarter were Jinko Solar, J
A Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, and Longi, taking up 12.8, 8.6, 8.3, 7.4, and 6.7 percent, resp
ectively, of total export value. Export volume of the top 12 exporters took up 65 percent of total export, added the report.
The report projected that China’s photovoltaic modules capacity will furth
er expand 8.5 percent to 83 GW this year, with nearly 50 GW exported to the overseas market.
reat to life and property. Tracking their path could help local authorities decide how to proceed with evacuations,” she said.
In addition to real-time monitoring, the China Meteorological Administration set up the Emergency Suppor
t Mechanism for international users of Fengyun satellites last April, which covers disaster prevention and mitigation.
So far, 15 countries including Iran and Mongolia have registered as users of the mechanism.
According to the administration, the mechanism can switch the on-duty satel
lite to a quick-scan mode focusing on areas required by users when they are hit by disasters.
“During disasters, Fengyun satellites can scan as often as every five or six minutes. The China
Meteorological Administration could send users cloud images and products via satellites and public clouds,” Wei said.
children’s education－for instance, how many after-school classes should a child take per day and how t
o plan a schedule that would strike the right balance between study and leisure time, homework and hobbies.
Another source of stress for a mom is the relatively rich extra-curricular a
ctivities of other kids, which could prompt her to force her child to do the same. The fear that
her kid would fall behind forces a mom to make the child learn everything that she thinks could be useful.
Chinese parents usually have very high expectations for their kids, so many of them don’t even try to find out what their chil
dren are really good at－and when the kids fail to fulfill their aspirations, the parents feel they have been let down.
Wang Yang, an analyst with Soochow Securities based in Suzhou, Jia
ngsu province, said that apart from the economic recovery underpinned by su
pportive policies, cyclical factors also imply that earnings growth will continue to recover in the rest of the year.
According to Wang, the current profit cycle of A-share companies started from 2
016 and should end with recovery this year, as the cycles usually last for 12 to 14 quarters.
This year’s gradual recovery in earnings growth could help the A-share market to withstan
d external uncertainties, said Yan Xiang, an analyst with Shenzhen-based Guosen Securities.
“It is quite different from 2018 when earnings growth of most companies deteriorated. Earn
ings growth, a determinant of the market trend, is likely to be on the recovery path,” Yan said in a note.
ctric and visual files for water source protection zones after matching the satellite remote sensing images and the ground si