Zhang Tianhang, a pet photographer based in Beijing, has taken photos of over 10,000 stray animals over the past eight ye ars. Working with animal shelters, he is determined to raise people’s awareness of these abandoned pets and find them a new home. “You won’t believe these are photos of the same dog,” Zhang said, pointing at two picture s showing a dog before and after a complete makeover. “The animals feel so much happier if someone cares for them.” This lucky dog got adopted by Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan, whic h made Zhang believe in his cause even more. “Every dog is adorable. WeRead More →

old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015. “It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.” More than 1 meter in length and weighingRead More →

The first-ever image of a black hole has sucked a Chinese image provider Visual China Group into a “black hole” of its own, after some “we media” players complained that the company put its copyright logo on the image. Just after the black hole image was released on Wednesday, some found the Visual China Gr oup website carried the image with its logo, which means payment is required to use the image. The company released a statement Thursday afternoon that the company gained the ima ge copyright from the Event Horizon Telescope teams for use in media, not for commercial use such as advertisements. MaterialsRead More →

China is planning to build a new Free Trade Zone in the Yangtze River Delta region, China Business Network reported on Wednesday. Deputy Director of the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission Zhu Min made t he announcement at a press conference on promoting high-quality development on Wednesday in Shanghai. Although Zhu didn’t reveal the exact location of the new FTZ, S uzhou Industrial Park in East China’s Jiangsu province is expected to be the spot. Suzhou Industrial Park said to a CBN reporter the FTZ is a national-level plan and the park hasn’t got any news yet. Zhu emphasized the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade ZoneRead More →

China’s Internet companies saw combined revenues up 10 percent to 149.8 billion yuan ($22.34 billion) in the first two months of this year. The pace was down by 10.4 percentage points from the same perio d of last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Profits of Internet companies tracked by the ministry also expanded. The companies spent 6.06 billion yuan into research and development, up 11.5 percent year on year. Companies in East China saw revenues up 9.5 percent to 117.6 billion yuan, while those in Ce ntral and western regions reported revenue growth of 19.4 percent and 18.6 percent respectively.Read More →

Beckmann believes globalization and free trade are the essence and the fuel of a company th at is truly global, and the 350-year-old company is very strongly committed to it. “Every attempt to improve free trade is highly appreciated by us,” he said. As a long-term resident in China, Gabor has experienced part of the 40 year s of reform and opening up, and believes the changes that have occurred in China over the years are really dramatic in terms of improving the quality of life and healthcare. “The economic status of the average Chinese person has improved dramatically…Things have moved in a very goodRead More →

tribute to deleveraging, Hu said. “The large-scale reduction of taxes and fees could efficiently reduce burdens on enterpris es and strengthen their ability to repay debts and absorb equity financing,” she said. Zhu Min, chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University, sai d it is clear that China will “move more on fiscal policy than monetary policy” to offset short-term economic challenges. This year’s tax and fee cut on enterprises-worth nearly 2 trillion yuan ($297.8 billion)-is “really encouraging”, which will improve their productivity and efficiency, said Zhu, a former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund. The debt level, especiallyRead More →

next 15 years. Which means China will continue to expand its domestic market. And since Italy has indicated its intention to deepen economic and trade coopera tion with China under the BRI framework, it is likely that economic and trade cooperation will expand in the future. With better connectivity for economic cooperation among an increasing number of countries, there is a possibility that the world e conomy will pick up steam, which in turn will help fight the rising wave of unilateralism and protectionism. Discussions and consultations are under way between Beijing and Rome to extend the Chongqin g-Europe train line to Italy. In theRead More →

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 itsRead More →

  Austria, Poland and Italy have all suspended the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.   Austria announced the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the apparent “massive pr oblems” with the fleet, a statement from Austria’s Transport Minister Norbert Hofer said on Tuesday. Hofer added that “safety is a top priority” and the decision to ground the aircrafts was made “on the basis of the facts currently available.”   Italy said it was grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as of 9 p. m. Tuesday (4 p.m. ET) over the “continuing lack of definite information” since theRead More →