d overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe are the top three destinations.
About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that migh
t interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.
More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours wit
h higher prices and which take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.
“Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. Ho
wever, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.
He said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into cap
tivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, one of the best Beethoven interpreters of all time, will perform
all five Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos during his upcoming China tour with the German orch
estra, Staatskapelle Dresden, which kicks off on May 15 at the Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall.
He will also perform with the German orchestra in Changsha, Hunan province, on May 18
and 19, and conclude the tour at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on May 21 and 22.
“Beethoven was the most romantic of composers. The more I play Beethoven’s works, the more musical freedom I get,” says Buch
binder, in an email interview with China Daily before the China tour. He adds that he has performed the com
plete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos with Staatskapelle Dresden for many times all around the world.
ity in nursing services,” Jiao said. “We will release a detailed standard for evaluating nursing services for the disab
led elderly population, including psychological needs, so the services will aim precisely at those most in need,” she said.
Xi Huan, vice-president of Beijing Hospital, said major medical institutions need to m
ake more efforts to improve services for the elderly, including the promotion of disease prevention edu
cation and increased follow-up visits for elderly patients who have been discharged from the hospital.
“Big hospitals should provide more help for elderly patients, and more follow-up nursing services after they leave the ho
spital, so they can get timely help if problems occur at home or at community health centers,” he said.
authorized laboratories are needed for pet dogs or cats ent
ering China from countries or regions that are not on the approved list.
As of April 19, the administration had authorized 62 laboratories in 37 countries to conduct the antibody tests.C
ongressional Democrats stepped up pressure on President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday as US H
ouse of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime and an
influential committee chairman threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress.
For seeing-eye dogs, listening-ear dogs and sniffer dogs bearing valid
electronic chips, quarantine can be waived if they can pa
ss on-site checks and their carriers can produce user certificates and professional training certificates.
In other circumstances, pets entering China are subject to a 30-day quarantine in designated areas.
And the challenges of environmental protection and climate change were add
ressed, including the need to enhance our cooperation to implement the Paris Agreement.
President Xi’s commitment to ecological development and the pursuit of harmony between man and nature are important st
eps. hope the message in President Xi’s speech is taken seriously by everyone constructing buildings, homes and roads in
China, and they do so in a way that respects nature and protects local ecology.
As leader of the world’s second-largest economy, people within the People’s Republic of Chin
a will take notice, as will those around the world, thus furthering the cause of ecological protection.
Xi will serve to inspire businesses and young people in China to join the cause.
piece of the Mei School, Wan Ruixing, renowned Peking Opera composer and player of the jingh
u (a high-pitched two-stringed fiddle used in Peking Opera), said the Cheng School’s sorrowful tunes a
nd slow rhythm also could be a decent interpretation of concubine Yu’s tragic fate.
“There are more tragedies in the Cheng School’s plays and the characte
r of Yu and her deep sorrow in the legendary story meet very well with the featu
res of the Cheng School,” said Wan, who is also responsible for the new play’s method of singi
ng tunes.A former actress from the China National Peking Opera Company, Zhang has performed in sellout shows acros
s China, including a solo show at the Great Hall of the People in 2007. In 2015, Zhang made her US debut at Lincoln Ce
nergy of all parties, Belt and Road cooperation will definitely become deep and concrete, steady and extensive,” the report said.
“The Belt and Road will become a road of peace, prosperity, opening up, green development, innovatio
n, connected civilizations, and clean government. It wi
ll make economic globalization become more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all.”
China will improve its oversight of human related scientific research and medic
al tests under draft laws and amendments submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday.
Medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos mi
ght present risks to health or violate ethics, and they must be strictly regulated therefore, said She
n Chunyao, senior legislator of the Constitution and Law Committee of the National People’s Congress.
A new item has been added to the country’s draft civil law, requiring that all
medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos must f
ollow strict rules, laws and regulations, and should not pose a threat to people’s health or violate moral or ethical codes.
US-based tech giant Amazon.com Inc plans to shut down its third-party seller services on its Chinese online marketplace
in July, as it shifts its focus to offering Chinese mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers.
Starting July 18, customers logging in to Amazon’s Chinese web portal will only see a selec
tion of goods from its global store, rather than products from local third-party sellers.
Amazon said it will keep running its other businesses in China, inclu
ding the cross-border shopping business Amazon Global Store; Global Selling, which helps Chin
ese merchants sell products abroad; its cloud service platform Amazon Web Services; and Kindle e-book devices and content.
“Over the past few years, we have been evolving our China online retail business to increasingly
emphasize cross-border sales, and in return we’ve seen a very strong response from Chinese customers.
um on Britain’s EU membership, but could change its mind if there appeared no other way to pass a Brexit deal.
Britain voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU in 2016. Since then, polls sugge
st the “remain” side has gained in strength, but it’s far from clear who would win a new referendum.
The new vote could leave Britain just as divided over Europe as it is now.
The Chinese aid team sent to cyclone-stricken Mozambique provided medical services to about 1,30
0 people and food to more than 1,000 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The first squad offered medical services to more than 500 people in a shelter 10 kilomete
rs away from its Beira city camp, and also disinfected an area of almost 10,000 square meters.
Having received information from an unmanned aerial vehicle, the seco
nd squad visited another shelter more than 70 kilometers away from the Chinese tea
m’s camp, carrying food and medicine, the ministry said in a statement late Thursday.
A group of scientists in Gansu province have discovered a fossilized b