bstacles to those that Asian and Latin American platforms previously had to overcome, including a
lack of reliable payment systems, low trust between buyers and sellers, and logistics and deliv
ry bottlenecks. But the experience of other regions shows that these shortcomings can be addressed over time.
Internet regulations must not be disruptive
The bigger risk to these platforms stems from the inevitable and necessary increase in regulation of the internet arou
nd the world. In particular, diverse national regulatory regimes may inadvertently or deliberately disrupt or bloc
k the international development of e-commerce ecosystems, hurting lower-income countries in the process. Avo
iding the creation of such unintended obstacles should therefore be a high priority for the international community.
rseas no longer guarantees a well-paid job, the report found that 70 perce
nt of respondents said they do not care about return on investment and are more appr
eciative of other rewards of overseas study experience, including better adaptive ability.
Gao Ang, an undergraduate student at the University of Californi
a, Berkeley, said he does not regret going to the US despite its high cost.
Overseas study provides students with many advantages－their exp
erience tends to equip them with a global mindset and better languag
e and communication skills－important characteristics for future promotion opportunities, he said.
In 2018, 662,100 Chinese people went abroad
to study, up 8.83 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Education.
Emirates Pavilion, hasn’t had time yet to visit the China Pavilion as he has been busy with his own pavilion.
“We will have more time later to have a walk in the park, and the China Pavilion will be our first stop for sure,” he said.
The International Pavilion, a venue for international horticultural exhibitions and competitions duri
ng the expo, has a public space with an overhang made of 94 structures representing flowers and umbrellas.
As the exhibition will also be held during the hottest days of the Beijing summer, these o
verhead structures will help reduce muggy conditions for crowds waiting in line for entry.
Using sustainable technologies, including natural ventilation, solar photovoltaics and rainw
ater recycling, the International Pavilion is also a green building with low energy consumption.
China and Nepal should strengthen cooperation on infrastructure construction and continue to promote the constructi
on of the China-Nepal cross-border economic cooperation zone, President Xi Jinping said in Beijing on Monday.
Xi made the remark during his meeting with his Nepali co
unterpart, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is on a nine-day state visit to China.
China greatly values its ties with Nepal, and supports Nepal in mai
ntaining its national independence, state sovereignty and terr
itorial integrity as well as exploring a path of development that suits its national conditions, Xi said.
Also, China appreciates Nepal’s firm and long-standing support over issues related to C
hina’s core interests and major concerns and its active participation in jointly building th
e Belt and Road, Xi said. He added that China will continue to support Nepal’s economic and social development.
ival, Tomb-sweeping Day, May Day and Dragon Boat Festival, all saw a marked increase in the number of domestic tourists.
During the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day holiday that ende
d on April 7, the number of domestic tourists reached 112 million, a 10.9 increase year-on-year.
Apart from sightseeing, more Chinese tourists now opt to exp
erience the cultural essence of their destinations by visiting local museums.
Over the past three years, visitors to Chinese museums have been growing by about 100 mi
llion each year, Liu Yuzhu, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, told reporters earlier this year.
During the week-long Spring Festival Holiday in 2019, more than 40 percent of the 415 milli
on domestic tourists visited museums, a report from the China Tourism Academy showed.
Rising registrations and better technology improve prospects of quicker availability
When Zhao Xueming, a middle school math teacher in Beij
ing, knew he had late-stage liver cancer in February last year, he felt despair.
“I was scared to the soul, and I thought about death every day,” he said.
By then, Zhao, who was 36 at the time, had received various treatme
nts at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital for four months. However, he believed he had s
ome other liver disease, since his parents, in order to avoid frightening him, never told him the truth.
“The treatments didn’t work well,” he said. “At l
Zhao was lucky. He waited for just around two weeks for an available organ, which was distributed through a national compu
terized organ sharing system, and had an operation that lasted for more than 10 hours in March last year.
He later learned that the organ donor was a young person who died in a car accident
in Hubei province, more than 1,000 kilometers away, but he doesn’t know further details.
In March, a year after the surgery, Zhao enrolled to become an organ dono
r at an organ-donation promotional event held at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital.
ast my doctor decided to have a liver transplant surgery for me to save my life.”
development and training company NIIT, visited Xiongan in September and was received by Chen.
Chen said Xiongan welcomes NIIT to take its advantages in technology and training to enhanc
e cooperation in the building of a digital city and the IT industry, according to a news release.
While attending the top legislature’s annual session in March, Chen told reporters that Xiong
an will soon begin large-scale substantial construction as overall design plans for the area have been completed.
More than 200 teams and 1,000 experts from China and abroad have participated in the drafting of the plans, Chen said.
Jiang Hao, a Shanghai-based partner at global consultancy Roland Ber
ger, said his company is “very interested” in participating in Xiongan’s development.
bamboo lamp by hand. He even learned how to sew and make curtains out of cloth. Fina
lly, he painted the interior wall white and another cartoon character — Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece — outside.
On March 10, the cement pipe room was done. The pipe is 2.6 meters in dia
meter and has a living area of 5 square meters, enough to accommodate a couple and their child.
The videos recording his progress have attracted lots of followers, and one clip even drew more than 10 million views. A num
ber of netizens have given him a thumbs-up after watching his step-by-step home building series. One commented: “I have watched all the vid
eos from Day-1 to Day-45. You are truly an ingenious man and good with your hands.”
Long said there will be a cluster of 20 special home inns in his future plans, each w
ith a different theme — and a camouflage military-themed one has already begun preparations.
g without a drill pipe core in polar ice bedrock, which helped the scientists obtain the first few samples of bedrock unde
r the ice cores at the station. The conwwwhebeishengxincn-2/ion was also compleexpedition.
Xuelong left Shanghai on Nov 2 and arrived at Zhongshan Station on
Nov 30. The icebreaker entered the Amundsen Sea in early January for a marine survey but
experienced “the worst sea conditions since departure”, according to an earlier report by China Ocean News.
On Jan 19, the ship was caught in a sudden thick fog on the Amundsen Sea and collided with an
iceberg, Cheng Xiao, dean of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science at Beijing Normal University, told Xinhua.
An increase of cyclones in the area since the start of 2019 has great
ly increased the number of floating ice fragments, while in 2018 the area was a single large ice sheet, Ch
en said. The floating ice drifted to the north, pushed by the wind, which also affected navigation on Xuelong’s trip home, he added.
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