Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.
The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere
nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.
The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b
etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.
Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh
ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at
tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers
was about ground operations, such as telemetry, tracking and command of spacecraft.
“I want to study satellites. I want to learn and work on communications satellites operating in low Earth orbit, because no
w we have a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit, and remote-sensing satellites in low Earth orbit,” he said.
“I want to learn how to combine these technologies and do some research here in Beijing, s
o when I come back to my country I can help to develop our own satellite technology,” he added.
Each of Venezuela’s three satellites－one communication and two r
emote-sensing satellites－was designed, built and launched by China.
The Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology, a subsidiary of State-owned spa
ce giant China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, is a major developer of satellites and spaceships in China.
ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us
ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs
ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina
lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.
Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai
d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima
ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.
“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie
d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.
eituan Dianping, China’s leading on-demand online service provider, is the youngest among China’s 10 most powerful businesspeople, according to the list.
Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman of Gree Electric Appliances, a major home appliances maker
based in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, is the only woman entrepreneur on the top 10 ranking, placing seventh.
Xu Jiayin (Hui Ka Yan), chairman of China’s property developer Evergrande Gro
up, and Lei Jun, founder of smartphone maker Xiaomi Group, also made the top 10.
The China Consumers Association said Wednesday that financial servi
ces in automobile sales should be clearly priced and forced transactions eliminated.
The association held a discussion Wednesday morning on the issues of fina
ncial service fees in automobile sales and car buyers’ difficulties defending their rights.
The discussion concluded that car dealers fabricate required ite
ms to increase consumers’ payments and fail to provide receipts or other certificates.
When disputes over quality arise, consumers often experience difficulties negotiating with dealers or lodging complaints.
repaired and replaced. Some 202 of them, including images of sunflowers, landscapes
, workers and soldiers, have been placed on the two sets of railings on the bridge to maintain its original appearance.
Guo Jian, deputy director of the Nanjing Center of Public Project Construction, said
the bridge could be used safely for another 100 years if properly maintained.
“The comprehensive examination before the bridge was closed showed that it was in its prime,” he
said. “The bridge has been reliable for years, even after several ships collided with the piers. The flow of traf
fic and the speed of vehicles have far exceeded the original design but have not affected its solidity.”
Yang, from the Nanjing Institute for Urban and Transportation Planning and Des
ign, said the bridge will continue to serve as a major road, rail and marine structure.
“It has been a witness to and participant in the country’s 40 years of fast development. It will g
reatly help the economic and traffic development of Nanjing, the province and the country,” Yang added.
of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, announced it will employ more than 100,000 delivery
men in the next three years, with an aim to help their average wages increase by more than 20 percent.
According to Cainiao, its parcel pick-up services within two hours has cov
ered 284 cities across the country, which means the company’s logistics network has not
only covered first-tier cities, but also third and fourth-tier cities and even rural areas.
Industry insiders said JD is facing rising labor costs, and Cainiao’s intention of hiring more
couriers will intensify competition in the country’s logistics and delivery sector.
“Although JD Logistics is beefing up its presence in third-party delivery business and takin
g steps to motivate staff’s enthusiasm, it still lags behind courier companies such as SF Holding, YTO Expre
ss, STO Express and Yunda Express,” said Lu Zhenwang, CEO of Shanghai-based Wanqing Consultancy.