Food festivals offer visitors taste of Asiaonal Beijin

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

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Uber’s shares ended the day down 7.6% at $41.57, even as t

 the S&P 500 reversed losses to end in positive territory. Only about a fifth of IPOs have

ended their first day of trading in the red in the last two years, according to Dealogic data.

Uber priced its IPO on Thursday at the low end of its targeted ra

nge, hoping that approach would spare it the trading plunge suffered by Lyft.

Lyft ended down 6.9% on Friday, and is 28 percent below its IPO price.

Still, the world’s largest ride-hailing company appeared to generate m

ore interest from mom-and-pop investors than Lyft. Retail investors at TD Am

eritrade executed more trades in the first ten minutes of Uber’s debut than in Lyft’s first 2-1/2 hours.

Uber had already lowered its valuation expectations twice in the last two months to address investor concerns over its mounting losses.

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Meanwhile, China is willing to jointly promote the mo

nitoring and evaluation of Arctic climate and environmental changes, develop platforms for po

lar scientific research, and promote the sharing of Arctic observation data and international work pr

ojects, Wang said during the Arctic Circle China Forum in Shanghai on Friday.

“We look forward to working with other countries to smooth the economic channel that conn

ects the European and American continents through the Arctic Ocean and jointly create a ‘Polar Silk Roa

d’ to facilitate connectivity and sustainable economic and social development of the Arctic,” he said.

Wang said that Arctic affairs, especially those regarding climate c

hange, environmental protection, scientific research and the use of waterways, are closel

y related to the well-being of people living in the polar region and the survival and development of all humankind.

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Cambodia is working with China to launch our first

 satellite in 2021, so the (Cambodian) government hoped that someone could learn something abo

ut spacecraft. But there is no school in Cambodia that teaches such a thing. So here I am,” Chea said.

China has signed an agreement with Cambodia to develop, make and launch the Southeastern Asian nation’s first sat

ellite in the next few years. The satellite, Techo 1, will be used for communications.

Moreno Pena, on the other hand, has 11 years’ experience at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities, Venezuela’s sp

ace organization, as an electrical engineer and chief of the spacecraft operation unit.

This is the second time he has come to China as a student. The first time w

as in 2007, when he was selected to take part in satellite application training in Beijing.

He said he came to China this time hoping to expan

d his knowhow on spacecraft and learn how to design and build satellites.

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All of my knowledge and expertise in the space field

 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.

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If you come in to the shore to deliver, it takes at least

an hour – an hour we lose on the water. The thing about the fish

is that once you find them, you’ve got to stay on top of them,” Berry said.

Irwin said that every day the fish seem to prefer different temperatures and water depths. He is us

ing all the skills he has learned throughout the world to find better ways to fish for carp in Kentucky.

The half-brothers are not the only ones lured to the state by Asian car

p. About a year ago, Lin Jiantong and his wife Jiang Huiying moved there from Atlanta to fish the species.

In Atlanta, they were employed as kitchen workers by Chinese restaurants. After le

arning they could make a living from fishing, Lin had no hesitation in trying a new lifestyle.

Growing up along the coast in Fujian province, he knows a thing or two about fishing.

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Horticultural expo offers full visitor servicesthe Beijing Intern

Visitors to the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition can expect attentive services mee

ting a variety of tourist needs at the Expo site since event’s opening day on Monday, Chinanews.com reported.

Two huge comprehensive visitor service centers, one near the China Pav

ilion and another in the International Pavilion, can sat

isfy tourists who want to take a rest, have a meal, use the restroom, seek medical help, care for babies and more.

Ambulances, emergency medicines and equipment including trauma supplies, respirators and

medical defibrillators are ready for use at the healthcare centers located in each of the two service centers.

Nearly another 20 automatic external defibrillators, used to revive a pe

rson experiencing cardiac arrest, have been scattered throughout the other pavilions.

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The development of winter sports will help meet th

diversified needs of sports fans, which is conducive to soci

al and economic development. Notably, the General Admi

nistration of Sport has issued a document emphasizing the importance of planning in the development of the winter

sports industry. For instance, some departments have made efforts to optimize their resources by building m

ore winter sports venues so they can encourage more people to take up winter sports.

The Beijing municipal government and Hebei provincial gov

ernment have worked out policies to encourage more scho

ol students to play winter sports, and take part in winter sports events on campuses.

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The Belt and Road Initiative is now running for a coupl

of years and has achieved success even in Europe, but it is not finished yet and it should be a win-wi

n situation for China and Europe. China is a very big market and an important global player.

China is Germany’s biggest trading partner, so I think there will be a good future for the two countries.

The Belt and Road Initiative has been a very successful integration proj

ect which is bringing China closer to the world. President Xi Jinping’s speech today is outli

ning that more and more countries can participate, share prosperity, as well as win-win results.

I think that the future will be bright and that especially t

he West needs to better understand what this Belt and Road Initia

tive means and why this shared prosperity can be created and benefit people across the world.aime Irachande Gouv

eia, coordinator of Belt and Road Initiative Research Center at University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambiqu

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n April 2017, for example, the company took technol

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.

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