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Guangdong will roll out a pilot policy taking effect May 10 to open up uninhabited islands for private development, according to local authorities.
Guangdong has nearly 2,000 islands, more than 90 percent of which are uninhab
ited, with a total area of 1,513.17 square kilometers and coastlines for 2,378.13 kilometers.
According to the policy announced by the provincial Department of Natural Resources, mark
et-oriented means for transferring the rights to uninhabited islands, including tendering and auct
ioning, should be adopted for tourism and entertainment, transport, industrial warehousing and fishing.
The department will be responsible for approving the transfers, wi
th city-level and county-level natural resources authorities to handle the preliminary work.
The department together with the provincial culture and tourism department l
ast year issued the island tourism development plan for Guangdong from 2017-2030.
A total of 195 islands are included in the plan, 167 of which are uninhabited.
Chinese romance which opened across the country on April 19, has some scenes shot in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The film, directed by Huo Jianqi, a renowned figure among China’s “Fifth Gene
ration” directors, features supermodel-turned actress Du Juan and actor Chen Xiao.
During a recently promotional screening, director Huo says the film examines the meaning of love and marriage.
In the movie, there are several scenes featuring the lovebirds shown against the backg
round of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a fire on April 15.
The film, based on a short story penned by journalist An Dun, the features a violinis
t and an interior designer, who encounter each other in a museum in Paris and soon fall in love.
BUDAPEST, April 23 (Xinhua) — The Beijing Film and TV International Show inaugurated in the
Hungarian capital will enhance people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China, an Chinese official said here on Tuesday.
“Within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, more and more Chinese film and TV producti
on have become accessible for Hungarians,” said Wang Wei, director of the department of plan
ning and development, Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, at the opening of the show.
“This kind of cultural exchange can facilitate people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China
and will create a solid base for further cooperation between the two countries,” he stressed.
Maria Pap, an official from Hungarian National Tourist Office, said: “Budapest is a very important tourist att
raction and destination here in Central Europe. I am delighted to see more and more Chinese tourists coming to Hungary.”
She added that Budapest is a very important and beloved spot for film produc
ers, and more and more international film producers have chosen Budapest as their shooting place.
The Show kicked off with performances from Hungarian dancers and pop sing
ers, before showing trailers of the most exciting Chinese productions to Hungarian spectators.
set in Shanghai in the 1930s starring Chow Yunfat, has so far been the most time-consuming restoration work, but Jiang says it’s worth it.
“George Lucas spent many years restoring old Star Wars films he made himself,” Jiang says
. “It’s almost like a remake. We’re also looking to create a classic Chinese production, which needs just as much of our energy.”
Speaking of the future, Pei says there is no end to their work. “People get u
sed to watching TV productions shot in 4K resolution today. However, once 8K be
comes common, viewers might consider 4K shows ‘unwatchable’ again. Today’s work will still need restoration one day.”
lobal creator community giant WeWork officially launched its startup services platform, WeWork Lab
s, in China on April 11 in its bid to expand its presence in the burgeoning innovation and entrepreneurship market.
A pilot of the program was launched in Shanghai in 2018, with three locations serving 46 members.
It involves Tsinghua University, Peking University and Aliyun, where there will be exchange programs, through which busine
ss professionals will be trained and Chinese firms will be helped to expand at home and overseas.
of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side
effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of
Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.
More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch
emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.
In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th
at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.
The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr
ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice
Communist Party of China and local governments, the punished o
fficials also come from State-owned enterprises and public institutes, it said.
Jilin outnumbers the other seven provincial regions, with 177 punished officials. In one of
the cases there, 22 officials were punished because of the continuous deterioration of the Liaoyuan Riv
er and the slow progress in remediation of the water body in the city of Liaoyuan.
In the first half of 2017, the water quality of the river was found below Grade V, the lowest level in the co
untry’s five-tier water quality system, in eight of the nine monitoring stations along the stream. The ci
ty was also found to have only completed 28 of 67 projects that were listed in its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15).
Wang Liping, Party chief of Liaoyuan, for example, was re
moved from his post, and four officials were given severe warnings within the Party.
Previously, about 3,100 officials have been held accountable for environ
mental violations in the first three rounds of inspections, which were launched in late 2015.
despite the security concerns it faces in some markets. Huawei has repeatedly said the
security llegations it faces are groundless and not supported by any factual evidence.
The city competition for talents in China heats up, as an incre
asing number of cities offer favorable housing policies to attract residents.
Ningbo in East China’s Zhejiang province is one of the most recent entrants to join in. L
ast Sunday, the city published its latest policy interpretation for talent attraction.
Fresh undergraduates and postgraduates moving to Ningbo for employment are given a one-off living sub
sidy of 10,000 yuan ($1,490) and 30,000 yuan, respectively. The city also offers a 200,000 to 600,000 yuan home purchase sub
sidy and a maximum of 8 million yuan in household settlement subsidies for eligible high-end talents.
Hohhot, the northern city in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, offers qualified graduate
s 50 percent off for home purchases and two years of free accommodation in certain districts of the city to lure skilled personnel.