Teng Qiong, director of Fenghuang County Forestry Bureau, said that the pandas were transported in refrigerator trucks for their safety and comfort. A total of six trucks were rented, with four vehicles carrying two giant pandas each, while one truck carried enough bamboo and bamboo shoots for five days, and another empty truck was kept on standby. … [Read more...] about Eight pandas start new life in ancient town in Central China
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HONG KONG: Bankers and investors fear China's push to impose national security laws on Hong Kong threaten the city's future as an international financial centre. If it gets to that stage, Beijing's move will come at a cost for China's economy. WHY DOES CHINA NEED HONG KONG AS IT IS? China still has extensive capital controls and often intervenes in its financial markets and banking system. Hong Kong is one of the world's most open economies and one of the biggest channels for equity and debt financing. The size of Hong Kong's economy may only be the equivalent of 2.7% of mainland China's, down from 18.4% in 1997 when it reverted to Chinese rule, but the territory punches above its weight due to world-class financial and legal systems. As a gateway between China and the West, Hong Kong attracts global capital for China more efficiently than its other cities. HOW IS THAT CHANGING? Under the 'one country, two systems' formula agreed as part of Britain's handover of the territory … [Read more...] about How important is Hong Kong to China as a free finance hub?
In line with a guideline on advancing the development of western regions in the new era issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, the ministry will take a slew of measures to enhance infrastructure connectivity, ministry spokesman Sun Wenjian said. … [Read more...] about Western China to see boost to transport infrastructure, ministry says
The lakes in the transition zone of North China's arid and semi-arid regions at the fringe of the EASM is sensitive about the response of the EASM. However, the pattern and mechanisms of the EASM change during the Holocene that began approximately 11,650 years ago are still debated. … [Read more...] about Researchers reconstruct precipitation changes of transition zone in North China’s arid, semi-arid regions
Liang Xiaoxia, 28, who died on May 26, was honored as a national-level female role model. She died after doctors could not revive her as she passed out while working in an isolation ward in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city in Central China's Hubei province. … [Read more...] about China honors female nurse sacrificing life to COVID-19 fight