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unty usually set up black tents at the foot of Mount Qomolangma, providing tourists accomodation as a means of earning money.
Though ordinary visitors can’t go beyond the monastery, it won’t affect them from appreciating the mountain.
“The new tent camp for ordinary tourists can still allow them to clearly see the 8,800-meter-plus mountain,” Kelsang said.
Travelers who have a climbing permit can go to the base camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters. Kelsan
g said the mountaineering activities have been approved by the regional forestry department.
Decades after the epic climb to the world’s peak, Tibetans at the f
oot of Mount Qomolangma have conquered poverty by receiving professional and am
ateur mountaineers and tourists, who have also posed an environmental challenge to the mountain.
To conserve the environment surrounding Mount Qomolangma, China c
arried out three major clean-ups at an altitude of 5,200 meters and above last spr
ing, collecting more than eight tonnes of household waste, human feces and mountaineering trash.
Zhou Xiaochuan, former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has won the UK’s 2019 Central Banking lifetime achievement award, according to the publication’s website.
Zhou, the sixth winner of the award, stands out for his high levels of integrity, intellectual ri
gor and bold reforms that have served the public interest in China and elsewhere, said a statement of the website.
The Central Banking Awards were established to recognize outstanding perform
ance in individuals and organizations in the central banking community.
Zhou, who stepped down as PBOC governor in March 2018, had served in his position from
December 2012-2018, which makes him China’s longest serving central bank governor since 1949.
The award recognizes the impact Zhou had on the central bank and the Chinese economy.
“While in office, Zhou demonstrated high levels of integrity in his pursuit of public s
ervice. He brought academic rigor to real-world decision-making, acting as a prag
matic policymaker with a strong sense of what was in the public interest,” the statement said.
circulation industry development, said online sales have become an important engine to stimulate domestic spending and i
mports. “Durable consumer goods with high-tech features and branded foreign products have huge commercial potential,” Zheng said.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD reported robust sales between Feb 3 and Friday, with sales revenue jumpi
ng 42.74 percent year-on-year. Smartphones, computers and home appliances were the top three items on JD in terms of sales value.
Chinese consumers tend to buy high-quality and diversified products, the comp
any said. Kitchenware sales posted the strongest growth — 399 percent year-on-year. That was followed by furniture and
luggage, with their respective sales revenue up 185 percent and 148 percent, JD reported.
China UnionPay, the country’s largest bank card operater by market share, saw its total transaction volume over the ho
liday period reach 1.16 trillion yuan, jumping 71.4 percent year-on-year, the company said on Monday.
for a house than in a big city,” he said. “I attended the first job fair to be held in my hometown on Sunday. I’m considering some job interviews and the salaries offered.”
Ningbo, Zhejiang province, will hold 44 job fairs from Tuesday to late March－42 percent more than last year.
Among them are eight large job fairs starting on Feb 16. More than 900 companies are ex
pected to attend each of the fairs, which will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for a month.
Starting in March, Ningbo will organize more than 2,200 compa
nies and government-affiliated institutions to attend 100 job fairs in 40 cities across Ch
ina, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; Xi’an, Shaanxi province; and Changchun, Jilin province.
Cities such as Taizhou, Zhejiang province; Heze, Shandong province; and Nantong, J
iangsu province, will also hold many fairs for job hunters and employers in February and March.
ents and relatively low prices continue to attract young and first-time buyers, as
well as tenants. Sp
eaking in a range of accents, a substantial number of residents squeeze
into buses and the subway every morning and head to work.
Chen Mo is one of them. After studying in the capital for seven years, he chose to
settle in the city
after graduation. In 2001, he took a job with State Grid Corp, the national
Initially, Chen rented an apartment in
Huilongguan, a crowded community in Changping district,
10 kilometers west of Tiantongyuan’s center, that was well-known for its
Served by subway line 13, Changping’s relative ease of access to public
transportation attracted Chen, so he decided to buy an apartment there in 2010.
After months of research, he discovered that he could buy an apartment of more than 100 sq m in Huilon
gguan for 30,000 yuan per sq m, which would only be enough for a home of 50 to 60 sq m in other parts of the city.
“Property prices doubled in Huilongguan in just six months, so I made the down
payment in 2011 without any hesitation,” he said.
Many others followed suit, so a dense population and heavy traffic congestion quickly became the community’s default setting. Ho
wever, without any industry to provide jobs and with few high-quality schools,
many people chose to leave once they had made enough money.
the two countries every year,and China and the US have become each other’s largest and second-largest sources of international students.
“The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. Over these decades, there has been a ma
rvelous growth in people-to-people contacts and ties between our two countries. As we now look forward to the co
ming decades, the friendship between our two peoples will continue to be the very foundation of relations between our tw
o great countries. That’s why we invite you, invite all our friends all over the United States to come and share with us y
our most memorable stories with China. Together we will build stronger ties between our peoples. And with your per
sonal stories, you will help make history,” said Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the US.
“People are the most interesting stories behind a sound bilateral relationship, and picture
s are a strong testimony to such relations,” said Zhou Shuchun, publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily. “At
China Daily, especially with our newly launched Global Edition, we are committed to bridging the gap of u
nderstanding through powerful people stories. I believe when we see your photos and hear the stories which go with th
em, we will better understand the essence of China-US relations, which is really about people,” Zhou said.