Monthly archives: June, 2018

Panda protection brings huge economic values: study

An analysis reported on Thursday in the journal Current Biology showed that panda conservation had great value that extended far beyond protection of pandas themselves. According to the new findings, the panda’s protection as an umbrella species yields 10 to 27 times as much value as it costs to maintain the current reserves. The findings …

Top science awards to include foreigners to attract global talent

China’s top science awards are expected to include foreigners, according to a draft regulation on the State science and technology awards. By making award winners more diverse, China hopes to get more global talent to contribute their scientific and technological knowledge to the country’s development, experts noted. The draft regulation, which was released on Tuesday …

Coastal pilot FTZs in Fujian set to take on bigger role along new Silk Road

Containers are prepared for transportation from Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province to Moscow via the China-Europe freight train, on August 25, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of Xiamen C&D Bonded Logistics Co Pilot free trade zones (FTZs) have become key agents in promoting and bolstering China’s reform and opening-up policy. As the country further deepens its reform …

China’s stock market needs new regulatory framework

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT   The stark contrast between China’s sagging A shares and still-resilient US stocks, both clouded by the China-US trade row, should be a wake-up call against just paying lip service to restore investor confidence in mainland stocks. An essential solution for fragile mainland shares would be to reconfigure an existing regulatory framework …

Quanzhou locals drive national reform, economic opening-up with homegrown shoe brands

A wholesale shoe market in Jinjiang, East China’s Fujian Province Photo: Li Xuanmin/GT This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up policy. During the past 40 years, China’s eastern coastal cities have been at the forefront of the nation’s economic reform. In particular, Quanzhou in East China’s Fujian Province, known for its …