Monthly archives: March, 2019

Shaanxi to rule out villa projects on Qinling in new legislation

Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province pledged to prohibit agritourism and rural family inns in the core protection zones of the Qinling Mountains in a new draft submitted to the provincial standing committee of the people’s congress on Thursday. The draft also designated July 15 as the Qinling Ecological Protection Promotion Day and it extended the core …

Disabled man in Xinjiang stands on his own feet to lead fellow villagers out of poverty Favorable government policies help herders shake off poverty

Turhan Bayi Wugus walks around the yard using his hands. Photo: Cui Meng/GT The Kazak family of Turhan Bayi Wugus, 46, live in the remotest part of the village in Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Hearing the footsteps of a visitor, he rushes out of the house, leaning on his …

Boeing rolls out software fix to defend 737 MAX franchise Planemaker under pressure to prove jets are safe

Southwest Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX planes on Wednesday Photo: VCG Boeing Co on Wednesday took its most aggressive moves yet to defend its core 737 airliner franchise, saying it had developed software fixes to prevent failures of an automated flight control system that is being scrutinized after two deadly crashes in the past five months. …

Key Croatian bridge project gets second chance Chinese firm helps link tourist hub cut off from rest of country’s coast

Picture taken in September 2017 shows part of a support structure at the construction site of Peljesac bridge, near the village of Komarna on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Photo: VCG  For Ivica Granic, an experienced Croatian civil engineer who has been involved in the country’s infrastructure projects for the last decade, quitting his job to join …

China to streamline procedures for exit-entry permit application

China will streamline procedures for applying for exit-entry permits for its citizens, according to the National Immigration Administration Tuesday. Chinese citizens on the mainland, regardless of where they were born or live, will be able to apply for passports and travel passes for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan at any immigration administrations across the country …

China uses drones to protect ancient grottoes

In an effort to better protect ancient relics remotely located in deep mountains and forests, experts are turning to drones for assistance. The Maijishan grottoes, over 1,600 years old, are carved in the caves of an isolated mountain peak on the ancient Silk Road in the city of Tianshui, northwest China’s Gansu Province. The 221 …

China pledges stricter management over chemicals

China will strengthen the control and management of dangerous chemicals, and conduct risk assessment in all chemical industry parks to eliminate safety hazards, said a statement from the Work Safety Committee of the State Council. Authorities at all levels should inspect enterprises that are involved in nitration manufacturing and storage to make sure they comply …

Weaver brings traditional ethnic dyeing crafts to outside world

Lai Lei dyes cloth corresponding to the solar term for “Awakening of Insects” on March 6. Photo: VCG In a dyeing center located in Sanbao Dong stockade of Rongjiang county, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Lai Lei records various data on a pad including temperature, humidity, air speed, and soaking time. The weaver seems more like …

New services, deals of aviation industry New services, deals

China Eastern  Photo: Courtesy of China Eastern Airlines China Eastern Airlines said it will open international routes in June between Shanghai and Budapest, Qingdao and Paris, and Qingdao and Dubai to help customers connect to more cities.  Currently, China Eastern has a total of 13 international routes starting from Beijing. As a member of SkyTeam, …