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China endeavors to create more comfortable living environment for people by expediting urban renewal

People Daily 14 Apr 2021
... implement an action plan for urban renewal, and optimize urban spatial structure and improve the quality of urban living space ... New business forms based on the Internet, including live-streaming, distance learning, telecommuting, and e-commerce, are flourishing in China.

New Zealand bans live cow exports due to welfare concerns

Seattle PI 14 Apr 2021
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Wednesday it is banning the export of live cows and other farm animals by sea due to welfare concerns ... He said he wasn't worried about offending China, which is New Zealand's largest trading partner and a big purchaser of live cattle. “It’s not about China.

Overwatch League Brings Back Live Events This Summer

IGN Insider 14 Apr 2021
The Overwatch League is slowly re-opening with a series of live events in Asia scheduled for this summer ... "Due to improved health and safety conditions in China, we are excited to announce the planned return of live events to three cities during the 2021 season[.]" ... The three dates in China are as follows.

New Zealand to phase out livestock exports by sea

Straits Times 14 Apr 2021
Asked if there were concerns that the move would upset China, a top importer of live cattle from New Zealand, he said,"This is not about China ... and said it was reviewing live exports after a ship that left its shores for China with nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized.

New film tells stories of less-affluent China 14 Apr 2021
Takeuchi, who is also called Liangshu, or Uncle Liang, by Chinese fans, is known for his documentaries about China's efforts in combating the coronavirus, including Long Time No See Wuhan and The Post-Pandemic Era ... "I want to take my parents live in the city when I grow up; they have never lived in a city before," another boy said.

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty: white paper

People Daily 14 Apr 2021
More than 770 million of China's rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank's international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China.

New Zealand phasing out live cargoes of animals by sea

Hong Kong Standard 14 Apr 2021
Asked if there were concerns the move would upset China, a top importer of live cattle, O'Connor said. "This is not about China ... New Zealand said last year it was reviewing live exports when it introduced interim measures following the capsizing of a ship bound for China that killed nearly 6,000 cows and 41 of the 43 crew members.

Oscars set to flop in China as Hollywood, politics collide

Urdu Point 14 Apr 2021
The country has spent years "pining for Hollywood accolades", according to entertainment magazine Variety, and state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has shown the awards live or on a delay since 2003. Online platforms in China, the world's fastest-growing movie market, have also streamed the Oscars in the past.

China's top 10 new archaeological discoveries in 2020

China Daily 14 Apr 2021
The findings provide key clues to studying the living conditions of hunter-gatherers of Southwest China in the Pleistocene Epoch, and offer one of the most abundant discoveries in China that indicate the early-stage usage of fire.

‘Personal signal’: US’s Biden sends ex-officials to Taiwan

Al Jazeera 14 Apr 2021
President Joe Biden sent an unofficial delegation of United States former high-level officials to Taiwan on Wednesday in a signal of support for the democratic island, which China claims as its own ... Taiwan’s 23 million people live with the threat of invasion by China, which has not ruled out the use of force to take control of the island.

Agriculture Minister explains reasoning behind live export ban

NewstalkZB 14 Apr 2021
The Government is stopping controversial exports of live cattle, despite almost certain disapproval from China ... and China, and they're waiting for a response.

China's green energy initiative 14 Apr 2021
Wind turbines are seen at the wind power base in Tangyin county, Anyang city, central China's Henan province, on Aug ... In this plan, China focuses on building green energy infrastructure including climate and energy policies for the next decade ... This vision of President Xi is deeply embedded in China's modernization goals.

Bill introduced to grant priority status to Uyghurs

Beijing News 14 Apr 2021
"To effectively compete with China, we must be the best version of ourselves, including by living our values and welcoming those who have been unjustly imprisoned in or forced to flee Xinjiang," Coons added ... China has been rebuked globally for cracking down on Uyghurs.

Sheconomy surges as females show greater financial clout and independence 14 Apr 2021
They are spending more on beauty, fitness and hobbies, making the role of "sheconomy" in China's consumer market increasingly significant ... According to a report by service consultancy Accenture, there are around 400 million female consumers in China aged between 20 and 60.

Letter: A time for common sense

The Roanoke Times 14 Apr 2021
President Trump's accomplishments are amazing considering the vitriol endured from the biased media, uninformed public and Democrat leaders ... When the China virus hit the U.S., Trump acted early to restrict flights from China that saved thousands of lives. Trump had the drug industry speed the China virus vaccine development in less than a year ... .