d overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe are the top three destinations.
About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that migh
t interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.
More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours wit
h higher prices and which take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.
“Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. Ho
wever, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.
He said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into cap
tivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
The root cause for the repeated twists and turns in the China-US trade talks lies, to a grea
t extent, in the United States’ serious deviation from, and disdain for, the objective laws of econ
omics. The fact that China will never accept its unreasonable demands further complicates the matters for the US.
The US administration’s often competing and clashing objectives－though m
any of them are understandable－cannot be realized simultaneously. For instance, the U
S hopes to revive its industries and boost its real economy while maintaining the huge bubble in its financial market.
A dream called sustainable reindustrialization
Yet the US expends huge amounts of its resources just to maintain its mo
netary hegemony and thus ensure its financial sector offers higher pay and return on inv
estment compared with the real economy sectors, which helps it to maintain its advantage in
Solana hailed the development of relations between China and the Europea
n Union, saying they could work together to uphold the existing international system.
“I think cooperation between China and the European Union is very impor
tant. And fortunately, that relationship now is in a good direction,” said Solana, who se
rved as the EU’s high representative for common foreign and security policy between 1999 and 2009.
He expected China to play a bigger role in the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osa
ka, Japan, saying that leaders of major powers should sit down and have productive talks.
He hailed the Belt and Road Initiative, and said it is a good platform for international cooperation.
companies, Lu said that as for foreign enterprises operating in Chi
na, there is no need for them to worry as long as their businesses are law-abiding.
S President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesd
ay in which he declared a national economic emergency and banned the technology and
services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to US national security.
The US intention is so obvious that media outlets around the world have without exception interpr
eted this as targeting Huawei, by excluding the Chinese telecommunications giant from US networks.
Washington has repeatedly claimed that Huawei’s equipment poses a security threat, but for all the sound and fury, it sign
ifies nothing, as it has never produced any credible evidence, indeed any evidence at all.
philosophies to enhance the exchanges and mutual learning of diverse civilizations.
Frederick W. Russell-Rivoallan, a program specialist and head of social and human sciences for UNESCO, hailed the dialogue of Asian civilizations.
“It’s a great way to concentrate in this part of world, but it’s also
a global inspiration – bringing countries together, understanding other cultures, respecting each
other and sharing with each other,” he said. “That’s the way that we can understand each other better and live together better.”
China will extend 1,000-Megabyte broadband connection to more than 300 cities and cut the
average service rates by 15 percent for small and midsized enterprises this year. The measures are desi
gned to achieve multiplying effects of expanding domestic demand, boosting employment and improving people’s lives.
The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on May 14.
traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away
from others. They cannot directly affect any country’s worldwide current account balance. A count
ry that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference.
There are two ways to reduce the US trade deficit. A serious recession would reduce investme
nt, but nobody advocates that as a strategy. The only other path is to change the US financial and gove
rnment system to encourage increased savings. China has almost nothing to do with it.
Ironically, the disputes between the US and China center around both nations’ legitimate desires to
protect some current low-skilled jobs, or at least to allow an easier transition to new jobs and industries.
US administration’s economic policy has rightly focused on the need to
retain jobs for working-class people in the US. And, China’s companies that export to the U
ew stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijin
g and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. “We will end
eavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”
The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the
Water Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in prepa
ring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.
According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 v
enues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faciliti
es built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) into a
curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.
arned against further raising tariffs. “Increasing tariffs will only continue to harm America
n consumers and businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, as well as threat en American econ
omic growth and leadership in innovation,” said Naomi Wilson, the council’s senior director of policy for Asia.
US chemical manufacturers also called for sensible trade policy solutions.
Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, said on Monday he believed t
he risks of continuing to use tariffs as a negotiating tactic with China are simply too high, and potential benefits remain unclear.
Several organizations, including Tariffs Hurt the Heartland — the national campaign compose
d of more than 150 of the largest US trade organizations in retail, technology, manufacturing and agric
ulture — have in recent days highlighted the negative impact of tariff increases on the US economy and job market.
Concern over the recent escalation of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis have been temporarily relieved after Palestin
ian leaders in Gaza agreed a cease-fire with Israel early on Monday. Right now, nothing is more important than u
pholding the cease-fire as the atmosphere between the two rivals has not been so combustible since 2014.
Since Friday, militant groups in Gaza have fired more than 600 rockets a
nd other projectiles at southern Israeli cities and villages, killing four Israeli civilians, wit
h Israel retaliating with air and artillery strikes, killing 27 people, including 14 civilians, in Gaza.
The latest border clashes, the most deadly since 2014, have occurred against the backdrop of the changing Middle East po
licy of the United States, which has seen the US drop any pretense of impartiality and make clear its support of Israel.
was aware of the incident and was gathering information.