and his reviews of digital appliances have won him more than 124,000 fans on social media.
He had never eaten hotpot alone before. However, he happened to be in
Beijing on business and when he heard the restaurant offered stuffed toys as co
mpanions for solo diners he decided to visit and produce a vlog so his fans would know how it felt.
Knowing that a large number of unattached people often
spend festivals alone, Pu hoped his vlog would help them enjoy their solitude.
Even though he was the only solo diner in the restaurant, Pu said he didn’t feel at all awk
ward eating with a toy companion. The vlog showed him eating casually, occasionally scrolling through his phone, an
d having a video chat with his family. The restaurant was full of diners, but no one gave him a second glance.
“Overall, it was very enjoyable; the only thing was that I can’t eat too much so I only ordered a small amount of food,” he said.
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.
smartphones that run on the system, and
future versions of the company’s handsets will not be
able to use services from Google, including the Google Play Store, Gmail and YouTube apps, which are
not covered by the open-source license and require a commercial agreement with Google, Reuters report said.
Android’s official account replied on Twitter Monday that while th
ey are complying with all US government requirements, “services like Google Play and
security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”
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
Given that the US economy is driven by domestic demand, consumption in particular, instead of exports, a high rate of eco
nomic growth will widen the trade deficit, as it would have to import more products than it exports. In such a situa
tion, the implementation of large-scale infrastructure construction projects would further increase the trade deficit.
To make up for the increasing savings gap, the US needs to introduce and use more foreign ca
pital, which will further enlarge the trade deficit. Therefore, the US cannot simultaneously maintain a high g
rowth rate, invest massively in infrastructure, reduce the trade deficit and restrict the inflow of foreign capital.
What is really questionable is that, despite its contempt for over-regulation of the economy, the US administration has been tryi
ng to impose regulations on international trade, even for its trade partners’ domestic economic management.
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.
nt with countries that commit to its equipment. And this may po
nt to a reasonable solution as it offers a way out for international partners in the West, which h
ave been caught in the middle of the US-waged campaign against Huawei, to cooperate with the Chinese company.
The security of 5G networks is a technical issue, and it should be addressed as such. Security prin
ciples should be based on verifiable facts and technical data rather than ideology or a vendor’s country of origin.
However, judging by its ill treatment of Huawei since last year, t
he US will continue with its persecution and has no intention of changing its ways.
The victimization of Huawei shows the world’s largest economy no longer wants to uphold the core values that govern free trade
and fair market competition. And it is willing to use its superpower status, so that, by hook or by crook, it can obstruct co
mpetitors that might challenge its competitive edge in science and technology.
essure, and psychological experts say that thinking of nothing is a mental
adjustment for people, which is
good for health as it can reduce the risk
of anxiety and depression by 25 percent, according to Workers’ Daily.
If people can’t manage their emotions effectively under high pressure, it will
harm their family life, work and social life, experts say.
The suggestion sparked reaction from netizens, with Sina Weibo user
Happy little witch123 asking, “Is it ok if I
accumulate the daily five minutes and me
ditate a hour on one day?” A WeChat user named yuenyuen said, “I’m not
bragging but I can meditate for a whole day.”
Just 20 days after the opening of a
museum of broken relationships in Taiyuan, capit
al of North China’s Shanxi province, its owner joked that it was turning into a blind date site, thecover.cn reported.
Since it opened to the public on April 25, the museum has received 500 visitors every day, aged between 16 and 25.
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