n, who came to the main venue of the festival on Thursday with four friends.
“We went to Thailand for a vacation last month. The beautiful sunshine and beaches there
are enchanting,” the 54-year-old Beijing native said. “Now, we have a second chance to experience its food.”
Yang Lin, 26, who described herself as a foodie, also went to t
he gala. “I love Korean food most, except for Chi
nese cuisine, and I’m happy that Beijing is holding such a big food exhibition.”
Xu Hejian, a Beijing official in charge of the event, said visitors can see how Asian food i
s made at the venue and sample various cuisines made by more than 200 food enterprises.
Wuyutai Tea is one of the companies.It’s a good opportunity for the younger generati
on to learn more about traditional Chinese delicacies and desserts,” said Chen Huaji, an employee. “Tea is
quite an important element of Chinese culture, and the exhibition offers a stage to show off the essence of Chinese food and Chinese culture.”
ups that have spent years raising money in private rounds at record prices. Many of these com
panies are now looking to follow with their own IPO. Some, like Uber and Lyft, are unprofitable.
Workplace messaging company Slack Technologies Inc plans to hold an investor presentation on Monday in adv
ance of its direct listing next month. Grocery and food delivery platform Postmates, WeWork owner The We Co
mpany and online mattress retailer Casper Sleep are among startups seeking to launch IPOs this year.
“If a venture capital investor wants to burn cash they can do that as long as they want, bu
t once you get to the public markets you have to show profitability or a path to it,” said Jordan Stuart, a po
rtfolio manager at Federated Kaufmann who often purchases companies’ shares during an IPO.
th rate of more than 9 percent three years in a row, the Chinese film market is extreme
ly open and inclusive with outstanding movies from around the world, fine works of Hollyw
ood in particular, being screened in China even before they are shown in other countries.
This shows China’s decision to open up its film market in the trough in 1995 was absolutely right. Since then the quota for Hollywo
od movies has been significantly raised from the initial 10 films a year. The opening up of the Chinese movie ma
rket proves that the more open and inclusive a film market is, the higher the number of good films it will generate o
wing to the active and beneficial exchanges with the world’s most advanced filmmaking countries.
The remarkable performance of about a dozen Chinese movies in recent
years makes it clear that well-made films that showcase Chinese culture and touch Chin
ese people’s hearts could not only become smash hits but also help spread Chinese culture. Which g
tain a breakneck pace of economic development, which has brought booming economic prosperity.
Unfortunately, it has also brought a deteriorating environment. Seeing heavy smog, for ex
ample, many people feel that a worsening environment will destroy the happiness brought by economic growth.
Since 2012, the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has put forward a series of ecol
ogical ideas. On Sunday, Xi said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that “green mountains and cle
ar waters are indeed mountains of gold and silver, and environmental improvement means great productivity”.
This idea, dubbed the theory of two mountains, enjoys immense popular support in China.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party o
f China, urged officials at all levels never to sacrifice the environment for economic growth.
e of International Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free t
rade and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”.
“The shift toward high-quality development is a natural extension of what China has been doing for the past few ye
ars. Now that the BRI is five years old, it’s about time to upgrade quality joint development,” he said.
“China is trying to address the concerns that have been raised sinc
e the last Belt and Road Forum two years ago. One of these concerns is the need for infr
astructure projects to be more responsive to the local circumstances of BRI member countries.”
Duncan Freeman, a research fellow at the EU-China Research Centre at t
he College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, said infrastructure is important for economic gro
wth, so building infrastructure and building connectivity and efficient infrastructure are important.
China’s plan to involve international communities in its space mis
sions to jointly conduct space research shows its determination to further enhance global coop
eration in space projects, according to the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. That incl
udes opening up its planned space station to other countries, especially developing countries.
China’s space station, which is expected to be completed and operating by 2022, will be the world’s first space station open
for cooperation with all UN member states in manned space flights and exploration. The station will be able to sup
port research on astronomy, space life sciences, biotechnology, microgravity fundamental physics and space materials science.
tory as a mirror, and combining their personal ideals with the dream of national rejuvenation, Hu Xianzhong, a senior re
searcher at the China Youth and Children Research Center, said in an article published by China Youth Daily on Sunday.
Since the movement began nearly a century ago, the country’s youth
has been collectively marching with the times and the people under the leadership of the C
PC－whether in periods of revolution, construction, or in the nation’s campaign of reform and openingup, Hu said.
As the centenary of the movement draws near, a good understanding of its history will make yout
hs know more about why their futures are closely connected with the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation so that
they will find their niches and play bigger roles in the country’s socialist cause, he added.
Chen Yuhao, a postgraduate student at the U
niversity of International Business and Economics, said the spirit of patriotism, progress, democracy and s
cience is still the core value of Chinese youth, and should be upheld and carried forward in the new era.
e before Britons would have to vote in a May 23-26 election to the European Parliament — a condit
ion for the country to remain a member of the bloc beyond June 1 under the EU’s accord.
Many leaders had wanted a much longer extension, to the end of the year or even next March, but French President Emma
nuel Macron mounted stiff resistance throughout the evening, eventually forcing the compromise.
Macron questioned May’s ability to persuade parliament to her treaty, EU officials sa
id, and said that a tighter deadline would focus British minds. Others argued that an even longer exten
sion could spook May’s pro-Brexit critics into backing her deal for fear Brexit might stall.
Leaving at midnight on Oct 31 — Halloween, as social media commentators wer
e quick to note — would correspond with the end of the mandate of the present EU executive Commission.
hinese sales of passenger vehicles, MPVs, SUVs and minivans in March dropped 12 percent on a yearly basis to 1.78 million units.
This is the 10th consecutive monthly decrease, according to the C
hina Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Changjiang Times reported.
The MPV sector saw the largest sales decline, 20.2 percent to 130,000 units in the pas
t month, while SUVs and sedans dropped 10.7 and 12 percent, respectively.
The decreases in 2019’s first quarter are mild compared with those at the end of the last year, CPCA said.
As the State-VI emission standards will be implemented from July 1 this
year, some Japanese brands have launched corresponding products ahead of their co
unterparts, and performed well in sales and consumer confidence, CPCA said.
“Automobile sales in North China, and those in the county and township level, are still weak,” the association added.
at one time, and can also help calculate the age of more than a million stars.