Month: May 2019

Macao looks to leverage scenic cultural sites to boost tourism

The Macao Government Tourist Office recently held an event at Beijing’s Legendale Hotel promoting its delicious cuisine, cultural sites alongside some colorful artistic performances. Cheng Weidong, vice president of MGTO, delivered a speech, summing up the performance of the Macao Special Administrative Region’s tourism industry over the years. He...

Huawei aims to speed up US government lawsuit

Huawei Technologies Co filed a motion on Wednesday to accelerate its lawsuit against the United States government, as the Chinese tech company said it has great confidence in the case and hopes to bring it to an early conclusion. The move came two months after Huawei sued the US...

Limit placed on number of visitors to Great Wall

The number of daily visitors to the Badaling section of the Great Wall will be restricted and online ticket sales introduced to ease congestion at the world-famous site, tourism authorities said on Tuesday. The 65,000 limit was set after research on the optimal capacity for the scenic spot in...

China’s air quality better, but fight must go on

A senior official from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said that China’s air and water quality improved last year, but the government must maintain its efforts to fight pollution. According to a bulletin on national ecology and environment released on Wednesday, of 338 cities measured, on average, 79.3...

1 dead, 130 injured as twisters rip through Ohio and Indiana

BROOKVILLE — A swarm of tornadoes so tightly packed that one may have crossed the path carved by another tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, smashing homes, blowing out windows and ending the school year early for some students because of damage to buildings. One person was killed and...

Restrictions on Huawei affecting academia

United States government restrictions on Huawei are generating ripple effects that have gone beyond commercial circles and are now entering academia. On Wednesday, Qbitai.com reported that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organization, has banned Huawei employees from peer-reviewing its research papers. The...

Beijing sets up $724m fund for 5G mobile tech efforts

Beijing on Wednesday set up a 5 billion yuan ($724 million) fund to spur development of the fifth-generation or 5G mobile technology industry, its latest effort to gain an edge in the commercialization of 5G tech. The fund was established jointly by the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Investment...

UN envoy sees positive reaction to Climate Summit

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ special envoy for the upcoming Climate Summit said on Tuesday that the reaction from countries coming to the meeting is positive. “We are quite optimistic because the reaction that we have had since the secretary-general called for this summit is quite positive,”...

The planets are the stars of online documentary

It is an old story, more than 4.5 billion years old. Eight celestial bodies, each with their own distinct personality, born together and battling the violence of our early solar system, vying for their own survival and thriving to become stable planets. Geological epochs come and go, entire atmospheres...

Artists find inspiration through photography

In an era where nearly everyone has access to photography, taking photos can offer a fresh perspective on the world and life around us. An exhibition featuring 70 photographs by dramatist Stan Lai, poet Yu Jian, painter Duan Zhengqu and music producer Zhang Yadong, opened Tuesday at the Chinese...