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so single people think it is a waste of time compared with ordering takeout,” adding that on major food
delivery platform Meituan-Dianping, about 65 percent of the orders are made by singles ages 20 to 30.
Others choose to dine out. A recent report by global market research company Kantar Worldpanel found that 46 percent of interviewees said they had eaten
alone in the past 24 hours, up by 9 percent from 2017. Some 16 percent of respondents said they preferred to eat out alone.
Liu Chang, 24, a postgraduate at Renmin University of China in Beijing, said she likes to ex
perience celebrity restaurants recommended by food review platforms. She has visited them alone many times.
“Finding friends you like to dine with can be difficult sometimes. In view of this, I would rath
er eat alone, which can also be enjoyable and relaxing, as I can do whatever I like,” she said.
ongoing trade issues, which require the two countries to meet halfway, Zhong Shan, China’s minister of commerce, said on Tuesday.
The 90-day talks between the two countries have reached a breakthrough, said Zhong.
“The two parties agreed to extend the negotiation, and during the extension, both sides
will not implement the planned tariff hike. We should cherish the hard earned achievement,” he added.
hina has slashed the average time for customs clearance by over half in 2018, far surpassing the government’s previous g
oal to cut the average time by one third, according to Ni Yuefeng, head of the General Administration of Customs.
“The robust growth of China’s booming cross-border e-commerce has posed chal
lenges to customs supervision,” Ni said on Tuesday, during an interview from the sidelines of the two sessions.
To meet the new challenges, Chinese customs used the artificial intelligence technologies to help ease the clearance pr
ocedures. “In the next step, we will strengthen the supervision and improve the services,” Ni said.
Shao Yunxiang, 76, who has been living in Shanghai’s Caojiadu neighborhood for more than 14
years, said life in a modern city as a senior citizen doesn’t necessarily have to be lonely.
People who live in a neighborhood and don’t know their neighbors
is a terrible phenomenon, but it happens a lot in modern cities,” Shao said. “We hope to b
uild our neighborhood into a big, warm family with an excellent environment, culture and spirit.”
Shao attends a newspaper reading activity in the community center every Tuesday, the day when the neighborhood com
mittee prepares lunch for people over 75 years old. On Wednesday, he joins a group to learn singing.
At other times, he becomes a volunteer helping people become familiar with the city’s newly launched garbage sorting.
Shao said he spends one-third of his time on community activities, which contri
butes to making the neighborhood “a harmonious place where people know, help and support each other”.
BARCELONA, Spain – The Chinese technology firm Huawei has issued an “An open letter to the US media”, inviting members of the US media to visit Huawei’s campuses and meet its employees.
“The US is a shining example of how to inspire passion for technological innovation and dev
elopment. We too have been inspired by your history of creativity and hard work,” said the letter, beari
ng the name Catherine Chen, a Director of the Board at Huawei, who is in charge of public and government affairs.
“I am writing to you in the hopes that we can come to understand each other better. In recent years, the US government has developed some mi
sunderstandings about us. We would like to draw your attention to the facts,” the letter said.
“We work with many leading US companies on technology development, business con
sulting, and procurement. In addition, we support university research programs in the US, helping them make sig
nificant progress in communications technologies, which we believe will benefit the whole world,” the letter said.
“On behalf of Huawei, I would like to invite members of the US media to visit our ca
mpuses and meet our employees. I hope that you can take what you see and hear back to your readers, viewers, and lis
teners, and share this message with them, to let them know that our doors are always open.”
“We would like the US public to get to know us better, as we will you,” the letter said, ending with a Huawei email address as a means of contact.
voters have spent in line to cast their ballots in the crucial election.
The incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is running against 71 other ca
ndidates, but his main challenger is Atiku Abubakar, a 72-year-old business tycoo
n and former vice president. They are both Muslim candidates from the north of the country.
When Buhari, a former military ruler, was elected in 2015, it wa
s the first peaceful transition of power in Nigeria. He promised to offer a clean sweep of the old
routine, but many have been left disillusioned and angry at the rising levels of inequality and extreme poverty.
More than 84 million people registered for the vote in Africa’s largest economic p
ower, according to data from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Videos have surfaced on social media reportedly showing the burni
ng of ballot papers and disruption of the electoral process in various parts of the country.
unty usually set up black tents at the foot of Mount Qomolangma, providing tourists accomodation as a means of earning money.
Though ordinary visitors can’t go beyond the monastery, it won’t affect them from appreciating the mountain.
“The new tent camp for ordinary tourists can still allow them to clearly see the 8,800-meter-plus mountain,” Kelsang said.
Travelers who have a climbing permit can go to the base camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters. Kelsan
g said the mountaineering activities have been approved by the regional forestry department.
Decades after the epic climb to the world’s peak, Tibetans at the f
oot of Mount Qomolangma have conquered poverty by receiving professional and am
ateur mountaineers and tourists, who have also posed an environmental challenge to the mountain.
To conserve the environment surrounding Mount Qomolangma, China c
arried out three major clean-ups at an altitude of 5,200 meters and above last spr
ing, collecting more than eight tonnes of household waste, human feces and mountaineering trash.
Changchun Jan. 30 (xinhua) reporter understands from changchun, jilin province, on Janu
ary 30th at 5 to 35 points, city fire alarm detachment, green garden street youth with three green ro
ad interchange Lin Yang’s village four unit 4 floor of the residents home gas leakage, explosion and fire.
The accident killed eight people, 3 people were injured.At present, the scene disposal has been all over.Immediately afte
r the accident, provincial, municipal leaders make instructions, to guide the rescue.City fire detachment, public sec
urity bureau, public bureau, 120, gas companies and other departments rushed to the scene quickly rescue.
Experts preliminary judge, the accident caused by imp
roper residents to use gas.Specific reasons for investigation and follow-up work is ongoing.
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