ros horns, pangolin scales, dried sea horses, red corals, and hawksbill turtles, Zheng said.
A major overseas criminal gang once active in smuggling animals to Guangdong province has been busted following the crackdown, he said.
He suggested that further special campaigns will be launched to fight against such smuggling in the coming months.
Water pollution has forced many regions, especially in southern China, to change their sou
rces of drinking water, with many reaching out to the Yangtze River, a report said.
The contamination of water bodies has made drinking water in souther
n China more scarce, despite a dense network of waterways, according to the report, publ
ished earlier this year by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, an NGO.
A campaign to root out environmental violations at water intake sites is expect
ed to improve things, but environmental authorities should be aware that local governments may choose to aba
ndon their water intake sources to avoid rectifying problems, said Ma Jun, director of the institute.
More than 3,000 cooperation intentions were reached between Chinese government dep
artments and professional organizations, training agencies and overseas talent at the 17th Conf
erence on International Exchange of Professionals, which wrapped up in Shenzhen on Monday.
Over 1,500 enterprises, including well-known companies like Tencent, Huawei, Pin
gan, Vanke and BYD, presented talent with nearly 40,000 job opportunities at the conference.
The employers received more than 180,000 res
umes from job-seekers. More than 30,000 people reached preliminary agreements on employment.
As a platform on which international professionals and talent gather to exchange
ideas and explore development opportunities, the conference also features international cooperation.
Several high-level entrepreneurial programs, including [email protected] China, and the Ch
ina (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, were held during the event.
from countries involved in the BRI have visited Hainan annually to study agricultural technology, including Nanf
an’s breeding program, which is “playing the role of Silicon Valley for the country’s seed industry”, Wang said.
Hainan’s climate and biological resources have made Nanfan an important nation
al center of seed propagation. Every winter, more than 7,000 domestic agricultural scientists and
workers are busy at the Nanfan centers. More than 70 percent of the country’s 7,000 crop varieties have been culti
vated in the tropical island province, which is building a global resources center, National Business Daily reported.
“With good stress resistance and higher yields, hybrid rice seeds developed by Nanfan’s ce
nters are being welcomed in Southeast Asian countries,” said Xie Zhenyu, an assistant research fellow at th
e Research Institute of Tropical Crop Germ Plasm under the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences.
But what about the trash that has already been dumped in South Korea — such as the smoldering heap in Uiseong?
The government has said it will relax regulations on incineration to allow for disposal, but that move has not thrilled environmental groups.
Kim Mi-kyung, of Greenpeace Korea, says incineration “creates various environmental and health problems like greenhouse gases and toxic substances.”
”If we expand the (use of) incinerators, the plastic use will expand with it, because it w
ill be easy to just burn them,” she says, adding that the problem needs to be tackled at the production level.
South Korea is one of the world’s biggest plastic consumers.
In 2015, it consumed almost 300 pounds (132 kilograms) of plastic
per capita, surpassing both the US and China at 205 and 128 pounds (93 and 58 kg), resp
ectively, according to Euromap,an association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers.
billion people – will get access to mobile internet by 2025. By that time, mobile subscribers will reach to 6 billion, of which
some 700 million will be new subscribers and half of them – 359 million- will come from Asia-Pacific.
China, which will contribute 8 percent to global new additions, takes the second pl
ace among seven countries in the world which account for half of new subscribers.
Mobile is a key driver for digital content consumption which is represe
nted by video, the report said. A growing number of people take longer time and are more fre
quent to watch video on their devices. In 2018, China showed the highest proportion – about 80 percent – of sm
artphone users watching free online video at least once a month, an increase of 10 percent year-on-year.
ould have a major impact on the world economy, since it may potentially contribute $16 trillion – which equivalent to
an increase of 14 percent – to global GDP by 2030, and this could be as much as 26 percent in China, the report said.