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.
showed their innovative ideas, hoping to gain acc
ess to potential investors, mentors and business partners through the platform.
Wang Zhigang, minister of Science and Technology, said China
will further open up and strengthen international coop
eration in technological fields to promote a favorable environment for global talent.
The two-day event, with an exhibition area of 70,000 square meters, attracted more
than 4,000 professional organizations, training agencies, universities, tec
hnology enterprises and human resource agencies from 52 countries and regions across the world.
About 110,000 visitors were at the conference.China uses high-tech measures for cultural heritage protection
The head of one of the world’s best-known museums is retiring, and as the news spread l
ate Monday, netizens praised him as a tireless guardian and promoter of the nation’s heritage.
The retirement of Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang, 65, whose name has frequently been
in the news, was announced on Monday at a meeting at the museum, also known as the Forbidden City.
Shan “has made the Forbidden City shift from a luxury beyond reach to one that is accessible to ordinary people”, Feng Kaitai, a la
wyer and Weibo user, posted on Monday. “He makes more younger people fall in love with the Forbidden City.”
The museum named Wang Xudong, director of Dunhuang Academy in Gansu province sinc
e 2014, as Shan’s successor. The academy manages and studies the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, also known as th
e Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, including hundreds of temples at a Silk Road crossroads.
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.