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to skiing, skating and other winter sports, which in turn will promote more national and int
ernational winter sports events. With the aim to better develop winter sports, governments at all levels shou
ld issue policies to encourage more people, in particular, teenagers, to follow and play winter sports.
Besides, the government should learn from the experiences of Nordic countries how to increase the popularity of winter sports.
Li Hai, director of the School of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Sport
Winter sports have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially after China won the bid to host the 2022 Winte
r Olympics, creating a huge opportunity for the development of the winter sports industry.
The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
preferred by travelers for the four-day vacation. In most cases, it takes travelers under five hours to get to their destinations.
In addition Shanghai’s Disney theme park, Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park and Cho
ngqing’s Hongyadong were predicted to be the hottest three tourist attractions on the Chinese mainland.
Two thousand years ago, the ancient Silk Road opened the door for Chengdu to connect with th
e rest of the world. Now, fueled by the Belt and Road Initiative, the city again stands at the forefront of ope
ning-up, developing its industries, creating value and making innovations on the global stage.
The first freight train from Luxembourg to Chengdu departed on April 4. The train, branded under the “China Railway Express” bann
er, passed through Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, and then entered China through the Al
ashankou port in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The travel time, from start to finish, was 15 days.
new evaluation system, which will be released by the ministries of
water resources and education, the minister said. A number of universities will be desig
nated along with the participation of private capital, which is expected to get the public involved, he added.
Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public& Environment
al Affairs, said that the plan is expected to accelerate water conservation.
“The disparity in water resources among different provincial regions means we have to
save more water for a sustainable development for the years to come, even centuries,” Ma said.
“In industrial and agricultural production, more technolo
na’s urbanization process, as now only 11 percent of towns can process waste water.”
Guangdong will roll out a pilot policy taking effect May 10 to open up uninhabited islands for private development, according to local authorities.
Guangdong has nearly 2,000 islands, more than 90 percent of which are uninhab
ited, with a total area of 1,513.17 square kilometers and coastlines for 2,378.13 kilometers.
According to the policy announced by the provincial Department of Natural Resources, mark
et-oriented means for transferring the rights to uninhabited islands, including tendering and auct
ioning, should be adopted for tourism and entertainment, transport, industrial warehousing and fishing.
The department will be responsible for approving the transfers, wi
th city-level and county-level natural resources authorities to handle the preliminary work.
The department together with the provincial culture and tourism department l
ast year issued the island tourism development plan for Guangdong from 2017-2030.
A total of 195 islands are included in the plan, 167 of which are uninhabited.
Chinese romance which opened across the country on April 19, has some scenes shot in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The film, directed by Huo Jianqi, a renowned figure among China’s “Fifth Gene
ration” directors, features supermodel-turned actress Du Juan and actor Chen Xiao.
During a recently promotional screening, director Huo says the film examines the meaning of love and marriage.
In the movie, there are several scenes featuring the lovebirds shown against the backg
round of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a fire on April 15.
The film, based on a short story penned by journalist An Dun, the features a violinis
t and an interior designer, who encounter each other in a museum in Paris and soon fall in love.