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Virtuous Recycling
Wang Yewen, a 32-year-old company staff member, recently moved into a new apartment in Beijing. The moving process proved torture, as she had too much stuff she didn’t even realize existed. Fortunately, she got a helping hand from Baijingyu, an onlin
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Continuity and Change
It became commonplace during former U.S. President Donald Trump’s tenure to hear the Communist Party of China (CPC) maligned in Cold War-style rhetoric, with the emphasis on “communist” and Marxist as the dirtiest of words, which were then stretched
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PEOPLE & POINTS
Chinese director Jia Zhangke has formally launched his new venture: a filmmaking school in his native Shanxi Province staffed by top industry talent, including well-known Chinese directors. The film academy is affiliated with the existing Communicati
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Pulling Together Through Adversity
Where should humanity go from here? What kind of future should we create for future generations? Chinese President Xi Jinping raised these questions during his keynote speech via video link at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Ann
Beijing Review4 min cititeEnvironmental Science
Leading Climate Actions With Tangible Efforts
On April 22, when speaking at a virtual climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the international community to work together to foster a community of life for man and nature with “unprecedented ambiti
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Small Ant, Big Trouble
The fire ant, a creature measuring only 3 to 6 mm, recently caused a big stir in China. It has prompted a joint prevention and control drive by nine ministries as it has already caused a lot of harm that is difficult to control. Officially referred t
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Crafting Tradition
For the past 35 years, Liu Ying, 41, a designer and embroiderer of the Miao ethnic group, has been tirelessly promoting her subtle but vividly unique art. The Miao people mainly live in the southwest of China on a vast rugged land of beauty. Embroide
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Double Standards, Double Blades
Despite strong opposition from its own people and neighboring countries, the Japanese Government has asserted its decision to discharge the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant’s wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. Western societies, headed by the U.S., ho
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Smart Power
If technological breakthroughs can be made in the next 65 years at a speed comparable to that of the past 65 years, future technological development will be even faster, famed American cryptographer and scholar Whitfield Diffie said during a session
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Consensus On Health
As part of a coordinated response to lessen the impact of COVID-19, a passport scheme could be implemented to promote collaboration among countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. Valerio De Molli, Managing Partner and CEO of The Europ
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Building A Shield
Lee Cheng-hung, President of the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises on the Mainland, receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation site in Shanghai on April 19. The city started vaccinating Taiwan compatriots aged 18 to 75 that day.
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Is It Good to Abolish Test Rankings?
The Ministry of Education (MOE) recently released a draft document on the protection of minors. Several of its sections barring primary and middle schools from ranking students based on their examination scores have so far triggered heated debate, pa
Beijing Review1 min cititeNature
Fly, Fly, Birdie
The Shahe Reservoir in north Beijing is heaven for bird lovers. Each year, bird watching enthusiasts flock to the area to observe and record the lives of its avian inhabitants using binoculars and cameras equipped with telephoto lenses. Today, Beijin
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Economy
The State Council has approved plans to expand the opening up of the service sector in four regions. According to a statement released on April 20, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing municipalities, together with the southern island province of Hainan,
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Staying Fit Without a Gym
Without having to physically join the run, Huang Lixing made it across the finish line of the Xiamen marathon last October. The 45-year-old sport enthusiast from Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, participated in the marathon event through a route-tracking
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The Rhythm of The Rails
Convenient, cheap, many stops—slow trains, with these merits, still chug their way across China in the era of the high-speed railway. The train is like a small society. Many locals take it to attend regular fairs in nearby towns. Some carry baskets o
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Society
The second China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, set to take place in Changsha, Hunan Province, from September 26 to 28 this year, will focus on key areas such as trade and investment promotion, agricultural technology, energy and power, medical heal
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Only Collective Action Can End Poverty Post-COVID-19
For more than two decades, the global battle to eradicate extreme poverty has made steady and effective progress. Despite a number of serious environmental and economic black swan events that threatened to perilously throw efforts off course, for the
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A Strong Start
Recovering from the lows caused by COVID-19 last year, China’s economy grew 18.3 percent year on year to 24.93 trillion yuan ($3.82 trillion) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021. According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on
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Forging a Brighter Future
The 2021 Annual Conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) opened on April 20, with Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a keynote speech via video link at the opening ceremony. In his speech, Xi called on all to pursue discussion on an equal foo
Beijing Review5 min cititeInternational Relations
Return To The Drawing Board
The old riddle of the chicken or the egg has sparked many arguments over the course of time. Recent negotiations on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, seemed to have gotten stuck in the similar re
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The Art of Bookbinding
With a cup of pu’er tea and a burning sandalwood incense stick on the desk, Zhang Xiaodong begins a day’s work at his studio in Yizhuang in the southeastern suburb of Beijing. Zhang is the inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage known as Dragon
Beijing Review6 min cititeNature
An Incredible Journey
During the Beijing summer, people used to see and hear flocks of Beijing swifts circling around the city’s historical places such as the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. The Beijing swift is a typical cavity-nesting bird that often nests insid
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Society
China commenced the construction of its first natural gas pipeline bound for the Xiongan New Area on April 13, according to the China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corporation. Running a total length of 413.5 km, the pipeline begins in Tianjin Municipalit
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Economy
Large manufacturing firms with an annual business turnover of at least 20 million yuan ($3.06 million) will have all introduced digitalization by 2035, according to a draft on intelligent manufacturing development issued by the Ministry of Industry a
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Pear Flower Festival
Residents dance to welcome visitors to Awat Township of Korla City in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on April 10. Located on the northern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, Korla is dubbed as the City of Pears. Its pear flower season attracts tourists
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Back in Bloom
Hongshan Gymnasium in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, has taken on multiple roles since last year. It served as a temporary hospital when the city was in the throes of COVID-19. It hosted job fairs when the lockdown was lifted and the city
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Washington’s Human Rights Report: A Self-Narrative for Self-Interest
President Joe Biden took office three months ago, talking about improving the diplomatic relationship between the United States and multiple nations, China among them. But so far, little has changed. In fact, the current relationship between Washingt
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Taking on Responsibility
The fast-growing renewable energy industry stimulates China’s confidence in setting the timetable for peaking carbon emissions and reaching carbon neutrality, said Liu Hanyuan, Chairman of the Board of Tongwei Group, a global leading manufacturer of
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