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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for advancing East Asia's regional economic integration and jointly responding to challenges on the public health, energy, food and financial fronts to promote development.
During the year 2021, the Earth has been battered and bruised by diverse extreme weather patterns, which have resulted in floods, storms, and extreme heat causing wildfires in multiple parts of the world. The Canadian province of British Columbia, once deemed to be one of the most livable regions in the world, saw its temperature hit a record high of 46.6 degrees Celsius last summer.
Ecological conservation is deeply ingrained within the Chinese civilization. The Superfluous Book of Zhou, written more than 2,000 years ago, has the lines: “Do not bring axes to mountains in the spring, leaving trees to grow; do not cast fishing nets in rivers in the summer, leaving fish and crabs to grow.” It exhorts people to use natural resources in a way which conforms to the life cycle of wildlife to guarantee the sustainability of the planet.
The 2015 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference held in Paris, France, culminated in the landmark Paris Agreement, which set out a clear post-2020 climate plan for the world. It established the principle of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances; set a target of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and fostering low-emission, climate-resilient and sustainable development; agreed on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the global response to climate change;
Li Xianchu’s weekend plans have changed since this summer. One Sunday, for instance, his things-to-do list included visiting an agriculture product delivery center under construction, visiting a family that has been learning to live with paralysis, and checking out a “green bank.”
Chinese enterprises must attach importance to cross-border compliance if they want to continue to grow into outstanding companies in the process of going global. That’s according to Liu Chao, secretary general of the International Commercial Dispute Prevention and Settlement Organization. The non-governmental and non-profit international organization, established in 2020, is one of the 283 achievements of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
“Sweetie, you are next. Relax and just focus on your playing,” said Cao Yuanyuan, a young guzheng teacher at Beijing 101 Middle School, while adjusting the collar of Xirong, a girl who was dressed in an elaborate hanfu (a traditional style of Chinese clothing). With an audience of around 200 seated people in the school theater and 100 more watching live streaming online, 14-year-old Xirong paced up and down behind the stage, looking a bit tense, but there were also sparkles of excitement in her eyes. Two minutes later during the school concert, the spotlight shined on her as she played her guzheng solo debut in the Dream Theater of Beijing 101 Middle School.
ISABEL Cervera arrived in China’s capital city of Beijing in September 2020 to take the position of director of Instituto Cervantes de Pekin (Cervantes Institute of Beijing), the only official Spanish institution in Beijing offering Spanish lessons for learners at different levels. Amidst the challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the whole world, Cervera, along with her team, adapts to the new circumstances on the go.
THE largest grassland nearest to China’s capital, Beijing, is located about 300 kilometers from Beijing in the southwest region of the Keshiketeng Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is called the Ulan Buh Grassland.