the organization’s reform be carried out? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Liu Jianna. Excerpts fo
llow:China’s developing country status has not changedBai Ming, a senior research fellow at and deputy direc
tor of the Institute of International Market, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Coope
rationDespite the large size of its economy and remarkable GDP growth, China remains the largest developing economy
. Even though there are no WTO definitions of “developed” and “developing” countries, compared with China, p
eople in developed countries enjoy higher living standards. Besides, China still has to lift millions of people out of pov
erty, especially in its central and western regions.Due to its huge population－the largest in the world－China’s per c
apita GDP is still very low in relation to that in developed countries. For instance, China’s per capita GDP of less th
an $10,000 in 2018 was meager compared with the US’ nearly $60,000, and low
er than the over $10,000 per capita GDP of some other developing countries such as Russia and Argentina.
tment reached 75 million tons in 2017, 2.3 times that of 2012. Meanwhile, about 40 million tons of ind
ustrial hazardous waste was generated in 202 major cities across the country in 2017, according to the ministry.
China, however, still lacks a sound system for hazardous waste management. According to an enforcement
report of the Solid Waste Control Law released by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the to
p legislature, in November 2017, the total amount of hazardous waste in the country remains unverified.
Over 40 percent of China’s capacity for processing hazardous waste oft
en remains idle. Every year, more than half of the hazardous waste generated across the cou
ntry was utilized or disposed of by its respective producers, and most of this activity was unsupervised, the report said.
Wang Yi, a member of the NPC Committee of Environment Pr
otection and Resources Conservation Committee, told China Daily in March that sup
ervisors lack a clear idea of how much hazardous waste is being produced annually nationwide.
report released on Sunday that attractions highlighting cultural experiences or tea-picking activities were among the hottest destinations.
Reservations for cultural attractions such as museums, temples and viewing cultural relics r
ose by 20 percent year-on-year during the break, and museum bookings rose by 17.8 percent.
Li Qiuyan, Lvmama’s branding development director, said the
Tomb Sweeping holiday is a good time for spring outings and leisure activities.
“Travelers are snubbing the attractions that offer only sightseein
g activities, while pursuing cultural experiences with medium and high-end accommodations,” she said.
Opportunities to view blossoming flowers also attracted travelers. Yuanto
uzhu, a peninsula in Wuxi’s Taihu Lake-one of the nation’s largest freshwater lakes, in Jiangsu
province-was among the top 10 hottest attractions because of its cherry blossoms, the report said.
Other popular attractions during the festival included Shanghai Disn
ey Resort, Mount Huangshan in Anhui province, and Happy Valley theme park in Beijing.
the Chinese mainland for Chinese travelers, with 30 percent of the total visiting one
of the two destinations during this Spring Festival holiday, online travel agency Ctrip said.
Tourists from Beijing spent the most during outbound travel, ne
arly 9,000 yuan ($1,344.59) per trip, followed by Shanghai at around 8,500 yuan.
Here are the 10 destinations attracting the most tourists from the Chinese mainland.
Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and
big data, an old couple in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, is enjoying better life.
Engineers from Aliyun, the cloud computing subsidiary of e-com
merce giant Alibaba Group, introduced a set of customized remote nursing program for th
e old couple to provide them 24-hour remote care. The 81-year-old husband suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
year-old woman wears a smartwatch for 24-hour remote care, which can mon
itor his health condition, as well as real-time position and one-button calling functions.
”Good girls” do what they’re told, are quiet, don’t argue or risk embarrassing their families. Reem and Rawan say they had turned being “good girls” into a fine art.
”In our house, we (were) always the good girls they wanted us to be. So, if they want us to
clean, we will clean. If they want us to cook, then we will cook,” 18-year-old Rawan says.
”The last two years it was really bad, because I just forget who I am, I am just pretending (to be) like an Islamic girl,” says her 20-year-old sister, Reem.
They went to school, studied hard and avoided confrontation. Of course, the same rules d
idn’t apply to their brothers. Beat your sisters, the siblings say their brothers were told, it’ll make you better men.
Reem and Rawan are reluctant to talk about the abuse at the hands of their family. They say it
didn’t happen all the time, just enough to remind them of the rules. And enough to fill them with terror ab
out what might happen if anyone found out about their plan or, worse still, caught them carrying it out.