Jiuhua Mountain Added to Global Geoparks Network

Jiuhua Mountain (Photo/Chizhou Daily) UNESCO experts assess Jiuhua Mountain as a geopark. (Photo/Chizhou Daily) Jiuhua Mountain (Photo/Chizhou Daily) UNESCO¡¯s Executive Board on Wednesday included Jiuhua Mountain in East China¡¯s Anhui province into the Global Geoparks Network (GGN). The Executive Board approved the designation of eight new sites dem...

Pet Funerals on the Rise

On a table in the mourning room, Yang Siwei carefully wiped the blood off the body of Dumbo, a 9-year-old toy poodle. The pet owner, Chen Tingting, stood beside the table to bid farewell to her deceased furry friend that was hit by a car two days ago. Yang, a pet undertaker in east China's Anhui Province, helps pet owners like Chen to prepare funerals f...

Latest Geoparks will Highlight Conservation

Two Chinese sites added recently to the UNESCO Global Geopark List will feature conservation with sustainable development. Yimeng Mountain in Shandong province and Jiuhua Mountain in Anhui province have been put on the UNESCO Global Geopark List, according to UNESCO's website on Wednesday, bringing the number of Chinese sites on the list to 39. UNESCO G...

Hefei among Most Attractive Chinese Cities for Expats

For two years in a row, Hefei, capital of East China¡¯s Anhui province, has been chosen as one of the most attractive cities for expats, according to a survey released on April 14 in Shenzhen, South China¡¯s Guangdong province. Zhao Jianguo, head of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, announced the results of the annual survey Amazing Ch...

Xi Focus: Xi Delivers Resolve, Confidence at "Critical Stage" of Poverty Alleviation

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, talks with villagers, primary-level officials, cadres in charge of poverty alleviation work and village doctors in Huaxi Village of Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing, April 15, 20...

International Flavor to Kite Competition in East China

(ECNS) -- The 2019 International Kite Competition has been held in Fuyang, Anhui Province. Nearly a thousand kites of various colors and shapes traversed the sky. Giant goldfish and octopus kites added exotic culture to the event. The activity attracted 200 kite enthusiasts from 15 countries and regions and strengthened international exchanges.

5 Chinese Sites Receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

Three Chinese existing geoparks and two new ones appeared in the list of the 11 designated sites in Asia, Europe, and South America which receive the Global Geopark Label of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Paris-based UN body announced on Wednesday. "UNESCO's Executive Board today approved the designation of ...

Night Views of Anhui Innovation Center

Aerial photo taken on April 17, 2019 shows a night view of Anhui Innovation Center in Hefei, capital of East China¡¯s Anhui province. Covering an area of 82,000 square meters, the center is slated to open on April 24. As the country¡¯s first innovation-themed museum, the center showcases the province¡¯s major achievements in sci-tech innovations. (Photo b...

Jiuhua Mountain Enters UNESCO's Global Geoparks Network

UNESCO¡¯s Executive Board on Wednesday included Jiuhua Mountain in East China¡¯s Anhui province into the Global Geoparks Network (GGN). The Executive Board approved the designation of eight new sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet¡¯s geology as new Geoparks, including China¡¯s Jiuhua Mountain and Yimeng Mountain, the organization said in a sta...

Splendid Views in Spring

Since April of every year, the 1000-meter long azalea in the Tianxia Scenic Area of Yuexi County blossomed, attracting tourists from many places. (Photo by Xu Hao) The Dabie Mountains in April are like a dragon running through the west of Anhui Province, waking up with spring thunder and bursting with vigor. West Anhui has beautiful scenery and abundant ...

Chinese Economy Expands 6.4 Pct in Q1

The Chinese economy expanded 6.4 percent year on year in the first quarter of this year, official data showed Wednesday. China's GDP reached 21.343 trillion yuan (about 3.18 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first three months of 2019, and the growth pace was the same as that of Q4 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement. The terti...

Xi Advocates All-out Effort to End Poverty

President Xi Jinping addresses a symposium on poverty alleviation problems on April 16 in Chongqing. [Photo/Xinhua] President emphasizes meeting people's basic needs during his Chongqing visit President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty in China within two years in his three-day inspection tour of Chongqing, whi...

Teenagers Line up for Campus Trials of China Basketball College

HEFEI, April 7 (Xinhua) -- To scout more teenage talents, basketball trials were being held in different places in China, including middle school campuses around the country. "The trials give us a good opportunity to whet our skills and to get ready for the professional in the future," said 15-year-old Wei Changhao, a 1.92-meter student who was among the...

Robots to Be Produced in Xiaogang Village

On Tuesday afternoon, a technology firm in Xiaogang village, East China¡¯s Anhui province, was displaying a variety of industrial robots, including a laser navigation forklift and a heavy-duty steering wheel AGV, on a 55-inch LCD screen. ¡°These robots will be produced in Xiaogang soon,¡± Yan Yushan, president of the company said excitedly. The entrepre...