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BUDAPEST, April 23 (Xinhua) — The Beijing Film and TV International Show inaugurated in the
Hungarian capital will enhance people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China, an Chinese official said here on Tuesday.
“Within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, more and more Chinese film and TV producti
on have become accessible for Hungarians,” said Wang Wei, director of the department of plan
ning and development, Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, at the opening of the show.
“This kind of cultural exchange can facilitate people-to-people bonds between Hungary and China
and will create a solid base for further cooperation between the two countries,” he stressed.
Maria Pap, an official from Hungarian National Tourist Office, said: “Budapest is a very important tourist att
raction and destination here in Central Europe. I am delighted to see more and more Chinese tourists coming to Hungary.”
She added that Budapest is a very important and beloved spot for film produc
ers, and more and more international film producers have chosen Budapest as their shooting place.
The Show kicked off with performances from Hungarian dancers and pop sing
ers, before showing trailers of the most exciting Chinese productions to Hungarian spectators.
uangzhou, provincial capital of Guangdong province, pledged to further cooperate with overseas
counterparts in the fight against endangered animal smuggling in the coming months, said a senior local customs officer.
“Top priorities will be given to big cases: major smuggling gangs, channels and networks,” said Zheng
Jun, deputy director of the Guangzhou customs anti-smuggling bureau, at a news conference in Guangzhou on Thursday.
According to Zheng, Guangzhou customs provided valuable and accurate information to its Malaysian count
erparts in January, resulting in the seizure by Malaysian customs officers of more than 60 kilograms of rhinoceros horns.
au have zero tolerance for smuggling and will introduce more high-tech means and big data
analysis to crack down on smugglers trafficking endangered animals and their products.
Zheng made the remarks after his bureau seized a total of 178.66 kilograms of smugg
led endangered animals and their products, the result of 111 cases since the beginning of the ye
eholds consisted of renters, but today owners are in the majority, with the 2013 American Hou
sing Survey reporting that 54 percent of single-person households were owner-occupied.
According to the survey, between 2003 and 2013, owners accounted for 55 percent of the growth in single-person househo
ds. And among single-person households led by someone under the age of 45, two thirds are renters, but among single-
person households with someone over the age of 65, owners are a 70 percent majority.
Single-person households tend to spend more on housing than ot
hers, and these households may prefer to rent rather tha
n buy houses. And even if they do buy a house, the preference is for multifamily homes
rather than single-family ones, according to Deloitte senior US economist Daniel Bachman.
That may influence the structure of the housing market, which is still recovering from the im
pact of the recession of 2008 and recent changes in housing finance, Bachman wrote in an article.
Chinese startup Ofo has denied it is bankrupt, and claimed all is w
ell at the bike-sharing company in a statement released on Tuesday.
According to media reports, Beijing Baikeluoke Technology Co, one of Ofo’s operat
ors, was involved in a bankruptcy case on March 25, listed on the national bankruptcy disclosure platform.
Ofo, however, insists it is not bankrupt, saying that its debt-related litigation and negotiations are still underway.
The company has been suffering financial problems for the past few m
onths, with tens of millions of users waiting for refunds since the second half of last year.
To compound matters for the company, unpaid bills resulted in several lawsuits in the same period.
below reflects contraction.
The service sector recorded stable performance, with the sub-index measu
ring business activity in the industry standing at 53.6, up from 53.5 in February.
Indices for sectors including railway, telecom, banking and insurance all stood above 57, indicating robust business growth.
The sub-index for new orders in the service sector came in at 51.5, up from 50.5 in February, according to the NBS.
The construction sector recorded faster expansion, with the sub-index m
easuring business activity in the industry rising 2.5 percentage points to 61.7 in March.
The sub-index for new orders in the construction sector surged to 15-month high at 57.9, up from 52 in February.
China is trying to shift its economy toward a growth model that draws strengt
from consumption, services and innovation. The service sector accounted for 52.2 percent of the country’s economy last year.
Christchurch, New Zealand (CNN)Zaid Mustafa should have been at school on Wednesday.
Instead, he was being pushed in a wheelchair to the graves of his father and brother,
surrounded by mourning strangers in a country he had only recently made home.
The 13-year-old was shot in the leg last Friday when a gunman opened fire on worshipers at two mosques in the New Zeala
nd city of Christchurch, killing 50 people and shocking a nation that thought it could never happen there.
The Mustafas didn’t think it could happen there, either.Zaid Mustafa, 13, whose father and brother were killed in the Chri
stchurch terrorist attack, attends a funeral at Memorial Park Cemetery on March 20, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Khaled, 44, and Hamza, 15, were at Al Noor Mosque on Deans Ave
nue when they were gunned down, leaving behind Zaid, his mother, Salwa, and younger sister, Zaina.
ijab as she stood in the center of a room, surrounded by families desperate to hear words of reassurance. They were tired, worried and m
any were grieving loved ones presumed killed in the hail of bullets fired by a man who singled them out for their beliefs.
Even before she said a word, Ardern’s simple decision to cover
her hair served to show families she respected them and wanted to ease their pain.
”People were quite surprised. I saw people’s faces when she was wearing the hijab — th
ere were smiles on their faces,” said Ahmed Khan, a survivor of the attack who lost his uncle at the Al Noor mosque.
Ali Akil, a member of Syrian Solidarity New Zealand who came to Christc
hurch to support the community, said wearing the hjiab was “a symbolic thing.”
”It’s saying I respect you, what you believe, and I’m here to help,” he said. “I’m very impressed.”