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ugh criticized by much of the West, and the US in particular－could bring dramatic
improvements in physical and digital connectivity to Central Asia and parts of Africa.
Further advances in critical infrastructure will create important growth opportunities for developing countries via e-commerce, mobile paym
ents, and related financial services. The experience of China suggests that these digital platforms, and the ecosy
stems that develop around them, are powerful engines for incremental, highly inclusive growth.
China, of course, is a very large, homogenous market. If smaller, lower-income developing countries are to bene
fit from equally rapid inclusive growth, the digital platforms will have to be regional and international in scope.
platform covering 14 African countries, recently went public on the New York Stock Exchange, am
ons in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technolog
ies, stipulating that clinical research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ tra
nsplants between species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.
Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face
punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.
The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r
egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.
Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics
committee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wit
h ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.
“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.
Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes
tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.
“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.
During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t
rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.
Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave
rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.
Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz
hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.
Ballard County and has been set up to use the carp acquired by the fish center. Twelve tracts of land inside the park are for sale.
On opening day, eight tracts were already claimed, with most of the investors coming from China.
Jiang Chenguang, an internet businessman from the Guangxi
Zhuang autonomous region, launched the United Fisheries Group to process carp into fish balls
and fish cakes for export to China. Two Rivers Foods will process smoked fish, and has already shipped a smoker to the site.
A business called Lakeside City has been formed to process carp into salted fish, while
Eco Fish, which already existed, has hired fishermen to catch carp, process them and recycle waste into fertilizer.
Zhu Hongwei, a hotel and catering businessman from Jiangsu province, decided on the day the indus
trial park opened to buy one tract of land for food processing. “I will decide how to process the fish later,” Zhu said.
The rise in both pet ownership and travel is inIn 2018, the pet market was w
orth 172.2 billion yuan, more than triple that of 2013,” said Neil Wang, president of con
sultancy Frost & Sullivan. “Of which, the dog market was 98.5 billion yuan and for cats it was 60.2 billion yuan.”
According to Frost & Sullivan’s research, services counted for about 15 percent of the pet dog and cat market, totaling 24.1 billion yuan.
As pet hotel services are in hot demand, the industry has been upgrading to assure pet owners
of the safety of their four-legged friends. And some business owners such as Li have taken things a step
further, making sure that it’s not only the owners who are happy, but the pets, as well.
Li said many pet owners worry that there is no comfortable place for their best friends to stay.
“Traditional pet centers can harm pets by keeping them in spaces that are too small, especially big breeds, which can’t even tu
rn around,” she said. “Pets can also see guests going in and out of the facility, and that can frighten them, as well.creasin
m revenue last year, up 13.5 percent year-on-year. Out of it, 447.7 billion yuan was contributed by 340 million passenger trips by domestic travelers.
Shanghai’s abundant cultural and tourism resources, its high lev
el of internationalization, convenient public transportation, fine public service, rapi
dly improving level of intelligent urban infrastructure are attracting travelers from home and abroad, said He.
Last year, 135 products sought official recognition to be sold as city souvenirs. Only 43 made
it to the shortlist, out of which 24 were eventually selected as they featured distinctive Shanghai elements.
Many of the products are made by time-honored brands including White Rabbit creamy candy, Park Hotel’s butterfly cooki
es, local patisserie Xing Hua Lou’s sweetened bean paste moon cake, Bee & Flower sandalwood soap, Liushen Fl
orida Water, as well as Shanghai Museum’s creative jewelry box, silk scarves, teacup sets and table flags.