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Despite a general decline, great difficulties still exist for China to bring
down the percentage of smokers to 20 percent by 2030, China CDC said in a statement.
The survey, released ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which falls on Friday, showed increasing public support for tobacco
control. More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they support a total ban on tobacco in the workplace, and mo
re than 95 percent said they support banning smoking in hospitals, middle and primary schools and public tr
ansportation. Nearly 80 percent said they hope to see a ban on tobacco in restaurants.
The survey showed adult smokers generally lack the willingness to quit, with only 16 percent planning to quit within the year.
Zhi Xiuyi, vice-president of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said Chin
a faces severe challenges in tobacco control to protect people’s health, despite the progress ma
our country. We must encourage fair competition, and ensure that
our measures to lower internet service charges are fully delivered as they are an impo
rtant part of our efforts in improving people’s lives,” Premier Li said.Baisu Gulang, a 37-year-old horse hea
d fiddle maker, makes a horse head fiddle in Qian Golos Mongolian autonomous county of Songyuan, Nort
heast China’s Jilin province, May 15, 2019. Under his father’s influence, Baisu Gulang has an ardent love in making and playin
g horse head fiddle, a traditional musical instrument favored by Mongolian ethnic group. He started lear
ning to make horse head fiddle when he was 18 years old. In 2006, Baisu Gulang started a horse head fiddle maki
ng studio where he voluntarily teaches enthusiasts to make and play the instrument besides selling
On a warm spring afternoon, 28-year-old Ye Xiaoxian keeps her eyes glued to her comp
uter screen as she chats with female co-workers in an office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Her concentration is only broken when a colleague offers a plate of snacks.
“I’ve already eaten a chicken drumstick, three pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of potato chips, half a bowl of white rice and som
e walnuts. My thighs will swell if I eat these snacks,” Ye said, reluctantly pushing the plate away.
Her colleague, pinching Ye lightly on the forearm, replied: “Come on, you are not fat at all. I am the elephant in the room.”
But Ye, popping a slice of pineapple into her mouth, responded, “No, I don’t e
ven feel like eating dinner tonight and I really should renew my gym membership.”