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ite remote sensing technologies, in protecting its cultural heritage
, according to an official with the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).
Chen Peijun, director of the NCHA’s supervision and inspection
department, said in an interview with Xinhua that the administration has been using remote sens
ing to monitor some of the country’s key cultural heritage sites and stretches of the Great Wall and their nearby areas.
Chen said the administration will also explore the use of other technological means such as the internet, cloud computi
ng, big data and drones in the administrative and law enforcement work for cultural heritage protection.
He said new technologies help improve the efficiency of supervision and
ensure that violations are detected and handled in an early and timely manner.ter on each
other to celebrate Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Yunnan prov
ince, on April 14, 2019. In China, Water Splashing Festival is celebrated by ethnic minority groups such as Dai, De’ang
magnitude earthquake at a depth of 19 kilometers was detected at 12:47pm on Sunday
in Beijing’s Huairou district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
It is the second earthquake in a week that occurred in the capital, following a 2.9-magnitude earthquake in Beijing’s Haidian district last Sunday.
Earthquake experts said minor quakes are normal in the area, as Beijing is located in the earth’s rift zone. There is no need for worry.
Since Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zone of Shanxi province, the North China Plai
n and Yanshan Mountain, it’s normal for the capital to experience small quakes at a magnitude of two to thre
e, said Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, as quoted by Beijing News.
“There will be no major impact on those living or working in the capital,” he said.
Seven rift belts are scattered through the plains in Beijing, mostly lyin
g from the northeast to the southwest. Among those rift belts, active ones are more likely to trigger quakes.
With his exaggerated expressions and inborn sense of humor, Lao Ma, a student from Angola, has
become an internet sensation. He has 2.8 million fans on Tik Tok, a video sharing application similar to Musical.ly.
Plus, he speaks fluent Chinese and has a strong interest in Chinese culture. Although not Chinese, he has a Chinese heart.
This 23-year-old African student Clarck Gable (Chinese name Lao Ma) is from Huambo province, Angola.
He is currently studying at the School of International Co-education of Nantong Vocational
University in Jiangsu province, majoring in computer application technology.
In the second half of last year, Clarck and his friends signed up on Tik Tok, and began to create self-directed
short videos. Most of their works are based on the experience of Lao Ma in China. The videos are loved by fans.
that have struggled to stay afloat.In the 1990s China Record Group Co Ltd, the biggest and oldest re
cord company in the country, sold about 10 million records, such as pop, folk, and classical music by Chinese
singers and orchestras, says Hou Jun, the company’s vice-president. In the early 2000s the number dropped to no more
than 10,000 copies, and the huge change in the way music was consumed led to many Chinese record companies folding.
In the late 1990s China Record Group Co Ltd closed down its last vinyl prod
uction line because of the decline of the market for physical records.However, last year, as the
company celebrated the 110th anniversary of its founding, it launched a project to revive vinyl production. The com
pany has imported a production line from Germany that marks the start of the company’s
vinyl production, and it has set up a vinyl records factory in Shanghai that has a complete production line.
up China to market vinyls for pop stars such as Jacky Cheung, Karen Mok and Faye Wong, aiming to popularize vinyls among young Chinese buyers.
Turntables are designed to appeal to a contemporary lifestyle that is simple and sustainable, Lin says.
His company opened a vinyl store, called 33-rpm, in Shenzhen on March 21
, and he has ambitious plans to have outlets in about 200 Chinese cities within the next two years.
“When you look at convenience, portability, and all those things,
vinyl doesn’t make sense,” he says. “But it is rooted in a passion or love for music. Some people
buy vinyls but they don’t necessarily listen to them. They’re collecting these things like works of art.”
A total of 700 Chinese sturgeons were released on Saturd
ay into the country’s longest river, the Yangtze River, to save the species from extinction.
The 700 captive-bred sturgeons, nicknamed “aquatic pan
das,” were released in the city of Yichang, Central China’s Hubei province, by the
Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute (CSRI) of the China Three Gorges Corporation.
The sturgeons released into the river will help boost the endangered species’ survival rate in the wild and en
hance their generic diversity, said Li Zhiyuan, deputy director of CSRI.Chinese sturgeons released into China’s longest river
Almost 500,000 international students studied in China in 2018, earlier slight increase on 2017, the Ministry of Education said Friday.
A total of 492,185 international students from 196 countries and region
s studied in China last year, up 0.62 percent on the previous year, the ministry said in a statement.
South Korea ranked first in the number of students sent to China last year, with 50,600 students, followed b
y Thailand with 28,608, Pakistan with 28,023, India with 23,198, and the United States with 20,996.
The number of students pursuing academic education increased
6.86 percent year-on-year to 258,122, accounting for 52.44 percent of the total.
Students studying for master’s and doctoral degrees increased by 12.28 percent to 85,062, the ministry said.
Most international students in China have been self-funded, accounting for 87.19 percent of the total, it said.