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Response to Western sanctions, pets under protection, restaurant on wheels — see "Chinese Panorama"-152

27.05.2022 Медиакорпорация Китая (CMG), телеканал «Большая Азия» (Игорь Митрофанов) 86 просмотров

Watch the information and journalistic program "Chinese Panorama" on the TV channel "Big Asia" (Issue 152):
  • Xinjiang businesses and workers speak out against Western accusations of "forced labor"
  • Pet insurance in China has solved the problems of their owners
  • Hot pot hot Food bus pleases gourmets despite pandemic

Xinjiang businesses and workers speak out against Western accusations of forced labor

In June last year, the US Department of Commerce imposed sanctions against five Chinese companies under the pretext of combating forced labor. But a report by the Chinese global television network showed that the real reason for this step was the desire to limit the influence of China on the world market and slow down the development of the country in the field of high technology.


Xinjiang Daqo New Energy is a leading manufacturer of polysilicon for the global photovoltaic industry. This company was sanctioned by the United States because of accusations of using forced labor of Uighurs. However, the lists of employees say the opposite: not a single Uighur or Kazakh works at the enterprise.


Geng Weiwei, Head of Human Resources at Xinjiang Daqo New Energy:

"In July last year, we employed 2,069 employees, including 23 from ethnic minorities. That's about one percent. There were no Uighurs or Kazakhs among them. The average monthly salary in the company was just over 7 and a half thousand yuan. Employees from ethnic minorities earned an average of 12 thousand yuan. As a rule, they have a higher income, since many of them work in mid-level positions."


Experts said that the accusations of forced labor were fabricated as a pretext for imposing sanctions, which may have been based on other economic reasons.


Xu Jianying, Director of the Xinjiang Research Department of the Academy of Social Sciences of the People's Republic of China: 

"US sanctions against Xinjiang photovoltaic industry companies are designed to put pressure on the production of raw materials for silicon products. Xinjiang plays an important role in this market. Silicon is widely used in many industries, including photovoltaic, military, aerospace, aviation and shipping."


Chinese silicon manufacturers have reported that the impact of US sanctions is insignificant and short-term. Since last summer, the supply and demand for silicon products have continued to grow. Now the United States plans to pass a law extending the economic blockade to all goods produced in Xinjiang. The United States seeks to gain a competitive advantage in the market, so such a move may have a tactical background.


Many residents of Xinjiang strive to improve their standard of living and career growth. However, sanctions imposed in connection with alleged forced labor threaten their well-being and jobs. Therefore, it becomes obvious who really wants to violate the rights of the peoples of the region.


Pet insurance in China has solved the problems of their owners

More and more young pet owners in China are turning to insurance services for their pets. This market is actively developing. Van is the owner of a Samoyed dog. Large bills for medicines and veterinary services began to cause him concern.


Van, the dog's owner:

"The costs of pet treatment can be quite large. One day my dog got sick and I spent over a thousand yuan on intravenous therapy and medications."


In order to spend less money, Wang, on the advice of a friend, insured his pet. For several tens of yuan per month, the owner of such a policy can receive compensation for the costs of treating common diseases of pets, including diagnostics and tests.


Van, the dog's owner:

"Insurance covers from 40 to 60 percent of medical expenses, including in specialized hospitals. We can directly receive compensation for the costs of funds from parasites, medical examinations and treatment of some common diseases."


According to the Swiss industry company Swiss Re Institute, by 2025 the total amount of payments in the Chinese pet insurance market will reach almost one and a half billion yuan, and the level of penetration of services in this segment will be more than one percent.


Hot pot hot Food bus pleases gourmets despite pandemic

The first excursion bus has appeared in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, where hot hot pot and other traditional dishes of this region are served.


So the authorities are trying to revitalize the nightlife and stimulate local tourism so that the city can quickly cope with the economic consequences of the pandemic. And for lovers of aesthetics and gastronomy, this is a unique experience. Over a traditional dinner, the tour participants can enjoy stunning night views of the most famous streets of the business center.


"There is a lot of food here, and it is very tasty," says one of the passengers on the bus. - Usually my son does not eat spicy food, but today he ate well."


The trip along the excursion route with a length of about 10 kilometers takes 90 minutes. Thanks to the low speed of the bus, passengers can enjoy delicious food and beautiful views in a calm environment.


"I thought the soup would spill, but it doesn't splash in the plate. It's like having lunch on a high-speed train," said another of the travelers.


Over time, the tour bus will convey the atmosphere of pubs, tea houses and restaurants of Sichuan cuisine to enliven city tours and attract more tourists.

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