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Watch the information and publicistic program "Chinese Panorama" on TV channel "Greater Asia" (Issue 56): The country's coffee industry is on the rise
  • The PRC discussed how to ensure a decent life for the elderly
  • Hainan counts for a significant mango harvest this year
  • Fishing season has begun at the famous Qiandao Lake

  • Prices of basic products have decreased in China< /b>

    Vegetables, eggs and pork have fallen in price in China. Vendors at Xinfadi, Beijing's largest wholesale food market, say pork prices have continued to fall since mid-February. Today, its price is about 20 yuan per kilogram, and this is two times cheaper than last March. Vegetable prices are also dropping, but more slowly than usual at this time of year.


    Liu Tong, Market Analyst, Xinfadi:
    “Unfavorable weather conditions have slowed down the decline in vegetable prices. But, based on the current crop growth, we can predict that prices will drop significantly in the second half of March.”


    Egg prices have also been decreasing since February. This product has fallen in price from nine to 7 yuan per kilogram. This was influenced by weak demand and sufficient supply.


    China's coffee industry sees a rise

    profit over the past 10 years. Such success is especially important against the backdrop of huge losses in previous years. 


    Zeng Yun, farmer:

    < i> “I have been growing coffee for over 10 years. The price is very high this year. Last year, the maximum cost of one kilogram of unprocessed coffee fruits was only 3.5 yuan (less than 70 rubles), and this year it is already 4.5 yuan (about 80 rubles).”

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    High prices are due to high demand both in China and abroad. Before the pandemic, about 70 percent of coffee beans grown in China were destined for sale abroad. Today, other countries still buy coffee from China, but producers have begun to reorient themselves to the domestic market.


    Zhou Yu, Purchasing Manager of a coffee company:

    “Currently, all items in stock are sold out. We ship coffee to both Europe and the Middle East.”


    Liu Haifeng, employee of the Yunnan International Coffee Exchange:

    “Coffee consumption in our country is increasing by 15 percent annually, while the growth rate in the world market is about one percent.”


    Starbucks and Nestle are now the leaders in the coffee market in China, but local farmers and producers plan to satisfy the growing demand for aromatic products domestically.


    In China discussed improving insurance conditions for the elderly 

    China hosted the annual session of the 13th National Committee of the People's Political Consultative Council. Ensuring a decent life for the elderly was one of the main topics. 


    According to the participants of the session, it is necessary to modernize nursing homes to make the life of pensioners safe and comfortable. For example, in China, some old apartment buildings were not equipped with elevators, and some residents refused to install them.


    Zheng Bingwen, Member of the CPPCC National Committee:

    “Firstly, we will look for different sources of funding. Secondly, we suggest that local governments actively resolve disputes between residents in order to install elevators as soon as possible. Thirdly, we recommend developing a national standard for nursing homes.”


    During the discussion, attention was also paid to the importance of using new technologies in caring for the elderly.
    < br> Huang Gairong, Member of the CPPCC National Committee:

    “When it comes to applying technology to the care of the elderly, we should encourage companies to invest in the research and development of services for the care of the elderly, especially in the application of 5G technology for smart health management. This will provide convenient, technologically advanced medical services, including health advice for the elderly.”


    more serious insurance, modernization of premises and application of new technologies. 


    Hainan counts on significant mango harvest this year

    In one of Sanya's orchards, pinkish mangoes are fully ripe and ready to be harvested. The hot and sunny climate makes Hainan an ideal place to grow these fruits. Local farmers, as usual, expect a bountiful harvest this season. 


    Mangoes grown in the southern region usually go on sale from November to July. Residents of even settlements remote from the province can enjoy juicy fruits 2-3 days after collection and packaging. The required temperature regime is always maintained during transportation.


    Today, Hainan Province grows mangoes on an area of more than 60,000 hectares with a production capacity of more than 800,000 tons per year. It generates more than 7 billion yuan (about 130 million rubles) in revenue.


    Fishing season has begun on the famous Qiandao Lake

    Fishing season in eastern Zhejiang opened! A giant net is thrown into the water, and the surface of the lake literally boils - thousands of fish are trapped by professional catchers. Such a catch is the result of careful preparation: 20 days before the first fishing, they make a fishing plan, lay nets, and conduct fish reconnaissance. 


    Ye Zhiqing, head of the fishing team:

    “For fishermen, the first catch of fish in the spring is very important, it means whether the season will be successful. Apparently, this year we will have an unprecedented catch of fish.”


    Fishing here is mainly done on Qiandao Lake. This is a freshwater reservoir that was formed after the completion of the construction of a hydroelectric power plant on the Xin'an River in 1959. 114 species of fish are found here. More than 3,000 tons of delicious silver carp, grass carp, tangerines, as well as tuna, eel and many other species are caught annually.


    Thanks to fishing in the Thousand Island Lake, as its name is translated, catering, tourism and cultural enterprises are actively developing in Zhejiang. This brings considerable income to the province.

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