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On guard of the swift, yield technologies, mindless consumption are out of fashion - see "Chinese Panorama"-148

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Watch the information and publicistic program “Chinese Panorama” on the TV channel “Greater Asia” (Issue 148):
  • Progress in socio-economic development has been recorded in the areas of the old revolutionary strongholds< /li>
  • Chinese farmers use different technologies to increase income
  • Zoomer generation become smart shoppers
  • Beijing Historic Building Managers Renovate With Swifts In Mind

Progress in socio-economic development has been recorded in the areas of the old revolutionary strongholds

The areas of the old revolutionary strongholds in Guizhou Province are gradually acquiring all the signs of modern settlements. The socio-economic development of the region is in full swing. Since 2012, the central government has been providing financial support to this province to improve infrastructure, industry, education and medical services. 


For Over the past 10 years, fiber optic broadband and 4G networks have covered all the provincial capitals, and the Guizhou section of the Guiyang-Nanning high-speed railway is expected to open next year. In Qinglong Old Town, the application of big data technology has contributed to the rapid development of new industries such as lithium batteries and new energy vehicles.

< br> Yang Lingzhi, Deputy Director of Guizhou Provincial Development and Reform Commission:

to support Guizhou to pave a new path in the development of the western regions. We will use this opportunity to effectively modernize our region.”


Now all 35 counties located in the old revolutionary base areas in Guizhou are excluded from the list of poor regions.  – All thanks to the joint efforts of local residents of various ethnic groups and support from the central government. 


Chinese farmers use various technologies to increase income

Rice planting has been completed in Heilongjiang province in northeast China. To increase yields, farmers have introduced high-tech methods into their work: unmanned vehicles and satellite navigation.


In the northwestern part of Shaanxi province, in order to reduce the use of fertilizers and increase their income, farmers in rice fields breed crabs. In this region, planting work is being carried out on 3,000 hectares of farmland, sowing will continue until the end of May. Farmers expect income per hectare to increase by 12,000 yuan this year. And in Jiangsu province, under the guidance of technicians and local cooperatives, mulberries are being harvested for further sale.


Local authorities supported the creation of an integrated production chain of the mulberry tree: wine will be made from berries, tea and noodles will be made from leaves . It will also help local farmers increase their income.


Generation Z Became Rational Buyers

Zoomers are people born between 1995 and 2010 - have rational shopping habits. Young people no longer approve of conspicuous consumption. This conclusion was made by the e-commerce platform in the study of consumer preferences. More than 70 percent of this group of customers consider "usefulness" the most important criterion when making purchases. In addition, buzzers are “you” with digital technologies, and their consumer behavior is often associated with the Internet. 


Lin Wenquan, owner of a clothing store in Guangzhou:< /i>

“Some shoppers prefer lazy shopping. They shop online without leaving their homes.”


The younger generation often communicates on social networks, asks questions before ordering online, makes group purchases. About 260 million people belong to generation Z in China, this is about 19 percent of the country's inhabitants, who will have an impact on the consumer market.


Managers of a historic building in Beijing are renovating with taking into account the interests of swifts

Ornithologists were involved in the reconstruction of the ancient Zhengyangmen gate, which was built in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty. Experts suggested how to minimize the impact of the renovation on the swifts living in the building.


First of all, the work planned for June was postponed for more than a month - after all, it is at the beginning of summer that birds have chicks. And so that the swifts could nest comfortably even after the reconstruction, it was decided to keep the holes that were formed in the building over time. But only those that do not threaten the safety of the building.


Guan Zhanxiu, Zhengyangmen Administration Director:

“Swifts sometimes hide here. When we repair the building, these places will not be blocked. Let's leave the birds their home to which they are already accustomed.


Since 2017, the Zhengyangmen administration has abandoned safety nets and even installed dozens of artificial straw nests. At the beginning of the 20th century, the number of swifts living in Beijing reached tens of thousands, but by the 1990s there were less than 3,000 of them. One of the main reasons for the sharp decline in the population was the reduction in the number of ancient buildings, such as Zhengyangmen. In addition, many food sources for birds have disappeared.


Zhao Xinru, ornithologist:

« Previously, Beijing was rich in water resources, there were rivers everywhere, and therefore a large number of insects. But the massive loss of wetlands has led to a dramatic reduction in bird food.” 


Thanks to environmental policies, the population of Beijing swifts has recovered in recent years. And this year, more than 30 families of these birds appeared in Zhengyangmen - twice as many as five years ago.