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5G development in China, rescue of river dwellers, holiday shopping – see "Chinese Panorama"-170

10.06.2022 Медиакорпорация Китая (CMG), телеканал «Большая Азия» (Мария Щепетнева) 40 просмотров

Watch the information and journalistic program "Chinese Panorama" on the TV channel "Big Asia" (Issue 170):
  • 5G technologies are driving China's economy forward
  • The ecosystem of the Yangtze River is improving due to the ban on fishing
  • Retail and online sales grew during the Dragon Boat Festival





5G technologies are driving China's economy forward

Right now, there is a widespread introduction of 5G technology in production all over China. It is expected that a new generation of mobile communications will bring the digital economy of China to the next level. For this to happen, it is necessary to continue building 5G networks. The government plans to invest more than one trillion yuan in this area by 2025.

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According to the forecast of the Chinese Academy of Information Technology, the development of 5G networks will create three million new jobs, and the financial return from the project will amount to 3.5 trillion yuan.

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While new networks are being built, the existing capacities are already being actively used in industry and business. For example, a factory in the city of Nanjing is taking inventory using drones powered by 5G.

Wang Haiyan, Director of the Intellectual Production Department of the factory, Nanjing:

"When the inspection was carried out manually, the inspection of each unit in the warehouse took 2 minutes. The drone does it in 2.5 seconds thanks to the fast connection, broadband connection and reliability of 5G technology. The overall efficiency of the processes has increased by 50 times."

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700 enterprises in China have already installed a special 5G+ Internet platform in production. She is also called an "industrial doctor" because she finds and fixes system errors, as well as creates a fault report and requests maintenance. Already, China has the most 5G base stations and terminals in the world, their number is up to 80 percent of the global share. Further construction of 5G networks will have an impact on all industries, accelerating their modernization and optimization. 

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The ecosystem of the Yangtze River is gradually improving due to the ban on fishing

A ten-year ban on fishing in the Yangtze River, all its tributaries and surrounding lakes came into force on January 1, 2021. After a year and a half, biologists can say with relief that the measure has worked – the ecosystem of the river is gradually recovering. The populations of animals and birds that were on the verge of extinction increased, and there were more fish. 

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But there is still a lot of work to restore biodiversity. To help nature, the authorities of Nanjing City recently released 3,000 striped sharks into the river. Before the introduction of the ban on fishing, these individuals were almost completely exterminated. Now they are on the list of specially protected animals.

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Good news also comes from the Dafeng Milu Nature Reserve in Yancheng City. For the first time in many years, his staff discovered a clutch of eggs made by black-headed gulls. 

Liu Bin, Director of the Department of Management of the Dafeng Milu Nature Reserve:

"The black-headed gull is an endangered species. These birds are very demanding of their habitat. The laying of eggs left by a colony of seagulls means that the natural conditions in the reserve are getting better and better."

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To track the changes, Jiangsu Province has installed 20 observation stations along the coastline, as well as in neighboring hilly areas. With this data, researchers will be able to accurately measure how the number of species in the province changes after the ban on fishing.

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Zhu Deming, Director of the Nature Conservation Department of the Department of Ecology and Environment, Jiangsu Province:

 "At the next stage, we plan to deploy an entire network for monitoring biodiversity, which will cover the entire province. This will help restore the ecosystem of the river in accordance with the legislation."

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The ban on fishing on the Yangtze River was introduced after the catastrophic depletion of its resources. This will help reverse the process of species extinction. Fishermen who were left without work were provided with financial support, as well as professional retraining courses. Former fishermen today can patrol and protect the river and fight poaching.

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Retail and online sales grew during the Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, which was celebrated in China from June 5-7, coincided with the improvement of the epidemic situation throughout the country. These two factors led to the fact that more Chinese residents celebrated a long weekend with shopping and entertainment.

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The total volume of retail sales of consumer goods in China increased by ten percent compared to the same period a year ago. The incomes of grocery stores and supermarkets have increased significantly. But more and more citizens choose to shop online. Online sales during the holiday period increased by a record 36 percent.

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Growth is also observed in the field of public catering. Cafes, restaurants, tea rooms and ready-to-eat delivery were in great demand among those who were tired of cooking at home during quarantine. The revenues of the hotel business and the tourism sector have recovered. The popularity of camping and camping equipment rental continues to grow. In the service sector, which includes taxis, entertainment and beauty treatments, there is also a significant increase in consumption. All this indicates that life has returned to normal after the suppression of the COVID-19 wave.

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