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Watch the information and journalistic program "Chinese Panorama" on the TV channel "Greater Asia" (Issue 144):


  • China-Europe Railway boosts cargo throughput despite pandemic
  • To the country's largest storage tank Gas Dome Installed
  • Shanghai Tesla Automobile Plant Fully Resumes Production
  • < b> Chinese-designed rescue helicopter takes to the skies for the first time
  • The popularity of rice noodles has brought income and prosperity to farmers in Guangxi
  • China develops digital technologies for the elderly
  • China's National Herbarium uses advanced technology to protect biodiversity
  • Durian season has arrived in the southwest of China



China-Europe Railway Increases Cargo Turnover Despite Pandemic

Despite the pandemic restrictions that have affected cities and enterprises in China, China-Europe freight trains continue to run as scheduled. Their role in supporting the global production chain was highly appreciated by the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Wang Wenbin, official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry:

“Against the backdrop of unstable international situation, freight trains from China overcame obstacles in the form of supply disruptions. This is an important contribution of China to the recovery of the global economy and a convincing proof of the qualitative development of the One Belt, One Road initiative. China-Europe freight trains have made more than 1,000 trips monthly for two consecutive years. Now trains from China run to 185 cities in 23 European countries.

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The ministry noted that China is open to cooperation with all stakeholders of the One Belt, One Road project.

Wang Wenbin, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson:

“Since the beginning of the year, China’s imports and exports with the Belt and Road countries have increased by 15% compared to last year. This project has a positive effect on the development of all cities along the route. China is ready to work with all parties, follow the principle of common benefit and join forces to give a strong impetus to the recovery of the world economy. 

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China began to actively develop the railway project as part of the initiative "One Belt, One Road" since 2010. One of the goals is the modernization of the western and interior regions of the country. Prior to this, foreign investment mainly went to coastal economic zones, but now the center and west of the Celestial Empire are involved in the world economy through global transport corridors.

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To China's largest reservoir a dome was raised to store gas

The construction of another original Chinese development has entered the final stage in the city of Qingdao. The operation of lifting the dome with the help of an air jack was completed at the country's largest storage tank for liquefied natural gas. 
The terminal for receiving liquefied natural gas is a twenty-story building in height, and its area is equal to a football field. The entire design was developed by Chinese research teams.

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Wu Bin, director of the gas branch of Sinopec China Petrochemical Corporation:

< i> “We are building China's first natural gas storage tank with a capacity of 270,000 cubic meters. A record was also set for the pace of construction of such a large facility. The rise of the dome means that the construction of the outer tank is largely complete. We're about to start working on the inside."

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This is the first LPG terminal in Shandong Province. It is expected that it will be operational as early as next year. This will ensure a stable power supply not only for the province, but also for the Bohai economic region around Tianjin and other eastern regions of China.

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Tesla's Shanghai car factory has fully resumed production

One by one, brand new shiny electric cars fill the hold of a ship in the Shanghai port of Yangshan. More than 4,000 Tesla cars, including the latest models, are sent to Belgium. This is the second delivery of high-class cars in a week.

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The plant managed to quickly restore production volumes after a three-week pause due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  And today, the automotive giant strives to fulfill orders in a timely manner. Yangshan Port Customs met the needs of the enterprise, which needs to send batches of cars without delay, and optimized its work.

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Wang Ning, Yangshan Port Customs Officer:< /b>

“Our customs officers are on duty at the port 24 hours a day. Each department has allocated special employees who are in touch with enterprises. They come to the rescue whenever companies face customs clearance or inspection problems.”

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In 15 out of 16 districts in Shanghai, cases of COVID-19 have been completely eradicated. Since the city administration allowed production and supplies to resume, the port of Yangshan has become busy again.

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Chinese-designed rescue helicopter took to the air for the first time

Chinese-designed large multipurpose helicopter has successfully completed its first test flight. The tests took place in the eastern province of Jiangxi.

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A civilian plane capable of carrying up to 28 people took off from the site at the Jingdezhen airport. Ahead is the testing stage for obtaining a certificate of airworthiness. The developers plan to complete this process by 2025. After that, the helicopter will be put into commercial operation.

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Liu Wenqi, chief designer of the AC313A heavy carrier helicopter:

“The helicopter is equipped with a completely new, more powerful engine, and its resource reliability has been increased five times. We also improved the rotor system. The height of the helicopter has decreased, but it has become wider.”

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The new model was provided with a monitoring system, which is equivalent to a technical inspection of a helicopter, as well as anti-icing equipment.

Liu Wenqi, chief designer of the AC313A helicopter:

“The on-board system collects parameters, including flight conditions and dynamic components . The data is then sent to a ground station for analysis. This is how the condition of the helicopter and its systems is assessed. We can see how long it can fly safely before maintenance is needed."

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A helicopter with a carrying capacity of up to 14 tons will increase the country's ability to carry out emergency rescue operations. The new model will be able to work in difficult landscape and weather conditions, including in high mountainous areas and at sea. These are missions of urgent medical aid, extinguishing forest and city fires, as well as work to eliminate the consequences of natural disasters.

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The popularity of rice noodles has brought income and prosperity to farmers in Guangxi

Thai durian, Swiss cheese…and now luosifen noodles are the most popular smelly foods that people either love or hate. The name of the Chinese dish, which has only recently gained worldwide fame, is translated as "rice noodles with a river snail." 

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Luosifen was once a little-known local dish in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The locals cooked it from rice noodles and broth. The broth was simmered for hours with river snails, pork bones, and sour pickled bamboo shoots. It could also include peanuts, black fungus and green vegetables. The strong smell comes from bamboo shoots fermented according to a secret recipe. They are considered the "soul" of luosifen. The fermented amino acid is said to be refreshing and addictive.

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Today, luosifen is especially popular among Chinese youth. He owes this to his viral social media discussions and appearances in several films. To capitalize on the dish's growing popularity, Guangxi District authorities are supporting local farmers who produce ingredients for specific noodles. They supply farmers with seedlings, fertilizers and farming equipment for growing high quality giant bamboo, mushrooms and snails.

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If earlier odorous luosifen could only be tasted in Chinese restaurants, now you can buy it packaged semi-finished product from Guangxi is available in any country in the world. Last year, product sales exceeded 10 billion yuan.

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China develops digital technologies for the elderly

This year's World Day of the Information Society, which is celebrated in May, was dedicated to digital technologies for the elderly and the problems of aging. This is a topic that has been worked on in China for many years. It is important to bridge the gap between the older population and increasingly sophisticated communication technologies so that older people do not feel excluded from modern life.

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Telecom operators, Internet service providers and social services actively promote training courses and additional services so that older people can seamlessly integrate new technologies into their lives. So, for users in the years they developed a special application for paying for mobile services. The simple interface and large font make it understandable and accessible.

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Zhang Xiaojun, resident of Jinan:

“I used to personally go to a mobile phone shop to pay or check my phone bill, and it was inconvenient. This application has a legible font, and all functions are described concisely. This is really the right option for older people like us.”

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Elderly people are often victims of Internet fraud. In response, some operators have launched an interception or pop-up reminder service at the moment the bell rings.

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Zhou Wu, Deputy Marketing Director of China Mobile:< /b>

“When a customer answers a suspected scam number, we identify it through cloud services and warn the customer that this is an unwanted call. The service is currently available to 100 million users."

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He Xinwei, employee of a telecommunications company, Beijing:< br>
“We regularly hold lectures to teach older people how to use mobile phones. We also talk about telephone fraud and how to counter it.”

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Telecom operators across China are now actively exploring the remote medical services market. They are developing algorithms so that older people can easily seek medical advice without leaving their homes. 

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The National Herbarium of China uses advanced technology to protect biological diversity< /b>

The National Herbarium of China, which opened in the new Beijing Botanical Garden, was recognized as the largest in Asia. It covers an area of more than 10,000 square meters. Almost three million specimens of plants and seeds are now stored there.

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The Foundation is famous not only for its collection of plants, but also for the third largest seed bank in the world. This allows him to play a leading role in the study of the flora of East Asia.

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Jin Xiaohua, Deputy Curator of the National Herbarium of China:
< br> “In the Herbarium we study the geographical distribution of flora and species characteristics. Also the focus is on the past and present of plants, their history. This allows you to predict the future and the risks of extinction. Based on this data, we create strategies for the protection of biological species.”

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Thanks to the rapid development of molecular biology, the Herbarium is studying the genetic diversity of species, aging and longevity of plants, as well as the possibilities of selection. The herbarium is like a three-dimensional encyclopedia that stores absolutely all information about plants: from origin and name to the characteristics of roots and leaves.

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Durian season has arrived in southwest China

The markets in the southern province of Yunnan are full of buyers. The durian season has begun in the region, and people are crowding at the stalls just to get a kilo or two of this peculiar fruit. Durian is widely known for its unpleasant odor that comes from the skin. It contains a compound of organic sulfur, so the fruit smells like a sewer pipe in which a ton of onions have rotted.

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Apart from the specific aroma, you can feel a pleasant, moderately sweet creamy taste , which reminds someone of strawberries with cream, and someone likes melon ice cream. Durian is eaten raw, added to cakes and sweets, used as a seasoning. For those who love these fruits, durian season is pure joy.

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“We came here for the holidays. - said one of the tourists. - Durian is always sold in the market at this time of the year. I love it so much, so I'm going to buy a dozen and give it to my friends."

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Se, fruit stand owner:< /i>

“We sell several varieties of durian. The most popular of them is the Thai variety Tomani. It tastes very good and the price is reasonable compared to many other varieties.”

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China is the largest durian importer in the world. Residents of the Celestial Empire annually spend more than 2 billion dollars on this fruit.



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