China Southern Airlines sees potential to expand tourism exchange with Mexico

China Southern Airlines sees potential to expand tourism exchange with Mexico 2019-May-24       Source: Xinhuanet.com The exchange of tourism between China and Mexico has great potential ahead and will grow further due to the fledgling aerial relationship between the two nations, said a senior executive of China Southern Airlines on Wednesday. The exchange of tourism between China and Mexico has great potential ahead and will grow further due to the fledgling aerial relationship between the two nations, said a senior executive of China Southern Airlines on Wednesday.In the first four months of the year, the revenues of the airline on the Guangzhou-Vancouver-Mexico City route grew by 30 percent year-on-year, said Diego Jiang at a conference held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).”We have a lot of expectations when it comes to the Mexican market,” Jiang said at the conference titled “Strategy and experience of China Southern Airlines in Mexico”.”The growth we have measured has been in steady steps thanks to the airline’s strategy, and we expect greater growth this year,” said Jiang at the event organized by UNAM’s Center for China-Mexico Studies.The Mexican route, which has three weekly flights since operations began in April 2017, has been strengthened with new commercial alliances, especially with local travel agencies, Jiang said.Mexico received a total of 167,663 tourists from China in 2018, up 18.3 percent from 2017, according to the Mexican government.China Southern Airlines is one of the largest airlines in China and also a leading player in Asia. Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Nanhai One shipwreck A time capsule of civilizations

Nanhai One shipwreck: A time capsule of civilizations 2019-May-24       Source: CCTV.com Trade connects different civilizations and societies around the world. In ancient times, merchants on camels, horses, and ships brought continents, oceans, and countries closer. Trade connects different civilizations and societies around the world. In ancient times, merchants on camels, horses, and ships brought continents, oceans, and countries closer.Eight hundred years ago, during China’s Song (960-1127) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties, the country’s foreign trade was more prosperous than ever before. Ships carrying porcelain, silk, and tea started their voyages along the southern coast, eventually reached Southeast Asia. Others sailed across the Strait of Malacca, and arrived in India and as far away as the Arab world.Along the Maritime Silk Road, the sea near Yangjiang city, only a four-hour drive from Hong Kong, had one of the busiest trading routes in the world. Along the southern coast of the city, thousands of merchant ships used to shuttle between the middle kingdom and other parts of Asia every year.Though the old glory has faded, there is one shipwreck that remains at China’s Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Museum. About 800 years ago, the ancient vessel “Nanhai One” sank off the coast of Yangjiang. It was thought to be carrying 60 to 80,000 precious pieces of cargo, especially ceramics.A pair of golden bangles discovered on Nanhai One shipwreck. /CGTN PhotoSince 1987, Cui Yong has participated in every step of excavations for the Nanhai One shipwreck. According to Cui, the shipwreck has the biggest number of cultural relics in China’s underwater archaeology. Thus, it is not only crucial in studies of Chinese history but also acts as a mirror that narrates the chronicles of all of Asia. Now experts have reached a consensus that this ship was destined for Southeast Asia or even further down the South Asian sub-continent.Some of the evidence include one pair of golden bangles found in the ship. Cui indicated that the decorative designs on those bangles were clearly exotic and from Southeast Asia. At that time, Arab and Asian merchants ordered golden ornaments and porcelain from China and sold them in other parts of Asia. The prosperous foreign trade even made China’s Quanzhou port the largest harbor in the world at that time. Apart from porcelain, Nanhai One also carried over 100 tons of ironware, including iron pots, pans, and iron nails. Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Tourists more aware of need to protect wildlife survey says

Tourists more aware of need to protect wildlife, survey says 2019-May-24       Source: CCTV.com Tours that provide a window on wildlife without harming animals are a welcome development for Chinese animal-lovers, a recent survey found, as most people say no to any activities that might have a negative impact on animals. Tours that provide a window on wildlife without harming animals are a welcome development for Chinese animal-lovers, a recent survey found, as most people say no to any activities that might have a negative impact on animals.Giraffe in Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou City, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province. /Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park PhotoExperts believe the animal-friendly tours are part of an emerging trend that will benefit animal protection work in the long run.The survey, released last week, found that more than 90 percent of Chinese travelers who had participated in an overseas wildlife tour said they would take into account whether their activities negatively affected the animals before making future tour decisions.”Wildlife-friendly travel plays a crucial role in the healthy growth of wildlife tourism. The research shows the responsibility that Chinese travelers would like to take, which is very encouraging,” said Zhao Zhonghua, chief representative of the World Animal Protection China office.The research was based on 2,206 questionnaires and jointly conducted by marketing company CVSC-TNS Research and World Animal Protection-an international nonprofit animal welfare organization.It indicated that nearly 70 percent of tourists traveled overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe were the top three destinations.About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that might interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours with higher prices and take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.”Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. However, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.Golden monkeys in Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou City, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province. /Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park PhotoHe said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into captivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.In 2015, World Animal Protection developed an initiative, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, more than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides.Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly travel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted.Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beijing Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection before such a tour is important.Elephants in Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou City, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province. /Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park Photo”In the Antarctic, there are no artificial facilities to prevent wild animals from being touched by tourists. In such conditions, education on wildlife protection before the tour will be needed,” he said.”Also, we can further explain contributions travelers can make through animal-friendly tourism during the trip, which will make the tour much more meaningful and unforgettable.”Apart from travel agencies, online tourism information platforms are also contributing efforts to promote wildlife-friendly tours. Qyer.com, a Chinese website that enables travel enthusiasts to write notes and exchange experiences, has recently added a new item of “not chasing tigers in the national parks” into their travel guidebook for India.”Wildlife protection needs efforts from each one of us and we will keep updating such information, encouraging more travelers to join our efforts,” said Lin Yi, manager of Qyer’s offline business department. Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Early interventions to curb domestic violence

Early interventions to curb domestic violence 2019-May-24       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn A VIDEO SHOWING a woman with a baby beside her being beaten by a man for 40 seconds has been widely spread online. According to the local police in Heshan, Guangdong province, the man and woman are a couple, and the woman installed a hidden camera to collect evidence of the man’s abuse. A VIDEO SHOWING a woman with a baby beside her being beaten by a man for 40 seconds has been widely spread online. According to the local police in Heshan, Guangdong province, the man and woman are a couple, and the woman installed a hidden camera to collect evidence of the man’s abuse. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:According to the All-China Women’s Federation, 30 percent of married women in China suffer from domestic violence, and they won’t call the police until they have suffered serious physical abuse 35 times on average. Most of the victims do not seek help from the police until three years after they have suffered their first beating.Worse, domestic violence accounts for 40 percent of all cases in which a woman is killed.The whole of society has a responsibility to curb domestic violence.The help that the society can provide ranges from reporting domestic violence cases to the police to giving moral and legal support to the victims.However, in judicial practice, law enforcers often fail to do enough. Just like Ouyang Yanwen, a policewoman specializing in domestic violence cases, said, there are great difficulties for the victims of domestic violence to collect evidence, because the violence happens mostly inside their own homes, without any witness. Had the woman in the Guangdong case not installed the camera in advance, she would not have got the evidence she needed.Law enforcers need to do their jobs by helping the victims collect evidence, but many of them lack necessary training. Without ample evidence, the police cannot act, which in turn emboldens the perpetrators as they feel they can escape punishment.That can be changed by strengthening the training of the police so that they know how to deal with domestic violence cases better. Besides, social organizations such as women’s federations have a bigger role to play, by helping the victims hire lawyers or training them to better collect evidence. Only with such actions can domestic violence be curbed. Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

China phobia to hamstring global sci tech progress

China-phobia to hamstring global sci-tech progress 2019-May-24       Source: Xinhuanet.com A China-phobia mindset based on groundless security concerns will hamstring global sci-tech progress. A China-phobia mindset based on groundless security concerns will hamstring global sci-tech progress.Apple’s case illustrates why.When Apple tried to produce its Mac Pro computers in Texas, it found it was hard to find enough screws it needed. However, in China, factories can produce vast quantities of custom screws for Apple on a short notice, according to a New York Times report in January.Apple CEO Tim Cook felt very conscious of this. He disputed that cheap labor was the reason Apple was still in China when he was attending the 2017 Fortune Global Forum in China. In his eyes, skills, rather than low labor costs, are what lure foreign companies to China.Obviously, with the development of science and technology and the improvement of the precision and digitalization of industrial products, it is more challenging to transform the scientific research results into efficient and high-quality industrial production capacity.Only with a large team of engineers, a complete industrial chain and a highly mature market-oriented business environment, can a country gain a strong ability to apply the high-tech. Lacking any element will have a negative impact on such expertise.Today, the way of global innovation has changed from a closed, exclusive mode to an open and collaborative network. Integrated innovation in different regions and different technical fields has become the primary mode of global industrial production and innovation.Therefore, any attempts to maintain one country’s high-tech supremacy by suppressing technological progress of others are destined to fail. Such phobic actions will severely obstruct global sci-tech progress and the development of mankind.As a leading manufacturer in the world, China represents a globally integrated innovation model. The innovation of many Chinese companies is closely intertwined with that of other companies across the globe.China’s research and manufacturing capacity have experienced the transformation from “Made in China” to “Created in China.” Chinese high-end manufacturing companies are increasingly featuring overseas R&D centers, top-notch researchers and engineers as well as patents conforming to international standards.In 2018, the total number of R&D personnel in China is estimated to have reached 4.18 million, ranking first in the world; the number of international scientific papers ranked the second globally; the number of patent applications and grants ranked first in the world. The above figures and rankings have demonstrated China’s strength as a world factory and a world-class innovation platform.Thus, ignoring China and Chinese companies’ efforts in advancing innovation, and simply smearing the achievements as a so-called “scientific and technological threat” that infringes other countries’ intellectual property rights and threats their security, will only affect the fair competition in the global market and inhibit the development of global industrial application and innovation. Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 1 read more

Trade worries weigh on foreign businesses

Trade worries weigh on foreign businesses 2019-May-24       Source: Xinhuanet.com The US-initiated trade row with China has cast a shadow on foreign businesses in China and elsewhere in the world, setting back their long-term efforts in establishing trade connections, according to Xinhua’s interviews with foreign firms and unions. The US-initiated trade row with China has cast a shadow on foreign businesses in China and elsewhere in the world, setting back their long-term efforts in establishing trade connections, according to Xinhua’s interviews with foreign firms and unions.Caitlin Kennedy Eannello, director of communications of the U.S. National Association of Wheat Growers, told Xinhua on Wednesday that American wheat growers have spent a lot of time building trade relationships with China. Due to the tariffs, they don’t expect to export to China in the near future.According to the association, between June 2016 and February 2018, China imported about 2.6 million tonnes of the U.S. wheat products. Eannello said the association is an advocacy organization, committed to getting growers’ messages heard.At a meeting in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, Friday, Charles Freeman, former assistant U.S. Trade Representative and senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the trade tensions are hurting U.S. farmers.”They are not selling the products they otherwise would. That’s a big concern,” he said.Freeman said the cost of decoupling between the U.S. and China on companies and the global economy is extremely high.Carlo Diego D’Andrea, vice president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, said the chamber launched a business confidence survey this week asking its members about the impact of the trade pressure.A total of 585 members responded to the questionnaire. Among them, 25 percent, or over 100 companies, said U.S. tariffs on China would have a negative impact on them, as their businesses involve exports from the Chinese market into the U.S. market.D’Andrea said the European firms are caught in the middle. The chamber advocates for a multilateral approach to resolving the trade friction between the U.S. and China.”Our European member firms are committed to the Chinese market. Even if we lose a bit of optimism, we still believe that China is a top destination for further investment,” said D’Andrea.CHINA DRIVES GLOBAL INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENTWhile the US-initiated tariff war is biting, foreign companies believe in China’s ability to roll with the punches.Alain Le Couedic, a partner at Roland Berger, a global consulting firm, said China is not just a manufacturing hub, but a very significant part of the world’s supply chain element.He said with impacts from the trade rows, goods sourced from China will not be as cheap as before. That will obviously impact the U.S., which is a big importer, but also any other companies in the world that need imports from China.”The fundamentals of the Chinese economy are still very strong due to its internal demand, ” he said adding the Chinese government has tried to push and rebalance the economic growth engine towards consumption. In many sectors, there are opportunities for new businesses and existing businesses to develop.More than 250 of the Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders have signed up for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in November, said Sun Chenghai, vice director of CIIE bureau.He said the exhibition area for the second session would be expanded to 300,000 square meters from 270,000 square meters for the first session last year, which was the world’s first import-themed national-level expo.He said CIIE promotes an inclusive development for trading partners, thereby benefiting the global economy. The area for medical equipment & healthcare products at this year’s session is fully booked, with 70 percent of the Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies attending the event.Foreign firms including General Electric (GE) and Hyundai Motor Group have announced to book larger exhibition areas at the upcoming CIIE than last year to bring more of their foreign auto part suppliers to China.”The expo plays a big role in promoting global trade exchange. We will bring our newest products to the expo to exhibit GE’s new technologies ranging from aviation, medical care to renewable energy sectors,” said Max Chen, vice president of government affairs and policy of GE China.LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods company, has announced to attend the second CIIE, with Antoine Arnault, the group’s director, citing it as “clear testimony of LVMH’s confidence in the long-term vigor of the Chinese economy and the friendship with Chinese people.” Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Online discount retailer Vipshop sees 7 3 pct revenue growth in Q1

Online discount retailer Vipshop sees 7.3 pct revenue growth in Q1 2019-May-24       Source: Xinhuanet.com Vipshop Holdings Ltd., China’s major online discount retailer, generated total net revenues of 21.3 billion yuan (about 3.1 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2019, up 7.3 percent year on year, it said in a report Thursday. Vipshop Holdings Ltd., China’s major online discount retailer, generated total net revenues of 21.3 billion yuan (about 3.1 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2019, up 7.3 percent year on year, it said in a report Thursday.Net income attributable to Vipshop’s shareholders was 873.2 million yuan, up 64.7 percent from a year earlier. The performance puts Vipshop in the black for 26 straight quarters.The number of active customers for the first quarter increased by 14 percent year on year to 29.7 million, while the total number of orders rose by 29 percent to reach 116.5 million.In the first quarter, strategic cooperation with Tencent and JD.com contributed about 25 percent of new customers to Vipshop, according to the report.Launched in 2008 as Vipshop.com, the company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, and a year later launched Vip.com. Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Tech giant to launch own OS this year

Tech giant to launch own OS this year 2019-May-24       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn Huawei Technologies said Wednesday that it may launch a self-developed operating system (OS) later this year as the tech giant steps up efforts to enhance in-house software capabilities to offset the fallout from U.S. restrictions. Huawei Technologies said Wednesday that it may launch a self-developed operating system (OS) later this year as the tech giant steps up efforts to enhance in-house software capabilities to offset the fallout from U.S. restrictions.Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said that the company’s own operating system will be available “as early as this fall or next spring at the latest.”The comments came after Google said it would partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system. The U.S. Government said Tuesday that it could delay its ban on American technology exports to Huawei, and the move will give its existing devices access to Android for 90 days.“Huawei’s own operating system will be compatible with all Android and all Web applications. If the Android apps are recompiled, their running performance can be improved by more than 60 percent,” Yu said.According to him, the new operating system will be able to support mobile phones, computers, tablets, televisions, cars and smart wearable devices.Analysts pointed out that the impact on Huawei is “limited” as the Shenzhen-based company has the potential to develop its own system and has been preparing a Plan B for years to counter a potential ban.“Huawei has been striving to expand its business to better adjust to the global market changes and investing a lot on core technologies to bolster its core competitiveness and gain an edge globally,” said Xiang Ligang, director general of the Information Consumption Alliance.A PowerPoint published in Chinese social media suggested that professors from Shanghai Jiaotong University have led the development of Huawei’s operating system, which is likely to be named “Hong Meng,” referring to the Chinese generation before the universe was formed.“The system has made a lot of optimization on Linux, an open-source operating system, and has been applied to Huawei’s smartphones,” said the presentation, which has since been deleted.Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei had said in an internal briefing that the company should develop its own operating system and chips to counter challenges from external providers.However, industry insiders said that an app ecosystem is much more important than developing an operating system, as can be seen from the failure of Blackberry and Microsoft’s self-developed mobile operating systems.“It won’t be a problem to create an ecosystem in the domestic market, as Chinese consumers currently do not use the same apps as foreigners do. Also, Huawei can get help from Chinese tech leader Tencent, which owns a huge app ecosystem,” said an IT expert familiar with the matter who did not want to be named.He said that there are negative impacts for Huawei in foreign markets in the long term but that does not mean there are no options. “In the worst-case scenario, it can still offer a bare smartphone overseas and cooperate with local third-party firms for the operating system,” he said. (China Daily) Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Tencent launches A sign language translator

Tencent launches AI sign language translator 2019-May-24       Source: Szdaily.com An AI sign language translator developed by Tencent Youtu Lab was introduced at Tencent Global Digital Ecosystem Summit, which was held recently in Kunming, Yunnan Province, according to china.com.cn. An AI sign language translator developed by Tencent Youtu Lab was introduced at Tencent Global Digital Ecosystem Summit, which was held recently in Kunming, Yunnan Province, according to china.com.cn.At present, Youtu Lab and Shenzhen Accessibility Research Association have jointly set up a project team to conduct long-term cooperation in fields including the collection of sign language data and the optimization of algorithms, the report said.The translator uses a common camera to capture sign language data and then conducts background computing.The device is expected to be installed in public areas like airports and civil affairs service centers in the future, according to Jia Jiaya, a scientist and person in charge of the Tencent Youtu Lab project.Sign language recognition (SLR) can automatically recognize a variety of signs and translate them into written text with the help of computer algorithms.Unlike other research on AI vision recognition technology, the recognition of sign language has larger challenges, as the complexity and diversity of different hand gestures used in different areas increases the hardship in collecting data.The self-developed algorithm used in this machine has enabled a breakthrough in recognizing complex sign language. It was said that the translator can identify 900 commonly used signs and covers nearly 1,000 daily expressions.It has the most data on Chinese sign language so far, supports the recognition of an entire sentence, and can directly understand and complete a translation by the time users stop communicating, the report said.There are 72 million people with hearing disabilities in China, according to data released by Beijing Hearing Society in 2017. The launch of the translator will, to some degree, facilitate their communication, the report said.“We hope the machine will provide better services for people with impaired hearing in public places and help develop information accessibility,” said Jia.Early in 2009, Tencent started its move to improve information accessibility. Most Tencent products, such as QQ, WeChat and Qi’e FM, have made improvements specifically aimed at customers with disabilities, according to the report. (Wang Jingli) Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Fashion show by student designers in Shenzhen

Fashion show by student designers in Shenzhen 2019-May-24       Source: Szdaily.com Some 31 fresh graduates from the College of Design of Shenzhen University staged a fashion show on the university campus in Nanshan District on May 17 as a sideline event of the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF). Some 31 fresh graduates from the College of Design of Shenzhen University staged a fashion show on the university campus in Nanshan District on May 17 as a sideline event of the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF). A total of 127 design pieces were presented at the show. The young designers used different content from both Oriental and Western cultures, as well as new materials and technologies in their designs, to express their thoughts on the world around them.(SD News)Models thank the audience at the end of the fashion show.Models present some clothes. 1 2 3 … 9 Next Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Fair helps Zhanjiang showcase cultural and tourism resources to world

Fair helps Zhanjiang showcase cultural and tourism resources to world 2019-May-24       Source: Zhanjiang.gov.cn The 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (the 15th ICIF) was held at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from May 16 to 20, and it was the 10th time for many Zhanjiang exhibitors to participate in the international event. The 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (the 15th ICIF) was held at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from May 16 to 20, and it was the 10th time for many Zhanjiang exhibitors to participate in the international event.At the fair, visitors were lured to the Zhanjiang pavilion where a number of innovative cultural and tourism products were put on display, including the pencil painting works of Zhou Sheng.”It is the 10th year for us to participate at ICIF this year,” said Zhou, who is considered the founder of Chinese pencil painting. Zhou’s booth has been packed with visitors during the Shenzhen fair, especially young visitors. The special pencils used by Zhou can act like magic pencils, with which Zhou can draw traditional Chinese paintings, oil paintings, and water color paintings.As one of the earliest exhibitors in the Zhanjiang pavilion, Zhou has witnessed the growth of his city’s pavilion at ICIF and the development of Chinese pencil painting.The Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center is jam-packed with visitors on May 18. [Photo/zhanjiang.gov.cn]”It is really a rare opportunity for Zhanjiang to promote its cultural and tourism products to the people of the world on such an international stage,” said Zhou. He said he will collaborate with Luogang Small Town to help the town integrate tourism with culture.In recent years, the culture, radio, television, tourism and sports bureau of Zhanjiang has played a leading role in organizing local exhibitors to take part in ICIF. The Zhanjiang exhibitor area has increased to 179 square meters from the 63 square meters it had during the first year.”Through the fair, we have displayed and promoted the achievements of the cultural tourism industry development and cultural tourism products in Zhanjiang, building a good platform for trading, exchanges of cultural tourism products, and cooperation of related companies,” said a person-in-charge from the bureau.In 2019, the city increased its ICIF efforts by offering free booths and cutting their exhibition expenses down to zero, which increased the enthusiasm of cultural tourism enterprises in the city to participate.ICIF is known as the top cultural fair in China and the number of the exhibitors reached a new high at this year’s fair, with 2,312 government organizations, enterprises, and institutions taking part.  The Zhanjiang pavilion at the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair. [Photo/zhanjiang.gov.cn] Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

ACF | Vegetable carvings garner attention at Asian food fest

ACF | Vegetable carvings garner attention at Asian food fest 2019-May-24       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn A display of vegetable carvings by chefs from Guangzhou enjoyed time in the spotlight at the Asian Cuisine Festival Guangzhou on May 20 due to their vivid representation of the city’s local features. A display of vegetable carvings by chefs from Guangzhou enjoyed time in the spotlight at the Asian Cuisine Festival Guangzhou on May 20 due to their vivid representation of the city’s local features.The works included “Canton Tower”, which was carved from a carrot, and “Awakening Lion” which displayed the distinctive Lingnan intangible cultural heritage of the lion dance.A chef poses with his work which is themed around flowers during a special activity of the Asian Cuisine Festival Guangzhou held on Haixinsha Island. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]A vegetable carving work features Guangzhou’s iconic Canton Tower and white swans. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]The work, “Awakening Lion”, aims to promote the distinctive Lingnan intangible cultural heritage of the lion dance. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]A visitor snaps photos of the vegetable carving works on May 20 during a special activity of Asian Cuisine Festival Guangzhou held on Haixinsha Island. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily] Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

Large scale exhibition teamLab Forest of Life & Future Park in Guangzhou

Large-scale exhibition ‘teamLab: Forest of Life & Future Park’ in Guangzhou 2019-May-24       Source: Newsgd.com ‘teamLab: Forest of Life & Future Park’ is a large-scale exhibition that is designed to stimulate people’s creativity and collaborative mindsets. . 00:01 / 03:00Video: GDTV WORLDThe interdisciplinary design collective ‘teamLab’ has put together a dreamy new exhibition consisting of 11 interactive digital installations, five of which are to be exhibited in China for the first time, at the Party Pier Culture and Art Zone, Haizhu District, Guangzhou from April 27th to October 7th this year.‘teamLab: Forest of Life & Future Park’ is a large-scale exhibition that is designed to stimulate people’s creativity and collaborative mindsets. The “Future Park” is an interactive, dynamic playground where kids can explore, experiment and play.Combining art exhibition with futuristic amusement park, this exhibition attracted more than 460,000 visitors when it first opened in Tokyo in 2015. It was ranked among the ‘Top 10 art exhibitions of 2015’ by Designboom.Dates: April 27th -October 7th, 2019Hours: 10:30 am-10:30 pm (The exhibition is closed on the first Monday of each month; admission stops after 9:30 pm every day.)Tickets: 198 yuan per person on work days only, 238 yuan per person for an unrestricted ticket bought during the exhibition.Venue: Party Pier Culture and Art Zone, Guangzhou (广州琶醍文化创意园区)Add.: No. 118 Yuejiang West Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (广州市海珠区阅江西路118号)Nearby metro station: Modiesha, Line 8; Party Pier station of Guangzhou Tram Line Author: Monica LiuEditor: Simon Haywood  Editor: Monica Liu Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more

ndia shares its classic flavor at Asian Cuisine Festival

India shares its classic flavor at Asian Cuisine Festival 2019-May-24       Source: Newsgd.com A sub-event of the Asian Cuisine Festival, dubbed Incredible India, was held by the Consulate General of India in Guangzhou on May 22nd , sharing its unique “flavor” through traditional cuisines, dance, and music. A sub-event of the Asian Cuisine Festival, dubbed Incredible India, was held by the Consulate General of India in Guangzhou on May 22nd , sharing its unique “flavor” through traditional cuisines, dance, and music. The opening ceremony of Incredible India took place in Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Center Hotel on May 22nd.Indian CG and guests from Guangzhou government light up the traditional lamp as mark of the opening of “India Day”. Guests taste the Indian mango.Indian mangoIndian mangoA performer brings classical Indian dance “Bharatnatyam”.Yoga performance during the eventA chef demonstrates the making of traditional Indian food including Pani Puri, Padoka, Biryani, etc.Chefs demonstrate the making of traditional Indian food including Pani Puri, Padoka, Biryani, etc. Editor: Scan to share on WeChat Scan to follow us on WeChat 0 read more