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Dada Now: AI empowers on-demand delivery

Dada Now General Manager Bing Fu outlined the Dada Group company's growing efficiency and fulfillment for customers, merchants and riders in a speech entitled "AI empowers on-demand delivery infrastructure" at the three-day World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai.

Laotian businesses urged to make full use of new opportunities

  Workers carry goods in March outside a supermarket in Muang Xay, the largest city in northern Laos. The city has seen an increase in trade with China after the opening of the China-Laos Railway. WANG JIANWEI/XINHUA Businesses in Laos, especially smaller companies, need more support to help them

Soaring China-Europe freight trains facilitate international trade

  A reach stacker handles cargo containers at the Manzhouli Railway Station in Manzhouli, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Yu Jia) HARBIN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- At the Suifenhe Railway Station, in China's northernmost province of Heilongjiang,

China's Dada announces unaudited financial results for Q2

Dada Nexus Limited, China's leading local on-demand delivery and retail platform, announced on Monday its unaudited financial results for the second quarter which ended on June 30, 2022.

Chinese FM holds phone talks with French president's diplomatic counselor

Photo taken on Nov. 8, 2021 shows the booth of L'Oreal of France at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in east China's Shanghai. (Xinhua/Meng Tao) Wang called on the two sides to act in the spirit of mutual respect to take good care of each other's core interests and actively promote cl

Galanz sees export increase as demand grows

Galanz's independent appliances enter mainstream channels in Vietnam. Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn Galanz Group, a leading Chinese household electrical appliance maker, realized a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent in exports for the first half of 2022 thanks to diversified products spec

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White paper outlines thriving on-demand retail business

Industry decision makers, digital business leaders and technology providers joined Dada Group and JD.com managers in making speeches at the summit and offering with their insights and predictions for on-demand retail.

Chinese dairy giant investments boost development and conservation in Indonesia

Duringthe2022G20SummiteventsinIndonesia,YiliGroupservesasitsdairypartner.Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com。

China's Nova Esports wins inaugural Wild Rift Icons Global Championship

SINGAPORE, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinas Nova Esports swept J-Team 4-0 in the grand final to win the inaugural Wild Rift Icons Global Championship (Icons) at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center here on Saturday.Recovering from a sluggish start to beat J-Team in the opening game, Nova demonstrated their dominance in the following games and claimed a convincing 4-0 win. Jungler An "Long" Xulong was named FMVP."I think now I can say Im the best jungler in the world and I hope to practice more and become even stronger in the future," An said.(Photo: agencies)Both from the Wild Rift League (WRL) of the Chinese mainland, Nova and J-Team came to the Icons as third and fourth seed of their region and excelled from the best 24 teams from eight regions across the world to make it into the grand final.Icons is the first official global tournament of Wild Rift which represents the highest level of Wild Rift Esports competition.

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Daily peak orders of China's Dada Now exceed 10 million during 618 shopping fest

Dada Now, the leading on-demand delivery platform of China's Dada Group, delivered more than 10 million orders on June 18 and 19 during the 618 online shopping fest.

China's JDDJ, Shop Now record 77% sales increase in 618 shopping fest

China's JDDJ, Dada's on-demand retail platform, and the Shop Now platform, which integrates the on-demand location-based retail capabilities of both Dada and JD.com, announced on Saturday that the total sales of the two platforms grew by 77% year-on-year during the 618 shopping fest

2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship kicks off

The teams competing for a share of the $2 million prize poolThe 2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship kicks off on Tuesday. From June 14 through July 9, teams will unleash the wild at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore.Four teams including FPX、JDG、NV、JT will compete for China.The Wild Rift Icons Global Championship is Riot’s global tournament concluding the Wild Rift Esports season. The tournament will feature 24 teams, 8 qualifying straight from regional competitions and 16 battling through the play-in stage. Fans will witness the highest level of Wild Rift Esports competition as teams unleash their skills for a chance at the world title and a shared prize pool of $2 million.When first announced, Icons was originally set to take place in Europe. Due to the global pandemic complicating visa application timelines and re-entry dates for many regional teams, Riot Games made the decision to move the competition to Singapore. This decision will not only ensure that teams have the best chance of attending Icons, but that they also have a great experience at their first Icons championship.

On-demand delivery orders exceed 300 billion in 2021: white paper

The number of delivery orders in China’s on-demand retail sector exceeded 30 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach more than 40 billion in 2022, with a user base reaching more than 500 million and expected to surpass 750 million in 2022, according to a white paper.

China's Dada reports Q1 results in 2022

Dada Group, China’s leading local on-demand delivery and retail platform, announced on Tuesday its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. The company’s total net revenues in the first quarter stood at 2 billion yuan.

One-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets greet visitors at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during Labor Day holiday 8 Photos

One-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets greet visitors at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during Labor Day holiday

One-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets greet visitors at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during Labor Day holiday

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In pics: hometown of crested ibis

In pics: hometown of crested ibis

ESCAP celebrates UN 2022 Chinese Language Day

Photo: UNESCAPApril 20 marks the 13th International Chinese Language Day, and a series of celebrations, themed Together for a Bright Future, were successfully held by the Communication University of China (CUC), the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC)-Bangkok and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).Officials from the organizations and CUC attended the event and delivered speeches, in which Chinese and foreign cooperation was praised to have contributed to the vigorous and fruitful development of Chinese language education around the world, and the Chinese language was hailed to have built a cultural and friendship bridge that promoted the exchange of cooperation between China and the world, as well as the global peace and development.During the celebration, experts and scholars vividly interpreted the beauty of Chinese culture from three aspects: Chinese character, Chinese painting, and traditional Chinese medicine.Professor Yue Qi from Communication University of China elaborated on the concept of "If Chinese characters could speak", and proposed that more Chinese stories could be discovered, spread, heard and understood through Chinese characters. Director Liu Hongyan from the China Media Group also presented a documentary featuring Chinese characters. Professor Yang Lei from Capital Normal University and Zhang Liang from the Gugong Institute discussed Chinese poetry and painting, while Dai Jingang from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and Dong Ling from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine led the audience to experience the charm of traditional Chinese medicine and the wisdom of health preservation.The Chinese Day event aims to express support for international Chinese education, and to reveal the charm of Chinese language and Chinese culture, while enhancing the cooperation between the Chinese and foreign education partners and to enhance the mutual understanding between p...

China witnesses win-win results for smart technologies and Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics

More than 121 sci-tech achievements concerning barrier-free facilities and environment have gained increasing attention and popularity while greatly empowering competitions of the just-concluded Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, at which the Chinese delegation won a history-making number of medals.Athletes take part in official training in snowboard banked slalom at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou competition zone of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, March 9, 2022. (People’s Daily Online/Weng Qiyu)These smart technologies used at the games are expected to embrace wide application in society to benefit the lives of people with disabilities, a win-win result for smart technologies and the Games.Smart products have helped ensure high efficiency in the competitions of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics.Chinese Paralympic athletes’ uniforms emblazoned with China’s national flag, for instance, are customized products that show warm solicitude for athletes and the ingenuity of designers.Considering that physically challenged athletes may not be able to perform as good as they can when they compete in the uniforms designed for able-bodied athletes, a team from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) has developed down waistcoat and down pants for athletes in wheelchairs by leveraging digital modeling and 3D printing technologies. The clothes are not only easy to put on and take off, but allow athletes to move freely.The team has also innovated the method of measurement and developed 54 types of special uniforms in six series, offering custom-made training clothes for Paralympic athletes competing in different events.Besides specially designed clothing, the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics has also ensured smooth competition for Paralympic athletes by monitoring their health conditions and environmental conditions and providing information services for them in a real-time manner through the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital devices including a “digital...

"Olympics brought me to life" -- a Paralympics volunteer's story

BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Outside the volunteer service station in the Wangjing subdistrict of Chaoyang District in Beijing, Li Nan, in a wheelchair and dressed in the volunteer uniform for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, explained details on helping disabled people with full passion.Li has been a social worker since 2008 when she worked as a volunteer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Working as a volunteer, I've found that I'm still capable of managing lots of things. Participating in volunteer services is a rebirth for me, she said.In 2003, a car accident paralyzed the then 25-year-old Li. The accident caused massive damage to her both physically and mentally, and she spent the next five years in hospital for treatment and rehabilitation training.In January 2008, she was discharged from hospital, and she was worried. I didn't know whether I could adapt to normal life again; whether I could work and be accepted by others after leaving the hospital that protected me, she recalled.At that time, the community of Wangjing invited her to join Sweet Home, a service organization set up by the local Disabled Persons' Federation that provides recovery, education, employment, cultural and sports activities, and other services for the disabled.At Sweet Home, Li showed the career development of disabled people and activities to athletes from 19 countries and regions. The communication across language barriers with athletes and disabled people brought her to life again.In 2012, the social work office named after Li was established and has so far attracted over 60 volunteers, who work on helping the elderly and the disabled, youth services, and community administration.When volunteers for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics began to be recruited, Li signed up at the earliest opportunity with no hesitation.Li and her team worked in the service station to conduct a campaign of general knowledge of the Olympics and provided assistance to the disabled while t...

Nagano governor Abe hopes Beijing Winter Olympics will help boost ties

TOKYO, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The successful Beijing Olympic Winter Games will help boost the exchanges between China and Japan, said Shuichi Abe, governor of Japan's Nagano Prefecture.Abe, 61, told Xinhua that as governor of the host prefecture of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, he is happy with the success of the Beijing Games.These games were held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict countermeasures were taken to prevent the spread of the virus, and the Olympic Games were held brilliantly, said Abe, who has been Nagano's governor since 2010.Nagano, which boasts a number of world-renowned resorts like Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba Valley and Shiga Kogen, has played an important role in helping China grow its winter sports industry.In December 1979, four weeks before they competed in China's first Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, four Chinese skiers were invited to Nagano for pre-Olympic training under the guidance of local Japanese coaches.Hundreds of thousands of used skis and other accessories have been donated to China since the early 1980s, which helped build a precious fan base for the country's rise as a winter sports nation.When Beijing was announced as the host of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in 2015, Abe sent a message to congratulate his counterpart in China's Hebei Province, Nagano's twin province since 1983. Zhangjiakou, which staged the majority of the ski and snowboarding events at the 2022 Winter Games, is situated in Hebei.Nagano Prefecture and Hebei Province have always maintained friendly exchanges, Abe said. When Beijing won the bid, we felt as happy as it had been our own good news.Abe said he had visited China almost annually before the pandemic, and Beijing 2022 president Cai Qi also went to Nagano in 2019 to try to gain some experience in hosting the Winter Olympics.We have made every effort to assist and support Beijing and Hebei's preparation for hosting the Games, he said. We shared the experience of the Nagano Winter Olympics with them. We ha...

Commentary: Beijing Paralympics set to leave lasting legacy

BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, just like the Winter Olympics before them, have provided a tangible legacy that extends far beyond the sporting arena.In these testing times, the fortitude, tenacity and ebullience of the Paralympians serve as a lesson that we can all heed.One of the biggest surprises for many has been the outstanding performances of the host country's para athletes. Four years after winning its first-ever Winter Paralympic medal in PyeongChang, China dominated at these Games, with gold medals in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, snowboarding, wheelchair curling as well as an unlikely bronze medal in ice hockey.The latter came despite having fielded a para ice hockey team for the first time only six years ago.The raft of medals won by China is due in no small part to the hard work of athletes. But it also reflects efforts to improve the wellbeing of people with disabilities and provide them with opportunities to achieve their goals.We have to really thank the country for investing so much in the athletic careers of people with disability and for creating such a good training environment for us, said ice hockey forward Wang Zhidong.Thanks to everyone on the team as well as our coaching staff for putting so much into guiding us.CHALLENGING STEREOTYPESThe composition of China's ice hockey squad also bears testimony to the country's vision for a world free of stereotypes and inequality. This is because the team comprised Yu Jing, the only female para ice hockey player at Beijing 2022.If men can do it, so can women, Yu said. I felt that I'm talented and had the confidence immediately. When females with disabilities see me on the ice, they know that there's a possibility for them too. It is an encouragement.Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee (BOCOG) vice president Yang Shu'an said China understood that the Paralympic Games are not just about winning medals, but a stage upon which people with disabi...

Volunteers ensure success of Games

Students from the City University of Zhengzhou work as security volunteers during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.(Photo provided to China Daily)Attention to detail and efficiency guarantee events go smoothly, Wang Ru reports.During the closing ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics held on Feb 20, a video about the work of volunteers was broadcast, and representatives of the volunteers were honored for their contributions to the Games.According to Teng Shengping, director-general of the volunteer department of the Beijing organizing committee, there were more than 18,000 volunteers at the Games, providing services related to venue management, language and media to ensure the event was completed successfully. Among them were students from the City University of Zhengzhou, who, after helping at the Olympics, worked to ensure the success of the Paralympics.On Jan 7, 34 students from the university, led by their 25-year-old supervisor Li Xinping, embarked on the journey from Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan province, to Beijing. It was the first time some of them had visited China's capital, and all of them felt excited.It may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work as a volunteer for the Winter Olympics, so I signed up for it, says 20-year-old Gao Ruikai, one of the students.They arrived in Beijing on Jan 8, and were appointed to work as security in Chaoyang district, checking the trucks and people transporting goods and materials to the Winter Olympics.They received strict training for eight days. Sometimes when they found what they learned too difficult to remember, Li would give them extra tutoring at night to help them memorize the knowledge so that they could pass both the theory and practical exams, and begin work, which started on Jan 21.They were separated into two groups, responsible for checking people and trucks respectively, according to Chen Mengjiao, 21, who was appointed to check for forbidden objects. The volunteers worked ...

Journey to the top: Team China dominates Winter Paralympics

  Photo: XinhuaWith Beijing 2022 fever yet to recede, the success of the Winter Paralympic Games is becoming more evident, as Team China saw an all-round breakthrough in both the medal tally and the athletes themselves, with more records set over the past week.On Sunday, the closing ceremony for the Games marked the end of the month-long Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the dual-Olympic city. It was the sixth time Team China had made an appearance in the Winter Paralympic Games, this time sending its largest delegation with 217 members, and topping the medal list after winning a historic 18 golds.On March 5, the first competition day of the Paralympics, China's para skier Zhu Daqing came in second at the National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing district in Beijing, claiming the first medal for Team China, after which medal wins began to come in one after another.Following a first at the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, the next day saw gold medals in the women's and men's Alpine ski events bagged by Zhang Mengqiu and Liang Jingyi respectively. It was a fresh breakthrough, as China had never won a snow sports gold in the Winter Paralympics.The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games has seen China claim 18 golds, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes for a total of 61 medals.Before 2022, the best result the team had ever achieved was the gold by China's wheelchair curling team four years ago in Pyeongchang.It was Team China's first success at the Winter Paralympic Games, with China's wheelchair curling team beating three-time gold medalist Norway.The memorable success came after Team China had participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.The 2002 Winter Paralympics at Salt Lake City in the US marked China's debut in the Games, when the Chinese team only had four members who competed in two major events - Alpine skiing and cross country skiing. Visually impaired athlete Han Lixia made it into the top 10 of the 10-kilometer cross-country skiing competi...

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