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Online retailer targets seasonal products for the summer

JDDJ, the local on-demand retail platform of Dada Group, announced on Friday that it is partnering with major supermarket chains, such as Walmart, Yonghui, CR Vanguard, AEON, Lotus, and well-known brand owners, such as Unilever, General Mills, Yili, Mengniu, Nestlé to jointly launch the Cool Season Shopping Festival.(File photo: agencies)This years festival will be held from July 11 to July 19. And the ice cream, yogurts, beer, beverages, fruits, vegetables, summer medicine and cleaning products are expected to be the bestsellers. Various discounts and promotional events are integrated into JDDJ’s platform with the support of retailers and brands, covering more than 700 cities and counties across the country and bringing consumers more convenient "One Hour Delivery" shopping experience in summer.During the festival, JDDJ will launch a special themed event every day, including ice products, summer medicine, fresh fruits, cleaning care and other popular categories, to satisfy the daily needs of consumers in summer. There are more than 1,000 types of medical and health care products on JDDJ’s platform, which provide nightly and 24-hour delivery service. From February to June this year, nightly orders of medicine increased by more than 50 percent month-on-month.In order to ensure bestselling summer items such as ice cream and fresh food is delivered to consumers quickly, Dada Now, the local on-demand delivery platform of Dada Group, has upgraded its riders’ equipment. The new insulated carriers keep the ice products cool for up to four hours and can deliver multiple orders at the same time, ensuring the quality of the goods and allowing consumers to enjoy the “one-hour delivery” shopping experience at home.

Scenery of Yinghu Lake Scenic Spot in Ankang, Shaanxi 7 Photos

Scenery of Yinghu Lake Scenic Spot in Ankang, Shaanxi

The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held on the Hanjiang River to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 25, 2020. The dragon boat racing has become a spontaneous and grand folk activity of Ankang during the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Zhao Huabin/Xinhua)The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held on the Hanjiang River to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 25, 2020. The dragon boat racing has become a spontaneous and grand folk activity of Ankang during the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Zhao Huabin/Xinhua)The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held on the Hanjiang River to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 25, 2020. The dragon boat racing has become a spontaneous and grand folk activity of Ankang during the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Zhao Huabin/Xinhua)The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held on the Hanjiang River to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 25, 2020. The dragon boat racing has become a spontaneous and grand folk activity of Ankang during the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Zhao Huabin/Xinhua)The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held on the Hanjiang River to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 25, 2020. The dragon boat racing has become a spontaneous and grand folk activity of Ankang during the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Zhao Huabin/Xinhua)The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held on the Hanjiang River to celebrate the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 25, 2020. The dragon boat racing has become a spontaneous and grand folk activity of Ankang during the Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo by Zhao Huabin/Xinhua)The 20th Ankang dragon boat racing is held o...

Family sells peaches to shake off poverty in Shaanxi 11 Photos

Family sells peaches to shake off poverty in Shaanxi

Li Wei (L) and his brother Li Peng work in the peach garden in Wenhua Village in Hanbin District of Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 19, 2020. In 1997, in order to shake off poverty, Li Zengyi, a villager in Wenhua Village of Ankang City, moved his family, including his seven-year-old disabled daughter, to a makeshift house on a mountain to cultivate peaches. Li Wei, the elder son of Li Zengyi, went out to work in south China's Guangdong Province after graduation from middle school to support the family. Li Peng, the younger son, continued his study until he was graduated from college. Li Dan, the disabled daughter, studied at home in the help of the family and also learned knowledge on electronic commerce in recent years. She registered an online shop for the family's peach garden in July of 2017 to sell peaches produced here. Soon the shop received many orders from different cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou thanks to the good quality of peaches cuLi Zengyi's wife Tang Guoqun (1st R) and their daughter Li Dan (C) sell peaches at a market in Ankang City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 19, 2020. In 1997, in order to shake off poverty, Li Zengyi, a villager in Wenhua Village of Ankang City, moved his family, including his seven-year-old disabled daughter, to a makeshift house on a mountain to cultivate peaches. Li Wei, the elder son of Li Zengyi, went out to work in south China's Guangdong Province after graduation from middle school to support the family. Li Peng, the younger son, continued his study until he was graduated from college. Li Dan, the disabled daughter, studied at home in the help of the family and also learned knowledge on electronic commerce in recent years. She registered an online shop for the family's peach garden in July of 2017 to sell peaches produced here. Soon the shop received many orders from different cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou thanks to the good quality of peaches cultiva...

Secretary of SCO affirms to set up agricultural demonstration base in Yangling, Shaanxi

Vladimir Norov (left), secretary general of the SCO, attends The 26th China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair (CAF)in Oct. 2019In June 2019, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the 19th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek, proposing the establishment of an SCO demonstration base in Shaanxi Province for exchange and training on agricultural technologies to strengthen cooperation on modern agriculture with other countries in the region. This year marks the first anniversary of President Xi Jinpings speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Summit. Norov, the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, deliveres a video speech to affirm the staged results of the Yangling Demonstration Zone in advancing the construction of the SCO Agricultural Base. He hopes that through joint efforts, we could contribute to the sustainable development of modern agriculture and the food security of countries and regions of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

DHL introduces first Eastbound block trains from Germany to China

A new connection serving from the KTL terminal on the BASF site in Ludwigshafen travels via Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan to the destination terminal in Xian, the capital of the Chinese province Shaanxi.In response to heavy customer demand, DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced two new block train connections from Germany to China at the end of May. A new connection serving from the KTL terminal on the BASF site in Ludwigshafen travels via Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan to the destination terminal in Xian, the capital of the Chinese province Shaanxi. In addition, an express train connection has been deployed between Neuss and Xian via Kaliningrad reducing the transit time to 12 days. With these connections, DHL Global Forwardings rail network is further expanding and providing customers access to faster lead times to Asia covering both less-than-container-load (LCL) and full-container-load (FCL). The implementation of complete block train routes from Europe to China reflects the growing demand for imports and speed to deliver to Asian countries complementing DHLs already existing block trains from Xian and Chengdu to Europe."In the last years, we observed an increasing demand for rail service products to and from China," explains Thomas Kowitzki, Head of Chinarail, Multimodal at DHL Global Forwarding Europe. "Their cost-effectiveness, short transit time, and lower CO2 emissions compared to other transport modes make them an attractive alternative. To offer our European and global customers the right transport mode to grow their businesses between Europa and Asia, we continuously seek to expand our network of connections, capacities, and service speeds. The use of logistics services and infrastructure of KTL terminal in Ludwigshafen is another step towards an even more connected world and to more resilient supply chains.""The Rhine...

A Post-80s Couple Making Xun for 11 Years 10 Photos

A Post-80s Couple Making Xun for 11 Years

The manufacturing process is complicated, including taking soil, crushing, filtering sedimentation, placing, pulling the blank, drying, punching, tuning, firing, etc. Amoong them, pulling the blank is particularly difficult to master and it takes a long time and great efforts. In Xingjiao Temple Village beside Xingjiao Temple in Chang'an District, Xi'an, there is a Pottery Xun workshop under the Shaoling loess. A post-80s couple have been doing pottery Xun (an egg-shaped,wind instrument with six holes) here for 11 years. In their workshop, their built a small garden, which has a pavilion, a rockery, and a variety of flowers and fruit trees. They always blow Xun in the pavilion when tired of work. Surrounded by the reverberating music, they enjoy their work with satisfaction.They didn't have any employee and only assistance is from their parents. The 69-year-old father would help aside and pass a mud ball to put the Xun blank on the pallet. In front of the earthen kiln, there are neatly arranged pottery Xun waiting to be fired in the kiln. The couple worked hard and made 15,000 every year. In recent years, they focuse more on quality and only make 5000 Xun every year, but they earn more money from them because they are fine performance-used Xun. Looking at Tian Yi pulling the blank, you will find it magical, like watching a magic show. His dexterous hands can turn a piece of solid cylindrical mud into a pen barrel and then into Xun billet in only 2 minutes. Loess deposited after tens of millions of years is a good raw material for mud embryos. After being crushed, filtered and piled up, this kind of hard and viscous loess can be used to pull embryos and make Xun.Tian Yi and Niu Guoqing started to make Xun the year they got married. They went out to work separately, but after marriage, theywanted to start their own businesses. They chose to make less popular Xun. At first, they made Xun for display but soon they found that they could not make any money at all, so they...

Endangered crested ibis making a comeback

Two crested ibises rest in Yangxian county, Shaanxi province, in May, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)The crested ibis, an endangered bird known as "the oriental gem "that was once thought to be extinct, has witnessed stable population growth, rebounding to 5,000 worldwide after decades of steadfast conservation efforts, forestry authorities revealed on Monday.The crested ibis-widely believed to bring luck in China-used to be designated on the International Union for Conservation of Natures red list as "critically endangered "due to its extremely low population, which was only seven in the 1980s."Strong protection efforts in the past decades helped to boost its population. Now, there are more than 5,000 crested ibises worldwide. Of them, about 4,400 are in China, with 4,100 in Shaanxi province," said Dang Shuangren, director of the Shaanxi Forestry and Grassland Administration.The administration released a report on Monday, which shows that the habitat of the species has expanded from only 5 square kilometers in the 1980s to 15,000 sq km currently.The bird once existed in many regions in the world, including China, Japan, southern parts of Russia and the Korean Peninsula. However, it had seen a sharp population decline due to human activities such as urbanization and pollution.In 1981, Yangxian county in Shaanxi reported seven wild crested ibises, the only wild population in the world at the time. The report said the birds can now be seen in six cities and towns along the Qinling Mountains."Since the first captive-bred crested ibis was successfully released in the wild in 2013, weve received reports on the existence of the birds in regions outside Shaanxi, such as cities along the Yellow River," Dang said.As the birds mainly live in the Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi, the province has built several natural reserves in Qinling since 1965.Since 1999, commercial logging has been banned in the region, and an environmental protection ...

Fossil discovery aids sinkhole researchers 6 Photos

Fossil discovery aids sinkhole researchers

View from the bottom of a sinkhole in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province. [Zhao Jieyu for China Daily]The single-celled organisms are cousins of the modern amoeba but had complex shells that were easily preserved as fossils.The discovery will be important for research on the development of sinkhole group and on the primitive environment and geology of the region.Aerial photo of a sinkhole. [Shui Xiaojie for China Daily.]They were active about 320 million to 250 million years ago. The name tinghuashi, meaning the fossil of a spindlelike worm, was established by renowned geological expert Li Siguang in 1934 and has been widely used since then.Another view inside a sinkhole. [Zhao Jieyu for China Daily.]This indicates that the marine environment and geologic structure was relatively stable at the time and was good for the growth of the coexisting creatures, he said.View from the bottom of a sinkhole in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province. [Gao Haifeng for China Daily]A fossil of a fusulinid — the impression of an extinct, single-celled creature that lived 250 to 320 million years ago — has been found for the first time in the sinkhole group in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, China Central Television reported on Wednesday.The 8-millimeter fossil, known in Chinese as tinghuashi, was discovered by experts of the Shaanxi Institute of Geological Survey in a recent scientific expedition.People walk along the bottom of a sinkhole in Hanzhong. [Zhao Jieyu for China Daily]A fusulinid shell usually ranged from 5 to 10 millimeters in length, with the smallest no more than 1 mm and the largest 30 to 60 mm. Variations of the primitive worm had a variety of appearances — plates, balls, pillars and spindles, with the spindlelike fusulinid accounting for the majority.View inside a sinkhole. [Zhao Jieyu for China Daily.]Yin Zongyi, senior engineer at the Shaanxi Institute of Geological Survey, told CCTV that in addition to the fusulinid fossil, expert discovered fossils of Bryozoa and the sea lily Crinoid ...

Smaller mountain brings big ambitions

Many people know about Huashan mountain in Weinan, Shaanxi province — its steep terrain and grand views that attract tourists from around the world. But fewer know that Shaohua Mountain, a few kilometers away, also has astonishing views. It, too is in Weinan, and an offshoot of the Qinling range.Local residents call Huashan the higher Hua mountain. At 2,154 meters, its about 500 meters higher than Shaohua Mountain. Theyre a pair, known locally as "the two Hua mountains".According to the Weinan government, from the May Day holiday to mid-June, Shaohua Mountain received more than 38,000 tourists. While its sister, Huashan, received many more — almost 20,000 tourists in just five days from May 1 to 5.But locals are optimistic about the future of Shaohua Mountain, believing that it will become a new hot tourist spot in the future, particularly for visitors from cities nearby.

Discovering Mysteries E07: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

The first season of Discovering Mysteries was launched on the New Hainan app, on May 11, focusing on the natural environment of Hainan, showing Hainans ecological resources, species diversity, ecological scientific research & protection, and the achievements of the construction of the National Ecological Civilization Experimental District. It takes you to explore the mysteries of the rainforest and discover more, from a macroscopic to a microscopic perspective.

Photograph: Bright Scenery of Huashan Mountain 6 Photos

Photograph: Bright Scenery of Huashan Mountain

White clouds floating under Huashan Mountain.The quiet West Peak of Huashan Mountain.West Peak of Huashan Mountain.North Peak of Huashan Mountain.North Peak of Huashan Mountain and Jinsuoguan.South Peak of Huashan Mountain.

Photograph: Spiraea Blossom in Hanzhong Liuba, Shaanxi 7 Photos

Photograph: Spiraea Blossom in Hanzhong Liuba, Shaanxi

Little flowers crowded into clusters of flowers, looking like clouds or snow from afar. Photo taken by Zeng YaguangThe path is full of Spiraea on both sides. Photo taken by Zeng YaguangThe mountain Spiraea is in full bloom. Photo taken by Zeng YaguangAll over the mountain is full of snow white. Photo taken by Zeng YaguangMount Zibai is particularly beautiful. Photo taken by Chen ZhifeiThe mountain Spiraea is in full bloom. Photo taken by Zeng YaguangWhite flowers gathered around. Photo taken by Chen Zhifei

Maoming, Xi'an reach cooperation in cultural tourism

The Madam Xian culture-themed performance of Maoming is staged during the cultural tourism exchange meeting between Maoming and Xian on June 6. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]A meeting to promote cooperation and exchanges in cultural tourism between Maoming, South Chinas Guangdong province and Xian, Northwest Chinas Shaanxi province took place on June 6 at Tang Paradise, a large theme park in Xian.Performances showcasing the two citys featured culture, such as a Gaozhou puppet show of Maoming and a shadow play from Shaanxi, were staged. A framework agreement on cultural and tourism cooperation between Maoming and Xian was also signed by the two citys cultural and tourism bureaus at the exchange meeting."Xian is an ancient inland capital with a long history and Maoming is a pearl in the South China Sea with beautiful natural scenery," said Ma Xiliang, member of the standing committee of the CPC Xian municipal committee. "The two cities enjoy broad prospects in resource sharing, complementary advantages, as well as cooperation and exchanges in cultural tourism."Ma also expressed his hopes that Xian and Maoming would further deepen exchanges and cooperation in cultural tourism through this event, fully bolster their cultural tourism industries, as well as jointly promote the integrated and sound development of cultural tourism."Since ancient times, the two cities have been closely connected by lychees," said Wu Shiwen, deputy mayor of Maoming.This event aimed to deepen the communication between Maoming and Xian in the field of cultural tourism, noted Wu, adding that the two cities will move to the deeper integration and cooperation of their cultural tourism industries.

Giant panda park to be established by year's end

File photo of a giant panda. [Photo by Zhao Huanxin/China Daily]The Giant Panda National Park, one of Chinas first national parks to be set up chiefly for a single species, will be officially established before the end of the year, Central China Television reported over the weekend.The park, covering 27,134 square kilometers, will span parts of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. With 18,056 square kilometers in the park serving as habitat for giant pandas, it will also be among the first national parks to integrate the habitat of a single species.Information from the parks website show the park, launched as a national pilot project in January 2017, is integrating more than 80 natural reserves in 30 counties of the three provinces.The latest statistics show that 1,631 wild giant pandas are now living in the national park, accounting for 87.5 percent of the population of wild pandas nationwide. The park is also home to more than 8,000 types of wildlife, such as snub-nosed monkeys and scarlet ibis, making it a nationally or possibly globally significant place for the protection of an ecological environment.To better protect the wildlife in the park, the Giant Panda National Park Administration has invested 4.7 billion yuan ($660 million) in infrastructure construction, the restoration of the ecological corridors and the protection of crucial habitats, said Xiang Kewen, director of the administration.About 1,800 monitoring lines and 4,839 observation points have been set up, he said. In addition, there have been more than 1,300 monitoring points for human activities established at the entrances of the park, and the length of the route for working staff to patrol has reached 10,584 kilometers."These measures have proved to be effective as the living environment of the giant pandas continues to improve," Xiang was quoted as saying by CCTV.Xiang added that more than 5,000 infrared cameras have been installed in the national park, and the images they ...

Photography: Cloud Sea & Sunrise in Mt. Qinling 11 Photos

Photography: Cloud Sea & Sunrise in Mt. Qinling

Sunrise in Niuybeiliang Mountain.Floating clouds and fog.Amazing sunrise & cloud sea.Peak is an island above cloud.Cloudy as in paradise.Daiyun Mountain is fifteen miles northwest of Shangzhou City, Shaanxi Province. 1278.5 meters above sea level, is the tallest mountain around Shangluo.Cloud sea in Daiyun Mountain.Wild blood pheasant.Scenery of Niubeiliang, Zhashui.Sunrise landscape of Haitang Mountain in Zhenan.Magnificent flowing cloud sea.

Photography: Qinling Scenery From Spring to Autumn 9 Photos

Photography: Qinling Scenery From Spring to Autumn

Shiquan County Rao Feng Town Shengli Village, the beautiful village plan has greatly changed the face of the village. The farmers working in the city are cycling home.In the middle and late March, the north of Qinling Mountains was still depressed, southern Shaanxi was already full of spring, and the fields in the mountains were blooming with golden flowers. Photo: Hu DegaoShiquan County Chengguan Town Taiping Village to attract investment in the mouth of the village to plant more than 50 mu of maple, a five-year maple can sell 5000 yuan.In order to further build Yandang Mountain Waterfall Scenic spot, Shiquan County built a new tourism ring last year, which ended the history of painless highway in Donggou Village of Xihe Town and became the road to prosperity for villagers to get rid of poverty.Located in Gaojian Village, Yingfeng Town, Shiquan County, located in the hinterland of Qinling Mountains, twelve villagers cook breakfast at the same time and smoke rises at the same time.In the Mid-Autumn Festival, just after the rice harvest of Shannan farmers, farmers grabbed the favorable opportunity to plant rape after the rain.Golden field.Zi Gou, Xuanwo Town, Hanyin CountyThe hillside of forest in Shiquan County.

Shaanxi cultural site is outdoor ecological museum

Fengyan Terraced Fields in Hanyin county, Northwest Chinas Shaanxi province, dates back to 250 years ago. It has been transformed into a large outdoor ecological museum by the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]Have you ever visited a museum consisting of terraced fields outdoors? No? Then you can think about coming to Hanyin county in Northwest Chinas Shaanxi province to have a look.Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration has transformed Fengyan Terraced Fields , which can be dated back to 250 years ago, into a large outdoor ecological museum.According to Luo Wenli, director of the administration, large areas of ancient terraced fields were found in Hanyin county during the third national cultural relics survey in 2009, and scientific research showed that they were first built and cultivated by the Wu family, who immigrated from Changsha, Central Chinas Hunan province, during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).Consisting of three parts - Fengjiang, Donghe and Yanping terrace fields - and covering 8 square kilometers, these terraced fields are the most preserved,with the largest areas inherited from the Qing Dynasty on Qinglin and Tapa mountains, he said.In addition, with more than 10 clusters of ancient residential buildings and communities and some other cultural heritage features, such as ancient temples, canals and mountain fortresses, Fengyan Terraced Fields was listed by the State Council, or Chinas Cabinet, as one of the key cultural relics sites protected at the national level.Taking the ancient terraced fields as "exhibits" and the beautiful natural scenery as the "exhibition hall", Luo said the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration has developed Fengyan Terraced Fields into an open ecological museum. It protects and displays the original lifestyle of the local people and boosts the development of the local economy.Local government also has par...

Ancient Chinese terraces built into 'eco-museum'

Fengyan Terraced Fields in Hanyin county, Northwest Chinas Shaanxi province, dates back to 250 years ago. It has been transformed into a large outdoor ecological museum by the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]Northwest Chinas Shaanxi province has transformed an area of ancient terraces into an "eco-museum."The Fengyan Terraces, believed to have a history of more than 250 years, are located in the county of Hanyin.The landscape is the largest and most complete terraces of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) that has ever been discovered in the Qinba mountainous area, according to the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration.The Fengyan Terraces consist of three separate parts that spread over an area of 800 hectares. Many ancient houses, temples, weirs and water irrigation projects were found there, said Luo Wenli, head of the local administration.In 2019, the terraces were listed as a protected national heritage.

Exhibition showcases Tang Dynasty teaware in Shaanxi 4 Photos

Exhibition showcases Tang Dynasty teaware in Shaanxi

Infections see no borders, fatalities heed no time zones. Hearts and minds will meet togeter and closer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fighting as one rather than one another. The truth will rise above the noise. Click the video to see more details.Visitors tour an exhibition at Shannxi Historic Museum, Shaanxi province province, June 16, 2020. The exhibition features the royal teaware unearthed in 1987 at Famen Temple, which is located in Baoji, Shaanxi province. Items on display include tea serving and tea storage artworks dating back to the Tang Dynasty. The exhibition is free and will last for five months. [Photo/Xinhua]

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