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Beijing Review

Vol. 62/No.8

Beijing Review is China's only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). Launched in March 1958, Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.

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52 期号

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off to a flying start

During this year’s Spring Festival holiday, which lasted from February 4 to 10, Beijing Review reporters traveled across China to experience diversified ways of celebrating in order to present contemporary China.This issue’s cover story series is meant to give readers a better understanding of the Lunar New Year, the most important festival for the Chinese. The combination of tradition and modernity has given the festival new ways of expression. Moreover, this year’s Spring Festival also reflected the social and economic changes since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.Migration of the labor force has been a major characteristic of Chinese society since the start of reform and opening up in 1978. Every Spring Festival, those working in cities travel to reunite with their families in smaller cities,…

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icebreaking mission

Vehicles carrying members of China’s 35th Antarctic research mission on their way to the Zhongshan Station, a Chinese research base in Antarctica, on February 8.The scientists, including 21 from the Taishan team and 16 from the Kunlun team, have successfully completed their research tasks. The Taishan team completed construction of the supporting facilities at the Taishan Station, another Chinese research base, and the Kunlun team conducted research on astronomy, icebergs, surveying and mapping.The two teams left Antarctica aboard China’s icebreaker Xuelong on February 15 and are expected to arrive in Shanghai on March 10. ■…

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society

(XINHUA)Taste of HistoryTourists visit Zhengding in Shijiazhuang, north China’s Hebei Province, on February 9. Restoration of the ancient town is part of Zhengding’s efforts to develop tourism as a pillar industry in recent years.C919 TestsIn 2019, three new China-developed C919 passenger planes will conduct their first test flights before joining the test fleet, according to their developer on February 13.The batch production rampup is also underway, said the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC).The C919, China’s first trunk jetliner, conducted a successful maiden flight in Shanghai on May 5, 2017.By the end of 2018, three C919 planes had completed their test flights.Another three are now in final assembly, part assembly or large parts manufacturing phases respectively and are expected to join the fleet by the end of the year.The flight…

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economy

Stable GrowthChina has confidence in its ability to maintain stable trade growth in 2019 thanks to a raft of positive factors, a senior commerce official said on February 12.The gradual recovery of the global economy, China’s openingup efforts and pro-trade policies, accelerating industrial upgrading and improving corporate vitality will lend steam to trade growth this year, Chu Shijia, head of the Comprehensive Department of the Ministry of Commerce, told a conference.Chu said the goods trade continued upward growth momentum in January. It rose 8.7 percent year on year to 2.73 trillion yuan ($404 billion). Exports rose 13.9 percent year on year to 1.5 trillion yuan ($222 billion), while imports grew 2.9 percent to 1.23 trillion yuan ($182 billion), according to the General Administration of Customs.Foreign trade totaled $4.6 trillion last…

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world

ISRAELAn Israeli tank takes part in a training exercise in the Israel occupied Golan Heights near the Syrian city of Quneitra on February 12. Syria reported on February 11 that Israel shelled targeted Syrian military positions in Quneitra ProvinceGERMANYA visitor talks with a worker at a Chinese ceramic booth during the Ambiente Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for consumer goods in Frankfurt, on February 8. The five day fair attracted over 4,400 exhibitors from 92 countries and regionsKENYAA light aircraft crashes because of mechanical problems in Kericho County in northwest Kenya, killing five passengers, on February 13GREECEGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol under its new name Republic of North Macedonia, in Athens on February 8. Greece’s parliament approved…

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people & points

LOVE STORY TOUCHES THE NATIONThe love story of Hao Kang, a freight train driver, and his girlfriend Lei Jie, a train attendant, from Suide, a county in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was broadcast on China Central Television on February 10 during the Spring Festival holiday and moved viewers.Lei’s train stops only for 8 minutes at the Yulin station, where it goes four times a week. Hao’s train also passes the station but it may take months for the couple to meet once on the platform. In the video shot on February 3, two days prior to the Spring Festival, Lei’s train stopped at the station for only 5 minutes as it was late due to snow in some sections. Hao met Lei and after a few hurried words and a…

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