China assists foreign countries with relics restoration

A hall of the Ta Keo temple after restoration (Photo/Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage) China has achieved some results in helping foreign countries restore cultural relics and has gradually gained recognition in the international community. China has helped restore ruined temples in the complex of Angkor since 1998 by renovating the Chau Say Tevoda temple … Continue reading China assists foreign countries with relics restoration

China’s pilot crop rotation and fallow systems to facilitate green agri-culture

Blooming flowers on a piece of land covered by the crop rotation and fallow trials become a tourist attraction in east China’s Jiangsu prov-ince. (Photo from Nanjing Daily) The trials of crop rotation and fallow systems, introduced by Chinese authorities two years ago to relieve the burden on its limited arable land and facilitate the … Continue reading China’s pilot crop rotation and fallow systems to facilitate green agri-culture

UK-educated girl passes new technologies on to farmers in Xinjiang

From May to October every year, 26-year-old Rong Mengya will receive hundreds of calls from cotton farmers in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, asking her team to protect their crops from weeds and pests. The girl who has studied in UK has a team of 10 people flying six plant protection drones. The team … Continue reading UK-educated girl passes new technologies on to farmers in Xinjiang

Sea rice testing expanded in a bid to create more arable land

China planted alkali-resistant “sea rice” in five different types of saline-alkaline soil in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, and Shandong provinces, and in secondary salinized land in Yanan, Shaanxi province on May 28, cctv.com reported. A staff member shows sea rice seedling in Qingdao, Shandong on May 28. In an effort to convert saline-alkaline … Continue reading Sea rice testing expanded in a bid to create more arable land

‘Father of hybrid rice’ proposes to develop sea-rice for world food security

Yuan Longping, China’s “father of hybrid rice,” proposed to develop sea-rice to protect food security of China and the world, during the 2017 East Asia Marine Cooperation Platform in Qingdao, eastern China’s Shandong province, Sept 7. Yuan said raising the unit production of rice is a tough issue. “It is expected that 60 percent more … Continue reading ‘Father of hybrid rice’ proposes to develop sea-rice for world food security

24-hour shared gym comes into service in Shanghai

A 24-hour shared gym recently came into service in Shanghai, chinanews.com reported Tuesday. The innovative fitness room for the self motivated, which features remote reservation, has gained great popularity since its launch. The gym can hold up to 6 users simultaneously, and offers two treadmills, a Smith machine, a functional training center, dumbbells, and stability … Continue reading 24-hour shared gym comes into service in Shanghai

Maximum yield of China’s sea rice way beyond experts’ expectations

The maximum yield of sea rice on saline-alkaline soil developed by China’s “father of hybrid” Yuan Longping’s team has reached 620.95 kilograms per mu (0.07 hectare), way beyond experts’ expectations, People’s Daily reported on Sept. 29. The test was carried out in the field at the Sea-Rice Research and Development Center in Qingdao, east China’s … Continue reading Maximum yield of China’s sea rice way beyond experts’ expectations

Food production increases steadily in China

(Photo/The Economic Daily) China’s food production has maintained a healthy trend toward stable growth. In 2019, the country’s summer grain output reached 141.8 billion kilograms, underpinning the sufficient supply of major agricultural products. Stable food production and food safety lay a solid foundation for economic and social development and give the country more confidence to … Continue reading Food production increases steadily in China

Fujian village innovates tea planting model to reduce poverty

An innovative model of tea planting in Xiadang village of Ningde, southeastern China’s Fujian province, is working wonders for poverty reduction and bringing dramatic changes to the local community. The 72-year-old farmer Wang Guangchao is one of the shining examples. The old days of hardships when his tea was sold at only 4 yuan ($0.6) … Continue reading Fujian village innovates tea planting model to reduce poverty