duals look in real life without the posing, the filters, the photoshopping and the professional hair and make-up,” Martz said.
Pan, the Renmin University researcher, also believes that pi
ctures shared frequently on social media impose peer pressure on women.
“If people around you look thin on WeChat Moments, you are inevi
tably anxious to fit the general profile of having the ‘right look’,” she said.
Articles have also gone viral in summer on WeChat Moments, with sensational headlines such as “Good-looking girls never
weigh more than 50 kilograms” or “If you don’t lose weight in May, you will cry out loud in June”.
Shen Zijiao, a psychological consultant at Beijing Normal University, said: “Women don’t know what kind of beauty is best for th
em; they just thumb through their phone screens and get the notions of ‘being slender’ consciously or uncons
ciously. They always worry if their bodies are inconsistent with the so-called perfect body shape.”
rcrowding and rampant construction plaguing cities, and the development of cities will also offer unique ways to bring about rural revitalization,” Chen said.
“As restrictions on hukou will gradually be removed, cities need to be well-prepared to offer
accommodation and employment opportunities, and allow children of migrant workers to have equal access to education,” Chen added.
China has made steady progress in urbanization, as the ranks of permanent urban r
esidents stood at 831 million at the end of 2018, up 17.9 million from the previous year, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
Last month, the National Development and Reform Commission said it
plans to increase the urbanization rate by at least 1 percentage point by the end of this year.
Shen Chi, vice-director of the China Center for Urban Development, said the government’s new
plan will help foster high-quality and sustainable economic development across the nation.
“Relaxing the hukou policy will be a key step in promoting the free flow of labor across
the nation,” Shen said. “A systematic consideration and arrangement of the integratio
When the flurry subsided, Berry began to pull the net up and pick carp from it one by one.
Repeating this process one or two times, they had enough carp to deliver to the nearby Kentucky Fish Center owned by An
gie Yu, who also operates Two Rivers Fisheries, the largest Asian carp processor and exporter in the United States.
Berry and Irwin, half-brothers originally from Washington, came to Kentucky to fish for Asian carp in November.
Irwin is a commercial fisherman who has worked all over the world, most recently in Ala
ska during the summer. For three months, he worked 20 – to 22-hour days in Alaskan wate
rs. The pay was good enough to cover a year’s worth of living expenses, but the work was extremely hard.
One day, Irwin read an internet article about Asian carp and commercial fishing in Kentucky, and immediately became interested.
past couple of years, and the country also constructed one of the biggest seaports in the Caspian Sea,” Hajiyev said, addi
ng all these are important pillars of the ancient Silk Road. Besides infrastructure construction such as transport
ation hubs, Azerbaijan is working on information communication technology lines to build a modern Silk Road.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway became operational on Oct 30, 2017, and aims to complete a tra
nsport corridor linking Azerbaijan to Turkey and Central Asia and China to Europe by rail. “It works as a majo
r exporter and middle corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative, and Azerbaijan is also working on the East-West l
ine and North-South Line, linking the railway systems of Iran and Russia.”Thanks to its geographic locatio
n, Azerbaijan boasts great wine as well as tea, dried fruit, fruit juice and sweets. The country has had extensive discus
sions about exporting Azerbaijan agricultural products to China, Hajiyev said, adding A
zerbaijani companies are actively taking part in food and agricultural exhibitions in China to promote t
heir products, as the Chinese market is the one of the biggest markets in the world with immense opportunities.
sporting goods, textiles, electronic appliances and bicycles, will be lowered to 20 percent from the previous 25 percent, it said.
The move was aimed at expanding imports and boosting domestic consumpti
on, with tax rates lowered for many daily consumer goods, the commission said.
Chinese singer Yi Yangqianxi on Monday shared his vision of promoting health among young
people, citing his experiences working with the World Health Organization (WHO).
At the Asia and Pacific session of the ongoing UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, Yi said that to bu
ild a healthier society, “we need to start with our own personal action, make healthy choices” and “we can make an effort to reach
out to those who need support, including children and teenagers.”Chinese singer Yi Yang
qianxi (front), who is a World Health Organization (WHO) China special envoy for health, attends the Asia and Pacific session
of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, at the UN headquarters in New York, April 8, 2019. Yi Yangqianxi on Monday shared his vision
of promoting health among young people, citing his experiences working with the World Health Organization
gmatism over its decision of endorsing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying Xi and Mattarella agreed
that China and Italy, which are at the two ends of the ancient Silk Road, are natural partners in constructing the Belt and Road.
Conte, according to Wang, said the BRI will bring great opportunities to Italy. He also agre
ed to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held in Beijing next month.
France is one of the earliest European countries that have expressed the willingness to take pa
rt in the BRI cooperation. During Xi’s visit to France, the two countries signed agreements on the third round of the BRI-related dem
onstration projects in third-party markets and kicked off a third-party market fund, Wang said.
At the closing session of a global governance forum co-hosted by China and France, Macron
said the BRI is significant and can play an important role in world peace, stability and development, adding that the EU could align
its development strategy with the BRI in an innovative way and jointly promote Eurasian connectivity.