aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said.
The parade, with singing and dancing, is held twice a day. Members of the public who want
to experience the food festival and parade at the main venue need to register online in advance at www.damai.cn.
During Asian Civilization Week, the public can attend several cu
ltural performances, films or exhibitions with Asian features at lower prices or free.
For example, an Asian arts exhibition will be held at the Beijing 798 Art Zone n
ext week, said Wang Xiuqin, an official from the China Arts and Entertainment Group.
“Our aim is to help more people understand Asian culture and attend related activities,” he said.
our country. We must encourage fair competition, and ensure that
our measures to lower internet service charges are fully delivered as they are an impo
rtant part of our efforts in improving people’s lives,” Premier Li said.Baisu Gulang, a 37-year-old horse hea
d fiddle maker, makes a horse head fiddle in Qian Golos Mongolian autonomous county of Songyuan, Nort
heast China’s Jilin province, May 15, 2019. Under his father’s influence, Baisu Gulang has an ardent love in making and playin
g horse head fiddle, a traditional musical instrument favored by Mongolian ethnic group. He started lear
ning to make horse head fiddle when he was 18 years old. In 2006, Baisu Gulang started a horse head fiddle maki
ng studio where he voluntarily teaches enthusiasts to make and play the instrument besides selling
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China’s most valuable brand, topped Forbes’s
newly released annual ranking of the world’s top 2,000 largest public companies for the seven consecutive years.
The State-owned bank, which generated 298.7 billion yuan ($43.5 billion) in net profit last
year, has assets of more than $4 trillion and nearly half a million employees, according to Forbes.
Meanwhile, China Construction Bank, the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China, renowned as the “Big Four” ba
nks in China along with ICBC, also joined the top 10, ranking at third, fourth and eighth places, respectively.
Ping An Insurance Group came in at seventh with a market capital of $220.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Four Chinese banks were among the world’s top 10 most profitable companies over
the past year concluding at the end of March, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank achieved a net in
come of $45 billion and $38 billion respectively over the past year, closely following Apple Inc, which retai
ned its title of world’s biggest moneymaker for the fourth straight year with a net income of $57.2 billion.
The Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China were respectively ranked at the
seventh and 10th places in the top profit list, with $31 billion and $27 billion in net incomes.
While financial service companies claimed nine spots among the top 10 most profitable compa
nies, no drugmakers or automotive firms appeared in the list for the first time in eight years, the report said.
hard environment in Chinese cities has improved, though space remains for the developm
ent of soft environments. These are key to a city’s business environment, the report said.
Decades ago, university graduates’ artwork was exhibited only for viewing by students and teachers. Today, these exhibi
tions have become a big celebration, not only for denizens of the university, but also the general public.
Tsinghua University’s arts and design academy is currently showing paintings, sculptures, mixed-m
edia works and designs created by postgraduates who will receive their master’s degree in June. The
y are displayed at the academy’s buildings and Tsinghua University Art Museum, through May 30.
The exhibition has not only drawn gallery owners, art dealers, representatives from cultural instit
utions and enterprises who scout for upcoming talent or new additions to their collections; but has allo
wed an audience of the general public to keep up with the evolution of art and broaden their artistic horizons.