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More than 2.5 million tourists visited West Lake in Zhejiang province over the May Day holiday.
What caught the attention of many of them was the presence of a team of eight intern
ational students, all wearing yellow vests and Bluetooth headsets, and riding electric scooters.
The eight were studying in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s provincial capital. They are the first internatio
nal volunteer team serving at the famous spot, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
The foreign volunteers are from India, Mongolia, Banglade
sh, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen.
“As Hangzhou is seeing an increasing number of individual travelers from abroad followin
g the 2016 G20 Summit … we have been considering how to diversify our volunteer forces during h
olidays and peak seasons for years,” said Liu Jian, director of the volunteer program.
rd phases, with 1,000 booths booked by 650 enterprises from 38 countries and regions.
The first phase of the import exhibition has 616 booths displaying electronics and home appliances, build
ing materials and hardware and mechanical equipment. There will be 384 booths in the third phase, m
ainly displaying food and beverage products, household goods, fabrics and home textiles.
Xu Bing, a spokesperson for the Canton Fair, said on Sunday that the 124t
h fair received exhibitors from ten countries and regions. According to Xu, a chamber of com
merce from Istanbul said the fair had helped many Turkish enterprises explore the global market.
“Design for trade” will be a highlight at the upcoming fair. About 100 design companies and institut
ions from 15 countries and regions, including the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Austr
alia, the Republic of Korea and Japan, have registered to participate in the design exhibition at the fair.
um on Britain’s EU membership, but could change its mind if there appeared no other way to pass a Brexit deal.
Britain voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU in 2016. Since then, polls sugge
st the “remain” side has gained in strength, but it’s far from clear who would win a new referendum.
The new vote could leave Britain just as divided over Europe as it is now.
The Chinese aid team sent to cyclone-stricken Mozambique provided medical services to about 1,30
0 people and food to more than 1,000 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The first squad offered medical services to more than 500 people in a shelter 10 kilomete
rs away from its Beira city camp, and also disinfected an area of almost 10,000 square meters.
Having received information from an unmanned aerial vehicle, the seco
nd squad visited another shelter more than 70 kilometers away from the Chinese tea
m’s camp, carrying food and medicine, the ministry said in a statement late Thursday.