Nowadays, youngsters in China tend to speed up video playback when watching content online, according to a recent survey, as they want to make the most of every second and maximize their time.

The social survey center of China Youth Daily, in cooperation with, surveyed 1,993 young people aged between 18 and 35. Results showed that 76.5 percent of those asked said they preferred speeding up the playback rate when watching videos.

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Local farmers in Mozambique reap a bumper harvest of rice planted in cooperation with Wanbao Africa Agriculture Development Limited (Wanbao Africa). (Photo by Wanbao Africa)

Over the years, China has been assisting African countries in realizing the “zero hunger” goal by sharing its food security technologies with the latter.

Although the current global food security situation has positive trend, the world is still facing daunting challenges. The World Food Day, which fell on October 16 this year, set “Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A Zero Hunger World” as its theme.

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Square dancers perform during a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1, 2019. (Photo/Xinhua)

Besides the joyful music and the energetic dance steps, square dancing - a new genre of sports in China - has reaped more than 100 million fans in China. So why are more and more Chinese becoming square dancing enthusiasts?

Chinese square dancers held a grand presence along Beijing's Chang'an Avenue as they performed during a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1. Waving colorful ribbons, the dancing aunties were beautiful.

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The book written in both Chinese characters and Zhuang logograms (Photo/People's Daily Online)

China's first-ever book of medicine written in old Zhuang logograms, created as derivative characters of Han characters and used by the Zhuang ethnic group in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, recently made its debut at an exhibition held in the Guangxi museum.

Combining Zhuang witchcraft and traditional Chinese medicine, the ancient book recorded folk therapies for common diseases and attached pictures and texts of such things as medical practices and acupuncture points on the human body for reference.

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 “Some foreign media’s skepticism about China’s recent economic growth figures and their assertion of ‘a sharp slowdown’ in the Chinese economy were indefensible and groundless,” Yuan Da, spokesperson for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said at a press conference on Monday.

China recently released a set of economic figures in the first three quarters of the year, which aroused heated discussions at home and abroad. Some saw the 6-percent year-on-year growth in the third quarter and started to worry about the growth rate of the economy.

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The door of China's opening-up will only open wider and wider, the business environment will only get better and better, and the opportunities for global multinationals will only be more and more, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory letter to the first Qingdao Multinationals Summit.

Held in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province from Oct. 19 to 20, the event showcased China’s determination to open wider amid sluggish global trade and investment.

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A good business environment yields sound productivity and competiveness. Improvement of the business environment is an on-going process, and there is always room for things to become better.

Earlier this month, the State Council, China's cabinet, passed a draft of regulations on improving business environment.

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While maintaining steady economic growth, China continued to promote high-quality development this year, demonstrating strong resilience and vitality which appeal for foreign investment.

In the context of economic globalization, enterprises are naturally drawn to vibrant markets. In the first three quarters of the year, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China continued to grow steadily.

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Peter Navarro, the top trade adviser for US President Donald Trump (Photo/CCTV News)

In his 2011 book Death by China, Peter Navarro, the top trade adviser for US President Donald Trump, used a fictional scholar named “Ron Vara”—an anagram of “Navarro”—to add weight to his claim that “Chinese junk” is killing Americans.

Ron Vara, who is clearly hostile toward China, has made appearances in his work for about two decades. “Only the Chinese can turn a leather sofa into an acid bath, a baby crib into a lethal weapon, and a cell phone battery into heart-piercing shrapnel,” Navarro wrote in his 2011 book, citing the fake expert.

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