Night markets and street stands revive Chinese economy

People visit Gulou market in Kaifeng, Central China's Henan province, on June 1, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Night markets and street stands have resumed business and been encouraged to revive the economy in different parts of China.

Many local citizens have started to enjoy their leisure time at night markets in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province.

China plans to revive tourism sector as premier lauds street stalls

The central government of China on Thursday called for a comeback for the entertainment businesses, days after Premier Li Keqiang has flagged the street vendors as part of the post-coronavirus economic recovery plan.

For many, the return of those mobile stalls fulfills Chinese consumer demands as the pandemic wanes in the country.

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Once targeted by officials, China's street vendors make unexpected comeback

With uncharacteristic speed, cities like Shanghai and Chengdu have taken steps to promote their street stall economies. Even Wuhan – former epicentre of China's COVID-19 outbreak – joined in as the coronavirus threat receded.

China celebrates first International Tea Day

May 21 this year marks the first International Tea Day, which was designated by the UN on Nov 27, 2019. As a large producer of tea in the world, China began tea consuming about 5,000 years ago and is a home to a variety of teas. To celebrate the festival, a series of events took place at the Chinese Businessman Museum in Beijing on Thursday.

Guangnan, Yunnan: tea helps poverty alleviation

(picture: Tea farmers are picking tea)

Diwei Township, Guangnan County, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, governs 8 village committees and 126 villager groups, living in 6 ethnic groups of Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Yi and Hui. In the process of poverty alleviation, the village adopts the mode of "company + cooperative + poor households + policy", which promotes the development of tea industry and drives the farmers to get rid of poverty and increase their income.

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In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know

The coronavirus pandemic is now endangering the U.S. beef, chicken and pork supply chain. Worker illness has shut down meat-processing plants and forced remaining facilities to slow production to accommodate absenteeism and social-distancing protocols.

Good Mountain, Good Water, Good Tea, Laoshan Mountain Tea

Tea pickers pick new leaves of Datian tea at the spring tea mountain in Xiaoyang, Laoshan. (Photo by Li Ziheng)

As the temperature warmed up, Laoshan Spring Tea entered the picking season. During May 1st, Laoshan Alpine Datian Tea, known as the first tea in Jiangbei, began to be picked. The inherent mountain springs, sea fog, and soil of Laoshan Mountain have created the excellent quality of local tea leaves with "thick leaves, strong flavor, high aroma, and resistance to brewing", and are therefore well-known at home and abroad.

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CORONAVIRUS Tyson Foods chairman warns 'the food supply chain is breaking'

The chairman of Tyson Foods is warning that "millions of pounds of meat will disappear" from the national food supply chain as the coronavirus outbreak forces food processing plants to shutter.

Hexi Corridor is gradually rejuvenating modern cold and drought agriculture Gansu agricultural products become "black horses" for export

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In the middle of April, tomato ripened in modern agricultural greenhouse in Gobi desert, Minle County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province. The Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road in Gansu Province has a disadvantage in developing quantitative agriculture in the era of short economy due to climate problems. Today, the "modern cold and dry agriculture" explored and developed by the local government has gradually improved, and is gradually meeting the needs of domestic and foreign diners in pursuit of healthy, organic, characteristic and diversified.

Aquaponics Presents A New Way To Grow Sustainable Fish And Veggies

In a recirculating system, fish tank water is pumped to vegetables in a greenhouse. Aquaponics uses no soil, and instead the plants sit cozily in floating foam rafts with roots hanging down into water-filled tubs. Fish excrement acts as a natural fertilizer, and in turn, the veggies purify the water in this mutually beneficial system.

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