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Int'l reporters experience Xinjiang's development firsthand

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Int'l reporters experience Xinjiang's development firsthand
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Int'l reporters experience Xinjiang's development firsthand

2024-04-16 22:08 Last Updated At:04-18 00:14

Media representatives from 21 countries witnessed firsthand the development of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region during a nine-day tour from April 8 to 16.

The 26 representatives, hailing from participating countries of the initiative of the Silk Road Economic Belt, participated in seminars and visited the rapidly developing cities of Urumqi, Kashgar, and Korla for exchanges.

In Urumqi, the group visited the Xinjiang Islam Institute to learn about local efforts in religious belief, cultural integration, and multi-ethnic exchanges. In Kashgar, they celebrated Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, and explored the exhibition trade center for cross-border e-commerce imports and exports in the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Area, discovering its role as a vital gateway to the West.

"This has been a wonderful journey. When I return to Morocco, I will encourage my friends to visit Xinjiang. I've seen the real Xinjiang for myself, and it has changed my perspective. The reports in Western media do not align with the facts," said Bou Said, a columnist for Le Matin (Morocco).

In Korla, delegates visited a local kindergarten and several technological farms, engaging in discussions with locals and participating in forums and seminars.

The tour members said the experiences helped them gain an objective understanding of life in the region.

"I will present the real news to our audience, just as I witnessed it. Cities in Xinjiang are developing well," said Muhammad Riaz, director at the News channel control room of Pakistan Television Corporation Ltd.

Int'l reporters experience Xinjiang's development firsthand

Int'l reporters experience Xinjiang's development firsthand

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China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

2024-05-22 04:25 Last Updated At:05:37

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠China's service outsourcing industry saw robust expansion in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

Chinese firms inked services outsourcing contracts worth a total of some 781.43 billion yuan (about 110 billion U.S. dollars) in the four-month period, up 14.4 percent year on year, according to the ministry.

The executed contract value stood at 520.51 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.9 percent.

Of the total, the value of offshore service outsourcing contracts rose 8.6 percent year on year to 419.04 billion yuan.

Specifically, the value of offshore information technology outsourcing (ITO) services provided by Chinese companies jumped by 10.9 percent from a year earlier.

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the United States and the European Union ranked the top three markets in terms of the fulfilled contract value of offshore outsourcing service, accounting for 54 percent of the total.

Chinese firms undertook nearly 80 billion yuan(about 14.93 billion U.S. dollars) worth of offshore service outsourcing contracts that were fulfilled with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, up 24 percent from a year ago, while the offshore outsourcing services for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries totaled 73.26 billion yuan, up 16.6 percent year on year.

Outsourcing refers to hiring an outside party to carry out services or produce goods typically undertaken by in-house employees. In China, service outsourcing is typically divided into three sectors: information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing.

In the January-April period, the service outsourcing industry welcomed about 301,000 new hires, with 84.7 percent of these individuals holding a bachelor's degree or above. The sector had over 16.17 million employees at the end of April, among whom some 10.56 million were graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher.

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

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