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Live camera captures wild giant panda roaming in woods

2024-06-16 19:45 Last Updated At:22:17

A wild giant panda was recently captured on live camera at the Baimahe conservation zone of the Giant Panda National Park in northwest China's Gansu Province. The panda was wandering in the forest after eating.

Some 100 wild giant pandas are estimated to live in the Gansu section of the Giant Panda National Park.

Recently, authorities deployed 600 live cameras in areas of high wildlife activity in the section to capture wildlife activity and upload real-time data to the monitoring center. More than 100,000 clips of 21 wildlife species have been uploaded to the center.

The population of giant pandas in the wild in China is currently around 1,900, rising from about 1,100 in the 1980s, the country’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration said earlier this year. This significant increase is largely due to China's intensified protection efforts.

Live camera captures wild giant panda roaming in woods

Live camera captures wild giant panda roaming in woods

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China's Xinjiang sees foreign trade value up 48.4 pct in first half of 2024

2024-07-18 18:36 Last Updated At:19:07

The total import and export value of goods in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region grew by 48.4 percent year on year, reaching 200 billion yuan (about 27.56 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2024.

This robust growth is attributed to the high-level opening up of Xinjiang, which has advanced connectivity between China and other countries, the prominent role played by the grand channels to the west, and optimized foreign trade methods.

In the first half of the year, Xinjiang traded with 205 countries and regions. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan topped the list of trade partners, with growth rates of 45.8 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.

Data shows that the volume of imports and exports through Xinjiang's ports reached 39.338 million tons, marking an 11.9 percent increase. According to railway authorities, 4,691 China-Europe Railway Express trains and 3,055 China-Asia Railway Express trains passed through the Alashankou and Khorgos ports, reflecting year-on-year growth rates of 10.1 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively.

Additionally, the import and export volumes by road, water, rail, and air transport in Xinjiang increased by 14.8 percent, 257.2 percent, 62.4 percent, and 18 percent, respectively.

The pilot free trade zones and comprehensive bonded zones have become important engines driving Xinjiang's foreign trade.

In the first half of the year, Xinjiang's free trade zones (FTZs) had a combined import and export value of 72.82 billion yuan (about 10.03 billion U.S. dollars), accounting for 33 percent of the total value of Xinjiang's foreign trade.

During the same period, the total import and export value of the four bonded zones in Kashgar, Khorgos, Alashankou, and Urumqi reached 95.39 billion yuan (about 13.14 billion U.S. dollars), up by 58.1 percent, accounting for 43.2 percent of the region's trade.

Cross-border small-volume trade, general trade, bonded logistics, and other trade modes have become more balanced, further optimizing the foreign trade structure.

China's Xinjiang sees foreign trade value up 48.4 pct in first half of 2024

China's Xinjiang sees foreign trade value up 48.4 pct in first half of 2024

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