Thanks to huge demand in the emerging markets, China’s export of photovoltaic modules jumped 77.63 percent to 16.78 GW in
the first quarter, with exports value rising 31.89 percent to $4.39 billion, news portal Jiemian reported.
The report, citing newly released Import and Export Analysis Report of China’s Photovoltaic Prod
ucts in Q1 2019 by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Pr
ducts, said the cut in prices of China’s photovoltaic modules boosted purchase of overseas buyers.
The top five export destinations of China’s photovoltaic products
in the first quarter were Vietnam, the Netherlands, India, Japan, and Australia, the report said.
The rise in both pet ownership and travel is inIn 2018, the pet market was w
orth 172.2 billion yuan, more than triple that of 2013,” said Neil Wang, president of con
sultancy Frost & Sullivan. “Of which, the dog market was 98.5 billion yuan and for cats it was 60.2 billion yuan.”
According to Frost & Sullivan’s research, services counted for about 15 percent of the pet dog and cat market, totaling 24.1 billion yuan.
As pet hotel services are in hot demand, the industry has been upgrading to assure pet owners
of the safety of their four-legged friends. And some business owners such as Li have taken things a step
further, making sure that it’s not only the owners who are happy, but the pets, as well.
Li said many pet owners worry that there is no comfortable place for their best friends to stay.
“Traditional pet centers can harm pets by keeping them in spaces that are too small, especially big breeds, which can’t even tu
rn around,” she said. “Pets can also see guests going in and out of the facility, and that can frighten them, as well.creasin
m revenue last year, up 13.5 percent year-on-year. Out of it, 447.7 billion yuan was contributed by 340 million passenger trips by domestic travelers.
Shanghai’s abundant cultural and tourism resources, its high lev
el of internationalization, convenient public transportation, fine public service, rapi
dly improving level of intelligent urban infrastructure are attracting travelers from home and abroad, said He.
Last year, 135 products sought official recognition to be sold as city souvenirs. Only 43 made
it to the shortlist, out of which 24 were eventually selected as they featured distinctive Shanghai elements.
Many of the products are made by time-honored brands including White Rabbit creamy candy, Park Hotel’s butterfly cooki
es, local patisserie Xing Hua Lou’s sweetened bean paste moon cake, Bee & Flower sandalwood soap, Liushen Fl
orida Water, as well as Shanghai Museum’s creative jewelry box, silk scarves, teacup sets and table flags.
Earlier in the day, Akihito reported his abdication in sanctuaries i
nside the Imperial Palace, including one honouring the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, from
whom mythology says the imperial line is descended, and two others for departed emperors and Shinto gods.
Video aired on NHK public television showed Akihito, wearing a dark orange traditional robe and black headdress, wal
king slowly into the first sanctuary as a courtier in a white robe walked behind holding the train and another carried a sword.
Era names, or “gengo” as they are known in Japanese, are used in Japan for the length of a monarch’s reign.
The new era name, Reiwa, meaning beautiful harmony, was announced by the government on April 1.
New era names are usually announced after the accession of the new monarch, but the
government decided to announce the new name in advance of the accession of the new emperor.
Crown Prince Naruhito conducted a similar ceremony, NHK said.