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April 11,2017
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Xi, Trump pledge to expand win-win cooperation, manage differences

MAR-A-LAGO, United States, April 7 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and manage differences on the basis of mutual respect. Xi said his first meeting with Trump bears unique significance to the development of China-U.S. ties. During their talks over the two days, Xi and Trump exchanged views on key areas of bilateral cooperation as well as global and regional issues of common concern. To boost bilateral ties, Xi underlined the importance of further enhancing economic, military and law enforcement cooperation and people-to-people exchanges. China and the United States are now each other's biggest trading partner, from which the two peoples benefit a lot, said Xi. Also, China and the United States share important interests in safeguarding cyber security, said Xi, adding that the two sides should make good use of the newly installed dialogue mechanism on law-enforcement and cyber security so as to jointly build a peaceful, secure, open, cooperative and orderly cyberspace.

Spring break: Encourage kids to get closer to nature

Children today are getting further and further away from nature. With the ever-increasing use of electronic devices, they are distancing themselves from spending time outside and keeping their heads down, eyes glued to small shiny screens. Mother Nature provides one of the best venues for kids to play and learn. With the three-day spring holiday just around the corner, why not take the opportunity to take children outside, get closer to nature, spend some quality family time and take part in activities that are both fun and educational?

New data reveals trends during Qingming holiday

The latest data from China National Tourism Administration has revealed the three-day Qingming holiday, the first public holiday since the Spring Festival, has been the most popular break for family tours and self-drive tours. The data revealed a majority of people in China chose to schedule their paid leave on April 5, 6 and 7, the three days following the Qingming holiday, which ran from April 2 to April 4, 2017.More than 93 million people took advantage of the national holiday, traveling and visiting parts of China. As a result, tourism generated and injected about 39 billion RMB into local areas. According to China National Tourism Administration, road trips were the main form of transportation. Family tours, spring excursions and self-drive tours were, overall, the three main focus points of the Qingming holiday.Furthermore, due to the Chinese government's efforts on campaigning to promote civilized tourism in recent years, the number of reported uncivilized behavior by travelers, both at home and abroad, greatly reduced during the break.

 

C:Good afternoon, welcome to folxten campus. This is an XTU base on news, writings and interviews. Im Terrance. Now lets turn to todays global news.

C:Today,we invite a student from Japanese class, so huizhen, please introduce yourself first.

T:My name is Tan Huizhen,I am from Japanese class. I am so glad to be here, Thanks for your invitation!

C:The spring really have come, right? In many areas, spring means the weather is getting warmer, the sunlight is bright and beautiful, the grass turns green, and the birds is back from north.But in Hunan...

T:yeah, Hunan is a different place that you can see four seasons changing in a week, the weather changes so quick and frequently! the wind is so strong that I have to wear like a bear. Whats more, It has been raining for half a month! I am so looking forward to a sunny day! Fortunately, Qingming festival came, and weather turned sunny!

C:yeah,the weather in Hunan is changeable, and the rainy days also made me keep a bad mood! As a Chinese traditional festival,people often go out and sweep graves, go for spring outings... Did you go back home and do something you like during Qingming holidays?

T:Sure!I went back home and swept the graves of my ancestors with my families. Also, I climbed mountain to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossom. It was amazingly beautiful! years later, I will go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms if I have the chance.

C:Seems that you had a really great time, right? You are so close to the nature! But I believe that there are still many people didnt go anywhere just stay at home or dormitory watching TV dramas, playing games and sleeping...Children today are getting further and further away from nature. With the ever-increasing use of electronic devices, they are distancing themselves from spending time outside and keeping their heads down, eyes glued to small shiny screens.

T:yeah,the smart phone bring us convenience also bring us addiction. We should spend more time on outings like climbing mountains,travelings,enjoy flowers, go to the zoo...not just staring at our smart phones.

C:You are right. Rather than smart phone, I prefer Chinese traditional toys. Actually, Chinese traditional toys is fading from our eyes in our generation. Do you know about some traditional toys,huizhen?

T:Let me think... Kite? I remember when I was in primary school,I always flying kites with my parents.but when I growing up,kite is only in my heads. Nowadays,I can hardly see children flying kites.

C:Yeah, electronic device have occupied the spare time of many a child in recent decades. I know about other traditional toys like Chinese Yo-Yo,  Shuttlecock(羽毛毽)Shadow puppets(皮影戏)Rattle drum(拨浪鼓).

Toh, its so funny! Unfortunately they are fading away from our eyes, only few people inherit them. But I will remember them forever.

C:Now this is the end of todays folxten campus, for more details, you can go to our website www.folxten.cn; or you can e-mail us at folxten@163.com. Thanks for your coming, huizhen, see you next time!

T:Thank you, see you next time!

 
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