Beijing Winter Olympics Successfully Ends, With Costs Breaking Even
The Beijing Winter Olympics has left a rich legacy in terms of hosting experiences, green and low-carbon operation, and technological innovation applications. After seven years of preparation for the games, the Olympics has played a guiding role in urban infrastructure construction, the development of the sports industry, and the popularization of ice and snow sports.
In this Winter Olympics, the Chinese delegation unexpectedly achieved the best result in history. At the same time, the security and service outside the games also made an unforgettable impression on the delegations of other countries. Behind the fierce competition, the “Olympic economy” has always been a heated topic. It is not only related to the profit or loss during the Olympics, but also has many long-term impacts on the host country’s economy. A spokesman for the Beijing Winter Olympics organizing committee said recently that according to current estimates, the Beijing Winter Olympics budget is balanced. Despite the post-Olympic valley effect, the development of China’s ice and snow sports industry has ushered in a golden period.
Russia Launches Special Military Operation, Raising Great Concern
At around 5:00 a.m. local time on February 24, news came from all over Ukraine that the Russian army had launched large-scale military operations. The Russian Ministry of Defence told the media that the military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military airports and aviation units of the Ukrainian armed forces have been paralyzed under Russia’s strike of high-precision weapons.
Putin said in a televised speech following the event, that modern Ukraine was created by the Soviet Union and the country was ancient Russian land. Ukraine became an “American colony” under a puppet government after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the people suffered under the current leader.
Analysts pointed out that Russia launched the operations because of the severe challenges brought by the new energy revolution and economic transformation to the Russian energy industry.
Love Scams Hindering Booming Online Dating Service in China
The huge number of singles in China and the rising divorce rate have created a huge demand for honest, high-quality and professional matchmaking services. However, in reality, the online dating industry in China is facing a serious crisis of market confidence because of various infamous romance scams such as “pig butchering”, known as “sha zhu pan”.
In recent years, China’s online matchmaking industry has developed rapidly, and there are currently 21,000 matchmaking-related enterprises in business. Accompanied by the vigorous vitality of the industry, there are various scandals in the matchmaking market. Caijing’s reporters learned that the matchmaking industry is currently receiving a large number of consumer complaints. The main reasons for these complaints are false promises, deceptive spending, directing consumers to pay with credit cards, failure to fulfill service promises, and more. Also, there have been frequent fraud incidents on dating websites. According to the analysis of industry veterans, the repeated occurrence of these fraud cases is closely related to loosen background checks on romance seekers.
China’s No. 1 Central Document 2022 Focuses on Ensuring Food Security
The No. 1 Central Document for 2022 was officially announced recently. This document focuses on food security and rural revitalization. This one marks the 19th No. 1 Central document since 2004 to guide the work of “agriculture, rural areas and farmers”.
In order to ensure food security, the 2022 No. 1 Central Document vows to launch a set of comprehensive measures in terms of seeds, arable lands, agricultural machinery, and agricultural subsidies, and clarifies the responsibilities and assessment mechanisms for the officials in charge. Analysts believed that these measures will align with efforts to consolidate the country’s achievements in poverty alleviation with efforts to promote rural vitalization. Besides, as part of efforts to ensure food security, a push for breakthroughs in key agricultural technologies such as seed sources is emphasized in the policy document.