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China's Hunan sees trade growth with Belt and Road countries******
CHANGSHA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hunan Province saw its trade with countries along the Belt and Road increase by 19.8 percent from January to October, Changsha customs said Tuesday.。
The total volume of trade between Hunan and the countries along the Belt and Road reached 138.7 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) during the period.。
From January to October this year, Hunan's exports to the region reached about 107.5 billion yuan, up 17.3 percent, while imports totaled nearly 31.2 billion yuan, up 29 percent.。
The three main trade partners in the region were Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, with the trade volume totaling 18 billion yuan, 15.6 billion yuan and 14.7 billion yuan, up 10.5 percent, 32.2 percent and 22 percent, respectively.。
Customs statistics showed that the main exports from Hunan to the region included mechanical and electrical products, which reached 42.8 billion yuan, accounting for 39.8 percent of the total value of the province's exports to countries along the Belt and Road.。
Imports of natural and synthetic rubber, as well as metal ore and ore sand from the region, increased 73.3 percent to 3.1 billion yuan and 25.3 percent to about 2.7 billion yuan, respectively.。
During the same period, Hunan's imports and exports to India soared 85.1 percent to 12.7 billion yuan. The figure to Indonesia skyrocketed 90.7 percent to over 10 billion yuan. Enditem。
Domestic comedy "Be Somebody" continues to lead Chinese box office******
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Domestic comedy-suspense film "Be Somebody" continued to top the Chinese mainland box office chart on Wednesday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Thursday.。
The film tells the story of a group of frustrated filmmakers who gather to plan on a new film about a notorious criminal case. It raked in around 14.7 million yuan (about 2.31 million U.S. dollars) on Wednesday, accounting for 48.5 percent of the day's total.。
Domestic suspense film "Door Lock" came in second on the box office chart, generating around 4.23 million yuan on Wednesday.。
It was followed by war film "Railway Heroes," with a daily revenue of more than 3 million yuan on its 13th day of screening. Enditem。
Wu Yibing wins men's singles, doubles at Chinese Tennis Association Tour finals******
MACAO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Fourth-seeded Wu Yibing won both men's singles and doubles at the Chinese Tennis Association (CTA) Tour finals, which concluded Sunday in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).。
In the men's singles, Wu beat second seed Terigele 6-3, 6-4 to defend his championship. In the doubles, Wu and partner Gao Xin were 4-6 down in the first set, before turning the tables against Wu Di and Bai Yan with scorelines of 6-3 and 10-8.。
In the women's singles, second seed Wang Yafan breezed past injury-troubled fourth seed Feng Shuo 6-0, 6-1 to be crowned.。
Huang Wei, deputy director of the tennis administrative center under the General Administration of Sport of China, said the tournament aims to break the barriers of region, age and nationality so as to attract more international players from east Asia, southeast Asia and south Asia to compete.。
Before the finals in Macao, the Tour had finished six legs of tournaments in the Chinese cities of Anning, Rizhao, Changsha, Changzhou, Linfen and Guangzhou. Enditem。
CHANGSHA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Talent has long been valued and respected in China. Many stories illustrate how people discovered and wooed "winged steeds," a phrase referring to people of great talent.
"San Gu Mao Lu," which means three visits to a thatched cottage, is among the most famous ones. It tells how Liu Bei, founder of the Shu state during the Three Kingdom Period (220-280), whole-heartedly invited renowned military strategist Zhuge Liang to assist him.
During Liu's first visit, Zhuge, who lived in seclusion, was not at home. Liu returned discouraged at a time without telegraphs and phones.
Soon Liu and his generals came again. But, again, they failed to see Zhuge. This time, Liu left a note expressing his intention.
Regardless of objections from his generals, Liu decided to visit Zhuge for the third time. This time, Zhuge was at home, but he was sleeping when Liu arrived.
Liu and his generals stood outside the house, waiting quietly for hours. When Zhuge woke up, he was moved by Liu's sincerity and agreed to serve as his military counselor. With the help of Zhuge, Liu finally founded the Shu state.
The idiom "San Gu Mao Lu" implies inviting someone to take up a task or position with sincerity and respect. The modern versions of this story are repeating about 1,800 years later. China has been fostering a culture of respecting talents and making great efforts to nurture and gather more skilled professionals amid its national rejuvenation drive.
In Changsha, the capital city of central China's Hunan Province, the human resources director Yu Bin finally hired an influential talent in the automobile mold industry after 15 years of continuous visits and invitations.
The Sunrise auto mold company Yu works with produces mainly molds and fixtures of large and medium-sized automobile covering parts. As products and techniques in this industry are updated and replaced frequently, management and technical talents are regarded as treasures.
"Taking 15 years to woo a talent is tortuous but beneficial for our company's long-term development," Yu said.
China now has many well-trained professionals who play an increasingly prominent role in the country's development. By the end of 2020, there were more than 200 million skilled workers and more than 50 million highly skilled workers in China.
"We have set up a talent mechanism in the company, aiming to train 60 to 100 skilled personnel in three batches every year," Yu said. "In the future, we plan to train and introduce more management and technical personnel, hoping to make them the biggest driving force for the company's development." ■