Hello and welcome to the 4th issues of Beijing Review.
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Winter Sports for All is about China’s encouragement of winter sports. Many ice and snow-related festivals are being held in recent years to encourage people to enjoy winter sports, such as skiing and skating. In advance of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, winter sports are gaining popularity and winter tourism is on the rise, bringing economic advantages to many villages and small cities.
A Wrong Turn focuses on strained Sino-Australian relations caused by negative remarks voiced by politicians and media in Australia. Allegations of infiltration and interference in Australian politics increased tensions between the two countries and local Chinese and overseas Chinese students have experienced insults and even violence it the wake of the criticisms. Years of sound bilateral ties are in jeopardy.
Green Legislation is a story about the new environmental tax law designed to force polluters to change their ways, improve their technology and reduce polluting emissions to help in advancing good environmental practices. The law sets limits on emissions and taxation rates of various levels for atmospheric and water pollution, as well as hazardous and coal waste and empowers authorities to issue penalties.
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