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  AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)

  PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)

  AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.

  AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)

  ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.

  ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)

  PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)

  HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingscreenamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarrythescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsHuangYiyin(front)andhisassistantWangYangqingcarryingthescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(L)andhisassistantWangYangqingchatbeforescreeningamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)AerialphotoshowsvillagersofSantangmenVillagewatchingamovieinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyinpreparesmoviefacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)HuangYiyin(1stR)andhisassistantWangYangqing(1stL)preparethescreeningfacilitiesinSantangmenVillageofBenchuTown,TianzhuCountyofMiaoandDongAutonomousPrefectureofQiandongnan,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince,March19,2019.LocalauthorityinTianzhuCountyestablishedspecialfundtoshowmoviesinruralareas.In2018,atotalof14voluntaryprojectionistsinTianzhushowed3,979moviesinvillageswithinthecounty.(Xinhua/OuDongqu)PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.

  PhototakenonOct13,2018showstheChinesepartoftheChina-RussiarailwaybridgelinkingcityofTongjianginNortheastChina'sHeilongjiangprovincewithNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.(Photo/Xinhua)Thefirstcross-riverrailwaybridgeconnectingChinawithRussiahasconnectedfrombothsidesonWednesday,furtherpavingthewayforthebridgetobeoperationalwithinthisyear.Thebridge,acrosstheHeilongjiangRiver,knownastheAmurRiverinRussia,willconnectthecityofTongjiang,innortheasternChina'sHeilongjiangprovince,withNizhneleninskoyeinRussia.Themainbridgespans2,215meters,with1,886metersofthatstandinginChina.Constructionofthebridge,whichhasadesignedannualthroughputcapacityof21millionmetrictons,beganinFebruary2014.QiJintian,secretaryofTongjiangbridgeconstructionheadquarters,saidatpresent,theconstructionsontheChinesesidehavebeencompleted.ThenewlybuiltconnectingpointthatlinksconstructionbytheChinesesideandthatbytheRussiansideislocatedinRussia.However,therailwaysinRussiahavenotbeenlaidoutcompletelyyet.QisaidtheactualcompletionofthebridgeisexpectedtobeachievedinJuly.LiHuachao,achiefengineerofChinaRailwayMajorBridgeEngineeringGroupCoLtd,orMBEC,whichisinchargeofconstructionofthebridgeontheChineseside,saidthecompletionofthebridgewillendthehistorywhentheChineseandRussianbordersdonothaveacross-riverrailwaybridge.TheprojectalsoservestodevelopaninternationalcorridorconnectingChina'snortheasternrailwaynetworkswithRussia'sSiberianrailwaynetworks."Theshippingcapacitiesbetweenthetwosideswillbegreatlyenhancedastheywillnolongerbeaffectedbyseasonalweatherconditions,whichoftenhaveanimpactonrivershipping,"saidLi.AccordingtoSongKui,aresearcheroftheHeilongjiangProvincialAcademyofSocialSciences,thebridgeisexpectedtobeamajortransportationcorridorbetweenChinaandRussiaandplaysasignificantpartinpromotingtradegloballyandinNortheastAsia.HesaidtheoperationsofthebridgewillalsohelptherevitalizationofNortheastChinaandboosttradeandtheeconomyinHeilongjiangprovince.AccordingtoSong,in2018,exportsandimportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiawerevaluedat122billionyuan(.2billion),or69.8percentoftheprovince'stotalexportandimportvalueand17.3percentofChina'sexportsandimportstoRussia.Thenumberisalsoagrowthof64.7percentyear-on-year,saidSong.Amongthem,exportsfromHeilongjiangprovincetoRussiahavereached7.46billionyuan,down29.5percent.ImportsfromRussiatotheprovincehavegrownbyarecordhighof80.4percentto114.6billionyuan.AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.AnemojimodelwasseenatashoppingmallinChangchun,JilinProvince.(Filephoto/ChinaNewsService)(ECNS)-Morethan76percentofyoungrespondentssaidtheyfelttheirlanguagecompetencewasbecomingpoorerasdigitaltechnologyandInternetmemesreshapedtheircommunicationhabits,accordingtoasurveybyChinaYouthDaily.Thesurveycanvassed2,002people,amongwhom80percentwerebornafter1980.Itfound61.9percentsaidtheyscarcelyuseversesand57.6percentcouldn'tusecomplexrhetoricaltechniques,asexamplesoflosinglanguageproficiency.Accordingtothesurvey,70.9percentthoughtlanguageproblemshadarisenbecausetheInterneterapreferredmoredirectandconciseexpression.Morethan65.4percentattributedtheshifttohomogenousexpressionand"copyandpaste"culture,wherepeoplesimplycopiedcommunicationcontentfromtheInternet.CaiXiaojia(aliasname),asecondaryschoolteacherfromFuzhouCityinFujianProvince,saidwordswerebeingusedlessthantheyhadpreviouslybecause,forexample,peoplecouldtakeaphotoofabeautifulsceneandtherewaslittleneedforothercreativeexpression.DingXin,astudentfromtheCentralAcademyofFineArts,saidpeoplealsotendedtobestereotypicalintheirpraiseofothers,usingafixedsetofsentencepatternsandinflatedstyles.ShenXiaolong,aprofessorattheChineseDepartmentatFudanUniversity,saidtheInternethadenrichedlanguageandcreatedalargenumberofnewwords,sentences,andrhetoric.However,theuseofonlineexpressionsalsohadaprofoundimpactonlanguageandthinking,aspeoplenowincreasinglypickupanexpressionwithoutmuchpersonalthought,Shensaid.Toimprovelanguageskills,75.2percentofrespondentssuggestedthatyoungpeopleshouldworktothinkindependentlyandtraintheirownlanguagelogic,59.7percentcalledforcreatingplatformsandenvironmentsthatencourageddiversifiedexpression,and57.1percentthoughtitnecessarytoreadmoreliteratureclassics.

  ZhangZhanpingshowshisscrollsfeaturingaBuddhistscriptureabout1,250Arhats,aperfectedpersonwhohasachievedspiritualenlightenment,inDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-oldfarmer,alsoalocalfolkartistspecializinginthemakingandpaintingofBuddhistsculptures,saidhespenteightyearscreatingninescrolls,eachweighingfivekilogramsandmeasuring69centimetresinwidth.Thetotallengthofthescrollsmeasuredmorethan300meters.HealsosaidhehadattemptedtoapplyforaGuinnessWorldRecord.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/WangBintian)Aclose-upviewofapaintingmadebyZhangZhanpinginDaixianCounty,XinzhouCity,NorthChina'sShanxiProvince,March18,2019.The66-year-