up China to market vinyls for pop stars such as Jacky Cheung, Karen Mok and Faye Wong, aiming to popularize vinyls among young Chinese buyers.
Turntables are designed to appeal to a contemporary lifestyle that is simple and sustainable, Lin says.
His company opened a vinyl store, called 33-rpm, in Shenzhen on March 21
, and he has ambitious plans to have outlets in about 200 Chinese cities within the next two years.
“When you look at convenience, portability, and all those things,
vinyl doesn’t make sense,” he says. “But it is rooted in a passion or love for music. Some people
buy vinyls but they don’t necessarily listen to them. They’re collecting these things like works of art.”
A total of 700 Chinese sturgeons were released on Saturd
ay into the country’s longest river, the Yangtze River, to save the species from extinction.
The 700 captive-bred sturgeons, nicknamed “aquatic pan
das,” were released in the city of Yichang, Central China’s Hubei province, by the
Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute (CSRI) of the China Three Gorges Corporation.
The sturgeons released into the river will help boost the endangered species’ survival rate in the wild and en
hance their generic diversity, said Li Zhiyuan, deputy director of CSRI.Chinese sturgeons released into China’s longest river