itoring stations in the China Seismic Experimental Site, which spans Sichuan and Yunnan pro
vinces, since construction of the project was launched about one year ago, Zheng Guoguang, vic
e-minister of emergency management and head of the administration, told a news conference on Friday.
The area previously had about 1,000 monitoring stations.
China is the only country that lists forecasting earthquakes as a government responsibility.
Considering our limited knowledge about earthquakes, the forecasting work has to be based on observation. However, the we
ak signals from underground are often disrupted by electromagnetic interference, he said.
He said that in cooperation with the government of Shenzhen, Guangdong
unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.
“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno
vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”
Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count
erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t
hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc
ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.
For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha
t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.
The rise in both pet ownership and travel is inIn 2018, the pet market was w
orth 172.2 billion yuan, more than triple that of 2013,” said Neil Wang, president of con
sultancy Frost & Sullivan. “Of which, the dog market was 98.5 billion yuan and for cats it was 60.2 billion yuan.”
According to Frost & Sullivan’s research, services counted for about 15 percent of the pet dog and cat market, totaling 24.1 billion yuan.
As pet hotel services are in hot demand, the industry has been upgrading to assure pet owners
of the safety of their four-legged friends. And some business owners such as Li have taken things a step
further, making sure that it’s not only the owners who are happy, but the pets, as well.
Li said many pet owners worry that there is no comfortable place for their best friends to stay.
“Traditional pet centers can harm pets by keeping them in spaces that are too small, especially big breeds, which can’t even tu
rn around,” she said. “Pets can also see guests going in and out of the facility, and that can frighten them, as well.creasin