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Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.
lines alone, this collaborative approach allows the voice-over performer to see the emotional cha
nges acted by others, prompting a natural reaction from an individual performer, according to Date.
“I heard that some foreign fans are learning Japanese so that they can understand the original version. We’re very proud of that,” says Date.
He adds that he hopes Chinese animators will continue to take inspiration from th
eir own culture and similarly encourage overseas audiences to learn Chinese.
Currently codirecting the anime series Magmell of the Sea Blue, a Sino-Japanese animated ser
es adapted from a Chinese comic book story of the same title, Date says he still marvels at the story’s so
phisticated narrative, which centers around the adventures of a rescuer of explorers on a newly formed continent.
Interestingly, more and more foreign animation filmmakers are seeking inspiration from China.
Marsden reveals that Sony is partnering with Base Animation in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian province, to produce the animated feature Wish Dragon.
sive year-on-year increases, with annual growth in Gansu, Guizhou and
Qinghai provinces of 290 percent, 157 percent and 155 percent, respectively.
The growth is inseparable from the regions’ economic strengths and potential, accord
ing to Li Shunde, a senior intellectual property researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Internet-related IPR cases have been surging in recent
years because of the rapid development of the sector, he said.
Of the 10 typical IPR cases last year that were released by the top court on Monday, three were internet-related.
“Efficiency in settling cases also improved significantly in 2018,” said Song Xiaoming, head of the court’s IPR tribunal.
Courts settled 319,651 cases during the year, including some they had accepted previously, Song said.