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icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio
n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.
The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj
ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.
The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio
n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig
hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.
ative safer, more sustainable and disaster-proof, according
to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-road Disa
ster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday.
Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reducti
on Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sich
uan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving over 87,000 dead or missing.
More than 700 scientists from around 40 countries, regions and international organizations supported the declaration. It reco
mmended actions including data-sharing, investing in disaster risk reduction technologies and in
frastructure, and jointly enhancing disaster preparedness and response protocols.
systems, they flourished. Decades later, the Asian carp population has grown to such an extent that it is
creating an ecological disaster, crowding out other species competing for rich food sources in waterways.
“The Asian carp is an important fish. It’s anThe newly established International Fish
eries Industrial Park, which opened on April 12 in Wickliffe, a town of 700 people in Kent
ucky, is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing local Asian carp populations while creating a zero-wast
e food production chain. incredible species and has been domesticated in Asia for more than 2,400 ye
ars,” He said. “We consume more Asian carp than any
other fish … We eat more silver carp than tuna and salmon combined.
“It is a problem here, but it’s not garbage, it’s a gold mine,” He said,
adding that in China, Asian carp processing is a $10 billion business.
and hada from Tibet autonomous region, shawls from Kashmir, hangs of cloisonnéenam
el from Beijing, Yengisar dagger from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and a CD of exotic music.
“My favorite souvenirs are unique and distinctive objects. Stereotyped souvenirs at diffe
rent destinations will fail to attract visitors and even dampen the impression of a special attraction,” said Shi.
Zhou Weihong, deputy general manager of Spring Tour, a part of the Shanghai-based Spring Group, sai
d the cultural and geographical values of local souvenirs are neglected in many cases, adding that the expe
rience of overseas travel-related products can be a benchmark for Chinese souvenirs.
“In Japan, tourism souvenirs have a strong geographic characteris
tic, and they are made at a particular place, and can be bought only there, nowhere else. In