China has a long history and a strong cultural background. 2019, China is changing and moving with the times.
China is calling for the abolishing of old customs and bad behaviours in rural areas. It noted customs of wastage and extravagant weddings and funerals among other notable practices. The government of China released guidelines which will see officials regulating such activities. Other uncivilised behaviours in rural areas such as abusing elderly parents or refusing to support them will be dealt with accordingly.
China is aiming that in 3-5 years time to have a civilized society in rural areas. Outdated practices and customs will be effectively controlled.
According to a report in local media, Han Jun, vice minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said that in addition to economic development in rural areas, improving civilisation was also an essential part of central government's rural rejuvenation strategy.
They noted that because of these customs and practices, some men are failing to get married because of expectations of big weddings and fear of being humiliated. Also practices of matchmaking were scrutinised as matchmakers made huge money by lying to both the man and woman's families and exaggerating their attributes. China proposes that authorities provide matchmaking services for young people in rural areas in innovative ways.
What can Africa learn from this? Do your countries have customs or practices you think should be changed or regulated?
Genital mutation, child marriage, arranged marriages, bride prices/ dowry, human sacrifices, inheritance issues,
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Air China Flight to Bangkok on Sunday 27 October was the historic first international flight to take off at Daxing International Airport around 7.50am. The first inbound international arrival, British Airways flight 39 from London landed at the airport at about an hour and a half later at 9:13 a.m.
The 63 billion dollar airport was designed by Iraq-born architecture Zaha Hadid and is in the shape of a starfish. The airport formally opened in September ahead of China's 70th celebrations on 1st October. It boasts of four runways and estimated to handle about 72 million passengers per year. China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines will be the main carriers based at Daxing airport.
The airport is the star attraction of the moment because of the media coverage. However, it has received criticism for its position which is a bit far from the central business district estimated to take around 1 hour to get there. A new airport express line has been opened connecting Beijing subway line 10 Caoqiao with the Daxing International airport estimated to take about 19 minutes.
Many foreigners still prefer Peking International Airport for it's convenience and also because they are used to it. Daxing is the Southern District of Beijing.
Peking International airport remains the second busiest in the world behind Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport in the US. Shanghai's Pudong ranks number nine. China is looking forward to becoming the world's leading aviation center and the new airport has drawn them closer.
Daxing International Airport boasts of beautiful modern restaurants and relaxing areas. It's also easy to move around and facilities are well at everyone's reach. Though not yet full functional one can already tell how its going to be with the buzz of the people.