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chinadaily.com.cn 2020-09-25 16:11

File photo of mooncakes. [Photo/Sipa]

>Mooncake bakers break the mold
Mooncakes, the seasonal treat shared by families and friends during Mid-Autumn Festival, have become a focus of competition among pastry makers, with the traditional holiday for family reunions less than a week away.
Traditional fillings such as lotus seed paste with egg yolk for popular Cantonese-style mooncakes and other common fillings like sweet bean paste, jujube paste and the "five kernels" (a mix of walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, almonds and sunflower seeds) are not the only game in town.
Xinya Cantonese Restaurant, which is popular in Shanghai for its seasonal pastries, is promoting mooncakes with mustard tuna fish floss filling and green Sichuan pepper bass fish paste.
Kam Wah Gift, a bakery company, has joined a partnership with plant-based "meat" producer Starfield to design two mooncakes - rose black truffle and matsutake mushroom with artificial meat.
Pagoda, a retail fruit chain with 4,000 outlets in China, has also joined the race, with its first mooncake products featuring healthy ingredients. The company claims its mooncakes have zero artificial fragrances and dyes, and use antioxidant starch to replace preservatives.

A Tesla logo is seen at a groundbreaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

>Tesla sues US government
US electric automaker Tesla has filed a lawsuit with the US Court of International Trade in New York, which aims to prevent the US government from collecting tariffs on car parts it imports from China, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday.
The case seeks an order to declare the duties unlawful and a refund with interest on the amount it has already paid.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is named as the defendant in the case.
Tesla is challenging the actions he made, arguing that the increased cost of imports would hurt the financial state of the company, the report said.
The company aimed to avoid the 25% tariffs on the Chinese-made computer and central display screens used in its Model 3 sedans.
特斯拉希望免除对其Model 3轿车上安装的中国造车载电脑和中央显示屏征收的25%的关税。

An Asiana Airlines flight arrives at Dalian International Airport in Liaoning province in 2019. [Photo/Sipa]

>New entry rules for foreigners
China will allow the entry of foreign nationals holding three categories of valid Chinese residence permits starting on Monday, according to an announcement jointly made by the Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration.
The new rule allows foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters or reunions to enter China without applying for new visas, said the announcement.
It also said that if the three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after midnight on March 28, the holders may re-apply by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassy or consulate on the condition that the purpose of their visit to China remains unchanged.
While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in an orderly manner.

The Palace Museum in Beijing [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

>Global science cities 2020
Beijing ranked as the top science city globally, followed by New York, Boston, San Francisco/San Jose and Shanghai, in the Nature Index global science city 2020 rankings.
Four other Chinese cities - Nanjing, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Hefei - ranked among the top 20 global science cities.
David Swinbanks, founder of the Nature Index, said a concentration of talent, funding, research institutions and other resources is crucial for the top five global science cities to maintain their leading positions.
A key metric used by the index is "share" - a city's contribution to science publication in its own country.
Data shows Beijing's contribution to China was 21%, more than double that of any other city in the top five.
Beijing is also home to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which, at the institutional level, leads the index in share and acts as a central hub of Chinese scientific collaboration.

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