Weekly review of China's social and economic developments amid COVID-19 control

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BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- China is powering ahead in bringing business and life back on track, with regular COVID-19 control measures in place. The following are the latest facts and figures for the past week:

-- A forum on Confucius culture opened on Sept. 27 in the city of Qufu, east China's Shandong Province, the birthplace of the Chinese sage.

The Sixth Nishan Forum on World Civilizations drew 150 scholars from home and abroad, more than 40 of whom attended the online forum due to the COVID-19 epidemic, to discuss the ancient wisdom of Confucianism and explore the bright future of human beings.

-- The 16th China International Animation & Cartoon Festival began on Sept. 29 in Hangzhou, a bustling animation hub in east China's Zhejiang Province.

To mark the event, a subway train decorated with Chinese cartoon characters departed from Hangzhou Linping metro station to Baima Lake Animation Square, the main venue of the animation festival.

-- A scheduled air cargo route linking Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, and Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, was launched on Sept. 30.

A cargo flight carrying 95 tonnes of nucleic acid testing kits, masks and other epidemic prevention materials took off from Wuhan's Tianhe International Airport for the African country at 9:00 a.m. on Sept. 30.

-- The Yellow Crane Tower, a landmark tourist attraction in Wuhan, has launched night tours, a move to boost the city's tourism after the COVID-19 epidemic subsided.

The night tours are available during the ongoing National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 8, usually a peak travel season in China.

-- Shanghai's over 150 main tourist attractions welcomed 950,000 visits on Oct. 1, the first day of the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, showing a 110 percent year-on-year increase.

Outdoor sites such as the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden and the Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park registered the highest year-on-year rises. Enditem

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