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

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BEIJING, Oct. 17 (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:

-- Companies from a total of 29 countries and regions have confirmed their attendance at an agricultural hi-tech fair later this month in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The 27th China Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Fair is scheduled to be held between Oct. 22 and 26 in the Yangling agricultural hi-tech industrial demonstration zone.

-- The fourth Pingyao International Film Festival opened on Oct. 10 in the 2,700-year-old ancient town of Pingyao in north China's Shanxi Province.

A total of 53 films from 24 countries will be shown at the event that will last until Oct. 19, of which nearly half are world premieres.

-- Ice Cream China 2020, Asia's biggest ice cream fair, opened on Oct. 12 in north China's Tianjin Municipality, attracting more than 300 companies and over 10,000 buyers.

The three-day exhibition, covering an area of over 30,000 square meters, showcases a wide range of products in the ice cream industry, including finished products, machinery, raw materials, molds and packaging.

-- The 2020 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair will be held from Oct. 18 to 22 in the city of Jingdezhen, a world-famous "ceramics capital" in east China's Jiangxi Province.

The fair has set up a total of 1,500 standard booths and is expected to see contracts worth over 20 billion yuan (about 3 billion U.S. dollars) signed.

-- Regular passenger air service between Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, and Nairobi, Kenya's capital, resumed after an eight-month hiatus due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Flight CZ6043 took off early Wednesday (Beijing Time) carrying passengers and nearly eight tonnes of cargo, including epidemic prevention supplies, to help boost resumption of work and production in Nairobi. Enditem

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