A waitress packs leftovers for customers who finished a meal at noon on Aug 13, 2020 at Yongmama restaurant in Lubei district, Tangshan, North China's Hebei province. [Photo/China Daily]
>Anti-food-waste law submitted
Catering service providers may face a fine if they encourage or mislead consumers into ordering excessive quantities of food which causes waste, and refuse to rectify the problem after being warned by market supervision departments, according to a draft law. The fine ranges from 1,000 yuan to 10,000 yuan in line with the draft law, which has been submitted to the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for its first review on Tuesday.
The draft law requires catering service providers to guide consumers to order food in accordance with their actual needs. Their menus should include more information and offer different dish sizes, it said.
Catering service providers can ask consumers who waste too much food to pay a fee based on the amount of their leftovers, it said.
The draft also clarifies the ban on making or broadcasting programs or videos related to excessive eating, noting that violators who refuse to correct the problem after being warned by cyberspace administrations will be fined from 10,000 yuan to 100,000 yuan.
>Education goes international
China's education sector made progress in going international during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), the Ministry of Education (MOE) said at a press conference on Tuesday.
The total international joint-venture learning institutions and programs in China came in at 2,332 as of the end of 2020. Among them, 1,230 joint ventures offer higher education, said Liu Jin, head of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges under the MOE. Between 2016 and 2020, 580 schools and programs jointly run by Chinese and overseas institutions have been approved and put on records by the ministry, including 356 joint-venture universities.
Chinese institutions of higher learning have become vital partners of world-class universities, with an enrollment of more than 300,000 students at the joint ventures on the Chinese mainland, Liu said.
Over 2.5 million Chinese students studied abroad from 2016 to 2019, Liu said, noting that 80% of these students returned to China after completing their programs.
The Kaji family has been able to parlay their YouTube success into hundreds of millions in licensing, branding, and TV deals. [Photo/insider.com]
A nine-year-old boy who unboxes and reviews toys and games on YouTube has made nearly $30m this year, making him the highest-paid YouTuber for the third year running.
Ryan Kaji, from Texas, made $29.5m from his YouTube channel Ryan's World, as well as a further estimated $200m from Ryan's World branded toys and clothing.
He also signed an undisclosed, but likely multimillion-dollar, deal for his own TV series on Nickelodeon.
Ryan Kaji started making videos on YouTube in March 2015. His family now runs nine YouTube channels, Ryan's World being the most popular one with 41.7 million subscribers.
His most popular video - Huge Eggs Surprise Toys Challenge - has more than 2 billion views, one of the 60 most-viewed videos on the platform.