China accelerated the development of clean energy last year, with the installed capacity of renew
able energy exceeding 700 million kilowatts, the National Energy Administration said.
China will continue to boost the growth of the oil-and-gas industry this year, increase efforts in oil and gas exploration and d
evelopment, and build more pipelines and gas storage facilities, according to the administration.
China has adopted a slew of measures to encourage the development of clean energ
y, including building vast solar and wind farms, wi
th aims to make non-fossil energy meeting 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030.
To reach this goal, China is investing heavily in renewable energy, pledging to invest 2.5 trillion yuan (about 373 billion US d
ollars) in renewable power generation – solar, wind, hydro and nuclear – by 2020.
eijing tourists have become the most generous spenders during this Spring Festival holidays for outbound travel, spending ne
arly 9,000 yuan ($1,334) per person on average, according to data released by domestic online travel service provider Ctrip.
They are followed by Shanghai tourists, who have al
so shown enthusiasm for outbound travel, spending an average of more than 8,000 yuan per person.
Tourists from Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang Province, Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu Province and Q
ingdao of East China’s Shandong Province have also demonstrated strong “consumption power.”
The Ctrip data also showed that Asian destinations remain popular among domestic
travelers, with more than 30 percent of travelers choosing to visit Thailand and Japan through the Ctrip platform.
In recent years, it has become more and more of a “habit” for Chinese people to spend Spri
ng Festival holidays traveling, particularly to neighboring countries like Japan and Thailand which are convenient for a family tour.